Tucker, a N. E. county of West Virginia, touching Maryland on the northeast; area, about 400 sq. m.; pop. in 1870, 1,907, of whom 27 were colored. It is drained by Cheat river, a tributary of the Monongahela. The surface is broken and mountainous. The valleys are productive. The chief productions in 1870 were 1,469 bushels of wheat, 1,294 of rye, 27,-813 of Indian corn, 14,726 of oats, 1,843 of buckwheat, 2,083 of potatoes, 6,093 lbs. of wool, 26,769 of butter, and 1,498 tons' of hay. There were 493 horses, 637 milch cows, 1,084 other cattle, 2,608 sheep, and 1,045 swine. Capital, St. George.
St. George, an American jurist, born in the island of Bermuda, June 29, 1752, died in Nelson co., Va., in November, 1827. He was educated at the college of William and Mary, and studied law, but on the breaking out of the revolutionary war took up arms, and planned and aided in the capture of a large amount of stores in a fortification at Bermuda. In 1778 he married Mrs. Randolph, the mother of John Randolph of Roanoke. At the siege of Yorktown he was present as a lieutenant colonel. After the conclusion of the war he was elected a member of the general court, and was also law professor in William and Mary college. He was one of the commissioners to the convention of 1786 at Annapolis, Md., and recommended the convention of 1787 which framed the federal constitution. In 1803 he was appointed judge of the court of appeals, and in 1813 of the district court of the United States. He published " How far the Common Law of England is the Common Law of the United States;" "Dissertation on Slavery, with a Proposal for its Gradual Abolition in Virginia" (1.796; new ed., New York, 1861); a letter on the "Alien and Sedition Laws" (1799); an annotated edition of Blackstone's " Commentaries;" and a volume of poems, including the well known and popular " Days of my Youth".
Henry St. George, an American jurist, son of the preceding, born Jan. 5, 1781, died in Winchester, Va., Aug. 28, 1848. He received a liberal education, studied law, and became president of the court of appeals and professor of law in the university of Virginia. From 1815 to 1819 he was a member of congress. His works include "Lectures on Constitutional Law;" " Commentaries on the Laws of Virginia" (2 vols. 8vo, Winchester, 1836); and "Lectures on Natural Law and Government" (Richmond, 1843).
Nathaniel Bey-Erley, an American lawyer, brother of the preceding, born at Matoax, Va., Sept. 6,1784, died in Winchester, Aug. 26, 1851. He was educated at William and Mary college, studied law, and in 1809 settled in Charlotte co., and in 1815 in Missouri, where he became a judge. From 1834 till his death he was professor of law in William and Mary college. He published a work on "Pleading," "Lectures on Constitutional Law," and novels entitled "George Balcombe" and "Gertrude." He left an unfinished novel called "The Partisan Leader," first published in 1837, and reprinted in New York in 1861, under the leading title "A Key to the Disunion Conspiracy".