Elizabeth Mariah Tuck1,2,3

ID# 1306, (1837 - 1904)
FatherDr. Davis Green Tuck4,5,6 (30 Dec 1793 - 3 Feb 1863)
MotherElizabeth M. Toot5,7,6 (26 Nov 1800 - 29 Dec 1873)

Key Events:

Birth: 30 Nov 1837, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: 9 Apr 1856, Christian Co., Kentucky, Thomas Herbert Elliott (3 Aug 1834 - 22 Oct 1933)11,12,13
Death: 16 Apr 1904, Christian Co., Kentucky14,8
Burial: the Tuck-Elliott Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky15
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth Mariah Tuck was born on 30 Nov 1837 in Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky,8,9,10She was apparently known to family both as Maria1,16 and as Betty.17,18
     She was probably the female under age 5 listed in the household of her father, Dr. Davis Green Tuck, in the 1840 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky.19 She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District 1, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Dr. Davis Green Tuck and Elizabeth M. Toot.20,21
     Elizabeth married Thomas Herbert Elliott, son of William Henry Elliott and Frances Elizabeth Hill, on 9 Apr 1856 in Christian Co., Kentucky.11,12,13
     Elizabeth and Thomas Herbert Elliott appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 15 Aug 1860, reporting real estate valued at $10,000, personal estate of $10,000 and 11 slaves in 3 slave houses. Their children Quintus and Sarah were listed as living with them.22,23
     Elizabeth was named an heir in the will of Dr. Davis Green Tuck, her father, dated 25 Mar 1861, to receive $4,000 in addition to the fellow Jordan and woman Betsy and her child and other property she had already received.24
     She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of District 11, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her mother, Elizabeth M. Toot, with her husband, Thomas Herbert Elliott, and their children, Quintus, William, Walter, Pauline and Josephine.25
     Elizabeth and Thomas appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 5 Jun 1880. Their children William, Walter, Pauline and Josephine were listed as living with them.26
     She and her husband joined with a number of her siblings, their spouses, and the children of their deceased sister Rebecca, in filing on 20 Oct 1883 contesting her sister Sarah's will.27
     She took in and raised her nephew, Dr. Robert Linah Cobb Jr., after the death of his mother, her sister Virginia.28,29
     Elizabeth and Thomas appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 25 Jun 1900. Their son Quintus was listed as living with them, as was his wife, Emma Jane Cooper, and Elizabeth's nephew, Robert Linah Cobb.30
     Elizabeth died on 16 Apr 1904 in Christian Co., Kentucky, at age 66.14,8 She was buried in the Tuck-Elliott Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.15
     
Research Note, 18 Jul 2001:
Deborah shows Marisa (?) B., born 1838, and Elizabeth, born 1850, married to Elliott. Alethea Jane Macon shows M. B. Tuck (daughter) b. 1838 and "evidently died young since she is not named in her father's will," and also Elizabeth, b. bef. 1861, married to Elliott. I believe they are the same person, with Marisa (?) B. or M. B. coming from the 1850 census, and Elizabeth coming from Davis' will. I expect the B is for Betty, a common nickname for Elizabeth. The 1850 census shows Maria B. (as I read it; the first name is unclear) age 13, but not Elizabeth. In 1860 I find Elizabeth M. with her husband, in 1870 as Betty, and in 1900 I find her as Maria E. I believe that her name was either Elizabeth Maria, or the reverse, and she was called Maria at home to avoid confusion with her mother, also Elizabeth.31,32,33,34,35,36,37

Children:
     Children with Thomas Herbert Elliott:

Citations

  1. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Maria B. Tuck.
  2. [S2062] Thos. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Elizabeth M. Elliott.
  3. [S1289] Register of Deaths, Commonwealth of Kentucky, , 1904, Christian Co., Elliott, Mariah, shows father's surname as Tuck.
  4. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, shows her as his daughter.
  5. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows Bettie as Sarah's sister.
  6. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, appearing to be parent and child.
  7. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg 101, shows Elizabeth to be the sister of Jennie.
  8. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date.
  9. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 13 and state.
  10. [S2148] Quint Atkinson Elliott, Certificate of Death, shows town, county, and state.
  11. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for Thomas H. Elliott and Bettie M. Tuck, shows date, county, and state.
  12. [S2062] Thos. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  13. [S1685] Thomas Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows married 44 years.
  14. [S1289] Register of Deaths, Commonwealth of Kentucky, , 1904, Christian Co., Elliott, Mariah, shows date and county.
  15. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134.
  16. [S1685] Thomas Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Maria E. Elliott.
  17. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Bettie Elliott.
  18. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, shows name as Bettie Elliott.
  19. [S633] Davis G. Tuck household, 1840 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  21. [S659] Doct. Davis G. Tuck, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  22. [S2062] Thos. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S2063] Thos. Elliott, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  24. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6.
  25. [S1770] Elizabeth M. Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  26. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, bond 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, for $250, lists all the petitioners; bond same date for $500, lists petitioners but omits name of Rivers McNeill, apparently in error; Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, list petitioners and give relationship to Sarah, as well as stating cause of action; response of executors 6 Nov 1883 and 24 Jan 1884 claims no evidence was provided in support and does not provide sufficient grounds; and order of Probate Court 9 Feb 1884 transferring case to Circuit Court to try the validity of the will.
  28. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg 101, relates his living with his aunt after his mother's death.
  29. [S1685] Thomas Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Robert living in the household, with his relationship to Thomas as "ward."
  30. [S1685] Thomas Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, /6.
  31. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  32. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 29-30.
  33. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Maria B. Tuck, age 13 as an apparent daughter.
  34. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, mentions Elizabeth Elliott as one of his daughters.
  35. [S2062] Thos. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Elizabeth M. Elliott, age 23.
  36. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows his wife as Betty Elliott, age 42.
  37. [S1685] Thomas Elliott household, 1900 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Maria E. Elliott, born 1837, age 62.
  38. [S2148] Quint Atkinson Elliott, Certificate of Death.
  39. [S2062] Thos. H. Elliott household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  40. [S1770] Elizabeth M. Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, apparently as parent and child.
  41. [S1281] Frazier, "RE: Elmwood Cemetery - Atkinson - Bacon records," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2007, shows S. S. Elliott buried in the plot owned by Quintus Atkinson and his wife Sarah Tuck, elder sister of Elizabeth. Attribution of parentage is made solely on the surname, relationship between Sarah and Elizabeth, and the interment date which is consistent with a child of Elizabeth and Thomas who died very young.
  42. [S2065] W D. Elliott, birth register.
  43. [S4562] Wm. D. Elliott, Certificate of Death.
  44. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband.
  45. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 30.
  46. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Pauline as the daughter of Bettie's husband.
  47. [S1897] Thomas H. Elliott household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Josephine as the daughter of Bettie's husband.