I often see Mary York or Sarah Aldridge/Alred as the wife of Jacob Routh. But this Jacob Routh (there are many) was born in 1795 and died in 1835. Mary York was born, according to most records, about 1757 and Sarah about the same time. So they are obviously not the spouses of Jacob Routh/Ruth born in 1795. He died in Grainger County, Tennessee, by most accounts, and his children were dispersed among his brothers. His wife or wives remains a mystery.