Roots., Int., Anc., CSR, Find.
4th Corporal Robert Lucas
Born on the 24 February 1836 he was the son of Elijah W. and Fannie (Molthrop) Bronson.
He enlisted 11 June 1861 at Camp Trousdale for a period of 12 months.
On the roll of July-August 1863 he is listed as a private and as being the Brigade Mechanic, working in the Brigade wood shop.
Became 4th Corporal at some point and then back to Private.
Captured near Ooltawah Station (near Cleveland TN) 25 November 1863 and sent to Louisville thence to Rock Island IL.
Name is on roll of prisoners wishing to take the Oath 16 March 1864, the reason he “wishes to go home”.
He married Mary Ann (Rogers) Bronson on the on 7 January 1858. She was born on the 11 November1837 White Co. the daughter of Isaac B. and P. Elizabeth (Hopkins) Rogers. They had four children: Charles Vernaldo, Laura Belle, Jefferson Davis and Kate Bronson. She died on the 23 December 1923 White Co. and buried in the Highland Cemetery in White Co. (His wife had previously been married to W. C. Lane (G. W. Lane), on the 16 January 1855.)
He died on the 25 November 1888 and is buried in the Highland Cemetery, Sparta, White Co, TN, his wife is buried with him.