Bradleyville Forge property title abstract, 1729-1837
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Brief Description: "Abstract of title to forge property in Bradleyville made by G.C. Woodruff in 1831." A chart of the owners from 11 Feb. 1729 to 6 Feb. 1837.
Held at:
Litchfield Historical Society
7 South Street, P.O. Box 385
Litchfield, CT 6759
Phone: 860-567-4501
Fax: 860-567-3565
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Record Series Number: 00/2009-74-0
Created by: Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin) (1805-1885)
Volume: 1.0 Items
Biographical Note for Woodruff, George C. (George Catlin) (1805-1885) :

George Catlin Woodruff (1805-1885) was born in Litchfield, CT in 1805.  He graduated from Yale College in 1825, after which he studied law with James Gould at the Litchfield Law SChool.  In 1827 he was admitted to the bar and began practice in Litchfield.  He also served as postmaster of Litchfield from 1832 to 1846.  Afterwards, he became involved in local and national politics, becoming a member of the State House of Representatives in 1851, 1866, and 1874, and elected as a Democrat to the Thirty-seventh Congress (1861-1863). 

In 1829, he married Henrietta Sophronia (Seymour) Woodruff, the sister of Origen S. Seymour, who married Woodruff's sister Lucy.  They had two children: George and Henrietta.  George C. Woodruff died in Litchfield, CT in 1885.

Access Restrictions: This collection is open for research.
Subject Index
Forging industry - Connecticut - Litchfield
Iron industry and trade - Connecticut - Litchfield
Languages of Materials
English [eng]
Acquisition Notes: Unknown.  Found in collection.
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PreferredCitation: Bradleyville Forge property title abstract, Litchfield Historical Society, Helga J. Ingraham Memorial Library, 7 South St., P.O. Box 385, Litchfield, Connecticut 06759.