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Re: Zane Grey Relationship

Posted: 19 Jan 2010 11:56AM GMT
Classification: Query
I do believe that Zane Grey is the great grandson of Ebenezer Zane, founder of Wheeling WV. So, he's on our branch of the Zane family, as opposed to the New Jersey branch. However, some of the family 'facts' he mentions in his first book, "Betty Zane", are incorrect--which unfortunately were perpetuated by Allan Eckert in his book, "That Dark and Bloody River". Grey said the immigrant Zane, also named Ebenezer, was a Danish nobleman in exile. The actual immigrant was Robert Zane, an Englishman and a Quaker. The novel also misrepresents the date of Andrew Zane's death. Andrew was present during the 1782 siege of Fort Henry. Andrew was also my GGG-grandfather. My family here in California (and my cousins in Illinois) have long thought we were descended from Isaac and Myeerah, based on the research of my late uncle, Montelle Zane. But my research shows descent thru Andrew, not Isaac. Well, I don't care if I'm a Wyandot or not--I'm still a Zane!
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Harry Zane W. 12 Feb 2001 4:51PM GMT 
Kevin Grey 11 Apr 2001 1:27PM GMT 
Harry 12 Apr 2001 4:58PM GMT 
dianejnichols 29 Apr 2001 5:27PM GMT 
KerryZane909 19 Jan 2010 6:56PM GMT 
CAROLMYERS24 12 Jun 2001 9:33AM GMT 
Betty Zane zmeyerholtz 28 Oct 1999 3:13PM GMT 
Diane J. Nichols 20 Feb 2000 10:50PM GMT 
Aird2001 14 Apr 2000 8:42PM GMT 
Diane J. Nichols 14 Apr 2000 9:36PM GMT 
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