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Ebenezer Zane

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Re: Zane Grey Relationship

Posted: 1263927412000
Classification: Query
I do believe that Zane Grey is the great grandson of Ebenezer Zane, founder of Wheeling WV. So, he's on our branch of the Zane family, as opposed to the New Jersey branch. However, some of the family 'facts' he mentions in his first book, "Betty Zane", are incorrect--which unfortunately were perpetuated by Allan Eckert in his book, "That Dark and Bloody River". Grey said the immigrant Zane, also named Ebenezer, was a Danish nobleman in exile. The actual immigrant was Robert Zane, an Englishman and a Quaker. The novel also misrepresents the date of Andrew Zane's death. Andrew was present during the 1782 siege of Fort Henry. Andrew was also my GGG-grandfather. My family here in California (and my cousins in Illinois) have long thought we were descended from Isaac and Myeerah, based on the research of my late uncle, Montelle Zane. But my research shows descent thru Andrew, not Isaac. Well, I don't care if I'm a Wyandot or not--I'm still a Zane!
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Harry Zane W. 981996684000 
Kevin Grey 986995652000 
Harry 987094709000 
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KerryZane909 1263927412000 
CAROLMYERS24 992338423000 
Betty Zane zmeyerholtz 941123600000 
Diane J. Nichols 951087023000 
Aird2001 955744940000 
Diane J. Nichols 955748172000 
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