Statistics for occurrence #1 of “Timothy Tufts” in chapter 1 of Historic leaves, volume 8, April, 1909 - January, 1910:
... in his own family is shown by the fact that all the children called him Sir Stone.
Whether or not this is a contraction of grandsire is a conundrum we cannot now answer.
He was associated with Timothy Tufts , Nathaniel Hawkins, Samuel Kent, Samuel Shed, and others in the purchase from Samuel Tufts of a lot of land for a cemetery in 1804.
This was the well-known rectangular lot on Somerville Avenue at t...
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