I am researching my husband's great-grandfather, Nathan Charles Findley Lane.He was born in Ohio circa 1819 and died when he committed suicide by jumping off a ship near Australia on 31 Dec 1870.He was living in Cincinnati, Ohio in the 1850 census.He moved to Sacramento, California in 1852 and is listed in the 1852 California census.He eventually moved to Grass Valley, California. He lived in Grass Valley with his wife, Ellen (Thompson) Lane and his children, Charles Findley Lane, Thompson Lane, and Ida C. Lane.
Findley may be his mother's maiden name.Her first name is believed to be Mary.She was born circa 1800. In the 1850 census in Cincinnati, Nathan Charles Findley Lane was living with Rev. William Burke and his wife Mary.Rev. Burke had married Mrs. Mary Lane in Cincinnati in 1842.