In Reply to: James Dickerson Lane posted by Sally Furuiye on November 20, 2003 at 07:56:07:
I am distantly related to James Dickerson Lane by marriage. He was born October 19, 1815 in Jackson County, GA and died April 10, 1894 in Walker County, AL. His parents were Simeon Lane (March 10, 1771 Wake County, NC - 1853 Walker County, AL) and Judith Humprhies (born 1775). The line I have goes back several more generations, and my information is posted on RootsWeb. Just click the following link and go through to find your Lane's: http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=graywolf1980
His daughter, Malissa, married my great great great grandfather Thomas M. Martin (I descend from his first marriage).
I also have the "In Memoriam" for him from the Masonic Lodge:
JAMES DICKERSON LANE, OF CARBON HILL LODGE NO. 494.
HALL OF WHITFIELD LODGE NO. 533, A.F. & A.M.,
GALLOWAY, ALA. JULY 15, 1894.
By request of Carbon Hill Lodge, NO. 494, a special communication was held by Whitfield Lodge to day, at Shiloh Cemetery, to perform the last sad offices of respect to our late aged and venerable brother, James Dickerson Lane, of Carbon Hill Lodge No. 494.
Neighboring Lodges were invited and joined in the cermonies.
Brother Lane, during his long Masonic life, had been the loved and honored Master of five Lodges, and many of his brethren were drawn together to join in the tribute of Love and Respect.
The undersigned, members of the Lodges present, were appointed a committee, and report the following preamble and resolutsions:
WHEREAS, On the 10th day of April 1894, at the summons of the Supreme Grand Master, our brother, James D. Lane, in the fullness of years, laid down his working tools, bright with good works, and passed to the refreshment of the Celestial Grand Lodge, and
WHEREAS, His christian and Mason life and character was an example of unaffected piety to God and love for his fellow-men, as walking in the footsteps of his Divine Master, he went about doing good, filling in every relation of life the perfect duties of a perfect manhood.
Resolved, that an humble and devout Christian, a zealous Mason, a kind and indulgent husband and father, an upright man, has passed away from us, leaving a memory an example. We are bereaved. We bow to the will of the Master.
Resolved, that the members of our several Lodges be requested to wear the usual badge of mourning for thirty days. That these resolutions be inscribed in a page of minutes, set apart to perpetuate his memory; a copy be sent to the widow of our brother, and a copy be sent to the Masonic Guide for publication.
William T. Thorogood, Goliad, No. 370
F.S. Jenkins, Gillespie, No. 290
B.R.C. Harper, Clear Creek, No. 340
William Wood, Carbon Hill, No. 494
S.A. Driver, Whitfield No. 533.