Elizabeth Freeman married John L. Ruff
Elizabeth Freeman Ruff marries Thomas Finley after 1845.
1850 Carroll Co., TN Census records show Ann E. Ruff living with Thomas Finley, she is 6 years old.
Ann E. Ruff is named heir to our John Ruff's Estate, abt 1856/8, she is a minor at the time. Who is she?
1858-Marriage of Ann E. Ruff to Joseph T. Leflore 8-11-1858--she would have been about 14-15 yrs. old. They had one daughter named Ella Jane.
On the 1860 census it shows that Joseph and Ann (newly-weds) lived nearby his father and siblings in house numbered 1092. It shows:
Joseph T. Le Flore - 24 cabinet maker m w born SC
Ann E Le Flore - 17 f w born TN
also living in the house was a James Nolan - 29 master carpenter m w TN.
They are not listed on the 1870 census. There was a Joseph Le Flore killed
in the Civil War, but I do not know if it was him.
CARROLL COUNTY TN - INDEX OF ESTATE RECORDS
Ruff, John L. estate LAFLOORE, Ann E.--NORMAN, John 1861
1861 CARROLL COUNTY TN - INDEX OF CHANCERY RECORDS
LAFLOORE Ann E. NORMAN John. Ruff, John L. estate
Therefore, knowing that Ann E. Ruff was a legal heir to our John Ruff, and that John L. and Elizabeth were married in 1843, and that Ann E. was 6 yrs old in 1850, living with the Finley's, and that her mother Elizabeth married thomas Finley, and that a suit is brought to claim inheritance in 1861 to John L. Ruff's estate, I believe that John L. Ruff was another son of our John Ruff's.
How about this---
John L. Ruff is the son of John Ruff and Miss Hodges and was most likely born in NC. He travels to Carroll Co., TN along with his Father and brothers and step mother Chloe Eason. In 1843 he weds Elizabeth Freeman. They have a child, Ann E. Most likely, John L. dies shortly after Ann E. is born.
Thomas Finley is married about the same time, has two children with Mary Fields, and she dies, probably in child-birth. Here now are these two with very small children and both widowed. They marry. Ann E. weds Joseph Le Flore, and they sue the estate of both our John Ruff, her Grandfather, and her father, John L. Ruff.
Any one have information on these families would be much appreciated.
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