Saturday, July 30, 2022

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun -- Who Is Your Current Favorite Ancestor to Research and Why

   It's Saturday Night - 

time for more Genealogy Fun! 

Your mission, should you decide to accept it (cue the Mission Impossible music here) is to:

1) Who is your current favorite ancestor to research and why? [Thank you to Linda Stufflebean for suggesting topics!]

2)  Write your own blog post, or add your response as a comment to this blog post, in a Facebook Status post or note.

Here's mine:

I have so many ancestors and it is hard to pick!  I will us my 52 Ancestors theme as a guide.

This week, my favorite ancestor is my 7th great-grandmother #711 (lucky, eh?) Hannah Mott (1663-1730), the second wife of Abraham Tucker (1653-1725) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

For my 52 Ancestors posts, I use the book and periodical family history information I have, and then try to find as many records for the person and the family as possible on Ancestry, FamilySearch, MyHeritage, Findmypast, American Ancestors, WikiTree and Geni.  In addition, I usually Google the person's name and parents or spouse.  When I find records, I download them and put them in the surname/family file on my computer.

Once I've collected all of the records I can find, I update the person's profile in my RootsMagic family tree, adding events, dates, places, source citations and notes.  

To write the weekly blog post, I create an Individual Summary report in RootsMagic, save it as a text file, and copy/paste the information into the template for the 52 Ancestors series (usually I copy the last one, and edit it).  

After writing the blog post, I try to update the profiles in my Ancestry tree, the FamilySearch Family Tree, and sometimes on WikiTree and Geni.  

This process usually takes 4 to 8 hours each week, so it is manageable and not onerous, and leaves me time for other genealogy related activities.

Here's the last 52 Ancestors blog post I did for #710 Abraham Tucker --

The Hannah Mott profile will be #441 in the 52 Ancestors series.  I started this series in early 2014 using my Ahnentafel as a guide from great-grandparents on down the list.  I have missed a few weeks due to attending conferences and my recent health problems, but I'm back on track and working through the 7th great-grandparents.  My list of past 52 Ancestors blog posts is in  I need to add the posts from the last two months.  

Why?  Because I want to do this in an organized and consistent fashion and leave it online and in family trees so it benefits my family and other researchers.  


Copyright (c) 2022, Randall J. Seaver

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Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 23 to 29 July 2022

  I am keeping track of the new and updated historical record collections at FamilySearch ( every week.

As of 29 July 2022, there are 3,127 historical record collections on FamilySearch (an increase of 0 from last week):

The new and updated collections this week from FamilySearch are:

--- Collections Updated ---

Alabama, County Birth Registers, 1881-1930      (; 263,710 indexed records with 48,659 record images (was 263,710 records with 48,659 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Argentina, Chaco, Civil Registration, 1889-1946 (; 20,899 indexed records with 20,788 record images (was 13,346 records with 13,243 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Catholic Church Records, 1734-1977       (; 412,853 indexed records with 207,943 record images (was 412,612 records with 207,943 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Argentina, Corrientes, Civil Registration, 1880-1930    (; 775,576 indexed records with 742,616 record images (was 738,057 records with 703,035 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Arizona, Gila County, Cemetery Records, 1927-1994       (; 4,511 indexed records with 659 record images (was 4,511 records with 659 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022

Belgium, Antwerp, Civil Registration, 1588-1913 (; 721,662 indexed records with 3,208,709 record images (was 718,777 records with 3,208,709 images), UPDATED 27-Jul-2022
Belgium, Namur, Civil Registration, 1800-1912   (; 499,902 indexed records with 372,768 record images (was 494,562 records with 372,768 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Bolivia Catholic Church Records, 1566-1996      (; 9,137,035 indexed records with 1,649,601 record images (was 9,122,293 records with 1,649,601 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Brazil, Minas Gerais, Civil Registration, 1879-1949     (; 778,204 indexed records with 325,073 record images (was 774,890 records with 323,989 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Brazil, Paraná, Civil Registration, 1852-1996   (; 2,506,060 indexed records with 1,689,031 record images (was 2,498,444 records with 1,689,031 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

