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Oliver WoodruffAge: 90 years17551845

Name
Oliver Woodruff
Birth April 30, 1755 35 41
Military
American Revolution

Birth of a sisterRhoda Woodruff
November 5, 1757 (Age 2 years)
Death of a paternal grandfatherNathaniel Woodruff
November 13, 1758 (Age 3 years)
Birth of a brotherSolomon Woodruff
October 3, 1759 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherOrange Woodruff
October 7, 1765 (Age 10 years)
Death of a brotherJohn Woodruff
April 21, 1769 (Age 13 years)
Death of a paternal grandmotherThankful Wright
January 31, 1774 (Age 18 years)
Marriage of a siblingCharles WoodruffEleanor OrtonView this family
August 17, 1775 (Age 20 years)
Death of a sisterRhoda Woodruff
September 1776 (Age 21 years)

MarriageAnnis KnappView this family
December 5, 1785 (Age 30 years)

Birth of a son
#1
Hardy Woodruff
July 16, 1786 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a daughter
#2
Shubael Woodruff
February 2, 1787 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#3
Birdsey Woodruff
March 3, 1791 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a daughter
#4
Olive Woodruff
August 7, 1795 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a daughter
#5
Esther Ann Woodruff
December 27, 1800 (Age 45 years)
Death of a fatherCharles Woodruff
September 13, 1802 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#6
Steptoe Woodruff
September 15, 1802 (Age 47 years)
Birth of a son
#7
Bushrod Woodruff
May 26, 1806 (Age 51 years)
Marriage of a childOliver StaceyShubael WoodruffView this family
1810 (Age 54 years)

Death of a brotherSolomon Woodruff
January 18, 1811 (Age 55 years)
Marriage of a childHardy WoodruffLavinia BriggsView this family
November 15, 1812 (Age 57 years)

Birth of a grandson
#1
Seymour Woodruff
August 13, 1813 (Age 58 years)
Death of a motherPrudence Stoddard
August 9, 1814 (Age 59 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#2
Jemima Woodruff
May 9, 1816 (Age 61 years)
Death of a wifeAnnis Knapp
May 26, 1816 (Age 61 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#3
Jerusha Woodruff
June 22, 1818 (Age 63 years)
Birth of a grandson
#4
Oliver Edwin Woodruff
November 4, 1820 (Age 65 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#5
Mary Ann Woodruff
December 23, 1822 (Age 67 years)

Birth of a grandson
#6
De Rastus Woodruff
July 4, 1825 (Age 70 years)
Death of a brotherCharles Woodruff
October 8, 1825 (Age 70 years)
MarriageIrene LindsleyView this family
1827 (Age 71 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#7
Cordelia Woodruff
November 27, 1827 (Age 72 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#8
Martha Woodruff
October 13, 1831 (Age 76 years)
Birth of a granddaughter
#9
Caroline Amelia Woodruff
December 3, 1832 (Age 77 years)
Marriage of a childBushrod WoodruffSally Ann Drake RoseView this family
July 9, 1834 (Age 79 years)

Birth of a grandson
#10
Samuel Curtis Woodruff
June 3, 1835 (Age 80 years)
Marriage of a childSteptoe WoodruffAnn ReedView this family
September 30, 1835 (Age 80 years)

Death of a brotherOrange Woodruff
October 12, 1835 (Age 80 years)
Death of a grandsonSamuel Curtis Woodruff
November 1835 (Age 80 years)

Birth of a grandson
#11
Henry Guy Woodruff
October 24, 1836 (Age 81 years)
Birth of a grandson
#12
Oliver Woodruff
April 29, 1838 (Age 82 years)
Marriage of a grandchildCalvin PierceJemima WoodruffView this family
May 20, 1839 (Age 84 years)

Birth of a grandson
#13
Oscar Woodruff
September 17, 1839 (Age 84 years)
Marriage of a grandchildSeymour WoodruffSophia TrippView this family
October 12, 1839 (Age 84 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#14
Alta Ann Woodruff
April 29, 1840 (Age 84 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#15
Theodosia Woodruff
December 18, 1842 (Age 87 years)

Birth of a grandson
#16
James Webster Woodruff
May 8, 1843 (Age 88 years)

Birth of a grandson
#17
William Woodruff
November 1, 1844 (Age 89 years)

Birth of a granddaughter
#18
Sophia Woodruff
March 29, 1845 (Age 89 years)

Marriage of a grandchildFrank B. ShearerJerusha WoodruffView this family
June 1845 (Age 90 years)

