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Ruth White (Brownell)

Birthplace: Little Compton, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Death: Died in Mabbettsville, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Place of Burial: White Ground Cemetery, Lithgow, Dutchess County, New York, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Charles Brownell and Mary Brownell
Wife of Abner White
Mother of Mary Harris; Charles White; William A. White; James WHITE; Ruth WHITE and 6 others
Sister of Mary Manchester; Lemuel BROWNELL; James BROWNELL; Phoebe BROWNELL; Charles BROWNELL and 2 others
Half sister of Charles BROWNELL

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Ruth White's Timeline

December 29, 1727
Little Compton, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
April 14, 1746
Age 18
Little Compton, Newport, RI
January 9, 1748
Age 20
Little Compton, Newport, RI
March 2, 1753
Age 25
Mabbettsville, Dutchess County, New York
Age 28
Mabbetsville, Dutchess County, Province of New York
Age 31
Mabbetsville, Dutchess, NY
Age 36
Mabbetsville, Dutchess, NY
Age 41
Mabbetsville, Dutchess, NY
April 9, 1770
Age 42
Mabbetsville, Dutchess, NY
March 23, 1806
Age 78
Mabbettsville, Dutchess County, New York, United States

Note on from Kent Alexander A Great-great-great-great-grandson of Ruth Brownell White
Age 79 years 2 months 22 days.

ABNER6 WHITE, eighth child of William5 and Elizabeth [Cadman] White, was born about 1725 at Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass, formerly in Rhode Island. He married Apr. 14, 1745-6, at Little Compton, R. I., to Ruth Brownell, daughter of Charles and Mary [Wilber] Brownell. The intention of their marriage was filed Feb. 22, 1745 (See Rhode Island Vital Records, vol. 4, Little Compton, pp. 11 and 87. Also Kirbys of New England). They were married by Richard Billings, J. P. They moved to Dutchess County, N. Y., before 1752, the first mention of them being there at that time. They were farmers, and lived near the four corners of Mabbettsville. They died there and are buried in the family burying ground on the farm. The writer visited this spot in May, 1924, and at that time many of the inscriptions were easily deciphered. Many stones were fallen and broken. The one of Ruth White looks as though it might last forever. The record, crudely chiseled in black slate-like stone, poorly spelled, probably erected in loving memory by the surviving children, follows:

"R Whit dyed March 28 1806 aged 78 years and 8 months and 22 days".

A head stone and a foot stone beside her grave very evidently mark her husband's grave but the carving, were there ever any, is not to be seen.