Luke Beauchamp

Display Name: 
Luke Beauchamp
Sort Name: 
Beauchamp, Luke
AKA: 
Lucas Beauchamp
Race: 
Black
Gender: 
Male
Class: 
Free Black
Rank: 
Peripheral
Vitality: 
Alive
Biography: 

As Lucas Beauchamp, this man is a central character in the book version of Go Down, Moses and again in Intruder in the Dust, but he is only mentioned in passing in the story "Go Down, Moses" - and called Luke. When Gavin Stevens begins raising money to bring Samuel Beauchamp's body back to Jefferson, he says, "I understand old Luke Beauchamp has some money in the bank" (261). Luke/Lucas is Mollie Beauchamp's husband and so Samuel Beauchamp's grandfather, but it is unclear how involved he is in the latter's upbringing. When the census taker asks Samuel Beauchamp about his parents, he responds, "My grandmother raised me" (256).

Financial Status: 
controls substantial wealth
Individual or Group: 
Individual
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