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Lane Family


Of Jasper County, GA

And Beyond





This page last updated November 13, 2004.



There was at least one Lane family in Jasper County, GA beginning in the early 1800's. The information found here outlines the descendants of William Dawson Lane who lived in that county most of his life, and raised his family there.

William was born in South Carolina on 2 Mar 1812. By 1835 he was living in Jasper County, GA where he married Adaline DODSON. William was a farmer by occupation and had ties with the HARDY and CORNWELL families. He and Adaline had five known children, two of whom I have very little information on. Between the late 1870's to 1880 their children moved with their families to Bosque and Comanche Counties, Texas. The reason for their move is unknown.

William's first wife, Adaline died between 1850 - 1860. Afterwards, in 1865 he married Sarah HARDY - SMITH. She had been married previously and brought a young daughter into their marriage. William and Sarah also had four children together.

Sarah, William's second wife preceded him in death by twelve years. They are both buried at the Hardy Cemetery in Jasper County, GA.


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William Dawson LANE: b. 2 Mar 1812 in SC, d. 26 Dec 1882 in Jasper County, GA. Buried at Hardy Cemetery in Jasper County, GA. Married Adaline DODSON in 1835. He also married Sarah HARDY - SMITH. William and Sarah were married in Jasper County, GA on 15 Oct 1865.

+ Adaline DODSON: b. about 1816 in Georgia, d. between 1850 - 1860. Buried unknown.

    Children of William and Adaline:

  1. Louisa Jane Lane: b. 26 Oct 1835, d. 14 May 1890 in Morgan, Bosque County, TX. Buried at Morgan Cemetery, Morgan, TX. Married Charles D. HOOKS and Cornelius Marion HARDY. More Info Both Charles and Cornelius fought as Confederates in the Civil War. They were in the same Company for a time. Charles was sent home on sick furlough and died of disease a short time later, in December of 1861. Cornelius survived the war, though he was captured and held as a prisoner at Camp Douglas, Illinois near the end of the war. After his release he returned to Jasper County, GA.

    + Charles D. HOOKS: b. about 1832 in Tennessee, d. Dec 1862 in Jasper County, GA. Buried unknown.

    Louisa Jane and Charles were married in Jasper County, GA on 1 Sep 1861. They had no children.


    + Cornelius Marion HARDY:More Info b. 22 Feb 1833 in Jasper County, GA, d. 18 Apr 1928 in Lawton, Comanche County, Oklahoma. Buried at Highland Cemetery in Lawton, OK.

      Children of Cornelius and Lousia Jane:

    1. Louisa Hardy: b. Mar 1871 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown. Married unknown.
    2. William Walker Hardy: Photo b. 22 Mar 1872 in Jasper County, GA, d. 27 Jan 1951 in Lawton, Comanche County, OK. Buried at Highland Cemetery, Lawton, OK. Married Dilcie Mae Texana BURGAN. Photo
    3. George Edgar Hardy: 3 Sep 1876 in Jasper County, GA, d. 15 Aug 1943 in Lawton, Comanche County, OK. Buried at Letitia Cemetery near Lawton, OK. Married Annie Mary KETCHUM.
  2. Elijah Davis Lane: b. about 1838 in Jasper County, GA, d. after 1931 in TX. Buried unknown. Married Nancy E. WHITE.

    + Nancy E. WHITE: b. about 1840 in GA, d. unknown.

  3. Mary Ann Lane: b. about 1842 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married John Monroe BELCHER. More Info

    + John M. BELCHER: b. about 1841 in GA, d. unknown in TX. Buried unknown.

      Children of John M. and Mary Ann:

    1. Rufus G. Belcher: b. about 1872 in TX, d. unknown. Married Sallie _____?
    2. Georgia Belcher: b. about 1878 in TX, d. unknown. Married unknown.
  4. Augustus George Lane: More Info b. 8 Mar 1844 in Jasper County, GA, d. 1912 in Comanche, Comanche County, TX. Buried at Shiloh Cemetery, Comanche County, TX. Married Mary Ann Melissa SMITH.

    + Mary Ann Melissa SMITH: b. 10 Aug 1846 in GA, d. 12 Sep 1912 in Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, GA.

    Augustus G. and Mary Ann were married 16 Jul 1867 in Jasper County, GA.

      Children of Augustus and Mary Ann:

    1. William Lane: b. & d. unknown. Married unknown.
    2. Joseph Johnson Lane: b. Dec 1869 in Social Circle District, Walton County, GA, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married Alexis WARLICK.
    3. Augustus George Lane, Jr.: b. 26 Jul 1872 in GA, d. 4 Oct 1907 in GA. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Married unknown.
    4. Walter Adkins Lane: b. 9 Aug 1874 in Social District, Walton County, GA, d. 23 Feb 1920 in Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, GA. Married Elizabeth Lee JORDAN.
    5. Preston Day Lane: b. 9 Feb 1877, d. 26 Apr 1942. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Married unknown.
    6. Dawson Lane: b. & d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.
    7. Dawsie Lane: b. 10 Dec 1880, d. 11 Jul 1943. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Married unknown.
    8. Thomas Lane: b. Nov 1887, d. uknown. Buried unknown. Married Mattie Lou _____?
    9. Grady Lane: b. Dec 1890, d. 19 Feb 1955. Buried at Woodbury Cemetery, Woodbury, Meriwether County, GA. Married George W. DAVIS.
  5. William H. Lane: b. about 1848 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.





William Dawson Lane's second wife was Sarah HARDY, daughter of William Parks HARDY and Mariah DUNCAN. Sarah had been married previously to Zachariah SMITH, who died 18 Feb 1858. Sarah and Zachariah had at least one child, a daughter, Mariah C. SMITH who was just an infant when her father died. About seven years later, on 15 Oct 1865, Sarah married William Dawson Lane.

+ Sarah HARDY: b. 13 Oct 1832 in Jasper County, GA, d. 12 Mar 1874 in Jasper County, GA. Buried at Hardy Cemetery in Jasper County, GA.

    Children of William and Sarah:

  1. Mattie Lou Lane: b. 18 Sep 1867 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married John.H. CRAWLEY.

    + John H. CRAWLEY: b. Mar 1875 in GA, d. unknown.

    John and Mattie Lou were married in Jasper County, GA on 1 Jul 1894.

      Child of John and Mattie:

    1. Edward Crawley: b. Sep 1898 in GA, d. unknown. Married unknown.

  2. James Franklin Lane: b. 10 Jun 1869 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown in TX. Married Berta L. _____?

    + Berta L. _____?: b. about 1873 in TX, d. unknown. Buried unknown.

      Children of James and Berta:

    1. Floyd H. Lane: b. about 1898 in TX, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.
    2. William Lane: b. about 1899 in TX, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.

  3. Sarah Adaline Lane: b. 11 Nov 1871 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown in TX. Married unknown.
  4. Robert L. Lane: b. 12 Mar 1874 in Jasper County, GA, d. unknown in TX. Married Lillie THOMASON and Annie E. _____?

    Robert and Lillie were married in Jasper County, GA on 22 May 1898. I don't have any information on whether or not they had any children.


  5. The date that Robert and Annie married is unknown to me at this time, but had to have occurred in TX. Probably Comanche County, TX, as that is where Robert was living by 1910.

      Child of Robert and Annie:
    1. Katie Mae Lane: b. about 1912 in TX, d. unknown. Buried unknown. Married unknown.



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