The Lucketts of Portobacco

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The Lucketts of Portobacco

Author: Harry Wright Newman

Call Number: R929.2 L941

A genealogical history of Samuel Luckett, Gent. Of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, and some of his descendants, with a sketch of the allied family of Offutt, of Prince Georges County, Maryland.

Bibliographic Information: Newman, Harry W. The Lucketts of Portobacco. Washington, D.C.: Harry Wright Newman, 1938.

TABLE of CONTENTS

PAGE 1 - THE LUCKETTS OF PORTOBACCO

PAGE 2 - SAMUEL LUCKETT2 AND HIS DESCENDANTS

PAGE 3 - MAJOR THOMAS HUSSEY LUCKETT4 (1750 - 1786)

PAGE 4 - THOMAS LUCKETT2 AND HIS DESCENDANTS

PAGE 5 - LIEUTENANT SAMUEL LUCKETT4 (1756 - 1828)

PAGE 6 - THE OFFUTT-LUCKETT FAMILY

 

The Lucketts of Portobacco

A genealogical history of Samuel Luckett, Gent. of Port Tobacco, Charles County, Maryland, and some of his descendants, with a sketch of the allied family of Offutt, of Prince Georges County, Maryland.

By HARRY WRIGHT NEWMAN Published by the Author Washington, D. C. 1938

Harry Wright Newman has compiled and published the following: Anne Arundel Gentry, The Smoots of Maryland and Virginia, The Stones of Poynton Manor, Some Maryland Revolutionary Records

PREFACE

WORK on the Luckett family was begun about ten years ago for my friend, Mrs. Mary Luckett Drane, of Clarksville, Tennessee, and as I have animated interest in all early settlers of Maryland and their descendants, I became involved in a complete genealogical history of the family. A year ago I conceived the idea of publishing the research, and thus give to the many descendants of this prominent family, especially that branch descending from Colonel William Luckett, of Montgomery County, Maryland, the benefits of their colonial and revolutionary background. The project was met with gross indifference by those members of the family now residing within Maryland and the District of Columbia, and inasmuch as the research and printing had to be financed solely by me, the response from only twelve members of the family outside of Maryland indicated that the publication would be most difficult. Rather than relinquish the idea, it was decided to complete the task and thus in a visible manner extend my gratitude to the twelve descendants who submitted pre-publication subscriptions.

Of the twelve I wish especially to express my sincere thanks for the enthusiasm and work of Mrs. Miriam Bryan Miller, of Morganton, North Carolina, twice a lineal descendant of Colonel William Luckett of the French and Indian Wars as well as the Revolution, who aroused a sense of family consciousness among the Bryan-Offutt descendants. And none the least do I wish to extend my appreciation to Mrs. Drane who also did much to make her immediate kinsmen acquire a sense of pride for their colonial forbears.

I regret, however, that it was inexpedient to publish the extensive data which were collected on other lines, especially the Lucketts who settled in Georgia and those who remained in Maryland--but after much time, patience, and correspondence, it was impossible to arouse interest sufficient for a single subscription among them, though many expressed their pleasure to know that such a book would be published and would be "thrilled" to have it contain their name and lineage.

Despite these many obstacles, however, my fourth book is offered to the public on families of Maryland, a Province in which all of my colonial ancestors settled in the seventeenth century--now a State which should be honored and hallowed by all who can claim descent from the brave and courageous pioneers whether nobility, gentry, yeomanry, or servant who settled within her borders before seventeen hundred.

Harry Wright Newman, 1701 H Street Northwest, Washington, D. C.


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