Doddridge County Roots

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Ann TUCKER

Female 1824 - 1896  (71 years)


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  • Name Ann TUCKER 
    Born 28 Sep 1824  Marion Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Census 1850, 1860  Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870, 1880  West Union District, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Occupation weaver  [3
    Died 19 Sep 1896  Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • Date on headstone is Sep 20 1896.
    Buried Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Notes 
    • It appears that neither Ann Tucker nor her daughter Sophrona ever married, despite each having borne and raised several children. No marriage record was found for either, no census record showed them with a husband, and both of their death records indicated their marital status as single. However, Ann's daughter Sophrona's death record identified her parents as William Tucker and Unknown, her son Benjamin's death record identified his parents as John Tucker & Ann Tucker, and her daughter Sarah's death record identified her mother only by the surname Tucker, with the father's name blank. But all of Ann and Sophrona's children listed with them in the 1880 Census were identified as illegitimate children.

      1850 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Aug 5 1850:
      Susanna Tucker, 34; Ann, 23; Cassy, 21; Grove S, 6; Emeretta, 5; Frony J, 3; Mary A, 2 months; Jeremiah, 2 months.

      1860 Census, Doddridge Co, Virginia (now West Virginia), enumerated on Jun 15 1860:
      Ann Tucker, 33; O. S. (male), 16; S. (male), 12; S. (female), 6.
      (NOTE: Entry of the initials O. S. for the 16-year-old male is considered to be a clerical error, as the boy is undoubtedly Ann's son Grove S. Tucker. The 12-year-old probably should have been listed as a female, since that would have to be Ann's daughter Sophrona. The 6-year-old female would be Sarah.)
      In the adjoining household was the following family, consisting of Ann's parents and other family members:
      Wm. Tucker, 72, farmer; Mary, 72; Jeremiah, 45; E J (female), 24; J (male), 10.

      1870 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 7 1870:
      Ann Tucker, 46, weaver & housekeeper; Sophrona J, 23; Sarah, 17; Benj W, 7; John M, 5; Mary I, 6; Taliaferro (male), 3; Thomas, 1. Race of all was white. Notations for Sophrona and Sarah indicated that they were unable to read or write, although Sarah was indicated as having attended school within the past year.

      1880 Census, Doddridge Co, WV (West Union District), enumerated on Jun 3 1880:
      Ann Tucker, white female, 60, housekeeper, single; bastard son Benj, white male, 16; bastard son John, white male, 14.
      In the adjoining household were Ann's daughter Saphrona and five children.
    Person ID I69170  Doddridge County Roots
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2015 

    Father William TUCKER,   b. CA 1785 
    Mother Mary GALLAHUE,   b. CA 1785, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F18038  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Children 
    +1. Grove S. TUCKER,   b. CA 1843, Harrison Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 May 1864, Pulaski Co, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 21 years)
    +2. Sophronia J. "Frony" TUCKER,   b. 30 Apr 1847, Doddridge Co, (W)VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Sep 1934, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    +3. Sarah TUCKER,   b. 8 Jan 1852, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1938, West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Benjamin Wilson TUCKER,   b. 15 Dec 1861, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1944, Smithburg, Doddridge Co, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. John M. TUCKER,   b. CA 1865,   d. Bef Sep 1934  (Age ~ 69 years)
    Family ID F29157  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Blockhouse Hill Cemetery (old SDB section), West Union, Doddridge Co, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
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    Documents
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5] Headstone.

    2. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV.

    3. [S1999] 1870 Census, Doddridge County, WV (West Union Twp).

    4. [S1563] Doddridge County Death Records, West Union, WV, DR p. 106.
      Identified as Ann Tucker, white female, single, 72, born in Marion Co; died Sep 19 1898 in West Union, cause of death cardiac failure, burial in West Union.

    5. [S1793] West Union WV Cemeteries (Doddridge County), (Wes Cochran, 2515 10th Ave, Parkersburg, WV 26101 (July 1990)).