1813 - 1885 (72 years)
||Judge George Lane |
||16 Feb 1813
||Ireland [1, 2]
||15 Dec 1870
||City of Marshall, Harrison County, Texas 
||28 Feb 1885
||probably Marshall, Harrison County, Texas 
||Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas 
||26 Dec 2011 |
||Joanna J. Curlin, b. 18 Oct 1824, Tennessee , d. 6 Feb 1864, Probably Marshall, Harrison County, Texas (Age 39 years) |
||5 Jun 1841
||Harrison County, Texas 
||18 Sep 2014 |
- "LANE, GEORGE." The Handbook of Texas Online.<http://www.tsha.utexas.edu/handbook/online/articles/view/LL/fla23.html>[Accessed Wed Oct 2 1:10:32 US/Central 2002 ].
LANE, GEORGE (1813-1885). George Lane, jurist and public servant, wasborn in Ireland on February 16, 1813, the son of William and Olivia Laneand brother of Walter Paye Lane.qv The family sailed to America in 1821,landed in Baltimore, Maryland, and moved on to Ohio, where the childrenwere reared. George studied law and attended Transylvania University,where he graduated in 1837. He moved to Sabine County, Texas, in thewinter of 1837 and was admitted to the Texas bar in 1838. He volunteeredfor service at the time of the Vicente CÛrdovaqv uprising and wasdistrict attorney of the First District when thirty-one Mexicans of theNacogdoches area were prosecuted for treason. Sam Houston'sqv appointmentof Lane as district attorney at San Augustine in November 1838 was notconfirmed, but when Houston became president for a second term, heappointed Lane notary public for Panola County (1842). In the 1840s Lanemoved to Marshall, where he was associated in law practice with Isaac VanZandt.qv He helped organize Trinity Episcopal Church in Marshall in 1850.
Lane served as chief justice of the commissioners' court of HarrisonCounty from 1860 to 1865. He was a member of a committee of prominentHarrison County men that advocated secessionqv in November 1860, and hesupported the Confederate cause through the war. After the war he was asupporter of the Citizen's party of Harrison County,qv which sought toreturn the county to white control. Richard B. Cokeqv appointed himdistrict judge of the Fifth District in 1874. Lane ran for the office ofcounty judge on the Citizen's party ticket in 1878, in an election markedby fraudulent returns and the intimidation of black voters. The electionresults were contested in the district court and the Texas Supreme Court,where Lane's case served as a test case for all the officers elected inthe county. The decision in his favor marked the victory of"redemptionist" forces in Harrison County.
Lane married Joanna Curlin in 1841, and they had eleven children. Hebelonged to the Episcopal and the Methodist churches at different times.He died on February 28, 1885, and was buried in the old Marshall Cemetery.
BIBLIOGRAPHY: Randolph B. Campbell, A Southern Community in Crisis:Harrison County, Texas, 1850-1880 (Austin: Texas State HistoricalAssociation, 1983). Clarksville Northern Standard, July 23, 1959.Marshall Tri-Weekly Herald, March 3, 1885). William S. Speer and John H.Brown, eds., Encyclopedia of the New West (Marshall, Texas: United StatesBiographical Publishing, 1881; rpt., Easley, South Carolina: SouthernHistorical Press, 1978). Amelia W. Williams and Eugene C. Barker, eds.,The Writings of Sam Houston, 1813-1863 (8 vols., Austin: University ofTexas Press, 1938-43; rpt., Austin and New York: Pemberton Press, 1970).E. W. Winkler, ed., Secret Journals of the Senate, Republic of Texas(Austin, 1911).
Sallie M. Lentz
- [S2008] 1850 Harrison Co., TX Census.
- [S2284] Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, Find-a-Grave.
- [S1240] 1870 Harrison Co., TX Census, City of Marshall, pg. 148B, 15 Dec 1870 by Thomas L. Parnell, line 4, 284/393 LANE George 58 MW Lawyer Ireland, Mary J. 27 FW Texas, Olivia 25 FW " [Texas], Lucy 23 FW " [Texas], Emma 21 FW " [Texas], Lorena 18 FW " [Texas], Georgie 16 FW " [Texas], W C 15 MW " [Texas].
- [S2284] Marshall Cemetery, Marshall, Harrison County, Texas, Find-a-Grave, See also photo of Lane Family Plot at the Harrison Co., TXGenWeb Project., Lane, George, b. Feb. 16, 1813 d. Feb. 28, 1885.
- [S712] George LANE m. Johana I. CURLIN 05 JUN 1841, Harrison, Texas. Also: "LANE, George." The Handbook of Texas Online, . [Accessed Wed Oct 2 1:10:32 US/Central 2002 ]..