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Lucas, Samuel D., 1799-1868

 Person

Dates

  • Existence: 1799-1868

Biographical history

Samuel D. Lucas (1799-1868) was a Jackson County Missouri court justice and a major general in the Missouri militia.

Samuel David Lucas was born on July 19, 1799 to Hannah Smith and Samuel Lucas in Kentucky, United States. Lucas was a member of the Presbyterian church. He married Theresa Bartlett Allen around November of 1823 and was living in Independence, Missouri by 1827. Lucas and Allen had six children together. In 1831, Lucas became the Jackson County court justice. He was the secretary of a citizens committee that met in Independence in 1833 to discuss the withdrawal of Latter-day Saints from Jackson County. Lucas was also a major general in the Missouri militia and opposed Mormon Forces near Far West, Missouri in October of 1838, taking custody of Joseph Smith, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. On October 5, 1850, Lucas's wife died of cholera, and Lucas married Miriam Williamson Symington on July 15, 1851, with whom he had four more children. Lucas died in Independence on February 23, 1868.

Citation

UPB files (Samuel David Lucas; born July 19, 1799 to Hannah Smith and Samuel Lucas in Washington County, Kentucky; member of the Presbyterian church; married Theresa Bartlett Allen around November of 1823; was living in Independence, Missouri by 1827; Lucas and Allen had six children together; in 1831, Lucas became the Jackson County court justice; was the secretary of a citizens' committee that met in Independence in 1833 to discuss the withdrawal of Latter-day Saints from Jackson County; a major general in the Missouri militia and opposed Mormon Forces near Far West, Missouri in October of 1838, taking custody of Joseph Smith, the president of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints; on October 5, 1850, Lucas's wife died of cholera, and Lucas married Miriam Williamson Symington on July 15, 1851, with whom he had four more children; died in Independence on February 23, 1868)

FindAGrave.com, viewed 20 November 2017 (Gen Samuel Davis Lucas; born 19 July 1799 in Washington County, KY; died 23 Feb 1868 in Independence, Missouri)

Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:

Samuel D. Lucas legal documents

 File — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS SC 642
Scope and Contents Mss. Eleven various legal documents all signed by Samuel D. Lucas.
Dates: 1833-1850

Samuel D. Lucas subpoena

 Item — Folder: 1
Identifier: MSS 9080
Scope and Contents Contains a subpoena signed by Samuel D. Lucas ordering Joel F. Childs, William Thompson, and Martin O. Jones to appear before a court hearing between Phineas Skinner and Robert A. Crenshaw in Independence, Missouri. Dated July 31, 1854. Also includes an image of Lucas.
Dates: 1854 July 31

Mormon War papers

 Collection — Multiple Containers
Identifier: MSS FM 7
Scope and Contents Microfilmed copies of original joint legislative committee journals (1838-1839), legislative proceedings (1838-1841), correspondence and orders (1838-1839), evidence given at the court of inquiry held in November 1838 to investigate Joseph Smith (1805-1844) and others for high treason, and certificates dealing with indictments against Mormons (1841) pertaining to the Mormon disturbances in Missouri (1838-1841). The film is 16 mm. and 35 mm. and is photonegative.
Dates: 1838-1841