About Joe About Will About John About David About Photo Location: Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Greenville, Muhlenberg County, Kentucky Date: 17 May 1942 after Verda Hankins McCauley’s funeral Credit: Courtesy Jeanette Gilliam McCauley
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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]