m. 5 May 1724
m. 8 May 1755
m. 21 Sep 1777
Facts and Events
Taken from Source:Buxton, York, Maine, United States. Records of the Proprietors of Narraganset Township, No. 1, Now the Town of Buxton, York County, Maine, p. 260, "From the original manuscript in possession of Miss Mehitable W. Lane of Buxton, Maine":
Died in Buxton July 14th, 1822, Captain John Lane, aged 88 years. Capt. Lane was a patriot and hero of the Revolution. lie was appointed, at the age of twenty, a Lieutenant under his father, and had, himself, the command of Fort Halifax, on the Kennebeck river, in the old French war. In 1756, the command devolved on him in consequence of the death of his father. He took an active part at the commencement of the war which severed America from England; as early as the Spring of 1775, he was appointed commander of a company which he and his under officers raised, consisting of one hundred and twenty men. He was also appointed Commissioner to treat with the Penobscot tribe of Indians, then on the point of joining their forces to the British Army; he succeeded and agreed upon the preliminaries of a treaty, after encountering every obstacle that British agents could devise to prevent it, and prevailed on Orono, their Chief, and some others of the tribe, to accompany him to Cambridge, where the treaty was ratified, and has always been strictly adhered to.
Immediately after his return to Cambridge, he was joined by bis recruits and ordered to repair to, and take command of, Cape Ann Harbour, an important post. He was at the place when the famous prize taken from the enemy by Capt. Manly, consisting of ordnance and military stores, arrived, and defended and repulsed the British, who made an attempt to retake the prize, (which was then considered a very important acquisition). The stores were immediately landed and sent to Cambridge. Ho was a man of strong mind, invincible and sanguine in whatever he undertook, and always exhibited striking specimens of bravery and foresight; his genius soared above all vulgar enterprizes; he gloried in defending his country against outrage and oppression. As a relative and friend, his character was estimable and exemplary. He beheld the approach of the King of Terrors with true Christian calmness, resignation and fortitude, which in every situation of his life, was a characteristic trait of the man.