The John Allen Lane Family
Source: Kennedy, Mary Selden. The Seldens of Virginia and Allied Families, Vol. II, Frank Allaben Genealogical Company, New York, 1911, pp. 229-230
John Allen Lane was born September 13, 1806, near Elbert Court House, Elbert County, Georgia, January 4, 1831, John A. Lane gave a deed, as executor of his father, Thomas Lane, deceased, to James Davis, conveying a tract of land in Elbert County. There is another deed given by him to J. J. Burch for another tract in Elbert County, at which time he was a resident of Alabama. December 10, 1838, John A. Lane, with Na- thaniel C. Dortch and Eliza Dortch, his wife (formerly Eliza Fortson), gave Power of Attorney to William H. Bowen and Eastern Fortson to collect their share of the estate of William Hailey, deceased. At the time this Power of Attorney was given John A. Lane was living in Mississippi. The wife of John A. Lane was Nancy Petway Mayfield, who was born in April, 1807, in Franklin County, Georgia, and died in Issaquena County, Mississippi, of bilious congestive fever September 19, 1843. John Allen Lane died of pneumonia, in Chicot County, Arkansas, August 15, 1883.
i Alberta, born at Athens, Limestone County, Alabama, August 14, 1831; died of scarlet fever in Vicksburg, Mississippi, in October, 1832.
ii John J., born in Vicksburg, March 2, 1833; died in Austin, Texas, July 17, 1899; father of Mr. A. V. Lane, who was born February 14, 1860.
iii Alexander Gallatin, born in Vicksburg, April 30, 1835.
iv Jane Anna, born in Vicksburg, October 29, 1839.
v Cornelia Victoria, born in Vicksburg, June 20, 1837; died in Vicksburg, August 19, 1844.
vi Emily Vick, born in Vicksburg, May 29, 1841; died of meningitis and pneumonia, in Claiborne County, Mississippi, Feb. 24, 1873.
vii George Washington, born Feb. 22, 1842, in Issaquena County, Mississippi, died the same day.
viii Octavius, born Oct. 17, 1843, in Issaquena County, Mississippi, died the same day.