Section ATT: Descendants of Thomas Woderofe

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Report generated by MagiCensus Deluxe v5.1.0 on 29 June 2017
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Generation One

1. THOMAS1 WODEROFE was born between 1441 and 1508, and died in 1552[8, 27] in Fordwich, Kent, England, United Kingdom[8, 27]. [8, 26, 27]
Child:
+2i.WILLIAM2 WOODROFFE, b. about 1510; d. in 1587[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27].


Generation Two

2. WILLIAM2 WOODROFFE (Thomas1), son of (1) Thomas1 WODEROFE, was born between 1476 and 1553, and died in 1587[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27]. [9, 27]
Children:
3i.WILLIAM3 WOODROFFE, b. about 1540/1.
+4ii.ROBERT WOODROFFE, b. about 1550; d. in 1611[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27]; m. in 1573[9] in Northgate, Kent[9] ALICE RUSSEL.


Generation Three

4. ROBERT3 WOODROFFE (William2, Thomas1), son of (2) William2 WOODROFFE, was born between 1513/4 and 1558, and died in 1611[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27]. He married in Northgate[9], in 1573[9], ALICE RUSSEL. [9, 27]
Children:
+5i.JOHN4 WOODROFFE, b. in 1574[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27]; d. about Sept. 1611[9, 28] in Northgate[9, 28]; m. in 1601[9, 28] ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT.
6ii.WILLIAM WOODROFFE, b. about 1560/1.


Generation Four

5. JOHN4 WOODROFFE (Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (4) Robert3 and Alice (RUSSEL) WOODROFFE, was born in 1574[9, 27] in Fordwich[9, 27], and died between Sept. 1611 and Oct. 1611[9, 28] in Northgate[9, 28]. He married in 1601[9, 28], ELIZABETH CARTWRIGHT. [9, 27, 28]
Child:
+7i.JOHN5 WOODRUFF, b. in 1604[42] in Northgate[42]; d. on 9 May 1670[29] in Southampton, Suffolk Co., New York, United States[29]; m. ANNE _____, d. after 1670[13].


Generation Five

7. JOHN5 WOODRUFF (John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (5) John4 and Elizabeth (CARTWRIGHT) WOODROFFE, was born in 1604[42] in Northgate[42], was christened in 1604[10, 28] in Northgate[10, 28], and died on 9 May 1670[29] in Southampton[29]. He married ANNE _____, who died after 1670[13]. [42, 10, 28, 11, 12, 29]
Children:
+8i.JOHN6 WOODRUFF, b. in 1637[41] in Sturry, Kent[41]; d. on 27 April 1691[41] in Elizabethtown, Union Co., New Jersey, United States[41]; m. before 7 Sept. 1665[15] in Southampton (AFJ-28) SARAH OGDEN, b. in Stamford, Fairfield Co., Connecticut, United States[47] in 1643[47], d. in Elizabethtown[47] after 1684[47], daughter of (AFJ-20) John and (FV-2) Jane (BOND) OGDEN.
9ii.ANNE WOODRUFF, b. about 1640/1.
10iii.ELIZABETH WOODRUFF, b. about 1640/1.


Generation Six

8. JOHN6 WOODRUFF (John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (7) John5 and Anne (_____) WOODRUFF, was born in 1637[41] in Sturry[41], was christened in 1637[14, 30] in Sturry[14, 30], and died on 27 April 1691[41] in Elizabethtown[41]. He married in Southampton, before 7 Sept. 1665[15], (AFJ-28) SARAH OGDEN, daughter of (AFJ-20) John and (FV-2) Jane (BOND) OGDEN, who was born in 1643[47] in Stamford[47], and died after 1684[47] in Elizabethtown[47]. [23, 41, 14, 30, 16]
Children:
+11i.JOHN7 WOODRUFF, b. in 1665[40] in Elizabethtown[40]; d. in 1722[40] in Elizabethtown[40]; m. on 25 Oct. 1683[46] in Jamacia, New York[46] (LN-11) SARAH COOPER, b. in Springfield, Hampden Co., Massachusetts, United States[31, 21] on 17 March 1665/6[31, 21], d. in Elizabethtown[21] on 3 June 1727[21], daughter of (LN-3) Timothy and (AEC-2) Elizabeth (MUNSON) COOPER.
12ii.JONATHAN WOODRUFF, b. about 1670/1.
13iii.SARAH WOODRUFF, b. on 4 Jan. 1660/1[30].
14iv.HANNAH WOODRUFF, b. after 1665[39] in Elizabethtown[39]; m. about 1685[22] (AFJ-27) BENJAMIN OGDEN, b. about 1654, d. on 20 Nov. 1722, son of (AFJ-20) John and (FV-2) Jane (BOND) OGDEN.
15v.DAVID WOODRUFF, b. about 1670/1.
16vi.JOSEPH WOODRUFF, b. about 1670/1.
17vii.BENJAMIN WOODRUFF, b. about 1670/1.
18viii.ELIZABETH WOODRUFF, b. about 1670/1.


