Tucker Families of Barry Co., MO

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Nora Bell (Haddock) & Charles Kennion Tucker  - Benton Co., AR

 Charles & Sarah (Collins) Haddock, Jr.  

Charles & Susan (Meyers/Moyers) (Rumbaugh) Haddock, Jr.  

Charles & "Penny" (Mills) Haddock 's Descendants



Barry County Missouri Pioneers 

Associated Families of Barry County


James and Catherine (Bradley) Tucker

From the photo and family research files of Darla Marbut, published with her permission


During the Civil War, James and his son, Richard, were Privates in Co. B, 24th Reg't MO Inf. or Co I.  James Tucker was at the Pea Ridge Battle, March 7th and 8th, 1962 as an ambulance driver.  He probably took his wounded soldiers to the Elk Horn Tavern as they can used it as a hospital during the Civil War.

Land deeds in Montgomery Co., IL, Book D, Page 190: James bought 40 acres of property from Joseph Alexander for $75 on Jan 16, 1840. Legal Description - SE1/4, NE 1/4, Sec 1 G Twp. 7N, Range 2W Recorded Jan 16, 1840.

Book G, Pages 24-25: James and Catherine sold 61/4 acres of property to Isaac Spenser for $20 on Apr 20, 1847 Legal Description - Part of (same as above) Recorded 7 Oct 1847.

James and Catherine Bradley's marriage license on file. They were married in Hillsboro, Montgomery Co., IL, by Rev. Willis Dodson.

Taken from James Military papers:  Height 5'10", Gray Hair, Hazel eyes, dark complexion, farmer, from Wythe Co., VA, presently from Barry Co., MO.  He was 49 years old on Aug 20, 1861, Rolla, MO.  He was mustered in by Col. E. A.  Carter.


Photo is of James Tucker seated in the chair. From the photo files of Darla Marbut.


On Jan, Feb, Mar, Apr 1862 on detached service listed as mentioned above as an ambulance driver for Surgeon General of the army.

He drove the ambulance through Dec 1863.

He was absent, sick at Union City, Tennessee, Dec 1863 to Feb 1864.  Sick at Columbus, KY Jan 20, 1864 through April 1864.  Sick at Mount City, IL, since Jan 20, 1964 to June 1864.  He rejoined his company and listed in the hospital June 27 1964 to Aug 1864. To Oct 14, 1864.

Last paid Aug 31, 1864.
clothing account:
Last settled Dec 31, 1862
Am't for clothing in kind or money adv'd $38.
Due $100
Remarks:  Transferred from Co H, 24 MO Vols., Jan 1/62 by order Col. Boyd.

He claimed a pension for his services in the Army:
March 16, 1887
Apr 1, 1891 he received $2  a month
Oct 4, 1899 received $12 a month

Some of the people who spoke up for James to get his pension increases were:

James Faulkner, James E. A. Ball, J.C. Baker, James A. Lewis, F. M. Tucker, William Boyer, J. J. Wallen, John Little (M.D.) Jacob Miller, Jeremiah Miller, C.C. Lewis, George Reed.

George Reed lived a neighbor to James Tucker since 1849 and was in the same regiment as James.  Gary Russell Ball lives on the spot of the old Tucker house and Buford Ball lives on the George Reed farm.

Major Battles of the 24th:
Pea Ridge Mar 7, 8, 1862
Licking, MO May 26, 1862
Pittman's Ferry, AR Oct 27, 1862
Van Buren, MO Dec 28, 1862
Mill Creek Bridge, MO Apr 24, 1863
Reelfoot Lake, TN August 16, 1863
Little Rock, AR Sep 10, 1863
Fort DeRussy, LA Mar 14, 1864
Pleasant Hill, LA Apr 9, 1864
Jenkins Ferry, AR Apr 30, 1864
Yellow Bayou, LA May 18, 1864
Lake Chicot, AR Jun 6, 1864
Tupelo, MS Jul 14, 1864
Mineral Point, MO Sep 27, 1864
Franklin, TN, Nov 30, 1864
Nashville, TN Dec 15, 16, 1864

James Tucker was with Co B during most of these battles except the one in Franklin Tn Nov 30, 1864 and Nashville, TN, Dec 15,16,1864 as he was muster-out in Oct 14, 1864

Taken from the Cassville Republican Paper, Barry Co., MO March 10, 1896.  A sketch of one of Roaring River's Oldest Citizens.

