Guilty of bigamy.


Wilson Daily Times, 28 November 1911.

  • Julius Locus

On 25 February 1904, Julius Lucas, 20, son of Lovett and Viney Lucas (then living in Virginia), married Lou Arrington, 24, daughter of Sidney Arrington, in Wilson. R.J. McPhail applied for the license, and Baptist minister Fred M. Davis performed the ceremony in the presence of John Moore, Amos Daniel, and Julia Davis.

In 1917, William Julius Lucas registered for the World War I draft in Wilson County. Per his registration card, he was born in April 1888 in Nash County, N.C.; lived at East Street, Wilson; worked cleaning and pressing clothes for Y.C. Lamm, Wilson; and supported a wife, five children, and a father.

I have not been able to identify Julius Locus’ second wife or the Howard daughter he ran off with.

  • Jesse Howard

On 17 August 1889, Jesse Howard, 22, son of Deal and Rhoda Howard, married Martha Ruffin, 21, daughter of Green and Tamer Ruffin, all of Taylors township.

On 5 June 1901, Jesse Howard, 33, son of Delius and Rhoda Howard, married Zillah Woodard, 32, daughter of Alfred and Sarah Woodard.

  • Mr. Powell — probably, in the 1912 Winston-Salem, N.C., city directory: Powell Geo C (Mattie C), propr Powell’s Steam Cleaning & Dye Works, h 925 Church, Salem
  • Lou Arrington

On 8 June 1896, Lou Arrington, 18, daughter of Saul and Viney Arrington, married W.M. Atwater, 23, son of Aterson Atwater and Angeline Burston, at “Rezdent hear mother” in Wilson. Baptist minister Esrom P. Pearsall performed the ceremony in the presence of Mrs. Timfrey Ann Rountree and Mrs. Blanchie Rountree. [Atwater, presumably, is the man to whom Lou Arrington was married when she married Julius Locus.]


  1. I know the Lucas family.
    They are cousins on the Howard side.
    Julius ran off with Underage girl. age 11 at the time.
    Silvia Batchelor was the daughter of Jesse Howard. who was my is my GG Grand Uncle.
    In 1913,Willie the kidnapper took 13 year old Silvia, (who he married a few years after she received her land), and her 11 year old sister Roxy Ann to the Howard farm, owned by William I. Howard, my Great Grandfather, the heir to the fortune of Zelius and Ira Howard.
    In his will, (1906) Ira Howard left land for Silvia Batchelor, age 6 at the time, her sister. Roxy Ann Batchelor, age 4 at the time. and their brother brother. Manuel Batchelor age 2 at the time.
    Ira passed away a year later in 1907.
    in 1913, Silvia Batchelor and Roxy Ann Batchelor was allotted their land given to them by their Uncle Ira Howard.
    Ira was a kind hearted man to give land to his nieces and nephew.

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