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Bird Thomas Lanier
 1703 - 1788

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  • Birth  1703  Surry County, VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Sex  Male 
    Died  1788  Duplin County, Nc Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I0205  Dessert Family Tree
    Last Modified  16 Apr 2006 
     
    Father  John Lanier, III, b. 1680, Charles City Va  
    Mother  Elizabeth Bird, b. 1676 
    Family ID  F0129  Group Sheet
     
    Family  Mary Madison, b. Abt 1704, Surry County, VA  
    Married  1726  Surry county Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Bird Lanier, b. 1727, Brunswick County Va
    >2. Lemuel Lanier, b. 1729
     3. John Lanier, b. 1731, Brunswick County Va
    >4. Benjamin Lanier, b. 14 Dec 1732, Brunswick Co VA
     5. Frederick Lanier, b. Abt 1745
     6. Jesse Lanier, b. 1749
     7. Elizabeth Lanier, b. 1751
     8. Robert Lanier, b. 1754
     9. Sarah Lanier, b. 8 Dec 1756
     10. Nicholas Lanier, b. 1760
     11. Allen Lanier, b. 1763
    Family ID  F0128  Group Sheet
     
  • Notes 
    • Bird Thomas Lanier 1703
      Bird Thomas Lanier married Mary (Madderson or Madison). They were in Brunswick County, Virginia before 1723; his first deed was 1739, but he may have had a patent earlier. On January 2, 1747, he received a land warrant of 312 acres on the south side of Great Creek, and on January 12, 1747, he received another tract of 374 acres on Allen's Creek. On September 8, 1747, Bird Thomas was still living in Brunswick County, though part of it had become Lunnenburg. In 1748 he was neither in the Poll list of Brunswick or the Tithables of Lunnenburg, but in the latter he was represented by an agent, Zachariah Baker. From the Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia, Vol 5, p 321, Council 14 June 1750: "Richard Blalock having entered a Caveat against Bird Thomas Lanier and his wife for 400 acres lying on the east side of Butcher's Creek in Brunswick or Lunenburg, the Sheriff having returned that the Defendant lives in North Carolina, Ordered that the Plaintiff have a patent for the said Land". Sold 283 acres in Brunswick Co., Virginia, on April 4, 1745 to Richard Russell for 45 pounds. This was a part of a larger tract granted to John Spell by Letters of Patern bearing the date of December 28, 1736. "Acknowledged in Court 4 April 1745 by Bird Thomas Lanier and Mary Lanier, wife of said Bird Thomas Lanier, appeared and voluntarily relinquished her right of dower." (Deed Book 3, page 6)


      6 Bird Thomas Lanier 1703 - Abt 1788
      +Mary Madderson (Madison ??)
      7 Bird Lanier Abt 1727 -
      7 Lemuel Lanier Abt 1729 - 1770
      +Sarah Hardy???
      7 John Lanier Abt 1731 - Aft 1790
      + Sarah ???
      7 Benjamin Lanier 1732 - 1817
      +Susanna(?) Green

      Benjamin (1732-1817) may have gone to Georgia in 1756 with a group of early settlers, as it was thought by the family that Benjamin Green, one of the group, was the father of Susanna who later married Benjamin Lanier; the names of the children were so similar. He may have married Susanna in Georgia, and returned to Duplin County (N. C.) in 1759 as his first deed there is dated January 7, 1762. In July, 1762 Benjamin and Susanna Lanier of Duplin County, sell his land in Granville County which he had purchased in 1748. They did not move permantly to Georgia until June of 1770. (Colonial Records of Georgia, Vol.XI,1770, p 194)
      The Historical Society of Georgia has placed a marker near Rockyford, Screven County to commemorate the first county seat; it names Benjamin and Lemeul Lanier with other early settlers; And when the county was established there December 14, 1895, the home of Benjamin Lanier, across Mile Branch from the marker, was the first Court House. He was Justice of St. Matthews Parish before Screven County was formed; during the Revolution he held a very responsible position, being appointed to purchase provisions for the Army, and store them in a safe place, and to be responsible for 5,000 Pounds. He was also a Justice in Effingham County, a Member of the House, and assisted in forming the Constitution of Georgia. He was a patriot whose descendants are eligible for membership in the D. A. R. His will is in old Book B, 1806-1877, or new Book 1, p. 21


