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Ruth Bayless (Rusco)

Also Known As: "Bayles/"
Birthplace: Gravesend, Long Island, New York, USA
Death: Died in Southold, NY, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of William Rusco and Rebecca Rusco (Stilwell)
Wife of John Bayles
Mother of John Bayless; Samuel Bayles, Sr.; Jane Margerum; Elias Bayless; Rebecca Muirheid and 7 others
Sister of Nathaniel Rusco; John Rusco; Sarah Ruscoe; Mary Roscoe; Samuel Rusco and 1 other
Half sister of Samuel Rusco

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About Ruth Bayliss

Another source says she was born in Gravesend, Long Island, New York.

Ruth Rusco was born ca 1645 in Jamaica Long Island, New York, a daughter of Esther Hurst (sic ? Hester Must) who married William Rusco ca 1636 in Boston, Mass.

William Rusco was born ca 1594, a son of Ian Rusco of Essex Billcracary, England. He traveled to Boston in 1638 on the ship "Increase."

Ruth Rusco married on the 12th. day of March, 1665 to John Bayles.


  1. Samuel born 1667 died after 1732. Md.

Rebecca __and Hannah Goulder.

  1. John Bayles born 11 Apr. 1671 died 1719; will dated 26 May 1719. Proven 3 Dec. 1719-20.
  2. Elias Bayless born 24 Jan. 1679. Will Jan. 9, 1762; proven 14 Apr. 1762. He married Hannah Smith in 1709 and Mercy about 1727.
  3. DANIEL BAYLES born 1683 died 1752 married SARAH LUDLUM and Elizabeth Waters.
  4. Sarah Bayles married John Lake. On Sept. 24, 1751 John Lake of Amwell, Hunterdon Co. N.J. made a will

in which he referred to his wife Sarah and names as executors his wife and his brother-in-law, Daniel Baley (Bailis) This can be no other than Daniel Bayles as the next will is that of John Lake of New Brunswick dated 20 Feb. 1752 naming his wife Martinah & appt. executors his son Richard Lake and Daniel Bayley Jr. (sic Bayles) who married Joanna Lake.

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Ruth Bayliss's Timeline

Gravesend, Long Island, New York, USA
Age 18
Setauket, Suffolk Co. NY
March 12, 1665
Age 23
Age 25
Jamaica, Queens County, New York
April 11, 1671
Age 29
Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
October 3, 1673
Age 31
January 24, 1678
Age 36
Jamaica, Queens County, New York, USA
Age 40
Long Island, NY
Age 41
Jamaica, Long Island, NY
Age 43
Southold, NY, USA