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Allen C. Tucker
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Birth: 1819
Death: 1856

Allen married his step-sister, Elizabeth Jane Bugg, daughter of Elizabeth Warren "Patsey" Lanier, his father William Tucker's second wife.

Record Book O Page 129-W V Andrews Deed for 64 Acres land Executed to by A C Tucker & Recorded on the 19th December 1854 - [A.C. Tucker is William V. Andrews' brother-in-law, Allen C. Tucker.]

Soon, families from North Carolina and Virginia were arriving to settle in the new land of opportunity. By the time Allen's father, William Tucker's land was registered William had married Rachel Dowdy, who then died in 1833. William Tucker and Rachael were the parents of seven children.

(1) Julia Tucker, born June 25, 1816, married Shedrick Weaver.

(2) Rebecca Tucker, born March 9, 1818, married James Duncan.

(3) Allen C. Tucker, born 1819, married first Elizabeth Jane Bugg and second, Zilphra Boyet.

(4) Matilda Tucker, born June 24, 1822, married William Tanner.

(5) Emmaline Tucker, married Leander Reed.

(6) Tennessee Tucker, married William Varney Andrews.

(7) George Robert Tucker.

Annis Tucker.

Rachel left seven young children to be reared by their father. It was a sad day when Rachel was buried in the old family graveyard.

As was the usual custom, soon after the death of his first wife, on November 11, 1833, William Tucker married Mrs. Patsy W. Lanier Bugg (born September 26, 1793, died after 1861). She was the daughter of Nicholas Lanier The Lanier family arrived in England from France in 1561. The men were Musicians to the Queen and later to Charles I and Charles II. John Lanier, born about 1655 in England, died 1719 in Surry County, Virginia. He married twice, his first marriage to ??? Sampson producing five children, one of whom was John II, born about 1680 and who married Elizabeth Bird, daughter of Thomas Bird of Surry County, Virginia. Their son, Benjamin B. Lanier, born about 1715, died about 1796, was a Revolutionary War soldier. He was married to Elizabeth (Warren), born about 1739. Nicholas, born about 1760 in Mecklenburg County, died 1839 in Williamson County, Tennessee, was a son of Benjamin and Elizabeth Lanier. He married first, Patsy Malone, daughter of George Malone, in Brunswick County, Virginia, December 12, 1787. A second marriage on march 28, 1798, was to Sarah Bugg, daughter of John Bugg, Mecklenburg bond. Elizabeth Warren Lanier (Patsy), born 1793, died after 1861, was a daughter of Nicholas and Patsy Malone Lanier. She married first Ephraim Bugg, born 1791, died 1833, on April 18, 1814 in Williamson County, Tennessee, and second, William Tucker on November 11, 1833.] and Patsy Malone, and widow of Ephraim M. Bugg. [The Bugg family is a fascinating one. Records indicate through the Bugg and allied lines, claims can be made to relationships with the signers of the Magna Carta, and eventually, it is said, to the Emperor Charlemagne. Samuel Bugg settled in New Kent County, Virginia at a very early date. His wife was Deborah Sherwood. They were members of St. Peters Parish Church where she was buried Decebmer 14, 1715, and he on September 13, 1716. The son of Samuel and Deborah who was also named Samule, married Sarah Bacon of New kent County, Virginia. She was the daughter of Captain Edmund Bacon and his wife An Lyddall. Captain Bacon and Col. George Lyddall were prominent residents of the State of Virginia. Both men were active in the militia , protecting the lives of Virginians in and near the Fort on the Mattapony River in 1679. Col. Lyddall was in command there. Capt. Bacon was a kinsman to the rebel Nathaniel Bacon as well as Sir Francis Bacon. Col. Lyddall also had a distinguished lineage and both men were recognized as Cavaliers of the period.] She brought five children into her new marriage. The marriage of William Tucker to Patsy Lanier Bugg lasted almost thirty years. They had two children:

(1) Ferdianand Blackburn Tucker

John Hardeman Tucker, born 1837, died 1864, killed at the Battle of Stones River, Murfreesboro, Ternnessee during the Civil War.

For many years the Tuckers were prominent in the Flat Creek community, joining their neighbors in social and church affairs. There were now fourteen children in the Tucker home.

On April 18, 1838, Allen C. Tucker married his step-sister Elizabeth Jane Bugg. They continued to live on Flat Creek near their families and in Marshall County. They were the parents of six children:

(1) Newton Guildford Tucker, born March 28, 1839, died January 8, 1899, married Mary Ellen (Mollie) Cochran.

(2) George Williamson Tucker, born ???, died after 1923, married Annis Murray.

