Ruth Tuttle

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Aaron Hitchcock
1759–1835
Ruth Tuttle
1773–1857
Aaron Hitchcock
1785–1786
Aaron A. Hitchcock
1786–1852
Betsey Lodema Hitchcock
1788–1860
Ruth Hitchcock
1791–1791
Rufus Hitchcock
1791–1791
Lotta Hitchcock
1793–1794
Ruth Hitchcock
1801–1877

Spouse and Children

children

(7)

    Aaron Hitchcock

    Male1785–1786Male

    Aaron A. Hitchcock

    Male1786–1852Male

    Betsey Lodema Hitchcock

    Female1788–1860Female

    Ruth Hitchcock

    Female1791–1791Female

    Rufus Hitchcock

    Male1791–1791Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Edmund Tuttle

    Male1763–1846Male

    Female1773–1857Female

World Events (8)

1776

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • 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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