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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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

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


    Emma Janette Barnes


    Eliza Whitmore Barnes


    Mary Wyckes Barnes


    Woodrough L Barnes Jr


    Eunice Jeanette Barnes


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Rebecca Wickes




    Harry R. Barnes



    Morris Taylor Barnes


    Delia Maria Barnes


    Charles William Barnes


+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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