Generation Seven

11. JOHN7 WOODRUFF (John6, John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (8) John6 and (AFJ-28) Sarah (OGDEN) WOODRUFF, was born in 1665[40] in Elizabethtown[40], and died in 1722[40] in Elizabethtown[40]. He married in Jamacia[46], on 25 Oct. 1683[46], (LN-11) SARAH COOPER, daughter of (LN-3) Timothy and (AEC-2) Elizabeth (MUNSON) COOPER, who was born on 17 March 1665/6[31, 21] in Springfield[31, 21], and died on 3 June 1727[21] in Elizabethtown[21]. [24, 40]
Child:
+19i.TIMOTHY8 WOODRUFF, b. in 1683[35] in Elizabethtown[48]; d. on 15 Nov. 1766[35] in Elizabethtown[48]; m. on 12 May 1709[35] in Elizabethtown[43] (DA-10) MARY BAKER, b. in East Hampton, Suffolk Co.[43] on 21 Nov. 1689[32, 35], daughter of (DA-3) Nathaniel and (AKN-10) Catharine (SCHELLINGER) BAKER.


Generation Eight

19. TIMOTHY8 WOODRUFF (John7, John6, John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (11) John7 and (LN-11) Sarah (COOPER) WOODRUFF, was born in 1683[35] in Elizabethtown[48], and died on 15 Nov. 1766[35] in Elizabethtown[48]. He married in Elizabethtown[43], on 12 May 1709[35], (DA-10) MARY BAKER, daughter of (DA-3) Nathaniel and (AKN-10) Catharine (SCHELLINGER) BAKER, who was born on 21 Nov. 1689[32, 35] in East Hampton[43]. [48, 35]
Child:
+20i.EZEKIEL9 WOODRUFF, b. in 1720[38] in Elizabethtown[38]; d. on 6 May 1801[38] in Elizabethtown[38]; m. (AKN-24) MARY SCHELLINGER, b. in East Hampton[44] about 1725[44], d. in Elizabethtown[44] on 21 July 1769[44], daughter of (AKN-19) Jacob III and (ACS-2) Elisheba (MILLER).


Generation Nine

20. EZEKIEL9 WOODRUFF (Timothy8, John7, John6, John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), son of (19) Timothy8 and (DA-10) Mary (BAKER) WOODRUFF, was born in 1720[38] in Elizabethtown[38], and died on 6 May 1801[38] in Elizabethtown[38]. He married (AKN-24) MARY SCHELLINGER, daughter of (AKN-19) Jacob III and (ACS-2) Elisheba (MILLER), who was born about 1725[44] in East Hampton[44], and died on 21 July 1769[44] in Elizabethtown[44]. [38]
Child:
+21i.MAJ. EZEKIEL10 WOODRUFF JR. of New Jersey, b. on 13 Sept. 1744[37]; d. on 14 Jan. 1802[37, 25] in Elizabethtown[37, 25]; m. (BV-12) ELIZABETH ARNETT, b. in Elizabethtown[25] about 1745[25], d. in Elizabethtown[36, 25] on 9 Sept. 1779[36, 25], daughter of (BV-3) James III and (AHB-11) Jemima (PIERSON).


Generation Ten

21. MAJ. EZEKIEL10 WOODRUFF JR. (Ezekiel9, Timothy8, John7, John6, John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1) of New Jersey, son of (20) Ezekiel9 and (AKN-24) Mary (SCHELLINGER) WOODRUFF, was born on 13 Sept. 1744[37], died on 14 Jan. 1802[37, 25] in Elizabethtown[37, 25] and was buried in Elizabethtown[25, 34]. He married (BV-12) ELIZABETH ARNETT, daughter of (BV-3) James III and (AHB-11) Jemima (PIERSON), who was born about 1745[25] in Elizabethtown[25], died on 9 Sept. 1779[36, 25] in Elizabethtown[36, 25], and was buried in Elizabethtown[34]. [18, 19, 25, 6, 37, 34]
Davis family records state he was a Major in the Revolutionary War.

