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Ruth Sleeper (James)

Also Known As: "Ruth Jenness James"
Birthdate: (88)
Birthplace: Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
Death: July 6, 1823 (88)
Vershire, Orange, VT, USA
Place of Burial: Vershire, Orange County, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Edmund James and Priscilla James (Sherburne)
Wife of David Sleeper, Sr.
Mother of Edmund Sleeper; Nathan Sleeper; Capt Moses Sleeper; Mary Sleeper; John Sleeper and 4 others
Sister of Mary Rundlett
Half sister of Elizabeth Sanborn; Priscilla Sanborn; Sherburn Sanborn; Nathaniel Sanborn; Abigail Dinsmore and 4 others

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About Ruth Sleeper

Mentioned in her father Edmund's will dated 10 Dec 1735:

...Itaim: I give unto my Daughter: RUTH JAMES one third Part of all my Rael Estate when she comes to ye age of Eighteen years old: & one third Part of my Dweling house only her: mother is to Improve it as is above mentioned...

Mention in her grandfather Benjamin James' Aug 1744 will:

Itaim: I Give unto my Grand Daughter RUTH JAMES Thirty Pounds in Pasable bills of Credett of old Tenor: and I order my Son Israel James to Pay it to her

Will of Edmund James of Hampton NH dated Dec. 10 1735 mentions daughter Ruth. Will proved Feb. 20 1736. Guardianship of Ruth James, less than 14 years old, daughter of Edmund James of Kensington, granted to Abraham Moulton of Kensington Aug. 31, 1748. (Source: NH Provincial Papers, vol 32, p. 555).

Source: "Probate records of the province of New Hampshire vol. II 1718-1740 state papers series vol. 32" ,

•Name: Ruth JAMES

•Sex: F

•Birth: 29 MAR 1735 in Kensington, Rockingham, NH

•Death: 6 JUL 1823 in Vershire, Orange, VT

Father: Edmund JAMES b: 22 NOV 1704 in Hampton, Rockingham, NH

Mother: Priscilla SHERBURNE b: 1714 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, NH

Marriage 1 David SLEEPER b: 18 NOV 1721 in Kingston, Rockingham, NH

•Married: 31 MAR 1752 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH


1. Edmund SLEEPER b: 17 MAR 1753 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

2. Nathan SLEEPER b: 12 APR 1754 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

3. Moses SLEEPER b: 4 SEP 1755 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

4. Margaret SLEEPER b: 5 FEB 1757 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

5. Mary SLEEPER b: 29 SEP 1758 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

6. John SLEEPER b: 15 APR 1760 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

7. Daniel SLEEPER b: 22 FEB 1762 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

8. Samuel SLEEPER b: 14 FEB 1764 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

9. David SLEEPER b: 23 NOV 1765 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

10. Jethro SLEEPER b: 18 SEP 1767 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

11. Jonathan SLEEPER b: 6 FEB 1769 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

12. Benjamin SLEEPER b: 17 JAN 1771 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

13. Josiah SLEEPER b: 14 JUL 1772 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

14. Ruth SLEEPER b: 4 MAR 1774 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

15. Nathan SLEEPER b: 13 AUG 1777 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

16. Jonathan SLEEPER b: 8 AUG 1780 in Sandown, Rockingham, NH

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Ruth Sleeper's Timeline

March 29, 1735
Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
March 17, 1753
Age 17
Sandown, Rockingham County, NH, USA
April 12, 1754
Age 19
Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
September 4, 1755
Age 20
Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
September 22, 1758
Age 23
Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire
April 15, 1760
Age 25
Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, USA
February 22, 1762
Age 26
Sandown, Rockingham, NH, USA
February 15, 1764
Age 28
Sandown, Rockingham County, New Hampshire, United States
November 23, 1765
Age 30
Sandown, Rockingham, New Hampshire