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William Washington "Buck" LANIER
Charlotte T. JACKSON
Martha Lucinda GAMBLE
(ca 1830-bef. 1900)
Joseph Smith LANIER
Nancy Jane BENNETT
James Dolphin LANIER


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1. Zarah

  • son LANIER
  • daughter LANIER
2. Alma NEELY
  • James Devon LANIER
  • Robert Gerald LANIER
  • Martha Ann LANIER
  • William Edward "Buddy" LANIER
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James Dolphin LANIER 1150
  • Born: 2 August 1888, Chambers County, Alabama 1150,2388
  • Marriage (1): Zarah 2387
  • Marriage (2): Alma NEELY
  • Died: 2 January 1959, Biloxi, Harrison County, Mississippi at age 70 2389,2390,2391
  • Buried: 9 January 1959, Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 2389,2390

  More Information:

Alt. Birth: 18 September 1892 in Chambers County, Alabama. This is the birth date and place listed on James' WWI draft registration card. 2388

Alt. Birth: 2 August 1894. This is the birth date on James' headstone but since he was listed as 11 years old in the 1900 census, he was more likely born in 1888. 2390

1900 United States Federal Census, Joseph Lanier household, Muldon, Monroe County, Mississippi 1150: James was living with his parents. He was listed as James D. Lanier, son, age 11, born Aug 1888 in Alabama.

Military Draft Registration: James was living at 649 Chestnut Street in Atlanta. According to the record he was born 18 Sep 1892 in Chambers County, Alabama. Working at Eppusitian Cotton Mills in Atlanta, single, supporting his mother (name not listed), description medium height, blue eyes and light hair. Also noted he had tuberculosis. [Birth date is incorrect but this is most likely the same James D. Lanier.] 2388

Military Service: James served in the US military at some point since he died in a VA hospital and was buried in Mobile National Cemetery.

Occupation: James worked for the Railroad in Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. 2391

Residence: October 1926, Birmingham, Jefferson County, Alabama. 2354 James was living in Birmingham at the time of his mother's death according to the funeral home record. Record also shows he paid for the funeral. ($12.00).

Grave Marker: James D. Lanier, Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama. 2390 View photo of marker at Find A Grave.


James married Zarah.2391


James next married Alma NEELY, daughter of Jefferson Davis NEELY and Gertrude LAFARGUE. (Alma NEELY was born on 25 May 1914,2392,2393 died on 5 March 1966 2392,2393 and was buried on 8 March 1966 in Mobile National Cemetery, Mobile, Mobile County, Alabama 2392,2393.)

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