WOODRUFF, GEORGE JEFFERSON (1837~18??) George Jefferson Woodruff was born in Spartenberg, South Carolina on January 8, 1837, to Amos and Lavania (Bobo) Woodruff. He received his college education at Red Bank, Marshall County, Mississippi and worked for several years a teacher and later a farmer. In 1861, he joined the Confederacy and served in the 21st Mississippi Infantry in Longstreet's Division. A wound in the leg at the Battle of Malvern Hill ended his military career on July 1, 1862.
In 1877, Woodruff and his family moved to Texas, where he eventually settled in Cooper, Delta County. In 1889, Woodruff was elected as a Democrat to the Texas House of Representatives from RaceTrack for the 21st Session, where he was assigned to the committee on agricultural affairs.
Woodruff was twice married and had three children.
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