John Trusty1

b. 1794
Birth*1794John Trusty was born about 1794 in South Carolina.2
Marriage*24 February 1816He married Jane Williams on 24 February 1816 in Estill County, Kentucky.1,3

Family

Jane Williams b. 1796
Children1.Mary Ann Trusty+1 b. 1 Feb 1819, d. 9 Jan 1892
2.Levi J. Trusty2,4 b. 18 Oct 1834, d. 8 Feb 1916

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Trusty) Belcher, Memorial# 93495742. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Jane Trusty, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 15a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 February 1816 in Estill County, Kentucky, USA, of John Trusty and Jane Williams, citing FHL Film# 000254628. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  4. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 8 February 1916 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, USA, of Levi Trusty, age 81, farmer, married to Tilda Trusty, born about 1834 to John Trusty and Jane Williams in Crawford County, Indiana, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1916; Roll: 03. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017.

Levi J. Trusty1,2

b. 18 October 1834, d. 8 February 1916
Father*John Trusty3,4 b. 1794
Mother*Jane Williams3,4 b. 1796
Birth*18 October 1834Levi J. Trusty was born on 18 October 1834 in Crawford County, Indiana.2
Name VariationHe was called Lee.2
Marriage*12 November 1857He married Catharine Belcher, daughter of Arthur Belcher and ______ Pigg, on 12 November 1857 in Crawford County, Indiana.1,5,2
(Husband) Death20 November 1904Levi became a widower when Catharine (Belcher) Trusty died on 20 November 1904 at age 66.5,6
Marriage*1908He married second, as her second husband, Matilda F. (Parke) Belcher, daughter of Levi Parke and Emaline Brown, about 1908.7,2
Death*8 February 1916He died on 8 February 1916 in Crawford County, Indiana, at age 812
Burial* and was buried in Highfill Chapel Cemetery, Taswell, Crawford County.2

Family 1

Catharine Belcher b. 24 Sep 1838, d. 20 Nov 1904

Family 2

Matilda Frances Parke b. 17 Dec 1854, d. 20 Sep 1929

Citations

  1. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 12 November 1857 in Crawford County, of Catharine Belcher and Levi Trusty, referencing Crawford County Indiana; Marriages 1818 - 1880 Books A - D, Part I Grooms, Part II Brides, compiled by Ruth M Slevin; Book: B; Page: 310. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Levi J “Lee” Trusty, Memorial# 176608284. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Jane Trusty, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 15a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  4. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 8 February 1916 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana, USA, of Levi Trusty, age 81, farmer, married to Tilda Trusty, born about 1834 to John Trusty and Jane Williams in Crawford County, Indiana, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1916; Roll: 03. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Catharine (Belcher) Trusty, Memorial# 204517313.
  6. [S1571] Indiana, U.S., Death Certificates, 1899-2017, online at www.ancestry.com, death on 20 November 1904 in Taswell, Crawford, Indiana, USA, of Catharine Trusty, transcribed by Ancestry as "Tensty", age 66, married to Lee Trusty, born 24 September 1838 to Arthur Belcher and ______ Pigg in Crawford Co, referencing Indiana Archives and Records Administration; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Death Certificates; Year: 1904; Roll: 03.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Matilda Frances (Parke) Trusty, Memorial# 176608335.

Mary Ann Trusty1

b. 1 February 1819, d. 9 January 1892
Father*John Trusty1 b. 1794
Mother*Jane Williams1,2 b. 1796
Birth*1 February 1819Mary Ann Trusty was born on 1 February 1819 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*8 February 1838She married, as his second wife, Berry Belcher, son of John T. Belcher Sr. and Martha Johnston, on 8 February 1838 in Orange County, Indiana.3,1,4
Land Patent*1 September 1838Mary's husband, Berry Belcher, was issued a Land Patent on 1 September 1838 according to an Act of Congress dated 24 April 1820 which made further provision for the initial sale of public lands by the Federal Government to individuals. After confirming that he had paid in full, Berry received title to land in Orange County, Indiana, described as:

The South East quarter of the North East quarter of Section Twenty-Two in Township One, South of Range Two, West, in the District of Lands subject to sale at Vincennes, Indiana, and containing forty acres.

Berry's father, John Belcher, brother, John Belcher, and cousin, Arthur Belcher, also received patents for nearby land. His father purchased 80 acres on 5 August 1837; his brother John and cousin Arthur each purchased 40 acres on 1 August 1839.5,6,7,8
(4th Daughter-in-Law) Land Records1 August 1839After her father-in-law's death, Mary's husband and his four brothers, the five sons of John T. Belcher Sr., inherited equal parts of a specific tract or parcel of land consisting of 80 acres in Orange County, Indiana that their father had owned at the time of his death. Subsequently, each of his four oldest sons sold his inherited share in that land, which would have amounted to about 16 acres each, to their youngest brother. A deed dated 1 August 1839 in Orange County, Indiana, described the transaction, and we note that the description of the 80 acres of land in the deed is not the same as the description of the 80 acres of land their father purchased in 1837 as a Land Patent from the United States Federal Government. Our transcription of the deed follows:

This indenture made 1 August 1839 between James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife, heirs of John T. Belcher Sr., late of Orange County, deceased, each of the County of Orange and State of Indiana, of the one part, and John Belcher Jr. of the County and State aforesaid, of the other part, Witnesseth that the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher, for and in consideration of the sum of $88.89 to them in had paid by the said John Belcher Jr., the receipt whereof they do hereby acknowledge, hath granted, bargained, sold, conveyed and confirmed and doth by these presents grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns forever, their part of a certain tract or parcel of land in the County of Orange aforesaid, it being the west half of the North west quarter of Section No. 25 in Township No. 1 South of Range No. 2 west, estimated to contain 80 acres, be the same more or less, together with all the appurtenances thereunto belonging, and the reversions, remainders and profits thereof, and all the estate, title and interest of the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher in and to their part of the 80 acres aforesaid, to have and to hold the premises aforesaid, with all the appurtenances, to the only proper use, benefit and behoof of the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns forever, and the said James Belcher and Jesse Belcher and Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher for themselves, their heirs, executors and administrators doth covenant and agree to and with the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns, that they, the said James Belcher, Jesse Belcher, Joseph Belcher and Berry Belcher, is lawfully seized in fee of the premises aforesaid, that they are free from all incumbrance and that they have good right to sell and convey the same in manner and form aforesaid, and further that they and their heirs, executors and administrators shall and will warrant and defend the said premises to the said John Belcher Jr., his heirs and assigns, against the lawful claims of themselves and their heirs and also against the lawful claim or claims of all and every other person or persons whatsoever, and the said Nancy Belcher, the wife of the said James Belcher, and Sarah Belcher, the wife of the said Jesse Belcher, and Ruth Belcher, the wife of the said Joseph Belcher, and Mary Belcher, the wife of the said Berry Belcher, doth hereby relinquish all their right and title of dower of and in the premises aforesaid.

