Ruth Owen

17 December 1754–4 March 1836 (Age 81)
Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Owen was born on 17 December 1754, in Gloucester, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, Solomon Owen, was 23 and her mother, Hannah Belknap, was 21. She married Aaron Timothy Mason on 3 October 1784, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. She died on 4 March 1836, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aaron Timothy Mason
1729–1812
Ruth Owen
1754–1836
Marriage: 3 October 1784
Marcy Mason
1786–1787
Marcy Owen Mason
1787–1871
Phebe Mason
1790–1881
Zerviah Mason
1791–1865
Zeruiah Mason
1791–
Mary Sanford Mason
1795–1881

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
3 October 1784
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
children

(6)

    Female1786–1787Female

    Marcy Owen Mason

    Female1787–1871Female

    Female1790–1881Female

    Female1791–1865Female

    Zeruiah Mason

    Male1791–Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1731–1797Male

    Hannah Belknap

    Female1733–1766Female

siblings

(7)

    Female1754–1836Female

    William Owen

    Male1755–Male

    Solomon Owen

    Male1758–1816Male

    Captain Benjamin Owen

    Male1761–1837Male

    Male1763–1825Male

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 22

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776

Age 22

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 46

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.

Name Meaning

1 Welsh: from the Welsh personal name Owain, probably a borrowing in Roman times of Latin Eugenius ( see Eugene ), but possibly of more ancient Celtic origin, cognate with Gaelic Eoghan.2 Scottish and Irish: reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Eoghain ‘son of Eoghan’ ( see McEwen ).

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Ruth Mason in entry for Mary Sanford Mason, "Rhode Island, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1630-1945"
  • Ruth in entry for Marcy Owen Vinton, "Rhode Island Town Births Index, 1639-1932"
  • Ruth Owen, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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