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About the year 1S50 the first attempt was made to collect and arrange in 
genealogical order the descendants of Thomas Trowbridge, the first of his name 
in this country, who emigrated from Exeter, Devonshire, England, to Dorchester, 
Mass., as early as 1637, and soon after went with the early settlers to the 
colony of New Haven. Those who were most interested in this undertaking were 
Thomas R. Trowbridge of New Haven, Philo M. Trowbridge of Woodbury, 
Conn., and Otis Trowbridge of Newton. Mass. As the result of their efforts, 
most of the descendants in the male line of Thomas, the second son of the 
settler, were collected by Eev. William S. Porter, who was employed for that 
purjiose by Mr. Thomas R. Trowbridge; many of the descendants of William 
Trowbridge, the third son, were collected by Deacon Philo M. Trowbridge; and 
of the descendants of James Trowbridge, the youngest son, the records of several 
hundred were collected and printed in a pamphlet in 1854 by Deacon Otis Trow- 
bridge. John, the oldest son of the settler, did not come with his father to this 
country and died unmarried in early manhood in Taunton, England. The 
subject then rested until the summer of 1869, when Mr. Thomas E. Trowbridge 
employed Rev. Frederick W. Chapman to take the materials collected and gather 
such other records as might be found and prepare a book for publication. As a 
result of his work the "Trowbridge Family" was published in 1872. 

The compilation of the present book was begun early in 1898. The genealogi- 
cal standard has advanced materially since the "Trowbridge Family" was pub- 
lished, and the compiler of the present book decided that he would obtain the 
best results if he should disregard all printed records of the Trowbridges and 
proceed as if no history of the family had ever been published. He has followed 
this plan throughout the compilation of this book, and all statements made are 
based on public records, examined by himself in nearly every case, or on corre- 
spondence with members of the family. Mr. Lothrop Withington, a recog-nized 
authority on genealogical research in English records, has been employed to 
conduct the investigation in England. Mr. Robert A. Smith of Washington, 
D. C, was employed to copy the war records of Trowbridges previous to the 
Civil War in the United States Pension Office. The many hundreds of records 
of their service in the Civil War were taken by the compiler from the official 
rosters of the several states (a most laborious work, as those volumes are not 
indexed), supplemented by family letters and a search of the records in the Pen- 
sion office. The compiler has searched the public records diligently for the few 
facts that are missing in the earlier generations and his correspondents know how 
earnestly he has written them to supply the facts missing in the later genera- 
tions. He has made a special effort to give the birth and parentage of the 
Trowbridge wives. The completeness of details in the biographical sketches 
indicate his efforts in that direction. He has corresponded with some member 
of each family circle within the past six months, so that the family registers are 
as complete as it was possible to make them. The proof sheets have been com- 
pared with the original notes made by the compiler and the letters he has received. 

The greater part of this book is a history of Thomas Trowbridge and his 
descendants. In the course of searches for members of that family the compiler 
has accumulated considerable data relative to several other families of Trow- 


bridges, some perhaps descending from Thomas Trowbridge, but so far not cer- 
tainly identified, and others known to be not descended from him. These have 
been included in this book. It is intended to record the history of successive 
generations in the male line, and that some branches are not brought down to 
the present time is due chiefly to the indifference of their members. But there 
have been very few such cases in comparison with the large number of branches 
whose members have been anxious to assist the compiler in every way in their 
power. It would have been an agreeable work to have recorded the families of the 
many Trowbridge women who have married, for without their help as complete a 
history as this would have been impossible, but to have followed out the records 
of the female lines would have taken many more years and made another volume 
larger than this, which would have at least doubled the cost of the book, and in 
very many cases would have been a reprint of portions of genealogies already 
published or anticipated others in preparation. 

The arrangement of tJie successive families is simple. The name of each 
male head of a family is preceded by his own consecutive number and followed 
by an ancestral parenthesis stating his descent, the particular book number of 
each ancestor being printed superiorly. The records of a few members of the 
family were received after the numbering of the manuscript was completed, which 
has necessitated the use of tlie letters, a, b, etc., after the number. 

The compiler thants the hundreds of Trowbridge men and women and the 
many others allied to them by marriage for the help they have so willingly 
given him in preserving in this comparatively enduring form the history of a 
family that has done its full share in the building of this country. The corre- 
spondence has been a pleasant one, except for a letter now and then that told 
of the death of one whose letters in the earlier years of this work made possible 
the connecting of the present generations with the past. Some branches of the 
family deservedly are entitled to have more of their members represented by 
portraits, either on account of their prominence or because they or their descend- 
ants have taken interest in this genealogy, but the compiler has endeavored 
to have at least one portrait of some member of each main stem or a picture of 
some old homestead that is endeared to the memory of its members. Likenesses 
of a number of the family that the compiler wished to include were either 
unobtainable or such that satisfactory portraits could not be made from them. 

The compiler feels that he has conscientiously made every effort to make this 
history complete and he now with regret draws his work to a close. 

Francis Bacon Trowbridge. 
New Haven, Conn., June 30, 1908. 


The Trowbridge arms, ...... 

Introduction, ....... 

Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton, England, the primitive settler : 
America, and his descendants, .... 

Thomas Trowbridge of New Haven, Conn., and his descendants. 
William Trowbridge of New Haven, Conn., and his descendants, 
James Trowbridge of Newton, Mass., and his descendants, 

Other Trowbridge Families, ..... 

Benjamin Strawbridge or Trowbridge of Chatham, Conn., ar 
his descendants, ...... 

Rhode Island Trowbridges, ..... 

Orson Trowbridge of Sheffield, Mass., and his descendants, 
Orson T. Trowbridge of Pottawatomie county, Kan., and his 
family, ....... 

Joel Trowbridge of Cornwall, Conn., and his descendants, . 

A Delaware county. N. Y., family of Trowbridges, . 

Capt. Stephen Trowbridge of Milford, Conn., and his family. 

Seymour Trowbridge of New York and Vermont and his family. 

Jacob Trowbridge of Lebanon, Ohio, and his family, 

John Trowbridge of Mt. Vernon, 111., and his descendants, 

Ontario, Canada, Trowbridges, .... 

A Hudson and Catskill, N. Y., family of Trowbridges, 
Samuel Trowbridge of Seneca Falls, N. Y., and his family, 
Ira Trowbridge of Mansfield, Conn., and his family, 
Alarie Trowbridge of Steuben county, N. Y., and his descendants 
John Strowbridge of Canton, Mass., and his descendants, . 
Benjamin Strawbridge, Strowbridge or Trowbridge of Williams- 
port, Pa., and his descendants, .... 

William Strawbridge of Ireland and his descendants, 
Trowbridges of recent English descent, ... 
Miscellaneous Trowbridge records, .... 

Trowbridges of German descent, .... 

Additions and corrections, ...... 

Indexes, ........ 

' Index I — Christian names of those bom Trowbridge, 
Index II — Surnames other than Trowbridge, 

Family Register, ....... 






Trowbridge coat of anns, .... Frontispiece 

Memorial window to Thomas E. Trowbridge in Center Cliurch, New 

Haven, Conn., ........ 5 

Old Trowbridge seal. — Trowbridge arms on a window in St. James's 

Church, Taunton, England, ...... 1(3 

Map of a section of Devon and Somersetshire containing the districts 

around Exeter and Taunton, ...... IS 

An old view of Taunton, England, ..... 19 

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Taunton, England, .... 24 

Interior of St. Mary Magdalen Church, Taunton, ... 25 

Interior of St. Mary Arches Church, Exeter, England. ... 40 

St. Petrock's Church, Exeter, England, ..... 41 

Center Church, New Haven, Conn., ..... 49 

Indian deed to Thomas Trowbridge, ..... 50 

Indian deed to Thomas Trowbridge, agent, in behalf of New Haven, 52 
Monuments of Thomas Trowbridge and his wife Sarah (Rutherford) 

Trowbridge in Center Church cryiit. New Haven, Conn., . . 53 

Trowbridge tankard, ....... 54 

Trowbridge table, ........ 56 

Trowbridge furniture, ....... 58 

Monument of Thomas Trowbridge (No. 4) and his wife Mary 

(Winston) Trowbridge in Center Church cryist. New Haven, 

Conn., ......... 60 

Trowbridge section in Center Church crypt, .... 61 

Gravestones of Capt. Daniel Trowbridge and his wife Mehetable 

(Brown) Trowbridge in Center Church crypt, ... 63 

Joseph Trowbridge (No. 11) House, Water street. New Haven, Conn., 64 

Eutherford Trowbridge (No. 16) of New Haven, Conn., . . 07 
Eutherford Trowbridge house, West Water street, New Haven, 

Conn., ......... 68 

Henry Trowbridge (No. .33) of New Haven, Conn., ... 76 

Eev. James H. Trowbridge (No. 43) of Chicago, 111., ... 84 

Frederick H. Trowbridge (No. 44) of Brooklyn, N. Y., . . . 85 

Thomas E, Trowbridge (No. 49) of New Haven, Conn., . . 87 
View across New Haven Green towards the residence of Thomas 

E. Trowbridge 88 

Eesidence of Thomas E. Trowbridge, Elm street, facing Green, New 

Haven, Conn., ........ 89 

Henry Trowbridge (No. 50) of New Haven, Conn., ... 91 

Ezekiel H. Trowbridge (No. 51) of New Haven, Conn., . . 92 
Memorial window to Ezekiel H. Trowbridge in Center Church, New 

Haven, Conn., ........ 93 

Winston J. Trowbridge (No. 52) of New Haven, Conn., . . 95 

Amos H. Trowbridge (No. 54) of New York City, ... 96 

Stewart H. Trowbridge (No. 58) of Lyle, Minn., ... 98 


Charles H. Trowbridge (No. 65) of Milford, Conn.. 

Heni-y Trowbridge (No. 70) of New Haven, Conn., 

Thomas R. Trowbridge (No. 71) of New Haven, Conn 

William E. H. Trowbridge (No. 72) of New Haven, C 

William E. H. Trowbridge, Jr. (No. 72, i) of London, Englanc 

Rutherford Trowbridge (No. 73) of New Haven, Conn 

E. Hayes Trowbridge (No. 75) of New Haven, Conn., 

Dr. George Trowbridge (No. 81) of New York City, 

Capt. Miles M. Trowbridge (No. 85) of Portland, Ore., 

Francis B. Trowbridge (No. 96) of New Haven, Conn, 

West Haven Green, West Haven, Conn., . 

Trowbridge homestead (No. 145), Litchfield, Conn., 

Billy Trowbridge (No. 191) of Syracuse, N. T., . 

Stephen Trowbridge (No. 217) of Litchfield, Conn., 

Charies Trowbridge (No. 225) of Catskill, N. Y., 

Samuel Trowbridge (No. 230) of Albany, N. Y., 

Henry Trowbridge (No. 234) of New York City, 

Gen. Cyrus Trowbridge (No. 240) of Lockport, N. Y., 

Minor Trowbridge (No. 261) of Newark, N. Y., . 

Milo Trowbridge (No. 264) of Tully, N. Y., . 

Demetrius N. Trowbridge (No. 278) of Toledo, Ohio, 

Trowbridge homestead (No. 308), Bethel, Conn., 

Trowbridge homestead (No. 312), North East, N. Y., 

Daniel Trowbridge (No. 325) of Hudson, Ohio, . 

Allerton M. Trowbridge (No. 338) of Patterson, N. Y., 

Le\-i Trowbridge (No. 341) of Detroit, Mich., . 

Trowbridge brothers (Nos. 340-4) of Detroit, Mich., 

Dr. Silas T. Trowbridge (No. 348) of Vera Cruz, :\[exico, 

Harley Trowbridge (No. 349) of Viroqua, Wis., 

Archibald Trowbridge (No. 353) of Cincinnati, Ohio 

Col. Abner Trowbridge (No. 356) of Fayette, Ohio, 

Marcus H. Trowbridge (No. 414) of Catskill, N. Y., 

Dea. Philo M. Trowbridge (No. 417) of Woodbury, Conn 

John H. Trowbridge (No. 424) of Albanj-, N. Y., 

Miner Trowbridge (No. 431) of Brooklyn, N. Y., 

Seymour Trowbridge (No. 477) of Cleveland, Ohio, 

Eobert C. Trowbridge (No. 487) of Tully, N. Y., 

Dr. Newton Trowbridge (No. 492) of Tully, N. Y., 

Leverett H- Trowbridge (No. 496) of Dunseith. N. D, 

William Trowbridge (No. 557) of Carroll, Iowa, 

Edward N. Trowbridge (No. 582) of Whitehall. Wis. 

Rev. Noble A. Trowbridge (No. 614) of Longmont, Colo., 

Ira C. Trowbridge (No. 617) of Waseca, Minn., . 

Alvah Trowbridge (No. 637) of Hackensack, N. J.. 

Rev. William A. Trowbridge (No. 657) of iluncie. Lid 

George W. Trowbridge (No. 661) of TTnion. Ohio. 

Hon. William L. Trowbridge (No. 663) of Vick.^burg. Miss., 

Judson Trowbridge (No. 667) of Fayette. Ohio. 

Col. Charles T. Trowbridge (No. 676) of Minneapolis. M 

Rev. Allen H. Trowbridge (No. 722) of Rutland. 111.. 

Lucius A. Trowbridge (No. 793) of Evanston. 111.. 

Francis E. Trowbridge (No. 800a) of New York Cit.v. 

Rev. Walter S. Trowbridge (No. 816) of Chicago. 111.. 

Dr. William H. Trowbridge (No. 851) of Stamford, Conn., 



Prof. Samuel H. Trowbridge (No. 853) of Glasgow, Mo., . . 452 

Francis C. Trowbridge (No. 910) of Hamilton, Ohio. . . . 170 

Trowbridge homestead (No. 1010), Worcester, Mass., . . . 512 

Caleb Trowbridge (No. 1021) homestead, Pomfret, Conn., . . 520 

Trowbridge tomb, Framingham, Mass., .... 527 

Capt. Luther Trowbridge (No. 1032) of Albany, N. Y., . . 528 

Willard Trowbridge (No. 1035) homestead, Edinburgh, N. T., . . 531 

Dr. Amasa Trowbridge (No. 1013) of Watertown, N. Y., . . 535 

George Trowbridge (No. 1046) of Camden, N. Y., . . . 539 

Dea. William Trowbridge (No. 1048) of Sheboygan Falls, Wis.. . 541 

Stephen V. R Trowbridge (No. 1071) of Troy, Mich., ... 556 

Hon. Charles C. Trowbridge (No. 1072) of Detroit, Mich., . . 560 

James S. Trowbridge (No. 1085) of Jackson, CaL, . . . 571 

Dr. William R. Trowbridge (No. 1095) of Watertowii, N. Y.. . . 575 

Dr. Lawrence D. Trowbridge (No. 1007) of Palmyra, N. Y., . . 576 

Charles E. Trowbridge (No. 1098) of Whitinsville, Mass., . . 577 

James L. Trowbridge (No. 1102) of Sheboygan Falls, Wis., . . 579 

Dea. Otis Trowbridge (No. 1119) of Newton, Mass., . . . 586 

Almarin Trowbridge (No. 1121) of Boston, Mass., . . . 587 

George A. Trowbridge (No. 1157) of Framingham, Mass., . . 601 

John Townsend Trowbridge (No. 1162) of Arlington, Mass., . . 604 

Hon. Eowland E. Trowbridge (No. 1164) of Birmingham, Mich., . 606 

Prof. William P. Trowbridge (No. 1166) of New Haven, Conn., . 60S 

Rev. Tillman C. Trowbridge (No. 1167) of Marash, Turkey, . . 610 

Gen. Luther S. Trowbridge (No. 1169) of Detroit, Mich., . . 612 

Major Charles F. Trowbridge (No. 1170) of Ann Arbor, Mich., . 614 

Rev. Luther H. Trowbridge (No. 1184) of Detroit, Mich., . . 621 

Dr. George M. Trowbridge (No. 1187) of Centreville, Mich., . . 623 

Eev. John P. Trowbridge (No. 1192) of Rochester, Mass., . . 625 

J. Eliot Trowbridge (No. 1235) of Newton, Mass., ... 641 

Almarin Trowbridge, Jr., (No. 1237) of Charlestown, Mass., . . 642 

Dr. Edward H. Trowbridge (No. 1249) of Worcester, Mass., . . 647 

Edward A. Trowbridge (No. 1260, vi) of Boston, Mass., . . 652 

Edwin Trowbridge (No. 1263) of Thomaston, Me., . . . 653 

William H. Trowbridge (No. 1275) of South Framingham, Mass., . 658 

Prof. John Trowbridge (No. 1277) of Cambridge, Mass., . . 659 

Prof. D. Hector Trowbridge (No. 1303) of Chicago, 111., . . 669 

Henry Trowbridge (No. 1324) of Colorado Springs, Colo., . . 676 

Francis H. Trowbridge (No. 1419) of Neligh, Neb., . . . 705 

The photographs of the New Haven members of the family and the views in that city, 

with a few exceptions, were taken by the Phelps studio of New Haven. The half-tone 

plates were made by The Stoddard-Brown Co. of New Haven and printed by The Tuttle, 
Morehouse & Taylor Co.. printers of this genealogy. 


The arms borne by the Trowbridge family are what are termed in heraldry 
armes parlanies, because of their allusion to the name — the bridge and the water 
running through. In the earliest heraldry, whenever it was possible, the object 
chosen was one whose name bore suiKcient resemblance in sound to suggest the 
name of the bearer of it. This characteristic of the Trowbridge arms is an 
evidence of their antiquity. 

In "A Treatise on Heraldry" by "Woodward and Burnett, page 362, is printed 
the following account of the use of the bridge in heraldry : 

"In the later supplement which follows M. Vallett's edition of the 'Armorial 
lie Berry.' . . . Azm-e, a bridge argent supporting a castle, or, is borne by 
Pontaut; this resembles the eighteenth century coat of Trowbridge, Bart. Or, 
over water in base a bridge of three arches embattled thereon a tower proper, 
its flag flying charged with a cross potent of the field; on a canton of the third 
two keys in saltire gold.* Of bridges witliout castles there are a good many 
instances. The Scottish family of Bridge naturally bears : Gules, a bridge of one 
arch argent, stream, transfluent proper. Azure, a bridge argent is a coat of 
Pierrepont, and (with square arches) Pontbriant, Gules, a bridge of two arches 
or is borne by the Marquises of Ponteves in France. Or, a bridge of three arches 
sable is used by the Prussian Briickners. The Venetian Counts da Ponte carried 
azure, a bridge of one arch with steps or." 

In the herald's visitation of the county of Devon the Trowbridge arms are 
described as: Or, over water, proper, a hridge towered, gules. The Harleian 
Society printed in this connection the following document : 

"Sciant praesentes et futuri quod ego Walterus de Trobridge dedi et concessi Rogero 
de Trobridge Moyland de Esticot nativam meam et totam sequelam suam de onmibus 
catallis suis. His testibus Tho. Fordeton, Roberto Wanti, Osberto Trobridge et aliis. 
Sans date. (Sealed witli arms: a bridge with flag.)" 

A picture of the old seal may be seen at the top of the next plate. Two x'ictures 
of the arms, one exactly like the seal and the other the same with a tower added, 
may be seen in "Elvin's Dictionary of Heraldry." plate xxiii, nos. 19 and 20. 

That the Trowbridge family of Taunton, Somersetshire, was related to that of 
Devonshire is suiEciently proved by the similarity of the family arms. 

In the Parnell collection is an engraving of the Trowbridge arms, nearly 
exactly like those shown in the lower illustration of the next plate, engraved in 
1638, with this inscription: "This coate standeth in Kirton Church in y" county 
of Devon and it seemeth to have been given to the first bearer thereof as an 
allusion to his surname, quasi Throwbridge, having respect to the current and fall 
of the streams that doe passe through the arches." 

In the stained glass window in the chancel of St. James's Church, Taunton, the 
Trowbridge arms are to be seen quartered with those of Halliday. the second and 
third quarterings being for Trowbridge. A picture of these arms may be seen in 

* These arms were borne by Admiral Sir Thomas Troubridge. a brave naval officer under 
Nelson, who was knighted in ITOf). the '-crossed keys o£ St. Peter" being added to his arms 
after his reduction of the castle of St. Elmo. His motto was : Spes Pons Vilae Est. 


t}ie lower illustration of the opposite plate. In these arms the tower is domed, 
otherwise they are practically the same as those shown in the frontispiece of this 
genealogy. That the Trowhridge arms as last described were the arms of the 
Taunton family in the seventeenth century is proved by the fact that they are 
engraved on the tanl^ard owned by Thomas Trowbridge (iSTo. 2) of New Haven, 
Conn., the second son of Thomas Trowbridge, the primitive settler in America. A 
picture of the tankard, with the arms traced thereon, can be seen on the plate 
facins: page 54. 

The plate for the arms as shown in the frontispiece was prepared by the depart- 
ment of heraldry of Tiffany of New York, after exliaustive investigations by the 
compiler, and it is considered by him to correctly depict the Trowbridge arms. 

The description of the Trowbridge arms is: Or, on a bridge of three arches 
emhattled, in fess, gules, -masoned sable, as many streams transfiuent towards the 
hase, ■proper, a toiver of the second, thereon a pennant argent. 

The motto engraved below the arms in the frontispiece was chosen by the 
compiler and it seems to him an eminently fitting one, containing as it does a 
reference to the family name. It is : Sit pons firmus. Let the bridge be firm. 



Trowbridge* has been used as a surname in England for many centuries, but 
the exact time that it was first so used is uncertain and the authors of diction- 
aries of family surnames do not agree as to its derivation. Bardsley in his 
"Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames" states that the name was first 
given an individual on account of his residence at Trowbridge in Wiltshire. 
It may be that this was its origin, and that a member of the family removed to 
Devon and gave the same name to his seat in that county, and it is also quite 
possible that some individuals in later times may have assumed the name of 
Trowbridge on account of a residence at Trowbridge, but that an earlier claim 
may be made for its use as a family name seems to be indicated by the history of 
the town of Trowbridge. 

"Trowbridgef is a thriving market town situated on a rocky eminence rising 
from the valley of the river Biss, and in respect of population is tlie largest town 
in Wiltshire. Its history has never yet been fully written, and yet few towns 
have fairer claims to our notice, both on account of the old and interesting asso- 
ciations that are connected with it, as well as from the important position it has 
now assumed for some years as one of the principal seats of the woolen manufac- 
ture in the west of England. 

"The parish of Trowbridge forms part of the hundred of Melksham. On the 
south side it adjoins the himdred of Wherwelsdown and on the west that of Brad- 
ford-on-Avon. It consists of a strip of land some three miles long and on an 
average one mile broad, and contains in all 2,443 acres. It is divided into 
several tithings: on the north is that of Staverton; on the west that of Trowle; 
on the south that of Studley; and there is also the town liberty. The town 
itself is situated, as nearly as may be, in the center of the whole parish. 

"Writers on Trowbridge, especially those connected with it, have sought to 
establish for their town a greater antiquity than has generally been conceded to 
it, but until we come to the end of the eleventh century we can find no trace of 
the history of this place and then we find it in Domesday Book, where it is called 
Straburg; a strange form of the name, but nevertheless pretty clearly to be 
identified with what we now call Trowbridge. It is as follows : — 

'Brictric holds Straburg. His father held it in the time of King Edward and it 
paid geld for 10 hides. The land is 9 carucates. In demesne are 2 carucates and 7 
serfs. There are 11 villans and 6 coscets with 7 carucates. There is a mill paying 10 
shillings, and 10 acres of meadow and 12 acres of pasture. The wood is 5 furlongs 
long and 3 furlongs broad. It was worth £4; it is now worth £8.' [Wilts Domesday, 
p. 131.1 

* The name in the early records is variously spelled : Troubrugge. Trobrugge. Troubriggo. 
Troubryge, Troubbridge, Troubridge, Trubbrldge, Troberidge. Trobrydge. Trobreeg. Troobridg, 
Troblebridge, Trobblebridge. Throughbridge, Tbrowbridge, Trobruig, Trobridge, Trowbrydge, 
Trowbridge. Sturbrigge, Sturbridge, Turbridge. Strobreidge, Strobridge, Strowbridge and Straw- 
bridge, the final e being omitted in many cases. The mode of spelling now generally adopted is 

t The following account of Trowbridge is extracted from "Early Annals of Trowbridge," 
by Rev. W. H. Jones. Canon of Salisbury, published in "The Wiltshire Arch.'eological and 
Natural History Magazine" for June, 1ST5. 


"In A. D. 1100, just thirteen years after the completion of the Domesday 
record, Trowbridge (Trobregc) and Staverton are recorded as being in the pos- 
session of Edward of Salisbury, a great Norman noble, who was Vice Comes, or 
sheriff of Wiltshire, and had no less than 3S manors in this county. In a docu- 
ment of the date A. D. 1120-1130 it is enumerated amongst those estates which 
were of his own acquisition in contra-distinction to those which he enjoyed by 
inheritance, and this looks rather as though he had purchased it. The descent of 
the manor from that time to the present can be easily traced. 

"But though Trowbridge had its castle, in these early days it was but a small 
and unimportant place. That it was but an insignificant town, even fifty years 
after this time, seems evident from the following facts. It is not mentioned 
among the towns in Wiltshire on which rates were levied in 1168 (14 Henry II) 
'to marry the king's daughter* to the Duke of Saxony, nor among those from 
which 'aid' was taken in 1187 (33 Henry II), by the king's justices." 

It is stated in the preceding sketch of Trowbridge that it was an insignificant 
town in 1168, but in 1158 (4 Henry II) in the Devon Feet of Fines there is 
mention of John Troubrugge.* It would, therefore, seem not, unlikely that the 
name had an origin independent from the town of Trowbridge. 

The first syllable of the name Trowbridge is probably derived from the Old 
English word trough, trogh or trou and the Anglo-Saxon trog or troh, a natural 
trough or channel in a stream, and the second syllable from the Old English word 
hrigge, Iregge or hrugge (unassibilated hrig or hrugg) and the Anglo-Saxon 
hrycg or hricg.j; 

It is reasonable to suppose that the first individual who bore the name of 
Trowbridge was one who lived near a stream running swiftly in a well-worn 
channel through the arches of a bridge.:): He may have got his name for some 
feat of daring at or near the bridge, or taken part in its defense. He may 
have r*eived his coat of arms for valor while in command of the defense of 
the bridge in some engagement, and, if so, the color of the bridge in the arms 
would indicate that the conflict was a sanguinary one. 

The copies of documents and records relating to the Trowbridge family in 
England which are printed in this genealogy were selected from a large amount 
of data gathered by Mr. Lothrop Withington of London, whose services were 
engaged to conduct the researches in England which resulted in successfully 
establishing the parentoage and immediate ancestry of Thomas Trowbridge, the 
primitive settler in America. It will be shown that lie belonged to the Taunton, 
Somersetshire, branch of the family, and after the proof of his parentage was 
established the main effort of the researches in England was to prove the connec- 
tion between that branch and the o«her families of the name there and in the 
adjoining county of Devon. Investigations in that line are still progressing and 
the indications are that several generations more will be added to the pedigree of 
Thomas Trowbridge printed in this genealogy. Short as this is, compared with 
the centuries that the name flourished before his birth, his descendants will be 
gratified to know that of only a very few of the early New England settlers has so 
much authentic ancestral lineage been proven as is printed here. 

The records show that the Trowbridge family were long seated in Devon, and 
it is said§ that the barton of Trowbridge in the parish of Crediton was in the 
possession of the family in the reign of Edward I. 

• The early calendar of the Devon Feet of Fines for Trowbridge is as follows : 
4 Henry II : .Tohn Astur and .To. Troubrugge in Westrode. 
1.3 Henry II : Tho de Troubrigge and Tho Pees in Crediton. 
22 Henry III : Peter de Trobrige and Ric Pruet in Caddeswelle. 

t Bardsley's "Dictionary of English and Welsh Surnames" ; "Century Dictionary" ; 
"Webster's Dictionary." 

t See the description of the arms in the Parnell collection mentioned on page 15. 

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It is supposed that a younger branch of the Devonshire family of Trowbridge 
settled in Somersetshire* and many documents relating to it have been found in 
the records of that comity. 

It is, however, in the Trowbridge family that is found residing in Taunton, 
Somersetshire, about the middle of the sixteenth century, that most readers of 
this genealogy will feel the chief interest, for from this branch of the family, it 
will be shown, sprang Thomas Trowbridge, the primitive ancestor of a very large 
majority of tlie Trowbridges in America. 

Taunton stands on the great road leading from Land's End in Cornwall 
to the north of England, lying between Exeter and Bridgewater, thirty-three 
miles northeast of the former and eleven miles south of the latter — the situation 
rendering it the thoroughfare from Bristol and Bath to Exeter and Plymouth. 
It has been noted for its manufacture of woolen, and its trade may be traced 
back to the reign of Edward III, who first brought woolen manufactories to 
England. It was with this trade that the Trowbridges of Taunton were so long 

"Taunton has ever been a principal town in the county of Somerset. Before 
the modem improvements were introduced, it was deemed well built. Its streets 
are spacious, as it extends over a considerable extent of ground. The houses, 
even in the middle of it, are furnished with good outlets, which contribute much 
to the pleasantness and salubrity of the town, as well as to the convenience of 
its inhabitants. It is a mile long, from east to west, and its streets have a 
gradual descent to the river. It stands in a fertile and extensive vale, and is 
called by Camden one of the eyes of the county. The county all around is 
beautified with green meadows, abounds in delightful orchards and gardens ; is 
enriched with wood, and peopled with numerous villages, so as to exhibit to the 
eye of the spectator, who approaches the town, a charming scene. The county 
in itself, though, in the winter, moist and marshy, is supposed, by some, to derive 
its name (Somersetshire) from the summerlike temperature of the air. The part 
of it in which Taunton is situated has, if not an exclusive, yet a peculiar claim 
to the excellent qualities ascribed to the whole. On account of its fertility, the 
peasantry used to boast that it was so fruitful with the zun and zoil, alone, as 
to need no manuring. This country is called by the inhabitants, Taunton Dean, 
that is the vale of Taunton, and from the high conceit of its pre-eminence above 
other counties, hath arisen a beautiful proverb — 'Where should I be horn, else, 
hut Taunton Dean,' — as if it were a disparagement to be born in any other 
place; and none in England, nay, in the whole world, were to be compared 
with it."t The motto of the town of Taunton is : Defendamus, Let us defend. 

The description of Taunton in Domesday Book is as follows t^: 

"The Bishop of Winchester holds Taunton. Archbishop Stigand held it in the time of 
King Edward, and it paid the geld for fifty-four hides and two yard-lands and a half, 
of which there was arable land enough for one hundred ploughs. Besides this the 
Bishop has in demense twenty carucates which never paid the geld and thirteen ploughs. 
There are eighty Villans. eighty-two bordars, seventy bondmen or slaves, sixteen coli- 
berti and seventeen swineherds, who render seven pounds, ten shillings, and amongst them 
all they have sixty ploughs." 

"The himdred of Taunton-Dean is divided:}: into three districts, the hundred of 
Taunton market, the infaring division and the outfaring division. Taunton 
market comprehends that part which is distinguished as the borough of Taunton. 
The infaring division is subdivided into the hundreds of Holway, Hull, Poundis- 
ford, Staplegrove ajid Nailsbourne and includes the parishes of Taunton- 

* Somerset, the land of the Sumorseotan, is one of the West-Saxon shires which grew by 
gradual conquest from the Welsh. The land had no distinct title before the English Conquest. 
t Brief sketch o( Taunton extracted from .Tames Savage's "History of Taunton." 
+ According to Savage's "History ot Taunton." 


St. James, Ruishton, Stoke-St. Mary, Wilton, Trull, Bishop's-HuU, Pitminster, 
Corfe, Staplegrove, Kingston and Eimpton (in Dorset). The outfaring division 
contains the parishes of Anger's-Leigh, Bagborough, Bradford, Cheddon-Fitz- 
paine, Combe-riory, Cothelston, Heathfield. Hill-Farrance. Lydeard-St. Lawrence, 
Nynehead, Norton-Fitzwarine. Oake, Orchard-Portman, Otterford, Tolland and 

"The manor of Taunton-Dean is bounded on the north by the manors of 
Broomfield and Iton; on the north-east by the manors of West-Monkton and 
Cheddon-Fitzpaine : on the east by the manors of Creech-St. Michael and Thorn- 
Falcon and the rivulet called Black brook; on the south-east by the manors of 
Thurlbeer, Orchard-Portman and Staple-Fitzpaine; on the south and south-west 
by the manors of Yarcombe, Chureh-Stanton, Clayhidon and West-Buckland ; on 
the west by the manor of Bradford; and on the north-west by the manors of 
Bishop's-Lydeard and Cotheleston. 

"In the hundred of Holway are the tithings of Euishton and Henlade in the 
parish of Ruishton; of Holway in the parish of Taunton-St. Mary Magdalen; of 
Stoke in the parish of Stoke-St. Mary ; of Chipleigh in the parish of Nynehead ; 
and of Galmington and Sherford in the parisli of Wilton. In the hundred of 
Hull the tithing of Dipford in the parish of Trull ; of Hull and Eumwell in the 
parish of Bishop's-Hull ; North-Trendle in the parish of Pitminster. In the 
hundred of Poundisford the tithings of South-Trendle, Blagdon, Pitminster, 
South-Fulford, Duddleston and Corfe, all in the parish of Pitminster. In the 
hundred of Staplegrove the tithings of Staplegrove and Byrland in the parish of 
Staplegrove; of Pyrland. Obridge, Mill-Lane and Grassgrove in the parish of 
Taunton-St. James; of Holford in Combe-Flory and Lydeard-St. Lawrence; and 
of Hbeer in the parish of Kingston. In the hundred of Nailsboume the tithings 
of Kingston, Nailsbourne, North-Fulford, Cushuish and Tetton in the parish of 

The map facing page 18 shows the location of Taunton and. its neighborhood, 
with the modem spelling of some of these names. 

About tlie middle of the seventeenth century there resided in Taunton a family 
of Trowbridges the head of which was Thomas Trowbridge, who was engaged in 
business there for many years as a mercer and was a man of wealth and conse- 
quence in the town. His home was in the parish of St. Mary Magdalen and in 
the register of that church were found the following entries :* 

1564 Will" Trowbridge November 27 

1566-7 Agnes Trobblebridge January 3 

1568 Alis Trobblebridge June 24 

1568-9 Tomsin Troblebridge February 24 

1570 John Troublebridge Marche 25 

[Hiatus in the register of baptisms from July 7, 1582, to June 10, 1588.] 

1598-9 Elizabeth the daughter of John Trowbridge February 8 

1601 Jolm Sonne of John Trowbridge Maie .31 

1602-3 Prudence daughter of John Trobridge February 3 

1604-5 Agnes daughter of John Trobridge February 10 

1607-8 William sonne of John Trubriedge Marche 22 

1609 James sonne of John Trowbridge December 3 

1612 Joane daughter of Mr. John Trowbridge !Maje 21 

1615 Tacy daughter of Mr. John Trowbi-idge Maye 7 

• They should be referred to in connection with the documents hereafter printed. 



1563-4 Will'" Trowbridge Alice Longe Januai-j' 31 

1594 Robte Godsall Doratbie Trowbridg September 22 

1616 John Hurly and Elizabetb Trowbridge June 2 

1621 William lEace of Exetter and Prudence Trobrige July 1 

1629 Cbarles Wether & Agnis Trobridg December 13 

1637-8 Aldrid Seaman & Tacie Trobridg January 1 

1565 Robte Strowbridge December 24 

1016 William Trowbridge Marche 27 

1616 Joane daughter of Mr. John Trowbridg October 14 

1619-20 Mr. Thomas Trowbridge Februarie 20 

1622 Agnes wife of Mr. John Trobridge June 6 

1638 James Troberidge October 22 

1653 Mrs. Alice Trowbridge August 25 

1653-4 John sonne of Thomas Trowbridge February 16 

1672-3 Thomas Trowbridge February 7 

At the end of 1611 : John Boone, John Trowbridge, Tristram Morse, church 

At the end of 1615: Andrew Hendlygh, John Trowbridge, Francis Wills, 

At the end of 1622: Mr. Jolm Trowbridge, Mr. Hugh [Pitcher?], church 
wardens 1623. 

St. Mary Magdalen Church, Taunton, was originally only a chapel dependent on 
the conventual church. In olden times there were seven chantries annexed to' 
St. Mary Magdalen Church, and the priests who officiated in them were pensioned 
at the dissolution of the religious houses. The name of W. Trowbridge is given 
as the last incumbent of the Holy Cross fraternity and his yearly pension in 
1553 stood at £4. He may have been Sir William Trowbridge, curate of Ruish- 
ton, whose will was proved at Taunton July -t. 1562. 

Will of Sir William Trowbridge, Curate of Ruishton.* 
"In the name of God, Amen. In the year of our Lord God 1562 and on the 6th day 
of June. I, Sir William Trowbridge, Curate, Ruishton, of good mind and perfect remem- 
brance, make this my last will and testament, in this manner following : First, I give 
my soul to Almighty God, and my body to be buried in Christian burial, at my 
parishioners' pleasure. Item. I give to the cathedral church of 'Wells, 4d. and to the 
poor 12d, and I give to the children of John Trowbridge, my brother, to every and each 
of them, 10s. Item. I give to Ruishton Church 3s, 4d. Item. I give to Alice Lane, 
my sister-in-law, 3s. 4d. The rest of my goods, not given nor bequeathed, to Dorothy 
White, the wife of John W"hite. whom I make my sole executrix. Witness hereto, John 
Rowsewell, Clerk, Stephen Mather, John Zezar." [Archdeaconry of Taunton.] 

Will of William Trowbridge of Taunton. 
"In the name of God. Amen, in the yere of our Lorde god. 1575. and in the xxviij day of 
maye, I, Willyam Trobridge, of the parishe of St. James, by Taunton, beinge of perfitt 
mynd and memorie. Do make this my laste will & testamente in manner & forme as 
followethe. Firste I giue my soule to almightie god. and my body to be buried in the 
churche or churchyarde of St. James aforesaide. Item I giue all my goodes, moveable 
and vnmoveable, Debtes, & others, that were & is Dew vnto me, vnto my four children, 
viz : to William, Alice, Julian, and Elizabeth Trobridge, whom I make my whole & 
ioynte executors. And. if it aney of them to Die. the goodes to be divided umongeste 
the reste of my said children that shall happen to be alive, and to the bringinge vp of my 
saide children. And my will is that my fathe-i-law. John Springe, and my brother, 

• Modernized spelling. 


Thomas Trobridge, shall be my ouerseers, to & for the beholf of my foresaid children 
during their minoritie, & for the bringinge yp of them. And the residue that is and 
shalbe left, over and aboue the premises, my will is that it shalbe divided umongeste my 
aforesaide children, in equal portions. And for their paines I giue to John Springe my 
beste cloke, and vnto my brother, Thomas Trobridge. my beste spanishe leather gerkin. 
In wittnes of this to be of trothe, is John Awdrie and Richarde Berrie with others." 
Administration during the minority of the executors granted to the overseers named in 
the will June 6, 1575. [Archdeaconry of Taunton, no. 5, p. 200.] 

June 27, 1610. "Bill of Complaint of Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton Somerset, mercer, 
that whereas being seized etc of one messuage and dwelling house situate in Taunton 
standinge in the JIarkett place and bodye of the same Towne nere unto a certen Crosse 
commonly called the High Crosse there unto which dwellinge house in the ffore part 
thereof there is a verie faire and spacious shoppe belonginge and standinge under the 
Rouffe of the said Messuage which shopp standeth and openly to that part of the streete 
of the said Towne where the chiefe part of the Markett place of the said Towne is aud 
where the greatest Concurse of people (in the tyme of the marketts here) ys beinge a 
Markett of greatest request and chiefest note in all the Country there aboutes By 
Reason of which convenient standinge of the said Shoppe your said Orator having had 
the use and possession of the said Shoppe by the space of neere Thirtie yeres .... 
and being far stricken in age desiring to let same .... John Trowbridge his 
natural and only son having the neste shoppe adjoining .... for selling of 
wooUe clothes .... Your orator being desirous to prefer one Thomas Chicke of 
the said Towne of Taunton .... some time your orator's servant .... to 
whom he granted about half a year ago a lease of the said shoppe for your orators 
Chick's live, said Chick promising to keep the shop for the same trade which not doing 
he must surrender it up, etc. But now so it is said Chick having bought a dwelling 
house with a shoppe in another remote place in the said towne to which he seeks to draw 
the custom and has shut up the orator's shopp and threatens to let it out for some other 
trade." Desires possession. "Answer of Thomas Chick, defendant. June 30, 1610. Says 
that 3 or 4 years ago the complainant leased the said shoppe to Benjamin Cosyns of 
Taunton, mercer, for complainant's life at £7 yearly who entered in and traded for 2 or 
3 years but said Cosyns shortly after growing in decay was compelled to give said shopp 
over to one James Proctor of London, mercer, the said defendant being his customer and 
chapman has wished him to take over the business which he did with Complainant's 
knowledge, but not being able to furnish it suitably would desire to left it till he is 
more able." [Chancery Proceedings, Mitford, 115, no. 104.] 

From the above bill of complaint it appears that Thomas Trowbridge, the elder, 
was a mercer and a man of wealth. That he was a man of generous impulses and 
public spirit the following account of the well-known Trowbridge Charity, 
established by him, bears witness : 

"On the 4th of December, 1614, Thomas Trowbridge, the elder, of Taunton, 
granted and assigned unto ten trustees two closes or pieces of ground, called 
Tunaways, the one consisting of five acres, and the other one acre, and lying in 
West-Monkton, for the residue of a tei-m of one thousand years, commencing on 
the 28t.h of September, 1613, upon trust, that out of the rents and profits of the 
said closes, then worth six pounds per annum clear to pasture, there should be 
paid on St. Andrew's Day yearly, unto the churchwardens and overseers of 
St. Mary Magdalen, six pounds, whereof they were to pay on that day yearly, 
to the churchwardens and overseers of St. James, in or near Taunton, forty 
shillings, to be by them distributed amongst forty of the poorest, oldest, most 
honest, and impotent poor of that parish, by a shilling a-piece ; the same distribu- 
tion to be made on St. Thomas's Day, before Christmas; and within a month 
after such distribution, the said overseers of St. James to give a note of the 
names of those tliat received the said benevolence to the churchwardens and 
overseers of St. Mary Magdalen aforesaid. 

"And that the residue, being four pounds, should be distributed by the said 
churchwardens and overseers of St. Mary Magdalen, amongst eighty of the like 
poor of that parish, by one shilling a-piece, the same day ; and a note kept of the 
names of the said poor, and such names delivered in at Easter, before the eon- 
stables of the borough of Taunton, two or more of the trustees being called in. 


And if the iirofits amounted to more than six povmds, the residue to be in like 
manner distributed amongst the poor of Taunton St. Mary Magdalen, and to be 
accounted for as aforesaid. And if the profits should not amount to six pounds, 
then a proportional abatement to be made on each parish, and the residue to be 
distributed as aforesaid. And when the number of trustees should come to four, 
then a new deed to be made to some person or persons, who should assign their 
interest back again to these four, and as many more as they should thinli expedi- 
ent, the major part to be the most efficient and honest inhabitants of the town of 
Taunton; so that the term might be preserved to the uses aforesaid. And that 
this gift should go on to the increase of the relief of the poor, and not to ease any 
rate or taxation. And the donor desired that the poor should be assembled on 
St. Thomas's Day, at divine service, at their respective parish churches, except 
such as covild not; and after the distribution made, the donoi-s name to be men- 
tioned, and they put in mind to thartk God for His mercy."* 

On the west wall of the south porch of St. Mary's Church is a tablet, about two 
feet six inches long by one foot three inches wide, painted black, with the 
following inscription in gilt letters : 

Mf. Th</. Trowhridge by 
deed gave out of his Lands 
m Westmonkton, to the 
Poor of Taunton S'. Mary 
Magdalen, the Sum of 
Four Pounds PT An: to he 
distributed by the Church 
IVardejis and Overseers 
on S'. Thomas'' s Day, and 
Forty-shillings PV An : to 
Taunton S' James''s, hut 
if the Lands yield more 
then the overplus to the 
Poor of Taunton <S? Mary 
Magdalen, and if less, theii 
a proportionable cthate- 
ment of both Parishes. 
lie died 1619. 

similar tablet is also placed in St. James's Church. 

ill distributed under the 


In connection with the foregoing account of the charity the following letter 
from Mr. Henry Trowbridge (No. 50) of New Haven, Conn., to his brother 
Thomas will be of interest to members of tlie family. 

London, January 20, 1860. 

"I visited Taunton yesterday. Immediately on arriving there I went to St. Mary 
Magdalen, sent for tbe sexton, and inquired for the celebrated tablet, the inscription of 
which you know. I asked him if he could tell me where our revered ancestor was buried. 
He could not ; for in the restoration of the church all the vaults were filled up and paved 
over. The original slabs over the graves were, except as taken care of by descendants, 
all worked over and placed in the pavement of the side aisles, and nearly all so worn down 
by passing over them as to be entirely defaced. On one the letters TROW on one side 
was distinct, but nothing else could be deciphered. The slab appeared to have been cut in 
two, or reduced to conform in width to the rest of the pavement. I think this was our 
ancestor's slab, but there is nothing certain about it. After spending as long a time in 
and about the church as was desirable, I inquired about the wardens, and where the 
active or leading one lived. I found he was the editor of the Taunton paper, and not far 
off, and so went in search of him, and luckily found him at home and sent up my card. 
He soon made his appearance. I immediately told him I was a direct descendant from 
Thomas Trowbridge, whose good deed was recorded in stone in St. Mary's. He seemed 
much pleased to see me, and at once spoke of the charity as conferring a blessing annually 
upon the poor. I, of course, was all anxiety to know about it, so he brought out the 
book headed Trowbridge Charity, in which the annual receipt and distribution is recorded 
and balanced. There has never, from the day of Thomas' death, been a failure to distrib- 
ute the annual income according to the spirit of the v'ill, but not always to the letter. 
For a long time the shillings were given to the poor without calling them together in the 
church, as the will directs ; but Mr. May, the present acting warden, and for many years 
past, a man of about your age and size, and with just your love and veneration for the 
past, determined to restore the former usage in exact conformity to the will, and did so ; 
so that now, on St. Thomas' day, 'the poorest, oldest, most honest and impotent poor' 
of the parish of St. Mary Magdalen are assembled at the church, except such as could 
not, when divine service is held and a sermon preached to them, previous to which each 
one receives a shilling ticket, and at the close receives from the rector a shilling on 
presenting the ticket, 'when the donor's name is mentioned and the poor put in mind to 
thank God for his mercy.' The day is wholly given up to this distribution. Mr. May 
says it is a most pleasing duty, and would have gratified me beyond measure to have 
witnessed the last distribution, 21st of December, and regretted exceedingly he did not 
know I was so near, so as to have invited me to it. He says there are always more 
applicants than the fund will supply. Many were eighty years of age, hardly any below 
fifty, who participate. Any surplus remaining over is given in loaves of bread to the 
most deserving, in addition to the shilling piece. But a still greater good results from the 
charity than the temporal relief. It is that these aged and impotent poor who are 
prevented from attending church, perhaps for the whole year, on this day hear the Gospel 
pi-eached, expressly adapted to them, and under the most impressive circumstances, as it 
comes with the charity which warms and feeds them. The charity is one of five of a 
similar character, but is the largest, and yielding now £20. Of course I was all anxiety 
to see the land, which I learned was about a mile from town. So Mr. May, leaving the 
rector with whom he was engaged, got into the carriage and drove with me to it. The 
day was beautiful, a bright sun shining, and as we halted in front of the lot, I thought I 
never saw so fair a field. The largest of the two fields contains five acres, and very 
similar to our large lot on the hill, except it rises gently from the highway, instead of 
receding. It is surrounded with a hawthorn hedge, one half in grass and half in cultiva- 
tion. From an old oak in the center of the lot, I gathered some dry leaves which 
entwined it, one of which I send you. The oak is old enough to have sheltered our 
progenitor from the noon day sun, as he walked over his beautiful field. From the 
center I cut a small rod, which I have in a box, and will ende.avor to carry safe to you. 
so that there may be a marriage of the lands of the Thomas of 1614 and the Thomas of 
1860. The other lot is separated from the one first visited by a strip of land, contains 
one acre, also lying on the highway. Both are precisely as they were when the will was 
made in 1614, in bounds and metes. 

