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Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - Nancy J. Porter Tucker, Quiet Ridge Cemetery, Durant, MS

Nancy J., Wife of J. S. Tucker, Sr.
Born July 22, 1823
Died Jan 28, 1902

She Trusted in The Lord

Nancy J. Porter Tucker, daughter of Samuel Porter, and a sister to my paternal great-great-grandfather, James M. Porter, was born on July 22, 1828, in Port Gibson, Mississippi. When Nancy was about nineteen years old, she married John Smith Tucker, a wealthy planter who was twice her age.  Mr. Tucker was also a widower, with the oldest of the children by his deceased wife being just four years younger than her new step-mother. Nancy and John had several more children and raised their large family near Canton, Mississippi, in Madison County.  When Nancy died on January 28, 1902, she was buried near other Tucker family members in Quiet Ridge Cemetery near Durant, Mississippi.

Source:, U.S. Census Record, 1850
Personal Family History (Oral) - Porter Family of Madison and Attala Counties in Mississippi