Ruth Moore

29 January 1717–
Northfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Moore was born on 29 January 1717, in Northfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Benoni Moore, was 47 and her mother, Mahetabell Allis, was 39.

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Family Time Line

Benoni Moore
1669–1753
Mahetabell Allis
1677–1757
Elizabeth Moore
1700–1786
Mehitable Moore
1701–1742
Hezekiah Moore
1704–1704
Samuel Moore
1704–1704
Hezekiah Moore
1705–1705
Hannah Moore
1706–1708
Hannah Moore
1708–1740
Samuel Moore
1712–1712
Mercy Moore
1713–
Lydia Moore
1715–1761
Ruth Moore
1717–

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World Events (3)

1776

Age 59

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

Age 59

"""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 64

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

1 English: from Middle English more ‘moor’, ‘marsh’, ‘fen’, ‘area of uncultivated land’ (Old English mōr), hence a topographic name for someone who lived in such a place or a habitational name from any of the various places named with this word, as for example Moore in Cheshire or More in Shropshire.2 English: from Old French more ‘Moor’ (Latin maurus). The Latin term denoted a native of northwestern Africa, but in medieval England the word came to be used informally as a nickname for any swarthy or dark-skinned person.3 English: from a personal name (Latin Maurus ‘Moor’). This name was borne by various early Christian saints. The personal name was introduced to England by the Normans, but it was never as popular in England as it was on the Continent.

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

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