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Husband: Hosea Ruff
Born: 15 OCT 1835 in Buncombe Co, NC
Married: 29 DEC 1858 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 31 JAN 1917 in Swain Co, NC
Father: Daniel Ruff
Mother: ?
Spouses:

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Wife: Sarah Elizabeth Grant
Born: 26 SEP 1840 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: 17 AUG 1927 in Swain Co, NC
Father: Andrew Grant
Mother: Sarah Whitaker
Spouses:

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Children
01 (F): Mary Ruff
Born: 1859 in Buncombe Co, NC
Died: after 1860 in Buncombe Co, NC
Spouses:
02 (M): William Ruff
Born: 1865/06 in Madison Co, NC
Died: after 1870 in Madison Co, NC
Spouses:
03 (F): Nancy C Ruff
Born: 1868/09 in Madison Co, NC
Died: 1880/1900 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses:
04 (F): Eve Ruff
Born: 1874/05 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 1880/1900 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses:
05 (F): Christina Ruff
Born: 14 FEB 1876 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 07 JUN 1960 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses: Burgess Ensley Medford

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06 (M): Adam Ruff
Born: 14 MAR 1880 in Jackson Co, NC
Died: 08 AUG 1960 in Concord, Cabarrus Co, NC
Spouses: Luellen Wiggins

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07 (M): Harrison Jackson Ruff
Born: 15 APR 1884 in Swain Co, NC
Died: 23 APR 1956 in Elon College, Alamance Co, NC
Spouses: Mamie Medford

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08 (F): Nora Cordelia Ruff
Born: 22 JUL 1886 in Swain Co, NC
Died: after 1900 in Swain Co, NC
Spouses:
Additional Information

Hosea Ruff:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1840;

!CENSUS:1850 Buncombe Co., NC PHF 215B-324-324
Danl. Ruff 37 M Miller Ten
Hosea 11 M NC
Bedford 3/12 M "
Delilah 29 F "
Jutha 7 F "
Luemma 5 F "
Cynthia 3 F "

!MARRIAGE:29 Dec 1858 Buncombe Co, NC Hosea RUTH & Elizabeth GRANT;

!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC PHF 249-33-33 Fairview PO
Hosea Ruff 22 M Farm Labor 40 N Carolina
Elizabeth 18 F Domestic do
Mary 10/12 F do

!CIVIL WAR:15 May 1861 Company A, 25th Regiment, North Carolina Troops. Hosea RUFF, Private, Resided Henderson Co, NC enlisted age 23 on 15 May 1861. Deserted 5 Apr 1863. Arrested May/June 1863. Returned to Duty July/Aug 1863. Captured Petersburg, VA 1 Apr 1865. Confined Camp Lookout, MD. Released 17 Jun 1865 after taking Oath of Allegiance. Wounded in left Collar bone at Washington, VA.;

!CENSUS:1870 Madison County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Township No. 8 / Spring Creek PO
Page / House / Family # 436B / 139 / 139
Hosey Ruff 32 M W Farm Laborer 100 North Carolina
Elizabeth 26 F W Keeping House ????? ”
William 4 M W At Home “ ”
Nancy 1 F W At Home “ ”

!CENSUS:1880 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Ocona Lufty Township
Page / House / Family # 200 / 21 / 23
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
Hosa Ruff W M 45 M Laborer NC-NC-NC
Sarah E. W F 36 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Nancy C. W F 11 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Eve W F 5 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Christina W F 2 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Adam W M 4/12 Son S (born Feb) NC-NC-NC

!CENSUS:1900 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston / Bryson City
Page / House / Family # 218 / 156 / 157
Name Rel R S Birth Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Hosea Ruff Hd W M Oct 1836 63 M 42 NC-NC-NC Miller
Sarah E. Wf W F Sep 1840 59 M 42 10-4 NC-NC-NC
Christina Dau W F Feb 1876 24 S NC-NC-NC
Adam Son W M Mar 1877 23 S NC-NC-NC
Harison J. Son W M Feb 1884 16 S NC-NC-NC
Norah C. Dau W F Jul 1887 12 S NC-NC-NC

!CENSUS:1910 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston
Page / House / Family # 180 / 235 / 238
Name Rel R S Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Hosa Ruff Hd W M 76 M1 55 NC-NC-NC Miller
Sarah E. Wf W F 74 M1 75 10-4 NC-NC-NC None
Jackson Son W M 28 S NC-NC-NC Laborer

!TOMBSTONE:Swain Co, NC Deep Creek Cem "Hosea Ruff Oct 15 1835 - Jan 31 1915";

!CENSUS:1920 * Deceased, as wife was a widow;

Sarah Elizabeth Grant:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1850 NOTE: Names and ages of all family members seem to be wrong in this census, so it is likely the census taker got the information from a neighbor
Buncombe County, North Carolina
Page / House / Family # 331 / 1862 / 1862
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Real $ Birth Place
A. Grant 45 M Laborer NC
Sarah 40 F "
Josha 18 M Laborer "
Thomas 16 M Laborer "
James 14 M "
Abigail 12 F "
Alexander 10 M "
Margaret 8 F "
Sarah 6 F " <---?
Elizabeth 4 F "

!MARRIAGE:29 Dec 1858 Buncombe Co, NC Hosea RUTH & Elizabeth GRANT;

!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC PHF 249-33-33 Fairview PO
Hosea Ruff 22 M Farm Labor 40 N Carolina
Elizabeth 18 F Domestic do
Mary 10/12 F do

