Huron Valley Chapter
The next chapter meeting is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 2017 starting at 10:00 am at the Plymouth District Library in Plymouth, MI.
Revolutionary War Patriots Remembered
On Saturday, May 14, 2016, the Huron Valley Chapter – Michigan Society, Sons of the American Revolution hosted a ceremony at Forest Hill Cemetery honoring Revolutionary War soldiers Benjamin Woodruff and Josiah Cutler. Both patriots received the full military honors they did not receive at the time of their deaths and memorial markers were dedicated in honor of their service.
Among the many people in attendance were descendants of both patriots, Sons of the American Revolution, Daughters of the American Revolution, Michigan Society SAR Color Guard and the Veterans Honor Guard of Washtenaw County.
Benjamin Woodruff was born in Morris County, New Jersey in 1744 and served as a drummer and Sergeant in the New Jersey Line. At the age of 92 he traveled to Michigan on the back of a wagon to live with his son, Benjamin Jr. in Pittsfield Township. He died in 1837 shortly before his 93rd birthday.
Josiah Cutler was a Corporal in the 2nd Massachusetts Regiment and moved from Vermont to Michigan to live with his daughter Eliza Cutler Ticknor in April 1840. Eliza Ticknor was married to Heman Ticknor, brother of Dr. Benajah Ticknor who built Cobblestone Farm. Josiah Cutler was born in 1761 in Brookfield, Worcester County, Massachusetts and died in June 1840 in Pittsfield Township at the age of 78.