The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004

The Kanawha County Family Tree Project October 07, 2004



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Silas Ruffner & Ettie (Unknown) Ruffner




Husband Silas Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1842 - (Now) West Virginia 35
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married:  - Not On Cd #241

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1880 - Farmer

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #1, Pg11




Wife Ettie (Unknown) Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1851 - Virginia 35
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Chas. Dist. #1, Pg11


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Nehemiah Wood & Eve Ruffner




Husband Nehemiah Wood 854

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married:  - Not On Cd #229




Wife Eve Ruffner 65

       Born: 1777 854,2463
       Died:  - Moved To Ohio
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Ruffner (1740-1803)
     Mother: Anna Heistand (1742-1820) 1369




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Peter J. White & Frances A. Ruffner




Husband Peter J. White

       Born: Abt 1825 - Appomattox County, Virginia 104
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Andrew White (Bef 1805-      )
     Mother: Margaret (Unknown) White (Bef 1810-      )


    Married: 27 Sep 1855 - Putnam County, Virginia 104

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Physician

Occupation, 1855 - Physician

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #2109-2159




Wife Frances A. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1837 - Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Benjamin Franklin Ruffner (Abt 1810-      ) 65
     Mother: Rebecca A. Ruffner (1817-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co. VA #34-36


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George A. Wright & Helen W. Ruffner




Husband George A. Wright

       Born: Abt 1842 - Cabell County, Virginia 166
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: John G. Wright (Abt 1794-1864)
     Mother: Catharine P. Holloway (Abt 1804-1863) 1362


    Married: 5 Oct 1869 - Putnam County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1870 - Physician

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1114

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Dist. #104-101




Wife Helen W. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1841 - Mason County, Virginia 115
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Benjamin Franklin Ruffner (Abt 1810-      ) 65
     Mother: Rebecca A. Ruffner (1817-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Putnam Co. VA #34-36

Census, 1870 - Putnam Co. WV Hutton Dist. #104-101


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John Ruffner & Nancy N. (Unknown) Ruffner




Husband John Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1797 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 
    Married: 

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1850 - Farmer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1682-1725




Wife Nancy N. (Unknown) Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1795 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 

Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1682-1725



Children
1 F America Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1821 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



2 M James B. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1824 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M Edward C. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1843 - Virginia 5
       Died: 
     Buried: 




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John J. Ruffner & Lucy M. Spriegel




Husband John J. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1844 - Kanawha County, Virginia 19
       Died: 1903 635
     Buried: 


     Father: George W. Ruffner (Abt 1814-Bef 1880)
     Mother: Theresa Jones (Abt 1820-      ) 17


    Married: 23 Dec 1874 - Kanawha County, West Virginia

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1870 - Laborer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #810-814

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #2049

Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #255-255

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #2 Pg40




Wife Lucy M. Spriegel

       Born: Abt 1842 - Kanawha County, Virginia 278
       Died: After 1911 635
     Buried: 


     Father: John George Spriegel (Abt 1807-      )
     Mother: Sarah Brown (Abt 1821-      )



Noted events in her life were:
Census, 1870 - Kanawha Co. WV Malden District #209

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co. VA #1452-1485

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co. VA #2005

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co. WV Malden #2 P40



Children
1 M William Henry Ruffner

       Born: 12 Dec 1876 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 635
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Julia Reynolds (Abt 1885-      )




General Notes for Child William Henry Ruffner

A major subject of the Laidley Book, pg. 529.
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Joseph Ruffner & Margaret (Unknown) Ruffner




Husband Joseph Ruffner 65

       Born: 1769 - Shenandoah County, Virginia 854
       Died: 1837 - Cincinnati, Ohio 2463
     Buried: 


     Father: Joseph Ruffner (1740-1803)
     Mother: Anna Heistand (1742-1820) 1369


    Married: 

Noted events in his life were:
Census, 1810 - Kanawha Co, VA #3-04




Wife Margaret (Unknown) Ruffner 3

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 


Husband's General Notes

1810 Kanawha Co, VA census: 2 males 26-45; 1 female 26-45; 1 male 16-26; male 0-10; 1 female 0-10; and 2 slaves.
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Benjamin S. Smithers & Julia Ann Ruffner




Husband Benjamin S. Smithers

       Born: 1809 - Washington County, Ohio 339
       Died: Jan 1881 - Kanawha County, West Virginia 340
     Buried: 


     Father: Rev. David Smithers (      -      ) 661
     Mother: Ruth (Unknown) Smithers (      -      ) 661


    Married: 27 Jan 1833 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Eliza S. Shrewsbury (1814-1898) - After 12 Oct 1836 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1880 - Farm Laborer

Census, 1850 - Kanawha Co, VA #1473-1507

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #2102

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden #2, Pg4




Wife Julia Ann Ruffner

       Born: Bef 1815 41
       Died: 1834 339
     Buried: 


Husband's General Notes

Per the 1880 Kanawha Co, WV census, both of his parents were born in Deleware.
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Lewis Ruffner Jr.




