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MORRIS TUCKER [1] was born roughly 1640 (www: 4 Feb 1641/2, Salisbury, England). He was a cooper, brickmaker and schoolmaster. He married Elizabeth STEVENS on 14 October 1661 in Salisbury, MA (VR p501). She was born on 4 February 1642/3, daughter of Sgt. John Stevens and Catherine _?_ (www: CODMAN). She died in childbirth on 16 October 1662 at Salisbury (VR p626).

He married second in 1663 Elizabeth GILL. She was born on 8 January 1646 (VR p117), daughter of John Gill and Phebe Buswell of Salisbury.

He married third Grace WOOLLEY. She was born in April 1666, daughter of Emanuel Woolley and Elizabeth _?_, widow of Jacob Lippincott who died 6 February 1689. Still in Salisbury in 1694, they migrated to Tiverton, Rhode Island by February 1700. He died on 23 September 1711 in Providence, and was probably buried in Charlestown, RI near (SSE of) Pasquiset Pond (cemetery #30). She died after Dec 1717.

JABEZ TUCKER [2] was born in Salisbury, MA on 5 February 1674/5, son of Morris Tucker and Elizabeth Gill. He moved to Tiverton, RI with his father between 1694 and 1700. He moved from Tiverton to Westerly (now Charlestown) by 1707. He died in 1724 (inventory 31 Oct, (We 2A:144,182)) and was probably buried in Charlestown, RI.

He married Rebecca KNIGHT of unknown parents before 1709 (EG Quaker records); maybe c. 13 Dec 1703.

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i. Susannah Tucker ? ? _?_ Lake
ii. Elizabeth Tucker 1705? after 1769 Isaac Nash Jr
iii. Mary Tucker ? ? William Watson Jr
iv. Sarah Tucker 1707? before 1738 John Larkin
v. Phebe Tucker ? ? _?_ Prosser
vi. Elifred Tucker ? ? ? Joseph Tefft
vii. Hannah Tucker 1711? ? Joshua Palmitter
viii. Jabez Tucker Jr 171x ? Mary Aylesworth
ix. Simeon Tucker c1715/6 16 Nov 1791 Sarah Hall
x. Ruth Tucker c1720 1808 Jeremiah Colvin

SIMEON TUCKER [3] was born in Westerly (now Charlestown), Rhode Island about 1716, son of Jabez Tucker and Rebecca Knight. He married Sarah HALL on 1 May 1737 in Westerly/Charlestown (We 2:81) by Sam Wilbur. She was born about 1720 in Westerly/Charlestown, the daughter of John Hall and Elizabeth Ball. He lived at Gould Neck in Charlestown (then part of Westerly), RI. He died in Charlestown, RI on 13 Nov 1790 (Diary for 16 Nov) (will dated 15 Dec 1785, mentions John [Ch 4A65,1B:12] ), and she died in _ on 1 May 1799.

They were buried SSE of Pasquisett Pond (Charlestown cemetery #30 - no gravestone).
Latitude: 41.4205, Longitude: -71.62933       Google Map

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i. Nathan Tucker 1738 29 Jan 1826 Rebecca Worden
ii. Silas Tucker 1740 1777 Mary Histed
iii. John Tucker 174x 1806 Alice Card
iv. Simeon Tucker Jr 174x 1777 Tabitha Clarke
v. Joshua "King" Tucker 4 Sep 1744 19 Dec 1832 Hannah Clark
vi. Sarah Tucker 1747 after 1785 Jonathan Nye?
vii. Alice Tucker 1749 before 1785 ?
viii. Elizabeth Tucker 175x before 1785 ?
ix. Rebecca Tucker 1 Oct 1753 after 1785 _?_ Clark
x. Hanna Tucker 1 Oct 1753 before 1785 ?

JOHN TUCKER [4] was born in Gould’s Neck in 1742/3, son of Simeon Tucker and Sarah Hall. He was in Charlestown, RI during the 1780s, possibly as late as 1790, and started a farm in the Perryville part of South Kingstown near that of Job Card before 1800. He married Alice CARD about 1772. She was born about 1754/55 in South Kingstown, the daughter of Joshua Card and Alice Clark of Perryville, RI. He died in South Kingstown, RI in 1806 (will dated 3 March 1806 and proved 9 June 1806 in South Kingstown mentions Joshua [SK 1B:311] ). She died in _ in 1813.

1790 census Charlestown: 2 5 3
1800 census South Kingstown: 34101 00100
1810 census South Kingstown: Alice with son Augustus: 111000 01010

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i. John Tucker Jr 24 Apr 1774 15 Jan 1861 Mary Card
ii. Joshua Tucker Aug 1775 31 Jul 1856 Elizabeth Card
iv. Simeon Clark Tucker 25 Dec 1777 10 Apr 1856 Susan Perry
v. Nathan Tucker 8 Jul 1780 24 May 1857 Susan Potter
vi. William Tucker 1781 1863 Patience Gould
vii. Acus Tucker 1783 10 Oct 1867 Abby Dyer
viii. Alice Card Tucker 1786 after 1806 William Webster
ix. Sarah Tucker 27 Mar 1787 4 Apr 1864 William Crandall
x. Augustus Tucker 3 Oct 1792 after 1810 Mercy Johnson
xi. Lyman Clark Tucker May 1797 23 Jun 1878 Elizabeth Parr

JOSHUA TUCKER [5] was born in South Kingstown?, RI in August 1775 (gravemarker) (elsewhere April), son of John Tucker and Alice Card. He married Elizabeth CARD about 1795. She was born about April 1774 (gravemarker) in North Kingstown, the daughter of William Card and Mary Clarke. He died in South Kingstown, RI on 31 Jul 1856, aged 80yrs and 11m(gravemarker). She died in South Kingstown on 28or30(gravemarker) November 1823 at 49y7m and was buried on 3 December (Hazard Diary).

