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Robert Leven Luckett, M.D.[1, 2]

Male 1837 - 1895  (57 years)


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  • Name Robert Leven Luckett 
    Suffix M.D. 
    Born 12 Dec 1837  Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Residence 1850  Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Residence 1860  Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Military Jun 1862  [2, 5
    Asst. Surgeon, 34th Ala. Infantry. 
    Residence 1870  Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Residence 1880  Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Died 24 Apr 1895  Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • OBITUARY

      The Louisiana Democrat
      May 1, 1895
      Page 3; Column 5

      LUCKETT.-

      Dr. Robert L. Luckett died at his residence near Boyce, in this parish, at 1 o'clock last Wednesday, April 24th 1895, after an illness of several weeks.

      Dr. Luckett was born and raised in Rapides parish and was 57 years old at the time of his death. He was a successful physician, esteemed citizen and uncompromising Democrat, whose services were always at the command of his party and who assisted materially in the redemption of his Parish and State from the plundering horde of Northern vandals who took and held possession of it at the point of Federal bayonets during what is known as the reconstruction era.

      He was United States Marshal for the Western District of Louisiana by appointment of President Cleveland and vindicated the wisdom of his selection by a faithful, zealous and capable discharge of the duties pertaining to the office. He leaves ten children: Dr. R. L. Luckett Jr., of Alexandria; Mrs. J. M. Rhorer, of Plaquemine; Mrs. J.W. Alexander, of Alexandria; Mrs. L. Alexander of Jackson; Misses Marie and Lizzie, Sam F., Frank and George Luckett. Also a brother, Mr. Henry P. Luckett, of Rapides parish and four sisters, Mrs. Sam Flower, of New Orleans; Mrs. Lizzie Vance, of Louisville, Ky.; Mrs. J. P. Hickman, of Alexandria and Mrs. H. P. Thompson, of Boyce.

      The deceased was a member of the constitutional convention of 1879 and had twice represented his parish in the legislature.
    Buried Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I23560  Dickinson
    Last Modified 11 Mar 2019 

    Father Leven Luckett,   b. 23 Jan 1804, Loudon County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1864, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Jane Adaline Crain,   b. 2 Apr 1816, Prince George's County, Maryland Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Nov 1893, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Family ID F7291  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Marie Angelique Marye,   b. 9 Apr 1843, Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Dec 1924, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1860  Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Children 
    +1. Robert Leven Luckett, M.D.,   b. 11 Nov 1864, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Aug 1902  (Age 37 years)  [Birth]
    +2. Constance Luckett,   b. Jul 1866, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age ~ 43 years)  [Birth]
     3. Henry Marye Luckett,   b. 17 Mar 1868, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1883, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 15 years)  [Birth]
    +4. Cora Mary Luckett,   b. 17 Mar 1870, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1934, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)  [Birth]
    +5. Ellen Leven Luckett,   b. 3 Sep 1872, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1921  (Age 48 years)  [Birth]
     6. Edward Flower Luckett, M.D.,   b. 18 May 1874, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Sep 1936, Cheneyville, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)  [Birth]
     7. Mary Elizabeth Luckett,   b. 25 May 1875, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1881, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
     8. Samuel Flower Luckett,   b. 11 Mar 1877, Rapides Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1927  (Age 50 years)  [Birth]
     9. Francis Berkley Luckett,   b. 19 Dec 1879, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jan 1932, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 52 years)  [Birth]
    +10. Elizabeth Luckett,   b. 28 Aug 1881, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1953  (Age 71 years)  [Birth]
    +11. Henry Peyton Luckett,   b. 11 Jul 1883, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Oct 1889, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)  [Birth]
    +12. George Victor Luckett,   b. 12 Jul 1886, Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1947, Alexandria, Rapides, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 23 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F7295  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 12 Dec 1837 - Rapides Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1850 - Rapides Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1860 - Rapides Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1860 - Avoyelles Parish, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 24 Apr 1895 - Boyce, Rapides, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Rapides Cemetery, Pineville, Rapides, Louisiana Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S555] The Lucketts of Portobacco, Harry Wright Newman, (Washington, D.C.: The author, 1938), 39.

    2. [S563] Yale's Confederates: A Biographical Dictionary, Nathaniel Cheairs Hughes, (Knoxville: University of Tennessee Press, 2008), 127.

