Biography - Bowers Lane

J. Bowers LANE, farmer and merchant, Fillmore, born in Cheshire County, N.H., September 10, 1826. His father, Timothy L. LANE, was born in Marlboro, N. H., September 1, 1800; was educated at Groton, Mass.; afterward attended Medical College at Hanover, N. H., where he graduated in 1824; commenced the practice of his profession at Sullivan, N. H.; moved to Lunenburg, Vt., in 1832, and remained there two years, at the expiration of which time he located at Gilsum, N. H., where he remained until 1838; thence to Daysville, Ill., practicing his profession there until 1840; then removed to Fillmore Township, and continued his practice until his death, which occurred September 1, 2849. Roxana (HARVEY) LANE, the mother of subject, was born in Marlboro, N. H., August 2, 1802, and died January 1, 1849; was the mother of four children, two of whom are living. The subject, the eldest of the family, was raised in town; was educated in the common schools of the country; entered on his business career as a farmer, his first purchase being ninety acres of land, to which he has added from time to time, until he has now a handsome estate of 650 acres of fine farming land. He has given his children 200 acres from that tract, and now has 450 acres on his home place, on which he has all necessary buildings conducive to the health and comfort of man and beast. He has also had a store on his farm since 1861, and is doing a good business; has been Postmaster for a number of years. His place was mostly raw prairie, and he has made all the improvements; was elected Associate Judge in 1869, and served four years, acquitting himself with honor. He is a stanch Republican. He married, February 3, 1852, Rachel G. BOST, born in North Carolina march 22, 18830, daughter of Jacob and Margaret (CRESS) BOST, he born in Pennsylvania April 4, 1794; she born in North Carolina February 26, 1797, and died in May, 1853. From this union eight children have been born to them - Timothy L., Margaret R., Torrance H., Augusta F., Ora E., Carrie M., Elsie V. and Ella L.

Extracted 22 Nov 2016 by Norma Hass from 1882 History of Bond and Montgomery Counties, Illinois, Part 2 Biographical Department, page 304.

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