Ruth Brewster

1 October 1784–
New London, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Brewster was born on 1 October 1784, in New London, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Zadock Brewster, was 42 and her mother, Lucy Knight, was 32. She married John May about 1808, in Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States.

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Mr Arey
1780–
Ruth Brewster
1784–
Marriage: about 1810

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1810
Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut, United States

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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 2

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 4

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 35

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a brewer of beer or ale, from Old English brēowan ‘to brew’. Brewer is the usual term in southern England, while Brewster is mainly midland, northern, and Scottish.

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

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