When Ruth Treadwell was born on 20 January 1698, in Stratfield, Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Edward Treadwell, was 25 and her mother, Mary Turney, was 24. She married Robert Silliman on 20 October 1715, in Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 15 March 1756, in her hometown, at the age of 58, and was buried in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America.
English: metonymic occupational name from Middle English tred(de) ‘tread, walk, trample’ + wel(le) ‘well’, perhaps for a fuller or someone who trod grapes for wine production. Fulling was the process by which newly woven cloth was cleaned and shrunk by the use of heat, water, and pressure (from treading) before finally being stretched and laid out to dry on tenter hooks.
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