Ruth Rochester

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

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Rochester was born about 1806, in South Carolina, United States. She married John Rochester 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
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
1819
South Carolina, United States
children

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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: habitational name from the city in Kent, which is 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 contracted 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’). There is a much smaller place in Northumbria also called Rochester, which seems to have been named in imitation of the more important one, but which is a more than occasional source of the surname. In other cases there may also have been confusion with Wroxeter in Shropshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Rochecestre.

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

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Sources (1)

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

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