Seth Woodruff

1744–31 January 1828 (Age 84)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Seth

When Seth Woodruff was born in 1744, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Robert Woodruff, was 34 and his mother, Ruth Clark, was 28. He married MRS Seth Woodruff about 1760, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 31 January 1828, in his hometown, at the age of 84.

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Seth Woodruff
1744–1828
MRS Seth Woodruff
1739–
Marriage: about 1760
Selah Woodruff
1761–1844
Sarah Woodruff
1778–
Robert Woodruff
1788–1813

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World Events (6)

1776
Age 32
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
Age 37
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.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.
Age 43
The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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

Sources (1)

  • Woodruff Genealogy / Descendants of Mathew Woodruff of Farmington, Connect

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