Thursday, January 28, 2010

John Tucker Slide Show Script

The following is the script to a slide show that my Mom and Dad did in 1988 about John Tucker (1805-1874)
        Today we honor our common ancestor, John Tucker, and his ancestors.  John Tucker was born April 5th, 1805 at Goodleigh, Devonshire, England and was christened in the parish church at Goodleigh, June 30th, 1805.  Goodleigh is a parish and village in the northern part of Devonshire--2-1/2 miles northeast of Barnstaple--with a population in the 1800's of 239 growing to 442 in the early 1900's.  It has a land area of 1,167 acres.  The parish
registers are some of the earliest, having been preserved from the beginning of the law in 1538.  It is in the hundred of Braunton.  A hundred is a land area with a population large enough to support 100 military men.  The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at 14 pounds, 19 shillings and 4-1/2 pence.  The church is dedicated to St. Gregory.  Here is a place of worship for Independents.  The river Yeo runs through the parish, which is noted for the production of cherries.
    John Tucker learned the trade of a tailor and in later life was a draper and grocer.  He married Susanna Blackmore, March 19th, 1834 at the parish church in Kentisbury.  Susanna was born at Kentisbury, March 4th, 1809 and christened in the parish church April 16th, 1809.  They were the parents of four children, all born at East Down, Devonshire.  East Down is a village with a parish church and is located 6-1/2 miles northeast of Barnstaple with
a population of 297 in the 1800's and 422 in the early 1900's and a land area of 3,677 acres.  The living is a rectory, in the archdeaconry of Barnstaple, and diocese of Exeter, rated in the king's books at 18 pounds, 3 shillings and 9 pence.  The church is dedicated to St. John the Baptist.  At a place
called Nortcote are several stones, probably commemorative of some British heroes slain in battle.  The parish registers of East Down also begin in 1538.   The 1851 Census of East Down shows our ancestor John Tucker, age 46 living at Wood Cottage, a tailor and draper and born at High Bray.  His wife Susan is age 42, a seamstress and born at Kentisbury.  Their sons James and Charley age 14 and 9 are listed as "tailor with father; Ann, age 6 is going to school.  Henry is age 2.  John Tucker died August 21st, 1874 at Kentisbury age 69 and was buried in the parish cemetery at Kentisbury.  His wife, Susanna, died February 26th, 1898 at Kentisbury age 88 and was buried in the Kentisbury Cemetery.  John Tucker was baptized by proxy in the Logan Temple,
Sept. 2nd, 1890 and endowed there Sept. 3rd, 1890.  His wife, Susanna Blackmore was baptized by proxy in the Salt Lake Temple June 6th, 1899 and endowed in the same temple June 7th, 1899.  They were sealed for time and all eternity by proxy in the Salt Lake Temple, June 27th, 1900.  Two of their four children, James and Henry were sealed to their parents June 27th, 1900 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Charley and Ann were sealed to them Nov. 11th, 1914 in the Salt Lake Temple.
    John Tucker was the son of James Tucker and Eleanor Radley.  James was christened January 23rd, 1766 at Goodleigh and married Eleanor Radley, October 29th, 1797 in the parish church at Goodleigh.  He was buried September 1st, 1846 age 80 in the Goodleigh parish cemetery.  His wife, Eleanor was christened at Goodleigh, May 24th, 1772 and was buried in the Goodleigh Cemetery May 26th, 1843 age 71.  The 1841 census of Kentisbury shows James Tucker age 75 an agricultural laborer and his wife Eleanor age 65.  James Tucker's baptism in the Logan Temple was September 2nd, 1890 and endowed in the Salt Lake Temple June 19th, 1957.  The earliest known endowment for Eleanor Radley was done June 8th, 1899 in the Salt Lake Temple under the name of Eleanor Radcliffe, born 1767 and died May 20th, 1843.  James Tucker is listed as her grandson.  Her endowment was repeated Feb. Slide 21 - - Kentisbury, Devon.; detail map of villages (#3159)
23rd, 1921 in the Logan Temple, this time under the name of Mrs. Eleanor Tucker, born in 1774 at Trentishoe.  They were sealed for time and eternity as husband and wife June 29th, 1900 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Some of their children, including our ancestor, John Tucker, born in 1805, were sealed to their parents, James and Eleanor in the Salt Lake Temple February 24th, 1910.
    The parents of James Tucker, born 1766, were John Tucker, christened April 6th, 1737 at Goodleigh, Devonshire, England and Mary Moreman.  They were married  April 26th, 1762 in the parish church at Goodleigh.   They were the parents of 3 children who were all born at Goodleigh.  He died February 15th, 1799 age 61. Mary Moreman, his wife was christened October 24th, 1732 in the parish of North Molton, Devonshire.  She was buried April 25th, 1772 age 39 at Goodleigh.  The temple baptism for John Tucker, born 1737 has been done four times, the earliest was Sept. 2nd, 1890 in the Logan Temple.  His earliest endowment was February 13th, 1913 in the Salt Lake Temple.  They were sealed for eternity as a couple in the Salt Lake Temple June 17th, 1913.  The earliest known endowment date for Mary Moreman is May 21st, 1913 in the Salt Lake Temple and was done under the name of Mrs. Mary Tucker, born in 1730 at Goodleigh.  Their children were sealed to them Jan. 28th, 1914 and again March 2nd, 1959 in the Salt Lake Temple.  The brith and death information given in 1914 for their 2nd and 3rd child is so different that it is doubtful if the ordinances are valid.
