Genealogical and Family History
STATE OF MAINE
Compiled under the editorial supervision of George Thomas Little, A. M., Litt. D.
LEWIS HISTORICAL PUBLISHING COMPANY
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[Transcribed by Coralynn Brown]
[Many families included in these genealogical records had their beginnings in Massachusetts.]
John Tucker, one of the early proprietors of Dartmouth, Mass., is recorded as being married and having a son John.
(II) John (2), son of John (1) Tucker, of Dartmouth, is recorded as being married and having a son Andrew.
(III) Andrew, son of John (2) Tucker, married Blanche Skinner and had a son John.
(IV) John (3), son of Andrew Tucker, was born about 1735. He married, about 1770, Lydia Jacobs, born Aug. 24, 1743, died Oct. 16, 1793, daughter of Daniel Jacobs, of Salem, Mass., and the sister of Elizabeth, who married Captain John Endicott, of Danvers.
1. John (4), born Feb. 24, 1771.
2. & 3. Andrew and Betsey, twins, born May 2, 1773.
4. Jonathan, see forward.
5. Gideon, born March 7, 1778, married Martha Hardy, daughter of Hon. Benjamin and Frances (Richter) Goodhue.
6. Marcia, born March 11, 1780.
7. Samuel D., born Jan. 26, 1782, married Oct. 19, 1815, Nancy Jenks.
8. Edward, born April 13, 1784.
9. Henry, born Feb. 27, 1786.
(V) Jonathan, son of John (3) Tucker, was born in Salem, Mass., March 13, 1776. He came to Saco some time prior to 1797, for in that year he formed a partnership with Samuel Cleaves, under the name of Cleaves & Tucker. They built wharves, dealt in general merchandise and lumber, and were interested in the shipping business. It seems a stange coincidence that both Portland and Saco should have among their earlier business enterprises a Cleaves and Tucker firm, with no traceable connection between the two.
Mr. Tucker was prominent in all the city affairs, being one of the original stockholders in the Saco Bank in 1803, and a director from 1806 to 1813. He was president of the Manufacturer's Bank from 1825 to 1832, of which he was also a director from 1825 to 1834. He was one of the incorporators of the Saco & Biddeford Savings Institutiton, of which he was vice-president from 1827 to 1838. He represented Saco in the legislature in 18440-41, was a trustee of Thornton Academy from 1811 to 1861 and president of that institution from 1848 to 1859.
He married, May 15, 1800, Hannah Scamman, daughter of Nathaniel and Sarah (Jordan) Scamman. She was a descedant of Humphrey Seamman (1) through Captain Humphrey (2) and James (3), the father of Nathaniel.
1. Gideon, see forward.
2. William, born Aug. 26, 1804, died Feb. 4, 1855.
3. Henry, born Dec. 19, 1805, died at Fairfield, Maine, June 5, 1874; married Sept. 2, 1827, Miranda Murch.
4. Nathan Seamman, born Dec. 27, 1807, married Syrena Babbitt, Sept. 18, 1850.
5. Lydia Elizabeth, born Dec. 26, 1809, died unmarried Dec. 1, 1828.
6. Sarah Martha, born June 16, 1814, died Dec, 19, 1866; married the Rev. George Packard May 21, 1833.
7. & 8. Hannah Marcia and Ann Jenks, twins, b. Sept. 7, 1816; Ann Jenks died unmarried Feb. 2, 1899; Hannah Marcia married Daniel Cleaves Jr. on her nineteenth birthday, Sept. 7, 1835; she died May 4, 1886, leaving children.
(VI) Gideon, son of Jonathan Tucker, was born in Saco, Maine, June 4, 1802. He was educated in the schools of that city and Harvard College, from which institution he was graduated in 1820, when only eighteen years of age. He represented Saco in the legislature in 1829-44-46-50, was a member of the executive council in 1854, and a member of the senate in 1862. He was a trustee of Thornton Academy from 1840 to 1863, and a director of the Saco & Biddeford Savings Instutition, 1853-63.
His wife, Sarah, daughter of Jonathan and Phoebe (Milliken) MARSHALL, bore him a son, Gideon Marshall, see foward, and died in 1837. He married (second) Dec. 30, 1847, Caroline Atchinson.
2. Rebecca, married a Guilford.
3. Henry, married a Knight.
4. Sarah, married Edward Garland.
Jonathan Marshall, aforementioned, was the son of Captain Daniel Marshall, who married Ruth Andrews, Nov., 1774, and the gradson of Captain Daniel Marshall, who married Mary Peabody, and commanded the brig "Leopold," which came from Nevis in 1714 with "one passenger." He was born Oct. 27, 1780, married Phoebe Milliken, daughter of Lemuel and Phoebe (Lord) Milliken. Lemuel Milliken, who was a revolutionary soldier, was a son of "Squire" Edward and Abigail (Norman) Milliken, of Scarborough, a detailed account of whose family can be found in G. T. Ridlon's Genealogy of the Milliken family.
