Tucker Family History & Genealogy
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Tucker Last Name History & Origin
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Tucker Death Records & Life Expectancy
According to our database of 65,403 people with the last name Tucker that have a birth and death date listed:
These are the longest-lived members of the Tucker family on AncientFaces.
- Lura Tucker lived 115 years
- Susie Tucker lived 109 years
- Harry Tucker lived 110 years
- Edith L Tucker lived 110 years
- Florence Tucker lived 109 years
- Pauline Tucker lived 108 years
- Mattie Tucker lived 106 years
- Sally M Tucker lived 107 years
- Oliver C Tucker lived 106 years
- Ora A Tucker lived 106 years
The Missouri Pioneers of Boone County Missouri book in the archives shows Edward Tucker as a landowner in 1833. Edward and Elizabeth m 19 Dec 1811 in Madison Co., VA. Edward was the owner of a sugar orchard. William B. Woodruff was son of David Woodruff and Martha Blackwell. He married Hannah B. Turner. Wm B. Woodruff b 25 Apr 1788 d 9 Mar 1879 in Mariposa CA.
Boone County was created from Howard County and some of that land now extended into Audrain and Calloway Counties.
Edward Tucker came to Missouri in 1820 and settled in Rocky Fork, 10 miles North of Columbia in Boone County Missouri. He died of pneumonia in 1855 at the age of 75.
Edward was born in Culpepper Co., Virginia about 1777, by the birth places of some of his children it is believed that he went to Kentucky before going to Missouri in 1820. He married Elizabeth [Betsy] Simms, December 19, 1811 in Madison Co., VA. Edward b; 28 Apr, 1777 d; 7 Apr, 1855. He was born near Appomattox Court house, VA. He m; Elizabeth “Betsy” Sims 19 Dec, 1811 in Madison, VA. [1795-1880] She was the daughter of William & Mary [Leavell] Sims.
Edward died in Boone Co, MO and was originally buried in the Tucker Family Cemetery. The other Tucker's were moved to Red Top Cem. Outside Hallsville, MO so he might have too when the cemetery was destroyed.
They had 9 children:
1.Wm. Warren b; September 24, 1812 m. Martha Blackwell
2.James B. b; abt. 1816 m. Mary (Polly) Dunbar
3.Arthur Sherrod b; abt. 1818 m. Eleanor Woodruff
4.Virenda Haden b; November 28, 1822 m. John Turner
5.Parthina F. b; December 24, 1827 m. Wm. Pigg
6.Paulina Leavell b; December 24, 1827 m. Wm. Goslin
7.Lamira J. b; 1828 m. Demarcus Palmer
8.*John M. b; 1833 m. Eliz. A. White
9. Nancy Eliz. b; March 28, 1836 m. Alexander Schooler
GOLD LINED BOOK FOR PASTOR TUCKER
PRESENTATION BY UNITARIAN CHURCH AND AFFILIATED SOCIETIES AT RECEPTION
The reception tendered Rev. J. F.
Tucker last evening in Unity Hall by his friends was a very pleasant affair. About 200 people were present, representing members of the Unitarian society, Women's Alliance and Unity Club. The Unity Club's card tables were arranged about the hall and a large table in the center was prepared for the officers of the club and the honorary guests. Previous to the serving of refreshments entertainment was furnished by the Unity orchestra of four pieces, which gave several selections, and solos by Mrs. Robert B. Crocker and Mrs. Spiera. Both the soloists were encored and warmly
applauded by the appreciative audience.
Young women of the club served ice
cream and cake to those present and
when these had been enjoyed the feature
of the evening was sprung.
First Vice President Eugene B. Law
rence introduced President W. L.
Hawkins who presented Rev. J. F. Tucker
a prettily bound volume of the Cape Cod
Ballads. President Hawkins said he was
delegated by the members of the
Unitarian society, Women's alliance and
Unity club to present this gift, which
Mr. Tucker would receive in the spirit
in which it was given, which was that
of appreciation of Mr. Tucker's work
among the people. The fact that there
was an envelope containing $102 inside
the volume was not apparent from the
outside. Rev. Mr. Tucker replied ap-
appropriately to the presentation, wishing all present might have as good a time as he anticipated having in the reading of the ballads, and thanking the people for the gift.
President Hawkins then introduced
Abel P. Tanner to address the gathering. Mr. Tanner said that there had been an air of mystery about President Hawkins for some days, which reminded him of the story of the minister who was called to pray at a Masonic function. The minister was opposed to secret orders, but could not well refuse to offer prayer and he did so in the following words: ”Oh Lord we pray for something, we know not what. If it's good, bless it; if it's bad, cuss it, world without end, Amen.” Mr. Tanner then recalled the first time he met Rev. Mr. Tucker about six years ago. Mr. Tucker then came into his office without ceremony and began talking in the incisive way natural
to him. When he went out, Mr. Tanner
said to himself, there is a straight-for
ward, candid man, who will always say
what he means. Years had passed since
then and he had become better
acquainted with Mr. Tucker. He had sometimes differed with him, though always pleasantly, and he was glad the world was not all like, for if it were we should perish on the dead level of uniformity. Never during these years had Mr. Tanner had occasion to change or revise the judgment pronounced on first meeting Mr. Tucker. He knew Mr. Tucker was wishing he would not speak in this way and that the latter would like to choke him off, but Mr. Tucker was not in perfect command on the present occasion. It is not often than the opportunity to eulogize a man is given before the man's death, and the speaker was going to take this opportunity lest he be unable at
Mr. Tanner said: “There sits in your midst of citizen of this town who would take his coat off and give it to a man in need or would give his last dollar that some suffering man might have food. I am glad there are a few such men. I don't know that charity is always best, as those who are always helped lost the power to help themselves, but it is well there are some men of Mr. Tucker's class. If there is another world where charity is remembered and virtue is rewarded, these men will there wear crowns.”
After these remarks the affair became informal and those present greeted Mr. Tucker. A general social session completed the evening, and at last a number of the members gathered about the piano and sang college and other songs.
Stillman Tucker was a native of Vermont, was an elder in the church of Lower Liberty six years, was also an elder in the church of Central College, while pursuing his studies there under the care of the Presbytery of Franklin, as a candidate for the ministry, and was licensed to preach in April, 1850. He preached to the churches of Liberty and Little Mill Creek, and was ordained by the Presbytery in April, 1852. He continued his labors in Little Mill Creek church about a year, then supplied the church of Ashley two years, moved to Linn Co., Iowa, in 1855, as a Home Missionary, and died in afflictive circumstances, while from home seeking medical aid, at Freeport, Ill., Nov. 16, 1856. He had been dismissed from the Presbytery, but had not joined any other ecclesiastical body. He was a good man and a devoted Christian minister. H. S.
The places mentioned in the obituary without mentioning a state are evidently in Ohio. There is a picture of him here at ancientfaces in the photographs section. When Stillman Tucker died, he left his three daughters from a previous marriage, and two daughters and a son from his current marriage to the care of his wife, born Margaret S. Loy. The first three were Mariah Tucker (Mrs. Blodgett), Elizabeth Tucker (also Mrs. Blodgett) and Hellen Tucker (Mrs. Rice). The later three were Mary Tucker, Phebe Olive Tucker (Mrs. Collins), and John Foster Tucker.
Mother I think is Naomi. He was adopted when he was 9 months old.
We live in Indiana. I just recently saw his adoption papers. It shows her name.
Any information i would appreciate. He was born May 9. He just turned 59.
He is doing great. He does not know I am doing this.
Thanks, Very much