James Lewis Lane

about 1823–31 March 1844 (Age 21)
Union, Ohio, United States

The Life of James Lewis

When James Lewis Lane was born about 1823, in Union, Ohio, United States, his father, Samuel Lane, was 39 and his mother, Permelia Wheeler, was 28. He died on 31 March 1844, in Milford Center, Union, Ohio, United States, at the age of 21, and was buried in Milford Center Cemetery, Milford Center, Union, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Lane
Permelia Wheeler
Mary Minerva Lane
James Lewis Lane
Phebe Sophronia Lane

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World Events (5)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 2

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 7

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 7

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

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)

  • Samuel Lane Administration granted to George Snodgrass, Union County,Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996; https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/3:1:3QS7-89Q2-DPJV?cc=1992421&wc=S2CF-RMQ%3A266423301%2C266509701
  • James Lewis Lane, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Champaign County, Ohio guardianship and indentures, 1805-1858 abstracted by Pat Stickley

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