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James Lane Allen (1849 - 1925)

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James Lane Allen
Born in Fayette, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
[spouse(s) unknown]
[children unknown]
Died in New York City, New York, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 28 Jul 2019 | Created 2 Jul 2019
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James Lane Allen was born in 1849 near Lexington, Kentucky to Richard and Helen (Foster) Allen. Growing up in the area near Lexington he was known as "Laney". He was considered to be "Kentucky's first important novelist". He passed away in 1925.[1]


Parents: Richard and Helen (Foster) Allen[1]

James was the youngest of seven children.[1]

He had a "reclusive sister" named Anne.[1]


  • Fact: Residence (1870) Kentucky, United States
  • Fact: Burial (19 Feb 1925) Lexington, Kentucky
  • Fact: Residence N.Y.C.


Before writing full time, James spent 12 years teaching "in Missouri, West Virginia, and Kentucky."[1]

Death and Burial

Died on February 18, 1925 and was buried two days later in Lexington Cemetery.[1] [2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Kleber, John E. 1992. The Kentucky encyclopedia. Lexington, Ky: University Press of Kentucky. Page 14.
  2. Lexington Cemetery Burial Information

"New York, New York City Municipal Deaths, 1795-1949," database, FamilySearch ( : 10 February 2018), James Lane Allen, 18 Feb 1925; citing Death, Manhattan, New York, New York, United States, New York Municipal Archives, New York; FHL microfilm 2,032,191.

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