Lanier, Hankins, Hopkins & Taylor Families

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


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1. Jesse H. WALLS
2. Jack SMITH
5. James Henry DIXON

Lillie Vashti LANIER 1150
  • Born: 25 November 1891, Chambers County, Alabama 1150,2396,2397
  • Marriage (1): Jesse H. WALLS on 26 February 1910 in Fulton County, Georgia 2360,2394
  • Marriage (2): Jack SMITH
  • Marriage (3): ROBERTS 2353
  • Marriage (4): MANNING
  • Marriage (5): James Henry DIXON on 2 March 1935 2395,2396
  • Died: 23 January 1987, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia at age 95 2396,2398
  • Buried: 27 January 1987, Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 2396,2399

  More Information:

Alt. Birth: 25 December 1893 in Chambers County, Alabama. 2396

1900 United States Federal Census, Joseph Lanier household, Muldon, Monroe County, Mississippi 1150: Lilly was living with her parents. She was listed as Lilly V. Lanier, daughter, age 8, born Nov 1891 in Mississippi.

1910 United States Federal Census, Jesse H. Walls household, 9 Carroll Pl, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 2360: Lillie was living with her husband. Her mother, Nancy Lanier, and sister, Sallie Belle Dial, along with Sallie's daughter, Dorothy Dial, were also living with them. She was listed as Lillie Walls, wife, age 17, born in Georgia, married 0 years and mother of no children.

Residence: October 1926, 266 McKenzie Drive, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 2363 According to her death certificate, Nancy Jane Lanier was living at this address at the time of her death and according to her obituary, she lived with her daughter, Lillie Roberts.

1930 United States Federal Census, Lillie Manning household, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana 2379: Lillie was living in an apartment building at 2418 Amelia Street. Her sister, Hettie Ilisted as a roomer instead of sister), and nephew, Jack White (listed as lodger), were living with her. The surname Manning indicates a 5th marriage for Lillie. She was listed head of household, age 32, born in Alabama, widowed, working as a cashier in a hotel. She paid $35/month rent for the apartment. Her age at first marriage is blank. She owned a radio.

Residence: 1935, New Orleans, Orleans Parish, Louisiana. 2400 Lillie and James lived in New Orleans in 1935 according to the 1940 census.

1940 United States Federal Census, James H. Dixon household, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 2400: Lillie and James lived at 523 Lee Street and paid $25/month rent. They lived in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1935. Lillie was listed as Lillie V. Dixon, wife, age 43, born in Alabama. She completed the 8th grade.

Residence: 23 January 1987, 2395 Lindmont Center, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 2401 Lillie was living at this address at the time of her death.


Grave Marker: Lillie Lanier Dixon, Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia. 2399


Lillie married Jesse H. WALLS on 26 February 1910 in Fulton County, Georgia 2360.,2394 (Jesse H. WALLS was born ca 1890 in Alabama 2360.)

  Marriage Notes:

Based on 1910 census, Lillie and Jesse had been married for less than one year.


Lillie next married Jack SMITH.


Lillie next married ROBERTS.2353


Lillie next married MANNING.


Lillie next married James Henry DIXON on 2 March 1935 2395.,2396 (James Henry DIXON was born on 9 March 1892 in New York,2400,2402 died on 13 October 1951 in DeKalb County, Georgia 2402,2403 and was buried in Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Fulton County, Georgia 2402.)

  Marriage Notes:

James and Lillie's 1940 census record indicates they lived in New Orleans in 1935. Since that is the year they were married, it's possible they were married there.

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