Forlorn Hope, First Relief and Auxiliary
b. 15 Dec 1831, Zanesville, OH
m. 01 Jan 1858, to Angeline Elizabeth Kellogg (b. 01 Oct 1838, Plum River, IL, d. 19 Aug 1881, Calistoga, CA)
George Tucker and his father Reason were overland emigrants of 1846; they were members of the Smith Company, with which the Graves family had traveled before joining the Donner Party.
Young George and Billy Coon stayed in a base camp in the foothills guarding the provisions and horses while his father and other members of the First Relief hiked up to the Donner camps. In 1879 George wrote a lengthy memoir for C. F. McGlashan. At that time he was living in Napa County, CA, where he was a friend and neighbor of W. C. Graves. George’s house is now the visitor’s center for the Bothe-Napa State Park.
George’s wife Angeline, a daughter of Florentine Erwin Kellogg, was also an emigrant of 1846. She and her family were among those who took Hastings Cutoff ahead of the Donner Party.
New Light on the Donner Party, Kristin Johnson
Ordeal By Hunger, George Stewart