Wednesday, July 3, 2013

Jesse Lancaster, Naturalized Citizen

The Lawrence County Court Records include Naturalization Records, and while these records are not commonplace in this county, they do exist. Before the 1870 census Jesse Lancaster left  England and settled in Lukin township with the William Greenhood family. On Oct 28, 1880 Jesse stood before Jack Dickerson, the Clerk of the County Court and swore to renounce forever all allegiance and fidelity to any foreign prince, potentate, state, or sovereignty particularly to "Victoria" Queen of Great Britain. Afterwards he made his mark"X" on the certificate of Naturalization.  Jesse died Feb 24, 1923 at the age of 80.  His death certificate gave his birth date as ----July 4, 1843.