Phebe Woodruff

31 May 1702–before 5 March 1708 (Age 5)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Phebe

When Phebe Woodruff was born on 31 May 1702, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, John Woodruff, was 30 and her mother, Elizabeth Thompson, was 31. She died before 5 March 1708, in her hometown, at the age of 5.

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John Woodruff
Elizabeth Thompson
Elizabeth Woodruff
Mary B Woodruff
Phebe Woodruff

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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)

  • Phebe Woodruff, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Phebe Woodruff, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Phebe Woodruff - Published information: death: 19 April 1761; Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

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