Elizabeth M. Toot1,2,3

ID# 953, (1800 - 1873)
FatherAdam Toot4,5,6 (5 Nov 1770 - 14 Apr 1839)
MotherSarah King5,6 (28 Feb 1780 - 11 Jan 1835)

Key Events:

Birth: 26 Nov 1800, Virginia7,8,9
Marriage: 11 Mar 1818, Halifax Co., Virginia, Dr. Davis Green Tuck (30 Dec 1793 - 3 Feb 1863)10,11
Death: 29 Dec 1873, Christian Co., Kentucky12,13
Burial: the Tuck-Elliott Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky14
ChartsDescendants of Dr. Davis Green Tuck
Descendants of David Dutt/Toot
AncestryThe Tuck Family
The Dutt/Toot Family

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Elizabeth M. Toot was born on 26 Nov 1800 in Virginia.7,8,9
     Elizabeth married Dr. Davis Green Tuck on 11 Mar 1818 in Halifax Co., Virginia.10,11
     She was probably the female age 16 to 26 listed in the household of her husband, in the 1820 Federal Census of Marseilles, Halifax Co., Virginia.15
     On 14 Oct 1822 Davis and Elizabeth were given 280 acres of land in Halifax Co. by her parents, Sarah King and Adam Toot.16,17 Curiously, the deed was not recorded until 8 Aug 1826, and the property, on Miller Rd., remained in Adam's name in the tax lists until the following year. Perhaps his continuing to pay the taxes, $1.62 per year, was part of the gift?18
     Davis and Elizabeth seem to have adopted William, who was born three years before their marriage, between 1820 when he was not included in their household and 1830 when he apparently was. It was likely an informal adoption, as he used the surname Edmondson through college, but after that used Tuck. As adults he and their other children referred to each other as siblings.19,20,21,22,23
     Elizabeth was probably the female age 20 to 30 listed in the household of her husband in the 1830 Federal Census of Halifax Co., Virginia.24
     Elizabeth and Davis sold the 280-acre parcel given them by her father, to Daniel L. Dunscomb for $1,680, on 9 Nov 1830.25 On 13 Mar 1832 Elizabeth and Davis sold a 33½-acre parcel on a branch of the Banister River in Halifax Co. to Sarah Tuck for $54.37. He had previously purchased this parcel from her, apparently in 1831 since it first appears in his name on the tax lists the following year.26,27 Elizabeth and Davis moved to Christian Co., Kentucky, in 1832 or 1833.28,29
     Elizabeth was mentioned in the will of Adam Toot, her father, dated 12 Nov 1835, stating that she was to receive no further part of his estate because he had already given "a fair proportion" to her husband.30
     She was probably the female age 30 to 40 listed in the household of her husband in the 1840 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky.31
     Elizabeth and Davis appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 7 Aug 1850, reporting $19,500 in real estate and 41 slaves, of which 13 were females. Their children Walter, Henry, Elizabeth, Richard, Paul, Martha and Virginia were listed as living with them, as was Rebecca, age 74, who may have been his mother or another relative.32,33
     Elizabeth and Davis appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 9 Aug 1860, reporting $39,000 in real estate and $55,200 in personal property. He also reported owing 30 slaves, ranging in age from 11 months to 60 years, housed in 7 slave houses. Their children Richard, Paul, Martha and Virginia were listed as living with them.34,35
     Elizabeth was named an heir in the will of her husband, dated 25 Mar 1861, to receive all the balance of his estate after the specific amounts set aside for their six youngest children.36
     Her husband died on 3 Feb 1863 in Christian Co., Kentucky.13,37,38
     Elizabeth appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Hopkinsville, Christian Co., Kentucky, enumerated 30 Aug 1870, reporting real estate of $24,000 and personal estate of $6,500. The household included a number of Blacks, including a domestic servant and several farm hands. Her children Elizabeth and Virginia were listed as living with her, as were Elizabeth's husband, Thomas Herbert Elliott, and their children, Quintus, William, Walter, Pauline and Josephine.39
     Elizabeth died on 29 Dec 1873 in Christian Co., Kentucky, at age 73.12,13 She was buried in the Tuck-Elliott Family Cemetery, Lafayette, Christian Co., Kentucky.14
     
Research Note, 25 Feb 2009:

Alethea Jane Macon in her Tuck genealogy reports that the descendants of an unknown person have believed that the name of his wife was Elizabeth Mishen. Record of his marriage to Elizabeth M. Toot has been found, but no marriage record has been found for another marriage. Davis' will refers to his wife as E. M. Tuck, and her tombstone reads the same. His daughter Rebecca supposedly named a son Mishen, so it seems quite possible Mishen was Elizabeth's middle name. Scant records have been found for anyone surnamed Mishen during that time in either Virginia or Pennsylvania, which is supposedly where the Toots arrived from, so the origin of that name are unclear.40,41,3

Children:
     Children with Dr. Davis Green Tuck

Their eldest son, William, was apparently adopted. He was born three years before their marriage, and used the surname Edmondson until after he graduated from medical school. His birth parents were probably one of the Edmondson families living in the area, but their identity is unknown.

