Biography of Smith Tucker
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Tucker, Smith, was born on the farm where he now resides, June 19, 1825. Eleazer Tacker, his father, was born in Connecticut, and came to the town of Avoca about 1820, where he took up land and cleared a farm of 150 acres He was a millwright by trade, and came two years in advance of his family and built a saw mill on what is called Twelve Mile Creek. He later built a mill at Blood's Corner, from there he went to Texas, returned, and at seventy years of age returned to Texas and the family have never heard from him since. He married Elizabeth Wood of Dutehess county, by whom he has these children: Harriet. Ira, Phoebe, Amos, Smith, and Elizabeth. Smith Tucker was engaged in farming and lumbering for nine years, and since that time has devoted his time to farming. He married Hannah Folwell of Avoca, by whom he had these children: Bayard T. and Gaylord C. Mrs. Tucker died in 1859, and he married for his present wife, Jemima R. Roberts of Avoca.

From:
Landmarks of Steuben County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Harlo Hakes
Assisted by: L. C. Aldrich and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1896


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