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James Tufts

Birthdate: (61)
Birthplace: Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: July 19, 1733 (61)
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Husband of Ruth Tufts
Father of James Tufts; John Tufts; Elizabeth Hall and Lt. William Tufts

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About James Tufts

Plot: 427 Inscription: Here lyes Buried ye Body of Mr James Tufts Who Died Jly 19th 1733 in ye 59th Year of his Age.


Elizabeth Wells and James Tufts, the elder (b. 1650), were the subject of a public scandal regarding the patrimony of her child, James Tufts, in the year 1669. See: Roger Thompson, Sex in Middlesex: Popular Mores in a Massachusetts County, 1649-1699. link

Thompson reports that the scandal occurred in "late winter 1669". It is, thus, likely that the birth of the child occurred either in 1669 or, at the latest, the following summer of 1670, and probably in Malden, Medford or Charlestown, where Elizabeth seems to have remained. It is unlikely that the birth occurred in Deerfield, where James, the father, was killed in the Bloody Brook massacre in 1675. The parents did not marry, and the child James Tufts appears to have been raised in Medford by the Tufts family.

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James Tufts's Timeline

1672
June 1672
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1691
May 31, 1691
Age 18
WATERTOWN, MA. - 1ST CH.
May 31, 1691
Age 18
WATERTOWN, MA. - 1ST CH.
1702
January 16, 1702
Age 29
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1705
1705
Age 32
Charlestown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1711
May 6, 1711
Age 38
Wallingford, New Haven, CT, United States
1733
July 19, 1733
Age 61
Medford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
1948
January 5, 1948
Age 61