I don't really know what the requirements are for the Colonial
Dames, but can't you go back beyond Sampson to his father, John Lanier?
From: Carolyn Ericson [SMTP:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Tuesday, January 23, 2001 3:34 AM
Subject: [LANIER-L] Sampson Lanier
Trying to use Sampson Lanier as an ancestor for Colonial Dames XVII
Century. National said his line was closed due to no proven service prior to
1701. I know he was a vestryman etc. and owned land, but can find no
documentation for service prior to 1700. Appreciate any help.
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