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Re: Tucker and Burnet/Mills
Posted by: Debbi Edmondson (ID *****0688) Date: September 09, 2002 at 20:39:27
In Reply to: Albert/James M. Tucker by G.T. Boyd of 222

Hi "G.T."
Maybe the following information will help!!! I am currently working on my Shannon line from Montgomery County. There were many families who obviously married individuals from either of the counties because several communities shared boundaries. I have another article which hasn't been typed yet... If I don't post it in the next several days... remind me!!! This is only a distant line but the other article ties my Shannon's into the picture...
til later,

*       Excerpt from "The History of Walker County Texas" Volume 1 - published by the Walker County Genealogical Society (page 753)
              TUCKER FAMILY (F965)
       Albert Tucker was born 22 February 1827 in North Carolina. He lived there until about 1840 when his father died and his mother remarried. Young Albert was not happy with his new stepfather so he ran away from home. Somewhere between Catahoula Parish, Louisiana and Walker County, Texas Albert Tucker met and married Mary Ann, a young sister of Joseph F. Burnett. The Burnetts and Tuckers are in Texas in 1845 when the first child of Albert and Mary Ann is born. They settled near West Sandy in Walker County, Texas.
       Children born to Albert and Mary Ann Tucker were Nancy Tucker born 1845 in Texas, married 18 January 1866 to John Sims. Nancy Tucker Sims died 7 December 1866 after giving birth to a baby girl on that date. The baby, Mary Jane Sims, was raised by ther Tucker grandparents and was living with her grandparents in 1884 when she married Thomas Henry "Bud" Sandel. Other children born to Albert and Mary Ann Tucker were: John Tucker born 1847; Uriah Tucker born 1849, married 11 November 1874 Hannah Bradford: Mary A. Tucker born 28 April 1852, died 13 November 1890, married 7 September 1867 James A. Sims: and Albert Tucker, Jr. who married 21 October 1880 Julia Smith.
       Mary Ann Burnett Tucker died in 1884 and Albert Tucker married Mary (Kearse) Hendrix, a young widow. To them were born twin girls, Onita and Inez, and in 1888 Epsie Tucker who married Willie Frank Nixon.
       Mary Ann Tucker is buried in the Nathan Sims lot at Farris Cemetery. Albert Tucker died 25 October 1898 and is buried in Ebenezer Cemetery with his second wife.
       Information about the Tucker children other than Nancy, Mary A., and Albert was taken from the 1850 Walker County census. All marriages are from the Walker County marriage records. Information about Albert Tucker leaving home in North Carolina was given by Epsie Tucker Nixon in 1976. Burnett is now spelled Burnet in Walker County
       (submitted for publication by Iantha Sandel Smith)

*       Excerpt from "The History of Walker County Texas" (page 560)
              Mills, William (F658)

       William Mills was born in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1795, son of David A. Mills and his wife, Chloe. They left Georgia in 1809 and lived for a time in Franklin County, Alabama, before moving to Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. His parents owned land in Rapides Parish also, but no record has proved that they lived there. The place they settled was near Zenoria in what is now LaSalle Parish. William Mills married Freelove, born 1806 in Louisiana, and the following children were born (1) Elizabeth Adeline, born 1825, married 20 May 1841, Catahoula Parish, Joseph F. Burnet. She died in Walker County and is buried in Farris Cemetery. (2) William Wallace Mills, was born in 1826, died before 1864, married Hannah Hill, daughter of Green and Obedience Hill. (3) Ruth Mills, born 1835 in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana, married Jonas Shannon in Walker County, Texas. (4) David Mills, born 1835 in Louisiana, died before 1864 in Walker County, Texas. (5) Uriah H. Mills was born 18 January 1836 in Catahoula Parish, Louisiana. (See Uriah Mills' History.) (6) Mary Amy Mills, born 1841 at Goshen, Walker County, Texas, married Francis Marion Jackson 12 March 1856 in Walker County, Texas. (7) Julia Ann Mills, born 1842 in Walker County, Texas, married (first) James H. Rollins 1 January 1861, married (second) Marion Wells. (8) Artemisa Mills, born 1848 in Walker County, died about 1861, buried in Farris Cemetery, never married.
       The first two children of William Mills may have been born to a first wife. A record of marriage was found in Alabama of a man by that name marrying Elizabeth Buckalew. William Mills farmed, bought and sold land and slaves. The Mills came to Texas in 1841 and lived in Walker County the rest of their lives. Freelove died before 8 September 1864 as her estate was settled on that day. She and William are buried in Farris Cemetery. Eight graves in a row are marked. This writer was told that Julia Ann Mills buried a set of wooden dishes during the war between the states to keep the Yankees from finding them. She died before she told anyone where they were buried.
       (this article was submitted for this publication by Jewel Wilson Kirkham)

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