Ruth Tucker

Female26 June 1816–17 January 1892

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Tucker was born on 26 June 1816, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States, her father, Harrison Jeremiah Tucker, was 33 and her mother, Ruth Ashcraft, was 27. She married Jeremiah Robey Jr. on 7 November 1833, in Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 17 January 1892, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Robey Jr.
Ruth Tucker
Marriage: 7 November 1833
Theophilus Katen Robey
Mary Jane Robey
Susan Levernia Robey
James Allison Robey
Maria Robey
Sophia Robey
Jeremiah Albert Robey
Matilda Robey
Theodore Robey
Theodoric Robey

Sources (44)

  • Ruth Tucker in entry for Theophulis Katen Robey, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
  • Ruth Roley in household of Jeremiah Roley, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruth Tucker in entry for Jeremiah Roby, "West Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1776-1971"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1833Shinnston, Harrison, Virginia, United States
  • Children (10)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 3

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""

    Age 8

    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 20

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

    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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