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LUCKETT & SEMMES(Sims) Afro-American

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LUCKETT & SEMMES(Sims) Afro-American

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Looking for additional information on this line. Alexander Luckett, and his wife, Charity Luckett, were most likely brought to Mississippi as slaves. This probably occurred between 1842 and 1847, when most of the early White Lucketts came to Mississippi from the St. Mary’s congregation in Locust Grove, Georgia. The 1870 Canton, MS census lists Alexander Luckett at 60 years old (b. ca. 1810), and doing “Farm Labor.” Charity’s age is listed at 45 (b. ca. 1825). Both are shown as being born in Georgia. There are 7 children in the household; Emily (16 yrs. old), Adaline (12), Luccisse (Louisa?) (11), Boiley (7), Ann (5), and Frank (4). All the children were born in MS. Alexander has apparently died by 1880. The Canton, MS census of 1880 shows Charity as the head of the household. Also living in the household with Charity in 1880 are her daughter Anna (Adeline?) (25 yrs. old), son Bollie/Boiley (16), son Frank (13), granddaughter Charity (6), and grandson George (3).

â–  There is a record of a Charity Luckett marrying a George Semmes on 12-27-1883. No other information on this.

â–  I believe that Emily Luckett may have married Richard Luckett ca. 1874. An Emily Luckett appears on the 1880 Canton census at 29 years old, and with children; Callie (6), Jeriah C. (4), and Rosa P. (2).

■ I believe that the Adaline Luckett listed on the 1870 census is “Anna” Luckett on the 1880 census, who is living with her mother, Charity Luckett, and has 2 children, Charity (6) and George (3).

■ I believe that Louisa Luckett may have married Patrick Semmes ca. 1874. A Patrick and Louisa Semmes appear on the 1880 Canton census. Patrick (23) is a “Farmer”, Louisa (20) is doing “Day Labor”. Also in this household are Patrick’s mother, Louisa Semmes (49), and his brother, Louis Semmes (19).

■ I believe that the 5 year old Ann Luckett on the 1870 census may have married Moses Semmes(Sims) ca. 1879. Moses (21) and Anna (17) Semmes appear on the 1880 Canton census. They are both listed as doing “Farm Labor”. They have a 5 month old daughter, Antonette.

■ Bolie (Boiley/Bollie) Luckett (b. ca 1860-64) appears on the 1900 Canton census as a “School Janitor.” In December, 1884, Bolie married Martha (Mary) Nash (b. 5-1872 in MS). On the 1900 census, Mary is listed as a “Cook”. Bolie and Mary have only 1 child living, Rosa Luckett (b. 5-1882). Rosa’s daughter, Lida (b. 12-1899), is also living in this household on Centre St.

■ Frank Luckett Sr. (b. ca. 1866-67, d. ca 1916) married Rosa MOORE (b. 1-1872). I believe that Rosa Moore is the daughter of Jesse (b ca. 1845-46 in SC) and Laura (b. ca. 1850-51 in MS) Moore. Jesse & Laura Moore appear on the 1880 Canton census with other children; Ora, Jessie, and Lula. Laura’s 77 year old mother, Winnie Blackburn is also in this household. Frank Luckett Sr. had at least 3 children with Rosa Moore; Estelle b. 12-30-1888, Frank Jr. b. 2-1890, and Jesse b. 1892. However, by about 1895, Frank Sr. and Rosa have apparently divorced. The 1900 Canton census reveals that Frank Sr. is living on Fulton St. with his (new) wife of 5 years, Elizabeth b. 3-1868. His occupation is “Day Laborer.” Her occupation is “Cook.” There are no children living in Frank Sr.’s household in 1900.

Rosa (Moore) Luckett, Frank Sr.’s ex-wife, is living on Academy St. with 5 children on the 1900 Canton census. Rosa is a “Seamstress.” Her children are listed as; daughter (E)Stella (b.12-1888), son Frank (b. 2-1890), son Jesse (b. 1892), son Jones (b. 1895) and son Robert (b. 1899). The son recorded as “Jones,” is Gilbert JONES, a half brother to Estelle, Frank Jr., and Jesse. Rosa Moore Luckett died while her children were still young, and at least Estelle, and Frank Jr. were raised by their Aunt and uncle, Henry and Lula Thompson of Canton.

● Estelle L. Luckett (b. 12-30-1888) married Charles James FIELDS I (b. 10-26-1879-81 in Canton, MS). TThese are my grandparents. They had 10 children and settled in East Chicago, Indiana in about 1923.
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