James Madison Lane

about 1800–
Massachusetts, United States

The Life of James Madison

When James Madison Lane was born about 1800, in Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Lane, was 43 and his mother, Temperance Cowing, was 20.

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Samuel Lane
1757–1831
Temperance Cowing
1780–
James Madison Lane
1800–
Louisa Augusta Lane
1808–
Hepzibah Seavey Lane
1813–1893
Samuel Lane
1815–1893
John Brasier Lane
1820–1896
Temperance Baldwin Lane
1824–1911
George W Lane
1826–1907

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World Events (3)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 0

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 3

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 3

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

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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