George M TUCKER Mary M TUCKER E TUCKER George Frank TUCKER J M TUCKER Roseanna BOSTWICK Laura HENDERSON Ida C TUCKER William Walter TUCKER Bertha J TUCKER Caleb Winfield TUCKER Jesse Floyd TUCKER Mary Emma TUCKER Nora M TUCKER Mary Roselee WEAVER Annie STIVERS Martha Jane TUCKER Martha P SWINK Mini tree diagram
George Washington TUCKER

George Washington TUCKER5,1,6,2,3,7,1,4

16th Apr 18551,2,3,1,4 - 18th Nov 19155,1,1,4

Life History

16th Apr 1855

Born in Wynne, Cross, Arkansas.1,2,3,1,4

28th Jun 1877

Married Roseanna BOSTWICK in Lonoke County, Arkansas.2,11

28th Mar 1878

Birth of son George Frank TUCKER in Cross County, Arkansas.10,8,9,4

6th Dec 1879

Birth of son J M TUCKER in Cross County, Arkansas.10,8

after 9th Jun 1880

Death of son J M TUCKER in Cross County, Arkansas.8

15th Mar 1881

Married Laura HENDERSON in Faulkner County, Arkansas.1

23rd Aug 1882

Married Mary Roselee WEAVER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.1

25th Aug 1883

Birth of daughter Ida C TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,12,13

3rd Feb 1885

Birth of son William Walter TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,4,14,15,13,16,17,18

10th Oct 1886

Birth of daughter Bertha J TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,17,13,12

13th Aug 1888

Birth of son Caleb Winfield TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,17

7th Mar 1890

Birth of son Jesse Floyd TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.19,13,6,3,20,7,21,22,17,23

21st Sep 1891

Birth of daughter Mary Emma TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,4

6th May 1893

Birth of daughter Nora M TUCKER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.7,4

13th Aug 1903

Death of son George Frank TUCKER in Shawnee, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma.8,9,4

18th Jan 1911

Death of Mary Roselee WEAVER in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.1,4

19th Jul 1911

Married Annie STIVERS in Faulkner County, Arkansas.1

18th Nov 1915

Died in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.5,1,1,4

after 18th Nov 1915

Buried in Mt Olive Cemetery, Beryl, Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas.1,4


  • The Tucker-Swink genealogy gives only the birth date and the death date, with no other details.  This genealogy had the date of birth for George Washington Tucker as 1865.  Tucker family information, however, records his birth as 16 April 1855.  He was born in Wynne, Cross County, Arkansas.  Jessie McPherson Jenkins, daughter of Martha Aretha Tucker McPherson Jenkins,  has full information on the Tuckers, from family records.

    George had four wives, R A Bostwick, Laura Henderson, Mary Roselee Weaver and Anne Stivers.  I found the 1880 census record for George, and this revealed that his first wife, R A Bostwick, had been married before to a man name Parker.

    The 1880 census listing for George W and R A Tucker is strange.  She is listed first, but the House and Family numbers are on George's line.  Each of them is reported with the marital status of Married.  She is Keeping House and George is a Farmer.  Neither she nor George have a designation as Head or any other relation, but the others in the household are reported in their relation to R A, not George!

    The last child, reported as a son of R A, tells us this is her second marriage, revealing the previous married name of Parker.  This was Taylor Parker, whom she married in 1871.

    1880 Federal Census, Cross County, Arkansas, 9 June, Bedford Township, District 65, page 7, Hse #62, Fam #65
    Tucker, R A  W F 26 Married [to George] Keeps House AR KY England [born abt 1854] [Not designatetd as Head, but relations are reported in reference to her.]
    Tucker, George W M 25 Married [to R A] Farmer AR KY TN [born abt 1855] [No relationsihp reported]
    Bostwick, Wm  W M 18 Brother [of R A] Farm Laborer AR KY England [born abt 1862]
    Tucker, G T [G F]  W M 2 Son [Of R A & George] AR AR AR
    Tucker, J M  W M 6mos born Dec 1879  Son [Of R A & George] AR AR AR
    Parker, J T  W M 5 Son [Of R A] AR AR AR

    "George & Roseanna Bostwick Tucker's children are:
    1)  G. Frank Tucker (I would think the G. was George, but never saw it as such), born Mar 28 1878 in Cross Co. AR, died Aug 19 1903 in Shawnee, OK.  It's not in my notes, but I'm sure I've heard he was struck by lightning, causing his death.  He was in the 1880 census, Bedford twp, Cross Co. AR in the home of his father George W. Tucker, shown as G. T. Tucker, age 2.
    2) J. M. Tucker, born Dec 6 1879 in Cross Co. AR; in 1880 census in Bedford twp., Cross Co., AR in home of his father, age 6 months; died as an infant."
    -- Linda Tucker Matchett, Facebook Messaging to Orville Boyd Jenkins, 27 September 2010

    By 1900, R A has died and George has married Mary R Weaver, and they have a house full of kids.  Even so we note that two of Mary's children have died along the way.  Some of the Weaver family are also living with them, including Mary's sister Sarah.  George's birth date here is one year earlier than family source records indicate.

