Urbane Woodruff

Male1766–11 November 1798

Brief Life History of Urbane

When Urbane Woodruff was born in 1766, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Isaac Woodruff, was 29 and his mother, Mary Bristol, was 24. He married Silence Sloper in 1791, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 11 November 1798, in Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 32, and was buried in South End Burying Ground, Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States.

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Urbane Woodruff
Silence Sloper
Marriage: 1791
Daniel S. Woodruff
Silena Woodruff
Wyllys Woodruff

Sources (5)

  • Urbane Woodruff, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Urbane in entry for Silena Woodruff, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Urbane Woodruff, "Find A Grave Index"

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  • Marriage
    1791Southington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (11)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 10

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

    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

    Age 15

    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.

    1783 · A Free America

    Age 17

    The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

    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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