Tufts Family Papers, 1791 -- 1992


This collection has:

7.2 Cubic Feet
6 boxes

Charles Tufts (1781-1876) was the son of Daniel and Abigail Tufts (also a Tufts descendent) and a direct descendent of Peter Tufts, an early colonist who settled in Malden in 1638. Daniel Tufts (1753-1838) was the son of Nathaniel Tufts (1724-1771), who in turn was son of Peter Tufts (1697-1776), the third son of John Tufts (1665-1728). Charles Tufts was born on the north side of Broadway opposite the Powder House in Somerville (originally part of Charlestown, then Medford, then Somerville). Daniel Tufts, the father of Charles, was a farmer and brickmaker and possibly engaged in slaughtering and tanning, and Charles Tufts also worked in farming and brick manufacturing. He eventually owned substantial amounts of land in Medford and Somerville. He married Hannah Robinson (1785-1878) in 1821; the two had no children.

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