Colonel Reuben Fogg

1 June 1722–25 October 1797 (Age 75)
Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Reuben

When Colonel Reuben Fogg was born on 1 June 1722, in Kittery, York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Daniel Fogg, was 28 and his mother, Anne Hanscom, was 27. He married Margaret Elder on 15 May 1744, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He registered for military service in 1776. He died on 25 October 1797, in Scarborough, Cumberland, Maine, United States, at the age of 75.

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Family Time Line

Colonel Reuben Fogg
1722–1797
Margaret Elder
1722–1804
Marriage: 15 May 1744
Hannah Fogg
1745–
Jane Fogg
1760–
Reuben Fogg
1746–1825
William Fogg
1748–1783
David Fogg
1751–1789
Susannah Fogg
1753–
Betty Fogg
1755–1840
Mary Fogg
1757–1834
George Fogg
1760–1842
Charles Fogg
1763–1839
Daniel Fogg
1766–1829

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
15 May 1744
Scarborough, Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(11)

    Hannah Fogg

    Female1745–Female

    Reuben Fogg

    Male1746–1825Male

    Male1748–1783Male

    Male1751–1789Male

    Susannah Fogg

    Female1753–Female

+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (6)

1760

Age 38

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States
1760

Age 38

Historical Boundaries - 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States; 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States
1776

Age 54

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Name Meaning

Northern English: from Middle English fogge ‘aftermath’, i.e. grass left to grow after the hay has been cut, also applied to long grass in a water meadow. The surname arose from either a topographic name or a metonymic occupational name for someone who grazed cattle on such grass in the winter. The vocabulary word, which is probably of Old Norse origin, is still in use as a dialect term in Craven, Yorkshire, and in eastern Lancashire. Modern English fog ‘thick mist’ is first attested in the 16th century and is unlikely to be the source for a surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • Reuben Fogg, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Reuben Fogg, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"
  • Reuben Fogg, "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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