Every time I hear the song “Old Dan Tucker,” I get an earworm for days! So, we decided to explore the man, Daniel Tucker, and try to figure out why anyone would write a song about him and how that song would have such longevity. We trekked through Elberton GA and up near Russell Lake until we found the picturesque quarter-mile trail that took us back to the small cemetery where Daniel Tucker was buried. He was a reverend and a Captain in the Virginia militia during the Revolutionary War. He was also a planter and a ferry operator. He seemed to live an adventurous life that was destined to be immortalized in song.
Watch, listen and tap your foot as you learn about Old Dan Tucker.