Tidings LANE Sarah LANE Isaac LANE Mary CUDE Esther BIBBINS Mini tree diagram

Tidence LANE2,1,3,4,2

also known as Tidence Cloud Lane

12th May 17631,2 - 25th Jan 18411,3

Life History

12th May 1763

Born in Randolph County, North Carolina.1,2

about 1780

Birth of daughter Sarah LANE in Virginia.5,6,7

23rd Oct 1783

Married Mary CUDE in North Carolina.2,1

12th Aug 1788

Birth of son Isaac LANE in Tennessee.8,9

25th Jan 1841

Died in Jefferson County, Tennessee.1,3


  • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
    Tidence Lane
    Gender Male
    Birth Year 1763, PlaceUnknown
    Spouse Name Mary Cude
    Spouse Birth Year 1766
    Marriage State NC [no date given]

    In 1840, a census entry for Tide Lane appears to record this TidenceLane, aged 70-80, matchign the known birth date of Tidence in 1763.He is next door to a younger Isaac Lane, age 50-60.  This matchesTidence's son Isaac, born in 1788.  Howver, Tidence is living alone inthis hosuhold, so where was his wife Mary?  Her known death date was14 November 1851.

    1840 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee, Northern Division,Date Not Known, Page 328 (scan number)
    Tide Lane head of household
    Males 1 x 70-80

    1840 United States Federal Census, Veterans Schedule
    Tide Lane
    Age 78, Birth Year abt 1762
    Residence Jefferson County, Tennessee

    His son Isaac and family are enumerated next door.

    1840 Federal Census, Phillips County, Arkansas, Mooney Township, page83
    Isaac Lane head of household
    Males 1 Under age 5; 1 x 5-10; 1 x 10-15; 1 x 20-30; 1 x 50-60
    Females 1 x 5-10; 2 x 10-15; 1 x 20-30; 1 x 30-40; 1 x 50-60


    Revolutionary War
    Tidence Lane and Sons
    of Early Tennessee Compiled by C. Hammett, 2001
    for TNGenWeb (TNGenNet) and the Combs &c. Research Group

    Captain Tidence LANE and his sons, Isaac and Tidence, Jr., were allthree both Revolutionary Soldiers and Revolutionary Reverends, amongthe earliest Baptists in East Tennessee:

    TIDENCE LANE, Sr., born near Baltimore, Maryland on 31 Aug 1724(christened Tidings at St. Paul's parish in that city), was the son ofRichard and Sarah LANE, grandson of Dutton and Pretitia TIDING Lane,and great-grandson of Major Samuel LANE, an officer in the King'sservice in the Province of Maryland in 1680. The family moved toLunenburg County, Virginia (where a Tidance LANE is found on the 1748list of tithables returned by William Caldwell), but according toBurnett, Tidence was already in Randolph County, North Carolina whenhe married Esther BIBBIN or BIBBER on 9 May 1743. A Tidance LANE is onthe 1779 tax list of Randolph County, North Carolina, where Tidencehad earlier been converted to the Baptist religion by Shubael STERNSof the Sandy Creek Baptist Church Circuit in North Carolina.

    He came to Tennessee in the 1770s as part of a group of Baptists fromSandy Creek who settled on Boone's Creek in Washington County, and in1779, it was under the leadership of Tidence LANE that the BuffaloRidge Church was built in that county, the oldest church in the stateof Tennessee. Ramsey concurs with this date, stating that in 1779,"Tidence Lane, a Baptist preacher, organized a congregation this year[1779]. A house of worship was erected on Buffalo Ridge." (Tidence wasalso the first moderator of the Holston Association of BaptistChurches at "Cherokee meeting-house" in Washington County, on the"Saturday before the fourth Sunday in October, 1786").

    TIDENCE LANE, JR. was born 12 May 1763 in Randolph County, NorthCarolina, and lived in Washington County, North Carolina, when hefirst enlisted in the service of the Revolutionary War. He applied forhis pension on 3 Sep 1833 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, declaringthat he had married Mary (surname not stated) on 23 Oct 1783. He died25 Jan 1841 in Jefferson County, Tennessee, and his widow applied on20 Jan 1844 in Jefferson, aged 77. Their children were: Lydia, born 6Jan 1786, Isaac, born 8 Aug 1788, Nancy, born 4 or 24 Jul 1791,Esther, born 6 Nov 1793, John, born 4 Jun 1796, Noah, born 18 Oct1798, Mary, born 20 Nov 1800, Right, born 7 Jun 1803 and James MadisonLANE, born 3 Nov 1805 (Rev War Pension File No. W3777).

    In 1800, Tidence Lane, Sr. with 350 acres, 1 black poll and no whitepolls, is the tax list of a Capt. Lane (Tidence himself?) in JeffersonCounty, Tennessee. Also on this list are Richard Lane with 1 whitepoll, Tidence Lane, Jr. with 200 acres and 1 white poll, and AquilaLane with 321 acres, 1 white poll and 1 black poll. In 1812, a TidensLane is on the Warren County, Tennessee Tax List of Benjamin Lockhart.

    Isaac LANE, son of Tidence and Esther BIBBIN or BIBBER Lane,(according to his Revolutionary War pension file), was born on 14 Feb1760, and lived in Pittsylvania County, Virginia when he firstenlisted in the service of the Revolution, later removing to WataugaCounty, North Carolina [sic, but Washington County, North Carolina,parent county of Tennessee, and earlier known as Watauga].

