HENRY CRAWFORD TUCKER
Time line compiled by Mary Frances West Powell
GrGranddaughter of Henry Crawford TUCKER,
Primitive Baptist Minister of Montgomery, Lowndes, Thomas and Colquitt Counties, GA
westhistorian@yahoo.com

This time line contains references to both Henry Crawford TUCKER, Sr., Revolutionary War veteran, born VA 1752 and to Henry Crawford TUCKER, Jr., born ca 1805, died Colquitt County, GA 2 February 1883. Because on occasion both men lived in the same county at the same time, and not always using the designation senior or junior, distinguishing between them in some records has been difficult. I invite additions, commentary, questions and corrections when they can be supported by appropriate documentation.

1793
Montgomery Co., GA Formed from Washington Co., GA
1784-1816
Early Settlers Montgomery Co., GA : DWYER
Henry TUCKER named in loose documents and Land indexes
Henry TUCKER had land on Little Ogeechee River
1796
Jefferson Co., GA Formed from Burke & Warren Counties, GA
1797 & 1798 Montgomery Co., GA
Some Early Tax Digests of GA: BLAIR
Henry C. TUCKER pp 95, 98, 106, 107
1799-1804 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. on Tax & Jury lists, Middle Oconee District.
1802-1804 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, insolvent
1805 Laurens Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. born, per 3rd wife (and widow) Rebecca Bryant TUCKER
1805 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER Land Lottery drew one prize and one blank
1807
Laurens Co., GA Formed from Wilkinson Co., GA
1807-1832 Laurens Co., GA
Laurens County, GA Legal Records 1807-1832
Henry TUCKER pp 345, 449, 562, 586, 631, 650, 711, 747
Henry C. TUCKER pp 350, 585, 586, 740, 742
1816 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry TUCKER B/H Grant Book K-5 # 784
1818
Irwin Co., GA Formed from Indian land ceded 1814/8
1820 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. in census p61ii has household of 6 white persons
1823 Leon Co., FL
Henry Crawford TUCKER moved to FL from GA and was the first white man in Tallahassee. (From People's World, Sneads, FL; located Archives of Tallahassee, FL)
10 June 1824 Montgomery Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. married Nancy SAPP, William BLAIR, J.I.C. Officiated: Marriage Book A, p179
1825
Lowndes Co., GA formed from Irwin Co., GA
Thomas Co., GA formed from Decatur and Irwin Counties, GA
1827
Henry C. TUCKER won Henry Co., GA grant in 1827 Land Lottery
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. won Montgomery Co., GA land lot in Lottery
30 July 1828, Leon Co., FL
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. applied for Revolutionary War pension: R20440
10 Aug 1830 Leon Co., FL
Henry C. TUCKER states in affidavit he is resident of Lowndes Co., GA; gives military history
13 Aug 1830 Lowndes Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. resident of Lowndes Co., per Revolutionary War pension application
Sep 1830, Lowndes Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. gives affidavit as to Revolutionary War service
1830 Lowndes Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, SR. enumerated, age 70-80
1830 Washington Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER , JR. enumerated, 1 male 20-30
1832 Washington Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. in Land Lottery
1832
Henry Crawford TUCKER in Gold Lottery
1833 Lowndes Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER baptized, Bethel Primitive Baptist Church
1836
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. Captain in 2nd Brigade, BROWNING'S REG'T, Indian War
15 Jan 1839 Thomas Co., GA
Joseph L. BURNETT, attorney for William PARKER of Telliferro Co., GA, sells to Henry C. TUCKER, Lot # 395 8th Dist. (Deed Book D-1 p399)
13 April 1839 Thomas Co., GA
Henry C. TUCKER sells to John TILLMAN Lot # 395 8th Dist. (Book D-1 p400)
3 Mar 1840 Thomas Co., GA
Elijah WELLS, Dale Co. AL, sells to H. C.TUCKER Lot # 396, 8th Dist. (Deed Book C, p127)
