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JOHN H. LANE, farmer, Franklin, Heard County, Georgia, son of Collingsworth and Elizabeth (Dunlap) Lane, was born in Heard County in 1844.

His paternal grandfather, Henry Lane, was a prominent Methodist preacher, who came to Georgia the latter part of the last century, and settled in what is now Coweta, and from there to what is now Heard County, and finally went to Alabama. Mr. Lane's father was born in what is now Coweta County in 1819, was reared a farmer, and was given such education as could be obtained at the country schools of the locality and time. He served as a volunteer soldier in the Seminole War, after which he returned to the farm, where he spent the remainder of his life, which ended in 1874. His mother was born in 1822, and was the daughter of David Dunlap, a native of South Carolina who came to Georgia in the first quarter of the present century.

Mr. Lane was reared on the farm, and was educated at the common schools of the county.

In 1862 he enlisted in Company K, Capt. Spearman, Fiftieth Georgia Regiment. He was in many important battles: Baker’s Creek, Siege of Vicksburg——where he was captured, but soon exchanged and sent to the front-at Missionary Ridge, the defense of Atlanta, Nashville, etc. While defending Atlanta he was wounded by a spent ball, but not seriously and remained on duty until the surrender.

Resuming his farming as soon as the war was over, he has industriously pursued it since, with results meeting his most sanguine expectations. Upright and honorable, thrifty and prosperous, he has the confidence and esteem of all who know him.

Mr. Lane was married in 1874 to Miss Piety, daughter of John and Dovie (Plaster) Daniel, by whom he has had seven children, of whom four are living: Mrs. Lizzie Hubbard, Dovie, Mary E. and Brewer. For more than a quarter of a century he has been an active member of the Methodist Church.

Source: Memoirs of Georgia, Containing historical accounts of the states civil, military, industrial and professional interests and personal sketches of many of it’s people, Volume I, The Southern Historical Association, Atlanta, Georgia, 1895

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