Ruth Kenyon

1784–14 October 1844 (Age 60)
Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Kenyon was born in 1784, in Windsor, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Philip Kenyon, was 26 and her mother, Catherine Green, was 21. She married John Shepard on 31 October 1802, in Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 14 October 1844, in Connecticut, United States, at the age of 60, and was buried in Moosup, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Shepard
1774–1809
Ruth Kenyon
1784–1844
Marriage: 31 October 1802
Otis Shepard
1803–1806
John Shepard
1806–
Shepard
1805–1806
Abraham Shepherd
1807–1877
Harriet Shepard
1809–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
31 October 1802
Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States
children

(5)

    Otis Shepard

    Male1803–1806Male

    Shepard

    Male1805–1806Male

    John Shepard

    Male1806–Male

    Abraham Shepherd

    Male1807–1877Male

    Harriet Shepard

    Female1809–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 4

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 16

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

1 English (Lancashire): habitational name from a place near Warrington, which is of uncertain etymology. There was formerly an ancient burial mound there and Ekwall has speculated that the name is a shortened form of a British name composed of the elements crūc ‘mound’ + a personal name cognate with Welsh Einion ( see Eynon ).2 Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Cunneen . The similarity to coinín ‘rabbit’, a later borrowing, has also caused it to be ‘translated’ as rabbit.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Cady, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"
  • Ruth Shepard, "Connecticut, Charles R. Hale Collection, Vital Records, 1640-1955"
  • Ruth Cady, "Connecticut, Deaths, 1640-1955"

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