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William H. Tucker Papers

Identifier: A-0079

Scope and Contents

The papers consist of correspondence to, from and about Tucker concerning family matters, politics, the Civil War, and farming.


  • Creation: 1850-1883

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Biographical or Historical Information

William Haywood Tucker was born in Alabama on April 2, 1827. He and several brothers came to Shelby County, TX in 1841 where they engaged in farming. There William married Mary Ann Duncan. In 1856 he moved the family to just north of Palestine in Anderson Co, TX where he accumulated a plantation at parker's Bluff and a place at Tucker, a village named for him. He attended the National Conventions of 1856, 1860, 1872 and 1876. Although in poor health, he served in one session of the Texas House of Representatives but died shortly after the session ended in June 1883.

("William H. Tucker Papers." Control File, East Texas Research Center. Ralph W. Steen Library. Stephen F. Austin State University).


0.10 Cubic Feet


This collection consists of 46 items described in 6 folders and housed in one clamshell box. The collection is organized at the item level.

Guide to the William H. Tucker Papers
Lisa Breeding, Pamela Palmer
Language of description
Script of description

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository