Thursday, March 23, 2006

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When I was a young boy, I spent a lot of time in the courthouse, I was in 4-H and our club met in the basement there, but I would venture out a lot and look at all the history of the court house. There were paintings that were in the hallways of men and women that had long been dead, and I always loved looking at their pictures. There were two that I always loved looking at they seemed to talk to me. Years later after getting involved in genealogy which became my 4-H project I found out these men were my 3rd and 4th great grandparents.

John Alonzo Tucker was born Oct 22, 1835 in Irwin County Georgia, son of the Rev. Richard Murphy Tucker and Mary Vernell Paulk. He married 1st to Samantha Davis, and they had four children, 2nd to Martha Corbitt, they had 9 children. He Enlisted at Savannah 23 Sept 1863 assigned Co D 63rd Ga Inf by Capt. Harrision. Sick at post Oct 1863, Detailed to cook Nov-Dec 1863 to Feb 1864, Wounded in back in Battle of Kennesaw Mountain, 27 June 1864, Surrendered 24 May 1865, paroled Thomasville Ga 25 May 1865

Has portrait painted by Thomas Nash in his uniform . The 1860 Berrien Co Cenus shows land value $400, Property $200, in 1870 lived in Clinch Co, Ga with 2nd wife Martha. He moved to Florida also and served as a Postmaster for Kinard, Fl. I forgot what his 3rd wife's name was, but he married as an older man, they had no children.


His father was a primitive Baptist Preacher, of New Hope Baptist Church 1842- Jan 6, 1872 He was appointed pastor for life, as long as his health allows him to attend the duties. Rev. Richard Murphy Tucker was born March 18, 1801 in Montgomery Co. Ga. Was the son of Henry Crawford Tucker and Sarah (Hunter) Tucker. He married Mary Vernell Paulk, daughter of Micajah Paulk R.S. and Mary C. Young. They raised 14 children.Lived in Laurens Co and moved after1827 to Irwin Co. He drew land in the 1827 land lottery. He lived in the 5th district. In 1856 Irwin Co was split and their home area became part of the new Berrien Co. He had a home near the community of Gladys in North Berrien Co. He was licensed to preach 27 Jan 1838, fully ordained 22 May 1841. Preached at Young's Meeting House (Bushy Creek Church) 1847-1870. 1850 census Irwin Co. shows land value of $1000 with sons Jacob, Elisha, Elijah and John A. helping farm the home place.Military: Served in the Irwin Co, Ga. Militia during Indian Wars and was a leader of the time.
Named after his grandfather Col. Henry Crofford. Was a resident of Mote'sDistrict of Montgomery Co, Ga. when he drew land in the 1827 land lottery.Built first house in Tallahasse, Fl at state capitol grounds. Removedaround 1941.


