AUTHOR: Jim Tucker
James [ Jim ] Milas Tucker, Jr. His occupation was Wagon Maker & farmer. He served in the Civil War in the Confederate Army-Co. F-44th Regt. and enlisted at the age of 30 on 3/1/1862. He was present & accounted for until he was paroled at Lynchburg, Va. in 4/1865. It is thought that he was very prosperous for his time & he had 7 boys & 1 girl. He & his wife are buried in the Henderson Cemetery near Eldorado, N.C. & in the same row as N. B. (Dink) Tucker & his wife Cassie. He had an interesting way of keeping up with his children’s births – he recorded them on a board which he kept nailed over a door of their home place. This remains in the family today. Jim Tucker & his wife were involved in gold mining in Montgomery County. Also they farmed & operated a whiskey still for the government. Jim served in Company F, 44th Regiment Confederate States Army. He lived off of what is now Hwy 109 about 2 miles north of Eldorado. He was a Primitive Baptist & did some preaching at times.
Sources: Pattern of Timeless Moments, Montgomery County Heritage, N.C. Vol. ll, deed books, cemetery inscriptions, & Allene Hamilton (personal knowledge – the board remains in her possession today).
This place was bought by the Land Trust For Central N.C. in 8/2007 after being in the family over 150 yrs.