Biography of David R. Lucas
Madison County, Ohio Biographies





DAVID R. LUCAS, farmer, P. 0. West Jefferson, is a son of John and a grandson of Capt. Thomas Lucas. The latter was a native of Ireland, but, prior to the war of Independence, he, with one brother, came to America, and became a patriot in the great conflict that soon followed. His efficiency as a soldier soon gained for him the commission of Captain, in which rank he served through the struggle. He then married and settled in Franklin County, Penn., where he died at an advanced age. During his life, he obtained a grant for a survey of military land in Ohio, but never settled on it. His family consisted of six children, two of whom, one son and one daughter, settled in South Carolina, where their posterity still reside. Three daughters, and John, the youngest, came to Ohio. The girls settled in Franklin County, and John in Madison, about the year 1835. He married Eliza McAfee, a native of Franklin County, Penn., of Scotch parentage. On coming to Madison County, he settled in Jefferson Township, on the military land of his father. He ever after remained a resident and farmer of this township, and at his death he owned nearly four hundred acres. He was a hardy and well constitutioned pioneer. He and his wife were for a number of years members of the Presbyterian Church. They both died in 1855. They had a family of seven children, three of whom are now living, viz., Anna, wife of F. C Knaga, of Jackson County, Mo.; James and David R., both of Madison County, Ohio. David R., the youngest, was born in 1836, on the farm he now owns, and where he has ever since resided. He is by occupation a farmer and stock raiser, and owns 350 acres of good land, under a high state of cultivation and well improved. He is an enterprising citizen, and has officially been associated with the Board of Township Trustees and Board of Education. He is manifesting a special interest in the education of his children, who are six living and four deceased. Mr. Lucas was married, in 1862, to Miss Maria Thompson, of Delaware County, Ohio.

From:
History of Madison County, Ohio
Published by: W. H. Beers and Company
Chicago, Illinois
1883


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