Ruth Pinney

28 July 1774–7 April 1817 (Age 42)
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Pinney was born on 28 July 1774, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Abner Pinney, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Gillette, was 22. She married Ebenezer Brown on 16 February 1800, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 7 April 1817, in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States, at the age of 42, and was buried in Worthington, Franklin, Ohio, United States.

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Ebenezer Brown
Ruth Pinney
Marriage: 16 February 1800
Ebenezer Putnam Brown
Sidney Brown

Spouse and Children

16 February 1800
Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 7

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 12

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English: possibly a variant of Penny .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Pinney Brown, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ruth Piney, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Find A Grave

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