Thomas Tucker

25 July 1758–
Lancaster, Worcester, Mass.

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Tucker was born on 25 July 1758, in Lancaster, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, William Tooker, was 33 and his mother, Mary Kendall, was 24. He married Betty Houghton on 17 January 1784. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters.

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Thomas Tucker
Betty Houghton
Marriage: 17 January 1784
William Tucker
Thomas Tooker
Betsy Tooker
Polly Tooker
Nancy Tooker

Spouse and Children

17 January 1784
Lancaster, Worcester, Mass.


    William Tucker


    Thomas Tooker


    Betsy Tooker


    Polly Tooker


    Nancy Tooker


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World Events (8)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 18

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 31

George Washington elected first president of United States.

Name Meaning

1 English (chiefly southwestern England and South Wales): occupational name for a fuller, from an agent derivative of Middle English tuck(en) ‘to full cloth’ (Old English tūcian ‘to torment’). This was the term used for the process in the Middle Ages in southwestern England, and the surname is more common there than elsewhere. Compare Fuller and Walker .2 Americanized form of Jewish To(c)ker ( see Tokarz ).3 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Tuachair ‘descendant of Tuachar’, a personal name composed of the elements tuath ‘people’ + car ‘dear’, ‘beloved’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Tooker, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Thomas Tooker in entry for Polly Tooker, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Thomas Tooker in entry for Betsy Tooker, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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