Ruth Rochester

Femaleabout 1806–1845

Brief Life History of Ruth

Ruth Rochester was born about 1806, in South Carolina, United States. She married John Rochester Sr. in 1819, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1845, in her hometown, at the age of 40.

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John Rochester Sr.
Ruth Rochester
Marriage: 1819
Nicholas Rochester
Nancy Rochester
Aaron Rochester
John Rochester
Sarah Ann Rochester

Sources (1)

  • *Rutta Rochester in entry for John J Rochester and Sarah Esther Sykes, "Wisconsin, County Marriages, 1836-1911"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1819South Carolina, United States
  • Children (5)

    World Events (6)


    Age 2

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.


    Age 6

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    Age 13

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Northumberland and Durham):

    habitational name from one of three places in Northumberland with names whose early spellings are very similar and sometimes difficult to distinguish from each other. Rudchester in Ovingham is probably the likeliest source of the surname, which is concentrated in the southern half of Northumberland, but Rochester parish and a lost Ruchester in Chollerton are both possible candidates. Rudchester in Ovingham may derive from Old Norse rauthr ‘red’ + Old English ceaster ‘(Roman) city, old fortification’. Rochester parish derives from an uncertain first element + Old English ceaster. The lost Ruchester in Chollerton probably derives from Old English rūh ‘rough’ + ceaster, as does Rocester (Staffordshire), for which see Roster .

    occasionally a habitational name from the better-known city of Rochester (Kent), recorded by Bede (c. 730) under the names of both Dorubrevi and Hrofæcæstre. The former represents the original British name, composed of the elements duro- ‘fortress’ and brīvā ‘bridge’. The second represents a shortened form of this (possibly affected by folk etymological connection with Old English hrōf ‘roof’) combined with an explanatory Old English cæster ‘Roman fort’ (from Latin castra ‘military camp’). In other cases there may also have been confusion with Wroxeter in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Rochecestre. Compare Register and Rossiter .

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

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