Ruth Ryan Huntington

30 August 1812–19 February 1897 (Age 84)
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth Ryan

When Ruth Ryan Huntington was born on 30 August 1812, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zephaniah Huntington, was 31 and her mother, Anna Greene, was 23. She married Erastus Sanders on 12 August 1838. They were the parents of at least 1 son. She died on 19 February 1897, at the age of 84, and was buried in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Erastus Sanders
1808–1838
Ruth Ryan Huntington
1812–1897
Marriage: 12 August 1838
Erastus Huntington Saunders
1838–1902

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
12 August 1838
children

(1)

    Erastus Huntington Saunders

    Male1838–1902Male

Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 7

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. 
1829 · Farmington Canal Opened

Age 17

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 24

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of several places so called, named with the genitive plural huntena of Old English hunta ‘hunter’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’ or dūn ‘hill’ (the forms in -ton and -don having become inextricably confused). A number of bearers of this name may well derive it from Huntingdon, now in Cambridgeshire (formerly the county seat of the old county of Huntingdonshire), which is named from the genitive case of Old English hunta ‘huntsman’, perhaps used as a personal name, + dūn ‘hill’.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Ruth Huntington in entry for E Huntington Saunders and Anna M Maitland, "New York, New York City Marriage Records, 1829-1940"
  • Ruth Ryan Huntington Saunders, "Find A Grave Index"

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