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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Family Time Line

Jesse Woodruff
1738–1806
Hannah Brace
1745–1781
Marriage: 10 December 1761
Hannah Woodruff
1762–1845
Wiard Woodruff
1764–1828
Laverne Woodruff
1765–
Lois Woodruff
1767–1856
Huldah Woodruff
1769–1801
Jesse Woodruff
1772–1840
Sabrience Woodruff
1774–
Joel Woodruff
1776–1832
Elisabeth Woodruff
1778–1778
Mary Woodruff
1779–1780

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
10 December 1761
Harwinton, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (2)

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.

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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