Ruth Stevens

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Stevens was born about 1750, in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Stevens, was 30 and her mother, Experience Wheeler Coit, was 25. She married Champion Spalding on 23 March 1781, in Cheshire, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. She died in July 1843, at the age of 94.

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Champion Spalding
Ruth Stevens
Marriage: 23 March 1781
Lois Spalding
Experience Spaulding
Solon Spaulding
Celinda Spaulding
Champion Spalding
Olive Spalding
Coit Spalding
John Stevens Spalding
Annah Spalding
Lyman Spalding
Ruth Spalding

Sources (22)

  • Ruth Stevens, "New Hampshire, Births and Christenings, 1714-1904"
  • Ruth Stevens, "New Hampshire, Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
  • Ruth Stevens in entry for Spalding, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

World Events (6)


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

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.

Name Meaning

English (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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