Ruth (Earl) Knight
1920s - 2000s
Sister of [private brother (1920s - 1980s)], [private brother (1920s - 1980s)] and [private brother (1930s - unknown)]
Wife of Steve Stevens
Wife of Thomas Marion Knight
Mother of [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], Steve Stevens, [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private daughter (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1940s - unknown)], [private son (1950s - unknown)] and Jeff Knight
Alvin Theodore Earl
14 Aug 1896 - 09 Jan 1972
George Washington Earl
22 Feb 1873 - 09 Aug 1946
Dayton, Columbia, Washington, United States
Perry Greenlif Earl
07 Feb 1825 - 26 Oct 1883
Pike, Illinois, United States
28 Jan 1838 - 31 Dec 1901
Wayne, Indiana, United States
Jennie Leah Shearer
13 Jan 1880 - 16 Apr 1959
Washington, United States
abt 1860 - 1887
20 Jul 1862 - 28 Jan 1944
Hettie Orletta Miller
11 Jan 1902 - 15 Nov 1937
Enos S. Miller
22 Feb 1866 - 07 Sep 1939
Solomon J. Miller
03 Nov 1821 - 15 Mar 1875
Holmes Co., Ohio
19 Jan 1776 - 12 May 1846
abt 1778 - abt 1830
11 Dec 1832 - 27 Oct 1900
Cambria County, Pennsylvania
30 Aug 1868 - 26 Sep 1944
Levi P. Hershberger
29 Aug 1841 - 29 Jun 1928
Holmes County, Ohio, USA
Peter P Hershberger Jr.
28 Apr 1817 - 14 Jul 1867
17 Oct 1821 - 14 Jan 1898
13 Oct 1843 - 07 Jul 1908
Holmes, Ohio, United States
Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Ruth's family history.
Ancestor List for Ruth (Earl) Knight
This page isn't linked because it contains more private information than the tree view above. You need to be on Ruth's Trusted List to access it. Please login.
Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Ruth along with their spouses.
DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Ruth's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Ruth gets her mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Ruth's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants link isn't active for privacy reasons.
DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Ruth's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.
Family Group Sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage. Ruth's Family Group Sheet is not linked for privacy reasons.
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.
Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Ruth and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.
Images of Ruth
Here are photographs and source images for Ruth. They are not linked for privacy reasons.
Index of Earls
This page shows all the Earls on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Ruth. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Earl DNA Connections and EARL G2G.
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering. It is not linked here because it contains private information.
Profile of Ruth
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Ruth's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at https://www.WikiTree.com/wiki/Earl-656 where Earl-656 is Ruth's unique WikiTree ID. Since the profile is private you would see significantly more information if you login and join the Trusted List.
Enter Earl-656 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Ruth and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.
Share Tree on Facebook
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Earl-656/4 into your favorite social network.
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Ruth's family names. Many members share its URL https://www.WikiTree.com/treewidget/Earl-656/10 via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.
Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Ruth's family history.
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Ruth's profile so far. Login to access the feed.
Edit Profile and Relationships
Ruth's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Earl surname index, etc. The yellow dot for Ruth indicates that her profile is Private with a Public Biography and Family Tree. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.
Tests of Ruth's DNA
If Ruth's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Ruth's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Ruth's Trusted List.
Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Ruth's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.
Comment on Profile Message Board
Ruth's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Ruth. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Ruth's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.
Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Ruth or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.
Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Ruth's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.
Trusted List Request Form
If you're a family member or descendant please join the Trusted List. This will you give you full access to view, follow, and edit Ruth's information on WikiTree. This is especially important since the profile is private. You will need to login first.