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
Prudentia J Martin
Marriage: about 1860
George M Woodruff
Emma Caroline Woodruff
Adda Viola Woodruff
Altha A Woodruff
Luther W Woodruff

Spouse and Children

about 1860
Ohio Township, Gallia, Ohio, United States


    George M Woodruff



    Adda Viola Woodruff



    Luther W Woodruff


Parents and Siblings

    Benjamin Woodruff





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World Events (5)


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.

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.

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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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