|Death: ||Dec. 9, 1713|
Father: George Wheeler
Mother: Katherine Wheeler
Source: The Wheeler families of old Concord, Mass. by Tolman, George; 1970, [Concord? Mass.] : Concord Antiquarian Society from Boston Public Library
Ruth Wheeler Hartwell was born about 1641 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.
Samuel Hartwell and Ruth Wheeler (daughter of George Wheeler) were married 26 Oct 1665 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.
Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700
The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts/ Wheeler Genealogy, [online] Special Collections, The Concord Free Public Library. NOTE: This source shows Ruth (Wheeler) Hartwell, wife of Samuel Hartwell, TWICE, as daughter of George (#4) AND Obadiah (#1004). This is erroneous and requires resolution. George's Will is clear in naming his "four daughters … Ruth Hartwell."
NOTE: There were TWO Ruth Wheelers (cousins) born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, around the same time. A THIRD Ruth was born to Abraham Wheeler 22 Apr 1642.
1) One of the cousins is "Ruth the daughter of Obadiah Wheeler [who] was born the 23d of the 2nd month 1642."
Source: "A Transcript of the first volume of the records of the Births, Deaths and Marriages in the towns of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Dedham, Dorchester, Hingham, Medfield, Roxbury, Sudbury, Watertown, Weymouth, Woburn from 1630 to 1666"; as ordered by Alexander H. Rice, Mayor, 02 Jul 1856.
2) The other is the daughter of George Wheeler (as shown in George's Will which states "I give to my four daughters Elizabeth Fletcher, Sarah Dudly, Ruth Hartwell & Hanah Fletcher the sume of fifteen pounds apiece").
Source: The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of The Wheeler Family in America, Compiled by the American College of Genealogy Under the Direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr.; Boston, Mass, American College of Genealogy, 1914(?)
However, there has been NO birth record discovered for Ruth, the daughter of George, and NO marriage record discovered for Ruth, the daughter of Obadiah. It is clear that it was the daughter of George who married Samuel Hartwell, due to the reference in George's Will that distinguishes her by her full married name, Ruth Hartwell.
Unfortunately, there have been some ill-informed mergings of data for the two Ruths, due to confusion with names and (apparent) close proximity of birth dates.
Ancestry.com data files (Millennium File about Ruth Wheeler, and Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Ruth Wheeler) present a "Mash-up" of the two Ruths. The 1665 marriage of Samuel Hartwell to Ruth Wheeler (daughter of George) is INCORRECTLY assigned to Ruth Wheeler, daughter of Obadiah. No evidence seems to exist for any marriage of Obadiah's daughter, Ruth Wheeler.
(13) Known children with husband Samuel Hartwell:
1666 – 1744
1671 – 1742
1675 – 1755
1682 – 1776
1691 – 1693
1693 - 1770
George Wheeler (1606 - 1687)
Katherine Pin Wheeler (1611 - 1684)
Samuel Hartwell (1645 - 1725)
William Hartwell (1671 - 1742)*
Rebeckah Hartwell Temple (1682 - 1776)*
Jonathan Hartwell (1686 - 1770)*
William Wheeler (1631 - 1683)*
Elizabeth Wheeler Fletcher (1636 - 1704)*
Sarah Wheeler Dudley (1640 - 1713)*
Ruth Wheeler Hartwell (1641 - 1713)
John Wheeler (1643 - 1713)*
John Wheeler (1643 - 1743)*
Hannah Wheeler Fletcher (1654 - 1697)*
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God Bless you 9th great grandmother, rest in peace.|
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My 7th Great Grandmother. Rest in peace.|
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