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About Ruth Hathorne

Ruth Gardner, wife of Magistrate of the Court of Oyer and Terminer, John Hawthorne. Married when she was about 14 years old.


  • from <> "Family Trees"nDatabase: haruspex D. B. Robinson's Genealogy Page Last updated Tue Aug 7 08:44:11 2001: D. B. (David) Robinson. There are differences of opinion regarding Ruth's mother. Some say Elizabeth Orne - some Elizabeth Freestone. Many agree on George Gardner as her father and Thomas Gardner / Margaret Fryer as grandparents.
  • viii. RUTH GARDNER, bp. April 02, 1665, Salem, Essex, MA (Src: Salem VR); m. COL. JOHN HAWTHORNE, January 21, 1674/75, Salem, Essex, MA (Src: Salem VR, Gardner Memorial); s. Maj. Wm and Anna Hathorne, must have changed the spelling (Src: Gardner Memorial); d. May 10, 1717 (Src: Gardner Memorial).
  • His [George Gardner's] daughter Ruth Gardner Hathorne was named in her father's will as receiving a number of her father's Connecticut debts. She named her last child Freestone Hathorne, who was baptized in February 1698/99. [1] [presumably after her mother, Elizabeth Freestone.]


  1. The Salem World of Nathaniel Hawthorne. By Margaret B. Moore.  Page 33.


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Ruth Hathorne's Timeline

Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 2, 1665
Age 4
Salem, Essex County, Massachusetts
April 2, 1665
Age 4
Salem, Essex, MA
January 10, 1675
Age 14
Salem, Essex, Massachusetts
November 25, 1678
Age 17
August 1686
Age 25
Salem, Massachusetts
Age 25
Salem, , Massassachusetts
Age 29
Essex, Salem, Mass
June 1691
Age 30
Salem, MA