Ruth Taylor

Brief Life History of Ruth

When Ruth Taylor was born on 11 December 1723, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Taylor, was 37 and her mother, Ruth Smith, was 38. She married Elias Camp on 1 July 1746, in Springfield, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. She died on 6 September 1799, in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Durham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States.

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Elias Camp
1717–1790
Ruth Taylor
1723–1799
Marriage: 1 July 1746

Sources (8)

  • Ruth Taylor, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Ruth Camp, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Ruth Taylor, "Massachusetts, Springfield Vital Records, 1638-1887"

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1776

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

1776 · The Declaration to the King

"""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

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

English, Scottish, and Irish: occupational name for a tailor, from Anglo-Norman French, Middle English taillour ‘tailor’ (Old French tailleor, tailleur; Late Latin taliator, from taliare ‘to cut’). The surname is extremely common in Britain and Ireland. In North America, it has absorbed equivalents from other languages, many of which are also common among Ashkenazic Jews, for example German Schneider and Hungarian Szabo . It is also very common among African Americans.

In some cases also an Americanized form of French Terrien ‘owner of a farmland’ or of its altered forms, such as Therrien and Terrian .

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

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