"Near Roaring River you will find an old, gray-bearded gentlemen who is known throughout southeastern part of the county.

Agreeable to request, Mr. Tucker, kindly furnished the following interesting sketch of his life:  "I was born in With (Wythe) Co. West VA, near what was called the Iron Mountain.  My father left there when I was about 9 years old (1822) and went to Roane Co., TN.  He then moved in the year of 1834 to Montgomery Co., IL.  I there became acquainted with a girl by the name of Catherine Bradley and married her.  I lived with her about 55 years, during which time was born to us 11 children, since which time she died and left me.  I left Illinois in the spring of 49 and came to Barry County and have been here ever since except during the war (Civil War).  "When I came here it was a wild country, and very thinly settled.  There were about ten houses on Roaring River and on one on the side borders nearer than Butlers Creek and Rock Creek and Washburn and Cassville, were our only trading points in the county.  There was one weekly horse mail from Cassville to Carrollton, AK and no post office between Cassville and Berryville, AR at that time.

There was one voting place on White River at what is known as the Green Easley, place.  We had a little Baptist Church here held under a shed.  We had plenty of game of all kinds - bear, deer, turkey and all sorts of small game.  There was one little pole school house in the township just high enough to walk in and not reach too high and every man paid for all his own scholars as we had no school money and we did not have much school.

So things rocked along as one might suppose till the 25th day of July, 1961.  That night I left - the only time I ever run away and I did that to escape the Johnnies, Parson Sellers and his outfit tried to catch me and did surround my house.  But they failed to take me in, so I went on to General Lyon's camp, a little west of Springfield, MO  (If the Southern Army thought you were sympathetic to the North, they tried to kill you.)  (The same was true on the other side as well) With others from there I went to Rolla and enlisted in the 2nd MO INF and served 3 years and two months.  I was honorably discharged at St. Louis, MO and in the fall of 65 I came back home and have been here on this place ever since.  (His papers are in the Tucker notebook also his pension papers found by Richard Brattain and given to me by Jeanette Ponder.)

I was born the 25th day of December 1813.  My age is 83 next Christmas.  My health is extra good for the age.  I never had a paper served on me stronger than a summons for a grand jury in my life, so I think I never did anything very bad or anything very good so far.  I have been a farmer all of my life, am financially poor and a poor manager too.  (He homesteaded several acres, copies of papers in notebook.)

Concerning the last statement, it might be well to add that Mr. Tucker's hospitality, for which he has a wide reputation, did not permit him to retain as much of his wealth as he might otherwise have done.

James Tucker lived in the Roaring River, Township on what is now the Herman Ball farm in Munsey, James's son Richard Tucker, also served in the Civil War with his father. The family of James and Catharine Bradley are to follow: Sarah, Richard, (A Judge of Barry Co, and served also in the Civil War.) Mary, James, Cynthia, William, Francis (Frank) and Marada Catharine.  Three other children, I have not their names.  James, was called Grandpap, to his family and friends.  James Tucker passed away December 9, 1901, is buried not far from his home he loved so dearly in the Munsey Cemetery, beside his wife Catharine.  She passed away, 1892.  They were one of the first to unite in the Roaring River Baptist Church, after it was organized.


Robert "Bob" was the son of Francis and Emma (Emily) Thornton Tucker of Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO. The owner of photo is Jim and Gary Ball.

From the photo files of Joy Guentert

Francis "Frank" Tucker married Emma Thornton and to this union was born 11 children:  Dollie Jane Tucker, (Mrs. Finas Ball), Charley, Rose, Sarah, Crissie, Effie (Mrs. William Farwell), Rebecca, Frank, James Robert (Bob), Oliver, and Everret.  Frank and Emma lived in Eagle Rock and are buried in the Munsey Cemetery.  


