Ruth Eames Swan

25 September 1813–5 February 1901 (Age 87)
Newry, York, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth Eames

When Ruth Eames Swan was born on 25 September 1813, in Newry, York, Massachusetts, United States, her father, James Swan, was 36 and her mother, Persis Eames, was 27. She married James Brown on 28 October 1838, in Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Grafton Township, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1880 and Hanover, Oxford, Maine, United States in 1900. She died on 5 February 1901, in Oxford, Maine, United States, at the age of 87, and was buried in Oxford, Maine, United States.

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James Brown
Ruth Eames Swan
Marriage: 28 October 1838
Mary Thompson Brown
George Miller Brown
Euthalius Irving Brown

Spouse and Children

28 October 1838
Newry, Oxford, Maine, United States


    Mary Thompson Brown


    George Miller Brown


    Euthalius Irving Brown


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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 

Age 7

Maine is the 23rd state.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 23

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Name Meaning

1 Scottish and English: from Middle English swan ‘swan’, hence a nickname for a person noted for purity or excellence (which were taken to be attributes of the swan), or resembling a swan in some other way. This was also an Old Norse and Old English personal name, from which the surname may be derived. In some cases it may be a habitational name for someone who lived at a house with the sign of a swan.2 variant of English Swain .3 Americanized form of German Schwan .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Browm in household of James Browm, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruth Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth E Brown in household of James Brown, "United States Census, 1870"

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