Adelia A Tucker

Brief Life History of Adelia A

When Adelia A Tucker was born on 22 December 1838, in Tennessee, United States, her father, Wesley Wilson Tucker, was 31 and her mother, Caroline Cina or Sina Williams, was 27. She married Silas Smith Reagan in 1860, in Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Civil District 9, Jackson, Tennessee, United States in 1880 and Magisterial District 8 Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States in 1900. She died on 21 August 1905, in Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Gamaliel Cemetery, Gamaliel, Monroe, Kentucky, United States.

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Silas Smith Reagan
Adelia A Tucker
Marriage: 1860
Tom Reagan
William Wesley Reagan
Leanna Jane Reagan
America Ann Reagan
James F Reagan
Silas Paul Reagan
Enoch George Reagan
Margaret C Reagan
Joseph C Reagan

Sources (12)

  • Adalade Ragin in household of Silus S Ragin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adelia A. Tucker Reagan, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Adley Reagan in entry for J. C. Reagan and Arie Copass, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Tennessee was known as the Volunteer State because during the Mexican War the government asked Tennessee for 3,000 volunteer soldiers and 30,000 joined.


Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English (southwestern): occupational name from Middle English tuker(e), toker(e) ‘tucker, fuller’, a derivative of tuken ‘to torment, beat’ (Old English tūcian), for someone who fulled and finished cloth. This name for the occupation was characteristic of the West Country. Compare Fuller and Walker and see also Tuckerman .

Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear, beloved’.

Americanized form of Jewish Tocker or Toker (see Tokarz ).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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