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Re:Orvin P Rugg Ancestry!

Posted: 1089527774000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1130386913000
Surnames: Rugg
Found your message; here is family tree info from "The Descendants of John Rugge" by Ellen R Rugg, Leominster, MA 1911, (Available from

ORVIN P RUGG, s/o Luke F (5976), Ezra (5965), Jonathan (5346), Jonathan Jr (4643), Jonathan (10), John (1) m May 19, 1869, Maria Dean; he died Dec 29, 1895 at Taunton, MA. 2 VIII Generation.

6005 --Zebina Orvin Rugg, b June 8, 1878
6006 --Lydia Maria Elizabeth Rugg, b Jan 15, 1876, d Dec 17 1885.
ZO Rugg had 8 children, IX Generation, mar Ethel V Witherell. He is britannia worker and they live in Taunton, MA.

Here is b/m/d for ggggggrandfathers:
John Rugg(e) baptized March 11, 1632, Sowerby, Halifax Parish, Eng'd. mar (1st) Martha Prescott d/o John & Mary Platts Prescott. mar (2d) Hannah Prescott, sister of wife.
No death date found for John; Will dated Dec 9 1696, inventory of estate taken Jan 19, 1697. (death between dates)
1. Twins b Nov 17, 1655, both died same month.
2. John Rugg Jr b June 4 1662, at Lancaster, MA
3. Mercy Rugg, b July 11 1664, d unm before 1712.
4. Thomas Rugg, b Sept 15, 1666, Lancaster, Ma
5. Joseph Rugg, b Dec 15 1668, Lancaster, Ma
6. Hannah Rugg, b Jan 2 1670, at Lancaster, MA
7. Rebecca Rugg, b May 16, 1673, at Lancaster, MA
8. Samuel Rugg b --- d at Concord, Ma Apr 20, 1678.
9. Daniel Rugg b Sept 15, 1678 (MY LINE)
10. Jonathan, b Oct 12, 1681, at Concord, MA.

JONATHAN RUGG (10), son of John (1), mar 1st Nov 18, 1702, Sarah Newton, b Nov 1679, d/o John & Elizabeth [Larkin], Newton of Marlboro, MA. She d in Framingham, May 7 1710; he mar 2d Dedc 11, 1710, Hannah Singletary, b May 23, 1685 Haverhill, Ma, d/o Nathaniel & Sarah [Belknap] Singletary. She d ----; mar 3d Elizabeth -----. who survived him. After his father's death, he chose as his guardian John Houghton, Sr one of the witnesses of his father's Will. He lived for time after his first marriage in Marlboro, MA; but settled in Framingham, Ma near the Southboro Boundary. where his descendants lived for many years. He bought 50 acres of land of Joseph Buckminster, built house and blacksmith shop on west side of road, and bought the Hearthstone Meadow in 1708. He was constable in 1722. 10 children: III Generation:
Bathesheba Rugg, b Oct 25, 1703, Marlboro, MA
Sarah Rugg, b Oct 2 1705, Framingham, MA
Hepzibah Rugg, b Jan 18 1707, Framingham, MA
Abraham Rugg, b April 27 1710, Framingham, Ma
Mehitabel Rugg, b Sept 15 1711 Framingham
Hannah Rugg, b Nov 28 1713, Framingham, MA
Jonathan Rugg, b Nov 27 1716, Framingham, MA
John Rugg, b June 10 1718, in Framingham MA
Ebenezer Rugg, b July 22 1720, killed Sept 8 1755 during Indian Wars.
Jonathan Jr, b 1722 in Framingham, MA.

Jonathan Rugg Jr, s/o Jonathan, s/o John (1) mar Feb 17, 1743, Hannah Walkup of Framingham. She d May 30, 1786. She was d/o Thomas & Hannah Walkup of Framingham. He lived on his father's place, where he died March 6, 1776. 6 children, IV Generation.
Hannah Rugg, b Nov 9 1746
Elizabeth Rugg b May 13, 1748
Daniel Rugg, b April 19, 1751
Jonathan Rugg, b May 6, 1753
Molly Rugg, b Aug 14, 1756
John Rugg, b Aug 31, 1764

SEE RW Military Service Records for Jonathan Rugg Sr, and Capt Daniel Rugg, etc. #5346 Jonathan Rugg pettitioned Col Samuel Bullard Company. Engaged July 28 1780, disch Aug 7, 1780, 14 days service, travel home. company marched to Rhode Island on alarm. Roll dated Framingham. (9 Ruggs served in RW in Massachusetts!)

EZRA RUGG, b March 20, 1781
Ezra Rugg, [5965] son Jonathan, Jonathan Jr, Jonathan Sr, John mar Apr 1, 1802, Polly Fairbank, b May 24, 1778, d/o Joshua and Maryu (Parmenter) Fairbank of Sudbury, Mass. She d May 12, 1812; h d July 2 1810, at Framingham, MA. They lived in the Old Singletary house. 3 children: VII Generation.

Charles Rugg, [b March 23, 1804
Luke F. Rugg, b Dec 10, 1805
Warren Rugg, b Sept 24, 1807

ORVIN P Rugg, b March 10, 1844, mar May 19 1869, Maria Dean; he d Dec 29 1895 at Taunton, MA.
2 children, VIII Generation.

Zebina O Rugg, s/o ORVIN PARK Rugg, Luke F, Ezra, Jonathan, Jonthan Jr, Jonathan, John, mar Oct 14, 1890, Ethel V Witherell,

Emma Cordana Rugg, b Dec 13, 1891 d Dec 30, 1891
Louise Maria Rugg, b May 10 , 1893
Alvaredo Greenlief Rugg, b Sept 30 1895
Richard Orvin Albert Dean Rugg, b June 1 1898
Zebina Gilbert Rugg, b Mar 22 1901
Ruby Darling Rugg, b June 14 1904
John James Rugg, b Oct 14 1906
Doris May Rugg, b Oct 4 1908.

Above information from Rugg Descendants, published in 1911, has 6172 entries. Your Bernard Rugg may have been born after book written and published or may be Franklin Brown Rugg? It is 580 pages, Indexed in back by all descendants of EACH child born to John Senior!! Can be purchased from Higginson books of Gloucester, Ma in hard back and softcover, 8.5" X 11.5".

I have found Lancaster County Mass Records published in 1890 which lists all known Ruggs from Rugg book. Anybody born after 1911 will not appear in book! Will of John Rugg Senior is found in Lancaster Ma Wills, Probate Court for Middlesex County, "[Middlesex Probates, No. 13927, number in new series, 20024]"

Hope this helps!
A Rugg cousin,
PS All Ruggs in Massachusetts, Vermont, New York, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, descend from John Rugg(e) Senior. Prescott wives are daughters of Prescott who originally founded Town of Lancaster, MAss.

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