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  • ID: I184
  • Name: Louisa Ropeter LUCAS
  • Given Name: Louisa Ropeter
  • Surname: LUCAS
  • Sex: F
  • _UID: BA1961A98792994CA767F93AF0A9FEB366A5
  • Change Date: 12 MAR 2007
  • Note:
    Louisa's husband was Pleasant Stovall. See Rootsweb db=tadams3 for Stovall's family.
    Name: Pleasant STOVALL
    Birth: 1793
    Father: Thomas STOVALL b: 1755 in Amherst Co., VA d abt 1805 Hancock Co
    Mother: Elizabeth COOPER b: 28 DEC 1762 in Amherst Co., VA d 1843 in Augusta, GA
    Marriage 1 Louisa LUCAS
    Marriage 2 ? TRIPPE
    Marriage 3 Mrs. HILL

    Bibliography from House of Hancock:
    "The Mothers of Some Distinguished Georgians describes Louisa Lucas Stovall and gives information about the Lucases and Stovalls (163). Northern's Men of Mark tells about about Bragadier General Marcellus Stovall. [Another] Pleasant Stovall is discussed in the Dictionary of Georgia Biography."

    Their first son was Marcellus Stovall, a Civil War general.

    The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 35
    page 190
    Mrs. Nellie Stovall Phinizy.
    DAR ID Number: 34534
    Born in Augusta, Georgia.
    Wife of Billups Phinizy.
    Descendant of Robert Wilson, Maj. William Simmons, Thomas Holt and Capt. John Lucas.
    Daughter of Bolling Anthony Stovall (1827-87) and Martha Smithey Wilson (1836-1906), his wife.
    Granddaughter of Pleasant A. Stovall (1793-1863) and Louisa Ropeter Lucas (1800-27), his wife; Alexander Erwin Wilson (1803-41) and Mary Jane Smithey (1812-36), his wife.
    Gr.-granddaughter of John Lucas, Jr., (1765-1831) and Mary Simmons, his wife; John Makamie Wilson (1768-1831) and Mary Erwin, his wife.
    Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of John Lucas and Rebecca Moving, his wife; William Simmons and Rebekah Holt, his wife; Robert Wilson and Martha Mackamie, his wife.
    [p.190] Gr.-gr.-gr.-granddaughter of Thomas Holt and Frances Mason, his wife.
    John Lucas served as lieutenant and captain in the Virginia militia and was at the surrender of Cornwallis. He died 1785.
    Robert Wilson was a patriot of Mecklenburg county, North Carolina where in 1780, he died.
    Thomas Holt was a member of the Committee of Safety 1775 of Charles City county, Va.
    William Simmons was appointed major 1775 of the Surry county, Virginia militia. He died 1778.
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  • Birth: 1 FEB 1801 in Sparta, Hancock Co, Georgia
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  • Death: 23 AUG 1827 in Sparta, Hancock Co, Georgia
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  • Burial: Sparta Cemetery
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    Father: John LUCAS b: 11 JAN 1765 in Surry Co, VA

    Marriage 1 Living

      1. Abbrev: Lucas/Davies Family History circa 1900
        Title: Lucas/Davies Family History circa 1900
        Macon, Mississippi library
        Macon, Mississippi library
        Macon, Mississippi library.
        Text: Unpublished manuscript of Lucas and Davies Families in Prominent
        Citizens File in Macon, Mississippi Library

        [Summary: Family history concentrating on Lucas and Davies Families in Sparta,
        Hancock County, Georgia plus births, deaths and marriages from family bibles. Note:
        many of the descendants lived in Noxubee County, Mississippi.]

        [Editor?s notes in brackets. Original written circa 1900; Photostats circa 1984. The
        original abbreviations (Jno=John, Jany=January), style and punctuation are maintained.
        All question marks are editor?s except for several instances of William(?). The editor?s
        summary of family lineage derived from this information is appended.
        Transcribed Nov 2000 by James Eckford McFarlane, 105 Paddock Drive, Greer, SC
        29650, e-mail ]

        The Lucas Family

        The family is na? doubly of English descent. Washington Irving in his ?Sketch
        Book? mentions two mural tablets in Westminster Abbey, viz:-- 1 to Charles Lucas & the
        other to Margaret Lucas! The abbey was at one time the burying place of English kings
        & it has become a national honor to be interred within its walls! Charles & Margaret
        Lucas to have merited & obtained mural tablet in Westminster, must have been persons of
        moment. The family although English have not been able to trace their ancestry or
        kinship to the said Charles & Margaret. Nor do they claim to be able to trace kinship to
        St. Lucas of Antioch the author of the Gospel according to St. Luke & of the Acts but
        they would deem it a higher honor to be like the beloved physician in character than to
        count their ancestry from kings.

        The first known in this country of that branch of the Lucas family with which is a
        connection is that there were 3 brothers of that name who came over from England,
        named respectively, William(?), John & Jonathan. William(?) settled in Ohio. The
        Robert Lucas, a descendant of Wm Penn (1781-1853) & who was governor of Ohio was
        born at Shepherdstown, Va & moved to Ohio in 1800. It is not known whether he is a
        relative of the family or not. John Lucas settled in Va and Jonathan Lucas settled in SC.

        The Lucas family of SC is numerous, wealthy & rank high socially. They belong
        to the Episcopal Church. The Pinckneys of SC trace their ancestry through one Eliza
        Lucas. She was a distinguished woman, being the first to introduce indigo into the state
        of SC. She probably introduced the silk worms there too. She had the silk spun from
        cocoons & woven into a dress which she wore at the Court of St. James, to which
        government her husband Thomas Pinckney was sent as a minister. This dress has been
        on exhibition at various expositions. A book has recently been published by relatives in
        Charleston, SC containing the facts as to the life & character of Eliza Lucas. [probably
        Eliza Pinckney, by Mrs. St. Julien Ravenel, 1896. Eliza Lucas was born 1722, in
        Antigua, West Indies. While still in her teens, she managed her father's three plantations
        in South Carolina when he was called to military duty in Antigua in 1739.]

        The foregoing information as to the names of the founders of the family in this
        country & their places of settlement was obtained by Miss Frances S. Davies from Walter
        B. Lucas, Sr., who was a son of William (?) Lucas of Ga & who married his first cousin
        Mrs. Eliza Butts, the grandmother of Miss Davies.

        Our branch of the "Lucas" family is descended from the before mentioned Jno
        Lucas of Virginia.

        There were 3 descendants of said Jno Lucas (not known whether more or not),
        who resided in Georgia, viz:?Henry Lucas, William (?) Lucas & John Lucas.

        The said Henry Lucas was a wealthy planter at Mt Meigs, Ala near Montgomery,
        having emigrated to that state from the state of Ga. He married a lady from Montgomery
        whose name is not known to the family. He died without children.

        The said William (?) Lucas lived probably near Milledgeville, Ga. He had five
        sons & one daughter, viz:--
        (1) Walter B. Lucas who married Mrs. Eliza Lucas Butts, his cousin; the only child of
        this union who attained maturity being Walter B. Lucas, the husband of Mrs. Eliza
        Parke Lucas of Macon, Miss. He, the said Walter B. Lucas Sr. lived in Ga &
        probably moved with his wife to what was then the site of what is now known as the
        city of Montgomery. When several settlers met together to name the infant city, he
        suggested the name Montgomery after Genl. Montgomery of Revolutionary War fame which was
        adopted on his suggestion.
        (2) Beverly Lucas, (unmarried), who was waylaid, robbed & killed by Indians for his
        (3) Wm Lucas, who married and was the father of 3 children, viz:-- Troup?, Jno and
        Mary (Bonnert?). Mary was a beautiful & accomplished lady. ????? said of her that
        she was the most beautiful woman that he had ever seen except one viz:-- a countess
        whom he saw when he was in Europe on the mission of trying to obtain recognition
        of the Confederacy.
        (4) James Lucas
        (5) Jno Lucas
        (6) Rebecca (?) Lucas

        The remaining descendant of said Jno Lucas of Virginia was named Jno Lucas.

