Ruth SHAPLEY

Female 1672 - 1739  (66 years)


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  • Name Ruth SHAPLEY  [2, 3
    • "William Brewster Descendants": Ruth was born in New London, Conn., 21 December 1672, baptized 22 December 1672, the daughter of Benjamin and Mary (Pickett) Shapley. Ruth died in Groton, Conn., Friday, 19 October 1739. the diary of Joshua Hempstead recorded Saturday, 20 October 1739, "Old Ms. Ruth Morgan of Groton Wife to Capt. Jno Morgan. She was the eldest child of Mr. Shapley the first of ys Town, aged about 66 Died ys Day, about 10 Clock."

      Ruth married probably in new London circa 1696, John Morgan, who was born in New London, 10 June 1667, the son of John and Rachel (Deming/Dymond) Morgan. John died in Groton, March 1746/7, "called Captain, buried Sunday 8 march 1746/7 in his 80th year."

      No marriage record has been found for Ruth Shapley and John Morgan. the marriage is proved by the inventory of the estate of her father, Benjamin Shapley dated 10 September 1706, which contains a list of his children and their ages. Among the names is Ruth Morgan, 33. Daniel Shapley, John Morgan and Ruth his wife, and Mr. James Morgan and his wife Anne were sued the second Tuesday in January 1738/9, by Joshua Appleton in connection with the estate of Benjamin and Mary (Pickett) Shapley, and she is further identified by Hempstead in the record of her death. [1]
    Born 21 Dec 1672  New London, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4
    Gender Female 
    Died 19 Oct 1739  Groten, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I49275  Main Tree
    Last Modified 6 Feb 2018 

    Father Benjamin SHAPLEY,   b. Sep 1645, Boston, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Aug 1706, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 60 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Mary PICKETT,   b. Bef 1652, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 13 Jan 1734 and 1735, New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 82 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 10 Apr 1672  New London, New London, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Family ID F06523  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family John MORGAN,   b. 10 Jun 1667, Roxbury, Suffolk Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1745/6, Groten, New London Co., Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married Abt 1698  Groton, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F02322  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1672 - New London, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Abt 1698 - Groton, Connecticut Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 19 Oct 1739 - Groten, New London Co., Connecticut Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S5299] Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower and the Fifth Generation Descendants of his son Jonathan, Barbara Lambert Merrick/ E. Virginia Hunt, (General Society of Mayflower Descendants - 1999).

    2. [S03286] RootsWeb: World Connect - They Came To Milton by Jon Saunders.

    3. [S9214] History of the Town of Stonington, County of New London, Connectict, Richard Anson Wheeler.

    4. [S03420] The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records: New London.

    5. [S03585] Mayflower Families in Progress: William Brewster of the Mayflower & His Descendants for 4 Generations , Barbara Lambert Merrick/ E. Virginia Hunt, (General Society of Mayflower Descentants - Revised 3rd Edition 2000).