Monday, December 13, 2010

French War Artifact From King George II

1133. POLLY RICHMOND 6 (John 5, Sylvester 4, Silvester* 3, Edward 2, John 1) was born in Dighton, Mass., February 9, 1770, and died July 30, 1840. She married (29 Dec 1799) Daniel Rutenbur, who was born September 19, 1772, in Providence, R. I., and died June 18, 1850. They resided in Providence, and were buried in the "Old West Burying-ground."
*Married a Mayflower descendant

CHILDREN (born in Providence, R. I.):
2944. Mary Rutenbur 7, born Feb. 3, 1800; died Dec. 28, 1852; married Charles P. Shelton of Boston, who died in South Coventry, Conn., March 3, 1855. Children: Polly 8, Eugenia 8, Anna J. 8, and Daniel R. 8.

2945. Eliza A. Rutenbur 7, born April 17, 1806; married Sterry Kelley. They resided in Providence, R. I. Children: Albert S. 8, Jesse E. 8, Mary E. 8, Margaret F. 8 (died 16 Dec 1860), and George S. 8 (died 18 Feb 1860).

2946. Margaret Lee Rutenbur 7, born Nov. 8, 1809. [Died 25 Jan. 1867] She had a table of rich and rare workmanship, with a design of the Lion and Unicorn with the Crown, which was presented to one of the Richmonds by the King, for services as a Colonel in the old French War**.

**After the capture of Louisbourg and Capt Breton, Col. Sylvester Richmond was invited to England to receive the thanks of the Crown - he sent his son, Col. Ezra Richmond instead, who received a commission from King George II (per J.B. Richmond book). Perhaps the table was a present to Colonel Sylvester Richmond, Margaret Lee Rutenbur's great-grandfather.

From "A list of Rhode Island Literary Women":
Rutenbur, Margaret Lee, b. (about) 1812, d. 1866. Nat. Contributor to Peterson's and
other Philadelphia mags.
Wild Flowers, by Margaret Lee Rutenbur, published in Peterson's Magazine in 1861:

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