Descendants of Francis Marion Tucker

1 Francis Marion Tucker 1854 - 1908 b: August 07, 1854 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri d: March 06, 1908 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., Missouri  +Emma F. Thornton 1855 - 1929 b: October 05, 1855 in Berryville, Carroll Co., Arkansas d: February 03, 1929 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., Missouri m: August 30, 1874 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Dolly Jane Tucker 1875 - 1964 b: June 27, 1875 in Barry County, Missouri d: May 21, 1964 in Cassville, Barry Co., MO Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., MO +Finas Newton Ball 1871 - 1956 b: May 23, 1871 in Barry County, Missouri d: March 30, 1956 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., MO m: November 09, 1892 in Barry County, Missouri

2 Rose Marada Tucker 1876 - 1924 b: September 10, 1876 in Barry Co., Missouri d: April 03, 1924 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Roaring River Community, Barry Co., MO  +George Rittenhour Haddock 1875 - 1959 b: January 29, 1875 in Walnut Grove, Capps Creek, Barry Co., Missouri d: December 17, 1959 in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Roaring River Community, Barry Co., MO m: June 20, 1898 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Charles Kennion Tucker 1879 - 1962 b: January 31, 1879 in Eagle Rock, Barry, Missouri d: August 17, 1962 in Gravette, Benton Co., Arkansas Burial: Maysville Cemetery, Benton Co., AR  +Nora Bell Haddock 1882 - 1960 b: September 22, 1882 in Barry Co., Missouri d: May 03, 1960 in Gravette, Benton Co., Arkansas Burial: Maysville Cemetery, Benton Co., AR m: October 22, 1899 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri

2 Sarah E. Tucker 1880 - 1884 b: December 20, 1880 in Barry County, Missouri d: January 14, 1884 in Barry County, Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., MO

2 Crissie Belle Tucker 1883 - b: January 12, 1883 in Barry County, Missouri  +Marion Henry Joseph Phillips 1883 - b: Abt. 1883 m: Abt. 1903 in Barry Co., MO

2 Effie Tucker 1885 - b: October 19, 1885 in Barry County, Missouri  +William Farwell 1885 - b: Abt. 1885 m: Abt. 1905 in Barry Co., Missouri

2 Rebecca Tucker 1887 - 1967 b: December 1887 in Barry County, Missouri d: 1967 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri  +John Harmon Easley 1886 - 1970 b: August 26, 1886 in Barry County, Missouri d: June 01, 1970 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Missouri m: November 20, 1905 in Barry County, Missouri

2 Franklin Tucker 1891 - b: May 25, 1891 in Barry County, Missouri

2 James Robert Tucker 1893 - 1967 b: July 24, 1893 in Barry County, Missouri d: Abt. 1967 in Barry Co., Missouri  +Mahula Smith 1893 - b: Abt. 1893 d: in Barry Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1913 in Barry County, Missouri

2 Oliver Olen Tucker 1895 - 1920 b: September 25, 1895 in Barry County, Missouri d: Aft. 1920 in Barry Co., Missouri  +Josie Ardelia Preddy 1895 - 1920 b: Abt. 1895 d: Aft. 1920 in Barry Co., Missouri m: Abt. 1915 in Barry Co., MO

2 Everett O. Tucker 1897 - b: October 26, 1897 in Barry County, Missouri d: in Barry Co., Missouri Burial: Munsey Cemetery, Barry Co., MO +Harriet Patton 1897 - b: Abt. 1897 *2nd Wife of Everett O. Tucker:  +Theo Fay James 1902 - b: 1902 m: Abt. 1918 in Barry Co., MO


Rose Tucker married George Rittenhour Haddock, and the next photo is of Everett and Ol Tucker, from the photo files of Darla Marbut and Kathy Tucker.



James Tucker was an ambulance driver most of his service from Jn 1862 in Co. B. 24th Reg't Missouri Inf.  He had started out in Co H for Nov and Dec 1861.

Apr 10, 1863 was sick in Post Hospital in Rolla, MO.

Sick at Union City, Tennessee Dec 22 1863 Jan and Feb 1864. 

Sick at Columbus, KY Jan 20, 1864 through April 1864. 

