Chat | Daily Search | My GenForum | Community Standards | Terms of Service
Jump to Forum
Home: Surnames: Tuck Family Genealogy Forum

Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message

Posted by: Marian Date: July 30, 2000 at 22:47:51
  of 1630

NOTES FOR George William Tuck (Cary3, Edward2, Bennett1) was born May 3,1795, in Halifax, VA. He married Elizabeth Betsy Holder April 04, 1818in Pittsylvania Co., VA
1850 Virginia Census, Bedford Co., Southern District:
#453 George W. Tuck, 50 farmer
Betsy 48
Elizabeth 21
Stephen H. 20 laborer
Emeline G. 17
Joseph D. 15
Davis 14
Mary J. 12
1860 Virginia Census, Pittsylvania Co., Berger's Store P.O.
#793 George Tuck, age 63, farmer
Elizabeth 60
Elizabeth 28
Susan 26
Joseph 24
I'm assuming Susan was a daughter although she was not enumerated in1850.
I have not listed her under their children. Jullie's comments.*****************************

NOTE; George William Tuck; born 3 May 1795,
Holifax Co., VA (another source: Pittsylvania, VA)
1850 Bedford County, VA census states William was 50 years old therefore,birth year would be 1800.
married: Elizabeth Holder
Children of George William Tuck and Elizabeth Holder are:
William Thomas Tuck (I was given the name as Thomas William Tuck)
George Thomas Tuck b. abt 1828 d. before 1870
Elizabeth Tuck, b. abt 1829.
Stephen Henry Tuck, b. abt. 1830
Emiline J. Tuck, b. abt 1833.
Joseph D. Tuck, b. abt 1835.
Davis Tuck, b. 1836, Bedford County, VA.; m. Annis V. Dowdy, December 6, 1859, Bedford Co., VA.
Mary Jane Tuck, b. abt 1838; m. John A. Dowdy, December 7, 1853.
BIOGRAPHY: From time to time during the past four centuries members of the Tuck family have emigrated from England and became citizens of theUnited States. Some of the pregenitors of the present Tuck family are known to have come over in the Mayflower, and according to tradition there were three brothers who located in Virginia before the days of the Revolution, one of them, John Tuck, was a surveyor and he surveyed for anumber of years in Virginia and Pennsylvania, and for his work was paid in quarter sections of land, and thus became an extensive land owner of rich virgin soil.
His son, also named John, who was the father of the writer'sgreat-grand father, Cary Tuck, was also a surveyor and large plantationowner in Virginia. Upon John Tuck's death his son, Cary, mentionedabove, fell heir to vast amount of land, although upon his father'sdeath he was bound out, as was the custom to do with young boys in thosedays. His was a hard master, and in order to stand the beatings he got,made a heavy sheepskin vest which he wore continuously. He became quitewell-to-do and married Nancy Stanley. He was a man of generous impulsesand free hospitality. he is known to have kept a jug of corn whiskey andone day after imbibing of the same rather too generously went securietyfor a friend, which he had to pay, and was thereby broken up. Soonafterwards he moved from his old home in Halifax County with his wife andchildren to the vicinity of Old Union, Blount County, Tennessee in 1817,making the trip on two ponies, carrying their scanty household effectswith them. After remaining there for eighteen years, Cary Tuck movedwith part of his family to Lincoln County, Missouri, in 1835, where hisdeath occurred on February 19, 1836. His widow survived him untilDecember 15, 1855. His family consisted of the following children:Thomas, born 1791; John 1792p George 1795; Cary 1797; Joseph, grandfatherof the writer, July 4, 1800; Jane 1802; William 1804; Hiram 1807; Nancy1809; Edward 1812; Martha 1824; Nancy Ann 1833.

BIOGRAPHY: When the family moved to Missouri, George remained inVirginia, Thomas came to christian County, Kentucky, while some of themlater settled in Boone County, MO. Johns served as a soldier through theWar of 1812, and served as a soldier through the war of 1812. He died of"Camp Fever" a few days after reaching home.

BIOGRAPHY: Numerous descendants of the branch of the family thatsettled in Halifax County still live there, among them being William M.Tuck, a lawyer of South Boston, who was elected governor of Virginia in1945.

BIOGRAPHY: It was in that vicinity that Joseph Tuck, the writer'sgrandfather, was born and spent his boyhood, received a limited schoolingand assisted with the general duties about the plantation, until he wasseventeen years old when he moved with the family to Blount County,Tennessee.

BIOGRAPHY: On January 13, 1825, he married Elizabeth Bond, who wasborn October 9, 1809, in Blount County, Tennessee, the daughter of Henryand Charlotte Bond, the former born April 1, 1782 and the latter bornDecember 5, 1791. Henry Bond's death occurred on July 8, 1855. Hisancestors were of English descent, as were also the Stanleys. The Bondslived principally in Blount County, Tennessee. This is in the mountainsnear the border of North Carolina.

