Founders of the Massachusetts Bible Society - 1809

The Massachusetts Bible Society began on July 6, 1809 and is an ecumenical, Christian organization dedicated to promoting Biblical literacy, understanding, and dialogue. This blog lists brief biographies of our founders who gathered in the Massachusetts State House Senate Chamber on that historic day to sign the Charter founding MBS. Please visit our website:

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Thursday, June 25, 2009

Mr. Gustavus Tuckerman

Gustavus Tuckerman was born on April 26, 1785 and also entered the merchant life, specializing in hardware. He made frequent trips to Europe, one of which resulted in his 1816 marriage to Jane Francis, which took place in England. Their daughter, Jane Tuckerman, became known for being a close confidant of Margaret Fuller, the journalist and woman’s rights activist.

A supporter of the Boston Athenaeum and the Boston Dispensary, Gustavus Tuckerman died on Jan. 15, 1860.

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