Brazil, Rio Grande do Sul, Civil Registration, 1860-2006        (; 1,516,373 indexed records with 777,046 record images (was 1,511,310 records with 774,489 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Brazil, Santa Catarina, Civil Registration, 1850-1999   (; 575,200 indexed records with 1,037,638 record images (was 573,773 records with 1,037,638 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
California, Los Angeles, Angelus-Rosedale Cemetery/Crematory Records, 1884-2002 (; 372,012 indexed records with 193,667 record images (was 371,936 records with 193,666 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Chile, Catholic Church Records, 1633-2015       (; 7,184,123 indexed records with 887,278 record images (was 7,184,029 records with 890,380 images), UPDATED 24-Jul-2022
Colombia, Catholic Church Records, 1576-2018    (; 24,617,259 indexed records with 12,659,776 record images (was 24,598,872 records with 12,659,776 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

Costa Rica, Catholic Church Records, 1595-1992  (; 3,905,487 indexed records with 962,203 record images (was 3,905,481 records with 962,203 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Croatia, Church Books, 1516-1994        (; 2,983,807 indexed records with 1,421,761 record images (was 2,983,756 records with 1,421,761 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Cuba, Church Records, 1584-1960 (; 191,567 indexed records with 41,707 record images (was 191,536 records with 41,707 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Czech Republic Censuses and Inhabitant Registers, 1800-1990     (; 2,316 indexed records with 4,916,932 record images (was 1,603 records with 4,916,932 images), UPDATED 25-Jul-2022
Dominican Republic Civil Registration, 1801-2010        (; 2,241,070 indexed records with 3,416,801 record images (was 2,212,741 records with 3,416,801 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

El Salvador Catholic Church Records, 1655-1977  (; 2,180,952 indexed records with 592,191 record images (was 2,175,695 records with 592,191 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
England, Gloucestershire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1642-1996       (; 189,467 indexed records with 60,352 record images (was 172,491 records with 57,931 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
England, Herefordshire Bishop's Transcripts, 1583-1898  (; 1,603,017 indexed records with 116,547 record images (was 1,603,017 records with 116,547 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
England, Lancashire Non-Conformist Church Records, 1647-1996    (; 1,470,661 indexed records with 83,750 record images (was 1,470,380 records with 98,167 images), UPDATED 24-Jul-2022
England, Lincolnshire, Marriage Bonds and Allegations, 1574-1885        (; 135,981 indexed records with 77,296 record images (was 135,963 records with 77,278 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022

England, Middlesex Parish Registers, 1539-1988  (; 5,923,185 indexed records with 356,499 record images (was 5,902,951 records with 354,427 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
England, Oxfordshire Parish Registers 1538-1904 (; 103,414 indexed records with 6,288 record images (was 103,414 records with 6,288 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
France, Calvados, Census, 1891  (; 1,616 indexed records with 175 record images (was 661 records with 1 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Georgia, Columbus, Linwood and Porterdale Colored Cemeteries, Interment Records, 1866-2000      (; 46,994 indexed records with 2,135 record images (was 46,994 records with 2,135 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Guatemala, Alta Verapaz, Civil Registration, 1877-1994  (; 588,764 indexed records with 17,770 record images (was 588,684 records with 17,770 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

Haiti, Civil Registration, 1794-2012    (; 3,314,977 indexed records with 31,609 record images (was 3,312,869 records with 31,609 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Hawaii, Board of Health, Marriage Record Indexes, 1909-1989     (; 823,318 indexed records with 289,701 record images (was 823,318 records with 289,701 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Honduras, Civil Registration, 1841-1968 (; 532,690 indexed records with 337,976 record images (was 532,109 records with 337,976 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Idaho, Jefferson Star, County Cemetery Records, 1800-2000       (; 127,852 indexed records with 90,607 record images (was 127,852 records with 90,607 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
India, Madras Diocese Protestant Church Records, 1743-1990      (; 251,915 indexed records with 39,904 record images (was 251,601 records with 39,904 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022

Ireland, Catholic Parish Registers, 1740-1900   (; 1,038,014 indexed records with 34,740 record images (was 919,370 records with 29,250 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Italy, Ravenna, Ravenna, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1866-1929      (; 1,702 indexed records with 1,759,182 record images (was 1,099 records with 1,759,182 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Italy, Sassari, Civil Registration (Tribunale), 1803-1942       (; 696 indexed records with 227 record images (was 314 records with 98 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Kansas, Swedish Church Vital Records, 1861-1918 (; 4,791 indexed records with 29 record images (was 4,791 records with 29 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910, 1921-1924   (; Index only (1,464,148 records), no images (was 1,464,148 records with 0 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022

