John Tuttle
8-Apr-1763, MA


JOHN TUTTLE, born 8-Apr-1763 in Sunderland, MA;
son of John TUTTLE born 1726 & Eunice ALLEN born 1728;
died 19-Oct-1829 in Palmyra, OH; buried in West Cemetery.

Served in the Revolution; enlisted Jun-1779 in the Capt. Smith Company, Colonel Sproat Massachusetts Regiment; discharged in 1780 with pension.

Wheelwright, carpenter, and stonemason; moved from Sunderland, MA, to Palmyra, OH, in 1804. See biographical note, below.

Married (1) c1781 in Sunderland, MA, to Abigail RICE;
born 1766 in Sunderland, MA;
daughter of _____ RICE born ____ & __?__;
sister of Nathan RICE, also a Revolutionary soldier, who married John's sister, Ruth Tuttle; died 1790 in CT.

Children of John & Abigail:

  1. John Tuttle, born c1785;
  2. - 6. died young;

Married (2) 20-Jul-1790 in Sunderland, MA, to Sarah BROAD;
born 29-Oct-1763 in Holden, Worcester County, MA;
daughter of Josiah BROAD born 1711 & Elizabeth SCOTT born c1741;
died 14-Oct-1802 in Sunderland, MA.

Children of John & Sarah:

  1. James Tuttle, born 7-Sep-1791;
  2. Sarah Tuttle, born 29-Dec-1792;
  3. Joseph Tuttle, born 22-Oct-1794;
  4. Abigail Tuttle, born 28-Jul-1796;
  5. Lafayette Tuttle, born 22-Oct-1797;
  6. Betsy Tuttle, born 14-Jan-1799; died 1891.
  7. Nelson Tuttle, born 25-Dec-1800;
  8. infant born 1802; died young.

Married (3) Jan-1805 in Sunderland, MA, to Polly PARKER;
daughter of Elijah Parker & "descendant wife [?of] Abner WRIGHT".

Children of John & Polly:

  1. Rebecca Tuttle, born 3-Sep-1805; died unmarried as an adult.
  2. Lydia Tuttle, born 23-Aug-1807;
  3. Horatio Tuttle, born 3-Jan-1810;
  4. Jesse Tuttle, born 4-Apr-1812;
  5. William Tuttle, born 2-Jun-1814;
  6. Isaac Tuttle, born 17-Oct-1816;
  7. Calvin Rutter Tuttle, born 19-Jan-1820;
  8. Seth Tuttle, born 5-Aug-1823;
  9. Elvira Tuttle, born 19-Dec-1826;

Biographical Note, "History of Portage County, Ohio", 1885:

"JOHN TUTTLE of Palmyra, Portage County, the father of Lafayette Tuttle, was born at Lebanon, Conn., in 1762, and lived in Sunderland, Mass., where a family of four sons and four daughters were born, all of whom lived to an advanced age, except the eldest boy, John, who met his death through inhaling well-damp while digging a well.  Our subject served as a soldier under Gen. Randolph during the Revolutionary war.  In the year 1804, when he moved to Palmyra, Portage Co., Ohio, with his family, he settled about one mile south of the township center.  After his wife died, and by a second marriage he had a family of five boys and two girls.  He died October 19, 1829, aged sixty-six years."

Listed in U.S. Census of 1790 for Sunderland, MA:

USC 1790 white male
over 16y
white male
under 16
free white
other free
1 1 3 - -

Listed in U.S. Census of 1800 for Sunderland, MA:

USC 1800 under 10y 10-15y 16-25y 26-45y over 45y
white male 3 1 - 1 -
white female 3 - - 1 1

Listed in U.S. Census of 1820 for Palmyra, OH:

USC 1820 under 10y 10-15y male
16-25y 26-45y over 45y
white male 4 1 - 2 - 1
white female - 2 n/a 3 1 -


  • "Tuttle & Tuthill Lines in America", compiled & published by Alva M. Tuttle; Columbus OH, 1968;
  • "Descendants of William & Elizabeth Tuttle", George F. Tuttle; Tuttle & Company, Rutland VT, 1883;
  • Data from the Revolutionary pension files of the National Archives;
  • "Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors of the Revolutionary War";
  • Narrative of the Life of Joseph Tuttle, an undated manuscript in the possession, in 1954, of Glen G. Tucker of Warren, OH.
  • "The Palmyra Tuttles", a manuscript by Harley A. Tuttle, 1922, in the possession, in 1954, of Glen G. Tucker of Warren, OH.
  • "History of Sunderland, Mass.", Smith, 1899.
  • "History of Portage County, Ohio", published by Warner, Beers & Co., Chicago, 1885;
  • Letters written in 1896 to George F. Tuttle from Mrs. William Wall of Allegany, PA.
  • "Revolutionary Soldiers Buried in Ohio", Ohio DAR, 1929.
  • The New Haven Magazine, Volume 8;

[This page last updated 27-Apr-2011]