James Tuttle married Rebecca Humphrey in Hingham. Tuttle (ca 1780-1847) was a pillar of the small neighborhood of Tuttleville, which existed at the intersection of High and Ward Streets. Their son John Tuttle is credited with leading the effort to build a small church in Tuttleville in the 1870s.

James married Margaret “Peggy” (Calley alias Leonard) Quackow in Marshfield in 1832. They had the following children in Hingham: James King Tuttle, b. 1833, d. Hingham 11 Oct. 1906, who would marry Henrietta Simpson, founder of “Country Week” at the Tuttle Poultry Farm in Hingham, Betsey Tuttle, b. 1837, d. Hingham 25 April 1900 and Andrew J. Tuttle, b. 1842, d. 19 May 1894.

Rebecca Humphrey was the daughter of Caesar Humphrey, a free Black man, and Candis, his Native American wife, who also lived and owned property in the High Street area.

[Photos courtesy of Brooke Bartletta and Hingham Historical Society. Source: Hingham Historical Society]

Voices and Faces of Hingham

Watch Harbor Media’s interviews with descendants of the Tuttle family.