Elijah Lane

2 October 1788–5 September 1862 (Age 73)
Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States

The Life of Elijah

When Elijah Lane was born on 2 October 1788, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, his father, Samuel Lane, was 29 and his mother, Eunice Scott, was 23. He married Fanny Scott on 29 January 1815, in Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 5 September 1862, in Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in Mount Caesar Cemetery, Swanzey, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States.

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Elijah Lane
Fanny Scott
Marriage: 29 January 1815
Elijah Scott Lane
Maria P. Lane
Luther Scott Lane
Elliot W. Lane
Fanny E. Lane
Ebenezer Frink Lane
Eunice F. Lane

Spouse and Children


    Fanny Scott


29 January 1815
Winchester, Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States


    Elijah Scott Lane


    Maria P. Lane


    Luther Scott Lane


    Elliot W. Lane


    Fanny E. Lane


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World Events (7)


Age 1

George Washington elected first president of United States.
1789 · The United States Constitution

Age 1

Originally comprising seven articles, the United States Constitution is the backbone of the law in the Nation. The first three articles talk about the separation of powers, dividing the government into three branches: the legislative, the executive, and the judicial. Articles Four, Five and Six describe the what each state governments have rights to do, how the states and the federal government should act in their relationship, and how the constitutional amendments are shared between all states. The Seventh Article explains and establishes the procedure used by the thirteen States to ratify it. It is regarded as the oldest written and codified national constitution in force. Since the Constitution came into force in 1789, it has been amended 27 times, including an amendment to repeal a previous one.

Age 20

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, Middle English, Old English lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Elijah Lane in household of Luther Lane, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elijah Lane, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elijah Lane in entry for Elliott W Lane, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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