Below are observations by Holliman family historian, Glenda Norris. She credits much of her knowledge to Dr. Rhodes Holliman, her uncle. It was Rhodes who, as a boy in the 1930s, would hike several miles into the piney woods, dodging more than a few snakes to re-discover the location for the family. Several monuments now mark this spot.
"Charles Daniel Lucas, Jr. was the son of Charles Daniel Lucas, Sr. and 'Dorcas' (no last name has been found). It is believed that the mother of Charles Daniel Lucas, Jr. could be a Catawba Indian from the
The Fayette and Tuscaloosa properties were connected, almost touching Highway 171 on its east side. He was a deacon at the
With the dispersal of the tribes, the Federal government sold the land to immigrant families from the south east U.S. - the Hollimans, Lucases and other associated families.
Charles Lucas, Jr. claimed to be ‘black Dutch’, a term at the time to obscure one's possible Indian ancestry but this has not been proven, only speculated. He was a man of large stature (6’4” - 6’6”) and had great strength. It has been passed down through generations that Charles Daniel killed a panther with his bare hands.
His burial site is in southern