Monday, May 12, 2014

52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks - #19 Sarah Rulon

Sarah (Sallie) Rulon was my maternal 3rd great grandmother and one of my French connections. Her 2nd great grandfather was Ruel Rulon, a Huguenot immigrant from France who came to America for religious freedom.

One of at least seven children, Sallie was born on February 19, 1785, in New Jersey (possibly Cumberland County) to John Rulon and Sarah Burt. The siblings I have listed for her are John, Deborah, Lydia, Mary, Theodosa, Henry, and Anna.

Sallie married John Adam Redles, a German immigrant, on May 19, 1806, in Cumberland County, New Jersey. John had just landed in America four years earlier in 1802.

Marriage record for Sarah (Sallie) Rulon and John Adam Redles [1] 

Sallie gave birth to at least four children: Ann (b. 1809), Elizabeth (b. 1811), John Adam (b. 1817, my 2nd great grandfather), and George (b. 1821).

Sallie is listed twice in the 1850 U.S. census for Philadelphia: Once with her husband John Adam in the Chestnut Ward of Philadelphia on August 19 and once with her son George Redles in Germantown two days later on August 21.[2] (At the time, Germantown was a suburb of Philadlephia.*) She died seven months later on March 8, 1851, so maybe she had taken ill in the summer of 1850 and had gone to live with George and his wife Dorcas.

Sallie's funeral was to start at her son George's house in Germantown the following Monday after she died, with burial to follow. According to her memorial, she's buried in the Hood Cemetery in Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Her husband John Adam died eight years later on August 13, 1859. His funeral also started at their son George's house.[3] I don't yet know where he is buried.


* Thanks for the correction cousin Amy! I mistakenly said in the previous sentence that Germantown was part of Philadelphia.

This post is part of the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks challenge by genealogist Amy Crow at No Story Too Small.

[1] "New Jersey, County Marriages, 1682-1956," index and images, FamilySearch ( : accessed 12 May 2014), Adam Riddels and Sarah Rulon, 19 May 1806; citing p. 75, Cumberland, New Jersey; FHL microfilm 853720.

[2] 1850 U. S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Philadelphia Chestnut Ward, p. 464B, dwelling 115, family 144, Sarah Redles, digital image, ( : accessed 12 May 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M432_813; 1850 U. S. census, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania, population schedule, Germantown, Philadelphia, p. 230B, dwelling 574, family 604, Sarah Redles, digital image, ( : accessed 12 May 2014), citing NARA microfilm publication M432_824.

[3] Death notice for Sarah Redles, Public Ledger, Philadelphia, 10 March 1851, online archives ( : accessed 12 May 2014), p. 2; Death notice for Adam Redles, Public Ledger, Philadelphia, 15 August 1859, online archives ( : accessed 27 December 2012), p. 2

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