Amos Ogden WOODRUFF
Woodruff, Eliza Jane
Woodruff, Robert C
Woodruff, Thomas J, b. 22 AUG 1834 Spencer Co, IN, d. UNKNOWN infancy
Woodruff, Angelina Anna
Woodruff, John H, b. 4 DEC 1839, d. 16 APR 1863 Buried in Baker Creek Cemetery, Eureka, Luce Township, Spencer Co, IN, Civil War
Woodruff, Amos Critchfield
Woodruff, Mary E, b. 6 SEP 1844 Spencer Co, IN
Sarah Jane HORTON
Father: Horton, Isaiah
Mother: Sarey, Abigail
Father: Horton, Isaiah
Mother: Coy, Huldy
John (Woodruff) WOODRUFFE
Of St. Mary Northgate-moved there as an adult. Died at age 37. Was a yoeman and of Saxon blood.Per: Extracts from _A Branch of the Woodruff Stock_ by Frances E. Woodruff, Grafton Press, NY, 1908._Woodruff Chronicles-A Genealogy of the Long Island, New Jersey Family of John Woodruffe_, vol, I byCeylon Newton Woodruff, 1967. _Woodruff Notes_, a collection by C.E.
Townley of New Jersey, a Woodruff authority and descendant.
"His will proved 1611 named 'my only son, John', to whom he made legacies and left the residue of his estate to his wife Elizabeth. The later then married Mr. John Gosmer, a prominent resident of Fordwick"
John Woodruffe's will named 'my only son, John', to whom he made legacies and left the residue of his estate to his wife Elizabeth. The later then married Mr. John Gosmer, a prominent resident of Fordwick
a prominent resident of Fordwick
exert from: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~martin/woodruff/d1.htm#c9397
It has long been believed by family historians that Ann, the wife of John Woodruff, the Immigrant, was formerly Ann Gosmer, daughter of John Gosmer. John Gosmer had no male heirs, and it was his intention to leave a portion of his wealth to his nephew Richard Gosmer, to carry on the Gosmer name and fortune. However, Richard died as a child, once again leaving him without male heir. An arrangement was made with John and Ann (his daughter)
upon the birth of their second son, that Gosmer should adopt the older boy, that he would go by the name Gosmer, and would inherit his fortune. Gosmer's will dated July 29, 1659 gives to 'my adopted sonne who hath lived with me from a child, all my goods and chattills, house and lands.' To this his wife, Elizabeth, consented, because, after all, it was her grandson as well as Gosmer's.
With this arrangement in mind, John and Ann named their 2nd son John Woodruff, and thereafter he was designated as John, the younger. However, for some unknown reason, John (Jr.) did not assume the name of Gosmer, but
continued with his own surname,Woodruff. he was 22 at the time of his grandfather's death and soon after disposed of considerable property in Southampton.
death reported: 1727 and 1750
Per Harman Clark: Described in _Woodruff Chronicles II_, pg. 27. as "first white child born in Elizabethtown."
John married Sarah Cooper on October 25, 1683 in Jamaica, Long Island, New York. (Sarah Cooper was born on March 17, 1666 in Of, Springfield, Hampden County, Massachusetts and died on June 3, 1727 in Elizabethtown, Essex County, New Jersey.)