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Mary Elizabeth Ruffner (Steinman)

Birthdate: (84)
Birthplace: Lancaster Co., PA
Death: 1798 (83)
Page Co., VA
Place of Burial: Ruffner Homestead in Luray, Page County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Joseph Steinman and Fronica Elizabeth Steinman
Wife of Peter Ruffner, II
Mother of Joseph Ruffner; Benjamin Ruffner; Catharine Clem; Peter Ruffner, III; Reuben R. Ruffner and 4 others
Sister of Christian Steinman or Stehmann

Managed by: Jacquelyn West
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About Mary Elizabeth Ruffner

Mary Steinman ~ was the first member of our family to be born in America. She was born in 1714 at the place called Willow Street in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. She and her husband Peter were the parents of the first Ruffner children of our family to be born in America.

Mary was a daughter of Joseph and Fronica Steinman. She was one of the 7 children Joseph named to receive, or as having already received, bequeaths in his 1756 will. She is mentioned as having been previously provided for, a reference to the land she had already received from her father, and was given ‘one English shilling sterling’ as a final act by Joseph.

Some written accounts portray Mary as a large, dark haired woman possessed of all the strong virtues. Virtues she inherited or acquired through her upbringing in the Pennsylvania home of her Swiss parents. Her father Joseph is reported to have been from Bern.

Mary died in 1798 and is also buried at the Ruffner Homestead in Luray, Page County, Virginia.

was born on 1 Sep 1714. She died in 1798 in , Page Co., VA and was buried in Ruffner Cemetary, Page Co., VA. Mary married Peter RUFFNER in 1739.

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Mary Elizabeth Ruffner's Timeline

September 1, 1714
Lancaster Co., PA
September 25, 1740
Age 26
Shenandoah, Hawkshill Creek, Virginia, USA
August 14, 1742
Age 27
May 13, 1744
Age 29
Shenadoah, Co., Va.
May 13, 1744
Age 29
Luray, Page County, Virginia, United States
December 13, 1746
Age 32
Shenandoah, Of, Virginia, USA
October 20, 1748
Age 34
August 4, 1752
Age 37
March 4, 1755
Age 40
Hawksville Creek, Shenandoah County, Virginia