    According to Ramsey, Isaac and Aquila Lane (his brother) were membersof a Washington County militia company "of whigs" that includedCaptain William Bean, James Robertson and John Sevier when, in 1778,they drove Isam Yearley, a loyalist on Nollichucky, out of thecountry, and afterward pursued a party of Tories who "under the leadof Mr. Grimes, on Watauga, had killed Millican, a Whig, and attemptedto kill Mr. Roddy and Mr. Grubbs. The latter they had taken to a highpinnacle on the edge of the river, and threatened to throw him off. Hewas respited under a promise that they should have all his property.These tories were concealed high up Watauga in the mountain, butCaptain Bean and his whig comrades ferreted them out, fired upon andwounded their leader, and forced them to escape across the mountain.Capt. Grimes was hung after King's Mountain battle, in which he wastaken prisoner."*

    * Ramsey adds that other members of Bean's company were Joseph Duncan,John Condley, Thomas Hardiman, William Stone, Michael Massingale, Johnand George Bean, Edmond Bean, James Roddy, and Samuel and Robert Tate.He does not give his source.

    Isaac served as a Lieutenant under Col. John Sevier at the battle ofKing's Mountain on 7 Oct 1780. (Burnett and Ramsey. Alderman'sOvermountain Men places both Isaac and Tidence at King's Mountain,with Tidence as a Captain).

    In 1783, Isaac is on the Greene County Tax List, and in 1797, both anIsaac and a Tidence Lane are on a 1797 Grainger County, TennesseeIntruder List. In 1799, Isaac Lane is on the Grainger County Tax Listof Capt. Lane (believed to have been Isaac himself), his land in thatpart of Grainger County that became Claiborne County in 1801. In 1802,Isaac gave the land on which was built the meeting house of the firstBaptist church organized in Claiborne County, at Big Springs, nowSpringdale. Isaac applied for his Revolutionary War pension in 1832,by then a resident of McMinn County, declaring that he then toGrainger County, Tennessee, then to Claiborn County, Tennessee, thenfinally to McMinn. He had married May 1782 to Sarah RUSSELL inWashington County, North Carolina, and had served under a CaptainGeorge RUSSELL (relationship to Sarah, if any, not stated).

    He died on 9 Nov 1851 in McMinn, and his widow applied there on 18 Aug1852, aged 92. She also applied there for BLW on 14 Apr 1855, theirchildren mentioned, but only son Tidance C. Lane, of McMinn County in1844, was named in the claim. A Russell Lane was also mentioned, butno relationship was stated. A Mary JARNAGIN, widow of Noah JARNAGIN,was aged about 88 when she made an affidavit on 6 Oct 1853 in GraingerCounty, Tennessee, about the wedding of Isaac and Sarah. (Rev WarPension File No. R6137, BLW File #1243-300-14)

    AQUILLA LANE, born 18 May 1753, resided in Orange County, NorthCarolina when he first enlisted in the service of the Revolution, butby 01 Feb 1780, when he married Agnes FITZGERALD, was in WashingtonCounty, North Carolina (now Tennessee). Agnes was born 18 Jun 1763,and their children were: Esther, born 7 Nov 1780, Garret, born 18 Jun1782, Ransom, born 17 Oct 1784, Jane, born 6 Mar 1787, Tidence, born18 Apr 1789, Theney, born 29 Sep 1791, John King Lane, born 7 Jan1794, Clear, born 4 Apr 7196, Anna, born 4 Apr 1798, Pleasant, born 20Apr 1800, Adelina, born 17 Sep 1802, and Thomas Jefferson Lane, born 9Oct 1804 (Also shown in these records were Thomas J. Lane who marriedVaney 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 yearsearlier." (Rev. War Pension File No. R6116)

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

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

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

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

    I notice that among the children of Tidence and Mary Cude Lane listedin the Civil War pension information, no child named Sarah is listed.The first sources I found on this lineage indicated that Sarah'sparents wire Tidence and his wife (whose name was not known at thetime and in that source).  Sarah's birth date was about 1780, however,while the records here indicate that Tidence and Mary married in 1783. But there could be an error in her estimated birth year.

    Revolutionary War Pension Records
    East Tennessee
    Tidence Lane, Private
    $10 monthly allowance
    Twice-yearly payment records until September 1840.
    Died 25 Janry 1841 Paid out 1938


  • 1. C Hammett, "Revolutionary War" Compilation on Lane family, 2001
  • 2. U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
  • 3. Revolutionary War Pension Records
  • 4. One World Tree (sm)
    • http://trees.ancestry.com/owt/person.aspx?pid=142459227&st=1
  • 5. 1870 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • July 23, District 3, PO Trion, p 7, Hse/Fam #44
  • 6. 1860 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 8 June, PO Not Stated, page 337 (scan 497), Hse #2386, Fam #2430
  • 7. 1880 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • 17 June, Civil District 5, Enumeration District 179, page 39 (scan
  • 8. 1840 Federal Census, Jefferson County, Tennessee
    • Northern Division, Date Not Known, Page 328 (scan number)
  • 9. Family Data Collection - Births

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