Benjamin Horace Lucas

1840–1 January 1892 (Age 52)
Grand Junction, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Benjamin Horace

Benjamin Horace Lucas was born in 1840, in Grand Junction, Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. He married Mary Elizabeth Ragland on 15 August 1867, in Colbert, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died on 1 January 1892, at the age of 52, and was buried in Florence, Lauderdale, Alabama, United States.

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Benjamin Horace Lucas
Mary Elizabeth Ragland
Marriage: 15 August 1867
Horace Pulliam Lucas

Spouse and Children

15 August 1867
Colbert, Alabama, United States


    Horace Pulliam Lucas


World Events (8)


Age 6

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 6

Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.
1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 21

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

1 English, French, Spanish, Portuguese, Dutch, etc.: from the Latin personal name Lucas (Greek Loukas) ‘man from Lucania’. Lucania is a region of southern Italy thought to have been named in ancient times with a word meaning ‘bright’ or ‘shining’. Compare Lucio . The Christian name owed its enormous popularity throughout Europe in the Middle Ages to St. Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. Compare Luke . This is also found as an Americanized form of Greek Loukas .2 Scottish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais ( see McLucas ).

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

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Sources (3)

  • B. H. Lucas in entry for Horace P. Lucas, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • B. H. Lucas, "Alabama Marriages, 1816-1957"
  • Benjamin Horace Lucas, "Find A Grave Index"

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