Ruth Treadwell

Female20 January 1698–15 March 1756

Brief Life History of Ruth

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.

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Robert Silliman
Ruth Treadwell
Marriage: 20 October 1715
Rev. Robert Silliman
Ruth Silliman
Daniel Silliman
Sarah Silliman
John Silliman
Rhoda Silliman

Sources (17)

  • Ruth in entry for Rhoda Silliman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Ruth in entry for Ruth Silliman, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Ruth Silliman, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 October 1715Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (6)

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    Siblings (8)

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    Name Meaning

    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.

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

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