Ruhamah Atkins

1789–1822 (Age 32)
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruhamah

When Ruhamah Atkins was born on 6 July 1789, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Atkins, was 23 and her mother, Hannah Jones, was 19. She married Benjamin Hinckley on 25 May 1816, in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 30 January 1822, at the age of 32.

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Ruhamah Atkins
Benjamin Hinckley
Marriage: 25 May 1816
Owen A Hinkley
Ruhamah Atkins Hinckley
Bethia Hinckley
George Hinckley

Spouse & Children

25 May 1816
Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, United States


  • Owen A Hinkley


  • Bethia Hinckley


  • Male1822–1861Male

  • Ruhamah Atkins Hinckley


Parents & Siblings

  • Asa Atkins


  • Hannah Jones




  • Female1789–1822Female

  • Hannah Atkins


  • Stephen Atkins


  • Franklin Atkins


  • Male1809–1882Male

World Events (8)


Age 2

Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.
1791 · The Bill of Rights

Age 2

After the Constitution was made, some objections were raised by Anti-Federalists. So, in response ten amendments were discussed and voted on to become The Bill of Rights. These rights were made to clarify and guarantee certain freedoms of residents of the country.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 11

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Name Meaning

English: patronymic from the personal name Atkin .

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruhamah in entry for Ruhamah Atkins Hinckley, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruhamah in entry for George Hinkley and Amelia S. Rapell, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Ruhamah in entry for George Hinkley and Amelia L. Russell, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"

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