William Henry Dollar and Jennie Sparks had 9 children, 8 of whom lived to adulthood. They had five sons and 3 daughters. The oldest daughter, Mary Jane Dollar was born 14 Feb 1845 in Ashe Co., NC and she died 20 Jul 1876 in Ashe Co., NC a few months after the birth of her youngest son. Mary Jane married Moses Tucker on 17 Nov 1869. Within a year, their first son, Worth, was born and then Loretta, Florence and Lillard Tucker soon followed. The youngest Dillard was born on 6 Mar 1876 and he died three weeks later on 28 Mar 1876. After the birth of her youngest child, Mary Jane was in poor health after the birth and death of her youngest child. Mary Jane’s sister, Emeline, came to live with them and help take care of the children while she was sick. As my great grandmother told the story, Mary Jane died and they buried her and he then married Emeline on the way home, because it wasn’t proper to have an unmarried woman in the house. It is obvious that this story was wrong, because Moses Tucker married Emeline on 26 Oct 1876 several months after Mary Jane’s death. However, I imagine that it was a story told my great grandmother’s grandfather who raised her. I’m not sure that Monroe Dollar was happy that his younger sister married her sister’s widower so quickly after he sister’s death. There were four small children that needed to be taken care of and I’m sure Moses had to spend most of his time working to support his family.
|Mary Jane Dollar|
Emeline Dollar was only a year younger than her sister and 30 years old when she married Moses Tucker. They started having children very quickly and by the time of November 1890, she had had six more children. A few years later, Moses Tucker and Emeline met Mormon missionaries and were converted and soon left for Utah. I believe that they left sometime around 1892. That must have been quite a trek from North Carolina to Utah in the early 1890’s. I have to wonder if trains were available or if they traveled by wagon. The trip was probably completed on both modes of transportation. Moses and Emeline settled in Cleveland, Emery Co., UT. Emeline’s mother died in 1893 and soon after her father traveled out from North Carolina to join them in Utah. I’m told that he, too, converted to Mormonism before he died on 31 August, 1895.
Moses Tucker didn’t live to be all that old of a man – I’m told that he died as the result of a horse who ran over him on 16 December 1905. By the time that he died, all of his oldest children were married with families of their own. Only the youngest four were unmarried. Emeline was in Emery Co., UT in 1920 and Salt Lake City, UT in 1930. By the time of her death in 1938, she was living in Marley, Lincoln Co., ID. I assume that she must have moved in with her children and was probably living with her oldest daughter, Ida, when she died. Emeline lived to be the longest lived of her siblings at 92 years of age. (Her brother James Madison Dollar lived to be 83 years old.) With exception of James Madison Dollar and John Wesley Dollar - she had no living siblings after 1908.
It is interesting to me to note that my great grandmother came out west in 1910 and lived many miles away from her aunt without knowing her location. I’m sure that their conversion and trek out west was fraught with many hardships. It is never easy to start a new life in a new place….nor is it easy to be considered outsiders in a place that you might consider home. I suspect that is the reason why many of those who converted to Mormonism moved to Utah and Idaho – there were a lot of converts who had also made the move. I understand that a few of the Tucker children went back to Ashe Co., NC to visit family and their ancestral home. I have to say that a large chunk of the descendants of William Henry Dollar and Jane Sparks are descendants of Moses Tucker through his marriages to the two Dollar sisters.
Descendants of Moses Tucker
Generation No. 1
1. MOSES2 TUCKER (BENJAMIN1) was born 14 Feb 1847 in Yadkin Co., NC, and died 16 Dec 1905 in Cleveland, Emery Co., UT. He married (1) MARY JANE DOLLAR 17 Nov 1869 in Ashe Co., NC, daughter of WILLIAM DOLLAR and JANE SPARKS. She was born 14 Feb 1845 in Ashe Co., NC, and died 20 Jul 1876 in Ashe Co., NC. He married (2) EMELINE DOLLAR 26 Oct 1876 in Ashe Co., NC, daughter of WILLIAM DOLLAR and JANE SPARKS. She was born Mar 1846 in North Fork, Ashe Co., NC, and died 15 Jun 1938 in Marley, Lincoln Co., ID.
