Ruth Howes

20 November 1767–20 July 1825 (Age 57)
Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Howes was born on 20 November 1767, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Jonathan Howes, was 37 and her mother, Rebecca Chapman, was 37. She married Seth Jobey on 17 September 1789, in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. She died on 20 July 1825, at the age of 57, and was buried in Dennis, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States.

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Seth Jobey
Ruth Howes
Marriage: 17 September 1789
Betsey Howes Tobey
Polly Tobey
Seth Tobey
Jonathan Howes Tobey
Nabby Tobey
Abigail Tobey
Ruth Tobey
Rebecca Tobey Howes
Polly Tobey
Hellen Tobey

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  • Marriage
    17 September 1789Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 9
    """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."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 16
    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    Name Meaning

    English:pronounced to rhyme with hose, a variant of Howe 1 with plural or post-medieval excrescent -s. Hose (Leicestershire), recorded as Howes in 1086, is named with the plural of Old English hōh ‘hill spur’.pronounced to rhyme with cows, a variant of Howe 2 (see Hugh ), with genitival or post-medieval excrescent -s.

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

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    Sources (27)

    • Ruth Tobey in entry for Jonathan H. Tobey and Mary B. Baegep, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Ruth Tobey in entry for Jonathan H. Tobey, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"
    • Ruth in entry for Rebecca Tobey, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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