biography from Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
JOHN C. TUCKER, of Monroe Township, is a son of James H. and Margaret (Sterling) Tucker, and was born in Owen County, Ky., Nov. 13, 1824. His father died in 1857, and his mother in 1885. He came to Iowa in 1839, located in Louisa County, near Muscatine, resided there until 1857, and then came to this county and settled in Monroe Township. He was united in marriage with Miss Della Williams, a native of Indiana, Aug. 9, 1854. After a short period of happy married life she died, Oct. 7, 1855. He was again married, April 23, 1857, to Miss Margaret Edmondson, a native of Tennessee. By this marriage there have been two children, one who died in infancy, and David C., at home. Mr. Tucker is a member of the Masonic fraternity, and affiliated with Universe Lodge No. 242, A. F. & A. M., in What Cheer. Politically he is a member of the Democratic party, and while he lived in Louisa County, was elected Treasurer and Recorder. During the late Rebellion Mr. Tucker enlisted in Co. C, 40th Iowa Vol. ]nf., serving three years and one month, and participating in all the engagements in which his regiment took part, acquitting himself as a brave soldier. The present home of our subject consists of 140 acres of first-class land, all in an excellent state of cultivation and well improved. Ever since coming to Mahaska County he has practiced law in the lower courts, and has invariably refused the offices that from time to time have been tendered him. He is a man of more than average ability in every way; well posted upon current events, and able to express himself in an intelligent, forcible manner upon general questions. His record is a good one, both in civil and military life, and he enjoys in an unusual degree the confidence and esteem of his fellow-citizens.
Portrait & Biographical Album of Mahaska Co., Iowa, 1887
Mahaska County, Iowa Genealogy