Ruth Pinney

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Pinney was born on 28 July 1774, in Simsbury, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, 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 and 2 daughters. 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
Ruth Brown
Sidney Brown
Susanna Brown

Sources (3)

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

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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."""""""

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

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 (southern): variant of Penny , Pinhey or Pinning. Pinhey is a habitational name from Pinhay in Axmouth, Devon. Pinning is from a Middle English personal name Pening, Pining.

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

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