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Tucker Family 1790-1840 Nash County, NC

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Re: Tucker Family 1790-1840 Nash County, NC

Posted: 1235524284000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Taylor, Tucker
Here is all I have on the Tuckers.


It is likely that he was the father of Patience Tucker Taylor. Information from Doug Tucker indicates he was born about 1717 at Deep Creek, Norfolk County, Virginia. He was married to Dinah _____ about 1738 at that same location. He died in Nash County, North Carolina by 5 September 1794 as there was an estate sale in Nash County on that date. Daniel Taylor was a purchaser of a “case of nives and forks.” Sherod Deens bought a table. A Joseph Tucker paid taxes in Lunenburg County, Virginia from 1771 to 1783. Dinah died Spring 1810. The following information comes from Doug Tucker.

Dinah Tucker2 married Robert Stephen Young. She was born on 7 January 1840 and died 8 January 1849.
Tammen Tucker2 married Mr Whitfield; she was born about 1742.
Joab Tucker2 married Milly/Emily Haynes in 1780, died 1784; he was born about 1744.
Anas or Annice Tucker2 married James Parrott; she was born about 1746.
Patience Tucker2. Our ancestor
Ann Tucker2 married Daniel Batchelor; she was born about 1750.

I am told she was born in April 1754 and died in 1854 as Patience Taylor; that cannot be entirely correct, as she was listed as aged 100 in the 1850 Whitley County census. According to Judy Ross Gunnoe, an unnamed researcher has said that a tombstone was observed in 1960 in Old Jellico cemetery, with dates for Patience of 7 April 1752-18 April 1852, aged 100 years and 11 days, but the stone has disappeared. Janice Worley thinks she is buried at the Jellico Creek cemetery, but that her stone has been vandalized and cites Christine Stinhcomb as the source for the tombstone inscription. It is not yet certainly concluded, but Betsy Pittman thinks it likely that Patience Tucker is the mother of Britton, and the wife of Daniel Taylor1. Her mother was Dinah and her siblings were her brother, Joab Tucker, and her sisters, Dinah Young, Tammen Whitfield, Anas (Annice?) Parrott and Ann Batchelor. Patience Taylor was listed as a daughter of Dinah Tucker in Dinah Tucker’s Will, signed on 11 September 1795, probated at the May term of court in 1810. Williams and Griffin, Abstracts of Will Book I Nash County, North Carolina 1778-1868, p. 110; Nash County, NC Will Book 1, p.208, 1778-1868. The Will bequeathed 5 shillings each in North Carolina money to her daughters, Dinah Young, Tammen (?) Whitfield, Anas (Annice?) Parrot and Patience Taylor. Certain personal property was bequeathed to her daughter, Ann Bacheler. Her son, Joab, was bequeathed other property, but it is not clear if any land was devised. Joab was also appointed Executor.

then, here is some of my Taylor info relating to Patience:
The 1790 census for Nash County lists a Daniel Taylor with three free white males 16 and up, five free white males under 16, five free white females and no slaves. The 1800 Nash County census lists a Daniel with two males under 10, one male 16-26, one male 45 or more, one female under 10, one female 10-16, one female 16-26 and one female 45 or more. It is at that census that we can definitely say we have found our ancestor, because of the trail of census information that follows. A Daniel appears in the 1810 Nash County census and it is the same man as in 1800, although one extra female appears; he has two males 16-26, one male 45 or more, one female 10-16, three females 16-26 and one female 45 or more. Elizabeth2 was born after the 1800 censu, so she does not appear until 1810. He continues to track into the 1820 Nash census, where he is over 45 and the only male, there is one female 10-16, three females 26-45 and one female 45 or more. Neither he nor Patience appear in the 1830 North Carolina censuses.
It is certain that Britton’s mother was named Patience, and Tucker was probably her maiden name. Joyner has been posited as the possible maiden name of Patience, but Betsy Pittman has disproven that, and believes that circumstantial evidence indicates that she was a Tucker. He was probably the Daniel Taylor who was on a road crew on the road from Hills Race Paths (perhaps the road now called Race Track Road) to Great Peachtree, by order of the Edgecombe County court in April of 1774. Haun, Edgecombe County North Carolina County Court Minutes 1763 thru 1774 Book II, p. 128.
Daniel Taylor and Martha Britain were Executors of the estate of one Charles Britton in Nash County, filing an Inventory on 5 October 1793. Nash County Inventories, Sales and Current Accounts of Estates, 1777-1859. Charles Britton also appears in the 1782 Nash tax list, in the same District as Daniel. In 1803 Martha Britton conveyed 100 acres in Nash County, with reference to the Great Branch, to Daniel Taylor; Nash County Deed Book 7, p. 141. This may have been the same 100 acres a Daniel Taylor sold to Cornelius Taylor on 9 January 1807, Nash County Deed Book 8, p.197. Daniel was the Administrator of the estate of Benjamin Taylor, filing an Inventory on 12 November 1804. Nash County Inventories, Sales and Current Accounts of Estates, 1777-1859. Copies of his signature appear to be in the probate documents mentioned above, obtained by Betsy Pittman. A Benjamin Taylor appears in the 1782 Nash County tax list, in Capt. Branche’s District, with no land. The Benjamin whose estate was probated by Daniel may have been the Benjamin Taylor, Sr. who conveyed land on Turkey Creek by deed dated 30 January 1796. Rackley, Nash County Deed Book 6, pp. 148-9.
Mike Taylor believes he died in North Carolina. However, Betsy Pittman has searched a portion of the Nash County Equity Trial Dockets for a mention of the death of Daniel Taylor and finds no listing, causing her to think that he did not die in North Carolina
There is no listing of a Daniel Taylor in the 1820 or 1830 Whitley County census, which could mean that he and Patience came to Kentucky after 1820 and that he died here before 1830. It is possible he died on the way from North Carolina to Kentucky. A possible clue is found in the Nash County Court Minutes for February 1824; there is a list of lands to be sold by the Sheriff for 1822 taxes, one of which is 100 acres of Daniel Taylor. Rackley, Nash County North Carolina Court Mintues, Vol. XI 1823-1827, p. 29. So did he and Patience just bail out?
Patience Taylor was in Whitley County by 1827, as she received Kentucky Land Office Warrant 16673 on 12 March 1827 for 100 acres on the Cumberland River, which was surveyed (15089) for her on 1 April 1829. Grant Book Z, p. 100.

Please let me know of any additional info you have, especially on the Tuckers, as you can see that I don't have much. Regards, Arnold

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