      . 8 Mary Lanier 1759 -
      +Benjamin Wommack
      9 Benjamin Wommack, Jr. 1795 -
      +Nancy Jones 1802 -
      10 James Wommack 1833 -
      10 Martha Wommack 1835 -
      10 Green Wommack 1837 -
      10 Francis Wommack 1839 -
      10 William Wommack 1843 -
      10 Dora Wommack 1848 -

      9 Sally Wommack Unknown -
      9 Lucy Wommack Unknown -
      9 Betsy Wommack Unknown -
      9 Hannah Wommack Unknown -

      *2nd Husband of Mary Lanier(1759-????):
      +Michael Dickson

      8 Clement Lanier 1762 - 1817
      +Sarah Newton (?)

      Clement was a Representative and Senator from Pulaski County, Georgia. For his determined stand against the Yazoo Land Fraud and his long term in the Legislature, the town of Lanier in Macon County, was named for him. (Ref. Georgia Archives; Macon County History)

      9 Benjamin S. Lanier Bef 1796 -
      9 Bird J. Lanier Abt 1796 -
      9 Eliza Washington Lanier 1798 -
      9 Sally M. Lanier 1800 -
      9 Susanna Lanier 1802 -
      9 John Jefferson Lanier 1804 - 1847
      +Catherine Cameron 1810 - 1892
      10 Bird Thomas Lanier 1829 -
      +Mary Dunn
      10 Elizabeth Lanier 1831 -
      +E. W. Ellis
      10 Benjamin Alexander Lanier 1833 - 1915
      +Melissa Crider
      *2nd Wife of Benjamin Alexander Lanier:
      +Sarah Ann Thompson 1837 - 1885

      10 Margaret Lanier 1836 -
      +Sands Standly
      10 James Lanier 1838 -
      10 Amanda Speight Lanier 1840 -
      +Theodore Spencer Sealy
      8 Berraman Lanier 1766 - 1785
      8 Bird Thomas Lanier 1770 - Bef 1807
      +Elizabeth Dixon
      9 Susanna Lanier 1794 -
      +Edward Wood Lane, Sr. - 1832
      10 Benjamin Lanier Lane 1817 - 1895
      +Mary Ann Johnson 1825 - 1884
      9 Elizabeth Lanier 1796 -
      +Valentine Hollingsworth
      9 Robert Lanier 1798 - 1817
      9 Thomas Lanier 1800 - Bef 1830
      9 Benjamin Lanier 1802 - 1816
      9 John Lanier 1804 -

      8 John Lewis Lanier 1774 - Bef 1814
      +Hannah Mills 1776 - Abt 1865
      9 Clement Lanier 1796 - Bef 1826
      9 Elizabeth Jane Lanier 1798 -
      +William Johnson
      9 James Lanier 1800 - 1858
      +Angelina Clinton
      10 John Lanier Abt 1818 - 1870
      +Virginia Harrison?/Amerson? 1829 -
      11 George Lanier 1846 -
      +Martha --?--
      12 Cordelia?/Adelia Lanier 1869-
      12 Della Lanier 1871 -
      12 John A. Lanier 1874 -
      12 Edgar Lanier 1876 -
      12 Beulah Lanier 1880 -

      11 Julius Lanier 1848 (d. young)
      11 Thomas Lanier 1850 (d. young)
      11 Jackson Lanier 1852 - ???
      +Adelia King, widow
      11 Lawrence Lanier 1854 -
      +Mary E. Yow 1860 -
      11 Josephine Lanier 1856 -
      11 John A. Lanier 1858 -
      +Florence E. Davis
      11 Mary A. Lanier 1864 -
      11 James Lanier 1868 -

      10 Anthony Lanier 1824 - 1875
      +Hannah -??- 1835 -
      10 (Son) Lanier died in infancy
      10 Henry Lanier 1834 - 1876
      +Ella Nobles 1858

      9 Augustus H. Lanier 1802 - 1855
      +Elizabeth Ann 1807 - 1855
      10 Thaddeus Peter Lanier 1825 - 1870
      +Mary Elizabeth Hudnall

