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Tilghman Mayfield Tucker
Birth: Feb. 5, 1802
North Carolina, USA
Death: Apr. 3, 1859
Bexar
Marion County
Alabama, USA

Governor of Mississippi. As a young attorney in Columbus, Tucker, a Democrat, was elected in 1831 to the Mississippi Legislature as Lowndes County's first Representative. After four years in the House of Representatives, he served as State Senator until being elected Governor in 1841, defeating the Whig candidate, D.O. Shattuck, by only eight votes. Tucker's single term as Governor (1842-1844) was turbulent, including an embezzlement scandal when the State Treasurer embezzled $45,000 and escaped to Canada. Although Tucker was cleared of any responsibility for the treasury scandal, he chose not to run for reelection. He did, however, successfully run for the U.S. House of Representatives, where he served one term before retiring to Cottonwood, his plantation in East Carroll Parish, Louisiana. (bio by: NatalieMaynor) 
 
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 Spouses:
  Sarah F. McBee Tucker (1809 - 1850)*
  Martha Archer Conger Tucker (1823 - 1857)*
 
 Children:
  Kate Tucker McCulloch (1836 - 1919)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Lake Providence Cemetery
Lake Providence
East Carroll Parish
Louisiana, USA
 
Maintained by: Find A Grave
Originally Created by: Nick Walters
Record added: Nov 01, 2003
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Tilghman Mayfield Tucker
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Tilghman Mayfield Tucker
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Tilghman Mayfield Tucker
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- Angel Wings UK
 Added: Nov. 5, 2014
"Cottonwood Plantation...Governor Tucker died here in 1859. His daughter, Katherine, and her husband Dr. William McCulloch came to manage Cottonwood. During the Civil War, Dr. McCulloch served in the Confederate Army. After the war, the McCullochs returne...(Read more)
- Cindy Brekke
 Added: Aug. 24, 2014
Linking memorials :)
- Cindy Brekke
 Added: Jul. 7, 2013
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