Eldad Woodruff was born 1749 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut to Josiah Woodruff (1706-1799) and Sarah Woodford (1714-1790) and died 28 December 1805 Northington, Hartford County, Connecticut of unspecified causes. He married Dinah Woodford (1754-1824) 18 February 1773 in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut.


Gravestone of Eldad Woodruff

Son of Jonah Joshua Woodruff (1706-1789) and Sarah Woodford (1714-1790) Married Dinah Woodford Feb 18 1773


West Avon Cemetery Avon Hartford County Connecticut, USA

Journal of Wilford Woodruff

Taken from the journal of Wilford Woodruff (1807-1898):

My grandfather, Eldad Woodruff, was the third son of Josiah. He was born in Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, in 1751; he also possessed a strong constitution. It was said that he performed the most labor for several years of any man in Hartford County, and from overexertion in hewing timber, he was attacked with rheumatism in his right hip, which caused severe lameness for several years before his death. He married Dinah Woodford, by whom he had seven children--viz., Eldad, Elizabeth, Samuel, Aphek, Titus, Helen and Ozem.

My grandfather died in Farmington, with the spotted fever, in 1806, aged 55 years. My grandmother, Dinah, died in 1824, in the same place, with a cancer in the left breast; her sufferings were very great.

Marriage & Family

Wilford reports in his journal that the children of Eldad married and had large families:

  1. Eldad married Lewey Woodford;
  2. Elizabeth, Amasa Frisby;
  3. Samuel, Miss Case;
  4. Aphek Woodruff (1778-1861) md Beulah Thompson and Azubah Hart;
  5. Titus, Louisa Allen;
  6. Helen, Amos Wheeler; and
  7. Ozem, Acksah Merrill and Hannah Hart;


Offspring of Eldad Woodruff and Dinah Woodford (1754-1824)
Name Birth Death Joined with
Eldad Woodruff (1773-1827)
Elizabeth Woodruff (1775-1806)
Samuel Gridley Woodruff (1777-1869)
Aphek Woodruff (1778-1861) 11 November 1778 Farmington, Hartford County, Connecticut, United States 29 May 1861 Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Utah, United States Beulah Thompson (1782-1808) Beulah Thompson (1782-1808) Azuba Hart (1792-1851)
Lewie Woodruff (1780-1842)
Titus Woodruff (1781-1864)
Child Woodruff (1784-1784)
Helen Woodruff (1785-1861)
Ozem Woodruff (1787-1871)
Sarah Woodruff (1790-1790)
Child Woodruff (1792-1792)
Son Woodruff (1793-1795)




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