1. THOMAS LANE was born about 1768 in Devonshire, England. He married NANNY "Anna" STAMP. The couple emigrated to Hounsfield in May 1834, settling adjacent to the Washburns, Stoodleys, and Eveleighs -- all families that they would later become related to by marriage. Their place of residence appears on the 1855 land ownership map of the town but not on the 1864 map, probably indicating that none of the children occupied the property after Thomas' death in 1861.
In the 1850 federal census of Hounsfield, Thomas and Nanny were enumerated as the heads of dwelling number 232, family 232. Thomas reported his age as 79 and his occupation as farmer. Nanny was 75 and reported no occupation, possibly an indication that they both worked on the farm. They both reported their birthplaces as England. The value of their real estate at that time was estimated at $2,000.
Living with them was their daughter Jane Jeffrey, age 44, born in England, and her son, Duane, age 5, born in New York State. Also living in the same household and enumerated with the same family number were William Stokes, age 50, born in England, and his wife Ann, age 46, born in England, the daughter of Thomas and Nanny Lane. The ages of their children indicate that William and Ann did not emigrate until about 1842, a full 8 years after Thomas and Nanny.
THOMAS wrote his will on 15 January 1856 and it was witnessed by James Marsh and William "Stodley", his son-in-law. In the will he specifically mentioned daughters Ann and Jane and he assigned his son Charles to be sole executor of his estate. On 26 May 1862 the will was proved and each child of Thomas was required to give their full name and place of residence, thus providing a valuable resource for establishing this Lane genealogy.
THOMAS died 11 April 1861 at age 93 in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York, where he had been a farmer.
He married in or before 1801 in England
NANNY "Anna" STAMP who had been born about 1774 in Devonshire, England. She died 25 November 1857 in the town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York. They are both buried in the Sulpher Springs Cemetery on Sulpher Springs Road, Hounsfield. Their gravestones, in exquisite condition, stand half-way back from the road at the east end of the cemetery.
Children (all except Thomas taken from the will and estate of Thomas Lane,
probated 1862) LANE:
2 i THOMAS LANE married CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS
3 ii CHARLES LANE married FRANCIS HALLYARD
4 iii ELIZABETH LANE married WILLIAM STOODLEY
5 iv SARAH LANE married JOHN EVELEIGH "of Hounsfield"
6 v MINERVA LANE "of Henderson"
7 vi PETER LANE "of Clayton"
8 vii JAMES LANE "of Montague, Lewis County, New York"
9 viii ANN LANE married WILLIAM STOKES of "Adams, Jefferson Co."
10 ix JOHN LANE
11 x JANE LANE married ROBERT JEFFREY
2. THOMAS LANE (son of THOMAS & NANNY/Anna (STAMP) LANE) was born 1801 in Dorsetshire(?), England, died 1887 in New York. Though they are not mentioned in Thomas of Hounsfield's will the best available evidence suggests that Thomas Lane, born 1801, may have been a first born son of Thomas and Nanny Lane. This Thomas emigrated about 1835, one year after Thomas and Nanny Lane and in the same year as Charles Lane, Thomas and Nanny's next eldest son. Thomas and Charlotte had a daughter, Sarah, who lived in Montague, Lewis Co., New York, while Thomas and Nanny had a son, James who also resided there. In addition, Thomas and Charlotte's descendants bear the names Charles, Ann, Sarah, Thomas, Amos, Henry and Peter, all names found among the other descendants of Thomas Lane and Nanny Stamp. Thomas Lane and Charlotte Williams were farmers.
He married in 1825
CHARLOTTE WILLIAMS died in 1876.
12 i ANN LANE married WILLIAM CRANNAGE
13 ii WILLIAM LANE married SARAH A. STOODLEY, daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZABETH (LANE) STOODLEY
14 iii GEORGE LANE married CLORINDA/CLARINDA BULLOCK, daughter of HARRY ALEXANDER & PHOEBE (---) BULLOCK
15 iv SARAH LANE married DANIEL DENING
16 v CHARLES LANE
17 vi HARRIET LANE married JOHN MATTHEWS
18 vii HENRY LANE
19 viii MARIA LANE married ALEXANDER MATTHEWS
20 ix MARION LANE d.y.
21 x THOMAS N. LANE married JANE E. BARRETT, daughter of CHESTER & (---) BARRETT
22 xi AMOS LANE married ELLEN M. JOHNSON, daughter of FALES & LINDA (HARRIS) JOHNSON
23 xii PETER LANE married ALTA A. EGGLESTON
3. CHARLES LANE (son of THOMAS & NANNY/Anna (STAMP) LANE) was born in Devonshire, England;
He married before emigrating about 1835
FRANCIS HALLYARD, who died April 1878.
Children, (taken from Child's History of Jefferson Co.) LANE:
24 i ANNA LANE
25 ii ALBERT LANE
26 iii CHARLES E. LANE married CLARA E. HOLBROOK, daughter of WILLIAM M. & HELEN (WATKINS) HOLBROOK
27 iv HENRY J. LANE married ROSALTHA S. PAYNE, daughter of WORDEN & RHODA (WARREN) PAYNE.
