Ruth Tuttle

Female3 January 1773–from 1777 to 1857

Brief Life History 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, in Cheshire, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She died from 1777 to 1857.

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

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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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 (Norfolk, Suffolk and Berkshire):

possibly a variant of Thirkell, from the Middle English personal name T(h)irkill, T(h)urkill (Old Norse Thorkell, Thorkil, Thurkil, a shortened form of Thorketill from the god's name Thórr ‘Thor’ + ketill ‘kettle, cauldron’).

variant of Tuthill .

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

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