        It is known that the last mentioned Jno Lucas emigrated from Virginia with his wife
        Mary Simmons Lucas, together with their oldest daughter Maria Lucas (who
        afterwards married one Lee and after his death one Dyer), to Sparta, Hancock Co.,
        Ga. where he died & was buried. His widow Mary Lucas moved to Mt Meigs, Ala
        where other members of the family were living.

        The children of said Jno Lucas & his wife Mary are viz:--
        1. Maria (Lee) (Dyer)
        2. Eliza Holt (Butts) (Lucas)
        3. Louisa (Stovall), Augusta, Ga
        4. Caroline (Shelman) (Fuller?)
        5. Martha (Shelman)
        6. Catherine (King)
        7. Mary (Chambers) (Andrews)
        8. Rebecca Lucas (Died single)
        9. Wm Lucas, who had two children viz:-- Alfred Lucas & Ernestine? Lucas

        Eliza Holt Lucas (above) 1st married Samuel Butts on Nov 7th 1807 by whom she had
        following children, viz:--
        1. Jno Butts, who married ??? ????, who had 1 child (a daughter) now living in Atlanta
        Ga., Miss.?, named Mary Johnnie H???? (now married but to whom is not known)
        living in L?????, Miss
        2. Hull Jones Decatur Bainbridge Lawrence Butts who died unmarried & is buried at
        Lauderdale Springs, Miss
        3. Frances Samuel Butts, who married Jno Davies on Apr.6/26 at Sparta, Ga. Note:--
        Butts Co., Ga is named for Samuel Butts. He commanded a company in Genl Floyd?s
        army in the war with the Creek Indians & was killed at the Calabee [creek] (near

        Eliza Holt Butts after the death of Samuel Butts married Walter B Lucas on July 20,
        1818 (see bottom of page 52) [?]

        The aforesaid Jno Lucas who emigrated from Virginia to Sparta, Ga was noted for
        his piety & hospitality. Bishop W. M. Wightmann said of him that his name
        throughout the state of Ga was as precious ointment found? faith? ?that he was ??? &
        loved by all. One of the yearly Methodist Conferences, says Mrs. Maria Dyer
        Wightmann (widow of Bishop W. M. Wightmann), probably in 1806 or 1808 was held in
        his house in Sparta, Ga. ?Old Doctor? Loviell? Pierce, father of Bishop Pierce & who
        lived to see his ????? & who was well known throughout the US as a leading minister,
        was ordained elder in his house at said Conference. Most if not all of the Conference was
        entertained by this Jno Lucas who was a wealthy man. He was a leading Mason, the
        Masonic lodge being held in ??? upper rooms over his store ??? Sparta, Ga.

        Memoranda taken from family bible printed at Philadelphia in 1809 - and Butts bible

        Saml Butts (son of James Butts) was born on the 18th Nov 1784 & was married to Eliza
        Holt Lucas, daughter of Jno and Mary Lucas on the 2nd Nov 1807.

        Walter B Lucas was born on the 10th Aug 1795 & was married to Eliza H Butts on the
        20th July 1818.

        Frances S. Butts & John Davies were married 6th Apr 1826

        W B Lucas Jr was married to E. P. Longstreet on 17th Sept 1844

        Fanny Butts was born on the 26th Aug 1808

        Jno Lucas Butts was born on 17th Feb 1811

        Hull Jones Decatur Brainbridge Lawrence Butts was born 25th Feb 1813

        Eliza Rebecca Lucas was born 17th Dec 1819

        Mary Andrew? Lucas was born Apr 27th 1821

        Walter B Lucas Jr was born the 10th Oct 1822

        Eliza H Lucas was born 17th Sept 1833

        Maria Louisa Lucas was born 17th Apr 1824

        Ann Eliza Davis was born the 14th Feby 1827

        Mary Barton Davies was born 29th Apr 1829

        Eliza P Lucas was born 30th Jany 1828

        Eliza Rebecca Lucas Departed this life 10th May 1822

        Mary Andrew? Lucas Died 17th Aug 1822

        Maria Louisa Lucas departed this life 17th Aug 1822

        Infant daughter still born 17th Jany 1830

        Infant daughter still born 1st Nov 1831

        Eliza H Lucas departed this life on the 14th Nov 1848 at ??????, ??? aged 15 year 1 mo &
        21 days
        Another page from same bible

        Samuel Butts departed this life on the 28th Jany 1814 of a wound received the day before
        in a battle with the Indians at Defiance age 29 yrs 2 mos & 10 days.

