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John Adam Loucks

Also Known As: "Johann Adam Laux", "Adam Laucks", "Adam Lawks"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Stone Arabia, Scoharie, New York
Death: February 14, 1790 (74)
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
Place of Burial: Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of John Richard Loucks and Maria Catharina Loucks
Husband of Catherina Elisabetha Loucks
Father of Richard Dietrich Loucks, U.E.L.; Johannes Loucks; Elisabetha Laux; Henry Richard Loucks; Adam Loucks and 8 others
Brother of Joost Loucks; William D. Loucks; Hendrick D Loucks; Anna Elisabetha Coppernail; Maria Catherina Finck and 7 others

Occupation: Tavern Owner, Veteran of the Revolutionary War
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About John Adam Loucks

General Notes: First marriage record in Stone Arabia Churchbook


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.


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.


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.



  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 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

December 28, 1715
Scoharie, New York
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)

Age 24
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
Age 26
December 22, 1744
Age 28
Age 29
May 27, 1746
Age 30
Stone Arabia, Palatine , New York
May 21, 1747
Age 31
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York
Age 35