"Is it not strange that a charity founded by will, more than two hundred and forty-five 
years ago. at that time so insignificant, should have continued, unimpaired, and at this 
day shedding a fourfold blessing upon the poor, and for that space of time the land 
remained in the same use as when the donor lived? I could not but think, as the warden 
described the joy of the poor in listening to the religious services, and afterwards, with 
tears, receiving their share of the good man's bestowment, that in him his descendants 
had been blessed. Mr. May said he was to have a descendant to render his account 
to, and made a copy of his last account, 1858. (That of 1859 was not closed in the 
parish book.) I send you a copy of it : 

!ST. MARY M-l 




April 29, to cash to Messrs. 
French for half year's rent to 
Lady Day last, £7 

Nov. 4. do. to Michaelmas last, 7 

Dec. 20, do.' to Downing Blake 
Esq., one year's rent to Michael- 
mas last, 5 

£20 5 

By stamps, postage, £0 <! 

Purchasing 500 cards 7 

Dec. 20, to income allowed Mr. 

Blake 2 2 

Dec. 21, distribution at St. 

Mary's Church, 17 14 10 

Cash to wardens of St. James', 2 

£20 5 

"Mr. May said the charge for tickets only occurred once in several years. It is for the 
shilling ticket given to the poor before the service, which they present at the close for 
the shilling. By the number you may judge of the number of applicants. I have run 
hastily over the items, but have given you enough to show you that your honored 
ancestor's will has been faithfully carried out, and will be for centuries to come, thereby 
showing how much encouragement there is for us all to leave a blessing upon unborn 

Mr. Thomas Trowbridge died in Taunton, February 20, 1619-20. By the 
provisions of his will, made in the preceding July, and proved May 6 following, 
his large property was divided between his children, grandchildren, relatives, 
friends and dependents, his only son, John Trowbridge, being the residuary 
legatee and sole executor. 

Will of Thoii.\s Trowbridge of Tauxtox. 
"In the name of God. Amen. The sixth daye of Julye, in the yeare of or Lord god, 1619, 
and in the Seaventeenth yeare of the Rigne of or Soverigne Lorde James, by the grace of 
God. Kinge of Englande, France and Ireland, Defender of the faythe. And of Scotlande, 
the Two and fiftyethe. I, Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton in the County of Somersett 
Merchant ttaylor, beinge sicke in bodye, but of perfect memory, thankes be giuen to 
Almighty god, doe hearby make and declare this my Will, thereby makinge my last will 
& testament in manner followinge. Inprimis I comitt my soule into the hands of 
Almighty god, trustinge to be saved by the merrittes, Death, and passion of my onely 
and allsufiicient saviour Jesus Christ, and by noe other wayes or meanes whatsoever. 
And my bodye to the earth, from whence it was taken, in sure and certayne hope of a 
joyfull resurrection, at the last daye. And my desire is to be buried in, or neare the 
sepulchre of my late beloved wife, in the parish Church of Marye Magdalen, in Taunton. 
And for my worldly goods, wherewth the Lorde hath blessed mee, my will, intent, and 
meaninge is, that the same should be ymployed, and bestowed in manner, and forme 
following. Item I glue and bequeath vnto soe many of the Children of my sonne John 
Trowbridge, w^h shall be livinge at the tyme of my decease, to each of them Teime 
pounds. And my further will and meaninge is, that if any of my said sonnes Children 
as aforesaid, shall depte this lyfe, before such childe or children shall accomplish the age 
of One and twenty yeares (not beinge married) That then the porc'ons to him, her. or 
them, soe giuen and bequeathed, shalbe equally divided amongst the rest of the Children 
survivinge. Item I glue and bequeath unto Thomas Trowbridge my Nephewe, the three 
greate Chestes in the Shoppe, sixe greate ringes boxes, one case of smale boxes, one 
fayre glasse boxe, with all the Shelfes in the shoppe. The greate Spruse cheste in the 
hall, one Table borde, and forme in the hall, one Cupborde, one Rounde boarde, one 
skreene in the hall, wtii all the seilinge, and benchinge. and boards vnderfeete in the 
hall. Twelve plattere in the Buttery, w* sixe Caiidle-stickes, one Bason and Ewer, The 
Chayre in the hall, and all other thinges belonginge to the hall. Item I glue, and 
bequeath vnto my Kinswoman Joane Parry,* the wife of Stephen Parrye, gent, the square 
wroughte table boarde, and frame, standinge in the Dyninge chamber, and the Carpett 
wroughte w'li copper, and cruell, belonginge to it, the Cypei's Cheste in the Rayne 
Chamber, the Bedsteade, Avherein I lye, in the Rayne Chamber, performed wtt Featherbed, 
Boulster, pillowes, the seconde best Coverlett, and Curtaynes and sheets, my best quilt, 
salte, the eleaven silver spoones. wfi rounde knobbes, and the newest warminge panne. 
Item I giue and bequeath vnto Martha Webbe, Agnes Webbe, and Alice Webbe, daughters 
of Benedict Webbe, and Alice his late wife my daughter, to each of them the some of 

• Her maiden name was not found. 


Terme pounds. And my further will, intent, and meaninge is, That y£ any or eyther of 
them shall departe this life before such childe, or children shall accomplish the age of 
one and twenty yeares, (not beinge married) That then all such porc'ons of them, or 
eyther of them soe dyinge, and formerly given, and bequeathed, shall remaine to the 
survivor or survivors, amongst them equally to be divided. Item I giue and bequeath 
vnto Franncis and Marye Godsall, the daughters of Robert Godsall, and Dorothie his late 
wife my daughter, to each of them the sum of Tenne pounds. And my further will and 
meaninge is, if eyther of them shoulde departe this life, before she shall accomplish the 
age of one and twenty yeares, not beinge married. That then the porc'on soe bequeathed 
vnto her shall remaine vnto the survivor. Item I giue and bequeath vnto my Cosen 
Joane Pratten,* the wife of Thomas Pratten of Taunton, the some of Forty shillinges, 
and to each of her Children w* shall be livinge at the tyme of my death Twenty 
shillinges apeece. Item I giue and bequeath vnto Mr. Richard Mercer, Schoolemr of the 
Castle schoole. in Taunton, Forty shillinges. Item I giue and bequeath vnto Mr. 
Richarde Davies, Minister of St. James, the some of Forty shillinges. Item I giue and 
bequeath vnto Margery Wrentmore my late servant, the some of Three pounds. Item I 
giue and bequeath vnto Elizabeth Webber, the some of Three pounds. Item I giue and 
bequeath vnto Roberte Andrewes my servant, the some of Three pounds. Item I giue 
and bequeath vnto .loane Parry my servant, the some of Three pounds. Item I giue 
and bequeath vnto Elizabeth Harris my servant, the some of Three pounds. All the 
rest of my goodes and chattelles, moueable and vnmoueable, my debtes paide, and 
Legacies, and funerall discharged, I giue and bequeath vnto my beloved sonne John 
Trowbridge, -whome I make, ordaine, and appointe the sole Executor of this my last will 
and testament, thereby revokinge, renouncinge and repealinge all other will or willes 
hearetofore made. And I doe most earnestly intreate my welbeloved freinds John Clarke, 
& Doctor of Divinity, and Lewes Pope, to bee my Overseers, to see this my last will and 
testament to be pformed in all thinges accordinge to my true intent and meaninge. And 
for their paines and travell therein to be taken, I giue vnto each of them the some of 
Forty shillinges. And for the better assurannce of all the p'mises, I haue pronounced, 
divulged, and declared this to be my last will & testament, and haue subscribed my name 
therevnto, and sealed it w"i my seale, the daye and yeare aboue written, in the presence 
of those, whose names are vndersubscribed. This will was sealed, signed, delivered, and 
published as his last will, in the presence of vs, John Goodwyn, George Randall, Lewes 
Pope, Robert Mockridge, John Wrentmore." Proved May 6, 1620. [Prerogative Court 
of Canterbury, Soame, 45.] 

Satisfactory proof of the ancestry of Thomas Trowbridge has not been found. 
He had a brother who had a son Thomas, for he mentions the latter in his will. 
He may have been a brother of WiTliam Trowbridge of Taunton, whose will, made 
in 1575, mentions his "brother Thomas Trowbridge," as if the latter were well 
known. John, son of Thomas, afterwards named a son William. Thomas or 
William was probably the father of William, Agnes and Thomasine Trowbridge, 
baptized in St. Mary Magdalen, Taimton, in 1564, 1567 and 1569, respectively. 

The name of the wife af Mr. Thomas Trowbridge was not found. As is stated 
in his will, she died before him and was buried in St. Mai-y Magdalen Church. 
They had the following 


i. Alice, bapt. June 24, 1568 ; m. Benedict Webb of Kingswood, Wiltshire. 

ii. John, bapt. Mar. 25, 1570. (See next paragraph.) 

iii. Dorothy, bapt. , 15 — ; m. Sept. 22, 1594, Robert Godsall of Taunton. 

John Trowbridge, only son of Thomas Trowbridge, seems to have resided all 
his life in Taunton, where from early youth he was in business as a woolendraper. 
As his father's heir, he became at the latter's death the chief Trowbridge in 
Taunton, and was a man of wealth and prominence. In middle age he was elected 
mayor of the town, and appears to have been conscientious in performing the 
duties of that of&ce. He was for many years one of the wardens of St. Mary 

* Her maiden name was not found. The Parish Register of St. Mary Magdalen records the 
marriage July 11, 1588. of "Thomas Pratten and Joane Uxor ejus." 

t Mentioned in their father's will. The baptisms of i and ii are recorded in the Parish 
Register of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton. 


Magdalen Church and was also a member of the board of trustees of the alms- 
house which had been founded in 1615 by Richard Huish, Esq., of London and 
was one of the important institutions of Taunton. The following- documents 
refer to Mayor John Trowbridge and his family. 

November 22, 1613. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton, county 
Somerset, wollen draper that John Rolle late of Stevenston, county Devon, gent and 
Margaret his wiffe about December in the 9th year of the late Queen Elizabeth did lease 
to Richard Starre, Edmond Starre and Elizabeth Starre, wife of the said Richard 
Starre three Burgages then in occupation of William Scoryer, deceased, for a terme of 
3 lives at a yearly rent of 20s. with the condition that if the said Richard Edmond and 
Elizabeth or one of them during their lives did dwell from the premises and there in did 
not make theire continuall abode that the said John Rolle and Margaret or their heirs 
re-enter, also to collect all rents, etc, and pay same quarterly etc after which tyme said 
John and Margarett died and the lands descended to Sir Henry Rolle. Knt, son of said 
John and Margaret, which said John, Richard. Edmond and Elizabeth Starre being 
growne into some poverty ordered the tenants of his Burgages (except the aforesaid 
three) not to pay their rents as before to the Starres, but to one Simon Kingston of 
Bishopp Lyddard, county Somerset, yeoman whom he appointed his Baylifife and after- 
wards gave licence to Richard Starre (who is yet living) to assign his interest in the 
three messuages to said Simon Kingston, etc and about the 7th year of the present king, 
said Richard Starre demised the same for 60 years if he so long should live unto which 
said Simon entered untill now within two years at 20s to be paid yearly to Richard 
Edmond and Elizabeth Starre But so it now is that said Kingston being much in debt 
he entreated your orator to buy of him bis interest in the three Burgages which he did 
about the 3rd of April last — but on the ground that Richard Starre dwells from the 
same Sir Henry Rolle instituted process at Westminster to re-enter," etc. Answer of 
Sr. Henry Rolle Knt, Defendant November 30. 1613. "The Burgages in North Street. 
Richard Starre has lived away three years from the Burgages without Sr. Henry's 
licence." Prays the suit may be dismissed. A further answer. A third answer, etc. 
[Chancery Proceedings, Mitford, 19, no. 88.] 

11621.] "This indenture the 20 .January in the one and twentieth year of the reign of 
the King between Benedict Webb of Kingeswood, County Wilts, gent, of the one part 
and John Trobridge of Taunton, county Somerset, Woollen draper sonne and heir of 
Thomas Trobridge, deceased, of the other part witnesseth that said Webb in considera- 
tion of £100, by said Thomas Trobridge paid in his life time as for good causes hath 
given and sold unto the said John Trobridge and his heirs all the land and tenement 
following that is to say one tenement in Stogwosey, county Somerset, now or late in 
tenure or occupation of one John Cordwent. and eleaven acres in Canington in county 
Somerset, late in tenure of one Winter and one peice of land in Cannington 

called Jaottes land nowe or late in the tenure of said Winter and also foure closes of 
land, meadows and pasture at Claye Walles in said County of Somerset contayning 
twenty acres more or lesse : comonly called Hillacres and Langhams now or late in 
occupation of one William Day and twenty acres of land and pasture in Spacton in said 
County with comon of pasture therevnto belonging nowe or late in tenure of Thomas 
Symondes and Robert Covett and one other close called Tuthill in Stogursey now or 
late in tenure of said John Cordwent and all other landes, tenements, common weares 
fishinges, woode vnderwoodes, etc in said County which one Nicholas Webb late of 
Kingeswoode, deceased, father of said Benedict purchased to him and his heirs of one 

John Webbe, late of the Citie of Exon, likewise deceased with all deeds, 

writings, etc." [Close Rolls, 21 James I, pte. 21, no. 6.] 

November 6, 1626. "Bill of Complaint of .John Trobridge of Taunton. Somerset, and 
Alice his wife, late the wife of Robert Read of Tiverton, county Devon, clothier, 
deceased. That the said Robert Read in his life time did vse the trade of Clothier 
and bought wool and go to many faires and markets, etc, did often journey to Provost, 
Cornwall, to buy and always did lodge there at the house of one Nowell Sprye who 
was a great gainer by said Reade who always paid ready money and died about 4 years 
since not being indebted to any person. Administration granted to said Alice and about 
two years since married your orator. Sprye now asserts that he lent £15 to said Read 
about 15 or 16 years ago for which he possesses a bond. Said Read bestowed at his 
death near £500 to pious uses. To gain his unjust purpose said Nowell Sprye combines 
with one Richard Sprye and one Constance Sprye of Provost and secretly prosecuted 
your orator John Trowbridge to an outlaw [sic] for the debts and compelled him to give 


security which he had to pay." Praying Sprye shall return this. "Answer of Nowell 
Sprye Defendant." Statement of account. "Answer of Richard Sprye and Constance 
his wife." Mrs. Hartnoll of Tiverton mentioned. [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, 
T. 43, no. 45.] 

June 19, 1629. "Bill of Complaint of John Trobridge of Taunton, Somerset, woollen 
draper being sis yeares ago seized in a parcell of land called Raw Morris or Rawe 
Marshe in the parish of Cannington, Somerset then in tenure of John Colford and before 
in tenure of John Jenkins, which for certain sums complainant agreed to convey to said 
.John Colford who pretending to doubt the title obtained the deeds of all lands bought by 
your orator from his brother in law. Benedict Webb. Now complainant having sold 
part of the land to one .John Mallet and others, cannot obtain his deeds desires relief." 
[Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, Mitford, S9, no. 290.] 

January 1, 1630. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton, co Somerset, 
Draper. Whereas one Richard Huyshe of Blackeffryers in London gent not long before 
his death did found an hospitall in Taunton Magdalen and appointed yo^ orator one of 
his Executors and trustees for said hospital. To^ orator having expended divers somes 
of money for sayd hospitall or almeshouses now claims payment," etc. [Chancery Pro- 
ceedings! Charles I, B & A, T 5, 17.] 

May 6, 1630. "Bill of Complaint of John Trobridge, the elder of Taunton. Somerset, 
gent, now Mayor of same, against the Trustees of certain lands etc. left for the poor. 
William Hill of Ponnsford. gent. Somerset, Roger Prowse. gent. Andrewe Hendley, 
gent, William Lestand or Lechlend, gent. Robert Hill, gent, Anthony Rowse, gent, 
Hughe Godsall, Phillip Lissent, the elder, Richard Saunders, Thomas Chicke, Hugh 
Hill. Hugh Pitcher. Roger Hill, Jasper Chaplen, Thomas Hester, Robert Moggeridge, 
Henry Godsall and Peter Godwine." [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, Mitford, T 36, 

October 1, 1630. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton in the County of 
Somersett the elder, gentleman nowe Mayor of the towne and Burrough of Taunton, 
Richard Pittes, Edward Cooper, Charles Withers, John Button. Henry West, Edward 
Webber and other inhabitants of the said towne. Concerninge lauds given for the use 
of the poor, the rents of which and writings are detained by the trustees. William 
Hill of Ponnsford, Somerset, gent, Roger Prowse, gent, Andrewe Henley, gent, William 
Lechlande, gent, Robert Hill, gent, Anthony Rowse, gent, Hugh Godsell, Phillip 
Lissent the elder, Richard Saunders, gent, Peter Godwyne. Thomas Hester, William 
Powell, gent, to give the account books, etc. [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, Mitford, 
36, 327.] 

December 8, 1634. "Answer of Roger Prowse gent, to Bill of John Trobridge gent. & 
others complts. That he believes certain lands were given to the inhabitants of Taunton 
for use of the poore & other uses, lending money to pore tradesmen without interest 
&c., &c., & security for sd. somes was given by bonds W^h the constables & magistrates 
of sd. towne used to deliuer &c. about twenty years since a suite concerning one Osmond 
Withers concerning tythe of some of sd. towne lands & diners writings &c. concerning sd. 
lands were deliu'ed to sd. parties in suite &c. & some after deliu'ed to this deft. & some 
to other pties, this Deft, is ready to give upp same to chest where others are & hath not 
had other bills &c., &c. that 5 .yrs. sine received £20 to be lent to pore tradesmen by one 
,Alr. William Simons this Deft, then maior & lent same to 4 tradesmen & took bonds for 
payment in 3 years & shortly after deliu'd same to Mr. John Trowbridge he then maior. 
This Deft, hath not made any other leases of sd. towne lands unless ioyned with sd. 
John Trowbridge & other defts," etc. [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, B & A, T 
16, 18.] 

"Answers of William Hin, gent. & Robert Hill gent. 2 of the Complts to Bill of John 
Trowbridge gent. & others Complts. [same suit apparently] . That Roger Hill Esq. 
deed., father of ( ) William Hill & Alexander Hill gent, alsoe deed., father of 

this deft, were fEeoffes of sd. towne lands & this deft. William Hill after death of his 
father Roger Hill & this deft. Robert Hill after death of his father. Alexander Hill, 
found some writings &c. & deliu'd same up to complt John Trowbridge," etc. 

"Answer of Hugh Pitcher gent. Hugh Godsall gent.. William Lechland gent., Thomas 
Chick, Hugh Hill, Roger Hill gent., Phillip Lissant. the elder, Jesper Chaplin. Thomas 
Hestei-. Robert Mogeridge, Richard Saunders. Henry Godsall, William Powell & Peter 
Godwin some of the defts to Bill of John Trowbridge & others Complts." [Chancery 
Proceedings, Charles I, B & A, T 17, 57.] 


"Will of John Roze the elder of Lyme Regis, county Dorset, Merchant, 11 September 
1627; [proved 1627]. To poor of St. Burlado, Isle of Jersey, where I was born, £10. 
To Richard Roze mine only son and hier apparent all my lands in Isle of Jersey, and 
John Trowbridge, my son in law, and Judith his wife, my eldest daughter, and Faith and 
Johan Roze, my youngest daughters, shall release their claims to my said son. To Fayth 
Roze, my wife, £200, and an annuity of £15 payable by her Brother Anthony EUesdon, 
gent, out of lands in Whitechurch. To my wife £100 a year for life in lieu of her 
dower. To Faith my daughter £100 for her marriage portion, also £100 for same purpose 
to my daughter Johan. To Judith my daughter, wife of John Trowbridge the younger, 
£100, she giving up her claim to lands called Gooslegan. To each of my godchildren, 
Johan EUesdon, Mary Bragge, John Rley, William Roze, John Fowler, and John Marten, 
son of .John Marten, 40s. To each of my servants saving John Arthur 20s apiece. 
Residuary legatee and executor : son Richard. Overseers : Anthony EUesdon, gent. ; 
my brother in law, John Roze the younger, merchant, my kinsman, John Trowbridge, 
my son in law. Witnesses : Anthony Carbery, Anthony EUesdon, Geo. Wood." 
[Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Skynner, 104.] 

Will of John Trowbridge, the Younger, of Taunton.* 
"Will of John Trowbridge the younger of Tawnton, county Somerset, Woollen Draper, 
26 December 1G30 ; [proved 26 January 1630-1]. To Judeth my wife all my plate and 
linnen and household stuff on condition she convey to my father John Trowbridge the 
house I now dwell in. To my sister Faith Roasse 20s. for a ring. To the poor of Tawn- 
ton and St. James £5. To Sarah Hill of Bridgwater the sum of ... To my cosen 
Henry Hurley I say £.5.t To Rice Fitchett and .... or to my overseers to 
discharge them out of trouble for good things £10 if they be sued in the high Commission 
Court. To the procuring of a good preacher to be Mr. Vickar after Mr. Clarke his 
decease. Residuary Legatee and Executor, Father John Trowbridge. Overseer, My 
cosen William Hill of Bridgwater and Mr. Henry Evan of Tawnton. Witnesses, 
Anto : Erbery, Jno Atkins." [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, St. John, 2.] 

November 16, 1631. "Bill of Complaint of John Trobridge of Taunton, county Somer- 
set, gent That whereas about 3 years ago a marriage was had between John Trowbridge 
the younger your orators eldestt sonne and Judith Rose, daughter of Fayth Rose of 
Lyme Regis, county Dorset, widow at which time your orator did bestow so much 
landes to his son to the sum of £1500 and the said Fayth Rose did lend to him £100 
and took his bond which later out of good will she forgave him thinking to deliver 
up the bond. And there being great dealings between the said John Trowbridge, 
junior, and Richard Rose of Lyme Regis, brother of said Judith for divers wares, 
goodes, and merchandizes and during this tyme said John Trowbridge did send divers 
parcells of wollen cloth to said Rose to sell he being a draper. And whereas about 
december last said John Trowbridge fell sick and made his will devising to his wife 
Judith all his household stuff, plate, etc as was well worth £1300 and ordained your said 
orator to be his executor and shortly died without issue and your orator took upon him 
execution of will, and being in greate griefe and heviness for the death of his said sonne, 
the rather that he would not geve vnto the said Judith his wife, cause of discomfort, did 
not make serches or enquiry for any writings, specialities or money of said testator but 
suffered said Judith his wife to take away all moneys, writings, Chestes and Cupboardes 
besides the plate soe given unto her as aforesaid, not thinking she would deal unjustly 
with him During the time of testators sickness, Judith his wife, said Richard Rose, 
Faith Rose, daughter of said Faith Rose, widow, Edward Webber of Taunton, Anthony 
Elesdon, George Bragge and Edward Williams were daily and howerly with the testator, 
etc yet never mentioned any money due then from testator untill 3 or 4 dayes after the 
funerall when said Richard Rose made claim for the aforesaid £100, which orator 
would pay if Faith his widow would on oath claim same, which she refuses to do. 
Your orator can only prove the gift by such witnesses as are soe ould and impotent that 
they cannot travell vnto any place farre distant from their owne dwelling." etc. "Answers 
of Richard Rose, Anthony EUesdon, Faith Rose, widow Faith Rose her daughter, and 
Judith Trobridge, widow, defendants. Faith Rose, widow denies she forgave the debt. 
Judith Trobridge denies taking away anything." [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I. 
T 31, no. 11.] 

• Son o£ Mayor .John Trowbridge and brother ol Thomas Trowbridge, the primitive settler 
in America. 

t The preceding five words are scratched out. 

t The use here of the word "eldest" must have been an error of the lawyer who drew the 
complaint and who proliablv did not know ot the absent son Thomas, who was at that time 
living in Exeter. 


February 8, 1637. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton. Somerset, woolen- 
draper that his son intermarrying with Judith Rose, daughter of John of Lyme 
Regis, county Dorset, gent, deceased, shortly after marriage one Richard Rose brother 
of said Judith persuaded your orator's son to adventure commodities etc beyond the 
seas and with Faith Rose widow promised to lend him flOO apeece gratis, the said 
Richard having occasions beyond the seas would act as his factor" [Long faded piece. 
The defendants seek recovery of the £100 bonds. Sets forth certain properties.] "Answers 
of Robert Henley Esquier and Faith Rose, widow, two of the defendants. Faith Rose 
sa.vth at the marriage the complainant did yeild up his trade, shopp and wares to his 
Sonne and that about the month of July 1628 she did lend complainants son £100 and 
denies she ever forgave him it. Robert Henley saith he heard it to be true that the 
complainant was to pay to Richard Roze £20 if Robert Henley this defendant's father 
and himself thought it fit for law costs. Robert Henley, brother in law to Richard 
Roze. Answer of Richard Roze, defendant." [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, T 35, 

"The Joynt & severall further answers of Richard Roze & ffaith Roze Defts to the Bill 
of Complt of John Trowbridge Complt. 

All advantages of excepcon &c saved. Deft Richard saith that he cannot express the 
pcell of WoUen cloth Kersies or waxe sent by John Trowbridge the younger to Deft to be 
transported beyond the seas nor what other dealings were had between Deft & the said 
John Trowbridge the younger & Judith his wife for that he kept noe books of accompt 
nor made any profitt thereby nor direct the said Trowbridge to send any goods to him 
but only in courtesie & as a friend Deft dwelling at Lyme Regis in Co Dorset a Haven 
towne. True that Deft did send divers goods beyond the seas to Jacob Androwes factor to 
the sd Trowbridge who hath made accompt to said Trowbridge or ought so to do being 
his factor. Conceiveth that it doth not concerne this Deft at all that he took no accompt 
as he only saw to the goods being shipped at desire of said Trowbridge without any 
profitt to Deft. Further denies that Complt or the said John Trowbridge the younger 
did cause any person or persons to pay the said £100 mentioned to be lent to the sd 
John Trowbridge the younger or to Complt by deft or the said ffaith Roze or that Deft 
or the said ffaith did allow or abate any part thereof. Further that Deft ffaith Roze 
did never say that she would give the said £100 lent by her to Complt or any part 
thereof to the said John Trowbridge or the said Judith his wife or ever promised to 
deliver up the said Bill for payment of the said hundred pounds & denieth that Complt 
hath ever compounded for the same nor was the said Bill in the hands of the said 
John Trowbridge the younger or Judith his wife at the time of the death of the said 
John the younger & the Deft ffaith Roze denyeth any promise to give the said £100 or 
deliuer np the said Bill unpaid untill the same had been compounded & makes Similar 
answer with regard to other matters. Sworn at Lyme Regis Co Dorset 5 Oct. 1638." 
Goods were to go to St Mullens (after called St Mallowes) in France. [Chancery 
Proceedings, Charles I, B & A, T 33, 16.] 

"Will of Agnes Moggeridge of Taunton, county Somerset, Spinster, wife of Robert 
Moggeridge of Taunton aforesaid. Clothier. 23 February 1632-3 ; [proved 14 November 
1637], By vertue of certain articles indented bearing date 19 April 1632 made between 
the said Robert Moggeridge of the one parte, John Trowbridge of Taunton aforesaid, 
woollen Draper, Roger Hill of the same gent, and Jasper Chaplyn of the same, clothier, of 
the othr parte to make my will as follows. To be buried in St. Mary Magdalene in Taun- 
ton, to which church I give 20s. To the poor of said Magdalene, Taunton 20s. To Robert 
Moggeridge a ring of 40s. To John Trowbridge my father a ring of 20s. To Alice 
Trowbridge my mother in lawe a ring of 20s. To each of my brothers and sisters a 
ring of 20s. each. If my son John Wither dye before his messuage shall be delivered to 
him by Robert Moggeridge, my husband that is during minority, then the said messuage 
which came to me by the will of Charles Wither my late husband, then the said messuage 
to Tacie Trowbridge my sister, and her heires, if she be dead to John Trowbridge my 
father and his right heirs. All the rest of my land I leave in the same way. The rest 
of my goods to Tacie Trowbridge my sister and executrix. Overseers and Guardians to 
my son, John Trowbridge, Roger Hill, and Jasper Witnesses : John Porter, 
Henry Hourly, Gregory Southwood." [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Goare, 130.] 

February 2, 16.34. "Complaint of Robert Jloggeridge of Taunton, county Somerset, 
clothier, Tliat whereas one Charles Wither of Taunton, mercer, now deceased about 50 
years ago did borrow of one John Lane then living in this same towne £50 for one year 
and became bound with one Jasper Chaplyn, gent, as his surety to one bond of £100, but 
paid interest in lieu of repayment for two years, etc. Nov. 17 Charles said Wither made 
his will making Agnes, his then wife, his sole executrix, and shortly after died, etc., 
and in about six months j-our orator took said Agnes to wife. Said Agnes died about 
Jlay last and your orator having laid out over £700 of his owne estate, hoping to get 
divers debts, etc., payable to said Charles Wither due upon bonds, bills and Shopp 


bookes, and hoped to enjoy by his said intermarriage divers wares, goods, householdstuffe, 
plate, Jewells, etc. Tacy Trowbridge another daughter and said John Trowbridge do 
pretend that said Withers left a will giving them all debts, goodes, wares, and other 
personal estate unadministered by the said Agnes and made one of them executor, etc." 
Answer of John and Tacy Trowbridge, two defendants, who offered the contents of Agnes 
Moggridge's will as evidence. [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, M, 82/177.] 

February 21 [?], 1635-6. "Bill of Complaint of Tacy Trowbridge of Taunton, county 
Somerset, daughter of John Trowbridge of Taunton, WooUendraper, that three years 
since your oratrix sister, Agnes, relict of Charles Wyther, deceased, was possessed of 
goods and certain debts owing to her by dyuers persons and of dyuers sorts of wares and 
household stuffe etc, etc, to value of £2700, and then being a young woman about 26 one 
Robert Moggridge of Taunton, clothier, then well stricken in years about march last 
three years past was suter to said Agnes in way of marriage, and that said marriage 
should take place and agreed between said Robert Moggeridge and said Agnes and friends, 
that said Robert in case said Agnes should survive said Robert, and he the said Robert 
should pay to John Trowbridge, father of said Agnes, Roger Hill, and Jasper Chaplin 
her friends for her use £1000 in one year after decease of said Robert if shee said Agnes 
survive, and that shee during her life should take the rents, etc., of all messuages, etc., 
of her said late husband Charles Wyther, and said lands, goods, etc, to be at her disposall, 
and this agreemeut put into writing about Aprill 8 Charles, between Robert Moggeridge 
of one part, John Trowbridge, Roger Hill of Taunton, gent, and .lasper Chaplin of 
Taunton, Clothier, friends trusted on behalf of said Agnes, etc, etc., and said Moggeridge 
also became bound in £3000 to performe said covenant, and said marriage was solemn- 
ised, after said marriage said Agnes sold certe.vne wares of her said late husband and 
received certen Rents, etc., and gave same to said Robert in trust etc., etc.. and to benefit 
jour oratrix her sister about February 1632-3 made her will and made your oratrix 
Executrix and Residuary Legatee. Said Robert denies said will and agreement, refuses 
any books of accompt, has sold stocke, etc. With answer of Robert Jloggeridge, 
De!endant." [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, B. & A., T 38, 28.] 

February 6, 1640. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton county Somerset, 
woolen draper for 40 years used said trade & bought goods of wholesale merchants in 
London, Bristoll & elsewhere & had many dealings with Thomas Woodward of Bristoll 
woollendraper about 2 yrs. July last bought goods to value of £46-19-8 & gave bond 
for 90£ for payment of same on 25 Jan'y next following, sd. Woodward promissing to 
take noe penalty if whole some not payd preciseday &c. 

Yor orator payd in Feby next after by hands of Hugh Yoo of Bristoll £40 part of sd. 
some & hath since tendered residue w^h sd. Woodward refuses & ent'red suite in full 
penall some notwithstanding part payd," etc. Bill only. [Chancery Proceedings, 
Charles I, B & A, T 27, 7.] 

February 6, 1640. "Bill of Complaint of John Trowbridge of Taunton in the Couuty of 
Somerset Woollendrap That using his trade of a wollendraper from Childhood in the 
said towne of Taunton he had sundry dealings with divers persons in particular with 
Edward Bysse of Croscombe in the said County clothier for severall parcells of Woollen 
cloth & about twoe yeares since in respect of his age and other infirmities desirous of 
leaving off the said trade your orator & the said Bysse came to an accompt touching such 
monies as were due & after accompt mads it was found there remayned due to the said 
Bysse £54 & it was then agreed that in respect of the indifferent quality and overrating 
of some clothes the said Bysse should abate £3 of the said £54. & your orator then paid 
the said Bysse the some of £40 parcell of the remaynder & gave a Bill for payment of 
£11 residue at a date now past. Further the said Bysse being then Constable of the 
Hundred in which he dwelt and Sir William Portman Bar' (then living near your 
orator and far away from the dwelling house of the said Bysse) being High Shreife of 
the said County the said Bysse having to pay to the said Sir William Portman divers 
somes of money levied in the said County for shipmoney in respect of his office of 
Constable about a month before the said Bill became payable desired your orator to pay 
the said Sir William Portman £7 in respect of the sd Shipmoney parcell of the said 
Residue of £11. Which said £7 was due by the said Bysse to the said Sir William Port- 
man as aforesaid which your orator agreed to do & accordingly by writing acquainted the 
sd Sir William Portman of the same, who thereupon gave an acquittance to the said 
Bysse of the said some of £7. and your orator after paid the said some of £7 to the said 
Sir William Portman as agreed. Now when the said Bill became due the said Bysse 
refused your orator to accept £4 balance of the said £11 or to acknowledge the said pay- 
ment of £7 albeat your orator proffered the same at the date when payable & hath put 
the said Bill in suite against your orator in the Kings Bench and threatens to recover 
the whole some of £11" etc. Bill only. [Chancery Proceedings, Charles I, B & A, 
T 25, 54.] 

The following entri 
grove Eental Book : 


appear in the Taunton Castle llanor Eecords, Staple- 

John Triibbidg holdeth one measseage and 
half yeard of Bondland in the Tithinge 
aforesaid Called Rowbarton late John Colle 
the Rent vij» x'^ o' q for workes ij» o' x' vj'''> q. 

for woodwaie ij'' o"" for Hogdaies weight 
iiij'* for earthsilver j"' the whole x' vj'' o'' q 

Hee shall paie pannage and worke one dale 
in euerie yeere vpou the Lord Bankes yf need 
bee he shalbe allowed allowed by the Biddle 
for his worke j'' at the yeers end hee shall 
bee receiuer Reeue and Tithingman and paie 
iij"* outlode but being Tithingman is to 
be allowed his owne outlode for Collecting 
the Rest 

[many to pay as -'John Trubbidg"] 

fo. 15 

A" xvij Eliz F/ iiij'' 
being the First time 

Thomas Trubbidg holdeth the Pasture of 
a lane at greene waie butte the Rent 

fo. 20 

ese iij exehang 

F/ xxxix'' 
ij acres called 
the Tithing 
one and v acre; 
forth in the — 
Pirland W'' 
d to Robert 
» ix Ja: vnder 
j' vilj'' soe reman 
e rest the T/ of 
ij'' devision 

Thomas Trubbidg holdeth iij acres of o"land 
at greeuewaies Butte in the Tithing aforesd 
late John Hutcheus the Rent 

The same Thomas holdeth one messeage and 
one five Ac' Tenuement of Bondland in the 
tithing aforesaid late John Hutchins the Rent 
xvij"' workes ij» x'' o"" for Hogdaies weight 
iiij'' the whole some is iiij' vij'* o'' 

For meadsilver to the Reeue of Hull — j* 
Hee shall pay pannage and o'' q outlode & doe 
all other sutes & seruiees as he the said Thomas 
doth for the other five Ac tennement 

fo. 20 

A° xxij Eliz F/ x» 
A" iij S. G F/ x' 
Mr. Poyle 

Thomas Trnbbridg holdeth v Acres of 
o"land Called Goodens lands late John 
Hutshchens the Rent 

A" xxij Eliz F/ vj= viij"" 

A" primo S. G vj' viij^ 

Mr Poyle 

Mr Bourne 

A" xxij Eliz F/ xx» iiij'' 

The same Thomas holdeth one messeag 
and one Ac & half of Bondland in the 
Tithing aforesaid late Hutchins the Rent 

Item for workes iij'' the whole some 
The same Thomas holdeth one messeag 
and one five AC Tennement of Bondland 


• Obridge was a hamlet in the parish or" Taunton-St. James and lay about one mile east of 
the church. Here was an ancient mill, held under the castle of Taunton at the rent of 

A» XX S G F/ XX' iijj'i 
Mr. Bourn 

A" xxvij ElizF/ij» vj-i 
A" xviij Eliz F/ ij' vj'' 
Mr. Poyle 

fo. 21 
A° XXXV Eliz F/ xii]' iiij'' 
A° xvij Eliz F/xiij' iiij'' 

A» XXX Eliz F/ xif iiij'^ 
xxiij F/ xij' iiij' 
Mr Poyle 


in the Tithing aforesaid late John 

Hutehins the Rent ij' xj'i for workes 

jji x<i o'' for Houghdaies weight iiij"* whole 

for meadsilver to the Reeue of Hull j"" 

He shall pay pannage & shalbe Tithing 

man & biddell he shall worke one dale in 

en'y yeere as aforesaid and pay o'" q outlode 

but being Tithingman is to be allowed his oun c 


Thomas Tnibbridg holdeth iij Acres of o»land 
in Longforth against Rylande in the Tithing 
aforesaid late Robert Merrick the Rent 

Thomas Trubbridg holdeth vij Acres and half 
of ou' land Called Rylande and v Acres of o" 
Laud in the Mores Called Rj'lande in the 
Tithing aforesaid late Roger Smyth Rent 

John Trubbridg holdeth iij Acres of o"land 
in Longforth late Thomas Trubbridg his 
father and sometime Edward Enight Rent 


vj' j'i ob 

The F/ of this iij acre 
is charged w"" a five 
acre tennement in the 
Tithing of Obridge 

A" xxxj Eliz F/ xviij* i]'^ 
A" xxviij Eliz F/ xvij ij'* 
Edward Ponde 
Samuel Poyell 

A° ix Ja: Rege F/xj' viij'' 
Roger Huish 
Laurence Chislate 

XX Eliz F/xiij' iiij'^ 
Mr Anthill 

A" XX" Eliz F/iiij» iiij* 

Mr Anthill 

A" XXXV" Eliz F/ x» vj'' 
anno ix Ja: the ij five 
acre tennements w"" 
ij Cottages in this 
tithing is now all vnder 
the Fine of xliiij» x'^ 
Mr Anthill 

Thomas Trubbridg holdeth iij Acres of o"Iand 
in Whitmore in the tithing aforesaid late John 
Hutchens the Rent 

William Pounberi 

John Trubbridg holdeth iiij Acres of o"land 
in Langforth in the Tithing aforesaid Called 
Waterle late John Austens the Rent 

Robt Huish holdeth v Acres of o^land in 
Longforth in the Tithing aforesaid late 
John Trubbridg the Rent 

John Trubbridg holdeth one Cottage w" 
a courtledge Containing iij Deanes of Bond 
land in the Tithing aforesaid late Henry 
Merricke the rent 

Thomas Trubbridge holdeth one Cottage next 
to Satchels Cottage in the Tithing aforesaid 
sometime Walter Browne the Rent 

Thomas Trubbridge holdeth one message and ■ 
Ac tennemeuts of Bondland in the Tithing 
aforesaid sometime Elizabeth Tubbell rent 

• Staplegrove was a tithing in 
t Pyrland was a hamlet in the 
east of the church. 

t Mill-Lane was a hamlet in the parish of Taunto 


"The Trowbridges named in the foregoing extracts were Mayor John, his 
father, the merchant Thomas, seemingly described as deceased, and his son 
Thomas, the primitive settler in America. The record appears to be made some- 
where between 1620 and 1640, probably after Thomas Trowbridge had returned 
from New England or he is referred to without any notice of his being absent. 
It was all written at one period excepting the odd names at the bottom of the 
entries which are seemingly the tenants at some later period. The dates in the 
margin merely refer to the amount of the fines at some former period for the 
guidance of the manorial officials."* 

The following is of importance as proving the descent of Thomas Trowbridge 
through land ownership. 


"Granted for relief of the Northern Army at Westminster 3 November 1640. 

Hundred of Whitley, 

West MoncktoD. 

Thomas Trubbridge in bonis iiijU 

xxis iiijd" [16 Charles I, 172/394.] 

The point is reached where it is proper to present a copy of the most important 
document found by Mr. Withington in his researches in England, namely the will 
of Jolin Trowbridge, former mayor of Taunton. The following letter from Mr. 
Withington, in which he describes the finding of the proof of the parentage of 
Thomas Trowbridge, tlie primitive settler in America, shows the value of this 
remarkable discovery from a genealogical standpoint and serves as the best 
introduction to the will. 

LoNDO^^ 18 July, 1908. 
Dear Mr. Trowbridge, 

I cabled you last evening : "Victory. Withington." 

The reason for this was the discovery at the last minute at Taunton two or three 
hours before of the enclosed abstract of all now legible in a rotten and faded paper at 
Taunton which is all now left of the much desired will of John Trowbridge the elder, 
unidentified by the officials and of course not in the Calendar. This is the greatest coup 
ever made in this English work on American origins, beating in dramatic completeness 
and overcoming of obstacles work at Somerset House with the magnificent engraved 
parchment books of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. After all these years your 
theory is triumphant. The mention of that precious second wife Alice settles the whole 
question of the missing name of the testator, of which the "aper" (all left of "woollen 
draper") is nearly evidence enough, knowing as we do all the Trowbridges in Taunton at 
that time, Thomas and his son John. 

Three of us have had most unseasonable weather, at Wells. Taunton and Exeter; but 
we so organised our work as to give every possible chance of immediate result. At Wells 
we went through every existing transcript of the over five hundred parishes of Somerset, 
largely repulsive, rotten and faded fragments, to find if possible the marriage of John and 
the baptism of Thomas. At Exeter we not only used the diocesan and probate registries 
for the available points, but also the old registries of St. Petrock and St. Kerian, to some 
purpose. Our main attack was however at Taunton where things seemed absolutely 
hopeless after the partial failure of the hopeless muddle in the Castle and the exhaustion 
of every likely name of the probate registry. We saw there was nothing for it but to go 
through the files for a hundred years and look at every Taunton will and also any odd- 
ments. Hence our triumph. We could only do this, however, with exceptional friendly 
official relations at Taunton, and doing at a moderate estimate three months' work for one 
or one month's work for three in less than a week. My two colleagues were Messrs. 
Noble and Steele. I doubt if any other workers in England would have accomplished the 
result under such apparently absolutely hopeless circumstances. I enclose the John 
Trowbridge will. 

Yours most sincerely, 

LOTHEOP Withington. 

• Letter from Mr. Lothrop Withington. 


Will of John Thowbridge, Senior, of Taunton.* 
will and Testament nuncupative ot 

idge of Taunton in the County of Som'stt 

aper Deceased made and published by word of 

the fifte day of July Anno Dni 1649 In the 

nd heareing of George Serle Esq. and 

as Trowbridg' his Sonne and John Ti-owbridg' 

his Grandchild in manner and forme following 

Deceased beeing of perfect mynde and 

inference betweene him and the said George 

luntarilie give and bequeath vnto his eldest 

bridge all that his Messuage and tenement 

lyinge neere Barthpole Bridge w^in the 

West Munckton in the Countie of Som'seW 

John Beale nowe dwelleth for and During all 

of the terme of yeares w<:ii hee the said deceased 

and vnexpired in the same ymedeatly after 

his wife theire Death the said Alice haueing 

it for her life after the Decease of the said 

hee did giue vnto his said sonne Thomas Trowbridge 

his lyinge in Stogursey in the said Countie of 

t Certaine tenemts whereof the said 

shillings per ann' for High rent 

haie Lastii hee gaue 

Trowbridge all his goods 

shalbe Due vnto him 

inst Debts that 

made and A A 'f O^^Q.T* 

bridge his sonne _LX'i(^ i' OO 

nd Testament 

[Archdeaconry of Taunton, filed will 1G49, no. CS.] 

Will of John Trowbridge of TAUNTON.t 

"There is oweinge unto me nowe from my Uncle Mr James Marshall of Exon merchant 
ffortye nine poundes as this Bill and my account appeereth and from my father Mr 
Thomas Trowbridge Tenn pounds which I lent him and I have sent for Muclincx [sic] 
eight peeces of sarges cost twentie fine pounds and twentie foure pounds Mr Jno Man- 
ninge of New England Marchant owes me And Twentie one pounds Mr William Davis 
of Muskeeta in Newfoundland owes, which I have ordered George Pardon, master of the 
Willing Minde to receiue of him this yeare there and carry it with him for'S' Lukas 
and bring home returnes with him All which summes amounts vnto One hundred 
twentie and nine pounds which if please God to take me hence I doe in the first place. 
And my will is, that twentie pounds of it shall bee disbursed in the necessaries for my 
buriall And for the other One hundred and Nine pounds I doe dispose of it as followeth 
vizt I do giue vnto my honored father Mr Thomas Trowbridge ffortie pounds And I 
doe giue vnto my brothers Thomas William and James Trowbridge betweene them fBftie 
pounds And to my Aunt Mace I doe giue fine pounds And I doe giue unto my Cozen 
James Marshall ffourteene pounds all which I have giuen does amount vnto One hundred 
and nine pounds This being my last Will wherevnto I doe nowe set my hand and seale 
this twentieth day of October One thousand Sixe hundred ffiftie and three in Taunton. 

John Trowbridge. 

Wee whose names vnderwritten doe confidently beleeve this to be the hand writtinge of 
.Tohn Trowbridge beinge formerly acquainted with his hand writtinge and forme 
Subscribed James Marshall Senior Christo : Clarke Junr Chr : Dove 

As for the twentie pounds I allowed for my buriall 1 doe giue ffortie shillings of it to 
the poore. 

Admon granted 26 June 1654 to father Thomas Trowbridge, principal legatee, no 
executor being named." [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Alchin, 492.] t 

* Father of Thomas Trowbridge, the primitive settler in America. 

t Eldest son of Thomas Trowbridge, the primitive settler in America. 

J In the foregoing will John Trowbridge mentions "my aunt Mace." Among the children 
of John Trowbridge, Senior, was a daughter. Prudence, who married William Mace. It is 
clear, therefore, that if she was an aunt of John, son of Thomas, the settler, she must have 
been a sister of the settler, and he a son ot John, Senior, and a grandson ot Thomas. Senior. 


The family register of Mr. John Trowbridge, Senior, based on the information 
found in the preceding pages, to conform to the plan of this genealogy is printed 
as follows : 

John Trowbridge (Thomas), baptized March 25, 1570, in Taunton; died 

July [5?], 1649, in Taunton?; married, first, , 159-, in , Agnes 

. who was buried June 6, 1622, in Taunton. He married, second. 

, 1624, in Tiverton, Devon, Alice ( ) Read, widow of Robert 

Read of Tiverton, who was buried Aug-ust 25. 1653. in Taunton. 

By first marriage :i 
1. i. Thomas, b. , [159-?].? 

ii. Elizabeth, bapt. Feb. 8, 1598-9; m. June 2, 1016. John Hurley of Taunton. 

iii. John, bapt. May 31, IGOl ; was a woolendraper in Taunton ; m. about 1628, 
Judith Rose, daughter of John and Faith (Ellesdon) Rose of Lyme Regis, 
Dorset, and d. about the end of Dec, 1630. leaving no children. 

iv. Pkudence. bapt. Feb. 3, 1602-3; m. July 1, 1621, William Mace, a merchant 
of Exeter, Devon. 

V. Agnes, bapt. Feb. 10, 1604-5; m., 1st. Dec. 13, 1629, Charles Wither of Taun- 
ton; m., 2d, Apr. 22, 1632, Robert Moggridge, a merchant of Taunton. § 

vi. Wlluam, bapt. Mar. 22, 1607-8; buried Mar. 27, 1616. 

vii. James, bapt. Dec. 3. 1609; buried Oct. 22, 1638; unm. 

viii. Joan, bapt. May 21, 1612 ; buried Oct. 14, 1616. 

is. Tact, bapt. May 7, 1615; m. Jan. 1. 1637-8, Aldred Seaman of Combe-Flory 
parish, Taunton. 

