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David Tucker Family
David and Rhoda (Whitlock) Tucker
David Tucker was born in 1832(33) in Tennessee. His father was Obadiah Tucker. David married Rhoda Whitlock on January 18, 1855 in Green County, Illinois. Rhoda was born on April28, 1837 in Green County, Illinois and died on May 6, 1913. Her parents were Henry B. and Hannah Whitlock. David died on April 2, 1883. David and Rhoda are buried in Whitlock Cemetery, Rockbridge, Illinois. They had eight children, one of which was Thomas A. Tucker.
Five Generations: Thomas A., Daisy, Ruth, Dorothy, Suzette
Thomas A. Tucker was born on August 12, 1859 in Rockbridge, Illinois and died on December 22, 1946. He married Sarah Cathrine Perry on February 14, 1883 in Green County. Sara was born in Knoxville, Tennessee, a daughter of Elijah Perry and Amy J. Bounds. Sarah died on Spetember 27, 1865. After living in Illinois, Thomas later moved to Harrison County, Missouri and had several daughters born there. After several years in Missouri, Thomas and Sarah bought a house in Jerseyville, Illinois. They are buried in Oak Grove Cemetery in Jerseyville.
Rudolph and Daisy Green
Thomas and Sarah had a daughter names Daisy E. Tucker, born on March 31, 1889 in Jersey County. Daisy married Rudolph (Jake) Green on November 2, 1907 in Jerseyville, Illinois. Daisy died on March 19, 1976 and Rudolph died on May 6, 1953. They are both buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Jerseyville.
Ruth (Green) Perry
Rudolph and Daisy had one daughter Ruth L. Green, born on April 16 1909 in Jerseyville, Illinois and died on April 27, 1965 in Beardstown, Cass County, Illinois. Ruth married John W. Perry on September 18, 1926 in Carrolltown, Illinois. John was born on July 1, 1903 in Alpena, Arkansas, the son of Charles and Florence (Massey) Perry.
John and Ruth Perry
My grandparents Rudolph and Daisy lived across from the elevator in Jerseyville and I remember spending my summers there and playing on the RR tracks. Grandpa Green had a shoe repair shop on the main street in Jerseyville. Grandma would tell me not to go into the rear of the shop because men played cards back there. I have a picture of him inside the shop, but would like to have one of the outside of it. Grandparents Thomas and Sarah lived by the elevator on the other side of town. They lived right next to the tracks, near the Pilgrim Holiness Church and close to Aunt Nellie Farmer. I don’t remember Sarah, but I do remember Grandpa Tucker, the big old gooseberry patch in his back yard and the store that was on the same street where he lived.
Rudolph (Jake) Green in his shoe repair shop
Contributed by Dona (Perry) Meeker, [email protected]