Ruth Peirce

11 May 1801–after 1840 (Age 38)
Grayson, Virginia, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Peirce was born on 11 May 1801, in Grayson, Virginia, United States, her father, Gainer Peirce, was 46 and her mother, Ruth Davis, was 38. She married Isaac Embree Jr on 12 February 1818, in Miami, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She died after 1840, in Vermilion, Illinois, United States, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

Isaac Embree Jr
Ruth Peirce
Marriage: 12 February 1818
Mary L Embree
Benjamin D Embree
James Pierce Embree

Spouse and Children

    Isaac Embree Jr



12 February 1818
Miami, Ohio, United States


Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 2

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Age 11

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

Name Meaning

English: variant spelling of Pierce .

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Pearce, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Ruth Pearson, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Ruth Pearson, "Ohio Marriages, 1800-1958"

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