Ruth Allen

Female Abt 1760 - 1795  (~ 35 years)


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  • Name Ruth Allen 
    Born Abt 1760  Pawling, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 1795 
    Notes 
    • Rice Honeywell, was born March 1760 at Fredericksburg (now Carmel),
      Westchester County, New York, according to his deposition for pension.
      He was a younger son of David (ca 1730-1772?) and Rebecca (Rice?)
      Honeywell of the same place. He was descended from Roger Hunnewell 's
      third son Israel Honeywell.
      REVOLUTIONARY WAR EXPLOITS
      In 1773, the probable date of his father's death, Rice went to live
      with his oldest brother Isaiah at Lanesborough, Massachusetts. From
      there, when two months short of his sixteenth birthday, he enlisted in
      January 1776, along with Isaiah, in Colonel Seth Warner's Regiment.
      They immediately marched to Montreal and on to Quebec to join General
      Benedict Arnold's troops. His five months of service were up just
      after the Americans fell back on Montreal, and he was returned to
      Lanesborough. Another enlistment of six months followed in General
      Poor's Brigade. He was at Long Island, New York when it was overrun by
      the British, being in a "guard" that was led to safety through the
      British lines under cover of fog by General Israel Putnam. In 1777 he
      was called out on a tour of militia duty on the approach of General
      Burgoyne from the north, was wounded in the left arm in a skirmish at
      Wood Creek near Fort Ann, but he continued to fight with his arm in a
      sling. Although not fully recovered, he turned out soon thereafter to
      fight under Colonel Warner at Bennington, New York, but suffered from
      his neglected wound.
      Beginning in May 1778 he had a number of periods of service in which
      he went as a substitute for others. One such period was for nine
      months with General Wayne's Brigade at Valley Forge. Both Isaiah and
      Sergeant Rice Honeywell were numbered among the Green Mountain Boys.
      In March 1778 he moved from Lanesborough to "Old Hoosac on the Hoosac
      River" in New York State, "where he resided until March 1785 when he
      removed to Augusta in the County of Grenvelle, Upper Canada."
      One account has it that after the war Rice came back into Canada to
      see it and fell in love with Ruth Allen, the daughter of a Tory,
      Weston Allen, U.E., who had brought his family to the Prescott area.
      The date of the marriage is not known, nor the place, although it is
      probably Prescott, Ontario. In any case, Rice took his bride Ruth back
      to his home in New York (probably Hoosac). When they returned to
      Canada in 1785 because Ruth wished to be near her own family, it was
      with two children, a daughter and son, Ira. Source: Pension
      application. LIFE IN CANADA
      There is evidence that he took an interest in the community and people
      around. He was on the list of subscribers in 1790 for the Blue Church,
      Prescott, which was to be erected in 1791. His name has appeared as a
      witness at such functions as weddings. A number of letters are extant,
      to John Small at the Executive Council Office at York, which he wrote
      on behalf of other settlers.
      The census of 1806 for Augusta showed Rice in a household of three,
      including one son Richard; by that time Ira was the head of his own
      family. It is likely that Ruth died about 1800, because his second son
      Richard was born in 1802 to Rice and Catherine (Fishback) Honeywell.
      In the 1823 census Rice's family consisted of himself, his wife, two
      sons, one daughter, four male servants and one female servant.
      His will of 1839, probated 19 August 1840, probably named only his
      surviving children: Ira, Richard, John, Mariah Obrien and Israel
      Putnam Honeywell (likely named after the hero of his youthly escape
      from Long Island). Israel, a minor at the time, was no doubt the son
      of his third wife and widow, Martha Honeywell.
      Richard went back to New York State, to St. Lawrence County, and left
      many descendants there. John and Mariah are as yet untraced. It is
      very possible that the Israel Putnam (or Putman) Honeywell of South
      Crosby, in 1854 and the one being married in Camden in 1858, later
      settling at a blacksmith shop in the 5th Concession of Thurlow
      Township, Hastings County, Ontario are one and the same. The corner is
      still known as Honeywell's Corners. Source: Miss Doris Honeywell
      notes.
      LAND GRANTS AND MILLS
      In 1785, 1791, and 1793, Rice and Ruth received land grants in
      Maitland and Augusta Township. In 1795 they were allowed Town lot No.
      19 at Johnstown on the north side of First Street and a park lot on
      condition that they build a frame house, which they did.
      Under an Order in Council of the 3 July 1797 he was granted a special
      lot, No. 14, Concession 1 in Haldimand Township, North Cumberland
      County, as the site of a sawmill. In April of that year his brother
      Isaiah had moved his family from the U. S. to Concession 3, Haldimand.
      Leaving his own family of four (his wife, one boy and two girls)
      settled in Augusta, Rice built the mill within the required year. He
      obtained its patent in April 1801 and sold the mill and the land in
      August 1802 for
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    Father Weston Allen,   b. 1 Sep 1732, Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Hannah 
    Married Abt 1754  Pawling, Dutchess Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rice Honeywell,   b. Mar 1760, Kent, Putnam Co., New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Jun 1839, Prescott, Augusta, Ontario, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 79 years) 
    Married Abt 1785 
    • 2. Ruth Allen (b.Abt 1762;d.1795)
      sp: Rice Honeywell (b.Mar 1760-Fredericksburg,Putnam,New York;m.9
      Jun 1798;d.25 Jun 1839-Prescott,Grenville,Ontario)
      3. Ira Honeywell (b.Abt 1774-Mohawk Valley,New York;d.16 May
      1852-Elmhurst,Du Page,Illinois)
      sp: Mary Andrews (b.1786-New York;m.29 Nov 1801;d.29 Nov
      1861-Nepean,Ontario)
      4. Rice Honeywell (b.1802;d.1885)
      sp: Margaret Jane Hare (b.1805;m.1824;d.1890)
      4. Charlotte Honeywell (b.Abt 1803)
      4. Hannah Honeywell
      4. John Honeywell (b.1811;d.1877)
      4. Enoch Honeywell
      4. Lyman Honeywell
      4. Stephen Honeywell
    Family ID F763  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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