52 Ancestors – Week 412: #635 Ruth (Cutler) (Smith) Upham (1668-1738) of Charlestown and Reading, Massachusetts

Ruth Cutler (1668-1738)  is #635 on my Ahnentafel  Listing, my seventh great-grandmother, who married # 634 John Smith (1667-1704)  in 1693 in Charlestown, Suffolk County,  Massachusetts Bay Colony.

I’m descended by

* their daughter #317 Mary Smith (1698-1746) who married #316 Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746)  in 1717 .
* their son #108 John Phillips (1722-1800) who married #109 Hannah Smith (1725-1774) in 1749.
*  their #79 Martha Phillips (1757-1830) who married #78 Isaac Buck (1757-1846) in 1791.
* their daughter #39 Sophia Buck (1797-1882) who married #38 Lambert Brigham (1794-1834)  in 1817.
* their daughter #19 Sophia Newton (1834-1923) who married #18 Edward Hildreth (1831-1899) in 1852.
* their daughter #9 Hattie Louisa Hildreth (1857-1920) who married #8 Frank Walton Seaver (1852-1922) in 1874.
* their son #4 Frederick Walton Seaver (1876-1942) who married #5 Alma Bessie Richmond (1882-1962) in 1900.
* their son #2 Frederick Walton Seaver (1911-1983) who married #3 Betty Virginia Carringer (1919-2002) in 1942.
* their son #1 Randall Jeffrey Seaver (1943-living)

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1)  PERSON (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):
 


*  Title:                         Ruth Cutler[1–3]
*  Alternate Title:         Ruth Smith[4]
*  Alternate Title:         Ruth Upham[6–7]
*  Intercourse:                            Feminine
*  Father:                       Thomas Cutler 1633-1683
*  Mom:                      Mary Giles 1635-????

2)  INDIVIDUAL EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Delivery:                          2 February 1668, Studying, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[1]
*  Distribution:              14 June 1705 (age 37), husband’s will proved; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[4]
*  Distribution:              29 December 1735 (age 67), husband’s will proved; Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[5]
*  Loss of life:                       12 Could 1738 (age 70), Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[6–7]
*  Burial:                      after 12 Could 1738 (after age 70), Outdated Burying Floor, Wakefield, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[7]
3)  SHARED EVENTS (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):

*  Partner 1:                 John Smith 1667-1704
*  Marriage 1:             18 Could 1693 (age 25), Charlestown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States[2-3]

*  Little one 1:                  Ruth Smith 1694-1722
*  Little one 2:                  Mary Smith 1697-1746
*  Little one 3:                  Elizabeth Smith 1700- ????   
*  Little one 4:                  Hannah Smith 1702-1704
                   
*  Partner 2:               Thomas Upham 1668-1735
*  Marriage 2:            about 1710 (about age 42), Malden, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
*  Little one 5:                 Joseph Upham 1712-1792
4)  NOTES (with supply citations as indicated in brackets):  

Ruth Cutler was born 2 February 1668 in Studying, Massachusetts Bay, the daughter of Thomas and Mary (Giles) Cutler[1].
She married, first, John Smith of Charlestown on 18 Could 1693 in Charlestown, Massachusetts Bay[2-3].  He was the son of Matthew and Alice (Chief) Smith.  John and Ruth (Cutler) Smith had 4 youngsters, all born and recorded in Charlestown city data:
*  Ruth Smith (1694-1722), married about 1717 Thomas Upham (1694-1730).
*  Mary Smith (1698-1746), married about 1717 Ebenezer Phillips (1695-1746).
*  Elizabeth Smith (1700-????).
*  Hannah Smith (1702-1704).
John Smith wrote his will on 27 March 1704 which is in Middlesex County Probate Information Property File 20,661[4]. The desire is extraordinarily tough to learn, however some elements of it can’t be deciphered.
John Smith of Charlestown, Taylor,  died on 31 March 1704, leaving a spouse and 4 younger daughters (ages 2 to 10).  He bequeathed 5 kilos to his spouse Ruth in family stuff of her selection, and the use and enchancment of the home, buildings, orchards and land that he dwelled on, and all moveable items or property inside doorways and with out.  Ruth Smith was named executrix of the property and the desire was proved on 14 June 1705 in Middlesex County Probate Court docket in Cambridge.
Ruth (Cutler) Smith married, second, Thomas Upham (1668-1735) of Malden in about 1710. He was a widower with 5 younger youngsters.  They’d one little one, born in Malden:
*  Joseph Upham (1712-1792), married 1739 Elizabeth Richardson (1715-1776).
Thomas Upham, farmer of Studying, wrote his will on 13 January 1725[5].  He bequeathed to his spouse Ruth one half the development of his homestead in Studying so long as she remained single, and if she married, then his son Joseph ought to pay her one pound and 10 shillings yearly.  He additionally bequeathed her two cows, his greatest mattress and furnishings belonging to it, and one half of the moveables.
Thomas Upham died 28 November 1735 in Studying, and the desire was proved in Middlesex County Probate Court docket on 29 December 1735.
Ruth (Cutler) (Smith) Upham died 12 Could 1738 in what’s now Wakefield, Massachusetts[6-7], and is buried within the Outdated Burying Floor in Wakefield[7].  The inscription on the headstone says:
“Right here lyes
 the physique of
Mrs Ruth Upham 
who departed this life
Could ye twelfth 1738 
Within the seventieth 12 months of her age”
5.  SOURCES

1. Thomas W. Baldwin (compiler), Very important Information of Studying, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Births, web page 59, Ruth Cutler entry, 2 February 1668.

2. “Massachusetts, U.S., City and Very important Information, 1620-1988,” listed database and digital picture, Ancestry.com (https://www.ancestry.com) Charlestown > Archives, Births, Marriages, Deaths, 1629-1800, Marriages, web page 515 (picture 317 of 385), John Smith and Ruth Cutler entry, 18 Could 1693.

3. Roger D. Joslyn, Very important Information of Charlestown, Massachusetts to 1850 (Boston, Mass. :  New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1984), 3 Volumes, Marriages, web page 754, John Smith and Ruth Cutler entry, 18 Could 1693.

4. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Probate case information, “Middlesex Circumstances 20 000 to 21,999,” Property File 20,661 (5 pictures), John Smith of Charlestown, 1705; “Middlesex County, MA: Probate File Papers, 1648-1871,” listed database and digital pictures, New England Historic and Genealogical Society, American Ancestors (https://www.AmericanAncestors.org : accessed 21 December 2021).

5. Middlesex County, Massachusetts, “Middlesex Circumstances 22,000 to 23,999,” Property File 23,223 (9 pictures), Thomas Upham of Studying, 1735.

6. Thomas W. Baldwin, Very important Information of Wakefield, Massachusetts to the 12 months 1850 (Boston, Mass. : New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1912), Deaths, web page 331, Ruth Upham entry, 12 Could 1738, in her seventieth yr.

7. Discover A Grave, listed database and digital picture,  (http://www.findagrave.com), Outdated Burying Floor, Wakefield, Mass., Ruth Upham memorial #62032679.
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NOTE: In 2014, Amy Johnson Crow instructed a weekly weblog theme of “52 Ancestors” in her weblog publish 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks on the No Story Too Small weblog. I’ve prolonged this theme in 2021 for an eighth yr to 416 Ancestors in 416 Weeks. The checklist of 52 Ancestors biographies from my great-grandparents to the seventh great-grandparents (in work) is in https://www.geneamusings.com/p/ancestor-biographies.html.

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