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 […]
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 […]
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. […]
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.
83 Years Ago: Susan Taylor Krueger married Harvey Owens on 31 October 1937 in Rockcastle County, Kentucky. It was a second marriage for both. Susie had married August Krueger in 1911, and they had four children before he died in 1927. Harvey married Lula Debord in 1906, and they had five children before she died […]
165 Years Ago: Albert Hankins married Isabella Jane Goodloe on 24 October 1855 in Hopkins County, Kentucky. P. S. Loving, a Baptist minister, performed the ceremony at the home of the bride’s father, John E. Goodloe. Their marriage lasted less than fifteen years, possibly less than ten. Albert died sometime between 1863 and 1870. Exactly […]
Howard “Doc” Hopkins was a musician and recording artist in the 1930s and 40s performing on the WLS (Chicago) National Barn Dance and WJJD (Chicago) Suppertime Frolic. He recorded for American Record Corporation and Decca. Doc was the son of James Arton Hopkins & Lucinda Howard. He was my great-uncle.