Doug, I'm sorry to be so late in seeing this post and replying. The Tupper Family Association sent a two-page letter to its members about two years ago saying that it had investigated the Nye family questions and had decided that the earliest Tupper books had been wrong. Later an article in NEHGR (sorry, I've lost the reference) said it is most likely that two Thomas Tuppers, 19 years apart in age and born only seven miles from each other in Sussex, had been confused in the early books. That would explain why Anne/Agnes Hodgson/Wedson could have had her first child in her 50s and why Thomas's second wife lived for a long time in Sussex after Thomas married his third wife--and those are only some of the confusions. It's going to take hard work by a lot of genealogists in England and the United States to get this all straightened out. Would anyone like to sign up for a joint effort?