Hannah Woodruff

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

The Life 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
of Harwinton, Hartford, Connecticut

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

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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: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). 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.

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

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Sources (3)

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

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