TUCKER Family Association


Tuckers in Old Kittery

SOURCE: Old Kittery and Her Families; Everett S. Stackpole, Press of Lewiston Journal Company, Lewiston, ME 1903

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Richard Tucker, said to have been of Stagumbery, Somerset Co., Eng., was one of the first settlers of old Falmouth, Me. Wife was Margaret Reynolds. A daughter, Seaborn, married Nicholas Hodge of Portsmouth, N. H. No male descendants. He was probably the one who operated the mills at Newichawannock about 1657.

The estate of William Tucker, "lately deceased," was administered by Nathaniel Fryer in 1666. Grace, wife of William Tucker of the Isles of Shoals is mentioned in 1665. In 1694 Fryer calls Wilmott Tucker his "natural and beloved sister."

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John Tucker, fisherman, of the Isles of Shoals, died in 1670 and left all his property to John Ameredeth and wife Joanna.

Francis Tucker, a merchant of Newcastle, N. H., mentioned as late as 1702, deposed in 1681 that he was "about 30 years of age."

John and Lewis Tucker, brothers, were early in Falmouth and moved to Kittery. Lewis was a fisherman at the Isles of Shoals and settled in Kittery as early as 1680. He married Sarah, dau. of Hugh and Sarah (Tilly-Lynn) Gunnison, probably his second wife. May have moved back to Falmouth. Lewis Tucker sold land in Falmouth in 1719, bounded by land of John Tucker. Children:

NICHOLAS b. 1653 as per deposition; m. Jane _____; d. in 1717. See will. Ch., William m. in Portsmouth 27 Dec. 1711 Alice, sister of James Grindle, or Grindell. They were published in Boston. She was a widow in 1755. William and Alice Tucker had ch., Sarah b. 14 July 1715 m. about 1739 John Ingersoll, (2) John Holden; Josiah b. 14 Oct. 1727. Other children of Nicholas Tucker were Joseph, Margaret and Grace. The last m. Wm. Wentworth and was shot by the sentinel, Joseph Gunnison in 1707, leaving a son William.

LEWIS born 1643? He was of Newcastle in 1734.

RICHARD m. Grace Diamond. Was of Boston in 1719.

HUGH m. Bridget _____, (2) Dorcas Heard.

ELIZABETH m. Jethro Bragdon. Pub. 5 Aug. 1727. Widow in 1734.

GRACE m. Isaac Pierce of Boston 5 May 1708.

Hugh, son of Lewis and Sarah (Gunnison) Tucker, married (1) Bridget ____, (2) 21 Nov. 1717, Dorcas, dau. of John and Phebe (Littlefield) Heard. Children by second marriage:

PHEBE b. 5 Oct. 1718; pub. to Waldron Kenniston 18 Nov. 1738.

SAMUEL b. 13 April 1720.

HUGH b. 16 Dec. 1724; m. 23 June 1749 Jane Hubbard. She was widow in 1757. Ch., Dorcas bapt. 8 Dec. 1757; Abigail bapt. 26 July 1757.

JOSEPH, died young.

JAMES b. 10 Aug. 1730; m. Ruth Kennard 15 July 1749. Ch., Jane and Sarah bapt. 26 July 1757; Hugh bapt. 8 Dec. 1757.

JOSEPH b. 29 May 1732.


30 Feb. 1723-4 Elizabeth Tucker and Thomas Allen.

26 Oct. 1752 Elizabeth Tucker and Joseph Foy.

31 May 1750 Jane Tucker and Samuel Manson.

22 May 1760 Tristram Tucker and Abigail Richardson, in Newington.

5 July 1753 John Tucker and Abisha Hodsdon.

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17 Nov. 1779 Jane Tucker and Moses Paul.

8 Dec. 1774 Widow Abigail Tucker and John Foster.

11 Jan 1781. Mary Tucker and Josiah Gunnison.

21 Nov. 1781, in Rochester, John Tucker of Kittery and Phebe Heard of Rochester.

About 1747 Nicholas Tucker and Susannah, dau. of John Bradstreet of Boxford, Mass. Six ch. recorded in York.

Pub. 22 Feb. 1745 Hester Tucker and Samuel Leach.

Pub. 1733 Mary Tucker and John Collins of Portsmouth.

Pub. 9 July 1748 Sarah Tucker and John Wilson, Jr. She was dau. of Oliver Tucker of Portsmouth.

Pub. 18 March 1735-6 Mary Tucker and Hercules Fernald.


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