Sarah Orne Jewett House

John Tucker

A Civil War veteran, John Tucker (1845-1902) was twenty when he was wounded by a shell explosion in the Battle of Chancellorsville in 1863. Tucker was hired by Dr. Jewett, Sarah’s father, on a temporary basis around 1875, but remained for the rest of his life, until his death in 1902. Often mentioned in correspondence, he seems to have been regarded as a trusted family member.