William Lucas & Temperance Pugh? John & Precious Lucas
I am looking to connect with anyone researching the Belmont County Ohio Lucas Families...John Lucas (1760-1809) from Montgomery County and second wife Precious Chambers (1773-1846), as well as son William Lucas (1794-1824) and mainly, his wife Temperance.
In the Maryland Archives, there is a 1812 dower document(many of you may know this, but a dower is different than a dowery in that the groom's parents give something of value - usually land - to the wife in case of the early passing of the husband) that shows William and Precious (John was deceased) transferring significant farm land in Montgomery Co., Maryland to John Pugh for the dower agreement for Temperance. I ASSUME that this indicates that John is related to Temperance (daughter, sister, other?).I know that some have her listed as a Temperance Lucas from Greene PA. That doesn't seem to match with this information, but there could be a connection - but why would John Pugh hold the land? I have pasted the Dower agreement at the end of this for anyone to look over...
To be a first child of John and wife Susanna, she would have been young at the age of marriage - but that wouldn't have been an impossibly young age for that day. It appears that John and Susanna were married in 1795 in Amity, Berks, PA and would have relocated to Maryland after sometime between 1800-1812. She could have been born anytime after
Is there any concrete info on Temperance's age at her death? Any wills left by William or Precious? Correspondence?
Any information on Temperance would be of great help in tracking the Pugh/Peughs back further - so any information would be GREATLY appreciated. Thank you in advance.
"At the Request of John Pugh, the following acknowledgement of dower was recorded the 13th of August 1814. This indenture made this fourteenth day of February in the year of our lord one thousand eight hundred and fourteen between William Lucas and Precious Lucas of Belmont County and State of Ohio of the one part and John Pugh of Montgomery County State of Maryland on the other part. […} that some time in the year eightenn hundred and twelve William Lucas by the death of John Lucas his father became the [leable?] of the different tracts or parcels of land known by the name of Logwood Rannge, part of Daviss Content and part of the resurvey of Benjamin’s Square and Glasgow containing one hundred and fifty seven acres and half which said land were conveyed by the said William and Precious Lucas on the Fifth day of November 1812 conveyed to the said John Pugh as will more fully appear upon records and a…to the said deed the said land and premises therewith being fully granted by them, their heirs, on a forgred agreeable to the act of aforeibly made and provided on this day and date above written came Temporance Lucas before us two of the Justices of the Peace in and for the county and acknowledged her right and dowery in and to the aforesaid tracts and parcels of land above mentioned and that out of the hearing of her husband to be the right title and estate of John Pugh, him, his heirs or [afoigres?) and that she does the same fully without being induced thereto either by threats or ill usage or for fear of incurring his displeasure.
Signed G. Howard F Linthicum"