Lucas Beauchamp

Display Name: 
Lucas Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Lucas
AKA: 
Lucas Quintus Carothers McCaslin Beauchamp
Luke Beauchamp
Race: 
MixedBlackWhite
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Secondary
Vitality: 
Alive
Family: 
McCaslin
Occupation: 
Farming
Date of Birth: 
Tuesday, March 17, 1874
Biography: 

Lucas is the last child of Tomey’s Turl and Tennie Beauchamp, and his grandfather (and great-grandfather) is the white patriarch Lucius Quintus Carothers McCaslin. When Lucas married Molly Worsham in 1896, he lit a fire in the hearth on their wedding night, where it burned for the duration of their long marriage. Lucas was raised alongside his cousin Zack Edmonds, as were his own son Henry and Roth Edmonds. Unlike his other siblings, Lucas appeared promptly at Ike McCaslin’s door to collect the $1000 legacy that had been preserved for Old Carothers McCaslin’s black descendants, and he remained on the McCaslin plantation for the rest of his life. For much of Go Down, Moses, Lucas is the oldest living black member of the McCaslin-Beauchamp family. He is a major character in Faulkner's next novel, Intruder in the Dust, and one of the most impressive and complex black men in Faulkner's fiction.

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