Harriet Ruggles Boudinot (Gold)

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Harriet Ruggles Boudinot (Gold)

Birthdate: (31)
Birthplace: Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
Death: August 15, 1836 (31)
New Echota, Calhoun County (Cherokee Nation East), Georgia, United States
Place of Burial: Calhoun County, Georgia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Col. Benjamin Gold and Eleanor Gold
Wife of Elias Boudinot
Mother of Eleanor Susan Church; Mary Harriette Case; William Penn Boudinot; Sarah Parkhill Boudinot; Elias Cornelius Boudinot and 1 other
Sister of Sarah Ann Gold; Eleanor Pierce Gold; Mary Wakeman Brinsmeade and Hezekiah Gold

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About Harriet Ruggles Boudinot (Gold)

Harriet Ruggles Gold, 12th child of Deacon Benjamin Gold (B13) and Eleanor (Johnson) Gold, was born June 10, 1805, and died August 15, 1836. She was the central figure in, apparently, the first community outbreak over the social equality of the American Indian. Her marriage March 28, 1826, to Elias Boudinot (Boudinott) a Cherokee Indian student at the Foreign Mission School, established at Cornwall, Conn., her home, for the education under Christian home missionary auspices of foreign youth to fit them to become "missionaries, schoolmasters, interpreters, and physicians among heathen nations," occurred only after two years of bitter squabbling in the community over her determined effort to wed and join that student in preaching to and serving the Cherokee nation. He had graduated from Andover Theological School before going to Cornwall to study. Harriet's elder brother, Stephen Gold, (B13,A), led a mob at Cornwall that burned in effigy his own sister and Boudinott. Gen. Daniel B. Brinsmade, ancestor of many Sedgwick descendants and husband of Mary W. Gold (B13,6), another sister of Harriet and member of the Agents of the School, demanded that the wedding be stopped and called Harriet "crafty" Harriett and her husband were Christians who spread the gospel far and wide in spite of the criticism and hardships that plagued them throughout their efforts.

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Harriet Ruggles Boudinot (Gold)'s Timeline

June 10, 1805
Cornwall, Litchfield County, Connecticut, United States
May 4, 1827
Age 21
Cherokee Nation East, United States
October 5, 1828
Age 23
February 4, 1830
Age 24
February 24, 1832
Age 26
August 1, 1835
Age 30
New Echota, Calhoun County, Georgia, United States
August 15, 1836
Age 31
New Echota, Calhoun County (Cherokee Nation East), Georgia, United States
Age 30
Calhoun County, Georgia, United States