Ruth Brace

2 May 1799–25 September 1886 (Age 87)
Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Brace was born on 2 May 1799, in Carrollton, Greene, Illinois, United States, her father, Jeduthan Brace, was 28 and her mother, Clarissa Bushnell, was 27. She married William Eldred on 2 May 1816, in Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 9 daughters. She lived in Greene, Illinois, United States in 1850 and Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1860. She died on 25 September 1886, at the age of 87.

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William Eldred
Ruth Brace
Marriage: 2 May 1816
Emma Alzina Eldred
Jeduthan Brace Eldred
Clarissa Eldred
Fidelia Adeline Eldred
Leonard Eldred
Martha Ann Eldred
Mary Ann Eldred
Ruthalia C Eldred
Sophia Amelia Eldred
Alice Harriet Eldred
Martha Washington Eldred
Elon Alvin Eldred

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2 May 1816
Winfield, Herkimer, New York, United States


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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 1

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.

Age 19

Illinois is the 21st state.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 26

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

English: probably from Middle English, Old French brace ‘arm’, also denoting a piece of armor covering the arm. In most cases it is probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of armor, specifically armor designed to protect the upper arms, but it could also have been a nickname for someone with strong arms ( compare Armstrong ) or a deformed or otherwise noticeable arm.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth Eldred in household of L E Eldred, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Ruth Eldred in household of William Eldred, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Ruth Eldred in household of Elon A Eldred, "United States Census, 1880"

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