Parents (unproven)Neil Lyle Luckey and Elizabeth Byers
Born 25 Dec 1819 Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Married Eliza Jane Taylor abt 1865 Madison County, Montana
Died 9 Nov 1904 Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Buried next to his daughter, Nellie Powell, in Vernal Memorial Park, Vernal, Uintah, Utah
Little is known of his childhood though it is rumored that he left home after the Civil War destroyed his father's plantation and livelihood. In around 1863, he was in the area of Virginia City, Madison County, Montana when he met and married Eliza Jane TAYLOR in about 1865. Isaac was 46 and Eliza was 16.
1870 US Census Denverton Township, Solano, California (age 49)
1900 US Census Vernal, Uintah, Utah (age 79)
Born 16 Dec 1849 Pond Spring, Williamson, TexasMarried 2) William Morris 16 Jun 1917 Freedom, Wyoming
Died 18 May 1948 Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho (age 98)
Buried 21 May 1948 Rose Hill Cemetery, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Short life history:
Eliza's family moved to Ogden, Utah in 1852 when she was about three years old, then in about 1862, at the age of thirteen, the family moved to Madison County, Montana where she met and married Isaac Luckey in about 1865. In 1865 or 66, Isaac and Eliza moved to California to the Sacramento Valley, where they took up a homestead in Denverton, Solano, California. Land records for Denverton Township show Isaac as a farmer with a 160 acre section in the southeast corner of the township.
The family farmed here for some 16 years, during which time they had eight children, (Note The children may have been born in Rio Vista which is about ten miles east by south east of Denverton, which was quite a small town with a population in 1878 of about 54 families in the total Denverton Township.
In 1882, the family began a long trek to Vernal, Uintah County, Utah. They drove a herd of cattle the 800 miles with several of the children helping out. Here in Vernal, they had four more children
They settled first in Steinaker Draw, later moving to a claim on Taylor Mountain and then back to Ashley Ward.
They divorced in 1903. Several years after Isaac's death, in about 1909, Eliza Jane packed up her belongings and with two of her sons, George A. and Forest D, in a one-horse buggy, headed for Star Valley, Wyoming, where another of her son's, Johnny, had died leaving a homestead. She not only proved up on his homestead but also took up another homestead of 320 acres of land in the wilderness of Swan Valley, Idaho.
On 16 Jun 1917, Eliza married William "Billy" MORRIS in Freedom, Wyoming. William was born in Sussex, England in 1861 and first immigrated to Canada in 1907, then across the U.S. to Wyoming. In 1920, Billie and Eliza sold out their holdings and moved to Idaho Falls, Idaho where they spent the remainder of their lives.
Billy died 9 Apr 1946 and Eliza Jane died 18 May 1948 at the age of 98. They are both buried in the Rose Hill Cemetery in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
1870 US Census Denverton Township, Solano, California (age 21)
Children: James Jr, Leroy, Agnes, Jesse, Ethel, Edith, Guy, Aaron, John, Alfred, Goldie, Minerva
Children: Clarence, Arthur, Rosa, George, baby boy
1926 Denver City Directory claims he was a Salesman
Grocery store and filling station in Colorado (1930)
Married Mary J (Lnu?) abt 1922 Delta, Colorado
Children: Lillie, Dorothy (adopted both girls)
Born 18 Jun 1879 Denverton, Solano, California
2) James Blair Smith
Children: JD, Rose, Bud
Died 18 Nov 1978 Roosevelt, Duchesne, Utah
Children: Perry, Ted, Carl, Leo
1930 US Census Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho (age 35)