Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Nova Scotia Tufts families Chapter 4; Gershom Tufts children James, William, Abigail, Edward, and Margaret

This post is lengthy as there were many large families. I have some additional information on selected families, but will share them on request. I will continue to add to these posts as information is gathered. Please forward any information especially on the daughters families.



JAMES BALDWIN TUFTS (1765-1845)
Married first to LUCY SMITH
Had; Benjamin S.
            BENJAMIN SMITH TUFTS (1795-1851) Lived in Granby, MA. Benjamin was a Private in the War of 1812 in Captain Quartus Stebbins’ Co., Lt. Colonel William Edwards’ Regt. from Sep. 8 to Nov. 5, 1814, raised at Springfield, Mass. with service at Boston.
Married PHEBE HAYNES (1795-1853)
had 1) Lucy S., 2) Albert S., 3) Lucy A., 4) Samuel P., 5) Francis C., 6) Lucy A., 7) Laura C., 8) Benjamin F., 9) George A., 10) William H.
            LUCY SMITH TUFTS (1820-1820) (in Fishkill, NY)
infant.

ALBERT SMITH TUFTS, (1821-1900)
Married first LOVISA CHAPIN HITCHCOCK, (1816-1849)
had 1) Albert D., 2) Henry M. Tufts
            ALBERT DEXTER TUFTS, (1846-1926)
Married CATHERINE E  (PEASE) HAMMER, (1838-1904)wid had 1) Ernest D. TUFTS in Ludlow MA.
I need information on this family 

HENRY MARTIN TUFTS (1847-?)
Married first JULIA GARDNER, of Collinsville, Conn.
had no issue.
Married secondly; LAURA LOVINA (BENNETT) HOWARD
had ?
I need information on this family


(Albert S.)
Married secondly; ELIZABETH (CHASE) BARTLETT, (1841-1899)
Had:
            CHARLES DEXTER TUFTS (1851-1932)
Married first ANNA A. CHADBOURNE
had no issue.
Married secondly; ELLA P CHAMBERLAIN
had 1) Flora I., 2) Charles E., 3) ? 4) Elsie A.
I need information on this family

(Benjamin S.-continued)
LUCY ABIGAIL TUFTS (1823-1824)
infant.

SAMUEL PARSONS TUFTS (1825)
infant.

FRANCIS CAREW TUFTS (1827-1831)

LUCY ABIGAIL TUFTS (1829-1889)
married JOSEPH WASHINGTON AKENS (or Akers?), Civil War Veteran, (1831-1905)
had 10 Akers children in Granby MA
There are family trees on Ancestry.com with details on this family.

LAURA CAREW TUFTS (1831-1915)
Married HENRY RICHARDSON GRAVES, (1827-1905)
had 1) Hattie Maria Graves   

BENJAMIN FRANCIS TUFTS, (1833-1902)
Married first LAURA KEZIAH WILSON (1835-1861)
had 1) Willard E., 2) Maggie A. –TUFTS Family 742.
            WILLARD ELLSWORTH TUFTS, (1861-1918)
Married LIZZIE DELLA CHAPMAN (1867-1944)
Had: Edith L. TUFTS
I need information on this family

MAGGIE A.  TUFTS (1862-?)
Married CLARENCE R. KELLY
I need information on this family

(Benjamin F.)
Married secondly NANCY MELISSA (THAYER) COWLES, (1836-1900) had 1) Florence L., 2) Gracie F. Tufts
            FLORENCE L TUFTS (1875-1953)
Married ALBERT EDWARD EWING
had 1) Bertrum Thayer Ewing in Utica, NY
           
GRACIE FRANCES TUFTS (1877-1889)
I need information on this family

Benjamin S.-continued)
GEORGE AUSTIN TUFTS, (1835-1912)
Married SARAH MELISSA WILSON (1840-1917)
had 1) Ada G.
            ADA GERTRUDE TUFTS (1869-1948)
Married GEORGE WASHINGTON AKERS (1862-1942)
son of Joseph Washington and Lucy Abigail (Tufts) Akers (above-first cousins) No family found. .http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=137189057&ref=acom
           
