Lancaster Family History
Washington County, Missouri

JAMES LANCASTER was born in 1810 in Virginia & came to Washington County, Missouri from Kentucky between 1840 & 1850. He died in Washington County 31 July 1864 & is buried in the Lancaster Cemetery, Union T., Cadet, Missouri.  He was married to Mary H. Blackwell, daughter of Luvina & Robert Blackwell.

Children of Mary Blackwell & James Lancaster:

Harriet - b: 1835

Luvina Frances - b: 1837/38 - d: 2 Sept. 1863 - buried: St. Joachim Cem. - m: John McDermott

Elizabeth - b: 1841 Mo. - d: 1885 - m: Thomas Cummins

Benjamin F. - b: 1844

James M. - b: 1847

?Mary Susan? - b: 1853 - m: Albin L. :Long (son of Alfred Long) -

 

1830 Census Index Missouri:

Lancaster, Samuel - Cape Girardeau
 

1840 Census WashCoMo - none

1850 Census WashCoMo:

Lancaster, James................40........M.......Va.
       "       , Mary.................41........F........Va.
       "       , Harriet..............15.........F........Ky
       "       , Luvina F...........12........ F........Mo
       "       , Elizabeth...........  9.........F........Mo
       "       , Benjamin F.........6.........M.......Mo
       "       , James M.............3........ M.......Mo
Stephens , John.................. 21....... M.......Ky

The Lancaster family is living 8 houses from Samuel Long & 11 houses from Alfred Long.

 

James Lancaster probate:  1864

wife Mary H. - Heirs:  Mary Ann McDermott (gd), Elizabeth Cummins (d), James (s) Mary Susan (d)
Dated: 30 July 1864
Proved: 31 Aug. 1864
Clerk: Moses Brooks
Exec: Jas. Lancaster
Witnesses:  Joshua Cole, Thomas Smith

 

 

 

SHOCKING AND FATAL ACCIDENT
Washington County Journal
Thursday, December 5, 1867
Page 2 Column 2

The following are the details of the very sad accident, which occurred at Cadet, in this county, on Wednesday last, and which resulted in a horrible, lingering death to Mrs. Lancaster, widow of the late James Lancaster, and sister-in-law to Judge D. E. Perryman. On that day as a daughter of the deceased, Mrs. Cummings, was leading a family horse into the stable, the animal from some unknown cause became either frightened or infuriated, and rushed upon her, emminently endangering her life. Seeing her daughter's critical position, with sympathy and protective instinct of a mother's nature, and entirely regardless of her own safety, Mrs. Lancaster attempted to make her way by the horse inside the stable, to rescue her daughter from danger. The animal meantime breaking loose from the latter, turned quickly around and rushing on Mrs. L threw her violently to the earth, and passed over her. In the fall she either received the full force of the horses feet or was thrown against some object near at hand with such violence as to fracture the temporal bone, in the head.

The aid of Dr. Bruce, of Old Mines, was called in and upon examination of the very serious wound it was deemed advisable to obtain further medical assistance, in consultation. Dr. Hall of this place was called in, and upon consultation it was decided to operate on the following (Thursday) morning, if the patient's case would justify it. This was accordingly done, but the patient was beyond the reach of relief, and, on Friday morning died.

 

LANCASTER LAND PATENTS - Washington County, Missouri
 
  LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  2/1/1848  St. Louis  15612  MO0830__.264 
  LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  6/1/1849  St. Louis  16778  MO0850__.427 
  LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  10/10/1853  St. Louis  20987  MO0930__.364 
LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  3/1/1854  St. Louis  21496  MO0940__.348 
LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  8/1/1844  St. Louis  5984  MO0770__.187 
  LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  1/28/1852  St. Louis  5984  MO0900__.116 
  LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  1/28/1852  St. Louis  6205  MO0900__.117 
LANCASTER, JAMES  MO  Washington  8/1/1844  St. Louis  6205  MO0770__.188 
  LANCASTER, SEMIRA C  MO  Washington  8/1/1853  Jackson  14689  MO3650__.120