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Sneak Peek at the Lugar Family

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ADAM1 LUGAR was born Bet. 01 Mar 1736/37 - 1740 in Frankfurt, Germany, and died 09 Mar 1837 in Giles, Co., Virginia. He married ANNA MARGARET 'POLLY' CLAPP Bet. 22 Jun 1777 - 1780 in Brick Church, Guilford Co, NC/Orange, Co., North Carolina, daughter of BARNHARDT CLAPP and ANNA MOSER. She was born 1757 in Orange, Co., North Carolina, and died 22 Feb 1844 in Giles Co., Virginia.

Notes for ADAM LUGAR:
The National Genealogical Society Quarterly, Volumes 1-85, 1600s-1900s
Supplement I, Supplement: Index to Revolutionary War Pension
Applications, Page 666 supplies us with the following data: Margaret Lugar, wife of Adam applied for pension under #W8066 while living in North Carolina, as the wife of Adam Lugar, who first enlisted in the service of our country in the Continental Army , while living in Pennsylvania.
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4 Feb 1841, at which time she was a resident of Giles, Co., aged 84 years. She died 22 Feb 1844.
Children were referred to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Grandmother, Twila Lugar Graves, along with many others have applied and received DAR status under Adam.
Adam Lugar, born 1Mar1738 in Frankfurt, Germany joined the Hessian Army and came to America about 23July1776 into New York to fight with the British. After a short time he deserted the Hessians and joined the Continental Army at Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He served as a private in Captain Monsieur de Celeron's Company under Colonel Posher and General Casimer Pulaski (General Casimer Pulaski, who fought for the American cause during the Revolutionary War. He was the father of the Cavalry and with his personal money maintained the Cavalry. He was gravely wounded in battle in Savannah, Georgia, died and was buried at sea.). They marched to Philadelphia, and then to Elizabethtown and finally to an area he called "New Kirby", (New Jersey Battle of Leg Harbor) where they engaged with the British. Colonel Posher was killed and a man named Fry was made Colonel. Here they spent the winter. In Spring they marched from Pennsylvania to Charleston, South Carolina, where they engaged the British again..
After 18 months of service he was discharged. Adam moved up to North Carolina and enlisted again with the N.C. Militia and served another eight months, prior to marriage.
On June 22, 1780, he married Anna Margaret Clapp of Orange Co., NC. Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford Co., NC. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks Co., Pa.
About two years after their marriage, they moved to Montgomery Co ., Virginia,. Then to the Sinking Creek area near present day Newport to take advantage of the land bounty rights/claim he earned for service during the Revolution. They settled near Level Green in Sinking Creek
Valley on what ha s been called Turkey Roast Farm (the south side of John's Creek Mountain and Salt Pond Mountain.)
The road leading from Rte 42 at Level Green to the north side is called Lugar Hill. Here he lived in a log cabin.
As the years went by this area was changed to Giles and finally in 1851 to Craig County. Adam Lugar and his wife Anna are both buried in Level Green overlooking Sinking Creek Valley. Adam was a farmer by trade and a Lutheran. They hosted community barn dances and sing-a-longs were generally known to have been a very happy family. As written in a history book put out by Giles County Historical Society a
page mentions Adam Lugar saying: Adam Lugar married Anna Klopp in 1777, and came to Sinking Creek, Virginia. The story was handed down that Adam was granted a ten acre stretch of Sinking Creek Valley by General George Washington for his services in the Revolutionary War. The road leading from Route 42 at Level Green to the North Side is called "Lugar ____(not legible). Adam's family lived in a log house and Layman Hypes lived near the creek.
Since the Lugar's loved music and had plenty of land, it was told that Adam once traded many acres known as "Turkey Roost Hill" for a fiddle. The Lugar's were a happy , singing, family with ten children: George, Phoebe, Barnabas, Alescenda, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, Barbara, Adam Jr., &

Their daughter Elizabeth married James Smith on 29Sept1821. They lived in Craig County and had 8, maybe 9 children: Adam, John P., Mary, Lewis, Diana J

Declaration made by Adam Lugar, dated November 1, 1836, for benefits subsequent to an Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832

The following information received from Military Service Records National Archives, Washington, DC: Re: Adam Lugar, Revolutionary War
From Dick Jones 1/28/2005
Note: ( entries) are Dick's notes
Original all in one paragarph, broken into paragraphs for easier reading

Application for Revolutionary War Pension

State of Virginia, Giles County, To say on this 1st day of November, 1836, personally appeared before Robert M. Hutchinson, a Justice of the Peace, of said County, Adam Lugar, a resident for the last 40 years of said County and State, aged 96 years the first of last March, who being duly sworn according to law, doth on his oath make the following declaration in order to obtain the benefits of the Act of Congress passed June 7, 1832. That he entered the Service of the United States under the following named officers and service was as stated.