    1900 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Arkansas, 19 June, Cypress Township, District 27, page 9A, Hse #178, Fam #182
    Tucker, George W  Head W M Apr 1854  46 Married 17 years AR KY TN Farmer Owns
    Tucker, Mary R Wife W F Oct 1854  45 Married 17 years  12 children/9 living MS MS MS
    Tucker, Ida C Dau W F Aug 1883  16 Single AR AR MS
    Tucker, William W Son W M Feb 1885  15 AR AR MS Farm Laborer
    Tucker, Bertha J Dau W F Oct 1886  13 AR AR MS
    Tucker, Caleb W Son W M Aug 1888  11 AR AR MS
    Tucker, Jesse F Son W M Mar 1890  10 AR AR MS
    Tucker, Mary E Dau W F Sept 1891  8 AR AR MS
    Tucker, Nora M Dau W F May 1893  7 AR AR MS
    Mahony, Ednora M Step-Dau W F Oct 1877  22 Single AR Ireland MS School Teacher
    Weaver, Sarah J Sister-in-Law W F Feb 1850  50 Single AR AR MS

    The Beard Genealogy provides more details about George and Mary's children.

    Mary Roselee Weaver
    Birth 12 Oct 1853 in Panola, Mississippi
    Death 18 Jan 1911 in Vilonia, Faulkner, Arkansas
    Parents Asa H Weaver 1824-1862, Mary C Bell 1830-1860;
    Spouse George Washington Tucker 1855-1915
    Ida C Tucker 1883-1965
    William Walter Tucker 1885-1974
    Bertha Jane Tucker 1886-1966
    Caleb Winfield Tucker 1888-1977
    Jesse F Tucker 1890-1970
    Mary Emma Tucker b 1891
    Nora M Tucker b 1893
    --  Beard Family,

    In the 1910 census they are still in the Cypress Township of Faulkner County, Arkansas.  This census confirms the indication we had from 1900 that Mary was previously married.  This is reported as the 2nd marriage for both George and Mary.

    1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Texas, 19 April, Cypress Township, District 27, page 2A, Mount Vernon Rd, Hse/Fam #31
    Tucker, George W Head M W 55  Marriage 2 Married 30 yrs  AR KY TN Farmer Owns
    Tucker, Mary Wife  F W 56  Marriage 2 Married 30 yrs  12 children/9 living MS KY TN
    Tucker, Jesse Son M W 20 Single AR AR MS Farm Laborer
    Tucker, Nora  Dau F W 16  Single AR AR MS

    Their son Walter W is living next door.  He is known in family information as William Walter, as presented in the Beard genealogy above.

    1910 Federal Census, Faulkner County, Texas, 19 April, Cypress Township, District 27, page 2A, Mount Vernon Rd, Hse/Fam #32
    Tucker, Walter W Son M W 25 Married 4yrs AR AR MS Farmer Rents
    Tucker, Erma Wife  F W 22  Married 4yrs  2 children/2 living AR AR AR
    Tucker, Lola  Dau F W 3  Single AR AR AR

    "My great grandfather George Washington Tucker and his family.  George and his family lived at Mount Carmel where the church is today.  He donated the land many years ago for the church which still exist today.  The little girl on the front row left is Renna Henderson.  She married Luther G Presley who wrote the song 'When the Saints Go Marching In.'  My grandfather and grandmother Walter and Emma Tucker are at top right.  She has her hand on his shoulder.  Walter was the janitor at Vilonia High School for many years.  I’m sure some of your older guys and gals remember."
    --  Fred Weaver, comments on a photo posted to the Facebook group Vilonia, Arkansas Memories, 15 May 2019

    Arkansas Death Index, 1914-1950
    Volume 57, Certificate #291
    Geo W Tucker
    Death 18 Nov 1915 Faulkner County

    George Washington Tucker
    Birth Apr 18, 1855
    Death Nov 18, 1915
    Caleb Winfield Tucker (1888 - 1977)
    Jessie Floyd Tucker (1890 - 1970)
    Mary Emma Tucker Ward (1891 - 1975)
    Nora May Tucker Brejot (1893 - 1974)
    Burial Mount Olive Cemetery, Beryl, Faulkner County, Arkansas
    Created by mystic75074 May 01, 2006
    --  Find A Grave Memorial #14142665,


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