Hannah Brace

Female24 May 1745–23 March 1781

Brief Life History 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 8 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
Lavinia Woodruff
Laverne Woodruff
Lois Woodruff
Huldah Woodruff
Jesse Woodruff
Sabrience Woodruff
Joel Woodruff
Elisabeth Woodruff
Mary Woodruff

Sources (10)

  • Hannah in entry for Wiard Woodruff, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Hannah Woodruff, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Hannah in entry for Hannah Woodruff, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 December 1761Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (11)

    +6 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

    +5 More Children

    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 (of Norman origin): nickname from Old French braz, brace, brase ‘arm’, probably used of someone with a strong arm or with a deformity of the arm.

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

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