Isaac Lane – Pvt

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FOUND Delia Lane Lash’s father’s information! Totally cool!! Isaac Lane who was a Private in the 8th Michigan Infantry Regiment, Company A. He was wounded at Battle at Antietam. He was captured there too on 17 Sept 1862 (haven’t found where they sent him, but I’ve got emails out to 3 of the prison camps). He was discharged 3 April 1863. Thanks to David Nighttrain Lane – (my 2nd cousin) for the following photos!

He was born 7 May 1839 in New York to Abial Lane & Lousia Swears.  Married Elsa Cobb (1851 – 1936) daughter of Ira H. Cobb & Esther Gillett sometime before 1870. They had 6 daughters & 5 sons.  He died on 17 Dec 1913 in Hadley, Lapeer County, MI & is buried in Goodrich Cemetery, Lapeer, MI on 30 Dec 1913.



Neff/Garner Brick Wall

Oh boy does genealogy have anything to do with LUCK? I think so. I was just playing around and trying to get my sources all in line, so I went to It said James G. Neff born in Michigan married Hattie Gainer on 03 July 1880 in Dryden, Lapeer County, Michigan.

Ok, Dryden is where Mary, Harriet, Albert lived with Mortimer Hilliker in 1870 all with the last name Hilliker. So I went looking in the 1880 census; Albert is with Alfred in NY and I found a Harriet Gainer (Garver) in Hart, Oceana County, MI (which is on the other side of the state from Lapeer) living in the County Poor Farm. I don’t know if this is my Harriet or not, where Harriet was from 1870 census and her marriage date of 3 July 1880 I don’t know, and then from 1880 to 1900 I don’t know where the family is other than Saginaw County.  I did find that her full name was Harriett Amelia Garner, I love that middle name!!
This photo was found in an old Bible, that was Harriet (Garner) Neff’s. The man sitting is James Gilbert Neff. The boys are Howard & Charles Neff, I believe the one on the left is Howard & the one on the right is Charles.