According to the 1870 US Census, Elbert was born about 1840 in Georgia, his wife Clarisa about 1846 and their children, Harriet 1865, Dunk 1868 and Katie 1869.
In the 1860 US Census Slave Schedule there is a Harrison Brannin recorded in Bulloch County as the slaveholder of one male age 9. It appears that this young boy has been manumitted as there is a tick in that box. It is interesting to note that there is a Catherine Lanier slaveholder of a girl age 19 and a boy age 16 living nearby.
By 1880, Elbert & Clarissa Lanier's family has grown to include Penca Ann, Agnes & Wesley.
In 1910, Elbert Lainey has two of his grandchildren living with him, Lula & Eliza J Jolly.
He died in 1913 and is buried in Old Salem Cemetary, Uvalda, Montgomery, Georgia.
Old Salem Cemetary is also the resting place of Isaiah Nixon who was murdered in 1948 after voting.
This research was undertaken as a contribution to the #SlaveNameRollProject
Georgia Freedman's Bureau 1866 Elbert Lanier
Georgia Freedman's Bureau 1866
US Federal Census 1870
1860 US Federal Census~Slave Schedule
US Federal Census 1880
US Federal Census 1900
US Federal Census 1910
Grave of Elbert Lanier
US Federal Census 1920 Clarissa Lanier
Grave of Clarocy Lanier 1920
Isaiah Nixon -1948