Woodruff Lyttleton Barnes

16 October 1816–3 December 1881 (Age 65)
Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States

The Life of Woodruff Lyttleton

When Woodruff Lyttleton Barnes was born on 16 October 1816, in Brooklyn, New York City, New York, United States, his father, Enos Barnes III, was 30 and his mother, Rebecca Wickes, was 23. He married Emma Eliza Whitmore on 30 May 1850, in Middle Haddam, Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Buffalo, Erie, New York, United States in 1850. He died on 3 December 1881, in Brooklyn, Kings, New York, United States, at the age of 65, and was buried in Wyoming, Middlebury, Wyoming, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Woodruff Lyttleton Barnes
1816–1881
Emma Eliza Whitmore
1829–1909
Marriage: 30 May 1850
Emma Janette Barnes
1853–
Eliza Whitmore Barnes
1853–1931
Eunice Jeanette Barnes
1855–
Mary Wyckes Barnes
1854–1910
Woodrough L Barnes Jr
1855–1869
Jessie Lyttleton Barnes
1868–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 May 1850
Middle Haddam, Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
children

(6)

    Emma Janette Barnes

    Female1853–Female

    Eliza Whitmore Barnes

    Female1853–1931Female

    Mary Wyckes Barnes

    Female1854–1910Female

    Woodrough L Barnes Jr

    Male1855–1869Male

    Eunice Jeanette Barnes

    Female1855–Female

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

    Male1786–1862Male

    Rebecca Wickes

    Female1793–1832Female

siblings

(8)

    Harry R. Barnes

    Male1815–1893Male

    Male1816–1881Male

    Morris Taylor Barnes

    Male1818–1868Male

    Delia Maria Barnes

    Female1820–Female

    Charles William Barnes

    Male1823–1884Male

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1819 · 67 Streets in Brooklyn By 1819

Age 3

A village map dated April 8, 1819 shows sixty seven streets. The widest streets measured 60 feet wide while the narrowest street, Doughty Street, measured 20 feet wide.
1834 · The City of Brooklyn is Incorporated

Age 18

An act of incorporation in 1834 turned the village and town of Brooklyn to the city of Brooklyn. The city was divided into nine wards.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn’, ‘granary’. In some cases, it may be a habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), which was named in Old English with this word.2 English: name borne by the son or servant of a barne, a term used in the early Middle Ages for a member of the upper classes, although its precise meaning is not clear (it derives from Old English beorn, Old Norse barn ‘young warrior’). Barne was also occasionally used as a personal name (from an Old English, Old Norse byname), and some examples of the surname may derive from this use.3 Irish: possibly an Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Bearáin ‘descendant of Bearán’, a byname meaning ‘spear’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Woodruff L Barnes in household of Harriet G Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Woodrough L Barnes, "New York State Census, 1865"
  • Woodruff L Barnes, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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