Ruth Walker (Kendall)

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Ruth Walker (Kendall)

Birthdate: (56)
Birthplace: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
Death: July 29, 1730 (56)
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Thomas Kendall, I and Ruth Iggleton Blodgett
Wife of John Walker and Henry Walker, Sr.
Mother of Ruth Wood; Henry Walker; Susanna Walker; Josiah Walker; Israel Walker and 1 other
Sister of Thomas Kendall; Mary Whitmore; Lieutenant Samuel Kendall; Ralph Kendall; Eleazer Kendall and 6 others
Half sister of Thomas Kendall, II

Managed by: Jim Howard
Last Updated:

About Ruth Walker (Kendall)

  • 'The Kendall family in America (1919)
  • http://www.archive.org/details/kendallfamilyina00clem
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/kendallfamilyina00clem#page/4/mode/1up
  • Mary Tidd was a daughter of John Tidd. It is claimed that Francis left England against the wishes of his family, using the name of Miles, until he was settled in this country. Francis was admitted freeman 10 May, 1648. He served the town as selectman, held numerous other offices and was looked upon as "a gentleman of great respectability and influence." He owned and operated a corn mill in Woburn, being a miller by trade. The mill now on the old Kendall homestead was built by Samuel Kendall in 1700 and is near the location of the first mill built bv Francis.
  • http://www.archive.org/stream/kendallfamilyina00clem#page/5/mode/1up
  • Francis Kendall died in the year 1708 at the age of 89. His wife Mary Tidd died in 1705. The will of Francis, dated 9 May, 1706, named his sons, 'Thomas' and John, as executors. The son 'Thomas' had a son Samuel who was a very active, public spirited man, engaged in promoting the civil and religious prosperity of Woburn. In 1732 he received a commission as Lieutenant from Governor Belcher and was widely known as Lieutenant Kendall.
  • THE KENDALLS OF WOBURN.
  • 1. FRANCIS KENDALL married 24 December, 1644, Mary Tidd. He died Woburn, 1708. She died 1705.
    • http://www.archive.org/stream/kendallfamilyina00clem#page/n15/mode/1up
    • 3. THOMAS KENDALL, born 1648, married (1) Ruth Blodgett 1673. (2) Abigail Broughton 1696. He died 25 May, 1730.
    • Children :
      • ' 40. Ruth, born 17 Feb., 1674 ; m. John Walker.
      • 41. Thomas, born 10 May, 1677 ; m. Sarah Cheever.
      • 42. Mary, born 27 Feb., 1680 ; m. Joseph Whitmore.
      • 43. Samuel, born 29 Oct., 1682; m. twice.
      • 44. Ralph, born 4 May, 1685; m. Abigail Carter.
      • 45. Eleazer, born 16 Nov., 1687 ; m. twice.
      • 46. Ephraim, born Oct. 1689 ; m. Judith Walker.
      • 47. Jabez, born 10 Sept., 1692; m. Rebecca.
      • 48. Jane, born 10 Sept., 1692; m. Joseph Russell,
      • 49. son died at birth, 16 Dec, 1695.
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Source for below is Pane-Joyce Genealogy (usually quite well researched) which cites NEGHS material and Woburn Vital Records:

Ruth Kendall. Born on 17 Feb 1674 in Woburn, MA. Ruth died in Hopkinton, MA, on 29 Jul 1730; she was 56.

Ruth’s two husbands, John and Henry Walker, were first cousins.

On 9 Nov 1691 when Ruth was 17, she first married John Walker , son of Dea. Samuel Walker (10 Mar 1642/3-18 Jan 1703/4) & Sarah Reed (6131) (ca 1643-1 Nov 1681), in Woburn, MA. Born on 2 Jul 1665 in Woburn, MA.35 John died in Lee, NH, on 29 Apr 1699; he was 33.

John was killed in an Indian battle at Wheelwright’s Pond, Lee, NH.

Their chidren include:

  1. Ruth Walker (4 Dec 1692-Mar 1752)
  2. Edward Walker (7 Oct 1694-6 Dec 1787)

On 15 Oct 1700 when Ruth was 26, she second married Henry Walker , son of Ens. Israel Walker (28 Jun 1648-20 Apr 1719) & Susanna Baldwin (25 Jul 1652-4 Mar 1694), in Woburn, MA.35 Born on 1 Feb 1679 in Woburn, MA. Henry died aft 1779.

In 1726, Henry was of Hopkinton, MA.

Their chidren include:

  1. Henry Walker (15 Aug 1701-)
  2. Susanna Walker (Died soon) (18 Sep 1703-11 Oct 1703)
  3. Josiah Walker (11 May 1705-)
  4. Israel Walker (6 Nov 1709-)
  5. Susanna Walker (4 Apr 1712-)
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Ruth Walker (Kendall)'s Timeline

1674
February 17, 1674
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1692
December 4, 1692
Age 18
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
1701
August 15, 1701
Age 27
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
1703
September 18, 1703
Age 29
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
1705
May 11, 1705
Age 31
Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
1709
November 6, 1709
Age 35
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
1712
April 4, 1712
Age 38
Woburn, Middlesex, MA
1730
July 29, 1730
Age 56
Woburn, Middlesex, MA