November 25, 1803 - Ohio
February 16, 1896 - Austin, Texas
Soldier of San Jacinto. Lucien came to Texas in early 1836, most likely for the sole purpose of enlisting in the army in order to receive the bountiful land grants promised to each soldier if the rebellion against Mexico was successful. He formally enlisted for a period of eight months on February 3, and was first assigned to C Company of the Mina Volunteers before being transferred to 5th Infantry Company, 2nd Regiment, with whom he fought at the Battle of San Jacinto the following April. After his enlistment ended in November, he received title to over a thousand acres of land in Lampasas County and moved there to clear his property and prepare a homestead. He lived there quietly for twenty-five years until the beginnings of the Civil War. Too old to enlist, he put his mind to work and not only designed "a device for a Confederate States flag" (possibly a finial), but also invented a new type of projectile that would be approved by the Confederate Patent Office on September 25, 1862. Unfortunately, at the conclusion of the War, most C.P.O. records were destroyed, so exactly what the invention was and how it worked is unknown. He was awarded an additional tract of land in 1866 for his service at San Jacinto and became a member of the Texas Veterans Association, which was comprised mostly of soldiers who had fought in the Revolution. By the mid-1890s, Lucien had left his home and moved to Austin, where he passed away at the advanced age of ninety-three.
Texas State Cemetery