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Doctor Chapman Lane (1830 - 1917)

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Doctor Chapman "D.C." Lane
Born in , Hickman, Tennesseemap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1854 in , Dunklin, Missourimap
Descendants descendants
Died in , Pontotoc, Oklahomamap
Profile last modified 20 Nov 2019 | Created 26 Sep 2017
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"Doctor" was his name, not a title.

Great-grandfather of first lady Laura Bush (Laura Lane Welch).

occupation: Farmer

Research Notes

"D.C. Lane" age 20 in 1850 Census, New Madrid County, Missouri:
W. R. LANE; age 48; male; Farmer; b. Tenn.;
Sarah LANE; age 46; female; b. Ga.;
S. G. LANE; age 26; male; b. Tenn.;
D. C. LANE; age 20; male; b. Tenn.;
Wm. C. LANE; age 16; male; b. Tenn.;
Thos. B. LANE; age 14; male; b. Tenn.;
Ann Jane LANE; age 12; female; b. Tenn.;
Elliot LANE; age 7; male; b. Tenn.;
Mary J. LANE; age 5; female; b. Tenn.;
Jos. HOLDESFIELD; age 6; male; b. Tenn.

D.C. LANE hasn't been located in the 1860 census. However, the following shows a "Simon Lane" the same age that D.C. Lane would have been in 1860, with what looks like the same wife (Emily) and same two children (Samuel and Doctor J./D.R) who later appear in D.C. Lane's household in 1870 -- except that Samuel and Doctor J./D.R. are listed with the surname LANE in 1860, but BOLING in 1870. But the birth locations and ages are the same. Also in the "Simon Lane" household in 1860 is Mary Lane, 17, who was probably D.C. Lane's sister as shown in the 1850 census. Question: was "Simon" the same person as Doctor Chapman Lane? Or was Simon perhaps a brother of Doctor? Another question: was Emily married first to a BOLING, then to LANE? (Why were two of her children listed with the surname BOLING in 1870)?

"Simon Lane" age 30 in 1860 Census, Dunklin County, Missouri:
Simon LANE; age 30; male; Farmer; b. Tenn.;
Emily LANE; age 21; female; b. Tenn.;
Samuel LANE; age 6; male; b. Mo.;
Doctor J. LANE; age 4; male; b. Mo.;
P.S. LANE; age 7months; male; b. Mo.;
Mary LANE; age 17; female; b. Tenn.;
S.R. BROWN; age 23; male; Schoolteacher; b. Tenn.;
J.B. EVANS; age 26; male; b. Ky.

"D.C. Lane" age 40 in 1870 Census, near Ewing, Franklin County, Illinois:
LANE, D.C.; 40; occupation Farmer, b. Tenn.;
LANE, Emily J.; 30; Keeping House; b. Tenn.;
LANE, Edward; 6; b. Illinois;
LANE, Emily; 3; b. Illinois;
BOLING, Samuel; 16; b. Missouri;
BOLING, D.R. (male); 14; b. Missouri.

"Doctor C. Lane" age 50 in 1880 Census, Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas:
LANE, Doctor C. (head of family); 50; Farmer; b. Tenn.; father's birthplace: Tenn.; mother's birthplace: Tenn.;
LANE, Emily J. (wife); 46; Keeping House; b. Virginia; father's birthplace: Virginia; mother's birthplace: Virginia;
LANE, Edward (son); 16; b. Illinois;
LANE, Effa (daughter); 11; b. Illinois;
LANE, Lulu (daughter); 7; b. Arkansas;
LANE, Florence (daughter); 1; b. Arkansas.

"D.C. Lane" age 70 in 1900 Census, Clayton Township, Cleburne County, Arkansas:
LANE, D.C. (head of family); b. Feb 1830; age 70 married 45 yrs.; birthplace: Tennessee; father's birthplace: Tennessee; mother's birthplace: Virginia; occupation: Farmer;
LANE, Emily J. (wife); b. Jan 1836; age 64; married 45 yrs.; mother of 7 children (3 still living); birthplace: Tennessee; father's birthplace: Virginia; mother's birthplace: Virginia;
LANE, Marie L. (daughter); b. Dec 1873; age 26; single; birthplace: Arkansas.

find-a-grave page with photo of gravestone at : DOCTOR CHAPMAN LANE Birth: Feb. 12, 1830 Hickman County Tennessee, USA Death: Jul. 5, 1917 Pontotoc County Oklahoma, USA

Civil War Veteran

Son of Wiley R. Lane (b. 1802 TN) and Sarah (b. 1804 GA). Married Emily J. in 1852. Emily died in Arkansas in 1910.

Family links: Children: Edward Chapman Lane (1864 - 1921)* Emily Effie Lane Combs (1868 - 1887)*


  • 1850 census, New Madrid County, Missouri
  • 1860 census, Dunklin County, Missouri
  • 1870 census, near Ewing, Franklin County, Illinois
  • 1880 census, Lick Mountain, Conway County, Arkansas
  • 1900 census, Clayton Township, Cleburne County, Arkansas

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