The Villages Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will learn about the Edenton Tea Party when the group meets a 10 a.m. Saturday, May 14 at Captiva Recreation Center. Visitors are welcome.
Allan Lane will be speaking about the Edenton Tea Party and other heroic acts of women during the American Revolution. On Oct. 25, 1774, 51 women in Edenton, N.C. resolved to stop buying English imports of tea and fabrics. The women, led by Penelope Baker, signed and mailed their resolutions to England, and that action has since become known as the Edenton Tea Party.
Lane is the past president of the Lake-Sumter Chapter of SAR. He lives in Winter Garden, with his wife of 53 years, near their two sons and three grandchildren. He was born and raised in North Carolina, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from the University of North Carolina in 1969. He received an MA from Central Michigan University in 1972. After service as a commissioned officer in the USAF, he became a special agent with the FBI, retiring from that career in 2000. Following retirement, he remains active in the Sons of the American Revolution and in his church. His wife was a career teacher and administrator, and is active with the DAR. One of their sons is a captain with an area Police Department, and represents the fourth consecutive generation of law enforcement officers in the family. Their other son is an IT specialist with a local university.