Sick at Mount City, IL Jan 20 to June 1864.  Was mustered out Oct 14, 1864.

According to his military papers he was 5 foot 10 inches tall, gray hair, Hazel eyes and dark complexion.  He was a farmer.

Cassville Republican, 1901, Dec 12, One by one the old comrades pass away.  We are just informed of the death of Grandpa Tucker, who died at his son's Judge Richard Tucker's near Golden on the 8th, inst.  He was an old soldier and leaves a host of relatives and friends in this part of the country.  He was 89 years old and was laid to rest in Munsey Cemetery by the side of his wife who died with heart trouble a few years ago.

Geneva Indermuehle shared this: I believe Grandmother Dollie Ball told us that during the Civil War when the bushwhackers roamed the area, they attempted setting fire to the original old Tucker house. Obviously they did not succeed but she said this did create some damage to the house. Also sometime during the war days the bushwhackers took some of the Tucker family horses. One was a mare with a young colt. In their hurry to get away, the bushwhackers neglected to think of the colt or maybe did not realize she had one.  Needless to say, the mare got away and found her way home to her baby.

1860 Federal Population Schedules, Barry Co., MO, Roaring River Twp, house # 106, Tucker, James age 56, born in VA, farmer; wife Catherine, age 53, born in KY; Catherine, Jr., age 14, born in MO; Eliza, age 12, born in MO; Francis M., age 15, [male] born in MO; and in the house was Baker, Adaline, age 25, born in TN.

1880 Federal Population Schedules, Barry Co., MO, Roaring River Twp, James Tucker, age 66, VA, farmer, VA, VA; Catharine Tucker, wife, age 63, KY, keeping house, NC   --- ; James Louis, listed as a grandson, age 19, MO, at home, MO, IL;  Martha Cooper, other, single, female, white, age 36,  AR, boarder, VT, TN. Ref: Census Place Roaring River, Barry, Missouri; [Family History Library Film 1254672;  NA Film Number T9-0672; Page Number 324C.]

Darla stated that Patsey Ball Pettigrew shared information about a letter written by her Aunt Martha Reed (Finas Ball's half-sister). It was a letter about her memories of James Tucker (the homesteader) and is given her with her permission.

James Tucker Story - by Darla Marbut

"Just when the Tuckers came into his life (speaking of her father George Reed) I do not know, but they James "Jim" Tucker and her family were friends before the war (Civil War). Uncle Jim Tucker as we were taught to call him in our early childhood. If I remember rightly Uncle Jim's wife was called Gran. When I was about 6 years of age (she was born Dec 31, 1886) on a hot afternoon we were visiting Uncle Jim Tucker. His wife had died quite suddenly not too long before. She had been getting ready to take some fryer size chickens to a little store operated by a man named Sweeten or Sweetner that lived where the two graves are in the garden. We knew it then as the Russell Place (Milo Buter and Nicey Haddock Russell, the two graves where theirs).

Gran Tucker (Catharine) stooped over to catch a fryer that was in a coop to tie its feet together and fell dead. She had some blue and white calico strips to tie their feet. That coop and strings fascinated me very much.

Uncle Jims youngest daughter "Sis" and her family lived with him. Laura, Ollie, Alice (Wallen family) were my closest school girl friends until long after we were grown ... Bill and Jim. We had played until we were pretty well worn out, when Uncle Jim called us into rest. He was going to serve us Julips. Just what a Julip was, I hadn't the faintest idea. But he had drawn up fresh cool water, had a saucer for each of us children in some was crushed mint, some crushed tansy over which he poured sweetened whisky diluted with water. I tasted my first whiskey. I did not like it. The other children drank theirs and asked for more." (Reed girl)