Massachusetts, Births, 1636-1924        (; 354,112 indexed records with 332,250 record images (was 354,112 records with 332,250 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Mexico, Coahuila, Catholic Church Records, 1627-1978    (; 1,581,885 indexed records with 393,502 record images (was 1,581,812 records with 393,502 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Mexico, Puebla, Catholic Church Records, 1545-1977      (; 7,370,974 indexed records with 6,124,553 record images (was 7,362,373 records with 6,124,553 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Mexico, Querétaro, Catholic Church Records, 1590-1970   (; 2,625,502 indexed records with 1,380,077 record images (was 2,622,070 records with 1,380,077 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Minnesota, County Deaths, 1850-2001     (; 1,242,298 indexed records with 367,790 record images (was 1,242,298 records with 367,790 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022

New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947       (; 501,128 indexed records with 500,776 record images (was 501,128 records with 500,776 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
New Jersey, Reclaim the Records, Geographic Birth Index, 1901-1929      (; 1,882,621 indexed records with 30,906 record images (was 1,880,840 records with 30,881 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
New York State Census, 1905     (; 7,575,511 indexed records with 111,177 record images (was 7,575,511 records with 111,177 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
New York, Birth Indexes outside of New York City, 1881-1942     (; 640,761 indexed records with 77,744 record images (was 640,519 records with 77,065 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Nicaragua, Catholic Church Records, 1740-1960   (; 807,724 indexed records with 86,119 record images (was 807,297 records with 86,119 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022

North Carolina, Wake County, Death Records, 1900-1909   (; 4,291 indexed records with 4,272 record images (was 4,291 records with 4,272 images), UPDATED 23-Jul-2022
Norway, Probate Index Cards, 1640-1903  (; Index only (453,259 records), no images (was 445,946 records with 0 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016       (; 5,779,918 indexed records with 1,547,844 record images (was 5,779,918 records with 1,547,844 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
Paraguay, Asunción, Cemetery Records, 1842-2011 (; 235,860 indexed records with 66,809 record images (was 235,819 records with 66,809 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Paraguay, Catholic Church Records, 1754-2015    (; 2,046,324 indexed records with 373,775 record images (was 2,045,290 records with 373,775 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

Peru, Catholic Church Records, 1603-1992        (; 21,587,541 indexed records with 4,192,353 record images (was 21,578,056 records with 4,192,353 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Portugal, Aveiro, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1911    (; 1,007,522 indexed records with 571,698 record images (was 938,965 records with 571,698 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Beja, Catholic Church Records, 1550-1913      (; 491,190 indexed records with 684,393 record images (was 480,702 records with 684,393 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022
Portugal, Braga, Catholic Church Records, 1530-1911     (; 707,773 indexed records with 857,376 record images (was 536,312 records with 857,376 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Bragança, Catholic Church Records, 1541-1985  (; 593,078 indexed records with 960,435 record images (was 583,021 records with 960,435 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022

Portugal, Castelo Branco, Catholic Church Records, 1714-1911    (; 653,997 indexed records with 333,738 record images (was 636,077 records with 333,738 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Coimbra, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911   (; 1,466,831 indexed records with 490,922 record images (was 1,424,325 records with 490,922 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Faro, Catholic Church Records, 1587-1880      (; 492,903 indexed records with 138,057 record images (was 415,346 records with 138,057 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Guarda, Catholic Church Records, 1459-1911    (; 228,897 indexed records with 815,966 record images (was 224,832 records with 815,966 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Leiria, Catholic Church Records, 1534-1911    (; 398,725 indexed records with 639,166 record images (was 387,825 records with 639,166 images), UPDATED 26-Jul-2022

Portugal, Portalegre, Catholic Church Records, 1859-1911        (; 2,042,187 indexed records with 178,927 record images (was 2,004,556 records with 178,927 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Porto, Catholic Church Records, 1535-1949     (; 1,882,378 indexed records with 1,207,157 record images (was 1,799,990 records with 1,207,157 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Santarém, Catholic Church Records, 1544-1911  (; 1,039,645 indexed records with 647,938 record images (was 1,028,594 records with 647,938 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Setúbal, Catholic Church Records, 1555-1911   (; 894,596 indexed records with 829,309 record images (was 883,210 records with 829,309 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Portugal, Viana do Castelo, Catholic Church Records, 1537-1911  (; 519,735 indexed records with 785,913 record images (was 493,283 records with 783,187 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022

