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date: 15 October 2019

Ruffin, Thomaslocked

(17 November 1787–15 January 1870)
  • Thomas D. Morris


Ruffin, Thomas (17 November 1787–15 January 1870), planter and judge, was born in King and Queen County, Virginia, the son of Sterling Ruffin, a planter, and Alice Roane, who was the first cousin of Spencer Roane, one of the leading figures of early Virginia jurisprudence. Thomas Ruffin was also a relative of the later southern firebrand, ...

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