Fabulous Firsts for International Women’s Day

Thinking about all the women who came before us on international women's day.

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Will of William Lanier, 1811

William Lanier was my 5th great-grandfather, himself the grandson of a Barbadian immigrant. He came to Nashville before 1807 from Beaufort County, North Carolina. Previously, I had an abstract of his will, but I recently found the original online at Family Search with more detail, including the names of several enslaved people (in bold, below). … Continue reading Will of William Lanier, 1811