WILLIAM HENRY TUFTS, (1837-1863) may have served in 20TH Illinois Infantry and died in service.
b. 13, Sep. 1837 in South Hadley, Mass,
d. 25, Sep. 1863 in Chicago, Ill.
single. More research needed

                                               
(James Baldwin Tufts-continued)
married secondly to MARY ANN WELLENER   
had 1) Mary, 2) Ann, 3) Susan, 4) James W., 5) Elizabeth, 6) Sarah A., 7) Charles, 8) Caroline, 9) Henry M., 10) Edward D., 11) Isabel
           
1) MARY TUFTS (1800-1882)
Married WILLIAM TUFTS*, son of William and Hannah Tufts (below)
had 1) Adelaide A., 2) William J., 3) Amelia (see below)     

2) ANN TUFTS (abt 1801-?) (I need information on Ann)
Married >  LISS (Lifs, or Lisk?)

3) SUSAN TUFTS (1802-1847)
Married WILLIAM JAMES CRAIG, first mailman in Halifax, (1789-1874) from Glasgow, Scotland
had at least 9 Craig children, and appear to have left a large legacy according to trees available on ancestry.com. 

  'Jock' (William) Craig, who for 54 years was the letter carrier of the General Post Office, Halifax, N.S. Photo taken 1 Aug. 1871, when 81 years old William Craig (ca. 1790-1874) was a noted Halifax character who wrote under the signature "Will the Ranter of Craig Lee". His publications include Rich Men: A Lecture by Will the Ranter, at the New Market Hall, Oct. 9, 1863 (1863) and Verses (Halifax, 1869). Craig's rhyme,"The Champion of Nova Scotia", which appeared in Verses, criticized Joseph Howe's political switch from Anti-Confederate M.P. to Conservative cabinet minister: "What has come o'er our champion Joe/ That he has been converted so/ Why should he go and join the foe.../ Go with the traitors one and a';/ You've sold yourself to Ottawa...."
This story was available at the Nova Scotia Archives site.

4) JAMES WILLIAM TUFTS, (1804-1868)
Married MARGARET UHLMORE
had 1) James J., 2) George A., 3) Herbert B.
            JAMES JOHN TUFTS, (18391920)
Married first SARAH BECKWITH  (1845-1872)
had 1) Annie W., 2) George M., 3) Jessie M., 4) Margaret C.
ANNIE W TUFTS married HASTINGS LISHAM GAY (Great grandson of Gershom Tufts through Francis, and Susan.)
had 6 children.           

GEORGE M  TUFTS

JESSIE M TUFTS married FREDERICK A                TAYLOR, born in 1870 in Dublin, Ireland

MARGARET CATHERINE TUFTS married
WALTER DILMAN
Had: ?
(James J.)
Married secondly AGNES PUTNER (1854-1937)
had 1) Emma A., 2) Charles J., 3) Alice G., 4) Marion
EMMA AGNES TUFTS married ARTHUR ROBERT POWERS
Had: ?
CHARLES JULIUS TUFTS married THERESA MAY DeBAY
had 1) James J. Tufts (I need information on James)
ALICE GERTRUDE TUFTS (1879-1898)
single.
MARION TUFTS ?
WILLIE  TUFTS (1888).
infant.             

(James W. Tufts –continued)
GEORGE ARTHUR or ANDREW? TUFTS, (1842-1912)
Married LOUISA BARNSTEAD,  (The Granddaughter of Gershom Tufts through his son Francis and his daughter Elizabeth (Tufts) Barnstead.) (1836-1901)
had 1) Louisa A., 2) Harriet C., 3) Agnes P., 4) Mary E., 5) Herbert B., 6) Lottie M., 7) George L., 8) Henry F., 9) Francis S.
            LOUISA ALVINA TUFTS (1864-1917)
Married DAVID HINCH
(May have had a very large Hinch family, more research needed)

AGNES PHEBE TUFTS, (1867-?)
Married STEPHEN WILLIAMS
Had a Williams family (?).

HARRIET CELIA TUFTS (1868-1935)
Married THOMAS AUGUSTUS SILVER, Gus
had no issue.

