Ruth W Shepard

Brief Life History of Ruth W

When Ruth W Shepard was born on 26 May 1813, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Samuel Shepard, was 34 and her mother, Ruth Wilkinson, was 34. She married Levi Bullard on 9 May 1831, in New Marlborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 8 October 1872, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 59, and was buried in Guilford, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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Levi Bullard
Ruth W Shepard
Marriage: 9 May 1831
Mayette C. Bullard
Helen M Bullard
Henry Benjamin Bullard
Samuel Milton Bullard

Sources (19)

  • Ruth Bullard in household of Levi Bullard, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Birth Registration for Samuel and Ruth Shepard's children
  • Ruth W Shepherd, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1820 · Making States Equal

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Farmington Canal spans 2,476 acres, starting from New Haven, Connecticut, and on to Northampton, Massachusetts. The groundbreaking for the canal was in 1825 and opened in 1829.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Shepherd .

Americanized form (translation into English) of French Berger .

Americanized form of French Chabot and Chaput .

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

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