Copyright by Darla Marbut with all rights reserved,

Printed and edited with the permission from Darla Marbut

Written, September 4, 2000

James Tucker was born December 25, 1813 in the West most tip of Virginia near the Iron Mountains in Wythe Co. Virginia. He was the son of Robert Tucker, Sr., born 1775-1785 in Virginia and Mary Pierman born 1794 in Virginia. Mary’s father was Michael Pierman.
It is thought by the Tucker researchers that Robert Tucker Sr.’s father was Lewallen Tucker. The reason is that the daughter-in-law of Robert Tucker Sr., and wife of Robert Tucker Jr., Nancy Jerden wrote it in a letter. (Copy of letter on file.) James’s brothers and sisters were Mariman, William, Elizabeth, Robert Jr., Mary, Michael, Fannie, Jathina, Mahalia, Susan and Cynthia. The census and the birth places of the children indicate that the family left Virginia sometime after the birth of Robert Jr. In 1823 and the time Mary was born in 1827 in Roane Co., Tennessee. (In an interview of James Tucker, he stated they left Virginia for Roane Co., Tennessee when he was About 9 years old.) In the fall of 1834 the family moved to Montgomery Co., IL, living in the Fillmore and South Fillmore Townships. (This information is based on the research of Richard Brattain.) Richard Brattin thought that Robert Tucker Sr., was related to the Tucker lines in the south/south-west Virginia prior to 1800. There are many variations of the name Lewallen such as Lewelling, Luallen, LuAllen, LewAllen. Also one of his descendants went by a shorten version of Allen even though his name was Lewallen.
In B. DeRoy Beale’s book Tucker Trails Through Southside Virginia, page 211, there is a Lewallen Tucker given in the text. This Lewallen Tucker was on the Pittsylvania Co., VA, personal tax records in 1789-1790 but not on Land Tax Records. Also Merrymonwright Tucker appeared on the Personal Tax Records in 1789-90, Colston Tucker in 1815-1820, and Edmond Tucker in 1820. On the Land Tax Records, Colson Tucker held 100 acres on Sandy Creek, 1822-1826. (Lewis Tucker’s older brother William Tucker owned land in Pittsylvania Co., VA. Beginning in 1779, and died there about 1804.) Pittsylvania Co., VA, may have once been a part of Wythe Co., VA, and is presently located one county away from Wythe Co.
On page 191 of the same book, Lewelling (Lew) Tucker, son of George Tucker, Sr. and 2nd wife Catherine [surname not given] born about 1767 in Amelia Co., VA, married about 1788 in Lunenburg Co., Ursulla Pettipool.

