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Ruth Gaither Hardesty
Birth: 1655
Death: 1719
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA

Excerpt from "Gaither Family Genealogy of VA to MD to NC" by F Z Saunders:
"Claims that Ruth is a daughter of Joseph MORLEY is in error. This appeared in print with Harry Wright Newman's 1st Edition (dated 1933) of "Anne Arundel Gentry," based on Morley's 1672 will in which he made Robert Proctor and John Gaither his executors and legatees.

Newman corrected this in his second edition (dated 1970), as court records show Joseph Morley died with no heirs.

There are also claims that Ruth's surname was BEARD, daughter of Richard Beard. To date, no one has been able to supply any records proving that Richard's Beard's daughter Ruth and John Gaither's wife Ruth are the same person."

Ruth married John Gaither about 1676. If a marriage bond could be located, the mystery of her maiden name may be solved. Their first born was John, christened on 15 Jan 1677 at All Hallow's Parish Church in Anne Arundel Co MD.

Children with John III:
1) John Gaither IV (1677-1739), m1: Jane Buck, m2: Widow Elizabeth (DuVall) Warfield.
2) Ruth Gaither (b. 1679), m1: John Warfield Sr, m2: Daniel Carter.
3) Benjamin Gaither (1681-1741), m: Sarah Chew Burgess.
4) Rachel Gaither (b. 1687), m: Samuel White.
5) Edward Gaither (1689-1741), m1: Mary DuVall, m2: Rachel Jacob, m3: Widow Margaret (Sellman) Williams.
6) Mary Gaither (b. 1692), m1: Joseph White, m2: Edward Nichols.
7) Rebecca Gaither (b. 1695), m: Richard Simpson.
8) Susannah "Susan" Gaither (b. 1697)

Husband John died and was buried on 12 Nov 1702 at All Hallow's Parish Churchyard in Anne Arundel Co MD. Ruth was about 47 yrs old at the time. She re-married to Francis Hardesty on 13 Jan 1703 in Anne Arundel Co MD. Ruth and Francis had one child, Francis Hardesty Jr, born 27 Feb 1707, who later married Alice Brown.

Ruth died at age 64 yrs and was buried on 5 Oct 1719 at All Hallow's Parish Churchyard in Anne Arundel Co MD.

Thank you to Pamela for sponsoring Ruth's memorial.
Family links: 
  John Gaither (1646 - 1702)
  Francis Hardesty (1671 - 1734)
  John Gaither (1677 - 1739)*
  Ruth Gaither Warfield Carter (1679 - ____)*
  Benjamin Gaither (1682 - 1741)*
*Calculated relationship
All Hallows Church Cemetery
Anne Arundel County
Maryland, USA
Maintained by: Bonnie's Daughter
Originally Created by: P Fazzini
Record added: Nov 11, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 61430416
Ruth Gaither Hardesty
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- charlene towsley
 Added: Oct. 12, 2014
Rest in God, 9th Great-grandmother.
- Angela
 Added: Jun. 19, 2014

- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: Apr. 17, 2014
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