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John Bruffey
Birth: 1752, Ireland
Death: 1807
Mill Point
Pocahontas County
West Virginia, USA

John Bruffey. was a native of Ireland. We believe his father's name could have been Patrick Bruffey, born in Ireland.

John married Eleanor "Nellie" McDonald in Ireland. John and Nellie were working on the Tyrone Plantation, Northern England when they left and came to America. They settled along Bruffey's Creek, near Lobelia in Pocahontas County, Virginia (now West Virginia).

John served in the American Revolutionary War under General Wayne, fighting for the Colonies; for these efforts he received land grants in Virginia.

John's Revolutionary War Service Records indicate he:

Enlisted Ticonderoga Dec 13, 177_

Appointed Jan 1, 177_

Muster rolls as Corporal:
Jul 1777
Aug 1777
Sep 1777
Nov 1777
Dec 1777

John served at:
Valley Forge Feb 1778 - Jun 1778
Camp White Plains Aug 1778 - Sep 1778
Camp Federicksbrug Nov 16, 1778
Camp Millstone/Monmouth Jan - Feb 1779

Nellie and John had the following five children:

- Patrick b 08 May 1785, Augusta County, Virginia d 03 Feb 1853 Greenbank, Pocahontas County, West Virginia. On
26 Mar 1812 Bath County, Virginia married Anna Warwick Slaven b 29 May 1786 d 16 Mar 1871 Pocahontas, Putnam County, West Virginia; to this union were born 9 children, daughters: Mary "Polly" Matthews b 29 Jan 1813 d 01 Nov 1849, 1833 married John Hartman Ruckman b 11 Nov 1810 d 29 Jul 1878, they had 8 children, daughters Caroline 1835-1900, soon after marriage to William J. Cackley; and, Mary Ann "Polly" b 1849 d 05 May 1854, age 5, and, 5 sons Sidney b 11 Nov 1834 d 07 Sep 1896, married Almira Campbell, had sons Charles Walter 10 Feb 1867 and William Campbell b 06 Dec 1868; Charles b 1836 d 1865; Samuel b 1837 d 1865; James Atlee b 1838 d between 1861-1865 during Civil War at the Battle at Port Republic, age 23. From these children they had 46 grandchildren.

- Robert Cashman b 30 Jul 1787 d 18 Dec 1854, married twice, 1st married Mahala Kegans Anderson (Mahala was first married to Uriah Hardy Anderson d 06 Apr 1893, had no children), Mahala bore a stillborn infant Apr 1854 and died when this child was born; 2nd married Margaret Connell b 29 Dec 1785 d 31 Aug 1844, they had 4 daughters: Mary Martha 30 Mar 1815 - 10 Mar 1907, married John William Stofer and they had 11 children, all but 2 lived to adulthood: Margaret Eleanor "Ellen" b 28 Jul 1816 d 07 Dec 1863, 05 Jun 1836 married John Amonett b 1809 d 1888, no children born; Nancy Helen b 17 Dec 1818 d 11 Apr 1904, married John B. Holloman b abt 1813 they had a daughter, Roburta b abt 1862; and Elizabeth b 21 Dec 1821 d 19 Feb 1840 never married.

- John Allen I b 22 Dec 1788 d 16 May 1874, married Elizabeth Sarah Hill b 07 Sep 1790 d 27 May 1880, they had 10 children between 06 Feb 1813 and 23 Sep 1830, 7 daughters and 3 sons.

- James B. b 22 Dec 1789 d 05 Sep 1832, 29 Oct 1810 married Nancy S. Williams b 1789 d 11 Apr 1852; they had 2 daughters, Eliza E b 1814, did not marry, and, Ann E b 1828 d 10 Nov 1880, 17 Apr 1847 married William H Cook b 1824 d About 1853, they had 2 daughters who did not marry, Sarah Hale b 20 Oct 1848 d 14 Feb 1883 and Mary H. b 05 Nov 1849 d 26 Jul 1884, and, a son, George b about 1851, did not marry.

- Mark James b 02 Feb 1791 d Dec 1870, served in War of 1812, married 08 Nov 1810 Sarah "Sally" Lewis b 22 Aug 1790 d Apr 1850, they had 7 children, 3 daughters: Amanda Margaret b 08 Dec 1817 d 10 Deb 1885, married Ralph Thornhill, no children; Georgia b 1819, nothing more is known about her; and Emily b 31 Mar 1820 d 11 Oct 1902, in June 1836 married Perry Fleshman b 11 Nov 1814 d 02 Jan 1886, they had 2 daughters, Martha Ann "Mat" b 03 Dec 1850 d 30 Jan 1933, 01 Nov 1875 married Sylvester Warfield Groshong b 12 Nov 1842 d 10 Feb 1918, they had Emily b 26 Sep 1877 d 11 Nov 1899, age 22 did not marry, and 3 sons: Clarence Alva b 24 Oct 1879 d 05 Mar 1950, did not marry; Perry C. b 26 Apr 1885 d 22 Feb 1903
Oct 1810, age 17, and Earl Sylvester b 17 Jan 1890 d 22 Sep 1976, never married.
John Allen (1786-1873)

John was killed in 1807, not far from the town of Millpoint, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, when a deer jumped out from the bushes beside the road and scared his horse. John was thrown from his horse and died instantly. John was buried not far from where this happened, in Hillsboro in the McNeel Cemetery. John's tombstone was made by his son, John Allen, a stonemason, from native rock. This tombstone draws as much, or more attention than any of the fine granite monuments in the cemetery. (It is possible that John was born between 1725-30, if so, he would have been 82 when he died, no proof has been found.)

After his death, Nellie, went to live with their son Patrick and his family in Arborvale, Pocahontas County West Virginia, until her death in 1825. Nellie is buried in the Patrick Bruffey Cemetery, Pocahontas County, West Virginia.

(I want to thank 2 cousins, Cheryl and Shirley, without their collaboration with me, this memorial would not have been possible.) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Eleanor McDonald Bruffey (1765 - 1825)
 
 Children:
  Patrick Bruffey (1785 - 1853)*
  Robert Cashman Bruffey (1787 - 1854)*
  John Allen Bruffey (1788 - 1871)*
  Mark James Bruffey (1791 - 1870)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
McNeel Cemetery
Hillsboro
Pocahontas County
West Virginia, USA
 
Maintained by: Susan Bruffey Lehman
Originally Created by: Mary Ellen Hill
Record added: Jun 11, 2008
Find A Grave Memorial# 27488718
John Bruffey
Added by: Mary Ellen Hill
 
John Bruffey
Added by: Mary Ellen Hill
 
John Bruffey
Added by: Mary Ellen Hill
 
 
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- Dani Ryan
 Added: Dec. 25, 2015
A small token of gratitude for your brave service to this country. Rest in piece dear grandfather.
- Donna Rae Wallace
 Added: Mar. 13, 2015

- KAREN LOVY
 Added: Feb. 2, 2015
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