(Incorporated in Massachusetts in 1926)

Welcome to our website!

This website is primarily intended as a means through which those interested in the early history of New England - particularly the Cape Cod area of Massachusetts and its first town, Sandwich - and the role Thomas Tupper and his descendants played in that history, may exchange information.

Thomas Tupper and his wife, born Anne Hodgson, were one of the 10 founding families of Sandwich.  They and the others received their allotments of land on the Cape from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1637.

From their humble beginnings in a raw and foreign country that was to test the limits of their courage and faith, the Tuppers and other Sandwich founders began family lines that would eventually spread to all parts of the United States and Canada.

As English Puritans, Thomas and Anne sacrificed nearly everything in coming to the New World, leaving behind their homes and all that was familiar and comfortable for the sake of being able to freely practice their religion.  Strong in body and spirit, they not only survived in the new land, but prospered.  Their decendants have rarely failed to show those same strengths through the years in helping to defend their country against armies and ideologies that would destroy it.

The Tupper Family Association is a nonprofit, charitable organization with the following objectives:

1) To maintain a public memorial park, known as the Tupper Family Memorial Public Park, on Tupper Road in Sandwich, Mass.  The park is on the original property granted to Thomas and Anne Tupper by the Massachusetts Bay Colony and was the site of their home, which stood for almost 300 years until destroyed by fire on April 9, 1921.

2) To preserve and fund a scholarship for a deserving student.  Known as the Tupper Family Scholarship Fund, the grant is currently in the custody of Endicott College in Massachusetts.

3) To update and perpetuate the historical and genealogical records related to Thomas and Anne Tupper.

4) To provide information for those interested in the early New England era and in the lives of the pioneering families that settled New England and eastern Canada and whose expansion contributed to the development of our two great nations.

5) To publish a newsletter to keep all cousins and associates informed of the activities of the association and to raise funds to cover the cost of the newsletter and to keep the Tupper Family Association a viable and legal public charity.

This website will be monitored on a daily basis by a Tupper Family Association VOLUNTEER to answer any questions that a viewer may wish to present.  E-Mail: tfacontact@yahoo.com

Please feel free to browse all five pages of our website using the buttons at the top of each webpage.  In addition, please come back and visit our site as we plan to do occasional updates and additions to further the objectives of the Tupper Family Association.

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