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Ruth Hartwell (Wheeler)

Birthplace: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Place of Burial: Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of George Wheeler, of Town End & Concord and Catherine Wheeler
Wife of Samuel Hartwell and Samuel Hartwell
Mother of Samuel Hartwell; Mary Parlin; Ruth Hartwell; William Hartwell; John Hartwell and 8 others
Sister of William Wheeler; Capt. Thomas Wheeler; Elizabeth Fletcher; Hannah Fletcher; Sarah Dudley and 3 others

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Immediate Family

About Ruth Hartwell

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Samuel Hartwell was born 26 January 1644/45 in Concord, Middlesex County, MA. He was the son of William and Jazen Hartwell. He was married in Concord on 26 October 1665 to Ruth Wheeler . She was the daughter of George and Catherine (Pinn/Penn) Wheeler, born 23 May 1642 at Concord. She died 19 December 1713. On 5 May 1714, Samuel was married in Weston, MA to Rebecca Meads . She died 23 January 1721/22. His third marriage on 6 February 1724 was to Elizabeth (Proctor) Fletcher of Chelmsford, MA.
irth: 1641 Concord Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA Death: Dec. 19, 1713 Concord Middlesex County Massachusetts, USA


Father: George Wheeler Mother: Katherine Wheeler

Source: The Wheeler families of old Concord, Mass. by Tolman, George; 1970, [Concord? Mass.] : Concord Antiquarian Society from Boston Public Library

B) BIRTH (No primary source has been found)

Ruth Wheeler Hartwell was born about 1641 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.

"HEARTWELL, Samuel (1645- ) & Ruth WHEELER (ca 1641-1703); 26 Oct 1665; Concord"

Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pg 349


Samuel Hartwell and Ruth Wheeler (daughter of George Wheeler) were married 26 Oct 1665 at Concord, Middlesex, MA.

"HEARTWELL, Samuel (1645- ) & Ruth WHEELER (ca 1641-1703); 26 Oct 1665; Concord"

Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700, by Clarence Almon Torrey, pg 349


"Ruth Hartwell ye wife of Samll Hartwell her husband Dyed December 19 day 1713"

SOURCE: Town and City Clerks of Massachusetts. Massachusetts Vital and Town Records. Provo, UT: Holbrook Research Institute (Jay and Delene Holbrook), pg 82


Source: The Wheeler Families of Old Concord, Massachusetts/ Wheeler Genealogy, [online] Special Collections, The Concord Free Public Library. NOTE: This source shows Ruth (Wheeler) Hartwell, wife of Samuel Hartwell, TWICE, as daughter of George (#4) AND Obadiah (#1004). This is erroneous and requires resolution. George's Will is clear in naming his "four daughters … Ruth Hartwell."

NOTE: There were TWO Ruth Wheelers (cousins) born in Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, around the same time. A THIRD Ruth was born to Abraham Wheeler 22 Apr 1642.

1) One of the cousins is "Ruth the daughter of Obadiah Wheeler [who] was born the 23d of the 2nd month 1642." [May 23, 1642 - Julian Calendar]

Source: "A Transcript of the first volume of the records of the Births, Deaths and Marriages in the towns of Boston, Braintree, Cambridge, Charlestown, Concord, Dedham, Dorchester, Hingham, Medfield, Roxbury, Sudbury, Watertown, Weymouth, Woburn from 1630 to 1666"; as ordered by Alexander H. Rice, Mayor, 02 Jul 1856.

2) The other is the daughter of George Wheeler (as shown in George's Will which states "I give to my four daughters Elizabeth Fletcher, Sarah Dudly, Ruth Hartwell & Hanah Fletcher the sume of fifteen pounds apiece").

Source: The Genealogical and Encyclopedic History of The Wheeler Family in America, Compiled by the American College of Genealogy Under the Direction of Albert Gallatin Wheeler, Jr.; Boston, Mass, American College of Genealogy, 1914(?)

However, there has been NO BIRTH RECORD discovered for Ruth, the daughter of George* and NO marriage record discovered for Ruth, the daughter of Obadiah. It is clear that it was the daughter of George who married Samuel Hartwell, due to the reference in George's Will that distinguishes her by her full married name, Ruth Hartwell.

Unfortunately, there have been some ill-informed mergings of data for the two Ruths, due to confusion with names and (apparent) close proximity of birth dates. data files (Millennium File about Ruth Wheeler, and Family Data Collection - Individual Records about Ruth Wheeler) present a "Mash-up" of the two Ruths. The 1665 marriage of Samuel Hartwell to Ruth Wheeler (daughter of George) is INCORRECTLY assigned to Ruth Wheeler, daughter of Obadiah. No evidence seems to exist for any marriage of Obadiah's daughter, Ruth Wheeler.

(13) Known children with husband Samuel Hartwell:

Samuel Hartwell 1666 – 1744

Mary HARTWELL 1667 – 1739

Ruth HARTWELL 1669 –

William HARTWELL 1671 – 1742

John HARTWELL 1673 –

Hannah HARTWELL 1675 – 1755

Elizabeth HARTWELL 1677 –

Sarah HARTWELL 1679 –

Abigail HARTWELL 1681 –

Rebecca HARTWELL 1682 – 1776

Jane HARTWELL 1684 –

Joseph HARTWELL 1691 – 1693

Jonathan HARTWELL 1693 - 1770

  • NOTE: Please refrain from sending "corrections" to the DOB for Ruth, daughter of George Wheeler. You probably are using the DOB for her cousin, Ruth, daughter of Obadiah Wheeler [May 23, 1642].

However, if you have made such a discovery, please contact the NEHGS to authenticate your find. They will be excited to hear from you.

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Ruth Hartwell's Timeline

May 23, 1642
Concord, Middlesex County, Massachusetts
October 2, 1666
Age 24
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
February 16, 1668
Age 25
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
October 17, 1669
Age 27
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
August 19, 1671
Age 29
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
June 18, 1673
Age 31
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Age 32
Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts
October 22, 1677
Age 35
Concord, Middlesex, MA
July 10, 1679
Age 37
Concord, Middlesex, MA