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Tom Tufts
3 Island Rd.
Raymond NH 03077
Alstead Center Cemetery, Alstead NH. Always on the hunt for Tufts

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  1. Another Tufts... Daniel Tufts San Diego CA descendants of the Tufts from Medford

  2. Thanks Daniel, Hope you enjoy. Send me an e-mail for more information and like my facebook page too if you are on social media. Tell us about your family.


  4. I would love to hear more Daniel, I'll send you an e-mail

  5. Professor and Mrs.Tufts and daughter Helen were charter members of the Meeting House Green Memorial and Historical Association (now the Hampton Historical Society), founded in Hampton NH in 1925. Professor Tufts was an occasional speaker at the annual meetings. It was interesting to put a face and some background to the name.

  6. Thanks for the great Blog. I just very recently discovered that Peter Tufts (1538) was my 11th Great Grandfather. The last of my GGF's with Tufts surname was Edward Delmus Tufts and his daughter Susanna was my Great Grandmother. I have enjoyed very much reading about my ancestors in your blog and went to the Houston Public Library Genealogy collection today and looked at both volumes of the Tufts Kinsmen books that they have in their collect. I am Canadian (from Alberta) but have been living in Houston Tx for the last 33 years

    Glen Swan
    Houston Tx

    1. Thanks Glen, I appreciate the feedback. I would be interested to know if they have an updated Tufts Kinsmen from 2010 and 2012. Please send me an e-mail if you have any stories to add to the collection. (like how a Canadian ends up in Texas.) My own Aunt Eleanor from NH lived in Dallas many years and I know of some Tufts descendents that lived near Houston recently, descendents of Freeling Tufts Colt the soldier in my D Day story.

  7. I was wondering if you could help me with a death date. You have Henry M. Tufts, marries to Mary Heffler, death date as 1880. has in Oct.10 1866 but the show no source for it. What is your source? I would like to get his death date correct. Thank you
    Megan Nieforth

  8. I am going to comment here rather than putting the information in an email so that anyone else searching or interested can see my comment, too.

    My maternal grandfather was Gordon Harrison Tufts Barnes. He was the son of Gordon Harrison Tufts' (as mentioned on your Tufts Soldiers to Remember post) sister. My understanding is that she named him after her beloved brother when he was killed in the war. I was searching your page for that branch of the family tree but wasn't finding it. I will see if a local library has the Tufts Kinsmen book so I can search further, but if you have any information, I would love to know more.

    What you will find most interesting is that I am in possession of his Military Cross as well as a number of family photos, including him in his Military Uniform. They are in a frame right now, so it's hard to scan them, but as soon as I get some time in my hectic schedule, I will find a way to get them in some format I can share with you, if even a photo from my cell phone.

    I will send you my email so we can keep in touch.

    Thank you so much for all of your work and most importantly, for sharing it all publicly!!

    Lori Boyko

  9. I have some pictures of Professor Tufts taken 30 May 1932 and pictures of Kenneth, Eleanor and Charles who look like they are 5 or 6 years old. I also have a picture of Katherine & Charles Tufts taken 31 May 1931. They are in one of my Aunts photo albums her last name was Frances Grant so I am guessing that she is related to the Grants. If this is true I am only related by marriage but I would still like to build on the Grant part of my tree. Any help you can give me would be very much appreciated. Bill Grunwald -

  10. My husband was born Kenneth A Traband in San Diego, CA in 1968. His birthmother's maiden name is Tufts. That's all we know. Any ideas? Thanks, Lisa Call

  11. I have a bible dated 1813 that was printed in Boston. Mary Tufts signature and some other information was written down inside. Please email me if interested.

  12. Hi Thomas. Great job on the Tufts family. My grandmother was Mildred Gay born in Tufts Cove and grand daughter of a Tufts. Her mother and brother (Ernest Gay - killed in the Halifax explosion) are buried in the Tufts Cove Cemetery. I did an interview of my mother Lillian Colter Blakeney who died in 1994 and who was in the Halifax Explosion. I have known since a child that we had Tufts ancestry and I have visited the Peter Tufts house in Medford. Interesting how Gershom's brothers were involved in building Ft. Cumberland, Nova Scotia. I love the stories. All the Best Ray Blakeney