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Joel Lane’s Ancestry

The first Thomas Lane arrived at Jamestown in 1613 on the ship Treasorer. Headrights were paid for transport of other Thomas Lanes in 1648, 1653, and 1663. (The 1663 one included his wife, Eliza.)

Thomas Lane. Born 1634. Lived in Surry Co., VA. Married Eliza Sheapard, a widow, in 1654. There’s also a marriage recorded in 1661 to Eliza Jones. In militia list 1687. Will dated 1708, proved 1709.

Joseph Lane. Born circa 1665 in or near Jamestown. Married Jilian or Julian. Lived in Surry County, VA 1688-1702 per land records there. In 1710, owned land in Isle of Wight Co., VA. By 1721 he and Julian owned land in Albemarle Precinct, Chowan Co., NC. He and Julian sold land in Bertie County in 1727. Will not found so may have died intestate.

Joseph Lane. (c.1705- by 1777) May have served as Colonel in the militia. Lived in Halifax County (formed out of Edgecombe County). Married Patience McKennie (d. c. 1755) in or before 1725 (not 1730 as we previously thought). His will, written in 1773, was probated in 1777. The couple had six sons:

  1. John (b. c. 1730)
  2. Joseph (b. 4/15/1731, d. 1798)
  3. Jesse (b. July 3, 1733)
  4. Barnabas (b. 1735)
  5. James (b. 1737 or 39)
  6. Joel (b. 1739 d. 3/29/1795)