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Martha
Lanier

(1747 - 1823)

Sampson
Lanier, Jr.

(1712 - 1752)

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Lanier, Sr.

(1682 - 1743)

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Lanier, Jr.

(1655 - 1719)

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Lanier, Sr.

(1631 - ????)

Clement
Lanier

(1590 - 1661)

Nicholas
Laniere

(1542 - 1612)


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Martha Lanier

 

 

Born: Abt. 1740, Greensville Co, VA
Died:  06 Aug 1823, Snow Creek, Stokes Co, NC

 
                                         

Martha Lanier was born about 1740 in Greensville County, Virginia, to Sampson Lanier, Jr. and Elizabeth Chamberlain.  It appears that Martha may have been the oldest of eight siblings.

 
 
Children of Sampson Lanier, Jr. and Elizabeth Chamberlain Lanier
Name Date of Birth Date of Death Spouse
Martha Lanier Abt. 1740 06 Aug 1823 John Loftin
Burnell Lanier Aug 1741 Abt. 1812 (1) Elizabeth Hill
(2) Mary Kirby-Colson
Buckner Lanier Abt. 1742   Mary Pemberton
Rebecca Lanier 06 Dec 1744   Walter Harris
Winifred Lanier Abt. 1747   Drury Ledbetter
Ann Nancy Lanier Abt. 1752 1833 (1) William Moore
(2) James Vaughn
Agnes Lanier Abt. 1753   William Davis
Lewis Lanier Abt. 1753   (1) Ann Butler
(2) Esther Butts Thorn
 
 

Martha married John Loftin, the son of Cornelius Loftin III and Elizabeth Johnson, before March 1762.  Their marriage produced at least nine children.

 

 

Children of John Loftin and Martha Lanier
Name Birth Date Death Date Spouse
Elizabeth Loftin c. 1765   Francis Harwell
James Loftin c. 1768 c. 1836 Susannah Sherrill
Edmund Loftin c. 1770    
John Loftin c. 1772   Nancy Smith
Martha Loftin c. 1776   (1) William Jones
(2) James Martin
Eldridge Edward Loftin c. 1780   Mary Sherrill
Frances Loftin c. 1781   William Sturdivant
Augustine Loftin 13 Mar 1786   Mary McCarroll Grigg
Herbert Chamberlain Loftin      
 
 

John died 03 Aug 1793 in Greensville Co, VA.  He and Martha were both about 53 years old at the time.  Martha lived for another thirty years after his death and died on 06 Aug 1823 in Snow Creek, Stokes Co, NC, at the age of about 83.

 
 
The Will of Martha Lanier Loftin

Transcribed by Curtis & Carolyn Loftin

(If words were misspelled, we left them that way)

 
State of N Carolina
Stokes County
 
In the Name of God, Amen - I Martha Loftin, late from Greesville County in the State of Virginia but now removed from theres to the state of N Carolina in Stokes County to Snow Creek to live with my beloved Daughter Martha Martin, Wife of James Martin, Sen, do make, ordain & declare this instrument my last Will & Testament, this 3rd Day of March 1823, revoking all others ---
 
In Primis, I desire all my Just Debts to be paid which are very few or none by my beloved Friend, James Martin, Sen., & my beloved Daughter, Martha Martin, whom I appoint my Executor & Executress to carry this my last Will into Effect --
 
Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved Son, Edmund Loftin, my riding Mare that I sometime drove in my chair & have delivered her to him at this place, he having drover her up in a little four wheeled waggon with me in it here to this place.
 
I left and gave him possession of before I came away also my riding chair which I had given him possession of before I left Greensville.
 
Iten, I give and bequeath to said Edmund Loftin my Cubbord & ______ that I left at my other house in Greesville County & my folding Table, and my seven Walnut Chairs with stuffed bottoms that I

turn over

 
 
Also I give and bequeath to my beloved Son - Edmund Loftin & my beloved Daughter, Martha, wife of James Martin, Sen., all my bed clothes that I left at the house of William Studivant in Greensville County, Virginia, consisting of four Figured Counter pains, two blue & white checked Counter pains & four muslen coverlids of different figuers well known by the Widdown Polly Spencer and the Widdow Smith & ______ Abernathy, also four new single Huckeback Table cloths to be equally divided between my beloved Son, Edmund & my beloved Daughter Martha Martin aforesaid.
 
Item, I give to my Son, Edmund aforesaid, one large red chest I left at the house of my unkind Son-in-Law "William Studivant", all which of the above artickles I demanded when coming away & they refused to give them up saying that I had given all of them to them which I did not nor never intended to do -
 
Item, I give & bequeath to my Son Edmund Loftin all of my live stock and cattle that was taken to said William Studivant by him in Number Twenty-Six among which were one yoke of steers or oxen broke to work in a yoke with a cart that belonged to me and went with them also Twenty geese & five or six head of sheep.
 
 
 
Item, I give and bequeath to my beloved Son-in-Law, James Martin, Sen., & my well beloved Daughter Martha his wife all the debts when they become due of bonds, notes, et cetera that I left in Greensville County, Virginia, in the Hands of Thomas Spencer - to be collected when due to the amount of Three Hundred & Seventy Three Dollars & _______ Cents, as for his recipt and also all the monies that may arise for the rent of my old plantation which I rented to Wm. Thomas Spencer for fifty Dollars Yearly & every year as long as I may live, also my Bed and Furniture & wearing clothes.
 
Item, I give to my Son Edmund all my Kitchen and cooking Utientials that was taken to said Studivant by him such as pots, pails of whatsoever kind.
 
Item, In Wittness thereby I the said Martha Loftin have set my hand & seal this 3 Day of March 1823.
 
Witness Present -  

Martha Loftin

Mary Rogers

 

X

H____ A. Rogers

 

Mark

 
 
 
 

This is a photo copy of Martha Lanier Loftin's Will

Thanks to Renee Loftin Clemmer for the copy of Martha's Will

 

 

 

 
It's even been suggested that Martha's Great-Great-Great-Great-Grandfather was Sir Lawrence Washington, the Great-Great-Great-Grandfather of George Washington - the first President of the United States.
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
                                         
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Thanks to Renee Loftin Clemmer for the copy of Martha's Will.
You can contact Renee at jnrclemmer@bellsouth.net

                                         

Lanier Family History
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~fairbanks/lanier/history.htm

             
The Ancestry of George Washington
Sons of Liberty Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution
http://www.revolutionarywararchives.org/washancestry.html
             
ROYAL DESCENT
The Lanier Family Connection the Washington Family
http://jimserver.net/genealogy/royal_desc.html
         
         
                                         
                                         
                                         
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