Rosa Lane
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Rosa Lane

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Rosa M. Lane aka Lane
Born 1950s.
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Descendant of William Brewster Mayflower passenger.

Approved as a member of The Mayflower Society, my direct lineage was proven to William Brewster through my maternal line. I was born in Damariscotta, Maine, USA, eldest child of Perlie Edgar Jr. & Marie (Rich) Lane. In 1968 I left coastal Pemaquid, a small Maine fishing village, to attend Wilmington College (Ohio), returning to Maine to teach preschool in 1972. In 1975 I built a cabin in the coastal woods of Orland, Maine, which in 1977 expanded into Hardscrabble Hill Residential Retreat Center and operated summers for 10 yrs, 1977 to 1987. Inspired by poetry writing, I earned my Master of Fine Arts at Sarah Lawrence College 1980-82. In 1982, I moved to San Francisco to assist Joanna Macy in writing of Despair & Personal Power in the Nuclear Age (1983). As builder & then amateur designer, I attended University of California, Berkeley School of Architecture where I earned my MArch and PhD in 1989 & 2006, respectively. As architect with a specialty in the field of sustainability, I designed residences, schools, research facilities, and institutional/governmental buildings. Now retired from County government, I have returned to poetry, authoring three poetry collections: Chouteau's Chalk (University of Georgia Press, 2019); Tiller North (Sixteen Rivers Press, 2016), and Roots and Reckonings (Granite Press East, 1980). I am currently bicoastal, living both in coastal Maine & the San Francisco Bay Area.

Genealogical research, my new found passion, is thrilling. I especially appreciate the one-ancestor/one-profile WikiTree approach, the commitment to substantiating ancestral connections with reliable sources, and collaborating with others in working on one human-family tree.

Growing up in a lobster fishing family on the Maine coast (with, let's say, its monetary challenges amidst a persistent and oppressive class structure) carried negative social stigma, unbearable "otherness," and non-belonging. Therefore, discovering through WikiTree with relatively high levels of "certainty" direct familial relations with royal roots, ancient and immigrant aristocratic ancestors, Mayflower passengers, originators of the Magna Carta and Declaration of Independence, Colonial governors, and US Presidents has caused a crisis in identity, cultural upheaval and re-shifting, reorientation within unfamiliar terrains of belonging, and new levels of responsibility toward social justice.

Given the sad context of current socio/political divisions, the collaborative work of WikiTree is especially meaningful and healing. Discovering cousins whom I adore, breaking through ancestral brick walls, and listening to ancestral voices of x-degree great grandfathers and grandmothers have reoriented personal and familial life, energized new purpose, deepened levels of courage and risk-taking, and spurred new responsibilities as a member of the human family.


  • First-hand information. Biographical information initiated by Rosa Lane at registration.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Rosa Lane GEDmatch A061580 and her mother Marie (Rich) Lane GEDmatch ML9581556. Estimated number of MRCA = 1.0, based on sharing 3559.5 cM across 48 segments.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Rosa Lane GEDmatch A061580 and her father's sister Hazel Genthner GEDmatch JG1698428. Estimated number of MRCA = 1.4, based on sharing 1938.3 cM across 51 segments.
  • On paternal side, great great great grandparents Charles and Patience (Morse) Geyer are confirmed by a triangulated GEDmatch test match on chromosome 2 at exact same start-end position among Rosa Lane GEDmatch A061580; Alton T. Sears GEDmatch UM8805428; and Hazel (Lane) Genthner GEDmatch JG1698428. Estimated number of MRCA = 5.2, based on sharing 11.2 cM across 1 segment (chromosome 2), Alton being Rosa's 4th cousin both sharing 3rd great grandparents above named; Alton being Hazel's 3rd cousin also sharing same great grandparents her 2nd; and Hazel being Rosa's paternal aunt.
  • On maternal side, great great great grandparents Alexandre and Marie-Angelique (Bégin) Guthro are shared between Rosa Lane GEDmatch A061580 and Sharon Cameron GEDmatch AR8239654. Estimated number of MRCA = 4.3, based on sharing 26.7 cM across 1 segment (chromosome 22), Sharon being Rosa's 2nd cousin twice removed both sharing ancestors, i.e. Rosa's great, great, great grandparents & Sharon's great grandparents as above named.
  • Cushman, Rev. David Quimby. The History of Ancient Sheepscot and New Castle Including Early Pemaquid, Damariscotta and Other Contiguous Places from the Earliest Discovery to the Present Time (Bath, ME: E. Upton & Son Printers: 1882):

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I enjoyed reading your biography, Rosa, especially after knowing you ever since childhood ! Thank you so much for sharing the archeological research you have done. Amazing how many ancestors we have in common ! This is wonderful !

--Lyn Hope Prentice

Hi Rosa,

I noticed you updated the death place for Caleb Poland-285. Is there a source for that? I would like to add it to his profile.

