Ruth Welton

25 February 1820–14 April 1897 (Age 77)
Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Ruth

When Ruth Welton was born on 25 February 1820, in Spafford, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Asa Welton, was 46 and her mother, Clarissa Norton, was 20. She married Daniel Tyler on 11 September 1836, in Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 7 daughters. She lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States for about 10 years. She died on 14 April 1897, in Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States, at the age of 77, and was buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Beaver, Beaver, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Tyler
Ruth Welton
Marriage: 11 September 1836
John Tyler
Howard Tyler
Perintha Olive Tyler
Martha Tyler
Mary Tyler
Ruth Tyler
Emily Prescinda Tyler
Celestia Tyler
Daniel Moroni Tyler
Fitz Henry Tyler
Nathaniel Tyler
John Cummings Tyler
Alice May Tyler

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    11 September 1836Kirtland, Geauga, Ohio, United States
  • Children


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    World Events (7)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 7
    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 26
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of various places called Welton, for example in Cumbria, Lincolnshire, Northamptonshire, and East Yorkshire, from Old English well(a) ‘spring, stream’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

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

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    RUTH WELTON TYLER Autobiography

    Ruth Welton Tyler was born February 25, 1820 at Spafford, Onondago, New York, a daughter of Clarissa Norton and Asa Welton. Her mother lived to the age of 65, having joined the saints in Utah, but her …

    Sources (49)

    • Ruth Tyler in household of Daniel Tyler, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Ruth Whiton, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
    • Ruth in entry for Fitz Henry Tyler, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"

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