The history of the Lane Family of Bedford began in 1664 when Job Lane (1), an immigrant from Rickmansworth, England, acquired a large tract of land in exchange for building a house in Connecticut for the grandson of Governor Winthrop. The land deeded to Job Lane comprises one-fifth of what is now Bedford. Thus began the long involvement of Job Lane and his descendants in affairs of the area, serving as public and church officials throughout the colonial period and as officers and soldiers in every military engagement of note during that time. In 1775 ten Bedford men named Lane marched as militia and Minutemen to the Battle of Concord.
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