Janes, Ruth[1]

Female 1650 - 1672  (22 years)


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  • Name Janes, Ruth 
    Born 15 Feb 1650  New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 20 Nov 1672  Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    • Death record said "Ruth wife of John Searls died in child bed and his child 20 November 1672."
    • Ancestry.com search result incorrectly gave her death date of 11 Dec 1672.
    Person ID I2300  Martin-Bloom
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2018 

    Father Jeanes (Janes), William,   b. Abt 1610, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1690, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 80 years) 
    Mother Mary,   b. England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Apr 1662, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F797  Group Sheet

    Family Searls (Searl, Searle), John 
    Married 3 Jul 1667  Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • There are serious errors in the description of Ruth's life in The Janes Family. It says that Ruth had four children with John Searle: James b. 12 Feb 1675, Ebenezer, b. 9 Jan 1679, John b. 6 Aug 1690, and Elisha b. 1695. However, I have found only one child (John) born before Ruth's death in 1672. Also, Northampton vital records show that John Searls married Mary North in Northampton in 1675 and with her had sons James b. 12 Feb 1675 and Ebenezer b. 9 Jan 1679. The parentage of John b. 1690 is unclear.
      The Janes Family also says that John Searle died in the Pascomac (Pascommuck) massacre in 1704 and that Ruth subsequently married a widower Nathaniel Alexander. According to New England Marriages Prior to 1700 there was a John Searle (d. 1704) who married Abigail Pomeroy 5 Apr 1694 in Springfield, Massachusetts, and she subsequently married Nathaniel Alexander. John Searles and Abigail had a son Elisha b. 4 Feb 1694 in Northampton. It is possible that this John Searles was Ruth's son b.1670 and Elisha was Ruth's grandson.
      All dates are old style. [1, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9]
    Children 
     1. Searls (Searl, Searle), John,   b. 6 Aug 1670, Northampton, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 22 Dec 2018 
    Family ID F808  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S278] The Janes Family, Frederic Janes, (John H. Dingman, New York, 1868), 929.2 J33., pp. 78, 83-85.

    2. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton deaths, p. 137, img 354 of 2680.

    3. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton marriages, p. 101, image 496 of 2680.

    4. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton births, p. 11, image 598 of 2680.

    5. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton marriages, p. 102, images 497 and 644 of 2680.

    6. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton births, p. 17, image 601 of 2680.

    7. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton births, p. 19 image 602 of 2680.

    8. [S217] New England Marriages Prior to 1700, Clarence A. Torry, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, MD, USA, 2004), 929.374 T694 85-27460., p. 659.

    9. [S271] Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988, (Ancestry.com, Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011), Northampton births, p. 31 image 461 of 2680.


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