Elisha Ashely Woodruff

1799–1849 (Age 49)
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Elisha Ashely

When Elisha Ashely Woodruff was born in October 1799, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Jesse Woodruff, was 27 and his mother, Sally Ashley, was 19. He married Nancy Clark in 1823, in Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States. He died on 28 April 1849, at the age of 49, and was buried in Milton Village Cemetery, Milton, Chittenden, Vermont, United States.

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Elisha Ashely Woodruff
Nancy Clark
Marriage: 1823

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World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
Age 1
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.
1802 · Brass is Discovered
Age 3
"In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."
1819 · Panic! of 1819
Age 20
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

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 (4)

  • Elisha Woodruff, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Elisha A Woodruff, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Elesha A Woodruff in the 1830 United States Federal Census

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