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OCONTO COUNTY
Wisconsin
FAMILIES and BIOGRAPHIES

.LUCAS.

Contributed by: Lynne Lucas Robison


BIO of James LUCAS

James Lucas was born in March 7, 1826 in Huntley Twp, Bathhurst District, Upper Canada; his father William III was born Jul 1786 in Co. Cavan, Ireland and died 18 May 1866, Shawville, Clarendon Pontiac, Quebec, Canada. James mother was Margaret Telford born Jul 1786
Co. Cavan, Ireland and she died 01 Jan 1863, Shawville, Pontiac, Quebec, Canada.

James married Catherine Tracey, she was born about 1832 Ireland; her parents were Patrick Tracey born in Ireland and Janette McDonald also born in Ireland. She has siblings Bridget (Biddy), James, Jane, Anne, etc?

The Lucas Family began in recorded history in1180 in Bury Abbey, Westley,
Suffolk, England with “Lucas” when people only had one name. For 14 generations the Lucas Family lived in England, then in the 1600’s they “acquired lands by purchase and by Royal grant considerable estates which were erected into a manor by patent of Charles II, in 1683 "to be called the manor of Castle Shane," and the principal part of which has ever since continued in the family.” (A Genealogical and Heraldic Dictionary of the Landed Gentry of Great Britain & Ireland for 1852 (Google eBook) “LUCAS OF CASTLE SHANE” page 770 and 771)

Our line of the Lucas Family lived for 4 generations in Castle Shane, CO. Monaghan , then William II moved to County Cavan in Ireland; and William III then in 1822 left for Canada and lived at Lot 1, Concession 4, Township of Huntley, Carleton County, Canada West now Quebec, Canada. William and Margaret stayed in Canada and are buried there. James and Catherine came to this country and he enlisted in the Oct 1864 in the Union Army. And in 1868 moved to Manitowac, WI moving again in 1870 to Town Of Oconto.

From the dates in Census records, we believe James and John Lucas and families (relatives-maybe brothers?) came from Ontario, Canada in 1857 and settled in Lena/Stiles area, WI.  James and Catherine came to WI with children;  Margaret in 1854 and Alexander born 1856 in Canada, after moving to Stiles they had Catherine in 1858, Robert in 1861, Ann in 1863, James in 1865.  James logged and farmed, with John Lucas Family living next door.

James Lucas received a U.S. Land Grant on  March 5, 1874, of 80 acres in Township 29 (Oconto CO), from Ulysses S. Grant.

Some interesting facts from James Lucas Family:

"TOWN of LENA- The first families to settle in the area were French descendants of early traders and pioneers... They lived in the vicinity of what was then "Jones Creek" further up the river from Lena, and a place later known as "Grays's Bridge" on Little River around 1877. Family Surnames included LUCAS, Vallier or Valley, Niquette, Payant, and Rosera."

"Oconto County Reporter January 28, 1882 FOURTEEN years ago (1882 less 14 yrs. is 1868), James Lucas in the town of Little River, it then being an unbroken wilderness.  Since that time, he has cleared one hundred and thirty acres which he has under a high state of cultivation.  At the time he located there was neither roads nor schools in the township, but now there are good roads and five school houses between the Little River bridge and Kelley Brook, and the township is well settled with a hardy, enterprising and thrifty class of people. There is considerable good land still remaining in the township that can be bought at reasonable figures, which will certainly appreciate in value, as soon as the new railroad is constructed and now is the time to purchase not only in Little river, but throughout the county."

"Oconto County Reporter May 12, 1883 ** IT IS intimated that the railroad is about to change the name of its station now known as Maple Valley to Lucasville.  That is as it should be.  James Lucas was one of the first, if not the first, settler in that part of the county, built the first road to Maple Valley, a distance of some twelve miles, and one of four miles to Leighton, and has done much for the prosperity and development of Little River Township, and the honor of having a station named for him would be about the right thing."

