Woodruff Lyttleton Barnes

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

The Life Summary 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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Woodruff Lyttleton Barnes
Emma Eliza Whitmore
Marriage: 30 May 1850
Emma Janette Barnes
Eliza Whitmore Barnes
Eunice Jeanette Barnes
Mary Wyckes Barnes
Woodrough L Barnes Jr
Jessie Lyttleton Barnes

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 May 1850Middle Haddam, Chatham, Middlesex, Connecticut, United States
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    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

    English: habitational name from Barnes (on the Surrey bank of the Thames in London), named with Old English bere-ærn ‘barn, a storehouse for barley and other grain’, or a topographic name or metonymic occupational name for someone who lived by or worked at a barn or barns, from Middle English barn ‘barn, granary’.English: variant of Barne, with excrescent -s, derived from either the Middle English personal name Bern, Barn (based on the Scandinavian personal name Biǫrn or Old English Beorn, both from a word meaning ‘warrior’), or from Middle English barn (Old Norse barn) ‘child’. The latter term is found as a byname for men of the upper classes; it might also have had the meaning ‘young man of a prominent family’, like Middle English child (see Child ).Irish: in Ireland in many cases this is no doubt the English name, but in others it is 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 (17)

    • Woodruff L Barnes in household of Harriet G Thomas, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Woodruff L. in entry for Emma Eliza Whitmore Barnes, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
    • Woodrough L Barnes, "New York State Census, 1865"

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