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Ruth (Miller) Hadley (1677 - 1751)

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Ruth Hadley formerly Miller aka Keran
Born in Westmeath, Irelandmap
Ancestors ancestors
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Moate Monthly Meeting in Westmeath County, Irelandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in New Garden, Chester, Pennsylvaniamap
Profile last modified | Created 5 Jul 2011 | Last significant change: 11 Nov 2018
14:37: T Stanton edited the Biography and Death Date for Ruth (Miller) Hadley. (Immigration, children, death citations. Link to Hadley Society page. ) [Thank T for this]
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Ruth Miller was born on 12 Feb 1677.[citations needed both for maiden name and date of birth] The Hadley Society gives her name as Ruth (Keran) Miller indicating a marriage prior to her 1697 marriage to Simon Hadley II recorded in Moate Monthly Meeting, Ireland.

Simon's affair with a woman named "Jane Keeron" is well documented in the Moate Monthly Meeting minutes. It is unknown how this Keeron is related to Ruth. See Hadley Society for the Quaker records of the affair.

Simon and Ruth arrived in New Castle County, Delaware in 1712.[1]

She and Simon Hadley had eight known children.[2]

Joseph b 25 Oct 1698
Deborah b 25 Apr 1701
John b 6 May 1703
Simon b 23 Feb 1705
Hannah b 16 Jan 1710
Ruth b 6 Feb 1712
Katherine b 25 Apr 1715
Ann b 7 Feb 1718

Ruth died on 18 Feb 1751 in Chester County, Pennsylvania.[3][4]


  1. MYERS, ALBERT COOK. Immigration of the Irish Quakers into Pennsylvania, 1682-1750, With Their Early History in Ireland. Swarthmore, PA: Swarthmore College, 1902. Reprinted by Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore, 1969, 1985, 1994.
  2. Hinshaw, William Wade. William Wade Hinshaw's Index to Unpublished Quaker Records. Swarthmore, Pennsylvania: Friends Historical Library, Swarthmore College.
  3. Swarthmore College; Swarthmore, Pennsylvania; Minutes, 1746-1768; Collection: Philadelphia Yearly Meeting Minutes; Call Number: MR-Ph 339
  4. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current ( [Death year is wrong at F-a-G]

See also:

  • AWTP: "Butler Baker Kellogg and Wise" James Butler
  • "The Ancestry of Overmire Tifft Richardson Bradford Reed" Larry Overmire


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  • Created through the import of Cole Coles Cowles Family Tree.ged on July 4, 2011 by Jeff Cole.
  • John W Sigh, Jr for updating the Biography as part of the Profile Improvement Project.

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On 10 Nov 2018 at 20:22 GMT T Stanton wrote:

Was Simon's very public affair (at that time, now you don't read a word of it unless you dig) with Ruth's sister-in-law? The Moate MM minutes indicate the other woman was "Jane Keeron". See Hadley Society page here

On 7 Dec 2012 at 03:59 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Ruth is 11 degrees from William Brewster, 14 degrees from Skye Driggs and 15 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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