Children of Jonathan and Phoebe Marshall: 1. Lemuel, b. Nov. 11, 1804, married Sarah Gowen, of Saco; moved to Steep Falls in 1849 and lived there until his death. 2. Sarah, aforementioned as the wife of Gideon Tucker. 3. Captain Daniel, b. Jan. 9, 1808, married Charlotte ____; died in Salem, April 9, 1900, having followed the sea for more than half a century; the last twenty years of his life he spent on shore and watched with regret the decadence of shipping at that port; children: i. Daniel, who resides in Michigan; ii. George; iii. Alonzo; iv. Martha, married George Glover; the three latter named reside in Salem. 4. John, born May 12, 1811, married May 7, 1837, Elizabeth Hinton, of Bloomfield, Maine. They lived in Augusta, where were born to them three children, James Hinton, Emma Frances, George Quimby, who is the only one now living, a resident of Somerville, Mass. He has one daughter Ethel.
John Marshall was a unique character in the history of travel in this state, as he began driving a stage in 1829 when only eighteen years of age and before there was any railroad east of Boston or steamboat lines skirting our shores. His first long route was from Portland to Bath, after which, in 1833, he drove from Portland to Augusta. It was about this time that he carried Andrew Jackson's second inaugural message from Portland to Augusta, going on horseback and changing his mount frequently. When you consider that at that time there were none of our modern methods of transmitting news - no railroads - no telegraphs - no telephones - you can imagine with what eagerness the carrier of Jackson's message was awaited at Augusta, when the country was so agitated over the tariff and banking questions. In the writer's possession is the old leather wallet in which Mr. Marshall carried this message, as well as all the monies entrusted to him during his forty-three years of service. He was undoubtedly the founder of the express business in this state, as he was the original carrier of Carpenter's express, out of which grew the Adams Express Company. Banks, firms and individuals entrusted him with thousands of dollars, all of which was promptly delivered. He came into contact with all the prominent men of his time, many of whom were his lifelong friends. He was a Democrat, and punctual in his political life as in all else; he voted at all elections from Andrew Jackson to William McKinley. During the rebellion he drove from Bath to Rockland, and his last route, which he gave up in 1872, was from Damariscotta to Pemaquid. Soon after retiring he went to Steeph Falls where he bought a farm on the banks of the Saco, on the Limington side, in 1879, and Jan. 9, 1880, he married Jennie C. (Smith) Peabody, who survives him. He died June 3, 1903. 5. Samuel, born Sept. 1, 1814, was lost at sea. 6. Ruth Andrews, born in Scarborough, Feb. 22, 1818, went to the front as a nurse during the war of the rebellion; at the close of the war she married Allan W. Hodgman and made her home in Washington where she died. 7. Martha Ann, born June 18, 1820, married John Hall, of Waterborough, and lived for many years in Merrimac, Mass., where her husband was engaged in teh carriage business, and where she died June 25, 1902; children: Sarah, Marshall, James, Frank and Kate. Marshall and Frank served their country in the war of the rebellion; Frank died while serving as chief of police of his home town. 8. William, born in Buxton, July 9, 1823, died in Biddeford, July 23, 1849.
(VII) Gideon Marshall, son of Gideon Tucker, was born in Buxton May 19, 1829. In 1848-49 he made two voyages to South America; the first with his uncle, Captain Daniel Marshall, on the brig "Margarita," and the second with Captain George Upton on the barque "Oceania," going out of Salem, Mass., on both trips. In 1850 he went to Steep Falls, Maine, where he spent the following eight years chiefly in the employ of the Hobsons and Lords who carried on the lumber business there. In 1858 he went into business for himself, "teaming," between Steep Falls and Portland before the railroad was built.
He enlisted, Aug. 14, 1862, in the Sixteenth Maine Regiment of Volunteers, Company F. and served until he was mustered out of service at Washington after Lee's surrender. He was at some of the principal battles of the rebellion, such as Gettysburg, Petersburg, Fredericksburg, Round Mountain, Antietam and many others. He was promoted to wagon master, then to brigade wagon and forage master.
