Person:Joseph Lane (32)

  • F.  John Lane (add)
  • M.  Elizabeth Street (add)
m. 1792
  1. General Joseph Lane1801 - 1881
  • HGeneral Joseph Lane1801 - 1881
  • W.  Mary Hart (add)
m. 1820
Facts and Events
Name[3] General Joseph Lane
Gender Male
Birth[2] 14 Dec 1801 Buncombe, North Carolina, United States
Marriage 1820 Warrick, Indiana, United Statesto Mary Hart (add)
Death[2] 19 Apr 1881 Roseburg, Douglas, Oregon, United States
Obituary[2] 23 Apr 1881 Eugene, Lane, Oregon, United States

President James Polk appointed him governor of the newly organized territory of Oregon.

  1.   Powell, William Stevens. Dictionary of North Carolina biography. (Chapel Hill, North Carolina: University of North Carolina Press, c1979-1996)
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Oregon State Journal
    p. 5, col. 2.

    On Tuesday, April 19th [1881], at 9 o’clock, General Joseph Lane quietly breathed his last, and the spirit of one of Oregon’s greatest men took its flight. For nearly half a century, General Lane has been closely identified with the interest of our State, and his name and public acts were familiar to all its inhabitants. Probably no man has done more for the welfare of the State or more enjoyed the respect and esteem of its people then he, and the news of his death was received with universal sorrow. Ever forward in his country’s service, General Lane distinguished himself in the Mexican war and in the many Indian wars on the frontier, and carried to his grave the scars received in many a hard-fought battle. He was Oregon’s first Governor and first Representative in Congress before it became a State, and was first chosen to represent it in the U.S. Senate after the State was admitted into the Union. General Lane was born in Buncombe County, North Carolina, Dec. 14, 1801, and at the time of his death nearly eighty years of age. He came to Oregon in the spring of 1849, and has been a resident of the State ever since. His funeral took place at Roseburg yesterday and was largely attended. He had shortly before his death renounced the Catholic faith and was buried by the Masonic fraternity, General J.W. Nesmith delivering the funeral oration.” Oregon State Journal (Eugene), Apr 23, 1881, pg. 5, col. 2.

  3. Brevet General for service in Mexican War.