Excerpt from LANIER, by Louise Ingersoll:
- Lemuel Lanier, from his father's will, was the sixth child,
- born about 1722 in Surry Co. Va., moved with his parents
- to Brunswick Co. before 1740. He married in Brunswick
- Co. about 1746 Miss Peebles, the daughter of Jehu and
- Mary Peebles, and thought to be named Molly, but no record
- has been found to prove it. She died before 1761,
- leaving three children. He married sceond 1761 Elizabeth,
- born about 1746, who survived him forty-five years,
- dying June 1829 at the age of eighty-four; she married
- second before November 1788 Lieut. John France, a Revolutionary
- Soldier; her will was dated Feb. 19, 1810, and
- probated July 13, 1829, Henry Co. Va. In April 1772 Lemuel
- Lanier bought land in the newly formed county of
- Pittsylvania, and in 1777, that section became Henry Co.
- His will was dated Jan. 29, 1785 in Henry Co. and probated
- Mar. 23, 1786. His children were David,Molly, and
- Sally; and by Elizabeth, —Washington, Nancy, and Benjamin.
- Lanier family history linked here: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/lanier/history.htm
- LANIER, by Louise Ingersoll, page 312, found online at https://dcms.lds.org/delivery/DeliveryManagerServlet?dps_pid=IE993789&from=fhd
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Lemuel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Lemuel:
- Kari Lemons : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A619568, Ancestry member kari_lemons + Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch F256056, FTDNA kit #256056
- A. (Johnson) Tomkins : AncestryDNA, GEDMatch A285660, Ancestry member AdrienneTomkins
- Thomas Casteel : Family Tree DNA Family Finder, GEDMatch T219525
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