Ruth Hill

1 January 1681–12 August 1747 (Age 66)
Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Hill was born on 1 January 1681, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, British Colonial America, her father, Captain Richard Hill II, was 46 and her mother, Milcah Clarkson, was 47. She married Edward Dorsey about 1698, in Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 12 August 1747, in Baltimore, Baltimore, Maryland, British Colonial America, at the age of 66.

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John Greniffe
Ruth Hill
Marriage: 1699
Katherine Greniffe
Ruth Greniffe

Spouse and Children

Anne Arundel, Maryland, United States


    Katherine Greniffe


    Ruth Greniffe


Parents and Siblings






    Abigail Hill


    Henry Applewhite Hill


+6 More Children

World Events (4)

1706 · Port of Baltimore Established

Age 25

The Port of Baltimore was established in 1706 by the colonial General Assembly of the Providence of Maryland.
1729 · Baltimore Established

Age 48

On July 30, 1729, the city of Baltimore was founded. The city was named after Lord Baltimore of the Irish House of Lords.

Age 48

Historical Boundaries - 1729: Baltimore, Maryland Colony, British Colonial America; 1776: Baltimore, Maryland, United States; 1851: *Baltimore City, Maryland, United States. *Became Independent City from Baltimore County.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: extremely common and widely distributed topographic name for someone who lived on or by a hill, Middle English hill (Old English hyll).2 English: from the medieval personal name Hill, a short form of Hilary ( see Hillary ) or of a Germanic (male or female) compound name with the first element hild ‘strife’, ‘battle’.3 German: from a short form of Hildebrand or any of a variety of other names, male and female, containing Germanic hild as the first element.

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

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Sources (2)

  • Anne Arundel Marr References by Henry C. Peden
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ruth Hill - Published information: birth-name: Ruth Hill

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