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Margaret RUTTAN[1]

Female 1776 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Margaret RUTTAN  [2
    Born Jan 1776  Paramus, Bergen, New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Gender Female 
    Name Mary Elizabeth RUTTAN 
    _UID CF7930C2B2D0452D8C444ED8C51000A49D40 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Person ID I9231  Ryeland Family Tree
    Last Modified 15 Sep 2017 

    Father Jacob William RUTTAN,   b. 19 Apr 1753, Schraalenburgh, Bergen , New Jersey, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1811, Hallowell Twp., Prince Edward Co., ON, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Mother Margaret HARING,   b. Abt 1755,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1775  [5
    Family ID F3032  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Owen ROBLIN,   b. 1767, Orange County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Oct 1855, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years) 
    Married Abt 1793  [4
    Children 
    +1. Rebecca ROBLIN,   b. 1794,   d. 1872  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Jacob ROBLIN,   b. 1796,   d. 1876  (Age 80 years)
    +3. Stephen ROBLIN,   b. 4 Oct 1797, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Feb 1884  (Age 86 years)
    +4. Mary ROBLIN,   b. 28 Sep 1799, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Aug 1880  (Age 80 years)
    +5. Elizabeth ROBLIN,   b. 1802,   d. 1844  (Age 42 years)
    +6. John Wesley ROBLIN,   b. 1803, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1910  (Age 107 years)
    +7. Margaret ROBLIN,   b. 1806,   d. 20 Dec 1873, Marmora, , Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     8. Rachel Ann ROBLIN,   b. 1808,   d. Bef 1881  (Age 72 years)
    +9. Anna ROBLIN,   b. 9 Jan 1811,   d. 16 Feb 1898, Tully, Onondaga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     10. Owen ROBLIN,   b. 1812,   d. 2 Dec 1827  (Age 15 years)
     11. Phillip ROBLIN,   b. 1815,   d. 2 Dec 1827  (Age 12 years)
    +12. Phoebe ROBLIN,   b. Abt 1817, Adolphustown Township, Lennox & Addington County, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 27 Nov 2014 
    Family ID F2900  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
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  • Notes 
    • 61. William RUTAN Lieutenant was born on 2 Apr 1759 in Schraalenburgh, Bergen, New Jersey. Christened on 24 Jun 1759 in Schraalenburgh, Bergen, New Jersey. Died on 9 Oct 1843 in Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario. Buried on 11 Oct 1843 in St. Albans, Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario. NAME: "Retan" according to IGI.

      MILITARY SERVICE: "...though only 17 at the outbreak of the revolution, was commissioned Lieutenant of the Associated Loyalists. His older brother was Captain Peter Ruttan, who had commanded a regiment during the revolution and who was second in command of Major Van Alstine's party ofloyalists that landed at Adolphustown in March, 1784. William and his wife, Margaret, were of that party." (Stuart Adams letter, July 21, 1991).

      CHILDREN: "There first child, an infant, died on the trip from Montreal to Adolphustown." (Stuart Adams letter, July 21, 1991).

      BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: "William also settled in Adolphustown, married and Irish girl, Margaret Steele, who had crossed the ocean with her parents. In the hungry years of 1788 in order to get some food William, who had some money saved from the sale of his commission, sent two men to lbany during the winter months for four bushels of Indian corn which they carried on their backs through forests without roads. As the Ruttans possessed a cow, her milk, plus the precious corn, with roots and berries from the woods, provided enough nourishment to keep eight persons alive until the following harvest." (Reaman, 1964 p.219).

      RESIDENCE: "William took his two hundred acres immediately east of the Adolphustown village site and Peter took his on a point of land northwest of the village." (Stuart, 1991 p?).

      BIOGRAPHY: "Anyway, William Ruttan (Peter William and Henry 's father) seems to have been a properous man, too, more prosperous than his older brother, Captain Peter. William and Peter and Peter William's wife's mother Elizabeth Roblin, were amongst the twenty-two who paid for the building of Upper Canada's first Episcopal Methodist Church, in 1792, at Hay Bay, near Adolphustown. (Adams, 1991 p.5).

