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Biography - ADNEY N. TUCKER

Adney N. Tucker, who is engaged in the livery business in Sheridan, Illinois, is a representative of one of the pioneer families of LaSalle county.

Mr. Tucker was born in Freedom township, LaSalle county, Illinois, December 26, 1850, a son of Jacob and Phoebe E. (Beem) Tucker. Jacob Tucker was born in New Hampshire, November 11, 1822, and died in Sheridan, Illinois, February 28, 1897. He came to LaSalle county, a young man, in the spring of 1845, ^^^ here, February 23, 1848, was married to Miss Phoebe E. Beem, who was born in Ohio, July 20, 1824, a daughter of Benjamin Beem. The latter removed with his family to Illinois in 1837, making the journey by wagon, and settled in Freedom township, LaSalle county, where he passed the rest of his life. After their marriage Jacob Tucker and wife settled on a farm in Freedom township, where they lived until 1871, that year removing to Sheridan, where he died, as above recorded, and where his widow still resides, at this writing being in her seventy-fifth year.

Adney N. Tucker is an only son, and has but one sister living. He was reared on his father's farm and after his marriage, in 1870, took charge of the farming operations on the homestead, later coming into possession of it and still retaining ownership. He gave his attention to agricultural pursuits until 1897, when he came to Sheridan and engaged in the livery business, which he has conducted since February 16, 1898.

Mr. Tucker was married in 1870 to Miss Olive Hall, a native of Wayne county, Iowa, and they are the parents of three children. He affiliates with the Democratic party, and is a member of the Modern Woodmen of America.

Extracted by Norma Hass from Biographical and Genealogical Record of LaSalle County, Illinois published in 1900, volume 1, page 211.

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