It is quite probable that Thomas was the eldest son of John, for there seems 
no gap in the register of John's children, and that assmmption would make him 
the correct age to be the husband of his wife, who was bom in 1603, and the 
lavs^er, who drew the bill of complaint of John (see p. 29) which calls John, 
Jr., his "eldest" son, may not have known of the absent Thomas. If Thomas 
is regarded as the eldest son of John, there is at once presented the coincidence 
between the names of their sons. John's four sons were, in order, Thomas, 
named after his father, John, after himself, William and James. Thomas's 
four sons were, in order, John, after his father, Thomas, after himself, William 
and James ; and these names, it must be borne in mind, were given his first three 
sons while he was living in Exeter. 

• The baptisms are recorded in the Parish Register of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton. 

t No children by second marriage. 

t The primitive settler in America. 

§ Robert Moggridge was a prominent citizen of Taunton and was its mayor in IG.'So. 

"On May 10, 1645, Mr. Robert Moggridge by his last will, dated that day. gave out of his 
lands, called Frethy, in Bishop's-HuU, .eS-lOs, to be paid to the churchwardens of St. Mary 
Magdalen on the first of March annually ; £ ,t thereof to be given by them to the honest 
and religious poor of the parish on the thirtieth of March at their discretion, and the 10s to 
the churchwardens tor their trouble in the matter. He also gave by will to the poor of 
St. .Tames parish an annual rent-charge of £1." [Savage's "History of Taunton."] 


Of Taunton, England, 

The Primitive Settler in America 



The Peimitive Settler in America and hi 

Thomas Trowbridge, the first of his family to come to America, was the son, 
as heretofore shown, of Jolui Trowbridge, a wealthy merchant and prominent 
citizen of Taunton, Somersetshire. His father had long been identified with the 
woolen trade in Taunton, which was noted for its manufacture of that staple, 
and it was natural that the son when he grew up should turn his attention to 
some branch of that industry, and he is found in early manhood established in 
business as a mercer in the neighboring city of Exeter in Devonshire. At the 
time when he took up his residence there he found that the name Trowbridge was 
a well-known and respected one in Exeter, with which members of the family had 
been long identified through business and residence, and there also his sister 
Prudence went to live after her marriage in 1621 to William Mace, a leading 
merchant of the city.* 

In the pedigree of the Marshall family of Exeter was found the name of 
"Thomas Trobridge of Taunton." This reference was the clue that led to the 
finding of the record of the marriage of Thomas Trowbridge. 

In the list of marriage licenses issued for the diocese of Exeter it is recorded 
that on March 24, 1627, Thomas Trowbridge of the parish of St. Petrock was 
licensed to marry Elizabeth Marshall of the parish of St. Mary Arches. 

In the parish register of St. Mary Arches appears the following entry: 

"26 March 1627 Mr. Thomas Trobrige and Elizabeth daughter of Mrs. Alee 
Marshall widoe married, Jeremy Short parson." 

In the parish register of St. Petrock's, Exeter, are recorded the following tf 


1627 Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Trubbrudge 6 of March 1627 [-S] 

1629 John the sonne of Thomas Trubbridge the 5 of November 
16.31 Thomas the sonne of Thomas Troubridge the 11 Dec. 

1633 William the sonne of Thomas and Elizabeth Trawbridge Septem : 3 


1630 Elizabeth the daughter of Thomas Troobridge 10 May 

Elizabeth Marshallif the wife of Thomas Trowbridge, was a member of a 
family of this name that flourished in Exeter during the seventeenth century. 
The first of the name mentioned by Westcote's "Devonshire Families" is 

* "Bond of William Mace of the parish of St. Kerian, Exeter, merchant, and Robert Mace of 
ditto, gentleman, in £100, for said William Mace as administrator of his late father, Roger 
Mace. St. Kerian, Citie of Exeter, deceased 15 August 15 James I [1617]." Inventory 
exhibited Julv 16, 1625. [Archdeaconry of Exeter, filed 1617.] 

The above is the probate of the estate of the father of William Mace who married Prudence, 
sister of Thomas Trowbridge, and is of interest as fixing her residence in the parish adjoining 
and now united to that in which the children of Thomas Trowbridge were born. 

t The compiler had obtained the following extracts from the Exeter records several years 
prior to their discovery by Mr. Emory McClintock (who published them in the "New England 
Historical and Genealogical Register" in 1905) and he regrets that they could not have been 
first printed in this genealogy. 

t The following account of the Marshall family is in the main extracted from an article in 
"The Genealogist," London, 1880, vol. iv, p. 11. 


William JIarshall. who had issue Eobert Marshall, who married Joan, daughter 
and heir of Owsley of Chillington, county Somerset. His will, dated August 7, 
1576, was proved by her October 9 following. [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, 
Carew, 29.] In it he is described as of Ashewille in the parish of Ilminster, 
and desires to be buried in the churchyard of Ilminster. He gives to his son 
Edmmid Marshall his rynes and bark and half his tanne vates with a mill to 
grind bark (from this bequest it seems that he was by trade a tanner) ; mentions 
his sons, John, Nicholas, William, John (the younger) and Thomas (all under 
age) ; and appoints his wife Joan (who appears to have brought him some prop- 
erty) sole executrix and residuary legatee. He appears to have had two other 
children, Eoger and Anne, who may have been twins, born i>osthumous. His 
wife, as "Joane Marshall," had been named as sister in the will of William 
Owseley of Cliillington, near Ilminster, in Somerset, dated October 8, 1558. 
[Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Wells, 22.] 

John Marshall (the younger) probably settled in Exeter in early life. He 
was "the worshipful Mr. John Marshall." He was bailiff of Exeter in 1601, 
sheriff in 1609 and mayor in 1615, retaining afterwards the position of alder- 
man. He married at St. Mai-y Arches August 30, 1595, Alice Bevys [Bevis or 
Beavis], daughter of Richard and Elizabeth (Prouz) Bevys. 

The Bevys family* is traced in Devonshire to the reign of Henry TV. Richard 
Bevys became sheriff of Exeter in 1591, governor of the Guild of Merchant 
Adventurers in 1594 and mayor in 1602, dying August 26 of the latter year. He 
made a deed of trust June 16, 1602, to William Tickle and John Marshall, gent., 
for a benefaction to provide marriage portions during future years to worthy 
young women of several parishes. His wife, Elizabeth Prouz (Prouze, Prowse, 
Prowze), was probably a relative of Richard Prowse, mayor of Exeter in 1578. 
According to the pedigree of Prouz of Chagford, near Exeter, a very old family, 
Richard the mayor was second son of Lawrence Prouz of Exeter and Chagford, 
tlie estate of Chagford going to Lawrence's eldest son, John, who had a daughter 
Elizabeth, apparently of about the age of the Elizabeth married to Richard 
Bevys. The will of Nicholas Bevys, son of Richard, a merchant of Exeter, dated 
November 8, 1612, and proved June 2, 1613, named as one of the executors 
"my brother John Marshall." Of the other sons of Richard Bevys, Peter and 
Richard, the former was the more prominent and became lord of the manor 
of Bishop's Clist, near Exeter. The family is traced in Devonshire to the reign 
of Henry IV. 

Mr. John and Alice (Bevys) Marshall had the following children baptized at 
St. Mary Arches, Exeter if 

Jane, June 29, 1598 ; buried May 30, 1600. 

John, June 17, 1599 ; buried March 20, 1600. 

Alice, June 29, 1600 ; married June 29, 1621, George Harris of Exeter. 

Grace, May 6, 1602 ; buried January 11, 1620. 

Elizabeth, March 24, 1602-3 ; married Mai-ch 26, 1627, Thomas Trowbridge.:]: 

Jane, March 18, 1603-4 ; married September 26, 1624, James Gould of Exeter.§ 

Anne, March 26, 1607 ; buried November 14, 1607. 

James, January 22, 1608-9. [See page 42.] 

John, July 19, 1610 ; buried December 16, 1630. 

Susanna, September 29, 1611; married June 30, 1635, Richard Lante of 

Exeter. 1 1 
Richard, March 15, 1612-3; died soon. 
Richard, November 3, 1613; buried June 9, 1635. 

• The following account ot the Bevys and Prouz families is from Mr. McCllntock's article 
in the 'Register" mentioned in footnote t on the preceding page. 

t "The Genealogist," vol. iv, p. 16 ; Parish Register of St. Mary Arches, Exeter. 

+ The primitire settler in America. 

§ He became mayor. 

II His great-aunt Joan Lante was the first wife ot William Mace. 




The will of Eichard Marshall, merchant, of Exeter, dated June 4, 1(535, was 
proved August 8, 1635, and gives to his sister Trobridge £100. To the poor £50, 
to be distributed at the pleasure of his brother James Marshall. All the rest of 
his goods to be divided between his brother and his sisters. [Prerogative Court 
of Canterbury, Sadler, 88.] 

Mr. John Marshall was buried August 17, 1624, in Exeter, and his widow, 
Mrs. Alice Marshall, died January 7 and was buried January 13, 1630-1. Their 
wills were as follows : 

The will of "Jolin Marshall, Esquire, one of the Aldermen of the City of 
Exeter," dated August 8, 1624, was proved by his widow Alice September 17, 
1624. It provided that after his debts and funeral expenses were paid "the 
residue of all my goods and chattels shaU according to the custom of the said 
city of Exeter be divided into three equal parts. I give one portion thereof to 
my wife. I give one other portion thereof among my three sons and two daugh- 
ters, that is to say James Marshall, John Marshall, Eichard Marshall, Elizabeth 
Marshall and Susan Marshall. Out of the third portion I give the following 
legacies, viz., to my son James Marshall so much as shall with the legacy given 
him by his cousin John Marshall deceased make up £300. To my sons Jolui 
Marshall and Eichard Marshall so much as shall witla the legacies given tliem 
by their cousin John Marshall deceased make up £300 each. To my daughter 
Elizabeth Marshall as much as shall with the legacy left her by her cousin Jolm 
Marshall deceased make up £400, and to my daughter Susan so much as shall 
make up £350. Item I give to my daughter Alice Harris my second best gilt 
bowl. Item I give to my daughter Jane my third best gilt bowl. Item I give 
to Thomas Milford £3 per annum during his life. Item I give to Ebolt Croot of 
Heavitree £5. Item I give to my servant Agnes Croote 5 marks. Item I give 
to Grace my servant 40s. Item I give to Jane my servant 20s. Item I give 
to Mary Wall 40s. Item I give to the poor of the said City of Exeter £5, whereof 
20s. to the poor of St. Mary Arches parish. Item I give to my said wife the 
house wherein I now dwell to hold during the term of her life, the remainder 
thereof to my son James Marshall and his heirs for ever. Item I give my lands 
and tenements in the parish of Northtowne, called Eastercombe, Westercombe 
and Luekerton, with the rents thereof to my said wife during her life, the 
remainder to my said son James and his heirs for ever. Item I give all my 
estate and interest of the house wherein Mr. Joseph Trowbridge* merchant now 
dwelleth to my son John ifarshall and his heirs forever, provided my wife shall 
have the issues thereof during her life. Item I give all my estate and interest 
in the house wherein Master William Martin merchant now dwelleth to my son 
Eichard and his heirs forever, provided my said wife shall have the profits 
thereof during her life. Item I give my house wherein Andrew Quashe merchant 
now dwelleth in the parish of St. Petrock's within the said City of Exeter, and 
also my tenements without Southgate in the parish of the Holy Trinity to my 
friend John Gupwill Esquire, now Mayor of the said City, and Peter Bevis 
Esquire my brotlier in law, provided they sell the said tenements as soon as con- 
venient, tlie said money to be divided into three equal parts, one part to come to 
my said wife and the other two parts to be divided equally among my said five 
children. Item I give to my friends John Gupwill, Peter Bevis and Nicholas 
Mercer of Exeter merchant, all my tenements in Bampton and my whole estate 
in the rectory of Bampton in Co. Devon to them and their heirs for ever [?]. 
Item I give all the rest of my goods and chattels to my said wife, whom I make 
sole executrix of this my last will. I constitute the said John Gupwill ajid Peter 
Bevis overseers of the same and give to each of them 20s. for their pains. Wit- 
nesses, John Gupwill, Peter Bevis, Nicholas Mercer, Edward Martine, John 
Trowte." [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Byrde, 74.t] 


The will of "Alice Marshall of the City of Exeter, widow," dated December 30, 
1630, disposed of a large proj^erty. She gives "to my son and heir apparent 
James Marshall the manor of Daccombe in the parish of St. Mary Church, county 
Devon; my brother Eichard Bevis; to my daughter Elizabeth Trowbridge £50 
and one piece of plate to the value of £10 ; my daughter Alice Golde [Gould] ; 
my daughter Susanna Marshall, under age; legacies bequeathed to said Susanna 
by her cousin John Marshall and her brother John Marshall; my son Richard 
Marshall, under age; legacy left him by his cousin John Marshall; my brother 
John Marshall; my five grandchildren Bartholomew Han-is, James Golde, John 
Golde, John Trowbridge and Elizabeth Trowbridge; to my dear mother Mistress 
Jane Martyn one silver bowl with my coat of arms graved or pounced thereon; 
my brother Peter Beavis; my sister-in-law Mistress Susanna Beavis; my four 
nephews Eichard, William, Peter and Henry Beavis, sons of my brother Peter 
Beavis; son James Marshall to be sole executor." He proved the will Febi-uary 
24, 1630-1. [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, St. John, 23.] 

James Marshall, son of John and Alice, married May 29, 1632, Susanna 
Taylour. He caine among the early settlers to Dorchester, Mass., and there is 
mention of his land there.* He was a merchant in Exeter. Savage's "Genea- 
logical Dictionary of New England" calls him of Windsor, Conn., in 1640, and 
says, "did not long continue, and, perhaps, was the man, exijected in vain at 
New Haven, 1643, where his estate was valued at £1,000, his family of five heads, 
and his lot transferred in 1651, to Eichard Mansfield." This lot was on the 
northwest corner of what is now Elm and Church streets, opposite the Green. 
He may be that "rich merchant" i-eferred to in "Wintlirop's Journal." He sold 
his property in Windsor and soon returned to Exeter.f He continued to be 
actively engaged in business there and was elected mayor of the city in 1658. He 
was buried there January 26, 1664-5, and administration on his estate was 
granted to his widow, Susanna Marshall, the following month. 

Mr. James and Susanna (Taylour) Marshall had the following children 
baptized at St. Mary Arches, Exeter :$ 

John, April 16, 1635. 

James, November 26, 1637. 

Eichard, April 12, 1640. 

Elizabeth, May 29, 1642 ; buried October 13, 1642. 

Samuel, July 9, 1648. 

Joseph, March 31, 1650. 

Sarah, ; buried July 20, 1656. 

Of the above childi'en James had administration granted on his estate May 
10, 1677, to John Marshall, his brother, James Marshall, his son, having declined 
to serve. He is described as "James Marshall senior of the city of Exeter, but 
at Guinney in parts beyond sea deceased." Administration "de bonis non" to 
James Marshall, the son, October 16, 1694. [Prerogative Court of Canterbury.] 
Samuel is perhaps identical with "Samuel Marshall of Fremington, county 
Devon, Clerk," whose nuncupative will of July 14, 1681, left his "whole study 
of books," etc., to his mother, Susanna Marshall. Administration on his estate 
was granted to her July 25, 1681. 

* Dorchester, Mass.. Town Records. 

t"A Court held att Newhaven the 2d of Novem : 1642 : 

"By a letter from Mr. Marshall to Mr. Hill of Winsor, bearing date the 7th of Aprill 1636, 
and a letter to Goodma Mansfield, dated the 13 of October 1641. itt is evidenced to this Court 
thatt some of the cattell goeing under the name of Mr, Trobridge doth belong to Mr. Marshall 
as his pp goods, namely a white cow, red sparkled, a heifer, white and red sparkled, and one 
white and blacke sparkled ; Henry Gibbons testimony allso concuring wih the aforesaid letters." 
I New Haven Colony Records, vol. 1, p. 40.] Richard Mansfield came to New Haven with the 
other planters as steward for Mr. Marshall. 

t "The Genealogist," vol. iv, p. 17 ; Parish Register of St. Mary Arches. Exeter. 


William Marshall of Diimington, Somersetshire, uncle of Elizabeth, in his will, 
dated December 1, 1623, mentions, "Elizabeth, Susanna, James, John and 
Eichard, children of my brother John Marshall of Exeter." [Prerogative C!ourt 
of Canterbui-y, Byrde, 28.] 

John Marshall of Exeter, a son of Thomas Marshall, tanner, of Chillington and 
cousin of Elizabeth, in his will, made May 24, 1622, bequeathed "to each of the 
children of my uncle John Marshall, aldennan of Exeter, £50." Administration 
was granted to the uncle John Marshall July 5, 1623, who was succeeded by his 
widow Alice on March 3, 1628. She was succeeded by her son James on June 17, 
1631. [Prerogative Court of Canterbury, Swan, 72.] 

Thomas Marshall, perhaps uncle of Mr. John, was a merchant in Exeter. He 
was bailiff of Exeter in 1557 and one of the founders of the Merchant Adven- 
turers Guild. 

Enough has been printed here to prove that the family of Elizabeth, the wife 
of Thomas Trowbridge, was one of prominence and wealth in Exeter. 

"That before her marriage Elizabeth was preferred to her sisters, or at any 
rate to her unmarried sister, is shown by her father's will; and that after her 
marriage she was preferred by her mother to her married sisters, and by her 
brother to all his relatives, is shown by their wills. It is to be inferred that 
she was kind and helpful by nature."* 

Thomas Trowbridge was engaged in business as a mercer in Exeter, as appears 
by the bill of complaint printed below. Exeter was at that time the emporium 
of thin woolen goods, such as serges, spun and woven in the neighboring towns, 
but finished in the city previous to exportation. 

November 23. 1632, there is recorded this "Bill of Complaint : Thomas Trowbridge of 
the Cittie of Eson mercer for years past hath had dealings with one Robert Gray of 
London mercer and about May 1629 bought of him or his servants or one of them goods 
to the valewe of £28 or thereabouts to be paid for in 6 moneths and also about tenth of 
December 1629 goods to the valewe of £31. 10s also to be paid for in 6 mouths and did 
give a bill for the payment of the said 28£ and one other Bill to be paid on 31 May next 
following and in January did pay to said Robert Gray or to .lames Scadding, Christopher 
Reyner .lames Nevell and Lawrence Jones or one of them his servants by the hands of 
Mr. John Burrington &c and said Robert Gray did receive from Mr Randall Manning a 
Bill or obligacon of Mr Joseph Trowbridge upon said Manning and also other bonds 
&c and yo'' Said Orator at and by the direccon of said Robert Gray did in addition pay 
certain other somes of money to dyuers persons &c &c and yo^ Said Orat<"^ not now 
having so many dealings with sd Robert &c. sd Robert has put the sayd Bills in a 
suite of lawe &c and harassing your sd orator," &c. Answer of Robert Gray. [Chancery 
Proceedings, Charles I, B & A, T 1, 42.] 

Thomas Trowbridge a few years later decided to go to America. He probably 
did not intend to settle permanently in the new country, for when he sailed he 
left his oldest son in England, probably in the care of his father in Taunton. 
He and his wife and two youngest sons on landing in New England went to live 
in Dorchester, near Boston, in Massachusetts. They may have arrived as early 
as 1636, and their choice of Dorchester as a residence may have been made 
through the advice of Thomas Jeffrey,! a friend of Mr. Trowbridge, who had been 
living there since 1634. 

, Thomas Trowbridge and his wife are noted in the records of the town and 
church as "Mr." and "Mrs.," a distinction confined at that time to persons of 
established gentility. His wife was a member of the Dorchester church in 1638, 
perhaps in 1637, and their youngest son, James, was baptized there in one of 
those years. The age given for James at the time of his death indicates that he 
was bom in 1636, and as he was baptized in Dorchester, the probability is that he 
was not born in England. 

of spelling the name in Somersetshire at that time. 


In the list of members of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Company of 
Boston in 1638 appears the name "Thomas Strawbridge." It seems quite reason- 
able to suppose that this was an incorrect entry for Thomas Trowbridge, as his 
social position and business relations would have made membership in such an 
organization attractive to him. 

The land records of the town of Dorchester contain the following references 
to Thomas Trowbridge. The parcels of land described seem of trifling value in 
comparison with his known means and business interests, and these extracts are of 
importance only in so far as they indicate the approximate time of his arrival 
at and removal from Dorchester. 

"The 2d of January 1637[-8]. It is ordered that the p'tyes vnderwritten shall haue 
each of them satisfaction in lieu of the calues pasture from the Burying place towards 
John Phillips — Mr. Trobrige 1 aker."* 

"It is ordered that Mr- Trobridge have 2 acres of Marsh in Mf. Ludlowes necke where 
its out of p'priety." 

"March 18th, [1637-8]. The Proportion which each man is to haue in the necke 
[according to estate and number of persons] Mr. Trobridge, 7 akers, 1 quarter, 20 rodes." 
"The proportion of Cowes Pasture and other lands this side the Riuer, 7 acres, 1 rood, 
20 rods." 

"February 13, lG38[-9]. It is ordered that Mr. Clarke shall haue libertie to take in 
fower goads of land next his pale towards the meeting bowse which is neere the barne 
that was lately Mr- Trobidgs." 

"October 31, 1639. It is ordered that Mr- Joanes shall haue 1 aker of land nere his 
owne in leiu of an aker which hee bought of Mr- Trobridge which was appoynted him 
neere the burying place." 

"Nathaniel Duncan Senior sould vnto Anthony Gulliver the 15tli of the ll't moneth 
1644 about 4 akers and 'half of land on Capt" neck which was belonging to M''- James 
Marshall of Exeter in old England and was late in the possession of Thomas Trowbridge." 

Thomas Trowbridge and his wife must have found it a considerable hardship 
to live in the newly settled town of Dorchester, accustomed as they were to the 
comforts of a home in a city like Exeter. Their residence in the Massachusetts 
village, however, was not of long duration. 

Thomas Trowbridge probably removed his household to the plantation of New 
Haven in 1638, but his name is not foimd among those subscribed to the articles 
of agreement at the organization of the church or body politic there in June, 
1639. He may have been absent fi-om New Haven at that time, or, as this 
Fundamental Agreement, as it was afterwards called, required that, "church 
members only shall be free burgesses," he may not have been eligible to sign it, 
for there is no evidence tliat he ever severed his connection with the Church of 
England and became a member of the Puritan Church. 

In the New Haven records his name again appears nearly always with the 
prefix of respect, "Mr." In the list of proprietors of the plantation in 1641 he 
is credited with five heads in his family. These are supposed to have been him- 
self and wife and three sons, Thomas, William and James. His estate is given 
as £500, a large sum for that place and time, and it was among the larger of the 
123 estates mentioned in the schedule. His house lot was on the west side of what 
is now lower State street, just south of George street, Mr. Henry Ilutherford,t a 
prominent shipping merchant, being his neighbor on the south. 

On page 29 of the original rate book appears the following : 

"Mr. Thorn : Trowbridge is Dr 

for 5 persons & 500f Estate 

for 37 acres* within 2 miles at 4 pence pr acre 00 :12 :06 

for 7 acres* in yc Neck at 4 pence pr acre 00 02 :06 

for 27* acres of Meddowe at 4 pence per acre 00 09 :02 

for 110 acres in the 2'wi division at 2 pence pr acre 00 IS :04 

2. 2. 6" 

* This and the following extracts are from Dorchester Town Records, vol. 1, pp. 33. 35. 41. 
45, 61. 

t His daughter Sarah became the wife ot Mr. Trowbridge's son Thomas. 


"The schedule, thougli prepared before April, 1641, is found in the record book 
amid the records of 1643. It is not easy to determine whether it was copied into 
the record book in 1643, after some changes had been made corresponding with 
changes of title, or was recorded when first prepared, the secretary resen'ing for 
liis report of the court's jsroceedings the thirty pages which precede it. There is 
so much probability that the schedule was recorded before the collection of the 
rate due in April, 1641, that it will be designated as tlie schedule of 1641."* 

The estate of Thomas Trowbridge appears in the schedule thus.f 




















The: Trobridge 








Thomas Trowbridge appears to have spent but little time in this country,:]: 
but during his sojourn here he continued to be occupied with extensive trade 
between England, the "West Indies and the Colonies. No record was found 
proving the exact date of his return to England, but it was prior to tlie fall of 
1641. He probably was recalled to England on account of business or some 
event of importance, and it may have been business in connection with the settle- 
ment of the estate of his wife. The exact date of her death was not found,§ but 
it is to be inferred that she did not long survive her arrival in New Haven, for 
it is not reasonable to suppose, from what is Imown of her character, that if she 
had been living she could have returned to England with her husband and left 
her three little sons in the care of strangers, and the records show that before 
leaving New Haven Thomas Trowbridge placed his lands, houses, chattels and 
estate in New Haven in trust with his servant or steward, Henry Gibbons, 
for the benefit of his three sons, whom he also left in Gibbons' care. It doe^ not 
appear that he ever returned to America. 

Gibbons gave so little attention to his master's affairs at New Haven and the 
care of his sons, that as early as November, 1641, the colony court ordered an 
attachment to be placed on Mr. Trowbridge's property "to pay the town's rates 
and satisfy the demands of those persons to whom he is indebted." The court 
placed the children under the care of Sergeant Thomas Jeffrey and his wife, who 
were to keep them in their home until such time as "their father shall come over 
or send to take order concerning them," when the court should determine "what 
is equal for him to have for the keeping of them and in the meantime he will 
take care that they be well educated and nurtured in the fear of God." Mr. 
John Evance took the house, which Gibbons had allowed to fall into need of 
immediate repairs, at £100, and settled the claims of the creditors. 

The references to Thomas Trowbridge in the New Haven records for the next 
few years consist of accoimts of the legal complications arising from his 
steward's malfeasance. They are merely technical and are not of sufiicient 
interest or importance to demand reprinting here.|| That he did not return to 
New Haven and personally take charge of his affairs there was probably because 
matters of greater importance kept him in England. 

• Atwater's "History of the Colony o£ New Haven," p. lOS. 

t New Haven Colony Records, vol. 1. p. 48. 

t "Thomas Trowbridge, gent., late of New Haven," is mentioned in Aspinwall's Notarial 
Records, Boston. 

S The record of deaths in New Haven does not extend as far 

II They were printed in "Records of the Colony and riantatioi 
1649" by Charles J. Hoadly. 


It must be remembered tliat the Civil War in England began soon after 
Thomas Trowbridge left America. Taunton was taken by the Parliament 
forces in August, 1642, and the principal gentry of the neighborhood, the 
trained baxids, the mayor and principal inhabitants of the town, aided with 
horse and foot the intention of securing this place for the Parliament. The 
attempt to secure and fortify Taunton in the interest of the Parliament soon 
met with a temporary impediment and defeat, for in the next year the marquess 
of Hertford drove out the Parliament forces and took possession of it in favor 
of the king. But the fruits of this victory were not lasting, for on July 8, 
1644, soon after the battle of Marston Moor, Colonel Blake and Sir Robert Pye 
again took Taunton for the Parliament. For some montlis things remained in a 
quiet state at Taunton, but early in the spring of 1645 an army of ten thousand 
of the king's forces under Lord Goring marched to the attack of the town and 
began what is known as the siege of Taunton. The history of the siege, ending 
with the final relief of the town, is well known.* 

Thomas Trowbridge after the death of his father came into his inheritance, 
being the only surviving son. He succeeded his father as the chief Trowbridge in 
Taunton, just as the latter had succeeded his father, and that he was a man of 
consequence there is shown by the prominence given him in the pedigTee of his 
wife's family which has been previously quoted. He wrote often to the authori- 
ties at New Haven to bring Gibbons to an account for his breach of trust, but 
Gibbons kept possession of the Trowbridge estates in New Haven for many 
years, and affairs remained thus until the sons came of age. 

They had continued in the meantime to pass their boyhood under the care of 
Sergeant Jeffrey, their father evidently being satisfied with that arrangement. 
They had received a good education under the instruction of Mr. Ezekiel 
Cheever, the famous colonial schoolmaster,! who taught the first school in New 
Haven. In the colony records it is noted that at a court held February 8, 1643-4, 
"Mr. Cheever desired 4-3-6 out of the estate of Mr. Trowbridge w<=h is justly 
due to him for teaching y'' children." The coiarse of instruction to be pursued 
by the schoolmaster for his scholars at that time was "after they are entered 
and can read in the Testament; to perfect them in English; and teach them 
their Latin tongue as they are capable; and to write." 

Soon after he came of age William Trowbridge endeavored to have an account- 
ing made of his father's estate that was left in New Haven, and for this end 
presented to the court two letters from his father, one dated March 6, 1655, and 
the other March 4, 1658, wherein his father wrote that he "marvells that there 
is not an account of it given." This attempt to recover from Gibbons was a 
failure, but finally, on January 19, 1663-4, Mr. Trowbridge executed and sent to 
his three sons a power of attorney, making over to them jointly and severally his 
property in New England wherever found, to be retained and equally divided 
between them, and bring the said Gibbons to account and punishment. 

"To all Christian people to whom this present writing shall come Greeting. 

Know ye that I Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton in y« County ot Somersett, Gent, doe 
hereby make ordaine, constitute and depute and in my place and stead put my three sons 
Thomas Trowbridge and William Trowbridge of Newhaven and James Trowbridge of 
Dorchester in ye Bay in New England in ye ports of America beyond ye seas, to be my 
true and lawfull attornies, jointly and severally for me and in my name to aske, sue for, 
levy, require recover and receive all and singular my estate, houses, lotts, goods, cattle 
and chattels whatsoever, which I left in trust in New England aforesaid with Henry 
Gibbence, sometimes my servant, or doe otherwise belonge unto me and upon detaining 
thereof or of any particular parcell thereof, to arrest, attach, call to an account, sue, 
implead and imprison ye said Henry Gibbence and all and every other person and persons 
whatsoever, in whose hands, custody, or possession, my said estate, houses, lotts, goods. 


eattel and chattels whatsoever is are or have or hath beene in any way or course of law 
or equity, And ye same suit or suits to prosecute and issue to judgment, sentence and final 
execution, until recovery shall be had of my said estate, houses, lotts, goods, cattle and 
chattels whatsoever with all costs and damages to be had for detaining the same. And 
upon receipt thereof or of so much thereof as my said atturneys or any or eyther of them 
shall agree for and accept by way of composition, the said person or persons soe by my 
said atturneyes or any or eyther of them sued and imprisoned, out of prison to release 
and discharge and also to make scale and deliver acquittances releases or other sufficient 
discharges to and for the same or any part thereof, and I do hereby give and grant unto 
my said attornies jointly and severally, my. full and whole power and authority in and 
about the premises and by the aforesaid or any other lawful waies and means whatever to 
get in and recover my said estate, houses lotts, goods, cattle and chatties whatsoever in 
as full and ample manner in every respect, to all intents considerations and purposes as 
I myself might or could doe in the same if I were there personally present, ratifying, 
allowing and confirming whatsoever my said atturnies or any or either of them shall law- 
fully doe or cause to be done in ye premises by virtue of these presents, and I do alsoe 
hereby order and appoint that all and whatsoever of my said estate, houses lott, goods, 
cattle or chattels whatsoever shall be recovered and received by my said attornies or any 
or either of them shall be had kept and enjoyed by my three sons Thomas William and 
James equally divided between them to their own use and behoof without any account to 
be rendered unto me for ye same. In witness whereof I have hereunto sett my hand and 
scale, the nineteenth day of January in ye fourteenth year of ye reigne of King Charles 
the second et Anno gr. deus 1663. 

Thorn. Trowbridge (Se.\le) 
Sealed and delivered in ye 
presence of Henry Chase Notary Publick. Robert Chase, John Chambers. 

The above written is a true record of the originell composed therewith and recorded ye 
26»b day of February, 1683. 

By John Nash Recorder." 

[New Haven Land Records, vol. 1, p. 202.] 

The sons sued Gibbons for possession, but as matters were found, a settle- 
ment could not easily be effected before Mr. Trowbridge's death, which occurred 
in Taunton, February 7, 1672-3. The suit was finally settled in 1680 by Gibbons, 
"for stuidry good causes best known to myself," who made a deed of the 
property to Thomas Trowbridge, the younger, to take effect after the death of 
Gibbons. This deed included his house and lot, and sundry other property, 
including "the bed and bolster I lie on." 

"To all people to whom this present writing shall come greeting 

I Henry Gibbons of Newhaven in New England husbandman send greeting. Know ye 
that I the said Henry Gibbons for and in consideration of sundry good causes and 
reasons (best known to myself) have given, granted, conveyed made over. And by these 
presents doo give, grant convey & make over unto Thomas Trowbridge of Newhaven 
merchant, in New England aforesaid merchant as follows viz : Imprimis my houses home- 
lott & yard, scitnate lying & being in the towne of Newhaven aforesaid, bounded on ye 
South with the house & homelott now belonging unto Nathan Andrewes, on the West 
by ye homelotts now belonging unto .John Winston & W™ Johnson, on the North with a 
homelott belonging unto Allen Ball and on the East with the streete or highway. Alsoe 
foure acres of meadow lyeing by the old ferry & three acres & a half of upland lying in 
the suburbs quarter alsoe in ye towne of Newhaven aforesaid as also the bed & bolster 
I lye on. To have & to hold after my decease all & singular, the houses land meadow 
and bed as aforesaid to the aforesaid Thomas Trowbridge his heirs, executors, adminis- 
trators or assignes for ever to his & their proper use and behoof, thereof & therewith 
to doe & dispose at his will and pleasure. In witnesse whereoff I have hereunto sett my 
hand and seal, dated at Newhaven this fifth day of February in the yeare of our Lord, one 

thousand six hundred & eightye. Henry |;=| Gibbons. 

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of us 1 
John Nash. William X Gibbons •( Henry Gibbons appeared in Newhaven this 

his mark ( 

5th of February 1680 & acknowledged the above written deed to be his voluntary act 
according to Law. Jn" Nash Assistant." [New Haven Land Records, vol. 1, p. 162.] 

Gibbons died in 1686, and as his brother, William Gibbons, refused to take out 
letters of administration, Thomas Trowbridge was appointed administrator; and 
as the said Henry Gibbons had no children the matt<?r was concluded. 


The family register of Thomas Trowbridge to conform to the plan adopted for 
this genealogy is printed as follows : 

1. Thomas Trowbridge,* bom , [159-?], in Taunton, Somersetshire.? 

England; buried February 7, 1672-3, in Taunton ;t married March 26, 1627, in 
Exeter, Devonshire, England,:^ Elizabeth Marshall, daughter of John and Alice 

(Bevys) Marshall, baptized March 24, 1602-3, in Exeter;:}: died , 

16[41?], in New Haven, Conn.? 


i. Elizabeth, bapt. Mar. G, 1627-8. in Exeter, England ;§ buried Ma.v 10, 10.30, 

in Exeter. § 
ii. John, bapt. Nov. 5, 1629, in Exeter ;§ buried Feb. 16. 1653-4 in Taunton, 
England : unmt II 
2. iii. Thomas, bapt. Dec. 11, 1631, in Exeter. § 
100. iv. William, bapt. Sept. 3, 1633, in Exeter.§ 
1000. V. James, b. , 1636.** 

* His parentage and immediate ancestry has been printed in tlie Introduction, 
t Parish Register of St. Mary Magdalen, Taunton, England, 
i Parish Register of St. Mary Arches. Exeter, England. 
§ Parish Register of St. Petrock's, Exeter. 
II His will is printed on page 35. 
•• Place of birth not proved, but it is supposed that it was Dorchester, Mass., where he 
baptized, probably the following year. 

the crypt below are monuments of many of the earlier generations of Trowbridges 


Of New Haven, Coxn., 

2. Thomas Trowbridge (Thomas'^), baptized December 11, 1631, in Exeter, 
Devonshire, England; died August 22, 1702, in New Haven, Conn.;* married, 
first, June 24, 1657, in New Haven, Sarah Rutherford, daughter of Henry and 
Sarah ( ) Eutherford, born July 31, 1641, in New Haven; died Jan- 
uary 5, 1687, in New Haven.f He married, second, April 2, 1689, in New Haven, 
Hannah (Nash) Ball, widow of Eliphalet Ball of New Haven and daughter of 
Major Jolm and Elizabeth (Tapp) Nash, born July 24, 1655, in New Haven; 
died Eebruary 3, 1707-8, in New Haven. 

Thomas Trowbridge^ came in childhood with his parents from England to 
Dorchester, near Boston, in the colony of Massachusetts Bay, and then to the 
plantation of New Haven in New Haven colony. He received his early edu- 
cation from Ezekiel Cheever,§ the famous colonial schoolmaster, and probably 
was under his tuition throughout his school days. When his father was called 
back to England, I'homas and his brothers were left in charge of Henry Gibbons, 
a former servant,|| who was so unfaithful to his trust that the property left by 
their father for their maintenance was greatly impaired, and in April, 1644, the 
remainder of the property and the children were placed by the town authorities 
under the care of Sergt. Thomas Jeffrey** and his wife, friends of their father, 
"to be well educated and nurtured in the fear of God." Under their care Thomas 
Trowbridge passed his boyhood. He later succeeded in obtaining some recovery 
of his inheritance from Gibbons.ft 

On April 4, 1654, not long after his coming of age, the "oath of fidelity" 
was administered to Thomas Trowbridge. About three years later he married the 
daughter of a leading merchant in the colony, and settled down to a life of 
business activity and social and political prominence in New Haven. His home- 
stead was on the north side of the present Water street, between Meadow and 
State streets. :tt Across the higliway was the sandy beach of the harbor and 

• By monument in the Center Church crypt. 
t By gravestone In the crypt. 

t In New Haven Colony, Proprietors, Town, Church and Land Records will be found the 
authorities for statements in this sketch that have no speciflc footnote. 

§ "At a Court held at New Haven the 8th of February, 16-13, Mr. Cheever desires 4-3-6 out 
of the estate of Mr. Trowbridge which is Justly due to him for teaching ye children." 
II This fact is noted in New Haven Colony Records in 1648. 
*• He came from Somersetshire, England. He died in 1661 in good esteem, and Thomas 
Trowbridge as executor under his will administered his estate. 
tt See account of same in his father's sketch. 

It "Thomas Trowbridge of New haven standing & having stood quietly possessed of a cer- 
tain homelott with a dwelling house & other buildings upon it, for divers many years last 
past without any interruption demand, challenge, claime or prosecution doth now record 
them to himself his heyeres & assigncs for ever (viz:) a homelott containing in quantity one 
acre & sixty rods be it more or less, part jf it being upland & part of it marrish ground, 
with all ye buildings both dwelling house & out houses, being & standing thereupon, lyelng 
& being situate in ye town of New haven & by ye water or sea side bounded southward by ye 
street next ye sea. "westward with ye homelott that was William Holt's, now in ye possession 
of .Tohn Holt, eastward with ye hoinelott that at first belonged to Francis Browne, now in ye 
possession of Jno Tod & northward with land that did belong to ye aforesaid William Holt 


there was an unbroken view across to the east shore of the bay. His means 
permitted him to buy a home-lot and build a home for each of his sops in the 
neighborhood of his own home. 

Thomas Trowbridge's immediate ancestors, on both sides, were prominently 
engaged in domestic and foreign trade, as was also his father-in-law. It was 
natural, therefore, that he should turn to a mercantile life and he early entered 
upon a business career. He was an entei-prising man, and became a successful 
merchant and shop owner, trading with England, the West Indies and the Colo- 
nies. By 1662 he had become a prominent merchant, and on June 16 of that year 
"Mr. Rutherford, Mr. Hodshon and Mr. Thomas Trowbridge did freely engage 
to leave and not export, each of them, twenty bushels, at least, of wheat and 
Indian corn that shall here remain for the supply of such as are in needs, 
provided due payment be made." 

On September 14, 1665, permission was "granted to him by the town to build 
a warehouse on the bankside before his house." On September 6, 1668, "Mr. 
William Eosewell and Mr. Thomas Trowbridge were granted liberty to cut 
timber on the Common for the building of a vessel." In November, 1682, "Mr. 
Thomas Trowbridge requested land by the water side for a warehouse west of 
Mr. Samuel Bache's warehouse or else on the east side of it." The town granted 
a site "on the east side twenty-two feet in breadth, thirty feet from high water 
mark upwards and two or three rods into the flats."* The following January 
he was granted permission to build a wharf at that place, "the Town ordering 
that it shall be free for any of the town to land upon and not pay for, provided 
that it do not hinder Mr. Trowbridge's own occasions." This wharf was located 
at the present corner of State and Water streets, and together with Mr 
Bache's was the beginning of Union, or as it is popularly kno\vn. Long 
wharf. Besides the land where he lived and that used for his business enter- 
prises Mr. Trowbridge owned a large amount of real estate in various sections 
of the town, and there are many deeds to and from him in the New Haiven 
land records. 

"Mr. Thomas Trowbridge has liberty from ye Town to purchase from ye Indians, land 
on East side of yi= harbor, beginning north at or about Elsies Creek, west & south 
by ye Meadows, east by divers trees marked by Indians, May 22, 1683." 

"Know all men by these presents that wee Waurauncheno, Mange, Wambusco, John 
Mowhawke, Sowes, Shambishqua : Have in consideration of thirty one pounds, current 
pay to us in hand received, have sold unto Thomas Trowbridge Seni^ of New haven a 
parcel! of land on ye East side of New haven harbor bounded on ye north side by a 
small brook that runs into ye forest harbor, commonly called Goodman Ellsys Creeke. 
on ye west by ye meadows commonly called Goodman Ellsyes & Goodman Leek's meadow, 
on ye south by a meadow commonly called Mr Hickcocks meadow, on ye east, upon ye 
east side of ye swampe as appears by ye marked trees : Together with all ye timber, 
wood, feed & all ye privilledges imunities of and belonging to .ye same, upon any 
account & in any respect whatsoever. And wee ye said Waurauncheno. JIaug, Wambusco, 
Jno Mohawk, Sowees, Shambishqua, for our seavles & heyres & assignes doe promise to 
make good ye sale hearof To ye aforesaid Thomas Trowbridge his heyres & assignes 

now in ye possession of ye aforesaid John Holte — ye dividing line being where ye fences 

have & doe now stand. 

The abovementioned homelott and houses thereupon have been known and are owned to 

bee in ye lawfull and quiet possession of ye abovesaid Thomas Trowbridge excepting a little 

parcel] adjoining to ye lott of Jno. Tod whereon there is a house builte lately, sold by ye said 

Thomas Trowbridge unto Jno Morriss. 

We say owned to be in the abovesaid quiet possession before us, this 23 day of June 16S2. 

in presence of us. 

Wm Jones Assistant 
John Nash Recorder 
John Chidsey Townsman" 

• "Henry & Elen Glover, in consideration of ye summe of twenty five pounds, current pay 
with ye Marehent deed a piece of land with a warehouse upon ye bank fronting to ye dwelling 
house formerly belonging to Henry Kutherford & bounded south by land granted by ye town 







V IlHven. Conn., Land Records, Vol. I, j.age 1.51.1 


for ever against all former gifts & mortgages or conveyances & incumbrances wliatso- 
ever In wittness wliereoff \ve« have sett our liands this thirty one day of March one 
thousand six hundred and eighty three 
Testes. John Miels 

Joseph Allsop 
Warouneheno, Mange, Jolui Mowhawke 
Sowees, Shambishqua, Indians appeared 

in New haven ye 20th day of April Wombusco his marke 

1683 & acknowledged ye above written 
& ye subscriptions to be theyer act & 
deed. Before me 
John Nash Assist 

Maug h: 



John Mohawk his marke 
Sowees his marke 
Shambishqua her marke 
Run Tom his marke" 
[Recorded June 7, 1GS3, by John Nash Recorder.] 

Thomas Trowbridge in early manhood began to receive recognition politically 
from his fellow citizens and from that time on he was much employed in the 
public business. On October 1, 1653, he was chosen "watch sentinel," and dur- 
ing the next ten years frequently served as juryman and in minor official posi- 
tions. In 1667 he was county treasurer and the town constables appointed his 
warehouse as a place for bringing in the rates for county taxes. He was 
nominated and made a "freeman" of Connecticut May 20, 1668.* In August, 
1673, with the prospect of a war with the Dutch, the general court ordered the 
respective troops in the colony to be fitted out for service, and November 28 of 
that year Thomas Trowbridge was made commissary of the expedition to be 

^tending, fou 


"The oldest building in the city is on State street next to Yale & Bryan's. [On the east 
side just north of Water street.] The Founders' Day placard stating that it was the oldest 
was displaced there yesterday. The place was formerly Henry Rutherford's warehouse. Mr. 
Rutherford lived directly opposite on the other side of the street. The building was erected 
in 1648 and was made ot old English teak. It has been altered as it has passed down these 
many years, but the old frame, old windows and old doors remain." [New Haven Journal 
and Courier, June, 1888.] The building has been torn down recently. 

• In a list of nearly one hundred New Haven freemen in 1689 his name is one ot less than 
a dozen that has the prefix ot respect, "Mr." 


sent against the Dutch at New York.* Peace between England and Holland 
was declared, however, in time to prevent any of the Connecticut troops entering 
upon active service. Thomas Trowbridge was confirmed lieutenant of the New 
Haven Troop May 20, 1675, t and probably saw active service in King Philip's 
War, for it is known that from the outbreak of the war in June, 1675, 
until the Sachem's death in August, 1676, New Haven was in constant danger 
of attack by the Indians and suffered from frequent alarms. At a town meeting 
held September 24, 1675, Lieutenant Trowbridge and several other prominent 
citizens were chosen a "committee to consider and erect some fortifications at 
the meeting-house .... and in other places about the town as they .... 
agree." During the war frequent calls were made on New Haven for troops 
and supplies, and Lieutenant Trowbridge was active in seeing that the town 
furnished its quota of both. 

Mr. Trowbridge was treasurer of the tovsn in 1679 and 16S0. In the latter 
year he was chosen "townsman," or selectman, and held that office eight years, 
being first selectman during several terms. He acted as agent for the town in 
the purchase of much land for the town from the Indians, thus ending Indian 
ownership of land within the boundaries of the town of New Haven. 

"The towne was informed that whereas y<? Indians had been claiming ye lands or much 
of it on ye East side ye harbor & river, as if it had not been sold to us or our prede- 
cessors &, BIr Thomas Trowbridge, having an opportunity to buy off their claymes, 
informed ye townsmen, who did encourage ye business & desyred him to buy off all ye 
Indian claymes, that if it might be to prevent all trouble or inconvenience to ye towne 
on that account; & that now ye said Trowbridge had bought of ye Indians their right 
in any land from Stoney River unto Malbon's Cove, as by a deed bearing date ye 20"! 
day of April 1683 doth more fully appear in ye particulars & bounds thereof, which 
deed was now read to ye town, and they were well satisfied with what was done & 
desired Mr Trowbridge to finish another part of our bounds with those Indians who 
claim from Oyster River to Malbon's Cove & so westward & northward, that if it might 
be all indian claimes of Land in our township might be at an end. The said Mr Trow- 
bridge said he would issue it with what speed he could." 

In 1681 "the town requested Mr. Thomas Trowbridge to prevail, if possible, 
with Mr. Hodges, the owner, to give them the trial of a bell which was brought 
in a vessel to the town." "At a town meeting held April 25, 1682, the bell 
. . . . being now hanged in the turret, it was ordered that the townsmen 
would .... draw up, etc., what times and in what manner it should be 
used." He was n;ade a justice of the peace in 1687. 

New Haven and Connecticut were not invaded during the French and Indian 
War, caused by the exisulsion of the Stuarts from England, but performed their 
due part in that struggle. On May 13, 1690, the general court ordered that a 
committee, of which Mr. Thomas Trowbridge was chairman, "should prepare and 
provision a vessel for the relief of the army at Albany." From 1690 to 1697 he 
was regularly nominated for "assistant." He failed of election to that office, 
but was appointed by the court from 1690 to 1693 commissioner for New 
Haven.:!: He was also a member of the New Haven Proprietors Committee for 
many years. Gov. Benjamin Fletcher of New Tork, writing to the Committee 
of Trade of London on November 10, 1693, states that, "Major Palmer, Mr. 
Bulkely, the two Eosewells and Mr. Trowbridge are gentlemen of the best edu- 
cation, sense and estates amongst them [the Connecticut people]. They, with 
many other well affected people, have suffered very much by the arbitrary, illegal 
proceedings there [in Connecticut]. If Connecticut be annexed to New Tork, 
those I have mentioned are fittest in the Colony to be of the Council. "§ On May 
24, 1697, "at a meeting of the Governor and Council at New Haven, by reason 

* "Colonial Records of Connecticut," vol. 2, p. 218. 

t Ditto, p. 256. William Roscwell was captain of the troop. 

t Ditto, vol. 4, pp. 24, 28, 194. 

