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
Lucy Denison Tucker
Marriage: 15 January 1822
Mary A Lester
Lemuel Hart Lester
George William Lester

Spouse and Children

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


    Mary A Lester


    Lemuel Hart Lester


    George William Lester


Parents and Siblings

    Stephen Tucker





    Erastus Tucker



    William Tucker


    Denison Baldwin Tucker


    Edwin Tucker


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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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