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Ruth Burdick (Hubbard)

Birthdate: (51)
Birthplace: Agawam (Springfield), Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Death: October 25, 1691 (51)
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Westerly, Washington County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Samuel Hubbard; Samuel Hubbard; Tacy Hubbard and Tacy Hubbard
Wife of Robert Burdick and Robert Burdick, of Newport
Mother of Deborah Hubbard Crandall; Thomas Burdick, I; Naomi Rogers; Ruth Phillips; Tacy Maxson and 7 others
Sister of Naomi Hubbard; Clarke Hubbard; Hugh Hubbard; Rachel Langworthy; Bethiah Clarke and 2 others

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About Ruth Burdick

First white child born in Springfield, MA.

Siblings: Naomi born 18 November 1637, Naomi born 19 October 1638, Rachel born 10 March 1642, Samuel born 25 March 1644, and Bethiah born 19 December 1746.

Tacy Burdick

   * Born: Between 1669 and 1670, Newport, Newport, RI, USA
   * Marriage: Joseph Maxson between 1690 and 1691 in Westerly, Washington, RI, USA
   * Died: 1747, Westerly, Washington, RI, USA

Tacy married Joseph Maxson, son of John Maxson and Mary Mosher, between 1690 and 1691 in Westerly, Washington, RI, USA.

(Joseph Maxson was born between 1666 and 1672 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI and died in 1750 in Westerly, Washington Co., RI.)

Some say Ruth was the first white child born in Springfield, Hampden County, MA which is near Agawam.

First White Child Born in SPringfield

According to the Descendants or Robert Burdick by Nellie Williard Johnson - page 2:

Ruth Hubbard Burdick, daughter of Samuel and Tacy Hubbard, who founded Newport, RI was the first white child born in Agawam (Now Springfield) Mass on 11 Jan 1640.


Nebraska, The Land & the People Vol. 3

Robert Burdick married, November 2, 1665, at Newport, Rhode Island, Ruth Hubbard, then fifteen years old. She was the first white child born in Spring-field Massachusetts. Ruth was the first white child born in Agawam in the Massachusetts colony, a settlement that was later named Springfield.


A Letter to her Father ,

What follows on this Web page was taken freely from The Descendants of Robert Burdick of Rhode Island, by Nellie (Willard) Johnson, 1937.

The following letter was written from Westerly on August 4, 1666, by Mrs. Ruth Burdick to her father, Samuel Hubbard, at Newport:

" Most loving and dear father and mother, my duty with my husband and children presenter unto you with all my dear friends. My longing and desire is to hear from you, how your hearts are borne up above these troubles which are come upon us and are coming as we fear; for we have the rumors of war, and that almost every day.

" Even now we have heard from your Island by some Indians, who declared unto us that the French have done some mischief upon the coast, and we have heard that 1200 Frenchmen have joined with the Mohawks to clear the land both of English and of Indians. But I trust in the Lord, if such a thing be intended, that he will not suffer such a thing to be. My desire and prayer to God is, that he will be pleased to fulfil his promise to us, that is, that as in the world we shall have troubles, so in him we shall have peace. The Lord of comfort, comfort your and our hearts, and give us peace in believing and joy in the Holy Ghost. Oh that the Lord would be pleased to fill our hearts with his good spirit, that we may be carried above all these things! And that we may remember his saying, 'When ye see these things come to pass, lift up your heads, knowing that our redemption draws nigh.'

" Then if these be the certain sign of our Lord's return, let us mind his command, that is, pray always that ye may be counted worthy to escape all these things, and to stand before the son of man. Let us have boldness to come unto him in the new and living way which he has prepared for us.

" Through grace I find the Lord doth bear up the spirits of his in this place, in some comfortable measure to be looking above these things, the Lord increase it more and more unto the day of his appearing, which I hope is at hand.

" Dear father and mother, the Lord hath been pleased to give us here many sweet and comfortable days of refreshing, which is great cause of thankfulness, and my desire is that we may highly prize it, and you with us give the Lord praise for his benefit. I pray remember my love to all my dear friends with you in fellowship. Sister Sanders desires to be remember to you all, so doth sister Clarke. Your loving daughter, to my power. " -- Ruth Burdick

She was the first white child born in Springfield Mass.

first child of European descent born in Springfield, Massachusetts

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Ruth Burdick's Timeline

January 11, 1640
Agawam (Springfield), Hampden, Massachusetts, United States
Age 15
Newport, Rhode Island
Age 17
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, USA
Age 19
Newport, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
January 11, 1662
Age 22
Westerly, Kings (now Washington) County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 21
Newport, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations
Age 23
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island
Age 25
Westerly, Washington, Rhode Island