Sallie A. Tuck1,2,3

ID# 2145, (1865 - 1956)
FatherHenry Davis Tuck4,5,6 (3 Dec 1835 - 5 Sep 1881)
MotherElizabeth John Smith5,7,8 (11 Oct 1835 - 27 Nov 1887)

Key Events:

Birth: Jul 1865, Kentucky9,10,11
Marriage: 19 Oct 1887, Christian Co., Kentucky, Lucian D. Potter (26 Feb 1857 - 11 Jun 1915)12,13
Marriage: between 1930 and 1935, Robert Emmett Cooper (6 Feb 1864 - 20 Sep 1946)14,15,16
Death: 12 Jun 1956, Jefferson Co., Kentucky17
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Sallie A. Tuck was born in Jul 1865 in Kentucky.9,10,11 She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Henry Davis Tuck and Elizabeth John Smith.18 She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Henry Davis Tuck and Elizabeth John Smith.6
     Sallie was named an heir in the will of her aunt, Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, dated 22 Jul 1882, to receive $500, unless she had been paid that amount before her aunt's death.4,19 She finally received that amount, in Jul 1888, with 19% interest, after an extended legal contest to the will that reached the Tennessee Supreme Court.20
     Sallie married first Lucian D. Potter, son of David Potter and Deborah Hagerman, on 19 Oct 1887 in Christian Co., Kentucky.12,13 She witnessed the probate of the estate of Elizabeth John Smith on 7 Dec 1889 in Christian Co.21
     Sallie and Lucian D. Potter appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, at 1122 State, enumerated 4 Jun 1900, reporting that the family owned its home, free of mortgage. Their children David and Lucien were listed as living with them, as was her sister, Emma Williams Tuck, and Ayres Samms, a 42-year old Black female cook.22
     Sallie and Lucian appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, at 1126 State St., enumerated 20 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their home, free of mortgage. Their children David and Lucien were listed as living with them, as was June Tate, a 28-year old Black cook.23
     Her husband died on 11 Jun 1915 in Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky.24
     She became a music teacher after her husband's death, giving lessions at home.25
     Sallie appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, at 1020 College St., enumerated 19 Jan 1920, lodging with five others at the home of William and Eliza Watkins.26
     Sallie appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Bowling Green, Warren Co., Kentucky, at 1020 College St., enumerated 2 Apr 1930, lodging with one other woman, a 24-year old stenographer, at the home of William and Eliza Watkins.27
     Sallie married second Robert Emmett Cooper, son of Robert J. Cooper and Lucy Ragsdell, between 1930 and 1935.14,15,16
     Sallie and Robert Emmett Cooper appeared on the 1940 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, at 1715 South Main St., enumerated 22 Apr 1940, reporting that they owned a home valued at $12,000. Sallie Moody, a Black servant age 52 is recorded as living at the rear of the same address and appears to have been a servant to their household.28
     Sallie died on 12 Jun 1956 in Jefferson Co., Kentucky, at age 90.17

Children:
     Children with Lucian D. Potter:

  • David Tuck Potter8,29,30 (19 Jun 1890 - 28 Jan 1972)
  • Lucien Owen Potter8,29,30 (Aug 1893 - )

Children:
     There were no children with Robert Emmett Cooper

Citations

  1. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882, shows name as Sallie A. Tuck.
  2. [S1900] Henry D. Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Sallie A. Tuck.
  3. [S1769] Henry Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Sallie A. Tuck.
  4. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882.
  5. [S1769] Henry Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  6. [S1900] Henry D. Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  7. [S1900] Henry D. Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows Sallie as the daughter of Bettie's husband.
  8. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 61.
  9. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows month, year, age 35, and state.
  10. [S1769] Henry Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 4 and state.
  11. [S1900] Henry D. Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 14 and state.
  12. [S893] "Kentucky Marriages, 1851-1900," Ancestry.com, record for Lucian D. Potter and Sallie A. Tuck, shows date, county, and state.
  13. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows month married 12 years.
  14. [S4031] William R. Watkins household, 1930 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows her with surname Potter, as a widow.
  15. [S4136] R. Emmett Cooper household, 1940 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows her as his wife, and that they lived in the same house in 1935.
  16. [S4137] Robert Emmett Cooper, Certificate of Death, shows her as his wife.
  17. [S894] "Kentucky Death Index, 1911-2000," Ancestry.com, record for Sallie Cooper, citing vol 25 cert 12326.
  18. [S1769] Henry Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  19. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, petition of John C. Mills as executor, 8 Nov 1882, shows Robert A. Young as "Revd."
  20. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, 22 Dec 1886 statement of J. C. Mills and R. A Young, shows payments of each legacy, with amounts somewhat higher than specified in the will.
  21. [S4139] Elliott v. Fowler &c., 19 Dec 1901, Kentucky Court of Appeals.
  22. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  23. [S4029] L. D. Potter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  24. [S4028] Lucian D. Potter, Certificate of Death.
  25. [S4030] William R. Watkins household, 1920 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows occupation as music teacher, industry as at home.
  26. [S4030] William R. Watkins household, 1920 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  27. [S4031] William R. Watkins household, 1930 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky.
  28. [S4136] R. Emmett Cooper household, 1940 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, Moody recorded at rear 1715, initially with relationship servant, changed to head.
  29. [S2145] L. D. Porter household, 1900 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  30. [S4029] L. D. Potter household, 1910 U.S. Census, Warren Co., Kentucky, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.