Ruth May Braithwaite Peebles



    Ruth May married Peter Paul Peeble, a law professor at the College of William and Mary.  She was a fine dress maker, having learned to sew making coffin linings and party dresses from coffin material.  Later, they bought The Homeplace and lived there for 10 years.  Ruth spent the remaining years of her life living and working with Virginia Bruce at the Bull’s Head (now Wetherburn’s Tavern).  Ruth and Peter Paul had five children: Nelson, Mason, Paul Ballard, Adelia, and Horatio.