Ruth (Hawkins) Terrill

Ruth (Hawkins) Terrill (1754 - 1840)

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Ruth Terrill formerly Hawkins aka Wooster
Born in Derby, New Haven, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 3 Jan 1774 [location unknown]
Wife of — married 9 Dec 1801 in Oxford Congregational Church, Oxford New Haven, Connecticutmap
[children unknown]
Died in Oxford, New Haven, Connecticut, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 30 Sep 2019 | Created 8 Dec 2014
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Ruth HAWKINS was born 22 Jun 1754 in Oxford, New Haven, CT and was christened 8 Sep 1754 in Oxford Congregational Church. She died 20 Oct 1840 in Oxford, New Haven, CT and was buried in St. Peters Episcopal Cemetery, Oxford, New Haven, CT. Ruth married Ebenezer WOOSTER on 3 Jan 1774 in Oxford Congregational Church.


  • Historic House Committee of The Bicentennial Commission, Oxford, Connecticut, Early Houses of Oxford, Available at ( (Derby, CT, The Bacon Printing Company, 1976), #81. " ... on May 19, 1830, the property was given to St. Peter's Episcopal Church of Oxford b Ruth (Wooster) Terrill ... She gave it to the church when she was 76 years old." Chestnut Tree Hill Road Extension, Oxford, CT
  • Jacobus, Donald Lines. The Terrill Family of Connecticut, The American Genealogist (New Haven, Conn., 1949) Vol. 25, Page 53

2W. C. Sharpe, History of Oxford (Seymour, CT, Record Print, 1885), p. 126. "S. H. M. H. Z. H. R. H. 1771 1774 1806 1786

By this stone are deposited the remains of Capt. Zachariah Hawkins, a worthy and respectable member of society, who in the 90th year of his age died in faith and hope, June 27th, MDCCCVI. He had 14 children who all survived him, 82 grandchildren & 95 great-grandchildren. Sarah his first wife is buried in Derby, by whom he had Sarah & Mercy. Mary his 2d wife is buried 12 feet on the left of this stone, by whom he had Mary, John, Elizabeth, Elijah, Anna, Gaylord, Ruth, Silas, Joseph, Moses & Isaac. Rachael his 3d wife lies close by this stone on the left, by whom he had Zachariah. Lydia his relict and his sons erect this monument, their tribute of gratitude, love and honor."

31800 Oxford Census.

4Ralph Clymer Hawkins, A Hawkins Genealogy 1635 - 1939, Record of the Descendants of Robert Hawkins of Charlestown, Massachusetts, The Hawkins Association, 1939, p. 247. "Ruth, b. June 22, 1754, m. David Tomlinson."

5Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogies of Connecticut Families From The New England Historical and Genealogical Register ([CD]Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., 1983), vol 3, p 605.

6Compiled by Lorraine Cook White, The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records, Vol 8 - Derby 1655-1852, General Editor - Lorraine Cook White, Baltimore, Maryland, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc, 1997, p. 236.

7Ralph Clymer Hawkins, The Hawkins Genealogy, p. 247.

8Samuel Orcutt, History of the Old Town of Derby, Connecticut, 1642-1880 (1880, Reprint: Bowie, Maryland, Heritage Books, Inc., 1998), p. 727.

9W. C. Sharpe, History of Oxford, p. 20. "Congregational Church ... Septr 8, 1754, Ruth, Daughter to Zachariah Hawkins." ttp://

10Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogies of CT Families, vol 3, p 605.

11Charles Elwell, 1935 WPA Headstone Inscriptions - Episcopal Cemetery (St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery), p. 15. "Parks, Phebe, wife of Jacob, died Nov. 16, 1822, age 71 yrs. Terrill, Phinehas, died Nov. 27, 1822, age 74 yrs. Wooster, N. Thomas, died June 28, 1800, age 42 yrs. (Flag) Wooster, Mr.. Ebenezer, died Mar. 31, 1800, age 50 yrs. Turrill, Ruth, died Oct. 20, 1840, age 86 yrs. Wooster, Mr. Thomas, died Dec 9, 1798, age 74 yrs. Wooster, Lois, died Aug. 29, 1822, age 94 yrs. Finch, Sarah, wife of David, died Dec. 7, 1814, age 60 yrs. Lum, Deme, wife of Billy, died Nov. 4, 1863, age 84 yrs."

12Susan Woodruff Abbott, Families of Early Milford, Connecticut, CD-Local and Family Histories: CT, 1600's - 1800's, (Produced in collaboration with the Genealogical Publishing Company, 2000), p. 744.

13Charles Elwell, 1935 WPA Headstone Inscriptions - Episcopal Cemetery, p. 15.

14St. Peter's Episcopal Cemetery Photograph - Oxford, CT.

15W. C. Sharpe, History of Oxford, p. 30.

16Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts, Genealogies of CT Families, vol 3, p 605.

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