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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


GEORGE WOODRUFF, farmer and stock-grower, who was born in Jefferson Township, September 18, 1832, is a son of Benjamin and Sarah (Tuttle) Woodruff, who were of Dutch and Irish descent.  Mr. Benjamin Woodruff was a farmer and stock dealer through life.  The subject of this sketch is an only child.  He was reared as a farmer and has made a success of his business.  In 1880 he settled in Aleppo Township where he still resides.  Mr. Woodruff learned the blacksmith’s trade, but has devoted all his time to agricultural pursuits, and owns a good farm of 200 acres.  He was married in 1851, to Elizabeth, daughter of James and Rhoda (Lewis) Nuss.  Their children are Susan, wife of W. Balden; Alice, wife of F. Drake; Benjamin, George, Andrew, David, William, James and Elizabeth.  The deceased is John Y.  Mr. and Mrs. Woodruff are industrious and economical, and have acquired their present possessions entirely by their own efforts.


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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania

Samuel P. Bates

Nelson, Rishforth & Co., Chicago. 1888


Transcribed by Annette Bame Peebles

The Greene County, Pennsylvania Biographies Project –

Date of Transcription: 7 June 2007

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