John Wesley Dacus, Sr.

John Wesley Dacus, Sr.

Male 1723 - 1795  (71 years)
Person ID: I6677 


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  • Name John Wesley Dacus  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 8 Oct 1723  Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jan 1795  Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried unknown  [2

    Parents

    Family ID: F2652 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart  
    Father William Dacus (ID:I6687),   b. 1695, Handbridge, Cheshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Kentland, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Mother Mary Ann Smythe (ID:I33602),   b. 1689, Kent, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1735, Kentland, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 21 Dec 1710  St. Paul's Church, Brandywine, Prince George's, Maryland, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Reference Number 31852 

    Family 1

    Family ID: F25615  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 1 Minnie Kemp (ID:I33763),   d. DECEASED 
    Married UNKNOWN 

    Family 2

    Family ID: F2618  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Wife 2 Mara Bucke Adkins (ID:I6678),   b. 1720, Warwickshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1770, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married Abt 1749  Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Reference Number 31601 
    Children 
      1. Drury Dacus (ID:I6682),   b. 1747, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Perry, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
      2. Mary Issabella Dacus (ID:I6684),   b. 1748, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1823, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
      3. Nathaniel Green Dacus, Sr. (ID:I6680),   b. 1749, Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Mar 1835, Dacus Shoals, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
      4. John Wesley Dacus, Jr. (ID:I6683),   b. 1750, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1829, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) [natural,Stepchild]
      5. Susannah Dacus (ID:I33603),   b. 1755, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1832, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
      6. Jerrell D. Dacus (ID:I33671),   b. 1759, Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1839, Perry, Alabama, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
      7. William Thomas Dacus (ID:I6681),   b. 28 Sep 1759, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Apr 1839, Dacus Shoals, Greenville, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
      8. Archibald Dacus (ID:I6685),   b. 1769, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1832, Dacusville, Pickens, South Carolina, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
      9. Alexander James Dacus (ID:I6545),   b. Abt 1770, Lunenburg, Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1852, Tipton, Tipton, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years) [natural,Stepchild]

    Other Personal Events

    Reference Number 6754 
  • Event Map

    Link to Google MapsBorn - 8 Oct 1723 - Lunenburg, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1749 - Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jan 1795 - Greenville, South Carolina, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S287] Family Database TinneyFamilyMeredithTinney.FTW.
      Date of Import: Jun 16, 2004

    2. [S1251] Find A Grave, Parents: Mary (Bucke) Atkins/or Adkins Dacus John W. Dacus Sr.
      Spouse: Mara (Bucke) Adkins/or Atkins Dacus
      Family lore states Bucke was a family name
      (tradition to pass down)and that she was of the
      Virginia first family of Rev. Richard Bucke, who
      was the Chaplain of the Va. Assembly in 1619.

      Children:
      Drury Dacus (1746)
      Mary (Dacus) Adkins (1748)
      Nathaniel Dacus (1749)
      John W. Dacus Jr. (1750)
      William T. Dacus (1759)
      Archibald Dacus (1769)
      Alexander James Dacus (1770)
      Washington Dacus (1785)

      Additional information also based on letter from Avery Dacus, a descendant, states that family lore says we descend from a William Dacus who landed either in Maryland or Virginia in 1680. John and Mara were living near Williamsburg when Nathaniel was born and soon thereafter moved to Lunenburg Co., Va. In about 1800, six of the family moved on to Greenville Co., S.C. near the towns of Enoree, Simpsonville, Forkshoals, Piedmont and Williamston. Several of the family members are buried in the private Dacus Cemetery near Dacus Shoals.

      *If the Cemetery is located in Pickens Co., please contact me with correct information.
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/143457415/john-w-dacus

    3. [S362] U.S., Obituary Collection, Ancestry.com, (Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006;), Publication Date: 7/ Jan/ 2011; Publication Place: Montgomery, Alabama, USA; URL: http://www.montgomeryadvertiser.com/article/20110107/OBITS/101070301/1038.