In witness whereof the said James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and the said Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and the Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife have hereunto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

The deed was signed sealed and delivered in presence of William C. Walls and John Walls Jr.

James Belcher and Nancy Belcher each signed with their X marks
Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher each signed with their X marks
Joseph Belcher signed his name and Ruth Belcher signed with her X mark
Berry Belcher signed his name and Mary Belcher signed with her X mark

Jonathan Palmer, Justice of the Peace in and for the County of Orange, wrote that the within named James Belcher and Nancy Belcher his wife and Jesse Belcher and Sarah Belcher his wife and Joseph Belcher and Ruth Belcher his wife and Berry Belcher and Mary Belcher his wife appeared before him personally on 1 August 1839 and acknowledged that they signed, sealed and delivered the written indenture as their act and deed for the purposes therein specified and the said Nancy Belcher and the said Sarah Belcher and the said Ruth Belcher and the said Mary Belcher being at full age and being by the Justice of Peace duly examined separate and apart from their said husbands, and the contents of the said indenture being made known to them declared that they relinquished all their right and title of dower in and to the lands and tenements in the written indenture set forth and that they voluntarily and of their own free will and accord and without any coercion or compulsion of their said husbands signed, sealed and delivered the said indenture as their act and deed for the purposes aforesaid.

Jonathan Palmer, J.P. signed and sealed his name to the document on 1 August 1839, and the indenture was filed on 8 September 1839 and recorded on 14 September 1839 in Orange County, Indiana.9,6
Census US 1840*1840Mary Belcher was likely enumerated on the 1840 census in the household of her husband, Berry Belcher, in Jackson Township, Orange County, Indiana. Their household consisted of ten people, three of whom were employed in agriculture. Berry would have been the one male between the ages of 30 thru 39 years, and his second wife, Mary, whom he married in 1838, would have been the one female between the ages of 20 thru 29 years. Eight children were enumerated with them in 1840, four males and four females. Two of the males were under the age of 5 years; one male was between the ages of 10 thru 14 years; and one male was between the ages of 15 thru 19 years. On the female side, one was under the age of 5 years; two females were between the ages of 5 thru 9 years; and the fourth female was between the ages of 10 thru 14 years.

Our research indicates that the five oldest children would have been from Berry's first marriage with Jane (Trimble) Belcher, and the two youngest from his marriage with Mary Ann. That leaves us with one of the children recorded in the Belcher household on the 1840 census that we have not identified. These are seven of the eight children we believe we have correctly named:

Berry's eldest son from his first marriage, Moses, who would have been the one male between the ages of 15 thru 19, and Berry's second son from his first marriage, Jesse, who would have been the one male between the ages of 10 thru 14, were likely the two others, in addition to their father, who were employed in agriculture; Berry's eldest daughter from his first marriage, Martha Jane, would have been the one female between the ages of 10 and 14; Berry's second daughter from his first marriage, Lucinda, would have been one of the two females between the ages of 5 thru 9, and Berry's youngest daughter from his first marriage, Rebecca, would have been the one female under the age of 5 in 1840. From Berry's second marriage with Mary, their two young sons, John and Thomas were both under the age of 5 years. We don't know who the identity of the second female who was recorded as between the ages of 5 thru 9 years. It's possible she was another daughter, who died before the 1850 census was taken, of Berry with his first wife, Jane.10
Census US 1850*27 August 1850Mary and Berry Belcher were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 27 August 1850 in Patoka Township, Crawford County, Indiana. Berry was recorded as 40 years of age, although he was closer to 50, and a farmer with real estate valued at $150. Mary was age 31 and not able to read or write. They were enumerated with nine children in 1850. Lucinda and Rebecca, two of Berry's daughters from his first marriage, were ages 17 and 14 years, respectively; and John W., Thomas, James, Sarah, George, Jesse and Nancy, seven children from Berry and Mary's marriage, were ages 11, 10, 9, 7, 5, 4 years, and one year, respectively. Berry's eldest son from his first marriage, Moses Jackson Belcher, was enumerated with the family of Berry's brother, Joseph Belcher, in Calhoun County, Illinois in 1850.11
(Wife) Death9 March 1885Mary Ann became a widow when Berry Belcher died on 9 March 1885 at age 81.4
Death*9 January 1892She died on 9 January 1892 at age 721
Burial* and was buried in Highfill Chapel Cemetery, Taswell, Orange County, Indiana.1

Family

Berry Belcher b. 22 Sep 1803, d. 9 Mar 1885
Children1.John Wesley Belcher11,12,1 b. 26 Nov 1838
2.Thomas B. Belcher11,13,1 b. 9 Apr 1840
3.James M. Belcher11,1 b. 1841
4.Sarah Malinda Belcher11,1 b. 1843
5.George W. Belcher11,14,1 b. 8 Apr 1845
6.Jesse F. Belcher11,1 b. 1846
7.Nancy Jane Belcher11,15,1 b. 4 Nov 1848
8.Mary Elizabeth Belcher16,17,1 b. 7 Jan 1853
9.Cyntha Ellen Belcher16,1 b. 1855
10.Levi Francis Belcher16,18,1 b. 15 Jul 1858
11.Henry Clay Belcher19,1 b. 5 Mar 1861

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Trusty) Belcher, Memorial# 93495742. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1739] Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 24 February 1816 in Estill County, Kentucky, USA, of John Trusty and Jane Williams, citing FHL Film# 000254628. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1783-1965.
  3. [S1444] Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 8 February 1838 in Orange County of Berry Belcher and Mary Trusty, referencing Orange County, Indiana, original record located in the County Clerk's Office in Paoli, Indiana, Book C-2, page 84. Hereinafter cited as Indiana, U.S., Marriage Index, 1800-1941.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Berry Belcher, Memorial# 34936541.
  5. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records (U.S. Department of the Interior), online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by Berry Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 September 1838 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx. Hereinafter cited as Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records.
  6. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 80 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 5 August 1837 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  7. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Orange County, Indiana, purchased by John Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 25 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  8. [S1585] Bureau of Land Management General Land Office Records, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/search/default.aspx, land patent for 40 acres in Crawford County, Indiana, purchased by Arthur Belcher of Orange County, Indiana, on 1 August 1839 from the Land Office of the United States at Vincennes, Indiana; viewed 22 April 2022, online at https://glorecords.blm.gov/details/patent/default.aspx
  9. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, citing the Belcher Heirs Deed, 1839, Orange County, Indiana, submitted by Jeannie Watts <e-mail address> with special thanks to Frankie Lu Eads of Princeton, Indiana who sent her a photocopy of the deed which we found attached in three files under Memories for Berry Belcher, online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/memories/LTHD-H2Y. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  10. [S487] 1840 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Berry Belcher, Year: 1840; Census Place: Jackson, Orange, Indiana; Roll: 89; Page: 29; Family History Library Film: 0007728. Hereinafter cited as 1840 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Berry and Mary Belcher, Year: 1850; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 139; Page: 18b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John Wesley Belcher, Memorial# 35404205.
  13. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Thomas B. Belcher, Memorial# 34925649.
  14. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George W. Belcher, Memorial# 43403898.
  15. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Jane (Belcher) Cox, Memorial# 80290140.
  16. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Berry and Mary Belcher, Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 482; Family History Library Film: 803250. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  17. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Elizabeth (Belcher) Conrad, Memorial# 35107879.
  18. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Levi Francis Belcher, Memorial# 204463546.
  19. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Clay Belcher, Memorial# 130459228.

