St. George Tucker

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St. George Tucker

Birthdate: (75)
Birthplace: Port Royal, Bermuda
Death: November 10, 1827 (75)
Edgewood, Nelson, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Henry Tucker and Anne Tucker
Husband of Frances Tucker and Oratrix Lelia Carter
Father of Anne Frances Coalter; Judge Henry St. George Tucker; Nathaniel Beverley Tucker MD; Theodorick Thomas Tudor Tucker; Elizabeth Tucker and 1 other
Brother of Henry St George Tucker; Thomas Tudor Tucker, Treasurer of the United States; Nathaniel Tucker and Frances Tucker
Half brother of Henry St George Tucker

Occupation: Lawyer, trader, inventor, scholar, professor, Lawyer/Judge/Professor
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About St. George Tucker

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of LIEUTENANT COLONEL. DAR Ancestor # A116719

St. George Tucker

  • Born 1752 near Port Royal, Bermuda
  • Studied law under George Wythe
  • Married John Randolph's widow
  • Served at Battle of Yorktown
  • Taught law at College of William & Mary
  • Served as U.S. District Court Judge
  • Died 1827

Lawyer, trader, inventor, scholar, professor at the College of William and Mary, judge, essayist, poet, gardener, stargazer – St. George Tucker was what the 18th century called "a man of parts."

St. George Tucker was born near Port Royal, Bermuda, in 1752, the son of Colonel Henry Tucker, a trader and owner of the Grove plantation. His christening name, St. George, had been in the family since about 1600, when Frances St. George married George Tucker of Kent, England.

Tucker is credited with the construction of Williamsburg's first bathroom; he converted his backyard dairy house and installed in it a copper bathtub into which heated water was piped. The tub had a drain. He also invented an "earth closet" for his home that removed "night soil" through the wall and designed a water pump driven by a steam engine.

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St. George Tucker's Timeline

June 29, 1752
Port Royal, Bermuda
September 26, 1779
Age 27
Williamsburg, James City County, Virginia, United States
December 29, 1780
Age 28
of Nelson Co or Martinsburg, VA
September 17, 1782
Age 30
September 6, 1784
Age 32
Roanoke, Virginia, United States
March 12, 1786
Age 33
December 16, 1787
Age 35
November 10, 1827
Age 75
Edgewood, Nelson, Virginia, United States