Info re Ruth Spelman, from Spelman Genealogy, by F. C. W. Barbour, c. 1910, pages 185-186:
"RUTH SPELMAN (Charles3, THomas2, Richard1) was born in East Granville, Mass., in May, 1781, and died there 19 May, 1812 [gravestone in Granville]; married in Granville, 1 January 1799 [Granville Town Records], by Rev. T. M. Cooley, to Lemuel Bancroft, Jr., of East Granville, Mass., born 7 April, 1777, died 5 September, 1857 [gravestone in Granville], son of Lemuel and Comfort (Munson) bancroft. They lived in North Lane, Granville. After the death of his wife, Ruth (Spelman) Bancroft, Lemuel Bancroft married (2) her sister, Salome Spelman. He married (3) his cousin, Caroline Kent, and married a fourth and fifth time.
i Lemuel Bancroft, b. in Granville, Mass., 29 June, 1800; d. in Hartford, Wis., 29 Dec., 1856; m. in Granville, 17 Apr., 1828, Content Spelman, b. 9 Mar., 1807, daughter of Deacon Elijah4 and Mary (Chapman) Spelman; no ch.
ii Ruth Sarepta Bancroft, b. 1 Mar., 1802; m. Elijah C. Spelman
iii William Zelotus Bancroft.
iv Almira Bancroft, b. 11 Apr., 1810; m. Stephen Wright."
In the previous response about Salome Spelman, all of the children listed were of Lemuel and Salome (Spelman) Bancroft.
There is a page plus of information in the book about Charles and Lucina (Kent) Spelman. He was noted as being enlisted in the Revolutionary War, and he and his wife were listed as having five children:
i Ruth, b. May 1781
ii A child, d. 1783
iii Lucina, b. 20 Sep 1785
iv Samuel, b. 29 Aug 1788
v Salome, b. Dec 1792
If you would like the complete information as published in the book, please let me know. Most of the information relates to land transfers, one short paragraph about his involvment in the Revolutionary War, and a longer paragraph of information re the will of Charles Spelman.
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