      9 Ann Lanier 1805 -
      +Drury Corker
      10 Amanda Corker

      *2nd Wife of Benjamin Lanier 1732-1817:
      +Ann Blackman

      8 Elizabeth Lanier 1776 - 1819
      8 Hannah Lanier 1779 - 1802
      8 Lucy Lanier 1782 -
      8 Nancy Lanier 1785 -
      7 Frederick Lanier Abt 1745 -
      7 Jesse Lanier Abt 1749 -
      7 Elizabeth Lanier Abt 1751 -
      7 Robert Lanier 1754 -
      7 Sarah Lanier 1756 -
      7 Nicholas Lanier 1760 -
      7 Allen Lanier Abt 1763 -

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      Bird Thomas Lanier 1703
      Bird Thomas Lanier married Mary (Madderson or Madison). They were in Brunswick County, Virginia before 1723; his first deed was 1739, but he may have had a patent earlier. On January 2, 1747, he received a land warrant of 312 acres on the south side of Great Creek, and on January 12, 1747, he received another tract of 374 acres on Allen's Creek. On September 8, 1747, Bird Thomas was still living in Brunswick County, though part of it had become Lunnenburg. In 1748 he was neither in the Poll list of Brunswick or the Tithables of Lunnenburg, but in the latter he was represented by an agent, Zachariah Baker. From the Executive Journals of the Council of Colonial Virginia, Vol 5, p 321, Council 14 June 1750: "Richard Blalock having entered a Caveat against Bird Thomas Lanier and his wife for 400 acres lying on the east side of Butcher's Creek in Brunswick or Lunenburg, the Sheriff having returned that the Defendant lives in North Carolina, Ordered that the Plaintiff have a patent for the said Land". Sold 283 acres in Brunswick Co., Virginia, on April 4, 1745 to Richard Russell for 45 pounds. This was a part of a larger tract granted to John Spell by Letters of Patern bearing the date of December 28, 1736. "Acknowledged in Court 4 April 1745 by Bird Thomas Lanier and Mary Lanier, wife of said Bird Thomas Lanier, appeared and voluntarily relinquished her right of dower." (Deed Book 3, page 6)


      6 Bird Thomas Lanier 1703 - Abt 1788
      +Mary Madderson (Madison ??)
      7 Bird Lanier Abt 1727 -
      7 Lemuel Lanier Abt 1729 - 1770
      +Sarah Hardy???
      7 John Lanier Abt 1731 - Aft 1790
      + Sarah ???
      7 Benjamin Lanier 1732 - 1817
      +Susanna(?) Green

      Benjamin (1732-1817) may have gone to Georgia in 1756 with a group of early settlers, as it was thought by the family that Benjamin Green, one of the group, was the father of Susanna who later married Benjamin Lanier; the names of the children were so similar. He may have married Susanna in Georgia, and returned to Duplin County (N. C.) in 1759 as his first deed there is dated January 7, 1762. In July, 1762 Benjamin and Susanna Lanier of Duplin County, sell his land in Granville County which he had purchased in 1748. They did not move permantly to Georgia until June of 1770. (Colonial Records of Georgia, Vol.XI,1770, p 194)
      The Historical Society of Georgia has placed a marker near Rockyford, Screven County to commemorate the first county seat; it names Benjamin and Lemeul Lanier with other early settlers; And when the county was established there December 14, 1895, the home of Benjamin Lanier, across Mile Branch from the marker, was the first Court House. He was Justice of St. Matthews Parish before Screven County was formed; during the Revolution he held a very responsible position, being appointed to purchase provisions for the Army, and store them in a safe place, and to be responsible for 5,000 Pounds. He was also a Justice in Effingham County, a Member of the House, and assisted in forming the Constitution of Georgia. He was a patriot whose descendants are eligible for membership in the D. A. R. His will is in old Book B, 1806-1877, or new Book 1, p. 21


      . 8 Mary Lanier 1759 -
      +Benjamin Wommack
      9 Benjamin Wommack, Jr. 1795 -
      +Nancy Jones 1802 -
      10 James Wommack 1833 -
      10 Martha Wommack 1835 -
      10 Green Wommack 1837 -
      10 Francis Wommack 1839 -
      10 William Wommack 1843 -
      10 Dora Wommack 1848 -

      9 Sally Wommack Unknown -
      9 Lucy Wommack Unknown -
      9 Betsy Wommack Unknown -
      9 Hannah Wommack Unknown -

