Mansley W Woodruff

22 November 1841–25 February 1871 (Age 29)
Huntington Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States

The Life of Mansley W

When Mansley W Woodruff was born on 22 November 1841, in Huntington Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States, his father, Benjamin Woodruff, was 28 and his mother, Lucy Rupe, was 30. He married Prudentia J Martin about 1860, in Ohio Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870. He died on 25 February 1871, in Gallia, Ohio, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Huntington Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Mansley W Woodruff
1841–1871
Prudentia J Martin
1843–1919
Marriage: about 1860
George M Woodruff
1865–1865
Emma Caroline Woodruff
1867–1955
Adda Viola Woodruff
1868–1941
Altha A Woodruff
1869–1945
Luther W Woodruff
1870–1913

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1860
Ohio Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    George M Woodruff

    Male1865–1865Male

    Female1867–1955Female

    Adda Viola Woodruff

    Female1868–1941Female

    Female1869–1945Female

    Luther W Woodruff

    Male1870–1913Male

Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Woodruff

    Male1813–1859Male

    Female1811–1865Female

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (5)

1846

Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1860 · Ohio supports the Union side of the Civil War

Age 19

Although divided as a state on the subject of slavery, Ohio participated in the Civil War on the Union's side, providing over 300,000 troops. Ohio provided the 3rd largest number of troops by any Union state.
1863

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Amarryly W Woodruff in household of Lucy Woodruff, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Mansley Woodruff, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Mansley W. Woodruff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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