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Re: Thomas Lucas and Nathan Lucas

Tyrone, thank you so much for this information, this actually the first site that anyone has responded to me. It seems that when the Wayne County Geneological Society or the Old Dobbers, or the Wilson County find that you have people of color in your lineage they will not respond to you. I love this forum because you have found things in one night that took me two years to discover.

Also thank you for clarifying some things for me as to Reta Edwards. Since I did not know any Edwards in our family I assumed that she was Beady's grandmother and totally overlooked her.

About Thomas' other family. My g grandfather was Daniel Fuller (he was named after Thomas changed his name from Lucas). He had a sister named Fannie, which I did not know about until I found her on the census. We were always told that when Thomas's first wife died that he left Daniel with his sister, Eunice to raise. So Daniel was raised with his first cousins.

But my cousin and I found Daniel in the 1880 census living with Rev. William Herring and his wife Rosetta. We have discovered that Rosetta was Eunice's daughter and was Daniel's cousin and she was listed on the census in Eunice's and her mother, Caroline's home.

We believe that Nathan Lucas either Caroline's father or husband because of the difference in their years. When we first find Caroline on the 1870 Census she is married to Peter he is listed as a Waters and her and on the 1880 census they are listed as Fullers and Daniel and Fannie are living next door to them in their grand daughter Rosetta Herring's house.

The interesting thing is that Daniel Fuller my g grandfather named my grandmother Rosetta and named one of his son's Lamb, which was his brother. Daniel and his family lived in Lenoir County and Wayne County, NC in a town, named Parkstown, where everyone in the town was related to me and I used to visit as a child.

I will look up the Wooten name again to find the connection because on one of the census a child by the last name of Wooten is living in with the family.

Thanks again,

GiGi Best


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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