Joseph Ruggles

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Ruggles was born on 21 October 1781, in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Joseph Ruggles, was 38 and his mother, Sarah Breckenridge, was 34. He married Hannah Tilson in 1805, in Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 21 June 1849, at the age of 67, and was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Pontiac, Huron, Ohio, United States.

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Joseph Ruggles
Hannah Tilson
Marriage: 1805
Leonard Ruggles
Summer Ruggles
Nancy Ruggles
Benjamin Ruggles
Henry Ruggles
George Washington Ruggles
Mary M Ruggles
Levi Ruggles
Nancy A Ruggles
Lyman Ruggles

Sources (4)

  • Joseph Ruggles, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Joseph Ruggles, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Joseph Ruggles in entry for Ruggles, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English (Essex): variant of the now extinct surname Ruggle, with post-medieval excrescent -s. The origin of Ruggle is uncertain. It could be a variant of the Suffolk and Essex name Ricold with voicing of /k/ to /g/ and the same vowel change as seen in Smoothy for Smithey (another Suffolk and Essex name) and in Puckering for Pickering .

History: The founder of this influential American family was Thomas Ruggles (1584–1644) of Sudbury, Suffolk, England, who settled in Roxbury, MA, in 1637.

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

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