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In Response To: Re: JONES, HARGRAVE,LUCAS ()

Believe the following affidavit for Charles Lucas, of Prince William and then of Loudoun Co., VA, is the same Charles Lucas identified in the 1810 Prince William Co. Census as the head of a family of 15, and is the father of William, James, Eli, John, Sarah, Henry and Harrison Lucas. Charles was bound to Howsen Hooe until age 31; just as Hester Lucas was (perhaps she was his sister or otherwise related).

Chas. Lucus Affid. Of R. Sears
Loudoun County to wit
This day Robert Sears appeared and made Oath before me that Charles Lucas a Man of Colour Aged Upward of Seventy Years is a free man (& was born free) & Served Capt. Howsen Hoe of Prince William County – Untill he was thirty one years of Age, Agreeably to a former Law of the State of Virginia – Given under my hand May 13th 1816.
Samuel Murrey

Abt. 1811/1812, the family relocated from Prince William to Loudoun Co., VA. Charles Lucas’ 1816 affidavit from Robert Lears (Sears) places Charles in Loudoun Co., bound until age 31 to Captain Howson Hooe. The Personal Property Tax Lists record Charles Lucas in the upper district of Prince William County Virginia from 1787 to 1810. The 1810 Federal Census also record Charles Lucas as the head of a 15-member Prince William County household. It appears that after the 1810 Federal Census was conducted, and prior to the preparation of the 1812 Personal Property Tax List, Charles Lucas and family members relocated to Loudoun County, VA. Charles Lucas is recorded in the 1812 through the 1816 Personal Property Tax Lists for Loudoun County, VA, and there are no Lucas family members identified in the 1820 Federal Census for Prince William County, Virginia.

By 1820, it appears several members of this Lucas family relocated from Loudoun County, Virginia to Ohio County, Virginia. Charles Lucas is found in the 1820 Federal Census for Ohio County. The 1820 Federal Census for Ohio County, VA records the families of Charles, James, Thomas and William Lucas. Based on the age of the oldest male, it appears that Charles is the oldest (the household included a male and female aged 45+).

In the early 1830, Eli, John, Harrison and Sarah relocated to Belmont Co., OH; Henry and William relocated there as well. James remained in Ohio Co., VA (now Marshall Co., WV).

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