MARY ELIZABETH TUFTS (1869-1885)
single.

HERBERT BENJAMIN TUFTS (1871-1881?)

LOTTIE MAY TUFTS (1873-1881?)

GEORGE LEWIS TUFTS, or Louis (1874-1882)

HENRY FREEMAN TUFTS (1877-1882)

FRANCIS SYDNEY TUFTS, (1882-1952)
Married MARY JANE POIRIER (1882-1957) (She is buried in St. Charles Catholic Cemetery, Amherst, NS)             
had 1) George S., 2) Margaret L., 3) James J., 4) Herbert H., 5) Bertha M., 6) Reta, 7) Francis J.
            George Sydney Tufts married Myrtle Borgall?
            Margaret married Leonard Fagan?
            James J
            Herbert H?
            Reta Tufts married Arthur Chiasson
            Francis J.?
           
HERBERT BENJAMIN TUFTS, (1844-1896)
Married SARAH REBECCA GRAY, (1859-1941)
            When Herbert died in 1896, Sarah married James Wournell, widower of Susan Tufts, the daughter of Edward from James B (below). James and Susan had 11 children so presumably these 15 children were raised in the Wournell home.
had 1) Edith, 2) Vinetta M., 3) Sybil M., 4) Herbert R.
            EDITH TUFTS (1878-?)
VINETTA MURIEL TUFTS, (1881-?) Married ERNEST EATON
SYBIL MAE TUFTS, (1884-?) Married WILLIAM ROBERT THORNTON
HERBERT RALPH TUFTS (1887-?) Married MABEL CLARKE, and had 1) Douglas 2) Ralph J., 3) David W. Tufts

(James W. –continued)
Married secondly SUSAN WELTON
had no issue.

(James B.-continued)
5) ELIZABETH TUFTS, Betsey (1806-1861)
single.

6) SARAH ANN TUFTS, Ann (1808-?)
Married JOHN DELANEY, Capt.
Had 2 Delaney children
Married secondly to JOHN GIFFORD

7) CHARLES TUFTS, wharf builder, (1811-1867)
Married OPHELIA HOLLAND (1823-1875)
had 1) Charles H., 2) Elizabeth B., 3) Richard A., 4) Ada
            CHARLES HASTINGS TUFTS, Hastings(1843-1913)
Married MARY (PHELAN) DELANEY, widow of Edward Delaney
had 1) Charles H., 2) Frederick R.
            CHARLES HASTINGS TUFTS, Jr. (1885-1931)
Married MARY ANNE OULEHAN (1885-1960)
had 1) Mary M. 2) Theresa A., 3) Anna J. Tufts
I need information on this family
FREDERICK RICHARD TUFTS (1888-1939)
Married to HATTIE ?
had A) Daniel TUFTS
DANIEL TUFTS,
married EDITH COMEAU, author, historian, community had 15 children(?)
     A member of the Royal Canadian Army Medical Corps in World War Two, he returned home with health problems of his own.  After marrying the couple moved to Saulnierville for the good clean air and restful lifestyle.
     Mrs. Tufts, very much an Acadian, was newly graduated from Maritime Business College in Halifax, and had started her career during the war working at Zellers store on Barrington Street when she was called upon to translate the needs for the crews of Free French submarines put into Halifax Harbour in the first days of World War Two who were shopping for souvenirs.  Her bilingualism has served her well ever since.  Her first book was written in 1975 to fill a void in Acadian history on women’s contributions.  In 1979 her book on the Acadian child sold 15,000 copies.  Most of her writings have been in French but many of her speaking engagements are in English.  She had published books of poems and a Christmas story, as well as books on cooking and household hints.  In recognition of her work she was invested as a member of the Order of Canada––the first Acadian, and was awarded the Queen’s Jubilee Medal in 1977.  She also holds the coveted medal of the Associated Council of French Life in America. [PWM Aug. 17, 1990 in THMS]
Tufts Kinsmen
I need information on this family

ELIZABETH BALDWIN TUFTS (1850-1877)
single.

