Lane, Ebenezer

Born: 1793-07-10 Maine

Died: 1870-03-08 Oxford, Ohio

Flourished: Oxford, Ohio

Ebenezer Lane co-founded the Lane Theological Seminary in Cincinnati, Ohio. In 1850, Lane's occupation was farming, and he owned $30,000 worth of real estate. He also had ties to the riverboat trade, the wholesale dry goods business in Cincinnati, and the liquor business in New Orleans throughout his life. Lane donated thirty-four acres of land near his home in Oxford to the Oxford Female College, which opened in 1856 to more than 200 students. He married Celeste Hersey in 1825, and the couple had four children.

; The Sun (Baltimore, MD), 11 March 1870, 1:7;Ohio Historic Places Dictionary (Santa Barbara, CA: Somerset, 1999), 2:96; Daniel W. Stowell et al., eds., The Papers of Abraham Lincoln: Legal Documents and Cases (Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2008), 4:243, n184; U.S. Census Office, Seventh Census of the United States (1850), Butler County, OH, 417; Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 , Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution; Gravestone, Oxford Cemetery, Oxford, OH.