Category Archives: Roff Ancestry

Frederick Roff

Frederick ROFF (about 1728-1825) was born in 1728, probably in Germany although some believe he was of Dutch origin.  How and when he immigrated by sea remains unknown.  He served in the Revolutionary War, owned a farm, had a son … Continue reading

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William Roff

William Roff (1769-1862) was born July 24, 1769 in Watervliet, NY.   William’s life was marked by loss: his brother was murdered over real estate, his wife died early leaving two young children to be raised by William.  His simple gravestone … Continue reading

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Frederick Roff

Frederick Roff (1795-1890), a veteran of the War of 1812, was widowed early and raised five children on his own.  He owned a number of farms and lived until age 95. Frederick, my great-great grandfather, was born January 3, 1795 … Continue reading

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Isaac Roff

Isaac Roff (1846-1927) was born on December 10, 1846 in Colonie, NY, the youngest of five children.  He was motherless by age 2.  Isaac was raised with his father and  grandfather, both farmers since the late 1700s.  Isaac eventually owned … Continue reading

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