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* Tucker/Sullivan: Our Missouri, Kentucky, and Illinois Roots*

Updated November 18, 2000

Welcome! We are fairly new to the world of genealogy, having only been searching in earnest during the past year, but have always been interested in "our roots". Since beginning our geneaological journey, we have met some very wonderful people and have even met several cousins on both sides of the family, some who have become not only "found relatives" but are now considered friends as well.

On the Tucker side of the family, the major names we are researching include:

The Tucker family of Southeast Missouri and Southern Illinois.
The Greenley family of Southern Illinois.
The Mattingly famly of Maryland, Kentucky, & Southeast Missouri.
The Davis family of Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
The Cambron family of Maryland, Kentucky, and Missouri.

On the Sullivan side of the family, the major names we are researching include:

The Sullivan family of Western Kentucky and Southern Illinois.
The Smith family of Livingston County, Kentucky.
The Wildi/Wildy family of Switzerland and Illinois.
The Hill family of Western Kentucky.

We have much information on some branches and very little information on others. We have chosen not to add the Goslee/Greenley family line to this site as most of the information for this branch of our family came about as the result of many years of hard work by one of our cousins and we feel the authorship of this work belongs to him. If you are interested in the Greenley branch of the family, please e-mail us and we will put you in touch with one another.

At the present time, we are particularly researching William Tucker who was born in 1849-1850 and is listed on 1880 census as a resident of Perry County, Missouri. He married Sarah Ann Mattingly some time around 1870-1871. Information on this relative seems to be particularly elusive and has become a major roadblock.

Please enjoy our pages and feel free to contact us for any information we may have on our families.


Terry and Paula Tucker

St. Petersburg, Florida United States

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Family Photos

  • Sylvia Margaret Tucker and Gladys Oldham (23 KB)
    From Left to Right: Sylvia Margaret Greenley Tucker and Gladys Greenley Oldham. Sylvia and Gladys are sisters, daughters of Mel Osman Greenley and Sadie Ann Davis. Sylvia is the wife of Herman Rufus Tucker and Gladys is the wife of Rossi Oldham. Photo taken about 1917-1918.
  • Mama and Me (13 KB)
    This is me, Terry Tucker, at about age 4-5 years with my mother, Sylvia Margaret (Greenley)Tucker.
  • William Dennis and Mary Tucker (36 KB)
    This is William Dennis Tucker and his wife, Mary Furry. "Uncle Dennis" is the son of William Tucker and Sarah Ann Mattingly. Mary Furry is from Dent County, Missouri.
  • Paula's Dad and Uncle (23 KB)
    This is my dad, Robert Sullivan, and his brother, Fred ("Uncle Junior").
  • Gwendolyn Grey (Smith) Sullivan and Children (11 KB)
    This is Paula's mother, Gwen, and two of her children, Paula and Jimmy. Taken about 1957.
  • Fred LaRue Sullivan, Sr. (14 KB)
    This is Paula's paternal grandfather, Fred LaRue Sullivan. Exact date of photo is unknown but is thought to be from around the late 1950s.
  • James Austin Tucker (29 KB)
    J. Austin Tucker, son of William Tucker and Sarah Ann Mattingly, b. December 18, 1876.
  • The Tucker Brothers (13 KB)
    From left to right: Jesse Charles Tucker, William Dennis Tucker, and James Austin Tucker. They are the sons of William Tucker and Sarah Ann Mattingly. Date of this photo is unknown.
  • Herman and Sylvia Tucker (13 KB)
    These are Terry's parents, Herman Rufus Tucker and Sylvia Margaret Greenley. Herman Rufus is the son of James Austin Tucker and Martha Louise Groves. Sylvia is the daughter of Mel Greenley and Sadie Ann Davis. Photo taken about 1960.
  • James Austin and Lottie Tucker (28 KB)
    James Austin Tucker and his second wife, Lottie (maiden name unknown), married after the death of Martha Groves Tucker. Lottie was originally from England. Photo taken in September, 1964.
  • Sadie Davis Greenley and Willie Davis Ryal (13 KB)
    Sadie and Willie are sisters, daughters of George B.(Sam) Davis and Ella Calhoun. Photo taken in April of 1962.

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