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Robert Ruffin

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Colonel Robert Ruffin
Born about [location unknown]
Husband of — married in Brunswick County, VAmap
Died [location unknown]
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Biography

Colonel Robert Ruffin (John,Robert,Robert,William)

Origin

Robert was born ca 1720 at "Richneck", Surry County, Virginia. He was a son of John Ruffin and Martha Hamlin.

Family

Robert married 6 September 1751 at Brunswick County, Virginia, as her second, to Mary Elizabeth (Clack) Lightfoot,[1][2] widow of Col. John Lightfoot of the Sandy Point Lightfoots.[3] She was described as a very beautiful woman who had consumption for fifty years.[3]

Children of Robert and Mary Elizabeth:

  1. John Ruffin
  2. Mary Ruffin
  3. Lucy Ruffin
  4. William H. Ruffin
  5. James B. Ruffin
  6. Martha Ruffin
  7. Sterling Clack Ruffin

Residences

Robert lived at "Mayfield," Dinwiddie County, Virginia. After his daughters had married Clairbornes, he removed to "Sweet Hall" on the Pamunkey river in King William County, Virginia. Another nearby property he owned Turcoman, was later owned by his son Sterling.[3]

Robert and Mary were in King William County by 15 January 1771 when they sold 525 acres she had inherited from her father to Britain Peebles.

Robert Ruffin, Esq. offered "Sweet Hall" for sale in 1773, a plantation of 400 acres.

Surveyor of Boundaries

With Sterling Thornton, Ruffin processioned the boundaries of farms from Indian Town Run to the parish line in 1763. His walking partner was Roger Atkinson in 1767.

Virginia House of Burgesses

Robert represented Dinwiddie County in the Virginia House of Burgesses (1758-61)[4]

Revolutionary War

Robert was made Colonel in 1775.

Death and Legacy

Robert died in 1777 at "Sweet Hall," King William County, Virginia.

Sources

  1. "Clack Family" William and Mary Quarterly p 110
  2. Moore, May C., "Letter from May Carlton Moore to Olie Garrett," June 25, 1961, Private property of Pat Iverson
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Ruffin Family" The William and Mary Quarterly, Vol. 18, No. 4 (Apr., 1910), pp. 251-258, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Web accessed August 10, 2014
  4. Encyclopedia of Virginia Biography, Under the Editorial Supervision of Lyon Gardiner Tyler, Volume 1 (Google eBook). Virginia: Lewis historical publishing Company, 1915

See also:

  • Mississippi Daughters and Their Ancestors, p. 215
  • Bond, O. Z., The Family Chronicles and Kinship Book p 604. Name, marriage date, birth & death places







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On November 1, 2014 at 04:15GMT Anne B wrote:

Hi, I've added inline citations, where I had access to the sources, but for many of these statements i cannot find sourcing (on the internet). Perhaps you could finish adding them. Also, everything I read said the couple had six children Patsy and the daughter who married William Claiborn and then the four sons you listed. You seem to have an extra daughter?


On August 10, 2014 at 16:42GMT Cynthia Billups wrote:

Ruffin-10 and Ruffin-455 appear to represent the same person because: same marriage, same death place




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