Ruth Lyman

25 November 1735–7 February 1812 (Age 76)
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Ruth

Ruth Lyman was born on 25 November 1735, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States as the daughter of Ebenezer Lyman II and Elizabeth Seward. She married Ashbel North on 26 January 1757, in Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 7 February 1812, in her hometown, at the age of 76.

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Family Time Line

Ashbel North
Ruth Lyman
Marriage: 26 January 1757
Roxalana North
Roxana North
Shineas North
Phineas North
Lemuel North
Lemuel North

Spouse and Children

26 January 1757
Torrington, Litchfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America


    Roxalana North


    Phineas North


    Lemuel North


    Lemuel North


    Roxana North


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings




    Esther Lyman



    Caleb Lyman


    Ebenezer Lyman, III


+1 More Child

World Events (4)


Age 41

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 46

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 65

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 English: topographic name for someone who lived near a meadow or a patch of arable land ( see Layman ).2 Dutch: from a Germanic personal name composed of the elements liut ‘people’, or possibly liub ‘dear’, ‘beloved’ + man ‘man’.3 Americanized form of German Leimann, Americanized form of Leinemann, habitational name for someone from Leine in Pomerania, or for someone who lived by either of two rivers called Leine, near Hannover and in Saxony.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Ruth in entry for Lemuel North, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Lemuel North, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth in entry for Phinehas North, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"

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