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Drury Tucker
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Birth: Aug. 24, 1719
Prince George County
Virginia, USA
Death: Sep. 21, 1801
Amherst County
Virginia, USA

Drury Tucker was the husband of (1) Susanna Douglass Tucker and (2) Frances Penn Lee Tucker. He was the son of John Tucker and Catherine Drury of Virginia. His birth is recorded in the Vestry Book and Register of Bristol Parish Virginia 1720-1789;as "Drury, son of John & Cath: Tucker born 24 Sep 1719 bap Octob 24th 1720".

Drury Tucker born 24, Sept 1719 Prince George Co. Va. Md (1) Susanna Douglas. (2) Frances Penn Lee, widow, Apr 6, 1767 Amherst Co. Va. Drury Tucker lived in Amherst County, Virginia but had vast land holdings throughout Virginia.

According to the Bristol Parish register he was christened Oct 24, 1720 and was the son Of John & Catherine (Drury) Tucker. Drury Tucker fathered 10 children by his first wife, Susanna Douglass and 1 child, Robert L. Tucker by his second wife, Frances Penn Lee, widow.

Drury Tucker's will was probated June 20, 1803, Amherst Co. Va. BK 4, p 315. Drury's Will mentioned a treasury warrant # 11876 dated April 13, 1782 for 1051 1/2 Acres of land in Casey Co. Ky. These grants were issued to men who served in the French and Indian War and in the Revolutionary War or their heirs. It appears Drury Tucker did not live on the Kentucky land but remained in Virginia. The Kentucky land warrant was distributed to his heirs in the settlement of Drury's estate.

Drury Tucker was apparently a planter. He first recieved a land patent of 100 acres in Goochland County, Virginia in 1746. Source- Colonial Virginia Land Office Patents 16231774 (About the Virginia Land Office Patents housed in the Library of Virginia): "With the abolition of the charter of the Virginia Company of London in 1624, the administration of the colony was placed directly under the crown. As this included the disposal of land, it fell to the governor to use his broad powers to issue land patents. In 1634 the Privy Council authorized the patenting of lands under the principle of granting patents to any person who qualified as a planter. In practice, the acreage was awarded to the person who paid the transportation cost of the emigrant and not to the settler himself. This method, called the headright system, was employed as the major means of distributing virgin lands in the 17th century. The office of the Secretary of the Colony was key to the process, and it remained in place until the Revolution. This office issued patents after all the steps were approved. First, the patentee was required to appear before a county court and present proof that a stated number of persons had been imported to the colony at his expense."

Court Records: "Amherst County, D.B.M., p. 404, 7 August 1813- I, Littleberry Tucker of Lincoln County, Kentucky, do constitute and appoint my friend and brother, Zachariah Tucker, of the same place, my lawful attorney, for me and in my name to go to Virginia in Amherst county and collect for me any money or other property to which I may be entitled, as one of the children of Drury Tucker and Frances his wife, both of whom are deceased".

It is not known exactly where Drury Tucker and his wife(s) are buried. It is highly possible they are at (or near) the historic Tucker Cemetery in Amherst County, VA located at GPS Coordinates: Latitude: 37.71440, Longitude: -79.08610.The google map shows this cemetery to be located just off State Route 620 near Indian Creek Road. It is on private property adjacent to the historic Tucker Homeplace. A volunteer photographed the cemetery in January 2013 and found no headstones dating from the 1700's still standing.

Drury and Susanna had several children, including William Wofford Tucker (1752- 1829; Revolutionary War soldier).

(Above info compiled by: A Descendant; Hopelessly Hooked Genealogist).

Family links: 
  John Tucker (1683 - 1727)
  Carherine Drury Tucker (1687 - 1728)
  Susanna Douglass Tucker (1722 - 1765)*
  Frances Penn Lee Tucker (1735 - 1812)*
  William Wofford Tucker (1752 - 1829)*
  Daniel Tucker (1755 - 1800)*
  Drury Tucker (1719 - 1801)
  Matthew W Tucker (1728 - 1796)*
*Calculated relationship
Tucker Cemetery
Amherst County
Virginia, USA
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Created by: genie-in-az
Record added: Jan 09, 2013
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Drury Tucker
Added by: Ruby Shipman
Drury Tucker
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Drury Tucker
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- Shoshana
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- Barbara Hammons Davis, Dalt
 Added: Apr. 28, 2014
My 5th great grandfather. Rest in Peace.
- SherryQ
 Added: Dec. 5, 2013
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