Robert Lucas, Iowa Territorial Governor

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Born in Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Va. (now W.Va.), April 1, 1781. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of Ohio state house of representatives, 1808-09, 1831-32; member of Ohio state senate, 1814-22, 1824-30; Governor of Ohio, 1832-36; defeated, 1830; Governor of Iowa Territory, 1838-41; candidate for U.S. Representative from Ohio, 1842; delegate to Iowa state constitutional convention from Johnson County, 1844. Methodist. Member, Freemasons. Died February 7, 1853. Interment at Oakland Cemetery, Iowa City, Iowa. Lucas counties in Iowa and Ohio are named for me.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Honey War Of 1839 Database

Well, well... what do you know?

The State of Missouri has created a Internet-accessible database to list all of the Missourians involved in wars until World War I.

THEY call it the "Iowa War" or the "Honey War" - that's mine:

Included are some relatively obscure conflicts, such as the "Honey War" of 1839. A border dispute between Missouri and the territory of Iowa intensified after a Missouri man cut down three trees that housed honey-producing bees in an area claimed by both sides. Militias were called out but never fought, and a judicial settlement finally established a boundary in 1851.