Marriage of a grandchildW.P. ArmstrongCordelia WoodruffView this family
November 12, 1845 (Age 90 years)

Submitter

Death December 24, 1845 (Age 90 years)
Burial
Note: Union Cemetery
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage: November 1744Litchfield Connecticut
4 months
elder sister
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder brother
John Woodruff
Birth: November 11, 1749 29 35Litchfield Connecticut
Death: April 21, 1769New Haven Connecticut
3 years
elder brother
3 years
himself
3 years
younger sister
23 months
younger brother
6 years
younger brother
Family with Annis Knapp - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: December 5, 1785
7 months
son
7 months
daughter
4 years
son
4 years
daughter
5 years
daughter
21 months
son
4 years
son
Family with Irene Lindsley - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: 1827

SourceWoodruff Geneology
Burial
Union Cemetery
Note
Abbott # 113 He had 8 children with his first wife Annis Knapp. After her death he married Irene Lindsley, widow of Timothy Lindsley. On his 80th birthday, Oliver Woodruff wrote the following: My Dear Children and Grand-children: Let it be remembered after I am dead that I was born on the last day of April in the year seventeen hundred and fifty-five, in the town of Litchfield, and State of Connecticut. I lived with my parents till I was seventeen years old ; had a common school education and then went to a grammar school and studied the Latin and Greek languages for the purpose of a college education. I was examined by president Daggett with several of my schoolmates, and was admitted as a member of the college at New Haven, but sickness in my father's family prevented me from going that year. The next year the American war broke out, called the American Revolutionary War, and I enlisted as a private soldier in a company commanded by Capt. Baziliel Beebe, in Col. Wooster's regiment, for six months, and marched to Ticonderoga. Nothing special took place in the campaign and I returned home in the month of December in the year 1775. I enlisted into Captain Beebe's company, Col. Philip B. Bradley's regiment, in the month of Februruary, 1776, for nine months, and went to New York, thence to New Jersey and finally to Buskard's Point opposite Staten Island. The British fleet was within half a mile of us. They fired a great many shot at us with but little effect We continued there till the British landed on Long Island. After the battle on Long Island we marched to Bergen, right opposite New York city, and remained there till the British got possession of New York, then marched up the Hudson river 14 miles and built Fort Lee. Some time in the winter part of the regiment was ordered over to Fort Washington. On the 15th of November the British sent us a flag and demanded the fort The answer was 'It will not be given up." We knew we should come to action the next day. We received a supply of cartridges and were ordered to eat our breakfast before daylight. As soon as daylight appeared we were on our alarm posts. We had lines to defend a good distance from the fort. The British before sunrise appeared in three different places. The battle began with cannon shot after some time with small arms, and continued until four o'clock in the afternoon when the British sent in a flag and the firing ceased, and the fort was given up. We marched to the Harlem Meeting House, about two miles, and went into the meeting house and other houses. There were twenty-seven hundred of us that laid down our arms. We stayed there until the next Wednesday morning, and then marched to New York and went into different prisons. Eight hundred and seventeen went into New Bridewell, I among the rest ; others into the Sugar House, and others into the Old Dutch Church, and on Thursday morning they brought us some little provisions. That was the first morsel that we got after eating our breakfast on Saturday morning, the 16th of November. There were five days we never ate or drank anything. We never drew as much provisions for three days allowance as a man eats at a common meal. I was there three months and never saw any fire except what was in the lamps in the city, and not a pane of glass in the prison to keep out, the cold—nothing but iron gates. At length an exchange of prisoners took place and I went on board the ship Glasco, lying on the east side of the city, bound to Old Milford, Conn. We sailed a few miles and got into Hurl Gate where we struck a rock and stopped. The tide was rising and she soon floated off, after which we cast anchor and stayed there eleven days. Twenty-eight were thrown overboard who died while we lay there. We then sailed for Old Milford and landed the next morning. Quite a number of us had our feet frozen. For several days previous to landing we had the small pox aboard and was forbidden to enter any house except the one that was provided for us. Soon after we got there they brought us three corn baskets full of boiled beef, potatoes and bread, and every one that was able to help himself got as big a piece as he could. Nineteen died that night from over eating. There were thirty-three belonging to Capt. Beebe's company and only three of us survived. We were completely covered with vermin. I soon got home to my father's house by assistance from friends, but it was several months before I was restored to health. I am this day eighty years old, entirely free from pain of any kind. I never had the headache, backache, sideache or rheumatism in my journey through my long life. Oliver Woodruff. Livonia, April 30, 1835.