Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857

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Lawyer, judge, senator from Ohio.

From the description of Odes, 1805 July 4. (Ohio State University Libraries). WorldCat record id: 16693329

A Federalist, Woods served in the Virginia House of Delegates and was a member of the Virginia Convention of 1788. He briefly served in the Revolutionary War and later was an officer of the Virginia militia, attaining the rank of colonel before resigning in 1816. Woods was president and a director of the North Western Bank of Virginia. He owned a flour mill, traded whiskey and leased out land. One of the founders of Woodsfield, Ohio, Woods was a land speculator in the military warrant land in the Northwest Territory and bought public land in Ohio and Indiana in addition to having extensive holdings in West Virginia. He was also either a principal or involved in some way with lawsuits to either settle land disputes or to collect money. He promoted the building the Cumberland Road which passed through Wheeling.

From the guide to the Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846., (Special Collections, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary)

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creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers 1820-1832. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers, 1731-1908. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers, 1840 June 6. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Hammond, Charles, 1779-1840. Papers, 1793-1840. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers, 1824 Mar. 17. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers, 1828 Dec. 26. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers, 1830 Jan. 23. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers 1824-1841 Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Looker, Othniel, 1757-1844. Papers, 1813-1819, 1840-1841, 1891. Library of Congress
referencedIn Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. Papers of Thomas Worthington, 1795-1827. Library of Congress
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Papers. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Letter, 1833 July 31, St. Clairsville [Ohio], to Daniel Webster, Boston. Dartmouth College Library
creatorOf Ruggles, Benjamin, 1783-1857. Odes, 1805 July 4. Ohio State University Libraries
referencedIn Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866. Jared Sparks collection of American manuscripts, 1582-1843 Houghton Library
creatorOf Johnston, John, 1775-1861. John Johnston papers, 1801-1860. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Rice, Charles Elmer. Papers 1735-1924. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. Papers, 1799-1835. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Archibald Woods Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846. Special Collections Research Center, Earl Gregg Swem Library, College of William and Mary
creatorOf Johnston, John, 1775-1861. John Johnston papers [microform], 1801-1860. Ohio History Connection, Ohio Historical Society
creatorOf Woods, Archibald, 1764-1846. Papers, 1777-1893, 1783-1846. William & Mary Libraries
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associatedWith Archibald Woods. person
associatedWith Baker family, family
associatedWith Barber, Levi. person
associatedWith Call, Daniel, 1765 (ca.)-1840. person
associatedWith Daniel Call person
associatedWith Doddridge, Philip, 1773-1832 person
associatedWith Hammond, Charles, 1779-1840. person
associatedWith Johnson, Chapman, 1779-1849 person
associatedWith Johnston, John, 1775-1861. person
associatedWith Lee, Henry, 1756-1818 person
associatedWith Looker, Othniel, 1757-1844. person
associatedWith McArthur, Duncan, 1772-1839. person
associatedWith Morgan family, family
associatedWith Pindall, James, 1783 (ca.)-1825. person
associatedWith Rice, Charles Elmer. person
associatedWith Sheffey, Daniel, 1770-1830 person
associatedWith Sparks, Jared, 1789-1866 person
associatedWith Tyler, John, 1790-1862 person
associatedWith United States. Congress. House. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Congress. Senate. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. Navy corporateBody
associatedWith Webster, Daniel, 1782-1852. person
associatedWith Wilson, Edgar Campbell, 1800-1860 person
associatedWith Wilson, George Washington, b. 1807 person
associatedWith Wilson, Thomas, 1765-1826 person
associatedWith Woods, Archibald, 1764-1846. person
associatedWith Worthington, Thomas, 1773-1827. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Woodsfield (Ohio)
Ohio
United States
Belmont County (Ohio)
United States
United States
Wheeling (W.Va.)
Cumberland Road.
Saint Louis (Mo.)
United States
Kentucky
Northwest, Old
Monroe County (Ohio)
United States
Ohio County (W. Va.)
Ohio
Indiana
Subject
Banks and banking
Cholera
Education and state
Elections
Fourth of July
Marriage
Tariff
Virginia
Whiskey Rebellion, Pa., 1794
Slavery
Occupation
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Birth 1783-02-21

Death 1857-09-02

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