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Samuel Woodruff
Samuel Woodruff
American, 1785 - 1865
Biography: Samuel Woodruff was born in Washington, Connecticut in 1785. He married Betsy Harrison (1777-1867) of Branford, Connecticut, on 18 June 1810. They had a daughter, Betsey Annis Woodruff (1811-1838). Betsey Harrison transferred her membership from a church in Branford to a church in Washington, Connecticut on 23 September 1810. Samuel Woodruff went to Kalamazoo County, Michigan in 1829 and 1830 to look at land, and in 1831, he remained there with his family, who joined him from Washington. The family joined Richland township, Michigan, in 1833. Samuel Woodruff was a trustee of Prairie Seminary, and was assessor in 1855. He died in 1865, and is buried in Richland township.