Amanda Elizabeth Lane

14 January 1831–
Lawrence, Mississippi, United States

The Life of Amanda Elizabeth

When Amanda Elizabeth Lane was born on 14 January 1831, in Lawrence, Mississippi, United States, her father, William Henry Lane, was 31 and her mother, Elizabeth Pepper Garner, was 23. She married James S Brown on 4 November 1847, in Hinds, Mississippi, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She lived in Hinds, Mississippi, United States in 1870.

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Family Time Line

James S Brown
Amanda Elizabeth Lane
Marriage: 4 November 1847
Joseph William Brown
James R. Brown
Oscar Matthew Brown Sr

Spouse and Children

4 November 1847
Hinds, Mississippi, United States


    Joseph William Brown


    James R. Brown


    Oscar Matthew Brown Sr


Parents and Siblings



    Joseph Elgin Lane


    Mary Lucy Lane



    Oscar Simon Lane


    Martha Eugenia Lane


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

Age 30

Mississippi became the second state to leave the Union at the start of the Civil War in 1861.

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (2)

  • Amanda Elizabeth Lane in entry for James S Brown, "Mississippi, County Marriages, 1858-1979"
  • Elizabeth Lane in entry for Oscar Matthew Brown, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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