Thank you, S

posted by S (Hill) Willson
Thank you S. Willson for your comment. Caleb Poland died of consumption on Oct. 1, 1771 at the age of 65. This information is from the Journal (p. 330) of the Rev. Samuel Deane, pastor of the First Church in the portion of Falmouth, from which Portland was set off in 1786. Caleb's death place had been previously presented in his profile as "Portland, Maine;" however, "Portland, Maine" did not exist in 1771, and Maine did not receive statehood until March 15, 1820. Per History of Portland, Maine: "In 1786, the citizens of Falmouth formed a separate town in Falmouth Neck and named it Portland." Further, Caleb's daughter, Mary, married William Hooper of North Yarmouth on June 4, 1753. In Mary and William's marriage record it provides that Mary's residence was "of Falmouth" and William Hooper's residence was "of North Yarmouth." Given Mary's young adult age at the time of her marriage, it is assumed that Mary resided within her father's household prior to her marriage. Therefore, if Mary was "of Falmouth" then her father was most likely also "of Falmouth" as early as June 1753. I have updated Caleb's profile with a more exact date of death as well as "Falmouth, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony" being his death place. I will add the reference for Rev. Deane's journal to sources. Mary's marriage information is included in her profile. Thank you again for your comment. Please let me know if you have further questions or comments.
posted by Rosa Lane
edited by Rosa Lane
As a "Tree Hugger", I want to congratulate you on your Generous Genealogist award issued on June 11, 2020.

John Williams


Wikitree Appreciation Team

posted by Anonymous Williams
Hi Rosa

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Acadia Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the] for ways to contribute.

2) Added Acadia to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the project leaders with your email address to be added to the {!forum/wikitree-acadians].

4) Bookmarked the [1] to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Hello, Rosa,

On behalf of the Acadians Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members. Please let us know if you are still active. If you are active, please let us know in which ways you are currently contributing to the project.

All of us at WikiTree would like to thank you for your contributions and hope that you are enjoying exploring your roots.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Karen ~ Volunteer Coordinator

Great bio, Rosa! ..." listening to ancestral voices..." So glad I'm not the only one who hears them. And "reliable sources," that's my personal soap box :) Happy hunting.
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hi Rosa! We are 8th cousins one generation removed through your 7th Great Grandmother and my 8th Great Grandmother Marie Charlotte Jeanne.

We have 240 ancestors in common in 30 generations! What a treasure trove of profiles to learn about! One ancestor is Henry III Plantagenet. Happy Wikitreeing and by the way I love your biography on your profile page! Cousin Angela Boyer Cortner Boyer-3525

posted by Angela (Boyer) Cortner
Rosa, thank you for your eagle eye re Jeanne Comeau! I added her as the mother of Jacques-François. Thank you for your contributions to the Avcadian project. Annette
posted by Annette Cormier
Rosa, thank you for your truly lovely and encouraging note. I hope you find that connection with Alexandre. The biographies for Basile and Marie Madeleine are very nicely written! I made a small change to the birth location to reflect the names that were in use at the time thanks to info you provided in the biography. Best of luck!
posted by Cindy (Bourque) Cooper
Hi Rosa,

It is so nice to see you have obtained your Big Heart Badge by adopting some of our Orphan Profiles :)

Now that you have, please don't forget to "Show them some love"

You might like to:

Review all of their biographies and sources.
Check your Pending Merges to see if you have inherited any that need to be reviewed or completed.
Click the "Unsourced Profiles" link on the Add pull-down menu. You may have inherited unsourced profiles.
Click the "Suggestions" link on the Profile pull-down menu. Review the suggestions for generations 0 and 1 to see if there are errors.

As those you have adopted are pre-1700 please collaborate with the project(s) that covers their location(s).

Thank you for giving our Orphans some much needed TLC :)

Happy New Year :)

Wendy. Ranger on duty

posted by Wendy (Ling) Sullivan
Hi Rosa,

Congratulations on earning your pre-1700 badge! Natalie, Pre-1700 Greeter

posted by Natalie (Durbin) Trott

Thanks for joining us! I’m David, a WikiTree Mentor. Hope you're enjoying our site.

Did you have fun learning your way around WikiTree?

I just wanted to check in and see how things are going. Do you have any questions I can answer about using WikiTree?

If you have any questions click my name above, then ask in the comments section on my profile or send me a private message.

Thank you, David ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by David Selman
Welcome Rosa

You have been a member for a week. Looks like it is going well. Were the pages of the How-Tos helpful or did they leave you with questions?

When you click the green tags on your profile page, you can see if other members are following that tag. Add tags for locations, Country, County or topic of interest. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options Follow this link to get to your Tags editing your tags

Any queries just click my name, then ask in the comment section of my page or send me a private message.

Janet ~ Greeter

PS If links do not work in an email from Wiki Tree, try them from the comment section of your profile page

posted by Janet (Langridge) Wild

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