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Ebenezer Wesley Lucas -- Biography 1883

William G. Cutler's History of the State of Kansas was first published in 1883 by A. T. Andreas, Chicago, IL.

LEAVENWORTH COUNTY

E. W. LUCAS, farmer, Section 3, Township 11, Range 22, P. O. Fairmount, came to Kansas in the spring of 1857, first locating near Wyandotte. Has been several times a Delegate to County, State and Congressional Conventions. Served as Township Trustee six consecutive years, and was also County Commissioner. He enlisted in Company G, Sixth Kansas Volunteers, in October, 1861, and served until he was mustered out May 19, 1865. Was in the Battle of Cane Hill, and in several skirmishes; was in the engagements at Prairie Grove, Newtonia, at Cabin Creek, Leavenworth County, and also all the engagements in which Steel participated in his expedition through Arkansas to form a junction with Gen. Banks, on Red River. He enlisted as a private, but was promoted first as Second Lieutenant, and afterward as First Lieutenant of his company. He was born in 1839, in Ontario County, Canada. Parents were Valentine and Sarah Lucas. He left Canada in 1852, and came to Illinois; remained there two or three years, and then moved to Burlington, Iowa, and from there came to Kansas. He was married in Wyandotte County, September 12, 1865, to Fannie Sortor, who died March 1, 1874. Was married a second time March 31, 1875, to Susan G. Hindman, daughter of William T. and Amanda Hindman. His last wife was a native of Sardinia, Brown Co., Ohio. He has five children, first two by his first wife-Henry E. and John A.; last three, Blanche E., Fannie G. and Fred H., by his present wife. Mr. Lucas and wife are both members of the Methodist Episcopal Church, and he belongs to the Order of Free Masons.

 

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