"Major" Ruel Barrus

11 August 1821–10 February 1918 (Age 96)
Chautauqua, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ruel

When "Major" Ruel Barrus was born on 11 August 1821, in Chautauqua, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Barrus, was 38 and his mother, Betsy Stebbins, was 34. He married Ellen Martin on 10 August 1859, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Utah, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1866. He died on 10 February 1918, in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

"Major" Ruel Barrus
Ellen Martin
Marriage: 10 August 1859
Ellen Priscilla Barrus
Betsy Ann Barrus
Zylpha Ann Barrus
Fanny Ida Barrus
Loana Barrus
Ruel Monte Barrus
Darius Martin Barrus
Royal Layton Barrus
Essie Glee Barrus

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 August 1859Grantsville, Tooele, Utah, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 4
    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.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 6
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 42
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: variant of Barrows .

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

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    Story Highlight

    The Mormon Battalion

    The Mormon Battalion (Three of our ancestors were on the Mormon Battalion. Grandpa Edward Hunter is the father of Mary Ann Hunter Barrus, who is the mother of Edith Marian Barrus Dew who is the …

    Sources (55)

    • 1860 Grantsville, Utah US Federal Census for Ruel Barras, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Ruel M. Barrus in entry for Allen P. Shaffer, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Ruet Barras, "United States Census, 1880"

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