Thomas Rue

12 July 1773–1814 (Age 40)
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Thomas

When Thomas Rue was born on 12 July 1773, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Thomas Rue, was 28 and his mother, Susanna Becket, was 26. He married Mehitable Archer on 18 November 1798, in Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1814, at the age of 41, and was buried in United States.

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Thomas Rue
Mehitable Archer
Marriage: 18 November 1798
Thomas Rue
Philip Beckett Ruee
Thomas Ruee
Henry A. Ruee
Mehitable Caroline Ruee

Spouse and Children

18 November 1798
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts, United States


Parents and Siblings





    Philip Ruee


    Samuel Rue


    William Rhue


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1775 · No Entrance Granted

Age 2

On February 26, 1775, the drawbridge on the North River was raised keeping British Colonel Alexander Leslie and 300 troops from entering Salem and seizing ammonution that was stored there. If this had not happened there was the chance that the war for independence could have started Salem.

Age 3

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 13

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.

Name Meaning

1 French: topographic name for someone who lived on a track or pathway, Old French rue (Latin ruga ‘crease’, ‘fold’).2 English: variant of Rowe 1, from the Old English byform rǣw, or a habitational name from places in Devon and Isle of Wight called Rew from this word.3 Norwegian: habitational name from any of over fifteen farmsteads so named, notably in Telemark, from Old Norse ruð ‘clearing’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Unknown in entry for Henry A Ruce, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Thomas Ruee, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Ruee, "Massachusetts, Salem and Beverly Crew Lists and Shipping Articles, 1797-1934"

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