John Tuck1

ID# 2175, (abt 1730 - 1801)
FatherBennett Tuck1
Mother[surname unknown] Cary1

Key Events:

Birth: about 17302
Marriage: 1757, Halifax Co., Virginia, Mary Powell (12 Aug 1733 - 23 May 1828)3
Death: 18014
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     John Tuck was born about 1730.2
     John married Mary Powell, daughter of Edward Powell and Elizabeth Ranson, in 1757 in Halifax Co., Virginia.3
     John was named an heir in the will of Edward Powell, his wife's father, dated 18 Jul 1766 in Parish of Antrim, Halifax Co., Virginia Colony, to receive 116 acres of land adjoining his line "which he had paid for."5
     John was named an executor in the will of Edward Tuck, his brother, dated 14 Aug 1780.6 He posted bond as executor on 18 Oct 1781 with David Powel and Thomas Tuck his securities. The other named executor, Thomas Lacy, declined to serve.7
     On 1 Jun 1782 John was granted a patent for 258 acres, according to a survey made 2 Feb 1771, on the branches of Difficult Creek in Halifax Co., paying 30s.8
     On 31 May 1787 John was granted a patent for 478 acres, according to a survey made 8 Oct 1772, on the draughts of Bluewing and Aarons Creek in Halifax Co., paying £2 10s.9 He was granted another patent the same day for 400 acres, according to a survey made 30 Oct 1771, on the draughts of Aarons Creek, joining the county line in Halifax Co., paying £2. This tract adjoined his own property, presumably the other parcel granted that day.10
     On 28 Mar 1788 John was granted a patent for 400 acres, according to a survey made 5 Nov 1786, on the draughts of Aarons Creek in Halifax Co., paying £2.11
     John was the executor of the estate of his nephew, Edward Tuck, who died bef. Jul 1795.12
     John left a will dated 7 Jan 1801, in which he named his son-in-law, Nathan Fletcher, and Bennett Tuck as executors. It is unclear whether the latter was his son of that name, who would then have been about age 25 and one of his younger sons, or the elder Bennett Tuck who lived in the area and is thought to have been his brother. He left each of his children a sum of money, in each case described as "which she [or he] has already had," or in three cases land. Sarah was to receive £58, Elizabeth £30, Edward £63, Mary £21, Ezra £30, Achsah £21, Robert £37, Richard £41, £18 of which was to be a small tract of land on Blue Wing Creek, Bennett £42, John a 74-acre tract on the east side of North Fork valued at £20, and Jane £16 10s. Son David was to receive the 275-acre tract where John was living, valued at £25, upon the death of his mother. He lent to his wife Mary the land and plantation where he lived, two negroes Phil and Beck, his stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs, and all his household and kitchen furniture and tools, for her natural life. At her death that was to be sold and the proceeds applied to make the shares of the children equal and any excess divided equally between them. He directed that no appraisal be made.13,14
     John died in 1801.4
     His estate was probated on 28 Sep 1801 in Halifax Co. Court. His son-in-law Nathan Fletcher posted bond of $2,000 as executor, with William Yancy Jr., David Windfrey, Richard Tuck, and Nathan Seat as securities.15
     
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 1776.16,17,18

Children:
     Children with Mary Powell:

  • Sarah Tuck19 (abt 1758 - )
  • Elizabeth Tuck20 (abt 1760 - )
  • Edward Tuck21 (10 Dec 1762 - )
  • Mary Tuck22 (abt 1764 - )
  • Ezra Tuck23 (12 May 1768 - )
  • Achsah Tuck24 (31 Oct 1770 - )
  • Robert Tuck25 (1770 - )
  • Richard Tuck26 (12 Jul 1773 - )
  • Bennett Tuck27 (abt 1775 - )
  • John Tuck28 (abt 1777 - )
  • Jane Tuck29 (abt 1780 - )
  • David Tuck30 (abt 1782 - )

Citations

  1. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  2. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 7, year as about 1730, in either England or one of the coastal counties of Virginia.
  3. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 7.
  4. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, show will written 7 Jan 1801 and proved 28 Sep 1801.
  5. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1:41-2, Edward Powell will, 16 Sep 1773.
  6. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1:351, Edward Tuck will, 17 May 1781.
  7. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1:352, Edward Tuck bond, 18 Oct 1781.
  8. [S1475] State of Virginia Land Office Grants,, G:10-11, John Tuck.
  9. [S1475] State of Virginia Land Office Grants,, 9:435-6, John Tuck.
  10. [S1475] State of Virginia Land Office Grants,, 12:55-6, John Tuck.
  11. [S1475] State of Virginia Land Office Grants,, 16:450-1, John Tuck.
  12. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 7:6, Edward Tuck settlement, 25 Jun 1804.
  13. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, has damage to film making section on bequests to Richard and Bennett very difficult to read.
  14. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pp 8-9, provides accurate transcription of will and included parts difficult to read on film.
  15. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801.
  16. [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.
  17. [S4484] McIlwaine, Journals of the House of Burgesses of Virginia, 1727-1734, 1736-1740, pg 419.
  18. [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.
  19. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Sary Rakestraw as his daughter.
  20. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Elizabeth Jones as his daughter.
  21. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Edward as his son.
  22. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Mary Flechor as his daughter.
  23. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Esry Tuck as his son.
  24. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Achsa_ [name runs off edge of image] as his daughter.
  25. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Robert Tuck as his son.
  26. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Richard [?] Tuck as his son, though difficult to read because of damage to film.
  27. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Benjamin Tuck as his son.
  28. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows John Tuck as his son.
  29. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows Jane Pinson as his daughter.
  30. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 6:286-7, John Tuck will, 28 Sep 1801, shows David Tuck as his son.