Elizabeth Bond was known as a light-hearted girl in her youth,fond of dancing and amusements, a type of the old-fashioned Colonialgirl. But in later life she was very religiously sedate. Before hismarriage Joseph Tuck went to near Corydon, Indiana, then the Capital ofthe State, and during a session of the legislature, hauled fire-wood onewinter to be used at the statehouse while the legislature was in session.Remaining there nearly two years he returned to Tennessee.
Not long after that, about 1835, he moved to McMinn County,Tennessee. locating near Athens, where he remained nearly two years,then emigrated to Polk County, Missouri, locating two miles west of wherethe village of Brighton now stands, twenty miles north of Springfield.he was among the first settlers arriving there on Christmas Day, 1837,after an overland trip which required four weeks made in an old-styleFour-horse wagon.

BIOGRAPHY: Crossing the Mississippi river at Green's Ferry belowSt. Louis, the roads were rough and in many places the progress was slow,but the trip was in the main, uneventful. Although this country wasapparently sparsly settled, the people were of good Virginia andTennessee stock. The Indians had just left this section. In a shorttime Joseph Tuck purchased over three hundred acres of partly improvedland of John Williams, and there spent the rest of his life becoming wellestablished and developing a fine farm.

BIOGRAPHY: He was ranked as one of the leading men in hiscommunity, manifesting considerable interest in public and politicalaffairs, He made the race twice for sheriff of his county on theDemocratic ticket, being beaten once by only two votes. he was justiceof the
peace for many years. he was always handy with tools and made nearlyeverything he used on the farm, also made shoes for his family.

BIOGRAPHY: In the days of the forty-niners when the rush for thegold fields of California was on, he fitted out a number of "ParairieSchooners". He was not much of a hunter, although game was abundant whenhe first settled here. He could stand in his doorway and count herds ofdeer on the surrounding hills. There was also an abundance of wildturkey, prairie chickens, and much small game, and in some parts of thecounty elk and bear were still found. The vast stretches of largehardwood forests were open. There was scarcely any underbrush, and onthe prairie glades, wild grass grew in abundant luxuriousness, so thatlive stock was easily raised. Cattle and horses were turned out on theprairie and hogs fattened on acorns.

BIOGRAPHY: Joseph Tuck was a well read man and kept abreast of thetimes remarkably well for one who lived on the frontier of civilzation,so far remote from large cities or railroads. He had a good library ofchoice literature, carefully selected. He delighted especially to readabout Washington and his generals, and the early statesmen and history ofAmerica. He was deeply religious and read the Bible through perhaps ascore of times. He was a member of the Methodist Church nearly all hismature life, and died in that faith on May 25, 1887. Like most of hisfamily he reached an advanced age, but not so old as others of the namewho passed the nintieth milestone. His brother, William, being in his98th year at his death. The wife of Joseph Tuck died August 18, 1891,age 82.

BIOGRAPHY: Ten children were born to Joseph Tuck and wife, namely:
Phile, who went to California crossing the plains with the gold seekersin the early fifties. And there, spent the rest of his life on a ranch in Mendocino County. He died about 1905. Edward Cary, father of the writer; Henry who was a soldier in the Confederate Army, was killed atthe battle of Helena, Arkansas. July 4, 1863; Hiram Newton, who was alsoa soldier in the Confederate Army, located in Sherman, Texas in 1869,where he spent the rest of his life. He died April 19,1911. George Leander, located on a farm near the old homestead, where he died Oct. 17,1920. He was a lieutenant in the Union Army during the Civil War.Elizabeth, was married to James L. Mitchell, spent her life at Brighton dying there in 1929. Merinda, who married Charles Robertson, lived the major part of her life on a farm near Brighton, and died in Springfield, Missouri on Feb, 00, 1904. Orlena married Alvus Ruyle and died in earlylife, about 1849. Ann N. was married to Addison Lowe and died at Brighton in Aug. 1914, at age 83. She had a remarkable memory and related many interesting reminiscences of her childhood life in eastern Tennessee. Remembering the Indians who came to her father's home totrade various household articles. She also recalled many incidents ofthe long overland trip when the family moved to MO. Joseph Benjamin, who was the youngest member of the family, spent his life on the old homestead and died there April, 1904.

BIOGRAPHY: Edward Cary Tuck, father of the writer, was born Dec. 26,1835, five miles east of Athens, McMinn county, Tennessee. and wastherefore two years old when his parents brought him to Polk County, MO.He grew to maturity on the home farm, attended the old log school housenear there, obtaining such education as was possible in those pioneerdays. On November 27, 1859, he was married to Mary Jane Mitchell, who was born on a farm joining the present town of Morrisville on the northwest, and spent her life in that locality.
VIRGINIA TAX PAYERS 1782 TO 1787: other than those published by theUnited States Census Bureau: by Augusta B. Fothergill and John MarkNaugle--1940.

