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  • Before and After Renovations of the Tucker House

    Photograph of before and after renovations of the Tucker House. Ollie Tucker built the little red house in 1914 and raised nine children there. In 2004, members of the family and family friends began work to restore the home, which had sat empty for decades. The family set it up as their grandparents had maintained it and opened it for tours in November 2005, showing life for a typical black farming family in the mid-1900s. It has been on the Christmas Tour of Homes as well. Though it is not currently open for tours, some family members are hoping to have it ready for visitors again soon.
  • Charlie and Ollie Tucker

    Photograph of Charlie and Ollie Tucker. Charlie Tucker was born in 1866, just after slavery ended. His young bride, Ollie Grogan, was born in 1875 and the couple married in 1894 about the time this picture was made. They farmed the land and did other odd jobs to raise their family. Charlie sold snacks in Dobson on court day, worked for a Mount Airy merchant driving goods in a wagon to Winston-Salem for sale, and occasionally traveled to West Virginia to work in the coal mines. Ollie took in washing. They also diligently bought up every little parcel they could afford, accumulating a sizable piece of land which is still home to several members of the family as well as the family cemetery.
  • Amy Penn Flippin Tucke

    Photograph of Amy Penn Flippen Tucker 1840-1925. Amy Penn Flippin Tucker was the matriarch of the Tucker family in Surry County, seen here in about 1880. Born in September 1840, research done by the family indicates Amy and her 6-month-old daughter Sarah were sold to someone with the surname Flippin as slaves were called by their owners' surnames. The 1860 Slave Schedule of the US Census lists Raleigh White Flippin with a female slave, aged 17, a male aged 13, and a girl 6 months. Whether he is the correct owner may never be known. There were 1,222 slaves listed in Surry County that year, down dramatically from the 1 ,867 slaves living in the county in 1850.
  • North Carolina Century Farm certificate

    Certificate stating that the Charlie and Ollie Tucker farm has remained in the Tucker family for one hundred years or more classifying it as a North Carolina Farm
  • Warranty Deed

    Warranty Deed for land between Winston Gwyn and wife Cora Gwyn to Ollie Tucker
  • Crop Lien and Chattel Mortgage

    Crop Lien and Chattel Mortgage between Charlie Tucker and Winston Salem Production Credit Association includes 69 acres of land plus livestock, wagons, plows, cultivators tobacco barn flues and sticks . Lien satisfied on October 1, 1943.
  • Warranty Deed

    Warranty Deed for land from Calvin Tucker and wife Ada Tucker to Chas. Tucker
  • Deed of Trust

    Deed of Trust Chas Tucker and wife Polly (Ollie) Tucker to E.C. Bivens trustee for W.R. McCraw
  • Warranty Deed

    Warranty Deed for land from Calvin Tucker and wife Ada Tucker to Chas. Tucker
  • Deed of Trust

    Deed of Trust for land between Charles Tucker and wife Ollie Tucker and J H Folger and the Bank of Mount Airy
  • Deed of Trust

    Deed of Trust for land from Charlie Tucker and wife Ollie Tucker to Jonah Southern
  • Title Bond

    Title Bond for land from Winston Gwyn to Ollie Tucker
  • Etched in the Land

    Newspaper article called "Etched in the Land" written by Kate Rauhauser-Smith. Our History is a regular column submitted by Kate Rauhauser-Smith visitor services manager at the Mount Airy Museum of Regional History
  • 30th Tucker-Dobson Family Reunion booklet

    booklet from the 30th Tucker-Dobson Family Reunion "Remembering and Celebrating Our Heritage," held in Mount Airy, North Carolina