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Ruth Wheeler Hartwell
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Birth: 1641
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
Death: Dec. 19, 1713
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA

A) PARENTS

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

B) BIRTH (No primary source has been found)

Ruth Wheeler Hartwell was born about 1641 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.

"HEARTWELL, Samuel (1645- ) & Ruth WHEELER (ca 1641-1703); 26 Oct 1665; Concord"

Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pg 349

C) MARRIAGE

Samuel Hartwell and Ruth Wheeler (daughter of George Wheeler) were married 26 Oct 1665 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.

"HEARTWELL, Samuel (1645- ) & Ruth WHEELER (ca 1641-1703); 26 Oct 1665; Concord"

Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pg 349

D) DEATH

"Ruth Hartwell ye wife of Samll Hartwell her husband Dyed December 19 day 1713"

SOURCE: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), pg 82


E) WHEELER FAMILY DISAMBIGUATION


Source: 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." [May 23, 1642 - Julian Calendar]

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:

Samuel Hartwell
1666 1744

Mary HARTWELL
1667 1739

Ruth HARTWELL
1669

William HARTWELL
1671 1742

John HARTWELL
1673

Hannah HARTWELL
1675 1755

Elizabeth HARTWELL
1677

Sarah HARTWELL
1679

Abigail HARTWELL
1681

Rebecca HARTWELL
1682 1776

Jane HARTWELL
1684

Joseph HARTWELL
1691 1693

Jonathan HARTWELL
1693 - 1770


*NOTE: Please refrain from sending "corrections" to the DOB for Ruth, daughter of George Wheeler. You probably are using the DOB for her cousin, Ruth, daughter of Obadiah Wheeler [May 23, 1642].


However, if you have made such a discovery, please contact the NEHGS to authenticate your find. They will be excited to hear from you.



 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  George Wheeler (1606 - 1687)
  Katherine Pin Wheeler (1611 - 1684)
 
 Spouse:
  Samuel Hartwell (1645 - 1725)
 
 Children:
  Mary Hartwell Parlin (1667 - 1739)*
  William Hartwell (1671 - 1742)*
  Rebeckah Hartwell Temple (1682 - 1776)*
  Jonathan Hartwell (1686 - 1770)*
 
 Siblings:
  William Wheeler (1631 - 1683)*
  Elizabeth Wheeler Fletcher (1636 - 1704)*
  Sarah Wheeler Dudley (1640 - 1713)*
  Ruth Wheeler Hartwell (1641 - 1713)
  John Wheeler (1643 - 1713)*
  Hannah Wheeler Fletcher (1654 - 1697)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
South Burying Place
Concord
Middlesex County
Massachusetts, USA
 
Maintained by: jvtree1
Originally Created by: Nareen, et al
Record added: Jan 08, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 32750877
 

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