Name: Poll: Slave: County:

TUCK, Bennett 1 - K. Wm.
Cary 1 1 K. Wm.
Jack 1 - K. Wm.
Joseph 1 - K. Wm.
---------------------------------------------------------------------Halifax Co., VA Marriages
Tuck, Edward (Jr.) & Margaret Dewberry; 25 Sept. 1815; John Dewberry father and bondsman. I have date as 2 Nov. 1815 for marriage date.

Halifax County 1820 Tax Records:
Edward Tuck, Jr.:
Family consisted of:
2 males under 10 years
1 male between 16 and 26 years.
1 female under 10 years
1 female between 16 and 26 years.
One member of the family was engaged in Agriculture>
There was one slave.
Halifax County, Virginia 1830 Tax Records:

Edward Tuck, Jr.,
Family consisted of:
2 males under 5 years
2 males between 5 and 10 years
1 male between 30 and 40 years.
3 females under 5 years
1 female between 10 and 15 years.
1 female between 30 and 40 years.
There were 7 slaves.
Southern District of Halifax County, Virginia 1840 Tax Records:

Edward Tuck Jr.:
Family consisted of:
1 male under 5 years
1 male between 10 and 15 years
3 males between 15 and 20 years
1 male between 40 and 50 years
1 female under 5 years
1 female between 5 and 10 years.
3 females between 10 and 15 years.
1 female between 40 and 50 years.
Nine of the family were engaged in Agriculture.
There were 20 slaves.
I have marriage date as 7 Nov 1849 must be bond date.
Copied from a book entiled "history of Halifax County, Virginia" writtenby Writ Johson Carrington, Published in 1942, Appeals Inc. Richmond, VA.
Richard H. Tuck and Margaret Tuck; Nov 8, 1849; page 499.
Information: from Tuck Surname Message Board: from Brenda (Kinder) Holmeyer.
this is what I show on the different Henry Tuck's.You will have to verify all information given however:
Richard Henry 4 Tuck (Phaltiel 3, Edward "Ned"2, John 1) born 17 May 1828 in Halifax Co., VA; died abt 1900. He married on & Nov 1849 in Halifax County, VA. Margaret Jane Tuck born 16 Feb 1830; died 16 Jan 1924, daughter of Edward Irby Tuck and Margaret Dewberry.

Richard Henry Tuck was a Major in the War between the States in the Confederate Army. His children: John Wool Tuck, Sarah Catherine Tuck, Elizabeth Mary "Betsy" Tuck, Margaret Alice Tuck, Henry Tuck, Flora Tuck, Nancy Tuck, Virginia F. Tuck.

His son, Henry Tuck married Victoria Tuck and had a daughter named Bessie Tuck who married Gus Tuck.

Then there is Henry Winfield Tuck, son of John Wool Tuck and Nancy C. Tuck, born 7 Jan 1890; died 2 Aug 1959 who married Beulah Adams Bray.

There is also James Henry Tuck born 1864: died 1954; buried in Winnville Cemetery, Susan Moore, Blount County, AL who married Sarah E. Kerr. His lineage (John Dorsey 4, Eli Boyd 3, Bennett 2, John 1 ) His children: Maude M.Tuck, James b. Tuck, John Ronald Tuck, Gertrude Tuck, Dewey Tuck, Lillian Tuck, Grace Tuck, Mamie Lou Tuck, Robert Harold Tuck, Muriel Tuck, Henry Artice Tuck, born 7 April 1914 who married Gertrude Bryant, Jimmy Tuck.

Then again, there is Henry Carlton Tuck (Judge) born 12 Feb 1864 in Buck Branch Dist, Clarke County, GA; died 13 Dec 1939 in Athans, GA; buried in Oconee Hill Cem, Athans, Clarke Co., GA. Judge Henry Carlton Tuck at the age of seventeen was admitted an AB degree with first honors from the University of Georgia. He later received a B.L. degree and began his life-long practice of law in Athens. He served as Mayor of that city, as Legislator from Clarke County, and for many years as Judge of the city Court, having been reelected to that office shortly before his death. He was a deep student of the Bible and for over a quarter of a century was a teacher of a unique Sunday School class, which bears his name in the First Methodist Church. As described by one of its members, it "was composed of one houndred and fifty men and was a cross-section of Athens citizens -rich and poor, great and small, saint and sinner, Jew and Gentile - who met every 'Sabbath to hear Judge Tuck's words of spiritural wisdom and wholesome philosophy". At his death, the Athens Banner described him editorially as "one of Georgia's most eminent practitioners and jurists-one who measured up in life's requirements to the fullest." He was the 10th child of Robert Tuck and Dicey Louisa O[Kelley

