Ruth Bitting Hamm

Older woman with gray hair and glasses wearing aqua-colored blouse draped with sashes

Born July 3, 1915 in Torrington, Wyoming, Ruth became a member of GSP in 1972 during her research of Pennsylvania family members who numbered among the early settlers in the area. Ruth devoted 69 years of service to the Daughters of the American Revolution and chaired numerous committees. She was Registrar and Chapter Regent of the Letitia Green Stevenson Chapter in Illinois where she lived her adult life, and also served as Councilor for the National Society Daughters of Founders and Patriots of America. Ruth was an accomplished researcher of the history of the areas where her ancestors lived and she published several books, including Soldiers of the American Revolution Buried in Illinois and The Bitting Family Then and Now. She died July 12, 2008.

The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania is grateful to Mrs. Hamm for her generous bequest to GSP which allows us to offer these digital collections to generations of future researchers, and to preserve the histories of our ancestors. If, like Mrs. Hamm, you would like to support GSP in its digital preservation work either through contributions or sponsoring individual collections, please email us at or visit our donations page for more information.

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