That he was born in Frankfort in Germany and left there when he was 33 years old. And first enlisted (about 28 March 1778) in the town of Lancaster in Pennsylvania under a French? (possibly Maj. Julius de Mountford)

Man whose name he has forgotten, for the term of 18 months. He recollects that he was a Major though; Celroe or Selroe (Capt. Lewis Celeron) was the first Captain that he recollects who marched him from Lancaster on to Baltimore. Boser or Boshen or Bosler (Lt. Col. Charles De Bose) was our Colonel: Pulaski was our General.

From Baltimore we were marched to Philadelphia, from thence to Elizabethtown, and from thence to New Kirby (New Jersey) at which place we had an engagement (Little Egg Harbor, New Jersey) with the British in which our Colonel Bosler or Rosler was killed and Fry (possibly Baron Charles de Frey) was made Colonel. At this place we drove the Yagers and British over a bridge which they tore up and stopped our march. Several of the enemy were wounded.

From New Kirby we then marched to Minising? (Minisink Valley, New York) Where we stayed during the Winter in quarters. From thence, in the spring (2 February 1779) , we marched to Charleston South Carolina marching miles and went down Cooper River, he recollects.

At Charleston he remained, kept on defending it from the enemy, at which place he had an engagement with the British who took over all of us. Thence, the applicant having been sent with others, in all about 44, a mile from town to reconnoiter. In this encounter Col. Cowater? (Col. Michael de Kovatz) Of the light horses was killed (May 11, 1779). Pulaski was still our General and Celroe or Selroe our Captain.

At Charleston he received his discharge which was lost with his chest during the war. He cannot recollect the year he enlisted. He recollects though, that the British occupied New York,(29 August 1776 –1783) it was then when he enlisted in Germany and from whom he deserted about 4 weeks after he reached New York. He cannot recollect the year left the Army. This applicant belonged to the Light Infantry under Pulaski.

He often worked under Capt. O’Neal and Capt. Domac? For the term of 6 months.

Rutherford (Gen. Griffith Rutherford) was our General and his son (James Rutherford), Major. The Colonel’s name he cannot recollect. This was in the Militia Services of North Carolina. He was marched from 3 miles below Salsbury to the Great Reder? (Catawba River) Where he remained sometime at Big Lancer’s Creek (Ramsour’s Mill) where the British were too strong for us, though we had 9 men to 1. Soon after which we were discharged.

This applicant can’t recollect the day, year or month in which he served at any time. General Pulaski gave us a warrant ascertain for 300 acres of land which he never got, it having been taken with his discharge. He was not in the Army when General Pulaski was killed. It was to have been---otia(?) in Kentucky or Tennessee on Green River. He hereby relinquishes his every claim whatever to a pension or annuity except the present and swears that his name is not the pension rolls of the agency of any state. This applicant has no evidence of his service unless his name is foundon the rollsin the Department.

Given and subscribed to the day and year asfore written.

We, residing in the neighborhood of the applicant have to certify that we are well acquainted with Adam Lugar who has subscribed and given to the above declaration that we believe him to be 96 yrs. That he is reported and believed in the neighborhood where he resides, to have been a soldier in the Revolution and we concur the opinion’

Given and subscribed this day and year asfore written,

(Gen. Pulaski Dies 11 October 1779)

(Charleston, South Carolina fell to the British 12 May 1780)

(Cen. Griffith Rutherford was taken prisoner by the British at the battle of Camden August 16, 1780. He was exchanged 14 June 1781)

(James Rutherford was killed at the battle of Eutaw Springs (September 1781)

(Gen. Cornwallis surrenders To Gen. Washington at Yorktown 19 October 1781)

More About ADAM LUGAR:
Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia
Census: 1810, Lugar, Adam Virginia GILES CO. Page 390 1810
Military service: Revolutionary War

Notes for Anna Margaret CLAPP:
According to the DAR Anna was allowed pension on her application executed 4Feb1841, at which time she was a resident of Gile s, Co., aged 84 years.
She died 22Feb1844.
The following children were referr ed to in 1841 - oldest child whose name is not shown was living in Indiana and Adam, the next to youngest child was living in Giles. Names of the others were not given.
Anna came from a religious German family. Her grandfather, John Ludwig Clapp and her uncle George Valentine Clapp founded the Brick Reform Church in Guilford County, N.C. Her grandfather on her mothers side was the Rev. John Philip Boehm who founded the Reform Church in Berks County,
Pennsyl vania.
According to PENNSYLVANIA GERMAN PIONEERS, vol. 1, pages 10 & 12, the Ship James Goodwill arrived at the port of Philadelphia, PA on September 17, 1721 (or 1727 - records are hard to read). The ship was out of Rotterdam via Plymouth and was captained by Mr. Crockett. On this ship were 14 persons, listed as one family. Not all the family members took oaths to the government, but the following names appear on the list of those who did so: Joseph Clapp, Johann Adam Philpie, Jurg Clapp,
Christian Miller, Ludowigh Clapp, Jurg Coch . The family group had come from Bingen, Germany, in the upper part of the Rhine Valley. It is supposed that Joseph, Jurg and Ludowigh Clapp were brothers, or a father and two sons. The exact relationship of the other three men to the Clapp family is unknown.
Many of the Clapps moved to North Carolina aroun d 1745 and settled just south of Almance near Beavers Creek. They helped esta blish a church near what is now known as Low's Lutheran Church. Around 1770, they aided in the establishment of a new church, located about a mile from Low's and
known as "Der Klapp Kirche". In 1833 a new brick church was erected, known as the "Brick Church". This church was remodeled in 1841. A new building has now been built and houses the Christian Church. Services are no longer held in the brick church, but many of the Clapp family are buried in the cemetery there.
Relationship computing