James Lucas died on Feb 18, 1887 at 65 years old of a tumor or abscess.  He is buried at Evergreen Cemetery in Oconto, WI.   No obituary has been found as yet.

Thank you for visiting the Lucas Family Tree page.  If you would like more information or would like to contribute, please email me at lynmarr@msn.com.

Lynne Marie Lucas  Genealogy:

James Lucas - b. 1822 Ireland>Ontario,CA>Lena, Oconto CO, WI, 1857; father of Alexander Henry Lucas - b.1856 Ontario,CA>Stiles,WI 1857;  father of Robert Henry Lucas, Sr. - b. Nov 4,1884 Lena,Oconto CO, WI;  father of Robert Henry Lucas, Jr. -b.1925 Oconto Falls, Oconto CO, WI; father of Lynne Marie Lucas . 


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Descendants of Lucas
 

Generation No. 1

1.  UNK1 LUCAS

More About UNK LUCAS:
Record Change: September 05, 2001

Children of UNK LUCAS are:
 i. BROTHER TO JOHN:LIVES IN CANADA2 LUCAS.

More About BROTHER TO JOHN:LIVES IN CANADA LUCAS:
Record Change: November 05, 2001

2. ii. JOHN (POSSIBLE BROTHER) LUCAS, b. August 1815, Calvin, Parish Streete, County Westmeath, Ireland; d. March 25, 1903, Oconto, Oconto, WI.
3. iii. JAMES RICHARD LUCAS, b. Abt. 1822, Ireland; d. February 18, 1887, Town of Little River, Oconto, WI.
 

Generation No. 2

2.  JOHN (POSSIBLE BROTHER)2 LUCAS (UNK1) was born August 1815 in Calvin, Parish Streete, County Westmeath, Ireland, and died March 25, 1903 in Oconto, Oconto, WI.  He married MARGARET.  She was born 1833 in Canada, and died May 19, 1929.

More About JOHN (POSSIBLE BROTHER) LUCAS:
Burial: Oconto, Oconto, WI @ Evergreen Cemetery
Emigration: 1822, Bristol, Canada from Calvin, Ireland
Immigration: 1857, Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 05, 2001

More About MARGARET:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 04, 2001

Children of JOHN LUCAS and MARGARET are:
 i. CAROLINE3 LUCAS, b. Abt. 1854; d. 1891; m. DENNIS JOHNSON.

More About CAROLINE LUCAS:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 05, 2001

More About DENNIS JOHNSON:
Record Change: November 04, 2001

 ii. FLORA LUCAS, b. Abt. 1856; m. CAVIN.

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 iii. MARGARET LUCAS, b. Abt. 1856.

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Record Change: November 04, 2001

 iv. WILLIAM LUCAS, b. Abt. 1859; d. May 31, 1944.

More About WILLIAM LUCAS:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 05, 2001

 v. MARY LUCAS, b. Abt. 1861; m. PETER KRUMMEY.

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 vi. EMMA LUCAS, b. Abt. 1863, Oconto Co, WI; d. July 11, 1889; m. THOMAS PICKENS.

More About EMMA LUCAS:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 04, 2001

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Record Change: November 04, 2001

 vii. JOHN LUCAS, b. Abt. 1866; d. October 10, 1944.

More About JOHN LUCAS:
Burial: Evergreen Cemetery Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 05, 2001

 viii. ELIZA JANE LUCAS, b. Abt. 1871; m. LEWIS SCHAAL.

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Record Change: November 04, 2001

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Record Change: November 04, 2001
 

3.  JAMES RICHARD2 LUCAS (UNK1) was born Abt. 1822 in Ireland, and died February 18, 1887 in Town of Little River, Oconto, WI.  He married CATHARINE.  She was born 1832 in , , Ireland, and died April 30, 1887 in Town of Little River, Oconto, WI.

