Name: Rufus Blodgett Tucker
Given Name: Rufus Blodgett
Birth: ABT 1825 in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont
Death: 8 Aug 1862 in Winchester, Independent City, Virginia
Burial: Winchester, Independent City, Virginia
!MILITARY-BIRTH-MOTHER-DEATH-MARRIAGE: Civil War Service Record/Pension File #79.845; ; 9th Regiment Vermont Volunteers; ; National Archives; NOTE: Original record was viewed, Rufus enlisted on 21 Jun 1862 to serve 3 years, mustered as a private on 9 Jul 1862, died in the Regimental Hospital in Winchester, Va. of dysentery. Birth dates of all children except John come from a statement in the Civil War Pension file. John was not listed as a dependent in that file. Civil War Service Record includes the following information: Age 40 years; Height 5 ft 7 1/2 in.; complexion light; hair brown; Eyes blue; Birthplace listed. Occupation given as laborer. Died at Camp Sigel in Regimental Hospital, Winchester, VA. From BRIDGEWATER AND THE CIVIL WAR - In July 1862 the town held a meeting to see about raising volunteers. Rufus must have signed up as a result of this meeting.
Change Date: 17 Sep 2011 at 17:46:48
Excerpts from Rufus Tucker's Civil War Pension File
PROBATE COURT INFO:
1864 Feb 17 Bond and Record
1864 Feb 17 Appointment of Guardian Vol 26/pg 411
1868 Dec 19 Resignation of Slack Vol 29/pg 156
1869 Feb 16 Gdn. Set. & rec't from Gdn in Stowe Vol 29/pg 156
1869 Jun 11 N. M. Russ appd Gdn unto Rufus Vol 29/pg 267
1869 Aug 13 Inventory by Russ Vol 29/pg 329
1876 Aug 3 Gdn. Acct. & Court order Vol 33/pg 186
Ephraim H. Tucker, Mary L. Tucker, & Ida I. Tucker, Minors Royalton
Gdn. Charles Lamb
1873 Apr 10 Bond and record
1873 Apr 10 Appointmet of Guardian Vol 31/pg 297
1874 Oct 7 Gdn Acct. (Mary) Vol 31/pg 297
NIL: 1850 US census, Windsor Co, VT.
NIL: 1860 US Census, Orange Co, VT.
1860 US Census, Windsor Co, VT; 1860; Royalton; ; National Archives; NOTE: in the poor house, Rufus Tucker (35), born NH, Occupation pauper.
!RESIDENCES: Auditors Report for year ending Feb 13, 1861; 1861; Town Clerk Bridgewater, VT; p 6; Town Clerks Office Bridgewater, VT; NOTE: - expenses of the poor away from the Poor House. R. Tucker and family. $1.60 (He is listed in the poor house in Royalton but it appears that the town of Bridgewater actually paid the bills). In the individual expenses for the Overseer of the Poor, he indicates expenses for personal services June 6, 1860 1-2 days to Tuckers, June 11 making complaint against Tucker.
!MARRIAGE: Marriage Record; 1853; Town Clerk Tunbridge, VT, Bk C; p 33; photocopy in the possession of Pat Geary, Harrisonburg, VA; NOTE: Both of Tunbridge. No other info given.
There is only one Tucker in the 1800 Vermont Census in Tunbridge, Orange County, Vermont: p. 97
1 free white male under 10 years
1 free white male of 26 but under 45 years including heads of families
1 free white female under 10 years
1 free white female of 26 but under 45 years including heads of families
There were no Tucker's in the 1790 Census for Tunbridge.
Mother: Mehitable b: 1789/1797 in , , Vermont
Betsy Bates b: ABT 1830 in , , Canada
21 Aug 1853
in Tunbridge, Orange, Vermont 1
- John Tucker b: ABT 1854 in , Vermont
- Rufus Reuban Tucker b: 24 Jan 1855 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
- Cornelius Augustus Tucker b: 24 May 1856 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
- Ephriam Hubert Tucker b: 12 Aug 1857 in Chicopee, Hampden, Massachusetts
- Maria Louise Tucker b: 12 Apr 1859 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
- Ida Lydia Tucker b: 12 Sep 1860 in Royalton, Windsor, Vermont
Name: Town Clerk's Office
Title: Marriage record for Rufus Blodgett Tucker and Betsy Bates
Author: Tunbridge Vermont Town Clerk
Photocopy in poss of Pat Geary, Harrisonburg VA.
Page: Bk c; p 33
Text: Both of Tunbridge, no other info given.
Date: 21 Aug 1853