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Posted: 966254400000
Classification: Biography
Edited: 1070746913000

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 Celeron's Company under Colonel Posher and General Pulaski. They marched to Philadelphia, and then to Elizabethtown and finally to an area he called NewKirby, 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. Militiar and served another eight months.

Sometime during the year of 1777, he married Anna Margaret Clapp of Orange Co., NC. Anna came from a regilious 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., Va,. 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 has been called Turkey Roast Farm. 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, Va. 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 Lugars 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 Lugars were a happy, singing, family with ten childen: George, Phoebe, Barnabas, Alescenda, Elizabeth, Jacob, John, Barbara, Adam Jr., & Peggy.

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 Jane, Margaret, Jacob, Cynthia, and William.
They lived in Paint Bank. Descendants of Jacob Lugar Smith still live in Craig Co.

James Smith & Elizabeth Lugar's first child Adam married Barbary Ann Mills on 18Dec1844. Barbary Ann Mills was born 19Jan1821 in Pittsylvania Co., Va. to Joseph W. Mills and Susanna Berger. It seems the Mills moved to Craig Co. sometime after marriage. Susanna's parents Jacob & Christianna Berger came to America in 1755 from Germany. The Mills line can be traced back to William Clopton and Ann Booth in early Virginia. Adam and Barbary's grave's can be found in a fork in the road heading west out of Paint Bank. There had been a picture of Barbary Ann on her tombstone but when I visited the area the stones had been broken and the picture gone. Adam and Barbary raised 11 children and a granddaughter Omega Belle.

Adam and Barbary's daughter Mary Smith born 15July1854 married George E. Myers on 13Oct1886 in Craig Co.. George was also born in Craig on 6June1864 to Jacob Myers and Martha Hughes. Jacob's line is still a mystery other than his parents were Isaac & Catharine Myers and was living in the Botetourt area during the 1850 census. Martha Hughes was the daughter of John Hughes and Delilah Hacket. Both lived in Craig Co.. As with many others in the area George & Mary along with their 3 small children moved to Indiana. Mary died on this trip and George returned and moved along with his parents and family to Greenbrier, W.Va.

Much of this was told to me by Kenneth Mills who remembers Barbary Ann Mills Smith taking the train over to WVa to vist with relatives after the death of Adam Smith. She did this up to her 90's.

Information also taken from the DAR papers on Adam Lugar as well as from "More Descandents of Adam Lugar" by Twila Lugar Graves who has put together two wonderful books on the family.

submitted by Sandy Carneiro

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1222988145000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lugar, Smith, Austin
Sandy -- Are you still around? I'm a Lugar/Smith descendant who would like to chat!

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1222990020000
Classification: Query
Hi Karin,
Sure I am still around, nothing really new on Lugar, Smith we filled in a little but still no parents for James Smith.
I new abby is:

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1223166683000
Classification: Query
Hi Karin,

I show 10 children of Andrew J. & Athalinda Austin. Missing birth/death dates on: John William; Mary A.; & Harvey Lee.
Also missing death dates on: James Edward & Hayden Lee.
Can you fill in any of these?

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1223216956000
Classification: Query
I don't have death dates for James Edward or Hayden Lee o Henry J.
I have Mary A.'s birth as 1872 but no death date. And John William's birth as 1870 but no death.

You know that Emma Etta is actually Emma Zetta?
I went to Botetourt this summer and shot photos of some good old documents relating to Austin, Kimberlin & Clapsaddle, if you're interested. Also, I visited the graves of Athalinda and Andrew but if you're not in that line you're probably not interested in the photos from Oakvale. Just checking! I sent you an e-mail the other day but it was returned. Do you have a new address?

How do you descend from Adam and do you have much info?

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1300990106000
Classification: Query
Is there any information in your Lugar line on a Phebe Lugar who may have married Andrew Caldwell (b 1860ish). According to my informants, they had a daughter named Nannie Mae or perhaps a son who married a Nannie Mae (could be Crowder) and may have passed away early on. I am actually trying to research the Williams line. Nannie married Oliver Independence Williams.

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1300991498000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Lugar; Caldwell
What I have (no proof) is:
Phobe 'Catharine' Lugar
born abt 1846 in Giles (d/o John Lugar & Margaret Duncan)

married 27 Nov 1888 in Craig County, VA to
Andrew Jackson Caldwell (s/o James & Catherine Caldwell)

They had Nannie Apr 1884 in Craig County, VA

But this line has given me a bad time and I am not sure I would trust. Hope someone else replies with a better answer.

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1300991988000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Smith
Hi Karin, Hope your still researching. I never got anything from you and my email is
If you have pictures of the tombstones of Athalinda Smith & Andrew Jackson Austin I would really like a copy. Same goes for anyone on the Smith side.

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1300992753000
Classification: Query
Your information is a little more complete than mine but I was given this information by the daughter in law of Nannie Caldwell Williams. What puzzles me is that I found her husband listed in the Crowder line as marrying Nannie Mae Crowder? not a Caldwell. Would love to clear up the confusion and get information on the Lugar connection since the Crowder folks have the following:
Children of William R. Crowder and Mary Alice Huffman are:
391 i. Emma Crowder was born 1875 in CRAIG Co. Va (used to be Botetourt Co). She married Lee G. Craft 27 SEP 1902 in
Craig Co Va residence of Minister P. S. E Siseas, son of Benjamin Craft
and Elvira. He was born 1880 in Roane Co W Va.
392 ii. Nannie L. Crowder was born 1877 in CRAIG Co. Va (used to be Botetourt Co), and died 1905(????? my confusion???) . She married Oliver Independence Williams. He was born 1874 in CRAIG Co. Va (used to be Botetourt Co).

Nannie Williams passed away around Dec of 1967 while my husband was in boot camp. I attended the funeral. Oliver was my ex's great grandfather.

Re: Adam LUGAR

Posted: 1301007657000
Classification: Query

Looked through Ruth Huffman Caldwell's Scrapbook for death of Nannie Williams hoping there would be an obit but there wasn't. Are you on Craig Roots line? If you are ask everyone if any of them can come up with a clue. It's been really quiet but I'm sure its still working.
My husband just retired from the AF. I love your way of putting things: "my ex's great grandfather" I do the same thing for my kids. Sandy
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