Aphek Woodruff

11 November 1778–28 May 1861 (Age 82)
Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Aphek

When Aphek Woodruff was born on 11 November 1778, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eldad Woodruff, was 31 and his mother, Dinah Woodford, was 24. He married Beulah Thompson on 25 November 1801, in Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1850. He died on 28 May 1861, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Aphek Woodruff
Azuba Hart
Marriage: 9 November 1809
Philo Woodruff
Asahel Hart Woodruff
Franklin Woodruff
Newton Woodruff
Julius Woodruff
Eunice Hart Woodruff

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  • Marriage
    9 November 1809West Avon, Farmington, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 3
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
    Age 21
    Post office est. June 22, 1799
    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.
    Age 22
    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English woderove ‘woodruff, sweet woodruff’ (Old English wudurofe), a sweet-scented plant. 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. Alternatively, perhaps a topographic name for someone who lived at or near a place where woodruff grew. There may have been some confusion with Woodrow .History: Two English families brought the name Woodruff to the American colonies: those of Matthew Woodruff and of John and Ann Woodruffe. The latter migrated to Lynn, MA, from Kent, and moved to Southampton, Long Island, NY, before 1640. John and Ann's many descendants were established in NJ, NC, and SC by 1790. The city of Woodruff, SC, is named for this family. The name is variously spelled Woodrove, Woodroffe, Woodruffe, Woodrough, and Woodruff in colonial records.

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

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    History of Wilford Woodruff

    Wilford Woodruff, 1807-1898 "History of Wilford Woodruff," Millennial Star 27 (1865) HISTORY OF WILFORD WOODRUFF (FROM HIS OWN PEN) In tracing the history of my fathers, I find it difficult to obtain …

    Sources (51)

    • Apheh Woodruff, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Aphek in entry for Armon Woodruff, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Aphuk Woodruff, "United States Census, 1840"

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