Captain Abijah Luce

Male 1791 - 1875  (84 years)


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  • Name Abijah Luce 
    Prefix Captain 
    Born 5 May 1791  Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    _UID BB0D2C61E990D14786C90EC35D2264FDE6FE 
    Died 2 Aug 1875  Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I60120  Scudder
    Last Modified 23 Sep 2009 

    Family Nancy Norton,   b. 5 Oct 1789, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1834/1835, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years) 
    Married 14 Mar 1813  Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    _UID 44F82FFBC8EA694384D675EACAE286ED9C0D 
    Children 
     1. Luce,   b. Nov 1814, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Harriett B. Luce,   b. 1819, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jun 1837, Bristol county, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     3. Lucretia Norton Luce,   b. 18 Aug 1820, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Apr 1887, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     4. Nancy N. Luce,   b. 1825, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1843, Bristol county, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 18 years)
     5. Hiram C. Luce,   b. 29 Feb 1828, Martha's Vineyard, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jun 1896, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Julia Franklin Luce,   b. 1834/1835, Tisbury, Dukes, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jan 1902, Grand Rapids, Kent, Michigan Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 
    Family ID F21906  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • In April 1871, Abijah filed for a pension for service during the War of 1812. In his claim he stated, "we organized as a volunteer group for the defence of the coast.....we called ourselves the 'Sea Fencibles'.....I had been captured on my way home from Lisbon Portugal." He was unable to provide proof of his service, so his claim was denied. He was engaged in West Indian and South American trade. He was mentioned in the US Marine Directory of 1851 as sailing the barque "Harvest Moon" between New York and Montevedio, Uruguay, in the wool trade.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1328] Abijah Luce and Family: Martha's Vineyard to RI to MI, Richard , (downloaded from World Wide Web, 23 September 2009 ).