Biography - L Tucker

MRS. L. J. TUCKER, Jonesboro. This lady was born March 9, 1839, in Anson County, N. C. She is a granddaughter of James Watkins, who came from Virginia. He was of Welsh descent, and married Phoebe De Jarnette, who was a descendent of the French Huguenots. She was the mother of Christopher Watkins, the father of our subject, who was a physician and planter. He was born 1796 in North Carolina, and died in 1872 in the same place. He married Jane E. Dunlap, born in 1812 in North Carolina, where she yet lives. She is a great-grand-daughter of Rev. Craighead, who fled from England during the religious persecution of the Protestants, because the Crown had offered a reward of £25 for his head. He was afterward known as the founder of schools and churches in western North and South Carolina. As stated in the history of Presbyterianism of North Carolina. Mrs. J. E. Watkins was a daughter of George and Hannah T. (Ingram) Dunlap, and is the mother of eight children, of whom Louise J. (our subject) and her sister, Winnie W., wife of William Redfern, and the mother of Christie, Jennie and Winnie. Our subject was educated in the Carolina Female College, and was married to P. J. Lowrie, who died in 1862 in Wilmington, N. C. Our subject was married again in 1873 to Rev. J. K. Tucker, of Anson County, N. C. They came to Jonesboro in 1874, where he was Principal of schools. He died in 1881 in Nashville, Ill., while pastor of the M. E. Church. Mrs. Tucker has one son by her first husband — Harold Watkins Lowrie. He was born April 19, 1861, in Ansonville, Anson Co., N. C., now a student of the Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tenn. His father was a merchant, a grandson of Judge Samuel Lowrie, of North Carolina, and great-grandson of Mr. Alexander, who was one of the signers of the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence. Mrs. Tucker is a member of the M. E. Church.

Extracted 02 Apr 2017 by Norma Hass from 1883 History of Alexander, Union, and Pulaski Counties, Illinois, Part V, page 115.

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