Elizabeth Tuck1,2,3

ID# 2155, (abt 1874 - 1931)
FatherAdam Paul Tuck4,5,6 (15 Nov 1842 - 25 Sep 1900)
MotherEmma Williams4,7,8 (17 Mar 1849 - 1 Jun 1903)

Key Events:

Birth: about 31 Oct 1874, Kentucky9,10,11
Marriage: 20 Oct 1898, Shelby Co., Tennessee, John Ripley Greer (about 10 Mar 1855 - 29 Mar 1931)12,13
Death: 9 Apr 1931, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee4
Burial: 10 Apr 1931, Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee14,15
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth Tuck was born about 31 Oct 1874 in Kentucky.9,10,11 She appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, in the household of her parents, Paul Tuck and Emma Williams.6
     She was named an heir in the will of her father's sister, Sarah Elizabeth Tuck, dated 22 Jul 1882, to receive $2000, to be paid to her when she married or reached age 21.5,16 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.17
     Elizabeth married John Ripley Greer, son of David Searcy W. Greer and Martha Jane Dunlap, on 20 Oct 1898 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, with Rev. W. F. Hammes officiating.12,13
     Elizabeth and John Ripley Greer appeared on the 1900 Federal Census of Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, at 291 Linden St., enumerated 1 Jun 1900, reporting that the family owned it's home. Their daughter Elizabeth was listed as living with them, as were her parents, Paul Tuck and Emma Williams, and two Black servants, Jennie Conley, age 29, a cook, Maggie Conley, age 27, a nurse, and George Conley, age 29, a blacksmith.18
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1910 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, on Holly Ford Rd., enumerated 19 Apr 1910, reporting that they owned their farm. Their children Elizabeth and John were listed as living with them.19
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1920 Federal Census of Shelby Co., Tennessee, at Southern Ave., enumerated 8 Jan 1920, reporting that they owned their home. Their son John was listed as living with them, as were three Black servants, Fred and Mary Cotton and their 2½-year old daughter Betty, and Joseph Hampton, age 17.20
     Elizabeth and John appeared on the 1930 Federal Census of Memphis, Tennessee, at 3548 Southern Ave., enumerated 5 Apr 1930, reporting that they owned a home valued at $14,000. Their son John was listed as living with them, as were two maids, Elva Collins, age 23, and Laura Collins, age 78, and two Polish roomers, Joseph Schimberg, a proprietor of a dry goods store, age 50, and Rosaline Schimberg, age 29.21
     Elizabeth died on 9 Apr 1931 in Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee.4 She was buried on 10 Apr 1931 in Elmwood Cemetery, Memphis, Shelby Co., Tennessee, next to her husband in the lot owned by her father's late sister, Sarah, and her husband.14,15

Children:
     Children with John Ripley Greer:

  • Elizabeth Tuck Greer22,23 (14 Mar 1900 - 3 Jun 1987)
  • John R. Greer Jr.24,25 (19 Feb 1904 - 21 Oct 1998)
  • David Greer26 (May 1913 - 10 Aug 1913)

Citations

  1. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows name as Bessie Tuck.
  2. [S4144] Elizabeth Tuck Greer, Certificate of Death, shows father's surname as Tuck.
  3. [S4153] John Ripley Greer, Delayed Certificate of Birth, shows name as Elizabeth Michaux Tuck.
  4. [S4144] Elizabeth Tuck Greer, Certificate of Death.
  5. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882.
  6. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows the child as daughter of Emma's husband.
  9. [S4144] Elizabeth Tuck Greer, Certificate of Death, shows age 56 yr, 5 mo, 9 days at death 9 Apr 1931, and state, as Kentucky.
  10. [S1220] Paul Tuck household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows age 6 and state, as Tennessee.
  11. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows month, year, age 24 and state, as Kentucky.
  12. [S4155] John R. Greer and Elizabeth M. Tuck, marriage register, shows date and officiant.
  13. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows married 2 years.
  14. [S4144] Elizabeth Tuck Greer, Certificate of Death, shows date and cemetery.
  15. [S1281] Frazier, "RE: Elmwood Cemetery - Atkinson - Bacon records," e-mail to author, 11 Sep 2007, shows her as Mr. J. R. Greer, date, lot, and space 17.
  16. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, petition of John C. Mills as executor, 8 Nov 1882, shows Robert A. Young as "Revd."
  17. [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.
  18. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  19. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  20. [S4150] John R. Greer household, 1920 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  21. [S4151] John R. Greer household, 1930 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee.
  22. [S1221] John Ripley Greer household, 1900 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows the child as daughter of Elizabeth's husband, and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  23. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows the girl as daughter of Elizabeth's husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  24. [S4153] John Ripley Greer, Delayed Certificate of Birth.
  25. [S4149] John R. Greer household, 1910 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows him as the son of her husband and that the parents had been married longer than the age of the child.
  26. [S4143] David Greer, Burial Permit.