John Lanning Sr was born February 27 1757 in Bordertwon, Burlington NJ and died August 10 1839 in Fairview Buncombe Count NC. He was the son of Josep Lanning and Mary Lounsberry. He married Sarah Whitaker October 1783 in Rowan County NC. John and Sarah are buried in the graveyard of the Cane Creek Cemetary in Fairview NC. DAR have marked it with a bronze plaque. John was a soldier in the Revolutionary Was with pension claim W4711. Served in Rutherford Expedition against the Cherokee Indians, His son John Lanning Jr had a son Alexander Lossen Lanning who was the father of my great grandmother Mary Lanning.