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PATRIOT Sgt. James Lucas[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1760 - 1820  (60 years)


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  • Name James Lucas 
    • s/o William Lucas
    Title PATRIOT 
    Prefix Sgt. 
    Born 1760  Prince George's Co., Colonial Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1820  Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • If he married Milly Key in 1802; likely Ruth was dead.
    Person ID I15050  My Reynolds Line | Descendants of William Walters
    Last Modified 20 May 2022 

    Family 1 Ruth Holmes Lewis,   b. Abt 1760, Prince George's Co., Colonial Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1802, Halifax Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 41 years) 
    Married 20 Aug 1780  Anne Arundel Co., Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Maryland Marriages, 1655-1850
      Name: Ruth Lewis
      Gender: Female
      Marriage Date: 17 Aug 1780
      Spouse: James Lucus
      Spouse Gender: Male
      County: Anne Arundel County [7]
    Children 
    +1. Verlinda Lucas,   b. Abt 1787, Caroline Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Apr 1850, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 63 years)
     2. Elizabeth Lucas,   b. 1796, Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1859, Giles Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
    Last Modified 26 May 2022 
    Family ID F5240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mildred 'Milly' Key,   b. Est 1785, Campbell Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 5 Feb 1802  Campbell County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Type: Bond 
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2016 
    Family ID F6048  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Frances Walters,   b. Abt 1736, Brunswick Co., Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1803, Pittsylvania County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Married 19 Dec 1803  Halifax County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Last Modified 13 May 2022 
    Family ID F6115  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 

  • Sources 
    1. [S54] DAR, http://services.dar.org/members/dar_research/search_descendants/?action=list&MyPrimary_Seqn=449600&MyLineageCount=1&Control_Min_Seqn=449600.
      The Said Elizabeth Lucas was the child of James Lucas born on - - 1760 at Prince George Co MD died at Halifax Co VA on - - 1820 and his ( 1st ) wife, Ruth Holmes Lewis Lucas born on - - 1760 at Prince George Co MD, died at Halifax Co VA on c - - Bef 1802 married on 20 - Aug - 1780
      JAMES LUCAS
      Service:
      MARYLAND Rank: SERGEANT
      Birth:
      1760 MARYLAND
      Death:
      1820 HALIFAX CO VIRGINIA
      Service Source:
      NARA, M881, COMP MIL SERV REC, ROLL #400
      Service Description:
      1) CAPT HATCH DENT, COL THOMAS PRICE
      2) 2ND REGT


    2. [S73] Deeds, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia DB9/185 Jan 1791.
      Pittsylvania Co VA DB 9
      p.18 5 Jan 1791 Charles Kennon of Halifax to William Everett of Caswell. 32£. Tract in Pittsylvania on Wolf Hill Crk 80 ¼ acres Wm Durretts Corner, Byrds old line; crossing a branch, down the branch to Wolf Hill Crk, up the Creek to Charles Allen's Corner in Gabriel Richards line. Signed: Chs. Kennon Wit: Gabriel Richards, James Lucas, Archer Walters Ack by Kennon 20 Jun 1791
      p.56 5 Jan 1791 Charles Kennon of Halifax to Archibald Walters of Pittsylvania. 53£. Tract on Wolf Hill Crk. 107 acres. Begin at pointers in Byrds line & Everet's corner. Ball's line. To the Creek, Everett's line. Signed: Charles Kennon Wit: Gabriel Richards, James Lucas, Edward Bucy 20 Jun 1791 Proved by oaths of 2 of the wit. Fully proved 15 Aug 1791.
      James Lucas Associates

    3. [S181] Land Records, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia Land Entry Record Book 1737-1770.
      (14 July 1755) Thomas Spencer 400 Ac on the Branches of Miry Creek including the vacant Land between Daniel Williams and Alexander Moore's lines thence nor'wardly.
      Danl. Jones enters 400 Ac of Ld on the Branch that goes thro Geo. Youngs Corn Field running up sd Br. to Henry Lansfords little entry Begin: at a White Oak mark'd D.

