Tucker Family Papers, 1820-1883

Held by The Filson Historical Society

Creator: Tucker family

Title: Papers, 1820-1883

Rights: For information regarding the literary and copyright interests for these papers, contact the Curator of Special Collections.

Size of Collection: 0.33 cubic feet

Locator Number: Mss. A T895

Scope and Content Note

The collection includes correspondence, wills, narratives, and other miscellaneous items mostly pertaining to the Tucker family of Louisville. Items of interest include: Civil War letters and poetry sent to Mrs. Lucy Glover Tucker from various confederate soldiers and prisoners including Colonel William S. Hawkins of the 11 th Tenn. Cavalry, a prisoner at Camp Chase, Ohio; 1845 letters from Mary E. Tucker and Silas Randall of Woburn, Mass. To Lucy and Charles Tucker that discuss sectional differences between New England and the South; wills of Charles and Lucy G. Tucker; a lengthy 1880 memoir of Henry Tucker’s perilous railroad surveying expedition in the Llano Estacado region of Texas; an 1838 church covenant and articles of faith for the 2 nd Baptist Church of Louisville; various Jefferson County land indentures pertaining to the Hikes family (1820-1883); and miscellaneous clippings, compositions, and ephemera regarding the Tuckers of Hayfield. Folder 1 of this collection has been digitized. To view the PDF scan, click on the link provided in the folder list below.

Biographical Note

Charles S. Tucker, originally of New England, established a prominent banking house in Louisville, Charles S. Tucker and Co. He married Lucy Glover Tucker on June 7, 1843 in Louisville and the couple took up residence at Hayfield on Bardstown Road in Louisville. They had four children, Charles R. Tucker, Meme Tucker, Linnie Tucker, and Mary Belle Tucker.

During the Civil War, Lucy Tucker sympathized with the Confederacy and she aided a number of Confederate soldiers who were imprisoned in Louisville, including Colonel William S. Hawkins. In addition, she sent aid and supplies to confederate prisoners in Camp Chase, Ohio and Rock Island, Illinois.

In 1877, Mary Belle Tucker married George A. Hikes of the prominent Hikes family of Louisville.

Folder Listing

Folder 1: Letters to Charles S. Tucker and Lucy Glover Tucker, 1845-1865 (click to access PDF)

Folder 2: Letters to Lucy G. Tucker, Charles Tucker, Mary Belle Tucker, Meme Tucker, and Linnie Tucker, 1866-1878

Folder 3: Memoir of Henry Tucker’s 1880 surveying expedition in Texas titled “In Deadly Peril: Notes from an Engineer’s Diary”

Folder 4: 1830 Church Covenant and Articles of Faith for the 2 nd Baptist Church of Louisville

Folder 5: Misc. clippings, notes, and ephemera mostly regarding the Tucker children, 1843-1879

Folder 6: Land Indentures, Jefferson County, 1820-1884. Mostly pertaining to the Hikes family

Folder 7: Wills of Charles S. Tucker and Lucy G. Tucker, 1874-1895

Subject Headings

Bereavement – History – 19th century

Birthday parties – Kentucky – History – 19th century

Bragg, Braxton, 1817-1876

Camp Chase (Ohio)

Confederate States of America. Army of Tennessee

Courtship – Kentucky

Covenants (Church polity) – Baptists

Entertaining – Kentucky – Louisville

Glover, William

Hawkins, William S., 1837-1865

Hikes family

Jackson, Stonewall, 1824-1863 – In poetry

Jefferson County (Ky.) – Surveys

Land titles – Kentucky – Jefferson County

Llano Estacado – History – 19 th century

Louisville (Ky.) – History – Civil War, 1861-1865

Louisville (Ky.) – Religion – 19 th century

Louisville Legion

Religious thought – Kentucky – Louisville

Second Baptist Church (Louisville, Ky.)

Sectionalism (United States) – Public opinion

Texas – Description and travel

Texas – History – 19 th century

Tucker, Charles, b. 1818

Tucker, Henry

Tucker, Levi M.

Tucker, Lucy Glover, b. ca. 1825.

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Poetry, Confederate

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Prisoners and prisons

United States – History – Civil War, 1861-1865 – Women