Rucker, Manfred M., was born in Albion, Oswego county, September 21, 1826, a son of Joseph, who died in Sandy
Creek, aged eighty nine. The latter married Sarah R. Merrell for his first wife, January 30, 1806, who died February
15, 1820; their children were Charles C., Sidney M., Julius C., Fidelia Emaline. He married for his second wife
Elinor Stuyvesant, who died at Sandy Creek October 26, 1872; their children were Lewis M., Sarah Jane, Manfred
M., Anna E., Harriet L., Mary F. and Sarah A. The father was a soldier in the war of 1812, and was a tanner and
harness manufacturer. Manfred was educated at Pulaski, and learned his father's trade, opening a shop and harness
store at Sandy Creek in 1852, which he still conducts, it being the largest business of the kind in the county
outside of Oswego; he keeps a large stock of trunks, hand bags, whips, robes, horse clothing, etc. October 17,
1854, he married Amarilla Woodruff, daughter of Wm. Woodruff of Sandy Creek. She died in 1863, leaving two children,
Edmund W. and Fred E.; the latter was drowned at Point Peninsular November 28, 1886, in an effort to save the perishing
crew of the wrecked vessel Comanche. In 1863 Mr. Tucker married second Cornelia K., daughter of Jasper and Filena
Jellett Taylor of Mexico, and their children were Frank A. and Burton A., both living. Frank married Flora B. Newton
and is a druggist at Sandy Creek. Burton is in business with his father and resides at home. Edmund Tucker married
Emma Lucas of Three Mile Bay, Jefferson county. Mr. Tucker is an Odd Fellow.
Landmarks of Oswego County
Edited by: John C. Churchill, LL.D.
Assisted by: H, Perry Smith and W. Stanley Child
Syracuse, N. Y.
D. Mason & Co., Publishers 1895
Oswego County, NY
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