9. ANN LANE (daughter of THOMAS & NANNY/Anna (STAMP) LANE) was born about 1804 in England. As noted from the birthplaces of their children, they emigrated from England in or after 1842. She died 12 March 1871 "age 68 years", and is buried in Sulpher Springs Cemetery, town of Hounsfield, Jefferson Co., New York.
WILLIAM STOKES of "Adams, Jefferson Co." who died 28 March 1871 "age 71 years", also buried in Sulpher Springs Cemetery with the inscription "Gone but not forgotten."
28 i WILLIAM STOKES
29 ii ROBERT J. STOKES married JANE A. (---)
30 iii ANN STOKES
31 iv GEORGE STOKES
11. JANE LANE (daughter of THOMAS & NANNY/Anna (STAMP) LANE) was born about 1806 in England. She married Robert Jeffrey and they settled in Sackets Harbor. She received a legacy in her father's will of 1856, but she was noted as "a deceased daughter of said Thomas Lane" when the will was proved in 1861 when she would have been age 55. Her husband was not mentioned in the will and since he does not appear in 1850 and 1860 census records, and since their youngest son, Duane, had a court appointed guardian, it can be assumed Robert died or left the area soon after Duane's birth about 1845.
ROBERT JEFFREY whose ancestry is unclear.
32 i SYLVANIA JEFFREY
33 ii ELIZABETH JEFFREY married SETH LARKINS of Henderson. She is mentioned in Thomas Lane's will and is probably Robert and Jane's daughter, since Thomas & Nanny already had a daughter named Elizabeth. Though surely a close relative, further research is needed to determine their connection.
34 iii MATILDA JEFFREY married JOHN READER
35 iv MANUEL JEFFREY
36 v THOMAS JEFFREY
37 vi JOHN JEFFREY
38 vii DUANE JEFFREY
13. WILLIAM LANE (son of THOMAS & CHARLOTTE (WILLIAMS) LANE) was born 25 September 1828 in England. This Thomas emigrated about 1835 and may have been a first born son of Thomas Lane and Nanny Stamp of Hounsfield who emigrated in 1834.
He married in 1858
SARAH A. STOODLEY, who was his first cousin, the daughter of WILLIAM & ELIZABETH (LANE) STOODLEY
39 i CHARLES A. LANE
21. THOMAS N. LANE (son of THOMAS & CHARLOTTE (WILLIAMS) LANE) was born 15 October 1840 in the United States (some sources say 1839)
He married 1862
JANE E. BARRETT, who was the daughter of CHESTER & (---) BARRETT
40 i FRED LANE
41 ii BURT LANE
42 iii FRANK LANE
43 iv KATE LANE
22. AMOS LANE (son of THOMAS & CHARLOTTE (WILLIAMS) LANE) was born 1841 in the United States. He enlisted in Company E, 10th New York, Heavy Artillery, and served until the close of the Civil War.
He married 1865
ELLEN M. JOHNSON, daughter of FALES & LINDA (HARRIS) JOHNSON
44 i ARTHUR F. LANE
45 ii PHILLIP S. LANE
24. PETER LANE (son of THOMAS & CHARLOTTE (WILLIAMS) LANE) was born 1844 in the United States.
He married in 1869
ALTA A. EGGLESTON
46 i ANSON P. LANE
27. HENRY J. LANE (son of CHARLES & FRANCIS (HALLYARD) LANE was born 14 February 1841 in Sackets Harbor, Jefferson Co., New York. He was engaged in the dry goods trade at Sackets for over 24 years. He was elected supervisor of the town for the second time in 1887 and was a member of the New York State Assembly. He served as the town clerk 3 years, assessor 3 years, and justice of the peace one term. He was president of the village of Sackets Harbor for upwards of four years and served as Worshipful Master of the Sackets Harbor Lodge #135 of Free & Accepted Masons.
ROSALTHA S. PAYNE, who was the daughter of WORDEN & RHODA (WARREN) PAYNE.
47 i WORDEN LANE
48 ii MARK LANE
49 iii MABEL LANE
50 iv HUBERT H. LANE
51 v ROSE F. LANE
52 vi ARTHUR G. LANE
34 MATILDA JEFFREY
JOHN H. READER, who was the son of GEORGE & MARY (HUXFORD) READER. He came from England to Sackets Harbor in 1852. He was the son of George Reader, born near Bridport (sic), Dorsetshire, England, who located at Sackets Harbor in 1851, where he died in 1871, aged 70 years. John's mother was Mary Huxford, of Uplyme, Devon, England. John H. Reader had two brothers, John and George (twins), who were born in Lyme-Regis, Eng., in 1832. In 1862, John H. enlisted in Company I, 10th New York, Heavy Artillery, and was honorably discharged at the close of the war, and later received a pension. He served as town clerk of Hounsfield at least four years.
53 i LAURA READER
54 ii HENRY H. READER
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