Sarah Ruggles

Brief Life History of Sarah

When Sarah Ruggles was born on 12 August 1795, in Greenwich, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Ruggles, was 52 and her mother, Sarah Breckenridge, was 47. She married Abner Pepper on 1 May 1816, in Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. She lived in Enfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States in 1840.

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Abner Pepper
Sarah Ruggles
Marriage: 1 May 1816
Joseph Ruggles Pepper
Sally Maria Pepper
Persis Fidelia Pepper

Sources (9)

  • Sally Pepper, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Sally Pepper in entry for Sarah M. Pepper, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Sally in entry for Sally Maria Pepper, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

World Events (8)

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.


France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

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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