Ephraim Tucker

Ephraim Tucker was a resident of New Hartford on August 7, 1862 when he enlisted as a Private in Co. F of the 2nd Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery; he was promoted to Musician, date not stated, returned to ranks on June 16, 1863 and discharged for disability on May 10, 1865.

He was born about 1836 in New Hartford to Nelson and Maria A. (Rust) Tucker. Ephraim Tucker married Harriet (_____) about 1866. She died on September 9, 1875 and he married second, Aurelia Martin before 1880. Aurelia (Martin) Tucker died on March 26, 1885. The only known child of Ephraim Tucker is George N. Tucker, born about 1867 from his first marriage.  After the Civil War, he moved to Mansfield, probably about 1875. He worked as a painter and a day laborer.

On April 8, 1865, he applied for an invalid pension, No. 65,493 that was granted under certificate No. 42,879.

Ephraim Tucker died on May 18, 1904 in Coventry and is buried at the New Mansfield Center Cemetery in Mansfield.

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