William Tucker, Jr.

Started by Deborah Grasty on Saturday, January 28, 2012

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1/28/2012 at 9:54 PM

I have a question regarding the page I received this info from and it leaves me wondering. It lists "William Tucker, JR." and then goes on to say that he was the son of John Tucker. If William was a 'Jr.", wouldn't his father have had to be a "William Tucker Sr."? Perhaps someone can explain this to me. Thanks!

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1/29/2012 at 1:04 AM

It's legacy from a merge process; the data needed resolving and the "Jr" edited our if the suffix. I have now done so and thank you kindly for the catch.

1/30/2012 at 1:43 AM

I am not sure about this particular case but Jr is not always a father-son relationship. Sometimes Jr was given to a nephew named after and uncle or a grandchild named after a grandparent. I've even found some census records that list a Jr just because someone with the same name lives nearby. Just something to keep in mind when finding or looking at suffixes.

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1/30/2012 at 12:02 PM

It's particularly "fun" when it's three with the same name in a generation ... And the Sr dies, so the Jr becomes the senior and the 3rd becomes the Jr.

I like toponymics (William Tucker of Virginia) most of all. :)

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