      RELIGION: "William, however, joined St. Alban's Anglican Church, Adolphustown, when it was built in 1822 and is buried in St. Alban's cemetery. He may, in fact, have played a part in building the Anglican church and perhaps even donated the building site, since the church seems to be about where William's land would have been. His converting to more respectable and establishment Anglicanism was, and remains, a typical thing for a prospering Canadian to do but I like to think that his conversion had something to do with the Methodist preacher's having talked him into burning his beloved violin, telling him it was the Devil's instrument. Perhaps it was his wife, Fanny, and her mother, the redoubtable Elizabeth Roblin, who had roped him into Methodism and he later counter-rebelled, preferring music now to heaven later." (Adams, 1991 p.5).

      DEATH: "Ruttan, William, a descendant of a family of Huguenots from Rochelle, France, who sought refuge in England and america, died in Adolphustown, the 9th inst., in his 85th year" ("The Christian Guardian" newspaper death notice of October 25, 1843, p.3, cited in "Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1836-1850 by Rev. Donald A. McKenzie, published by Hunterdon House on Lambertville, N.J., in 1982, page 271).

      CEMETERY: St. Albans Anglican Church Cemetery, Adolphustown, #33. Inscription reads died Oct 1843, aged 84 years.

      He married Margaret STEEL on 10 Jun 1782 in New York. Margaret STEEL was born in 1764 in Ireland. Died on 1 Feb 1844 in Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario. Buried on 5 Feb 1844 in St. Albans, Adolphustown, Lennox & Addington, Ontario.

      DEATH: "Ruttan, Mrs Margaret, wife of Wm. Ruttan, died in Adolphustown, the 1st inst., in her 80th year. feb. 21, 1844 p.71. D.N." (cited in D.A. McKenzie's "Death Notices from the Christian Guardian 1836 - 1850" p.271).

      DEATH: H. N. Ruttan records "Margaret died on February 1 and was interred beside William (in the Cemetery of St. Paul's Church [Church of England]) on February 5, 1844." "Ruttan, Mrs. Margaret, wife of Wm. Ruttan, died in Adolphustown, the 1st inst., in her 80th year." ("The Christian Guardian" Newspaper death notice, February 21, 1844, p.71, cited in "Death Notices from The Christian Guardian 1836-1850 by Rev. Donald A. McKenzie, Hunterdon House: Lambertville, N.J., 1982).

      CEMETERY: St. Albans Anglican Church Cemetery, Adolphustown, #33. Inscription reads died Feb 1844, aged 80 years, wife of William

      SIBLING: Mathew Steel, a loyalist

      NAME: Given as "Margaret Steele" in G. Elmore Reaman's book (1964, p.219).

      BIOGRAPHICAL NOTE: "... an Irish girl, Margaret Steele, who had crossed the ocean with her parents." (Reaman, 1964 p.219).

      They had the following children:

      81 i. RUTTAN was born after Nov 1783 in Sorel, Richelieu, Quebec. Died before Oct 1784.

      +82 ii. Peter William RUTTAN

      +83 iii. Daniel RUTTAN

      +84 iv. Henry RUTTAN Major

      +85 v. Abraham W RUTTAN

      +86 vi. Elizabeth RUTTAN

      +87 vii. Matthew RUTTAN

      +88 viii. Jacob RUTTAN

      +89 ix. Charles Stuart RUTTAN



      62. John RUTAN was born about 1760.

  • Sources 
    1. [S639] 1851 Canadian Census.

    2. [S205] Pioneer life on the Bay of Quinte, including genealogies of old families and biographical sketches of representative citizens, (Toronto, Ontario: Ralph and Clark URL: http://www.ourroots.ca/e/toc.asp?id=3658).

    3. [S267] Bob Tower, Bob Tower.

    4. [S194] Roblin Family Pioneer Families of Ontario, Linda Herman, (URL: http://users.erols.com/herman/roblin/roblin.html).

    5. [S167] Eric Johnson Rootsweb Tree, Eric Johnson.


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