Ruth Gates

1758–1805 (Age 47)
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Gates was born on 12 March 1758, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States, her father, Thomas Gates, was 33 and her mother, Ruth Randall, was 25. She married Aruna Randall on 12 March 1777, in Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 11 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 24 December 1805, in Long Island, New York, United States, at the age of 47.

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Ruth Gates
Aruna Randall
Marriage: 12 March 1777
Ichabod Randall
Mary Marietta Randall
Green Randall
Thomas Washington Randall
Thomas Jefferson Randall
Russell Randall
Hubbard Randall
Richard Randall
Laban Randall
Mary Randall
Marietta Randall
Orrin Hubbard Randall Sr
Robert Randall
Richard William Randall

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12 March 1777
Colchester, New London, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 18

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 18

New York is the 11th state.
1783 · A Free America

Age 25

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by the gates of a medieval walled town. The Middle English singular gate is from the Old English plural, gatu, of geat ‘gate’ ( see Yates ). Since medieval gates were normally arranged in pairs, fastened in the center, the Old English plural came to function as a singular, and a new Middle English plural ending in -s was formed. In some cases the name may refer specifically to the Sussex place Eastergate (i.e. ‘eastern gate’), known also as Gates in the 13th and 14th centuries, when surnames were being acquired.2 Americanized spelling of German Götz ( see Goetz ).3 Translated form of French Barrière ( see Barriere ).

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (1)

  • Ruth Gates, "Connecticut Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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