The Lane Family purchased Brompton in 1873 and lived there until 1887 when they sold Brompton to Capitan M.B. Rowe. John Green Lane was a native of Rose Hill, Rappahannock County Virginia. John Green Lane and his wife, Helen Berry Lane had four children, two sons and two daughters. Their granddaughter would later attend The State Normal School, which is now the University of Mary Washington and graduated in 1913.
To the left is a family tree showing the generations of the Lane family, beginning with Helen Berry, the mother of Helen Berry Lane. Helen Berry Lane's husband, John Green Lane is also shown and below are their four children, Helen, William, Harry and Lizzie. At the bottom is Helen Lane Daniel, the daughter of Lizzie Lane.