Rhoda Woodruff

Brief Life History of Rhoda

When Rhoda Woodruff was born on 26 May 1782, in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, her father, Benjamin Woodruff Jr., 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 Town, Rock, Wisconsin, United States, at the age of 88.

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Family Time Line

Thomas Tuttle
1789–1873
Rhoda Woodruff
1782–1871
Marriage: 9 July 1809
William Tuttle
1810–1814
Charles Tuttle
1811–1882
Henry Tuttle
1813–1869
Julia Ann Tuttle
1815–1901
Rachel Tuttle
1817–1910

Sources (8)

  • 1870 United States Federal Census
  • Rhoda Tuttle in entry for Thomas Tuttle, "Wisconsin, Death Records, 1867-1907"
  • 1860 United States Federal Census

World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

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

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.

1808

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

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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