Research suggests that this person may never have existed. See the text for details.
In the mid 1800s, historians suggested she might have been daughter of Thomas Burgess and wife of Richard "the Rock" Taylor, but subsequent analysis of records contemporary to her era demonstrated that Thomas Burgess had no daughter named Ruth, and that the Ruth who married Richard Taylor of the Rock, in Yarmouth, Massachusetts, was daughter of Gabriel Whelden.
As a result, we have detached this Profile Page from Richard Taylor and from the family of Thomas Burgess. See above-referenced article for detailed findings.
↑ Jillaine S. Smith, "The Two Richard Taylor Families of Early Yarmouth, Mass." in NEHGS Register, volume 165 (2011).