Henry and Elizabeth Tucker


Henry and Elizabeth Tucker, along with the youngest 5 of their 6 children and Elizabeth’s father, Samuel McKay came to Oregon as part of a wagon train in 1852.  The southern section of the Tucker Land claim of 320 acres lay in what is now the western section of Garden Home lying south and north of Garden Home Road and bordering each side of 92nd Avenue.  Their claim continued farther north from there bordering the east side of the Thomas Denny land claim.

Their neighbors to the east, also occupying north and south of Garden Home Road were William and Sarah Clemmens whose land claim continued east of Oleson Road toward Portland.  The southeast corner of the Tuckers claim adjoined the James McKay claim.  James was Elizabeth’s younger brother.

Henry and Elizabeth are buried at Crescent Grove Cemetery.

More information on the Tucker family can be found in “Traces Of The Past” by Jill MacWilliam & Virginia Mapes and the Oregon Biographies Project on the internet.

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