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!
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.