Ruth Hoyt

August 1746–21 October 1836 (Age 90)
Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Hoyt was born in August 1746, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Phillip Hoyt, was 49 and her mother, Mary Lowell, was 34. She married Stephen Pingree on 17 September 1773, in Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. She died on 21 October 1836, in Norway, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 90, and was buried in Merrill Hill Cemetery, Norway, Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States.

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Stephen Pingree
Ruth Hoyt
Marriage: 17 September 1773
Dorothy Baker Pingree
Samuel Pingree
Stephen Pingree
Abner Pingree
Hezekiah S Pingree
John Pingree
Hoyt Pingree
William Pingree

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 September 1773Methuen, Essex, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (7)

    Age 14
    Historical Boundaries: 1760: Cumberland, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America: 1776: Cumberland, Massachusetts, United States 1820: Cumberland, Maine, United States
    Age 30
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 30
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

    Name Meaning

    English: nickname for a tall, thin person, from Middle English hoit ‘long stick’.

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

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    Sources (21)

    • Ruth Hoyt, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Ruth Pingree, "Maine, Faylene Hutton Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1990"
    • Ruth Hoit in entry for John Pingree, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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