Portugal, Vila Real, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1941 (; 378,186 indexed records with 396,243 record images (was 361,140 records with 396,243 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Viseu, Catholic Church Records, 1523-1989     (; 1,531,540 indexed records with 1,034,661 record images (was 1,418,226 records with 1,034,661 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Portugal, Évora, Catholic Church Records, 1533-1912     (; 647,585 indexed records with 702,397 record images (was 624,897 records with 702,397 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Puerto Rico, Catholic Church Records, 1645-1969 (; 3,205,729 indexed records with 191,547 record images (was 3,204,980 records with 191,547 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Samoa, Vital Records, 1846-1996 (; 91,689 indexed records with 435,725 record images (was 91,685 records with 435,520 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

Slovenia, Ljubljana, Funeral Accounts, 1937-1970        (; 26,648 indexed records with 96,045 record images (was 25,657 records with 96,045 images), UPDATED 27-Jul-2022
South Africa, Church of the Province of South Africa, Parish Registers, 1801-2004       (; 1,666,505 indexed records with 355,318 record images (was 1,597,613 records with 355,318 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
South Africa, Civil Marriage Records, 1840-1973 (; 2,699,406 indexed records with 2,683,205 record images (was 2,699,406 records with 2,683,205 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022
South Africa, KwaZulu Natal, Vital Records, 1868-1976   (; 432,191 indexed records with 784,828 record images (was 417,306 records with 770,388 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
South Africa, Reformed Church Records, 1856-1988        (; 17,792 indexed records with 40,337 record images (was 17,792 records with 40,337 images), UPDATED 27-Jul-2022

South Carolina, Charleston County, Charleston, Birth Registers, 1901-1926       (; 36,674 indexed records with 2,361 record images (was 36,674 records with 2,361 images), UPDATED 23-Jul-2022
Spain, Diocese of Albacete, Catholic Church Records, 1504-1979  (; 1,893,925 indexed records with 603,285 record images (was 1,893,925 records with 603,285 images), UPDATED 28-Jul-2022
Spain, Province of Gerona, Municipal Records, 1566-1956 (; 845,342 indexed records with 390,015 record images (was 842,632 records with 390,066 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Switzerland, Fribourg, Census, 1850     (; 58,893 indexed records with 2,968 record images (was 58,893 records with 2,968 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Tennessee, Shelby County, Memphis, Board of Health Death Records, 1848-1913     (; 107,123 indexed records with 46,338 record images (was 107,123 records with 46,338 images), UPDATED 22-Jul-2022

Uruguay Civil Registration, 1879-1930   (; Index only (445,968 records), no images (was 443,669 records with 0 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Venezuela Civil Registration, 1873-2003 (; 865,978 indexed records with 586,312 record images (was 859,287 records with 586,312 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Venezuela, Archdiocese of Caracas, Catholic Church Records, 1638-2020   (; 1,513 indexed records with 756 record images (was 789 records with 394 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022
Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901      (; 171,147 indexed records with 8,036 record images (was 141,060 records with 6,629 images), UPDATED 29-Jul-2022

--- Collections with new images ---

France, Dordogne, Church and Civil Registration, 1540-1896      (; 7,866,340 indexed records with 3,099,653 record images (was 7,866,340 records with 3,096,706 images), last updated 07-Jun-2021
Germany, Rhineland, Diocese of Trier, Catholic Church Records, 1704-1957        (; 2,967,130 indexed records with 304,033 record images (was 2,967,130 records with 294,913 images), last updated 03-Nov-2020
Hawaii, Collector of Customs, Ships' Passenger Manifests, 1843-1900     (; 527,525 indexed records with 220,070 record images (was 527,525 records with 217,933 images), last updated 06-Nov-2020
South Africa, Johannesburg, Cemetery Records, 1840-2019 (; 443,167 indexed records with 24,586 record images (was 443,167 records with 19,133 images), last updated 27-Jun-2022

