Lucy Woodruff

1752–1 February 1822 (Age 70)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lucy

When Lucy Woodruff was born in 1752, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Woodruff, was 44 and her mother, Eunice Wiard, was 41. She married Timothy Stanley III on 22 December 1775, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. She died on 1 February 1822, in Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Plainville, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Timothy Stanley III
Lucy Woodruff
Marriage: 22 December 1775
Timothy Stanley IV
Roderick Stanley
John Woodruff Stanley

Spouse and Children

22 December 1775
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

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.

Age 37

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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)

  • Lucy Stanley, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Lucy Woodruff in entry for Timothy Stanley, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Lucy Woodruff, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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