Biography of George Tucker
Lake County, CA Biographies





TUCKER, GEORGE. Was born in Kentucky, April 3, 1812. His father was a farmer, and George lived with him until his death. At the age of fourteen he commenced work in a distillery, which he followed for about eight years. He then engaged in farming for about three years, and then returned to his former occupation, which he followed for about eight years. He then again turned his attention to fanning for about three years, and then again resumed the business of distilling, which he followed for about two years. He then went to Missouri and engaged in farming until 1859, when he crossed the plains with ox teams, arriving in the Sacramento Valley September 15th of that year. He spent about two months in Butte County, and then went to Coloma County and followed farming one season. In September, 1860, he came to Lake County and settled in Scotts Valley, where he engaged in farming until 1864. In November of that year he settled about one mile south of Lakeport, where he has since resided. Since his residence in Lake County he has filled the position of County Surveyor for three terms, and has held the position of Deputy United States Surveyor and Deputy County Surveyor for several years. Mr. Tucker was married in July, 1835, to Miss Eliza Tomlinson, who died in August, 1841, leaving two children, Jeremiah and Laura A.; the former is now deceased. He married secondly, in June, 1847, Miss Joan Yager, who died in the spring of 1856, leaving five living children: John W., Mordecai, Benjamin F., George R., and Frederick N.; and they have lost, George R. and Frederick N., in California. In June, 1856, he was united in marriage, for the third time, with Mrs. Martha C. Shirley, and they have one living child, Joseph M., now a resident of Washington Territory.

From:
History of Napa and Lake Counties, California
Slocum, Bowen & Co., Publishers
San Francisco, California 1881


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