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Ruth (Partridge) Thatcher (1645 - 1717)

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Ruth Thatcher formerly Partridge
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
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Wife of — married 1 Jan 1669 in Duxbury, Plymouth County (present day Massachusetts)map
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Died in Lebanon, Connecticut Colonymap
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Ruth was born in 1645. She is the daughter of George Partridge and Sarah Tracy.

From p.415 of The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, vol. 47:

Rev. Ralph (or Rodolphus) Thacher, b , 1649, about (his birth is not recorded, but, in the will of his grandfather, Rev. Ralph Partridge, he was styled second son of his mother; he was made a freeman of Duxbury in 1670 and assuming him to have been 21 years old he must have been born about 1649), at Weymouth (or Duxbury), Mass.; d. July 26, 1733, at Groton, Conn., where he was buried in what is known as Rose Hill Burying Ground, gravestone; m. Jan. 5, 1669-70, at Duxbury, Mass., to Ruth Partridge (dau. of George and Sarah (Tracy) Partridge of Duxbury, Mass.), b (no record of her birth), at Duxbury, Mass. (probably); d. Oct. 30, 1717, at Lebanon, Conn., and was probably there buried, no gravestone.

Res. Duxbury, Mass., Chilmark, Mass., Lebanon and Groton. Conn.; Freeman, Duxbury, 1670; constable there as early as June 3, 1673, and as late as 1678; Town Clerk there 1684-1694; he was ordained sometime previous to Feb. 13, 1694, and made minister at Chilmark, Mass., and remained there until 1714 when he resigned his charge and removed to Lebanon, Conn., where he probably lived with his children who had preceded him there; after his wife's death in Lebanon he removed to Groton, Conn., and made his home with his daughter, Lydia, the wife of John Dean. In the latter years of his life he was totally blind.

Children, 9 (Thacher): Thomas, Elizabeth, Anna, Ruth, Rodolpbus (or Ralph), Lydia, Mary, Anna, Peter.


  • The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York Genealogical and Biographical Society. Volume 47, 1916.
  • Find a Grave[1]

"Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910," database, FamilySearch [2] : 4 December 2014, Roodolphus Thatcher and Ruth Partridge, 01 Jan 1669; citing reference ; FHL microfilm 0481072 IT 3.

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