Note: * pastor of the Presbyterian Church of Westfield 1759-1803 * AB and AM degree from Princeton 1756 * ordained by the Presbytery of NY 1759 * " after his body was buriedunder the aisle of the church, in front of the pulpit, and over it was placed a marble slab with the following inscription: SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF THE REV. BENJAMIN WOODRUFF A.M. who departed this life April 3, 1803, aged 70 years, The Dust Lies Here of a Venerable Man, formed from early youth in learning, human and divine, passed his collegiate studies with reputation, soon entered the Holy Ministry, Was Settled Near Forty Years Pastor of this Church, An excellent Preacher, Zealous, pathetic, prudent, and successful, in controversy, moderate and calm; among ministers, husbands, fathers and friends, Few His Equals. Piety, Hospitality, Friendship, Humility, Benevolence, and modesty, Formed his Character; His voice it cries, my people Come to Jesus, your eternal rest and hope." * "the will of the Reverend Benjamin Woodruff, dated July 7, 1802, was proved May 6, 1803, devised to his two daughters, Elizabeth Woodruff and Charlotte Arden, three lots of land in the township of Galen, NYm being 1,800 acres per patedt therefor, to be equally divided among them, their heirs, etc., which lots "belonged to my son Samuel in his lifetime." His wife, Elizabeth, was appointed executrix during her natural life, and in case of her prior death, his daughter Elizabeth. Witnesses were Isaac Sayre, Rachel Boudinot, and Elishia Boudinot. (Abstract of the original filed in the office of Secretary of State, Trenton, NJ.)"
* CNW I p 68 -72
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