Jane Eliza Hester1,2,3

ID# 1892, (1843 - 1897)
FatherWilliam O. Hester4,5,6 (abt 1803 - 1886)
MotherHenrietta Rogers4,5 (abt 1808 - May 1874)

Key Events:

Birth: 16 Dec 1843, Lafayette, Kentucky7,8,9
Marriage: 3 Oct 1864, Christian Co., Kentucky, Richard Watson Tuck (18 Jan 1840 - 1 Jul 1908)10,11,12
Death: 22 Oct 1897, Nashville, Tennessee13,14
Burial: 19 May 1898, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee15,16
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Jane Eliza Hester was born on 16 Dec 1843 in Lafayette, Kentucky.7,8,9
     She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, William O. Hester and Henrietta Rogers.17,18 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents.19,20
     Jane married Richard Watson Tuck, son of Dr. Davis Green Tuck and Elizabeth M. Toot, on 3 Oct 1864 in Christian Co., Kentucky.10,11,12
     By the time of her marriage, she was using her middle name, Eliza, and continued the rest of her life.3,21,22,23
     Eliza and Richard appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 18 Jun 1870, reporting real estate valued at $1,000 and personal estate of $500. Their daughter Lulie was listed as living with them, as were two Black domestic servants, Ella Boyd, age 17, and Harrison Lawton, age 12.24
     Eliza bought half of town lot no. 3 and lot no. 4 in Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, from her father, William O. Hester, on 22 Oct 1874, for $750.25
     Eliza and Richard, and their children Lulie and Walter, appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her father, William O. Hester.26
     Eliza and Richard moved to Memphis, Tennessee, by 1891, as we find him listed in the city directory that year, residing on Poplar Blvd. They apparently lived in a number of places in the few years they lived there, including on Cox Ave., at 151 Third, and back on Poplar.27,28,29
     Eliza and Richard moved to Nashville, Tennessee, by 1894, when they lived at 625 Fern Ave.30 They lived on Stainback Ave. near Vaughn by 1896 and then at 502 Meridian.31
     She died on 22 Oct 1897 in Nashville, Tennessee, at age 53.13,14 She was buried on 19 May 1898 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the lot owned by her husband's sister, Sarah, and her husband.15,16

Children:
     Children with Richard Watson Tuck:

Citations

  1. [S8868] William Hester household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Jane E. Hester.
  2. [S8869] William Hester household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Jane E. Hester.
  3. [S4126] "In Memoriam," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 23 Nov 1897, shows name as Mrs. Eliza J. Tuck, and father's surname as Hester.
  4. [S8868] William Hester household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  5. [S8869] William Hester household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  6. [S4126] "In Memoriam," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 23 Nov 1897.
  7. [S4126] "In Memoriam," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 23 Nov 1897, shows date, town, and state.
  8. [S8868] William Hester household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 6 and state.
  9. [S8869] William Hester household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 16 and state.
  10. [S7393] Marriage Bonds, Christian Co., Kentucky, 5:108, Richard W. Tuck and E. J. Hester, shows bond date, no return entered.
  11. [S8854] Richd. Tucke household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  12. [S1895] William Hester household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows both as married, and him as son-in-law and her as daughter of the head of household.
  13. [S4134] Eliza J. Tuck, Register of Deaths, shows date, city, and state.
  14. [S4126] "In Memoriam," Hopkinsville Kentuckian, 23 Nov 1897, shows date, city, and state.
  15. [S4112] Elmwood Cemetery, burial records, 1898 pg 92, shows date, lot 299, grave 10.
  16. [S1219] Tom Leatherwood Shelby County Register of Deeds, online, death record for Eliza J. Tuck, viewed Jun 2007, shows "burial permit in Mphs 5/19/1898."
  17. [S8868] William Hester household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  18. [S8870] Wm. Hester, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  19. [S8869] William Hester household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S8871] Wm. Hester, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  21. [S7393] Marriage Bonds, Christian Co., Kentucky, 5:108, Richard W. Tuck and E. J. Hester.
  22. [S8854] Richd. Tucke household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Eliza Tucke.
  23. [S4112] Elmwood Cemetery, burial records, 1898 pg 92, shows name as Eliza J. Tuck.
  24. [S8854] Richd. Tucke household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  25. [S7768] Deeds, Christian Co., Kentucky, 52:29-30, Wm. Hester to Mrs. Eliza J. Tuck, 15 Dec 1874.
  26. [S1895] William Hester household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S4123] Dow's City Directory of Memphis, 1891, pg 935, shows residence as Poplar Boul; 1892, show residence as e x Cox av 2 s of Union av.
  28. [S1222] Walter H. Tuck, Register of Deaths, shows residence as 151 Third at his death, 29 Oct 1892.
  29. [S4122] R. L. Polk & Co.'s Memphis Directory, 1893 pg 950, shows residence as 219 Poplar.
  30. [S4124] Nashville City Directory, 1894 pg 921.
  31. [S4124] Nashville City Directory, 1894 pg 921; 1896 pg 939; and 1897 pg 1020.
  32. [S8854] Richd. Tucke household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  33. [S1895] William Hester household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Lulu as granddaughter and Eliza as daughter of head of household.
  34. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 29.
  35. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  36. [S1895] William Hester household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Walter as grandson and Eliza as daughter of head of household.