More About JAMES RICHARD LUCAS:
Burial: February 1887, Oconto, Oconto, WI @ Evergreen "Protestant" Cemetery
Cause of Death: Tumor or Abcess
Immigration: 1857, Ontario/Quebec, Canada
Move: James Lucas from Quebec, Canada>Manitowac>Lena
Occupation: 1870, Stiles, Oconto, WI; Occupation: Farmer
Record Change: November 05, 2001
Residence: Oconto CO, Township 29

More About CATHARINE:
Burial: April 1887, Oconto, Oconto, WI @ Evergreen "Protestant" Cemetery
Cause of Death: heart disease
Occupation: 1870, Stiles, Oconto, WI; Occupation: House Keeping
Record Change: November 05, 2001

Children of JAMES LUCAS and CATHARINE are:
 i. MARGRET3 LUCAS, b. Abt. 1854, Canada; d. Dead.

More About MARGRET LUCAS:
Record Change: November 02, 2001

4. ii. ALEXANDER HENRY LUCAS, b. February 1856, Ontario, Canada (Eng); d. August 02, 1918, Stiles, Oconto Cty, WI.
 iii. KATHERINE LUCAS, b. Abt. 1858, WI; d. Dead.

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Record Change: November 02, 2001

 iv. ROBERT LUCAS, b. Abt. 1861, WI; d. Dead.

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 v. ANN LUCAS, b. Abt. 1863, WI; d. Dead.

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 vi. JAMES LUCAS, b. Abt. 1865, WI; d. Dead.

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Generation No. 3

4.  ALEXANDER HENRY3 LUCAS (JAMES RICHARD2, UNK1) was born February 1856 in Ontario, Canada (Eng), and died August 02, 1918 in Stiles, Oconto Cty, WI.  He married (1) UNK September 01, 1882 in Gillet, Oconto, WI.  She died Dead.  He married (2) NELLIE E. TRIPP September 25, 1884 in Racine County Records Vol 3 p 247.  She was born September 1864 in Oshkosh, WI, and died June 02, 1918 in Stiles Junction, Oconto, WI.

More About ALEXANDER HENRY LUCAS:
Burial: Oconto, OcontoCty, WI @Evergreen Cemetery
Cause of Death: after paralylic Stroke
Immigration: 1857, Ontario, Canada to Stiles WI, USA
Occupation: 1888, Little River, Oconto, WI; Occupation: Woodsman
Record Change: November 05, 2001
Residence: May 1893, Maple Vally, Oconto Co, WI

More About UNK:
Record Change: November 05, 2001

More About NELLIE E. TRIPP:
Burial: July 05, 1918, Oconto, Oconto, WI@Evergreen Cemetery Lot#S¡‘ 8 Block#41
Cause of Death: "complications"
Record Change: November 01, 2001

Children of ALEXANDER LUCAS and NELLIE TRIPP are:
 i. MAE4 LUCAS, b. , , WI; d. August 1972, Gillet, Oconto, WI; m. LIVING.

More About MAE LUCAS:
Record Change: October 06, 2001

 ii. LIVING.
 iii. LIVING, m. LIVING.
5. iv. ROBERT HENRY LUCAS SR, b. November 04, 1884, Lena, Oconto, WI; d. April 26, 1971, Gillett, Oconto, WI.
6. v. WALTER HENRY LUCAS, b. March 07, 1888, Little River, Oconto, WI; d. August 30, 1958, Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI.
 vi. MILDRED LUCAS, b. July 1890, , , WI; d. Dead; m. LIVING.

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Record Change: November 05, 2001

 vii. JENNIE LUCAS, b. December 1891, , , WI; d. Dead.

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Record Change: November 05, 2001

 viii. WILLIAM HENRY LUCAS, b. August 18, 1893, , Oconto Co, WI; d. July 30, 1958, Racine WI.

More About WILLIAM HENRY LUCAS:
Burial: Racine, , WI
Record Change: September 28, 2001

 ix. MABEL LUCAS, b. September 13, 1898, Lena, Oconto, WI; d. October 28, 1898, Lena, Oconto, WI.

