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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Robert Ruffin

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This is Robert Ruffin's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Robert's genealogy below.

Robert Ruffin
about 1720 - 1777
"Richneck", Surry County, Virginia Colony

Brother of Thomas R. Ruffin, William B. Ruffin, Martha Ruffin, Elizabeth Ruffin, Anne (Ruffin) Cocke, John R. Ruffin and Francis Ruffin

Husband of Mary Elizabeth (Clack) Ruffin

Father of John Ruffin, Lucy Ruffin, Mary Ruffin, James B. Ruffin, Martha (Ruffin) Claiborne, Sterling Clack Ruffin and William H Ruffin

John Ruffin ancestors
abt 1704 - 1775
Richneck, Surry County, Virginia Colony
Robert Ruffin II ancestors
1681 - 1720
Richneck, Surry County, VA
* Robert Ruffin ancestors
1646 - 1693
Isle of Wight, Virginia
* William Ruffin ancestors
abt 1617 - bef 09 Jan 1674
* Elizabeth Jewry more tree ancestors
1621 - 01 Jun 1680
* Elizabeth Prime ancestors
1663 - 1714
Surry, Colony of Virginia
* Edmund Freeman Prime more treemore tree ancestors
abt 01 Jun 1619 - abt 01 Jun 1690
* Ann Ridley more treemore tree ancestors
1621 - 1694
Elisa Spencer Watkins ancestors
1681 -
* John Watkins ancestors
abt 1650 -
* [Watkins g-g-grandfather?]
* [Watkins g-g-grandmother?]
* Elizabeth Spencer ancestors
abt 1650 -
* [Spencer g-g-grandfather?]
* [Spencer g-g-grandmother?]
Martha Hamlin ancestors
- abt 1784
Richard Hamlin ancestors
abt 1670 - bef 11 May 1725
Charles City, Virginia
* John Hamlin ancestors
abt 1700 - 1717
Bristol, Prince George, Colony of Virginia
* Stephen Hamlin more treemore tree ancestors
1663 -
* Mary Elam more treemore tree ancestors
1661 - 01 Apr 1689
* Elizabeth Taylor ancestors
1667 - 15 Sep 1720
Charles City Co., VA
* Richard Taylor JR ancestors
1619 - 1684
* Sarah Baker more treemore tree ancestors
1623 -
Ann Harrison ancestors
* [Harrison great-grandfather?] *
* [Harrison great-grandmother?] *

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Robert's family history.

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Ancestor List for Robert Ruffin ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Robert along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Robert's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Robert gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Robert's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Robert's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Robert's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Robert and Queen Victoria? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Robert photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Robert yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Ruffins
This page shows all the Ruffins on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Robert. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Ruffin DNA Connections and RUFFIN G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: "Richneck", Surry County, Virginia Colony on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Brunswick County, VA on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Death: "Sweet Hall," King William County, Virginia, United States on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Robert
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Robert's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Ruffin-10 is Robert's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Ruffin-10 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Robert and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Robert on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Robert's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Robert's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Robert's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Robert's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Robert or have a Ruffin family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Ruffin surname index, etc. The white dot for Robert indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Robert's DNA
If Robert's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Robert's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Robert's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Robert's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Robert and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Robert.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Robert's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Robert
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Robert and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Robert's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Robert's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Robert. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Robert's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Robert or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Robert's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Robert's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Robert, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.

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