- Bennet Tuck
- Given names
|Birth|| about 1704|
|Marriage of a child||John D Tuck — Mary Ellen Powell — View this family|
about 1757 (Age 53 years)
|Kentucky County, Virginia Formed|| December 31, 1776 (Age 72 years)|
Note: Kentucky County (then alternately spelled Kentucke County) was formed by the Commonwealth of Virginia by dividing Fincastle County, VA. into three new counties: Kentucky, Washington, and Montgomery, effective December 31, 1776. During the three and one-half years of Kentucky County's existence, its seat of government was Harrodstown (then also known as Oldtown, later renamed Harrodsburg).
|Articles of Confederation|| November 17, 1777 (Age 73 years)|
Note: The Continental Congress submitted the Articles of Confederation to the states for ratification. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Articles_of_Confederation
|Kentucky County, Virginia Abolished|| June 30, 1780 (Age 76 years)|
Note: Kentucky County was abolished on June 30, 1780, when it was divided into Fayette, Jefferson, and Lincoln counties of Virginia. These later petitioned together to separate from Virginia, which was approved by the Virginia House of Delegates.
|Kentucky Becomes 15th State|| June 25, 1792 (Age 88 years)|
|Lincoln County, Kentucky Formed|| June 25, 1792 (Age 88 years)|
Note: Lincoln was one of the original three counties formed out of Virginia's Kentucky County. (The other two were Fayette and Jefferson counties.) These three were separated from Virginia to create the Commonwealth of Kentucky in 1792.
|George Washington Relected|| December 5, 1792 (Age 88 years)|
Note: Geo. Washington relected to his second term as president.
|Knox County, Kentucky Formed|| December 19, 1799 (Age 95 years)|
Note: Knox County was officially formed on December 19, 1799. Losing counties were Lincoln County.
|Last change|| August 29, 2012 – 20:21:31|
Descendants of BENNETT TUCK Generation No. 1 1. BENNETT(1) TUCK was born 1710 in England, HALIFAX, Virginia, USA. He married CARY UNKNOWN. ***** Writing between "the stars" is not directly from Aletha's notes on the earliest known Tuck's - this is from the internet copy .... Notes for BENNETT TUCK: THE TUCK'S WERE EARLY JAMESTOWN, Virginia, USA. SETTLERS. THEY CAME FROM England ON THE SHIP "ASSURANCE" IN 1635. THEY WERE FIRMLY SETTLED IN HALIFAX COUNTY BY 1750. WOODHAM TUCK IS THE EARLIST KNOWN TUCK TO ARRIVE IN AMERICA. AT THIS TIME WE CANNOT LINK HIM DIRECTLY TO BENNET OR JOHN, BUT HE IS BELIEVED TO BE CLOSELY RELATED, ALONG WITH ROBERT 1641; JAMES 1650; AND THOMAS 1719. ***** THE TUCK'S OF VIRGINIA ARE DESCENDENTS FROM AN ANCIENT ENGLISH FAMILY CHIEFLY OF THE COUNTY OF KENT, BUT ALSO OF LONDON AND NORWICH. TODAY PERSONS OF THAT NAME ARE FOUND THROUGHOUT THE WHOLE OF England, ESPECIALLY IN LONDON, WHERE NUMEROUS PAGES OF THE TELEPHONE DIRECTORY ORE REQUIRED TO LIST THE TUCK SUBSCRIBERS. THE EARLIST APPEARANCE OF THE NAME IS FOUND IN A GRANT TO CROYLAND MONASTERY IN 1052. FIVE CENTURIES LATER, IN 1510, SIR BRIAN TUCK, SON OF