Sarah Lucas

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Lucas was born on 13 February 1795, in Maysville, Mason, Kentucky, United States, her father, John T Lucas, was 25 and her mother, Frances Raines, was 23. She married John Bales on 9 September 1813, in Greene, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 13 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in New Jasper, New Jasper Township, Greene, Ohio, United States in 1860 and Ohio, United States in 1870. She died on 18 June 1877, in Greene, Ohio, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in New Jasper, New Jasper Township, Greene, Ohio, United States.

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John Bales
Sarah Lucas
Marriage: 9 September 1813
Silas Bales
James Bales
Solomon Bales
Elizabeth Bales
Frances Bales
Eli Bales
Maschal Bales
John Bales
Elisha Bales
Mary Bales
Peter Bales
William Bales
Lydia Bales
Elijah Bales
Jacob Bales
Eliza Bales
Jack Bales

Sources (8)

  • Sarah Bales in household of John Bales, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Sally Lucus, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Sarah Lucas Bales, "Find A Grave Index"

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World Events (8)

1796 · Wilderness Road Opens to Wagons

In 1796, the Wilderness Road opened up for wagon use. The route was used by colonial and early settlers to reach Kentucky from the East. It started in Virginia, and went southward to Tennessee and then went north to Kentucky. The main danger of this route was Native American attacks.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1818 · Jackson Purchase

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.

Name Meaning

English, German, French, Spanish, Portuguese, and Dutch: 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 Saint Luke the Evangelist, hence the development of this surname and many vernacular derivatives in most of the languages of Europe. In North America, this surname has absorbed cognates from other languages, e.g. Greek Loukas , Hungarian Lukács (see Lukacs ), German, Dutch, etc. Lukas , Polish Łukasz, Czech and Slovak Lukáš, Czech Lukeš, Slovenian and Croatian Lukež (see Lukes ). Compare Luke .

Scottish: shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Lùcais (see McLucas ).

History: Jacques Lucas dit Lépine from Port-en-Bessin-Huppain in Calvados, France, married Françoise Capel in Trois-Rivières, QC, in 1653.

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

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