Children of MOSES TUCKER and MARY DOLLAR are:
i. WORTH3 TUCKER, b. 30 Nov 1870, Ashe Co., NC; d. 05 Nov 1927, Livingston, Park Co., MT; m. FLORENCE ABBY PULSIPHER, 22 May 1895, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; b. 08 Dec 1878, Windsor Castle, Mohave Co., AZ; d. 11 Apr 1951, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT.
ii. LORETTA TUCKER, b. 12 Jan 1872, Washington Co., VA; d. 03 Mar 1966, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA; m. MARTIN PETER JOHNSON, 29 Dec 1896, Price, Carbon Co., UT; b. 06 Oct 1871, Levan, Juab Co., UT; d. 06 Mar 1948, Oakland, Alameda Co., CA.
iii. FLORENCE TUCKER, b. 29 Sep 1873, Ashe Co., NC; d. 11 Jun 1939; m. NEILS MATHIS JOHNSON, 06 Dec 1899, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; b. 27 Sep 1875, Spring City, Sanpete Co., UT; d. 17 Sep 1932.
iv. LILLARD TUCKER, b. 25 Dec 1874, Ashe Co., NC; d. 08 Feb 1919, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; m. MARTHA MAPLE ATWOOD, 05 Apr 1905, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; b. 09 Apr 1888, Salem, Salt Lake Co., UT; d. 08 Sep 1972.
v. DILLARD TUCKER, b. 06 Mar 1876, Ashe Co., NC; d. 28 Mar 1876, Ashe Co., NC.
Children of MOSES TUCKER and EMELINE DOLLAR are:
vi. IDA3 TUCKER, b. 07 Jun 1878, Big Branch, Ashe Co., NC; d. 21 Feb 1941, Marley, Lincoln Co., ID; m. LOUIS JACOB JOHNSON, 27 Dec 1897, Price, Carbon Co., UT; b. 06 Oct 1873, Spring City, Sanpete Co., UT; d. 03 Dec 1952.
vii. BENJAMIN TUCKER, b. 23 Apr 1881, Ashe Co., NC; d. 26 Oct 1906, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; m. FLORENCE WARD, 25 Nov 1901, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; b. 27 Mar 1882, Staffordshire, England; d. 15 Nov 1968, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT.
viii. MOSES TUCKER, JR., b. 07 Nov 1883, Ashe Co., NC; d. 19 Jan 1977, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; m. FLORENCE WARD, 23 Jun 1908, Price, Carbon Co., Utah; b. 27 Mar 1882, Staffordshire, England; d. 15 Nov 1968, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT.
ix. WILLIAM TUCKER, b. 19 Jan 1886, Ashe Co., NC; d. 27 Jan 1983, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m. (1) KATIE SOPHIA RILEY, 19 Nov 1908, Huntington, Emery Co., UT; b. 29 Sep 1890, Huntington, Emery Co., UT; d. 23 Feb 1913, Huntington, Emery Co., UT; m. (2) EFFIE ARVILLA HANSON, 24 Dec 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; b. 13 Oct 1905, Cleveland, Emery Co., UT; d. 24 May 1991, Holladay, Salt Lake Co., UT.
x. JENNIE TUCKER, b. 17 Apr 1888, Ashe Co., NC; d. 21 Oct 1966; m. (1) JOSEPH BURGESS MEEKS, 01 Jan 1907, Huntington, Emery Co., UT; b. 17 Mar 1882, Thurber, UT; d. 27 Feb 1932, Huntington, Emery Co., UT; m. (2) HOMER FRANCIS ADAMS, 27 Feb 1925, Price, Carbon Co., UT.
xi. ANDREW MASON TUCKER, b. 23 Nov 1890, Ashe Co., NC; d. 22 Jul 1975, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake Co., UT; m. (1) MALINDA JENSEN, 08 Jan 1912, Price, Carbon Co., UT; m. (2) FLORENCE ISABELL GUYMON, 26 Sep 1919, Provo, Utah Co., UT.
Note: Pictures are from Richard Tucker - a descendant of Moses Tucker and Emeline Dollar