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Lucas Family from Loudoun Co. VA

Some members of the Lucas Family in Loudoun County, VA, migrated to the African country of Liberia, under the American Colonization Society project. Are there any remaining members of this family left in Africa? If so, is there documentation as to their links with the family who remained in the United States of America?

According to what I've researched so far, the four brothers: Solomon; Mars, Jesse, and Daniel Lucas were probably born in Purcellville, Loudoun County, VA. Mars and Jesse, and their families migrated to Liberia, Africa, under the sponorship of the American Colonization Society, Virginia Chapter. Mars and Jesse, died in that country, in 1841 and 1839, respectively, but there might have been children who lived in the succeeding generations.

The brother, Solomon, born in 1802, remained in Loudoun County, until his death in 1883, in Hamilton, Loudoun County, VA. This is the family line a 90 plus cousin referred me to several years ago. Solomon & his wife, Harriet, had several children, one of them being Duanna, who married Henry Waters/Walters. They also had several children, one named Lydia Catherine, my great grandmother. Lydia Catherine married Charles R. Cox/Cocke, also from Loudoun County, VA, and they migrated to Western Pennsylvania, in about 1900 or so. Needless to say, my research within the American communities isn't finished. However, if there is an ancestor remaining in Africa, it would add to this most interesting story of the Lucas family.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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