Ruth Parsons

about 1807–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Parsons was born about 1807, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Parsons, was 52 and her mother, Sarah Hamilton, was 27.

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Family Time Line

John Parsons
1755–1822
Sarah Hamilton
1780–1824
Nancy Parsons
1780–
Ruth Parsons
1807–
Samuel Parsons
1788–1865
James H Parsons
1809–1885

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World Events (3)

1808

Age 1

Atlantic slave trade abolished.
1812

Age 5

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 5

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for the servant of a parish priest or parson, or a patronymic denoting the child of a parson, from the possessive case of Middle English persone, parsoun ( see Parson ).2 English: many early examples are found with prepositions (e.g. Ralph del Persones 1323 ); these are habitational names, with the omission of house, hence in effect occupational names for servants employed at the parson's house.3 Irish: usually of English origin (see above), but sometimes a reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac an Phearsain, which is of Highland Scottish origin ( see McPherson ).

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

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