. There is also Henry Howard Tuck, son of Paul Holland Tuck (1880) and Flora Apt Tuck (1884) who married Alma Moss. Their child was Michael Andrew Tuck. this is posted to help someone searching for these Tucks.
Halifax Co., VA Marriages
Tuck, Ditayon P. & Sarah W. Wilkins 17 Nov. 1849; Reuben Wilkins,Bondsman.
email from: Raymond, Marsha <>
Sent: Monday, January 31, 2000
Subject: Tuck

My g-g-grandfather was DITRYON PERCY TUCK, b. October 03, 1825; m. Sarah Lucy WILKINS, November 17, 1849; b. May 1828; d. November 11, 1913.

Ditryon's daddy was Edward Irby Tuck4 (Edward "Ned"3, John2, Bennett1), born December 18, 1795 in Halifax County, Virginia. He married (1) Margaret Dewberry, November 02, 1815. He later married (2) Nancy H. Duncomb, July 17, 1848. She was born 1817.

Ditryon's siblings were:

(1) Walter R. Tuck, b. 1816; d. 1823.
(2) Balsora Tuck, b. December 08, 1818; d. July 15, 1898; m. Emulus Pendleton Tuck, November 18,1839.
(3) Powell Tuck, b. January 14, 1822; m. ? Tuck? (I have Louisa (Tommie) Thomas.)
(4) Edward Irby Tuck, b. June 05, 1820; m. Adelia Wilkerson, 1842: b. 1825 d. 1904. (I had Wilkinson?)
(5) John Bennett Tuck, b. December 1824.
(6) This child was Ditryon.
(7) Mary Cary Tuck, b. November 17, 1827.
(8) Nancy Marshall Tuck, b. October 12, 1828.
(9) Margaret Jane Tuck, b. February 16, 1830; m. (1) Richard Henry Tuck; m. (2) Richard Henry Tuck; b. 1838. Marriage Notes for Margaret Tuck and Richard Tuck: Margaret Jane and Richard Henry were cousins. Notes for Richard Henry Tuck: Richard Henry Tuck was a Major in the Confederate Army.
(10) Martha Lealand Tuck, b. April 22, 1832.
(11) Elizabeth Tuck, b. February 07, 1834; d. Bef. 1850.
(12) Amanda Tuck, b. 1836; m. J. Holland Cole.
(13) Richard Henry Tuck, b. 1838; m. Margaret Jane Tuck; b. February 16, 1830. Notes for Richard Henry Tuck: Richard Henry Tuck was a Major in the Confederate Army. Marriage Notes for Richard Tuck and Margaret Tuck: Richard Henry and Margaret Jane were cousins.
(14) Benjamin Tuck, b. 1844.

Ditryon & Sarah had a son, Richard Detrick (who was my g-grandfather); Detrick's son, Ernest Polk Tuck was my grandfather; Ernest's daughter Annie Geraldine Tuck is my Mom.

Does that help any?

Marsha Patterson Raymond
(orginally of Granville County, NC)
email from: <> To:
Sent: Wednesday, May 3, 2000
Subject: Tucks

I'm pretty sure that Margaret Jane Tuck and Richard Henry Tuck are cousins since that line is inbred to death.
Richard's parents were also Tuck Cousins. ((I have: #4875 Phaltiel Tuck and #5653 Sarah Catherine Tuck))
((Margaret Jane Tuck's parents are: #5198 Edward Irby Tuck and #6839 Margaret Dewberry))

Thanks for alerting me that I also had him listed as her brother! I'm rechecking my files on Margaret's siblings to fix that.

Ned is a nickname for Edward. Margaret's brother, Edward Apple b. 1841 was known as Ned Tuck.(#6473)
{{I think it is Richard Henry's brother, Edward Apple #6473}} Who's parents were your Ned Tuck b. 1920? His name is probably really Edward.

Please send me your direct line (how the Pedersen's or your maiden name) links with the Tuck's. My grandfather was Ernest Polk Tuck. His father was Richard Detrick Tuck. Detrick's father was Ditryon Percy Tuck and his father was Edward Irby Tuck, Sr. (I have Jr.) Then you go backwoards to Edward "Ned" Tuck, John Tuck, Sr. (I don't have Sr. or Jr.) Bennet Tuck, Warram Tuck and Woodham Tuck b. before 1634 in England. The Tucks actually came from Wales.
Keep in touch!


Post FollowupReturn to Message ListingsPrint Message
Search this forum:

Search all of GenForum:

Proximity matching
Add this forum to My GenForum Agreement of Use
Link to GenForum
Add Forum
Home |  Help |  About Us |  Site Index |  Jobs |  PRIVACY |  Affiliate
© 2007 The Generations Network