      (11 Decr. 1755) WILLIAM LUCUS 400 Ac on Turkey Cr. Beg. at Thos. Potters Lower Line Th.e down on both sides. [places James Lucas in Pitts. Co]

    4. [S107] Family Histories, https://www.ancestry.com/discoveryui-content/view/3485122:61157.
      James Lucas (1760-1820) served as sergeant in Capt. Hatch Dent's company, Maryland regiment. He was born in Maryland; died in Halifax County, Virginia

    5. [S132] Revolutionary War Pension Applications, https://duckduckgo.com/?q=James+Lucas+%2B+Sgt.+in+the+Revolution+1780&t=newext&atb=v302-1&ia=web.
      Southern Campaigns American Revolution Pension Statements and Rosters
      Pension Application of George Robards (Roberts) S31339 VA
      Transcribed and annotated by C. Leon Harris. Revised 20 Aug 2015.
      State of Kentucky } This day George Robards came into open court and made oath to the following
      Mercer County Viz } statement for the purpose of obtaining a pension under the late act of Congress
      approved the 7th day of June 1832 For the relief of certain surviving officers and soldiers of the revolutionary war. I hereby state that on the 4th day of February 1777 I enlisted with Liut George Holland of Moses Hawkins company in the 14th Virginia Regiment of the Continental line in
      Goochland county Virginia for the term of three years. That in a short time afterwards at Fredericksburgh [sic: Fredericksburg] I was appointed orderly sergeant of my company by Col Charles Lewis who commanded the Regiment and in about two months afterwards when we joined the main army at middlebrook in New Jersey I was appointed by Col. C Lewis Quarter master Sergeant and continued in this office about twenty two months when I wa appointed Clerk to the commissary department under John Robertson [?but was not discharged? interlined] in december 1778 and continued in this office until within three weeks of the expiration of my time which was the 4th Feb 1780 when we were ordered to the South and I performed the duties of Waggon Master until we arrived at Petersburgh [sic: Petersburg] Virginia and when we reached Fredericksburgh I was Honorably discharged having faithfille performed
      the several offices aforesaid during my full term of three years, during which time I was in the Battles of Brandywine [11 Sep 1777], Germantown [4 Oct 1777] and monmouth [28 Jun 1778], and also at the taking of Stony Point under Genl. [Anthony] Wayne [16 Jul 1779]. In the month of April 1780 soon after I was discharged I was drafted for six months in the Militia service and In consideration of my previous services I was appointed by Gov.[?] Jefferson a Lieutenant in the Militia service it being the Virginia Regiment of the State line commanded by Col [James] Lucas and I marched to South Carolina where I was engaged in the Battle of Camden [16 Aug 1780] and continued to hold my commission when in the month of May 1781 I was ordered to meet Genl LaFayette at the Racoon ford [Raccoon Ford on Rapidan River VA], where I remained for two months longer making about 15 months after I was commissioned as Liut and on my return home I was appointed Captain of my company in which office I continued until till the close of the War. He farther states, that a receipt from the commissary in the only paper he can find which he hereby refers to, that his discharge and commissions he has long since lost or mislaid, That he is not a Pensioner and hereby releases to the U States all other claims for a Pension. Witness my hand this 9th day of July 1832 Mercer County viz} This day Claiborn Bradshaw [Claibourn (Claburn) Bradshaw W8394] now in the 73d year of his age made oath in open court that, he is well acquainted with George Robards whose name is subscribed to his affidavit and he is now present before him and he is the same George Robards with whom I served in the revolutionary army in the year 1777 in the 9th Virginia Regiment and the s?d Robards was in the 14th Virginia Regiment and I know that he acted in the capacity of Quarter Master Sergeant and Clerk to the Commissary department, at the time I knew him and when I was
      discharged s?d Robards was left by me in the service and I have often since conversed with him and I Believe that he faitfully served out his time of three years and I have known him up to the present time.
      Given under my hand this 9th July 1832.
      This day Edward Houtchins [sic: Edward Houchins W11318] came into open court & state that he is 73
      years of age, that he is well acquainted with George Robards whose name is signed above, and in the year 1777 I well recollect when he Robards enlisted in the continental line and joined the army, and I also recollect when he returned having served three years in the army and I was a private soldier in the company of the 4th Virginia State Line Regiment under the s?d Robards as my Lieutenant and we were together at the Battle of Camden and the s?d Roberts was a faithful officer for more than six months, I lived a near neighbor of s?d Robards at the time of the war of the Revolution and know him to be the same man. Witness my hand this 9th day of July 1832.
      State of Kentucky } This day Jesse Roberts [sic: Jesse Robards, pension application W8563] came
      Mercer County viz } personally into open court and being sworn according to Law he states that he is
      well acquainted with George Roberts [sic] that he well recollects of his being in the regular service for three years That soon after s?d George Roberts was discharged from s?d service, he was drafted into the Militia service of the state of Virginia early in the spring 1780 when he was
      appointed and commissioned a Lieutenant by Governor Jefferson on account of his previous services in Capt Edmund Curds company and in Col Lucas Regiment and I know that s?d George Roberts joined his company in Goochland county, and marched from thence to Hillsborough in North Carolina where he marched to the Battle of Camden and continued in service in s?d Regiment until he was promoted as a Captain early in 1782. and I often saw the s?d George Roberts when he was a Lieutenant and commanded in his company and know that he held his commission as such in the militia of Virginia engaged in the revolutionary war. I am the brother of said George Roberts and was well acquainted with him during the war. Witness my hand this 9th day of August 1832

