Thomas Tuck1

ID# 1891, ( - bt 1786 - 1788)

Key Events:

Birth: Caroline Co., Virginia2
Marriage: Sarah [surname unknown] ( - before Jun 1792)3
Death: between 25 Apr 1786 and 22 Sep 1788, Halifax Co., Virginia4
AncestryThe Tuck Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Thomas Tuck was born in Caroline Co., Virginia.2
     Thomas came to Halifax Co., Virginia, before 1749, on which date his name is found on a list of tithables. He apparently previously lived in Caroline Co.5,6
     In Halifax Co. he opened a road in 1756 known as Cowford Road near Bannister River and also sold a tract of land on the riverfront. In 1764 he was an official in the election for members of the House of Burgesses.5
     Thomas married Sarah [surname unknown].3
     Thomas was one of the securities for John Tuck when he posted bond as executor of his brother Edward on 18 Oct 1781.7
     Thomas left a will dated 25 Apr 1786, in which he "lent" his entire estate to his wife Sarah for her lifetime, after which it was to be divided between his children. The 150-acre tract where he lived, together with his personal estate, such as slaves, was to go to son Thomas. His "stock of cattle, horses, hogs and household goods, etc." was to be distributed equally to his other children. He named George Camp as executor.1
     Thomas died between 25 Apr 1786 and 22 Sep 1788 in Halifax Co., Virginia.4
     His will was probated on 22 Sep 1788.8
     An inventory of his estate was made on 19 Jun 1792 and filed with the Halifax Co. Court the following week. No reason was stated for the four-year delay, but since it was not to be distributed until the death of his wife it may be that she had then died. The appraisal totaled £374 11s 9d, listing slaves, horses, cattle, hogs, furniture and tools. Most of the value listed was for the slaves: a man named Ruben at £80, a woman named Nancy at £40, a woman Isbill and child Lewis at £90, and three girls and boys at £40, £30, and £25.9
     
Research Note, 18 Nov 2008:
It has been proposed that Dr. Davis Green Tuck was descended from Thomas Tuck, in part based on the assertion that Davis's plantation was in the section in which Thomas took up land in the 1750's, and was bisected by Cowford Rd., which was opened by Thomas in 1756. But the land Davis held there was a gift from his wife's father, not inherited from his own family. Thomas had three sons, Thomas, John and William, so if Davis was his grandson, no evidence has been found to establish which of them might have been Davis' father.10,11


Research Note:

John and Edward Tuck were clearly brothers. Thomas was probably their brother too, though the only direct evidence supporting this conclusion is very weak: that Thomas was security for John when he was executor of Edward's will. Bennett, Josiah and Cary Tuck were contemporaries and are also thought to have been their brothers, but no evidence of that has been found. According to family tradition their father was Bennett Tuck, and according to some accounts their mother was Hannah Cary. Bennett and Cary are common given names in the family through many later generations, lending credence to these beliefs. There was a Bennett Tuck mentioned in the Journal of the House of Burgesses on 6 Jun 1740, and a Bennett Tuck signed a petition from Halifax Co. to the General Assembly in 1776.12,13,14

Children:
     Children with Sarah [surname unknown]:

Citations

  1. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788.
  2. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  3. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows is wife as Sarah Tuck.
  4. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, as September 22, 1788, county and state.
  5. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 15.
  6. [S4480] Thomas Tuck pension file, S. 7761, Revolutionary War Pension Files, affidavits of applicant, shows he was born in Caroline Co.
  7. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1:352, Edward Tuck bond, 18 Oct 1781.
  8. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, citing Alethea Jane Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, Virginia, and Some of Their Descendants (1964).
  9. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:511-2, Thomas Tuck inventory, 25 Jun 1792.
  10. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 28, states that Davis' parents are not known, but he is believed by some to be descended from Thomas Tuck who died in 1788. Notes that Davis' plantation was in the section in with Thomas took up land in the 1750's, and was bisected the the Cowford Road which Thomas opened in 1756.
  11. [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 34:90-2, 8 Aug 1826, Adam Toot and wife Sarah, 280 acres to Davis G. Tuck and wife Elizabeth for "love and affection"; 38:136-8, 13 Nov 1830, , same parcel to Daniel L. Dunscomb.
  12. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1:351, Edward Tuck will, 17 May 1781, shows John Tuck as his brother; 1:352, executor's bond shows John Tuck as executor and Thomas Tuck as one of his securities.
  13. [S4484] McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1727-1734, 1736-1740, pg 419.
  14. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 5, citing "Petition of 1776—Archives Division, Virginia State Library," shows Bennett Tuck Sr. was one who signed the petition.
  15. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Thomas as his son.
  16. [S4481] Eady Tuck widow's pension file, W. 6314, Revolutionary War Pension Files, affidavit of Thomas Tuck, 12 Aug 1840, shows John was his brother.
  17. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows John as his son.
  18. [S4481] Eady Tuck widow's pension file, W. 6314, Revolutionary War Pension Files, affidavit of Thomas Tuck, 12 Aug 1840, shows John was his brother; affidavit of William Tuck, 28 Apr 1845, shows he was brother of John.
  19. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows William as his son.
  20. [S4481] Eady Tuck widow's pension file, W. 6314, Revolutionary War Pension Files, affidavit of William Tuck, 28 Apr 1845, shows he was brother of John.
  21. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Mary Watkins as his daughter.
  22. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Sarah as his daughter.
  23. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Susanah Malone as his daughter.
  24. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Rebekah as his daughter.
  25. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Nancy as his daughter.
  26. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 2:291, Thomas Tuck will, 22 Sep 1788, shows Prisilla as his daughter.