Wednesday, May 13, 2020

1864 Payments On Behalf of Family in Robbinston, Maine, of Civil War Soldier Joseph E. Tucker; in 1860s/1870s Ledger of Financial Transactions of Robbinston

Joseph E. Tucker; then serving in the 3rd Maine Battery; payments made in 1864 on behalf of his family in Robbinston, Maine.

Found on numbered page 42 in a ledger of Robbinston, Maine, financial transactions from the mid 1860s to the 1870s.

Payments were made on behalf of:
  • Isaac Tucker, age 52; father
  • Abagail Tucker, age 51; mother
  • Maria Tucker, age 15; sister
  • Abagail Tucker, age 13; sister

Joseph Edwin Tucker (1846-1912), son of Isaac Tucker (abt 1814-1884) and Abigail (?) Tucker (abt 1824-1917).  Isaac was born in Saint John, New Brunswick; Abigail, whose birth surname I wasn't able to find, was born in L'Etang, New Brunswick.

Note a few discrepancies in the records below.

1850 - US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker shown as Edward, age 4
1860 - US Census of Robbinston, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker shown as Edward, age 15

1863Maine, State Archive Collections, 1718-1957, Military Records - Civil War - Joseph E. Tucker
  • age 18; born in Robbinston, Maine, living in Robbinston and working as a farmer
  • 5' 71/2" tall, with fair complexion, blue eyes, and brown hair
  • enlisted for a period of three years on December 1863; mustered in 1 January 1864 at Belfast, Maine
  • private in the 3rd Battery, Light Artillery
  • left service on 17 June 1865 at Augusta, Maine - honorable discharge

1870 - US Census of Princeton, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker - surname is mangled; look under the boarding house of Francis J. Richardson - should be Frances J. Richardson, female

1876 - Maine Marriages, 1771-1907 - Intention of MarriageJoseph E. Tucker and Miss Dora Varnum
  • both of Princeton, Maine
  • 31 July 1876, signed by A. H. Woodcock, Town Clerk, Princeton, Maine

1876Maine Marriages, 1771-1907 - Joseph Edwin Tucker and Miss Dora M. Varnum
  • both of Princeton, Maine
  • married by certificate on 5 August 1876
  • married by C. F. Clark, Baptist Minister
  • witnesses: L. E. Varnum and Lizzie L. Varnum
  • A. H. Woodcock, Town Clerk, Princeton, Maine

1880 - US Census of Hinkley Township in Washington County, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker, working as an engineer; wife Dora and daughter Eva.  In the area near Grand Lake Stream, Maine, presumably with a railway where Joseph worked.

1890 Veterans Schedules - Grand Lake Stream, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker - no injuries/diseases mentioned

1900 US Census of Meddybemps, Maine - "Edwin Tucker", wife Dora and 2 daughters

1910 US Census of Meddybemps, Maine - Joseph E. Tucker, Dora, a daughter and a son

1912 - Maine Vital Records, 1679-1921 - Joseph E. Tucker
  • living in Meddybemps, Maine, at the time of his death on 13 July 1912
  • cause of death: shock with heart failure
  • age 65 years, 8 days 
  • born in Robbinston, Maine
  • married
  • father: Isaac Tucker born in Saint John, New Brunswick
  • mother: Abigail, born in New Brunswick, Canada

  • Pvt C 3 Batty Maine Lt Art
  • born 15 November, 1844
  • living at Meddybemps, Maine, when he died on 13 July 1912
  • enlisted 15 December 1863; left service 17 June 1865
1912 - Maine, Veterans Cemetery Records, 1676-1918 - Joseph E. Tucker
  • born 1846 at Robbinston, Maine
  • died in 1912; buried in a Meddybemps cemetery
  • enlisted 15 December 1863 at Belfast, Maine; left service 17 June 1865
  • private in 3rd Battery, Light Artillery, Maine Volunteers

If you have information on the family of Joseph E. Tucker, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The ledger measures about 13" by 8" by 1/2" and contains entries for almost 50 families and many pages of other financial transactions. About half of the 178 numbered pages have entries. The ledger is missing its covers; the first page of what remains is shown below.

Soldiers and sailors listed in the ledger
  • The numbers in parentheses indicate specific pages in the ledger.
  • Many of the men listed below were born in New Brunswick or Nova Scotia and may have returned to Canada after the War.  See the map below to see how close New Brunswick and Nova Scotia were, particularly in the Age of Sail.
  • If you have information on any of the men listed below, please leave a comment or contact me directly.

The List, Alphabetized

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