Biography of John Lucas
Marin County, CA Biographies





John Lucas. Was born in Barney of Ballaghkune, parish of Edermin, and townland of Coolnaboy, county of Wexford, Ireland, March 12, 1826. and there received his education and resided until July, 1852, when he sailed for California, arriving in San Francisco September 16th of that year, and on the following day came to this county and joined his uncle, the well known Don Timoteo Murphy, a large land owner and early resident of Margin. In 1853 Mr. Lucas returned to Ireland, but came back to California, arriving in San Francisco July 14, 1855, and coming direct to San Rafael, but after a few months, in 1856, he moved to the ranch opposite the Miller place, where he resided until 1863, when he moved to his present estate, which consists of seven thousand six hundred acres. He married May 1, 1855, Maria Sweetman, by whom there are Alice M., Kate F., Henry J., Maria L., John E., and Eliza P. Mr. and Mrs. Lucas have also an adopted daughter named Maggie.

From:
History of Marin County, California
Alley, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1880


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