Eunice Woodruff

13 February 1743–10 October 1783 (Age 40)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Eunice

When Eunice Woodruff was born on 13 February 1743, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, John Woodruff, was 34 and her mother, Eunice Wyard, was 32. She died on 10 October 1783, at the age of 40.

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Family Time Line

John Woodruff
1708–1807
Eunice Wyard
1711–1761
Sarah Woodruff
1730–1805
John Woodruff
1735–1806
Russel Woodruff
1735–
Jesse Woodruff
1738–1806
John Woodruff
1740–1807
Eunice Woodruff
1743–1783
Seth Woodruff
1744–1828
Timothy Woodruff
1745–1831
Lucy Woodruff
1752–1822

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World Events (2)

1776
Age 33
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 38
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.

Name Meaning

(1997: 9734;2007: 19412; 2010: 26286)English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. 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. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

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

Possible Related Names

Woodroof
Woodrow

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