Ruth was born about 1799 in Ashe County, NC, the daughter of George W. Sells and Unknown, Nancy.
She died in 1867 in Tazwell, Tazwell County, VA.
Her husband was Henry Reedy. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their eight known children were George (c1819-?), James (1821-?), Mary Ann (1823-1915), Elizabeth (1826-1899), Jacob (c1827-1904), Minerva (c1829-?), Joseph R. (1831-1912) and Ada (1833-?).