Nancy Jane Cupp

8 April 1844–16 November 1921 (Age 77)
Westville, Chariton, Missouri, United States

The Life of Nancy Jane

When Nancy Jane Cupp was born on 8 April 1844, in Westville, Chariton, Missouri, United States, her father, Isaac William Cupp, was 44 and her mother, Nancy Rosetta Bridges, was 38. She married James Harrison Lane on 17 December 1857, in Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Bee Branch Township, Chariton, Missouri, United States in 1880 and Clark Township, Chariton, Missouri, United States in 1910. She died on 16 November 1921, in Oakland, Alameda, California, United States, at the age of 77.

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Family Time Line

James Harrison Lane
Nancy Jane Cupp
Marriage: 17 December 1857
John Felix Lane
James Harrison Lane, Jr.
Robert Lane
Mary Lane
Fredrick Lane
Missouri Belle Lane
Benjamin Lewis Lane

Spouse and Children

    James Harrison Lane



17 December 1857
Macon, Macon, Missouri, United States


    John Felix Lane


    James Harrison Lane, Jr.


    Fredrick Lane


    Missouri Belle Lane


    Robert Lane


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+8 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · The California Gold Rush

Age 4

On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 

Age 21

Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

Name Meaning

1 English: possibly a variant of Copp .2 Possibly an Americanized spelling of German Kopp .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Nancy J Clupp in household of Isaac Clupp, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Janice I Lane, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Nancy J Lane in household of James H Lane, "United States Census, 1880"

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