17 December 1840 Thomas Co., GA
Henry C. TUCKER sells to John TILLMAN Lot 396 (Deed Book C, p126)
1840 Thomas Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. enumerated
10 May 1842, Thomas Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. married Margaret (Peggy) WATSON, my GrGrandmother; Book S p81
2 Mar 1848, Thomas Co., GA
Fabian ADAMS sells to Henry C. TUCKER Lot # 220, 8th Dist. (Deed Book E, p322)
1850 Thomas Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. and family enumerated
2 Nov 1850, Thomas Co., GA
Ezekiel WATSON sells to Henry C. TUCKER half of Lot #2-, 8th Dist. Thomas Co., GA (Deed Book E, p607)
28 May 1855 Thomas Co., GA
Henry C. TUCKER filed application for bounty land
9 Feb 1857 Colquitt Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. married Rebecca BRYANT [BRANT?]
1860 Colquitt Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. and family enumerated
1861 Colquitt Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER served as Colquitt County Representative at the Secession Convention. Henry Crawford TUCKER voted for secession. See: Journal of the Public and Secret Proceedings of the Convention of the People of GA, held in Milledgeville and Savannah in 1861. This Journal to be located by name at the GA State Archives.
1864 Census for re-organizing the GA Militia:
Henry Crawford TUCKER was exempted [from military duty?] due to his being a preacher. Henry C. Tucker gave his age as 58 years and 7 months, his occupation as farmer, and his claim for exemption was that he was a preacher. He declared he owned one shot gun in good condition, 1 horse, 1 saddle and 1 bridle. This info from the 1864 Census for Re-organizing the GA Militia, p. 160. He lived in the 7th Senatorial District - 799th Militia District.
1870 Colquitt Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER, JR. and family enumerated
2 Feb 1883 Colquitt Co., GA
Henry Crawford TUCKER JR. dies, per Widow's application for pension
March 1883, Colquitt Co., GA
Two sons of HCT: G.W. and R. TUCKER apply for letters of Administration of estate; PLEASE NOTE that there exists in the GA State Archives an extensive file of estates records on Henry Crawford TUCKER. These records to be found in Colquitt County, GA Unbound Estates Records.
1885 Colquitt Co., GA
G.W. and R. TUCKER apply for letters of dismissal as Administrators
27 July 1888, Colquitt Co., GA
Rebecca B. TUCKER, 74, filed her Widow's application for Pension, # 10660. Witnesses: A.P. TUCKER and R.G. CLARK.
1884-1905 Colquitt Co., GA
A few documents found in Probate Court pertaining to estate of Henry C. TUCKER; per Clerk of Probate Court these are all that remain at the courthouse.
3 Dec 1908 Colquitt Co., GA
Widow's application for pension rejected. Henry Crawford TUCKER served only 13 days. A minimum of 30 days is required to obtain pension.
Ca 1981, Colquitt Co., GA
The home of Henry Crawford TUCKER was placed on the National Historical Register of Homes.
17 June 1998
Letter from the Reference Staff of the FL State Library, a division of the FL Department of State: no reference in any material to building of the State Capitol by Henry Crawford TUCKER.

Family Legends: (1) Henry Crawford TUCKER went with the Army on the infamous Trail of Tears. He returned with a Cherokee wife and for that, he was ostracized by the community. He and his wife had to leave the community (wherever that community was located). For his service, Henry was given three thousand acres of land. That, too, he had to leave behind. The Cherokee lady's name was Dorothy WATSON.

FRAN'S NOTE: My GrGrandmother was Margaret (Peggy) WATSON. She and Henry Crawford TUCKER were married Thomas Co., GA 1842. Margaret was born ca 1822 and died some time in 1856 or before February 1857. For these reasons, I discount part of the family legend. However, the present owner [1990] of the TUCKER farm in Colquitt Co., GA tells that at one time the farm consisted of more than two thousand acres. MORE RESEARCH NEEDED.


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