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The Leah Lane Family of Halifax County, North Carolina

Updated October 4, 2002

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We are researching the family line of Leah LANE (1839-1926) of Enfield, Halifax Co., NC., daughter of Bill Lane and Ammie (Amy). Little is known about Amy (c1820-1845), a slave on a tobacco plantation owned by the LANE family of Halifax Co., NC. Amy had at least three daughters fathered by her slave owner. Their names were LIZZIE, ALICE, and LEAH. Oral history suggests that Amy died as a result of a beating she was given because of a biscuit little Leah took off a breakfast plate prepared for the Lane family. Leah is my paternal Great-Great-Grandmother. Little information is available on Lizzie and Alice. Lizzie is thought to have migrated to New Jersey or Philadelphia and Alice Lane married William Alston in 1866, Halifax Co., NC.

Leah married three times: Washington WILLS, George BACHELOR, and Washington WHITEHEAD. The family lived in Enfield, Halifax Co., NC until they migrated to Milam Co., Texas about 1895/1896. Around 1902/1903, some of the family members migrated to Oklahoma. A few surnames of descendants include: WELLS, WHITEHEAD, PITTMAN, WHITFIELD, KIMBRO, CARR, JACKSON, DOTY, COOPER, CLARDY, DAVIS, and LEWIS.

Any information on this family would be most appreciated! I will also be happy to share any information I have gathered.

A reunion is planned for the year 2004 in Texas! It is hoped that as many descendants as possible will attend. If you are interested, send me an email.

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