--- Collections with images removed ---

Finland, Passport Registers, 1900-1920  (; 64,565 indexed records with 942 record images (was 64,565 records with 1,149 images), last updated 19-Jul-2022
France, Saône-et-Loire, Parish and Civil Registration, 1530-1892        (; 7,237,336 indexed records with 1,899,012 record images (was 7,237,336 records with 1,973,983 images), last updated 30-May-2022
South Africa, Pietermaritzburg Estate Files 1846-1950   (; 441,574 indexed records with 316,415 record images (was 441,574 records with 316,616 images), last updated 05-Aug-2020
United States, Veterans Administration Master Index, 1917-1940  (; 6,931,032 indexed records with 5,603,645 record images (was 6,931,032 records with 5,610,821 images), last updated 09-Aug-2019

--- Collections with records removed ---

United States Public Records, 1970-2009 (; Index only (875,610,214 records), no images (was 875,610,215 records with 0 images), last updated 19-Aug-2020


My friend and SDGS colleague, Marshall, has come up with a way to determine which collections are ADDED, DELETED or UPDATED, and to alphabetize the entries in each category.  Thanks to Marshall for helping me out here!

In order to select a specific record collection on FamilySearch, go to and use the "Filter by collection name" feature in the upper left-hand corner and use keywords (e.g. "church england") to find collections with those keywords.

Each one of the collections listed above has a Research Wiki page (use the "Learn more" link). It would be very useful if the Wiki page for each collection listed the dates for when the collection was added as a new collection and the dates for major updates also.


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Friday, July 29, 2022

Added and Updated Record Collections - Week of 23 to 29 July 2022

The following record collections were listed on the Recently Added and Updated List on during the period from  23 to 29 July 2022: 

The Updated and ADDED collections include:

Yvelines, France, Censuses 1836-1911; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/28/2022

Doubs, France, Births, Marriages, and Deaths, 1686-1918; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/28/2022

York, Yorkshire, England, Church of England Baptisms, Marriages and Burials, 1538-1812; indexed database with record images,ADDED 7/28/2022

York, Yorkshire, England, Church of England Births and Baptisms, 1813-1920; indexed database with record images, ADDED 7/28/2022

York, Yorkshire, England, Church of England Marriages, 1754-1936; indexed database with record images, ADDED 7/28/2022

York, Yorkshire, England, Church of England Deaths and Burials, 1813-1995; indexed database with record images, ADDED 7/28/2022

Utah, U.S., Naturalization and Citizenship Records, 1858-1959; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/27/2022

California, U.S., State Court Naturalization Records, 1850-1986; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/27/2022

Yvelines, France, Births, Marriages and Deaths 1734-1996; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/27/2022

Colorado, U.S., State and Federal Naturalization Records, 1868-1990; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/27/2022

Washington, U.S., Naturalizations, 1853-1980; indexed database with record images, Updated 7/27/2022


The complete Card Catalog is at  

By my count, there were 4 NEW collections ADDED this past week, per the list above.  There are now 33,186 collections available as of 29 July, an increase of 4 from last week.  


Disclosure: I receive a complimentary all-access subscription from, for which I am thankful. has provided material considerations for travel expenses to meetings, and has hosted events and meals that I have attended in Salt Lake City, in past years.

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52 Ancestors - Week 440: #710 Abraham Tucker (1653-1725) of Dartmouth, Massachusetts

Abraham Tucker (1653-1725) is #710 on my Ahnentafel List, my 7th great-grandfather, who married #711 Hannah Mott (1663-1732)  in 1690, in Dartmouth, Massachusetts.

I am descended through:

*  their daughter #355 Content Tucker (1695-1739) who married #354 Benjamin Wing (1698-1782) in 1722.
*  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 Miranda Wade (1804-1850) in 1824.
*  their son #22 Henry Arnold White (1824-1885) who married 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:                       Abraham Tucker[1–6]

*  Sex:                          Male

*  Father:                      Henry Tucker 1619-1694
*  Mother:                    Martha --?-- 1625-1697

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with source citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Birth:                        13 October 1653, Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1–2]

*  Will:                        20 November 1724 (age 71), will written; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[6]

*  Death:                     16 March 1725 (age 71), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1,5]

*  Probate:                  20 April 1725 (age 71),will proved; Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[6]

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

*  Spouse 1:                Mary Slocum 1660-1689
*  Marriage 1:             30 October 1679 (age 26), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1,3]

