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Okay, I have been digging and digging trying to find info. about my GGGG Grandfather and
his wife/wives. I think I have finally found why I may be stumped and maybe now some-one
may have more info. other than what I have found.
Originally I have been looking for a John/Jean Lanier/Lannier as that was the name we were
told was my GGGG Grandfather. After doing further digging it now looks as if his name was
instead August Louis Lanier.
I still have no other info. about his birth or death, I still believe he was born in
France as that is what is on the census records for his known children. But I believe I
now know the names of several wives.
First known wife: Millie Ann Rapert
D.O.B. : ??
Father's name: Daniel Rapert (born in 1776)
August and Millie married on Nov. 14, 1849 in Monroe County, Illinois
I believe that this is the mother of my GGG Grandmother Mary Lanier.
Second known wife: Eleaner Folks
D.O.B. : ???
August and Eleaner married on April 22, 1852 in Monroe County, Illinois
Third known wife: Drucilla Hinton ( AKA Drucilla Clayton and Drucilla Crow)
All of her info is in the post I'm replying to.
August and Drucilla married on Dec. 29, 1855 in Monroe County, Illinois.
If any of this info. sounds familiar to anyone, would you please pass on what info. you
have. I will be glad to share my roots with anyone wanting to know more about Mary Lanier
and I have quite a bit of info on her 1/2 sister Victoria.