It is my opinion and only my opinion, that Ephraim Darby TUCKER was not born 1829 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois but rather December 3, 1829 in either Indiana or Ohio.Just not sure which.My reasoning for this is that John Miller TUCKER his brother was born October 4, 1827 in Indiana, and he died April 4, 1912 in Vernon, Jackson County, Indiana. (some informatin says that John Miller TUCKER died in Illinois, but he did not, nor was he buried in Illinois) I believe I have tombstone pictures in and Indiana cemetery for both John Miller TUCKER and Margaret PRICE TUCKER.John Miller TUCKER was my great great grandfather, making Ephraim my great great uncle.
In answer to the Ephraim TUCKER being born about 1830 in Ohio, I would say that Ephraim Darby TUCKER is that person, but again this is strictly my opinion.I have not verified it as of yet.What I do have is the following information:
TUCKER FAMILY LINE DOWN TO RHONDA's GENERATION
Captain John TUCKER/TOOKER - AnnBUDD John TUCKER/TOOKER - Mary JOHNSON Charles TUCKER-Mary MITCHELL Charles TUCKER - Anna Hannah WESSELS Charles TUCKER Warner TUCKER-Elizabeth LAMBERT (note that Jacob TUCKER and Ephraim TUCKER are brothers) Jacob TUCKER - Hannah LINESEphraim TUCKER - Rhoda PRICE Samuel TUCKER-Mary "Polly" TUCKER (note Samuel TUCKER and Mary "Polly" TUCKER were 1st cousins) John Miller TUCKER - Margaret PRICE Jacob TUCKER-Ella Catherine SHADE Nora Mae TUCKER DAVIS PRESSEYRo0bert A. DAVIS) Charles W. PRESSEY
William LaVerne PRESSEYSharon Rose AMORE Rhonda PRESSEY MILLER Ericka MILLER
There are several Ephraim TUCKER's going back into the 1700's I believe.If I can clarify anything on the Ephraim's please let me know.
As for Ephraim Darby and John Miller TUCKER's parents I do not have a lot of information.At least not really personal information.Samuel TUCKER died in Fort Madison, Lee County, Iowa in 1852.Mary "Polly" TUCKER TUCKER was to have died July 10, 1867 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois and was buried in the HEATH family plot.As she was living with her daughter Caroline TUCKER HEATH HEATH.Caroline is as much of a mystery to me as Margaret PRICE - John Miller TUCKER's wife.Caroline, married a HEATH and then later married his brother another HEATH.I have no first name for either, and have nothing to verify this HEATH family plot in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.If anyone has any information that can clarify this I would appreciate it.Margaret PRICE supposedly was born August 26, 1836 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois, and died November 30, 1898 in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois. It is purely speculation on my part.....but I do not believe that Margaret PRICE was born in Jerseyville, IL either.I think she was born in Indiana.
My reasoning for this is that it makes no sense whatsoever for the two of them to be born in Illinois and then their parents move back to Indiana, as Margaret and John Miller TUCKER were married in Indiana.(Somewhere I have documentation of that) It also does not make sense because of the fact that usually large families traveled together leaving maybe only one or two siblings behind.Most did not go west and then turn around and move east again.It was usually west and keep going west until you stopped.
Both Ephraim and John Miller TUCKER enlisted into the service in Indiana. After the war they worked in Jerseyville, Jersey County, Illinois.After John's death, Ephraim moved.
If I can be of more assitance please let me hear from you.Rhonda