RICHARD TUCK, WAS CLERK OF THE COUNCIL OF CALAIS AND LATER SECRETARY TO CARDINAL WOLSEY AND HENRY VIII, KING OF England. HIS DAUGHTER MARRIED A MEMBER OF THE ROYAL GUARD UNDER THE DUKE OF NORFOLK, IN THE REIGN OF QUEEN ELIZABETH. ANOTHER RICHARD TUCK, A GREAT-GREAT-GREAT-GRANDSON OF JOHN TUCK, COUNTY OF KENT, WAS GRANTED A COAT-OF-ARMS. IN 1649, ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT FIGURES IN VIRGINIA WAS LORD CULPEPPER, A KINSMAN AND COMPANION-IN-ARMS OF COLONEL SAMUEL TUCK. THIS TUCK IN 1661 WAS THE AUTHOR OF A PROPOSAL FOR THE REGISTRATION OF PLANRETS AND SERVANTS OR SLAVES IN COLONIAL PLANTATIONS, WHICH WAS DEBATED IN A MEETING OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL. IN THE SEVENTEENTH CENTURY, MANY TUCK'S MIGRATED FROM THE OLD COUNTRY TO THE COLONIES. ROBERT TUCK, A CHIRRURGEON, VINTER AND TAILOR, CAME IN 1636 FROM SULFOLK COUNTY TO SETTLE FIRST IN MASSACHUSETTS, LATER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE WHERE HE FOUNDED A MUMEROUS FAMILY. AMOUNG THOSE OF THE NAME WHO CAME TO VIRGINIA IN THE EARLY YEARS WERE; WOODHAM TUCK IN 1642; ANN TUCK IN 1652; AND WILLIAM AND ROBERT TUCK IN 1657, WHO HAD HEADRIGHTS OF 730 ACRES OF LAND, EACH IN NEW KENT COUNTY. NOTHING FURTHER IS KNOWN OF THESE EARLY VIRGINIA SETTLERS, AS THE RECORDS OF THE TIDE-WATER COUNTIES WERE ALMOST COMPLETELY DESTROYED IN THE WAR BETWEEN THE STATES. WE DO KNOW THAT JOHN AND EDWARD TUCK, AND A THOMAS TUCK, WHO MAY HAVE BEEN A BROTHER, APPEARED IN HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA ABOUT THE TIME IT WAS CUT OFF FROM LUNDENBURG IN 1752, AQUIRED LAND, ESTABLISHED HOMES, AND REARED LARGE FAMILIES, THE DESCENDENTS OF WHOM ARE NOW SCATTERED THROUGHOUT OUR NATION. THAT THESE BROTHERS CAME TO HALIFAX COUNTY FROM ONE OF THE TIDEWATER COUNTIES IS CERTAIN, BUT THE LENGTH OF THEIR RESIDENCE THERE IS IN DOUBT. IT IS POSSIBLE THAT THEY ARE DESCENDENTS OF THE WILLIAM OR THE ROBERT WHO SETTLED IN NEW KENT IN 1657. A FURTHER THEORY IS THAT THEY ARE COUSINS OF A GRANDSON OF ROBERT TUCK OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, WHO IS SAID TO HAVE COME TO VIRGINIA. THE REMARKABLE SIMILARITY OF THE GIVEN NAMES FOUND IN THE MASSACHUSETTS AND VIRGINIA FAMILIES AND THE PRESENCE IN BOTH OF THE UNUSUAL NAME, MARSTON, WOULD INDICATE A CLOSE RELATIONSHIP. A FAMILY TRADITION, WHICH HAS BEEN FOUND EXISTING IN WIDELY SEPERATED GROUPS OF DESCENDENTS THROUGHOUT THE SOUTH, IS THAT JOHN AND EDWARD TUCK, WITH THEIR PARENTS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY CAME DIRECTLY FROM England. BY MANY, THEY ARE BELIEVED TO HAVE SETTLED IN WHAT IS NOW KING WILLIAM COUNTY, WHERE MOST OF THEM ARE SAID TO HAVE REMAINED WHEN THE BROTHERS LEFT TO MAKE THEIR HOME IN HALIFAX. SUCH UNUSAL NAMES AS BENNET, CARY AND JOSIAH ARE FOUND IN THE EARLY RECORDS OF BOTH THE KING WILLIAM AND THE HALIFAX TUCK'S, SUPPORTING THE BELIEF THAT THE TWO FAMILIES HAVE A COMMON ORIGIN. WHILE IT HAS NOT BEEN PROVED, BUT IT IS THE OPINION OF MANY THAT THE FATHER OF JOHN AND