Hannah Woodruff

23 August 1762–12 September 1845 (Age 83)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Hannah

When Hannah Woodruff was born on 23 August 1762, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jesse Woodruff, was 24 and her mother, Hannah Brace, was 17. She married Judah Barber about 1780. She died on 12 September 1845, in Butternuts, Otsego, New York, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Morris, Morris, Otsego, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Judah Barber
1760–1848
Hannah Woodruff
1762–1845
Marriage: about 1780

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1780
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776
    Age 14
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 19
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    1786 · Shays' Rebellion
    Age 24
    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. The leaves of the plant have a sweet smell and the surname may also have been a nickname for one who used it as a perfume, or perhaps an ironical nickname for a malodorous person. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Possible Related Names

    Woodroof
    Woodrow

    Sources (3)

    • Hannah Woodruff, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Hannah Woodruff, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
    • Hannah Barber, "Find A Grave Index"

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