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 Richardetta Barnes Mason <I>Hooe</I> Ruggles

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Richardetta Barnes Mason Hooe Ruggles

  • Birth 19 Nov 1821
  • Death 13 Jan 1904 Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Burial Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA
  • Memorial ID 14609166

She was the daughter of Alexander Seymour Hooe and Elizabeth Mary Ann Barnes Mason Hooe. She married Daniel Ruggles in 1837. They had four sons. From the old and influential King George County Virginia family, her three brothers died fighting for their country. A niece of George Mason, the author of the Virginia Bill of Rights. Her son, Mortimer, was arrested for helping John Wilkes Booth escape after killing Lincoln. Ruggles and two others met Booth and another by chance at a ferry. Even after learning what he had done, Mortimer arranged for a stay at the Garret Farm. That didn't go well.



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  • Created by: George Seitz
  • Added: 14 Jun 2006
  • Find A Grave Memorial 14609166
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Richardetta Barnes Mason Hooe Ruggles (19 Nov 1821–13 Jan 1904), Find A Grave Memorial no. 14609166, citing Confederate Cemetery, Fredericksburg, Fredericksburg City, Virginia, USA ; Maintained by George Seitz (contributor 40539541) .