(History of Cass and Bates Counties, Missouri", published in 1883. CASS COUNTY Coldwater Township W.H. LANE was born in Clark County, Kentucky, Apr 25, 1841. His parents, William H and Polly Ann (Emerson) Lane, were both born and died in Clark County, Kentucky. W.H was the only child in the family, and his father died before the son was born and his mother departed this life when be was but six years old. He was then bound to his mother's brother, F.M Emerson. In 1852, he moved to McLean County, Illinois, locating at the city of Bloomington. When he was twenty years of age his uncle gave him his time. He then went to Kentucky and worked for Thompson, Groomes and Co., supplying mules to the United States Government. Mr. Lane married May 2 1865, to Miss Fannie Emerson of Kentucky, his own cousin, she being the daughter of his mother's brother, and born July 2, 1842. After this he settled in Illinois and lived there until the spring of 1873, when he came to Cass County. He purchased land in Coldwater Township and in 1879, moved onto his present farm, on section 29, which he had bought in 1877. Here he has a farm of 400 acres, and is handling quite a number of cattle and hogs. Mr Lane has three children: Willie T, born Aug 24, 1866; Mary P, born May 16, 1869, and Lou M, born June 30, 1870. His wife died September 6, 1878. He married again to Felicia B. Willhoite, daughter of Sarah Willhoite, September 21, 1879. She is a member of the Christian Church. Mr Lane belongs to the Masonic Order at Brosley.)
Descendants of William H. LANE First Generation 1. William H. LANE was born in Clark County, Kentucky. He died about 1841 in Clark County, Kentucky. He was the only child of William H and Polly Ann (Emerson) Lane. William married Polly Ann EMERSON. Polly was born in Clark County, Kentucky. She died about 1847 in Clark County, Kentucky. They had the following children: + 2 M i. W. H. LANE was born 25 Apr 1841. Second Generation 2. W. H. LANE (William H.) was born 25 Apr 1841 in Clark County, Kentucky. W. H. LANE married (1) Fannie EMERSON on 2 May 1865. Fannie was born 2 Jul 1842 in of Kentucky. She died 6 Sep 1878. They had the following children: 3 M i. Willie T. LANE was born 24 Aug 1866. 4 F ii. Mary LANE was born 16 May 1869. 5 iii. Lou M. LANE was born 30 Jun 1870. W. H. LANE also married (2) Felicia B. WILLHOITE on 21 Sep 1879.
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