My blog has been changed to make it more appealing for those who have New England ancestors and want to see the area through photos. Things I’ll include are typical white New England churches, libraries showing their genealogical collection, historical societies, cemeteries, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history.

For four years I’ve blogged mostly about my personal genealogy in New England (Connecticut, Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire), New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada. I still will, can’t forget my own roots.

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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tombstone Tuesday - WOODRUFF of Connecticut

In this Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut cemetery, I have several families buried here.  Today, I will post photos for my Woodruff famiy.

Fortunately, I had some help in locating the below stones, as it is a large cemetery.  Through my initial use of the Hale Collection, see copy below, I was able to determine two of my Woodruffs were buried in Section 6, and the broken Woodruff stone, I am assuming (oh no, don't do that) he/she/they are those of the original settlers (shown in second photo).
Samuel Woodruff and Rebeckah Clark Woodruff were my 7th great-grandparents.
Samuel born: August 26, 1661, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut
He died: January 08, 1742, Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Samuel and his wife, Rebeckah had son Daniel, his stone is below.
Daniel was my 6th great-grandfather.
Daniel born: November 02, 1696, Farmington, Hartford Co., Connecticut
He died: April 12, 1785, Southington, Hartford Co., Connecticut
Daniel's wife was Lydia Smith, and I couldn't locate her stone, although she is listed in the Hale Collection (see below).