Lucy Denison Tucker

13 March 1796–14 November 1877 (Age 81)
Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucy Denison

When Lucy Denison Tucker was born on 13 March 1796, in Preston, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Stephen Tucker, was 27 and her mother, Eunice Baldwin, was 20. She married John Perry Lester on 15 January 1822, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 14 November 1877, in Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Pachaug Cemetery, Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Perry Lester
1796–1846
Lucy Denison Tucker
1796–1877
Marriage: 15 January 1822
Mary A Lester
1823–1848
Lemuel Hart Lester
1825–1878
George William Lester
1831–1886

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 January 1822
Griswold, New London, Connecticut, United States
children

(3)

    Mary A Lester

    Female1823–1848Female

    Lemuel Hart Lester

    Male1825–1878Male

    George William Lester

    Male1831–1886Male

Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Tucker

    Male1768–1853Male

    Female1775–1862Female

siblings

(10)

    Erastus Tucker

    Male1794–1868Male

    Female1796–1877Female

    William Tucker

    Male1798–1829Male

    Denison Baldwin Tucker

    Male1801–1858Male

    Edwin Tucker

    Male1804–1882Male

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1802 · Brass is Discovered

Age 6

"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

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)

  • Lucy D Lester, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Lucy B Lester in household of Eunice Tucker, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Lucy D Lester in household of Stephen Tucker, "United States Census, 1850"

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