Jason Reid Luce

18 November 1830–11 January 1864 (Age 33)
Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States

The Life Summary of Jason Reid

When Jason Reid Luce was born on 18 November 1830, in Vinalhaven, Knox, Maine, United States, his father, Stephen Grant Luce, was 29 and his mother, Mary Ann Wheeler, was 29. He married Margaret Graham on 28 August 1857, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He immigrated to Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1848 and lived in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States in 1839 and Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He registered for military service in 1850. He died on 11 January 1864, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 33, and was buried in Salt Lake City Cemetery, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jason Reid Luce
Margaret Graham
Marriage: 28 August 1857
Mary Elizabeth Luce
Margaret Emma Luce
Jason Reid Luce Jr.
Stephen James Luce
John Martin Luce
Alice Luce

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    28 August 1857Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    +4 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 2
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1839 · Nauvoo is Settled
    Age 9
    After the Saints had been chased out of Missouri they moved to a swampy area located next to the Mississippi River. Here they settled and named the place Nauvoo which translates into the city beautiful.
    1841 · The Nauvoo Legion
    Age 11
    In 1841, the Nauvoo Legion was organized. It was a group of men formed to protect the people of Nauvoo but also fought in different wars. Joseph Smith was the Lieutenant General of this group. Other leaders included Brigham Young, John C. Bennett, and others. They were part of the Illinois Mormon War (1844-1846), Mexican-American War (March of California, Capture of Tucson), Indian Wars (Battle Creek Massacre, Battle of Fort Utah, Walker War, Ute Black Hawk War, Mountain Meadows Massacre), American Civil War, and Morrisite War. The Legion was disbanded in 1887.

    Name Meaning

    English:from the Old French and Middle English female personal name Luce, Lucy, from Latin Lucia .habitational name from Lucé (Orne), transported to England by the Normans.

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

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    Story Highlight

    Jason Luce: The "Black Sheep" of the Luce Family

    Jason Luce: The "Black Sheep" of the Luce Family by Roger Robin Ekins As if having their two young sons, ages 8 and 6, drown was not enough heartache for Stephen and Mary Luce, their son Jason got in …

    Sources (27)

    • Jason R Lewis in entry for Emma Kosters, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Jason Luce in household of Stephen Luce, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Jason Lewis in entry for Jason R Lewis and Alice M Mackay Carson, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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