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Ruth Welles (Judson)

Birthplace: Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
Death: May 02, 1744 (79)
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
Place of Burial: Ancient Burying Ground, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Lt. Joseph Judson and Sarah Judson
Wife of Capt. Samuel Welles, Jr., of Wethersfield
Mother of Hannah Wells; Samuel Wells; Ruth Ely; Sarah Clark; Rebecca Pitkin and 1 other
Sister of Sarah Howell; John Judson; Capt. James Judson; Tinte Judson; Grace Prudden, widow Judson and 8 others

Managed by: Francis Gene Dellinger
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About Ruth Welles

The descendants of William and Elizabeth Tuttle, who came from old to New England in 1635, and settled in New Haven in 1639, with numerous biographical notes and sketches : also, some account of the descendants of John Tuttle, of Ipswich; and Henry Tuthill, of Hingham, Mass. (1883)

William Tuttle & Elizabeth

2. Hannah Tuttle, b. England, 1632-3; d. in Hartford, Conn., Aug. 9, 1683, a. 50; bu. in the old Center chh. graveyard on Main st., where her memorial stone is still standing, among others of the Welles family; its inscription quite plain;* m. 1619, John, only s. of William and Margaret Pantry (Pantree), b. abt. 1629; freeman of Harft., 1650; will dated Sept. 1, 1653; inv. taken Nov. 25, same yr.; chil., John and Hannah --Mary

  • The Gen. Dict. of New Eng. sup. her dau. of Richard Tuttle of Boston, on what ground I have been unable to discover. Circumstances all point to the dau. of William Tuttle of New Haven, and the gravestone establishes the identity.
  • William Pantry came over in 1635; wealthy and advanced in years; selectman of Hartf., 1640, again in 1645; constable in 1648.

not named, prob. posthumous; m. (2) June 23, 1654, Thomas, s. of Thomas and Elizabeth (Deming) Welles, jr., b. abt. 1627; Quartermaster under Maj. John Mason, 1658; Dep. Mag. at Hartf., 1662-3, and is said to be named as a grantee in the Royal Charter of Conn. (prob. his f.) He was rep. May 1663, assistant 1668, and was killed sm. yr. by a fall from a cherry tree. Inv. taken in Hartf. Aug. 20, 1668, (english pound)1090 19s. 6d.; chattels, (english pound)590. Adm. given to wid. Hannah. He was the largest and tallest man of his time in Hartf.; of strong mind and estimable character. Inv. of est. of Mrs. Hannah Welles exh. Sept. 6, 1683; divided by the court, to John Pantry double portion, and to all the rest of Mrs. Welles' chil. equal portions. Mrs. Bidwell and Mrs. Meeks to receive each a piece of gold and a gold ring that their mother before her sickness did allot and give them; the two younger ss. to be clothed out of the est. before distribution. 10. chil. b. in Wethersfield.

I. John, bap. March 17, 1659; m. Abigail Mix.

II. Hannah, b. Aug., 1652; d. unm. 1672, according to Savage; 1675, according to W. S. Porter; but Miss Mary N. Talcott says she d. before Aug., 1671, as an account of the est. of Hannah Pantry was exh. to the court of probate in Hrtf. in Aug., 1671.

III. Mary, b. prob. after Sept. 1, 1653, when the f. made his will; m. Nathaniel Mix.

IV. Rebecca Welles, b. May, 1655; m. Aug. 13, 1680, Capt. James Judson.

V. Thomas, b. Oct., 1657; m. 1689, Mary Blackleach.

VI. Sarah, b. April, 1659; m. Nov. 7, 1678, John Bidwell, jr.

VII. Ichabod, Nov., 1669; m. Sept. 4, 1684, Sarah Way.

VIII. SAMUEL, Oct., 1662; m. RUTH JUDSON, sis. to James Judson.

IX. Jonathan, b. Sept., 1664; d. s. i. abt. 1690; killed by piece of block falling on his head. Thomas Welles adm. his est., which the court of assistants, on petition of all but the admr., ordered distributed, Nov., 1690, to Thomas, Ichabod, Samuel and Joseph Welles, John Bidwell, for his wf. Sarah and James Judson, for his wf. Rebecca; Thomas appealed, May 1691, claiming te est. of his bro. according to the English law, without avail.

X. Joseph, b. Aug., 1667; d. 1698; m. Elizabeth, dau. of Eleazer Way. 1. John, d. y. 2. Joseph, d. y. 3. Joshua, d. y. 4. Elizabeth, b. 1696; m. William Powell of Hartf. 1. Elizabeth, m. Nov. 4, 1750, Fletcher Ranney of Mid., Conn., who d. Dec. 14, 1772, a. 47. She d. June 14, 1785, a. 60.

28. SAMUEL WELLES, b. Oct., 1662; d. Oct. 3, 1733; m. RUTH JUDSON, b. Oct. 27, 1664; d. May 2, 1744, a. 80; sis. of Capt. James Judson, who m. Rebecca Welles, sis. of Samuel; res. E. Hartf.

I. Hannah b. Nov. 22, 1689.

II. Samuel, b. Dec. 22, 1693; m. Esther Ellsworth.

III. Ruth, b. Jan 29. 1697.

IV. Sarah, b. Dec. 16, 1700.

V. Rebecca, b. Oct. 3, 1704; m. Thomas Pitkin.

VI. James, b. 1706; d. Feb. 10, 1725.


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Ruth Welles's Timeline

October 27, 1664
Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
October 27, 1664
Stratford, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States
October 27, 1664
October 27, 1664
November 22, 1689
Age 25
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
December 26, 1693
Age 29
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, USA
January 29, 1697
Age 32
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
December 16, 1700
Age 36
Hartford, Hartford County, Connecticut Colony
October 3, 1704
Age 39
Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut, United States