Cemetery card for Richard A Tufts with some differences in spelling.
 These cards are posted on the Tufts Cove Cemetery facebook page.
Gary Wright has done a wonderful job restoring this resting place of so many of these families. and deserves many thanks and any support we can give him.
 
RICHARD AGOZAGWEL TUFTS, yeoman, (1852-1933)
Married SUSAN BLAKE (1852-1921)
had 1) Ada O., 2) Cora I., 3) Richard H., 4) Lena F.
            ADA OPHELIA TUFTS (1875-?)
Married ALBERT HENRY NEW,
Had ?
Married secondly LESLIE ALLEN,
Had ?

CORA ISABEL TUFTS (1879-1880)
infant.

RICHARD HOLLAND TUFTS, policeman (1881-1935)
Married ADA MAUD CLATTENBURG (1882-1917)
had 1) Richard A., 2) John C., 3) Harold H., 4) Clyde R.
Ada and all the children except John were killed in the Halifax explosion.
Married secondly MARY MARGARET HORNE
had 1) Doris M., 2) Evelyn, 3) Richard L., 4) Leo K. -TUFTS Family 1058.
DORIS MARION TUFTS married DONALD MEREDITH,
EVELYN TUFTS married NOEL LOVETT
RICHARD L TUFTS married JANET RACHEL ANDREWS
had 1) Richard, 2) Stephen, 3) Denise, 4) Peter
I need information on this family
LEO KENNETH TUFTS married SHIRLEY DUPRES
had 1) Michael, 2) Gregory, 3) Kenneth, 4) Helen
I need information on this family

(Richard A.)
HELENA FLORENCE TUFTS, Lena (1884-1932)
Married ELIGAH OURNAN CURRIE, (Elijah?)
had Currie family.
I need information on this family

(Charles Tufts-continued)
ADA TUFTS (1858-1930)
Married MICHAEL KEATING, (1857-1918)
had 8 Keating children.
           
(James B-continued)
8)  CAROLINE TUFTS (1813-1862)
Married JAMES HEFFLER, (1816-1878)
Had a large Heffler family.\

9) HENRY M TUFTS, (1817-1880)
Married first MARY HEFFLER (1812-1847) sister of James Heffler (above).
had 1) Mary E., 2) Adelaide A., 3) Nelson, 4) Harriet E. Tufts       
            MARY ELIZABETH TUFTS, Elizabeth or Bess? (1841-?)
Married first DAVID ALBERT RODDICK, (1833-1880)
had 7 Roddick children
married secondly JAMES NEIL,
had no issue.

ADELAIDE AUGUSTA TUFTS, (1842-?)
Married GEORGE LOVETT (1841-1922)
son of Arthur and Ellen (                ) Lovett
b.               1841 in                  N. Y.
d.  9, Apr. 1922 in Halifax, N. S. [ffhh]
had 12 Lovett children

NELSON TUFTS (1844)
infant.

HARRIET ELIZABETH TUFTS (1853-?)
Married GEORGE F COGSWELL
Had ?
(Henry)
Married secondly MARTHA JANE WRIGHT (1825-1910) daughter of James and Lucy Ann (Tufts) Wright (Lucy was the daughter of Francis from Gershom-above-first cousins once removed)
had no issue.

10) EDWARD DELMUS TUFTS, (1818-1896)
Married JANNETT WELLENER
had 1) Jane, 2) Caroline, 3) Charles J., 4) Mary A., 5) Thomas E., 6) Elizabeth, 7) John E., 8) Susan, 9) Ralph N., 10) Charlotte L. –TUFTS Family 436.
             JANE TUFTS (1838-?)                                                       
Married JOHN NEWTON FOSTER (1830-1893)
had no issue.

CAROLINE TUFTS (1842-?)
Married JOHN ALFRED YOUNG (1842-1904)
Had 8 Young children in Dartmouth.

CHARLES J  TUFTS, (1844-1900)
Married first ELLA LOUISA PEMBERTON, (1843-?)
had 1) Sarah J. A., 2) Alice M., 3) Edward, 4) Una, 5) George A., 6) George A., 7) Louisa
Charles may have married secondly CAROLINE HUGHES.