His father's Henry Crawford Tucker's Military career: Joined Continental Army in Sept 1777, under Capt. Thomas Ridley, ASouthhhampton neighbor. Later served under Capt William Rogers, MajorDuval, Col. Dick. He was at Battle of Brandywine, at Valley Forgeencampment on 13 Jan 1778, and battles of Monmouth Courthouse, Petersburgand Yorktown. He served in both the 3rd and 4th Virginia Line. In 1828swore an affidavit, Leon Co, Fl, regarding RW service. In 1832 gavedescription of his RW service record in a deposition to 3 judges in ThomasCo Ga, regarding pension application. See Thomas Co, Ga Will Book "A" pg94. (Sources: DAR Patriot Index (Part III), p. 2985; Genealogical Abstractsof Revolutionary Pension Files, Vol III: N-Z, Virgal White, 1992; HistoricalRegister of Virginians in the Revolution, John Gwathmey, 1987, Pierce'sRegister, DAR 1984; Index of Revolutionary War Pension Application, PartIII, National Genealogical Society 1966; Sworn statement to Court in LeonCo, Florida July 30, 1828, Deposition of Henry C Tucker RegardingRevolutionary War; Thomas Co, GA Will Book A, pages 93-94 Sep 3, 1832. )before 1785 when Henry Crawford was 32, he married Sarah "Sallie" HUNTER,, daughter of Elisha HUNTER & Margaret STUTE, in Chatham Co,NC. Born about 1770 in Chatham Co, NC. Sarah "Sallie" died in Irwin Co, Ga.in 1847, she was 77. Occupation: Homemaker.Sarah & Henry were founding members of the Bethel Chruch in Brooks (FormerlyLowndes) Co, Ga. in 1826 (Marker at Church). After Henry's death Sarahmoved in with son Thomas (1840 census)They had 9 childrenHENRY CRAWFORD TUCKER1750-1760 HCT, SR. born1777 Burke Co., GA Formed from colonial GA1784 Washington Co., GA Formed from Indian land ceded 17831790 Burke Co., GA HCT tax defaulter30 Oct 1790 HCT, SR. mentioned Augusta Chronicle (newspaper)1793 Montgomery Co., GA Formed from Washington Co., GA1784-1816 Early Settlers Montgomery Co., GA : DWYERHenry TUCKER in loose documents and Land indexes;Henry TUCKER has land on Little Ogeechee River;1796 Jefferson Co., GA Formed from Burke & Warren Co.'s, GA1797& 1798 Montgomery Co., GA Some Early Tax Digests of GA: BLAIRHenry TUCKER p95 200 (acres?) Pine land, 1 poll, tax=.47No negroesHenry C. TUCKER PP 95, 98, 106, 1071798 & 1799 Jefferson Co., GA Henry TUCKER has two land grants1798 Montgomery Co., GA Henry TUCKER on tax list1799-1804 Montgomery Co., GA HCT, SR. on Tax & Jury lists, Middle OconeeDist.1802-1804 Montgomery Co., GA HCT insolvent1803 Montgomery Co., GA Henry TUCKER B/H Grant Book EEEEE Pp 435 & 4361805 Laurens Co., GA HCT, JR. born, per 3rd wife (and widow) Rebecca1805 Montgomery Co., GA HCT LL drew one prize and one blank1807 Laurens Co., GA Formed from Wilkinson Co., GA1807-1832 Laurens Co., GA Laurens County, GA Legal Records 1807-1832Henry TUCKER pp 345, 449, 562, 586, 631, 650, 711, 747Henry C. TUCKER pp 350, 585, 586, 740, 7421816 Montgomery Co., GA Henry TUCKER B/H Grant Book K-5 # 7841818 Irwin Co., GA Formed from Indian land ceded 1814/81820 Montgomery Co., GA HCT, SR. in census p61ii has household of 6 whitepersons1823 Leon Co., FL HCT moved to FL from GA and was the first white man inTallahassee.10 June 1824 Montgomery Co., GA HCR, JR. married Nancy SAPP, WilliamBLAIR, J.I.C.Officiated. Marriage Book A, p1791825 Lowndes Co., GA Formed from Irwin Co., GA1825 Thomas Co., GA Formed from Decatur and Irwin Co.s, GA1827 Henry C. TUCKER won Henry Co., GA grant in 1827 LL1827 Montgomery Co., GA HCT, SR. won land lot in Lottery30 July 1828 Leon Co., FL HCT, SR. applied for RW pension: R2044010 Aug 1830 Leon Co., FL Henry C. TUCKER states in affidavit he isresident of Lowndes Co., GA, gives military history13 Aug 1830 Lowndes Co., GA HCT, SR. resident, per RW pension applicationSep 1830 Lowndes Co., GA HCT gives affidavit as to RW service1830 Lowndes Co., GA HCT, SR. enumerated, age 70-801830 Washington Co., GA HCT, JR. enumerated, 1 male 20-301832 Washington Co., GA HCT, JR. in Land Lottery1832 HCT in Gold Lottery1833 Lowndes Co., GA HCT baptized, Bethel Primitive Baptist Church1836 HCT, JR. Cap't in 2nd Brigade, BROWNING'S REG'T, Indian War15 Jan 1839 Thomas Co., GA Joseph L. BURNETT, attorney for William PARKERof Telliferro Co., GA, sells to Henry C. TUCKER, Lot # 395 8th Dist. ThomasCo. GA Book D-1 p39913 April 1839 Thomas Co., GA Henry C. TUCKER sells to John TELLINAW (?)Lot # 3958th Dist. Thomas Co. GA.Book D-1 p4003 Mar 1840 Thomas Co., GA Elijah WELLS, Dale Co. AL, sells to Henry C.TUCKER Lot # 396, 8th Dist., Thomas Co., GA. (NEED BOOK, PAGE #)1840 Thomas Co., GA HCT, JR. enumerated 1 male 30-4010 May 1842 Thomas Co., GA HCT, JR. married Margaret (Peggy) WATSON, myGGM; Book S p812 Mar 1848 Thomas Co., GA Fabian ADAMS sells to Henry C. TUCKER Lot #220, 8th Dist., Thomas Co., GA. (NEED BOOK #)1850 Thomas Co., GA HCT, JR. enumerated (my GGF)2 Nov 1850 Thomas Co., GA Ezekiel WATSON sells to Henry C. TUCKER half ofLot #2-, 8th Dist. Thomas Co., GA (NEED BOOK, PAGE #)28 May 1855 Thomas Co., GA Henry C. TUCKER filed application for bountyland9 Feb 1857 Colquitt Co., GA HCT, JR. married Rebecca BRYANT1860 Colquitt Co., GA HCT, JR. enumerated Pop. Census1861 Colquitt Co., GA HCT served as Representative at the SecessionConvention(NEED EXACT DATE FROM GA ARCHIVES)1870 Colquitt Co., GA HCT, JR. enumerated Pop. Census2 Feb 1883 Colquitt Co., GA HCT JR. dies, per Widow's application forpensionMarch 1883 Colquitt Co., GA Two sons of HCT, G.W. and R. TUCKER apply forLetters of Adm of estate1885 Colquitt Co., GA Same two sons apply for letters of dismissal asAdm.'s27 July 1888 Colquitt Co., GA Rebecca B. TUCKER, 74, filed her Widow'sApplication for Pension, # 10660. Witnesses: A.P. TUCKER and R.G. CLARK.1884-1905 Colquitt Co., GA A variety of documents found in Probate Courtpertaining to estate of Henry C. TUCKER; per Clerk of Probate Court theseare all that remain3 Dec 1908 Colquitt Co., GA Widow's application for pension rejected. HCTserved only 13 days. A minimum of 30 days is required to obtain pension.Ca 1981 Colquitt Co., GA The home of HCT was placed on NationalHistorical Register of Homes.

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