Ruth Porter1

(10 November 1701 - 14 May 1792)

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Relationship7th great-grandmother of The 3 Tracys
Family Group:Ohlheiser
Trees14 Generations of Our Ancestors
Our Ohlheiser Family Pedigree
FatherCol. Samuel Porter Jr. (6 Apr 1660 - 29 Jul 1722)
MotherJoanna Cook (10 Jul 1665 - 13 Nov 1713)

Birth - Marriage - Death

ChildRuth Porter was born on 10 November 1701, in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.2,3
BrideRuth Porter married Rev. Stephen Steele, son of Lieut. James Steele and Sarah Barnard, on 2 May 1720 in Hadley, Hampshire Co., Province of Massachusetts Bay, New England.4,5
WidowShe became a widow at 58 years of age when her husband Stephen died on 14 December 1759.6,4
DeceasedShe died on 14 May 1792 in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut, at the age of 90.6,7,8

Children with Rev. Stephen Steele:


Church AffiliationFrom 1720 to December 1759,Ruth Steele and Rev. Stephen Steele were members of the Congregational Church in Tolland, Tolland Co., Connecticut Colony, New England. Rev. Ruth graduated from Yale in 1721 and two years later became the first settled minister in Tolland. He was ordained in June 1723 and served until the year before his death. He initially received a salary of £75 per year.4

Sources - Citations

  1. [S33] Yates Publishing, Compiler, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Provo, Utah: Operations Inc. - Online Publication, 2004). A collection of records extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases - all data should be verified for accuracy by other sources., Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
  2. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Steele Family. A Genealogy of John And George Steel. Settlers of Hartford, Conn. 1635-6. And Their Descendants. (Albany, New York: J. Munsell, 1862), pg. 12 gives date of birth.
  3. [S33] Yates Publishing, US Intnl Marriage Records, Birth date: 1701; Birth place: MA; Marriage date: 1720.
  4. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Genealogy of John And George Steel, pg. 12.
  5. [S910] Loren P. Waldo, The Early History of Tolland : An Address, Delivered Before the Tolland County Historical Society, at Tolland, Conn., on the 22nd Day of August and 27th Day of September 1861 (Hartford, Connecticut: Press of Case, Lockwood & company, 1861), pg. 31.
  6. [S550] Connecticut - Tolland Vital Records (n.p.:, unknown publish date). from photo copies of original records, Vol. 1, pg 63.
  7. [S655] Daniel Steele Durrie, Genealogy of John And George Steel, pg. 12 gives date of death.
  8. [S910] Loren P. Waldo, Early History of Tolland, pg. 31; gives date and place.
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