Ruth Lane

1718–
Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Lane was born on 27 December 1718, in Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Deacon James Lane, was 36 and her mother, Judith Woodbury, was 32. She married Paul Morgan on 6 April 1738, in Lanesville, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters.

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Family Time Line

Ruth Lane
1718–
Paul Morgan
1712–1796
Marriage: 6 April 1738
Ruth Morgan
1735–
Paul Morgan
1739–
Mary Morgan
1741–
Judith Morgan
1743–
Henry Morgan
1749–
John Morgan
1752–1777
Joanna Morgan
1755–1835
William Morgan
1761–

Spouse & Children

MARRIAGE
6 April 1738
Lanesville, Gloucester, Essex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
children

(8)

  • Female1735–Female

  • Male1739–Male

  • Mary Morgan

    Female1741–Female

  • Judith Morgan

    Female1743–Female

  • Henry Morgan

    Male1749–Male

+3 More Children

Parents & Siblings

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (6)

1776

Age 58

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 58

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 63

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived in a lane, Middle English, Old English lane, originally a narrow way between fences or hedges, later used to denote any narrow pathway, including one between houses in a town.2 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Laighin ‘descendant of Laighean’, a byname meaning ‘spear’, or ‘javelin’.3 Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Luain ‘descendant of Luan’, a byname meaning ‘warrior’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Ruth in entry for John Morgan, "Massachusetts Deaths and Burials, 1795-1910"
  • Ruth Lane, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Ruth Lane, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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