Person:Rachel Woodworth (1)

Ruth Woodworth
b.Abt 1695
m. Bef 24 Jun 1691
  1. Hannah WoodworthAbt 1693 - 1741
  2. Ruth WoodworthAbt 1695 - Aft 1758
  3. Amos WoodworthAbt 1697 - 1765
  4. Ezekiel WoodworthAbt 1699 - 1745
  5. Judith WoodworthAbt 1701 -
  6. Margaret WoodworthAbt 1703 - Aft 1755
  7. Caleb Woodworth1704 - 1780
  8. Priscilla WoodworthAbt 1706 - Aft 1746
  • HJoseph Owen1685 - 1758
  • WRuth WoodworthAbt 1695 - Aft 1758
m. Abt 1717
  1. Ruth Owen
  2. Mercy Owen
  3. Jonathan Owen1718 -
  4. Lydia OwenEst 1730 -
Facts and Events
Name[1][2] Ruth Woodworth
Gender Female
Birth[2] Abt 1695
Marriage Abt 1717 Based of birth of son Jonathan
to Joseph Owen
Death[3] Aft 1758 Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  1. Glover, Anna. Glover Memorials and Genealogies: An Account of John Glover of Dorchester, Massachusetts and His Descendants, with a Brief Sketch of Some of the Glovers who First Settled in New Jersey, Virginia and Other Places. (Boston, Massachusetts, United States: David Clapp & Sons, Printers , 1867)

    Ruth, d/o Benjamin Woodworth of Lebanon, m. 4 Apr 1747 Caleb Fitch [sic].
    [Note: despite abstracting the 1726 will of the father on p. 19, naming daughter "Ruth Owen", this source doesn't marry Ruth until 1747. Source:Woodworth, Elijah Burghardt. Descendants of Walter Woodworth of Scituate, Mass is so confused by this, it leaves off the marriage year off when giving this information on Ruth, apparently thinking it must be wrong. NEHGR, p. 102:151, says Ruth Woodworth m. (1) Caleb Fitch and (2) Joseph Owen, b. 1685. This scenario is ludicrous since Joseph Owen is 40 years older than Caleb Fitch! The marriage to Caleb Fitch, b. 1725, was in 1747 (see Barbour records for Lebanon). According to the will of her father, Ruth was already married to a Mr. Owen by 1726 (actually 1717 based on birth of son to Joseph and Ruth Owen in 1718), so she could not have been the Ruth Woodworth named in the 1747 marriage record. The Ruth Woodworth that married Caleb Fitch was a different Ruth, not the daughter of Benjamin. One source says she was the daughter of Joshua Woodworth and Ruth Brown (b. 27 Apr 1730 according to this source, no marriage listed), and without attempting to confirm this, at least this birthdate is plausible to have been the wife of a man born in 1725.]

  2. 2.0 2.1 Patten, Jennie M; John Pratt Nesbit; and Anna E. Pratt Armstrong. A Pratt book: the American ancestors and descendants of Simon Newcomb (7) Pratt and his wife Deborah Isabel (3) Nelson and ancestral records. (Salt Lake City, Utah: Genealogical Society of Utah, 1971)

    Ruth Woodworth, d/o Benjamin Woodworth, b. about 1695, m. about 1717 Joseph Owen of Lebanon.

  3. "Descandants of John Owen of Windsor, Conn.", in The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society)

    Joseph Owen, s/o Joseph Owen and Esther ---, m. (2) about 1718 [son Jonathan born 27 Oct 1718 citing Lebanon records] Ruth ---. Wife named Ruth in 1742 when conveyed land, moved to Salisbury by 1746, wife mention but not named in will dated 10 Aug 1758, probated in Sharon.