Ruth Rochester

about 1806–1845 (Age 39)
South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary 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 39.

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Family Time Line

John Rochester Sr.
1804–1840
Ruth Rochester
1806–1845
Marriage: 1819
Nicholas Rochester
1814–1857
Nancy Rochester
1822–
Aaron Rochester
1825–1900
John Rochester
1826–
Sarah Ann Rochester
1828–1891

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1819South Carolina, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    World Events (6)

    1808
    Age 2
    Atlantic slave trade abolished.
    1812
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Rossiter
    Roster
    Register

    Sources (1)

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

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