Ruth Kenyon

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

The Life Summary 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 Shepard
1807–1877
Harriet Shepard
1809–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 October 1802Plainfield, Windham, Connecticut, United States
  • Children

    (5)

    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

    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 ).Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coinín ‘son of Coinín’, a byname based on a diminutive of cano ‘wolf’, also Anglicized as Canning and Cunneen . The similarity to the borrowed word coinín ‘coney, rabbit’ has sometimes caused this name to be Anglicized as Rabbitt .Irish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Fhinghin, ‘son of Finghen’, a personal name meaning ‘fair-born’.

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

    Possible Related Names

    Kenion
    Eynon
    Kinion
    Kinyon

    Sources (6)

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

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