*  Child 1:                  Henry Tucker 1680-1722
*  Child 2:                  Abraham Tucker 1682-    
*  Child 3:                  Mary Tucker 1684-1769
*  Child 4:                  Martha Tucker 1686-1716
*  Child 5:                  Patience Tucker 1686-1748
*  Child 6:                  Abigail Tucker 1688-1730

*  Spouse 2:               Hannah Mott 1663-1730
*  Marriage 2:            26 November 1690 (age 37), Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States[1,4]

*  Child 7:                  Elizabeth Tucker 1691-1768
*  Child 8:                  Sarah Tucker 1693-1727
*  Child 9:                  Content Tucker 1695-1739
*  Child 10:                Abraham Tucker 1697-1776
*  Child 11:                Joanna Tucker 1699-1772
*  Child 12:                Ruth Tucker 1701- ????
*  Child 13:                Hannah Tucker 1704-1787

4)  NOTES (with source citations as indicated in brackets):    

The website "Early Tuckers" ( has a family sketch for Abraham Tucker[1].  In addition, Dartmouth, Massachusetts vital records have birth and marriage records for Abraham, his two wives, and their children.

 Abraham Tucker, son of Henry and Martha (--?--) Tucker, was born 13 October 1653 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts Bay[1-2].  

He married (1) Mary Slocum, the daughter of Giles Slocum, on October 30, 1679 in Dartmouth   [1,3]. Both he and Mary had been born in Portsmouth, Rhode Island, and it is likely that the Slocum family had moved to Dartmouth with the Tucker family. 
  Abraham and Mary had six children:

*  Henry Tucker (1680-1722), married 1704 Phebe Barton (1684-????)
*  Abraham Tucker (1682-????).
*  Mary Tucker (1684-1769), married 1703 Joseph Russell (1679-1748).
*  Martha Tucker (1686-1716), married 1708 George Thomas (1681-1740).
*  Patience Tucker (1686-1748), married 1707 Thomas Woolley (1684-1748).
*  Abigail Tucker (1688-1730), married 1710 Joseph Chase (1673-1758).

 Mary died 26 October 1689 in Dartmouth.  Abraham married (2)  Hannah Mott (1663-1732) on 26 November 1690 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts Bay[1,4].  She was the daughter of Jacob and Joanna (Slocum) Mott of Portsmouth, Rhode Island.  Abraham and Hannah Tucker had seven children, all born and recorded in Dartmouth:

*  Elizabeth Tucker (1691-1768), married 1715 James Barker (1691-1749).
*  Sarah Tucker (1693-1727), married 1714 Edward Wing (1687-1734).
*  Content Tucker (1695-1739), married 1722 Benjamin Wing (1698-1782).
*  Abraham Tucker (1697-1776), married (1) 1722 Elizabeth Russell (1705-1724);(2) 1728 Hannah Hall (1700-1731).
*  Joanna Tucker (1699-1772), married 1726 John Russell (1686-1747).
*  Ruth Tucker (1701-????).
*  Hannah Tucker (1704-1787), married 1734  James Greene (1701-1789).
Abraham Tucker was a Quaker[1] and a member of the Friends Church at Dartmouth.

 Abraham Tucker died at age 71 on March 16, 1724/1725 in Dartmouth, Massachusetts Bay[5].  There are no extant burial records for Abraham.

Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth died testate, having written a will dated 20 November 1724[6].  It says:
"The Last Will & Testament of Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth in the County of Bristoll in the Province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England Yeoman is as followeth:  To all People whome these Presents May Concern.  Know ye that I the said Abraham Tucker through the mercy of God:  being Perfect in mind & of a Sound memory: for the Preventing future Trouble Do make this my Last Will and Testament as followeth.

"First I will that all those Debts & Duties as I Do owe in Right To any manner of Person or Persons whatsoever shall be well & truly Contented & Paid in Convenient Time after my decease by my Executor hereafter Named.

