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Ruth Whittier (Rolfe)

Birthdate: (82)
Birthplace: Wiltshire, England
Death: July 7, 1710 (78-86)
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts, USA
Place of Burial: Haverhill, Essex County, MA, USA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Rolfe, of Newbury and Joane Rolfe
Wife of Thomas Whittier
Mother of Mary Page; John Whittier; Ruth True; Thomas Whittier; Susannah Morrill and 5 others
Sister of Joane Ring; Hester Saunders; Sarah Cottell and Hannah Rolfe

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About Ruth Whittier


'Ruth Whittier

Her husband and children are named in the will of her father John Rolfe of Newburry bp 24 Apr 1589 (and Joanne Coles) who died in 1663/4. See her father's profile for the complete will. " I giue vnto Thomas whittyre for his Children ten pounds."

In the NEHGS library there is a copy of a letter written by Ruth (Green) Whittier to Judge Jonathan Curin on March 27, 1698. This was a little over a year after her husband Thomas Whittier died. She writes "... to beg pardon for what delays have been by reason of the former judge removed; and also my own age and weakness having lived to the age of a man; although it pleaseth god still to spare my life ...".

"... having lived to the age of a man ..." I speculate that by this she means the biblical life span of 70 years. If so, she was born in 1628 or before. she lived another 12 years.

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Ruth Whittier's Timeline

Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
Salisbury, Wiltshire, Eng.
Wiltshire, England
October 6, 1647
Age 19
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
December 23, 1649
Age 21
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts
August 9, 1651
Age 23
Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
January 12, 1654
Age 26
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts
March 27, 1656
Age 28
Salisbury, Essex Co., Ma
August 11, 1658
Age 30
Haverhill, Essex, Massachusetts