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Tuck, Philip Henry

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Tuck, Philip Henry
March 12, 2007 10:02PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 2nd ed.,
1885, Butler Co.

PHILIP HENRY TUCK, Butler County, was born August 23, 1822, in Bedford
County, Tenn.; in 1832, removed with his parents to Smith County, where
he grew to manhood, and in 1848 came to this county. He located his
home on the ground rendered famous in early church history, the "Little
Muddy Camp Ground," where the great revivals of the beginning of the
present century were celebrated. Remnants of the camps and old church
house were in existence when he settled there. His father, Powel Tuck,
a native of Halifax County, Va., was a soldier in the war of 1812;
removed to Tennessee in 1819, and died December 17, 1858, at the age of
seventy-three years. He was the son of Edward Tuck, born in Halifax
County, Va., a soldier in the Revolutionary war; was shot through the
body at the battle of Trenton; became a wealthy slaveholder, and died
about 1839, aged seventy-six years. Powel Tuck was twice married;
first to Nancy Fletcher, by whom he had the following children: Edward
B., George W., Nancy (Ford) and Nathan P. and William F. (twins). He
next married Edna, daughter of Sharp Willingham of Person County, N. C.
(born July 4, 1804, died July 2, 1878). From this union sprang Drusilla
M. (Hughes), Philip Henry, Mary P. (Porter), Paul J. (deceased), Powell,
Sharp H., Franklin F., Sarah E. (Tuck) and Rev. John P. Mr. Tuck was
married January 8, 1848, to Nancy N., daughter of Yerby and Sophrona
(Jones) Orange of Smith County, Tenn. (born October 10, 1827), and to
them have been born, Lenis P. (Lee), George W. (deceased), Drusilla A.
(Gray), William H., Newton J., Missouri K. (Tinsley), Alice B.
(deceased), Yerby O., Nancy N. (deceased), Armitta S., Marianna, Alonzo
G., and Philip E. Mr. Tuck is a farmer. He has divided his land among
his children, but still retains 154 acres, well improved and in good
condition. He is a member of the Methodist Church, and in politics is
a stanch Republican.
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