Rhoda Woodruff

26 May 1782–22 February 1871 (Age 88)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Rhoda

When Rhoda Woodruff was born on 26 May 1782, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Woodruff, was 29 and her mother, Rachel Loomis, was 25. She married Thomas Tuttle on 9 July 1809. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 22 February 1871, in Clinton, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Tuttle
Rhoda Woodruff
Marriage: 9 July 1809
William Tuttle
Charles Tuttle
Henry Tuttle
Julia Ann Tuttle
Rachel Tuttle

Spouse and Children

9 July 1809


Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

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.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 6

Connecticut became a state on January 9, 1788. In 1650, before it was a state, the boundary of Connecticut ran north from the westside of Greenwich Bay and the coast of the Pacific Ocean. During the 1600s, Westmoreland County was in Connecticut when the boundaries were changed Westmoreland County went to Pennsylvania.

Age 26

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: topographic name for someone who lived on a patch of land where woodruff grew, Old English wudurofe (a compound of wudu ‘wood’ with a second element of unknown origin). 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.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Rhoda Tuttle in entry for Thomas Tuttle, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • Rhoda Tuttle in entry for Julia Ann Tuttle Warner, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • 1870 United States Federal Census

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