Aaron T. Lane (Lain)

Company B, 120th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

Aaron was my GGGrandfather. He was in the Illinois Infantry 120th Company B under Capt John T. Moffett. I have searched in vain for a picture of Aaron but have not succeeded. He is on the the bronze tablet at the Vicksburg National Military Park. I have his civil war claim for pension from the archives and he asked that his name be Lane not Lain as on the roster and tablet in Illinois. His obituary is below and you have my permission to add it to your site if you wish. I am very proud to be his Granddaughter and want to bring him all the honor and respect he deserves.

From the Winfield Ks Courier of Wed, Feb 1, 1928.
Aaron Thomas Lane was born Aug 5, 1840 and died January 28, 1928 at the home of his son T. B. Lane near Dexter. He was married to Matilda C. Epperson at Vienna, Ill, Aug 28, 1867. To this union were born five children, Mrs. Mollie Neilus of Webb City, Okla. Thomas B. Lane of Dexter, KS, Melvina Malone of Commerce, Okla, John W. Lane of Bartlesville and William M. who died in infancy and James F. Lane by a former marriage (my GGrandfather). He was the last of the Civil war veterans in Dexter township. He served three years in company B, 12th regiment of Illinois infantry volunteers. Enrolling on Aug 14, 1862 he was made sergeant to Capt John T. Moffett and was honorably discharged Sep 10, 1865. Mr. Lane has lived in and near Dexter since 1873.  

Submitted by JoAnn Lane Stickley

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