            SARAH JANNET ADLER TUFTS (1865-?)
Married FREDERICK WILLIAM FORBES
Had ?

ALICE MAUD TUFTS (1867-1939) in Boston MA
Married GEORGE HENRY DWINELL
Had ?

EDWARD TUFTS, (1869-?) Information needed

JOSEPH N TUFTS, (1871)
infant.

GEORGE TUFTS (1873)
infant.

GEORGE AUBREY TUFTS, (1874-?)
Married SARAH A WELLS, Sadie
Had ?

LOUISA TUFTS (1879)

(Edward D)
MARY ANNE TUFTS (1846-1901)
Married first CHARLES MORTON
had 4 Morton children including Thomas Benjamin Morton who married Mary Belle Tufts (below*)
married secondly WILLIAM GRISWOLD (1854-?)
had 3 Griswold children

THOMAS EDWARD TUFTS (1847-1915)
Married EMMA BELLE DIMOCK (1854-1946)
had 1) Alfred E., 2) Mary B., 3) Evangeline A., 4) Thomas E., 5) Alice J., 6) Florence D., 7) Helen I., 8) Francis C.
            ALFRED EDWARD McGRATES TUFTS (1873-1876)
           
MARY BELLE TUFTS (1875-1929)
Married THOMAS BENJAMIN MORTON (1866-1914)
son of Charles and Mary Anne (Tufts) Morton (above*)
(first cousins)

EVANGELINE ALLISON TUFTS, (1877-1940)
Married REUBEN S. BROWN, (1872-1934)
Had: Harold Brown?

THOMAS EDWARD TUFTS (1880)
infant.

ALICE JENNET TUFTS (1881-1953)
Married JOHN JAMES MacDONALD, (1866-1948)
had 2 MacDonald children in Boston MA.

FLORENCE DIMOCK TUFTS (1884-1912)
Married ALEXANDER DANIEL MacEACHERN
Had> 2 MacEACHERN children

HELEN ILLSTONTUFTS (1887-1948)
Married DANIEL MARTELLE
had no issue.

FRANCIS CHARLES TUFTS (1891-1907)
single.

(Edward D-continued)
ELIZABETH TUFTS (1849-1889)
single.

JOHN EDWARD TUFTS, (1851-1931)
Married MARY BLISS WRIGHT (1862-?)
had 1) John N. –TUFTS Family 753.
            JOHN HARRINGTON TUFTS (1883-1966)
Married ETHEL MARY DARTON (1883-1951)
1) Bernice M., 2) Grace A., 3) John C., 4) Gordon A. Tufts
I need information on this family
(John E.)
Married HANNAH MARY LOVETT, or Anna ((1873-1931).
had 1) Mabel G., 2) Burton S., 3) Florence S., 4) Clara M., 5) Lawrence R., 6) Elsie M. I need information on this family
     Hannah died after jumping from her burning home. (Kinsmen)

SUSAN TUFTS, or Susanna (1855-1904)
Married JAMES WILLIAM WOURNELL, (1848-1933).
He later married Sarah Rebecca (Gray) Tufts (above)
Susan and James had 11 Wournell children who were raised with the Tufts above.

RALPH NELSON TUFTS (1855-1856)
infant.

CHARLOTTE LAURA TUFTS (1856-1932)
Married GEORGE HENRY CRAIG,  (1853-1923), son of George Edward and Mary Ann (Hampton) Craig. George was a son of William J Craig and Susan Tufts from James B. and Gershom (above).
Had 9 Craig children and removed to Massachusetts.

(Edward D. continued)
Married secondly MARY ANN McGRATH (1825-1901)
had 1) William N. Tufts
            WILLIAM NELSON TUFTS, (1867-1929)
Married MARY B BERRY (1875-1940)
had 1) Edward B., 2) Annie E., 3) William R., 4) Francis R., 5) Charles H., 6) Arthur H., 7) Alfred D., 8) George E., 9) Kenneth R., 10) Helen N., 11) Ralph F.
            EDWARD SEYMOUR TUFTS, (1894-1946)
Married HARRIET KING HOLBROOK (1897-1971)
She later married Frank Bump
had 1) Edward S., 2) Lillian M., 3) William J., 4) Helen E., 5) Evelyn M.
This family lived in North Easton MA. More research needed.
           

