Anne Woodruff


Brief Life History of Anne

When Anne Woodruff was born in 1757, in Albemarle, Virginia, British Colonial America, her father, John Woodruff, was 32 and her mother, Mary Petty, was 27. She married Ambrose Goff in 1775, in Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. She died in 1784, in Bedford, Bedford, Virginia, United States, at the age of 27.

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Ambrose Goff
Anne Woodruff
Marriage: 1775
Aaron Goff
Martha Goff
William Goff
David Goff
Moses Goff
James Goff
Lindsey Goff

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  • Anne /Woodruff/ Female Birth 1757 , Albemarle, Virginia, USA Death 1784 , Bedford, Virginia, USA MARRIAGES (1) Spouse Ambrose /Goff/ Marriage 1775 , Bedford, Virginia, USA
  • Kentucky Probate Records, 1727-1990;
  • Amherst, Virginia, Deed book

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  • Marriage
    1775Bedford, Virginia, British Colonial America
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    World Events (5)

    1758 · Mount Vernon

    Age 1

    Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.


    Age 18

    "Patrick Henry made his ""Give me Liberty or Give me Death"" speech in Richmond Virginia."


    Age 19

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

    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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