Ruth Higgins-Fitz Randolph-Tuttle
b. 1672 (Middlesex, NJ) - d. 1710 (Trenton, Mercer, NJ)
Genealogical And Family History of Southern New York and the Hudson River Valley, by Cuyler Reynolds, Vol 1, 1907, pp 465-468, http://search.ancestry.com/Browse/BookView.aspx?dbid=48320&iid=FHSouthernNYI-004011-i
Bio transcribed by Betty Gillespie Pollack - 5-7-2012
“(III) Stephen, son of Joseph and Hannah (Munson) Tuttle, was born May 20, 1673, at New Haven, Connecticut, and died in 1709. His will is dated October 20, 17--, and recorded in Trenton, New Jersey, the same year, and also at Woodbridge, New Jersey. He went to New Jersey about 1700. He was a prominent member of the Hanover Presbyterian church, and helped to establish the church in his community, and largely supported it during his lifetime. He lived in Woodbridge, New Jersey, and was constable in 1698. His will mentions every member of his family, apportioning to each his just share. He married, September 12, 1695, at Woodbridge, Ruth (Higgins) Fitz-Randolph (widow of Fitz-Randolph).
The Higgins and Fitz-Randolph families were considered the gentry in that section of New Jersey, and she was accounted a beautiful woman and a great matrimonial catch by the chroniclers of that day. Children: Timothy, of whom further; Joseph, Stephen, Samuel.”
From ancestry.com: Taken from Family History: Early New York Families, 1600-1900s
"Timothy Tuttle, son of Stephen and Ruth (Higgins-Fitz Randolph) Tuttle, was born October 16, 1696 at Woodbridge, New Jersey and died December 3, 1754 at Hanover, New Jersey.
Children of Isaac Fitz Randolph & Ruth Higgins
Children of Stephen Tuttle & Ruth Higgins
Isaac Fitz Randolph
She married Isaac FitzRandolph in 1692, and then married Stephen Tuttle in 1695.
Historical and Genealogical Miscellany, Vol. 3
Isaac Fitz Randolph, the father, married, first, Sept. 18, 1690, Martha Bingla , who died Aug. 1, 1691; second, Apr. 23, 1692, Ruth Higgins, and by his second wife he had his children. His widow, Ruth (Higgins), in October, 1695, was the wife of Stephen Tuttel, when she accounted for her late husband, and charged for the support of the two sons of the deceased and for her "lying in." And Stephen Tuttle, of Woodbridge , Dec. 31, 1695, gave a bond to maintain and educate, to their fifteenth year, Isaac and William Fitz Randolph, the children of Isaac Fitz Randolph.
Ruth was the daughter of Richard Higgins (b. 1613 England) and Mary Yates-Higgins (b. 1626 Massachusetts).
Mary Yates Higgins