Citations

  1. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows name as Elizabeth M. Toot.
  2. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 28, shows name as Elizabeth Toot, states that her father's descendants believe his wife was Elizabeth Mishen, but no record has been found, and since Dr. Tuck's will shows his wife's name as E. M. Tuck, perhaps her middle name was Mishen.
  3. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows name as Mrs. E. M. Tuck.
  4. [S4460] David G. Tuck and Elizabeth Toot, marriage bond and permission slip, permission slip signed by him shows her as his daughter.
  5. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other children of Adam and Sarah.
  6. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839, shows Elizabeth Tuck as his daughter.
  7. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, shows date, as 26th.
  8. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date, as 28th.
  9. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows age 49 and state.
  10. [S4460] David G. Tuck and Elizabeth Toot, marriage bond and permission slip, shows date of bond and permission slip, as 11th, and county.
  11. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as husband and wife.
  12. [S2705] Smith, Reported Deaths, The Nashville Christian Advocate, 1874-1876 vol, pg 5, citing 21 Feb 1874 issue, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Tuck notice, shows date, county, and state.
  13. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134, shows date.
  14. [S2144] Meador and Meador, Cemetery Records of Southern Christian County, pg 134.
  15. [S636] Davis G. Tuck household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  16. [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 34:90-2, 8 Aug 1826.
  17. [S4662] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1823 B, pp 80-1, shows Adam had obtained the land from Craddock since the prior year's tax list.
  18. [S4662] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1823 B, pg 80; 1824 B pg 84; 1825 B, pg 94; 1826 B, pg 94; and 1827 B, pp 98-9.
  19. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists Sarah, b. 1818, Rebecca, b. 1824, and Walter, b. 1824, among the grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot born as late as 1834, but does not include William J.
  20. [S636] Davis G. Tuck household, 1820 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows no males under age 10.
  21. [S635] Davis G. Tuck household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia, shows two white males age 15 to 20 in the household.
  22. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 442, testimony, of Richard Tuck, shows he responded yes to the question "Did you have a brother who was a physician in Memphis.
  23. [S4401] Pictorial Life of Benjamin Franklin, includes inscription "Christmas Present to Walter S. Tuck from his affectionate brother Wm. J. Tuck, Dec 17th 1846."
  24. [S635] Davis G. Tuck household, 1830 U.S. Census, Halifax Co., Virginia.
  25. [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 38:136-8, 13 Nov 1830.
  26. [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 39:464-5, 13 Mar 1832.
  27. [S4662] Land Tax Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 1832 B, pp 70-1.
  28. [S4575] Halifax Co. Deeds, Halifax Co., Virginia, 39:464-5, 13 Mar 1832, shows that both appeared before justices in Halifax Co. on 13 Mar 1832 to certify the deed.
  29. [S4483] Act Passed at the General Assembly of Virginia 1832, pg 307, act passed 12 Dec 1833, regarding John S. Lewellen who had replaced Davis G. Tuck as trustee "he having removed from this state."
  30. [S4477] Will Books, Halifax Co., Virginia, 19:75-6, Adam Toot will, 24 Jun 1839.
  31. [S633] Davis G. Tuck household, 1840 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  32. [S631] Dr. Davis G. Tuck household, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  33. [S659] Doct. Davis G. Tuck, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  34. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  35. [S644] D. G. Tuck, owner, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, slave schedule.
  36. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6.
  37. [S2111] McNeil et al v. Mills and Young, transcript of proceedings of Circuit Court of Shelby Co., 12 Aug 1885, pg 210, shows month and year.
  38. [S2014] Christian Co. Wills S:105-6, will dated 25 Mar 1861, proved Feb 1863.
  39. [S1770] Elizabeth M. Tuck household, 1870 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky.
  40. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 28.
  41. [S731] Halifax Co. Marriage Bond Register, bk. 1, pg 98, 11 Mar 1818, Davis G. Tuck and Elizabeth Toot.
  42. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 29.
  43. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists her among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  44. [S1227] Deed Books, Shelby Co., Tennessee, , bk 139 pp 191-2 Sarah E. Atkinson to Martha Washington Bacon (1 Nov 1881), shows Martha Washington Bacon as Sarah's sister.
  45. [S393] Sarah E. Atkinson household, 1880 U.S. Census, Shelby Co., Tennessee, shows Mattie as sister of Sarah.
  46. [S1038] Owen Family Bible, lists him among the other grandchildren of Adam and Sarah Toot.
  47. [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.
  48. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882, shows Henry as her brother.
  49. [S2061] Macon, John and Edward Tuck of Halifax County, pg 60.
  50. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows Bettie as Sarah's sister.
  51. [S55] Hardeman County Historical Commission, Hardeman County Historical Sketches, pg 101, shows Elizabeth to be the sister of Jennie.
  52. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882, shows Richard as her brother.
  53. [S1351] Atkinson, Shelby Co. Tennessee loose probate records, Petition filed 20 Oct 1883 by Malcom McNeill, et at, shows him as Sarah's sister.
  54. [S1285] Wills, Shelby Co., Tennessee, 8:289-92, Sarah E. Atkinson, 1882, shows A. P. as her brother.
  55. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, suggesting parent and child.
  56. [S632] D. G. Tuck household, 1860 U.S. Census, Christian Co., Kentucky, shows them in same household, apparently as parent and child.
  57. [S4415] Jennie Tuck Cobb grave marker, Greenwood Cemetery.