EDWARD ( AND PROBABLY THOMAS TUCK ) WAS ONE BENNET TUCK. IT IS SAID THAT MANY OLDER MEMBERS OF THE FAMILY IN VIRGINIA HAVE FOR YEARS MAINTAINED THIS BELIEF. THAT THERE WAS A PERSON OF THAT NAME WHO COULD HAVE BEEN THE FATHER IS PROVED BY A NOTE IN THE JOURNAL OF THE HOUSE OF BURGESSES ON JUNE 6, 1740 IN WHICH ONE BENNETT TUCK WAS MENTIONED. THE NAME OF HIS WIFE DOES NOT APPEAR, BUT THE FREQUENT USE OF THE NAME CARY IN SUBSEQUENT GENERATIONS MIGHT INDICATE THAT SHE WAS A MEMBER OF THAT FAMILY. ****This is where I did NOT put in that Cary was Bennett's wife - use your own interpretation**** THIS BENNETT TUCK MAY HAVE BEEN THE SAME AS THE BENNETT TUCK, SR. WHO IN 1776, WITH STEPHEN AND ANDREW WADE AND GILBERT AND ANDREW HUNT, SIGNED A COMMUNICATION FROM HALIFAX COUNTY TO THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY (PETITION OF 1776---ARCHIVES DIVISION, VIRGINIA STATE LIBRARY). THE NAME OF BENNETT HAS THROUGHOUT THE YEARS BEEN A POPULAR ONE IN THE TUCK FAMILY. IN THE LINE OF JOHN TUCK ALONE, AT LEAST ONE OF THAT NAME HAS BEEN FOUND IN EVERY GENERATION DOWN TO THE PRESENT, A BENNETT TUCK HAVING BEEN BORN IN GEORGIA IN 1951. THAT THEY WERE BROTHERS OF JOHN AND EDWARD TUCK IS PROBABLE. ONE OF THE MOST LIKELY, AS BEEN SUGGESTED BEFORE, IS THOMAS TUCK, WHO SEEMS TO HAVE BEEN THE FIRST TO ARRIVE IN HALIFAX, AND LATER BECAME SECURITY TO JOHN TUCK WHEN HE WAS MADE EXECUTOR TO THE WILL OF EDWARD TUCK IN 1781. THERE WAS A BENNETT TUCK WHO SERVED IN THE REVOLUTIONARY ARMY TH THE COMPANY OF CAPTAIN WILLIAM MOSELEY, 7TH VIRGINIA REF. (PAYROLL W.D.156,9 ). IT IS POSSIBLE THAT IT WAS HE, WITH A CARY TUCK, WHO APPEARED IN THE CENSUS ROLLS OF KING AND QUEEN COUNTY IN 1783 TO 1838 AND RECORDS OF KING WILLIAM COUNTY IN 1806 AND 1802, RESPECTIVELY. A JOSHIA TUCK FIGURED IN KING WILLIAM RECORDS FROM 1799 TO 1838 AND AN EDWARD TUCK FROM 1779 TO 1808. FINALLY, IN OLD KING WILLIAM HOMES AND FAMILIES (CLARK) IS A REFERENCE TO HANNAH CARY TUCK WHO IN 1809 MARRIED GEORGE BUTLER POLLARD AND WAS THE DAUGHTER OF COLONEL CARY TUCK OF THE REVOLUTIONARY WAR PERIOD. SINCE ALL THESE TUCK'S----THOMAS, BENNETT, CARY AND JOSIAH, WERE CONTEMPORARIES OF JOHN AND EDWARD, AMONG WHOSE DESCENDENTS IN HALIFAX, THEIR NAMES CONSTANTLY RECUR, IT DOES NOT SEEM UNREASONABLE TO SURMISE THAT THEY WERE BROTHERS. * * * * * * * * "ARMS" Argent, a chevron between three greyhounds' heads erased sable. CREST: Three mullets in chevron or. MOTTO: J'AI FAIT DE MON MIEUX. TINCTURES: The shield is of silver. The chevron and the three greyhounds' heads erased are of black. The three mullets (stars) are of gold. The wreath, under the crest, is of alternate twists of silver and black. The helmet is of steel color or silver. The ribbon is of silver, motto lettered in black. ALTHOUGH MANY TUCK'S MIGRATED TO AMERICA IN THE EARLY DAYS AND SETTLED ALONG THE ATLANTIC SEABOARD, OUR BRANCHES LANDED IN JAMESTOWN AND THEN MIGRATED WESTWARD STEP BY STEP TO WHAT IS TODAY HALIFAX AND MECKLENBURG COUNTIES NEAR VIRGILINA, Virginia, USA.