The Ruggles Family
William Ruggles b. 1469
........Thomas Ruggles b. 1499 d 21 Jun 1547
................Nicholas Ruggles b. ca 1522 m. unknown ca 1559 d.20 June 1617 Sudbury, Suffolk, England
........................Thomas Ruggles b. abt 1558 d. 21 June 1647, m. abt. 1583 to Margery Dandridge Sudbury, Suffolk, England
................................1. John Ruggles ,b. ca 1591, m. Barbara Bridge, 1633, m. Margaret Hammond 1638., d. 6 Oct. 1663/4 (* Child John Ruggles b.1632 below)
................................2. Thomas Ruggles b. 1584,m. Mary Curtis at Nazing, Suffolk, England,1 Nov.1620, d.16 Nov.1644-45, children: John, Thomas Sarah and Samuel
*1. John Ruggles, b. ca 1632 in Sudbury, Suffolk, England, m. Mary GIBSON, 3 Apr. 1655, m. Sarah DYER, 15 Mar. 1675 in Roxbury, Boston, Mass, d. 25 Feb. 1712 in Suffield, Hartford, Conn.
........I. Benjamin Ruggles Rev, b. 11 Aug. 1676 in Roxbury, Suffolk, MA, m. Mercy WOODBRIDGE, 19 Nov. 1696 in Wethersfield, Suffield, CT, d. 7 Sept. 1708 in Suffield, Hartford, CT
................1. Mercy Ruggles, b. 6 Nov. 1697
................2. Benjamin Ruggles, b. 16 Aug. 1699, m. Elizabeth PARDEE, 5 Sept. 1727, d. 1782
................3. Joseph Sr. (Captain) RUGGLES  , b. 7 Jan. 1701, m. 15 NOV 1722 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut to Rachel TOLLS, d. 179 
................................1. Sarah RUGGLES b: 25 SEP 1723 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................2. Benjamin RUGGLES b: 18 AUG 1725 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................3. Lois RUGGLES b: 2 APR 1727 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................4. Joseph RUGGLES b: 25 FEB 1729 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................5. Mary (Molly) RUGGLES b: 1731 in Brookfield,Fairfield Co.,Connecticut
................................6. Lazarus RUGGLES b: 29 OCT 1730 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................7.Rachel RUGGLES b: 7 JUL 1732 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................8. Mercy RUGGLES b: 1734 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................9. Mabel RUGGLES b: 29 APR 1736 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................10.Timothy RUGGLES b: 1738 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................11. Ashbel RUGGLES b: 19 JUL 1739 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................12. Lucy RUGGLES b: 1742 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................13. Anna RUGGLES b: 1744 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................14. Elizabeth RUGGLES b: 1746 in New Milford,Litchfield Co.,Connecticut
................................15. Mary RUGGLES b: 8 AUG 1758 in New Haven,New Haven Co.,Connecticut
................................16. Samuel Ruggles Sr. b. 18 Sept. 1750, d. 17 Mar. 1795, m. in Fairfield, CT on 10 June 1779 to Huldah Wakelee, b. 3 June 1758, d. 19 Nov. 1807, Huldah's parents were David Wakelee and Penelope Lacy. 
........................................1. Thirza Ruggles- b. 31 Aug 1780, d. 1874, m. Ira Benoni Frisbie b. Farmington, Conn., May 21-1789. They had nine children:
................................................I. Mary Peck Frisbie, b. Westford, VT, b. Feb-24-1813,  married Thomas Smith Bates.
................................................II. Harriet Ruggles Frisbie, b. Westford, VT, Sept-14-1815
................................................III. Benjamin Franklin Frisbie, b. Westford, VT, Mar-17-1818
................................................IV. Susan Stowe Frisbie, b. Westford, VT, Oct-31-1821
.................................................V. VanNess Ransom Frisbie, b. Westford, VT, Feb-8-1824
................................................VI. Denison Crane Frisbie, b. Milton, VT, Mar-16-1827
................................................VII. James Emerson Frisbie, b. Feb-23-1830
................................................VIII. Adna Landon Frisbie, b. Georgia, VT, Aug-14-1832
................................................VIIII. Louise Maria Frisbie, b. Mar-24-1834
........................................2. Eli Ruggles- b. 9 Jun 1781, d. 1847 buried at Laurel Hill Cemetary, Brookfield, CT.
........................................3. Isaac Wakelee Ruggles- b.14 Jul 1783 ,Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut. m. Elisheba Dart in Oakland Co. MI abt. 1825. In 1850 census Oakland Co. MI with Daughter Elizabeth age 21.
........................................ 4. Eldad Ruggles- b.11 Feb 1785 ,Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut.d.15 Jan 1874 m. Olive Sherman, b. 9 Jul 1792 d.15 Jan 1874
................................................I. Sherman Booth Ruggles
................................................II. Amy Ruggles
................................................III. Harlow Ruggles
................................................IV. Eldad Ruggles
................................................V. William Ruggles
................................................VI. Lucia Ruggles
................................................VII. Salina Ruggles
................................................VIII. Betsey Ruggles
........................................5. Huldah Ruggles- b. 14 Dec 1786 ,Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
........................................6. Lodema Ruggles- b.Aug 1788 , Brookfield, Fairfield, Connecticut
....................................... 7. Marcia Ruggles-

