Timothy Woodruff

Male1745–21 July 1831

Brief Life History of Timothy

When Timothy Woodruff was born in 1745, his father, John Woodruff, was 37 and his mother, Eunice Wiard, was 34. He married Mrs Abigail Woodruff in 1768, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 21 July 1831, in Burlington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, at the age of 86.

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Timothy Woodruff
1745–1831
Mrs Abigail Woodruff
1755–
Marriage: 1768
Timothy Woodruff
1770–
Lina Woodruff
1779–

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  • Marriage
    1768Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)

    1776

    Age 31

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 36

    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.

    1791

    Age 46

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    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.

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