Jane Tucker1

b. 1785
Birth*1785Jane Tucker was born about 1785, possibly in Hardin County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*2 March 1803She married William Hornbeck on 2 March 1803 in Hardin County, Kentucky.1,2

Family

William Hornbeck b. 1778, d. 1850
Child1.Elizabeth Hornbeck+1,3 b. bt 1804 - 1805, d. a 1870

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9XBC-BZD. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/…, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/K69N-M1Q
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John W. Tucker Jr.1

b. 30 January 1930, d. 16 January 1978
Father*John William Tucker2,3 b. 13 Sep 1887, d. 15 Nov 1959
Mother*Iva Lee Sayne4,3 b. 18 Sep 1900, d. 12 Aug 1976
Birth*30 January 1930John W. Tucker Jr. was born on 30 January 1930 in Tennessee.1,3
Marriage*He married Ida Garrett, daughter of John E. Garrett and Cynthia E. Valentine.1,5,6,3
Death*16 January 1978He died on 16 January 1978 at age 473
Burial* and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee.3

Family

Ida Garrett b. 14 Mar 1927, d. 17 Dec 2012

Citations

  1. [S2295] 1950 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John W. (Jr.) and Ida B. Tucker, United States of America, Bureau of the Census; Washington, D.C.; Seventeenth Census of the United States, 1950; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census, 1790-2007; Record Group Number: 29; Residence Date: 1950; Home in 1950: Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee; Roll: 642; Sheet Number: 1; Enumeration District: 97-151. Hereinafter cited as 1950 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Tucker, Memorial# 29456792. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W Tucker, Memorial# 125571662.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Iva Lee (Sayne) Tucker, Memorial# 29456777.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida G Tucker, Memorial# 125571702.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Ida Bell (Garrett) Tucker, Memorial# 102310060.

John William Tucker1

b. 13 September 1887, d. 15 November 1959
Birth*13 September 1887John William Tucker was born on 13 September 1887 in Union County, Tennessee.1
Marriage*He married Iva Lee Sayne.2,1
Death*15 November 1959He died on 15 November 1959 in Knoxville, Knox County, Tennessee, at age 721
Burial* and was buried in New Hopewell Baptist Church Cemetery, Kimberlin Heights, Knox County.1

Family

Iva Lee Sayne b. 18 Sep 1900, d. 12 Aug 1976
Child1.John W. Tucker Jr.1,3 b. 30 Jan 1930, d. 16 Jan 1978

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John William Tucker, Memorial# 29456792. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Iva Lee (Sayne) Tucker, Memorial# 29456777.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John W Tucker, Memorial# 125571662.

Nancy Tucker1

b. 1804
Father*William Tucker2,1 b. 1778, d. 1878
Mother*Mary Hale3,1 b. 1780
(Wife) Name SpellingsA variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.4
Birth*1804Nancy Tucker was born about 1804 in Kentucky.1
Marriage*17 February 1826She married Edmund Lankford, son of Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker, on 17 February 1826 in Crawford County, Indiana. Edmond and Nancy were 1st cousins.1,5
Relationship Note*Nancy Tucker was Rachel Tucker's niece because Rachel Tucker and Larkin Lankford were Edmund Lankford's parents, and Rachel Tucker's brother, William Tucker, was the father of Nancy Tucker, who was Edmund Lankford's wife, and William Tucker was also Edmund's uncle.1,6,7,5,2
Census US 1860*28 July 1860Nancy and Edmund Lankford were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 28 July 1860 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Edmond was 60 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $1,000 and a personal estate valued at $263, and Nancy was 50 years of age. Neither was able to read or write. Seven of their children were enumerated with them in 1860. Mary A. was 23 years of age and recorded as "idiotic"; Larkin, Henry and Nancy were ages 17, 15 and 13 years, respectively; and Eliza, James and Catherine were ages 10, 8 and 5 years, respectively. In the first household before theirs on the same census page, Catherine (Hawhee) King Lankford Enlow, the widow of Edmond's brother, Walker Lankford, was enumerated with her third husband, Henry H. Enlow, and seven children. Catherine and Henry had both been widowed twice, and the children were a combination of the children from their previous marriages. Three of Catherine's daughters were Edmond's biological nieces, and one of her sons was Edmond's biological nephew.8
Death*She died in Indiana.1
Census US 1880*25 June 1880Nancy and Edmund Lankford were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 24 and 25 June 1880 in Patoka, Crawford County, Indiana. Edmund was 83 years of age and farming, and Nancy was 71 years of age and keeping house. The health for both of them was recorded as well. Enumerated on the same census page were several households of their extended family members, and the page before lists an Enlow family. The immediate household before theirs on the same census page was that of their eldest daughter, Rachel, and her husband, Henry Highfill, and in the immediate household after Edmund and Nancy, their youngest daughter, Catharine, was enumerated as a sister-in-law in the household of Lucinda and James C. Highfill. James was a half-brother to Henry Highfill, whose wife Rachel was Catherine's oldest sister. The next household on the page was that of Elisha J. Highfill, who was a brother of James and a half-brother of Henry. At the top of the same census page, Sarah E. (Belcher Hollen) Lankford, widow of Edmund and Nancy's deceased son, Larkin Lankford, was enumerated with her children in the household of her mother and stepfather, Minerva and Marcum Hollen.9,10,11,12,13

Family

Edmund Lankford b. 1800, d. 1883
Children1.Rachel Lankford14,1 b. 12 Feb 1827, d. 11 Jul 1896
2.William Lankford15 b. 1835
3.Mary Ann Lankford15 b. 1837
4.Elizabeth Lankford15 b. 1839
5.Larkin Lankford15 b. 1841, d. 1878
6.Henry Lankford15 b. 1843
7.Nancy Lankford15 b. 1847
8.Eliza Lankford15 b. Mar 1850
9.James Henry Lankford+16,17,1 b. 9 Oct 1852, d. 2 Dec 1918
10.Catharine Lankford16 b. 1855

