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Re: Revolutionary War Soldier Burials.
Posted by: Violet O. GUY (ID *****1964) Date: March 17, 2007 at 20:33:12
In Reply to: Re: Revolutionary War Soldier Burials. by Connie Lasley of 816

Connie Lasley:

You wrote: "We know that Fielding Lucas who died in 1841 is buried in a small plot south of Owensville known as 'Lucas Burying Ground'. Fielding is believed to be the son of Francis Lucas Jr., son of Francis Lucas."

In my own mind, I always interpeted that it might be something like this "Lucas Buring Ground". South of Owensville, Indiana! I would like to explore this!


Here is one of my son's findings giving our Rev. War. Patriot & wife along with their children's names, which was found in the Preble County, Ohio Library, where we stopped enroute to a Mendenhall Family Reunion, Richmond, IN in August 2005: In Indiana, our early settlers included FOSTER, LUCAS, MOORE, MENDENHALL, WIGGINS.

SOURCE: "Genealogical Abstracts Of Revolutionary War Pension Files, Volume II: F-M", Abstracted by Virgil D. White. [The National Historical Publishing Company, Waynesboro, Tennessee, 1991 (Library of Congress Catolog Card Number: 90-063006, other numbers listed, also.)]

Abstracts of Rev. War Pension File --
Francis, S36687, VA LINE, sol was b 10 Mar 1753, in Culpeper Co., VA, he appl 27 June 1818 Gibson Co., IN, in 1820 he had a wife Fanny aged 52 & children: Mary 19, Jemima 16, William 13 & Francis, Jr aged 9 yrs, in 1820 sol had moved to Princeton IN, sol d Aug 1831 leaving a wife & several children but their names were not given."

Francis Lucas had the pension for 2 years; however, he was denied futher payments as he had too many assets. From research, I know this Francis, the Patriot, had settled his father's estate in Virignia, before the family migrated to Indiana.

There are 3 generations in a row, where our ancestors had the name of Francis:
1) Francis Lucas md. Elizabeth ________unk;left a will, VA;
2) Francis Lucas, the Rev. War Patriot of Virginia, md Fanny;
3) Francis Lucas, Jr age 9 in 1820 (not postive as to birth State.).

Our own family records show that Francis Lucus, Jr md Johanna Wiggins -- their marriage is listed in "Indiana Marriages". Their daughter, Frances Viola Lucas, b. IL md. Hamilton Foster in IA; and my mother, Frances Viola Wolff, TX>WA/OR is a namesake of her Grandmother -- and then there is me, Violet. (My mother says: "Francis/Frances = his/hers" as to order in spelling!

We have a lot of material, including a Census, which has Francis Lucas as well as Fielding & other Lucas names (by SOUNDEX method) in Gibson Co., IN (as I recall, it was the 1820 Census).

Violet Moore Guy

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