Since “Lewallen” Tucker married in Halifax in 1808, and “Lewelling” Tucker of Lunenburg still had wife Ursula in 1809 (DB 22-57), they do not appear to be one and the same person. They may be father and son, but this was not further researched by Beale.
Therefore, Richard Brattain’s suggestion that our Tucker’s might be connected with those mentioned in Beale’s book seems to be likely. Further research is needed to confirm what Nancy Jerden Tucker wrote in her letter. That Lew Allen is Robert Sr.’s father, Robert Jr.'s grandfather and James Tucker’s great grandfather. If you have record that might help with this issue then please send a message to Donna Cooper with the available e-mail address at the bottom of this page. And she will forward your message to me.
James’ father, Robert Tucker Sr.’s death date and place have not been found, he probably made the moved from Roane Co., Tennessee to Montgomery Co., IL and died between 1835-40. Mary was listed as head of household in 1840. They lived in or near VanBurensburg … southeast corner of Montgomery Co. (From research of Richard Brattain)
James Tucker married Catharine Bradley June 6, 1836. (Copy of certificate on file). Her father was Richard Bradley and Sarah______. James and Catharine were married in Montgomery Co., IL, June 6, 1836 by Willis Dodson, preacher of the Gospel.
James and Catharine left Illinois in 1849 according to an interview James gave a reporter in the Cassville Republican Paper, Mar 10, 1896. James would have been 36 years old. He first went to Arkansas between 49 and 50. He moved from Arkansas to Missouri 1850. James’ and Catharine’s first child Sarah was born about 1839 in Illinois, the 2nd child, Richard was born Jan 18, 1842 in Illinois, the 3d child Mary was born about 1844 in Illinois, the 4th child James was born 1845 in Illinois, the 5th child Cynthia was born August 14, 1847 in Illinois, the 6th child, William born December 18, 1849 in Arkansas, the 7th child Francis was born August 7, 1854 in Missouri, the 8th child, Marada Catherine was born Jan 13, 1857 in Missouri, and the 9th child, Eliza Catharine was born June 10, 1859 in Missouri. In the interview he said they had eleven children. There must be two babies that didn’t live. There is a five year difference between when William was born in 1849 and Francis born in 1854, so there was probably another baby born here. At the time that they stopped in Arkansas for awhile, the baby could have been born, and maybe died and buried there.
Marada Catherine has 1855 on her tombstone in Fairland, Oklahoma Cemetery. Therefore either Francis Tucker’s Aug 7, 1854 or Marada Catherine Tucker Wallen’s date on tombstone of 1855 is wrong. Because the Wallen’s were separated from the main Tucker family and so probably any available records, they were giving were based what they remembered.  Listed on the Federal Census, Marada Catherine Tucker was given as born in 1857. The next child Eliza Catharine was born in 1859. It would seem the spacing is more correct for 1857. There may another child after this one that died. If so it would probably be buried in the Munsey Cemetery (Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO.)
When James Tucker came to Barry County, MO, to live along the near by Roaring River near what is now Eagle Rock, it was a wild country, and very thinly settled. There were about ten houses on Roaring River. They only place they could trade was at Cassville over 15 miles away. There was one weekly horse mail from Cassville going through to Arkansas. There was one voting place on White River on the Green Berry Easley place. Church was held in a shed. There were all sorts of game such as deer, turkey, small games.
It has often been said that there was a road that followed the Roaring River from what is now Roaring River State Park to Eagle Rock. There was an old road that left Cassville and went through what is now the Horner community and came into the back side (East) of the Roaring River State Park. Perhaps this is the trail the man delivering mail took and many of the early families on their way to buy supplies.
James and Catharine’s homestead was in three 40 acres, Township 21, Range 26, Section 8, and two in Section 7. It is still owned by a family connection, Gary Ball. [Information given with permission.] It is just a short distance from where they built their home to the Roaring River. When Gary’s father and he tore down the last old two story white clap board house, he said there were signs of there having been 3 houses built in the same spot. They took the original chimney stones and made a wall, flowerbed and walkway with them. The stones were cut there on the place. Some that were not used are still in the field back of the present day house.
The following is from the March 10, 1896 - Cassville Republican Newspaper interview as told to the reporter by James Tucker: “So things rocked along as one might suppose till the 25th day of July 1861. That night I left – the only time I ever run away and I did that to escape the Johnnies (Darla's Note: Confederate Recruiters and Bushwhackers). Parson Sellers and his outfit tried to catch me and did surround my house. But they failed to take me in, so I went on to General Lyon’s camp, a little west of Springfield, MO. With others from there I went to Rolla and enlisted in the 24th MO Inf. And served 3 years and two months, son Richard Tucker also enlisted. It is not know if he went with his father that night but probably did. Any boy old enough to carry a gun was taken and forced into the army on either side of the Civil War. If they refused to go they could be killed. The homes were robbed and woman and children were left to starve." It is told that Catharine had a secret place she hid things to keep them from being stolen. She probably hid out food as well. If the Armies on both sides didn’t get their food and property, outlaws called bushwhackers would take advantage of them and take what was left. The families left behind were in constant danger not only from the armies, bushwhackers, but from starvation. James was listed in Co B, 24th Reg’t MO Inf. 

As mentioned in early text and above he drove an ambulance during most of his service. He was in the battle of Pea Ridge, Arkansas, Mar 7th and 8th, 1862, Licking, MO May 26th, 1862, Pittman’s Ferry, AR Oct 27,th 1864, Van Buren, MO, Dec 28th, 1862, Mill Creek Bridges, MO Apr 24th, 1863, Reelfoot Lake, TN Aug 16th, 1863, Fort DeRussy, LA Mar 14th, 1864, Pleasant Hill, LA Apr 9th, 1864, Jenkins Ferry, AR April 30th, 1864, Yellow Bayou, LA May 18th, 1864, Lake Chicot, AR Jun 6th, 1864, Tupelo, MS Jul 14, 1864, Mineral Point, MO, Sep 27, 1864. The 24th fought two more major battles after James was “mustered out” in Oct 1864 ...  Franklin, TN Nov 30th, 1864 and Nashville, TN Dec 15th, 1864.

