She is married to Jabesh Frink in the year 1773 at Charleston,charleston,sc, she was 31 years old.
Heads of families at the first census of the United States in the year 1790 South Carolina, Georgetown District, All Saints Parish.
Named of head of family: Frink, Ruth
Free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families; 1
Free white females, including heads of families: 1
All other free persons: 6.
In the 1790 census, Ruth Frink, the widow of Jabesh Frink, is show with a son under the age of sixteen as the only oher member of her house. The fact that this was Thomas Frink, who married Rebecca Gore is further strengthened by his son, William, having a child named Jabesh Frink.
PARENTAGE NOT PROVEN.
Miles Brewton, a son of Ruth Brewton and William Pinckney was born 11 July 1741, and died in 1742. The next child was Robert b. 1743 and the child before Miles was Rebecca b. 1740. This makes it very doubtful she was a daughter of this couple. UODATE: THESE ARE CHRISTENING DATES.
The DAR Index of Spouses of Soldiers and Patriots mentions Ruth Pinckney was b in 1737 and died after 1790.
The State of South Carolina:
To the Estate of Jabesh Frink, to Six Hundred weight beef 8 pounds, 10 shillings and 9 1/2 pence.
Personally came before me the WIDOW FRINK and being duly sworn sayeth that this is just and sworn to before me this 6 day of Aug 1783
John Warden, JP
21 Apr and 1st June 1782
From "Stub Entries to Indents" issued in payment of Claims Against South Carolina growing Out of the Revolution"
Books G - H.
Edited by Wylma Anne Wates -
Columbus South Carolina Archives Department 1955:
No. 147 Book G
Issued the 22nd April 1784 to Mr. Fabish Frink for eight pounds tne shillings and nine pence half penny Sterling for provisions for militia use in 1782.
Account audited &c.
Principal £ 8..10..9 1/2
Interest 0. 11..11-
Jun 4, 1782
This may certify that Mrs. Ruth Frink furnished a four year only steer and two bushels of clean rice for the use of the publick: the above appraised by Brient Gause, John Frink and Peter Usry:
1 Stare at fifteen pounds currency
Rice at thirty five shillings
Signed: Samuel Price, Lieut
Certified by: Francis Marion
This is to certify that we have received from the Estate of Jabish Frink - A black and whight ide sater four years old for the use of a detachment of Gen'l Marion's Brigade under the Command of Lt. Co. Peter Horry in Georgetown, ....?. Received by us this 21 day April 1782.
Copy of original in my file - HC
"You will be pleased to deliver to Mr. Abner Smith what ever indents you ma have in our office belonging to me for my accounts against the publick for whitch I have received full satisfaction and this shall be your recit in full the same. I am
Witness my hand: Ruth Frink, Executrix.
January 3, 1791
Ruth Frink as the records show, received the indent for John Frink, which shows no transfer to her from John Frink and would indicate that she was due the indent. She later signed her right to the indent as she had that of her husband.