Seth Woodruff

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

    Male1744–1828Male

    MRS Seth Woodruff

    Female1739–Female

MARRIAGE
about 1760
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

(3)

    Selah Woodruff

    Male1761–1844Male

    Female1778–Female

    Robert Woodruff

    Male1788–1813Male

Parents and Siblings

    Robert Woodruff

    Male1710–1782Male

    Female1716–Female

siblings

(4)

    Male1744–1828Male

    Amos WOODRUFF

    Male1745–1828Male

    Sarah Woodruff

    Female1749–1789Female

    Ruth Woodruff

    Female1751–1794Female

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

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 (1)

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

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