Lucas Beauchamp

Display Name: 
Lucas Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Lucas
AKA: 
Luke
Lucas Quintus Carothers McCaslin Beauchamp
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Farming
Specific Job: 
Sharecropping, Bootlegging
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, March 17, 1874
Origin: 
Yoknapatawpha, McCaslin Plantation
Real?: 
No
Biography: 

Lucas’s life and family history are outlined in great detail in Go Down, Moses. He is the child of Tomey’s Turl and Tennie Beauchamp, and his grandfather is the white patriarch Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin. When he married Mollie (also known as Molly) Worsham in 1896, he lit a fire in the hearth on their wedding night, where it burns for the duration of their long marriage, and it is this gesture that Rider repeats upon marrying Mannie.

Note: 
miscegenation, legacy, sharecropping, marriage
Property Status: 
owns business
Financial Status: 
laborer (works for wages)
controls substantial wealth
Social Status: 
has influential social contacts (family, business, political)
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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