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
Elizabeth "Betsy" Woodruff
Marriage: 26 December 1816
Matilda P Allen
Amanda Allen
Woodward Allen
Parthena Allen
Colonel Eber Sylvester "Eba" Allen
Louisa V. "Lou" Allen
Sarah Elizabeth Allen

Spouse and Children

26 December 1816
Spartanburg, South Carolina, United States


    Matilda P Allen


    Amanda Allen



    Parthena Allen


    Colonel Eber Sylvester "Eba" Allen


+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+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.

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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