Steven, I don't know if the story about the original Rewis/ Ruis jumping ship is true or not. I haven't seen anything so far to prove or disprove this story. It might be just a story, who knows. Interesting though.
I have met cousins online I didn't even know I had. As you read my last post there was a Rewis/Ruis family reunion last Saturday in Adel, GA. One thing they were discussing at the reunion this year is why there is two different spellings, Rewis and Ruis. No one is sure about this. Some people told of family talk they heard when they were grow- ing up, but there was several different answers to this.
Do you know who Solomon's father was? Do you have anymore information on your Ruis ancesters?