Hannah Brace

24 May 1745–23 March 1781 (Age 35)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Brace was born on 24 May 1745, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Jonathan Brace, was 37 and her mother, Mary Messenger, was 27. She married Jesse Woodruff on 10 December 1761, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 23 March 1781, in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Jesse Woodruff
Hannah Brace
Marriage: 10 December 1761
Hannah Woodruff
Wiard Woodruff
Laverne Woodruff
Lois Woodruff
Huldah Woodruff
Jesse Woodruff
Sabrience Woodruff
Joel Woodruff
Elisabeth Woodruff
Mary Woodruff

Spouse and Children

10 December 1761
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States


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World Events (2)


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.

Name Meaning

English: probably from Middle English, Old French brace ‘arm’, also denoting a piece of armor covering the arm. In most cases it is probably a metonymic occupational name for a maker or seller of armor, specifically armor designed to protect the upper arms, but it could also have been a nickname for someone with strong arms ( compare Armstrong ) or a deformed or otherwise noticeable arm.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Hannah in entry for Hannah Woodruff, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Brace, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Hannah Brace, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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