     John Tucker, born 1737 was the son of James Tucker and Grace Tallyn.  James was born about 1707 probably at Goodleigh and married January 1st, 1732, Julian calendar and 1733 Gregorian calendar to Grace Tallyn.  His temple work was likewise done in the Salt Lake Temple, being baptized November 26th, 1912 and endowed Feburary 13th, 1913.  The earliest known endowment date for Grace Tallyn is Dec. 4th, 1912 in the Salt Lake Temple and was done under the name of Grace Pullin, born about 1704 at Goodleigh.   They were sealed as a couple in the Salt Lake Temple March 5th, 1913.  Three of their four children were sealed to them Sept. 10th, 1913 in the Salt Lake Temple.
    James Tucker, born about 1707 was the son of John Tucker and his wife, Mary.  We do not know her maiden name and we estimate his birth as being about 1675.  This is the end of our Tucker line and as far as we have been able to prove the ancestry thus far. 
    Our common progenitors, John Tucker, born 1805, and Susanna Blackmore, born 1809, are the beginning point of our Tucker Family Association.  They were the proud parents of four children.  Their first child, James Tucker was born July 22nd, 1836 at East Down, Devonshire, England.  James became a
convert to the Church and was baptized Sept. 11th, 1859.  James and Betsy sailed for New York March 30th, 1860 on the sailing ship "Underwriter".  He Married Betsy Lerwill at Florence, Douglas Co., Nebraska.  The date of their marriage is not known but they got the marriage license May 26th, 1860.  They arrived at Salt Lake City Sept. 3rd, 1860 with the James D. Ross Company.  He was endowed in the Endowment House Dec. 1st, 1860.  They were the parents of 12 children and had 86 grandchildren and 241 known great-grand children.
    In his autobiography James Tucker indicates that he obtained the genealogical records for over 9,000 of his relatives.  The early temple work was done under the heirship of James Tucker.  The heir was defined by the Church as the oldest male member of the family to join the Church.  His wife Betsy Lerwill died at age 70 at Morgan June 20th 1909 and was buried there June 22nd.  After the death of his first wife he had a 2nd wife sealed to him
Feb. 15th, 1911 in the Salt Lake Temple.  Her name was Elizabeth Pridiux.  She was born in 1836 at Cherville, Devonshire and died about 1890.  James Tucker died age 88 at Morgan June 19th, 1925 and was buried June 22nd in the Morgan City Cemetery.
    The 2nd child named Charley was born January 14th, 1842 at East Down, Devonshire, England.  He sailed for America May 23rd, 1863 on the ship "Antartic" and married Betsy Rawle July 23rd, 1863 at Florence, Douglas County, Nebraska.  They arrived at Salt Lake City Sep 25th, 1863 with Captain Nebeker's ox train.  They were sealed for eternity Dec 3rd 1864 in the Endowment House.  They had no children.  He married 2nd, Mary Smith July 29th, 1880 in the Endowment House at Salt Lake City.  There were no children born to this marriage.  He married 3rd, Ann Hardman, December 12th, 1884 in the Logan Temple.  They had 7 children, four of whom died young.  Charley died age 79 at Milton, Morgan Co., Utah March 23rd, 1921.  His wife Betsy
Rawle died age 77 at Morgan Sep. 26th, 1909.  His third wife, Ann Hardman, died Sep. 5th, 1948 age 82 at Ogden, Weber Co., Utah.
    Their 3rd child, Ann was born March 19th, 1844 at East Down, Devonshire, England.  She married Robert Hannay from Scotland January 18th, 1877 at Kentisbury, Devonshire, England.  They had two children born at Kentisbury.  On March 29th, 1902, Robert, Ann, and John Hannay sailed on the S.S. "New England" for America.  Ann died April 18th, 1912 age 68 at Salt Lake City and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery April 21st.  Robert died age 91 Jan. 10th, 1945 at Salt Lake City and was buried in the Salt Lake City Cemetery Jan. 12th.
    The 4th child of John and Susanna was named Henry.  He was born June 17th, 1848 at East Down, Devonshire and died February 26th, 1857 age 8.
    The total known posterity of our common ancestors, John Tucker and Susanna Blackmore is as follows:  4 children; 21 grandchildren; 98 great-grandchildren; 259  second great grandchildren; 228 third great grandchildren, for a total known posterity of 675.  There are 522 known spouses of children, grandchildren, etc. making a total known posterity including spouses of 1,197. 
    As descendants of these fine and faithful people, let us remember their strong, wonderful qualities and try to live our lives to make them proud of us.

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