Friday, June 15, 2018

52 Ancestors - Week 230: #355 Content (Tucker) Wing (1695-1738) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Content Tucker (1695-1738) is #355 on my Ahnentafel List, my 6th great-grandmother, who married #354 Benjamin Wing (1698-before 1782)  in 1722 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #177 Abigail Wing (1734-1806) who married #176 Jonathan White (1732-1804) in 1756. 
*   their son, #88 Humphrey White (1757-1814) who married #89 Sibel Kirby (1764-1848) in 1786.
*  their son, #44 Jonathan White (1803-1850) who married #45 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married #23 Amy Oatley (1826-1864) in 1844.
*  their daughter #11 Julia E. White (1848-1913) who married #10 Thomas Richmond (1848-1917) in 1868.
*  their daughter #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) who married #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) in 1900.
*  their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
*  their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)


1)  PERSON (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Name:                     Content Tucker[1–2]
*  Alternate Name:     Content Wing[3]  
*  Sex:                        Female    

*  Father:                   Abraham Tucker (1653-1725)    
*  Mother:                 Hannah Mott (1663-1730)  

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):
*  Birth:                    12 March 1695, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1]    

*  Distribution:        20 April 1725 (age 30), Distribution of father's estate; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[3]    

*  Death:                 before October 1739 (before about age 44), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States    

3)  SHARED EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Spouse 1.               Benjamin Wing (1698-1782)    
*  Marriage 1:           18 October 1722 (age 24), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[2]    
*  Child 1:                 Elizabeth Wing (1724-1778)    
*  Child 2:                 Sarah Wing (1728-1813)    
*  Child 3:                 Hannah Wing (1726-1809)    
*  Child 4:                 Benjamin Wing (1732-1806)    
*  Child 5:                 Abigail Wing (1734-1806)   
4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

Content Tucker was born in Dartmouth, Massachusetts on 12 March 1695, the daughter of Abraham and Hannah (Mott) Tucker[1].  She was their third child of seven.  The birth record for Content Tucker in the Dartmouth, Massachusetts Vital Record book says:

"[TUCKER], Content, d. Abraham [Abraham (s. Henry) and Hanna (second w.), C.R.3], Mar. 12, 1695."

Content married Benjamin Wing  on 18 October 1722 in Dartmouth[2].  Benjamin Wing was the son of Matthew and Elizabeth (Mott) (Ricketson) Wing.  The marriage record in the Dartmouth Vital Record book says:

"WING, Benjamin, s[on]. Matthu of D[artmouth] and Content Tucker, d[aughter]. Abraham of D[artmouth], 18th, 8 mo., 'called October," 1722, C.R.3'"

Benjamin and Content had five children born between 1724 and 1734, all born in Dartmouth and recorded in the town vital records.

Content's father, Abraham Tucker, wrote his will in November 1724, and died in March 1725.  The will mentions Content twice[3]:

"... it is my will that if any of Either of my three daughters Last mentioned shall dye before before she or they come to the age as aforsaid, that then her or their Legcee or Legacies shall be paid in Equall Proportion thereof to the survivors of my Seven Daughters namely Mary Russell, Elizabeth Barker, Sarah Wing, Content Wing Joanah Tucker Ruth Tucker and Hannah Tucker or Their Legal Representatives in case any of them be dead.

"... further my will is yt after all my Debts & above mentioned Legacies Paid & Satisfied then what shall shall be Remaining of my Personall Estate both Stock & household goods & Paper money of any theire may be at my decease not herein above disposed of shall be Equally divided amonst my Seven Daughters yt is Mary Russel Elezebeth Barker Sarah Wing Content Wing Joannah Tucker Ruth Tucker & Hannah Tucker or theire Legall Representatives in case any of them be dead."

This family worshipped in the Society of Friends meeting in Dartmouth.

There is no death or burial record for Content (Tucker) Wing.  She may have died soon after the birth of her last child in 1734, and definitely died before her husband married, secondly, to Rhoda Rogers in October 1739. 


1. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 ( Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Births, page 285, Content Tucker birth entry, 1695.

2. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Marriages, page 553, Benjamin Wing and Content Tucker entry, 1722.

3. "Probate Records, 1687-1916; Index, 1687-1926," Bristol County, Massachusetts, Probate Court Records, on 199 FHL US/CAN Microfilm rolls; original records at Probate Registry, Taunton, Mass., Volume 5, Pages 67-69, Abraham Tucker will, accessed on FHL Microfilm US/CAN 0,461,883.


NOTE:  Amy Johnson Crow suggested a weekly blog theme of "52 Ancestors" in her blog post 
 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small blog.  I have extended this theme in 2018 to 260 Ancestors in 260 Weeks.

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1 comment:

Unknown said...

Hi! I'm relation to you! This family just came up on ancestory