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On 25 June 1857, according to their family Bible, Samuel TUCKER was married to a woman named Lavenia. Her last name, and the marriage place were not stated. When their son, Manliff TUCKER, was born the next year in Todd County, the KY Vital Statistics - Todd Co. Births, recorded his mother's maiden name as Luisa? FLOYD. In 1850, Lavenia and her two daughters, Serena (or Cyrena) Katherine and Sarah Ellen were residents of the Shaker Community at South Union in Logan County. South Union records and censuses show that Lavenia was known there as Lavenia HENSON. Her daughters were listed as Henson in 1850 but by 1855 they were listed as FLOYD. Evidently, Lavenia and daughter Serena left South Union by 1857 but daughter Ellen remained until 1862. By 1863, Samuel, Lavenia, their son Manliff and her two daughters were residents of Lyon County. When Serena was married at Sam TUCKER's home, her name was given as Serena DERNALL. Later, when one of her children was born, the birth record gave Serena's maiden name as Serena FLOYD. When another child was born, the maiden name was given as Serena DARNELL. Many years later, when she filed for a Confederate pension she gave her maiden name as Serena FLOYD. Samuel TUCKER was first married to Mary HENSON, 12 Aug 1836 in Todd County. They had at least three children, the youngest being Margaret A. who married Russell RINER 27 Jan 1866, Christian County.
I am trying to locate the marriage records of Samuel and Lavenia in order to learn what name she was married with, and to see if the clerk made any comments regarding her marital status, widow, divorced etc. Any help and/or comments appreciated.Willis P. Oliver, Patrick Oliver firstname.lastname@example.org
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