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The Life From The Roots blog topics have changed several times since I began this blog. In 2009, with my first posts, I wrote only about the family history I had been working on for 20 years. Many ancestors lived in New England so it was easy to visit gravesites and towns where they lived. I shared many photo. Years later, I was into visiting gardens, historical homes, churches, libraries that had genealogical collections, historical societies, war memorials, in general, anything to do with history. I enjoy posting autographs and photos of famous people I met or saw.

My New England roots are in Connecticut and Massachusetts, Vermont, and New Hampshire). Other areas include New York, New Jersey, Michigan, Illinois, Wisconsin, and the Eastern Townships of Quebec, Canada.

Please check out the labels on the right side for topics. Below the labels and pageviews is a listing of my top nine posts, according to Google. Four of them pertain to Lowell, MA, three are memorials, one about a surname and one about a discovery I made. These posts change often because they are based on what people are reading.

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).