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2012 RUFFNER FAMILY
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Proudly celebrating our roots and heritage in Luray and the Shenandoah Valley, the Town of Luray and the Ruffner Family Association invites you to a Bicentennial Celebration and Homecoming.
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The Homepage for the Descendants of
& MARY STEINMAN
[1713 – 1778] [1714 – 1798]
Our story, as an American family, begins with the marriage of Peter Ruffner and Mary Steinman in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania in 1739. This union would lead to a family, which included eight children - the first Ruffners of our family born on this continent. Each of them was born at their parent’s Hawksbill Patent homestead in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia. These children began their lives as British subjects, but most would live to see the formation of the United States of America and be highly productive citizens of this new nation of states.
Topic Pages: ~ Click on the Topic to go to the subject page.
& Mary Steinman ~ Introducing our first Ruffner family in America.
Brief Description of Topic pages:
Our Ancestors: Peter Ruffner
The Early Generations ~ Genealogy - History of the first generations.
The Ruffner Family Association ~ History, Organization& Activities of the RFA.
Ruffner Family Events ~ Past, Present, & Future Events - Local History - Photos - Reunions.
Ruffner Roots and Ramblings ~ Outstanding RFA newsletter - Read selected Stories.
RFA's Publications Committee ~ Survey & Publication project to update our Genealogy & History.
RFA’s Endowment Fund (Under Construction)
Printable Forms ~ Forms to print and use in corresponding with the RFA.
Historic Sites & Monuments (Under Construction) ~ Sites & Location Guide.