 
Dr. Thomas Holman and Lucia Ruggles Holman 1819
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........................................8. Lucia Ruggles- b. 1793 in Brookfield, Fairfield, CT,d. 1886 in New Milford, Litchfield, CT buried,Laurel Hill Cemetery, Brookfield, CT.m. 1819 to Dr. Thomas Holman.
................................................I. Lucia Kamamalu Holman b. in the Sandwich Islands (Hawaii)
............................................... II. Thomas Spencer Holman
................................................III. Eli Holman
Samuel Ruggles and Nancy Wells Ruggles 1819
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........................................9. Samuel Ruggles- b. March 9, 1795 , Brookfield, Fairfield, CT- d. September 6, 1871, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin. m. September 22, 1819, East Windsor, Connecticut to Nancy Wells b: 12 Apr 1791 in East Windsor, CT, Died February 28, 1873, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin.( Photo above) Their six Children: some date obtained from the IGI * other resources see below: 
................................................I. Sarah Trumbull Ka'amuali'i Ruggles- b. 22 Dec 1820 Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, d. 1899 ,m. Garry Peck 1847, m2nd George H. Stafford
................................................ II. Huldah Agusta Ruggles- b. 12 Apr 1822, Waimea, Kauai, Hawaii, d.1872 m. John (Peter?) Stevens (see Stevens Family) ) / download PDF file for documentatio on Ruggles quilt made from the Hawai'ian royal families cast off clothing (See photo below) 
................................................III. Fannie Bartlett Ruggles- b.1825 ,Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, d.1827 in Hawaii
................................................IV. Dr. Eli Samuel Ruggles- b. 1826 , Hilo, Hawaii, Hawaii, d. Feb 16, 1862 in Brookfield, Fairfield, CT
................................................VI. Cornelius Wisner Na'ihe Ruggles b.1835 in CT, d. 1889 in Milwaukee, WI, m. Froncelia
......................................................................1. Emma Ruggles b. 1874
................4. Abigail Ruggles, b. 6 Nov. 1702
................5. Ruth Ruggles, b. 29 Jan. 1703, d. 29 Aug. 1752
................6. Apphia Ruggles, b. 19 Nov. 1705
................7. Tryphena Ruggles, b. 22 June 1707, d. 10 Jan. 1749

 
More info on the Samuel Ruggles family
* resources:
The following is an excerpt from:
Historical Collections of The Hawaiian Islands
" Keepers of the Culture "
A study in time of the Hawaiian Islands
As told by the ancients--
Queen Kaahumanu -- Part 3
First Arrival of Missionaries
transcribed by Darlene E. Kelley, November 20, 2000, donkeyskid@webtv.net

Samuel Ruggles -- [ 1795-1871 ]
Born in Brookfield, Connecticut, Ruggles studied at the Mission school
at Cornwell before sailing with the First Company of American
missionaries in 1820. He and his wife, Nancy Wells Ruggles [1791-1873 ]
were future parents of six children, helped to establish two mission
stations in the Islands; One at Waimea, Kauai, with Samuel Whitneys, and
another at Hilo with the Joseph Goodriches. Ruggles, who was so beloved
by the Hawaiians that they called him " Keiki"
[ child ],struggled with ill health and finally returned to the United
States wth his family in 1834. Ruggles was a brother of Mrs. Thomas
Holman.
 

 Quilt made by Hulda Ruggles in the 1840's from the cast off clothing of the Royal Family of Hawai'i. Standing next to Quilt is the granddaughter of Hulda, Myrtle Grace Stevens Hinkle Cave.

picture taken in early 1970's

 

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download PDF file for documentatio on Ruggles quilt


Dr. Thomas Holman-- [ 1793-1826 ]
First medical missionary to Hawaii. Holman was born in New Haven,
Connecticut, and educated at Cherry Valley Medical School, New York. He
spent the summer of 1819 at the Cornwall Mission school, Connecticut,
before embarking in October on the Thaddeus as a member of the First
Company to Hawaii. The previous month he had married Lucia Ruggles, a
sister of his fellow worker and shipmate Samuel Ruggles. After only four
months in the islands, the Holmans had not adjusted to the spirit of the
mission and he was excommunicated. The couple departed on a whale ship
with their daughter. [ Later they had two sons ] The Mentor sailed via
Canton, China, and the Cape of Good Hope to Boston. Lucia Holman is
considered to be the first American woman to circumnavigate the globe.

