John Ireland Tucker

TUCKER, John Ireland.  b. Brooklyn, New York, 26 November, 1819; d. Albany, New York, 17 August 1895.  Tucker was an Episcopal priest and editor of several music editions of nineteenth-century Episcopal hymnals and related materials (see Episcopal Church, USA, hymnody*).  Tucker’s parents, Fanning Cobham Tucker (1782-1856) and Ann Moore Sands (1781-1833), were born to well-established New York families.  Fanning’s father, Robert Tucker (1746-1792), was the first to receive the degree Doctor of Medicine in the thirteen American colonies (from King’s College, now Columbia University, in 1770).  Ann’s father, Joshua Sands (1757-1835) was a United States Congressman and founder of St Ann’s...

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