Emma Williams1,2,3

ID# 1860, (1849 - 1903)

Key Events:

Birth: 17 Mar 1849, Kentucky4,5,6
Marriage: 20 Oct 1870, Boyle Co., Kentucky, Adam Paul Tuck (15 Nov 1842 - 25 Sep 1900)7,8,9
Death: 1 Jun 1903, 1698 Monroe Extended, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee10
Burial: 2 Jun 1903, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee11,12
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Her formal name was evidently Sarah Emma, but she was universally known as Emma, which was used even on her tombstone.13,1,2 She was born on 17 Mar 1849 in Kentucky.4,5,6
     Emma married Adam Paul Tuck, son of Dr. Davis Green Tuck and Elizabeth M. Toot, on 20 Oct 1870 in Boyle Co., Kentucky.7,8,9
     Emma and Paul Tuck lived in Memphis from the time they were married, in Oct 1870, except for a period from 1875 to 1878 when they lived in St. Louis.14
     Emma and Paul appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 291 Linden St., enumerated 10 Jun 1880. Their daughters Narcissa and Elizabeth were listed as living with them, as was Olly Harden, age 18, a servant.15
     Emma began to nurse her sister-in-law, Sarah Elizabeth Atkinson in Nov 1881, going to her house several times a week. In Aug 1882 she moved in with her sister-in-law to nurse her full time until she died 2 Nov 1882.16,17
     Emma and Paul appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of John Ripley Greer and Elizabeth Tuck, their daughter and her husband.18
     Emma died on 1 Jun 1903 in 1698 Monroe Extended, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at age 54, at her home.10 She was buried on 2 Jun 1903 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Tennessee, in the lot owned by her husband's sister, Sarah, and her husband.11,12

Children:
     Children with Adam Paul Tuck:

Citations

  1. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as Emma Tuck.
  2. [S1283] Q. C. & Sarah E. Atkinson family monument, Elmwood Cemetery, has "Emma Williams" inscribed on the base of the monument, adjacent to her husband's inscription.
  3. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death, shows name as Emma Williams.
  4. [S1283] Q. C. & Sarah E. Atkinson family monument, Elmwood Cemetery, has date and state inscribed on the base of the monument below her name.
  5. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 28 and state.
  6. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows month, year as 1849, age 51 and state.
  7. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for A. P. Tuck and Sarah Emma Williams, shows date, county, and state.
  8. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 109, deposition of Mrs. Emma W. Tuck, gave date.
  9. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows married.
  10. [S1274] Emma Williams Tuck, Burial Permit, shows date, address, and same address as her residence.
  11. [S4112] Elmwood Cemetery, burial records, 1903 pg 176, shows date, lot 299, grave 12.
  12. [S1274] Emma Williams Tuck, Burial Permit, shows cemetery.
  13. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for A. P. Tuck and Sarah Emma Williams.
  14. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 109, deposition of Mrs. Emma W. Tuck, stated they lived in Memphis expect for about three years in St. Louis from 1876 through part of 1878, pg 146 corrected that to say she went to St. Louis in Dec 1874.
  15. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  16. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, claim of Dr. Farzier T. Henning, paid 6 Feb 1883, itemizes visits; Statement of executors 27 Nov 1883 shows payment.
  17. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 110, deposition of Mrs. Emma W. Tuck, describes her nursing duties; pg 112, admits Sarah was conducting her normal activities until Jul 1882; and pg 166-9, deposition of Mrs. M. W. Bacon, states Sarah took ill in Oct 1881, didn't leave the yard after 6 Jul 1882, and was worse after 31 Aug.
  18. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  19. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 106, deposition of Mrs. Emma W. Tuck, states that the two children of A. P. Tuck to which Mrs. Atkinson gave $2,000 were her children.
  20. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows the child as daughter of Emma's husband.
  21. [S4210] Narcisse Macgowan, Certificate of Death.
  22. [S4144] Elizabeth Tuck Greer, Certificate of Death.