The last will and testament of Jake Tucker.


On 2 February 1883, Jacob Tucker, 22, married Mary Jane Townsend, 26, in Durham County, North Carolina.

In the 1900 census of Wilson, Wilson County: day laborer Jacob Tucker, 40, wife Mary, 39, and children Doward, 17, Daniel, 15, Thomas, 13, Henry, 12, all day laborers, Smart, 9, Walter, 7, Patience, 5, Joseph, 2, and Bessie, 11 months.

In the 1910 census of Wilson, Wilson County: on Spring Street, retail grocer Jake Tucker, 45, wife Jane, 45, and children Andrew, 19, a factory laborer, Walter, 15, a bootblack at a barbershop, Pet, 13, Joe, 12, Bessie, 10, and Viola, 7.

In the 1920 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 416 Spring Street, grocery merchant Jake Tucker, 50, wife Mary, 49, daughter Viola, 18, a tobacco factory worker, and grandson David Jenkins, 5.

In the 1940 census of Wilson, Wilson County: at 422 Spring Street, Jake Tucker, 83, widower.

Jake Tucker died 13 February 1946 at his home at 422 Spring Street. Per his death certificate, he was born about 1869 in South Boston, Virginia, and worked as a tobacco grader and grocery store owner. Viola Tucker was informant.

North Carolina Wills and Estates, 1665-1998 [database on-line],


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