Name: James Sr. LANE
Birth: 15 Apr 1769 in Craven Co. N.C.
Death: 16 Mar 1846 in Peoria Co. Illinois
They were residing in Hillsborough, NC in 1790 but settled for a time in Sumner Co. Tn. where most of their children were born. They emigrated west into Illinois in 1818 with numerous other family members, locating three miles east of McLeansboro, White Co. Illinois where he followed farming. This area later became part of Hamilton County when the county was formed. James was not the only member of his family to migrate to Illinois prior to 1820. John Lane, b. 1775 or prior, also appears on the White county census for 1820, with a family of 3 girls under the age of 10. and a wife in the 26-44 age category. This might have been his brother John or could have been a cousin. In addition, Lewis, his son is shown with two sons and a daughter under 10 years and a boy 16-26, probably a younger brother, both he and his wife fall into the 26-44 age category. James and his wife were shown with 7 children living with them. a son and daughter under 10 a son and daughter between 10-15 a son between 16-18 and a son and daughter between 16-26.
He was an early member fo the county court and Jackson Democrat. He is said to have died in the sprng of 1846 while on a visit to Peoria Co. Illinois
Information supplied by June Ricco
Biographical sketches of Peoria Co........."Grandfather Lane, whose give name was James, was the son of an Irishman, and was a farmer and distiller in North Carolina, his native State, until 1814, when he removed to Gallatin,Sumner County, Tn. There he devoted his attention to farming and stock-raising, holding the office of Sheriff of the county several terms. In 1818 he removed to Hamilton County, Illinois, opening up a farm on Goverment lands, and operating it until he retired from active life, and coming to Peoria County, died here at the age of seventy-seven years. He was High Sheriff of Hamilton County.
Information supplied by Paul Everett Schoaff
also:Brief Portraits of early pioneers who were in Hamilton County prior to 1821.
Compiled by Ralph S. Harrelson for Illinois Magazine, February 1978
James Lane: Was born in North Carolina. He came to this area in 1818, settling about three miles east of present McLeansboro. In the first election in Hamilton County, April 2, 1821, Lane was elected coroner. He also served several terms as county commissioner. His wife was the former Mary Phipps and they were the parents of Judge James Lane of this county. James Lane, Sr., died in 1846.
Information from A. J. Wadsack:
Page 247 History of Gallatin, Saline, Hamilton Co.
Lane, Lewis 2 4
Lane, James 1 7
Early Hamilton Co., IL Land Records
Contributed by Sheila Cadwalader TOWNSHIP GUIDE
McLeansboro T4S R6E Sections 25-36 T5S R6E Sections 01-36 T6S R6E Sections 01-12 Lane James 05S 07E 7 1818
Lane James 05S 07E 18 1819
Mary Ann (Polly) PHIPPS b: 12 Oct 1775 in Craven Co. N.C.
18 May 1793
in Craven Co. N.C.
- Lewis LANE b: 25 Apr 1794 in Craven Co. N.C.
- William West LANE b: 29 Aug 1797 in Sumner, Tn
- Sarah (Sadie) Sidney LANE b: 25 Oct 1799 in Sumner, Tn
- Lemuel Barlett LANE b: 25 Oct 1822 in Hamilton Co. Illinois
- Thomas LANE b: 22 Mar 1807 in Sumner, Tn
- Mary Polly LANE b: 14 Jan 1812 in Sumner, Tn
- Elizabeth LANE b: 7 Sep 1809 in Sumner, Tn
- Lovina(Lavina) LANE b: 1 Sep 1804 in Sumner, Tn
- James" Judge" LANE b: 28 Jun 1814 in Sumner, Tn
- Leaven LANE b: 14 Nov 1802 in Sumner Co. Tn