Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Birthday Thomas Nov 20

Today is Judge Thomas Ruggles' 242nd birthday. He was born in 1770 in Rochester Massachusetts, a small town south of Boston and near New Bedford.
The first record of Thomas's activities in Columbia is in 1796 when he served on a committee to organize the Town of Columbia out of townships 12 and 13. He was elected as one of the first three selectmen for the town.