Burial: Williams Cemetery, Level Green, Virginia

Marriage Notes for ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP:
The "Middle," or "Brick," church, stood on the hill rear where the Pamunkey road crosses Church Run. It was built between 1750 and 1758 of durable materials, and as late as 1806 time had made little impression on it. One of the first effects of the " freedom of worship " and the practical confiscation of the glebes and church properties was, that the people's consciences became very " free " also to do as they pleased with the church belongings.

This church was actually and literally destroyed, the very bricks carried off and the altar pieces torn from the altar and attached to pieces of household furniture.

The ancient communion plate, a massive silver cup and paten, with the name of the parish engraved on it, came to be regarded as common property. Fortunately by the exercise of vigilance the plate was rescued, and is now in possession of St. Thomas Church at Orange.

Nor did the despoilers overlook the churchyard when the work of destruction began. Tombstones were broken down and carried off to be appropriated to unhallowed uses. The Rev. Mungo Marshall, of hallowed memory, rector from 1753 to 1758, was buried there, but his grave was left unmarked. Years afterward a connection of his bequeathed a sum of money upon condition that the legatee should not receive it until he had placed a tombstone over Mr. Marshall's grave, which condition was soon fulfilled. That slab was taken away and used first to grind paints upon, and afterwards in a tannery on which to dress hides! What an injury was done to the history of the County in the destruction of the many tombstones there! for not a vestige remains of church or churchyard.

At a meeting of the vestry of the parish Sept. 1, 1769, there were present: Rev. Thomas Martin, Erasmus Taylor, James Madison, Alexander Waugh, Francis Moore, William Bell, Rowland Thomas, Thomas Bell, Richard Barbour, and William Moore.

In 1786 the congregation in Orange, there being no Episcopal clergyman in the County, engaged the services of James Waddel, the blind Presbyterian minister, to preach for them two years. Forty pounds were subscribed, and the subscription was expected to reach sixty pounds. He not only preached for them but also administered the Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Children of ADAM LUGAR and ANNA CLAPP are:
2. i. GEORGE2 LUGAR, b. 1779, Montgomery, Co., Virginia; d. 10 Aug 1861, Grant, Co., Indiana.
3. ii. BARNABAS SR. LUGAR, b. Jan 1783, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 15 Sep 1858, Grant Co., Indiana.
4. iii. PHOEBE LUGAR, b. Bet. 1784 - 1785, Montgomery Co, Virginia; d. 18 Feb 1854, Sinking Creek, Virginia.
5. iv. JACOB LUGAR, b. 28 Mar 1791, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 19 Feb 1891, Sinking Creek, Giles/ Craig Co., Virginia.
6. v. ALESCENDA LUGAR, b. 1792, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 31 Aug 1846, Eaton, Preble Co., Ohio.
7. vi. ELIZABETH LUGAR, b. 1795, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 1834, Giles Co., Virginia.
8. vii. BARBARA (BARBARY) LUGAR, b. Bet. 1796 - 1803, Giles Co., Virginia; d. Aft. 1862, Kanawha Co., West Virginia.
9. viii. JOHN A. LUGAR, b. 1802, Montgomery Co., Virginia; d. 16 Dec 1863, Craig Co., Virginia.
10. ix. JR. LUGAR ADAM, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 10 Jun 1876, Craig Co., Virginia.
11. x. MARGARET "PEGGY" LUGAR, b. 1806, Giles Co., Virginia; d. 1879, Howard Co., Indiana.

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by dunsu on 2010-10-12 10:41:35

This is very interesting. I am the great great granddaughter of Margaret Lugar. Her son Ralph was my maternal great grandfather. Margaret and her husband George settled in what is now Howard County Indiana, and Ralph was the fourth white child born there. I have two books put together by Twila and gave her information about Margaret's family which she used in the second book. I now have possession of a piece of coverlet that was made by "Aunt Polly" Lugar and given to Margaret and George when they married. It came with them via ox cart when the family made their journey to Indiana. There is a interesting story behind how it was found after so many years of no one even being told it was around. I will share it if you would like for me to. Thanks for the information about Adam, he sounds like a very interesting person!

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