Ruth

about 1706–1745 (Age 39)
Maryland, United States

The Life of Ruth

Ruth was born about 1706, in Maryland, United States. She married Joshua BARNES about 1724, in Maryland, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died in 1745, in her hometown, at the age of 39.

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Joshua BARNES
1709–1748
Ruth
1706–1745
Marriage: about 1724
Philemon BARNES
1724–1813
Joshua Barnes
1731–1771

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1724
Maryland, British Colonial America
children

(2)

    Philemon BARNES

    Male1724–1813Male

    Joshua Barnes

    Male1731–1771Male

Name Meaning

Biblical name (of uncertain derivation) of a Moabite woman who left her own people to remain with her mother-in-law Naomi, and afterwards became the wife of Boaz and an ancestress of David. Her story is told in the book of the Bible that bears her name. It was used among the Puritans in England in the 16th century, partly because of its association with the English vocabulary word ruth meaning ‘compassion’. It has always been popular as a Jewish name, but is now also widespread among people of many different cultures and creeds.

Dictionary of First Names © Patrick Hanks and Flavia Hodges 1990, 2003, 2006.

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