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Ruth Mayo (Hopkins)

Birthplace: Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger; Giles Hopkins; Catherine "Catorne" Hopkins and Catherine Whelden
Wife of Samuel Mayo, Jr.
Mother of Hannah Hopkins; Samuel Mayo; Mercy Mayo; Mary Smith; Sarah Higgins and 3 others
Sister of Mary Hopkins; Stephen Hopkins, III; John Hopkins, II; Abigail Merrick (Hopkins); Deborah Cooke and 5 others

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About Ruth Mayo

Ruth Hopkins. Born in Jun 1653 in Eastham, MA. Ruth died on 29 Oct 1738 in Eastham, MA.

  • parents: Giles Hopkins and Catherine Wheldon


  1. on 26 May 1681 Ruth married Samuel Mayo, son of Nathaniel Mayo (ca 1627-1662) & Hannah Prence (ca 1629-25 Nov 1698), in Eastham, MA. Born on 12 Oct 1655 in Eastham, MA. Samuel died in Eastham, MA, on 29 Oct 1738; he was 83.

Samuel Mayo and Ruth Hopkins had eight childen including: Hannah, Sarah, Samuel, Jonathan, Rebecca, and Mercy.


  • Note from compiler, Colleen Cahoon : Torrey provides the following: MAYO, Samuel (1655-29 Oct 1738, ae 83) & [Ruth HOPKINS?] (1653?-) (no evidence); by 1690, ca 15; Eastham {Reg. 6:169, 102:49; Mayo (ms) 13; Freeman 389; Booth (1923) 62-63; Briggs-DeGroff 442; Warner-Harrington 313}
  • Mayflower Families Vol Six Third Edition, John D. Austin, F.A.S.G., (General Sociey of Mayflower Descendants), ISBN 0-930270-03-7., 9 (Reliability: 3). "may have been the Ruth who m. Eastham 26 May 1681 Samuel Mayo, b. Eastham 12 Oct. 1655; d. 29 Oct. 1738, ae. 83, bur. Orleans; son of Nathaniel and Hannah (Prence) Mayo; but no proof found"
  • "Have you been able to find proof of marriage of Ruth Hopkins and Samuel Mayo (26 May 1681 Eastham)? If so, what records contained such proof - land? church? Pages are missing on the family in town records of Eastham MA."
  • 1Richard Henry Greene, Job Winslow's Wife, The New York genealogical and biographical record, Volume 45, pp. 2-8 (1914) . 4. Ruth Hopkins, daughter of Gyles, b. June, 1653, three years after Bradford wrote. I find no account of her death, and no report of her marriage. And though I find no record or established proof of her marriage, I see no reason or proof to the contrary. Job Winslow, we know, married a Ruth. Can any one say her last name was not Hopkins?."
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Ruth Mayo's Timeline

June 3, 1653
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
January 8, 1682
Age 28
Eastham, Cape Cod, Plymouth Colony
July 16, 1684
Age 31
Hingham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
September 3, 1688
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
September 23, 1688
Age 35
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
Age 36
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 40
Eastham, Barnstable County, Province of Massachusetts
December 2, 1696
Age 43
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts
Age 43
Eastham, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA