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.
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 ).
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