Biography of H. A. Woodruff
Tipton County, IN Biographies





H. A. WOODRUFF, proprietor of the Farmers' Hotel of Tipton, was born in Brown County November 20, 1819; his father, Joab Wood­ruff, removed to Johnson County in 1821, and located on a farm near Williamsburg, where he remained until his death, June 14, 1850. The subject of this sketch engaged in farming in Johnson County, and in 1845 located in Tipton County, where he took a claim of 160 acres in Prairie Township. In 1850, he removed to Tipton and purchased 162 acres of wild land near the town; he went to work to clear his farm; he still owns this tract, and has enlarged it to 380 acres. He also owns eighty acres about two miles from town, and has given each of his children an eighty acre farm. In connection with farming, he in 1878 engaged in the hotel business, and has owned the hotel for some time; he was married in Johnson County, Ind., in December, 1840, to Miss Mary S. Hutto: who died March 11, 1855, in Tipton County, leaving a family of eight children, James M., John R., Mrs. Sophia Paul, Amelia M., Absalom and Joab, living; also Elizabeth, Absalom and Rebecca A., all deceased. Mr. Woodruff was next married in August, 1856, in Rush County, Ind., to Miss Eliza J. Morgan.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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