When Silas Ramsdale was born on 22 September 1777, in Rhode Island, United States, his father, Kimball Ramsdell, was 36 and his mother, Mary Teal Ramsdell, was 40. He married Sylvia Palmer in 1797, in Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Brookfield, Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States for about 5 years. He died on 16 January 1866, in Brookfield, Madison, New York, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Sherburne, Chenango, New York, United States.
1 English: locative name, in N England perhaps a variant of Ramsden (1), as suggested by Redmonds, Dictionary of Yorks Surnames , citing Erasmus Ramsden or Ramsdail, 1614–33 in Parish Registers (Addingham, WR Yorks). Derivation from Ramsdale (NR Yorks) is also theoretically possible but Redmonds has been unable to find any evidence that it gave rise to a surname. For another example where -dale has been substituted for -den see Baxendale .
2 English: locative name, in the Midlands occasionally from Ramsdale Farm in Arnold (Notts).
3 English: in Staffs perhaps a variant of Ransdale (2).