Both buried in South Kingstown, yard 147, west of Tucker Pond.
Latitude: 41.4206, Longitude: -71.55586       Google Map

1800 census South Kingstown: 10100 10100
1810 census South Kingstown: 120011 02100
1820 census South Kingstown: 000301-01021
1850 census

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i. Mary Tucker Apr 1795 12 Nov 1855 Jonathan Clarke
ii. Joshua A Tucker Jr. Jun 1799 9 Jul 1884 Sarah Whaley
iii. Arnold Tucker 1806 1 Apr 1885 Jonathan Clarke
iv. Hannah Tucker Jan 1809 18 Mar 1886 Jeremiah Hazard

It is said that 12 others died in infancy (no gravestones found)

JOSHUA A TUCKER, Jr [6] was born in South Kingstown, RI in June 1799 (gravemarker, census) the son of Joshua Tucker and Elizabeth Card. He married Sarah WHALEY about 1817-19. She was born about 1794 in _, the daughter of Joseph Whaley and Waity Holley. She died in South Kingstown on 9 May 1848, aged 54 (gravemarker) after a long illness.

1820 census South Kingstown: 100100-00010
1840 census South Kingstown: 0011001 000000 - 1001001 000000

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i. Nelson Tucker ~1818 30 Sep 1848 Lucinda Clarke
ii. John Aldrick Tucker 20 Sep 1820 16 Jul 1890 Delilla Larkin
iii. Elizabeth Tucker ~1822 1 Sep 1846 William Steadman
iv. Emeline Tucker 31 May 1835 28 Mar 1905 Michael M Bradley

He married second about 1851 (www: June 1850) Lydia WHALEY, sister of Sarah. She was born about May 1807 and died on 28 March 1878, aged 70yrs and 10m (gravemarker). He died in South Kingstown, RI on 9 July 1884 aged 85yrs and 1m (SkD 1:56 & gravemarker). All three are buried west of Tucker Pond in South Kingstown (cem. SK147) along with son, Nelson.

1860 census South Kingstown, age 61
1880 census South Kingstown, age 81

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v. Ruhannah Tucker 4 Dec 1829 4 Nov 1893
vi. John Horace Tucker 26 Jul 1839 14 May 1902 Delilla Larkin

JOHN ALDRICH TUCKER [7] was born on 20 Sep 1820 (SKD 1:70), son of Joshua A Tucker, Jr. and Sarah Whaley. He was married to Delilla LARKIN (Delilah), daughter of John W Larkin and Deborah Hoxsie, on 6 March 1845 (SK 2:46) by Ezekiel Lock, pastor of Queens River Baptist Church in South Kingstown. She died before 1850 (not in census).

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i. Horace Tucker 2 Jan 1846 16 Jan 1920 Martha Burdick (SkD 2:14)
ii. Elizabeth Tucker 6 Jan 1848 26 Apr 1926 Robert Jagger

He married second Harriet Newell PIKE about Aug 1850-Jan 1851. She was born on 3 November 1831 (gravemarker, 1900 NK Census) or 1832 (D cert.) in Newport, the daughter of __?__ and Ann Elizabeth Pike. Family lore says she was a sharp, quick minded person. He died in South Kingstown on 16 July 1890 (SKD 1:70). She lived for many years with her daughter, Ida, in Lafayette, RI and died after a stroke at the home of her son William Gray in Narragansett Pier on 25 June 1909 (D cert.).

They are both buried at Oakdell Cemetery (cem. SK037) in Peace Dale, RI.
Latitude: 41.44690, Longitude: -72.5001       Google Map

1850 census South Kingstown, dated 13 Aug 1850
1860 census South Kingstown age 39, dated 13 July 1860
1870 census Wakefield, South Kingstown age 49, dated 2 Aug 1870
1880 census South Kingstown age 59, dated 9 June 1880
1900 census Lafayette, North Kingstown, age 69, dated 16 June 1900 (Harriet)

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iii. Nelson Henry Tucker 20 Oct 1851 29 Nov 1942 Alice Capper
iv. Sarah Maria Tucker 15 Apr 1853 6 Oct 1914 (NKD 5:11) Samuel Lucas
v. Louisa Ann Tucker 14 May 1854 12 Dec 1951 Joseph Ebenezer Miner
vi. William Atwell Tucker 1856 Apr 1950 Mary J Dowd
vii. John Pike Tucker 27 Mar 1858 6 Sep 1912 (SKD 1:129) Sarah Francis Thomas
viii. Walter B Tucker 1859 7 Nov 1875 -
ix. Elmer E Tucker 1861 1939 Mary Dempsey
x. William Gray Tucker 2 Dec 1862 15 Nov 1928 Helen Grant Brown
xi. Addie E Tucker 1867 12 Sep 1875 -
xii. Ida Mabel Tucker 4 Oct 1872 24 Jan 1961 in WA Joseph Allen
xiii. Hattie Tucker 1872 1901 Joshua T Bradley
xiv. Walter Tucker 1876 1903 Anne Freeborn


Sources:
Beaman, Alden Gamaliel (1978). RI Vital Records for Washington County 1685-1860. 9:298-9+303
Whaley, Carder Henry (1938). Tucker Genealogy. Copy of typewritten manuscript at Westerly library
South Kingstown town records
Clark, Bertha W (June 1957). Morris Tucker and Five Generations of his Descendants. Typescript at RI Historical Society.
Additional sources are federal census reports, gravestones and obituaries.

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Updated 10 November 2011. Please send any additions or corrections to Peter Miner: p_miner at alum.wpi.edu