        Jno L Butts departed this life on the 19th Aug 1834 aged 23 years & 6 months.

        Hull Jones Decatur Bainbridge Lawrence Butts departed this life on the [blank] Feb

        Frances S Davies departed this life on the 19th Dec 1843

        Jno Davies departed this life on the 18 July 1849

        Mary Mason Andrew wife of Moses? Andrew departed this life Aug 28, 1825 aged 27

        Eliza Holt Lucas wife of Walter B Lucas died 40 m. after 3 o?ck Aug 26, 1843 at
        Louisville, Miss

        W. B. Lucas Sr died at Louisville, Miss Oct 26, 1862

        The Davies Family see part 2

        Name: Footnote
        Macon, Mississippi library
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Macon, Mississippi library
        Name: Bibliography
        Macon, Mississippi library.
      2. Abbrev: Houses of Hancock
        Title: John Rozier, book: The Houses of Hancock 1785-1865
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation (1999)
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 1999.
        Text: Old Dominion
        Spring Street, at north end
        Demolished early 1980s

        " John Lucas, a captain in the Revolutionary War, fought at the battle of Yorktown. In 1796 he married Mary Ropeler inSurry County, Virginia, and brought his bride to the frontier town of Sparta. He had determined that "the social life of this section of Georgia was as cultivated as that of the older settlements of the seaboard and of stronger characteristic." He built his bride a house just like the ones back home in eastern Virginia and called it "Old Dominion." Lucas was a merchant and the first postmaster in the flourishing trading post. He advertised his wares from "England and New York" in the Sparta Farmer's Gazette in 1806.
        "Lucas moved from Dinwiddie County with a colony of Virginians who gave Sparta and Hancock a peculiarly Virginian flavor touched with a strong draft of Methodism. It was to Old Dominion that Francis Asbury, the horseback missionary to the frontier, came in 1801. Asbury wrote about it in his journal. Tradition says Lucas helped build Saprta's first Methodist Church in 1805 and established the town cemetery where he was buried. In 1806 the South Carolina Conference of the Methodist Church, of which Georgia was then a part, met at Old Dominion. This was the first Methodist Conference held in Georgia. Lucas was an organizer and trustee of the Sparta Academy in 1817.
        " Several prominent families have ties to Old Dominion. Louisa Lucas, daughter of John and Mary, was born in the house in 1800, married Pleasant Stovall there in 1818, and gave birth to her first son there. She died at age 27, the mother of nine. Their first son, Marcellus, went off to fight in the Seminole Indian Wars at 17, the youngest memeber of the Richmond Blues. He later became a brigadier general. Another Pleasant Stovall, offspring of Lousis's son Bolling, added distinction to the family name as an editor, publisher, author, and diplomat."
        Name: Footnote
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation (1999)
        Name: ShortFootnote
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation
        Name: Bibliography
        sponsor: Georgia Trust for Historic Preservation. 1999.
        Page: p 63
      3. Abbrev: Sparta Cemetery -- Louisa Stovall
        Title: Sparta, GA city cemetery -- tombstone of Louisa Stovall
        Text: The stone is vertical, adjacent to her father John Lucas
        to the memory of
        consort of
        Died August 23rd 1827
        Aged 26 years 7 months
        and 23 days

        She met death in the triumph of Christian
        faith and now rests free from pain and sorrow
        with HIM, who wipes away all tears
        Dear friends, REMEMBER WELL HER LAST
        "Weep not for me, but
        Prepare to meet your GOD
        And me in Heaven"
        Name: Footnote
        Name: ShortFootnote
        Name: Bibliography
        Page: seen 1 May 2004
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