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Ruth Porter (Ford)

Also Known As: "Pool", "Reed"
Birthdate: (74)
Birthplace: Abington, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Death: January 9, 1791 (74)
Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Hezekiah Ford and Ruth Ford
Wife of Samuel Porter; Joseph Poole and James Reed
Mother of Ruth Pool and Jeremiah Reed
Sister of Hezekiah Ford
Half sister of James Ford

Managed by: Lonnie Lynn Hacker
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Immediate Family

About Ruth Porter

Ruth Ford, born in Abington 3 May 1716, died in Abington 9 January 1791, aged 75 years, daughter of Hezekiah and Ruth (Whitmarsh) Ford.


  1. in Abington 27 November 1735 Joseph Pool
  2. in Abington 30 August 1741 to James Reed.
  3. in Bridgewater 31 May 1764 Samuel Porter, son of Samuel and Mary (Nash) Porter.

After the death of her third husband Ruth moved to Whitman to live with her daughter, Naomi (Reed) Hersey.

Ruth and Joseph Pool had children:

  1. Ruth, b. 18 Oct 1736; m. Noah Gurney.
  2. Hannah, b. 16 Dec. 1738; m. Micah Sampson**

Ruth and James Reed had children:

  1. Joseph, b. 9 Aug. 1742; d. unm.
  2. Hezekiah, b. 23 Feb 1744/5; m. Deborah Tirrell
  3. Jeremiah, b. 4 Oct. 1746; d. 11 Dec 1747
  4. Jeremiah, b. 11 April 1747; m. Sarh Tirrell
  5. Olive, b. 2 Feb 1748/9; probably d. young
  6. Naomi, b. in 1751; m. Obadiah Hersey


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Ruth Porter's Timeline

May 3, 1716
Abington, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts
Age 19
Age 30
January 9, 1791
Age 74
Whitman, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States