3051. Martha Ann Woolsey
was born on 18 Jan 1840 in Pulaski County, KY. She died on 6 Jun 1933 in
Rolla, Phelps, MI. She was buried on 9 Jun 1933 in Beaver Cemetery, Phelps,
MO. Lived 100 years. Buried Beaver Cem., Phelps Co., Missouri(4) Martha came
from Ky on a wagon train. Her mother refused to go on and turned back when they
reached Mo. Martha had to raise her brothers and sisters.
She remembered that Polk was running for president (he was elected in 1844) and
that her mother told her she was nine or ten years old. She met James when he
rode into the hills where she lived. He had a money bag on his saddle. Later
she would hang her red underwear on the line if soldiers were near, as a warning
for him to hide out and not come around. Because both sides were looking for
him during the Civil War. Jesse James and
some of his men came to her farm and had her cook them some chicken. Then they
hid in her hay loft. When they left they threw some coins on the table to pay
for the meal. (1) She was married by G.M. Mills, Justice of the Peace. She lived
in Phelps Co., Mo. 1862, 1863, 1864, 1865.
She was married to James W. Lane
on 1 Jan 1860. James W. Lane was born on 12 Mar 1836
in Putnam County, IN. He was buried in Nov 1895 in Beaver Cemetery, Phelps,
MO. He died on 26 Nov 1895 in Little Piney, Phelps, MO. Martha Ann Woolsey
and James W. Lane had the following children:
Mary Jane Lane.
William Woolsey Lane was born on 15 Jan 1862 in Phelps County, MO. He
died on 15 Oct 1862 in Phelps County, MO.
George W. Lane.