Ancestry.com's "Revolutionary War Officers" database contains:
Woodruff, Ezekiel (N. J.). Captain and Major New Jersey Militia, 1776-1780.[18]
At Elizabethtown, N.J. lived Major Ezekiel Woodruff during the time of the Revolutionary War. One night as the family were sleeping a boarder in the family was awakened by the barking and growling of the family dog and roused the Major from his sleep by telling him that the British Army was passing the house. Major Woodruff dressed and went to the door in the rear of the house and opening it was confronted by two soldiers who told him if he stirred from his tracks he was a dead man. They told him he was a prisoner of war and he was taken from his family. He was later paroled and was allowed to return to his home.
During the war while the Hessians were in New Jersey, the Woodruff family were afraid of being driven from their home and they hid many household goods and provisions in the woods that they might have something left, if robbed by the enemy.
The daughter, Polly, often told her children and grandchildren about when as a child she carried a feather bed and a pork gammon (a cured ham) to the place of hiding. One day the soldiers came to the house in the absence of the family and one of the soldiers filled the family pudding bag with soft soap from the barrel and carried it away with him to use in washing his clothes.
Major Woodruff lived to an advanced age, saw peace declared and was able to provide a competence for his family, leaving one of his sons on the homestead farm in Elizabethtown.

The above facts were related by his great-grandson, Isaac Dixson Davis, in the eightieth year of his age, at his home in the township of Paris, Kent Co., Jan. 2, 1899.[18]
NEHGR, 1890, page 359 shows in "Sextons' Book, First Church, Elizabeth, N.J." deaths:
"Wife and child of Ezekiel Woodruff Junr Oct 10 1779"

By comparison, page 265 shows death
"Wife of Ezekiel Woodruff July 21 1769"

And continuation in 1891, page 45 and 47:
"Child of Ezekiel Woodruff Aug 19 1786"
"Dau. of Ezekiel Woodruff June 19 1791"[33, 20]
Children:
22i.SARAH11 WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
+23ii.MARY "POLLY" WOODRUFF, b. on 14 April 1769[17] in Elizabethtown[45]; d. on 20 Sept. 1856[17] in Paris Twp., Kent Co., Michigan, United States[45]; m. on 6 May 1792 (NK-16) CAPT. THOMAS DAVIS of Elizabethtown, b. on 24 Jan. 1764[17], d. on 30 Oct. 1845, son of (NK-12) Timothy and (RZ-19) Lois (GILDERSLEEVE) DAVIS.
24iii.HANNAH WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
25iv.MARY ANN WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
26v.MARIA WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
27vi.SILAS WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
28vii.EZEKIEL WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
29viii.AARON WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.
30ix.LUTHER WOODRUFF, b. about 1770.


Generation Eleven

23. MARY "POLLY"11 WOODRUFF (Ezekiel10, Ezekiel9, Timothy8, John7, John6, John5, John WOODROFFE4, Robert3, William2, Thomas1), daughter of (21) Maj. Ezekiel10 Jr. and (BV-12) Elizabeth (ARNETT), was born on 14 April 1769[17] in Elizabethtown[45], and died on 20 Sept. 1856[17] in Paris Twp.[45]. She married on 6 May 1792, (NK-16) CAPT. THOMAS DAVIS of Elizabethtown, son of (NK-12) Timothy and (RZ-19) Lois (GILDERSLEEVE) DAVIS, who was born on 24 Jan. 1764[17], and died on 30 Oct. 1845.

From the 6 Aug. 1810 census, in Frankfort, Herkimer Co., New York[1]:

Name: Thomas Davis
2 Free White males 0-10 (Luther 2, Thomas, Jr. 9 mo.)
3 Free White males 10-16 (James Arnet 15, Ezekiel Woodruff 14, Isaac 10)
1 Free White male 16-26 (John Smith 17)
1 Free White male 45+ (Capt. Thomas 46)
1 Free White female 0-10 (Vialette 7)
1 Free White female 26-45 (Mary "Polly" 41)

From the 7 Aug. 1820 census, in Frankfort[2]:

Name: Thomas Davis
1 Free White male 0-10 (Thomas, Jr. 10)
1 Free White male 10-16 (Luther 12)
2 Free White males 16-26 (Ezekiel Woodruff 24, Isaac 20)
1 Free White male 45+ (Capt. Thomas 56)
1 Free White female 16-26 (Vialette 17)
1 Free White female 45+ (Mary "Polly" 51)

