Descendents from Nathaniel Woodruff Sr.
Spartanburg County, South Carolina
contributed by Jil Woodruff Pulley

Descendents from Nathaniel Woodruff Sr. b. 14 Oct 1719 d. 1790 Spartanburg District, South Carolina (Joseph, John, [The Younger}, John [The immigrant{, John, Robert, William, Thomas Woodrove) m. Hannah. 


Nathaniel, Jr. b. 1744; Thomas Woodruff b. 1746, d. 1828 Bibb Cty, Alabama
Joseph Woodruff, b. 1751, Yadkin Family District, NC, d. 2 Nov 1817, Woodruff, Spartenburg, SC
**Samuel b. 23 Dec 1763, Spartenburg District, SC, d. 8 Jan 1836, Woodruff, SC

****Samuel Woodruff (GGG Grandfather) m. (1) Jeanette/Jennet Woodruff dtr. of Moses Woodruff.  (Moses was a Nephew to my Nathaniel, 1st Cousin to my Samuel.  Jeanette/Jennet was my Samuel's second cousin.)  (2) Nancy Pilgrim Children of Jenette and Samuel:

Hannah Woodruff b. 1789; d. 6 Sept 1853 m. Phillip Pilgram
Phebe Woodruff b. 1787; d. 1855
Moses Woodruff b. 1792; d. 1849 Calhoun Co. Alabama, m. Eunice/Winnie Hand
Joseph Woodruff b. 1794
Aaron Woodruff, b. 11 Feb 1799; d. 23 Sept 1859, Jackson, MS m. Sarah Poindexter White, d. 18 Jan 1823 Williamson Co., TN

Children of Samuel and Nancy Pilgrim:

Amos Woodruff, b. 1801; d. 1882, Lamar, TX, m. Lavinah Bobo
Richard Samuel Woodruff, b. 26 Oct 1802, d. 10 June 1881, Cedar Shoals Cem., Spartanburg Co., m. Marcery Elise Terry
Rebecca Woodruff, b. 10 Sept 1806, d. 19 Jan 1846, Woodruff, SC m. Sampson Bobo
Isacc Woodruff b. 10 Sept 1806; d. 18 Aug 1855, Woodruff, South Carolina M. Maria Anderson, 1828 Dec

After Issac's 1st wife died, he moved to MS

***Gideon Woodruff, b. 1805; d. 22 June 1862 m. Philadelphia/ Delphina Bobo

Gideon was licensed to preach by Bethel Baptist Church.  They moved to MS in 1839.  He caught measles in a Civil War Regiment Camp & died at his home from complications of the measles.  He was buried in Woodruff Cemetery, that started off the back porch of their home is Hoenlinden, MS. 

Samuel occupied land near Fox Nobb, SC.  Records indicate his father gave him this land Samuel Woodrough.  Samuel appeared on the 1790 Federal Census of Spartanburg Co., SC.  Samuel's first wife died 14 Sept 1800.  She was buried in the far NE corner of the Cemetery @ the Old Bethel Baptist Church.  Three weeks later 7 Oct 1800, Samuel married Nancy Pilgram, believed to be the sister of Samuel's first daughter's husband Phillip Pilgram.

 In his will, Samuel requested to be buried as close to the Bethel Baptist Church as possible.  His grave was located near the back steps of the church.  Samuel was b. next to his second wife Nancy Pilgram, in an inclosed site.  Both his & Nancy's tombstones are still enclose within the iron fence & gate today.  Samuel's will left token gifts to his children of his & Jeanette, w/the bulk going to his second wife & her children.  The will was contested fruitlessly by Phebe Castleberry & Moses Woodruff.

Nancy died at age 88.

***Gideon b. 1805, d. 22 Jun 1862 m. Philadelphia Bobo b. 1805, d. after, 1865 Hoenlinden, MS

Philadelphia Bobo was b. to Levingston Bobo(b. 1769; d, 1827 & Elizabeth Parker (b. 1783; b. 1822) 

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