Ruth Fairchild

1717–1813 (Age 96)
Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Fairchild was born on 12 January 1717, in Bridgeport, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Alexander Fairchild, was 35 and her mother, Deborah Jackson, was 35. She married Capt Benjamin Cowles in 1738, in Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. She died on 9 May 1813, in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in New Milford, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Fairchild
1717–1813
Capt Benjamin Cowles
1713–1802
Marriage: 1738

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
1738
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(13)

+8 More Children

World Events (5)

1751 · County lin change

Age 34

Hartford County to Litchfield County
1776

Age 59

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 64

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.

Name Meaning

Southern English: nickname from Middle English fair child ‘handsome child’ or ‘handsome youth of noble birth’ ( see Child ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Fairchild in entry for Samuell Hubble, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Hannah Hubbell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Sarah Hubbell, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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