ANNIE EVELYN TUFTS, (1896-1897)
infant.

WILLIAM HAROLD TUFTS, (1901-1976)
Married SHIRLEY AUBREY KLINE,
had no issue.

FRANCIS REVERE TUFTS, or FRANK (1903-1992)
Married DOROTHY LAMB (1902-1980) in Portsmouth, R. I.
had 1) Shirley A. Tufts

CHARLES HENRY TUFTS, (1904-1974), supervisor Hood Milk Company, Weymouth MA
Married GLADYS MAY CELORIA (1907-1979), in Plymouth, Mass.
had 1) Charles H., 2) Marilyn A. Tufts,

ARTHUR HARRINGTON TUFTS, (1906-1973), milk deliveryman, Selectman of Easton
Married IRENE MIRIAM DYER (1908-1977), in North Easton, MA.
had 1) Sally I., 2) David A. Tufts

ALFRED DEMUS TUFTS, (1907-1978), supervisor Hood Milk Company.
Married PAULINE CLARA JEFFERIES (1909-1973)
had 1) Alfred D., 2) Dianna M., 3) Maxine A. Tufts
married secondly BESSIE (HENNIGAR) DOOLEY, wid of               had no issue.
    

GEORGE ELDON TUFTS, (1909-1980) Eldon, businessman
Married first MARTHA MILDRED ALLEN (1918-1992)
had 1) Eldon D., 2) Richard B. Tufts
married secondly MARY M MALLIARDOS (1915-1974), in Versailles, KY
had no issue.

KENNETH NELSON TUFTS, (1910-1953)
Married MARION ARLENE WILLIAMS (1915-1988), in Union, NH
            having married to Jesse A Taft
had 1) Robert K., 2) Beverly A., 3) Thomas E. Tufts

HELEN MILDRED TUFTS (1912-1987)
Married LYLE MONTROSS BUTTS (1912-1983), in Wellfleet, MA
had 1) Lyle Berry Butts

RALPH FREDERICK TUFTS, (1915-1978), in Brockton, Mass.
Married LOIS ARLENE VARNEY (1916-1994)
had 1) Ralph F., 2) Nancy L., 3) William E Tufts
Married secondly CATHERINE EVELYN CASSIDY (1923-?)
had 1) Mary A., 2) Ralph E., 3) Gayle K. Tufts

                                               
(James B Tufts-continued)
ISABEL TUFTS, or  Belle, (1825-1881)
Married BENJAMIN TUFTS (1817-1897), her second cousin, the son of William (from William and Gershom) and Hannah (?) Tufts (below*)
had 1) Harriet, 2) Mary E., 3) Sarah
            (See family listing below under Benjamin.)

 
(Gershom’s children-continued)  
WILLIAM TUFTS (1766-1846)
Married HANNAH ? (1771-1845) (I NEED INFORMATION ON HANNAH)
had 1) William, 2) John, 3) Robert, 4)  Edward, 5) Caroline, 6) Benjamin
             1) WILLIAM TUFTS*, (1805-1882)
Married MARY TUFTS, Nancy?,(1800-1882)  daughter of James Baldwin and Mary A. (Wellener) Tufts (above)
had 1) Adelaide A., 2) William J., 3) Amelia –TUFTS Family 438.
            ADELAIDE AMELIA TUFTS (1839-1891)
single.

WILLIAM JAMES TUFTS, or James, (1841-1920)
Married ALICE VICTORIA ZINCK (1851-?)
had 1) Minnie A., 2) William J. –TUFTS Family 756.
MINNIE ALICE TUFTSmarried THOMAS CLIFFORD MITCHELL.

WILLIAM JAMES TUFTS, (1868)
infant

AMELIA TUFTS (no other information)

2) JOHN TUFTS, (1811-1885), in Montréal, Qué.
single.

3) ROBERT TUFTS,(1813-1875)
single.

4)EDWARD TUFTS (1815-?)