Husband Lewis Ruffner Jr.

       Born: Bef 1840 180
       Died: 
     Buried: 


     Father: Lewis Ruffner (1797-1883)
     Mother: Elizabeth A. D. Shrewsbury (1804-1843)


    Married: 




Wife

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 



Children
1 F Madeline Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1859 - Louisville, Kentucky 30
       Died: 2 Apr 1862 - Kanawha County, Virginia 30
     Buried: 




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Lewis Ruffner & Elizabeth A. D. Shrewsbury




Husband Lewis Ruffner

       Born: 1 Oct 1797 - Charleston, Kanawha County, Virginia 41
       Died: 19 Nov 1883 - Charleston, Kanawha County, West Virginia 1373,1374
     Buried: 


     Father: David C. Ruffner (1767-1843) 65
     Mother: Lydia Ann Brumbach (1766-1852) 1371


    Married: 20 Nov 1826 - Kanawha County, Virginia 2

Other Spouse: Viola Knapp (Abt 1815-      ) 1074 - Dec 1843 1374

Noted events in his life were:
Occupation, 1880 - Retired Saltmaker

Census, 1860 - Kanawha Co, VA #1768

Census, 1880 - Kanawha Co, WV Malden Dist. #2, Pg49




Wife Elizabeth A. D. Shrewsbury

       Born: 1804 - Virginia 340
       Died: 5 Jan 1843 - Kanawha County, Virginia 340
     Buried: 


     Father: Joel Shrewsbury Sr. (1778-1859) 902
     Mother: Sally Dickinson (1776-1842)





Children
1 M Joel S. Ruffner

       Born: Abt 1840 - (Now) West Virginia 35
       Died: 1911 - Malden, Kanawha County, West Virginia
     Buried: 
     Spouse: Elizabeth J. Britt (Abt 1857-      )
       Marr: 30 Jun 1872 - Kanawha County, Virginia  2 



2 M Lewis Ruffner Jr.

       Born: Bef 1840 180
       Died: 
     Buried: 



3 M David Ernest Ruffner 1371

       Born: Abt 1835 - Malden, Kanawha County, Virginia 30
       Died: 2 Dec 1862 - Malden, Kanawha County, Virginia 30
     Buried: 



4 F Madeline Ruffner 1371

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: John Robinson (      -      )  1371 
       Marr: Not On Cd #229



5 F Sarah Ruffner 1371

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: (Unknown) Smith (      -      )  1371 



6 F Julia Ruffner 1371

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: (Unknown) Guinn (      -      )  1371 
       Marr: Not On Cd #229



7 F Stella Ruffner 1371

       Born: 
       Died: 
     Buried: 
     Spouse: (Unknown) Wiley (      -      )  1371 
       Marr: Not On Cd #229




Husband's General Notes

First white child born in what is now Charleston, WV.
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From West Virginia Newspapers Obituaries 1880-1893; Vol. 3, pgs. 71-72:

The State Tribune
Saturday December 1, 1883

(A long 2-page obituary which details the life of his father, etc.)
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1840 Kanawha Co, VA census: 1 male 40-50; 1 female 20-30; 1 female 60-70; 1 male 15-20; 1 female 15-20; 2 females 10-15; 1 female 5-10; 3 males 0-5; 1 female 0-5; and 4 slaves.


Wife's General Notes

from West Virginia Newspaper Obituaries 1822-1899 Vol.1, pg 70:

The Kanawha Republican
January 14, 1843

Died at Kanawha Salines on Thursday the 5th inst., Mrs. Elizabeth Ruffner, wife of Lewis Ruffner, Esq., in the 39th year of her age. The disease which brought her prematurely to the grave, was pulmonary consumption. She connected herself with the Presbyterian Church.


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