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Welcome to LANE.ORG. This site is dedicated to branch of the lane family descended from Silas Lane and Sophia Garoutte. This is a likely photo of Silas Lane (b. 1820 Grainger Co., Tenn.)

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Silas moved with his family to the "banks of the Wabash" in Indiana, probably near Carrol Co. His parent's names are unknown, though he indicated that they were from South Carolina in the 1880 census. By 1841, he had moved to Greene Co. Missouri where he married Sophia Garoutte. In 1852, Silas and Sophia embarked on the Oregon trail settling in Cottage Grove, Lane Co. Oregon where they remained for the rest of their lives. Sophia died c1860. Silas then married Lucinda Herrick Nelson. They both died when a horse drawn wagon they were riding in overturned on February 7, 1899

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Silas & Sophia's children:
Jackson G. Lane, b. Aug 5, 1847 in Indiana or Missouri
Louisa, b 1849, Greene Co., Missouri
Charlotte, b Jan. 1, 1855, Lane Co., Oregon
Michael, b???,

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Other related family names being researched: Tracy, Garoutte, Summers, Todd, Guiler,

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