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Rev Samuel Ruth

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Rev Samuel Ruth

Birth
Beaufort County, South Carolina, USA
Death
28 Dec 1937 (aged 87)
Coatesville, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial
Ercildoun, Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA Add to Map
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Ruth was an Elder. At one time Mr. Ruth gained quite a reputation as a preacher In this church. For years Mr. Ruth operated a threshing outfit. At first he used a tread power. Later he purchased a portable steam engine which had to he pull from place to place by horses. As soon as traction engines came into use he purchased one of these. He was very progressive and abit ahead of his time In that he would contract with a farmer for furnish all the necessary labor for a threshing job. When Mr. Ruth became well established and prosperous In the north, he was very anxious to find his mother whom he had not seen since he was sold on the auction block when he was seven years of age. After much correspond-ence he finally learned that she was living on a small island known as Hilton Head in South Carolina. After a dangerous and exciting trip by boat to visit her, Mr. Ruth finally persuaded her to come north with him and she lived here with him and her grandchildren to a ripe old age. Mr. Ruth and his first wife, who died about seven years ago, gained a wide reputation for helping others In less fortunate circumstances than they. For some years after retiring from the threshing business, he engaged In farming at Ercildoun, but for several years past he had been living near Spruces. Surviving him are his second wife, Mrs. Emily, nine sons and daughters. Mary Elizabeth, wife of W. E. Johnson; Sarah Amy, wife of William H. Washington; Leah L., wife, of Charles F. Martin; lsabella, wife T. Martin. and Robert Frederick and Samuel, Jr. near Coatesville; William Chester of Gap and G. P. of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Isabella Gillens, Savannah, Ga.: forty eight grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.
Ruth was an Elder. At one time Mr. Ruth gained quite a reputation as a preacher In this church. For years Mr. Ruth operated a threshing outfit. At first he used a tread power. Later he purchased a portable steam engine which had to he pull from place to place by horses. As soon as traction engines came into use he purchased one of these. He was very progressive and abit ahead of his time In that he would contract with a farmer for furnish all the necessary labor for a threshing job. When Mr. Ruth became well established and prosperous In the north, he was very anxious to find his mother whom he had not seen since he was sold on the auction block when he was seven years of age. After much correspond-ence he finally learned that she was living on a small island known as Hilton Head in South Carolina. After a dangerous and exciting trip by boat to visit her, Mr. Ruth finally persuaded her to come north with him and she lived here with him and her grandchildren to a ripe old age. Mr. Ruth and his first wife, who died about seven years ago, gained a wide reputation for helping others In less fortunate circumstances than they. For some years after retiring from the threshing business, he engaged In farming at Ercildoun, but for several years past he had been living near Spruces. Surviving him are his second wife, Mrs. Emily, nine sons and daughters. Mary Elizabeth, wife of W. E. Johnson; Sarah Amy, wife of William H. Washington; Leah L., wife, of Charles F. Martin; lsabella, wife T. Martin. and Robert Frederick and Samuel, Jr. near Coatesville; William Chester of Gap and G. P. of Washington; a sister, Mrs. Isabella Gillens, Savannah, Ga.: forty eight grandchildren, and fifteen great-grandchildren.

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