PIONEER WOODRUFF FAMILY


 
1.  JONAH WOODRUFF (son of BENJAMIN & EUNICE (MARTIN) WOODRUFF) 
was born 8 Feb 1747/8 in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut.  
Information about this family can be found in "Woodruff Genealogy", compiled 
by Susan Woodruff Abbott, Milford CT 1963.  He served
in the Revolutionary War (see Revvets).  He removed to Oneida County NY from
Winchester CT, and thence to Jefferson County, where he settled near Burrville.
and died 29 Mar 1823 in the Town of Watertown.  He was buried at Brookside
Cemetery, Watertown.

He is also listed in Child's Gazetteer for Town of Watertown.
For access to that file, click above.


Note:  Additional information about Jonah Woodruff is available in the 
Fonda list of Jefferson County Revolutionary Veterans.  For access to those
files, click on the underlined words in this note.


He married 27 Nov 1769 in Litchfield, Connecticut

MARY OLMSTEAD, who was born 20 Apr 1749 and died 20 Sep 1826.

Children, born in Litchfield, WOODRUFF:

     2     i   URSULA WOODRUFF married DAVID MILLS
                For this family, click on David Mills, above.

+    3    ii   SIMEON WOODRUFF married ROSANNA ADAMS

     4   iii   EUNICE WOODRUFF married JOHN PATTERSON

+    5    iv   BENJAMIN WOODRUFF married SARAH CLEVELAND

+    6     v   FREDERICK WOODRUFF married LODEMA ANDRUS

     7    vi   MARY "Polly" WOODRUFF married WILLIAM ANDREWS

     8   vii   RHODA WOODRUFF married THOMAS BUTTERFIELD

     9  viii   ALMEDA WOODRUFF d.y.

    10    ix   PERMELIA WOODRUFF d.y.


3.  SIMEON WOODRUFF (son of JONAH & MARY (OLMSTEAD)
WOODRUFF) was born 8 Jun 1773 in Litchfield, Litchfield County, Connecticut. 
 According to the Woodruff Genealogy, he left home at the age of 21 and moved
to Oneida County, where his father and brother Benjamin joined him in 1799. 
The census places them at the Town of Deerfield there.  His first child was 
born in Steuben, Oneida County, NY.  He and his father and brother then came to
Jefferson County, where they settled at Woodruff's Settlement.  Simeon later
moved to Town of Pamelia where he built a stone house.  He held many offices
in Pamelia, and his home was the headquarters of the library association.  He
fought in the War of 1812.  He died 5 Sep 1853. 

He married 

ROSANNA ADAMS, who was the daughter of RODERICK & ISABELLA
(CASE) ADAMS.  She was born 9 May 1777 in Simsbury, Hartford County,
Connecticut.  Her father fought in the Revolutioary war, and later located in
Onondaga County, NY.  ROSANNA died 15 Jun 1876 in Vineland, New Jersey.

Children, all but the first born in Town of Watertown, WOODRUFF:

    11     i   CHLOE WOODRUFF married CHARLES HOLLOWAY

    12    ii   FELIX WOODRUFF  

    13   iii   LUTHER WOODRUFF

    14    iv   BALDWIN WOODRUFF

    15     v   LAURA WOODRUFF

    16    vi   MARY [twin] WOODRUFF married JOHN CLARK

    17   vii   JONAH [twin] WOODRUFF

    18  viii   THEODORE TUTTLE WOODRUFF

    19    ix   CHAUNCEY D. WOODRUFF

    20     x   CHARLES TAYLOR WOODRUFF

    21    xi   MEHITABLE WOODRUFF married JOHN McMULLIN

    22   xii   PAMELIA WOODRUFF married JOHN ALGER.


5    iv   BENJAMIN WOODRUFF (son of JONAH & MARY (OLMSTEAD)
WOODRUFF) was born 12 May 1778 in Litchfield, Litchfield County,
Connecticut.  He bought his brother's land at Woodruff Settlement, where five
generations of Woodruffs lived and died.  He was a private in the War of 1812. 
He died 15 Dec 1860 and was buried in Brookside Cemetery.

He married 

SARAH CLEVELAND who was the daughter of GARDNER CLEVELAND. 
She was born 9 Sep 1774 and died in Watertown 16 Jun 1854.  She was buried
in Brookside Cemetery.

Children, WOODRUFF:

    23     i   ALMEDA WOODRUFF

    24    ii   ORLIN S. WOODRUFF

    25   iii   FANNY WOODRUFF married JOSIAH HUCKINS, 
                 son of JOSIAH & POLLY (DUCK) HUCKINS

    26    iv   SOPHIA WOODRUFF married JOSIAH HUCKINS, above, 
                     as his second wife.

    27     v   EMMELINE WOODRUFF married CYRUS B. MORGAN

    28    vi   CLARK S. WOODRUFF married JULIA DRUMMOND, daughter 
                 of BERNARD & DOLLY (GRAVES) DRUMMOND


6.   FREDERICK WOODRUFF (son of JONAH & MARY (OLMSTEAD)
WOODRUFF) was born 24 Jun 1787 in Litchfield, Litchfield County,
Connecticut.  He served in the War of 1812.

He married 14 Jun 1809 at Town of Rutland, Jefferson County

LODEMA ANDRUS who was the daughter of EZEKIEL & MARTHA
(MUNSON) ANDRUS.  She was born 17 Jun 1790 in the Town of Rutland,
Jefferson County, and died 12 Nov 1876 in Watertown.

Children, born Town of Watertown, WOODRUFF:

    29     i   DIADAME WOODRUFF married RICHARD DEAN

    30    ii   GEORGE WOODRUFF

    31   iii   GILBERT WOODRUFF

    32    iv   WALTER WOODRUFF

    33     v   HARRIET WOODRUFF married (---) SACKETT

    34    vi   JACKSON FREDERICK WOODRUFF

    35   vii   BETSY E. WOODRUFF married LEONARD WRIGHT

    36  viii   ORLIN HALE WOODRUFF married FRANCES JONES


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Linda C. Driscoll


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