John Adam Loucks (1715 - 1790) MP

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Nicknames: "Johann Adam Laux", "Adam Laucks", "Adam Lawks"
Place of Burial: Reformed Church Cemetery, Stone Arabia,, Tryon Co., New York, United States
Birthplace: Stone Arabia, Scoharie, New York
Death: Died in Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
Occupation: Tavern Owner, Veteran of the Revolutionary War
Managed by: William Adam Raby
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About John Adam Loucks

General Notes: First marriage record in Stone Arabia Churchbook

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From FTM #8806-"John Adam was baptized on Jan 24,1716 in Schoharie, by Rev. Joshua Kocherthal when he came up from West Camp, NY. Adam Starring and wife, brother and sister-in-law of Johann Adam's mother, were sponsors at the baptism.

Johann purchased Lot 42 of the Stone arabia Patent from Johannes Snell on Jan. 11, 1762, On his death he willed this acreage to his children, All mentioned by name except Henry Richard, Peter, and Maria.

In the pre Revolutionary days John Adam wasnumbered among those looking for freedom. He held the first meeting of the Committee of Safety of Tyron County, NY in his house in Stone Arabia. Aug. 27,1774.The locality is marked by a state highway marker as Loucks Tavern, for here hekept an inn after the war,and was for years Justice of the Peace.

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032602:Note:Herkimer County and Tyron County changed theri borders well after this periodin history, Identifying Stone Arabia in either country for historical purposesis confusing. Because many of the records are being loaded to the internet now,the compilers of the information may use either county in their information.

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Not long after John Adam settled in Stone Arabia, the trying years began which preceded the Revolution. There was plenty of violent discussion regarding the relationship of the colonies to the mother country, and feeling ran high. Members of the Loucks family, especially in the older settlement of Schoharie, were divided in their loyalties. A few sided with England and were called "Tories"; the majority sympathized with those who demanded freedom. John Adam was numbered among the latter and larger group; and he was apparently a leader among his contemporaries, for the first meeting of the Committee of Safety of Tryon County, NY was held in his house in Stone Arabia, on Aug. 27, 1774.

A New York state highway marker designates the locality where his house stood. It was known as "LOUCKS TAVERN", for here he kept an inn after the war, and was for years a Justice of the Peace.

He was also a Deacon in the German Reformed Church of Stone Arabia.

He fought in the War of the Revolution, being a private in the 2d Regiment, Tryon Co. Militia, under the command of Col. Jacob Klock. He fought in the Battle of Oriskany

On his death he willed his acreage to his children. All are mentioned by name except Henry Richard, Lieut. Peter and Maria. His will was probated 22 Dec 1787 in Montgomery Country.

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Sources

  1. GEDCOM File : ~AT9335.ged. ABBR GEDCOM File : ~AT9335.ged. GED info from Flora Baller Updated on March 8, 2003.
  2. Consolidation of Church Records for Huguenots
  3. Text: FTM Genealogy CD#3308, Vol. 2 World Family Tree. Gedcom file. LOUCKS Family. FamilyTreeMaker - CD FTM #3308. Text: Kinship Births, Baptisms, Marriages & Deaths Indexes. Areas of NY 1639-1916. Arthur KELLY, submitter. Kinship / Bröderbund publishers (FTM). Also, Indexes on Ancestry.com. Page: v. 058, p. 607
  4. Text: AFN:NJJ8-FR (LDS) - Schnell - GedCom downloaded.
  5. Text: AFN: R1K2-3D - Johann Adam LOUCKS - in Ancestral Files of LDS databases.
  6. DAR Ancestor #: A071741

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John Adam Loucks's Timeline

1715
December 28, 1715
Scoharie, New York
1716
January 24, 1716
Schoharie, Schoharie, New York

John Adam was baptized on Jan. 24, 1716 by Rev. Joshua Kocherthal when he came up from West Camp, NY. on one of his occasional visits to the outlying churches which had been built by the Palatines, as they broke new roads through the primeval forest and made new settlements in the country to the northwest.

Baptismal sponsors were Adam Starring and his wife (West Camp Lutheran Churchbook)

1739
October 16, 1739
Age 23
Stone Arabia, Herkimer Co., New York, United States
1740
1740
Age 24
Stone Arabia, Palatine, Montgomery, New York, United States
1740
Age 24
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
1740
Age 24
Stone Arabia, NY, USA
1744
December 22, 1744
Age 28
1745
1745
Age 29
1746
May 27, 1746
Age 30
1747
May 21, 1747
Age 31
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States