All the dates I have for the births of Seth Ring and Elizabeth Libby, as well as the death of Elizabeth, are "about ..." dates.I'm saying that Seth was born in about 1694, probably in Salisbury.He died in May 1757, though I don't have an exact date.I'm saying that Elizabeth was born in about 1697 and died about 1740.
Their marriage was most likely in 1715 -- not later.They had a living child in August 1716.This child was killed in an accident that month -- I've found a court document referring to the case.Most people assume that Joseph was their first child, but he was really their second.They had 11 children in all; 10 lived to grow up.
Your ancestor, Elizabeth (Shackford) and mine, Josiah, were probably among the last ones born, but we can't be sure since there isn't any record of their births or baptisms.Or, do you have this info?I don't.
I honestly don't know where Seth and Elizabeth are buried, but I'd love to know. They lived most of their lives in Newington, and were members of the Newington Town Church, so if there's an old graveyard there, I'd start with it.I believe Seth spent his last years in Portsmouth proper, so they might be in a burial ground there.I'd look for one with mid 18th Century graves.I would love to take this on as a detective hunt, but since I live in Los Angeles, it's not very practical.Good luck, and please share anything you find.