[18, 6, 17, 45, 1, 7, 2, 3, 4, 5]
Children: See (NK-16) Capt. Thomas DAVIS



1. 1810 United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Herkimer Co., New York; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
2. 1820 United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Herkimer Co., New York; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
3. 1830 United States Federal Census, Frankfort, Herkimer Co., New York; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
4. 1840 United States Federal Census, Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
5. 1850 United States Federal Census, Paris Twp., Kent Co., Michigan; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
6. 1850 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
7. 1820 United States Federal Census; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com).
8. Francis E. Woodruff, A Branch of the Woodruff Stock (Morristown, N.J.: The Jerseyman, 1902), 17; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org : accessed 2 June 2011).
9. Ibid., 18.
10. Ibid., 19.
11. Ibid., 20.
12. Ibid., 23.
13. Ibid., 24.
14. Ibid., 29.
15. Ibid., 30.
16. Ibid., 31.
17. C. C. Chapman, History of Kent County, Michigan (Chicago: Chas. C. Chapman & Co., 1881), 1296; digital images, University of Michigan (http://quod.lib.umich.edu : accessed 30 March 2013).
18. Elsie Davis, "Pedigree of the Davis Family" (1957).
19. A. W. Bowen & Co., The City of Grand Rapids and Kent County, Mich., Up To Date (Logansport, Indiana: A.W. Bowen & Co., 1900), 641; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org).
20. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 45 (1891).
21. Donald Lines Jacobus and Edgar Francis Waterman, Hale, House, and Related Families: Mainly of the Connecticut River Valley (Hartford, Connecticut: Connecticut Historical Society, 1952), 500; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 23 April 2011).
22. William Ogden Wheeler, comp., Lawrence Van Alstyne, ed., and Charles Burr Ogden, ed., The Ogden Family in America, Elizabethtown Branch, and Their English Ancestry (Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott Co., 1907), 47; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org : accessed 1 June 2011).
23. Ibid., 49.
24. Ibid., 50.
25. Ibid., 62.
26. Francis E. Woodruff, The Woodruffs of New Jersey: Who Came From Fordwich, Kent, England By Way of Lynn, Massachusetts, and Southampton, Long Island (New York: Grafton Press, 1909), 11; digital images, Google (http://books.google.com : accessed 5 June 2011).
27. Ibid., 12.
28. Ibid., 13.
29. Ibid., 16.
30. Ibid., 21.
31. Henry M. Burt, The First Century of the History of Springfield, Volume II (Springfield, Mass.: Henry M. Burt, 1899), 556; digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org : accessed 5 June 2011).
32. Frank Baker, Baker Ancestry: The ancestry of Samuel Baker of Pleasant Valley, Steuben County, New York, with some of his descendants (Chicago: No publisher, 1914), 1; digital images, Ancestry.com (http://www.ancestry.com : accessed 5 June 2011).
33. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 44 (1900); digital images, Archive.org (http://www.archive.org : accessed 7 June 2011).
34. Genealogies of New Jersey Families: From the Genealogical Magazine of New Jersey (No place: No publisher, No date), 112; digital images, Google (http://books.google.com : accessed 24 November 2011).
35. Paul Gibson Burton, "Cornelis Melyn, Patroon of Staten Island and Some of His Descendants," New York Genealogical and Biographical Record 68 (1937): 3-17, 132-146, 217-231, 357-365, specifically 221. Transcription also available at http://cwcfamily.org/antwp03.htm more
36. Linda Epstein, The Family of John Woodruff of Elizabethtown and Westfield, NJ (http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=SHOW&db=elizawoodruffs : accessed 30 May 2011), Elizabeth ARNETT.
37. Ibid., Ezekiel WOODRUFF Jr. #190.
38. Ibid., Ezekiel WOODRUFF Sr. #19.
39. Ibid., Hannah WOODRUFF #12.
40. Ibid., John WOODRUFF #3.
41. Ibid., John WOODRUFF Jr. #2.
42. Ibid., John WOODRUFF Sr. #1.
43. Ibid., Mary BAKER.
44. Ibid., Mary SCHELLINGER.
45. Ibid., Mary WOODRUFF #192.
46. Ibid., Sarah COOPER.
47. Ibid., Sarah OGDEN.
48. Ibid., Timothy WOODRUFF Sr. #13.