- Born: 3 Dec 1780, Elizabethtown NJ
- Died: 1842
Silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker
Events in his life were:
- He worked circa 1805 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Elizabeth NJ 5
- Countermarked coin, c 1810
Private Collection (Ex: A. H. Foerder/Henry Hilgard collection)
- He was a partner in 1813 with Robert Best in Cincinnati OH as BEST & WOODRUFF, having bought out the interest of Jacob Deterly. Deterly rejoined the firm in 1815, becoming BEST, WOODRUFF & DETERLY. Best retired in 1817 and the name changed to WOODRUFF & DETERLY. 5
- He was a partner in 1815-1817 with Robert Best & Jacob Deterly in Cincinnati OH as R. BEST & Co.
- He was a partner circa 1817-1819 with Jacob Deterly in Cincinnati OH as WOODRUFF & DETERLY.
- Advertised in the Western Spy, 19 Nov 1817, for WOODRUFF & DETERLY.
- Advertised in the Liberty Hall (Cincinnati OH), 24 Nov 1817, for the firm WOODRUFF & DETERLY, noting their location on the East side of Main street, opposite Samuel Lowery's Store. They offered ". . . gold and silver watches from England . . . and had for sale almost every article of Silver Ware and kept to hand a large assortment of Jewelry." 5
- He worked in 1821-1827 as a silversmith, jeweler, and watchmaker in Cincinnati OH listed in the 1825 city directory at 58 Main Street. 5
- Advertised in the Western Spy, 7 Apr 1821, announcing the dissolution of WOODRUFF & DETERLY.
- He was a partner in 1827-1834 with George L. White in Cincinnati OH as WOODRUFF & WHITE, with a shop at 58 Main Street. 5
- Advertised: 1827. For WOODRUFF & WHITE.
- Advertised in the Saturday Evening Chronicle (Cincinnati OH), 24 Nov 1827, for WOODRUFF & WHITE.