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My grandfather, James Ralph Woodruff

The research I have so far shows my ancestory originating in Chester County,
Pennsylvania. My gggrandfather, Caleb Woodruff, is buried at the Faggs Manor
Presbyterian Church in Cochranville, PA. He was born ABT 1782, perhaps in
NJ (according to an 1880 Census Record).
My gggrandfather, John Woodruff was born in Pennsylvania around 1820
or so.

It is rumored that these Woodruff's were of Scotch-Irish descent. The story I have been told is that
three brothers came from Fraserburgh, Scotland sometime between 1791 and 1809. Caleb came to Pennsylvania
Issac went to Ohio, and Hiram went to New York.

My great great great grand parents

Caleb Woodruff (b ABT 1782 in NJ(?) family story tells him coming from Fraserburg, Scotland)

m. Emma ?

My great great grandparents

John Woodruff (b ABT 1824 in Pennsylvania, county unknown, probably Chester)

m. Elizabeth McMeken

My great grandfather and great grandmothers, buried in Oxford, PA:

James Russell Woodruff b. 7 Feb 1862 in Cochranville, Chester, PA d. 14 Jul 1952

m. Mary Louise Snyder b. 10 Sep 1859 in Harrisburg, PA d. 7 Sep 1901

m. Cora Coressa McCauley b. 15 Sep 1870 d. 1959

My grandfather's brothers and sisters:

Alfred Lewis Woodruff

b. 14 Aug 1889 in Harrisburg, PA

d. Aug 1967, St. Petersburg, FL

Sara Brickenmaker Woodruff

b. 29 Jan 1891, was reported last living in the Chicago area

Paul Russell Woodruff

b. 22 Dec 1892 in Oxford, PA

d. 21 Feb 1988, also buried in Oxford, PA

m. ?? and had a son, Paul Jr.

m. Elva Louise Keith d. 1983, also buried in Oxford, PA

Earl Robert Woodruff

b. 14 Mar 1894 in Chambersburg, PA

d. 5 Jan 1983, Pompano Beach, FL

John Howard Woodruff

b. 1 Apr 1896 in Oxford, PA

d. 1 Dec 1967, Glen Riddle, PA

James Ralph Woodruff b. 25 Sep 1898 in Oxford, PA, my grandfather, a very elusive person.

Place/date of death, unknown.

m Priscilla Vivian Davies

Details about the family members ...
Family Surnames
Persons in the family
Migration of Woodruff's from 1850 to 1990

See my Chester County, PA page for data

Other very useful sites:
Cyndi's List of Genealogy Sites
Ancestry search (Social Security Death Index)
Genealogy Online
Pennsylvania Genealogy
Woodruff Genealogy (Michael Hebert)
Surname Web

Cemetery Interment Lists on the Internet
UK Birth Certificates
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Last modified 9-June-06