http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/t/u/c/Rosemary-A-Tuck/GENE5-0002.html#CHILD2 JOHN2 TUCK, SR. (BENNETT1) was born Abt. 1730 in Prince Edward County, Virginia or England (Source: E-MAIL - Paddy Lorenz.), and died August 10, 1801 in Halifax County, Virginia. He married MARY POWELL 1757 in Halifax County, Virginia, daughter of EDWARD POWELL and ELIZABETH. She was born August 12, 1733 in Bristol Parish, King George County, and died May 23, 1828 in Halifax County, Virginia.
Notes for JOHN TUCK, SR.: John Tuck, I, was born about 1730, either in England or in one of the coastal counties of Virginia. From the tide-water section, probably that part of King & Queen County which later became King William Co., he came about 1750 to Halifax County. There in 1757 he was married to Mary Powell, daughter of Edward & Elizabeth Powell (see Edward Powell) who was born 12 August 1733 in Bristol Parish, King George Co. and died 23 May 1828 in Halifax County. She left a considerable estate which was administered by her son Richard Tuck.
It appears that John Tuck at first made his home near Halifax Court House, but later moved to the southern part of the county, settling in the Red Bank District on Blue Wing Creek and naming his home "Blue Wing". He acquired quite a lot of land throughout the years. Among his holdings were: 324 A. on Wynn's Creek, bought in 1761; 400 A on Aaron's Creek, in 1774; 250 A on Difficult Creek, in 1780; and the following Land Grants from the Commonwealth of Virginia, signed by Beverly Randolph, Lieut. Gov,: 1 June 1782 - 258 A. on branches of Difficult Creek, adj. lands of Joseph Pulliam; 31 May 1787 - 478 A on draughts of Blue Wing Creek, adj lands of Street, Andrew, etc. 1 June 1787 - 400 A. on draughts of Aaron's Creek adj. county line & his own land. 28 March 1788 - 400 A. on draughts of Aaron's Creek, beginning at Field's Order line.
His descendants are numerous and widely scattered throughout our nation. However, large numbers of them are to be found in Virginia, many of whom are in Halifax County. In 1945 a great-great-great grandson living in that county, William Munford Tuck, was elected Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia. The will of John Tuck, executed 7 January 1801 and recorded 28 Sept. 1801 in Halifax County Court House, has been lost. The copy as it appears on the records is reproduced below:
WILL OF JOHN TUCK (I) IN THE NAME OF GOD AMEN, this 7th day of January in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and One, I John Tuck of Halifax County being in a declining state of health but in sense and memory thanks be to God knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die, do make this my last will and testament that is to say principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and my body to the earth to be buried at the discretion of my Executors nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same by the mighty power of God and as touching such worldly estate where with it hath pleased God to bless me with in this life, I give and dispose of the same in the following manner and form.
First my will and desire is that all my just debts be justly paid.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter, SARY RAKESTRAW to her and to her heirs forever the sum of 58 pounds which she has already had.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter ELIZABETH JONES and all her heirs forever the sum of 30 pounds which she has already had.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son EDWARD TUCK 63 pounds to him and his heirs forever which he has already had.
Item, I give and bequeath unto my daughter MARY FLETCHER the sum of 21 pounds to her and her heirs forever which she has already had.
Item, I give and bequeath to my son ESRY TUCK the sum of 30 pounds to him and his heirs forever which he has already had.
Item, to my daughter ACHSA the sum of 22 pounds to her and her heirs forever which she has already had.
Item, I give to my son ROBERT TUCK the sum of 37 pounds to him and his heirs forever which he has already had.
Item, I give unto my son RICHARD TUCK the sum of 41 pounds to him and his heirs forever which he has already had.
Item, I give to my son BENJAMIN (BENNETT II) TUCK the sum of 52 pounds to him and his heirs forever which he has already received.
Item, I give to my son Richard Tuck one small tract of land on Blue Wing Creek adjoining James Avery and Joseph Pinson to th amount of 18 pounds of the aforementioned sum.
Item, I give to my son JOHN TUCK 74 acres of land on the East side of the North fork adjoining James Avery, Ned Tuck to him and his heirs forever to the value of 20 pounds.
Item, I give to my daughter JANE PINSON the sum of 16 pounds ten shillings to her and her heirs forever which she has already received.
Item, I give to my son DAVID TUCK th tract of land where I now live being 275 acres to be taken in posession at the death of his mother, valued to 25 pounds to him and his heirs forever.
Item, I lend to my beloved wife, MARY TUCK the land and plantation where I now live during her natural life. I also lend to my wife 2 negroes to wit; Phil & Beck, during her natural life. I also lend to my beloved wife my stock of horses, cattle, sheep and hogs together with all my household and kitchen furniture together with all my working tools of every sort and dimension what-so-ever during her natural life and at her decease to be sold to the highest bidder by my Executors the money arising therefrom to be applied to make my several children equal according to this my last will and testament and if an overplus be left to be equally divided between by whole 12 children or their heirs above mentioned.
Item, I also lend to by beloved wife all bonds, bids, notes or accounts whatsoever sect or denomination.
My will and desire is that my will and estate be not appraised. I do hereby revoke and disclaim all wills heretofore made by me.
I do hereby appoint Nathan Fletcher & Bennet Tuck [most likely the right name for the Benjamin Tuck named prior in the will], whole and sole Executors of this my will and testament in witness hereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal in the year of our Lord Eighteen Hundred and One in presence of and signed, sealed and delivered this 7th day of January in presence of: Test. Samuel Ward Francis Foard his John Tuck (Seal) William (X) Thackston. Mark ***Note*** It is unfortunate that the original of John Tuck's will is lost, for an error was undoubtedly made in copying the name Bennett Tuck as Benjamin Tuck. Robert Tuck (1815-1904), a grandson of John Tuck, knew personally all of his uncles and in 1998 gave to his son, Wilburn Judson Tuck, a list of their names. In this list was Bennett but no Benjamin. Moreover, this Robert Tuck left Virginia in his nineteenth year, joining in Georgia his Uncle Bennett Tuck who had married in Virginia Susannah Pinson; his Aunt Jane Tuck, who had married in Virginia. Boyd Pinson, a brother of Susannah; and his sister Prudence Tuck who had married in Virginia her first cousin, Eli Boyd Tuck, a son of Bennett and Susannah Tuck. As a final bit of evidence that a mistake was made in copying the name, it may be added that the name Benjamin Tuck appears nowhere else in contemporary records of Halifax County. Starting with John TUCK, b1730, three of his children are involved in the following description of a number of Phaltiel TUCKs: Edward "Ned" TUCK b. 10 Dec 1762 who md Nancy WINFREY;
Mary TUCK b. 12 Jan 1765 who md Nathan FLETCHER;
and Richard TUCK b. 29 Dec 1795 who md Mary Jane DEWBERRY
More About John D Tuck: Date born 2: 1730, England, Halifax, VA.373 Date born 3: 1730, England, Halifax, VA.373 Died 2: 10 Aug 1801373 Died 3: 10 Aug 1801373
More About John D Tuck and Mary D Powell: Marriage: 1757, Halifax County, VA.374