GENERATION 10

GENERATION 9

MORRIS TUCKER
born:02-04-1641/42                  
marr:10-14-1661     Salisbury, MA    
died:09-23-1711     Providence, RI
father:  
mother:  
 
ELIZABETH STEVENS
born:11-02-1642     Salisbury, MA
marr:10-14-1661     Salisbury, MA    
died:10-16-1662     Salisbury, MA
father: JOHN STEVENS
mother: KATHERINE CODMAN



Biography

MORRIS TUCKER was of Salisbury, Essex, MA, as early as 1661. His name was sometimes spelled Maurice. MORRIS was married at Salisbury, Oct. 14, 1661, to ELIZABETH STEVENS. She died Oct. 16, 1662, in childbirth. In 1663, MORRIS married second, Elizabeth Gill, the daughter of John and Phebe (Buswell) Gill, of Salisbury. She was the mother of his remaining children.

On Jan. 5, 1663, William Huntingly of Salisbury, deeded for 15, to Morris Tucker, 30 acres of upland near Cobler's Brook on the highway leading to Haverhill. On Jul. 29, 1668, he sold this same tract of land to John Gill, and described himself as a planter.

On Dec. 11, 1677, he took the oath of allegiance before Thomas Bradbury, Captain of the Salisbury Militia, and was freeman in 1690. He was a cooper (barrel maker). He married a third time to Grace (Woolley) Lippincott, who survived him. She was the daughter of Emanuel and Elizabeth Woolley, and the widow of Jacob Lippincott.

In 1692, MORRIS and his wife signed the petition in favor of Mary Bradbury, wife of Capt. Thomas Bradbury. Mrs. Bradbury, having been tried for witchcraft, was convicted, but not executed.

The next year, 1693, MORRIS made the bricks for the parsonage house. The brickyard was on the farm he occupied, and was still there a hundred years later.

On Feb. 7, 1693, he deeded to his son James Tucker, for 10, a parcel of upland and swamp in Salisbury, near a place known as Munday Hill, which was granted to him by the commoners of Salisbury. On Mar. 28, 1699 he sold additional land to his son James.

Except occasional references, the church records of Salisbury contain no mention of this family. In later years some members of the church were Quakers, which sect was extremely strong, both in numbers and the quality of its members, in that part of the colony.

Four of his sons went to Rhode Island: John to Providence in that part that later became Glocester; James to Tiverton, and later to Warwick; Jabez to Westerly; and Morris to Westerly and Hopkinton. MORRIS either accompanied or followed these sons to Providence, where he died Sep. 23, 1711, leaving all his property to his wife Grace. His other two sons, BENONI and Joseph remained in Massachusetts.

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James Tucker

James was born at Salisbury, MA, but later moved to Tiverton, MA, now Tiverton, RI. He sold his land at Tiverton to his brother, Morris, in 1718. Jan. 17, 1726/27, the town clerk of Warwick, Kent, RI, was ordered to take bonds of "one Tucker" who had come into the town to live. In 1727, he bought from Anthony Low of Warwick, one half of a saw and grist mill on Roaring Brook at Natick, Kent, RI. He also bought land in Providence and Glocester, both in Providence County, RI, in 1733, calling himself "of Warwick." He sold the Glocester land to "my brother John Tucker of Glocester." The name of his wife and the date of his death are unknown.
 


Children

  born marr died
all children born in Salisbury, Essex, MA
children of MORRIS TUCKER and ELIZABETH STEVENS
BENONI TUCKER
  wife EBENEZAR NICHOLS
10-16-1662     
08-03-1664     
 
06-    -1686
-1734
 
children of MORRIS TUCKER and Elizabeth Gill, his second wife
John 08-16-1664         
Mary
  husband Stephen Davis
05-31-1666     
 
 
12-23-1685
 
 
James 12-28-1667         
Sarah 05-19-1670         
Joseph
  wife Phoebe Page
02-20-1671/72
11-17-1674     
 
10-14-1695
06-30-1743
12-29-1736
Jabez
  wife Rebecca Palmeter
02-05-1674/75
 
 
 
04-08-1756
 
Elizabeth
  husband Daniel Pearce
04-07-1677     
 
 
12-13-1703
 
 
Morris 09-06-1679         


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