I am the person that submitted the obit. LaFayette was my husband's GG Grandfather.
I would be happy to share anything with you I can. I have been to Lanett/West Point
several times. I know there are many Laniers left in the area -- but we are only in touch
with my husband's Great-Aunt, Jane Lanier, widow of Bruce Lanier. Bruce was the
youngest child of LaFayette's son, George Huguley Lanier and his wife, Marie (Lamar)
I have several books that pertain to the Laniers of Chambers Co., AL/Troup Co., GA.
Valerie (Johnson) Freeman
From: Glenn E. Lanier, II <glenn_lanier(a)netzero.net>
Sent: Wed, 28 Jun 2006 13:59:36 -0500
Subject: RE: [LANIER-L] LayFayette Lanier - Death Notice
From: vcjfreeman(a)aol.com [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Friday, October 14, 2005 4:17 PM
NEWSPAPER Issue of Wednesday, June 22, 1910
Many of our readers will regret to learn of the death of
Living close to Lanett, Alabama, I have been asked many times if I'm related
to the Lanier's there (I usually answer "Not close enough to get any
Christmas cards!"). I have been told Lanett was named after a Lanier and
another person, so I finally did a little research and found the following:
The City of Lanett was founded on February 1, 1895 when a charter for the
newly named City of Lanett was approved. Lanett was named after two local
textile mill developers, Lafayette Lanier and Theodore Bennett.
Don't know if anyone else finds this interesting or new news.
Glenn E. Lanier, II
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