Feature John D. Lanier (*2nd Great-uncle, McCauley) 180 Years Ago: John D. Lanier was born on 29 December 1840 in Randolph County, Alabama, to William Washington Lanier and Charlotte T. Jackson. The family hasn’t been located in the 1850 census. By 1860, John was not listed with his parents and siblings. He was certainly old […]
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Feature Joseph Smith Lanier and Nancy Jane Bennett (*Great-grandparents, McCauley) 152 Years Ago: Joseph Smith Lanier and Nancy Jane Bennett married on 10 December 1868 in Heard County, Georgia. Heard County’s courthouse burned in 1893, and marriage records prior to 1886 do not survive. The only place I’ve found the date and location of their […]
109 Years Ago: Elmer Dennis Hopkins joined the U.S. Army on 4 December 1911 at Middlesboro in Bell County, Kentucky. He served in Troop E of the 15th Cavalry. Elmer took part in the internment of the Mexican Federal Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, after their evacuation of Ojinaga, Mexico, in January 1914. Elmer was […]
Hattie Eugenia Lanier married twice, both times on 27 November. 122 years ago, she married Virgil Slokum White on that date (1898) in Monroe County, Mississippi. Hattie and Sloke divorced sometime between 1910 and 1916. 104 years ago, she married William McRae on that date (1916) in Fulton County, Georgia. Hattie and William also divorced. […]
202 Years Ago: Charlotte T. Jackson’s birth date on her headstone is 15 November 1818. Her birth date recorded in her grandson William Larkin Lanier’s Bible is 3 November 1818. I don’t know which date, if either, is correct. I’ve recorded both in my information about Charlotte, but I use the headstone date as the […]
Orie Columbus Hopkins, called Lum, was the son of James Arton Hopkins and Lucinda Howard. They named him for his uncle (Jim’s brother), William Columbus Hopkins, who also went by Lum. Several people have added this picture to William Columbus in their online trees, but this is the younger Lum.
David was my father, son of John William McCauley and Verda Waller Hankins. Clifford was his nephew, son of Vashti and Rhea Wells; Adrian was his brother-in-law, husband of Kathryn; George was his brother-in-law, husband of Lois; Junior was his nephew, son of Vernon and Gordon Lucas; and John was his brother.