Ruth Symonds

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ChartsAncestors of Harriet Hanson Robinson
Ralph Waldo Emerson and Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Millard Fillmore - Harriet Hanson (Robinson) Pierce
Ruth Symonds, daughter of Samuel Symonds and Martha Reade, was born at Ipswich, Essex Co., Massachusetts, about 1640.1 She died at Gloucester, Essex Co., Massachusetts, 23 February 1702.2

Ruth married John Emerson, son of Thomas Emerson and Elizabeth Brewster, at Ipswich 1659.1,3,4


John Emerson b. 26 Feb 1625, d. 2 Dec 1700
  • Ruth Emerson2 b. 26 Aug 1660
  • Martha Emerson+2 b. 28 Nov 1662
  • Mary Emerson2 b. 7 Mar 1665, d. 4 Oct 1703
  • Elizabeth Emerson2 b. 26 Aug 1667, d. 1683
  • John Emerson2 b. 14 May 1670, d. 21 Jun 1732
  • Dorothy Emerson2 b. 6 Jul 1675
  • Samuel Emerson2 b. 20 Nov 1678, d. 4 Dec 1687
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  1. [S7] David W. Hoyt, Old Families of Salisbury and Amesbury, Massachusetts (1897; reprint, Somersworth, New Hampshire: New England History Press, 1981), 597-599, further cited as Hoyt, Families of Salisbury and Amesbury.
  2. [S691] Benjamin Kendall Emerson and Capt. Geo. A. Gordon, Ipswich Emersons A.D. 1636--1900 (Boston: David Clapp & Son, 1900), 43-46, further cited as Emerson and Gordon, Emersons.
  3. [S1872] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700, 3 vols. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2011), 513, further cited as Torrey, New England Marriages (2011).
  4. [S766] Alicia Crane Williams, Stone-Gregg Genealogy: The Ancestors and Descendants of Galen Luther Stone and his wife Carrie Morton Gregg (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1987), 108, further cited as Williams, Stone & Gregg.