Ruth Stevens

23 April 1736–7 June 1812 (Age 76)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Stevens was born on 23 April 1736, in Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Stevens, was 26 and her mother, Ruth Heath, was 20. She married Benoni Rowell in 1750, in New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter. She died on 7 June 1812, in Weare, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 76.

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John Colby
Ruth Stevens
Marriage: 1755
Mary Colby
Joseph L Colby
John Colby
Ruth Colby
Ezekiel Colby
Abigail Colby

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World Events (4)


Age 40

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 40

New Hampshire is 9th state.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 58

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Steven . It is also found in this spelling as a Dutch and North German name, and as an Americanized form of some like-sounding Jewish name, as well as cognate names in other European languages such as Stefan and Steffen and their derivatives.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Stevens in entry for Ezekiel Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Ruth Stevens, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth Stevens in entry for Mary Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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