Caroline Rutledge

1831–
Maryland, United States

The Life of Caroline

When Caroline Rutledge was born in 1831, in Maryland, United States, her father, Ignatius Rutledge, was 29 and her mother, Mary Ann Rutledge, was 29. She lived in District 5, Harford, Maryland, United States in 1860 and Bel Air, Harford, Maryland, United States in 1880.

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Family Time Line

Ignatius Rutledge
1802–
Mary Ann Rutledge
1802–
Jacob Rutledge
1824–1858
Joshua Rutledge
1825–1892
Elizabeth N. Rutledge
1826–
Caroline Rutledge
1831–
Jane W. Rutledge
1834–
Joanna Rutledge
1841–1872

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World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 5

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1863

Age 32

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: of uncertain origin. If it is a habitational name, the location and etymology of the place from which it derives are obscure. Routledge, the more common form in the British Isles, is found mainly on the English-Scottish borders. The place in Cumbria, now called Routledge Burn, seems to have received its name in the 16th century from a member of the family rather than vice versa.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caroline Rutledge in household of Robert Holland, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Caroline Rutledge in household of Ignatius Rutledge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Caroline Rutledge in household of Janatins Rutledge, "United States Census, 1850"

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