Ruth Devonshire was supposedly born somewhere between 1597 and 1600, so how could she have given birth to Gideon Tilghman in 1652 at such an advanced age? My guess is that there is a generation missing between Ruth, her husband Christopher and this Gideon fellow. Has anyone not stopped to consider the near impossibility of a 17th century woman having children at age 50+? Because it seems that Gideon and his siblings were all born well into the 1650s, which is nearly impossible. There must be a generation missing in there somewhere. Has anyone thought to look into this at all?