Acquilla Van Bibber Lane

Acquilla Van Bibber Lane

Death 24 Nov 1819 (aged 66)
Burial Whitesburg, Hamblen County, Tennessee, USA
Memorial ID 32743085 · View Source
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was born May 18, 1753 in Pittsylvania, Virginia, and died November 24, 1819 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee. He married (1) UNKNOWN EPPS He married (2) AGNES FITZGERALD February 01, 1780 in Washington Co., Tennessee. She was born January 18, 1763 in Washington Co., Tennessee, and died 1822 in Jefferson Co., Tennessee.
Aquilla LANE enlisted in 1779 as a private in Captain Russe ll's company, Colonel Christian's Virginia regiment and i n 1781 in Captain Anthony Belcher's Company, Colonel Israe l Shelby's regiment. He participated in Shelby's campaign against the Chicamaug a Indians in 1779 and was with the Overmountain men who accompanied Col. John sevier to the Battle of King's Mountain. At the close of the Revolution, he receive a grant of 240 a cres of land from the state of North Carolina in that par t of Greene County which was later formed into Jefferson, o n which he lived until the time of his death which occure d on 24 Nov 1819. He was appointed an Ensign, 4th regiment of Hawkins Count y on 23 November 1810. His will was made on 26 April 1816 and was probated on 13 M ay 1820 in Jefferson County, Tennessee.
Mother: Hester VAN BIBBER
Probate: May 13, 1820, Jefferson Co., Tennessee Will: April 26, 1816, Jefferson Co., Tennessee

The Chattanooga Times: Chattanooga, Tenn., Sunday, May 30, 1934:

Aquilla Lane, fourth son of the Rev. Tidence Lane, the pioneer Baptist minister, and Esther Bibbins, his wife, was a gallant soldier of the Revolution, and was himself and early settler on Watauga, where many members of his family moved to make their homes during the War for Independence.

Lieut. Aquilla Lane was a member of Capt. William Bean's company, which is mentioned in Ramsey's "Annals of Tennessee," as having driven the tories from the Watauga and Nolachucky reions in 1778. He participated in Col. Evan Shelby's campaign against the Chickamauga Indians in 1779 and was with the overmountain men who accompanied Col. John Sevier to the Battle of King's Mountain.

The children of Aquilla and Agnes (Fitzgerald) Lane were: 1. Eather Lane, born Nov. 7, 1780. 2. Garret Lane, born June 18, 1782. 3. Ranson Lane, born Oct. 17, 1784. 4. Jane Lane, born March 6, 1787. 5. Tidence Lane, born April 18, 1789. 6. Theney Lane, born Sept. 29, 1791. 7. John King Lane, born Jan. 7, 1794. 8. Clear Lane, born April 4, 1796. 9. Anna Lane, born April 4, 1798. 10. Pleasant Lane, born April 20, 1800. 11. Adelina Lane, born Sept. 17, 1802. 12. Thomas Jefferson Lane, born Oct. 9, 1804. Submitted by Bev Gillihan

AQUILLA LANE, born 18 May 1753, resided in Orange County, North Carolina when he first enlisted in the service of the Revolution, but by 01 Feb 1780, when he married Agnes FITZGERALD, was in Washington County, North Carolina (now Tennessee). Agnes was born 18 Jun 1763, and their children were: Esther, born 7 Nov 1780, Garret, born 18 Jun 1782, Ransom, born 17 Oct 1784, Jane, born 6 Mar 1787, Tidence, born 18 Apr 1789, Theney, born 29 Sep 1791, John King Lane, born 7 Jan 1794, Clear, born 4 Apr 7196, Anna, born 4 Apr 1798, Pleasant, born 20 Apr 1800, Adelina, born 17 Sep 1802, and Thomas Jefferson Lane, born 9 Oct 1804 (Also shown in these records were Thomas J. Lane who married Vaney Pangle, 25 Jul 1822, Pleasant W. Lane, who married Mary H. Coltharp, 21 Aug 1832, and she was born 6 Aug 1805, Mary Katherine, daughter of P.W. and Mary H. Lane, was born 25 Dec 1823). In Jan 1852, Thomas J. Lane stated his mother Agnes Lane had died "some four years earlier." (Rev. War Pension File No. R6116)


Burnett, J.J., Sketches of Tennessee's Pioneer Baptist Preachers," first series, Vol. I, Nashville: Marshall and Bruce, 1919.

Toomey, Glenn A., Bi-Centennial Holston: Tennessee's First Baptist Association and Its Affiliated Churches, 1786-1985, Johnson City, Tennessee: (privately published), 1985.

White, Virgil, Genealogical Abstracts of Revolutionary War Pension Abstract Files, National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, 1990.

Ramsey, J.G.M., The Annals of Tennessee to the End of the Eighteenth Century, Walker and Jones, Charleston, SC, 1853, reprinted by the East Tennessee Historical Society, Knoxville, Tennessee, 1967.

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