Tucker Family

First Generation

In the previous version of this page I expressed my uncertainty about the parents of Matthew Tucker. I now think that he was the brother of Drury Tucker (1719-1801), whose parents were very likely John Tucker (d. ca. 1727) and wife Catherine, and that John in turn was probably the son of Francis Tucker (ca. 1653-1723) and wife Mary of Prince George Co. VA. Matthew and Drury appear together in many transactions in Albemarle Co. VA; Matthew named a son Drury, Drury named a son Matthew, and their families share other names in common as well.

Matthew married Lucretia Childers in January 1748/1749 in Albemarle Co. VA. She was the daughter of Abraham Childers and Elizabeth Cannon. In 1787 Matthew married Esther Stamps (or Stumpf?), a widow, who survived him. Matthew seems to have remained in Albemarle County, in the part which became Amherst Co., through the Revolution, but eventually moved to Campbell County, home of his daughter Mary Ann Tucker Irvine, where he died in 1796.

Second Generation

Children of Matthew and Lucretia Tucker, birth order unknown
*Josiah Tucker
Joseph Tucker
John Tucker m. Rhoda Powell, 1778
Isaiah Tucker
Jesse Tucker (ca. 1764-1817) m. Nancy Layne in 1791.
Drury Tucker
Sarah Tucker m. Charles Ellis in 1770
Mary Ann Tucker (?-1817) m. John Irvine in 1772
Whitefield Tucker
Lucretia Edee Tucker m. 1) John Maxey, 2) ?? Hundley
Scena Tucker
Betsy Ann Tucker m. Garland Hurt
Louisa Tucker m. Christopher Irvine in 1778

Matthew's will, written in 1790 and probated in 1796, names all the children except Drury and Louisa. Louisa is identified as his daughter from her marriage bond, and Drury as his son from a reference to him and Isaiah as brothers in Jesse's widow's pension application.

*I'm not sure Josiah really exists. I have no other information on him, and I wonder if he could be the same as either Joseph or Isaiah.


Campbell County VA will abstracts

Amherst County VA marriage bonds

Sweeny, Lenora Higginbotham, Amherst County, Virginia in the Revolution, Including Extracts from the "Lost Order Book" 1773-1782

Personal communications from Doug Hessler and Carol Morrison. Carol has an excellent web site with Tucker documents

Records of Bristol Parish, Prince George Co. VA

This page was revised on July 10, 2005

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Elizabeth Harris, ncgen@mindspring.com