|Death: ||Mar. 4, 1894|
George Washington Luckett was born in Kentucky. His grandfather, Lt. Samuel Luckett of MD, served in the revolution and sometime around 1808 moved the family to KY. His father William Cox Luckett moved the family to TN. His line before Lt. Samuel was: Ignatius, Ignatius, Samuel (first Samuel immigrated from England around 1675), to Charles County Maryland. GW Luckett lived most of his life in Maury County TN, but moved to Williamson County sometime before 1880 census. Occupations were farmer, carpenter and millwright. First wife was Mary Wilkes, who died around 1859. Second wife was Martha Jane Cooper, who used many different names: "Jane," "Martha Jane," "Eliza J.," "Elizabeth," for first names and "Cooper" (maiden name), "Carrigan" (married name of first marriage), "Luckett" and apparently from GW's tombstone "Luckette." She outlived GW and lived with her son GW Jr. in Texas after her husband's death. One of his daughters was Elizabeth Jane, who married Thomas Jefferson Harrell, and they are buried in Baker Cemetery as well (under their initials as EJ and TJ). EJ and TJ were in Maury County, TN in the 1880 census, having been married in Williamson County, TN in 1879. There is evidence that GW was in both the Mexican War (MJ filed a widow's Mexican War pension application) and Civil War. George W. Luckett enlisted with the TN 9th (Gantt's) Battalion Cavalry in Columbia, Maury Co, TN 23 Nov 1861. His unit surrendered to Grant at Ft. Donelson (TN) 16 Feb 1862 but he escaped and is unaccounted for until listed as on sick furlough Feb. to Aug. of 1863 (George W. Luckett Jr conceived during this time). Pay record for 1862 says "Last paid by nobody; to what time: never." His captured comrades were exchanged at Vicksburg 16 Sept. 1862, and remounted 1 Jan 1863 and sent back to war. GWL was listed AWOL at Tunnel Hill, GA 16 Mar 1864 but as "present" later that year. He deserted March 13, 1865 at Cape Fear River, NC, surrendering himself to Union army and took an oath of allegiance to the US in April. Sent to Chattanooga, April 12, 1865; released at Nashville. Last child born around 1868 (Laura -- seen only in 1870 census). A William H. Luckett also apparently enlisted, same unit, same place, 1 Nov 1862. Listed as "captured & taken the oath" in LA Aug 1863. GW had a son William H but all info suggests he was too young to be this soldier (born 1851). "H" could be an error and this could be GWL's half-brother William. Also in same unit is "Michael Lucket" and this could be his full brother Michael. All are said to be from Maury Co. TN. Some researchers have placed GWL's death at Maury Co., TN in 1891 so there is some doubt about date and place of death.
William Cox Luckett (1790 - 1872)
George Washington Luckett (1864 - 1942)*
G. W. Luckett (1824 - 1894)
William K Luckett (1839 - 1916)*
The death year last digit is not readable, but 1894 came from a book found in a junk shop which accurately conveyed all the other info, so seems to be reliable.
Need someone to visit the grave and copy the inscription on the base of the headstone.
Note: Marker says 'Luckette' but if this is the person I strongly think it is, that spelling was not his usual. It was always "Luckett."
Maintained by: James Luckett
Originally Created by: Nancy Jane Faulk White ...
Record added: Mar 24, 2006
Find A Grave Memorial# 13722462
Thank you for building our nation my great uncle. Michael (Luckett Grandson)|
Added: Apr. 21, 2012
I wish I could have known you. Your daughter Elizabeth was my GGrandmother.Maybe we will meet someday. I love you. Your GGGrandaughter|
Added: Aug. 29, 2011