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Mar282009

Rachel (Paullin) Woodruff  [1791-1871]

I've been working on my Harris line and wanted to draw attention to my cousin Rachel (Paullin) Woodruff daughter of William Paullin and Zerviah "Sophia" Harris.

Rachel Paullin married Jacob Woodruff and they moved to Ohio by 1832. She was born 16 Nov 1791 in NJ and died 6 Jun 1871 in Ohio.

 

When moving from New Jersey to Ohio, their team being heavily laden with their effects, the grandmother, Mrs. Woodruff walked on foot the entire distance.

[EAB – This was a remarkable feat of endurance for the pioneers opening up the United States Northwest Territory in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. They covered distances of 400 – 600 miles over unpaved roads and trails and several ranges of the Appalachian Mountains in animal driven carts and wagons.]

[soruce: http://history.nih.gov/01Docs/historical/documents/ArmstrongBiography.pdf]

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