    3. [S007856] 1850 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850), Census Place: Subdivision 13, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M432_239; Page: 46A; Image: 96.
      Name: Robert L Lucket
      Age: 12
      Birth Year: abt 1838
      Birthplace: Louisiana
      Home in 1850: Subdivision 13, Rapides, Louisiana, USA
      Gender: Male
      Family Number: 68
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Levin Lucket 43
      Adeline Lucket 33
      Robert L Lucket 12
      Elizabeth L Lucket 10
      Francis B Lucket 8
      Ellen Lucket 6
      Delia Lucket 4
      Henry P Lucket 2
      Adeline C Lucket 1
      John Osborn 22


    4. [S014287] 1860 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860), Census Place: Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M653_423; Page: 222; Family History Library Film: 803423.
      Name: Robert C Luckett
      Age: 22
      Birth Year: abt 1838
      Gender: Male
      Birth Place: Louisiana
      Home in 1860: Rapides, Louisiana
      Post Office: Alexandria
      Dwelling Number: 1564
      Family Number: 1555
      Occupation: Physician
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Levin Luckett 54
      Adeline C Luckett 42
      Robert C Luckett 22
      Liza L Luckett 20
      Fannie B Luckett 18
      Delia A Luckett 14
      Ellen Luckett 16
      Henry B Luckett 13
      Ada Luckett 11
      Cora Luckett 9
      J A Williamson 33


    5. [S53] Alabama Department of Archives and History, (Montgomery, Alabama: Alabama Department of Archives and History), "Thirty-Fourth Alabama" at http://www.archives.alabama.gov/referenc/alamilor/34thinf.html.
      "This regiment was organized at Loachapoka, April 15, 1862. It went thence to Tupelo, and was placed - with the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eight Alabama, and two South Carolina regiments - in Manigault's brigade, Wither's division. The regiment moved into Kentucky, but was not under fire during the campaign. It was with the main army when it took position at Murfreesboro, and lost very heavily on its first battlefield. The remainder of the winter was passed near Tullahoma, and the Thirty-fourth withdrew with the army to the Chattanooga line. At Chicamauga the regiment again lost largely in killed and wounded, and at Mission Ridge many of its number were captured. It wintered and recruited for the great campaign of 1864 at Dalton, and began "The Hundred Days' Battle" in the spring. From Dalton to Atlanta, the Thirty-fourth shared fully in the operations of the historic Army of Tennessee, and in the battles of Jully 22d and July 28th at Atlanta its losses were particularly large. At Jonesboro its casualties were few, but then came the expedition into Tennessee, and though the Thirty-fourth escaped the severest part of the battle of Franklin, at Nashville its already depleted ranks were almost swept away. With the wreck of the army it passed into the Carolinas, where it skirmished at Kinston and lost severely at Bentonville. Consolidated with the Twenty-fourth and Twenty-eighth, about 100 of the 1000 men with which the Thirty-fourth took the field were surrendered at High Point, North Carolina."


    6. [S013899] 1870 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1870), Census Place: Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: M593_528; Page: 197A; Family History Library Film: 552027.
      Name: Robert L Luckitt
      Age in 1870: 32
      Birth Year: abt 1838
      Birthplace: Louisiana
      Dwelling Number: 508
      Home in 1870: Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Occupation: Planter
      Male Citizen over 21: Y
      Personal Estate Value: 1000
      Inferred Spouse: Angelise Luckitt
      Inferred Children: Robert L J Luckitt
      Constance Luckitt
      Henry Luckitt
      Cora Luckitt
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert L Luckitt 32
      Angelise Luckitt 25
      Robert L J Luckitt 6
      Constance Luckitt 4
      Henry Luckitt 2
      Cora Luckitt 6/12


    7. [S014080] 1880 United States Census, Bureau of the Census, (Washington, DC: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880), Census Place: Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana; Roll: 466; Page: 609B; Enumeration District: 039.
      Name: Robert L. Luckett
      Age: 42
      Birth Date: Abt 1838
      Birthplace: Louisiana
      Home in 1880: Rapides, Rapides, Louisiana, USA
      House Number: 23
      Dwelling Number: 953
      Race: White
      Gender: Male
      Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
      Marital status: Married
      Spouse's name: Angelica Luckett
      Father's Birthplace: Virginia
      Mother's Birthplace: Maryland
      Occupation: Physician & Farmer
      Neighbors: View others on page
      Household Members:
      Name Age
      Robert L. Luckett 42
      Angelica Luckett 36
      Robert Luckett 15
      Constance Luckett 13
      Henry Luckett 11
      Cora Luckett 9
      Nellie Luckett 7
      Edward Luckett 5
      Lizzie Luckett 4
      Samuel Luckett 3
      Frank Luckett 1
      Luckett 1/12


    8. [S171485] Directory of Deceased American Physicians, 1804-1929.
      Name: Robert H. Luckett
      Death Date: 25 Apr 1895
      Death Place: Boyce, LA
      Type Practice: Allopath
      JAMA Citation: 24:730

    9. [S178] Louisiana Marriages, 1718-1925, Hunting For Bears, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004).
      Name: Robert L. Luckett
      Spouse: Angelica Marye
      Marriage Date: 27 Nov 1860
      Marriage Pace: Avoyelles