Luke was an enslaved worker at Tuckahoe during the Wight and Allen period. He is thought to have been born sometime between 1829-1832. His name first appears on the inventory list of Edwin Wight’s estate in April 1850 where he was valued at $700 (the second highest valuation of all the enslaved workers which indicates he may have been skilled at some kind of trade). Shortly thereafter, he is listed in Joseph Allen’s account after he acquired Tuckahoe in July 1850. Luke is listed as a field hand during the Allen period.