Queen Kahumau -- part 7
Missions Established
Hawaii ----
Hilo ---established 1824.
Joseph Goodrich
Samuel Ruggles
Sheldon Dibble
Jonathan S. Green
David B. Lyman
Titus Coan
Abner Wilcox
Charles H. Wetmore
Kaawaloa --- establishd 1824.
James Ely
Samuel Ruggles
Cochran Forbes
William S. Van Duzee
Mark Ives
John F. Pogue
John D. Paris
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Missionary Album: Portraits and Biographical Sketches of the American
Protestant Missionaries to the Hawaiian Islands;
Sesquicentennial Edition,
(Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, 1969), Honolulu, Hawai`i, pp. 168-169
It also has portraits of Samuel and his wife - the book is still available
for sale from the
Hawaiian Mission Children's Society.
Samuel Ruggles, Teacher and Catechist
* Born March 9, 1795, Brookfield, Connecticut
* Married Nancy Wells, September 22, 1819, East Windsor, Connecticut
* Died September 6, 1871, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
* Studied at the Foreign Mission School, Cornwall, Connecticut.
Mr. and Mrs. Ruggles were members of the Pioneer Company which sailed
from Boston, October 23, 1819, brig "Thaddeus", Captain Blanchard and arrived
at Kailua, Hawai`i, April 4, 1820, a voyage of 164 days.
They helped establish two stations: Waimea, Kaua`i, with the Whitneys,
1820-1823; and Hilo, with the Goodriches, 1824-1825.; They returned
to Waimea, 1825-1826, were again at Hilo, 1826-1828, Ka`awaloa, 1828-1832,
with time briefly spent in Waimea, Hawai`i, for his health in 1830.;
Mr. Ruggles was so loved by the Hawaiians they they called him "Keiki"
(child).
He struggled with poor health and finally returned to the United States
with his family, January 6, 1834, ship "Telegraph", Captain Sayre.;
In their care on this voyage were the small daughter of the Whitneys and
the Binghams, Emily Elizabeth Whitney, seven years of age and Lucy Whiting
Bingham, seven years and two months.; They arrived at Saginaw Harbor,
Long Island, June 19, 1834 and were released from the A.B.C.F.M. November
29, 1836.;
In 1833 Mr. Ruggles translated the Catechism on Genesis.
He was a brother of Mrs. Thomas Holman.
The first coffee seedlings were planted in Kona in 1828, thanks to reverend Samuel Ruggles, who indirectly acquired thirty or so cuttings from coffee trees grown in Brazil. This early variety of coffee came to be known as "Kanaka Koppe", or Hawaiian Coffee, and is still prevalent throughout Kona today.

Mrs. Nancy (Wells) Ruggles
* Born April 12, 1791, East Windsor, Connecticut
* Died February 28, 1873, Fort Atkinson, Wisconsin
Lived in the Hawaiian Island fourteen years
Six Children:
(1) Sarah Trumbull Ka`amuali`i Ruggles (1820-1899), married (1st) Garry Marshall Peck, (2nd) George H. Stafford
(2) Huldah Wakelee Ruggles, (1822-1872), married Peter Stevens
(3) Fanny Bartlett Ruggles (1825-1827)
(4) Eli Samuel Ruggles (1826-1862)
(5) Lucia Ruggles (1829-1829)
(6) Cornelius Wisner Na`ihe Ruggles (1835-1889)
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"Annals of Brookfield, Fairfield County, CT"
by: HAWLEY, Emily C
Publication: Brookfield, CT, 1929
Page: p.548-549
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"Missionary Album"
Publication: Hawaiian Mission Children's Society, Honolulu, HI, 1969
FHC Call Number: LC 74-82312
Page: pgs.168-169
Hawaiian Mission Children's Society.
______________________
 
"Edward Frisbie of Branford and His Descendants"
Vol. I 'The First Eight Generations' by Nora G. Frisbie
Published 1984 By Gateway Press, Inc.
Baltimore
 
A good Ruggles resource, well cited_ http://www.surnameguide.com/ruggles/
RUGGLES, Timothy, jurist, was born in Rochester, Mass., Oct. 20, 1711;

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