§ "Documentary History of New York," vol. 4, p. 72. 

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of the scarcity of powder it is desired and agreed that Mr. Thomas Trowbridge 
do procure for the Colony's use eight barrels of powder, if it can be obtained." 
At the May session of the general court in 1698 Mr. Trowbridge was appointed 
a justice of the quorum.* 

Mr. Trowbridge had early taken a deep interest in educational matters in New 
Haven. At a meeting held February 7, 1668, the Rev. Mr. Davenport described 
Governor Hopkins' bequest for a "grammar or collegiate school" in New Haven 
and its conditions, and asked, "whether they would send their children to the 
school to be taught for the fitting of them for the service of God in the church 
and commonwealth; if they would, then Mr. Hopkins' grant to the town stands 
good, but if not, it is void." Mr. Trowbridge and several other prominent citi- 
zens declared their intention of sending a son or kinsman to the school. With 
this assured support, Mr. Davenport, the following April, executed the deetl of 
trust which established the Hopkins Grammar School, an institution which has 
ever since filled an important part in the educational development not alone of 
New Haven but of the whole country. In 1683 Mr. Trowbridge was chosen a 
trustee of the school and served on that board until his death, being treasurer of 
the school during the year 1695-6. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a regular attendant at the First Church meeting-house 
on the public square and is mentioned in the church listing of February 20, 
1661-2, as "seated in the fourth of the short seats at the upper end." Mrs. 
Trowbridge sat in the third seat on the opposite, or women's side, of the church. 
Mr. Trowbridge was admitted a member of the church April 3, 1687. 

Thomas Trowbridge was buried in the original town burial ground on the 
Green in the rear of the first meeting-house. His grave was situated in that 
part now included in the crypt of the present Center Church, and there, and in 
the church edifice above, can be found monuments to himself and many of his 
family. His tablet monument is in the crypt. It is a slab of brown sandstone, 
six feet and three inches long, by three feet wide, raised on a block three feet 
high. It was imported from England. It bears this inscription : 








The Will of JIr. Thomas Trowbridge.I 

"Thomas Trowbridge. Sen.', of New haven in ye Colony of Conecticott. merchant, 
being sick and weake in body but of sound and perfect mind and memory, praise be 
therefore given to Almighty God. doe make and ordaine this my present last will and 
testament in manner and form following — that is to say — first and principally I com- 
mend my soule into y^ hands of Almighty God. hopeing through ye meritts and death 
and passion of my Savior Jesus Christ to have full and free pardon and forgivenesse of 
all my sinnes and to inheritt everlasting life, and my body I comitt to ye earth to be 
decently hurried at ye discretion of my executors hereafter named. And as touching 
the disposition of all such temporall estate as it hath pleased Almighty God to bestow 
upon me, I give and dispose thereof as followeth : 

First, I desire all my just debts and funerall charges shall be paid and discharged. 

Second. I give unto my deare and loving wife Hannah Trowbridge, one hundred and 
ten pounds current money, Alsoe eighty pounds in provissions or in goods if they 
will sute her occasions best, Alsoe I give ye use or improvement of the house, barne. 
together with ye homelot on which they stand with all appurtunances thereunto belonging 
(the said house formerly belonging to Henry Gibbons) the aforesaid house to be com- 
pletely finishit by ye executors hereafter named, who are alsoe obliged to make a well 


and pump convenient for ye use of ye said house, to have and to hold ye said use or 
improvement of said houseing homelott. well and all appurtunances during her natural 
life provided she doth not marry, but if she m:\rrieth, then my will is that she shall 
hold ye use or improvement of said houseing, homelott, well and appurtunances as afore- 
said only one year from and next year after her marriage (to provide for herself) which 
yeare being expired, said houseing, homelott and appurtunances shall returne to two of 
my children, hereafter mentioned. Itt. a silver tumbler, a silver quart ' tankard, a 
sliver porrenger, a silver cup, six silver spoons, and three of j'e bigger sort and three 
of ye lesser sort, a copper kettle, an iron pott, a brass pott, a new bell mettle skillet, 
six pewter dishes which she shall or may choose, one dozen of plates a jack and spitt 
and ye irons they run in which my wife brought with her, a little brass kettle, one 
trunk which my wife brought and another ciel skin trunk of myne, two feather beds, 
with bed stead which we lie on. with ye furniture belonging to them, four pairs of wide 
home spun sheets, two pairs of fine hoUand sheets, two pairs of cours holland sheets, 
four pairs of pillow-beares, four pillows, six leathern chairs, six Turkee worket 
cushions, four turned chairs, a pair of brass handirons in Caleb's chamber, a pair of 
iron tongs, an iron fire shovel in our bed chamber, one dozen of fine and one dozen of 
cours napkins, one dozen of towells. one table below with drawer, one table in the bed 
chamber, two wide home made table cloths, one diaper table cloth, one course table 
cloth, a warming pan. a frying pan. two pewter baisons, one of them large, six pewter 
porrengers, a high joint stool, a little silver forke, a round brass pan, one book of Mr 
Shepherd's Ten Virgins, my Dutch case and the bottles belonging to it, a silver bottle, 
a pair of tramels and a paire of pot hooks, a lignum vitae mortur and pestile, one 
brass and one iron candle stick, an iron goos and smoothing iron, an iron kettle, two 
chamber potts, a new pewter salt seller, a pillion and cloth, a chist that was the 
Major's,* two good meal baggs, a brewing tubb, a washing tubb, one firkin of sope. a 
cow. Alsoe my will is, and I doe hereby give and bequeathe to my said wife from the 
time of my decease, for ye space of six yeares fully to be expired in case she continues a 
widow, viz. : two hundred weight of porke. two hundred weight of beefe. ten bushel of 
rice, ten bushels of Indian corne, five bushels of wheate, ten bushels of barley mault 
or other mault equivalent thereunto, ten load of wood, all to be delivered yearely in 
the severale yeares of said terme at the mansion house of my said wife in New haven 
by my executors. And furthermore my will is that until the mansion house intended 
for my said wife be duely finished by my executors as is herewith ordered, she and my 
daughter Hannah shall remain in my present mansion house and be maintained at ye 
charge of my executors. The above legacies to be accounted and accepted of by my 
said deare wife in consideration and lieu of her whole interest according to law in my 
whole estate both personall and reall and to be at her absolute disposall. 

Whereas I have formerly given to my son John Trowbridge (dec'd) partly in that 
house and homestead which he died possessed of and partly in other estate to the value 
of five hundred pounds, and have since been at charges to support his widow and chil- 
dren, I therefore may not without wrong to my other surviving children make addition 
by way of portion to above said charges, yet as a testimony of my fatherly affection to 
that bereaved afflicted family, I will and bequeath five pounds in silver to my daughter 
Collins on my decease, she then giving a full discharge to my executors of and from 
all further demands of my estate whatsoever. Thirty pounds alsoe in silver, I give to 
her son .John Trowbridge at the age of twenty two yeares. he alsoe then giving a full 
discharge to my executors of and from all demands of my estate, personal and reall 
what soever coming into my possession at any time, heretofore by purchase or inheri- 
tence. And ten pounds in like silver to her daughter Anne at marriage or the age of 
eighteen yeares those severall summes to be paid by my executors. 

Thirdlu, Whereas I have bestowed sundry parcels of land and meadow on my children 
already married viz : Trowbridge, Mr Richard Rosewell and Mr .Tohn Hodshon, 
which parcels of land are already made over or are hereby assigned and confirmed to 
them, their heirs and assignes and not as parts of their portions but in testimony to 
each of them, I therefore in like manner doe hereby will and bequeath unto my children 
not yet married, in like affection to them, ye following parcels of land not to be accounted 
as part of their respective portions, viz : To my sonne Caleb, his heirs and assignes. I 
will and bequeath ye farme on ye East Side which farme I bought of the Indians alsoe I 
give him all the houseing edifices fences and appurtunances to the same belonging with 
those parcels of meadow following, viz : that parcell of meadow containing now about 
four acres commonly called Elseys meadow, situate on ye Indian side, fourteen acres of 
meadow lying in ye South Meadow situate by ye rhode that leads to ye iron workes. 
one parcel of English meadow on ye East Side which I bought of said Indians, two 
acres of salt marsh meadow in ye Indian Field and five acres of meadow adjoining upon 
his brother Thomas' meadow neere ye Black Rock. To my son Daniel his heirs and 


assigns I will and bequeath all my Third Division lying one y« West Side being about 
two hundred and thirty acres, be it more or less. To my daughter Hannah her heirs 
and assignes I will and bequeath all yo farme lying adjacent to ye three mile brook on 
the West Side of Milford Rhoade formerly Major Nash' farme, both that part I received 
with my present wife and that othe«' part I since purchased. 

Furthermore whereas I have already given to my surviving children married, each of 
them two hundred and fifty pounds reckoned as pay current, my will therefore is that 
my other children, viz : Caleb, Daniel and Hannah shall receive each of them portions 
to make them even with my aforesaid married children, viz : as foUoweth : 

Item. I give to my son Caleb, his heirs and assigns fifty pounds current money, two 
silver forks, one large silver porrenger, one silver worket dish, a silver candell cupp, 
three large silver spoones, four smaller silver spoones — ye prises of said pieces of plate 
together with the fifty pounds current money aforesaid being doubled shall be accounted 
a part of said two hundred and fifty pounds and what remains to complete ye same 
shall be taken out of my estate according to apprisement in ye inventory. 

Itetn. I give to my son Daniell his heirs assignes fifty pounds current money having 
lately in severall payments given to my said son Daniell the full sum of fifty pounds full 
current silver money. I doe furthermore will and bequeath to him two silver forks, 
a great silver tankard, three long silver spoons, four smaller silver spoons which piece 
of plate and summe of money aforesaid shall be doubled and accounted in part of said 
two hundred & fifty pounds further to make up the said two hundred and fifty pounds. 
I give and bequeath unto my said son Daniell. the homelott formerly William Gibbons' 
lott lyeing between John and Joseph Morris' homelotts. Item-. Two acres of land in 
Oyster Shell Field bounded on ye Widow How's land on ye east and by two bighwaies 
north & south, to him his heirs and assignes for ever, at such prises as they shall be 
sett at in ye inventorie and what shall be yet wanting of said two hundred and fifty 
pounds, my will is it shall be paid to him out of my estate according -to apprisement in 
ye inventorie. 

Item. I give to my daughter Hannah fifty pounds current money, two silver forks, 
a silver beacer, a little silver porrenger, a silver tumbler, a silver dram cupp, three 
large silver spoons, one little silver spoon fork, two silver forks, two silver spoons, one 
little knobd silver spoon, three and a half acres of meadow, formerly Major Nashe's 
meadow lying above the West Bridge, one acre of meadow att ye Oyster Point, 
seven acres of upland at ye Mill Hill, three acres and a half of land by the Mile 
lane, formerly Major Nash's, three acres and a quarter of pasture land lying 
by ye Mill River, six acres of land in ye Neck, all which parcells of land and 
meadow were formerly Major Nash's and to be accounted to her at the prices 
they were sett in said Nash's inventory, ye summe of said apprizement together 
with ye double prizes of plate and sume of money as aforesaid, to be accompted part and 
parcel of said two hundred and fifty pounds pay and the remainder (if any be) to make 
up the summe, to be taken out of my estate according to apprizement in my inventory 
and to be delivered to her mother to be kept for the use of said daughter untile she 
come to lawfull age or marriage, and in case my wife die before my daughter Hannah 
attains the age of twenty one years, then my will is that my said daughter shall have 
ye use and improvement of said house, homelott and appurtunances (granted to my wife 
during her widowhood as aforesaid) untill she come to ye age of twenty one yeares as 
aforesaid and then I give and bequeath the said house, barne. homlott and all appurtu- 
nances to my sonns Caleb and Daniel Trowbridge their heirs and assignes for ever. 
My will furthermore is yt my executors pay to my wife or who else shall have ye care 
of my daughter Hannah ten pounds a yeare in provision value out of my estate towards 
the bringing up of my said daughter until she arrive at ye age of sixteene years, my will 
further is yt if it please God yt my daughter Hannah dieth before her mother and 
before she be capable by law to make her will, that then all ye Real Estate bequeathed 
to my said daughter be & remain in ye use and improvement of her said mother for her 
sole profit, during her natural life and after to return to my sonns in equale proportion 
and ye remainder of the personale estate given to my said daughter, I leave to my wifes 
discretion to dispose of to which of my children she please. 

Item. I give to my sonne Thomas Trowbridge his heirs assignes forever forty acres 
of Wilderness land formerly ye Reverend Mr Samuel Streets of Walinford, twenty five 
acres Third Division land formerly Widow Hotchkiss'. Edward Kelie's Third Division 
lott. and Henry Gibons Third Division lott, twelve acres of meadow and clear ground be 
it more or less upon ye East River, neere ye Brick Kilne Point, alsoe a parcele of salt 
marsh meadow, lying near ye Black Rock, ye bounds and quantity of said parcells of land 
and meadow being now particularly expressed in my deeds of gift to my s^ sonne which 
above said parcells of land and meadow to my said Sonn Thomas is not to be accounted 
as part of his portion. 

Item. I give to my sonne in law Mr Richard Rosewell his heirs and assigns forever 
(not to be accounted as a part of his portion) one hundred and ten acres of land for- 
merly belonging to Ensign Munson situate on ye East Side, also twenty five acres of land 



formerly Siimuel Hiimerstone's, twenty six acres of land formerly John Culver's Third 
Division land on West Side, and two acres of salt marsh meadow joining to Caleb 
Trowbridge's meadow in ye Indian Field, ye bounds of said parcels being expresst particu- 
larly in my deed of gift to my said sonne. 

Item. I give my son Mr John Hodshon his heir's and assignes forever (not to be 
accounted a part of his portion) two hundred & fifty acres of land formerly belonging 
to Mr James Bishop deceased situated by Pilgrims Harbor, and four acres of meadow 
lieing at Malbon's Cove which was Nathaniel Kimberlie's meadow. 

Item. I give to each of my grand children surviving at my decease (to whom I have 
not expressly in this my will already given) twenty shillings in silver to each, among 
whom I intend Mehittable Collins. 

Item. I give to my two daughters, Lydia Rosewell and Elizabeth Hodshon ten pounds 
to each in current money. These several! proportions thus made even as aforesaid, my 
further will is that then the remainder of all my estate both real and personal! whatso- 
ever be equally divided to and among all my present surviving children. And I desire 
nominate and appoint my three sons Thomas Trowbridge, Caleb Trowbridge and Daniel 
Trowbridge to be executors of this my last will and testament and I doe hereby revoke, 
disannul! and mal^e void all former wills and testaments by me heretofore made in witness 
whereoff I the said Thomas Trowbridge Sen.r to this my last will and testament (being 
contained in four sheets of paper) have hereunto sett my hand and seal this eleventh 
day of November in ye yeare of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and one and in ye 
thritenth yeare of ye reigne of our soveraigne Lord, William ye third of England. King, 
Defender of ye Faith &e 

Signed sealed & published to be ye last will & testa- ) 
ment of sd Mr Thomas Trowbridge Senr in ye presence - Thomas Trowbridge [Seal] 
of us witnesses ) 

Jonathan Atwater ) 
Rotherford Hall V 
Moses Mansfield ) 

Att a Court of Probate Sept.r 14"i 1702. Then appeared Jonathan Atwater. Rother- 
ford Hall and Moses Mansfield aforesaid and made solemn oath that they saw ye said 
Mr Thomas Trowbridge Senior, signe, scale and publish ye above written as his last 
will and testament and that he was of sound mind (according to ye best of their judge- 
ment) when he so did, which said will is proved and approved for record. 

An inventory of Thomas Trowbridge's, Esgr., Estate taken by us whose names are 
underwritten November ye B^^, 1702. 

Imprimis. In the Hall : f s d 

Wearing clothes and linen ..... 
More linen and one pair gloves .... 

Broadcloth coat 5£ cloak 4£ coat 25^ coat 2£ 
Vest 30s cloth coat 1£ vest 2£ broad cloth coat 1£ . 
Breeches 15^ vest 30^ pr breeches 15^ breeches 3^ 
A wastcoat 3^ 2 pair worsted stockings 14s . 
2 hatts 2£ : 5^ an old hatt 2s cane 1£ : 12s : Qd sword 
Hamacker 2£ quilt 4£ green serge 4£ : lis . 
Bastard cheney 6s glass case 18s . 
A large looking glass 6£ : 15 case bottle 1£ : 10s . 
Pr large handirons 35s snuffers 2^:Q'i 
6 cane chairs 5£ : lis leathern chair 6£ : S' . 
Stone table & frame 3£ large square table 30s 
Cypress Chest 3£ : 35s in sugar 2 jugs 9' gallon bottle 3' : 3'^ 
21 bottles 10s ; 63 cartridges shott and powdh 5s cutis \Qs . 
A white mortar 7s : G<l Jarr 2s honey 10s is ; Qi gratr 
In ye Hall Chamber : 

Curtains valens beds, bedsteads, bolster and other furniture 18£ 
Pair large handirons 32' brass fire shovell tongs 24= 
Looking glass 2f chist of drawers 5f table 8s 
A carpett 6s 36lts loaf sugr 4£ cushion 5s . 
To 4 large chairs 32s 3 turned chairs 7= : fid 
In ye clossett 30s more in ye clossett 8s : Od 
In ye Porch Chamber : 
Bedstead furniture 12£ : 9s . 
Seal skin trunk 26' smoothing iron heater 12' 
In Mr Calebs Chamber : 
A trunk 15s Trunk 14s : 63 . 

A small red trunk 12s handirons fire shovnll tongs 10s 
2 small curtain rods 3s : 63 coverlett 2£ : 10 quilt 24s 





7— OS— 
1— IS— 



Blankett 13^ feather bed 5£ bolster 24^ curtains 3f 

Head cloth and tester If beadstead 12^ 5 pair of sheets 10£ : 2 

11 napkins 10=* 1 dozen napkins 24^ damask table cloth 1£ . 

Diaper table cloth ll^ fringe diaper table cloth 7s 

A narrow diaper table cloth 10» diaper table cloth 6s 

Damask towell 4^ : Qi 10 bead work napkins 10^ : 8<i 

4 sheets 4f a paire fine sheets 2f : 12^ : 6d pr fine sheets If : 7' 
Pr fine holland sheets 2f : 10^ pr of sheets 2f : 10" 

Pr holland sheets 2f : 10^ pr. holland sheets 2£ : 10^ pr sheets 
Pr old sheets 25^ table cloth 11" square table cloth 8^ ditto 5* 
Table cloth 8= : 6d 2 napkins 14^ 2 napkins S' 2 napkins 3^ 
7 pillow-biers 49^ 8 pillow-biers 3f : 4^ 2 pillow-biers 8^ 

2 pillow-biers 6s 5 pillow-biers 13s ; 9d two pillow-biers 4s 

3 old pillow-biers 7s : 6<i 3 pillow-biers 10s : Qa 3 napkins 6s 
17 napkins If 4 napkins IGs 8 napkins 36s 
An old cotton mantle 5s ... . 
In ye Middle Garrett : 
A large bedd 5f : 7s : Cd 
A small bed 3£ : 2s : 6d another bed 4f : 15s 
A pillow 6s : 9<i pillow 5s pillow 6s : Qi pillow 4s 
A bolster 16s pillow 4s : 6d pillow .5s : 6<i pillow 4= 
A pillow 5s bed 3f : 16s coverlid 2 blanketts If : 14s 
A trundle bed 9s green rugg 35s quiJt 22s . 
Red ruggs If 2 peices If : 4s 

2 window curtains 14s old curtains 7s a peice red cloth 16s 
6 cushions 2f : 2s a wainscoatt chist 10s chist 12s 
In the South Garrett: 
A small bed & furniture 4f : 10s . 

2 small coverlids 3f 2 blue ruggs 35s carpett 25s 
Ye black cloth If : 5s a large chist 12s chist 4s 
A box 2s a trunk 13s a large bible 25s 
Ye 10 Virgins IQs bed of spices 6s New Testament 5s 
To 16 small books 23s An old hystorie 2s : 6* 
An old Sea Marriner 12s saddle 30s 
A Table 14s an old cabinett 2f warming pan ISs 
An iron pott 9s llOibs lead 2£ : 7<' flints & needles 18s 
Bees was. a little bay tallow 3s : 9^ peices leather 3s 
A parcel! of old fashion buttens 10s 
In the North Garrett : 

3 old coverletts 2£ : 10s 
An old table 13s a chist 14s wainscott 14s 3 old chists 12s 

2 old wheels 8s 3 old chairs 6s 2 frames 10s 
Hops 4s an old stool 8s old Iron Is . 
A silk blankett 2f counterpin 25s goloome 24s 
Silk 12s pins ribbin 3s : 4d thread & laces 7s : Qi cotton ribbens If : 
85 pound pewter 14f : 17s : 6d old pewter 3f serge 23s ; 4d 
Pillion & pillion cloth 32s a baskett & brush 2s 

3 pr of cotton sheets 5f : 14s a pr of courser sheets 32s 
Pr of sheets 30s pr of linen sheets 32s 
Pr of sheets (linen) 32s pr of sheets 30s . 
Pr of sheets 36s pr of sheets 28s pr sheets 36s 
Lb old pewter 2f : 7s 
In ye North Garrett : 
A pr of sheets If pr sheets 24s 

Pr sheets 36s pr sheets 24s pr sheets 30s pr ditto 30s 
Sheets 24s pr sheets 34s sheets 2f one sheet 14s 
2 table cloths tow 8s 2 small table cloths 8s 
A large table cloth 8s : 6<i 8 napkins 12s old napkins 09d 
Napkins 21s ; 3d old napkins 4s : 6d 
41b of wool 6s other things os : 6<l linen 6s : m 
A bolster 12s nails 23s : 6<i . 
In ye Cock loft: 
10s a still 38s other things 33s 
A lock 3s earthen dish S^ old handirons 8<i 
In ye Dwelling Roome : 

5 old leathern chairs 35s .... 
Table with draw.ver ISs wainscott chairs 9s 
5 turned chairs 10s small table 9s joint stool 3s 

£ s d 

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Case of knives 6^ small scale and weights 12* 

Severall small things in ye clossetts 15^ 

Trumpett, muskett, gun 2£ short musquett 1£ 

Muskett with a broken stock 25= 

A blunderbusse 1£ : IS^ carbine 253 pistoll 12 

Pr of cast handirons 12s 2 pr of tongs 9^ 

A fire shovell 6s cast goos 18= 7 Turkee work cushions 3= : 6^ 

Old cushions o^ : 6<i bolsters 2s : 6<i looking glass & hour glass 10^ 

2 juggs 3s % doz trenchers 3s 2 table cloths 12s 

4 napkins IQs fine old napkins 7s : 6<i 4 cours towells &■ 

Several of linen on ye hedge 3£ : 15s 

In ye Kitchen : 

Jack spitt and other furniture 

4 chairs 8= joint stoole 2s : Qi smale handirons 4s 

Ye fender tosting iron 7s : 6<l fine tramills 25s 

Old iron mortar 9s slicer 7s lanthorne 3s 

Sieve 2s lignum vitae mortar 7s brass mortar 6s 

An old bell mettle pott ISs 3 iron potts 28s 

A new bell mettle skillett 16s broken skillctt lOs 

2 small brass skillets 12s 2 iron candle sticks 2s : 6^ 

3 brass candle sticks 24s an old kettle with cover 6* 

2 brass chaffing dishes 16s an iron candle stick 16<i 
Small things 2s : Q'i frying pan 8s choping knife Is 
An old kettle IS* severale things 7s dripping pan 4s 
Culpepper's English Phisician 9s mouse trapp 8d . 

3 cusons 18s chist IQs table things 6s 
Old barrens tubbs & tobacco 12s pewter 11£ : 9s : 6a 
31it> old pewter 2£ : 6s old trumpery in Kitchin 1£ : 12s 

4 cushions 7s 2 paire stilliards 32s i pr scales IQs . 
A pr of money scales 6s pumkins 2s 
4 Juggs of hey 3£ salt 11£ bolting mill 3£ : IQs 
Malt 1£ barley 1£ : 17s 

One bushell & 1/2 of wheat 7£ flax 3£ : 10s 1 bush, barley 5' 
Ruffe tallow 6s baggs 2£ : 5s old baggs 17s ; Qi candles 4s 
Barrill of beef 2£ : 5s tallow 2s : 6<l lumber 153 
2121b of lead at 4£ : 8s sis & 1/2 bushs of dirty salt 22s 
Beetle & wedges 6s iron ladle 3s old kettle 18s 
Pan 2£ : 10 brass pan 28s old kettle 18s o small kettle 18s 

2 cows 7£ : 15s o acres of land 6f in ye Governors Quarter 

Dung 8 load Ss swine 22s scow 9£ . 

Wm Gibbons lott 24f steer 2£ fowls 3s : 6<J 

2 old hods 4s 2 axes 7s 2 broken jacks 1£ worsted yarne 3s 

An old cask 2s chamber pott 16d 2 shovells 2s 

Stuff 1£ : 14s : Q& 2 half hundred 25s .. . 

Pr 12 bushells ashes 4s lader 6s ... . 

Pr 1 Acre of meadow at Oyster Point 9£ 3 acres % meadow at 
Bridge at 8s pr acre 26£ .... 

Land in Coopers Quarter 10£ : 10= In Governor's Quarter land 8£ 

Land in ye Neck 5£ Land at Mile Hill 5£ . 

Land att Wallingford 15£ . 

Dwelling Hous, Lott and Barne 280£ 

Small '#rcll att ye end of homelott 2£ . . . 

Glovers Warehouse with ye land belonging to it 5£ 

The old Warehouse with the land to it 55£ 

New Warehouse with land belonging to itt 65£ 

New House lott & barne 120£ .... 

Land on ye West Side 14£ .... 

[Additional :] 

To 3 books los ..... . 

To lOib of iron 5s 2 capps 2s : 6d . 
To -/, of a cribb of glass 3£ 
To an half bushel! 6s 2 pr snv 
To a pr of bodies 9= V2 y^ & n 

ffers 3s 2 pr spectacles 6s 
lile ffrench drugget 5s 

ye West 







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Summe totall in 

i^y :-;? 'rv ix^r^cr-n -; 


An Account of Money and Debts due to j« said Estate in Casli o41f : 17 
Buttens and Clypt Englisli Money at G* : 8* pr ounce 

Seald Ring 1£ : S^ . 

175 ounces of wrought plate at 6^ : SJ pr ounce and ye fashioning some 
of it . . . . . . " . 

Due from Mr Thomas Codrington of New Yorli in this money 

Due from Mrs Rebeccah Giners 17£ . . . . . 

Due from Thomas Liffengwell lOf . 

Due from James Trowbridge 3£ : 12' ..... 

Due from Mr John Hodshon 12f ...... 

Brought from ye other side ...... 

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10— OO— 00 


Mrs Hannah Trowbridge / 
& Mr Caleb Trowbridge ) 

vorne to ye presentment 

Capt Nathan Andrews 
Mr William Thompson 

sworne to ye Apprizment of sd estate 
at a court of probate Nov 16, 1702. 


The Will of Mk.s. H.\xxAn Tkowbridge.* 

"In the name of God, amen. I, Hannah Trowbridge, of New Haven, widdow, being 
weak of body, but of sound understanding and memory, and not knowing how short my 
time may be, do make and declare this to be my last will and testament. Imprimis. I 
give my soul to God who gave it, hoping in the merits of Jesus Christ my blessed 
Redeemer for a glorious resurection, and my body to the dust, to be decently hurried at 
ye discretion of my executors hereafter named. And as for that temporal] estate that 
God hath entrusted me with, my will is, after my just debts and funeral charges be 
paid, I give imto my loving sister Mary Payne my best silk hood and best silk scarff. 
also my best black sute. Itt. I give unto my loving sister Sarah Yale my next best 
black sute, also a colloured sute and two thin shifts. Itt. I give to my dear daughter 
Hannah Trowbridge two red petticoats, and two white petticoats and one damask petti- 
coat, and all my bought shifts, and all my cloathing that is in my ciele skin trunk, and 
what other clothing of mine she shall see cause to take, and the remainder of my cloath- 
ing I give unto my loving sister Mary Payne : also I give unto her the said Mary Payne 
ten pounds of my inventoried estate. Also I give unto my cosen [niece] Sarah Payne 
ten pounds of my inventoried estate, to be paid at the discretion of my executors. And 
all the rest of my estate, of what nature or kind soever, I give unto my dear daughter 
Hannah Trowbridge and to the heirs of her body, and if she die without issue, then the 
estate to return to my sister Mary Payne and her daughter, if living, and if they be 
dead, then to return to my kinsman Mr. John Ailing and his heirs. And my will is. 
and I do appoint and desire my loving kinsman Mr. John Ailing and the Reverend James 
Pierpont and the Reverend Mr. Joseph Moss of Derby, immediately after my decease, 
to take care of my dear daughter Hannah Trowbridge and also of her estate, desiring 
the Reverend Mr. James Pierpont to take into his family, and under his care, my dear 
daughter, Hannah, and also my mulatto maid. 

And I do hereby nominate and appoint Mr. .John Ailing aforesaid sole executor of this 
my last will and testament, revoking all former wills and testaments by me at any time 
made. In testimony whereof I the said Hannah Trowbridge have hereunto sett my 
hand & seale, dated at New haven, the Twentieth day of January Anno Domini, one 
thousand seven hundred & seven or eight. 

Signed sealed & delivered in presence of } Tr„,,„„,, t'V'^ Trowbrido-e rSelel 

Peter Carrington. .John Morris. .Tohn Winston \ Hannah H^T Tiot\ bridge [Sele] 

At a court of probate l^t Monday of March 1707-S the witnesses to ye said will 
appeared & made oath that they saw Mrs Hannah Trowbridge aforesaid sign seal & 
deliver ye sd will as her last will & testament & that she was of sound mind & memory 
when she so did according to ye best of their judgments 

Approved & ordered on record the .j'li Tuesday of March 1707-8. 

Test John Winston. Clerk." 

* New Haven 
iinces of plate. 

Probate Records 


p. 131. The inv 

of he 




By first marriage: 
i. Sarah, b. Nov. 7, 1658; d. Mar. 20. 1075-6, in New Haven; unm. 
ii. John, b. Dec. 23, 1661. 
iii. Thomas, b. Feb. 14, 16G3-4. 

iv. Ltdia, b. June 7, 1666 ; m. Dec. 22, 1681, Richard Rosewell of New Haven. 
V. Caleb, b. Oct. 28, 1670. 

vi. Daniel, b. Jan. 5, 1672-3 ; mariner ; d. Feb. 29, 1739-40, in New Haven ; unm. 
vii. Elizabeth, b. June 30, 1676 ; m. Apr. 5. 1691, John Hodshon of New Haven. 
viii. Sarah, b. Sept. 24, 1680; d. Dec. 29, 1690. 

By second marriage: 
ix. Hannah, b. Mar. 30, 1690 ; m. Jan. 30, 1709-10, Joseph Whiting. Esq., of New 

3. John Trowbridge {Thomas-, Thomas'^), born December 23, 1661, in New 

Haven, Conn.; died , 1689,t at sea; married November 19. 1683, in 

New Haven, Ann Leete, daughter of Gov. William and Ann (Paine) Leete, born 
Ifareb 10, 1661, in GuiKord, Conn. She married, second, May 9, 1696, in New 
Haven, Capt. Ebenezer Collins of New Haven, and died August 2, 1747,t in 
New Haven. 

John Trowbridge settled in his native town. He learned the joiner's trade, 
but did not follow it for any length of time. He became a prominent merchant 
and had the title of "Mr." He died at sea, leaving a good estate. His inventory 
included the homestead, warehouse, one-fourth of a vessel, the Pinke, and a 
mulatto girl. His wife was admitted a member of the First Church May 15, 


G. i. John, b. Nov. 2, 1684. 

ii. Ann, b. July 20, 1688 ; m. Nov. 30. 1708. Rev. Samuel Cook of New Haven. 

4. Thomas Trowbridge (Thomas-, Thomas^), bom February 14, 1663-4, in New 
Haven, Conn. ; died September 15, 1T11,§ in New Haven ; married October 16, 
1GS5, in New Haven, Mary Winston, daughter of John Winston, born June 24, 
1667, in New Haven; died September 16, 1742,§ in New Haven. 

Thomas Trowbridge was graduated in 1677 from Hopkins Grammar School, 
his father being one of its patrons and later one of its trustees. He settled in 
New Haven, where he learned the cooper's trade and conducted a prosperous 
business in that line. He was interested also in the West India trade, and is 
described in the records of that day as "gentleman, planter and merchant." He 
went to live soon after his marriage in a house built for him and given him by 
his father on Meadow street. || His cooperage shop and warehouse were at the 
head of the wharf. At his death he left an estate of £1285, the largest estate 
left in New Haven up to that date. 

Mr. Trowbridge was admitted a member of the First Church December 25, 
1689. His wife was admitted March 11, 1691. He was a trustee of the Hopkins 
Grammar School from 1695 until his death, and its treasurer from 1703. He 
and his wife are buried under handsome monuments in Center Church crypt. 

* By New Haven Town Records. 

t The inventory of his estate was talien .Time 10, 16S9. 

t By gravestone in Center thurch crypt. 

§ By monument in Center Church crypt. Administration on his estate was granted Oct. 
23. 1711. [New Haven Probate Records, vol. 3. p. 296: vol. 4. pp. 197-S. 275.] 

II This house was built in 1684. It is still standing and is the oldest house in New Haven. 
It has been removed to the rear of the state armory, raised on a new foundation, has had 
spects so greatly altered in appearance that a 



i. Sarah, b. Nov. 26, IGSG ; m. Dec. 17, 1707, Col. John Russell of Branford, 

7. li. Stephen, b. Sept. 7, 16S8. 

iii. Mary, b. Apr. 9, 1691 ; m., 1st, Oct. 27, 1715, Stephen Ailing of New Haven ; 

m.. 2d, Nov. 11, 1730, Miles Merwin of Milford, Conn, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 29, 1693; m., 1st, Mar. 20, 1717-8, .Joseph Miles of New 

Haven; m., 2d, Aug. 21, 1758, Stephen Howell of New Haven. 
V. Thomas, b. Dec. 20, 1695 ; a cooper ; d. in 1722 at sea ; unm. 

8. vi. Joseph, b. Apr. 1, 1699. 

vii. Twins, b. Nov. 16, 1701 ; d. soon, without names. 

9. viii. Daniel, b. Oct. 25, 1703. 

5. Caleb Trowbridge (Thomas-, Thomas'^), born October 28, 1670, in New 
Haven, Conn.; died September 10, 1704,t in New Haven; married July 19, 

1704, in Boston, Mass., Mary Lilly, born , 1670, in Boston. She 

married, second, September 24, 170S, in Boston, Capt. Thomas Gilbert of Boston, 
and died there December 30, 1733. :j: 

Caleb Trowbridge was educated in his native town, being graduated from 
Hopkins Grammar School in 1684. Prior to his marriage he received from 
his father a "mansion house, barn and tract of adjoining land" on the east 
side of New Haven Harbor, which land his father had bought from the Indians. 
He was a merchant, naval officer and collector of the port of New Haven. He 
enjoyed the title of "'Gentleman"§ in the official documents of his time. 
He left a large estate. || A substantial tablet monument marks his grave in 
Center Church crypt. 


G. John Trowbridge {John--, Thomas", Thomas'^), bom November 2, 1684, in 
New Haven, Conn.; died December 11, 1739,** in New Haven; married October 
26, 1710, in Guilford, Conn., Rebecca Eliot, daughter of Rev. Joseph and Mary 
(Wyllys) Eliot, bom , 1690, in Guilford. She married, second, Novem- 
ber 11, 1740, in New Haven, Ebenezer Eisk of New Milford, Conn. She married, 
third, September IS, 1749, in Guilford, Capt. William Dudley of North Guilford, 
and died there February 9, 17S2. 

John Trowbridge received his education at Hopkins Grammar School, being 
graduated in 1696. He resided in New Haven., He was a joiner by trade, but 
was also interested in a grist mill below the Todds' mill and owned a warehouse 
near the head of the wharf. He was appointed ensign of the 2d Company, a 
trainband, of New Haven May 10, 1716, and was confirmed lieutenant of the same 
May 12, 1726. He was propounded sheriff of New Haven county and approved 
June 1, 1724, and at a meeting of the general assembly held at Hartford July 
31, 1724, he was accepted. He served up to the year 1729. He was a member 
of the assembly the year of his appointment to the shrievalty. His wife was 
admitted a member of the First Church November 26, 1724. 

no children. 

7. Lieut. Stephen Trowbridge (Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born Septem- 
ber 7, 1688, in New Haven, Conn.; died January 2, 1734, in New Haven; 
married May 27, 1712, in East Hartford, Conn., Thankful Easton, daughter of 

* By New Haven Town Records. 

t By gravestone in Center Church crypt. 

t By gravestone in the "Granary bnrial-gi-ouna." 

§ "Caleb Trowbridge, gentleman, made a freeman of New York City Apr. 24. lG9o." 

II See New Haven Probate Records, vol. 3, pp. 47-50. for the Inventory of his estate. 
It included "coined money, money at interest, plate, pewter, 6 bibles, 4 penl^nives, gold, lead, 
salt, molasses, mulatto girl, money scales, furniture," etc. 
** By New Haven Town Records ; 1740, "aged 55" by gravestone in Center Church crypt. 


Joseph and Hannah (Ensign) Easton, born December 4, 1687, in East Hartford; 
died December 8, 1756,* in New Haven. 

Stephen Trowbridge settled in his native town. He lived in his father's house 
on Meadow street. He carried on a successful cooperage business in New 
Haven and also owned a farm at Oyster river. He was confirmed and com- 
missioned May 11, 1721, lieutenant of the New Haven Troop, t and from that 
time was known by that title. He was chosen selectman of the town in 1730. 
He died, leaving a large estate.:}: His wife was admitted a member of the First 
Church June 2, 1724. 


i. JiARY, b. .Tan. 28, 1714-5; m. Mar. 22, 1743-4, Rev. Benjamin Woodbridge of 

Woodbridge, Conn, 

ii. Caleb, b. Jan. 8, 1716-7; d. 1748 in New Haven; unm.ll 

iii. Thomas, b. May 8, 1720; d. 1748 in New Haven; unm.ll 

iv. Sarah, b. Sept. 5. 1722 ; m. May 24, 1770, John Whiting, Esq., of New Haven. 

V. EIJZAJ3ETH, b. Nov. 2, 1724; d. young, probably.** 

10. vi. Stephen, b. Aug. 28, 1726. 

8. Capt. Joseph TEOWBRrooE (Thomas*, Thomas-,^), bom April 1, 
1699, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 20, 1763,tt in New Haven; married, 
first, about 1730, in East Haven, Conn., Sarah Denison, daughter of John and 
Grace (Brown) Denison, born May 10, 1708. in East Haven ; died March 4, 
1736.:j::]: in New Haven. He married, second. November 20, 1739, in East Haven, 
Mary Woodward, daughter of Rev. John and Sarah (Eosewell) Woodward, born 
, 1706 ?, in Norwich, Conn. ; died June 20, 1771, in New Haven. 

Joseph Trowbridge was graduated from Hopkins Grammar School in his 
native town in 1713. He lived in a substantial house on Water street east of 
Meadow street in New Haven. He was a mariner and became a man of wealth. 
He was one of the incorporators of the Union Wharf Company, and one of its 
managing committee in 1745 and was a considerable owner of its stock. He 
was chosen selectman of the town in 1747. On his tablet monument in Center 
Church crypt is inscribed : "A man diligent in business, strictly honest in his 
dealings, skillful and prudent in his ailairs, generous in his donations to the 
poor, to the public and to the house of God." 


By second marriage:\\\\ 
i. Joseph, bapt. Aug. 2, 1741 ; d. soon. 

11. ii. Joseph, b. Feb. 20, 1742-3. 

iii. Mart, b. Sept. 10, 1744 ; m. June 20, 1765, Timothy Jones, Jr., of New Haven. 

12. iv. Caleb, b. Aug. 7, 1748.*** 

V. Elizabeth, bapt. July 15, 1750 ; m. June 5, 1768, Isaac Jones of New Haven. 
vi. Sarah, b. Jan. 6, 1752-3 ; m. July 26, 1774, Elihu Hall of New Haven. 

• By gravestone in Center Church crypt. 
t "Colonial Records of Connecticut." 

± His will, dated Oct. 6, 1T33, was proved June 3, 1734. [New Haven Probate Records 
vols. 6, 7 and 9.] 

§ By New Haven Town Records. 

II Administration on his estate was granted Nov. 21, 1748. 
*• Bapt. June 6. 1725. Init not mentioned in her father's will, dated Oct. 6, 1733. 
tt By table monument in Center Church crypt. His will, dated July 25, 1763, was proved 
Sept. 20. 1763. [New Haven Probate Records, vols. 10-11.] 
%% By gravestone in the crypt. 
§§ By New Haven Town Records. 
II II No children by first marriage. 
*•• 1747-8 by New Haven Town Records. 


9. Capt. Daniel Trowbridge (Thomas*, Thomas'^, Thomas^), born October 25, 
1703, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 4, 1753,* in New Haven; married 
April 8, 1731, in New Haven, Melietablef Brown, daughter of Francis and 
Hannah (Ailing) Brown, born April 9, 1711, in New Haven; died October 1, 
1797,* in New Haven. 

Daniel Trowbridge was given educational advantages by his father. He 
attended Hopkins Grammar School and was graduated from Yale College in 1735. 
He took up his residence in New Haven, and made his home there during his life. 
His father's business interests caused him to turn to the sea and he commanded 
vessels for a number of years before becoming a merchant on his own account. 
He resided on the east side of Meadow street just north of Water street. He 
was among the original proprietors of Union wharf. He amassed a large for- 
tune for those days and his inventory shows an estate of £4900. His grave and 
that of his wife are marked by substantial stones in the crypt under Center 



Hannah, b. June 3, 1732 ; 


Aug. 17, 1739 


Daniel, b. Apr. 12, 1734; 


Feb. 29, 1740. 



Joseph, b. June 15, 1736. 


Newman, b. Sept. 7, 1738 


Daniel, b. Aug. 27, 1740 ; 


Sept. 1, 1742. 



Thomas, b. May 2, 1742. 



RaTHERTORD, b. Feb. 3, 17 




Stephen, b. Dec. 21, 1746. 



John, b. June 1, 1748. 



Daniel, b. Oct. 23, 1750. 

10. Stephen Trowbridge {Stephen', Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born 
August 28, 1726, in New Haven, Conn.; died April 25, 1796,* in New Haven; 
married January 31, 1747-8, in New Haven, Lydia Burroughs, daughter of 
Joseph and Lydia (Munson) Burroughs, born January 17, 1729, in New Haven; 
died February 7, 1802, in New Haven. 

Stephen Trowbridge inherited his father's house on Meadow street in New 
Haven. He was a joiner by trade. His grave is in Center Church cryjjt. 


i. Stephen, b. June 16, 1748 ; d. Aug. 20, 1806, in New Haven ; unm. 
ii. Amos, b. Nov. 30, 1750 ; d. Oct. 4, 1761, in I*w Haven. He was graduated 
that year from Hopkins Grammar School. 
20. iii. .Joseph Easton, b. June 14, 1752. 

iv. Sarah, b. , 1755 ; d. young. 

V. Lydia, b. Dec. 23, 1757; m. Nov. 20, 1777, Capt. John Miller of New Haven. 

11. Joseph Trowbridge (Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas^), born Febru- 
ary 20, 1742-3, in New Haven, Conn.; died January 9, 1793, in New Haven ;$ 
married December 10, 1766, in New Haven, Sarah Sabin, daughter of Col. 
Hezekiah and Mercy§ (Power) Sabin, born July 20, 1745, in New Haven; died 
in July. 1804, in Colebrook, Conn. 

Joseph Trowbridge prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School, 
New Haven, and was graduated from Yale College in 1763. He lived for 
a time in Southington, then a parish in the town of Farmington, Conn. He 
soon returned to his native place and resided in his father's house on "Water 

* By gravestone In Center Church crypt. 

t So spelled by her when she signed her name to a deed ; Mehetaiel in Christ Church 
Records, Stratford, Conn., wherein in 1750 were recorded the baptisms of her children iii-iv 
and vi-x ; Mabel on gravestone and so called by her family. 

+ By First Church Records. 

§ By gravestone ; Maru by New Haven Town Records. 


street, near the corner of Meadow street. He had no occupation and lived in con- 
siderable luxury until the impairment of his fortune compelled him to reduce 
his expenses and he then removed to a less pretentious building on Grove street, 
where he died.* After his death his widow and children removed to Colebrook, 
Conn., where the family of the Eev. Dr. Jonathan Edwards, the husband of her 
sister, resided. 


i. SAi,LT,t b. Sept. 5, 1767 ; d. June 3, 1837, in Lenox, Mass. ; unm. 
ii. PoLLT.t b. Feb. 22, 1769; d. Sept. 16, 1824, in Lenox; unm. 

iii. BETSET,t b. Aug. 2, 1770 ; m. , 1794, Elias Parmelee of New Haven. 

iv. FANNY,t b. Apr. 15, 1772 ; d. Nov. 5, 1848, in Lenox : unm. 
V. LuciNDA.t b. June 22, 1773 ; d. Jan. 5, 1848, in Lenox ; unm. 
21. vi. Joseph, b. Feb. 13, 3776. 

vii. Hezekiah, b. Nov. 1, 1778; d. in Aug., 1810, in Denmark, N. Y. ; unm.§ 
viii. RoSEWEli, b. Feb. 12, 1784; d. in Sept., 1810, in Denmarli ; unm.§ 
ix. Laura, b. Apr. 28, 1787; m. Nov. 17, 1806, William Derbyshire of Denmark, 
N. Y., and Lenox, Mass. 

12. Capt. Caleb Trowbridge (Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas^, Thomas'^), bom 
August 7, 1748, 1 1 in New Haven, Conn.; died December 15, 1799,** in New 
Haven; married November 29, 1769, in New Haven, Anna Sherman, daughter 
of James and Sarah (Cook) Sherman, born February 12, 1749, in New Haven; 
died April 12, 1827, in New Haven. 

Caleb Trowbridge made his home in his native town and turned to the sea for 
an occupation, becoming a captain of a vessel at an early age. At the outbreak 
of the Revolution he had become a well-known man in his profession. The 
Second Company, Governor's Foot Guai-d, had been organized shortly before 
the Lexington alarm and it volunteered for service, being out twenty-eight days. 
He was commissioned captain of this company, succeeding Benedict Arnold 
(tlien appointed a colonel) May 1, 1775. Soon after he received a captain's 
eonunission he returned to New Haven, and in a few days raised a fine company 
of volunteers. He employed a man named Fitzgerald to teach them the manual 
exercise, and they met for that purpose in Captain Trowbridge's parlor, which 
for a time was changed into a drill-room. He served until his discharge Decem- 
ber 10. He re-entered the service the following year and served with the 1st 
Regiment of Continentals under General Wooster at the siege of Boston. He 
was commissioned on January 1, 1776, captain in Jedediah Huntington's regi- 
ment, the 17th Continentals, after the siege of Boston and marched under 
Washington to New York. He was ordered to the Brooklyn front and took part 
in the battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, and near Greenwood cemetery he 
and most of his company were surrounded by the enemy and taken prisoners.ft 

Captain Trowbridge's term of service expired December 31, 1776, but "he was 
a prisoner nearly two years, a part of the time on Long Island, and the remainder 
in the old sugar house on Liberty street, which was removed but a few years 
ago. It was his unwillingness to yield to the wishes of his captors that caused 
him to be detained so long a prisoner, as an officer of equal rank was frequently 
offered in exchange. The British demanded that he should not again take up 
arms against them, a consideration to which he would not agree. On the con- 

* Dexter's "Biographical Sketches and Annals of Yale College." vol. 2. 

t So baptized. 

J Called Lucy. 

§ By "Trowbridge Family." 