(3) Tennessee Tucker, married Rufe Fisher.

(4) Margaret E. Tucker, born ???, died August 8, 1883, married Dr. Mark W. Allison.

(5) Oliver Tucker, died at 16 years of age.

(6) Amanda Tucker, married James McCurdy.

Allen C. Tucker was a farmer and businessman who frequently appears in records serving as administrator of estates, guardian, etc. He lived in Marshall County for a period but moved back to the old farm in Williamson when his son was 16 years of age.

In 1847, while living in Marshall County, Allen Tucker received a letter from Benjamin Nicholas Bugg, his brother-in-law, and his wife Annis Tucker Bugg. It is a most interesting document and was invaluable for its content referring to family and family affairs. The original was found by Sam L. Tucker about 1940 in an old wallet belonging to his father, Ferdinand Tucker, son of William Tucker.

August 27th, 1847. State of Arkansas, Johnson City. Dear Brother and Sister. I take the present opportunity of informing you that we received your letter the 19th of this inst. which gave us great satisfaction to hear from you for it has been over 18 months since we heard from you sir. You must excuse me for my weakness at this time for I am not able to sit up long at a time for I am sick with my head  the old desease that has afflicted me all of my life. I have not had but one spell before this in this country. My family is well and in good health. Sarah E. Bugg was born April the 4th, 1836 and weighs 70 lbs. John E. Bugg was born Feb. the 26th, 1838 and weighs 48 lbs. Martha C. Bugg (she weighs 46 lbs.) was born April the 8th, 1840. Nancy A. Bugg was born Feb. the 27th, 1842. She departed this life July the 8th, 1843, aged 16 mo. and 13 days. Thomas W. Bugg was born December the 4th, 1844 and he weighs 37 lbs. The children born in this state is a great deal healthy and stouter than them that is brought here from other states. E.M. Bugg was born April the 19th, 1791. He died January the 18th, 1835, aged 33 years, 8 mo and 30 days. Patsey W. Bugg, wife of Ephraim, was born Sept. the 26th, 1793. B. N. Bugg was born April the 297th, 1915. Sophronia Bugg was born November the 7th, 1817. Elizabeth Jane Bugg was born November 19, 1819. W. L. Bugg was born April 9th, 1822. E. M. W. Bugg was born December 10th, 1824. Annis Bugg was born July 1813, and she weighs 150 lbs.

My leg has not hurt me any since about the first of March last. You wrote me concerning James A. McOhany and John R. Moore. If Mc and me had had a settlement he would have been in my debt and for old Moore I dont owe him one cent.Tell him that I think that he had better come back here and clear up his name that the people has given him about Ozark or at least a little merchant that lived in Ozark told me after Johns death that they bore the names of hog thieves. Tell him he had better clear that up before he trys to raise up an account on me and tell him I want him to recollect that I gave John H. Moore a clear receipt of $27 on the account of his mother when I was dead on my feet and he was as harty as a buck and if that wont do tell him to come back here and I will help him to what he wants. I have as the saying is been hell tracked all my life and been a slave for others till I am slaved out. And if that will not do, tell them that peltry sells well in this county and come and take my hide and make peltry of it and sell it.

Dear Sir. I did not think that I owed more than 75 or one hundred dollars in Tennessee, but when a person gets there business tangled up as I did, they cant tell what they do owe. I did think that I would come and see you all this fall and settle my own affairs but as things turn up as they have at home I can not come. If Annis lives till next Feb. and has no bad luck she will have another heir and so much the worse for us. Corn, cotton, wheat, oats and everything else is better here this season than I ever saw in my life. This season has been so wet that farmers like not plowed there crops over the last time.

Dear Sir. I cant express to you by letter what I could if I could see you face to face which I never expect to in this life. But if we never do, I hope that we will meet in heaven where we shall partno more. This letter is for you and mother and Old Pap and Brother W. L. Bugg and all of my enquiring friends. Dear Mother. I cant answer all of your questions on this paper. I have one splendid Grey mare, two milk cows and no hogs. Since I came on Little Piney, we have more chicks than I approve of and only four ducks. I will tell you with a heavy heart that I will have to leave Little Piney because the land is rich and very healthy and the land is in the market and a poor man can not enter a home without money and therefore poor people will have to back out and get further in the mountains. I add no more, but remain yours until death. So - Farewell

B.N. Bugg and his wife Annis Bugg write to me when this comes to hand.

This letter was addressed as follows: Wednesday after the 3rd Monday in April to Mr. Allen Tucker, Esq. Marshal Coty LewisBurg Tennessee Piney Ark. July 30.

