Person:John Lane (54)

Capt John Lane
m. 5 May 1724
  1. Capt John Lane1734 - 1822
m. 8 May 1755
  1. Sarah Lane1756 - 1836
  2. Joanna Lane1759 - 1843
  3. Abigail Lane1761 -
  4. John Lane1763 -
  5. Isaac Lane1765 - 1804
  6. Anna Lane1767 -
  7. William Lane1769 -
  8. Daniel Lane1771 - 1858
  9. Elizabeth Lane1771 - 1773
  10. Living Lane1773 - Bef 1809
m. 21 Sep 1777
  1. Elizabeth Lane1778 - 1780
  2. Samuel Lane1779 -
  3. Hannah Lane1783 -
m. Bef 1790
Facts and Events
Name Capt John Lane
Gender Male
Birth[1] 4 Jul 1734 York, York, Maine, United States
Marriage 8 May 1755 York, York, Maine, United Statesto Elizabeth Hancock
Marriage 21 Sep 1777 Buxton, York, Maine, United Statesto Hannah Boynton
Marriage Bef 1790 to Hannah Bean
Death[1][2] 14 Jul 1822 Buxton, York, Maine, United States

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.

  1. 1.0 1.1 Fitts, James Hill, and Jacob Chapman. Lane Genealogies. (Exeter, NH: News-Letter Press, 1891), 230.

    Capt. John Lane, s/o Capt. John Lane and Mary Nowell, b. York 4 Jul 1734, d. Buxton 14 Jul 1822, m. (1) 8 May 1755 Elizabeth Hancock, m. (2) Mrs. Hannah Haselton, m. (3) Hannah Bean of Exeter, NH.

  2. Buxton (Maine). Town Clerk. Town and vital records, 1773-1891. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1956), 4:88.

    Capt. John Lane Died July 14 1822.