Lemuel Lucore Jr., Co. D, 1st Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry

History of Cameron County, Chapter 14

LEMUEL LUCORE, JR., farmer, P.O. Sizerville, was born at Emporium, Penn., May 1, 1828, a son of Lemuel and Rebecca Lucore. He worked on the farm with his father until 1855, and then began working in the lumber districts of Cameron county. August 11, 1861, he enlisted in the service of the United States, in the First Pennsylvania Reserve Cavalry. He was captured and confined in Libby Prison four months. August 12, 1864, he was discharged and returned home. Mr. Lucore was a delegate to the first county convention in Cameron county. He has held the office of justice of the peace since 1870, and in 1887 was elected a member of the board of county commissioners. December 10, 1865, he married Miss Nancy Ensign, daughter of’ William and Mary Ensign, of Shippen township. They have three children: Mary B., born July 7, 1868, is the wife of William J. Frazer, of Sizerville, Penn.; Marcus F., born March 7, 1870, and Arthur M., born May 16, 1872. Mr. Lucore’s father came to Cameron county in 1819, and settled on the present site of Emporium. He had a family of ten children: Sabra, born April 22, 1823; Wealthy A., July 4, 1824; Clara C., March 31, 1826; Lemuel, May 1, 1828; Allen, August 22, 1830; Melissa, December 5, 1832; Alva M., March 3, 1835; James B., August 23, 1837; Mary B., August 27, 1842; Ella R., May 5, 1846.

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