Charles Woodruff

1786–22 October 1864 (Age 78)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Charles

When Charles Woodruff was born in 1786, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Gedor Woodruff, was 25 and his mother, Corinna North, was 20. He married Amy Akins on 23 October 1832, in Portage, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 22 October 1864, in Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 78, and was buried in Tallmadge Cemetery, Tallmadge, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Family Time Line

Charles Woodruff
1786–1864
Amy Akins
1814–1876
Marriage: 23 October 1832
Nodiah Woodruff
1833–1896
Mary Ann Woodruff
1844–
Amos Hastings Woodruff
1835–1911
Henry Woodruff
1836–1904
Willis Wilcox Woodruff
1841–1918

Spouse and Children

    Male1786–1864Male

    Amy Akins

    Female1814–1876Female

MARRIAGE
23 October 1832
Portage, Ohio, United States
children

(5)

    Nodiah Woodruff

    Male1833–1896Male

    Male1835–1911Male

    Henry Woodruff

    Male1836–1904Male

    Willis Wilcox Woodruff

    Male1841–1918Male

    Mary Ann Woodruff

    Female1844–Female

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(2)

    Male1786–1864Male

    Elias Woodruff

    Male1788–1788Male

World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 0

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1788 · Connecticut Becomes the 5th State

Age 2

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

Age 22

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)

  • Charles Woodruff in entry for Willis W Woodruff, "Minnesota Deaths, 1887-2001"
  • Charles Woodruff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Charles Woodruff, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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