"A person employed to write what another dictates or to copy what has been written by another."
The subject today is the probate records for Abraham Tucker (1653-1725) of Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts. Abraham married (1) Mary Slocum (1660-1689), and they had six children: Henry Tucker (1680-1722); Abraham Tucker (1682-????); Mary Tucker (1684-1769); Martha Tucker (1686-????) Patience Tucker (1686-????); Abigail Tucker (1688-1730). After Mary died, Abraham married (2) Hannah Mott (1663-1730), and they had seven children: Elizabeth Tucker (1691-1768); Sarah Tucker (1693-1727); Content Tucker (1695-1738); Abraham Tucker (1697-1776); Joanna Tucker (1699-1772); Ruth Tucker (1701-????); Hannah Tucker (1704-????).
Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth died testate, having written a will dated 20 November 1724. It reads (transcribed by Randy Seaver from the probate court clerk's record copy in Bristol County (Massachusetts) Probate Records, Volume 5, Pages 79-81, on FHC Microfilm 0,461,883):
No inventory or account is included in the Bristol County Probate records available on microfilm at the Family History Library.
In this will, Abraham names two sons (Henry and Abraham) and ten daughters (Mary, Patience, Abigail, Martha (deceased), Sarah, Content, Elizabeth, Joanah, Ruth and Hannah). My ancestry is through daughter Content Tucker, who married Benjamin Wing in 1722. The three daughters from the second marriage not bequeathed something substantial in the will may have received something when they married.
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