William Biggers Tucker

11 November 1846–19 November 1909 (Age 63)
Starrsville, Newton, Georgia, United States

The Life of William Biggers

When William Biggers Tucker was born on 11 November 1846, in Starrsville, Newton, Georgia, United States, his father, McKendree Tucker, was 38 and his mother, Eliza Ann Rakestraw, was 34. He married Mary Franklin Casey on 26 November 1867. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Chambers, Alabama, United States in 1860 and Election Precinct 2 Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States in 1900. He died on 19 November 1909, in Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Rosemere Cemetery, Opelika, Lee, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Biggers Tucker
1846–1909
Mary Franklin Casey
1850–1926
Marriage: 26 November 1867
Layton Casey Tucker
1869–1924
James Arthur Tucker
1871–1936
Elizabeth Franklin Tucker
1873–1932
Rebecca Ann Tucker
1875–
Mary Eliza Tucker
1877–1940
William B Tucker
1881–1916
Francis Mattie "Fannie" Tucker
1884–1928
John G. Tucker
1887–1946
Robert Tucker
1889–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 November 1867
children

(9)

    Layton Casey Tucker

    Male1869–1924Male

    James Arthur Tucker

    Male1871–1936Male

    Elizabeth Franklin Tucker

    Female1873–1932Female

    Rebecca Ann Tucker

    Female1875–Female

    Mary Eliza Tucker

    Female1877–1940Female

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

    Robert Melton Tucker

    Male1834–1900Male

    Female1834–1905Female

    James Madison Tucker

    Male1837–1862Male

    Adolphus Osborn Tucker

    Male1839–1916Male

    John F. Tucker

    Male1841–1863Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1849 · Capitol Building Destroyed by Fire

Age 3

The capitol building in Montgomery was destroyed by fire on December 14, 1849, the 30th anniversary of the state.
1851

Age 5

Alabama State Capitol Building was completed in 1851. Additions to the building were made several times. The Capitol was restored in 1992.
1863

Age 17

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • William B Tucker, "Alabama, Census of Confederate Veterans, 1907, 1921, 1927"
  • William Tucker in household of Mc Kindrey Tucker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William B Tucker, "United States Census, 1900"

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