II 1747-8 by New Haven Town Records. 
••By First Church Records, 
•ft "Connecticut in the Revolution." pp. ]S, 41 and 101. 



trary, he told them that as soon as he should get his liberty, he would 'be at 
them again.' His imprisonment was much easier than it would have been had 
not his wife* sold her plate, and found means to forward him the money to Long 
Island, with which he purchased many privileges that were denied to other 
prisoners. Upon his release he returned to New Haven, and after waiting some 
time for a major's commission, which had been promised him, he became 
impatient, repaired to Boston, and taking out letters of marque, commenced a 
warrior's life upon the sea. After remaining in this calling awhile, he again 
returned to New Haven. A company of citizens had fitted out a vessel for the 
West Indies, which was upon the point of sailing when the British cruisers made 
their appearance. The vessel was taken above the bridge, and shot fired at her, 
in order to sink her, and thereby prevent her falling into the enemy's hands, 
when, by some accident, she took fire and burnt to the water's edge. The hull 
was soon after raised, built into a brig, and fitted out for a trading voyage to 
Holland, and Captain Trowbridge put in command. She was well armed, and 
took several prizes. She made two voyages to Amsterdam in the most exciting 
period in the war, when the ocean was covered with British cruisers, in search of 
French, Spanish, Dutch and American vessels. The name of this little vessel 
was The Fire Brand, from the circumstance of her having been built from a 
burned hull."t 

"The house of Captain Trowbridge, on the corner of Water and Meadow 
streets, did not fare as well at the time of the British invasion of New Haven 
as did that of his cousin Rutherford. It was furnished with unusual elegance 
for those days, and was replete with conveniences and luxuries, and the cellar 
was stored with choice wines and liquors. The enemy, on learning that the 
owner was the commander of a war vessel cruising against British commerce, 
sacked his house, and brought his fine furniture out to the street and burned it. 
Long afterward when the house was undergoing repairs, bullets were found in 
the ceiling and the wainscoting which had been fired into the building by the 

The following anecdote of Captain Trowbridge strongly illustrates his firm- 
ness and decision of character : — 

"Before the war Trowbridge and Arnold had some account together, the settle- 
ment of which led to a dispute. They parted, Arnold saying, 'You meet me 
to-morrow morning at — o'clock (naming the hour), and we will settle it.' Mr. 
Trowbridge supposed him to be joking, and thought no more of it. Early the 
nest morning he was called from his bed by two gentlemen, who requested to 
see him on particular business, and when informed that Arnold had repaired to 
the spot designated by him the day previous, he was much surprised, but 
expressed his determination to meet. Nor were entreaties to dissuade him from 
it of any avail. Upon repairing to the swamp, just west of the present resi- 
dence of Dr. Totten, he found Arnold waiting for him. He advanced towards 
him, when Arnold drew two pistols, and told him to choose one of them. He was 
much surprised, but not frightened, and without giving time to Arnold to guard 
himself, rushed upon him and wrenched both pistols from him, throwing them 
into the creek, and told him to go home; an order which he was not long in 

Captain Trowbridge was elected a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and 
A. M., of New Haven in 1767. 


i. Nancy, b. , 1770 : d. Nov. 3;§ ISoO, in New Haven ; num. 

22. ii. Joseph, b. Aug. 15, 1772. 

iii. James, b. , 1774 ; d. July 10, 1782. 

• She was admitted a member of the First Church May 29, 1808. 

t Reprinted from "Trowbridge Family." 

t Atwater's "History of the City of New Haven." 

§ Or 4, for both days are given in the town record. 


23. iv. Caleb, b. Sept. 11, 1776. 

V. John, b. , 1779 ; lost at sea when a young man ; unm. 

vi. Shermax, b. , 1781 ; d. in Nassau, N. P.* 

24. vii. James, b. July 7, 17S4. 

viii. Maria, bapt. June 27, 1790; m. Aug. 26, 1807, Daniel Rose of New Haven. 

13. Capt. Joseph Trowbridge (Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas', Thomas^), bom 
June 15, 1736, in New Haven, Conn. ; died December 17, 1790,t in Savannah, 
Ga. ; married October 20, 1762, in New Haven, Elizabeth Bishop, daughter of 
Dea. Samuel and Abigail (Atwater) Bishop, born October 16, 1741, in New 
Haven ; died September 5,:}: 1794, in New Haven. 

Joseph Trowbridge was graduated from Hopkins Grammar School, New 
Haven, in 1750. He made his home in his native town. He was a mariner 
and a merchant, of the firm of Robert Townsend & Co., with an office on Long 
wharf. In the early period of the Revolution he was chosen on the committee 
of inspection December 11, 1775, and was active in the patriot cause. He 
was elected a selectman of the town in 1779. He died on one of his voyages, 
while at Savannah, Ga. His gravestone in that city describes him as "A citizen 
much respected for probity and integrity. He sustained a long decline of health 
with calmness and resignation. Having maintained a reverence for the prin- 
ciples and maxims of the Christian religion, he died in a good hope of future 
happiness, through the merits of the Redeemer." In the inventory of his estate 
is included a quarter interest in the brig James. 


14. Newman Trowbridge (Daniel^, Thomas'^, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born Sep- 
tember 7, 1738, in New Haven, Conn.; died April 29, 1816,t in New Haven; 

married, first, June 4, 1764, in New Haven, Elizabeth Bills, born , 1734, 

in ■ ; died June 3, 1777,§ in New Haven. He married, second, September 

2, 1778, in New Haven, Rebecca (Dodd)|| Cable, widow of Richard Cable of 
New Haven and daughter of Thomas and Esther (Bishop) Dodd, born March 26, 
1751, in New Haven; died February 5, 1808, t in New Haven. 

Newman Trowbridge lived on Meadow street in New Haven and was a cooper 
by trade. During the Revolution he was chosen on the committee of inspection 
in March, 1778. He was elected a selectman of the town in 1780. He and his 
wife attended Trinity Church in New Haven. 


By first marriage: 
i. Hannah, b. Feb. 1, 1765 ; m. June 1, 1786, Timothy Chittenden of New Haven, 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 10. 1769 : m. June 1, 1790, Samuel Sherman of New 

25. iii. William, b. July 23. 1772. 

By second marriage: 
iv. Sarah, b. July 13. 1779; m. June 16, 1802, James Munson of New Haven. 

26. V. Newman, b. Nov. 8. 1781. 

27. vi. RoswELL. b. Apr. 29, 1784. 

vii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 5, 1786; d. Aug. 30, 1794. 

28. viii. Isaac, b. Apr. 1, 1789. 

29. ix. Richard, b. Nov. 18, 1791. 

s. Timothy, b. Feb. 26, 1794 ; drowned Aug. 17, 1813, near the Sandwich Islands. 

* "He left a son Jamfs, who went to sea from New Haven and was never heard of again." 
["Trowbridge Family."] Sherman's widow may have been the "Mary Trowbridge" who m. 
Dec. 20, 1809, in New Haven, Ebenezer Haws. (See footnote to No. 143, v.) 

t Bv gravestone. 

t By gravestone. First Church Records and Rev. Dr. Stiles' diary ; 15 by New Haven Town 

§ By gravestone in Center Church crypt and Trinity Church Records. 

II A sister of the wife of No. 20. 

<^^^L-.J^^^^i?^K^ J^?Szv^2r>^c) 



15. Thomas Trowbridge (Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas^), born May 2, 
1742, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 25, 1782, in the prison-ship at New 
York; married December 28, 1769, in New Haven, Mary Macomber, daughter 

of Jeremiah and Sarah ( ) Macomber, baptized April 24, 1748, in New 

Haven. She married, second,* John Morris of New Haven, and died , 

1811, in New Haven. 

Thomas Trowbridge at the age of seventeen served in the French and Indian 
War during the campaign of 1759. He enlisted April 4 of that year in the 
Seventh Company, Capt. Amos Hitchcock, 2d Connecticut Eegiment, and was 
discharged November 1, 1759.t In 1760 he was apprenticed to Amos Hitchcock. 
Jr., to learn the house joiner's trade, which he followed until the outbreak of 
the Eevolution. He enlisted in the patriot army, and served in the Fifth Com- 
pany, Capt. Caleb Mix, 2d Kegiment of Connecticut militia, at the time of the 
British invasion of New Haven.:}: He continued in the service, and was taken 
prisoner and confined on the Jersey prison-ship at New York, wliere he died 
during his confinement. 

He lived in New Haven in a brick house, still standing, on the southeast 
corner of Columbus avenue and Christopher street. He was admitted a member 
of White Haven Chureli in 1771. In the inventory of his estate there is mention 
of "stock in the firm of Kobert Townsend & Co." and "right in the still-house." 


i. Mart, b. , 1770 : d. Sept. 4, 1772. 

30. ii. Thomas, bapt. June 20, 1773. 

iii. Polly, bapt. Oct. 29, 1775; m. JohD Dayton of Hudson. N. T.§ 

iv. Mabel, bapt. June 8, 1777 : d. Jan. 1, 1780. 

V. Sally, bapt. Mar. 28, 1779 ; m. June 1, 1797, Charles Bostwick of New Haven. 

31. vi. JoHN.II bapt. Sept. IG, 1781. 

16. Rutherford Trowbhidge (Daniel''', Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born 
February 3, 1744, in New Haven, Conn. ; died April 6, 1825, in New Haven ; 
married, first, July 9, 1767,** in New Haven, Dorcas Hitchcock, daughter of Capt. 
Amos and Dorcas (Foote) Hitchcock, bom November 10, 1746, in Woodbridge,tt 
Conn. ; died February 12, 1788, in New Haven. He married, second, January 1, 
1793, in New Haven, Thankful (Ailing) Mix, widow of Nathaniel Mix of New 
Haven and daughter of John and Abiah (Hitchcock) Ailing, baptized October 
12, 1755, in New Haven ; died August 8, 1831, in New Haven. 

Rutherford Trowbridge resided all his life in his native town. He learned 
the mason's trade, which he followed for some years, and acquired considerable 
wealth. He lived in a brick house, built in 1774, the second brick house in New 
Haven, which is still standing, near the southeast corner of Water street and 
Columbus avenue. After the Revolution had begun he petitioned for the right 
to manufacture salt-petre,:j:t which was granted him by the state and he received 
the first bounty for making that commodity. He conducted his salt-petre works 
on the large plot of land opposite the present railroad station, which had been 
set off to the original Trowbridge settler, and there, where the tide ebbed and 
flowed, were the big water lots where the salt-petre was manufactured. A large 

• Before 1789. 

t "Connecticut Historical Collections," vol. 10, p. 138. 

t "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 623. Descendants of No. 143 have never claimed the 
above service for 7iim, and at that time he was not fifteen years old. 

§ Was she the "Polly Trowbridge" who m. Mar. 23. 1706. Daniel Brown, 2d, of New Haven? 
He d. 1800. She signed her maiden name, however, to a deed dated Aug. 17. 1798. 

II Always called as above, but baptized Jonathan. 
•* By First Church Records, 
tt Then Amity. 
it "Connecticut State Records," vol. 1, p. 283. 


share of that article used in the Eevolution was produced on that site and was 
sent to Enfield to be used in the manufacture of powder. He was a man of 
sterling integrity and worth. He was an intimate friend of President Dwight 
of Yale College. He was admitted a member of the First Church October 26, 
1788, the first admission under Rev. James Dana. His wife Dorcas had been 
admitted February 25, 1781. He was one of the early members of Hiram Lodge, 
No. 1, F. and A. M., of New Haven, being elected in 1765. His gravestone iu 
the Grove street cemetery is a fine example of the old-fashioned sandstone monu- 
ment and recites that "He met death, not as a king of terrors, but as a messenger 
of peace." 

"Rutherford Trowbridge was an earnest patriot during the Revolution. At 
the time of the British invasion of New Haven, ^vhen the alarm was given that 
the British were coming, he placed his wife and children in a boat at the dike 
just east of his house, and sent them up the Quinnipiack river to the north side 
of the town, where they left the boat and followed a road plan he had marked 
out for them uutil they reached the 'Woodbridge oak,' a well-known land- 
mark.* The family left in so much hurry that a batch of bread put 
into the oven to bake was left there. Having thus provided for their 
safety, Mr. Trowbridge took his musket, an old 'king's arm,' with powder- 
horn and bullet-pouch.t all of which had done good service in the French 
War in Canada, and went out with the volunteers to West Haven. He 
with others went down towards West Haven green and attacked the British. 
He was accustomed to say that 'after crossing west bridge, every man seemed 
to be fighting on his own hook.' When the enemy came on in force and were com- 
pelled to march up to Hotchkisstown, he went to the hills at their left and 
aided in annoying them by firing from behind trees and walls. He said that 
the British kept together and did not attempt to pursue their assailants on the 
hill sides, but returned the fire whenever they could see the patriots, and that 
bullets came whizzing abundantly past the heads of those who were behind the 
trees. After the enemy gained possession of the town, Mr. Trowbridge was there, 
but did not dare to go to his own house lest he should fall into their hands. His 
house was in plain sight from another, since known as the Totten house, at the 
corner of West Water and Meadow streets. At this latter place, then inhabited 
by Capt. Thomas Rice, who was a Tory, General Garth and other British officers 
were entertained. Captain Rice was a strong personal friend of Mr. Trow- 
bridge, though they differed diametrically as to public affairs. Some of the 
British officers noticed the house of Mr. Trowbridge and asked, 'Wlio lives there ?' 
On hearing the name of the ovmer, and that he was what they called a rebel, 
and also that he had a brother who was a captain in the 'rebel' army, and a near 
relative who was in coramand of an armed brig holding a letter of marque and 
cruising against British commerce, they gave orders to visit the house. Captain 
Rice, desirous of saving his friend's property, interceded, saying that the family 
had been gone from town for some time, and that the house was shut up, where- 
upon the order was countermanded and the house escaped visitation. On the 
return of Mr. Trowbridge and family, after an absence of two days, everything 
was found undisturbed, even to the bread in the oven.":]: 


By first marriage: 
i. Rutherford, b. Feb. 4, 1768; d. Sept. 7, 17C9. 
32. ii. Joseph, b. Apr. 23, 1769. 

iii. Wealtht, b. Nov. 21, 1770; m.. 1st, July 7, 1701, Samuel Barnes of New 

Haven ; m., 2d, June 21, 1800, Ezekiel Hayes of New Haven. 
iv. Rutherford, b. Apr. 25, 1772; d. Jan. 4, 1788. 

• Mrs. Trowbridge's old home was in Woodbi-idge. 

t They are deposited with the New Haven Colony Historical Society. 

X Atwater's "History of the City of New Haven," p. 5S. 


V. Melissa, b. Jan. 17. 1774 : m. Jan. 17, 1797, Joseph Dalby of Jamaica, W. I. 
vi. LucEETiA, b. July 25, 1775 ; m. May 16, 1S04. Ashbel Stillman of New Haven, 
vii. Grace, b. Nov. 30, 1776; m. Nov. 3, 179S, Jabez Dwight of New Haven, 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 25, 1778; m. Dec. 11, 1805, Capt. Levi Hoadley of New- 
ix. Henky, b. July 30, 1781. 
s. Amos,* b. Nov. 25, 1783. 

si. Dobcas, b. Jan. 14. 1786; m. Oct. 13, 1S04, Zebul Bradley of New Haven, 
di. Hannah, b. Oct. 11, 1787; d. Feb. 24, 1788. 

By second marriage: 
siii. Rutherford, b. July 9, 1794; d. Sept. 13, 1795. 

17. Capt. Stephen Trowbridge (Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born 
December 21, 1746, in New Haven, Conn.; died April 7, 1835, in New Haven; 
married, first, June 17, 1770, in New Haven, Mary Bassett, daughter of Ebenezer 
and Susanna (White) Bassett, born August 15, 1751, in North Haven, Conn.; 
died August 20, 1776, in New Haven. He married, second, September 16, 177S, 
in New Haven, Margaret Hall, daughter of John and Abial (Macomber) Hall, 
baptized June S, 1755, in New Haven ; died December 24, 1799, in New Haven. 
He married, third, in ISOO, in New Haven, Hannah (Hall) Munson, widow of 
Amos Munson of New Haven and a sister of his second wife, born about 1751 
in New Haven; died August 30, lS32,t in New Haven. 

Stephen Trowbridge was a mariner and merchant in New Haven, and appears 
to have carried on an extensive grocery business at his store on Long wharf. 

Bt/ first marriage: 
i. Polly, b. , 1772 ; d. Oct. 13, 1774. 

By second marriage: 

ii. Martha, b. , 1779 ; d. Sept. 30, 1800, in New Haven ; unm. 

iii. Abigail, b. Feb. 15, 1783; m. June 10, 1804, Eli Townsend of New Haven, 
iv. A child, b. July — , 1785 ; d. Sept. 3. 1786. 

V. Stephen, b. , 1787 ; d. Nov. 15, 1864, in New Haven ; unm.t 

vi. Robert, b. , 1790; d. , 1835, in Havana, Cuba: unm.§ 

vii. Nancy, b. , 1793 ; d. Sept. 30, 1819, in New Haven ; unm. 

viii. Margaret, b. . 1794 ; d. Mar. 26, 1797. 

is. TVyllts, b. , 1796 ; d. Oct. 15, 1802. 

18. Capt. Johx Trowbriuge (Daniel^. Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born 
June 1, 1748, in New Haven, Conn.; died September 8. 1791, in New York 
City; married February 13, 1777, in New Haven, Thankful Doolittle, daughter 
of Isaac and Sarah (Todd) Doolittle, born January 21, 1754, in New Haven; 
died February 14, 1827, in New Haven. 

John Trowbridge lived in New Haven on the southeast corner of Chapel and 
Union streets. 1 1 Before he had reached an age to become very active in business 
affairs, the outbreak of the Revolution called him to a field of greater activity. 
In 1776 he was first sergeant in Capt. Jonas Prentice's company, Col. "William 

• Incorrectly recorded Thomas at his baptism on Jan. 25. 1784, by First Church Records. 

t New Haven Town Records state that "Stephen Trowbridge" died on that day. but there 
are several instances where the record gives the husband's name for that of the wife. 

t Probably the "Stephen Trowbridge of New Haven" who served in the War of 1S12 under 
Joseph A. Bishop Sept. 8 to Oct. 21. 1814; and as 2d lieut. of the artillery corps, "vol- 
unteer exempts," under Capt. James Hitchcock, in 1815. He was agent tor the New Haven 
Packet Company tor many years in New Haven. 

§ Served in the War of 1812 under Laban Smith June 13 to Aug. 12. 1814 : and in the crew 
of the privateer General Armstrong. Administration was granted on his estate Nov. 16. 

!| Union street has been obliterated by the recent railroad improvements. 


Douglas's regiment, under General Wadsworth, raised to reinforce Washington's 
army at New York. The regiment served in the city and on the Brooklyn front, 
being at the right of the line during the battle of Long Island on August 27. 
It was in the retreat, and at Kip's Bay during the attack on New York on Sep- 
tember 15 and at the battle of ^Vllite Plains on October 2S. Its term of ser- 
vice expired December 25, 1776. On January 1, 1777, he was commissioned second 
lieutenant in the 6th Regiment, Connecticut Line, and was promoted first 
lieutenant April 29, 1779, and acted as quartermaster during those years and 
imtil 1781. His regiment went into camp at Peekskill in the summer of 1777; 
served on the Hudson under Putnam, and the following summer at White Plains 
under Washington. He served in the detachment of picked men from his regi- 
ment under General Wayne in the assault on Stony Point at midnight on July 
15, 1779. The regiment wintered, 1779-80, at Morristown huts, and the follow- 
ing year saw service on both sides of the Hudson. On January 1, 1781, he was 
transferred to the 4th Connecticut Regiment, and served with credit until his 
retirement January 1, 1783.* He was one of the original members of the Con- 
necticut Society of the Cincinnati. He died while on one of his business trips 
to New York. His wife was admitted a member of the First Church, New Haven. 
February 25, 1781. 


35. i. John Todd, b. Oct. 23, 1780. 

ii. Julia, bapt. May 5, 1782 ; d. Sept. 29. 1783. 

36. iii. Charles Edwin, b. Feb. 27, 1784. 

iv. Elihu, bapt. Dec. 17, 1786; d. young.t 

V. Julia, bapt. June 11, 1789 ; d. , 1837, in New Haven ; unm.t 

37. vi. Elias, bapt. Oct. 24, 1790. 

19. Daniel Trowbridge (DanieP, Thomas'^, Thomas-, Thomas'^), bom October 
23, 1750, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 7, 1818, in New Haven; married 
January 8, 1778, in New Haven, Sibyl Atwater, daughter of Isaac and Dorothy 
(Mix) Atwater, born January 25, 1755, in New Haven; died July 1, 1831, in 
New Haven. 

Daniel Trowbridge passed his life in New Haven. He lived on the old family 
property in Meadow street and carried on a cooperage business on Water street. 


i. Sibyl, b. Aug. 22, 1778 ; d. Sept. 22. 1778. 

ii. Sibyl, b. Nov. 3, 1779 ; d. Oct. 7, 1781. 

iii. Sibyl, b. May 4, 1782 ; d. Apr. 16, 1794. 

iv. Daniel, b. Apr. 27, 1784 ; d. Sept. 23, 1787. 

V. Susan, § b. May 5, 1787: d. Sept. 7, 1868, in New Haven; unm. 

vi. Daniel, b. Oct. 15, 1790; a mariner; d. , 1818, in Martinique. W. I.; 

unm. II 
vii. Winston, b. Jan. 23, 1794: d. July 12. 1820, in New Haven: unm. 
viii. Harriet, b. Feb. 27, 1796; d. Feb. 14, 1847. in New Haven; unm. 

20. Joseph Easton Trowbridge (Stephen^". Stephen'. Thomas*. Thomas-. 
Thomas^), born June 14, 1752, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 19, 1801, in 
New Haven ; married , 1780, in New Haven, Sally** daughter 

• "Connecticut in the Revolution," pp. 

t Probably. He is not mentioned in 
unknown to descendants of his brothers. 

+ Her will, dated Feb. 2G, 1832, was offered tor probate Oct. 11. 183 

§ Bapt. Sukey. 

II Administration was granted on his estate Oct. 26, 1818. 
** By gravestone. 
tt A sister of the second wife of No. 14. 


of Thomas and Esther (Bishop) Dodd, born , 1752, in New Haven; 

died September 13, 1799, in New Haven. 

Joseph Easton Trowbridge, known usually as Easton Trowbridge, lived on 
Meadow street in his native town and was taught the joiner's trade by his 
father. He was a soldier during the Eevolution and served as a bombardier in 
Capt. John Bigelow's artillery company, being "on command with Gen. Arnold" 
iu 1776.* This was the first artillery company raised in Connecticut during the 
Revolution. It was recruited early in 1776 and marched to the northern depart- 
ment, and was stationed during the following summer and fall at Ticonderoga 
and vicinity. He and his wife attended Trinity Church in New Haven. 


38. i. Joseph EASTON,t ) twins, 

ii. Easton, f bapt. May — , 1781 ; d. in infancy, 

iii. Lydia, b. Sept. 20, 1783 ; d. Mar. 20, 1866, in New Haven ; unm. 
iv. A son, b. Sept 1-1, 1786 ; d. Aug. 30, 1787. 

V. Euzabeth, b. Feb. 38. 17S9 ; m. Sept. 2, 1810, Lieut. Solomon Davis, Jr., of 
Baltimore. JId. 

39. vi. George, b. June — , ]791. 

vii. "Unbaptized infant." buried July 2.5, 1796? 

21. Joseph Trowbridge (Joseph", Joseph^, Thomas'^, Thomas-, Thomas^), 
bom February 13, 1776, in New Haven, Conn. ; died November 29, 1853, in 
Hingham, Mass. ; married December 2, 1804, in Hingham, Susannah Burr, 
daughter of Levi and Susannah (Stower) Burr, born February 21, 1786, in 
Hingham; died October 28, 1859, in Hingham. 

Joseph Trowbridge learned the watch-making trade in Philadelphia and estab- 
lished himself in business in Boston, Mass. Soon after his marriage he settled 
in Hingham, Mass., where he took up the trade of a blacksmith, which he fol- 
lowed the remainder of his life. 


i. Emma Gushing, b. June IS, 1805; m. Oct. 7, 1822, Leavitt Souther of Hing- 
40. ii. RoswELL, b. Jan. 26, 1811. 

iii. Susan Stower, b. Dec. 20, 1814 : m. Jan. 25. 1842, JIatthew H. Burr of 

22. Capt. Joseph Trowbridge {Caleh^-. Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas-, 
Thomas^), born August 15, 1772, in New Haven, Conn.; died September 29, 
1836, in New Haven; married October 27, 1796, § in New Haven, Lois Mis, 
daughter of Joseph and Patience (Sperry) Mix, bom May 17, 1774, in New 
Haven; died August 8,|| 1863, in New Haven. 

Joseph Trowbridge settled in his native town and became a weU-known sea 
captain, following the profession of his father and grandfather. His wife was 
admitted a member of the First Church, New Haven, June 26, 1803. 


i. Mart Elizabeth, b. Apr. 14, 1799 ; m. Oct. 19, 1817, LeGrand Cannon of 

New Haven. 
ii. John, b. Mar. 27, 1801 ; d. Apr. 22, 1809. 

• "Connecticut in the Revohition." p. 124. 

t This middle name was added after the death of his twin brother. 
t Trinity Church Records. 

§ By Trinity Church Records ; Oct. 19, 1797. by "Trowbridge Family." which probably 
confused the date with that of the marriage of No. i. helow. 
[[ By gravestone ; 7 by New Haven Town Records. 


iii. George, b. Feb. 14, 1804 ; a grocer ; d. Aug. 5, 1848,* in New Haven ; unm. 
iv. Olivia Eunice, b. May 31, 1806; m. Oct. 30, 1827, Charles F. Hotchkiss of 

Vineland, N. J. 
V. Nancy Maeia, b. Feb. 16, 1809 ; m. July 11, 1831, George Tuttle of New Haven. 

41. vi. John, b. Aug. 31, 1811. 

23. Dea. Caleb Trowbridge (Caleb^^, Joseph^, Thomas^, Thomas'', Thomas^), 
bom September 11, 1776, in New Haven, Conn.; died March 8, 1852, in Mans- 
field, Conn.; married October 6, 1799, in Mansfield, Abigail Southworth, 
daughter of Dea. Constant and Mary (Porter) Southworth, born July 9, 1778, 
in Mansfield; died December 23, 1866, in Mansfield. 

Caleb Trowbridge after his marriage settled in Mansfield Center, Conn., wkere 
his commodious house is still standing. He was a hatter by trade, and an 
industrious and prudent man, and though never acquiring a large fortune, by 
diligence and economy, he succeeded in bringing up his five children in comfort 
and respectability. He was an earnest Christian and for many years held the 
office of deacon in the First Congregational Church in Mansfield. 


i. Epapheas Southworth, b. Nov. 14, 1800: studied medicine at Yale College 

and settled in Hamburgh, S. C, where he soon d. Sept. 8, 1828 ; unm. 
ii. Sherman, b. Jan. 3, 1803; d. Jan. 27, 1828, in Mansfield; unm. 
iii. Louisa, b. Dec. 26. 1804; d. Jan. 2, 1835, in Mansfield; unm. 

42. iv. Francis, b. Sept. 25, 1809. 

V. Catharine Maria, b. Apr. 28, 1818 ; was an authoress and writer of numerous 
Sunday school and other books for children ; d. Jan. 13, 1892, in Mansfield ; 
unm. "Her fame was not wide, but her beautiful life and character will ever 
be held in loving remembrance, and the fragrance of her gentle spirit will 
never be forgotten." 

24. James Trowbridge (Caleh^-, Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas^), bom 
July 7, 1784, in New Haven, Conn. ; died September 11, 1825, in Plattsburgh, 
N. T. ; married October 31, 1814, in Vergennes, Vt, Cornelia Eogers, born 
November 24, 1787, in Norwalk, Conn. ; died September 9, 1847, in Warsaw, Va. 

James Trowbridge left his native town and settled in Plattsburgh, N. Y., 
where he was a merchant. He fought in the battle of Plattsburgh in the War 
of 1812, and was one of those to whom Congress voted a musket with a suitable 
inscription commemorating their distinguished bravery. 


i. Ann Seymour, b. Nov. 1, ISIG ; m. Oct. 21, 1843, Judge Thomas Jones of 
Warsaw, Va. 

43. ii. James Hewit. b. Jlay 27, 1820. 

iii. Hannah Rogers, b. Aug. 17, 1822 ; d. Aug. 27, 1893, in Warsaw ; unm. 

25. WiLLUM Trowbridge (Newman'^*, Daniel^, Thomas*. Thomas", Thoinas'^), 
bom July 23, 1772, in New Haven, Conn.; died January — , 1818,t in 
Trinidad, B. W. I.; married, first. January 8, 1794. in New Haven, Eunice 
Merriman.ij: He married, second, Sally .f She married, second, Octo- 
ber 13, 1822. in New Haven, Edward W. Conklin of Sag Harbor, Long Island.§ 

William Trowbridge was employed in the West India business, and died at 
Trinidad, while on one of his voyages as a supercargo. He|| was elected in 1793 
a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, E. and A. M., of New Haven. 
NO children. 

* Bv New Haven Town Records, which also give the year 1849. "aged 44." 

t His will, made .Tuno 1, 1816, offered for probate Mar. 2, 1818. mentions his "wife Sally," 
of whose parentage nothing was found on record. She was admitted a member of the First 
Church In New Haven June 29. 1817. 

t Of whose parentage nothing was found on record. 

! She was living in Southampton, L. I., in 1837. 

II Probably, rather than No. 146. as his brothers were members. 


26. Newman TROWBRrooE (iVewman^*, DanieV, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), 
born November 8, 1781, in New Haven, Conn.; died October 19, 1830, in New 

Haven; married , 1818, in Hamden, Conn., Lydia Warner, daughter of 

Samuel and Lydia (Hitchcock) Warner, born July 30, 1800, in Hamden. She 
married, second, about September, 1833, George Burnett of New Haven, and died 
January 14, 1893, in New Haven. 

Newman Trowbridge was associated in business with his brother Isaac in New 
Haven, Conn. 


i. Nancy Maria, b. May 10, 1819 ; m. Sept. 28, 18i0, Henry Lewis Cooper and 

resides in New Ha\-en. 
ii. Susan Eliza, b. Aug. 23, 1S21 ; m. July 6, 1810, Hial Burr Strong and resides 

in New Haven, 
iii. Eliza Ann, b. July 5, 1823 ; d. June 10,* 1S25. 

27. Capt. Eoswell Trowbridge (Newman^^, DanieV, Thomas*, Thomas^, 
Thomas'*), bom April 29, 1784, in New Haven, Conn.; died January 4, 1844, in 
New York City; married January 6, 1813, in New Haven, Nancy Hayes.f 
daughter of Ezekiel:}: and Mary (Hemingway) Hayes, born July 3, 1791, in New 
Haven ; died August 30, 1857, in New Haven. 

Eoswell Trowbridge was a shipmaster and merchant, being in partnership with 
his brothers Isa-ac and Richard in New Haven, Conn., the firm being known as 
Isaac Trowbridge & Co. He was elected a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. 
and A. M., of New Haven, in 1811. 

"While pursuing his vocation as captain during the War of 1812, on a voyage 
from New Haven to St. Bartholomew, then a neutral port, in the West Indies, 
some four days after sailing from New Haven, he was captured by a British 
vessel of war, on board of which was the admiral of the fleet. Captain Trow- 
bridge was ordered on board of the frigate with his papers. His vessel was laden 
with a general assortment of American produce and a deck load of oxen and 
sheep. The admiral, on ascertaining Captain Trowbridge's name, claimed that 
he was a British subject, but, on being assured that he was born in America, he 
did not press his claim in that respect ; but from the fact of his name being the 
same as that of the old admiral,§ with whom he had formerly sailed and fought 
under, he treated him very kindly, and although he would have been justified in 
making his vessel and cargo a lawful prize, he paid him liberally for all his 
stock and what produce he took, which he transferred to his own ship ; and 
when Captain Trowbridge, finally, separated from him, sent a boat loaded with 
delicacies and many things valuable as a token of his respect. Captain Trow- 
bridge immediately sailed for New Haven, where he arrived in eight days after 
leaving the post, to the surprise of his friends, they supposing he had lost every- 
thing by capture. 

"Captain Trowbridge was a universal favorite with all who made his acquain- 
tance at home or abroad. In his long experience as a sea-faring man many 
incidents occurred which are interesting to his friends. At one time he had 
safely arrived with a valuable cargo at Guadaloupe. On the night of his arrival 
a violent hurricane arose, which destroyed a large portion of the town and drove 
every vessel to sea or on to the shore, and there was a great loss of life among the 
seamen. Anticipating the gale, he had put to sea, but soon after his vessel was 
capsized, and for a long time remained thus, but finally righted with the loss of 
her masts and most of her rigging and spars. After the gale abated he dis- 
covered that he was near St. Domingo, which he soon after reached. For 

* Bt graTestone ; 11 by New Haven Town Records. 

t A sister of the wife of No. 33. 

t His second wife was No. le, iii. 

§ Sir Ttiomas Troubridge of the British Navy. 


months he had to remain there, without being able to communicate with his 
friends. Nearly all of his crew, which had escaijed death by the gale, died of 
yellow fever, but Captain Trowbridge by his skill and perseverance made new 
masts, and so fitted up his vessel as to enable him to sail for New Haven, where 
he arrived, after six months' absence, and his return was a cause of great rejoic- 
ing to his friends and family, as he was supposed to have been lost in the 


44. i. Frederick Hayes, b. Sept. 18, 1813. 

ii. Harriet Haye.s. b. May 22, 1815 ; m. Sept. 12, 1838, John Bennett Carrington 

of New Haven, 
iii. Mary Ann, b. Sept. 1, 1818; m. Oct. 28. 1840. Rev. James Augustus Hawley 

of Augusta, III. 
iv. RoswELL, b. Mar. 18, 182] ; entered the store of his eldest brother in New York 

City, where he was employed up to the time of his last illness ; d. Feb. 20, 

1840. in New Haven ; unm. 

45. V. Edwaed, b. Jan. 28, 1824. 

vi. Augusta Caroline, b. Apr. 21. 1826 ; m. July 25, 1843. James Stanton Bailey 

and resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
vii. Francis Bayley.I b. July 22, 1828 ; d. Aug. 2. 1839, in New Haven. 
viii. Emily Cornelia, b. Sept. 17, 1830 ; d. July 24, 1851, in New Haven ; unm. 

28. Isaac Trowbridge {Neivman^*, DanieP, Thomas'^, Thomas-, Thomas'^). 
born April 1, 1789, in ISTew Haven, Conn. ; died November 13, 1877, in Franklin, 
La. ; married, first, March 21, 1813, in New Haven. Elizabeth Pardee, born 
December 24, 1789, in New Haven; died February 21, 1833, in New Haven. He 
married, second, in August, 1835, in New Haven, Mehitable (Wire:}:) Hall, widow 
of Samuel Hall of Waterford, N. T., and daughter of Samuel and Eunice 
(Gould) Wire,:t bom July 9, 1806, in Milford, Conn.; died September 8, 1845, 
in Franklin. He married, third, July 10, 1848, in Pompey?, N. T., Mary Ann 
Willard, daughter of Samuel G. and Desire (Bartholomew) Willard. 

Isaac Trowbridge for a number of years after his first marriage was in partner- 
ship with his brother-in-law, James Munson, in New Haven, Conn., the firm being 
Trowbridge & Munson. About 1830, with his brothers Roswell and Richard, he 
organized the firm of Isaac Trowbridge & Co., merchants, in New Haven. He 
removed to Franklin, La., where he built the first house in St. Mary's parish. He 
resided in that city until his death. He was elected in 1819 a member of Hiram 
Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., of New Haven. 

children : § 
By first marriage: 
i. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 1, 1814; m. Sept. 23. 18.34. George P. Stillman of New 

46. ii. Timothy, b. Jan. 31, 1815. 

iii. Isaac, b. Jan. 13, 1817 ; a merchant in Franklin, La. ; d. [I 

iv. Laura, b. Aug. 1, 1818 : d. Sept. 21, 1819. 

47. V. Daniel, b. Jan. 29, 1820. 

vi. Mary, I twins, m.. 1st, Edward Pemberton of Staten Island. 

I N. Y. ; m., 2d, Oatley of . R. I. 

vii. Martha, f b. Aug. 12, 1821; m. Oct. 31, 1842. Dr. George Seagrave of New 

J Haven, 

viii. Sarah, b. Jan. 26, 1824 ; m. Marcus Walker of Woodbury, Conn, 
ix. Louisa, b. Dec. 5, 1825 ; m. Richard E. Talbot of Georgetown, Tex. 
X. Henrietta, b. Feb. 26, 1828 ; m. Theodore Carling of Franklin, La. 

• Reprinted from "Trowbridge Family." There is no likeness o( Captain Trowbridge in 

t Named tor Sir Francis Bayley of Trinidad, B. W. I. 

i By family record ; Weirs by Milford. Conn., First Congregational Church Records. 

§ i-xiv born in New Haven. Conn. ; the others in Franklin, La. 

II He left a widow and several children, who failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


By second marriage: 
Makia, b. Apr. 20, 1836 ; d. Feb. 22, 1837. 
Newman, b. Nov. 29, 1838. 
Helen Maria, b. Jlar. 9, 1840; m. Jan. 23, 1861, Charles J. Van Pelt of 

Bloomington, 111., and resides in Minonk, 111. 
Geokge Stillman, b. Dec. 26, 1842 ; d. Feb. 9, 1845. 
Chaelotte Rebecca, b. Apr. 15, 1844 ; m. June 18, 1872, Marcus Miles Norton 

and resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 

By third marriage: 
WiLLARD Dunning, b. May 12, 1850 ; resides in Franklin.* 
Rosweix Baktuolomew, b. Mar. IS, 1852 ; resides in Franklin.* 
. Clarence Winston, b. Sept. 4, 1854 ; resides in Franklin.* 

29. Richard TROWBRroGE {Newman^*, DanieV, Thomas*^, Thomas", Thomas'^), 
born November 18, 1791, in New Haven, Conn. ; died May 17, 1857, in New 
Haven; married November 20, 1835, in New Haven, Caroline Temple (Bartholo- 
mew) Seward, widow of Capt. Azariah P. Seward of Durham, Conn., and daugh- 
ter of Moses and Mary Submit (Sharyf) Bartholomew, born October 14, 1793, 
in New Haven ; died December 3, 1878, in New Haven. 

Richard Trowbridge was a sea captain and merchant, and was in partnership 
with his brothers Roswell and Isaac, the firm being known as Isaac Trowbridge & 
Co., in New Haven, Conn. 

NO children. 

30. Thomas Trowbridge {Thomas^^, Daniel", Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^). 
baptized June 20, 1773, in New Haven, Conn. ; died January — , 1797,:}: in New 
Haven; married June 19, 1794, in New Haven, Ruhamah§ Hall, daughter of 

Elias and Ruhamah ( ) Hall, born January 16, 1776, in Cheshire, Conn. 

She married, second, March 30, 1799, in Branford, Conn., Elias Plant of Bran- 
ford, and died May 24, 1842, in Branford. 

Thomas Trowbridge lived in New Haven, Conn. He was a mariner and 
merchant, with a store on Long wharf. 

NO children. 

31. JoHN|| Trowbridge {Thomas'^''', DanieP. Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^). 
baptized September 16, 1781, in New Haven. Conn.; died about 1812, in New 
Orleans, La. ; married September 1 8, 1804, in Hudson. N. Y., Nancy Folger, 
daughter of Nathan and Elizabeth (Worth) Folger, born April 25, 1784, in 

Hudson. She married, second. Rev. Wells. 

John Trowbridge lived in New Haven, Conn., and seems to have been asso- 
ciated in business with his brother. He was a mariner and died in New Orleans 
while on one of his voyages. 

children : 

i. Lemira, b. , ISO-; m. Rev. Peter Boughton.** 

ii. Sarah, b. , ISO-; m. Edward Bingham of Detroit, Mich.** 

» By "Trowbridge Family." Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t By "Bartholomew Genealogy," but New Haven Town Records spell it Sherry in the case 
of the middle name of one of her sons. 

t Administration on his estate was granted Jan. 20. 1797, to his widow Hannah [Hamah 
was probably intended] by New Haven Probate Court Records. 

§ "Early Connecticut Marriages." vol. 2, p. 113. incorrectly makes her name Rebecca. 

II .\lways so called, but baptized Jonathan. 
•• Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


32. Capt. Joseph TROWBRmoE {Rutherford}^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, 
Thomas'^), born April 23, 1769, in New Haven, Conn. ; died Marcli — , 1804, at 
sea; married September 25, 1796, in New Haven, Lois Mis, daughter of 
Nathaniel and Thankful* (Ailing) Mix, bom August 22, 1776, in New Haven; 
died June 29, 1842, in New Haven. 

Joseph Trowbridge made his home in his native town and lived on Meadow 
street. He was a sea captain and was lost at sea, the vessel which he commanded 
never being heard of after it sailed from New Haven February 26, 1804. His 
widow was admitted a member of the First Church in New Haven August 26, 


i. Jennette, b. June 30, 1800 ; m. Aug. 12, 1849, Lewis Lawrence of New Haven. 

ii. Rutherford, b. Feb. 6, 1802 ; d. Sept. 15, 1803. 

iii. Joseph, b. Apr. 29, 3804; lived for a few years in Norfolk, A^a., where he was 
engaged in the clothing business and then returned to New Haven, continuing 
in that business there for many years. He married in Norfolk and had one 
child,- a daughter, who died in childhood. He d. Aug. 14, 1870, in New Haven. 

33. Henry Trowbridge (Rutherford^^, DanieF, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas^), 
born July 30, 1781, in New Haven, Conn. ; died October 7, 1849, in New Haven ; 
married January 1, 1806, in New Haven. Harriet Hayes,t daughter of Ezekiel 
and Mary (Hemingway) Hayes, born March 1, 1789, in New Haven; died 
November 21, 1851, in New Haven. 

Henry Trowbridge at the age of eighteen years, in common with a large num- 
ber of New Haven lads at that time, turned his attention to the sea. Fabulous 
accounts were current of tlie various customs of foreign countries, and there was 
an almost universal desire on the part of the boys to visit those countries. To 
become a seaman and command a vessel was a laudable ambition. Just at that 
time a ship was fitting out for the Pacific on a sealing voyage. Having obtained 
permission of his father for the voyage, he made application for a situation on 
board the ship, and was successful; but it was no easy thing to obtain a situa- 
tion on one of those voyages. In due time the ship was ready. His father had 
such confidence in his son, that he gave him what ready money he had (which was 
scarce in the family at that time), about $1,000 in specie, to invest in China, 
where the ship was eventually to proceed. Embarking on board, September 17, 
1799, his career commenced in the ship Betsey. William Howell, master, for the 
Pacific and China. Captain Howell was a man that felt responsibility for those 
imder his command, and immediately commenced a school on board of the ship. 
The boys were all expected to attend to their studies as a part of their duties on 
shipboard. Henry was acquainted with aritlunetic, and soon made such pro- 
ficiency in navigation, that by the time the ship arrived off Cape Horn he could 
work his lunar observation as speedily as the captain. In a few months he was 
well instructed in all the duties on board and could take his regular trick at the 

The crew was to seal at Massafuero, the ship lying off and on, there being no 
anchorage at the island. On one of the boat's trips to the shore she capsized, and 
of the four boys who manned her three were drowned. Young Henry alone was 
saved, by swimming nearly two miles to the island. After several months at the 
island, 110,000 fur seal skins had been put on board, and the ship sailed for 
Canton, where the skins were to be disposed of, visiting the Sandwich Islands 
(where they dare not anchor for fear of the natives) for supplies. The vessel lay 
off and on for several days. The king came on board, and supplied provisions in 

% Sketch prepared by his eldest son for "Trowbridge Family. 


exchange for such articles as were required on the island. The king was so 
unsophisticated that he sat flat on the deck and toolc his sea biscuit and cup of 
molasses. This was about twenty years after the murder of Captain Cook at the 
same island. After supplying the ship the voyage was continued to Canton. 
Studies were continued on this passage again. On arriving at the anchorage, 
Captain Howell sent for Henry to come to the cabin. This was a place unknown 
and unvisited during the entire voyage. What was wanted of him he could not 
imagine ; but soon Captain Howell inquired, "How would you like to go up to 
Canton with me ?" Captain Howell, as was customary at that time, was to take 
a factory and dispose of his cargo, and buy a cargo of tea, etc., for a return 
voyage. Henry, not knowing what position he was to occupy, said he preferred 
to remain in the ship. Said the captain, "I have noticed your good conduct and 
sobriety on board, and your acquaintance with mathematics, and I want a clerk 
to assist me in taking an accomit of the cargoes, and keeping the books." Henry 
readily saw that this was such duty as would suit, and he eagerly accepted the 
offer, as he saw the advantage it would give him for investing his father's money. 
The captain told him to get ready to go with him. He was shortly ready, and 
was taking his usual place at the oar, when the captain addressed him, "Mr. 
Trowbridge, come aft, you will let a sailor take the oar." This was done some 
fifteen or twenty miles below Canton, at Macao, ships not being permitted to 
approach nearer to the city. Arriving at Canton, he was installed as clerk of the 
factory. This was the beginning of his life as a merchant, which he never lost 
sight of in after years. The cargo was disposed of, and a return cargo procured 
and sent with the ship. 

During his residence at Canton he determined to get within the walls of the 
city; foreigners had never been permitted there up to that time. Filling his 
pockets with the small currency of the country, he went up to the gates, and at 
the time they were opened, with another young man of his own age belonging to 
another factory, he rushed in and \\p the principal- street. Soon there was a great 
out-cry in the unintelligible language of the country, and immense throngs of 
Chinese blocked up the way, front and rear. They saw they could not progress 
farther, nor could they get back, but by use of their money, throwing handsful 
as far as possible, and, in the scramble for it, gradually retreating, they got out 
safely. This was in 1801, and about as early as any foreigners had got into the 
citj'. After the ship was loaded the captain and Henry returned on board; tlie 
mate of the ship immediately saluted Henry, by saying, "Off with those shore 
duds and resume duty as a sailor." This was done; — to hear on board that ship 
was to obey. Stowing his adventure in his berth in the forecastle, he slept on top 
of his chest for the remainder of the voyage ; and that chest is now preserved 
as an heir-loom in the family. On the passage home the ship struck a rock in 
the Straits of Malacca and injured her rudder, so that it was necessary to remain 
there to repair. During this time excursions were made to Malacca for water, 
and, after several hair-breadth escapes from the natives, the water was procured, 
and the ship sailed for New York; arriving safely, making a fine voyage, the 
adventure of Henry resulting in the doubling of his money invested in Canton. 

On the return of the ship his services were wanted as first officer of a West 
Indiaman. Making several voyages, he accumulated sufficient in three years to 
purchase a small sloop on the Connecticut river ; and fitting her up as a schooner, 
with the assistance of John Morris, Jr., who was interested in the voyage, loaded 
her for the West Indies. He took charge of her as captain, and sailed for Bar- 
bados, as a market, with forty oxen on deck. Just before the vessel was ready 
for sea he was taken sick; but seeing ruin before him if the voyage was broken 
up, he was carried on board on a mattrass, and the vessel sailed. After a some- 
what lengthy passage, arriving at Barbados, he learned that Miranda's expedition 
was fitting out at Trinidad for the Spanish Main, and thinlving that they would 


require his cattle, he sailed at once, and, arriving just in time, sold them for a 
large price for the expedition, and the rest of his cargo for a round sum. He 
loaded a return cargo of sugar and molasses, and bringing more Spanish dollars 
home than his outward cargo cost, he arrived safely, having made a fine voyage. 
He then established himself in business, employing the vessel in the West India 

Mr. Trowbridge increased this West India business from time to time, and in 
partnership with his nephew Timothy Dwight established the firm of Trowbridge 
& Dwight. In 1831 his eldest son, Thomas, was admitted to partnership and 
the firm's name was changed to Trowbridge, Son & Dwight; being changed to 
Trowbridge, Sons & Dwight after the admission of liis sou Henry. Mr. Dwight 
retired in 1847, and the firm then became H. Trowbridge & Sons, which was con- 
tinued until his death. After his death the same business was continued by his 
sons in the name of Henry Trowbridge's Sons. 

