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John Daniel Barealow Lane
Civil War Veteran

By : Richard Moberly

 

John Daniel Barealow Lane

son of Elijah and Elizabeth (nee Wells) Lane

Born : October 1, 1844 in Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois

Died : August 16, 1889 somewhere in Southwest Missouri

 

 
 

circa   1885-1889         
taken in Neosho Missouri.   

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John Daniel Barealow Lane was a Civil War Union Veteran 1861-1865.
He was born on 1 October 1844 at Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois, USA.
He was the son of Elijah Lane and Elizabeth Wells.

According to the 1850 Census John Daniel Barealow Lane lived at Perry County, Illinois, USA.
He was listed as a male in the household of Elijah Lane in the 8 October 1850 census at District 7, Perry County, Illinois, USA.

According to the 1860 Census, John Daniel Barealow Lane lived at Perry County, Illinois, USA.
He was listed as a male, age 17, in the household of Elijah Lane in the 5 July 1860 census at Township 5A Range 2 West, Pinckneyville, Perry County, Illinois, USA.


On 11 March 1862, John listed Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois, USA as his place of residence on his Muster In papers.

John began his military service on 11 March 1862 at St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA,
He joined for Duty and enrolled for 3 years as a Private in Captain Covert's Company Kenrick Guard, Missouri State Militia.

NOTE: This organization subsequently became Co. I, 1st Regiment Missouri State Militia Infantry.
John's Muster-in date was on 16 April 1862 at Company Muster-in Roll Call, St. Louis, St. Louis County, Missouri, USA.
On 30 April 1862, he was Absent- In Hospital.
Then, after 1 May 1862, he was listed as a Cook in the Hospital.
He was present in Regular Company on 7 July 1862.
He was again Sick in Hospital at De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri, USA, on 20 October 1862.
A few days later, on 23 October 1862, he was again assigned as a cook at hospital at De Soto, Jefferson County, Missouri, USA.
On 31 December 1862 he was relieved of duty as Cook and sent to his Company somewhere in Missouri by order of Colonol Gray.
On 23 February 1863 he was sent home to apprehend deserters at Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois, USA.
He was listed as present with company in March 1863;
And once again, he was listed as sick at Regimantal Hospital on 28 April 1864.
Almost a month later, on 20 May 1864, he was serving as an ambulance driver for the Regimental Hospital at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA.

Per Special Order 252 Head Quarters Department of Missouri. Dated 11 Sept 1864.,
John Daniel Barealow Lane was to be Discharged Oct. 26, 1864 .
He would then be Transferred to 14th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry .
Discharge and Descriptive Roll given at date of reenlistment.
On 24 September 1864, He Stated he was born in Perry County Illinois and is 20 years old.
Description by examining surgeon. Grey eyes, Black hair, Fair complexion and is 5'11".
This examination took place at Rolla, Phelps County, Missouri, USA.

On on 26 October 1864, as previously directed, John was discharged as a Private from Company I, 1st Regiment, Missouri State Militia Infantry .
He then transferred to 14th Missouri Volunteer Cavalry.
On 13 November 1864, roll call lists him at Post Hospital, Benton Barracks, Missouri, USA, with a diagnosis of Chronic Diarrhea.
He stated he was age 21, single and nearest relative residence listed as Tamaroa, Perry County, Illinois.
His rank was Recruit, 14th Missouri Cavalry.
He was placed in Ward 5 and his hospital number is 1059129.
Unable to read where he said his nativity was and where his residence was.
A few days later, on 18 November 1864, he returned to duty;
On 28 November 1864, John was mustered into service with the 14th Regiment of Cavalry Missouri Volunteers.
He was unassigned to a Company at this point and was stationed at Benton Barricks, Benton, Scott County, Missouri, USA.
On 3 December 1864, he was appointed Farrier, Company A, 14 Regiment Missouri Cavalry.
On 8 December 1864, John at Benton Barracks, Benton, Scott County, Missouri, USA.

      Special Orders.(dated on 8 December 1864)

I, Private John D Lane of Co A 14th Cav Mo Vol's is hereby detailed as Clerk at these Hd Qrs and will report for duty immediately.

By order of John A Payne, Capt. John was given a Veteran's Furlough on 21 December 1864.
Ten days later, on 31 December 1864, he returned to his duties as a Farrier, Company A, 14 Regiment Missouri Volunteer Cavalry.
He was serving as an Ambulance Driver Regimental Hospital , on 1 July 1865.
John was Detailed for duty at Head Quarters at Junction City, Geary County, Kansas, USA,
with these orders dated on 27 September 1865.

Private John D Lane, Co A, 14 Cavalry Missouri Vol is hereby detailed for duty at these Hd Qrs and will report without delay. By Order of John A Payn.

On 17 November 1865, John was mustered out as a Private, Company A, 14th Regiment Missouri Cavalry. at Leavenworth, Leavenworth County, Kansas, USA.
It was noted that he Retained Revolver, Sabre and Accoutrements. And that he had Re-enlisted from 1st Infantry Missouri State Militia.

He was listed as a male, age 27, and a farmer in the household of Elijah Lane in the 19 August 1870 census at Shoal Creek Township Newtonia Post Office, Newton County, Missouri, USA.

John Daniel Barealow Lane, son of Elijah Lane and Elizabeth Wells,married Suphronia Elizabeth Kirby, daughter of Kearney Cotton Kirby and Keziah Lucy Jane Poe, on 6 September 1870 at Camp Ground, Uniontown, Bourbon County, Kansas, USA. According to their daughter, Ora Suphronia (LANE) Seeley, there were four babies born that all died young before Ora was born.

In 1879, John Lane's mill was destroyed by a boiler explosion killing 2 workers. This happened at 7 1/2 miles SW, Neosho, Newton County, Missouri, USA.

NOTE: I got this information from the Neosho Library and I have not verified this was my John Lane. I will have to go back and copy the information as I didn't think to do so at the time.

John Daniel Barealow Lane was in lumber mill work according to his daughter, Ora Suphronia in 1880.
He appeared as head of household, Occupation Miller, in the 9 June 1880 census at Erie Township, McDonald County, Missouri, USA.
Residing in the same household were,Suphronia Elizabeth Lane, his wife, , Bell Kirby, niece, David Lane, brother, Mrs. Elizabeth Lane, mother.

John Daniel Barealow Lane died on 16 August 1889 at age 44 somewhere in SouthWest Missouri.
His daughter, Ora Sophronia (Lane) Seeley, stated that her father rode away one day after not feeling well.
He was gone for 3 or 4 days. When he returned, he lived for 2 weeks and died.

My Mother, Grace Lane (Bolender) Moberly, John's Great Granddaughter, recalls something being said about his condition was kidney related and that the Doctor told him if he had come 6 months sooner he could have helped him.

He was buried after 16 August 1889, near Carter's Mill by new school house being built. I am unsure of the exact date and location of burial but it is somewhere in Southwest Missouri.


2008 Wayne Hinton

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