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John Hiram Layne[1, 2, 3]

Male 1768 - 1838  (68 years)


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  • Name John Hiram Layne 
    Born 1768  Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Gender Male 
    Residence Between 1824 and 1838  John Hiram Layne Farm, Victoria, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5, 6
    Died Between 1836 and 11 May 1838  [7
    Buried Mount Zion Cemetery, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I699  Main
    Last Modified 16 Nov 2015 

    Family Barbara DeVault,   b. 1770, North Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1860  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 31 Jul 1789  Washington County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Notes 
    • Married by Charles Cummings. Information found in Marriage Register 2 page 269 of Washington Co., VA
    • The Layne-Lain-Lane Genealogy book, by Floyd Benjamin Layne, mentions additional children: Lou and Sallie though no evidence apart from this book has been found. Notice also that this book lists Lou and Sally as the last two children of John Jr. and Esther (Kilgore) Layne. There was either some sort of mixup, or these children did not survive to adulthood.
    Children 
    +1. David Layne,   b. 1794, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1836 and Bef 1842, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years)
    +2. Elizabeth B Layne,   b. 1796, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880, Mississippi, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 85 years)
    +3. Nancy Layne,   b. 1798, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1870  (Age > 73 years)
     4. Polly Layne,   b. 1800, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1840  (Age > 41 years)
    +5. Abraham Layne,   b. 1801, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. After 1880  (Age 80 years)
     6. Margaret Layne,   b. 1802, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1880  (Age > 79 years)
    +7. William Layne,   b. 1803, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1883, White Oak, Franklin County, Arkansas, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +8. Burrell Layne,   b. 1804, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1849  (Age 45 years)
    +9. John Layne,   b. 1808, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1900, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
    +10. Isaac Layne,   b. 25 Sep 1809, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Dec 1900, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    +11. Daniel Layne,   b. 20 May 1811, Marion County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1900, District 6 (1857-), Sequatchie County, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
    Last Modified 28 Jan 2016 
    Family ID F175  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, page 75
    Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, page 75
    Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, page 76
    Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, page 76
    1830 United States Federal Census, Marion County, Tennessee, Page 65
    1830 United States Federal Census, Marion County, Tennessee, Page 65
    1830; Census Place: Marion, Tennessee; Series: M19; Roll: 175; Page: 65; Family History Library Film: 0024533
    Page 181, District 4, Marion County, Tennessee Tax Records 1836
    Page 181, District 4, Marion County, Tennessee Tax Records 1836
    Early Tax Lists of Tennessee. Microfilm, 12 rolls. The Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tennessee.
    Page 274 of Marion County Deed Book A & B
    Page 274 of Marion County Deed Book A & B
    Anderson Cheek
    To
    John Lain

    This indenture made and entered into between Anderson Cheek of the State of Tennessee and the COunty of Marion of the one part and John Lain Sr. of the other part Witnesseth that the said Anderson Cheek for and in consideration of seventy Dollars to him in hand paid the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm unto the said John Lane his heirs executors administrators doth grant bargain sell alien and confirm a certain tract or parcel of land lying and being in the county of Marion a beginning on the South line at the branch; thence South to the corner thence East to the corner Thence Nother to the corner thence West to the Stephen A Blevins line thence West to the branch thence with said branch to the beginning with all and several appurtenances contained thereto warrant and defend to the said John Lane his heirs executors and administrators against all claim or claims claiming through or by him the said Anderson Cheek. As witness our hands and seals this 20th day of November 1826.

    Anderson Cheek (Seal)

    Amos Griffith
    Attest
    Steven A. Blevins

    State of Tennessee
    Marion County Court November Term 1826
    Then was the execution of the within Deed of Conveyance from Anderson Cheek to John Lane for fifty acres of land duly acknowledged in open Court by the said Cheek and ordered to be certified for Registration.

    Test Jno. Kelly Clk.

    Histories
    John and Babara Layne (Lain, Lane) biographical notes and related info.
    John and Babara Layne (Lain, Lane) biographical notes and related info.

  • Notes 
    • Layne - Lain - Lane Genealogy states that all of John’s children were born in Marion County, but I have a problem with this, not least of which is the fact that Marion County did not exist prior to 1817. Furthermore, the state of Tennessee did not exist until 1796. While it’s possible they may have been in settled in the area prior to the first hard evidence we have in 1824, it doesn’t seem probable.

      Note that at least three of John’s children eventually marry children of Stephen Clayton Kilgore and consider the possibility that the family’s association may have been formed in Washington County, Virginia where John was married and where the Kilgores were living in the 1780s until sometime after 1804. Is it possible these families arrived in Marion County together?

      There is also some evidence that John was the brother of Turner Lane (b. 9 Jan 1762, Hanover County, Virginia - d. 13 Aug 1840, Sparta, White County, Tennessee). Turner was also in married in Washington County not quite 2 years before John. Turner taught school in Abingdon for some time before eventually settling in Sparta sometime around 1808 (see TN land grant 557) where he rose to some prominence.

      One thing these people, and others associated with John Lain’s family such as John Bryant, have in common is that they all seem to have made the trek to middle Tennessee somewhere around 1808. Further, notice both John and especially Stephen have a gap between 1804 and 1808 in which no children are born. Could it be that they were away from home in preparation for a move from Virginia to Tennessee? I believe further research will eventually reveal that John’s children born prior to 1808 were born in Virginia, or perhaps somewhere in east Tennessee.

      A final concern is John’s birthplace which is listed as Virginia. However both David and Isaac list their father’s birthplace as Pennsylvania on the 1880 and 1900 censuses. This is puzzling since I don’t see how he would fit into any of the groups of Lane’s present in Washington County when we know he was there in 1789. While researching John I did discover that a John Lane purchased a tract of land in Pittsylvania County, Virginia just a few months after John would have married Barbara Devault. Could his sons have mistaken Pittsylvania County for the state Pennsylvania?

    Born:
    • Both David and Isaac Layne list their father as born in Pennsylvania on census returns in 1880 and 1900.

    Residence:
    • There is some uncertainty for the time frame here. Certainly John was living here some time after being granted claim 9800 on 30 Nov 1824 likely up to the time that he passed which was somewhere between 1836 and 1838.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1] Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, Floyd Benjamin Layne, CS7l.L4283 1962., pages 75 & 76.
      Most of the information regarding John Layne and this branch begins with this book.

    2. [S16] 1830 US Census, Tennessee, Marion, (National Archives, Washington, D.C), page 65.

    3. [S17] TN, Early Tax List Records, 1783-1895 (1836 District 4, Marion County), (Tennessee State Library and Archives), page 181.
      John Lain, Sr. 140 acres worth $500

    4. [S1] Layne-Lain-Lane genealogy, Floyd Benjamin Layne, CS7l.L4283 1962., page 75.

    5. [S28] Marion County, TN Deed Books A & B, (Marion County, Tennessee ), pages 229-231 & 274.

    6. [S29] NC and TN, Early Land Records, 1753-1931 (East TN), (Tennessee State Library and Archives, Nashville, Tenn.), pages 680 and 681 (Book 9).

    7. [S5] Marion County, TN Deed Books D, (Marion County, Tennessee ), page 383.
      This deed assigned on 11 May 1838 so it is likely John Layne died prior to this.

    8. [S30] Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940, Database. FamilySearch. http://familysearch.org, (FamilySearch), page 269.
      Citing Washington, Virginia, reference P. 269; FHL microfilm 34,389