I don't know if we are from the same family line, but I do know that there was a Solomon Laney who was one of my dad's ancestors. I believe he died in a sawmill accident. My dad was Shelton William Laney, son of Robert Anderson Laney. I can't go back any farther, but he had/has brothers named Roosevelt, Lowell, Roy and Troy (twins), and sisters named Lily, Gertie, and Estelle. My dad was born in Cullman, AL in 1909. I don't know if any of this helps you, but I figured it was worth a try.