How An 18th Century Woman from A Prominent New England Family Went from A Life of Privilege to The Gallows . . . Bathsheba Spooner was the daughter of Timothy Ruggles, a general and second-in-command of British forces during in French and Indian War, president of the Stamp Act Congress, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, and a leading loyalist in Massachusetts during the Revolutionary War; the epitome of upper class. Like her father,...