5) CAROLINE TUFTS


6) BENJAMIN TUFTS*, (1817-1897)
Married ISABEL TUFTS (198-11), Belle
had 1) Harriet, 2) Mary E.., 3) Sarah –TUFTS Family 439
            HARRIET TUFTS (1845-?)
Married CHARLES BERKELEY
Had:?

MARY ELIZABETH TUFTS (1852-1917)
Married first ROBERT PEEBLES GAY, (1846-?), son of Robert Ansel and Susan (Tufts) Gay. (Susan was the daughter of Francis from Gershom.)
had 4 children
Mary married secondly, THOMAS NORRIS.

SARAH TUFTS (1854-1880)
Married THOMAS LONES, (1852-?)
Had: 2 children(?).

 (Gershom Tufts children-continued)                    
ABIGAIL TUFTS, (1767-1840)
Married   SAMUEL VAUGHAN, (1763-1828)
had 8 children including Samuel Vaughan, who married Frances Tufts daughter of Francis Tufts and granddaughter of Gershom Tufts.
                       
EDWARD TUFTS (1772-?)

MARGARET TUFTS
Margaret was previously believed to be the last child of Gershom but later determined to be a servant of his son Francis.
Married RICHARD MOONEY
           

Thus ends the family of Gershom Tufts. The following chapter will relate the families of Reverend Joshua Tufts.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Nova Scotia Tufts Chapter 3 Gershom Tufts children; Sarah, Lydia, Samuel, and Francis



I have presented here what I have on these families as of December 3, 2014. I will be adding to them as time for research allows. I will make note of edits and additions here at the top. Please forward any corrections and additions to these families. I do have some contacts with living descendents so interested persons can contact me for cousin connections.
 
SARAH TUFTS (1760-?)
married SAMUEL COOK, of Beaver Harbour, NS
I need information on this family

LYDIA TUFTS (1761-1787)
married GOTTLIEB WALKER
had 1) Gottlieb Walker 2) Lydia Walker 3) Gershom Walker in Chester, NS
I need information on this family

 SAMUEL TUFTS (1762-1784)
married to PHEBE JONES (1762-1809)
had 1) Martha Tufts
I need information on this family

FRANCIS TUFTS, Frank (1763-1847)
married SARAH GREENLAW
had 1) Lucy A., 2) Sarah, 3) Elizabeth, 4) Lydia, 5) Jane, 6) Catherine, 7) Frances, 8) Mary, 9) Maria, 10) Samuel C. (9 daughters and finally, a son!)
            1) LUCY ANN TUFTS (1789-1871)
Married to JAMES WRIGHT (1789?-1846?) and had 9 Wright children. One daughter, Martha Jane Wright married Henry Tufts later in life, a second cousin; he was the son of Gershom’s son James B Tufts (below).
2) SARAH TUFTS (1791-187?)
married WILLIAM McDOWELL(1782-1860) British soldier, born in London. They had 9 McDowell children in Halifax.

3)ELIZABETH TUFTS (1793-1885)
Married JOHN WOODMAN BARNSTEAD (1801-1863) and had 9 Barnstead children including Louisa, who married  GEORGE ARTHUR or ANDREW TUFTS; a second cousin grandson of James B. Tufts (below)

4) LYDIA TUFTS (1795-1850)
married DAVID ISRAEL ANTHONY (?-1841) and had 1) David and William Anthony.

5) JANE TUFTS (1797-18??)
Married ROBERT WILLIS REESE, had 4 Reese children.

6) CATHERINE TUFTS (1800-1862)
single.

7) FRANCES TUFTS (1802-187?)
married SAMUEL VAUGHAN (1802-?); her first cousin and
son of Samuel and Abigail (Tufts) Vaughan (12th child of Gershom)
had no issue.

8) MARY TUFTS (1804-187?)
Married first, ROBERT GAY (1803-1855?)
had 1) Robert Ansel Gay
married secondly, ARCHER LOVETT
had 2) Archer 
married thirdly, HENRY HOLLAND or Thomas
had 3) Richard                       
I need information on this family


9) MARIA TUFTS (1807-?)
married GEORGE REID, Elder and Capt.
had 5 Reid children. They may have removed to England.