      *2nd Husband of Mary Lanier(1759-????):
      +Michael Dickson

      8 Clement Lanier 1762 - 1817
      +Sarah Newton (?)

      Clement was a Representative and Senator from Pulaski County, Georgia. For his determined stand against the Yazoo Land Fraud and his long term in the Legislature, the town of Lanier in Macon County, was named for him. (Ref. Georgia Archives; Macon County History)

      9 Benjamin S. Lanier Bef 1796 -
      9 Bird J. Lanier Abt 1796 -
      9 Eliza Washington Lanier 1798 -
      9 Sally M. Lanier 1800 -
      9 Susanna Lanier 1802 -
      9 John Jefferson Lanier 1804 - 1847
      +Catherine Cameron 1810 - 1892
      10 Bird Thomas Lanier 1829 -
      +Mary Dunn
      10 Elizabeth Lanier 1831 -
      +E. W. Ellis
      10 Benjamin Alexander Lanier 1833 - 1915
      +Melissa Crider
      *2nd Wife of Benjamin Alexander Lanier:
      +Sarah Ann Thompson 1837 - 1885

      10 Margaret Lanier 1836 -
      +Sands Standly
      10 James Lanier 1838 -
      10 Amanda Speight Lanier 1840 -
      +Theodore Spencer Sealy
      8 Berraman Lanier 1766 - 1785
      8 Bird Thomas Lanier 1770 - Bef 1807
      +Elizabeth Dixon
      9 Susanna Lanier 1794 -
      +Edward Wood Lane, Sr. - 1832
      10 Benjamin Lanier Lane 1817 - 1895
      +Mary Ann Johnson 1825 - 1884
      9 Elizabeth Lanier 1796 -
      +Valentine Hollingsworth
      9 Robert Lanier 1798 - 1817
      9 Thomas Lanier 1800 - Bef 1830
      9 Benjamin Lanier 1802 - 1816
      9 John Lanier 1804 -

      8 John Lewis Lanier 1774 - Bef 1814
      +Hannah Mills 1776 - Abt 1865
      9 Clement Lanier 1796 - Bef 1826
      9 Elizabeth Jane Lanier 1798 -
      +William Johnson
      9 James Lanier 1800 - 1858
      +Angelina Clinton
      10 John Lanier Abt 1818 - 1870
      +Virginia Harrison?/Amerson? 1829 -
      11 George Lanier 1846 -
      +Martha --?--
      12 Cordelia?/Adelia Lanier 1869-
      12 Della Lanier 1871 -
      12 John A. Lanier 1874 -
      12 Edgar Lanier 1876 -
      12 Beulah Lanier 1880 -

      11 Julius Lanier 1848 (d. young)
      11 Thomas Lanier 1850 (d. young)
      11 Jackson Lanier 1852 - ???
      +Adelia King, widow
      11 Lawrence Lanier 1854 -
      +Mary E. Yow 1860 -
      11 Josephine Lanier 1856 -
      11 John A. Lanier 1858 -
      +Florence E. Davis
      11 Mary A. Lanier 1864 -
      11 James Lanier 1868 -

      10 Anthony Lanier 1824 - 1875
      +Hannah -??- 1835 -
      10 (Son) Lanier died in infancy
      10 Henry Lanier 1834 - 1876
      +Ella Nobles 1858

      9 Augustus H. Lanier 1802 - 1855
      +Elizabeth Ann 1807 - 1855
      10 Thaddeus Peter Lanier 1825 - 1870
      +Mary Elizabeth Hudnall

      9 Ann Lanier 1805 -
      +Drury Corker
      10 Amanda Corker

      *2nd Wife of Benjamin Lanier 1732-1817:
      +Ann Blackman

      8 Elizabeth Lanier 1776 - 1819
      8 Hannah Lanier 1779 - 1802
      8 Lucy Lanier 1782 -
      8 Nancy Lanier 1785 -
      7 Frederick Lanier Abt 1745 -
      7 Jesse Lanier Abt 1749 -
      7 Elizabeth Lanier Abt 1751 -
      7 Robert Lanier 1754 -
      7 Sarah Lanier 1756 -
      7 Nicholas Lanier 1760 -
      7 Allen Lanier Abt 1763 -
     

  

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