Allen and Elizabeth Jane Tucker lived on Flat Creek until death took Elizabeth Jane about 1854. She was laid to rest in the old family graveyard. She was probably buried during the cold, snowey winter as the cause of death was cold plaque, our present influenza. She was only thirty-seven years of age and left six children to be cared for by thrie father. From the records, Allen Tucker appears to have married Zilpha Boyett in Marshall County in 1854. They were married only a short time when Allen died in 1856, predeceasing his father. Again there was a sad, silent procession to the cemetery and the children went home to live with their grandparents. The Tucker home was full again with Allens children and Williams sons, Ferdinand, John Hardeman and George Robert. Looming in the distance was war and the Tuckers were modest slave owners. They had many concerns.

Young Newton Guilford Tucker, son of Allen C. Tucker and Elizabeth Jane Bugg, stretched on the floor in front of the fire. He was sixteen and thirsty for an education. Grandpa William believed in work; and while he worked on the farm, Newton collected pine knots to throw on the fire for light. Grandpa felt he had enough education and did not permit wasting a lamp for the sake of education! Newton had much studying and reading ahead. in spite of his youthfulness, he was considered educated at age sixteen and was teaching in the public schools of the county. Subsequently he studied medicine as was the custom, under the direction of Drs. Johnson and McClure in Lewisburg, Tennessee in 1859. He graduated from the University of Nashville Medical School on March 1, 1861. He was married to Mary Ellen Cochran on July 18, 1861 in Marshall County. He was recommended as a surgeon in the Confederate Army. [Claytons history of Davidson County, page 264.]

Allen C. Tucker is Patsy's step-son, natural son of Rachel Dowdy, his father's first wife.

Record Bk O Pg 129- Whereas by deed from William Tanner one W. V. Andrews and myself have derived title to and now hold equal and undivided interests in a tract of land in the State of Tennessee Marshall County and District number 15th bounded as follows. Beginning at a Rock in the old boundry line the North East corner of a tract of land known as the Kellingsworth tract running North with said County line eighty poles to a stake John Rhea's South East corner in Chunns line thence South 84 1/2 degree West one hundred and thirty two poles with said Rhea's line to a stake his corner in the East boundry line of the tract of land conveyed to A. C. Tucker by William Rhea now owned by Littleton Lincoln thence South with said line eighty poles to a Rock the South East corner of said Lincoln's land in N Londons North boundry line thence North 84 1/2 degree East one hundred and thirty two poles with London's line & the Killingsworth tract to the beginning containing by estimation sixty four acres more or less. Now I have bargained and sold and do hereby transfer and convey all my right title and interest in and to said land to the said W. V. Andrews and his heirs for the sum of three hundred and ten dollars to me paid. To have and to hold the same to the said W. V. Andrews his heirs and assigns forever. And I covenant and agree for myself my heirs and representatives to warrant and defend the title to my undivided interest in said land against any claim to be made by me or any person claiming through or under me but no further. This 19th day of August 1854. A. C. Tucker [seal] Test Acknowledged 19th August 1854 R. L. Winston Jr. A. W. McKnight

State of Tennessee,Marshall County

Personally appeared before me S. Tally clerk of the County court of said County, A. C. Tucker the within named bargainor with whom I am personally acquainted and who acknowledged that he executed the within deed for the purposes therein contained. Witness my hand at office August 19th, 1854 S. Tally [clk] Filed in office on the 19th day of August 1854 at 4 O clock PM J. J. Elliott R M C By his deputy Wm. D. Fisher
Family links: 
  William Tucker (1787 - 1861)
  Rachel Dowdy Tucker (____ - 1833)
  Elizabeth Jane Bugg (1819 - 1854)*
  Newton Guilford Tucker (1839 - 1899)*
  George Williamson Tucker (1841 - 1909)*
  Tennessee Tucker (1843 - ____)*
  Annis Tucker Bugg (1814 - 1861)*
  Julia Ann Tucker Weaver (1816 - ____)*
  Rebecca Tucker Duncan (1818 - 1899)*
  Allen C. Tucker (1819 - 1856)
  Matilda B. Tucker Tanner (1822 - 1900)*
  Tennessee Tucker Andrews (1827 - 1909)*
  George Robert Tucker (1830 - 1895)*
  George Robert Tucker (1830 - 1895)*
  Ferdinand Blackburn Tucker (1834 - 1907)**
  John Hardeman Tucker (1837 - 1866)**
*Calculated relationship
Note: Thought buried here.
Tucker Cemetery
Williamson County
Tennessee, USA
Created by: John Early Andrews
Record added: Jul 04, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 72684978


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