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/KJCY-H4W. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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  4. [S2288] Anderson County (Kentucky) Clerk of the County Court, Deeds, 1827-1901. Microfilm of originals in the county courthouse at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Includes a general index, first by grantor then by grantee. Names are arranged by first letter of surname and then by year and date and there is some overlap of dates in the record books: deed dated 11 November 1850 and registered on 13 November 1851 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioner in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part regarding land originally purchased by Larkin Langford, Sr., situated part in Shelby County and part in Franklin County, on 3 March 1822 from George W. Kinney, Deed Book G, 1847-1851, pages 577-578, Film# 259301, Digital# 8192345, image# 785 of 817; on 11 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1827-1901 (Anderson County, Kentucky).
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  9. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
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  12. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Elisha J. and Mary J. Highfill, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
  13. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Marcum and Minerva Hollen, Year: 1880; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: 271; Page: 363A; Enumeration District: 028.
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  16. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Edmund and Nancy Lankford, (his name transcribed as Edward by Ancestry), Year: 1860; Census Place: Patoka, Crawford, Indiana; Roll: M653_250; Page: 512; Family History Library Film: 803250.
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Rachel Tucker1

b. 1777
Father*William Jacob Tucker2,1 b. 26 Jul 1752
Mother*Mary Polly Hilliard1,3 b. 1754
Brick Wall The birthdates, and even an accurate birth order, for the brothers LANKFORD, Larkin, Benjamin, Isaac, Edmund, Walker, John, Stephen, Richard and Jackson, remain questions to us. On the 1810 census, their parents had six sons, two born before the date of the 1800 census and four born between 1800 and 1810; and on the 1820 census, the family included nine sons, three born between 1797, the year their parents married, and 1804, two born between 1805 and 1810, and four born between 1810 and 1820. There was also a probable daughter, born between1810 and 1820, on the 1820 census.

The children's mother was recorded as over 45 years of age on the 1820 census, and would have been nearing the end of her child-bearing years. The age of her youngest son, Jackson, was consistently recorded, within one year, on the 1850 through 1880 censuses, estimating his year of birth between 1822 and 1823, which means he would not have been born in time to be included on the 1820 census. Many of her younger sons, according to the 1850, 1860 and 1870 censuses, reported being born in or about 1800. While twins are possible, we hesitate to jump to that conclusion without some evidence to support it. We know nothing about the family’s daughter or daughters, and only the 1810 Franklin County, Kentucky census has given us enough confidence to conclude that the parent's' first six children were sons.

So, bottom line, because we can't be sure of the brothers' years of birth, we've hit a Brick Wall when we try to decide the order of their births. Using the limited and inconsistent information obtained in our research, we've chosen to provide an arbitrary birth order we feel certain needs to be corrected. If you have information to help us resolve this issue, please contact us and let us know.4,5
Name Spellings*A variation of the spelling of the Lankford surname found in our research was Lankford.6
Birth*1777Rachel Tucker was born about 1777 in Shelby County, Kentucky.1
Marriage Bond26 January 1797A marriage bond and license in the amount of £50 was issued to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, on 26 January 1797, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Larkin Lankford and William Tucker's daughter, Rachel Tucker.7,8,9
Marriage*26 January 1797 On 26 January 1797, the same day their license and bond was issued, she married Larkin Lankford in Shelby County, Kentucky.8,10
Relationship Note*Nancy Tucker was Rachel Tucker's niece because Rachel Tucker and Larkin Lankford were Edmund Lankford's parents, and Rachel Tucker's brother, William Tucker, was the father of Nancy Tucker, who was Edmund Lankford's wife, and William Tucker was also Edmund's uncle.11,1,12,13,14

Family

Larkin Lankford b. 1773, d. 1845
Children1.Larkin Lankford15,1 b. 1799, d. 18 Mar 1890
2.Benjamin T. Lankford+1,16 b. 1800, d. 13 Jul 1890
3.Edmund Lankford+13,1 b. 1800, d. 1883
4.Isaac Lankford+17,1 b. 1800, d. b 1880
5.Walker Lankford+6 b. 1801, d. 1859
6.John M. Lankford+18 b. 16 Jul 1801, d. 15 Apr 1873
7.Stephen M. Lankford+19 b. 1815, d. 26 Jan 1886
8.Richard Lankford+6 b. 11 Sep 1817, d. 13 Feb 1876
9.Jackson Lankford+6 b. 1822

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LZD8-YY5. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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  4. [S165] 1810 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin Lankford, Year: 1810; Census Place: Franklin, Franklin, Kentucky; Roll: 6; Page: 140; Image: 00154; Family History Library Film: 0181351. Hereinafter cited as 1810 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S468] 1820 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Larkin Lankford, 1820 U S Census; Census Place: Lawrenceburg, Franklin, Kentucky; Page: 140; NARA Roll: M33_22; Image: 109. Hereinafter cited as 1820 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S2288] Anderson County (Kentucky) Clerk of the County Court, Deeds, 1827-1901. Microfilm of originals in the county courthouse at Lawrenceburg, Kentucky. Includes a general index, first by grantor then by grantee. Names are arranged by first letter of surname and then by year and date and there is some overlap of dates in the record books: deed dated 11 November 1850 and registered on 13 November 1851 between Walker, Benjamin, Larkin, Edmund, Richard, Jackson, Stephen and Isaac Langford of the first part by W. S. Hickman, the Master of Commissioner in Chancery appointed at the November term of the Anderson Circuit Court 1850 of the first part, and John Langford of the second part regarding land originally purchased by Larkin Langford, Sr., situated part in Shelby County and part in Franklin County, on 3 March 1822 from George W. Kinney, Deed Book G, 1847-1851, pages 577-578, Film# 259301, Digital# 8192345, image# 785 of 817; on 11 microfilm reels, viewed online at www.familysearch.org, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Deeds, 1827-1901 (Anderson County, Kentucky).
  7. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond and license issued on 26 January 1797 in Shelby County, Kentucky, in the amount of £50 to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker, binding them to the Governor of the state of Kentucky for the condition of the obligation being that a marriage was shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  8. [S2284] Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1797 of Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Jacob Tucker, William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822.
  9. [S2287] Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I, online at www.ancestry.com, First Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds, 1797, 26 January, Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of Jacob Tucker, William Tucker, surety. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I.
  10. [S1698] Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1797 in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA, of Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, Compiled Marriages, 1802-1850.
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  18. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of John and Eliza Lankford, Year: 1850; Census Place: Anderson, Kentucky; Roll: 190; Page: 231b. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  19. [S2230] Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989, online at www.ancestry.com, will of John Lankford dated 30 August 1869 in Anderson County, Kentucky, with codicil dated 29 December 1871, proved in Anderson County on 28 April 1873 and recorded there on 2 September 1873, noting that John Lankford and subscribing witness Stephen Langford both signed the documents with their X marks; citing Will Book B, 1873, pages 39-40, image# 176 of 488. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1774-1989.

