LANE, James Sterling

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Transcribed 25 May 2005 By Michele Holland Mills


James Sterling Lane was born 27 Feb. 1818, in Morgan County, Georgia, to Henry Lane and Martha Herring. James first married 16 year old Annie H. J. Clayborn Jones on August 25, 1844, in Walton County, Georgia. Annie was born in March of 1821. James and Annie lived in Georgia for a year or two, then moved to Choccolocco Creek, Talladega County, Alabama.

They had three children: Mary P., Orlando Clayborn, and Sarah Annie (who married Roy Walter or Walter B. Davis). Annie died in February of 1851, in Talladega County, Alabama, when her youngest child was 6 months old. On November 2, 1852, in Sparta, Hancock County, Georgia, James married Florida Hudson Audas, the 26 year old daughter of Tuttle Hudson Audas and Henrietta Washington Turner.

James and Florida lived in Talladega County, Alabama and had four children: William, Charles C., H. Egbert, and Florida, who died in early childhood. His wife, Florida, died on Janaury 28, 1859 in Talladega.

Five months later James married Florida’s youngest sister, Sophronia Jacob Audas, who was 25 years old. James and Sophronia had five children: Leila Henrietta (married James Henry Whitworth), Amanda Clifton (died in infancy), Willie Colbert “Daisy” (married Rev. Oscar Fitzgerald Sensabaugh), Audas James, and Kallie Tucker (married Henry Williams Kingsbery).

James is buried in Odd Fellows Cemetery in Georgetown, Williamson County, Texas.