Still looking for the parents of Ruel Aldrich born abt. 1804 in Foster Rhode Island.Ruel married Abigail Matthewson (1), then Mary Ann Marsh (2).Gloucester MA has marriage record for Ruel and Abigail Matthewson.Record says Ruel was from Burrillville RI.No other information is given on this record. (married 1824) Ruel died 1883 in Mitchell Iowa and second wife Mary Ann Marsh also died in Mitchell Iowa the same year.
The family migrated from MA to OH and then to IA. 3 sons served in the Civil War.Ruel Jr. (born 1832 MA), Nehemiah (born 1840 OH) and Frank (born 1842 OH) They all served in the 21st Iowa, Co.'s D and B. Youngest son, Theron (born abt. 1851) was killed by the Sioux at Ft. Buford ND in the year 1870.
Anyone with any information on Ruel Sr. please contact me. Ruel Sr. was my 3rd great grandfather.