Ruth Tuttle

3 January 1773–from 1777 to 1857 (Age 3)
Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Tuttle was born on 3 January 1773, in Wallingford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Ephraim Tuttle, was 62 and her mother, Thankful Sedgwick, was 51. She married Aaron Hitchcock on 13 January 1785. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died from 1777 to 1857, at the age of 84.

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Aaron Hitchcock
Ruth Tuttle
Aaron Hitchcock
Aaron A. Hitchcock
Betsey Lodema Hitchcock
Ruth Hitchcock
Rufus Hitchcock
Lotta Hitchcock
Ruth Hitchcock

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World Events (8)

Age 3
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 8
The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 27
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 and Irish: from the Old Norse personal name þorkell, a contracted form of a name composed of the elements þórr, name of the Scandinavian god of thunder ( see Thor ) + ketill ‘cauldron’. The personal name Thurkill or Thirkill was in use throughout England in the Middle Ages; in northern England it had been introduced directly by Scandinavian settlers, whereas in the South it was the result of Norman influence. This surname and its variants are especially common in East Anglia. In Ireland the Old Norse name was adopted as a Gaelic personal name (Thorcall), which generated the surnames McCorkle and Corkill .

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

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Sources (11)

  • Ruth in entry for Ruth Hitchcock, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Lotta Hitchcock, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Lotta Hitchcock, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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