ELIZABETH WOLCOTT GIBBS (Tuckerman) was born at Sunswick in 1819. She married Lucius Tuckerman, a Bostonian, the son of Rev. Joseph Tuckerman, a well-known Unitarian clergyman of that town. In early life Lucius Tuckerman came to New York, and rose to be a successful business man and well-known patron of art. Lucius Tuckerman and “Eliza” had nine children.
The Tuckermans, who had lived in New York City for many years, left 220 Madison Avenue in 1887 (Read the History of 220 Mad. Ave.) to take up residence in Washington, D.C., where they had built a beautiful house at 1600 I Street; this for many years was a center of social activities. During the summers they lived in Stockbridge, Mass. (from 1870), where they bought a large estate which they called “Ingleside;” this was a fine place and contained beautiful and extensive gardens. Upon Aunt Eliza’s death in Stockbridge, Emily Tuckerman sold Ingleside and bought in 1908 the old Dwight house, which she restored and furnished in exquisite taste; since her death this place has passed out of the family.