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John Bleecker Luce
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Birth: Feb. 3, 1816
Albany
Albany County
New York, USA
Death: Mar. 12, 1887
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA

On March 22, 1851 as John B. Luce, he married Cornelia Forrester in Madison County, Alabama.

The Washington Post Sunday, March 13, 1887
The Struggle Over the Choctaw Claim Hastens His Demise
John B. Luce, of Arkansas, died yesterday morning at his rooms, 1307 F Street, Washington, D.C. after nearly two months illness from general debility and exhaustion, consequent upon the long struggle over the Choctaw claim. His brother, Admiral Luce and his wife and daughter, who came here from Eureka Springs, Arkansas to attend him, were at his bedside when he expired. Dr. Stanton was the attending physician. Mr. Luce was the principal attorney for the Choctaw Nation in the claim brought by the latter half a century ago against the United States for the value of certain lands. He entered the case as far back as 1852 and persistently pushed it until the Supreme Court gave a judgment of nearly $3 million last November in favor of the Choctaws. Mr. Luce's fee under a written contract he had amounted to $150 thousand. The tedious and protracted contest with the excitement of victory brought on nervous prostration from which in his old age he could not recover.

The Washington Post Sunday, March 13, 1887
Luce. On Saturday, March 12 at 8:05AM, John Bleecker Luce, oldest son of the late Vinal and Charlotte Bleecker Luce, aged seventeen [Researcher's note: age should be seventy] years.

Funeral from St. John's Church on Monday, the 14th at 2PM. Interment at Oak Hill. 
 
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 Parents:
  Vinal Luce (1782 - 1856)
  Charlotte Bleecker Luce (1789 - 1858)
 
 Spouse:
  Cornelia Priscilla Forester Luce (1831 - 1919)
 
 Children:
  Charlotte Elizabeth Luce (1852 - 1928)*
  Bleeker Luce (1855 - 1924)*
  Sarah Bleecker Luce Cooke (1859 - 1936)*
 
 Siblings:
  John Bleecker Luce (1816 - 1887)
  Edward Luce (1817 - 1819)*
  Margaret Bleecker Luce Harwood (1819 - 1886)*
  Edward Luce (1823 - 1824)*
  William Luce (1825 - 1863)*
  Stephen Bleecker Luce (1827 - 1917)*
  Cornelius Luce (1829 - 1829)*
  Jane E. Luce (1831 - 1907)*
  Catherine Elmendorf Luce (1835 - 1838)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Oak Hill Cemetery
Washington
District of Columbia
District Of Columbia, USA
Plot: Chapel Valley, Lot 348.
 
Created by: SLGMSD
Record added: Oct 25, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43511955
John Bleecker Luce
Added by: Loretta Castaldi
 
John Bleecker Luce
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