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Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Posted: 4 Dec 2005 7:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Mar 2006 12:55PM GMT
Surnames: Lane, Key
Any information on James & Mary (Gill) Lane would be appreciated. It is a family oral tradition that there is Cherokee heritage here. Have not been able to find any documentation as yet.

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Jim Vester (View posts)
Posted: 6 Dec 2005 6:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Vester, Bozzell, Swearingen, Lane, Gill, Durkee, Keyes, Goodnight
Linda:
I have in my line James Lane, (wife Mary (Polly) Gill), b.1795 in Wake Co, NC, d. early 1847 in Robertson Co, TX age abt 51. James & Polly m. 1817 in Maury Co, TN. and went from Giles Coi, TN to Texas about 1835.
Will of James Lane, Wake Co, NC 1804 mentions above as follows:
"Item I give and bequeath to my beloved grandson James Lane son of Joel Lane at the death of my wife one negro boy the name of Randall to him and his heirs forever."
And the last paragraph: "And I do hereby constitute and appoint my two sons, Joel Lane, Edmond Lane and my worthy friend Isaac Hutchens executors of thios my last will and testament..." It is signed 28 Dec 1804 and was recorded in the clerk's office of Wake County in Book H and page 4 the 17th day of May 1805.
The above will was found at http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~bowers/lane/jameswl.htm
and was submitted and transcribed by Linda Schmehl at abc@texas.net
and has an added note: "This James Lane was the brother to Joseph, Barnabas, Joel, Jessie and John Lane, sons of Joseph and Patience McKinnie Lane."

I have added info on James' family, esp. Alfred Lane, James' second son, b. 07 Mar 1827 in Giles Co, TN, m. Elizabeth Ann Goodnight 26 Jun 1851 and d. 15 Jul 1864 by indians in Palo Pinto Co, TX.
We may have spoken in the past...?

Jim Vester

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Posted: 7 Dec 2005 12:19AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 25 Mar 2006 12:55PM GMT
Hello Jim, yes we corresponded several years ago. I have been out of the loop, so to speak, for several years and am just getting back into researching. My ggrandmother was Mary, sister to Alfred. Thank you for the additional information. This will help me considerably. With the price of gas these days though, I probably won't be going to the Historical Society in Oklahoma City any time soon - unless of course, I win the lottery!! :o)

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TXH

Posted: 10 Sep 2006 9:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LANE Collier Forehan Goodnight Swearingen
Hi Jim+Linda (cousins):

Here is some of my information:

Hi Cousin!

Below is some of my information:

... .../Samuel Swearingen b: 10 Dec 1851 MO d: 9 Oct 1886 (Palo Pinto Co.) TX
... ...|
... ...|......../James Lane b: Abt 1795 TN d: 1847 (Robertson Co.) TX
... ...|.../Alfred Lane b: 8 Mar 1828 TN d: 15 Jul 1864 Cement Mt. (Young Co.) TX
... ...|...|...|... ... ... ... ... buried: Crawford Cem., Oran (Palo Pinto Co.) TX
... ...|...|...| Alf.Lane's siblings:
... ...|...|...| 1. Caroline Lane b: Abt 1829 (Henry Co.) TN
... ...|...|...| 2. Mary Lane Key b: Abt 1835 (Henry Co.) TN d: 1858 (Robertson Co.) TX
... ...|...|...| 3. James Lane b: Abt 1837 (Robertson Co.) TX
... ...|...|...| ... ... ... ... have read James may have died in a Civil War battle in OK.
... ...|...|...| ... ... ... ... Think Source: Chas. Goodnight bio, by J. Evetts Haley.
... ...|...|...| 4. Franklin Benjamin Lane b: 1842 (Robertson Co.) TX
... ...|...|...| 5. Martha Lane Sheek b: 26 May 1842 d: 07 Apr 1880
... ...|...|...|... ... buried: Black Springs Ranch, now Oran Cem. (Palo Pinto Co.) TX
... ...|...|...|
... ...|...|...\Mary b: Abt 1799 KY d: Sep 1851 (Robertson Co.) TX
... ...\Laura Ellen LANE b: Jan 1858 TX d: 1934 Amarillo (Potter Co.) TX
... ... ...|....................... buried: Clarendon (Donley Co.) TX USA
... .......|......./Peter Goodnight b: Abt 1764 (Rowan Co.) NC
...........|.......| ......................... m: 1 Jul 1804 (Muhlenberg Co.) KY
...........|.......| ......................... d: 1844 (Hamilton Co.) IL
... .......|.../Charles Foxwing Goodnight b: Abt 1806 (Bourbon Co.) KY
...........|...|...| ...................................... m: (Gallatin Co.) IL
...........|...|...| ...................................... d: 1 May 1840 (Macoupin Co.) IL
... .......|...|...\Nancy Forehan b: Abt 1775 Lexington (Bourbon Co.) KY
... .......\Elizabeth Goodnight b: 10 Feb 1834
... ...........| ........................... d: 19 May 1884 (Palo Pinto Co.) TX USA
... ...........\Charlotte Collier b: 21 Mar 1810 KY
... .......................................d: 29 Sep 1882 Oran (Palo Pinto Co.) TX

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TXH

Linda Cardenas (View posts)
Posted: 11 Sep 2006 12:43PM GMT
Classification: Query
Hi Catherine,

I couldn't tell which of the Lane children you are descended from, sorry. One of these days I need to update my info on RootsWeb. Have lots to add. Maybe one of these days I will be able to find James and Mary's parents. Just one of those brick walls we all run into.

