Beverly Dandridge Tucker (1846 - 1930) MP

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Birthplace: Richmond, Virginia, United States
Death: Died in Norfolk, Virginia, United States
Occupation: Episcopal Bishop of Southern Virginia
Managed by: Holly Dianne Faulkner
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About Beverly Dandridge Tucker

Beverley Dandridge Tucker (1846-1930), was born on November 9, 1846 in  Richmond, Virginia and died January 17, 1930 in Norfolk, Virginia.  He is buried in the Zion Episcopal Churchyard, Charles Town, Jefferson County, West Virginia.

Biographical Notes

CSA: Otey Battery 13th Virginia Atillery, Army of Northern Virginia.

Tucker became a minister of the Episcopal Church and eventually Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Southern Virginia which geographically encompasses Colonial Williamsburg. In 1905 Tucker delivered a sermon on the Continuity of the Life of the Church in a service inaugurating the restoration of the interior of Bruton Parish Church in Williamsburg to its colonial form and appearance.

Among the accolades Beverley Dandridge Tucker received was an honorary degree from William and Mary and a plaque in Bruton Parish that reads: "To the Glory of God and in memory of Beverley Dandridge Tucker, a bishop of the Diocese of Southern Virginia 1906-1930, this North Gallery formerly the slaves' or servants' gallery has been restored by Letitia Pate Evans in recognition of [Bishop Tucker's] lifelong work among the negro people."

Family

He is descended from a long line of American ancestors of English descent, the first American progenitor of which was one George Tucker of County Kent, England, who emigrated to Bermuda about the year 1619. George Tucker's descendant, lawyer and judge St. George Tucker, moved from Bermuda to Virginia in about 1770.[1] It is he for whom the St. George Tucker House in Colonial Williamsburg is named. This St. George Tucker was Beverley Dandridge's great grandfather.  

  • From "Time" Magazine: Monday, Dec. 21, 1942

Beverly Dandridge Tucker married Maria Washington, daughter of Mount Vernon's last private owner and great-grandniece of George Washington. He begat 13 children and was the last Confederate soldier to sit in the Episcopal House of Bishops. Two sons have followed him there. Henry St. George Tucker and Bishop Beverley Dandridge Tucker Jr. of Ohio. Two other sons are U.S. rectors and two more missionaries in China.

Sources 

  1. Stella Pickett Hardy, "Colonial Families of the Southern States of America: A History and Genealogy of Colonial Families Who Settled in the Colonies prior to the Revolution," Baltimore, MD: Southern Book Co., 1958. 
  2. 1900 Federal Census, Norfolk Ward 2, Norfolk City, VA. 
  3. Nathaniel Beverley Tucker Papers, 1830-1903, at the College of William & Mary

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Beverly Dandridge Tucker's Timeline

1846
November 9, 1846
Richmond, Virginia, United States
1873
July 22, 1873
Age 26
1874
July 16, 1874
Age 27
Warsaw, Richmond, Virginia, United States
1875
November, 1875
Age 28
VA, USA
1877
January, 1877
Age 30
Virginia
1878
September, 1878
Age 31
MD, USA
1880
August, 1880
Age 33
VA, USA
1882
February, 1882
Age 35
Virginia
1884
November, 1884
Age 37
Virginia
1886
June, 1886
Age 39
Virginia