Saturday, May 23, 2009

Update on Tucker-Dulaney post

This photograph appeared on the Itawamba Connections blog earlier this month, and the men were identified as Elvis Tucker and Jim Dulaney. I was half right. Jim Dulaney is pictured on the right, but the other gentlemen in the photograph is Monroe Tucker, not Elvis. Monroe was the father of Elvis Tucker - which makes more sense because Monroe was born in 1889 while Jim Dulaney was born in 1891. Thanks to Ricky Beasley, great-grandson of Monroe Tucker, for the proper identification.

Monroe's daughter, Jettie, married Jim Dulaney's little brother Woodrow. It was related to me that the man pictured with Jim Dulaney was Jettie's brother Elvis, but it was actually her father.

Monroe Tucker married Alsie Belle Dulaney (she descended from a different Dulaney brother-Alfred- than did Woodrow who was from John!), and they had the following children: Jettie, Elvis, R. C., Burgess, Albon, Ester, and Martha. I remember Martha well as she was the mother of my good friend from school, Julia Wallace.

1 comment:

Judith Richards Shubert said...

Always love to read your posts, Mona. I enjoy the names and the family ties even though I have no connection. Have a great Memorial Day weekend.