TUCKER

BIOGRAPHY

AS RECORDED IN:

COMMEMORATIVE BIOGRAPHICAL RECORD OF 
TOLLAND AND WINDHAM COUNTIES CONNECTICUT.

BIOGRAPHICAL SKETCHES OF PROMINENT AND REPRESENTATIVE  CITIZENS AND OF MANY OF THE EARLY SETTLED FAMILIES
PUBLISHER: J.H.BEERS & CO., CHICAGO; 1903      P. 122

TUCKER.  The Tucker family, of which Mrs. Hiram N. Brown is a descendant, are old settlers of Pomfret.  (I)  Robert Tucker, the first of that name in America, was born in Weymouth, England, and came to the New World with the Rev. Dr. Hull, locating first at Weymouth, Mass., later at Gloucester, where he held office, but still later he returned to Weymouth and became there a man of affairs, dying at Milton, Mass., at the age of seventy-eight years, in 1682.  He married Elizabeth Allen, and Joseph, their son born in 1645, was a member of the militia and was one of the organizers of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company.  (II)  Benjamin Tucker was born in 1644 and married Ann, a daughter of Edward and Mary (Eliot) Payson, the latter being a sister of the Rev. John Eliot, the apostle of the Indians.  Benjamin died Feb. 27, 1713-14, the father of eleven children.

(III)  Joseph Tucker, son of Benjamin, was born in 1686.  He married and with his wife, Margaret, removed to Pomfret, Conn., where he died Sept. 11, 1753.  His second marriage was to Mary Cole, Nov. 16, 1726.  (IV)  Joseph Tucker, the oldest child of Joseph, was born Feb. 1, 1714, in Pomfret, and married Elizabeth Garrett, Aug. 6, 1744.  He took part in the expedition against the Indians.  (V)  Ephraim Tucker, son of Joseph and Elizabeth, was born May 12, 1745, and married Mehetable, daughter of David Chandler, of Pomfret, May 4, 1767.  They were the parents of seven children, of whom  (VI)  Ephraim, born Aug. 28, 1782, married Sarah Skinner, daughter of William Skinner, of Woodstock, born Aug. 27, 1782, who died Dec. 4, 1865.  He died May 12, 1873.  They had five children, namely:  Maria, who married Daniel Chickering, of Spencer, Mass., and died Oct. 26, 1891;  William Skinner and Susan Adeline, twins, born Feb. 12, 1813, of whom William married Lucretia T. Wheeler, and Susan married Lucius Fitts;  Lucius, born Oct. 16, 1816, who married Sarah Ann Phillips, of Plainfield, Conn., and died May 10, 1874.

(VII)  William Skinner Tucker, father of Mrs. Hiram N. Brown, was born in Pomfret, Feb. 12, 1813, and became one of the town’s best-known citizens, spending his whole life in that place, and dying Sept. 24, 1897.  He married Lucretia T. Wheeler, daughter of John Hancock and Sally (Hartshorne) Wheeler, the latter of whom died in Pomfret and was buried there by the side of her husband in the Salem cemetery.  Mr. Tucker was a most estimable man and a good and representative citizen.  His children were:  Sarah Maria, born Nov. 11, 1844, who married Hiram N. Brown;  Emily C., born July 27, 1846, who married Andrew Gilbert Williams, of Pomfret, Dec. 4, 1867;  Susan Adeline, born Nov. 8, 1857, residing in Pomfret; and Charles Green, born March 22, 1859, who resides at Pascoag, Rhode Island.

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Linda D. Pingel

 

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