I tried to join the Yahoo club, but the link seems outdated. Would love to share Lanningham info. Here's what I have:
b. 11/Apr/1825 in Kentucky
Mary Ann Parsons
b. ABT 1829 in Lee Co., VA
1. William J., b. ABT 1848
2. John M., b. ABT 1851
3. Rebecca J., b. ABT 1854
4. Martha A., b. ABT 1858
Married George Washington Bailey. Family moved to Kaufman County, Texas
5. Paralee/Parlee, b. ABT 1863
Parlee Bailey married J.T. Lanningham on 10/Nov/1879.
6. Nancy A., b. ABT 1866
1860 census shows Andrew (35) farmer, Mary A. (31), William J. (12), John M. (9), Rebecca J. (6) and Martha A. (2) living in the Western District of Lee County, VA. Andrew’s place of birth is listed as Harlen, KY; Mary’s place of birth (as well as the children) is listed as Lee, VA.
1870 census shows Andrew (45) farmer, Mary (42), John M (19), Rebecca J. (15), Paralee (7), Nancy (4) living in Yocum Station Township, Lee Co., VA.
1880 census shows Andrew (55) farmer, wife Mary (52), and daughters Martha (23) and Nancy A. (14). Andrew’s father is shown as born in Tennessee; his mother born in Kentucky.
William J. Bailey
b. ABT 1848
Jane (or Elizabeth Jane)
b. ABT 1846
Their children: (possibly more)
Rebecca M., b. Oct/1869
1870 census shows William (22) working on farm, with Jane (24) keeping house, and Rebecca M. (10/12 months) at home living in Yocum Station Township, Lee County, VA.
1880 census shows William J. (32) farmer, wife Eliza J. (34), daughter Rebecca (10), Emmit L. (8) and daughter Arminda R. (3) living in Crab Orchard, Yocum Station Township, Lee County, VA.
Charles S. Lanningham
Married 16/Dec/1884 in Lee Co., VA
Rebecca M. Bailey
daughter of William and Eliza Jane Bailey
Melvin, b. ABT 1893
Maude F., b. ABT 1897
Elmer R., b. ABT 1899
Ross Lanningham, b. 17/Mar/1901, d. Dec/1984
Ferrel B., b. ABT 1905
Claudia Lanningham, b. 27/Nov/1907, d. Nov. 1979
m. Eugene A. Schauer (b. 1907, d. 2002)
1930 census shows Rebecca M. Lanningham (60), daughter Maude F. (32), son Elmer R. (30), and Ferrel B. (24) living on Second Avenue in Spring Garden Township, York Co., PA All are listed as being born in Virginia with their father and mother also born in Virginia. Maude is listed as sewing for a dress maker; Elmer is listed as carpenter of hardwood floors; Ferrel is listed as bookkeeper for milk products.
1930 census shows Melvin E. Lanningham (36), wife Laura M. (33), and sister-in-law Anna Hartman (45) living on Chestnut Street in Columbia Borough, Lancaster Co., PA Melvin is shown to be born in Tennessee and his parents were born in Virginia. Laura and Anna are shown to be born in Pennsylvania and their father was born in Germany and mother in Pennsylvania. Melvin is listed as a wood finisher of floors.
I would love any more information you have on this family. There are family stories that one of our Lanningham ancestors was hanged for being a horse thief. Another is that one of our Lanningham ancestors was Cherokee or married a Cherokee woman.
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