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 John Baptiste Charles Lucas

John Baptiste Charles Lucas

Birth
Pont-Audemer, Departement de l'Eure, Haute-Normandie, France
Death 17 Aug 1842 (aged 84)
St. Louis County, Missouri, USA
Burial Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA
Plot Section 13, Lot 8
Memorial ID 9341 · View Source
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Born in France, Lucas happened to meet Benjamin Franklin, the U.S. Ambassador to the French court. Fascinated by Franklin's conversations on the new democracy & the vast opportunities of a new frontier, he decided to emigrate to America. He arrived in 1784 & moved to St. Louis in 1805 where he was appointed Commissioner of Land Claims & Judge of the Terrirorial Court by Thomas Jefferson. Judge Lucas was the father of 6 sons & 1 daughter. One of his sons was killed in a duel with Thomas Hart Benton & another was killed in the War of 1812. Judge Lucas continued to increase his real estate holdings & developed a large legal practice.

Bio by: Connie Nisinger


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  • Maintained by: Find A Grave
  • Added: 19 May 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 9341
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for John Baptiste Charles Lucas (14 Aug 1758–17 Aug 1842), Find A Grave Memorial no. 9341, citing Calvary Cemetery and Mausoleum, Saint Louis, St. Louis City, Missouri, USA ; Maintained by Find A Grave .