Note: * stone mason * Pastor of Lyons Farms Babtist Church * Records of Newark, NJ p 199 -203; "At an Annual Town Meeting, April 9, 1810; chosen Street Commisioners; Robert B Campfield, Seth Woodruff and Joseph T Baldwin and again on April 8, 1811; John Alling, Joseph Sayer Jun, Seth Woodruff; and on April 13, 1812; Seth Woodruff, John Alling, Jabez Camfield. Seth was also elected one of several Overseers of the highways on April 8, 1811. * On April 13, 1812; a committee of three persons be appointed to call upon the trustees of the first Presbyterian Church in Newark, for a surrender of the possession of all the town lands, now in their possession, which where, by a late act of Assembly vested in the town, wether held by them, or persons holding under them, and that in case the said Corporation refuse to surrender any lands which the Committee are of opinion belong to the Town, that the said Committee have authority to call a special town meeting." p 203 ( Seth's brother, Obadiah Woodruff was a Deacon at this Church) * left NJ 1816; 1817 settled in New Albany, IN * Justice of the Peace, Ass. Judge, Justice of Probate * CNW II p 56
A BRIEF HISTORY OF FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH NEW ALBANY, INDIANA
In January, 1820, a delegation from the Silver Creek Baptist Church helped organize the First Baptist Church of New Albany, Indiana. Its first leader was Seth Woodruff, a "tavern keeper, plasterer, bricklayer, associate judge, justice of the peace; almost everything required by a new country and a new town." At first, the church met in his tavern, with itinerant preachers leading the services. In 1826 Woodruff was ordained and became their first pastor, a position he held until his death twenty- five years later.
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