GEORGE LUCUS, a prominent and successful citizen of Sheffield Township, was born in Ross County, Ohio, in 1825, a son of LUTHER LUCUS, who was born and reared in the State of Maryland. LUTHER LUCUS left his native State for Ohio in company with his twin brother MARTIN, and there he was married to MISS ELLEN KELLINGBERGER, who was also a native of Maryland.  He settled and improved a new farm near Chillicothe, Ohio, where he lived until his death. His widow subsequently became the wife of WILLIAM HOWARD, and in 1833, came with her husband and children to Tippecanoe County, and the year following MR. HOWARD bought a farm in Lauramie Township, a part of the present village of Stockwell being on this farm. MR. HOWARD paid for this land, which was but slightly improved, $5 per acre, and converted the same into a good farm, and here he spent the rest of life, his wife dying some two years later.
        LUTHER LUCUS and wife had born to them five children, only two of whom, GEORGE and JAMES, are now living; the latter in Richland County, Wisconsin. Of the deceased, ELIZABETH married NATHAN WESTLAKE, and died at her home near Stockwell, leaving a family of six children; MARGARET married JOEL FULLER, and after living in Sheffield Township about twenty years, they removed to Macon County, Illinois, where both died, leaving five chldren; LUTHER died in White County, leaving a wife and six children, all of whom are deceased. By her marriage with MR. HOWARD the mother of our subject had four children--MARTIN, MARY, ELLEN, NELSON and ELIZA JANE, all now deceased except MARTIN, who resides at Stockwell.
        GEORGE LUCUS, whose name heads this sketch, came to the county with his mother and stepfather in 1833, and here he was reared from childhood amid the wild surroundings of pioneer life, and from an early age was inured to hard work. He has worked on the farm he now owns for his uncle MARTIN, for $9 a month, he having purchased this farm from his uncle's heirs for $60 an acre, paying for the whole over $12,500. The farm contains 208 acres of well improved land, and is considered one of the best tracts of land to be found in Tippecanoe County, and his residence, erected in 1880, in English cottage style, is among the finest dwellings in Sheffield Township. His barns and out-buldings are substantial and commodious, and his farm is well watered, and is well adapted to both stock and grain raising.
        MR. LUCUS may be called a self-made man, he having commenced life a poor boy, and by his own persevering energy and industry, accumulated his fine property, and has become one of the prosperous men of his township. Besides his fine home farm he owns land in Lauramie Township, and also valuable village property in Stockwell. MR. LUCUS was united in marriage to MISS ISABEL WADDELL, whose father, ALEXANDER WADDELL, was one of the first settlers in Sheffield Township. MR. and MRS. LUCUS have six children living--FRANCES is the wife of CHARLES EMMONS, of Stockwell, and they have two children; CHARLES LUCUS married MARY BOWMAN, and they have a family of three children; VIOLA J., wife of FRANK HEAVILON, has two children; EMMA, wife of J.W. STINSON, of Washington County, Kansas, has three children; JAMES HOWARD LUCUS married MEDIA STORMS, and they are living near his father's homestead, and ANNIE, wife of THOMAS CONROE, living near the village of Concord.   Four children are deceased--CHARLES, VIOLA J., INSCO and LUELLA.  In politics MR. LUCUS affiliates with the Republican party.

Biographical Record and Portrait Album of Tippecanoe County, Indiana,  pp. 549-550
Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago, Illinois, 1888

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