Francis Woodruff (1782-1856) was born 28 Aug. 1782 in Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut. He was the son of Moses Woodruff and Anna and a second cousin of Wilford Woodruff. He married Olive Newell. He died 21 Aug. 1856 in Avon.
Francis Woodruff (LZFX-PJW), “Family Tree,” database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022). Francis Woodruff, Wilford Woodruff Papers (https://wilfordwoodruffpapers.org/subjects/francis-woodruff, accessed 18 May 2022). "Church records, v. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); a male child to Moses Woodruff, birth, 28 Aug. 1782, Avon, Hartford, Connecticut, p. 60; citing Avon Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, image 94/484; DGS 8137283. "Church records, v. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 17 May 2022); Francis, baptism, 6 Oct. 1782, Avon, Connecticut, p. 27; citing Avon Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, image 76/484; DGS 8137283. 1850 U.S. Census, Avon, Hartford Co., Connecticut, Franics Woodruff; FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022). Francis Woodruff, “Woodruff Bible,” Bible Records Online (http://biblerecords.com, accessed 18 May 2022). Susan Emma Woodruff Abbott, Woodruff Genealogy Descendants of Mathew Woodruff of Farmington, Connecticut (New Haven, Connecticut: The Harty Press, Inc, 1963), p. 171; digital images, GoogleBooks (https://books.google.com, accessed 18 May 2022). "Church records, v. 1-5, 1751-1941," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org, accessed 18 May 2022); Francis Woodruff, death, 21 Aug. 1856, Avon, Hartford, Connecticut, p. 274; citing Avon Connecticut, West Avon Congregational Church, images 266/484; DGS 8137283.
Excerpt:October 1, 1844 ~ Tuesday Sept 31st [Oct 1] I left fathers house rode to Avon called upon Uncle Thadeus Thompson he looked rather old. I called upon Aunt Abia Thompson she greeted me warmly, wished me God speed; she possesses good and kind feeling I passed Zera Woodford; & spoke to him I next called upon cousin Eldad Woodruff he appeared glad to see me. he looked natural. I next called upon UncleDates:October 1, 1844
Excerpt:July 6, 1837 ~ Thursday A view of the place of my nativity July 6th This was a day of great interest to me I left aunt Wheelers, after visiting Daniel Luther, and many in the place I walked in Comp- any with Elder Hale on the Canal to Uncle Adna Hart's from thence to Woodfords mills built and formerly owned by my father Aphek Woodruff I was born and spent my youth upon the ...Dates:July 6, 1837
Excerpt:setting in the western horizon. It brought fresh to my recollection the days of my youth when I was wont to travel this road with PHILO, ASAHEL & others but time wiates for no man, after taking this walk I returned to fathers house & Preached to the citizens of farmington the congregation was principly composed of rich men I had the spirit of Preaching & I warned them not to trust in uncertain riches. I spoke upon the second coming & reign of Christ ...Dates:June 21, 1838 June 22, 1838 June 23, 1838
Excerpt:June 1, 1870 ~ Wednesday June 1, 1870 [FIGURES] This was a vary Busy day with me I spent the morning untill 9 oclok In assisting Hiram Fulsome to get started for St Thomas with a threshing Machine I sent a wild unbroaken Horse By him to Wilford at half past 9 oclok I Accompanied My wife Phebe & Daughter Bulah to the Endowment House & I Baptized Phebe W. Woodruff for 26 Dead Friends I Baptized My ...Dates:June 1, 1870
Excerpt:I took the stage in Canaan to visit Avon July 5th I made a short stop in New hartford shook hands with Richard B Cowles & past on I arived at Woodford tavern & once more trod the soil of Avon. I spent the night at aunt Wheelers I saw Daniel, & Luther, I went over to Nod to see the friends there Daniel Wheeler has had a hard time of it in the whaleing line, he ...
Excerpt:& quite a number manifested their faith in the work & several offered themselves for Baptism but it was finally omitted for a season & 9 fondly left without Baptism any in the places but I sowed the seed some of which will bring forth fruit I next traveled by land to Farmington & was again joyfully receeved at a Fathers House I have often wished I could have had your company while on this visit. I never have enjoyed a visit of my fathers house more agreeable than this, every thing looks ...