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Samuel Ruggles II (1658 - 1715)

Capt Samuel Ruggles II
Born in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
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Husband of — married 8 Jul 1680 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
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Died at age 56 in Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusettsmap
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Capt. Samuel Ruggles was born June 1, 1658 in Roxbury, Massachusetts, the eldest son of Samuel and Hannah (Fowle) Ruggles.[1]

Samuel married July 8, 1680, Martha Woodbridge, the tenth child of Rev. John and Mercy (Dudley) Woodbridge. Martha was born in England about 1660. She spent her school days in. Newbury, Massachusetts, and her married life in Roxbury. She died in Biillerica, Massachusetts, at the home of her son, Rev. Samuel Ruggles, in 1738, aged 78; twenty-three years after the death of her first and only husband.[1][2]

Samuel died in Feburary 15, 1715 in Roxbury[1] and was buried at Eliot Burying Ground, Roxbury. His memorial has photos of his headstone, brief biographical material and links to those of family members.[3]

Children of Samuel and Martha

  1. Samuel b. Dec. 3, 1681, d. March 1, 1749, m (1). , Elizabeth Whiting, m (2). Elizabeth Williams.[2]
  2. Lucy, b. Sept. 8, 16S3, m. Joseph Stevens.
  3. Timothy b. Nov. 3, 1685, m (1). Mary White, m (2). Anna Woodworth.
  4. Hannah b. April 10, 1688, m. William Noyes.
  5. Patience b. Nov. 9, 1689, m. James Robinson, son of Thomas, of Scituate, Mass.
  6. Martha b. Feb. 1, 1691, m. Job Lane.
  7. Sarah b. June 18, 1694, m. John Holbrook.
  8. Joseph b. July 21, 1696, m. Joanna White.
  9. Mary b. Sept. 20, 1698, d. u. before 1716.
  10. Benjamin b. July 4, 1700, m. Dorcas Whiting, of Billerica.[4]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Franklin Ladd Bailey: Genealogy of Thomas Ruggles of Roxbury, 1637, to Thomas Ruggles of Romfret Connecticut… Boston. 1896. p.18,19 An E-Book FLBailey
  2. 2.0 2.1 Smith, Annie Elizabeth Morrill, "Morrill Kindred in America", New York : Lyons Genealogical Co., 1914 pp. 51,
  3. Capt Samuel Ruggles memorial at Find A Grave.
  4. Children Bailey

See also:

  • "Five Generations of the Ruggles Lineage", NYGBR Vol. 28 (October 1897), p. 216; The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record. New York, NY: New York Genealogical and Biographical Society, 1870-. (Online database:, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011.); (by subscription)


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