James Addison Lane

4 October 1814–14 March 1883 (Age 68)
Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of James Addison

When James Addison Lane was born on 4 October 1814, in Edgefield, Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, his father, Thomas Lane, was 41 and his mother, Rhoda Nicholson, was 39. He married Matilda Susan Willson on 25 February 1837, in Jasper, Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Washington-on-the-Brazos, Washington, Texas, United States in 1850. He died on 14 March 1883, in Bosque, Texas, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Kopperl, Bosque, Texas, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Addison Lane
Matilda Susan Willson
Marriage: 25 February 1837
Marion Bonita Lane
Margaret Ann Lane
Leroy Wilson Lane
Addison Burdett Lane
Emily Virginia Lane
Polly Ann Lane
Susan Elvira Lane
Sophia Elizabeth Lane
W. D. Lane
Josephine Augusta Lane
Martha Ellen Lane

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    25 February 1837Jasper, Georgia, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 5
    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. 
    1822 · Slave Rebellion
    Age 8
    "On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called ""the rising."" The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it."
    Age 19
    Historical Boundaries 1833: Province de Texas, Mexico 1836: Washington, Republic of Texas 1845: Washington, Texas, United States Historical Names: 1833: Washington 1865: Washington-on-the-Brazos or Old Washington

    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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    Story Highlight

    Letter dated, 29 July, 1868 from Rev. James Willson to James and Matilda Lane

    Found on ancesty.com by: Mary HUDSON-KELLEY Tree pages Owner: mehkelley611 Letter from Rev James Willson to James & Matilda Lane Letter from Rev James Willson to James & Matilda Lane — 29 JUL …

    Sources (28)

    • Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
    • James Lane, "Georgia, County Marriages, 1785-1950"
    • James Zane in entry for Josie A Collie, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

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