Nathaniel Ruggles

7 October 1737–16 October 1793 (Age 56)
Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Nathaniel

When Nathaniel Ruggles was born on 7 October 1737, in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Doctor Nathaniel Ruggles, was 24 and his mother, Anne Bartlett, was 18. He married Elizabeth Dudley on 14 March 1765. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He died on 16 October 1793, at the age of 56, and was buried in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathaniel Ruggles
1737–1793
Elizabeth Dudley
1742–1819
Marriage: 14 March 1765
Sarah Ruggles
1765–1802
Elizabeth Ruggles
1768–1840
Nathaniel Ruggles
1770–1840
Lucretia Ruggles
1772–1809
Rev Thomas Ruggles
1777–1836

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
14 March 1765
children

(5)

    Sarah Ruggles

    Female1765–1802Female

    Elizabeth Ruggles

    Female1768–1840Female

    Nathaniel Ruggles

    Male1770–1840Male

    Lucretia Ruggles

    Female1772–1809Female

    Rev Thomas Ruggles

    Male1777–1836Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

    Male1737–1793Male

    John Ruggles

    Male1739–1749Male

    Anna Ruggles

    Female1741–1817Female

    Rebecca Ruggles

    Female1743–1820Female

    Thomas Ruggles

    Male1745–1745Male

+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1776

Age 39

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 39

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 44

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from a pet form of Rudge .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Nathaniell in entry for Nathaniell Ruggles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniel in entry for Sarah Ruggles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Nathaniel Ruggles in entry for Elizabeth Ruggles, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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