Person:Ruth Miller (28)

Ruth Unknown
m. 1697
  1. Joseph Hadley1698 - 1788
  2. Deborah Hadley1701 - abt 1795
  3. Joshua Hadley, Sr.1703 - 1760
  4. Simon Hadley, III1704 - 1730
  5. Hannah Hadley1709 - 1783
  6. Ruth Hadley1710 - 1785
  7. Catherine Hadley1715 - 1769
  8. Anne Hadley1717 - 1750
Facts and Events
Name Ruth Unknown
Gender Female
Birth? Feb 1676/7 County Westmeath, Ireland
Marriage 1697 Moate Monthly Meeting, Dublin, Irelandto Simon Hadley, Jr.
Death[1] 18 Feb 1750/1 New Garden, Chester County, Pennsylvania

Surname Unknown

QUAKER-L Archives at From: Thomas Hamm <> Subject: Ruth, wife of Simon Hadley Date: Mon, 22 Sep 1997

"I'm glad that someone has raised the question of of the maiden name of Ruth, the wife of Simon Hadley. Ruth was born ca. 1677 and died 12Mo 18, 1750, and is supposed to have been married to Simon Hadley about 1697 in Ireland. That's consistent with the birth of their first child in 1698.

"Has anyone found any record of the marriage in Ireland? I certainly have found no consensus on Ruth's maiden name. Albert Cook Myers's IMMIGRATION OF THE IRISH QUAKERS INTO PENNSYLVANIA (1902) doesn't give a maiden name. Chalmers Hadley's NOTES ON THE QUAKER FAMILY OF HADLEY (1916), states that "There is a belief that his [Simon's] wife's family name was Miller, but no substantiating record of this has been found." The best Hadley genealogy I've found, Curtis E. Healton's 1974 work, says that Ruth was a Keran or Kern and makes no mention of her being a widow Miller.

"I'm skeptical that Ruth was the daughter of Robert Miller and Margaret Braithwaite/Brothwaite, etc., because I can't find that such a couple existed. I do find numerous records of Robert Johnson and Margaret Braithwaite, Irish Friends whose son Robet married Catherine Hadley, daughter of Simon and Ruth. Could it be that someone confused the Millers and Johnsons and then the mistake has been endlessly repeated?"

  1. Pennsylvania, New Garden Monthly Meeting, in United States. Hinshaw Index to Selected Quaker Records, 1680-1940. ( [database on-line]), Simon & Ruth Hadley, image 825 of 2598.

    Handwritten: "Ruth Hadley w. Simon, d 12-18-1750/1" (probably old style, 12th month would be February)

  2.   Ruth Keran Miller Hadley, in Find A Grave, Memorial #8442514.

    giving b. 12 Feb 1677 Moate, Co Westmeath, Ireland, d. 18 Nov 1750, New Garden, Chester Co PA, m. Simon Hadley II, links to ch Joshua, Simon, Hannah, Ruth Katherine, Ann.
    <note: dob may be incorrect if for the supposed "Ruth Miller">