Ephraim Tucker, treasurer of Putnam County, (Indiana), was born in Randolph County, North Carolina, May 10, 1826. In the fall of 1835, he was brought by his parents to this county, locating on a farm in Madison Township. He remained with his parents until he reached manhood, and afterward became the owner of the homestead. In the fall of 1868 he rented his farm and went to Orange county, to take charge of French Lake Springs, a watering place, and remained there until the fall of 1872, then returned to his farm in Putnam County. In 1874 he sold the farm and rented until the fall of 1884, when he was elected, on the Democratic ticket, to the office of treasurer of Putnam County. In 1886 he was re-elected, and is the present incumbent of that office. Mr. Tucker has been twice married. His first wife, Sarah Jane Britton, whom he married in 1849, died in 1879. They had seven children — John Thomas is a merchant at Clinton Falls, this county; Barney is a farmer of Russell Township, this county; James A. resides at home; Christie married E. T. Frank, a farmer of Russell Township; McKenzie, Nannie and Sarah Elizabeth are at home. Mrs. Tucker was a member of the Predestinarian Baptist church, of Little Walnut, Putnam County, of which Mr. Tucker is still a member. In 1881 Mr. Tucker married Mrs. Charlotte Pool, who is a member of the Christian church. (Ref: Biographical and Historical Record of Putnam County, Indiana, The Lewis Publishing Company, 113 Adams Street, Chicago, 1887).