"Item I give & bequeath to Hannah my well beloved Wife my Two Best feather beds with all the furniture thereto belonging with all my plate & Silver money also one third Part of all my within dore househould goodsfor house keeping (Except onely the Remaining Part of my beds and beding, to be disposed of as she Shall See Cause forever. I also give to my wife Dureing the Time that she shall Remain my widdow the whole of my now Dwelling house where I now dwell or live in: & also the Two Best Cows in my stock of Cattel: & also the fruit of five Apple Trees shuch as she shall make Choice of Yearly in my orchard: also do give and bequeath unto her my sd. wife Sixteen Pounds money or bills of Credit yearly to be Paid unto her by my Executor hereafter Named so long as she shall Remain my widdow as aforsaid and no Longer: And also my said Executor shall Provide her with fire wood Cut fit for the fire always Ready at the Dore: and shall Keep her Two Cows & one horse hind(?) Winter Summer fit for use & Service; and to let her my said wife have one Barrill of Syder Every Year all which I give unto said wife Dureing her widdowhood as aforsaid and no Longer: I also Give & Bequeath unto said wife Hannah one horse Hind(?) such as she shall make Choice of out of my stock of horse hind(?): & be disposed of as she shall see Cause with Saddle & Bridle therewith: all which I give unto my said Wife Hannah In Lue of her Thirds or Dower and my will is that when my Wife shall marry or Decease & then what is herein given to her dureing her widdowhood Shall belong to my Executor hereafter Named and to his heires & assignes forever.

"Item  I give and bequeath unto my Eldest son Henery Tucker all my Land lying on the Island called Elsabeth alias Pashechanaset & the Island Called Painochiset to be by him his heires & assignes possesed & Injoyed forever: I also Give & bequeath unto my Said son Henery Tucker all my lands whether in meaddow or uplands lying within the township of Dartmouth aforsaid: Excepting what I have hereafter in these Presents give to my son Abraham Tucker, to Him my said son Henery his heires & assignes forever:  I also give & Bequeath unto my said son Henery all my Stock of Cattel Sheep & horse Hind(?) of what Kind soever that shall be on said Island called Pashecheneset  & Peanochicset att my Decease Together with my Part of the Roat yt we use to Transport to and from said Island for and in the Consideration of the above bequests to my said Son Henery Tucker he shall pay out such Legacies as I Make hereafter in these Presents order him to Pay.

"Item  I give unto my Daughter Mary Russell the Sum of Twenty Pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid to her or her heires in case of her Decease before the Times of payment within one year after my decease by my said son Henery Tucker together with what or besides what I have already given her.

"Item  I give to my Daughter Patience Woolley the Sum of Twenty Pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid to her or her heires aforsaid within one year after my decease by my said son Henery Tucker together with what or besides what I have already given her.

"Item  I give unto my Daughter Abigail Chase the Sum of Five Pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid to her or her heires aforsaid within one year after my decease by my said son Henery Tucker together with what or besides what I have already given her: & I also give to my Daughter Abigail Chase the sum of forty Pounds in money which is due to me from her Husband, Joseph Chase by a bond abligatory Bareing Date ye thirteenth day of Janury 1712/13 and in the Twelfe year of the Reigne of Queen Ann with said bond & whatsoever may be due to me by virtue thereof or thereon.

"Item  I give to my Grandson Abraham Thomas son to my Daughter Martha Thomas deceased Late wife of George Thomas of Portmouth in the Colony of Rhode Island the sum of fourty Pounds of bills of Credit to be paid to him when he shall come to the age of Twenty one years or att his marrage day which shall happen first by my said son Henery Tucker.

"Item  I give to my Granddaughter Mary Thomas Daughter to my said Daughter Martha deceased: the sum of ten Pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid her by my said son Henery Tucker when she shall come to the age of Eighteen years or either Marrage Day which shall first happen: And further my will yt if Either of my sd Grandchildren shall dye before the Legacies herein to him or her given is become due according to the severall days of payment that then the whole herein given both shall be paid to the survivor in manner as is herein to such as given all: Which I do order my said son Henery Tucker to pay ye abovesaid Legacies given to my Daughter & Grand Children mentioned to be paid by.

"Item  I give to my three daughters namely Joanah Tucker Ruth Tucker & Hannah Tucker Each of them the sum of Sixty Pounds in money or bills of Credit to be paid to Each of them Respectively as they come to the age of Eaighteen years or att theire & Each of them marrage Days: which shall first happen by my Executor hereafter Named: & 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.

