William West Lane

29 August 1797–8 July 1852 (Age 54)
Sumner, Tennessee, United States

The Life Summary of William West

When William West Lane was born on 29 August 1797, in Sumner, Tennessee, United States, his father, James Lane Sr., was 28 and his mother, Mary Ann Phipps, was 21. He married Mary Willis (Lane) on 22 July 1821, in McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Hamilton, Illinois, United States in 1830 and Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839. He died on 8 July 1852, in Hall, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 54, and was buried in Hall, Nebraska, United States.

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William West Lane
Mary Willis (Lane)
Marriage: 22 July 1821
Margaret Lane
Martha Lane
Lewis Lane
Mary Lane
James Lane
William Phipps Lane
Catharine Mariah Lane
Nancy Phipps Lane
Merrill Lane
Lucretia Lane

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 July 1821McLeansboro, Hamilton, Illinois, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 3
    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.
    Age 6
    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
    Age 15
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, from 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.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear or javelin’.Irish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’, formerly Anglicized as O'Loan. See also Lamb .

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

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    Brief History of William Phipps Lane

    William Phipps Lane was a son of William West Lane (1797-1852) and Mary Willis (1807-1840), one of nine children born to this couple with only four surviving to adulthood. He was born 20 Janua …

    Sources (45)

    • William W Lane, "United States Census, 1830"
    • William Lane in entry for Emma Lane Dunham, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
    • Illinois, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1791-1850

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