Robert Luce Jr.

20 May 1764–November 1857 (Age 93)
Vineyard Haven, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Robert

When Robert Luce Jr. was born on 20 May 1764, in Vineyard Haven, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Robert Luce, was 48 and his mother, Hannah Merry, was 46. He married Mary Burgess on 3 August 1783, in Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 9 sons and 8 daughters. He died in November 1857, in New Portland, Somerset, Maine, United States, at the age of 93.

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Family Time Line

Robert Luce Jr.
1764–1857
Mary Burgess
1763–1850
Marriage: 3 August 1783
Benjamin Luce
1783–1843
Drucilla Luce
1783–
Betsy Luce
–1885
Abigail Luce
1784–1850
Abigall Luce
1784–1868
Drusilla Luce
1789–
Lydia Luce
1792–
Erven Luce
1797–1867
Robert Luce
1798–1884
Robert Luce
1798–1864
Elizabeth Betsey Luce
1802–1840
Catherine Luce
1802–1873
James Luce
1804–
James Luce
1805–1864
Mary A Luce
1806–1885
Hiram Luce
1809–
Harvey Luce
1811–1887

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 August 1783
Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts, United States
children

(17)

    Benjamin Luce

    Male1783–1843Male

    Drucilla Luce

    Female1783–Female

    Female1784–1850Female

    Abigall Luce

    Female1784–1868Female

    Drusilla Luce

    Male1789–Male

+12 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(3)

World Events (8)

1776

Age 12

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 12

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1789

Age 25

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

English (Gloucestershire and South Wales):1. most probably from the Norman personal name Luce (a vernacular form of Latin Lucia or Lucius). This is generally a female name, although male bearers are found in France. It was borne by a young Sicilian maiden and an aged Roman widow, both of whom were martyred under Diocletian and are venerated as saints. 2. Alternatively, the surname may be a variant of Lewis .

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Robert Luce in household of Harvey Luce, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Robart Luce, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Robert Luce, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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