!CENSUS:1870 Madison County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Township No. 8 / Spring Creek PO
Page / House / Family # 436B / 139 / 139
Hosey Ruff 32 M W Farm Laborer 100 North Carolina
Elizabeth 26 F W Keeping House " "
William 4 M W At Home " "
Nancy 1 F W At Home " "

!CENSUS:1880 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Ocona Lufty Township
Page / House / Family # 200 / 21 / 23
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
Hosa Ruff W M 45 M Laborer NC-NC-NC
Sarah E. W F 36 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Nancy C. W F 11 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Eve W F 5 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Christina W F 2 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Adam W M 4/12 Son S (born Feb) NC-NC-NC

!CENSUS:1900 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston / Bryson City
Page / House / Family # 218 / 156 / 157
Name Rel R S Birth Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Hosea Ruff Hd W M Oct 1836 63 M 42 NC-NC-NC Miller
Sarah E. Wf W F Sep 1840 59 M 42 10-4 NC-NC-NC
Christina Dau W F Feb 1876 24 S NC-NC-NC
Adam Son W M Mar 1877 23 S NC-NC-NC
Harison J. Son W M Feb 1884 16 S NC-NC-NC
Norah C. Dau W F Jul 1887 12 S NC-NC-NC

!CENSUS:1910 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston
Page / House / Family # 180 / 235 / 238
Name Rel R S Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Hosa Ruff Hd W M 76 M1 55 NC-NC-NC Miller
Sarah E. Wf W F 74 M1 75 10-4 NC-NC-NC None
Jackson Son W M 28 S NC-NC-NC Laborer

!CENSUS:1920 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston
Page / House / Family Number 141 / 277 / 280
Name Rel S R Age Ms Birth Places Occupation Industry
Ensley B. Medford Head M W 33 M NC-NC-NC Hostler Helper Railroad
Tenia Wife F W 40 M NC-NC-NC None
Gertie May Dau F W 11 S NC-NC-NC None
Nettie L. Dau F W 10 S NC-NC-NC None
Marie C. Dau F W 8 S NC-NC-NC None
Bertha A. Dau F W 6 S NC-NC-NC None
William H. Son M W 4 7/12 S NC-NC-NC None
Hosea C. Son M W 3 7/12 S NC-NC-NC None
Jack H. Ruff Brother M W 37 S NC-NC-NC Brakeman Railroad
Sarah E. Mother F W 80 W NC-NC-NC None

!TOMBSTONE:Swain Co, NC Deep Creek Cem "Sarah Ruff Sep 26 1840 - Aug 17 1927";

(01) Mary Ruff:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1860 Buncombe Co., NC PHF 249-33-33 Fairview PO
Hosea Ruff 22 M Farm Labor 40 N Carolina
Elizabeth 18 F Domestic do
Mary 10/12 F do

!CENSUS:1870 x

!CENSUS:1880;

(02) William Ruff:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1870 Madison County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Township No. 8 / Spring Creek PO
Page / House / Family # 436B / 139 / 139
Hosey Ruff 32 M W Farm Laborer 100 North Carolina
Elizabeth 26 F W Keeping House " "
William 4 M W At Home " "
Nancy 1 F W At Home " "

!CENSUS:1880 x

(03) Nancy C Ruff:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1870 Madison County, North Carolina
Township / Post Office Township No. 8 / Spring Creek PO
Page / House / Family # 436B / 139 / 139
Hosey Ruff 32 M W Farm Laborer 100 North Carolina
Elizabeth 26 F W Keeping House " "
William 4 M W At Home " "
Nancy 1 F W At Home " "

!CENSUS:1880 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Ocona Lufty Township
Page / House / Family # 200 / 21 / 23
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
Hosa Ruff W M 45 M Laborer NC-NC-NC
Sarah E. W F 36 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Nancy C. W F 11 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Eve W F 5 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Christina W F 2 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Adam W M 4/12 Son S (born Feb) NC-NC-NC

CENSUS:1900;

(04) Eve Ruff:

Notes:

!CENSUS:1880 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Ocona Lufty Township
Page / House / Family # 200 / 21 / 23
Name R S Age Rel Ms Occupation Birth Places
Hosa Ruff W M 45 M Laborer NC-NC-NC
Sarah E. W F 36 Wf M Keeping House NC-NC-NC
Nancy C. W F 11 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Eve W F 5 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Christina W F 2 Dau S NC-NC-NC
Adam W M 4/12 Son S (born Feb) NC-NC-NC

CENSUS:1900;

(08) Nora Cordelia Ruff:

Notes:

!BIRTH:22 Jul 1886 Swain Co, NC Birth Records 8-209 Nora Cordelia RUFF, d/o Hosea RUFF and Sarah E. GRANT, born Cherokee, Swain Co, NC;

!CENSUS:1900 Swain County, North Carolina
Township Charleston / Bryson City
Page / House / Family # 218 / 156 / 157
Name Rel R S Birth Age Ms Ch Birth Places Occupation
Hosea Ruff Hd W M Oct 1836 63 M 42 NC-NC-NC Miller
Sarah E. Wf W F Sep 1840 59 M 42 10-4 NC-NC-NC
Christina Dau W F Feb 1876 24 S NC-NC-NC
Adam Son W M Mar 1877 23 S NC-NC-NC
Harison J. Son W M Feb 1884 16 S NC-NC-NC
Norah C. Dau W F Jul 1887 12 S NC-NC-NC

CENSUS:1910;

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