More About MABEL LUCAS:
Burial: Oconto, Oconto, WI
Cause of Death: Inflamation of the Bowels, sick for 6 days
Record Change: November 05, 2001
 

Generation No. 4

5.  ROBERT HENRY4 LUCAS SR (ALEXANDER HENRY3, JAMES RICHARD2, UNK1) was born November 04, 1884 in Lena, Oconto, WI, and died April 26, 1971 in Gillett, Oconto, WI.  He married (1) LIVING.    He married (2) MABEL ESTELLA BIGELOW 1916.  She was born August 24, 1899 in Stiles Junction, Oconto, WI, and died June 12, 1966 in Oconto, Oconto, WI.

More About ROBERT HENRY LUCAS SR:
Burial: April 28, 1971, Appleton, Oconto, WI @Highland Memorial Park
Occupation: Appleton Toy Company; Occupation: Watchman
Record Change: November 05, 2001

More About MABEL ESTELLA BIGELOW:
Burial: June 15, 1966, Oconto, Oconto, WI @ Evergreen Cemetery
Cause of Death: car accident, massive head injuries 1
Confirmation: May 04, 1924, Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI St. Jacobus Lutheran Church
Record Change: October 24, 2001

Child of ROBERT LUCAS and LIVING is:
 i. LIVING5.
 

Children of ROBERT LUCAS and MABEL BIGELOW are:
 ii. LIVING5, m. CLARENCE DURAND; d. Dead.

More About CLARENCE DURAND:
Record Change: November 02, 2001

 iii. WALLACE HENRY LUCAS, b. February 13, 1920, Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI; d. December 05, 1993, Abrams, Oconto, WI.

More About WALLACE HENRY LUCAS:
Burial: December 08, 1993, Evergreen Cemetery, Oconto, Oconto, WI
Record Change: November 02, 2001

 iv. ROBERT HENRY LUCAS JR, b. September 30, 1925, Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI; d. November 07, 1978, Torrance, Los Angeles, CA; m. (1) LIVING; m. (2) OLIVE BEATRICE TRUJILLO, Abt. 1942, San Francisco?, San Francisco?, CA; b. Abt. 1924; d. 1952, Albuerque, NM.

More About ROBERT HENRY LUCAS JR:
Baptism: Abt. 1934, Oconto, WI @ Trinity Lutheran Church
Blessing: May 03, 1952, Lawndale, Los Angeles, CA @ St Catherine Laboure Church
Burial: November 11, 1978, Culver City, Los Angeles, CA @ Holy Cross Cemetery
Cause of Death: Astrocytoma (Brain Cancer)
Confirmation: 1961, Sanford, Seminole, Florida @ All Souls CAtholic Church
GED: May 29, 1947, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA @ Los Angeles Shool District
Military service: West Sea Fron at Section Base San Francisco, San Francisco, CA
Occupation: Rockwell International; Occupation: Proj Mgr B1 Bomber-Nuclear Hardness Assurance
Record Change: October 24, 2001
Religion: 1952, Lawndale, Los Angeles, CA; Religion: St. Catherine Laboure Catholic Church

More About OLIVE BEATRICE TRUJILLO:
Burial: Durango, CO
Cause of Death: Car Accident
Record Change: October 24, 2001
 

6.  WALTER HENRY4 LUCAS (ALEXANDER HENRY3, JAMES RICHARD2, UNK1) was born March 07, 1888 in Little River, Oconto, WI, and died August 30, 1958 in Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI.  He married MYRTLE RICE December 29, 1909.  She was born October 06, 1893 in Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI, and died 1958 in Oconto Falls, Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI.

More About WALTER HENRY LUCAS:
Burial: Oconto Falls, Oconto, WI@ Volk Cemetery with wife Myrtle
Record Change: November 05, 2001

More About MYRTLE RICE:
Burial: Volk Cemetery with husband Walter Henry Lucas
Record Change: November 05, 2001

Children of WALTER LUCAS and MYRTLE RICE are:
      LIVING  



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