I am tracing the family of Philip (born c.1783, PA) and Hannah (born c.1788,PA, maiden name unknown; Hannah is sometimes a nickname for Ann) Lucas from Fayette Co., PA. In 1836, Philip and Hannah Lucas and their chiildren moved from Tyrone Twp., Fayette Co to Boone Co., Indiana (from a biographical sketch about their son). In the 1830s German Baptist (Dunkard) meetings were held in a school house on the property of a Philip Lucas in Fayette county, Penn. In 1796, a Philip Lucas is mentioned in a Fayette Co. biographical book.
Census records have the following:
1790- a Philip Lukes in Mount Pleasant, Westmoreland, PA; a Phil Lucas in Tulpehocken, Berks, PA (I don't think he is mine); Jesse, William, and William junior in Tyrone, Fayette, PA. (right township/county for my Philip, wrong first names; possibly relatives of Philip).
1800- Philip Lucas in Tyrone, Fayette, PA. A Thomas Lucas is in Peters, Fayette, PA. There are 2 William Lucas's in Greene, Greene, PA. Both Fayette and Greene counties had large populations of German Baptists (according to a Church of the Brethern web site).
1810- Philip Lucas in Tyrone, Fayette, PA.
1820- Phillip Louces (Ancestry.com gives this spelling, but I have looked at the census- pretty confident that it says "Lucas"); and Phillip Lucas- 2 different entries with different information; both men living in Tyrone, Fayette, PA. A James Lucas is in Brownsville, Fayette, PA. There is a Richrd Lucus with the word "negro" by his name living in Redstone, Fayette, PA. I think the 2 Phillip's are both mine because in the next census-
1830- Philip Lucas is named twice. One Phillip is between the ages of 70 and 80. The other is between 30 and 40. This Philip's age does not match a possible birth year of 1783- but that was only a guesstimate. Ancestry.com only lists one Philip Lucas for this census, but they are both in the original census: Philip Lucas the older directly above Philip the younger. I think Philip is the son of Philip. Also in Fayette Co 1830 are John Lucas, Tyrone Twp., and Joseph Lucas, Washington Twp.
1840- Philip Lucas (age 40-50) in Boone Co., Indiana. Below Philip is a John Lucas (age 40-50) as in the 1830 PA census. Possibly brothers.
1850- Philip (age 67, born PA) and Hannah Lucas listed on census page with several relatives in cluding daughter Martha (King) and son David (my ggg grandfather).
1860- no Philip Lucas is listed that I could find.
Philip and Hannah Lucas had the following children, all born in Pennsylvania:
1.Henry Lucas- born 1813, taught school, Democrat, justice of the peace; moved to Putnam, IN about 1880 and died there. Married Jane ?. Also in Putnam in 1880- their son Norman (age 20, born IL) and possible son H.W.Lucas (age 30, born IN), his wife Louela (Luella? age 20 born OH), daughters Nellie (age 6, IN), Gracie (Grace? age 5, IN) and Corra (Cora? age 3, IN).
2. George Lucas- born about 1814 or 1815 m. Barbara ? in Indiana (see Indiana marriage database)For more info see 1865 and 1860 Boone, IN census. Children included Hannah, Henry, Katherine, William, Phillip, John, and Jacob in 1850.
3. Martha A. Lucas- born about 1818 married Stephen Riley King. They are in 1850 Boone Co census and more info appears on familysearch.org
4. David Lucas- born c.1822 or 1823- married Eliza Ann Gage (b.1827? Ohio), daughter of Mary A. Gage Shy McCoy (3 marriages, last 2 in IN; maiden name may have been Stanbrough??)Husband of Mary Ann was maybe Marvin Gage? A Mary Ann Stanbrough appears in the Quaker records and was "dis mou". She married a Marvin Gage. For more on David Lucas, see Boone Co. 1860, 1870 census; see 1880 Precinct 1, Dallas, TX census.
5. Thomas Lucas- born about 1828 m. unk. He might be the Thomas Lucus m. Caroline ? who appear in the 1880 La Porte City, Black Hawk, Iowa census with children. My David went to Iowa for a few years between censuses. Might try Indiana marriage database.
6. Jacob Lucas- born about 1828 married Sarah Gage, sister of Eliza Ann Gage (see #4 above). They appear in the Union, Benton, Indiana 1880 census with several children. A little later in the 1880 Benton Co. census appear 2 brothers: Joseph (age 22, b.IN) and Samuel (age 21, b. IN) Lucas. I think they are Jacob and Sarah Lucas's sons. Jacob and Sarah's marriage is in the Indiana marriage database. I have seen her listed as a daughter of Philip and Hannah Lucas instead of daughter-in-law because Jacob and Sarah lived with his parents for awhile.
Other possible relatives: William Lucas in the 1880 Worth, Boone, Indiana census and his children Rola (Rolla?), Horatio, John H., and George. William is probably George's son (see #2 above).
I am interested in finding other researchers who are studying this line. Anyone have research connections to Fayette, PA? Anyone know where Philip and Hannah are buried? I have read Annabelle Kemp's chapters on the Lucas family in Fayette and Greene Counties, PA but can't find my connection. Any help would be appreciated.