In 1866 he became associated with Mark R. Coolbroth in the buying and selling of timer, a connection severed only by the death of Mr. Coolbroth in 1903. In 1874 he bought out the interest of Bradbury Merrill in the A. F. Sanborn Lumber Company, and was a member of that firm until their mill burned in 1877, after which for several years Coolbroth & Tucker manufactured shook at "Moody's Mill" on Watchic brook. In 1886 he bought out the interest of the Samuel Banks heirs, and formed a partnership with Stephen Hobson Cousins under the firm name of Cousins & Tucker. He also by the same transaction became again a member of the A. F. Sanborn Lumber Company. Cousins & Tucker sold out their interest in this company in 1902. They formed a corporation in 1904 and in 1905 Mr. Tucker sold out his interest in same. He conducted business with his son, William M. Tucker, under the firm name of G. M. Tucker & Son until 1907, when he sold out to the son. Although at this date (1909) practically retired from business and nearly eighty years of age, he still has considerable timber interests, and is as active mentally and physicially as many a man at fifty.
He is a staunch Republican in politics, having been for many years a member of the town and county committees, and often a delegate to county and state conventions. He was one of the charter members of Crescent Lodge, No. 77, K. of P., of Steeph Falls, and a memer of Adoniram Lodge, F. and A. M., of Limington since 1847.
He married, Nov. 8, 1857, Ethelinda Hobson, daughter of Sewell and Martha (Buzzell) Hobson.
1. William Marshall, see forward.
2. Annie Ethelinda, see forward.
(VIII) William Marshall, eldest son of Gideon Marshall Tucker, wa born at Steep Falls, Dec. 2, 1858. When twenty-one years of age he went in the spring of 1880 to Nebraska, from there to Dakota, and finally settled in Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he was engaged in the lumber industry until 1897, when he returned to Steep Falls, where he is now engaged in the same business.
He is a Republican in politics and a member of the town committee at the present time. He is also an active member of Crescent Lodge, No. 77, K. of P.
He married, March 13, 1889, at Somersworth, N. H., Bertha Lothrop, daughter of John and Lydia (Hanson) Lothrop. She has one sister, Myra, who married J. Frank Atwood, of North Sandwich, N. H., and one brother, Daniel J. Lothrop, who is a teacher in Seattle, Washington.
1. Ruth Lothrop, born in Minneapolis, Dec. 19, 1891, is now a student in her junior year at the Maine Central Institute, Pittsfield, Maine.
2. Martha Ethelinda, born Minneapolis, Sept. 15, 1896.
3. Margaret, born Steep Falls, Maine, Sept. 6, 1901.
(VIII) Martha Hobson, eldest daughter of Gideon Marshall Tucker, was born in Steep Falls, June 8, 1861. She was educated in the village schools, at Gorham Normal school and Limington Academy. After leaving school she taught for a number of years. She was instrumental in establishing a public library at Steep Falls, which was opened in Feb. 1900. She is unmarried and lives in Steep Falls with her parents.
(VIII) James Frederick, second son of Gideon Marshall Tucker, was born in Steep Falls, Oct. 8, 1865. For twenty years he was a traveling and a local salesman for an eastern firm with his office in Chicago. He is at the present time (1908-1909) a broker there. He is a Republican in politics and has been assessor of Lake View district in Chicago.
He married, June 23, 1892, at Janesville, Wisconsin, Fannie Belle Van Kirk, daughter of William T. and Isabelle (Bostwick) Van Kirk, of Janesville.
1. Isabelle, born Aug. 30, 1895, in Chicago.
2. Racine, born May 26, 1900, in Chicago.
(VIII) John Lord, third son of Gideon Marshall Tucker, was born March 13, 1868. He received his early education in the schools of his home town, after which he took a business course at New Hampton College, New Hampshire.
He married (first) June 23, 1891, Mabel Newman, daughter of Judge T. H. Newman, of Burlington, Iowa, by whom he had one son, Maurice Newman. Married (second) Genevieve Loud, at Annapolis, Maryland, with whom he now lives in Washington, D.C., where he is in the advertising department of the Washington Star.
(VIII) Annie Ethelinda, second daughter of Gideon Marshall Tucker, was born March 28, 1874, at Steep Falls. She was educated in the village schools and Limington Academy, being graduated from that institution in 1893, after which she taught music at Potter Academy, Sebago, and t home until her marriage, Sept. 15, 1897, to Harry Fowler, son of Dr. William and Maria (Smith) Smith, of Cornish, Maine. Harry Fowler Smith was graduated from the Cornish high school, 1891, and the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy in 1895 with the degree of Graduate of Pharmacy. He is now manager for the state of Maine for a large wholesale drug firm and lives in Portland, Maine.
1. Hester, born Aug. 4, 1898, Portland.
2. Gideon Tucker, b. Nov. 15, 1902.
3. Dorothy, b. Dec. 26, 1903.