Ruth Wittum

#775, (say 1679 - )
Relationship4th great-grandmother of Nelle Belle Bridges
Father*Peter Wittum1

Family

Moses Bowden b. s 1674, d. 1714
Children 1.Abigail Bowden+6 (1699 - )
 2.Ruth Bowden6 (1702 - )
 3.Moses Bowden Jr6 (s 1705 - )
 4. Mary Bowden+ (1708 - b 1758)
 5.Sarah Bowden6 (s 1710 - )
Her married name was Bowden. 
Birth*say 1679She was born say 1679.2 
Marriage*29 November 1697She married Moses Bowden on 29 November 1697 at Dover, New Hampshire.3,4,5 
ChartsAncestors of Nelle Belle Bridges

Citations

  1. [S1064] Everett Schermhorn Stackpole, Old Kittery Families (Lewiston, Maine: Press of Leiston Journal Company, unknown publish date), 804.[lind;]This name appears also as Witham and in other forms. Peter Wittum and his wife Redicum (also Redigoe and Reddigon) are first mentioned in 1660. He had a grant in 1665. He lived a little north of Sturgeon Creek. Both are mentioned in 1698. He had wife Eunice in 1723. His family appears to have been:

    Hannah m. Constant Rankin of York?
    Peter b. 1657; m- (1) 1684 Agnes , (2) 3 Aug. 1713 Judith, dau. of Moses Gattensby and granddau. of John Gattensby.
    Ruth m. Moses Bowdey 26 Nov. 1697.
    Sarah m. William Saunders Dec. 1687; (2) George Brawn.
    Ichabod, mentioned in 1675.
    William, perhaps m. Mary Nason and lived in Dover. A William Wittum m. in Newington, N. H., 12 March 1717 Elizabeth Crockett and signed a petition there.
    John, had a grant in 1703; m. Elizabeth Tidy 8 Jan. 1707-8

    It is impossible to determine the family of Peter Wittum 2d. He had a son Ichabod, named in 1730. Other sons may have been James who m. Elizabeth Drown 12 March 1720, and Daniel who is mentioned with wife Hannah in 1729, and Samuel who witnessed a deed in 1723, and Eunice who m. about 1725, Richard Brawn and lived in York.

    The children of John and Elizabeth (Tidy) Wittum were:
    Elizabeth b. 13 Sept. 1708; John b. 25 May 1711 ; Zebulon b. 8 Aug. 1713; Eleazar b. 8 Dec. 1715; Gideon b. 21 Sept. 1717; James b. 16 June 1719; Nathaniel b. 23 Dec. 1721 and Katherine b. 10 Nov. 1723.
. Hereinafter cited as Old Kittery Families.
  • [S520] VWH.
  • [S341] Charles Thornton, Sybil Noyes and Walter Goodwin, editor, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire (Portland, ME: Southward Press, 1928), "Moses (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden),mason, Kittery. Same man as Moses Boden of Newbury 1695, sick soldier**** Lists 290, 298. M. 29 Nov. 1697 at Dover Ruth Wittum. Ch. (not named in nunc. will, 18 Dec. 1714); Abigail, b. 27 Oct. 1699 in Kit., m. York 7 May 1727 Samuel Shaw. 8 ch. Ruth, b. 22 June 1702, m. York Dec. 1728 John Bennett of Kittery. Moses (Bowdy), blacksmith, m. at Amesbury 2 June 1730 Phebe Weed. In ct. (counterf. money) 1745. 5 ch. rec. 1731-39. Besides likely: Mary, m. York 22 Nov. 1733 Josiah Bridges. Sarah, ‘of Dover,’ in ct. 1735. Wit.: Rose Tibbetts, Sarah Kenney.". Excerpts at Ancestry.com.
  • [S183] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages Prior to 1700 (GPC) (Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 2004), Moses & Ruth Wittum; 29 Nov 1697; Newbury/Dover, NH .. Online Ancestry.com.
  • [S1311] Collections of the Dover, N.H., Historical Society, Volume 1, online , p. 130. Marriages by Rev. John Pike, Dover, N.H. Moses Boudey married to Ruth Wittum Nov. 29, 1697.
  • [S341] Charles Thornton, Sybil Noyes and Walter Goodwin, Genealogical Dictionary of Maine and New Hampshire, Moses (Bowdy, Boudey, Bouden, Voden),mason, Kittery. Same man as Moses Boden of Newbury 1695, sick soldier**** Lists 290, 298. M. 29 Nov. 1697 at Dover Ruth Wittum. Ch. (not named in nunc. will, 18 Dec. 1714); Abigail, b. 27 Oct. 1699 in Kit., m. York 7 May 1727 Samuel Shaw. 8 ch. Ruth, b. 22 June 1702, m. York Dec. 1728 John Bennett of Kittery. Moses (Bowdy), blacksmith, m. at Amesbury 2 June 1730 Phebe Weed. In ct. (counterf. money) 1745. 5 ch. rec. 1731-39. Besides likely: Mary, m. York 22 Nov. 1733 Josiah Bridges. Sarah, ‘of Dover,’ in ct. 1735. Wit.: Rose Tibbetts, Sarah Kenney.
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