James B. Lanning

Lanning - In Belvidere, June 17, 1869, J. B. Lanning, age 76 years and 11 months.

Mr. Lanning was born in Hunterton County, New Jersey, July 4, 1792, but his father removed to Cumberland County, Pennsylvania when he was but 3 years of age, and thence to Yates County, New York when he was fourteen.

Here, through industry and honest dealing, the subject of this sketch amassed a fortune, which was swept away from him through the perfidy of one whom he had supposed to be a friend. Not entirely discouraged, he came to this county in 1843, and remained here until his death. He served as a soldier in the War of 1812. His death is lamented by a large circle of friends and neighbors, by whom he was greatly respected. He died without an enemy.