Maria DeVeaux Woodruff
b. circa 4 September 1821, d. 21 April 1919
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff was born circa 4 September 1821 in Canada West (later Ontario), Canada.
- She married Daniel Curtiss Haynes, son of Daniel Phelps Haynes and Sabrina Burnapp, on 13 September 1848 in Buffalo, Erie County, New York, at Saint Paul's Episcopal Church.
- Daniel Curtiss Haynes and Maria DeVeaux Woodruff appeared in the 14 January 1861 provincial census of "Canada" in St. Catharines, Lincoln County, Canada West (later Ontario), Canada. Also in the household was one female servant, and also clerk Leonard Collard, age 24.
- Daniel Curtiss Haynes and Maria DeVeaux Woodruff appeared in the 2 April 1871 first national census of Canada in St. Catharines, Lincoln County, Ontario. Other members of the household included Edward Woodruff. Also in the household was one female servant, and Edward H. Woodruff (age 11), but whether he was the son of Edward or of his brother Henry is not yet known.
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff became a widow at the 10 April 1875 death of her husband Daniel Curtiss Haynes.
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff appeared in the 4 April 1881 census of Canada in St. Catharines, Ontario. Also in the household was female servant.
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff appeared in the 6 April 1891 census of Canada in St. Catharines, Ontario. Also in the household were two domestic servants.
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff appeared in the 31 March 1901 census of Canada in St. Catharines, Ontario. Also in the household was one female servant and US-born physician Edward W. Haynes (age 40), whose relationship is not yet known.
- Maria DeVeaux Woodruff died on 21 April 1919 in St. Catharines, Ontario.
- Research Note: According to her Ontario death record, her parents were Henry Augustus Woodruff and Olive Edwards, so perhaps she was not a niece of Samuel De Veaux.
- From J. Castell Hopkins' The Canadian Album (1896):
The late Daniel Curtiss Haynes, St. Cathariens, Ont., was born January 23rd, 1824, in Leicester, Mass., U.S.A. He is the son of Daniel Phelps Haynes and Sabrina Burnapp, both of American birth. Mr. Haynes came to Canada with his parents in 1836, and settled in St. Catharines, where he received his education at the public schools. HIs early life was devoted to his father's business, conducting a stage line from Niagara to Hamilton. This he continued for many years, after which he went into the grocery business on his own account. He afterwards opened a private bank, which he conducted up to the time of his death, April 10th, 1875, when in his fifty-first year. Mr. Haynes was a member of the C. O. F; in religion a member of the Church of England. He was married September 15th, 1848, to Maria DeVeaux, daughter of Henry A. Woodruff, of Niagara Falls, N.Y. He remembered in his numerous bequests the several charitable institutions in St. Catharines, and was a most exemplary man, and has left the fragrant memory of a strictly honorable and benevolent life. While in business he made many friends, and his word was counted equal to his bond.
- Research is ongoing to clarify family relationships of beneficiaries named by Samuel De Veaux in his will:
. . . I appoint as my Trustees, William H. De Lancey, William Shelton, Peter A. Porter, Richard H. Woodruff.
I will and bequeath all of my estate, both real and personal, which I am possessed of now and at the time of my decease, (excepting what is reserved in the settlement with Mrs. De Veaux, and as is herein excepted) to the persons last above mentioned, and their assigns, in trust for the uses and purposes hereinafter set forth and particularly specified.
The said Trustees are to pay my niece, Susan D. Flagg, of New Orleans, or to her heirs, the sum of five hundred dollars a year for twenty years; to be remitted to her, or to be paid personally, by the first day of May in each year. The first of which payments shall commence and be made on the first day of May next after my decease. It would be well to fund safely a sufficient sum to meet this annual demand, as soon as it may be at the command of said Trustees.
Said Trustees are to pay Charlotte De Veaux, widow of my deceased nephew, William De Veaux, of New Orleans, the sum of five hundred dollars.
They are to pay to the children of my deceased niece, Margaret Warner, of New Haven, Ct., the sum of two thousand dollars, to be equally divided among them.
They are to pay to my niece, Maria D. C. Haynes, a sufficient sum to meet the balance due on ten shares in the Niagara Falls International Bridge Company, which shares I have transferred to her. To be paid as the installments are called for on the part of the Company. They are also to give to the said Maria, a certain note which I now hold against her husband, Daniel C. Haynes, or the proceeds thereof, if such note be paid to me before my decease.
They are to hold in trust for the use and occupation of my nephew, Samuel D. Williams, the middle part of Lot number three, (3) in Township 13, Range 9, in the town of Niagara, and county aforesaid. The wife and children are in no case to be disturbed in the occupation of said premises; and when the children become of age, the said Trustees or their assigns, are to convey said premises to them, in fee simple. The said Trustees are also to pay one thousand dollars to said Williams, his wife, or children, from time to time, as they may think most beneficial for them. The amount standing against him in my books is not to be considered as any offset, or as a demand against him--and is not to be collected. . . .
- Last Edited: 12 Jun 2014