James Tucker returned to farming after his service in the Civil War but was to suffer with occurring health problems the rest of his life. He received a disability pension in his older days. There is a story told my a family connection that James Tucker was a friendly man to all and liked to be hospitable when company came. A family story has it that Catharine was catching chickens to sell when she fell dead July 24, 1891. She was 75 years old. She is buried in the Munsey Cemetery not too far from where she lived all those years. She and James had been married 55 years.

James lived another ten more years, dying Dec 9, 1901, and was just a few days short of being 89 years old. He left behind a large family whose descendants have scattered all over the United States. Although there are none by the surname of Tucker left at Eagle Rock, there are still quite a few people living in the county who are named Tucker and who are his descendants.  James Tucker is buried beside his wife Catharine in the Munsey Cemetery, Barry County, MO.
Their Children:
1. Sarah Tucker born 1839 in IL md. 1st md. Abraham Lewis 2nd md. John Smith, 3rd married Joe Hill, and 4th a Mr. Morrison.
2. Richard Tucker born Jan 18, 1842 in IL md. Martha Lewis
3. Mary Tucker born 1844 in IL md. Shadrick Johnson
4. James Tucker born 1845 in IL md. Eliza Adaline Lewis
5. Cynthia Tucker born Aug 14, 1847 in IL md. Jasper M. Smith
6. William Tucker born December 18, 1849 in AR md. Milly Wallen
7. Francis “Frank” Tucker born Aug 7, 1854 in MO md. Emma “Emily” A. Thornton
8. Marada Catherine Tucker born Jan 13, 1857 in MO md. Edward Stevenson Wallen
9. Eliza Catharine Tucker born June 10, 1859 md. W. M. Simons
There are two others who are believed to died as infants, probably one in Arkansas and one in Missouri.


The Tucker and Farwell Family

1 Effie Tucker 1885 - 1974 d: June 1974 b: October 19, 1885 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., Mo +William Farwell 1879 - 1966 d: August 14, 1966 m: August 06, 1904 in Barry Co., Mo b: October 26, 1879 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO
2 Lloyd Monroe Farwell 1905 - b: June 01, 1905 +Lydia Vollmer 1904 - m: April 24, 1923 in American Falls, ID b: June 22, 1904 in Odessa, Russia *2nd Wife of Lloyd Monroe Farwell: +Juanita m: July 03, 1983
2 Ralph Farwell 1906 - 1986 d: February 19, 1986 b: November 21, 1906 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO +Lenore M. Steinlicht - 1986 d: February 12, 1986 m: November 21, 1928 in American Falls, ID
2 Ollen Francis Farwell 1909 - b: December 03, 1909 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO +Mary Nelson 1915 - m: June 02, 1936 b: December 04, 1915 in Rockland, WY
2 Evva Bratrice Farwell 1912 - 2004 d: September 20, 2004 b: December 06, 1912 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO +James Kelly Kinnersley - 1942 d: June 14, 1942 m: June 04, 1936 *2nd Husband of Evva Bratrice Farwell: +E. Leo Seifert m: September 17, 1973
2 Albert Morse Farwell 1918 - b: July 20, 1918 in Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO +Georgia Mae Horne 1926 - b: November 05, 1926 in Powell, WY
2 Edna Alberta Farwell 1926 - b: March 06, 1926 in American Falls, ID +Carol Galvin

EMALINE (EMMA, EMILY) THORNTON TUCKER  -  OBITUARY - From the family research files of Joy Guentert

Mrs. Emily Thornton Tucker was born October 6, 1855. She departed this life February 3, 1929, at the age of 73 years, 3 months and 28 days. She was married to Frank Tucker over 50 years ago. To this union was born 11 children, nine of whom survive her. One child died in infancy, another daughter, Mrs. George (Rose) Haddock, preceded her about five years ago. She was converted early in life and united with the Baptist Church. She lived a consistent Christian life, was a good mother and loved by all who knew her. She was taken to the Muncey School House where an impressive funeral service was held, conducted by Bro. Nan Baker. Six of her grandsons were pallbearers. They were Richard and Paul Tucker, Ernest and Lois Haddock, Norman and Alvis Ball. Mrs. Ada Curry and Miss Lucy Smith were flower girls. A large crowd gathered to pay their last respects to a highly-respected citizen. The song service was conducted by the Eagle Rock singing class. Mrs. Dona Cornell was the leader.