William Tucker1

b. 1778, d. 1878
Father*William Jacob Tucker2,1 b. 26 Jul 1752
Mother*Mary Polly Hilliard3,1 b. 1754
Birth*1778William Tucker was born about 1778 in Franklin County, Kentucky.1
Marriage*1802He married Mary Hale about 1802.4,1
(Brother) Relationship NoteNancy Tucker was Rachel Tucker's niece because Rachel Tucker and Larkin Lankford were Edmund Lankford's parents, and Rachel Tucker's brother, William Tucker, was the father of Nancy Tucker, who was Edmund Lankford's wife, and William Tucker was also Edmund's uncle.5,6,7,8,1
Death*1878He died in 1878 at about age 100.1

Family

Mary Hale b. 1780
Child1.Nancy Tucker+1,5 b. 1804

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/9ZFR-4KZ. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
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William Jacob Tucker1

b. 26 July 1752
Birth*26 July 1752William Jacob Tucker was born on 26 July 1752 in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania.1
Name VariationHe was called Jacob.2
Marriage*1774He married Mary Polly Hilliard about 1774 in Pennsylvania.3,1
(Bride's Father) Marriage Bond26 January 1797A marriage bond and license in the amount of £50 was issued to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, on 26 January 1797, the condition of the obligation being the marriage shortly intended to be solemnized between Larkin Lankford and William Tucker's daughter, Rachel Tucker.4,5,2

Family

Mary Polly Hilliard b. 1754
Children1.Rachel Tucker+1,6 b. 1777
2.William Tucker+1,7 b. 1778, d. 1878

Citations

  1. [S2244] Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog, online at https://www.familysearch.org/blog/en/… .Caution: This is a beautifully presented collection of "Person Pages" containing a variety of information about specific ancestors submitted by individual contributors -- often, unfortunately, with no sources. If the information we have chosen to pass along here is accurate, we are extremely grateful to the contributor(s) who have shared it. Without documentation, however, we researchers are always forced to question the validity of information. We hope what we have selected to include was originally obtained from family Bible records, or other reliable sources, and is accurate. Although, even when we have found contributed information to be unreliable, inaccurate or incomplete, we consider the information useful as possible clues as we research, viewed online at https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/L414-VYF. Hereinafter cited as Family Search Ancestry Discovery Blog.
  2. [S2287] Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I, online at www.ancestry.com, First Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bonds, 1797, 26 January, Larkin Langford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of Jacob Tucker, William Tucker, surety. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky Court and Other Records, Vol. I.
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  4. [S2231] Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954, online from the Family History Library, www.familysearch.org, marriage bond and license issued on 26 January 1797 in Shelby County, Kentucky, in the amount of £50 to Larkin Lankford and William Tucker, binding them to the Governor of the state of Kentucky for the condition of the obligation being that a marriage was shortly intended to be solemnized between the above Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker, daughter of William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954.
  5. [S2284] Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage on 26 January 1797 of Larkin Lankford and Rachel Tucker in Shelby County, Kentucky, USA, referencing Jacob Tucker, William Tucker. Hereinafter cited as Shelby County, Kentucky, Marriage Bond Index, 1791-1822.
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Nancy Ruth Tudor1

b. 1849, d. 1884
Birth*1849Nancy Ruth Tudor was born about 1849 in Henry County, Virginia.1
Marriage*1867She married, as his first wife, William C. Hollandsworth about 1867.1
Children*Nancy and William had seven children together.2,1,3,4
Death*1884She died in 1884 at about age 351
Burial* and was buried in Skidmore Cemetery, Sutton, Braxton County, West Virginia.1

Family

William C. Hollandsworth b. 8 Dec 1844, d. 12 Dec 1917

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Nancy Ruth (Tudor) Hollensworth, Memorial# 29120331. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of W. C. and Nancy R. Hollandsworth, (their surname spelled "Hollensworth" by the census taker), Year: 1880; Census Place: Lincoln, West Virginia; Roll: 1406; Page: 161C; Enumeration District: 064. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, William Crawford Hollandsworth, Memorial# 75441040.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Flora Ann (Hollandsworth) Mace, Memorial# 29120367.

John Hooper Tuft1

(Kinsman) Will2 June 1803John Hooper Tuft, who was described as a kinsman of Glocester, Rhode Island, was named as a beneficiary in the will of John Hooper dated 2 June 1803 in Plymouth County, Massachusetts. Tuft's bequests included John's silver watch, silver spun shoe buckles, knee buckles, stock buckles and sleeve buttons, all of which were silver.1

Citations

  1. [S624] Probate records, 1686-1903; with index and docket, 1685-1967, Massachusetts Probate Court (Plymouth County), microfilm of originals at Plymouth, Massachusetts on 157 microfilm reels filmed by the Genealogical Society of Utah, Salt Lake City, 1968. Includes Index. LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, FHL Film# 550902, 1807, John Hooper will and probate# 10647, Volume 42, pages 83-85 and Volume 39, pages 437-438. Hereinafter cited as Plymouth County Massachusetts Probate (Index) 1686-1903.

Simon Tufts Family Tomb1

Burial*Members of the extended family and descendants of Dr. Simon Tufts who were buried in Plot 35, the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford, were Dr. Simon Tufts, Simon Tufts Esq., Abigail (Smith) Tufts, Lucy (Dudley) Tufts, Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts Ingraham, Simon Tufts Jr., Hall Tufts, Cotton Tufts, Turell Tufts and Duncan Ingraham Esq.. A photo of the family's gravestone is available at the camera icon.2

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Abigail Tufts1

b. 22 September 1728, d. 29 August 1810
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*22 September 1728Abigail Tufts was born on 22 September 1728.1
Marriage*7 December 1752She married John Bishop, son of Dr. John Bishop and Sarah __?__, on 7 December 1752 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
(Wife) Death17 December 1791Abigail became a widow when John Bishop died on 17 December 1791.1,3
Death*29 August 1810She died of old age on 29 August 1810 in Medford at age 811,3
Burial*30 August 1810 and was buried the next day on 30 August 1810.3

Family

John Bishop b. 1722, d. 17 Dec 1791

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 185. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 339.

Anna Tufts1

b. 8 November 1744
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*8 November 1744Anna Tufts was born on 8 November 1744 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*1 May 1765She married Peter Jones, son of Ephraim Jones and Mary Hayward, on 1 May 1765 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
(Wife) Deathcirca 18 January 1772Anna became a widow when Peter Jones died on circa 18 January 1772.4

Family

Peter Jones b. 26 Jul 1741, d. c 18 Jan 1772

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 146. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 307.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Deaths, page 291.

