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Joseph Tyler Lane
and Elizabeth Jane Shoemaker

Joseph Tyler Lane b 22 Mar 1810 Floyd Co KY d 6 Jan 1888 Scott Co VA; s/o Abraham Lane and Catherine Caty Wolfe. Joseph Tyler Lane m. 17 Mar 1846 to Elizabeth Jane Shoemaker b 25 Dec 1809 Sullivan Co TN d 31 Aug 1888 Scott Co VA. Children of Joseph Tyler Lane and Elizabeth Jane Shoemaker;

1. Peter Shannon Lane b 19 Aug 1848 Scott Co VA d 15 Oct 1931 Scott Co VA

2. Elizabeth M Lizzie Lane b 12 Mar 1850 Scott Co VA

3. James Patton Lane b 19 Nov 1851 Gate City, Scott Co VA d 27 Jun 1933 Gallatin TX

4. Nancy Isabel Lane b 1854 Scott Co VA d 14 Jan 1922 Norman OK


1850 Scott Co VA Census
12 18 Lane Joseph T. 40 M Farmer 400 KY
13 18 Lane Jane 40 F TN
14 18 Lane Peter S. 1 M VA
15 18 Lane Elizabeth M. 3/12 F VA


Source: Brett Coleman
brettcoleman.usa@gmail.com

Joseph either was born with a club foot or had polio as a child, and he was lame with one leg useless. He walked with a stick. Because of his lameness, Abraham insisted on his becoming educated since he did not think he could farm. Joseph went to college, possibly in Knoxville. (from Sarah Lane Porter) Mrs Porter confirmed b. in KY. Abraham Lane was exempted from paying "state county levy and poor rates" for his son Joseph T. Lane for present and future because of his infirmities. May 8, 1827 signed by John Martin. (from files of Sarah Porter)

He was elected Commissioner of Revenue for the South District of Scott Co. KY. He posted a bond of $1000 with Abraham (his x mark) and Enoch P. Lane on 13 Jun 1854 for the job. He and Enoch signed the document. (Scott Co Record Bonds Book 2-106.) He built the Enterprise School near his house and taught there. Sarah Porter has a ledger with student lists. The school was also used as a church, and he was the minister. According to Sarah Lane Porter, his original log house was located somewhere behind where the Enoch Lane cemetery is located. It is not clear whether he lived at the site of the Shannon Lane house.

The original house on that site burned; it was thought to be log with plank siding added. Peter Shannon Lane rebuilt the present house about 1900. The 1870 census includes Cinthia and 4 children. Mary Carter further checked on them and it appears that they probably were former slaves living with the family. There are marriage records for two of Cinthia's sons in Scott Co. They had the name Lane on the marriage records. Scott Co census' 1850 (#18), 1860 (#1031), 1870 (Estillville #82), 1880 (Estillville #31). His middle name from a letter written by Hester Virginia (Lane) Smalley sent to me by her daughter Virginia Cleary.

Source: Brett Coleman - brettcoleman.usa@gmail.com


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