I have spent many hours doing research on our Tucker family tree and it has given me much pleasure in finding all that I have written so far. I started doing it, because my sister Beryl who had been researching her husband’s family tree asked me to do our Tucker family tree. Because we did not know anything about our Tucker line, I started by asking my eldest brother Brian if he knew anything, Beryl and Brian believed our father came from the Bristol area but were not sure, Brian suggested to phone our cousin Eddy as he was one of the oldest in the family and he may know, so I phoned him and he said that he had the Family Bible which I could have. The Family Bible gave me the start I needed. It had a verse on the inside cover, William Tucker, William Tucker is my name, England is my Nation, Clutton is my resting place and Christ is my salvation May 30th 1837. It also had family names with birth dates and other dates. Clutton I found to be a small mining village in North Somerset; Both Brian and I have visited Clutton since. I then went on the internet and found after sometime of searching the web that other people were looking for some of the same names. I traced my Great great grandfather’s sister Sarah Tucker who married a Maurice Gover to Salt Lake City; they had become Mormons and emigrated there in 1853 from Pontnewnyndd, Monmouthshire. In Sarah’s mothers notes I am including two letters dated 1862 and 1870 which Sarah's mother Martha sent to her and was found in a trunk by Sarah's family when she had past away.
Having traced Sarah’s family descendents to Salt Lake City, they have been a great help in helping me with my research. Their are other people who have added names to the tree, Graham Prattern who had been researching Sarah Tucker's sister Emily, who married into his line of Prior's, then Alan Chivers who is researching Sarah's brother John through his Chivers line. Alan has provided some interesting notes, which I quote, William Tucker b 1860 was according to the notes about his funeral in the South Wales Argus was the brains behind the Southwood Jones Brickworks in Risca and his son William (Willy) Herbert was the accountant at the brickworks. Alan also finds it interesting that Lionel Southwood Jones brought a wagon load of Tucker's to work for him at Risca. Another story Alan provided is that as a youngster when visiting his Uncle Edgar in Gloucestershire that Edgar produced a letter from Florance Nightingale which she had written to a family member whose son had died in one of the Crimean War Hospitals. I wonder if it is the one that was at the Queen Victoria Park at Nettley, Southampton.
They were both able to supply pictures as well. We start with Richard Tucker born about 1726 and then progress to this day. I am still finding descendants of Richard Tucker, although not of a direct line, they are still part of the tree,
if you have anything more I can add to this Tucker Family Tree Including birth, marriage, death dates, photos and stories please write, phone or e-mail me.