Cotton Tufts1

b. 21 November 1771, d. 12 February 1835
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.1 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Elizabeth Hall1 b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Birth*21 November 1771Cotton Tufts was born on Thursday morning 21 November 1771 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in Medford.1
Death*12 February 1835He died insane at Dr. Willard's on Thursday morning 12 February 1835 in Uxbridge, Worcester County, Massachusetts, at age 63.1,2
Burial*He was buried from his house the following day in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.3,1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Cotton Tufts1

b. 30 May 1732, d. 8 December 1815
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*30 May 1732Cotton Tufts was born on 30 May 1732 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2,3
Marriage*2 December 1755He married first Lucy Quincy of Braintree, daughter of John Quincy and Elizabeth Norton, on 2 December 1755 in Weymouth, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,4
(Husband) Death30 October 1785Cotton became a widower when Lucy (Quincy) Tufts died on 30 October 1785.1,5
Marriage*22 October 1789He married second Susanna Warner, daughter of Deacon Philemon Warner and Elizabeth __?__, on 22 October 1789 in Gloucester, Essex County, Massachusetts.1,6
Biographical Info* He graduated from Harvard College in 1749, and was a physician and President of the Massachusetts Medical Society. He was a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1787, a Councillor and, for many years, a State Senator.1
Death*8 December 1815He died of old age and a severe cold on 8 December 1815 in Weymouth at age 83.5

Family 1

Lucy Quincy b. 1 Dec 1729, d. 30 Oct 1785

Family 2

Susanna Warner b. 20 Mar 1744, d. 1832

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy", date noted as 28 Aug 1732.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 147. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Marriages, page 156.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Weymouth Deaths, page 357.
  6. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Gloucester Marriages, page 562.

Hall Tufts1

b. 14 January 1775, d. 19 July 1801
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.1 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Elizabeth Hall1 b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Birth*14 January 1775Hall Tufts was born on Saturday morning 14 January 1775 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress),1
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in Medford.1
Death*19 July 1801He died on Sunday morning 19 July 1801 at 9 o'clock at Surinam, Dutch Guiana, at age 261
Burial* and was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.2

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Jonathan Tufts1

b. 1657, d. 1720
Father*Peter Tufts1 b. 1617, d. 13 May 1700
Mother*Mary Pierce1 b. c 1628, d. Jan 1702/3
Birth*1657Jonathan Tufts was born in 1657.1
Marriage*31 March 1681He married Rebecca Waite on 31 March 1681 in the part of Medford that would become Malden in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Death*1720He died in 1720.1

Family

Rebecca Waite b. 1662, d. 1756
Child1.Samuel Tufts3 b. 29 Apr 1697

Citations

  1. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 758. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 757.
  3. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.

Joseph Tufts1

Marriage*12 January 1727He married Lydia Francis on 12 January 1727 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Lydia Francis
Child1.Rebecca Tufts1 b. 31 Mar 1734, d. 12 Jan 1779

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 310. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Katherine Tufts1

b. 25 April 1754, d. 11 September 1758
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.1 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Lucy Dudley1 b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Birth*25 April 1754Katherine Tufts was born on Thursday 25 April 1754 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),1,2
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell.1
Death*11 September 1758She died on 11 September 1758 in Medford at age 4.3,1

Citations

  1. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Births, Marriages, Deaths, her name recorded as "Catherine."
  3. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Births, Marriages, Deaths, her name recorded as "Katherine."

Lucy Tufts1

b. 8 April 1753
Father*Simon Tufts Esq.2 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
Mother*Lucy Dudley2 b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Birth*8 April 1753Lucy Tufts was born on Friday 8 April 1753 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England),2
Baptism and was baptized the following Sabbath by the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in Medford.2
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Lucy Tufts, described as his beloved niece, was named as a beneficiary in the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell dated 9 November 1776 at Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Lucy his two handsome silver candlesticks, his curious toad and what was in it, and her Aunt Turell's picture.1
Marriage*20 November 1777She married Benjamin Hall Jr., son of Benjamin Hall and Hepzibah Jones, on 20 November 1777 in Medford.3,4

Family

Benjamin Hall Jr. b. 9 Aug 1754

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  3. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Hall, pages 538-549. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, page 233. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Mercy Tufts1,2

b. 19 October 1742, d. 26 August 1813
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts2 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith2 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*19 October 1742Mercy Tufts was born on 19 October 1742.2
Marriage*29 December 1762She married as his second wife Thomas Brooks, son of Samuel Brooks and Mary Boatwell, on 29 December 1762 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Mercy Brooks was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Mercy (Tufts) Brooks the silver porringer he ate out of as a token of his respect.1
(Wife) Death7 March 1799Mercy became a widow when Thomas Brooks died on 7 March 1799.4
Death*26 August 1813She died of consumption on 26 August 1813 in Medford at age 702,5
Burial*27 August 1813 and was buried the next day on 27 August 1813 in Medford.5

Family

Thomas Brooks b. 6 Jan 1732, d. 7 Mar 1799

Citations

  1. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 311. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 349.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 348.

Peter Tufts1

b. 1617, d. 13 May 1700
Birth*1617Peter Tufts was born in 1617 in England.1,2
Marriage*before 1648He married Mary Pierce before 1648 in the part of Charlestown that would become Malden in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Residence*3 May 1665Peter and Mary (Pierce) Tufts were residents of Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), by 3 May 1665 when Peter was admitted a freeman. He was one of the earliest and largest land-owners in Medford and Malden, both settled originally as a part of Charlestown.1
Death*13 May 1700He died on 13 May 1700 in Malden, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), at age 831,3
Burial* and was buried in Malden Churchyard, Malden.1

Family

Mary Pierce b. c 1628, d. Jan 1702/3
Children1.Captain Peter Tufts+1 b. 1648
2.Jonathan Tufts+2 b. 1657, d. 1720

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 758. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Malden Deaths, Volume 1, page 382. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Captain Peter Tufts1

b. 1648
Father*Peter Tufts1 b. 1617, d. 13 May 1700
Mother*Mary Pierce1 b. c 1628, d. Jan 1702/3
Birth*1648Captain Peter Tufts was born in 1648.1
Marriage*26 August 1670He married first Elizabeth Lynde, daughter of Thomas Lynde, on 26 August 1670 in the part of Charlestown that would become Medford in Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Husband) Death15 July 1684Peter became a widower when Elizabeth (Lynde) Tufts died on 15 July 1684.1,3
Marriage*16 December 1684He married second Mercy Cotton on 16 December 1684 in Medford.1,4,2

Family 1

Elizabeth Lynde b. 20 Apr 1650, d. 15 Jul 1684
Child1.Thomas Tufts1 b. 31 Mar 1683, d. 26 Dec 1733

Family 2

Mercy Cotton b. 3 Nov 1666, d. 18 Jun 1715
Child1.Dr. Simon Tufts+1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 758. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Malden Deaths, Volume 1, page 382. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, page 311.

Rebecca Tufts1

b. 31 March 1734, d. 12 January 1779
Father*Joseph Tufts1
Mother*Lydia Francis1
Birth*31 March 1734Rebecca Tufts was born on 31 March 1734 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*15 February 1753She married William Tufts, son of Dr. Simon Tufts and Abigail Smith, on 15 February 1753 in Medford.1,3
(Wife) Death24 October 1775Rebecca became a widow when William Tufts died on 24 October 1775.1,4
Death*12 January 1779She died of fever on 12 January 1779 in Medford at age 44.1,5

Family

William Tufts b. 28 Aug 1730, d. 24 Oct 1775

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 151. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, page 311.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 446.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Deaths, page 445.