    6. [S132] Revolutionary War Pension Applications.
      State of Kentucky } This day Joseph Robards came before me a Justice of the Peace in & for
      Breckenridge County Sct } said County and made oath to the following Declaration viz ?I Joseph
      Robards now about Sixty Six years of age & a resident of Breckenridge
      County do hereby state on oath that I am well acquainted with Capt Geo. Robards of Mercer County and
      know that he enlisted under Capt Geo Holland in Goochland County Virginia he thinks in 1777 for three
      years and entered the Service immediately afterwards & as he believes served out his time, at any rate he
      did not return to his fathers (where this affiant also resided) until the time had expired and it was
      generally understood & believed in the neighbourhood that s?d. Geo had been in the Army 3 years when
      he returned. When he returned home he was appointed a Lieutenant in the Militia & stayed but a short
      time until he & his brother Wm Robards [William Robards] entered the service upon a six months tour
      he thinks some time in 1780 in the same county in the [blank] Virginia Regiment commanded as I
      understood by Col Lucas On this service I understood said Geo. acted as Lieutenant
      I also know that after the s?d. Geo. returned from the last Southern service he commanded a
      [illegible word] of his neighbours against the refugees [displaced loyalists] ? & about this time a
      company of the refugees was at my fathers house & he had to keep his property hid out.
      I also know that some time in 1781 said Geo. Robards marched as a Lieutenant (as I suppose)
      with Layfaett who collected the militia of Virginia to meet Lord Cornwallis (This was about the time the
      British burnt the tobacco at Richmond Va [at Manchester near Richmond, 30 Apr 1781]. On this Service
      said Geo. continued some time but how long I cannot now recollect, but when he returned he said the
      Militia was discharged
      I further certify that during the time said Geo. served, I was a member of the family and believe
      taking the whole service together said Geo. served between four & five years at least. As Witness my
      hand this 4th day of Sept. 1832 [signed] Jo Robards
      Testamony regarding James Lucas in the American Revolution; George Roberts and Joseph Roberts; note, James Lucas lived in Pittsylvania near neighbors, Ball and Devin and Neeley, all neighbors in Pittsylvania County and participants in the Revolution.

    7. [S211] State Select Marriages, https://www.ancestry.com/family-tree/person/tree/83538201/person/410010672785/facts.

    8. [S46] Marriage Record/Certificate, http://genealogytrails.com/vir/halifax/marriages3.html.
      James Lucas + Frances Carter (nee Walters)
      Lucas, James + Carter, Frances December 19, 1803
      Spencer, her youngest child is now 20 years old and planning his own wedding to Verlinda Lucas [18 Dec 1804] He has probably established his own residence, when his mother remarried the year before.