Ruth Stevens

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

The Life Summary 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 (London), Flemish, Dutch, and North German: patronymic from the personal name Steven . The surname of Flemish origin is also found in the Walloon part of Belgium. In North America, the English form of the surname has also absorbed some like-sounding Jewish names and various other European cognates, e.g. Greek Stefanidis , Serbian Stevanović (see Stevanovic ), Slovenian and Slovak Štefanič (see Stefanic ).

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

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    Sources (23)

    • Ruth Stevens in entry for Ezekiel Colby, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Ruth Stevens in entry for Esekiel Colby and Betsy Ayer, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"
    • Ruth Stevens, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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