Samuel Tufts1

b. 7 January 1735, d. 20 September 1799
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts1 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith1 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*7 January 1735Samuel Tufts was born on 7 January 1735.1
Marriage*24 November 1762He married Sarah Moody, daughter of Cutting Moody and Dorothy Bartlett, on 24 November 1762 in Newbury, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Occupation*Samuel was a merchant in Newburyport.1
(Husband) Death25 July 1792Samuel became a widower when Sarah Tufts died on 25 July 1792.3
Death*20 September 1799He died on 20 September 1799 in Newburyport, Essex County, Massachusetts, at age 64.1,3

Family

Sarah Moody b. 26 Apr 1739, d. 25 Jul 1792

Citations

  1. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newbury Marriages, page 495. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Newburyport Deaths, page 821.

Samuel Tufts1

b. 29 April 1697
Father*Jonathan Tufts1 b. 1657, d. 1720
Mother*Rebecca Waite1 b. 1662, d. 1756
Birth*29 April 1697Samuel Tufts was born on 29 April 1697 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2
Marriage*17 November 1722He married Elizabeth Sweetser of Charlestown on 17 November 1722 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4,5

Citations

  1. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, Volume 1, page 152. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Marriages, Volume 1, pages 299 and 312, date noted as "17 Nov (?27), 1722."
  4. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855, Tufts, pages 561-573, date noted as 28 Mar 1723.
  5. [S942] Charlestown, Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850, online at www.americanancestors.org, Marriages, Volume 2, Part II, page 464. Hereinafter cited as Charlestown Vital Records to 1850.

Dr. Simon Tufts1

b. 31 January 1699/0, d. 31 January 1746/47
Father*Captain Peter Tufts2 b. 1648
Mother*Mercy Cotton2 b. 3 Nov 1666, d. 18 Jun 1715
Birth*31 January 1699/0Simon Tufts was born on 31 January 1699/0 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*28 October 1725He married Abigail Smith, daughter of William Smith and Abigail __?__, on 28 October 1725 in Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
Occupation*He was the first settled Physician in Medford.1
Death*31 January 1746/47He died on 31 January 1746/47 at age 47 "to a day" in Medford5
Burial* and was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.6

Family

Abigail Smith b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Children1.Simon Tufts Esq.+4 b. 16 Jan 1726/27, d. 31 Dec 1786
2.Abigail Tufts7 b. 22 Sep 1728, d. 29 Aug 1810
3.William Tufts7 b. 28 Aug 1730, d. 24 Oct 1775
4.Cotton Tufts7 b. 30 May 1732, d. 8 Dec 1815
5.Samuel Tufts7 b. 7 Jan 1735, d. 20 Sep 1799
6.Mercy Tufts7 b. 19 Oct 1742, d. 26 Aug 1813
7.Anna Tufts7 b. 8 Nov 1744

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1037] Charles Brooks and James M. Usher, History of the town of Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts: from its first settlement in 1630 to 1855, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Sources are not provided, and some of the information may not be correct, especially if it was obtained from descendants recalling from family stories and aging memories. (Boston, Massachusetts: Rand, Avery, & Company, The Franklin Press, 1886), Tufts, pages 561-573. Hereinafter cited as History of the town of Medford, 1630-1855.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the date of 30 Jan from a private record.
  4. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, noting the date of 30 Jan from a private record and 31 Jan from his gravestone.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  7. [S1011] Larkin T. Tufts and Edward C. Booth M.D., "Tufts Genealogy -- Earlier Generations", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 51, pages 299-305 (July 1897). Hereinafter cited as "Tufts Genealogy."

Simon Tufts Esq.1,2

b. 16 January 1726/27, d. 31 December 1786
Father*Dr. Simon Tufts3 b. 31 Jan 1699/0, d. 31 Jan 1746/47
Mother*Abigail Smith3 b. 6 Jan 1700/1, d. 21 Aug 1790
Birth*16 January 1726/27Simon Tufts Esq. was born on 16 January 1726/27 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Education*1744He graduated from Harvard College, Boston, in 1744.5
Marriage*23 February 1749He married first Lucy Dudley, daughter of Colonel William Dudley and Elizabeth Davenport, on 23 February 1749. They were married by the Reverend Mr. Nathaniel Walter in the Second Church, Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,3
(Husband) Death18 November 1768Simon became a widower when Lucy (Dudley) Tufts died on 18 November 1768.6,7
Marriage5 October 1769He married second Elizabeth Hall, daughter of Stephen Hall Esq. and Mary Muzzy, on 5 October 1769 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1
(Heir) Will9 November 1776Simon Tufts Esq., described as his beloved nephew of Medford, was named as a beneficiary of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell in his will dated 9 November 1776 in Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). Turell's will gave Simon 20 pounds sterling, his "fine heliotrope or Bloodstone", and the watch he wore. Turell also appointed Tufts, his dear friend and nephew, his sole Executor and Administrator, trusting in his love and friendship to faithfully perform and execute his will.2
Probate*23 December 1778Simon Tufts Esq. was appointed Executor for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, opened for probate on 23 December 1778 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress). On that same date, Thomas Brooks, Aaron Hall and Ebenezer Hall were appointed and empowered to take an inventory of and to, according to their best skill and judgment, truly and justly appraise Ebenezer's entire estate. They were all commissioned and sworn by Judge John Winthrop, Judge of Probate and Wills, on 26 Jan 1779. On that same date in January, the three appraisers submitted their Inventory of Ebenezer's Estate totaling £9,395,16s, 2p. It listed Personal items of £5,052,16s, 2p, which included a Negro woman valued at £20. He also had £4,343 in Real Estate located in Boston and Medford.2
Probate*16 December 1779 On 16 December 1779, Simon, as Executor for the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, traveled to Boston and removed Ebenezer Turell Dennie, who was 11 years old, from his family because he was an orphan.2
Probate Dispute*2 March 1780 On 2 March 1780, Nathaniel Thayer, Cornelius Thayer, Samuel Bass, William Andrews, Deborah (Thayer) Whitworth, Hannah (Thayer) Abbott, Christian (Bass) Armstrong, Mary Thayer, Sarah (Thayer) White and Rebecca (Bass) Thomas Fowle, all of Boston and residual legatees resulting from the will of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell, submitted a document to the court addressing their concerns regarding the inequities between the value of silver and gold compared with the value of Continental currency, which had gone through several changes and devaluations during and after the Revolutionary War. In 1780, paper money in the new United States, called Continentals, was worth only about 1/40th of its face value. The document stated their understanding that Simon Tufts Esq. of Medford, as Executor to the last will and testament of Ebenezer Turell, late of Medford, Clerk, was entitled by the will to a legacy of £20, and was by virtue of his Executorship in possession of a sum of silver and gold coin, which according to a law of Massachusetts for regulating the value of silver and god coin, amounted to £503, 15s, 6p. Their petition went on to state that a dispute had arisen between the Executor Simon and several of the legatees regarding whether their legacies ought to be paid in silver and gold or in the present currency of the state. The petition's subscribers recommended that the Executor pay them 2/3 of their legacies in silver and gold, after deducting 1/2 of his own legacy, and that the Executor's other half be paid to himself in paper money. The petition went on to recommend that the £150 allowed the Executor for all his services in settling the estate be paid in paper money. The petition's subscribers, all residual legatees as the children, or their heirs, of Lydia (Turell) Thayer and Christian (Turell) Bass, both of whom were deceased sisters of the late Reverend Turell, agreed to be obligated to the court for the sum of £100,000 in lawful money of the state as protection for the Executor. Their document stated that in the case any debts owed to the estate were recovered which would increase the assets owed to the Executor, they would refund their prorated parts of those debts on the condition that their obligation of £100,000 to the court be voided and of no effect. Their petition concluded with the statement that should they fail to keep their agreement, their obligation would remain in full force and effect.2
Massachusetts Money The pound was the currency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts and its colonial predecessors until 1793. Like the British pound sterling of that era, the Massachusetts pound was subdivided into 20 shillings, each of 12 pence, but the Massachusetts and British pounds were not equivalent in value. British and other foreign coins were widely circulated in Massachusetts, supplemented by locally-produced coins between about 1652 and 1682 and by local paper money from 1690.