The following notices of Mr. Trowbridge appeared in the New Haven Palla- 
dium and New York Independent at the time of his decease: 

"We regret to be obliged to announce to-day the death of Henry Trowbridge, Esq., one 
of our elderly and substantial citizens, — a lineal descendant of one of the proprietors of 
the town — for a long period the head of one of the largest shipping houses in the state, 
and widely known to commercial men throughout the country and, to a considerable 
extent, abroad. He was a prudent and sagacious merchant, and by means of his talent 
and his wealth exercised a great influence in our community. He was rather strong in 
his prejudices, and when he had taken a stand, whether it happened to be a popular or 
unpopular position, he, believing it to be right, was immovable in it. For this reason he 
was strongly opposed by a portion of his fellow citizens — but whether right or wrong in 
bis views, his opponents, we believe, never doubted the honesty of his intentions and the 
integrity of his character. We have met with Mr. Trowbridge on many occasions during 
the last twenty years, and have combatted some of his opinions and opposed some of his 
measures, but in all such differences we never experienced anything but kindness and 
courtesy at his hands. We have always regarded him as our friend, and in this we are 
sure we have not been mistaken :, and we doubt not that there are hundreds who can 
speak as confidently in the same way. Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the Center 
Church, of which the Rev. Dr. Bacon is pastor, and we have always understood that he 
was among the most liberal in his gifts for the spread of the Gospel and other religious 
and charitable causes. We understand that he has left several handsome bequests to the 
different benevolent and religious societies of the day. Those who know with what 
peculiar fondness he regarded his family, and how devoted he ever was to their welfare 
and happiness, will appreciate the nature of the affliction that has fallen upon them, — 
but here we may be trespassing beyond our province, and we venture no farther. 

"The departure of so prominent and active a citizen and merchant will create a void 
that will be noticed with sorrow for a long time to come. His sickness was of two 
weeks' continuance, during which he suffered but little, and his mind, up to the hour of 
death, retained that vigor which characterized him while in health. Through his sick- 
ness he was sustained by the consolations of the religion of which he had long been a 
professor, and his death was peaceful and happy." [PalladUim.] 

"Henry Trowbridge, Esq., who died on the 7th instant, aged 68, was widely known as 
the senior partner of the first commercial house in his native city. For many years past 
his firm — H. Trowbridge & Sons — has been freqiiently spoken of as the head of the West 
India business in the United States. Two hundred years ago, when the settlers of New 
Haven began to establish commercial relations with the West India Isl.ands, his first 
American ancestor was engaged in the same business. From his early youth Mr. Trow- 
bridge was closely attached to the Church in which his ancestors worshipped and in which 
he himself had been presented to God in baptism by parental piety. Forty years ago, 
when he had never made any religious profession, his house was in affliction. His wife 
was on the bed of sickness, and their first-born, and only child, was near to death. He 
sent for his pastor (the" now venerable Professor Stuart), and requested that the child 
might be baptized. The request was declined. 'You.' said the pastor to the parents, 
'make no profession, and exhibit no evidence of having given yourselves to God; what 
will it be then more than a solemn but empty form for you to offer your child in 
baptism?' Some parents, in such circumstances, would immediately go to another 
church ; but these parents took a different course. On that day they resolved, and 
pledged themselves to each other, that they would seek the kingdom of God. On that day 
the father, for the first time, by the mother's bed-side, lifted up his voice in prayer, and 


from that day, to the day of his death, prayer was habitually offered in their dwelling. 
Though for more than thirty years afterwards he felt that his religious character was not 
sufficiently clear to justify him in making a religious profession, his family was thence- 
forward a religious family ; and few families have been happier, or have shared more 
largely in the blessings of the covenant. The sagacity and energy of Mr. Trowbridge as 
a man of business, and the success of all his undertakings, were proverbial. It was 
remarked that his ships always made prosperous voyages, and that seeming reverses 
generally turned in his favor. In his family too he seemed to be exempted from those 
calamities which come to all. But, during the last season, he has been made acquainted 
with affliction. His only brother, who had been for more than thirty years his next door 
neighbor, died at a moment's notice. Three of his grand-children were taken away, two 
of them in circumstances peculiarly afflicting. At last sickness came nearer still, his 
wife and his youngest daughter were brought simultaneously to the brink of death. 
They were spared, but before they had begun to recover, the fatal disease had fastened 
upon him. Doubtless these successive strokes of affliction were necessary to prepare him 
for the closing scene. That they had that effect was obvious to all that saw him. 
Having arranged all his secular affairs at the commencement of his sickness, he dismissed 
the world entirely from his thoughts, and waited for the will of God. When it appeared 
at last that he must die, he gave his parting farewells and counsels to his children and 
grand-children, and then, calmly, cheerfully, and with an humble reliance on the Saviour, 
yielded himself to death. For many years he had been a regular contributor to mtiny of 
our religious charities. In his last will he bequeathed to the American Board of Foreign 
Missions $5,000; to the American Home Missionary Society $5,000; to the Bible 
Society $2,000 ; to the Tract Society $2,000 ; to the Seamen's Friend Society $2,000 ; to 
the First Church in New Haven, for the use of the poor, .$2,000 ; with other charitable 
bequests, amounting in all to more than $20,000." [Independent.] 


i. Emily, b. Oct. 6, 180G ; d. Oct. 0. 1808. 

ii. Harriet Emily, b. Aug. 7, 1808; m., 1st, Oct. 1 

Hayes, Esq., of Brattleboro, Vt. ; m., 2d, Apr. V. 

D.D., of New Haven. 

49. iii. Thomas Rutherford, b. July 17, 1810. 
iv. John, b. .luly 16, 1812 ; d. ,Tuly 28, 1812. 

V. Jane Louisa, b. July 25, 181.3; m. Sept. 6, 1813, John William Fitch of New 

50. vi. Henry, b. Apr. 22, 1816. 

51. vii. EzEKiEL Hayes, b. Apr. 21, 1818. 

52. viii. Winston John, b. May 10, 1820. 

ix. Eliza Amelia, b. Aug. ?,, 1822 ; m. Aug. 6, 1844, Frederick Hall of Portland, 

X. Caroline Augusta, b. Jan. 27, IS'25 ; m. Aug. 23, 1848,t Hon. Charles Durandt 
of Ansonia, Conn. 

xi. Julia Ann, b. Jan. 12, 1827; m. June 7, 1854, William Bancroft of Chester- 
field, Mass. 

xii. Cornelia Adeline, b. Feb. 5, 1829 ; d. Oct. 23, 1830. 

xiii. Ellen Maria, b. Aug. 5, 1831; m. Sept. 29, 1853, Frederick Hall (above) of 

34. Amos Trowbridge (Rutherford^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas^, Thomas^), 
bom November 25, 1783, in New Haven, Conn.; died July 11, 1849, in New 
Haven; married February 1, 1808, in New Haven, Catharine Atwat«r, daughter 
of Stephen and Eebecca (Gorham) Atwater, born May 14, 1787, in Derby, Conn.; 
died June 19, 1868, in Ansonia, Conn. 

Amos Trowbridge resided all his life in New Haven, Conn., his home being on 
Meadow street. He conducted a large and prosperous clothing business, his store 
being on Fleet street, now the lower part of State street. On June 28, 1840, he 
united with the First Congregational (Center) Church, of which his wife had 
been a member since December 7, 1812. He was highly esteemed. 

• See No. .50. i. 

t By New Haven Town Records, which also gives the year 1849. 

X See No. 34, viii. 



i. Edwin, b. Jan. 25, 1810 ; d. Feb. 20, 1810. 

53. ii. Edwin Lucius, b. Mar. 15, 1812. 

54. iii. Amos Hitchcock, b. Feb. 11, 1814. 

iv. Elizabeth Atwater, b. Apr. Itj, 181C; m. May 12, 1841, Rev. George Palmer 
Tyler of Lansingburgh, N. T. 

55. V. George Alfred, b. .Tune 28, 1818. 

vi. Stephen Atwater, b. July 2, 1820 ; d. Apr. 2, 1837, in New Haven. 

vii. Catharine, b. May 3, 1822 ; m. Aug. G, 1844, Rev. William Ferdinand Morgan, 

D.D., of New York City, 
viii. Annie Beach, b. Oct. 15, 1824; m. June 15, 18.54, Hon. Charles Durand* of 

Ansonia, Conn. 
ix. Rebecca Gorham, b. Feb. 14. 1827; d. Aug. 10, 1845, in New Haven; unm. 
X. Rutherford, b. Mar. 27, 1830; was graduated from Hopkins Grammar School, 

New Haven, in 1849 ; d. Oct. 4, 1850, in New Haven ; unm. 

35. Capt. JoH?f Todd Trowbridge {Johii^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas". 
Thomas^), bom October 23, 1780, in New Haven, Conn.; died May 3, 1858, in 

Dover, Wis.; married , 1803, in New Haven, Polly Miles, daughter of 

Capt. "William and Elizabeth? ( ) Miles, born September 1, 1780, in New 

Haven; died March 3, 1866, in Racine, Wis. 

John T. Trowbridge at an early age entered on a seafaring life. He rose in 
his profession, and while still a young man became a ship master, sailing out of 
New Haven. He was elected a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., in 
1808, and later of Franklin Chapter, No. 2, R. A. M., of New Haven. 

During the War of 1812, while captain of the ship Thomas of New Haven, 
his vessel was captured oft' the Isle of France by a British squadron, which, 
after taking from the ship all hands, except Captain Trowbridge, Mr. Charles 
Peterson of New Haven, who was his brother-in-law and first oiBcer, and Ben- 
jamin Applewhite, the cook, put a prize crew of twenty-one men on board, and 
ordered her to the Cape of Good Hope as a prize. On the passage. Captain 
Trowbridge and Mr. Peterson planned her recapture, and succeeded in their 
design, and proceeded to Madagascar, where they put the prize crew of English 
on shore, having induced some Lascars, composing a portion of the prize crew, 
to join them as seamen after the recapture of the ship. Here the ship was cap- 
tured again by a French frigate, under the Berlin and Milan decrees, and sent 
to the Isle of France. The French governor restored the ship and part of the 
cargo to Captain Trowbridge. While lying there the island was taken by the 

Captain Trowbridge succeeded in selling the ship and cargo, to avoid confisca- 
tion, and made his escape to Batavia. After an eventful period of a year or two 
there, and a most daring enterprise on the coast of New Holland, where he 
recovered, by the aid of divers, upwards of $250,000 in specie from a sunken 
wreck, he was again captured, with all his specie, by his old enemies, the British, 
being taken by a frigate and carried to Java, and afterwards to Calcutta, where 
he was imprisoned in the famous Black Hole of that city. Finally he was taken 
to England, as a prisoner of war, and confined in Dartmoor prison, where he was 
at the time of the massacre of April 6, 1815. On the news of peace. Captain 
Trowbridge was released, on the 10th of April, and arrived at New York June 5, 
1815, after having been absent five and a half years. 

Fond of enterprise, he removed to the West, and settled at Rochester, N. Y., 
in 1816, where he was for many years at the head of the well-known commercial 
house of John T. Trowbridge & Co. While engaged in business in Rochester, 
he established a branch in Oswego. He also had an interest in the Erie canal, 
and owned or controlled about eighteen vessels on the Lakes, and was called the 
"Commodore of the Lakes." 

• See No. 33, x. 


After accumulating an ample fortune, the vicissitudes of life again followed 
liim in the loss of property, and in 1836 he removed with his two youngest sons to 
Kacine county. Wis., and took up land in Dover, twenty miles west of Racine, on 
the shore of Lake Michigan, and six miles east of Burlington, now a tlu-iving 
town, on Fox river, which crossed the west end of the county. The main traveled 
road between these two places ran across all three of their farms, which were 
located side by side. In the winter of 1836-7 tliey built on the captain's farm a 
log house, about 20 s 50 feet and one and one-half stories in height. For many 
years it was the largest house in the vicinity and became a favorite "stopping- 
place," or inn, for the pioneer farmers living further west, who hauled wheat to 
market at Racine. "Some conception of the conditions under which the pioneers 
of that region did business may be gained when it is understood that there were 
men who started from Rock river, sixty miles from the lake shore, with a load of 
wheat to market, and, if they chanced to be detained on the road a day or two, 
it sometimes was the ease that the proceeds of the load did not pay the exi>enses 
of the trip. I have laiown men in my time in Minnesota who hauled wheat 150 
miles to market."* 

Captain Trowbridge served as a member of the Wisconsin territorial legislative 
body, and helped to prepare the way for statehood. He kept post office in tlie 
comer of his log house for several years. He resided in Racine county the 
remainder of his life, surrounded by his family and many friends, enjoying the 
veneration and respect of all. It is doubtful if a more eventful histoi-y could be 
written of any person than of Captain Trowbridge. He was a brave, generous 
and honest man, in faith and practice a Christian. During all the trials and 
vicissitudes of life, he maintained a good profession. On his removal to the 
West, ahnost a wilderness, and the country, where he was, being destitute of the 
means of worship in the sanctuai-y, it was his practice to hold religious services 
at his own house, to which the people for miles distant resorted for worship, until 
the counti-y became settled. He was a man whose influence was felt and appre- 
ciated in the community. He died, peaceful and happy, in assurance of a blessed 


i. Henrietta Mary, b. Jan. 11, 1804 ; m. .Tuly 22, 1833, Jlilton Moore of Racine, 

5G. ii. John William, b. Apr. 12, 1807. 

iii. Grace Ann, b. Aug. 12, 1809 ; m. Oct. 7, 1828, Dr. Daniel Marble of Newark, 


57. iv. Elihu Frederick, b. Mar. 1, 1810. 

58. V. Stewart Hudson, b. Nov. 14, 1817. 

59. vi. Henry Wardell. b. Oct. 14, 1819. * 

36. Charles Edwin Trowbridge (./o7t?i", Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, 
Thomas^), bom February 27, 1784, in New Haven, Conn.; died September 3, 
1825, in Rochester, JST. Y.; married October 27, 1807, in Middletown, Conn., 
Mary Ann Bailey, daughter of Capt. Loudon and Mary (Griswold) Bailey, born 
May 9, 1784, in Haddam,:]: Conn. ; died December 17, 1852, in Rochester. 

Charles E. Trowbridge for about twelve years after his marriage lived in his 
native town, New Haven, Conn., and was connected with the shipping interests 
there. He was elected in 1813 a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., 
of New Haven. About 1820 he settled on the Ridge road near Rochester, N. T.. 
whei-e he followed famiing during the remainder of his life. 


i. aiARY Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1808 ; m. JIar. 1, 1829, Dr. John J. Rav of Rochester, 
N. Y. 

* Letter from his grandson Mr. Miles M. Trowbridge, No. 85. 
1 1-iii born in New Haven. Conn. ; iv-vi in Rochester, N. Y. 
t Probably ; bapt. Oct. 26, 1791, in Middletown. Conn. 
§ i-vi born in New Haven. Conn. ; vii-ix in Rochester, N. Y. 


ii. Fkances Caroune, b. Sept. 21, 1S09 ; m. July 5, 1S29, James Lansing of 

Lansingburgh, N. Y. 
iii. Elizabeth Maria, b. Sept. 13, 1811 ; m. Nov. 2, 183-1, Joseph Belton Parke of 

Cisco, Tex., and Stockbridge, Mich, 
iv. Julia Elma, b. July 4, 1814 : m., 1st, William Herrick ; m., 2d, Ammi Hills 

of Plainville, Conn. 
V. Charles Edwin, b. Feb. 22, 1816 ; d. Oct. 13, 1834, in Memphis, Tenn. : unm. 
vi. Harriet Amelia, b. July 4, 1819; m.. 1st, Oct. 4, 1846, Luther Sheldon of 

Rochester; m., 2d, Mar. 23, 1869, Edmund Phelps* of Lockport, N. Y. 
vii. Augusta Louisa, b. June 15, 1821; m. Apr. 2, 1844, James William Huggins 

of San Augustine, Tex.?, 
yiii. Loudon Bailey, b. Oct. 8, 1823; d. Nov. 30, 1838, in Rochester. 
ix. Frederick William, b. Apr. 11, 1825; d. May 19, 1845, in San Augustine, 

Tex. ; unm. 

37. Elias Trowbridge (John^'^, DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), bap- 
tized October 24, 1790, in New Haven, Conn.; died September 17, 1862, in 
Oswego, N. Y. ; married May 6, 1816, in New Haven, Harriet Huntington, 
daughter of Asa and Lydia (Hine) Huntington, born September 22, 1795,t in 
Woodbridge, Conn. ; died September 2, 1887, in Oswego. 

Elias Trowbridge was a sea captain, sailing from New Haven, Conn., in the 
West India trade. He was elected a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and 
A. M., of New Haven, in 1819. In 1829 he removed to Oswego, N. T., and was 
captain of vessels sailing on Lake Ontario, between that place and Lewiston, 
being engaged in the forwarding business until failing health compelled him to 
retire. He and his wife were among the first members of Christ Episcopal 
Church in Oswego. 

children :t 

60. i. Lewis Beele, b. Sept. 6. 1817. 

ii. John Phelps, b. Sept. 7, 1820: d. Sept. IS, 1828, in New Haven, Conn, 
iii. Charles Frederick, b. JIar. 3, 1823 ; lost with the schooner Benry Clay on 

Lake Erie in 1831. 
iv. Alfred Champdell, b. June 7, 1826 ; a sailor ; d. , 1883, in Cleveland, 

Ohio ; unm. 

61. V. Frederick Elias, b. Jan. 1, 1834. 

38. Joseph Easton Trowbridge {Joseph E."", Stephen^", Stephen'', Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas^), baptized May — , 1781, in New Haven, Conn.; died October 

8,§ 1821, in New Haven, married • ■, 1806, in New Haven?, Harriet 

, who died February 27, || 1837, in Hartford, Conn. 

Joseph E. Trowbridge lived in New Haven, Conn., where he was in business as 
a joiner. He and his wife attended Trinity Church in that city. 

children born in new haven, conn. : 
i. Stephen, bapt. Mar. 11, 1807 ; d. Apr. 10, 1807. 
ii. Harrietts Elizabeth, b. , 1807;** m., 1st, Sept. 30, 1827, Capt. 

Langhorne Dade of New Haven ; m., 2d, .John H. Fields of New Haven, 
iii. James, bapt. Sept. 4, 1808; d. in 

iv. Grace Ann, b. . . 1810 : drowned July 4, 1826, in New York, N. Y. 

V. Stephen, bapt. Sept. 26, 1811 ; d. Oct. 6, ISll.U 

vi. Lydia Burroughs, b. , 1813; m. Oct. 25, 1846, Joseph Hurlbutt of 

Waterbury, Conn. 

• See No. 1070. iv. 

t By family bible record ; Sept. 21, 1794, by "Hine Genealogy." 

t i and v born In Oswego, N. Y. ; ii-iv in New Haven. Conn. 

§ By New Haven Town Records, "aged 42" ; 9 by gravestone, "aged 41." 

II By New Haven Town Records, "aged 58" ; 26 by gravestone, "aged 53." 
•• "Aged 79" at her death, Dec. 14, 1886. by gravestone. 

tt Probably. He is not mentioned in the will of his aunt (No. 20, iii), which mentions his 
sisters ii and vi. 
tt By gravestone, "aged 9 months." Buried Oct. 4, 1811, by Trinity Church Records. 


39. George Trowbridge {Joseph E.-°, Stephen^", Stephen", Thomas*, Thomas", 
Thomas'^), born June — , 1791, in ISTew Haven, Conn.; died November 24, 1854, 

in New Haven ; married , 18 — , in New Haven ?, Maria Beers, born about 

1799, in New Haven; died March 19, 1828,* in New Haven. 

George Trowbridge was a sailor and lived in New Haven, Conn. He served in 
the War of 1812 on board the Constitution in her fight with the Gnerriere. 


40. EoswELL Trowbridge (Joseph-^, Joseph^^, Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas^, 
Thomas'^), born January 26, 1811, in Hingham, Mass.; died March 7, 1886, in 
Hingham ; married September 2, 1832, in Hingham, Sarah Lane Jones, daughter 
of Benjamin and Lucy (Jones) Jones, born March 31, 1808, in Hingham; died 
July 4, 1885, in Hingham. 

Eoswell Trowbridge resided all his life in his native town. Hingham, Mass. 
He was a blacksmith. 


i. RoswEix, b. July 9, 1834 ; d. 6. 1858. in Hingham : unm. 
ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 21, 1836 ; m. Dec. 24, 1856, Joseph H. Litchfield and resides in 
62. iii. Henry, b. July 14, 1842. 

41. John Trowbridge (Joseph--, Oahh^-, Joseph". Thomas*. Thomas-, 
Thomas^), born August 31. 1811, in New Haven, Conn.; died March 22, 1893, in 
Ipswich, Mass. ; married May 17, 1833, in New Haven, Betsey Tomlinson, daugh- 
ter of Amon and Hannah (Kimberly) Tomlinson, bom November 9, 1812, in 
Oxford, Conn. ; died July 28, 1884, in New Haven. 

John Trowbridge settled in New Haven, Conn., where he carried on the tailor- 
ing business during the most of his life. His last years were passed at the home 
of his daughter in Ipswich, Mass., where he died. 

children born in new haven, conn. : 
as. i. George Tuttle, b. Nov. 9, 1833. 

64. ii. Elisha Mix, b. Feb. 22, 1836. 

iii. Mary Olivia, b. July 15, 1838; m. Oct. 31. 1886. .Joseph Howard Burnham 
and resides in Ipswich, Mass. 

65. iv. Charles Hotchkiss. b. Nov. 11, 1844. 

66. V. Caleb, b. Aug. 30, 1849. 

42. Francis Trowbridge (CaIeh'-\ CnleJ?-. Joseph". Thomas*, Thomas-, 
Thomas^), born September 25, 1809, in Mansfield, Conn.; died July 28, 1890, in 
Milford, Conn. ; married May 20, 1835, in Milford, Mary Durand, daughter of 
William and Mary (Baldwin) Durand, born December 4, 1803, in Milford ; died 
December 31, 1888. in Milford. 

Francis Trowbridge came to New Haven, Conn., about 1832. He was in part- 
nership first with H. L. Dudley and later with a Mr. Thompson, under the firm 
name of F. Trowbridge & Co. They were dealers in plants, shrubs, trees, and 
agricultural hardware. In 1847 he issued an agricultural almanac and the fol- 
lowing year the first "Beekwith's Almanac." He joined the First Congregational 
(Center) Church in New Haven by letter August 5, 1832, and was dismissed in 
1835, when he removed to !Milford, Conn., where he passed the remainder of his 
life and where he was engaged in the hardware business and farming. 

children born in milford. conn. : 

i. Charlotte Durand. b. Sept. 26. 18.39; d. June 15, 1845. 

67. ii. William Durand. b. June 25, 1842. 


43. Rev. James Hewit Trowbridge (James-^, Caleh^-, Joseph'^, Thomas*. 
Thomas'^, Thomas^), bom May 27, 1820. in Plattsburgh, N. Y.; died January 9, 
1887, in Eiverside, III. ; mari-ied, first, May 24, 1855, in New York City, Caroline 
Kettell Freeman, daughter of Nathaniel and Charlotte (Kettell) Freeman, born 
December 18, 1833, in New York City; died December 18, 1855, in Marshall, 
Mich. He married, second, October 11, 1860, in Chicago, 111., Alice Lindsley 
Mason, daughter of Hon. Roswell B.* and Harriet (Hopkins) Mason, bom July 
9, 1837, in Pompton, N. J. She resides in New York City. 

James H. Trowbridge was graduated from Middlebury (Vt.) College in 1847. 
He studied tlieology at the Union Theological Seminary, New York City, and at 
the Yale Divinity School, New Haven, Conn. He entered upon the work of the 
ministry in North Haverstraw, N. Y., where he remained until 1854. His suc- 
ceeding pastorates were in Marshall, Mich., 1854-56; Dubuque, Iowa, 1856-62; 
the Calvary Church, Chicago, 111., 1862-65 ; and Eiverside, near Chicago, 1873-85. 
Previous to the last pastorate he was for a time editor of The Interior of Chicago, 
which he was largely instrumental in establishing and to which he gave the name. 
In 1865 he was appointed district secretary of the New School Presbyterian 
Committee of Home Missions and continued in this work until 1870, when the 
oiEce was abolished. He was one of the chief actors in organizing the Presbyte- 
rian League of Chicago. He died iu Eiverside, 111., where he had resided since 


By second marriaye:% 

i. George Mason, b. Oct. 16, 1861 : was graduated from Amherst College in 1SS3 
with the degree of B.A. He studied law in Chicago, 111., and practiced there 
until 1896. In that year he went into journalism in Los Angeles, Cal., and 
in 1901 in San Francisco, Cal. In 1903 he went to Portland, Ore., and is now 
managing editor of the Oregon Jovrnal. He is unmarried. 

ii. Mart Conger, b. Oct. 6, 1863; d. Aug. l.i, 1864, in Dubuque, Iowa. 

iii. Alice Rogers, b. May 6, 3865; d. Aug. 5. 1866, in Chicago, 111. 

iv. Harriet Hopiuns, b. Feb. 11, 1867 ; d. .Tune 24, 1893, in Chicago ; unm. 

V. Cornelia Rogers, b. July 28, 1869 ; was graduated from Smith College in 1891 ; 
resides with her mother ; unm. 

vi. James Rutherford, b. Jime 12, 1871 ; was graduated from Tale University in 
1894 with the degree of B.A. He was in business in Chicago. 111., until 1899. 
He then spent a year in New Mexico and Colorado, and in 1900 went to a 
plantation in Mexico. He came to New York in 1904, and the following year 
went to Cuba to take charge of a plantation there. He returned to New 
York in 1906, and is now with the Astor Trust Company in that city. He is 

vii. Sidney Howell, b. Oct. 23, 1873 ; d. July 24, 1874, in Evanston, 111. 

viii. Sarah, b. Feb. :3. 1875; d. July 17, 1875, in Riverside, 111. 

ix. Mason, b. Nov. 8, 1877 ; prepared for college at the North Division High 
School in Chicago, 111., and was graduated from Yale University with the 
degree of B.A. in 1002. While in college, in his freshman year, he was 
elected fence orator, was awarded the McLaughlin gold medal for excellence in 
literature, and was one of the class debating team. He continued prominent 
in his studies and in social life during his entire college course, and on gradu- 
ation was appointed assistant and instructor in rhetoric and instructor in 
debating at Yale, a position he held until June, 1905. During those three 
years he took the course in the Yale Law School, from which he was grad- 
uated, with honors, with the degree of LL.B. in 1905. He was adniitted to 
the bar and at once began practice in New York City, and at present is a 
deputy assistant in the office of the New York district attorney. Mr. Trow- 
bridge is a member of the Yale chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon frater- 
nity, the Skull and Bones Society of Yale, and the Yale Club of New York 
City. He is unmarried. 

* Initial only. Mr. Mason was mayor of Chicago i 
t i born in Dubuque. Iowa ; ii-v in Chicago. III. ; i 
t No children by first marriage. 


owners, a director for life, and vice-president, of the First National Bank of New 
Haven, the first bank in New England and the second in the United States to be 
started under the National Banking Law in 1862. He was one of the organizers 
and largest stockholders of the New Haven Gas Light Company, and became its 
vice-president. He succeeded to its presidency in 1871, on the death of the Hon. 
William W. Boardman, who had been its first president, and held this ofiice until 
liis death. He was also a director in the New Haven and Northampton Railroad 
Company and the West Haven Horse Railroad Company, before their consolida- 
tion with larger companies. He was a director in the Security Insurance Com- 
pany, the Mercantile Safe Deposit Company, and the West Haven Water 
Company, and was one of the founders and the president of the West Haven 
Buckle Company. He was for many years a member of the New York Produce 
Exchange. He was long a member of the First Methodist Church and was ever 
active in its interests. 


By second marriage:* 
i. Jennie Keelek, b. il.iy 1, 1815 ; m. May 15, 1SG7, John J. Matthias of New 

48. Newman Trowbridge (Isaac-^, Newman^*, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas^, 
Thomas^), born November 29, 1838, in New Haven, Conn.; died November 14, 
1886, in Franklin, La. ; married April 10, 1872, in Springfield, Ohio, Elizabeth 
Graham Wallace, daughter of George and Isabella (Smith) Wallace, bom 
November 29, 1848, in Sandusky, Ohio. She resides in Franklin, La. 

Newman Trowbridge removed to Franklin, La., prior to the Civil War, where 
he became a merchant and planter. He saw service in the Confederate army. 
He was prominent in Masonic circles and was mayor of the city of Franklin 
at the time of his death. 


i. Wallace, b. Aug. IS, 1873 ; is owner of the Eunice Ice Company in Eunice, 
La. ; m. Feb. 11, 1904, Mary Jane Kemper. Child : Wallace, b. Nov. 5, 1906.t 

ii. George Graham, b. Dec. 14, 1875 : an electrician ; resides in Franklin ; unm. 

iii. Harry Lorraine, b. July 18, 1878 ; is in mercantile business in New York 
City: unm. 

iv. Paul Wire, b. Nov. 18, 1881 ; resides in Franklin ; unm. 

49. Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge (Henry^", Rutherford^'^, DanieP, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas*), born July 17, 1810, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
May 26, 1887, in New Haven; married September 17, 1834, in New Haven, 
Caroline Hoadley, daughter of Capt. Simeon and Polly (Harrison) Hoadley, born 
April 30, 1818, in New Haven. She resides in New Haven. 

Thomas R. Trowbridge completed his education at Partridge's celebrated mili- 
tary academy at Middletown, Conn., in 1826. After leaving school he entered 
tlie office of his father, who was the senior member of the well-known firm of 
Trowbridge & Dwight, a house carrying on an extensive and prosperous trade with 
the West Indies. At the age of twenty-one he was admitted a partner in the 
business, and the name of the firm became Trowbridge, Son & Dwight, becoming 
Trowbridge, Sons & Dwight after the admission of his brother Henry. Busi- 
ness was conducted under that style until the retirement of Mr. Dwight in 1847, 
the firm then becoming H. Trowbridge & Sons. After the death of his father, 
in 1849, Thomas and his three brothers established the fii-m of H. Trowbridge's 
Sons, which succeeded to the business of the older firm, and of which he became 
the senior partner. 


His brotliers in their partnership were in the habit of placing great dependence 
upon the business judgment of their elder brother, and they would often say, 
when questions were asked either of them, "Ask Thomas." On May 1, 1S85, by 
the retirement of his only surviving brother, Ezekiel, he and his four sons became 
sole successors to the fii-m's business. On January 11, 1887, the firm removed 
their New Haven oiEce from Long wharf, a location identified with the family's 
Ijusiness for over two hundred years, to the building then recently vacated by the 
Mechanics Bank. Business was conducted in that office until the dissolution of 
the firm in 1891, a few years after Mr. Trowbridge's death. 

From the time of his first entrance into his father's firm until his death, a 
period of over sixty years, Mr. Trowbridge was actively interested in the business, 
and, with the exception of occasional absences in the West Indies and elsewhere, 
was always at his office. He was a man of sound judgment, founded on solid 
information and a wide experience of men; cautious in engaging in new enter- 
prises, but resolute in carrying them out with activity and spirit when under- 
taken. He was emphatically a merchant of wide views, and the business which 
lie left to his sons at his death testified to his business sagacity. 

Mr. Trowbridge was often obliged to decline positions of high trust in his 
state and city, contenting himself with the management of his own affairs and 
the numerous family interests which he guarded for many years. Some of these 
trusts were of a wearisome sort, but they were executed with no charge to those 
who had placed them in his hands, and he always rendered a faithful account of 
his stewardship. As an evidence of the esteem in which he was held by his fellow- 
citizens throughout the state, at the Republican convention held at Hartford in 
1861 he received the unanimous nomination as candidate for lieutenant-governor 
of Connecticut, with Hon. William A. Buckingham for governor, an honor which 
he positively and persistently declined, much to the chagrin of the party. Had 
he accepted the nomination, he would have been elected triumphantly, as the- 
ticket on which he was offered the nomination succeeded by an overwhelming 
majority and held the ground for nine successive j'ears. 

His record during the Civil War is an enviable one. He was a friend of the 
soldiers and of the soldiers' families, always ready to respond to the constant calls 
upon his purse and sympathies. He tlu-ew his whole soul into the cause of 
liberty, and although too far advanced in life to actively enter the field he aided 
in sustaining the government in every possible way by his influence and wealth. 
Before a company was yet formed, he offered five hundred dollars for the 
support of the families of volunteers; thus beginning a course of unstinted 
liberality, which he continued throughout the struggle, and initiating that great 
patriotic charity, which, continued by private individuals and finally adopted by 
towns and the state, extended a hand to all the families of absent soldiers. It 
was at his suggestion that the Mechanics Bank (of which he had been a valued 
director for many years) tendered the use of fifty thousand dollars to Governor 
Buckingham when the days were dark and the Union in danger. When the 10th 
Connecticut Eegiment broke camp, with orders to proceed to the rendezvous. 
a beautiful state flag was presented to them by Mr. Trowbridge, made expressly 
for the regiment by his wife and daughter. He afterwards presented flags to 
several Connecticut regiments and swords to numerous officers, and was the first 
to provide a fiag which was raised and kept flying on the steeple of Center 
Church on the Green. 

Mr. Trowbridge was one of the most active citizens in New Haven in forming 
the Sanitary Commission, and contributed greatly to its success by pecuniary 
assistance as well as personal service. "^Hien the time arrived in that great 
struggle to maintain the life of the nation that rendered a draft necessary to 


furnish soldiers for the army, on the very day of the draft, when a crowd number- 
ing from three to five thousand assembled at the north portico of the State House 
in New Haven, a citizens' meeting was organized with Mr. Trowbridge for chair- 
man. Prominent citizens immediately came forward with offers of money for 
the encouragement of volunteers. Different individuals offered fifteen dollars 
each for a volunteer, some pledging that amount apiece for several men. Mr. 
Trowbridge stood at the head of that noble list, which contributed sufficient to 
raise the requisite number of men without a draft, he offering fifteen dollars 
apiece for thirty men, and at half-past 4 p. M. it was announced that the quota 
for New Haven was filled, when nine tremendous cheers from the assembly burst 
forth and the crowd separated for their homes. Directly and indirectly, he spent 
about seventy thousand dollars in the cause of freedom. Mr. Trowbridge mani- 
fested the same unfaltering zeal in the cause of liberty until victory crowned 
the Union arms. 

As head of his family and business finn, it was natural that Mr. Trowbridge 
should be selected to serve as a member of the boards of direction in many cor- 
porations, but, with a few exceptions, he declined to accept, in order that siich 
honors might be offered to his brothers. He was elected a director of the Mechan- 
ics Banlc July 5, 1847, and at the time of his death was its oldest director, having 
served on its board for forty years, and as an able and prudent officer he contrib- 
uted greatly to the prosperity of that institution. He was chosen a director of 
the New Haven Bank July 7, 1859, but resigned this office a few months later. 
He was a director of the Hartford and New Haven Railroad Company up to the 
time of its consolidation with the New York and New Haven Eailroad Company 
August 6, 1872. He was also for twelve years, and at his death, a director in the 
Security Insurance Company of New Haven. For many years, and until his 
death, he was treasurer and secretary of the Company to Build and Maintain 
Long Wharf, and was also secretary and a director of the Tomlinson Bridge 
Company. He had also been for many years a member of the New Haven 
Proprietors Committee. He became a member of the New Haven Chamber of 
Commerce in 1835, and from 1872 to 1883 was successively elected its president. 

Mr. Trowbridge always manifested a taste for historical researches. He took 
an honest and wholesome pride in the history of his commonwealth and especially 
in that of his beloved city. His name headed the list of signers upon the original 
memorial presented to the New Haven Court of Common Council in 1862, which 
resulted in the organization of the New Haven Colony Historical Society, and he 
was from that date one of its directors and for many years its vice-president, 
taking an active and influential part in its proceedings. He contributed an 
important paper, "The History of Long Wharf in New Haven," to the first 
volume of the society's "Papers." He was also the projector of "The History of 
the Trowbridge Family," published in 1872, and defrayed the expenses of com- 
piling and printing that volume; and this Genealogy of his family has been 
dedicated to his memory in recognition of his services to Trowbridge history. 

Mr. Trowbridge through his life was one of the most efficient supporters of the 
First Ecclesiastical Society of New Haven and a valued member of the First 
Church, with which he and his wife united on May 31, 1840. He was a member 
of the standing committee of the church from 1849 until his death. He was also 
an active member of the society's committee for many years, and a free contribu- 
tor to the charities conducted under its supervision. He was chairman of the 
building committee having in charge the erection of the Dixwell Avenue Congre- 
gational Church, and contributed generously to its building fund and support. 
Anything that touched the honor or interest of his state or city warmed his heart 
and brought a quick response, but he never gave with piiblicity. 


"In the offices of religion and benevolence, in the sweet and sunny relations of 
domestic life, and in that crystalline integrity which crowns the character of the 
honorable man of business he was one of our foremost exemplars. There seems 
something peculiarly fitting that such a life should have spanned its long arc of 
years without a touch of disease or sickness until the last shadows came and the 
full-ripened ^eaf drooped to the ground. He was one, who in all departments 
of life exemplified the highest ideal of a successful merchant, an honest 
and upright Christian man, and an affectionate, sympathetic friend, ever ready 
to extend a helping hand to those in need of aid or advice." 

In his memory his son Rutherford has placed in Center Church an historical 
window, illustrating tlie arrival of the first settlers at New Haven in 1638 and 
the successive houses of worahip of the First Ecclesiastical Society, a picture of 
which has been inserted among the earlier pages of this volume. 

One of the many newspaper notices published at the time of Mr. Trowbridge's 
death was as follows : 

"In the death of Mr. Thomas R. Trowbridge, which occurred at his residence yesterday 
morning at 9 o'clock, the city loses one of its foremost and most esteemed citizens. He 
was one who will be greatly missed and whose death will be sincerely regretted in all 
ranks of life in the community. The news of his critical illness was spoken of with 
sorrow by rich and poor, in the business house, the shop, the store and the factory, and 
in the family circle, the deceased having so long been one of our leading citizens and 
one who, from his native worth, his unfailing urbanity, his sterling qualities of head and 
heart, his prominent business and commercial position, had held a place of honor and 
influence in our community which few have the privilege to attain. His name was a 
synonym for honor, integrity, sound business judgment and acknowledged high social 
position. His New England ancestry dates back to the settlement of New Haven colony 
and our Historical Society interests have ever been near to his heart. He was, though 
so near seventy-seven years of age, of erect carriage and eyes undimmed, with a handsome 
face and figure which well bespoke the surroundings of wealth and opulence and a station 
of influence, while his face bespoke also an honorable career and a life well spent. Digni- 
fied in appearance, affable with all men, considerate of others, he was liked by all with 
whom he came in contact. He was a merchant of a type which honors the community, 
the city and the state, and his record adds another link to the long line of Connecticut 
commercial leaders whose names have reflected lustre on our little commonwealth. The 
Center Church will miss him. In the sanctuary worship he delighted, and his time and 
services, especially in his younger days, were freely at the disposal of the church and its 
interests. His name will long be cherished in our midst." 

An account of the funeral services over ]\Ir. Trowbridge was printed in a news- 
]>aper of that day as follows : 

"As the hour approached for the funeral service to begin, hundreds of people assembled 
in the vicinity of the late residence of Mr. Trowbridge, on Elm street, facing the Green, 
noticeable among whom were working people to whom the deceased had been a benefactor. 
Their expressions of regret and sorrow at the loss of the man they honored could be 
heard in the conversations carried on in the little groups. At 3 o'clock the spacious 
parlors reserved for friends were densely packed. Fully three hundred people were in 
the different rooms at the commencement of the services. There were many prominent 
citizens and officials present, men whom the deceased has associated with and taken by the 
hand during life. At the hour set for the service to begin the Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth, 
of the First Congregational Church, where Mr. Trowbridge had worshipped for yeai-s. 
stepped from an adjoining room, and standing in the hall facing the mourning friends of 
the deceased, began the services. The funeral eulogy was beautiful in its touching pathos. 

" 'I cannot in this house,' said he, 'speak of the life and character of him who lies 
yonder and whom we have loved so much. The life of a good man teaches human life. 
In an atmosphere of home-felt pleasures and gentle scenes rather than in one heavy with 
the shock of war and politics have we contemplated him. The closing years of a well 
spent life were in the bosom of his family, where he loved to bind himself in the exercise 
of congenial tastes, never obtruding himself by aught that could suggest arrogance or the 
pride of birth or high achievements : reserved, rather, in general conversation until some 
word kindled his imagination or stirred his recollection. He was the representative of 
a generation faithful to duty and to friendships in all associations of human interests and 
activity. No more high-minded and honorable man ever lived ; no man was more 
actuated always by the great idea of duty. He was equally delightful and attractive as 
a companion and friend, faithful in small things as well as great, when they came within 
the sphere of what he had undertaken to do. It is with infinite pain that I have seen 

J/Uvi'^ i^rw/c^hft 


tbis uoble life passing away. I have missed tlie kindly look of his eye from the accus- 
tomed pew at church. A regular and devout attendant, a follower of Christ was he. 
One who knew him well in life, the Rev. Dr. Leonard Bacon, often spoke in touching 
words of the character of our friend and his determination to fight the battle of truth 
and honor to the end. 

" 'A detailed historical narrative will not answer the purpose of these solemnities. I 
wish 'to bring together in one view his high qualities, his magnanimity, his gentleness, 
and all of the other traits of his noble nature which have commanded our love and honor. 
Our e.\istence, like a stream, flows smoothly on, and then suddenly dashes itself in a dark 
abyss where all worldly honor and power are goue forever, swallowed up as rivers are by 
oceans. The angel of death draws our thoughts away from the mortal to the immortal. 
Whether awake or asleep we live together in Christ. In this faith we shall greet him in 
a happier clime. His life had its full quota of usefulness in this world. lie had the 
good old puritanical character from his ancestors, which in him and the remainder of his 
generation has lost its harshness, mellowed and ripened in the character of later ages. 
He came of a lineage of simple, honest men who loved God ; who loved God as he is, the 
Father of national and rational liberty, the liberty of obedience to law and subordination 
to natural and social duty. But he has gone from our midst, and the mystery of life is 
such that we ask where he has gone. His faith failed him not ; it rested on one mighty 
truth — that God is love. He was not tainted with any philosophical pretensions. He 
had no affinity with the hostile opinions of unbelievers. He was visited with no such 
intellectual conceit. He was trained in a home of religious teaching. Office had no 
charm for him except it were connected with duty, and to shirk duty was as foreign to 
his nature as flattery and as odious as hypocrisy. Overcome as I am, standing in the 
presence of these memories, which endeared him to us all, I feel I can say no more.' " 


70. i. Henrv, b. Aug. 14, 1830. 

71. ii. Thomas Ruthekford, b. Mar. .3, 1830. 

72. iii. William Rutherford Hates, b. May 7, 1842. 

iv. Carolike Hoadlet, b. July 24, 1844; resides in Florence, Italy; unm. 

73. v. Rutherford, b. Dec. 1, 1851. 

vi. Emilie Eliza, b. Sept. 1, 18-^7 ; m. Jan. 20. 1886, George Bliss Rogers of Bos- 
ton, Mass., and resides in Florence, 
vii. Francis, b. July 24, 1801 ; d. July 20. 1801. 

50. Henky Trowbridge (Henry^^, Rutherford^'^, Daniel^, Thomas*. Thomas-, 
Thomas'^), born April 22, 1816, in New Haven, Conn.; died May 28, 1883, in New 
Haven; married, first, July 24, 1838, in New Haven, Mary Webster Southgate, 
daughter of Horatio and Maiy (Webster) Southgate, born February 5, 1819, in 
Portland, Me. ; died May 2, 1860, in Paris, France. He married, second, Aug-ust 
8, 1861, in Brooklyn, N. T., Sarah Coles Hull, daughter of Edward and Edwina 
(Coles) Hull, born in New York City. She resides in New Haven. 

Henry Trowbridge was educated at Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, 
being graduated in 1828. During his minority he entered his father's counting- 
house, and on becoming of age was admitted as a partner in the house of H. 
Trowbridge, Son & Dwight, a house largely and prosperously engaged in the 
West India trade. On the dissolution of that firm, by tlie withdrawal of Mr. 
Dwight in 1847, he became a member of the house of H. Trowbridge & Sons. 
v,-ho succeeded to the business of the older firm, and in 1849, on the death of his 
father, he and his three brothers established the firm of H. Trowbridge's Sons. 
He continued an active partner in this firm until his death. 

His well-earned reputation for sagacity, integrity and practical efficiency led 
him to various positions of trust and distinction in social life. For forty-five 
years he was a director (fifteen of which he was vice-president) of the New Haven 
Bank, and both in the town and city of New Haven he was called, from time to 
time, to places of active and more or less responsible service. 

Mr. Trowbridge united himself with the First Church in New Haven in 
1840, by a public profession of his religious faith. He continued a loyal and 
active member of this church until his death. In more private life he was 
gentle and quiet in manners, sympathetic and genial in his eompanionshii). and 
eminently domestic in his preferences and habits. 


In memory of his son Henry Stuart Trowbridge he founded the Trowbridge 
Reference Library in the theological department of Yale University.* This trib- 
ute of parental affection well illustrates the general tone and tenor of his life, 
and attests his habits of quick and appreciative observation, his practical fore- 
casting judgment, his elevated taste, and his Christian beneficence. It has thus 
most vmdesignedly, yet most fitly, become a lasting monument of his personal 
character and worth.f 


By first marriage: 
i. JIary Webster, b. May 13, 1839; m., 1st, May 13, 1857, Frederick Hall of 

Portland, Conn. ;j m., 2d, Feb. 21, 1860, Silas Enos Burrows and resides in 

New Haven, 
ii. Harriet Emily, b. Apr. 8, 1841; m. Oct. 19, ISGo, William Henry Allen o£ 

New Haven, 
iii. Henrietta King, b. July 19, 1845 ; m. Jime 15, 1871, Stephen Cambreling 

Powell, M.D., and resides in Newport, R. I. 
iv. Jane Louisa Fitch, b. Nov. 16, 1850 ; m. Feb. 25, 1875, Henry Lucius Hotch- 

kiss of New Haven. 
V. Henry Webster, b. Aug. 9. 1852 ; d. Apr. 18, 1857. in New Haven, 
vi. Ellen Eugenia, b. Apr. 10, 1S56 ; m. Apr. 17, 1878, Huntington Denton and 

resides in Paris, France. 

By second marriage: 
vii. Henry Stuart, b. Nov. 15, 1SG2 ; d. Dec. 3, 1869, in New Haven.S 
viii. Virginia Hull, b. Jan. 23, 1S<U : d. July 28, 1875, in Saratoga Springs, N. Y. 
74. ix. Courtlandt Henry, b. Apr. 21, 1870. 

51. EzEKiEL Hayes Trowbridge (Henry^^, BuVnerford^^, DanieP, Thomas*. 
Thomas", Thomas^), born April 21, 1818, in ]!few Haven, Conn.; died November 
24, 1893, in New Haven ; married June 23, 1S40, in New Haven, Sarah Ann Day. 
daughter of Zelotes and Eliza (Atwater) Day, born June 12, 1818, in New Haven; 
died January 28, 1907, in New Haven. 

Ezekiel H. Trowbridge at an early age entered the counting-house of his father, 
who was engaged in the West India trade, and there received his first ideas of 
business, and was by him instructed in those high principles of integrity, honor, 
and thoroughness of execution, which ever characterized him. He learned that to 
be successful as a merchant, it was necessary to master thoroughly the details, as 
well as the general principles of business, and always had before him the motto 
that, "Wliatever is worth doing is worth doing well," and acted up to this prin- 
ciple. At the age of nineteen he was sent to the West Indies to familiarize him- 
self with that part of the business, taking with him a full power-of-attorney from 
the house to transact important matters intrusted to him. On arriving at his 
majority he was admitted as a partner into the firm of H. Trowbridge, Sons & 
Dwight, afterwards H. Trowbridge & Sons, and, on the death of his father in 
1S49, the firm of H. Trowbridge's Sons was formed by his three brothers and him- 
self. He was an active member of the firm, and pursued the business, an emi- 
nently successful one, with all the ardor and energy which a man of strong 
constitution, great determination, hopeful temperament, and a mature judgment 

* "In founding such a library Mr. Trowbridge has rendered a service to the interests of the 
Theological Department which cannot fall to add largely to its working power, and which its 
alumni and friends throughout the country now. and for a long time to come, will be sure to 
remember." [Yale Courniit.] 

"It contains about 4,500 carefully selected volumes, in every department of theological 
literature, and additions are constantly being made." ["Y'ale University Catalogue."] 

t This sketch was written for Atwater's "History of the City of New Haven." published in 

t See Nos. 3.3. ix, and 33. xili. 

