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Ruth Drake (Sherwood)

Birthplace: Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
Death: September 10, 1699 (50-51)
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Sherwood, Sr. and Mary Sherwood
Wife of Joshua Holcomb, Sr. and Samuel Drake
Mother of Ruth Porter; Capt. Thomas Holcomb; Sarah Case; Elijah Holcomb; Elizabeth Marshall and 7 others
Sister of Stephen Sherwood; Abigail Sherwood; Mary Sherwood and Matthew Sherwood
Half sister of Margaret Maverick; Sarah Wheeler; Rose Nash (Sherwood); Thomas Sherwood, of Fairfield; Thomasine (“Tamsen”) Belding and 2 others

Managed by: Peter Douglas Olson
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About Ruth Drake

Date and place of birth have also been (erroneously?) reported to be 1643 at Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut.

  • Article, "Thomas Holcombe's Earlier Posterity," by George E. McCracken (The American Genealogist, Vol. 57, No.2, Pages 65 - 76, April 1981).
  • Reference: MyHeritage Family Trees - SmartCopy: Dec 13 2016, 1:32:09 UTC

Ruth Sherwood Holcomb BIRTH 1643 DEATH 1699 (aged 55–56) BURIAL Granby Cemetery Granby, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA PLOT Section 5 / Lot 47 MEMORIAL ID 66031562 · View Source SHARE SAVE TOSUGGEST EDITS MEMORIAL PHOTOS 0 FLOWERS 12 As noted by many sources including the Historical Society the stone that contains Ruth Sherwood Holcomb (wife of Joshua) has many errors on it. This headstone is not an accurate reflection of the Holcombs listed on both sides. Referencing the Holcomb Genealogy provides correct information.

Family Members

Parents Photo Thomas Sherwood 1586–1655

Photo Mary Sherwood 1619–1693

Siblings Stephen Sherwood 1638 – unknown

Mary Sherwood Loomis 1640–1681

Photo Matthew Sherwood 1643–1715

Isaac Sherwood 1645–1684

Abigail Sherwood Lockwood 1649 – unknown

Half Siblings Thomasine Sherwood Belden 1615 – unknown

Rose Sherwood Nash 1620–1699

Steven Sherwood 1622 – unknown

Photo THOMAS Sherwood 1624–1698

Thomas Sherwood 1624–1654

Jane Sherwood Merritt 1636–1685

Mary Sherwood Tibbals 1650–1681

Children Photo Ensign Joshua Holcomb 1672–1727

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Ruth Drake's Timeline

Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
May 26, 1664
Age 16
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
March 30, 1666
Age 18
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut, USA
June 23, 1668
Age 20
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut
April 4, 1670
Age 22
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
April 4, 1670
Age 22
September 18, 1672
Age 24
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 10, 1675
Age 27
Simsbury, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Age 28
Windsor, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony