From Biography of John Tucker. Vol. II, page 699. Presidents, Soldiers, Statesmen: H.H. Hardesty, Publisher, New York, Toledo, and Chicago, 1894. Submitted by: Arlene Goodwin
"John TUCKER was working at his trade that of a shoemaker, when at the age of 18, he enlisted at Springfield, Ill., where he was then living, Sept 11, 1862, as a private in Co. C, 42d Ill. V., 2nd Brig., 2d Div., 8th A.C. He was twice wounded, first on knee cap, and the second time on the right shoulder, the bruises remaining for a month. He was in the small pox hospital, at Galveston, Texas, for nine days. He was captured in 1863 by a band of guerrillas, commanded by Masbelt, he was held only twelve hours. The second time he was captured by Gen. Hooker, and held two and one half days, when he was released by his regiment. Dec., 1864, he was discharged from his first enlistment at Kingston, Tex., and immediately re-enlisted in Co. A, 42d Ill. He was detailed to burn bridges on the roads about 25 miles northwest of Almeda. He participated in the capture of New Orleans, siege of Galveston, and numerous skirmishes and engagements. His honorable discharge was granted him at Galveston, Texas, Oct 21, 1865. Mr. Tucker was born in Culpeper, Va., Jan. 29, 1846, and settled in Noble county, Ind., in 1866. June 7, 1881, he married Mary JENNINGS TRACY, born in Allen county, Ind., in Dec 20, 1850. The parents of Mr. and Mrs. TUCKER are Aaron and Elizabeth (PILES) TUCKER, Alfred and Elizabeth (SHELNER) JENNINGS, Mrs. Jennings only being alive. Mrs. TUCKER was a first time married to Elias TRACY; they had one child, Lillie TRACY. Mr. TUCKER had two soldier brothers, Lewin and George. Our comrade has worked at the carpenter's trade, worked six years for the Wasbash R.R., as bridge builder, for two years was in the employ of G.R.&I. R.R. After leaving the railroad he has followed contracting as house and barn builder. His address is Ari, Noble county, Ind."
1860 census Franklin, Co. Ohio Mifflin twp. page 177-
TUCKER, Aaron 47 (1803) b. Va. (died Albion, Ind. Noble Co.)
Elizabeth 30 (1820) b. Pa. (probably 2nd wife).
male age 22 (1828) name hard to read-looked like Seair or Levin). b Pa.
Susan 9 b Pa.
Rebecca 7 Pa.
John 5 Pa.
George 2 Ohio.
Mary 1 Ohio.
1860 they had-Susan, Rebecca, John, George, Mary, and Amanda 9-Ohio., Dawson 5. Ohio & Solomon 2 Ohio.
Also on 1850 same census page 178 is Morgan TUCKER (bro of Aaron) b 1805 Va. wife Christina (MOORE) 1805 Va. Jacob, 1832 Va. Wesley 1834 Va., Elizabeth 1836 Va. Manney (Minerva) Va. Peter 1840 Ohio. Mary 1842 Ohio. William 1845 Ohio.