§ In his memory his father In 1870 founded the Trowbridge Reference Library In the Y'ale 
Divinity School. 


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could do. He remained an active partner until May 1, 1885, when, owing to the 
multiplicity of his private affairs requiring his personal attention, he with his 
eldest and only surviving son retired from the business. 

Mr. Trowbridge, although devoting himself with untiring energy and ability to 
the best interests of his firm, was called into many positions of trust, being largely 
interested in railroads, banks and corporations. In 1S55 he with others organized 
the Ehn City Banlt of ISTew Haven, now the Second National, and was until his 
death an active and influential director of that successful institution. He was 
for over twenty-five years a director of the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Eailroad Company, and by his far-sighted judgment was of great service to that 
large corporation, as well as to the other organizations comprising its system, in 
each of which he was also a director, and was vice-president of the Shore Line 
Railroad Company until its merger in the former company. His business saga- 
city and wise counsel were beneficial to the successful advancement of other 
corporations in which he was largely financially interested. He was also for 
many years, and up to his death, a director of the Fair Haven and Westville 
Railroad Company (a corporation owning the street railroad system of New 
Haven) and the National New Haven Bank. In the execution of all these 
important and private trusts, his ardent zeal for success was always regulated and 
controlled by his most scrupulous regard for honest and honorable management. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a loyal member of the First Church, with which he united 
in 1842, and was a liberal contributor to charitable objects. In politics he was 
a Whig and Republican, never seeking or holding political office, and was a 
stanch supporter of the government by act and pecuniary aid during the Civil 
War. He was a man of domestic tastes, social in his disposition, positive in his 
character, warm in his friendships, careful and considerate in his dealings, and 
highly successful financially.* 

In the memorial sermon preached in Center Church on November 11, 1894, at 
the presentation of the historical window given by Mr. E. Hayes Trowbridge in 
memory of his father, Ezekiel H. Trowbridge, Rev. Dr. Newman Smyth said in 

"The memorial window, which has been presented to this church as an act of filial 
piety in memory of a father who is numbered among our dead, and which is gratefully 
accepted by us, the living, on this Sabbath day, for generations to come shall prove richly 
suggestive of the best elements of the historic life of this church and this commimity. 
To us, and to our children and children's children, it will offer visible sign and repre- 
sentation of those higher powers of faith and character, which in past times have lifted 
up into nobleness, and rendered prosperous in righteousness, the simple and sincere life 
of a New England town. This Sabbath day, therefore, as we look for the first time at 
this historical window, this pulpit can have but one task to fulfil; — its word must be as 
the living voice of those who being dead, yet speak ; and the message to which you listen, 
should catch the spirit of the whole history, upon the first memorable scene of which 
your eyes now rest. 

"Happily this historic task is rendered less difficult because the window itself, in its 
general design, and in the grouping of its characters, presents at once to our thoughts the 
grand elements of our highest and best life as a church and a community. 

"In its general conception the window represents the founding alike of church and state 
in a high comradeship of men. and in the fear of God. . . . The memorial base of 
this historical window, with its seven firm pillars of the state, and the seven-fold candle- 
stick of truth in the luminous centre of them all, shall serve perpetually to remind us 
not to forsake the example of the founders by suffering corruption to be elected to rule 
over us, and ignorance to enlighten us. 

"Let us listen next to the voices of the several representative characters which are por- 
trayed in this rich memorial glass. Central in the group is the puritan preacher of 
righteousness. Prom the day when the Scripture concerning the temptation in the wil- 
derness was taken for the first sermon on this shore, the preacher of the eternal right has 
never failed in the pulpit 6f this church. . . . Just behind the preacher who had come 

i-y of the City of New 


to the new world with the learning of the old, the face may be seen of the student intent 
upon his words. . . . We place the quiet scholar by the famous teacher in our 
memorial window, because we would commemorate the alliance between religion and all 
reverent science, and remember that the college and sound learning have found just recog- 
nition and aid throughout the whole history of this church. 

"Other figures grouped around the preacher with the uplifted hand, shall keep in per- 
petual memorial the strong layman, with bis armor on, ready for the next hour's duty, 
and the honest yeoman, and the godly and vigilant citizen. . . . Fitting it is that 
among the memorial figures above this pulpit, should stand the soldier ready for action, 
and one, the most venerable of them all, devout in aspect, who grasps his musket in his 
still firm hand, while he listens to the word of the Eternal. 

"Still another grouping of figures in our window will set before us a different, yet no 
less important and most grateful lesson of our history ; — we behold also here the puritan 
mother with her child. No historian has adequately portrayed, no poet has fully sung 
the epic of the life of the puritan mother in the making of our New England. We greet 
and honor her, as our eyes now behold her, content to take a lowly station, listening in 
devout devotion, having forsaken the comfortable and happy promise of her girlhood's 
home for her dear Lord and Master's sake, — no longer richly clad, yet having a grace and 
spiritual beauty all her own, — the earnest, brave, true-hearted puritan woman, consecra- 
ting her child to God, that he might not return to the country whence she had come 
forth, — worthy erelong herself to take high place serene among God's martyrs and 
saints, — woman to whom many of us this day might give dear and personal name, for she 
is the mother of us all. 

"Often I have heard the late Mr. Ezekiel H. Trowbridge speak with reverent recollec- 
tion of the principles and instructions of his father ; and to the sober and godly counsels 
of his childhood's home he owed the firm-grained integrity and the industrious vigor of his 
own successful life. Letters have been treasured up, written by that father to his son 
during his earlier years, which are marked by that high tone of religious responsibility 
and fidelity which has been the distinctive note of the best New England character. . . 
We can understand how he would rejoice with us at this hour, could he be with us to 
behold this finished work of beauty, which his son has wrought for the church in the 
father's name. Perhaps he, and many others whom we see no more, may be with us, 
watching over us more than we know, — God permits for both them and us whatever may 
be best. 

"I knew Mr. Trowbridge as his pastor, better perhaps than many others may have had 
opportunity to know him, in those deeper and richer elements of character which men in 
business are not wont to display except in the unguarded intimacies of private life, — 
those kindlier and nobler qualities which shall be, we trust, elsewhere the daily felicities 
of those friendships in which the spirits of the just shall be made perfect. I miss his 
vigorous presence in his accustomed pew : and you know that a firm and loyal friend of 
this church was lost when he was gathered to his fathers. Yet grateful as might be to 
me the task of speaking further of the more personal and private characteristics of the 
man, I am reminded by the presence of many in the employ of that great industry to 
whose upbuilding Mr. Trowbridge gave the full measure of his business life, that some 
fitting words rather should l>e spoken of the service which a man may render to a com- 
munity who puts his business ability and his capital to productive use in building up any 
honorable enterprise, by means of which, employment and means of livelihood shall be 
furnished to large numbers of his fellowmen. One of the business principles which Mr. 
Trowbridge inherited, and which I have often heard him uphold with great emphasis, 
was that in some ways profitable to the community, as well as to himself, every man 
should seek to be a producer and that the true worth and moral justification of capital 
consist in its productive use. To the upbuilding of a vast railway system, and to the 
interests of all concerned in its prosperity, Mr. Trowbridge gave without stint or measure, 
up to the very last, his time and strength. Besides the use of riches in works of benevo- 
lence there is a lesson from such a life, which both labor and capital may need repeatedly 
to learn, concerning the honorable service which may be rendered by any man whose 
strength and sagacity furnish the employment from which others may build their homes, 
and whose personal success advances the prosperity of his fellowmen." 


7.5. i. Ezekiel Hates, b. Mar. 22. 1841. 

ii. Sarah Ann, b. Nov. 25, 1S42 : d. Dec. 4, 1842. 

iii. Sarah Day, b. Sept. 11. 1845; d. Nov. 16, 1S6,S. in Pelham Manor. N. Y., 

where she was attending a young ladies' boarding school : unm. 
iv. Charles Henry, b. July 14, 1849 ; w.ns in the oSice of his father's firm in New 

Haven ; d. Feb. 7, 1881 : unm. 
v. Arthur Herbert, b. April 23, 1858 : d. May 22, 1866. 



52. WlxsTON John TEOWBRrooE (Henry~'^, Eutlierford^'^, DanieP. Thomas\ 
Thomas-, Thomas''-), born May 10. 1820, in New Haven, Conn.; died November 
6, 1864, in New Haven; married, first, June 12, 1850, in New Haven, Mary 
Dwight Newton Leavenworth, adopted daughter of Isaac Leavenworth of New 
Haven and daughter of Rev. Samuel and Mary Hunt (Seeley nee McCarthy) 
Newton, bom January 11, 1829, in Harmony Mission, Osage Nation ; died Octo- 
ber 30, 1852, in Barbados, B. W. I. He married, second. August 31, 1854, in 
New Haven, Margarette Elford Dean, daughter of James Edmund Prior and 
Eliza Ellen (Jarman) Dean, born December 22, 1828, in New Haven; died 
January 2, 1903, in New Haven, 

Winston J. Trowbridge was engaged in the West India business with his 
father. At nineteen he was sent to Barbados to take charge of the increasing 
sugar interests of the firm in the West Indies. On coming of age he was 
admitted a partner of the home firm and of Trowbridge & Co., the West India 
firm. After his father's death he and his three brothers established the firm of H. 
Trowbridge's Sons. He was the first of the nanae to reside in the West Indies, 
and the great prosperity of the firm dated from his residence there, and was in a 
large measure due to his management. In the conduct of an ever increasing 
business he traveled frequently among the islands, visiting the various i>orts 
where business warranted. He was appointed August 31, 1852, United States 
consul for Barbados and adjacent English islands by President Filhnore with 
credentials from Queen Victoria. He continued to serve as such, and throughout 
the period of the Civil War was able to render important service to his country 
and fellow citizens. At Barbados he entertained extensively, and many notable 
American and English travelers have pleasant recollections of the hospitable 
and coui-teous treatment received from him at his residence, Erin Hall. In the 
fall of 1864, his health failing, he returned to New Haven for medical treatment, 
leaving his family at Barbados. He died shortly after his arrival, at the resi- 
dence of his brother Ezekiel. After his death his family removed to New Haven. 

Mr. Trowbridge was admitted a member of the First Church of New Haven in 
1853, and his second wife, Mrs. Margarette E. Trowbridge, was received into that 
church by certificate in 1858. 

Bi/ first marriage: 
i. Mary Leavenworth, b. May 6, 1S51, in Barbados, B. W. I. ; m. July 1, 1874, 

Judge William Kneeland Townsend and resides in New Haven, Conn. 
ii. Caeoline Augusta, b. Oct. 29, 1852, in Barbados ; d. July 2, 1853. 

Bif xecond marriage: 
7(3. iii. Winston John, b. Nov. 24, 1856, in New Haven. 

iv. Florence JIaud, b. Dec. 28, 18.59, in Barbados; m. Apr. 4, 1904, Prof. 
Horatio McLeod Reynolds and resides in New Haven. 
77. v. Prank Dean, b. Mar. 16, 1861, in Barbados. 
77a. vi. Elford Parry, b. Sept. 16, 1862, in New Haven. 

vii. Constance Blanche, b. May 22. 1864. in Barbados: m. Apr. 23, 1902, 
Warren Benson Kellogg and resides in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

53. Edwin Lucius Trowbridge (Amos'*, Rutherford^". Daniel^, Thomas*, 
Thomas", Thomas'-), born March 15, 1812, in New Haven, Conn.; died August 
21, 1880, in New York City; married September 3, 1835, in New Haven, Alida 
Bulford, daughter of Ira and Hannah (Prescott) Bulford, bom November 17, 
1814, in Chester, Mass. ; died November 24, 1881, in New York City. 

Edwin L. Trowbridge in early manhood went to New York City and formed a 
partnership with his brother Amos and his cousin Amos T. Dwight in the cloth- 
ing business in that city, the name of the firm being Trowbridge, Dwight & Co. 
The firm also had a branch in New Orleans, conducted under the name of Dwight 
& Trowbridge. He later became a member of the firm of Hopkins, Dwight &. 
Trowbridge, cotton brokers, New York City, with which he was connected at the 


time of his death. He resided many years in Brooklyn and later in New York, in 
both of which cities he was held in esteem in mercantile and social circles. 


i. Cathaeine Atwater, b. June 24, 1836; m. Oct. 25, 1860, Jerome Bonaparte 
Clark of New Xork City. 

78. ii. Stephen Atwatee, b. June 8. 1838. 

iii. Hannah Peescott, b. May 30, 1841; m. Oct. 28, 1861, Richard Henry Hall 
of Binghamton, N. Y. 

iv. Alida Bultord, b. Nov. 4, 1844; d. Apr. 29, 1847. 

V. El\ira Kellogg, b. Aug. 27, 1848 ; m. Dec. 7, 1871, Frederick Kellogg Trow- 
bridge (No. 82) and resides in New York City. 

vi. Elizabeth Bulfoed, b. July 5. 38.51 ; m. Dec. 13, 1871, William Royal Henry 
Martin and resides in New York City. 

54. Amos Hitchcock Trowbridge (Anios^*, Butherford^^, DanieP, Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas^), born February 11, 1814, in New Haven, Conn.; died June 
26, 1881, in Ansonia, Conn. ; married August 29, 1837, in New Haven, Julia 
Atwater, daughter of James and Nancy (Ailing) Atwater, born February 6, 1814, 
in New Haven; died November 22, 1896, in New York City. 

Amos H. Trowbridge was a member of the firm of Dwight & Trowbridge in 
New Orleans from 18-36 to 1849. From the latter year until the close of the Civil 
"War he was a member of the firm of Trowbridge, Dwight & Co., clothiers, of New 
York City. He then retired from mercantile business to take the presidency of 
the Second National Bank of New York City. He held this office until his death, 
which occurred suddenly while he was on a visit at the home of his brother-in-law 
Mr. Durand in Ansonia, Conn. He was a sagacious business man, and was 
highly respected and esteemed. 

children born in new haven, conn. : 
1. Mart Atwater, b. Feb. 23, 1840 ; m. Apr. 23, 1861, John Anderson Davis and 
resides in New York City. 

79. ii. James Atwater, b. June 6, 1843. 

80. iii. Edwin D-mcHT, b. June 29, 1840. 

iv. Amos Rutherford, b. Nov. 2, 1853 ; d. July 20, 1854. 

81. V. George, b. July 11, 1855. 

55. George Alfred Trowbridge (Arnos^*, Bidherford^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas''-), born June 28, 1818, in New Haven, Conn.; died April 28, 
1891, in New York City; married, first, August 27, 1840, in New York City, 
Elvira Warner Kellogg, daughter of Frederick and Minerva (Warner) Kellogg, 
born January 4, 1820, in Northfield, Conn. ; died May 2. 1843, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
He married, second, April 30, 1851, in Philadelphia, Pa., Amy Bowler Hoppin, 
daughter of Henry and Amy Harris (Bowler) Hoppin, bom April 12, 1826, in 
Philadelpliia ; died May 2, 1855, in Brooklyn, N. Y". He married, third, July 
6, 1859, in Astoria, N. Y., Cornelia Polhemus Kobertson, daughter of Eobert 
Augustus and Harriette Suydam (Polhemus) Eobertson, bom July 26, 1836, in 
Astoria. She resides in New York City. 

George A. Trowbridge when he was a very young man was in the employ of 
his older brothers in New Orleans. He later engaged for himself in the whole- 
sale furnishing business in New York City. 

children :t 
By first marriage: 
i. Henrietta Kellogg, b. Apr. 8, 1842 ; m. Dec. 7, 1864, Samuel Whiting Hollis- 
ter of New York City. 

82. ii. Frederick Kellogg, b. Apr. 26, 1843. 

By second marriage: 
iii. Lewis Hoppin, b. Mar. 29, 1852; d. Apr. 25, 1856. 
iv. Chasles Hoppin, b. Oct. 14, 1854 ; d. Apr. 7, 1856. 


/})/ third murriage: 

R0BERTS0^^ b. Aug. 30, 1860 ; was graduated from the Columbia Law School in 
1882 with the degree of LL.B., and is a lawyer in New York City. He is a 
member of the Union League and Grolier clubs and the Mayflower Society. 
He is unmarried. 

Rutherford, b. Dec. 27, 1802 ; d. May 1-i, 1863. 

James Sutdam, b. June 8. 1864 : d. that month. 

Harriette Polhemus, b. ]\Iar. 26, 1866 : d. Jan. 20, 1867. 

Augustus, b. Jan. 2, 1870. 

56. John Willum Trowbridge {John T.^°, Jo/iu^^, DanieF, Thomas*, Thomas-, 
Thomas^), born April 12, 1807, in New Haven, Conn.; died June 21, 1878, in 

Chicago, 111. ; married , 1838, in Oswego, N. Y., Jane Maria Godard, 

daughter of Moses and Ehoda (Wheaton) Godard, bom January 22, 1819, in 
Canada ; died September 10, 1853, in Burlington, Wis. 

John W. Trowbridge went in childhood with his parents to Eochester, N. Y. 
He commenced his business career as a young man in Oswego and was interested 
in several business enterprises in Western New York. In 1828 he started west- 
ward, locating in Cleveland, Ohio, and being identified with the early history of 
that city. In May, 1840, he followed his father to Racine county. Wis., and 
located a homestead of 160 acres about six miles from his father, in the town of 
Burlington, where he engaged in farming. 

Probably no other man was more generally known or more closely connected 
with the local affairs of the county at that early date. He held the office of 
register of deeds from 1849 to 1853, and also opened the first abstract office. He 
was noted for the accuracy, system apd conciseness which characterized all his 
labor. He was also sergeant-at-arms of the territorial legislature. His public 
duties caused him to move to Eaeine, and he lived there several years. He there 
owned a half interest in the Eaeine Advocate, and considerable real estate. In 
the panic of 1857 he, like many others, met with serious financial losses, and in 
the spring of 1858 he rented out his farm in Burlington and moved to Chicago, 
111. He had been an expert bookkeeper in his younger days and he was engaged 
in the ofiice of Buckingham & Sturgis, a grain and elevator firm in that city, for 
about a year, then returning to Eaeine. During the Civil War he represented a 
large wholesale and retail Chicago dry goods firm as traveling salesman. In 1868 
he returned again to Eaeine and became an employee in the abstract office which 
he had founded in the early days of his residence there. He lived in Eaeine until 
November, 1877, when he went to reside with a daughter, Mrs. Haines, in 
Chicago, where he died the following June. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a man of strong individuality, and tenacious of his views 
and opinions, which were always forcibly and fearlessly expressed. He was open 
and frank in his demeanor, always ready to expose and denounce trickery and 
fraud in public or private life. He was frequently drawn into the turmoil and 
strife of the county political affairs, but even when party feeling ran high and 
political excitement was such as to create prejudice and ill feeling, no person ever 
cast one shadow of doubt on his honesty or integrity. He was a man in his 
political, ■ religious and local views fifty years in advance of his time, but he 
lived to see slavery abolished and the Free Homestead Act passed, two measures 
that he had advocated and worked for for years. He had strong literary tastes 
and could recite long selections from his favorite authors. His last words were : 
"Tell my friends, I die in the faith." 

i. William Marble, b. , 1839 ; d. in infancy. 

ii. William Marble, b. June 4, 1840 ; d. May 2, 1858, in Burlington, Wis 

born in Oswego, N. Y. ; ii In Dover, Wis. ; lii-v in Burlington, Wis. 


iii. Maria Tuttle. b. May 4, lSi2 : m. Nov. G, 18G1, .Tosiah Clough Haines of 

Chicago. 111. 
iv. Mart Moore, b. Feb. 11, 1S4G ; m. May 15. 1878, Joseph Appleyard and resides 

in Racine, Wis. 
V. Harriet Miles, b. Apr. 26, 1S18 ; d. Mar. 10, 1879, in Racine ; unm. 

57. Dr. Elihu Frederick Trowbridge (John T.'-''. Jolin^"^, Daniel^, Thomas*. 
Thomas-. Thomas^), born March 1, 1816, in Eocliester, N. Y. ; died March 10, 
1S58, in iSTewark, Ohio; married December 25, 1838, in JSTewark. Susan Walroth 

Hays, daughter of James and Charity (Walroth) Hays, bom , 1822, in 

Newark; died July 10, 1906, in Columbus, Ohio. 

Elihu F. Trowbridge became one of the early settlers of Licking county, Ohio, 
going there about 1838. He studied medicine and became one of the best known 
physicians in that part of the country. 


i. Grace Ann, b. Oct. 16, 18.39 ; d. Jan. 26, 1896, in Newark. Ohio ; unm. 

ii. James William, b. Sept. 1, 1840; is a ranchman in Masonville, Colo.: unm.* 

iii. Mary Miles, b. July 20, 1844 : m. Feb. 13. 1S6G, David Hess Berger and resides 
in Shoshoni, Wyo. 
84. iv. George Edward, b. May 20, 1846. 

V. Elihu Frederick, b. Feb. 2, 1850: d. May 12. 1852. 

vi. Henrietta Ellen, b. Feb. 2, 1853 ; m. Apr. 1, 1871, Pulaski Calvert of Sheri- 
dan, Wyo. 

vii. Julia Stella, b. Feb. 14, 1850: m. May 3, 1872, Jesse Mitchell of Newark, 

58. Stewart Hudson Trowbridge (John T.-^^, John^^, Daniel^, Thomas*. 
Thomas-, Thomas*), born November 14, 1817, in Eochester, N. Y. ; died Decem- 
ber 24, 1899, in Lyle, Minn. ; married April 30, 1842, in Eochester, Wis., Diana 
Lockwood, daughter of John and Esther (Field) Lockwood, born June 9, 1817, in 
Springfield, Vt. ; died January 24, 1891, in Superior, Wis. 

Stewart H. Trowbridge at the age of nineteen, in 1836, emigrated with his 
father from Eochester, N. Y., to Dover, six miles from Burlington, Eacine 
county. Wis., and began life as a farmer, an occupation which he ever since fol- 
lowed. When he settled in Wisconsin, his nearest neighbor was six miles distant, 
but, in the course of time, his homestead became surrounded with those of other 
settlers, and he, by reason of an even temper, genial disposition, and a rigidly 
upright character, joined to good judgment, came to be highly esteemed. He 
always took an active and intelligent interest in politics and affairs of govern- 
ment, but never accepted oiEce, although often urged to. do so. He made an 
exception to this rule by accepting the oiSce of school district officer, serving 
many times in that capacity. On his farm in Wisconsin was located a school- 
house and a church, ground for both of which he gave. 

During the Civil War, when it was reported that his eldest son was mortally 
wounded at Perryville, Mr. Trowbridge left home to seek him. He reached Louis- 
ville, to find communication with Perryville very uncertain on account of the 
operations of the noted guerrilla Morgan, but nothing daunted he pushed on, 
reached his son. and brought him back to Louisville, where he nursed him until 
he was out of danger, procured his discharge, and took him home, where in due 
time he recovered. 

In October, 1863, Mr. Trowbridge removed to Minnesota and purchased a farm 
in Lyle township. Mower county, near the county seat, Austin. He resided there 
until his death, except for a period of two years which he passed with his eldest 
son in Portland, Ore. He died at the home of his son Henry in Lyle. By his 
life work he emphasized his motto of "be good and do good." 

He is s.iid to have served in Missouri and 

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85. i. Miles Marshall, b. May 22, 18i3. . . ; 
ii. LucEETiA Henrietta, b. May 20, 1845; d. July 22, 1£45. 

86. iii. Henry Count, b. Apr. 22, 1846. 

iv. Milton JIoore, b. Nov. 11, 1847; is a farmer in Otter Tail cou.ity >li^n. ; iitim'. 

V. A son, ) twins, d. that day. 

vi. A daughter, )" b. Feb. 11, 18.50 ; d. that day. 

vii. Mabt Elinor, b. Sept. 11, 1852; m. Jan. 1, 1880, Norman Sylvester Bower of 
Superior, Wis. 

59. Henry Wardell TROWBRrooE (John T.'^, Jolw^^, Daniel", Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas^), born October 14, 1819, iu Kochester, N. T.; died October 
26, 1894, in Dover, Wis. ; married November 10, 1859, in Brighton, Wis., Henri- 
etta Peltzer, daughter of Matthew and Elinora Sieben (Spickernagel) Peltzer, 
born September 14, 1818, in Bedburgh, Germany. She resides in Dover (Kansas- 
ville P. 0.). Wis. 

Henry W. Trowbridge came to Wisconsin with his father in 1836. They settled 
in Racine county, where his father purchased from the government three farms 
of 160 acres each, one for himself and one for each of his two youngest sons. 
From that time until his death Mr. Trowbridge lived on the same farm, in the 
town of Dover, near Burlington, Wis. He was not a member of any church, but 
was a strictly honest and upright citizen, and was well and favorably known in 
Eacine county. He became very fond of reading in his later years and was well 
informed. He was a genial man, a good neighbor and a kind friend. 


i. Charlotte, b. Nov. 18. 1860 ; d. Aug. IS. 1808. 

60. Lewis Beele Trowbridoe (EUas"', John^'', Daniel'-'. Thomas'. Thomas-, 
Thomas^), born September 6, 1817, in Oswego, N. Y. ; died June 9, 1868, in 
Lewiston, N. Y. ; married December 5, 1849, in Lewiston, Cornelia Sophia 
Cooke, daughter of Judge Lothrop and Sophia (De Hart) Cooke, bom September 
£5, 1826, in Lewiston ; died October 31, 1886, in Lewiston. 

Lewis B. Trowbridge shortly after his marriage settled in Buffalo. N. Y. He 
was a commission merchant and forwarder in the lake and canal trade, being 
prominent in that business. He was a member of the Buffalo Board of Trade 
for many years. He was a member of the I. O. O. F. from 1854 until his death. 
During the Civil War he gave liberal sums of money to aid the Union cause. 


i. Harriet Sophia, b. Sept. 20. 1850 ; resides in Lancaster. N. Y. ; unm. 

ii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 12. 18.53 ; m. June 13, 188:3, James A. Darlington 

and resides in Buffalo, N. Y. 
iii. Emily, b. Jan. 12, 1&58 ; m. Oct. 14, 1891, Leon Leo Doane, JLD., and resides 

in Butler, Pa. 

87. iv. Lewis Lothrop. '( twins, 

88. V. Frederick Elias. \ b. May 1.5. 1864. 

61. Frederick Elus Trowbridge (Elias^^, John^^, DanieP. Thomas*. Thomas'^. 
Thomas''-), hom January 1, 1S34. in Oswego, N. Y. ; died February 23, 1862, in 
Oswego; married July 1, 1858, in Pulaski, N. Y., Elizabeth Clark, daughter of 
Sherman and Nancy (Diclcennan) Clark, born .January 31, 1835, in Unadilla, 
N. Y. She married, second. April 15. 1S75, in Pulaski, Andrew Zimmerman 
McCarty, Esq.. of Pulaski, where she resides. 

* Except i. who was boi-n in Oswego, N. Y. 


Frederick E. Trowbridge entered tlie employ of the fii-m of H. Trowbridge's 
Sons, West India mercLaats, of New Haven. Conn., and was a clerk in the office 
of Trowbridge & Co., in Barbados, B. W. I., in which he continued until a few 
monthj before bis death, which occurred while he was still a young man. 


62. Henry Trowbridge (Bosiuell*", Joseph^^, Joseph?-'^, Joseph^, Thomas*. 
Thomas-, Thomas^), born July 14, 1842, in Hingham, Mass.; resides in Everett, 
Mass. ; married, first, August 9, 1868, in "West Newbury, Mass., Mary Emma Ord- 
way, daughter of Hanson and Mary Anne (Lunt) Ordway, bom June 6, 1844, in 
West Newbury; died January 31, 1883, in Hingham. He married, second, July 
1, 1884, in Worcester, Mass., Hannah Ferris, daughter of Eugene and Anna 
(Spelhnan) Ferris, born July 4, 1859, in county Kerry, Ireland. 

Henry Trowbridge entered the United States navy during the Civil War, enlist- 
ing August 9, 1862. He was sent to Little Washington, N. C, aboard the U. S. 
S. Louisiana and was there through the siege, which lasted eighteen days. He 
was discharged August 9, 1863. 

He was in the provision business in Hingham, Mass., his native tovm, up to 
1901. He was then appointed ship-keeper at the Charlestown Navy Yard at Bos- 
ton, Mass., a position which he at present holds. His home is in Everett, a 
suburb of Boston. He is a member of Edwin Humphi-ey Post, No. 104, G. A. E., 
of Hingham, Mass. 


By second marriage:* 
i. Isabel, b. Sept. 11, 18S5 ; d. Nov. 13, 1887. 
ii. Frances Ferris, b. Sept. 30, 1888 ; d. Dec. 15, 1889. 
iii. Mabel, b. Nov. 10, 1889. 

iv. Henry Morgan, b. June 22, 1891 : d. Oct. 28, 1904. 
V. Raymond Gerard, b. Aug. 27, 1896. 

63. George Tuttle Troavbridge (John*^, Joseph--, Caleb'^-, Joseph^, Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas^), born November 9, 1833, in New Haven, Conn.; died Febru- 
ary 15, 1904, in New Haven ; married October 10, 1855, in New Haven, Emily 
Ann Ailing, daughter of Joseph and Philea Louisa (Smith) Ailing, bom April 
10, 1835, in AUingtown (Orange), Conn. She resides in New Haven. 

George T. Trowbridge learned the trade of a carriage painter and followed it 
for several years in his native town. He was a soldier in the Civil War. He 
enlisted for nine months Sei^tember 8, 1862, and was mustered October 3, as a 
private in Company A, 27th Connecticut Infantry, and served with that regiment 
until he was mustered out at the expiration of his time of service, July 27, 1863. 
He was in the battles of Fredericksburg, ChancellorsviUe and Gettysburg. He 
re-enlisted for two years in March, 1865, in the U. S. Militaiy Roads Construc- 
tion Corps, Division of the Mississippi, but after serving six months he received 
an honorable discharge on account of sickness. 

After the war he resided a short time in New York City. He removed to 
Newark, N. J., where he was a lieutenant of the police force for twelve years. 
About 1894 he retumed to New Haven and entered the employ of the National 
Folding Box & Paper Company, in which he continued until his death. He was 
a member of Admiral Foote Post, No. 17, G. A. E., of New Haven, and of 
Benevolent Lodge, No. 28. F. and A. M., of New York City. 

• No cliiiaren by flvst marriage. 



William Wallace, b. Apr. 11. 1S57. 

Louisa Editu, b. Sept. 10, 1862 ; m. Nov. 25, 1885, Frank Van Duyne and 

resides in St. Paul, Minn. 
Haeky Clifford, b. Aug. 27, 1870 ; is a clerk in the general offices of the N. Y., 

N. H. & H. R. R. Co. in New Haven, Conn. ; unm. 
Antoinette, b. May 20, 1875 ; m. .Tan. 7, 1908. G. Edward Hobbs and resides 

in Holyoke. 

64. Elisha Mix Tbowbeidge (John*'^, Joseph^^, Caleb^-, Joseph^, Thomas*, 
Thomas^, Thomas^), born February 22, 1836, in New Haven, Conn.; died Sep- 
tember 9, 1895, in Naugatuck, Conn.; married Aiigiist 19, 1855, in Williamstown, 
N". J., Ellen Maria Little, daughter of Isaac and Angeline Zipera (Bateman) 
Little, born March 29, 1834, in Naugatuck ; died April 28, 1902, in jSTaugatuek. 

Elisha M. Trowbridge learned the trade of a carpenter in New Haven. About 
1860 he removed to Newark, N. J., where he became an extensive and prosperous 
contractor and builder, erecting in that city about one hundred and fifty fine 
residences. He continued in active business up to the panic of 1873, which 
crippled him financially and caused him eventually to retire from business. The 
remaining years of his life were passed in Naugatuck, Conn. 


90. i. Isaac Little, b. July 30, 1856. 

91. ii. Fkederick Clinton, b. Mar. 31, 1859. 

iii. Angeline Bateman, b. Oct. 10, 1861; m. Oct. 10, 1881, Dewey Alphouso 

Whitehead of Newark, N. J. 
iv. Lizzie Kane, b. Aug. 5, 1864 : d. Dec. 3, 1866, in Newark. 
V. Bessie, b. June 19, 1867 ; d. Mar. 16, 1868, in Newark, 
vi. Nellie Maria, b. Mar. 22, 1869; m. Oct. 9, 1895, Frank Howard Judd and 

resides in Naugatuck, Conn, 
vii. Florence Mabel, b. Aug. 27, 1873 ; m. Oct. 27, 1892, James Mitchell Jlclvellan 

and resides in Naugatuck. 

92. viii. John Hatfield, b. June 6, 1875. 

65. Charles Hotchkiss Trowbridge (John*^. Joseph^', Caleb^-, Joseph^, 
Thomas'*, Thomas^, Thomas'^), born November 11, 1844, in New Haven, Conn.; 
died June 24, 1906, in ililford. Conn. ; married September 16, 1869, in Milford, 
Maria Louise Merwin, daughter of John Welch and Maria Gilbert (Huntington) 
Merwin, bom January 23, 1847, in Milford. She resides in Milford. 

Charles H. Trowbridge was graduated from the Hillhonse High School in New 
Haven in 1862. He entered the Mechanics Bank of New Haven, with which he 
was connected over forty-one years, for thirty-throe years serving as its cashier. 
In 1886 he organized and secured a charter for the Mercantile Safe Deposit 
Company of New Haven, the first company of its kind to do business in Con- 
necticut. He was elected secretary and treasurer of this company, and continued 
to hold those offices and that of cashier of the bank vmtil 1903, when he suffered 
a stroke of paralysis and was forced to retire from active business. 

Mr. Trowbridge was one of the active promoters of the Connecticut Bankers 
Association and was its first president. He was also a life member of the New 
York Society of Colonial W^ars and was one of the organizers of the Connecticut 
branch of that society. He was a charter member of the New Haven Chamber 
of Commerce and a member of the New Haven Colony Historical Society. In 
]\[i]ford. Conn., where he had always made his home, he was a member of the 
Iliggins Club, an incorporator of the Taylor Library, and a trustee of Ansan- 

iv in Newark, N. .T. 


tawae Lodge, No. S9, F. and A. M. He was one of the committee of five chosen 
to arrange a program for the dedication of the Milford memorial bridge in 1883, 
and was also instrumental in bringing about the erection of the soldiers' 
monument in that town. He was confirmed in early manliood in St. Paul's 
Church in New Haven, but after his marriage attended with his wife the 
Congregational church in Milford. 


i. Charles Edward, b. Oct. 19, 1870 ; attended school in Milford, going from 
there to Hopkins Grammar School in New Haven. An excellent position was 
offered him in the Mechanics Bank in New Haven, which he accepted, and 
for seventeen years he was associated with this bank, where he rose to be 
assistant teller. He was a member of the Connecticut Naval Reserve, and 
received a prize for excellent marksmanship. He was intensely fond of the 
water and greatly enjoyed sailing. He was quiet and reserved, not making 
many close friends, but was loyal to all. He resigned his position in the bank 
in June, 1905, on account of ill health, and d. Slay 30, 1907, in Milford ; unm. 

ii. Cecil Huntington, b. Dec. 16, 1S74; was prepared for college at Hopkins 
Grammar School in New Haven and entered the Sheffield Scientific School of 
Yale University in 1894. He left college after completing his junior year, 
and was in the banking business in Bridgeport, Conn., and later president of 
the General Construction Company of that city. He served in the Spanish- 
American War as a private in Battery A, 1st Regiment, Connecticut Light 
Artillery, being mustered in May 19, 1898, and mustered out October 25, 1898. 
He is at present engaged in civil engineering. His residence is Milford, Conn. 
He is unmarried. 

iii. Raymond JIer^n, b. Oct. 26, 1877 ; d. Feb. 3, 1894, in Milford. 

iv. Winthrop Nelson, b. May 3, 1882 ; was educated at Hopkins Grammar School 
in New Haven and is in the office of the Bridgeport Brass Company, Bridge- 
port, Conn. He has made himself well known in athletics, especially on the 
baseball field as a pitcher. He resides in Milford and is unmarried. 

66. Caleb Trowbridge (John*''-, Joseph--, Caleb''--, Joseph-, Thomas'^, Thomas'-. 
Thomas^), born August 30, 1849, in New Haven, Conn.; resides in Los Angeles 
(Soldiers' Home), Cal. ; married, first, June 23, 1870, in New Haven, Adella 
Louisa Merwin, daughter of Lewis and Elmina Louisa (Smith) llerwin, born 
March 12, 1850, in New Haven. He married, second, December 22, 1883, in 
New Haven, Margaret L. (Hoffman) Sperry, widow of William W. Sperry of 
New Haven and daughter of John and Julia (Klaein) Hoffman, born November 
16, 1844, in New Orleans, La. She resides in Bridgeport, Conn.* 

Caleb Trowbridge at the age of fourteen became a soldier in the Civil War. 
He enlisted December 18, 1863, as a private in Company M, 1st Connecticut 
Cavalry, to serve for tliree years, or during the war. He was in Sheridan's 
famous raids around Eichmond and down the valley, participating in nearly all 
the battles in which Sheridan's cavalry were engaged, in the Wilderness, at 
Craig's Church, Spottsylvania, Todd's Tavern, Ashland Station, Winchester, Five 
Forks, Cedar Creek, etc. He served under Generals Ivilpatrick and Wilson until 
about October 1, 1864, when General Custer took command. He served in his 
brigade until the close of the war; and was at Appomattox at the surrender of 
General Lee, April 9, 1865, after which he marched toward Johnson's army until 
he surrendered to General Sherman. He was promoted corporal July 1, 1865. 
and was detailed for provost guard in Washington, D. C. until the regiment was 
mustered out of service August 2, 1865. 

After the war Mr. Trowbridge was in the carpenter business with his brother 
Elisha in Newark, N. J., and was extensively engaged in building and selling 
until the panic of 18T3 forced them to retire from business. He returned to 
New Haven, where he was in the building business and made his home for some 
years. Early in 1900 he removed to Los Angeles, Cal., and engaged in the roofing 

* She was conflrmefl in the German Congregational Church in Now Orleans in 1S55. 


business. In September of that year he was injured by a fall from a building, 
and went for surgical treatment to the National Soldiers' Home in that city, and 
has since continued to reside there. 

f!>j first marriage:* 
i. Lewis Mekwin, b. Aug. 15, 1873 ; a commercial traveler ; resides in Alameda, 

67. William Durand Trowbridge (Francis*-, Caleb-^, Caleh^'-, Joseph^, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born June 25, 1842, in Milford, Conn.; died June 
2.3, 1871, in Milford ; married April 27, 1869, in Milford, Mary C. Fenn, daughter 
of Alpheus Andrew and Anna (Caruthers) Fenn, born February 16, 1840, in 
Northfield, Ohio. She resides in Tallmadge, Ohio. 

William D. Trowbridge conducted a business college in Worcester, Mass., and 
later one in New Haven, Conn., being principal of the latter up to shortly before 
his death, which occurred in Milford, Conn. 


68. Edward Trowbridge (Edward*', Boswell-', Newman^*, Daniel^, Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas^), born June -3, 1853, in Eidgefield, Conn.; died May 14, 1900, 
in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; married June 16, 1875, in Pittsfield, Mass., Minnie Rebecca 
Morey, daughter of Daniel Corey and Eebecca Maria (Mattison) Morey, born 
October 31, 1851, in Pittsfield. She resides in Pittsfield. 

Edward Trowbridge in early manhood was in the banking and brokerage busi- 
ness in New York City. For several years after his marriage he was connected 
with the wholesale grocery trade in Troy. N. Y. In 1878 he removed his resi- 
dence to Brooklyn, N. Y., and was engaged in the stationers' supplies business 
in New York City for a number of years. He resided in Europe, 1885-88, and in 
Australia, 1891-98. While abroad he wrote articles for newspapers there and at 
home. He returned to his home in Brooldyn shortly before his death. 


i. Minnie Moeet, b. Mar. 10. 1870 ; d. Apr. 6, 1877, in Troy, N. Y. 
ii. Grace Rebecca, b. May 21, 1877: d. Mar. 20, 187S, in Broolclyu, N. Y. 
iii. Miriam Augusta, b. Oct. 0, 1879 ; m. .Tune 8, 1905, John Earlier and resides 
in Pittsfield, Mass. 

69. WiLLUSi Leslie Trowbridge (Edward*'"', Eoswell-', Newman^*, Daniel^, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born July 12, 1863, in Eidgefield, Conn.; resides 
in East Orange, N. J.; married March 4, 1885, in Chicago, 111., Carra Mabel 
Shaw, daughter of Francis Murray and Mary Elizabeth (Kramer) Shaw, born 
April 23, 1865, in Mount Pleasant, Iowa. 

William L. Trowbridge for a number of years has been partner in a firm 
engaged in metal manufacturing in Chicago, HI., and resided there until 1899. 
Since that year he has been engaged in that business in New York City, where 
his firm has a branch office. His home is in East Orange, N. J. 


Carrol Shaw, b. Dec. 25. 1885. 
Hazel Augusta, b. July 1, 1887 

iii in Brooklyn, N. T. 


70. Henry Trowbridge (Thomas i?.■»^ Hennf-\ Eutherford^\ Daniel^, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born August 14, 1836, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
June 29, 1900, in Williamstown, Mass. ; married, first, November 2, 1858, in New 
Haven, Lucy Elizabeth Parker, daughter of Joseph and Caroline (Mulford) 

^Parker, bom June 12, 1836, in New Haven; died March 28, 1881, in New Haven. 
He married, second, November 1, 1892, in Lowell, Mass., Cornelia Brinsmade, 
daughter of Josiah and Mabel (Hotchkiss) Brinsmade. She resides in New 

Henry Trowbridge was educated at Hopkins Grammar School, which he 
attended during the years 1850 and 1851, and the school of Amos Smith in New 
Haven. At the age of eighteen he entered the long-established house of H. Trow- 
bridge's Sons, a firm widely known in the West India trade and of which his 
father was senior partner. Like other members of his family, after several years 
of service in the branch of the business located in the West Indies, he returned to 
New Haven, and on reaching his majority was admitted a partner in the firm. 
His duties in the business necessitated his spending most of his time in the New 
York City office, and he was a well-known figure in business circles in that city. 
He was an energetic business man. and his untiring attention to the affairs of his 
firm were of the greatest benefit to it. He retired from active business when the 
partnership was dissolved in 1891. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a well-read man and had the happy faculty of remember- 
ing what he read, and his fund of information and anecdote made him a most 
interesting companion. He was a man firm in his convictions and loyal in his 
friendships. He was admitted in 1860 a member of the First Church of 
New Haven, to which his first wife had been admitted in 1858. His second 
wife is a member of Calvary Baptist Church, New Haven. 

By first harriage:* 

93. i. Henry, b. Aug. 12, 18.59. 

94. ii. Joseph Parker, b. June 8, 1861. 

95. iii. Thomas Rutherford,! b. Sept. 10, 1864. 

iv. Katharine Bacon, b. July 23, 1875 ; resides in New Haven ; unm. 

71. Thomas Eutherford Trowbridge (Thomas B.*^, Henry^^, Rutherford'-', 
Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas^), born March 3, 1839, in New Haven, 
Conn. ; died October 25, 1898, in Litchfield, Conn. ; married November 22, 1864, 
in New Haven, Katherine Bacon, daughter of Gen. Francis and Elizabeth Shel- 
don (Butcher) Bacon, born April 18, 1844, in Lancaster, Pa. She resides in 
New Haven. 

Thomas E. Trowbridge received his early education in his native city at the 
well known schools of Amos Smith, Lewis M. Mills and Stiles French. After 
leaving school he became identified with the firm of H. Trowbridge's Sons, West 
India merchants, of New Haven, which had been founded by his grandfather. 
The offices were on Long wharf, and it was in them, with his father and uncles, 
that he began his business career. At the age of nineteen he was sent to the 
West India branch of the firm, and lived in the islands of Barbados and Trinidad 
five years. On March 10, 1863, while living in Trinidad, he was appointed to 
act as United States consul there, and performed the duties of that office for 
several months. In the summer of 1863 he returned to New Haven, and was 
admitted a partner in his firm. A few years later the business was transferred to 
New York, as that city offered a more convenient port, although the main office 

• No children by second marriage. 

t Bapt. Aljrcd Hoadley. His name was changed in his boyhood by legislative act to the 


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continued to be in New Haven. Clianging methods of trade and of transporta- 
tion, leading ultimately to a modification of the West India business, induced 
Mr. Trowbridge and his brothers to withdraw from business, and the firm was 
finally dissolved by mutual consent in 1891. During all that time, thirty-six 
years, Mr. Trowbridge had been one of its most active members and in later 
years a partner. Since his retirement from business he had been occupied with 
his private interests and those of the institutions with which he was connected. 

Mr. Trowbridge was always interested actively in whatever concerned the wel- 
fare of New Haven, and, although never taking a very prominent part in the 
politics of the city, held several public offices of trust. He served in both 
branches of the city coimcil, and was president of the board of aldermen in 1886. 
In that year he was a candidate for mayor on the Republican ticket, but was 
defeated, although he reduced considerably the usual large Democratic majority. 
He was one of the organizers of and was the first president of the Republican 
League Club, in the interests of which he was active for many years. He was 
also for several years president of the New Haven Board of Harbor Commis- 
sioners. He was a stanch supporter of the First (Center) Church of New 
Haven, with which he imited in 1858, and as a member of its society's committee 
rendered eiEcient service. Mrs. Trowbridge united with the First Church in 

In the field of historical research Mr. Trowbridge's contributions are well 
known and will always be valued. It was through his efforts that funds were 
raised for the memorial tablets set in the walls of Center Church and that the 
crypt below was restored. He was a leading spirit in planning and carrying 
through the celebrations which during the twenty-five years that preceded his 
death had commemorated the city's growth and history ; and many of the tablets 
which mark historic spots were placed as a result of his researches and under his 
personal supervision. He was connected with the New Haven Colony Historical 
Society for thirty years as a director, secretary, and president, and rendered 
important service to the society in contributing and securing additions to its 
collections. He also compiled a number of papers which he read before the 
society. He was at great pains to investigate the facts connected with the sub- 
jects upon which he wrote, and his papers are regarded as trustworthy records of 
early New Haven history. These papers contain many valuable references to the 
business, conunercial and social life of the colony and city. He was an authority 
on Connecticut shipping interests and was familiar with their histoi-y from the 
earliest records. His writings are preserved in the published "Collections" of 
the historical society, those on the "Ancient Houses of New Haven" and the 
"Ancient Maritime Interests of New Haven" being the most important. Among 
his other papers were "A Sketch of the History of the New Haven Colony 
Historical Society," written for the opening of the society's present building in 
1892, and "The Action between the Chesapeake and the Shannon." He also 
contributed articles for several histories aiid historical publications. 

Mr. Trowbridge died at his country place in Litchfield, where he had passed 
his summers for many years. At the time of his death he was president of the 
New Haven Colony Historical Society and the Mercantile Safe Deposit Company, 
a director of the Mechanics Bank, a trustee of the New Haven Savings Bank, 
the New Haven Orphan Asylum and the New Haven City Burial Ground, a 
member of the committee of the First Ecclesiastical Society, the New Haven 
Proprietors Committee, the American Historical Association, the Society of 
Colonial Wars, the Sons of the American Revolution, the New Haven Chamber 
of Commerce and the New York Produce Exchange, a vice-president of the 
Connecticut Humane Society, and an honorary member of several historical 
societies in different parts of tlie country. 


The late Prof. James M. Hoppin of Yale University, who was a neighbor of 
]\Ir. Trowbridge both in New Haven and Litchfield, wrote in his memory this 
tribute of a friend: 

"The business and public life of Mr. Trowbridge has been set forth by those 
better able to do it, and I would but add a brief word of his personal qualities as 
they appeared to a friend's eye. He had a noble personality. He was a whole- 
souled man. His heart and hand were open as the day. He was of generous, 
manly nature, but did good modestly and his good actions were not always 
recorded in subscription lists or newspapers. Many a young man was aided along 
in life by him. Many a poor widow's heart was made to sing with joy by his 
timely benefactions. He was quick in his sympathies with the joys and sorrows 
of others. He judged men albeit skrewdly, but kindly and genially. While 
ardently attached, traditionally so, to his own church, he was broad-minded 
towards other religious denominations and had friends in them all, whether 
Protestant or Catholic. A New Haven man to the core, he was also beloved in 
Litchfield, where he had his country home. None knew better than he the whole 
region of Litchfield county and its pleasant drives. He had an eye to nature and 
scenery. Among his dying requests was to be moved to the window where he 
might see the eastern hills on which lay the sunrise light — his last morning 
on earth. 

