Joseph Bracey Lucas
Born 1887, Im guessing my granddaddy took this photo right after the turn of the century. He died at the age of 86 in 1976. Lucas’ were sharecroppers bought their freedom before 1865. As the families grew, the Lucas’ acquired hundreds of acres of land in Rocky Mount, NC before 1929. Unfortunately, during the depression years, some of that land was sold, then in the mid-80’s more was sold to the state, first allowing Interstate 64 and then, Interstate 95 to be paved through it. Since most of the descendants migrated to the north during the 50’s, together we now only own about 5 acres.
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