John Adam Loucks
|Also Known As:||"Johann Adam Laux", "Adam Laucks", "Adam Lawks"|
|Birthplace:||Stone Arabia, Scoharie, New York|
|Death:||Died in Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States|
|Place of Burial:||Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States|
Son of John Richard Loucks and Maria Catharina Loucks
|Occupation:||Tavern Owner, Veteran of the Revolutionary War|
|Managed by:||Private User|
Historical records matching John Adam Loucks
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.
- GEDCOM File : ~AT9335.ged. ABBR GEDCOM File : ~AT9335.ged. GED info from Flora Baller Updated on March 8, 2003.
- Consolidation of Church Records for Huguenots
- 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
- Text: AFN:NJJ8-FR (LDS) - Schnell - GedCom downloaded.
- Text: AFN: R1K2-3D - Johann Adam LOUCKS - in Ancestral Files of LDS databases.
- DAR Ancestor #: A071741
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)
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York, United States
December 22, 1744
May 27, 1746
Stone Arabia, Palatine , New York
May 21, 1747
Stone Arabia, Montgomery, New York