Virginia Adelaide Tuck1,2,3

ID# 427, (1848 - 1886)
FatherDr. Davis Green Tuck4,5,6 (30 Dec 1793 - 3 Feb 1863)
MotherElizabeth M. Toot6,7,5 (26 Nov 1800 - 29 Dec 1873)

Key Events:

Birth: 14 Nov 1848, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky8,9,10
Marriage: Capt. Robert Linah Cobb, 3 Jan 1877, Shelby Co., Tennessee11,12,13
Death: 17 May 1886, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee14,9
Burial: 18 May 1886, Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee15,5

Spouse:Capt. Robert Linah Cobb (5 Mar 1840 - 2 Jun 1895)
     Children:

ChartsDescendants of Linah and Rebeccah (Davis) Mims
Descendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
Descendants of Gideon Cobb
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

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Narrative:

     She was known to family as Jennie.16,17,18
Jennie Cobb's tombstone
photo by author
Virginia Adelaide Tuck was born on 14 Nov 1848 in Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.8,9,10
     She appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of District 1, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents, Dr. Davis Green Tuck and Elizabeth M. Toot.19,20 She appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her parents.21,22
     Virginia was named an heir in the will of Dr. Davis Green Tuck, her father, dated 25 Mar 1861, to receive $8,000.23 After the death of her father, Thomas Herbert Elliott, the husband of her older sister Elizabeth, became her guardian receiving $4500 from her father's estate 18 Apr 1868, $2000 from her mother 1 Apr 1869, and an additional $1500 from her 1 Jun 1870. He purchased four $1000 US bonds for her account, and two more 1 Sep 1896. After $555 was paid to her in cash over the two years until she reached age 21, virtually all of the remaining cash, and interest earned, went to legal expenses and taxes.24
     She appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of District 11, Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, in the household of her mother, Elizabeth M. Toot.25
     Virginia married Capt. Robert Linah Cobb, son of Dr. Joshua Cobb and Julia Ann Mims, on 3 Jan 1877 in Shelby Co., Tennessee, with L. T. Surratt officiating.11,12,13
     Virginia settled in Little Rock, Arkansas with her new husband, Capt. Robert Linah Cobb, after their marriage, remaining there until her death.26 Virginia and Robert appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Little Rock, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, at Capital Hotel, enumerated 8 Jun 1880. Their daughter Irene was listed as living with them.27
     When her eldest sister, Sarah, was very ill and close to death, Virginia traveled to Memphis to see her. Her two young children, the baby just six months old, traveled with her. The children evidently disturbed Sarah, despite the fact that she was occupying the room on the northeast corner of the first floor, and they and their mother were staying in the southwest corner of the upper floor. She ordered them to leave, but the baby had become sick, so his mother asked Sarah's doctor if it was safe to go. He said it was not, and tried to convince Sarah to change her mind, but she did not, so Virginia and her children left that evening. We might speculate that they went next door to stay with her sister Martha.28
     Virginia died on 17 May 1886 in Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, at age 37, at the home of Capt. Frank Gracey and his wife, where she had been staying since the burial of her daughter two weeks before. She died of consumption.14,9 She was buried on 18 May 1886 in Greenwood Cemetery, Clarksville, Montgomery Co., Tennessee, in the Cobb family lot, following a funeral at the Methodist church.15,5

Citations

  1. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows name as Virginia Adelaide Tuck.
  2. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, shows name as Virginia A Tuck.
  3. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Virginia A. Tuck.
  4. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, shows her as his daughter.
  5. [S4415] Jennie Tuck Cobb grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery.
  6. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in the same household, appearing to be parent and child.
  7. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  8. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998, shows date, town, county, and state.
  9. [S4415] Jennie Tuck Cobb grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery, shows date.
  10. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 2 and state.
  11. [S1217] Robert L. Cobb and Jennie A. Tuck, marriage bond, shows date and officiant.
  12. [S1024] "Capt. R. L. Cobb Dead," Daily Tobacco Leaf, 3 Jun 1895, shows he married abt. 1877 daughter of Dr. Tuck and sister of Mrs. Thomas H. Elliott.
  13. [S330] Virginia Adelaide Cobb, silver serving piece with twelve small spoons, inscribed on the front JAC (Virginia was commonly known as Jenny), and on the back 1877, which seems likely as her marriage the date based on the birth date of their first child. See also email correspondence between Deborah (Cobb) Manley and author, "Hard Evidence" 23 and 26 Apr 2000.
  14. [S1020] "Local News," Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 18 May 1886, shows "yesterday," cause of death, place as Capt. Gracey's, and that she had been staying there since the death of Irene.
  15. [S1020] "Local News," Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 18 May 1886, shows funeral "today," church, and cemetery.
  16. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg 101, shows name as Jennie Tuck.
  17. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows name as Jennie Tuck.
  18. [S390] R. L. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, shows name as Jennie Cobb.
  19. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  20. [S659] Doct. Davis G. Tuck, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  21. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  22. [S644] D. G. Tuck, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  23. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6.
  24. [S1199] Christian Co. Guardian Bonds, Book 6, pp 511-2, report of purchase of four bonds; pg 596, settlement.
  25. [S1770] Elizabeth M. Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  26. [S1024] "Capt. R. L. Cobb Dead," Daily Tobacco Leaf, 3 Jun 1895, shows he removed there shortly after their marriage and he stayed until after her death.
  27. [S390] R. L. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Pulaski Co., Arkansas.
  28. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 618-20 and 658-9, testimony of Dr. B. G. Henning.
  29. [S1018] "Local News," Semi-Weekly Tobacco Leaf, 4 May 1886.
  30. [S49] Freeman, Family File "David and Deborah.GED," 31 Jul 1998.
  31. [S390] R. L. Cobb household, 1880 U.S. Census, Pulaski Co., Arkansas, shows Irene as the daughter of Jennie's husband.
  32. [S1067] Robt L. Cobb Jr., Record of Births in Little Rock, Pulaski County, Arkansas, shows mother as Jennie E Puck.
  33. [S1069] Dr. Robert Linah Cobb, Certificate of Death.