"Item  I give & Bequeath unto my youngest Son Abraham Tucker Whome I also Constitute make and ordaine my onely & sole Executor of this my Last Will & Testament, all my homestead farme or Lands with all the housing & buildings fences Apurtenances thereon or thereto Belonging to him my said son Abraham Tucker his heires & assignes forever always Excepting what is above Reserved to my wife dureing her widdowhood & no more or Longer.  The said homestead is Bounded as followeth: Northwardly by ye Land of my said Son Henery Tucker: Eastwardly by the Highway that goes from Poneganset harbour along by Josiah Sherman Lands or homestead & Now Deceased: & so along by John Howlands now dwelling house, & so up to the Cuntry Rhoad: Southerly by Lands belonging to John Russell & Partly by the Lands of James Barker, & Westwardly by the highway yt goes from John Tuckers to friends meeting house in Poneganset:  I also give & bequeath unto my said son Abraham Tucker & to his heires & assignes forever all that my Tract of upland & meadows lying on the Westerly side of Clarks Cove so called in Dartmouth aforesaid & is bounded NorWestwardly by the highway partly & partly by Undivided lands, Westwardly by the lands of John Russel Southerly by land of Peleg Slocum & Easterly by the Bay of Salheater: I also give to my said son Abraham Tucker and to his heires & assignes forever all my Right in Ceder Swamps within the township of Dartmouth aforsaid whether divided or undivided together with all my Rights in the undivided land in said Town: it is all my Right yt shall be Remaining after the Eaight hundred & four hundred ... division in said town compleated:  I also give unto my said Son Abraham Tucker & to his heires & assignes forever Two Oxen which he shall make Choice of four Cows such as he shall Chose after his Mother my said wife haith made her Choice as above Together with all my utensils for husbandry without dores as Cartes Plows with Iron thereto Chaines Yokes & all other for husbandry: and also all my Carpenters Tools & also the Choice of two guns: & 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: 

I do Request Constitute & Appointe my Trusted & well beloved friends & Brethren John Tucker & Jacob Mott to be my overseers to Advice my Executor in the Execution of the Trust herein Reposed in him: and I do hereby make null & void all former wills & Ratifie this and no other to be my Last will & Testament in wittness whereof I have hereunto set my hand & seal the Twentieth day of ye Ninth month Called November in ye year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred Twenty foure.

"Signed, Sealed pronounced & Declared by the said                       Abraham Tucker
Abraham Tucker to be his last will & testament
Richerd Bourden
John Tucker
John Howland
Elezebeth Smith

"Bristoll April ye 20th 1724: then before the Hon. Nath-ll Blaglove (?) Esq-r Judge of the Probaite of Wills within the County of Bristoll Came John Tucker & John Howland & Elezebeth Smith Wittnesses to the Last will & Testament of Abraham Tucker Late of Dartmouth decesed & made oath yt they were Present & did see & hear ye said deceased Signe seal Publish & Declare ye same to be his last will & testament & yt he was of a Disposing mind when he so did and yt at the same time they saw Richerd Bourden signe as a wittness with them & yt they all signed in the presence of the Testator.  Bristoll May ye 7th 1724Burat Coram. Stephen Paine Register."

On 20 April 1725, Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, sole Executor of the last will and testament of his Father, Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, deceased, dated 20 November 1724, was ordered to execute the will, administer the estate, make a true and perfect inventory before 20 July 1725 and to render a plain and true account of his administration of the estate by 20 April 1726 by the Judge of Probate at Bristol.  No inventory or account is included in the Bristol County Probate records available[6].


1. Fred Gahimer, "Early Tuckers," website, (, Abraham Tucker family sketch.

2. "Rhode Island, Vital Records Extracts, 1636-1899," indexed database and digital image, (, "Volume 7 - Births, Baptisms, Marriages and Deaths, Friends and Ministers Records," page 79 (image 126 of 681), Dartmouth, Abraham Tucker birth entry .

3. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society,1929-1930), Marriages, page 515, Abraham Tucker and Mary Slocum marriage entry, 30 October 1679.

4. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Marriages, page 515, Abraham Tucker and Hana Mott marriage entry, 26 November 1690.

5. Vital records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the year 1850, Deaths, page 75, Abraham Tucker death entry, 16 March 1725.

6. Bristol County [Mass.] Register of Probate, Bristol County (Mass.) Probate Records, 1686-1880, American Ancestors (, "Bristol 26000-27999)," Estate file 26,394 (10 pages), Abraham Tucker of Dartmouth, 1725.


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 2022 to 468 Ancestors in 468 Weeks.

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