Ruth M. Durham

FemaleOctober 1800–1884

Brief Life History of Ruth M.

When Ruth M. Durham was born in October 1800, in Vermont, United States, her father, Allen Durham, was 35 and her mother, Ruth Porter, was 34. She married James Sword in October 1821, in Chautauqua, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Michigan, United States in 1884 and Adrian, Lenawee, Michigan, United States in 1884. She died in 1884, at the age of 84.

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Family Time Line

James Sword
Ruth M. Durham
Marriage: October 1821
Horatio A. Sword
Tarter L. Sword
Harriet Lucy Sword
Elizabeth Jane Sword
Porter L Sword
Julia Frances Sword
Edwin C. Sword
Mary P. Sword

Sources (7)

  • Ruth Sword in household of R Alfonzo Yarper, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Durham - Government record: birth: 1801; Vermont, United States
  • Ruth Durham in entry for Edwin C Sword, "Michigan Death Certificates, 1921-1952"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    October 1821Chautauqua, New York, United States
  • Children (8)

    +3 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 5

    The Territory of Michigan was organized as an incorporated territory of the United States on June 30, 1805, with Detroit as the territorial capital.

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 25

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

    Name Meaning

    habitational name from the city of Durham, recorded as Dunholm in 1056 and Duram in 1297, named from Old English dūn ‘hill’ (see Down 1) + late Old English holm (from Old Norse holmr ‘island’).

    variant of Derham .


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

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