I am looking for any information on John Lucas who lived at Whitlocks/Sherlocks in Mariposa County in the 1850's. Mr. Lucas met an untimely end during a dispute over a card game on December 28, 1856 when he evidently pushed one J.D. Rose over the line by winning one bet too many.His assailant got off by claiming insanity (Mariposa Gazette, 26 June 1857).
I believe that this Mr. Lucas is a great-great uncle of mine, was a native of England or Scotland, about 60 years of age, and married to a woman by the name of Sussannah, but I can find nothing on the guy in the ususal sources. I would appreciate any assistance that can be offered.