Sixth Generation


1136. Lucius Verus Bearce was born on 4 August 1801 in Cornwall, Connecticut (Litchfield). He died on 11 November 1876 at the age of 75 in Akron, Ohio (Summit). He was 1/32 Wampanoag/Narragansett Indian from father. "Lucius was a lawyer, politician, military man, writer, and supporter of the abolitionist John Brown, supplying him with arms for the raid on Harper's Ferry. He was also the uncle of the writer Ambrose Bierce, and hosted him in his home for some time in 1859.

Graduated BA from Ohio University at Athens 1822; founding member of Republican Party in Ohio; member of Ohio militia; leader of Hunters and Chasers of the Eastern Frontier / the Patriots / the Grand Eagles; abolitionist; supporter and supplier of arms to John Brown for the Harpers Ferry raid."

Lucius Verus Bearce and Frances Peck were married on 23 November 1837 in Akron, Ohio (Summit). Frances Peck was born in 1805 in Akron, Ohio (Summit). She died on 23 June 1839 at the age of 34 in Akron, Ohio (Summit).

Lucius Verus Bearce and Sophronia Ladd were married on 1 January 1840 in Akron, Ohio (Summit). Sophronia Ladd, daughter of Roger Ladd and Sarah Henderson, was born on 7 December 1809 in Chittenden, Vermont (Rutland). She died on 24 April 1882 at the age of 72 in Akron, Ohio (Summit).