Elizabeth "Betsy" Woodruff

9 June 1796–29 October 1875 (Age 79)
Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth "Betsy"

When Elizabeth "Betsy" Woodruff was born on 9 June 1796, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Woodruff, was 45 and her mother, Anne Lindsey, was 41. She married Caleb Allen on 26 December 1816, in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States in 1850. She died on 29 October 1875, in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Woodruff, Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States.

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Family Time Line

Caleb Allen
1792–1850
Elizabeth "Betsy" Woodruff
1796–1875
Marriage: 26 December 1816
Matilda P Allen
1818–1928
Amanda Allen
1819–1847
Woodward Allen
1820–1880
Parthena Allen
1825–1845
Colonel Eber Sylvester "Eba" Allen
1827–1893
Louisa V. "Lou" Allen
1829–1865
Sarah Elizabeth Allen
1832–1876

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 December 1816
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States
children

(7)

    Matilda P Allen

    Female1818–1928Female

    Amanda Allen

    Female1819–1847Female

    Male1820–1880Male

    Parthena Allen

    Female1825–1845Female

    Colonel Eber Sylvester "Eba" Allen

    Male1827–1893Male

+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 4

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 7

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 23

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Wilde, wood, and rof, a roof

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Eliza Allen in household of Caleb Allen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Elizabeth Woodruff Allen, "Find A Grave Index"

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