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History of Greene County, Pennsylvania


BENJAMIN L. WOODRUFF, physician, Holbrook, Penn., was born in Washington County, Penn., August 3, 1822, and is a son of Jesse and Rebecca (Wilson) Woodruff.  His father was born in Elizabeth, N. J., June 15, 1784.  His mother was born August 27, 1788, in Washington County, Penn., where they made their home for a number of years.  Jesse Woodruff departed this life March 3, 1862, and his wife April 8, 1870.  The Doctor was united in marriage the first time March 31, 1847, with Martha, daughter of Samuel Barnett.  Mrs. Woodruff was a native of Washington County, Penn.  By this marriage Dr. Woodruff is the father of three children—William B., Emily, and Dr. Samuel W. (deceased).  Mrs. Woodruff departed this life January 25, 1854.  The Doctor was afterwards united in marriage, September 13, 1855, with Acinda Lough, who was born in West Virginia, April 10, 1836.  Her parents, John and Sarah (Basnett) Lough, were natives of West Virginia, and remained there until their death.  By his second marriage Dr. Woodruff is the father of seven children, six living—Newton C. (late editor Waynesburg Messenger), Dora, Lillie, Bessie, Acinda, Benjamin L., and Flora (deceased).  Dr. Woodruff began reading medicine about 1844, with Dr. W. G. Barnett, and graduated in 1848.  He first engaged in the practice of his profession in Rogersville, Penn., and from there went to West Virginia and remained until 1861.  He then moved to his present location, and has been in active practice ever since.  He owns 420 acres of land where he and family reside.  He and wife are members of the Christian Church.


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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: 18 June 2007

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