Born September 6, 1823
|SAMUEL TUCKER, bridge-builder and contractor, Anamosa; is a native of Norfolk Co., Mass., and was born ten miles south of Boston September 6, 1823; he grew up to manhood and learned his trade there; in 1846, he came West to Illinois, and lived in Waukegan, Lake Co. he came to Iowa and located in Jones Co. in 1853, and engaged in farming; in 1857, he came to Anamosa and engaged in blacksmithing, and continued until the building of the Midland R.R., and since then he has been engaged in contracting and bridge-building; he has lived in Jones Co. over twenty-six years. In March, 1845, he married Barbara Adams, from Massachusetts; she was a native of Scotland; she died May 13, 1858, leaving four children—Maria H., living in Black Hawk Co.; Marion, living in Colorado; John A., living in Colorado; Olive, living at home. On the 10th of October, 1864, Mr. Tucker married Maria H. Harrington, from Oswego, N.Y.
Source: History of Jones County, Iowa, Western Historical Company, Chicago, 1879, page 581.
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