Linda

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TXH

Posted: 11 Sep 2006 1:55PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LANE Goodnight Sheek Swearingen
I am descended from Alfred+Elizabeth (Goodnight) Lane.

On the 1850 U.S. Census, in Robertson Co., TX the LANE family's last name is incorrectly spelled "LAIN" on the 1850 Census. Mary is a widow raising five children.

*******1850 U.S. CENSUS*******
home: Pct.1,Robertson Co., TX
household: Mary Lain b:Abt 1799 KY - Head
..................... Alfred Lain b:Abt 1828 TN-son-farmer
..................... Mary Lain b:Abt 1835 TN-daughter
..................... James Lain b:Abt 1837 TX-son
..................... Franklin Lain b:Abt 1842 TX-son
..................... Martha Lain b:Abt 1843 TX-daughter

Alfred was a Texas Ranger and cattleman. His wife was the sister of Charles Goodnight. On the 1860 U.S. Census we find Alfred Lane+family, and Wesley Sheek+new wife (Alfred's younger sister) + Wesley's step-brother, Charles Goodnight (who is also Alfred Lane's brother-in-law) all on the same page, page 19.

*******1860 U.S.CENSUS*******
home: Precinct 4, Palo Pinto, Texas (sister-N-law,Martha+brother-N-law,Charles Goodnight on same page)
household: Alfred LANE b.Abt 1828 TN - Head - Stock Raiser
..................... Elizabeth Lane b.Abt 1834 IL - wife
..................... James Lane b.Abt 1853 TX - son
..................... Emily Lane b.Abt 1855 TX - daughter
..................... Van Ransellaer Lane b.Abt 1856 TX - son
..................... Laura Lane b.Abt 1858 TX - daughter (I'm a descendant of Laura, wife of Samuel Swearingen)
..................... Thomas Lane b.Abt 1859 TX - son
..................... Franklin Lane b.Abt 1842 TN - brother - Stock Raiser

household: Wesley Sheek b: Abt 1833 TN - Head - Stock Raiser
..................... Martha Sheek b:Abt 1843 TX-wife
..................... Charles Goodnight b:Abt 1837 IL - StepBrother - StockRaiser

I am in touch with a descendant of Martha Lane who married John Wesley Sheek.

My e-mail address is caprophitdemers@sbcglobal.net
Catherine (Prophit) Demers - Houston TX

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Posted: 11 Sep 2006 2:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Since you list surnames of Lane and Key, it would seem you may be descended from Mary (Lane) Key b: Abt 1835 (Henry Co.) TN d: 1858 (Robertson Co.) TX.

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Linda Cardenas (View posts)
Posted: 11 Sep 2006 6:35PM GMT
Classification: Query
Yes, she is my paternal ggrandmother. She married Joseph Key and don't know much about him either. Family oral history suggests he might have been a Cherokee. Haven't been able to verify this though.

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Charla Duke Perry (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2006 3:28AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: LANE, SHEEK, DUKE(S), HARGROVE, DAVIS
My dear, Linda,
I have been searching for the Key family descendants. I tried locating you thru your info on Ancestry.com to no avail.
Don't tell me you are living in Gotebo, OK? I live in Sentinel, Washita, OK.

Martha Lane was my gr gr grandmother, younger sister of Mary Lane. Martha Lane Sheek and her brother Franklin are the aunt and uncle who traveled 50 miles on horseback to take the young Key children home to be raised as their own, as the story went.

I have noticed in my search some Key descendant have been in and around Kiowa and Washita county since early in 1900's. Martha Lane and J. Wes Sheek's daughter (Mary's niece), Lou Emma Sheek Duke, lived in Indian Territory/OK since about 1887 until her death at Roosevelt, Kiowa, OK, 14 Feb 1927; buried at Centerville Cemetery near Roosevelt, OK.

I'm interested in learning more about James and Mary Unknown Lane, also.

I would really like to hear from you when you have time.

Sincerely,
Charla Duke Perry

Re: Who are parents of James Lane b:1795 Giles Co TN, wife may be Mary "Polly" Gill, d:1847 Robertson Co TX

Charla Duke Perry (View posts)
Posted: 16 Sep 2006 5:32AM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lane, Sheek, Duke
Jim,

I am the gr gr granddaughter of Martha Lane, Alfred Lane's youngest sister. I am very interested in chatting with you about the Lane family. We have been searching for the Mary Unknown who married James Lane for quite a while. I hope to hear from you, soon.

charla115
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