Solomon Luke of Pennsylvania

* Copy of Solomon Luke's muster roll from the Civil War

Solomon Luke of Pennsylvania

SOLOMON LUKE, farmer, P.O. Centre Road Station, was born on the farm he now owns and lives on in Conneaut Township, this county, February 24, 1840; son of John and Charity (Ramore) Luke, natives of New Scotland, N.Y., and parents of twelve children. The father of John Luke was a soldier in the Revolutionary war and our subject has the powder horn he carried during that struggle. John came to Crawford County in 1829, and was engaged in farming all his life. He died in 1864. His widow, now in her eighty-fifth year; is living with her son, Solomon, on the old homestead; she is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Our subject, who is eighth in the family, received a common school education. He married, July, 1860, Miss Margaret C. McGuire, born in 1844, a native of Summerhill Township, this county, and daughter of Francis McGuire, one of the earliest settlers of western Crawford. To this union have been born three girls: Mary Adella, wife of Perry Mickle, born in 1861 (have one child, Katie, born in 1883); Jennie M., born in 1863; and Maggie C., born in 1866. Mr. Luke is a member of the R.T. of T. and the State Police; in politics a Republican. He is owner of fifty-one acres of well improved land, his fatherís old homestead, where he carries on a general line of farming, buying, selling and shipping stock extensively, and is probably the largest dealer in western Crawford.

Source: Brown, Robert C., History of Crawford County, (Part 5), pp. 819-841

Authors note: Charity Ramore is in fact Charity Reamer of Berne, New York. The grandfather of John Luke, not the father of John Luke was a soldier in the Revolutionary war. The soliders name was Captain Philip Luke of the Albany County Militia of New York.

* Muster roll indicates that Solomon Luke was discharged soon after enrollment, no further record of military service.


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