She leaves to mourn her loss nine children, 52 grandchildren, 29 great grandchildren and a host of friends. Her children are C. K. Tucker; Mrs. John Easley, Gravette, AR; Mrs. Henry Phillips, Story, AR; Mrs. William Farwell, American Falls, ID; Oliver Tucker, Cassville, MO; Mrs. Finis Ball, Frank, Bob, and Everett Tucker, Eagle Rock, MO. All [of her children were] present at the funeral except Mrs. Henry Phillips. Her remains were laid by the side of her husband in the Muncey Cemetery. The bereaved ones have our heartfelt sympathy. By Mrs. Dona Cornell (Nora Belle's sister) [From The Republican, Cassville, MO]

OBITUARY - From the family research files of Joy Guentert

Frank M. Tucker died at his home in Roaring River, Friday (1908), following an illness of several weeks. He was born August 1, 1854. He would have been 54 in August.

He is the son of James and Catherine (Bradley) Tucker and the brother of Judge Richard Tucker who preceded him to the grave. He was one of nine children who were born and raised on the farm which was settled by his father, one of the pioneers of Barry County.

He is survived by his wife, Emily Thornton Tucker, and ten children; five sons and five daughters: C. K., Oliver, Frank, Bob, and Everett Tucker, Mrs. John Easley, Mrs. Henry Phillips, Mrs. William (Effie) Farwell, Mrs. Finis (Dollie Jane) Ball, and Mrs. George R. (Rose) Haddock.

RANSOM HADDOCK - OBITUARY - From the family research files of Joy Guentert

(Father of Nora Belle Haddock Tucker) PIONEER RESIDENT OF COUNTY DIED TODAY Ransom Haddock Spent All Eighty-Eight Years Of Life In County Ransom Haddock, 88, died at his home in Exeter, MO, about 4:00 a.m. this morning, January 21, 1941. Haddock was a native and lifelong resident of Barry County and has 150 living descendants.

He was born near Pierce City, MO, December 19, 1852, the son of Charles and Susan Haddock, who were among the earliest settlers of Barry County. He is survived by four sons, Alford and Charles two of Exeter; George of Butterfield, MO; and J. Luther of Sprague River, OR; four daughters, Mrs. Nora Belle Tucker of Gravette, AR; Mrs. Martha Linebarger of Exeter; Mrs. Minnie Thompson, and Mrs. Dona Cornell of Eagle Rock, MO; one brother, Alonzo Haddock of Monett, MO, and 59 grandchildren and 83 great grandchildren.

Haddock became a member of the Roaring River Baptist Church 74 years ago and served many years as a deacon before moving to Exeter. Funeral services will be held at 2:30 p.m. Wednesday afternoon at the Exeter Baptist Church with Rev. Charles Vanzandt officiating. Burial will be in the Maplewood Cemetery near Exeter, under the direction of Barr and Blankenship.

For more reading go to the links given below.

William Simpson was born in Warrick Co., IN, died Camden, Cape Girardeau Co., MO and his wife Louisa Bristow died in LeFlore Co., OK, Louisa's parents were born in IL and likely were William and Sarah.]  William H. & Louisa (Bristow) Simpson  Louisa was the third wife of Alfred Reed, the father of the above mention George Reed.

Another page that has more on the Tucker family and their connection to the Haddock family is this one: Tucker Families of Benton County, AR - Listed are Nora Bell (Haddock) & Charles Kennion Tucker of Benton Co., AR and family. Nora Bell was the daughter of Richard Ransom Haddock and his wife Sarah Browning. She was the grand daughter of Charles and Susan (Meyers) Rumbaugh Haddock.

The Easley Family of Eagle Rock, Barry Co., MO, and their connection to many of the early families of that area.

The William Valentine Ball Family of Barry Co., MO - Many connections to Barry County.


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