Dorastus A. Lane

21 March 1818–2 February 1842 (Age 23)
Champlain, Champlain, Clinton, New York, United States

The Life of Dorastus A.

When Dorastus A. Lane was born on 21 March 1818, in Champlain, Champlain, Clinton, New York, United States, his father, Joseph Lane, was 44 and his mother, Hannah Mead, was 37. He died on 2 February 1842, in Cook, Illinois, United States, at the age of 23, and was buried in Hazel Green Cemetery, Worth Township, Cook, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Lane
Hannah Mead
Thomas Thornton Lane
Amanda Lane
Stephen Mead Lane
Patience Lane
DeWitt Lane
Phebe Lane
Joseph Lane
Hiram Mead Lane
Phoebette E. Lane
John Mead Lane
Dorastus A. Lane
Hannah Ann Lane
Joseph Boen

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · State Capital moves to Vandalia

Age 1

Vandalia was founded in 1819 as a new capital because Kaskaskia was under the threat of floods. The history of the name Vandalia is uncertain. Under the law which Vandalia was founded states that the title of capital would not be moved from there for twenty years. Even though it was the capital it was never the most populous area in Illinois.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 7

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.

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 (1)

  • Dorastus A Lane, "Find A Grave Index"

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