The paper money issued in colonial Massachusetts was denominated in pounds, shillings, and pence. Initially, six shillings were equal to one Spanish dollar. After years of high inflation, in 1749 Massachusetts withdrew its paper money from circulation and returned to money in the form of coin.

After the American Revolutionary War began in 1775, the Continental Congress began issuing paper money known as Continental currency, or Continentals. Continental currency was denominated in dollars from 1/6 of a dollar to $80, including many odd denominations in between. During the Revolution, Congress issued $241,552,780 in Continental currency.

Continental currency depreciated badly during the war, giving rise to the famous phrase "not worth a continental". Several factors contributed to the declining value. Monetary policy was not coordinated between Congress and the states which, like Massachusetts, continued to issue too many bills of credit not backed by tangible assets. Congress and the states lacked the will or the means to retire the bills from circulation through taxation or the sale of bonds. Another problem was that the British successfully waged economic warfare by counterfeiting Continentals on a large scale.

By the end of 1778, Continentals retained from 1/5 to 1/7 of their face value. By 1780, the bills were worth 1/40th of face value. Congress attempted to reform the currency by removing the old bills from circulation and issuing new ones, without success. By May 1781, Continentals had become so worthless that they ceased to circulate as money. Benjamin Franklin noted that the depreciation of the currency had, in effect, acted as a tax to pay for the war. In the 1790s, after the ratification of the United States Constitution, Continentals could be exchanged for treasury bonds at 1% of face value. The Massachusetts state currency depreciated greatly and was replaced by the U.S. dollar in 1793.

The painful experience of the runaway inflation and collapse of the Continental dollar prompted the delegates to the Constitutional Convention to include the gold and silver clause into the United States Constitution so that the individual states could not issue bills of credit, or "make any Thing but gold and silver Coin a Tender in Payment of Debts." This restriction of bills of credit was extended to the Federal Government, as the power to "emit bills" from the Articles of Confederation was abolished, leaving Congress with the power "to borrow money on credit."8,9
Probate Dispute9 March 1780During the course of the Turell probate, Simon Tufts Esq., Executor, submitted itemized reports to the court accounting for his payments to beneficiaries and the expenses he incurred on estate business. On 9 March 1780, the Executor listed cash paid in the amount of £329, 3s, 8p to the residuary legatees.2
Probate1 October 1783Simon Tufts Esq., Executor of the estate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell was cited to appear before Judge Oliver Prescott at his office in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), at 3 o'clock in the afternoon on 1 October 1783 to render an account of his Administration of the estate. Simon's citation extended to the heirs and others concerned citing them also to appear (if they think fit) at the same time and place, to offer any objections to the account exhibited for the court's approval. Simon was directed to serve the citation, with a return to the court, to the heirs and others concerned. As a result of their meeting, with the heirs consenting, Judge Prescott approved the Executor's account, and on 6 Nov 1783, entered it into the court record in Middlesex.2
Death*31 December 1786 Confined for eleven months by consumption, he died on Sunday morning at 1 o'clock 31 December 1786 in Medford at age 59.1,3
Burial*He was buried in Plot 35, in the Tufts Family Tomb, in the Salem Street Burying Ground, Medford.10
Administration*3 October 1787After Simon's death, his widow Elizabeth (Hall) Tufts was appointed on 3 October 1787 by Judge Oliver Prescott, Judge of Probate and Wills in Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), to be her husband's successor Administrator and continue the unfinished probate of the Reverend Ebenezer Turell's estate. On the same date, Judge Prescott, who had been appointed to the position following the death of Judge Winthrop in 1779, ordered John Brooks Esq., Ebenezer Hall and Moses Billings to complete another inventory and appraise the estate, according to their best skill and judgment, in lawful money of the Commonwealth.2

Family 1

Lucy Dudley b. 15 Feb 1727, d. 18 Nov 1768
Children1.Simon Tufts Jr.1 b. 7 Apr 1750, d. Jan 1802
2.Lucy Tufts3 b. 8 Apr 1753
3.Katherine Tufts3 b. 25 Apr 1754, d. 11 Sep 1758

Family 2

Elizabeth Hall b. 15 May 1743, d. 30 Aug 1830
Children1.Turell Tufts11,3 b. 8 Oct 1770, d. 9 Jun 1842
2.Cotton Tufts3 b. 21 Nov 1771, d. 12 Feb 1835
3.Hall Tufts3 b. 14 Jan 1775, d. 19 Jul 1801
4.Stephen Tufts3 b. 17 Feb 1777, d. 18 Jul 1778

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S485] Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts (886 microfilm reels of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, Ebenezer Turell 1778 probate packet# 23046, FHL Film# 421543. Hereinafter cited as Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County, Massachusetts.
  3. [S979] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Medford Births, page 145.
  5. [S1013] Unidentified author, "Gov. Thomas Dudley and his Descendants", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 10, pages 133-142 and pages 337-340, (April and October 1856): page 340. Hereinafter cited as "Thomas Dudley and his Descendants."
  6. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Bible Records, 1690-1812, now in the possession of the Medford Historical Society, her date of death recorded as 18 Nov 1768.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Lucy (Dudley) Tufts, Memorial# 26903838, noting her date of death as 18 Oct 1768, however the information on the Tufts gravestone is cracked at her date and unreadable to this researcher. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  8. [S225] Wikipedia Free Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massachusetts_pound. Hereinafter cited as Wikipedia Encyclopedia.
  9. [S225] Wikipedia Encyclopedia, online at www.wikipedia.org, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Early_American_currency
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Simon Tufts, Memorial# 26903835.
  11. [S979] Massachusetts Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, online at www.ancestry.com, Medford Town Clerk.