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Subject: Philo WOODRUFF / searching for ~
Author: chrispooleuk
Date: Thursday, April 24, 2008
Classification: Query
Surnames: woodruff

Looking for Great-Great Grandfather:

Philo Worth Woodruff born 1837, Cleveland Ohio

Great Great Great Grandfather George WOODRUFF. Living in Massachusetts who married Mary Joseph (?).


Here is where the odities come in since we last made contact, just to complicate things......

the middle name W may also stand for Wallace or Ward.(but the above name is listed on his official documents)

He states that his parents were farmers from Massachucettes, According to historical documented records have found he leaves the USA July 1867 on board a whaler from New Bedford, Mass. & one another possible birth place (on the whaler, which lists both venues) is noted down as Salem but the American Embassy in The Seychelles records Cleveland.

Am hoping that he will now show up. as there are now lots more Philo Woodruff s appearing now but still cannot make any connections as they all need access to the census listings,

Thank you