10) SAMUEL CRAWFORD TUFTS (1809-1884)
married ELIZABETH HAVERSTOCK (1812-1878)
had 1) Elizabeth S., 2) Mary E., 3) Frederick, 4) Louisa A., 5) Albert F., 6) Joseph, 7) Harriet, 8) Margaret
ELIZABETH SARAH TUFTS (1834-1904)
married JOHN McKENNA (1828-1897) They lived in New Westminster, British Columbia (?)
had?

MARY ELLA (Ellen)  TUFTS (1836-1923)  
married THOMAS FREDERICK ARGYLE (1839-1919)

FREDERICK TUFTS (1838-?)
Married MARGARET McGRATH
I need information on this family

                        LOUISA A TUFTS (1841-1902), in Halifax, N. S.                 
married AUGUSTUS THOMPSON, (1838-?) British naval boatman
had 12 children in Halifax, N. S.
           
ALBERT FRANCIS TUFTS (1845-1862) in Halifax, NS
single. Poor lad of 17 years, what tragedy took his life?

JOSEPH TUFTS, (1849-1926) steamfitter in Dartmouth, N. S.
Married ELIZABETH SUSAN ROZEE (1853-1940)
had 1) Mary A., 2) Maude E., 3) Florence L., 4) Frederick L., 5) Joseph R., 6) William H., 7) James A., 8) Flossie M., 9) Joseph E., 10) Frank, 11) George A., 12) Caroline G., 13) Daisy E., 14) Hattie V., 15) Lillie B., 16) Charles A. I have recently learned there were 17 children. They deserve their own chapter, but I will abbreviate them here and provide more upon request. Some of these children were born in Maine, but it appears the family came back to NS.
MARY AMELIA TUFTS married THOMAS MOSHER SPRUCE and may have had 4 children, unknown location. He was a mail carrier and died in the Halifax explosion in 1917. Mary had died in 1916 and the children were 20, 17, 13, and 9 at the time of the tragedy.
MAUD ELIZABETH TUFTS married ALFRED GEORGE CRAWLEY and had 11 children in Halifax.
FLORENCE LOUISA TUFTS, died young
FREDERICK LESLEY TUFTS, of Seagaraffe and Westbrook, ME, married LAVINIA CATHERINE BAYERS [or Byers]
had 1) Lillian Tufts. I have a living descendent contact for this family
            JOSEPH TUFTS died young
WILLIAM HENRY TUFTS married ETHEL ADA MABEY had A) William J. Tufts
JAMES ALBERT TUFTS, teamster, married BLANCHE HANNAH PYKE, Hannah Blanche
had 1) Joseph A., 2) James J., 3) Clarence H., 4) Hilda B., 5) Percy E., 6) Mona V., 7) George A., 8) Frederick L., 9) Harold I., 10) Marie I., 11) Ralph E., 12) William H., 13) Doris V., 14) Shirley M. Tufts. Sadly, some of these children died young, including George who died in the Halifax explosion at just 6 months old but some have families in Nova Scotia today.
FLORENCE MAE TUFTS married JAMES WADDELL MacRAE and had 9 children.
                                    JOSEPH EDWARD TUFTS died young (21)
                                    FRANK TUFTS died young (3)
                                    GEORGE ARTHUR TUFTS died young (2)
CAROLINE GEORGINA TUFTS married SAMUEL STANLEY WILLIAMS and had at least 2 children.
DAISY ETHEL TUFTS married HARVEY LORNE EDWARDS and had 4 children.
HATTIE VIOLA TUFTS died young.
LILLIAN  ISABELLA TUFTS married HERBERT SAMUEL COLLINGS  and had 7 children in Dartmouth, NS
CHARLES ARTHUR TUFTS died young.          

Children of Samuel-continued)
HARRIET TUFTS (1853-? Boston MA?)
Married JOSEPH MATTHEWS
had no issue.
Married secondly, HOWARD DOUGLAS, had no issue.

 MARGARET  TUFTS (1857-? Boston MA?)
Married SAMUEL BEATTY, (1852-?) and had ?