"Mr. Trowbridge had a great love for historical researches, and much that is 
curious in the history of his native city and state, picked up by him in odd cor- 
ners and ways, will die with liim. His library, which was a fine one for a privates 
collection, was composed largely of books relating to American and English his- 
tory, and, above all, the naval and maritime history of the country. The papers 
Avhich he read before the New Haven Colony Historical Society on these and 
kindred topics, and published in the records of the society are, in their carefully 
collated facts, of real value. His personal observations also in regard to the West 
Indies were exceedingly interesting, mingling as he did in writing and conversa- 
tion the narrative and the general in his remarks. He was the type of a good 
citizen, awake to every popular interest, not seeking his own advancement nor 
jealous of the advancement of others, but working on the lines of sound sense and 
honest isolitics, whether of a local or national character. He was a man who 
disliked controversy, and while ready to defend his own opinions with spirit, was 
willing to give others the same chance, and thus he avoided bitter strife. There 
was something sweet-hearted about him which prevented him from having 
enmities, or arousing ill-will. He would rather be the anvil than the hammer, 
to take than to give offense. He was a loyal, unselfish friend, a man of absolute 
integrity and honor. And so another pilgrim of us on life's dusty road has 
gone to his everlasting rest."* 


9G. i. Francis Bacon, b. June 7, 1S66. 

ii. Edith Champion, b. June 29, 1870 : d. Feb. 28, 1896, in Florence, Italy ; unm. 
Her life was a simple and genuine life, yet full of earnest purpose. While at 
Miss Porter's school in Farmington she had developed a decided artistic talent, 
and she afterwards became a member of the Yale Art School, where her work 
was regarded as giving excellent promise. But it wa.s in the history of art 
that she found her favorite line of study, and she was making her second visit 
abroad for the purpose of studying Italian painting. In New Haven she wsis 
active in the organization of a working girls' club, in which she was deeply 
though unassumingly interested. The perfect sincerity of her character and 
her high ideals and her large-heartedness endeared her to all who were asso- 
ciated with her. 

* New Haven Register of Oct. 26, 180S. 

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72. WiLLUM EuTHERFORD Hayes Trowbridge {Tliomos 5.*^, Henry'-''-^, Buther- 
ford^^, DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas^, Thomas^), born May 7, 1842, in New Haven, 
Conn. ; resides in New Haven ; married June 29, 1865, in Philadelphia, Pa., 
Isabella Nesbit, daughter of Alexander and Hester Anna (Wilson) Nesbit, born 
May 30, 1813, in Philadelphia ; died October 12, 1901, in Dresden, Germany. 

William E. H. Trowbridge prepared for college at the school of Mr. Stiles 
French in New Haven and was graduated from Yale College in 1863. He spent 
the first year after graduation in traveling with a tutor in Egyi^t, Arabia, 
Palestine, Asia Minor, Turkey and Greece. Upon his return to the United 
States he was admitted a partner of Trowbridge & Co., the West India branch 
of his father's firm, H. Trowbridge's Sons of New Haven, and took up his resi- 
dence in Barbados, British West Indies, where he had charge of an important 
branch of the firm's business. He spent twenty years in that island, visiting his 
native place, however, every two or three years. In 1883 he was admitted a 
partner of H. Trowbridge's Sons, and in 18S5 he returned to New Haven to live. 
In 1891 the firm was dissolved by mutual consent and he retired from active busi- 
ness, and about two years later he and his family removed to Europe. He has 
resided there ever since, except for occasional visits to this country, and spends 
his time principally in Italy and England. He considers New Haven, however, 
as his residence. 

Mr. Trowbridge was admitted a member of the First Church in New Haven 
in 1858.' He was chosen one of its deacons in 1887, and performed the 
diities of that office until his removal to Europe in 1893, when he resigned. 
Wide travel and extensive reading have made Mr. Trowbridge an agreeable and 
instructive companion. He has contributed stories and sketches to a number of 
American and English newspapers and periodicals. He received the degi-ee of 
M.A. from Yale in 1867. 


i. William Rutherford Hayes, b. May 19, 1866 ; resides in London, Eug. ; unm. 
[See below.] 

ii. Isabella Thohasine, b. .Tan. 26, 1870; resides witli her father ; unm. 

iii. Clifford Nesbit. b. Feb. 3, 1871: attended Hopkins Grammar School In New 
Haven and the Black Hall School in Lyme, Conn. Having early manifested a 
preference for the life of a sailor, he entered the American merchant service. 
He had followed the sea for six years, during which time he had visited every 
quarter of the world, and was on his way from Charleston to New York to 
join a ship bound for China, when the schooner he was in was wrecked in a 
heavy gale and abandoned, the crew being picked up by the Clyde line steamer 
Iroquois and brought to New York. A cold, contracted while in the ship's 
boat, developed into pneumonia, of which he died at the home of his maternal 
grandmother in Bristol, Pa.. Dec. 20, 1893 ; unm. 

iv. Florence Caroline, b. Aug. 9, 1874 ; m. Apr. 29, 1902. John Edward Heaton 
and resides in New Haven, Conn. 

V. Hakold Rutherford, b. May 7, 1882 ; was educated at the Polytechnic in 
Dresden, Germany. He has traveled extensively in Europe, passing several 
months of each year in Switzerland in order to follow his favorite pastime 
of mountain climbing. He has made the ascent of the Matterhorn, Breit- 
horn, etc., and is a member of the Swiss Alpine Club. He resides with his 
father and is unmarried. 

W. E. H. Trowbridge, Jr., acquired his early education at Harrison College, 
one of the best schools in the West Indies. Here he attracted the attention of Bishop 
Mitchinson, since master of Pembroke, Oxford, who wished that he should complete his 
education at Oxford University, and was preparing him with a view to this, when at 
fourteen he was sent to the United States. Here he spent three years at Hopkins 
Grammar School in New Haven, Conn., and four at Tale University, from which he 
was graduated in 1887 with the degree of B..\. After an extended tour of Europe he 
returned to Barbados and entered the firm of Trowbridge & Co.. the representatives of 
H. Trowbridge's Sons of New Haven, West India merchants, which had been established 
for nearly a century in that island. On the closing of the firm's business four years 
later he entered the Colonial Bank of London and in the course of seven years was 
employed in various responsible posts in nearly all the bank's branches in the West 


A strong desire for a literary career, which had manifested itself by the publication of 
three books of Anglo-West Indian life ("Gossip of the Caribbees," "For the Vagabond 
Hour" and "Children of Men"), induced him to resign his post in the bank in January, 
1900, when he went to England to make literature his profession. Since that date he has 
made London his home and has written several books, of which the most popular have 
been the novels "The Letters of Her Mother to Elizabeth." "A Girl of the Multitude," 
"The vSituations of Lady Patricia" and "A Dazzling Reprobate," and the historical works 
"Court Beauties of Old Whitehall" and "Mirabeau the Demigod." A thorough knowl- 
edge of French, acquired in his early youth in the West Indies, led him to write a play in 
French lielles lettres, "Jezabel," which he published in Paris in 1903 in book form and 
dedicated, with her permission, to Madame Sarah Bernhardt. 

Besides his literary work he has found time for other things. In December. 1900, he 
received a commission as lieutenant in the 1st Cadet Battalion, The Queen's Royal West 
Surrey Regiment, from which he retired with the rank of captain in 1907. During this 
period he had the unique experience of taking part in the funeral procession of Queen 
Victoria. He has also obtained an intimate acquaintance with the conditions of the 
working classes in London, having lived for several years at the Passmore Edwards Settle- 
ment in that city, which owes its origin to Mrs. Humphrey Ward's novel "Robert Els- 
mere," and of which that lady is secretary. Association with the social work of the 
settlement has led to a keen interest in political questions. His principal recreations are 
fencing, motoring and rowing, and the holidays he has been able to get in the course of 
a very busy life are spent in traveling about England and the Continent. He is a member 
of the Royal Societies, the Playgoers and the New Vagabonds clubs of London and the 
Bridgetown Club of Barbados, B. W. I. His present address is 33 Buckingham Gate. 

Mr. Trowbridge's published books are as follows : "Gossip of the Caribbees," 1S94 : 
"The Children of Men," 1905: "For the Vagabond Hour," 1S96; "The Letters of Her 
Mother to Elizabeth," 1901; "The Grandmother's Advice to Elizabeth," 1902; "Egl§e : 
A Girl of the Multitude," 1902 ; "The Situations of Lady Patricia," "O Duchess !" and 
"An Inarticulate Genius,'' 1903 : "That Little Marquis of Brandenburg or The Boyhood 
of Frederick the Great." 1904 ; "A Dazzling Reprobate." 190.5 ; "Court Beauties of Old 
Whitehall." 1900; "Jlirabeau the Demigod." 1907; and ".Tezabel : un drame en un acte 
en prose," 1903. 

73. EuTHERFOED TROWBRIDGE (Thoiiias R.*^, Heiiry'^^, Rutherford'-'^, DanieP, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born December 1, 1851, in New Haven, Conn.; 
resides in New Haven ; married, first, October 5, 1882, in New Haven, Alice 
Maude Anderson, daughter of John Charles and Mary (Beecher) Anderson. He 
married, second, January 8, 1891, in Ansonia, Conn., May Wells Farrel, daughter 
of Franklin and Julia Lockwood (Smith) Farrel, born May 26, 1868, in Ansonia. 

Rutherford Trowbridge received his early education at the well-known school 
of Stiles French in his native city. He had studied with a view to entering Tale 
College, but in 1868 inducements were offered him to leave school and take a 
position in the firm of H. Trowbridge's Sons, of which his father was senior 
member. This position was in the West India branch of the house, in the 
island of Barbados, B. W. I. After acquiring a thorough knowledge of this part 
of the firm's business he returned to New Haven and entered the head office in 
that city. After the retirement of his uncle and cousin in 1885 he was admitted 
to full partnership with his father and brothers, and was occupied with his duties 
in the firm until it was dissolved by mutual consent in 1891. 

Since his retirement from the West India business Mr. Trowbridge has been 
engaged with the care of numerous family trusts and with the management of 
a number of corporations with which he is identified. Among the more 
prominent of the latter, in which he is also a director, are the National New 
Haven Bank, the Development Company of America and the Mexican Lumber 
Company. He is also one of the incorporators of tlie New Haven Savings Bank. 
He is a director and member of the advisory board of the Carrington Publishing 
Company, proprietors of the Journal and Courier, the oldest newspaper in 

Mr. Trowbridge has always taken a prominent part in local polities. In 1881 
he received an appointment with the rank of colonel on the staff' of Gov. Hobart 
B. Bigelow-. In 1884 he was elected a member of the cit,y council, and held that 


office for two years. On very many occasions during and since that period he 
has served as a member of committees, both municipal and state. At the 
Republican state convention held in 1904 he was unanimously chosen a presi- 
dential elector-at-large, and in tlie election that followed received the largest 
number of votes of any elector. At the present time he is a member of the 
New Haven Park Commission, and is also a director of the New Haven Hospital, 
the New Haven Board of Associated Charities and the Connecticut Humane 

Mr. Trowbridge is much interested in the welfare of his native city and has 
contributed generously to her civic, educational and charitable institutions. 
Among his more prominent gifts have been the following. In 1S99, in memory 
of his father, he establislied the Thomas E. Trowbridge Course of Lectures on 
Architecture in the Tale School of Fine Arts. The memorial window in Center 
Church, illustrating the arrival of the first settlers at New Haven in 163S, was 
placed there by Mr. Trowbridge as another tribute to his father's memory. He 
founded, as a memorial to his only son, the Rutherford Institute m the 
Young Men's Christian Association in New Haven, which is designed to give a 
technical education to poor boys. Also in memory of his son he established the 
Rutherford Trowbridge, Jr., Scholarship in Hopkins Grammar School in that 

In New Haven Mr. Trowbridge is a member and one of the board of governors 
of the Quirmipiack Club, and a member of the Union League and the New Haven 
Country clubs, the Yale Archaeological Society and the Society of Connecticut 
Arts and Sciences, and is a life member of the New Haven Colony Historical 
Society, of which he is also a director. He is also a member of the Union 
League Club and the Metropolitan Museum of Arts of New York City, the 
National Geographical Society of Washington, D. C, and the Connecticut Society 
of the Sons of the American Revolution, and is an associate member of the New 
Hampshire Society of the Cincinnati. In Stockbridge, Mass., where he has 
passed many summers, he is a director of the Golf Club and the Casino Company. 
He was admitted a member of the First Church in New Haven in 1879. In 
1896 he took a letter to Trinity Church in New Haven, in which he was 
confirmed and of which he is at present a vestryman. 

By first marriage: 
j. Elsie Rutherford, b. .Tune 17, 1S83. 

By second marriage: 
ii. Rutherford, b. Apr. 13, 1894 ; was a student at Hopkins Grammar School ; 

74. CouRTLANDT Heney Trowbridge (Eenry'^", Henry^^, Eutherford^^, DanieP, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), bom April 21, 1870, in New Haven, Conn.; 
resides in New Haven; married, first, April 26, 1892, in Deckertown, N. J., 
Blanche Tyler, daughter of Charles and Alice (Whitaker) Tyler, born February 
23, 1871. in Deckertown; died June 27, 1892, in Deckertown. He married, 
second, December 28, 1893, in Bridgeport, Conn., Cornelia Elizabeth Hubbard, 
daughter of Dr. Robert and Cornelia Boardmau (Hartwell) Hubbard, born July 
12, 1S70, in Bridgeport. 

Courtlandt H. Trowbridge prepared for college at Hopkins Graimiiar School 
in New Haven and entered the Sheffield Scientific School of Yale University, 
where he pursued the special course of studies. Since leaving college he has 
made his home in New Haven. He is fond of open air life and passes several 
months of each year at his country place in Washington, Litchfield county, Conn. 


Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Quinnipiack Club of New Haven, the New 
Haven Country Club, the New Haven Lawn Club and the St. Anthony Club of 
New York City. He is also a member of Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., 
of New Haven, and the Tale chai)ter of the Delta Psi fraternity. 

Bii second marriage:* 
i. Virginia, b. Oct 21, lS9i. 
ii. Henry, b. Mar. 15, 180G. 
iii. Robert Hubbard, b. Dec. 14, 1900. 

75. EzEKiEL Hayes Trowbridge (Ezehiel H.'^. Henry^^, Rutherford^'^, Daniel", 
Thomas*, Tltomas", Thomas^), born March 22, 1841, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
November 30, 1901, in New Haven; married, first, April 26, 1865, in New York 
City, Amelia B. TJlilhorn, daughter of Caspar Frederick and Sarah Maria 
(Goodrich) LTilliorn, born July 30, 1844, in New Haven; died January 31, 1867, 
in New Haven. He married, second, November 10, 1869, in New York City, 
Katheriue Allen Quincy, daughter of John Williams and Katherine Feeks 
(Allen) Quincy, born April 22, 1846, in New York City. She resides in New 

E. Hayes Trowbridge early entered the service of the old firm of H. Trow- 
bridge's Sons, of which his father was a member. Here he was trained to 
familiarity with the West India trade in which the firm was engaged; and into 
partnership relations with the firm he ultimately entered, a connection con- 
tinued until the expiration of the partnership by limitation in 1885. So closely 
associated with his father as to be almost identified with him in 
interests, Mr. Trowbridge shared with him in the gradual transfer of his business 
undertakings from the foreign shipping trade to railroad, banking and commer- 
cial enterprises nearer home. This close association in business with his father 
continued until the death of the latter in 1893 ; and since then Mr. Trowbridge 
devoted himself to the management of the large property interests which he and 
his father had jointly built up, and of which his father's demise had left him in 
sole charge. 

His business talents and his extensive share in the cormnercial life of the city 
where he lived brought him many positions of trust, responsibility and honor. 
Thus, he served as a direct-or of the old New Haven National Bank, and of its 
j'ounger associate the Second National Bank. He was on the managing boards 
of the New Haven Gas Light Company, the New Haven Water Company, the 
Fair Haven and Westville Railroad Company, the Winchester Avenue Railroad 
Company and the New England Street Railway Company, and was vice-presi- 
dent of the Boston and New York Air Line Railroad Company. He was a mem- 
ber of the New Haven Chamber of Commerce. In these various posts he showed 
himself the faithful and efficient man of business. 

Mr. Trowbridge had a hearty interest in the welfare of the city where he lived. 
He gave of his means to foster its charities and to increase its attractiveness. 
He contributed generously to the erection of the maternity ward of the New 
Haven Hospital, and he gave to Grace Hospital. He aided in the construction 
of the handsome building occupied by the Young Men's Christian Association. 
He was much interested in the Center Church, of which he had been a member 
since 1864, and he gave to it, in memory of his father, the fine window 
over the pulpit representing Rev. John Davenport preaching to the first settlers 

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on New Haven soil. He was an active and generous member of the committee of 
the society connected with the Center Church, and he remembered all these 
interests in his will. He built and presented to the city the Trowbridge Drive 
that adds so much to the beauty and accessibility of East Rock Park. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a genial and companionable man, and his welcome asso- 
ciation with others is attested by his membership in such organizations as the 
Society of Colonial Wars, the Quinnipiaek Club, the Ansantawae Club, the New 
Haven Lawn Club, the New Haven Country Club and the Union League Club of 
New York City. It was at his summer home in Litchfield in the September 
before his decease that !Mr. Trowbridge was seized with the illness that proved 

By second maniagc-j 
i. Adele Hates, b. July 30, ISTO : d. Nov. 25, 1874. 

97. ii. Hates Quinct, b. Oct. 27,J 1875. 

98. iii. Edmund Quinct, b. Nov. 20, 1877. 

iv. DOROTHT Quinct. b. Mar. 23, 1S8G : in. Apr. 7. 1900, Robert Hager, Jr.. nnd 
resides in New York City. 

76. WiNSTOX John Trowbridge {Winslun J.^-. Henry^--, Rutherford'^'-, DaiiieP, 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born November 24, 1856, in New Haven, Comi. ; 
resides in New Haven; married October 16, 1884, in Lexington, Ky., Annie 
Mitchell, daughter of Thomas and Mary (Smith) Mitchell, born March 2, 1861, 
in Lexington. 

Winston J. Trowbridge passed his early youth in the island of Barbados, 
B. W. I. After returning to New Haven he prepared for college at Hopkins 
Grammar School and was graduated from Yale College in 1879 with the degree 
of B.A. The following seven months were occupied by a European trip. On 
returning to New Haven he entered the Yale Law School, from which he was 
graduated with the degree of LL.B. in 1881, The following year he took a posi- 
tion in the paymaster's office of the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad Company in New Haven, In the fall of 1883 he obtained a more 
satisfactory place in the treasurer's office of the same company in New York, to 
which city he removed. In the spring of 1885, his health not being good, he 
resigned that position and returned to New Haven. The following year he 
became associated with his uncle Ezekiel H. Trowbridge and the latter's son, E. 
Hayes Trowbridge, in the management of the several properties and trust estates 
with which they were identified. Since their death he has continued to manage 
these and other trust estates, and has succeeded his cousin as a director in several 

Mr. Trowbridge is a trustee and assistant treasurer of the New Haven Savings 
Bank, and a director of the Second National Bank of New Haven, the New 
Haven Gas Light Company and the New Haven Water Company, He is a mem- 
ber of the Quinnipiaek, Graduates and New Haven Country clubs, the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society, the New Haven Chamber of Commerce, and 
the Yale chapter of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, 

' 15, 1890. 
15, 1892 ; d. Dec. 19. 1893. 

* Biographical sltetch read by Prof. VTilliston Wallter before ttie annual court of tbe Society 
of Colonial Wars of Connecticut on May S, 1901. 
t No cliildren by first marriage. 
t Correcting New Haven City Vital Records. 


"7. Frank. Dean Trowbridge {Winston J.^'-, Henry^"', Butherford^'^, Daniel^. 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'), born Mareli 16, 1861, in Barbados, B. W. I.; 
resides in New Haven, Conn. ; married May 16, 1889, in Davenport, Iowa, Carrie 
Haven Hubbell, daughter of George Edward and Mary Brewster (Pease) 
Hubbell, born August 9, 18G4, in Davenport. 

Frank D. Trowbridge took his preparatory studies at Hopkins Grammar and 
Black Hall schools. He was graduated with the degTee of B.A. from Yale College 
in 1884, and traveled for most of the two succeeding years. In May, 1886, he 
entered the office of Hazard & Parker, bankers and brokers, in New York City, 
in which connection he continued one year. He then returned to New Haven, 
and on May 1, 1888, entered the National New Haven Bank, with which he has 
since been identified and in which his promotion has been rapid. Beginning as 
clerk, lie was soon advanced to the office of teller and on July 1, 1902, was 
appointed cashier. On September 20, 1905, he was elected president of the 
bank, a position he has since filled with success. He is also chairman and 
treasurer of the New Haven Sinking Pund Commission. 

Mr. Trowbridge resides in New Haven. He is a member of the Quinnipiack, 
Graduates, New Haven Country and New Haven Yacht clubs, the Yale chapter 
of the Delta Kappa Epsilon fraternity, and is a life member of the New Haven 
Colony Historical Society. He makes his summer home in Old Lyme, Conn., 
on Long Island Sound. 


i. Makgaret Dean, b. Nov. 2, 1890. 
ii. Mary Brewster, b. May 23, 1894. 

7 7a. Elford Parry Trowbridge {Winston J.^-, Eenry^^, Rutherford'^, 
DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas-. Thomas'), born September 16, 1862, in New Haven, 
Conn.; resides in New Haven: married October 5, 1904, in Old Lyme, Conn., 
Amia Bertha Chadwick, daughter of Daniel and Ellen (Noyes) Chadwick, born 
•January 1, 1866, in Old Ljrme. 

Elford P. Trowbridg-e prepared for college at Phillips Academy at Andover, 
Mass., and was graduated from Yale University in 1887 with the degree of B.A. 
He then spent about two years in travel abroad and in tliis country. In 1889 he 
entered the office of the paymaster of the New York, New Haven and Hartford 
Railroad Company in New Haven, Conn., where he remained until July 1, 189.3. 
He then was appointed stationer for that corporation, his duties being to pur- 
chase and distribute stationery and all kindred supplies used by that large rail- 
road system. While he conducted this office, tliis branch of the company's business 
was carried on in a most efficient manner and various economies were inaugu- 
rated. He resigned his position with the railroad in 1898 and purchased a con- 
trolling interest in the Montowese Brick Company, a brick manufacturing plant 
in Montowese near New Haven. He subsequently acquired all of its stock, and 
is now sole owner and president of the company. 

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Quinnipiack, Graduates, New Haven 
Country and New Haven Lawn clubs, the Yale Club of New York City, the 
New Haven Colony Historical Society and the Yale chapter of the Delta Kappa 
Epsilon fraternity. He resides in New Haven and has a summer home in 
Old Lyme, Conn. 


78. Stephen Atwater Trowbridge {Edwin L.^", Amos^*, Rutherford'^. 
DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas'^, Thomas'), born June 8, 1838, in Brooldyn. N. Y.; 
died August 23, 1897, in Toledo, Oliio; married June 16, 1864, in Pekin, HI., 
Frances Sabilla Gill, daughter of Thomas Nelson and Theresa Amelia (Booker) 
Gill, born January 10, 1845, in Pekin. She resides in Toledo, Ohio. 


Stephen A. Trowbridge prior to 1880 was secretary of the Peoria, Pekiu and 
Jacksonville Kailroad Company, following- which he became jiaymaster of the 
Toledo and Ohio Central Railroad Company. He then with David E. Lock 
(Petroleum V. Nasby) started a lithographing business in Toledo, Ohio, which 
they conducted for several years. At the time of his death he was in the life 
and accident insurance business. He was secretary of the Anthony Wayne 
Chapter of the Sons of the American Eevolvition. 


99. i. Edwin Lucius, b. Apr. 12, 1871, in New York City. 

ii. Alida Bulford, b. Apr. 27, 1876, in Peoria, 111.; d. Nov. 18, 1894, in Toledo, 

Ohio : unm. 
iii. Nelson Gill, b. Mar. 24, 1881, in Toledo ; is in the dry goods business there ; 


79. James Atwater Trowbridge (Amos H.^^, Amos^^, Rutherford^^, DanieP, 
Thomas*, Tliomas", Thomas^), born June 6, 1843, in New Haven, Conn.; resides 
in New York City; married, first, December 7, 1869, in New York City, Kate 
Bloodgood, daughter of William Adolphus and Margaret Ann (Bromlee) Blood- 
good, born in 1843 in New York City; died November 19, 1873, in New 
York City. He married, second, April 30, 1884, in Plainfield, N. J., Jennie 
Niles (Gardiner) Benjamin, widow of William Wallace Benjamin of Ossining, 
N. Y., and daugliter of Hugh Brodie and Mary Elizabeth (Niles) Gardiner, born 
September 9, 1850, in Madison, Wis. 

James A. Trowbridge resides in New York City and is retired from active 
business life. He was for many years connected with Vermilye & Co., bankers, 
of that city, of which he was the senior member until about two years before 
that firm dissolved. He always devoted a great deal of attention to his business 
and was well known in financial circles. He is a member of the Union League 
Club and other organizations in New York City. 

Bij first marriage: 
99a. i. William Bloodoood, b. Nov. 12, 1873. 

Bij second marriage: 
ii. .Tajie.s Atwater. b. .Tuly 9, 1886. 
iii. Gardiner, b. Oct. 15, 1889. 
iv. Arthur Lusk, b. Apr. 24, 1892. 

80. Edwin Dwioht Trowbridge (Amos H.^*, Amos^*, RutherforcP'^. DanieP. 
Thomas*, Thomas'-. Thomas'^), bom June 29, 1849, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
February 24, 1904, in New York City; married December 5, 1876, in New Haven, 
Harriet Trowbridge Carrington, daughter of John Bennett and Harriet Hayes 
(Trowbridge (No. 27, ii)) Carrington, bom August 9, 1851, in New Haven; died 
April 19, 1904. in New York City. 

Edwin D. Trowbridge became a member of the banking fii-m of Yemiilye & Co. 
of New York City. He continued in this firm until about a year before his 
death. He was well known socially in New York, and was a member of the 
Union League, Grolier, New York Yacht and Seawanhaka Corinthian Yacht 
clubs, the Dowai To\vn iVssociation, the New England Society, the Society of 
Colonial Wars and the New York Mayflower Society. 


i. Emily Cakrinoton. b. Sept. 12, 1879 ; m. Apr. 24, 19!'>2. Frederic Gallatin, Jr., 

and resides in New York City, 
ii. Louise Atwater, b. July 14, 1882. 


81. Dr. George Trowbridge (Amos E.^*, Amos^'*, Rutherford^", Daniel", 
Thomas*. Thomas'^, Thomas^), bom July 11, 1855, in Xew Haven, Conn.; died 
September 10, 1898, in New York City; married May 25, 1881, in New York 
City. Theodora Polhemus, daughter of Abraham Ditmas and Mary Cortelieou 
Gerritsen) Polliemus, bom July 16, 1858, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; died March 31, 
1903, in New York City. 

George Trowbridge fitted for college at Charlier Institute, New York City, and 
Hopkins Grammar School, New Haven, Conn. He was graduated from Yale 
College in 187S, among the prominent men in his class, being a member of the 
Psi TJpsilon fraternity and the Scroll and Key Society. The following year he 
entered the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New York City, from which 
he was graduated with the degree of M.D. in 1881. He received the degree of 
M.A. from Yale in 1882. He was occupied with the practice of his profession in 
New York City until 1884, when he retired from active practice to devote himself 
to the cultivation of his scientific and literary tastes. 

Doctor Trowbridge was a veiy genial man, popular with his college classmates 
and with liis associates in after life. At the time of his death he belonged to 
the Union, University, Eacquet and Tennis, New York Yacht and Camera clubs 
of New York City. 


i. Theodora Polhemus, b. Aug. 12, 188."; m. Oct. 20, 1900, Douglas Ludlow 

Elliraan and resides in New York City, 
ii. Julia Atwater, b. Oct. 11, 1884; m. Dec. 20, 1906, D. Herbert Lloyd and 

resides in New York City. 

82. Frederick Kellogg Trowbridge (George A.^^, Amos^*, Rutherford^", 
Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), bom April 26, 1843, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; 
resides in New York City ; married December 7, 1871, in New York City, Elvira 
Kellogg Trowbridge, daughter of Edwin Lucius and Alida (Bulford) Trow- 
bridge,* bom August 27, 1848, in Brooklyn. 

Frederick K. Trowbridge has been well known for many years in banking 
circles in New York City, where he resides. He is a member of the Union 
League and Grolier clubs and the New York Mayflower Society. 


99b. i. EDwnN Kellogg, b. May 12, 1876. 

83. Prof. Augustus Trowbridge (George A.^^, Amos^*. Rutherford^", DanieP, 
Thomas*, Thomas-. Thomas'^), bom January 2, 1870, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; resides 
in Princeton, N. J.; married September 20, 1893, in New York City, Sarah 
Esther Fulton, daughter of Justin Dewey and Sarah Esther (Norcross) Fulton, 
bom May 19, 1870, in Boston, Mass. 

Augustus Trowbridge prepared for college at Phillips Academy. Andover, 
Mass., in 1886-7. He was a student at Columbia University, New York City, 
from 1889 to 1893, but was not graduated. Wliile at Columbia, in 1889, he was 
elected a member of the Delta chapter of Delta Phi fraternity. He entered 
the University of Berlin, Germany, in 1894, receiving the degree of Ph.D. in 1897. 
The following year he was appointed instructor in physics in the University of 
Michigan, where he remained two years. In 1900 he was appointed assistant 
professor of physics in the University of Wisconsin, and in 1903 was advanced 
to a full professorship at the same institution, a chair he filled until 1906. In 
the latter year he accepted a call to a professorship of physics at Princeton Uni- 
versity, Princeton, N. J., which he holds at present. He resides in Princeton.f 

of Professor Trowbridge could be obtained. 

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i. Katheei^-e, b. Oct. 7, 1894, in Berlin, Germany. 

ii. George Augustus, b. Aug. 12, 1897, in Berlin. 

ill. Cornelius Polhemus, b. Aug. 22, 1S9S, in New York City. 

84. Geoege Edward TEOWBRrocE (EUhu F.^'', John T.^^, Johii^^, Daniel", 
Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas''), born May 20, 1846, in Chatham, Ohio; resides 
in Denver, Colo. ; married September 3, 1893, in Denver, Martha Louisa 
Wheeler, daughter of John Oatman and Sarah Ann (Neel) Wheeler, born 
February 8, 18G0, in Albion, Iowa. 

George E. Trowbridge soon after his marriage settled in Arkins, Colo., where 
he was engaged in farming for several years. About 1900 he removed to Denver, 
Colo., where he is in tlie teaming business. 


1. George Robert, b. June 2(1, 1895. 
ii. Mart Henrietta, b. Nov. 7, 1S96. 

85. Capt. Miles Marshall Trowbridge {Stewart H.^^, John r.^=, John^^, 
DanieP, Thomas^ Thom^as", Thomas^), born May 22, 1843, in Dover, Wis.; 
resides in Portland, Ore. ; married February 22, 1869, in Dover, Eachel Sanders 
Crawford, daughter of John and Charlotte (Sanders) Crawford, born February 
16, 1842, in Jersey City, jST. J. ; died February 6, 1898, in Portland. 

Miles M. Trowbridge passed the first fourteen years of his life in the imme- 
diate neighborhood of his grandfather, and learned lessons of patriotism from his 
lips through stories of his adventurous life. He worked on his father's farm 
summers and attended the common school winters until the breaking out of the 
Civil War in 1861. His father restrained him from enlisting with the three 
month men, but when Fremont's proclamation in Missouri disclosed that it 
would be a fight to a finish, and remove the cause of the war, his consent was 
given and Miles enlisted September 10, 1861, in Company C, 1st Wisconsin 
Infantry, for three years and went as one of the color guards to that regiment. 
The regiment was employed in keeping open communications and similar duties 
in Kentucky, Tennessee and Northern Alabama until September, 1862.* 

The first serious battle in which the regiment engaged was at Perryville, Octo- 
ber 8, 1862. During the battle, the regiment in front lost every field officer and 
was thrown into confusion and obliged to retire. The 1st Wisconsin was 
advanced to its place and with the assistance of artillery held the position until 
all the artillery horses were killed or unmanageable. The regiments of the 
brigade were ordered to hold the ground while the guns were withdrawn. About 
this time the 1st Wisconsin made a dash and captured the flag of the 1st Tennes- 
see. Protected by the fire of other regiments, the 1st Wisconsin took away from 
the field every gun and caisson by hand. Their flag was riddled by balls and 
flag staff severed in two places. All the color guard but three were killed or 
wounded. The regiment received the thanks of Indiana for rescuing the battery 
which belonged to that state, and a present of a full complement of colors in 
recog-nition of its bravery. 

Miles was reported mortally wounded. His father went down for his body, 
but saved his life by careful nursing. He removed him to the Louisville hospital, 
and on November 15 he was discharged as permanently disabled. Even then 
the chances of his reaching home alive seemed about even, but by easy stages, 
and laying over a day or two for rest in different places, his father brought him 
through. The ball entered his left shoulder, passed through the upper portion 
of his lung and came out close by the spine. He has never fully recovered from 


the effects. He remained at home and in the fall of 1863 removed with his father 
to Lyle, Minu. 

A part of the succeeding year, as his health became firmer, was spent in com- 
mencing a higher education, but he was chiefly indebted for his admirable fund 
of information and terse use of the English language to his persistent habit of 
reading, formed in his boyhood and kept up after the war. He was not satisfied 
to study while others were fighting, and on September 2, 1864, re-enlisted in Com- 
pany K, 4th Minnesota Infantry. He joined the i-egiment in season to take part 
in the terrific fight at Altoona, where Corse "held the fort" on Sherman's signals, 
notwithstanding his great loss of men and the individual loss of an ear and a 
cheek bone. 

He was among the sixty thousand selected for the march to the sea. After 
resting at Savannah more than a month, the still longer march north commenced 
in February. This was a far more arduous task. The spring rains rendered it 
necessary to corduroy all roads for the passage of baggage and artillery and fre- 
quently rendered the swollen rivers impassable, and Joe Johnston, at least second 
in ability of Confederate generals, commanded the enemy and delivered a blow 
at this wing or the other at every opportunity. Then followed the surrender of 
the Confederate armies, the grand review at Washington, and the mustering out, 
which occun-ed July 19, 1865. 

Mr. Trowbridge held the offices of town clerk, town treasurer and chairman of 
the board of supervisors in the town of Lyle, and in 1877 was elected county com- 
missioner from the southwest district. He held this office for three years, and 
was quite instrumental in the erection of the court house. The people voted not 
to issue bonds for that purpose, and as the records were unsafe under existing 
conditions be with others wisely disregarded present popularity, and the outcries 
of the penny wise and pound foolish, and voted to raise the necessary amount by 
taxation, distributed over three years time. In the fall of 1880 the court house 
was so far advanced as to show it was an excellent bargain for the money and he 
was promoted to the office of register of deeds of Mower county, which he held 
by successive elections for six years. He proved an efficient and acceptable 
officer. During this period he became captain of Company G, 2d Eegiment, 
Minnesota National Guard, and brought the company up in numbers and effi- 
ciency. He realized the importance of such organizations for the presei-vation 
of order and as a preparation for defense, and enjoyed the esteem and confidence 
of the company. 

In the spring- of 1887 Captain Trowbridge was employed to get up a set of 
abstract books at Superior, Wis. His experience as register of deeds fitted him 
for this work and gave him the reputation that secured him the position. A 
year and a half later he moved to Portland, Ore., where he accepted a position 
with the Pacific Title and Trust Company, with which he has since been identi- 
fied. Captain Trowbridge has a fine home on Portland Heights, a thousand feet 
above sea level, which commands a beautiful view of the city and harbor, with 
Mounts Hood and Adams in the distance. 


09c. i. John Stewart, b. Jan. 27, ISTO. 

ii. Henry Marshall, b. Feb. 21, 1875 ; is in the building business in TortLind, 

Ore. ; unm. 
iii. Mary Leona, b. Dec. 2, 1877 ; resides with her father ; num. 
iv. Alfred Lockwood, b. Oct. 15, ISSO ; was graduated from Stanford University 

in 1905, being president of his class. He is engaged with his profession, that 

of a civil engineer, in Portland ; unm. 
V. Frank Hudson, b. May 25, 1882 ; is an electrician in Portland ; unm. 
vi. Miles Cameron, b. Sept. 25, ISSl; is a stenographer in Portland; unm. 

• i-iv born in Lyle, Minn. ; v-vi in Austin, Minn. 


86. Henry Count Trowbridge {Stewart E.'"^, John T.^^, Johii^^, Daniel", 
Thomas*, Thomas-. Thomas^), born April 22, 1846, in Dover, Wis.; resides in 
Lylo (Austin P. O.). Minn.; married January 2, 1871. in Austin, Eoxana Chand- 
ler, danghter of Welcome and Amy (Phelps) Chandler, born November 9, 1852, 
in ^Milton, Ontai-io. Canada. 

Henry C. Trowbridge was brought up on his father's farm. At the age of 
eighteen he enlisted in the Union army in the Civil War. He was mustered 
March 21, 1865, in Company A, 11th Hlinois Cavalry, and was stationed at 
Memphis, Tenn., until August of that year, when he was discharged, having in 
the meantime suffered from a severe ease of tj^shoid fever, from which he has 
never fully recovered. After his discharge he joined his parents in Minnesota, 
where he has since resided, engaged in farming in the town of Lyle, near Austin, 
Mower county. He is also president of a fine creamei-y near his farm. 

In Mr. Trowbridge is combined strong individuality and a genial temperament, 
and he has always been a leader in the affairs of the community in which he has 
lived since 1863. He has been active in school affairs and township management, 
having been school director, town treasurer and chairman of the board of super- 
visors many terms. He enjoys the confidence and respect of his neighbors to the 
fullest degree. 


i. Nettie Elinor, b. July 5, 187.3 : m. June 2-1, 1806. Samuel Henry Warington 
and resides in Lyle. 
nOd. ii. Frederick Adelbeet, b. May 22. 1875. 

iii. Grace Editu. b. July 5, 1878: m. July 2, 1902, Alaason Bemis Wilder and 

resides in Lyle. 
iv. Ethel Irene, b. Jlar. 13, 1880; resides with her parents; unm. 
OOe. V. Harry Chandler, b. June 9, 1883. 

vi. George Truman, b. Aus. 31, 1887; conducts the home farm in Lyle: unm. 

87. Lewis Lothrop Trowbridge (Leivis JS."", Elias^' , John^^, DanieV, Thomas*, 
Thomas-, Thomas'^), born May 15, 1864, in Buffalo, N". T. ; resides in Eeading, 
Pa.; married May 39, 1900, in St. Louis, Mo., Mary Peck Gray, daughter of 
James Eichard and Sarali (Sr,,tt) (ivny. bdni :\rar.-h li. IsTl. in JciiVr^nn, Tex. 

Lewis L. Trowbridge \v:w -rMdiKil.'.] IV.. in Hiiff^iln I •,iiv.-i-<ily wiih tli,. ,lr-,ve of 
Ph.G. in 1888, and then. lNN>-lto, |,nrsn,.,l a ,-,,iirsc in mcrallin-v aii.l .■licmistry 
at the University of Micliigan. He became assistant superintendent of the 
Missouri Car and Foundry Company in St. Louis, Mo. He left there in 1900 to 
become general manager of the Eeading Car Wheel Company of Eeading, Pa., a 
position which he at present occupies. His home is in Eeading. 


i. James Gray. b. Ain-. 0, 1901 : d. Apr. 15. 1001. 

88. Fredehick Elias Trowbridge {Lewis BS''^, Elias^~, Jo/n?'^, Daniel". 
Thomas*. Thomas-, Thomas'^), born May 15, 1864, in Buffalo, X. T. ; resides in 
Lewiston, IST. Y. ; married December 28, 1892, in Lewiston, Alice Thorburn 
Craigie, daughter of John and Margaret (Thorburn) Craigie, born ilareh 15, 
1861, in Nithvale. Canada ; died March 20, 1899, in Lewiston. 

Frederick E. Trowbridge is a cai-penter and builder, and has been engaged in 
his trade both in Buffalo. X. Y., and in Lewiston, N. Y.. where he at present 


Lewis Craigie, b. May 21, 1894. 
John Frederick, b. Feb. 21, 1S9C. 


89. WiLLLiM Wallace Trowbridge {George T."', John^^, Joseph--, Caleh^-, 
Joseph'^, Thomas*, Thomas'^, Thomas''-), bom April 11, 1S57, in Allingtown 
(Orange), Conn.; resides in Newark, N. J.; married May 12, 1880, in East 
Orange, N. J., Ida Bernice Hamilton, daughter of Benjamin and Leah (Doland) 
Hamilton, born January 14, 1859, in Hackettstown, N. J. 

William W. Trowbridge went in childhood with his parents to Newark, N. J., 
where he lias since remained. He is engaged in hat manufacturing. 


i. Leah Hamilton, b. Sept. 2.3, 1881; m. June 30, 1899, Beujamin Wilbur 

McPeek ,ind resides in Newark, 
ii. Louisa Edith, b. June 28, 1892. 

90. Isaac Little Trowbridge (Elisha M.'^*, John*'^, Joseph--, Caleh^-, Joseph^, 
Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas*), bom July 30, 1856, in Bridgeport, Conn.; resides 
in Naugatuck, Conn. ; married July 3, 1881, in Naugatuck, Ida Jane Moore, 
daughter of John and Martha (Flyun) Moore, bom November 2, 1863, in 

Isaac L. Trowbridge settled in Naugatuck, Conn., where he engaged in the 
real estate business. On May 4, 1898, he was appointed by President McKinley 
postmaster of Naugatuck, an office which he still holds. 


i. Edith Moore, b. Apr. .5, 1882. 

91. Frederick Clinton Trowbridge (Elisha M.'^*, John**, Joseph--, Caleh*^, 
Joseph'^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas*), bom March 31, 1859, in Bridgeport, 
Conn. ; died June 27, 1902, in Naugatuck, Conn. ; mamed January 18, 1883, in 
Naugatuck, Mary Leslie Kane, who resides in Naugatuck.* 

Frederick C. Trowbridge removed with his elder brother to Naugatuck, Conn., 
where he worked at the trade of cutter in the Goodyear Rubber Goods Manu- 
facturing Company. 


i. LeRot Leslie, b. Sept. 29, 1883 ; is with the Goodyear Mfg. Co. in Naugatuck. 

ii. Freida, b. Dec. 6, 1884. 

iii. Kenneth Bateman, b. Jan. 17, 1892. 

iv. Amy, b. Aug. 21, 1893 ; d. Oct. 29, 1893. 

92. John Hatfield Trowbridge (Elisha M.*^*, John**, Joseph-'-, Caleh*-, 
Joseph^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas*), born June 6, 1875, in Newark. N. J.; 
resides in Naugatuck, Conn.; married October 12, 1898, in Naugatuck, Eleanor 
Amelia Wig-more, daughter of Thomas Nixon and Eleanor (Freeman) Wigmore, 
bom May 30, 1877, in Seymour, Conn. 

John H. Trowbridge settled in Naugatuck, Conn., where lie is an electrician 
with the Goodyear Metallic Rubber Shoe Company. 


93. Henry Trowbridge (Henry'"', Thomas B.*^, Henry^^, Rutherford*^, 
Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas*), bom August 12, 1859, in New Haven, 
Conn. ; died June 24, 1894, in Trinidad, B. W. I. ; married October 6, 1887, in 

* Failed to answer the compilpr's letters. 


Bridgetown, Barbados, B. W. I., Minnie Barker Jones, daughter of Thomas and 
Annie (Fields) Jones, born November 29, 1864, in Barbados. She married, 
second, December 24, 1902, in London, England, Henry Eade Churchman and 
resides in London. 

Henry Trowbridge prepared for college at Hopkins Granmiar School in New 
Haven, and was graduated from Yale College in 1880 with the degree of B.A. 
The following fall he entered the Tale Law School, but left that institution in 
May, 1881, to take a position with Trowbridge & Co., the branch of the firm of 
H. Trowbridge's Sons of New Haven located in the island of Barbados, British 
West Indies. He early evinced an aptitude for business and held a responsible 
liosition in the house. While residing in Barbados he was very hospitable in the 
entertainment of visitors who came to the island. The firm was dissolved in 
1891. In 1892 he went to the island of Trinidad and formed a partnership with 
a Mr. Bust, under the firm name of Bust, Trowbridge & Co., doing a general 
commission business. He continued in this connection until his death, which 
resulted from an attack of yellow fever. Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the 
Psi Upsilon fraternity at Yale and in Barbados was a member of the Bridgetown 


94. Joseph Parker TEOWBRroaE (Henry'", Thomas B.*^, Henry^^, Ruther- 
ford^^, Daniel^, Thomas", Thomas', Thomas'-), born June 8, 1861, in New Haven, 
Conn.; resides in New York City; married December 15, 1893, in Branford, 
Conn., Katherine Veronica Shields, daughter of David and Catherine (Cava- 
naugh) Shields, born May 20, 1874, in New Haven. 

J. Parker Trowbridge received his education preparatory to college at Hopkins 
Grammar School in New Haven, and was graduated from Yale College in 188.3 
with the degree of B.A. In the fall following his graduation he entered the Yale 
Medical School, but left during the second year to enter the house of H. Trow- 
bridge's Sons, West India merchants, a finn composed of his grandfather, father 
and uncles. His duties caused him to be chiefly identified with the New York 
City office of the firm, and he remained in that connection until the dissolution of 
the firm in 1891. For a number of years after this he traveled in the winter 
months and passed the summer months at his cottage at Indian Neck, in Bran- 
ford, near New Haven. In 1900 he entered the freight department of the New 
York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company, and is at present located at 
its Harlem river terminal in New York City, where he resides. 

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Yale chapter of the Psi Upsilon fraternity. 
He was elected to the Quinnipiaek Club of New Haven in 1880 and to the 
University Club of New York City in 1890. 

Kathrtn Parker, b. Feb. 26, 189.5, in Branford, Conn. 
Joseph Parker, b. Aug. 21, 1898, in Northport, N. Y. 

Marion Elizabeth, b. Sept. 9, 1903, in New Yorli City; d. there July 19, 

95. Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge (Henry~°, Thomas E.*^, Henry^^, 
Butherford^^, DanieV, Thomas*, Thomas', Thomas'^), bom September 10, 1864, 
in New Haven, Conn. ; resides in Milwaukee, Wis. ; married January 18, 1905, in 
Wheaton, 111., Christine Ran, daughter of Gottlieb and Marion (Wiegers) Rau, 
born October 29, 1872, in Formosa, Canada. 

Thomas R. Trowbridge prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School in 
New Haven, and entered the class of 1884 of the Sheffield Scientific School, Yale 
University. Before completing his course in the chemistry department of that 


institution, lie left to take a position with H. Trowbridge's Sons of Xew Haven, 
West India merchants, of which his father was senior partner, and was con- 
nected' with their representatives, Trowbridge & Co., in Barbados, West Indies. 
After the dissolution of the firm in 1S91, he purchased a playhouse in Providence, 
E. I., and became manager and owner of the Star Theatre in that city. While in 
this cai)aeity, he became exalted iiiler of B. P. O. Elks, Providence 14, the 
youngest exalted ruler ever elected to fill this position. He retired from the 
theatrical line and entered the furniture house of The Geo. C. Flint Co. in New 
York City. In 1903 he removed to Chicago, 111., and identified liimself with 
the furniture interests of Mandell Bros, of that city, leaving them in 1905 to 
take a similar position with Gimbel Bros, in Milwaukee, Wis. He left this house 
in a year's time to accept a managerial position with the Kliug-man Sample 
Furniture Co. of Milwaukee. He resigned in 1907 to accept a position on the 
display advertisiug staff of the Milwaukee Journal, the largest evening daily 
paper in Milwaukee and one of the largest in the Northwest. His principal line 
on this paper is the automobile division, in which he figures as automobile editor 
and display advertising solicitor, creating this line of advertising in this paper, 
which has grown to be the leading automobile paper, both from an editorial and 
an advertising standpoint, in the city. 

Mr. Trowbridge while at Yale was elected to the Theta Zi fraternity. He was 
raised in Hiram Lodge, No. 1, F. and A. M., in New Haven in 1895. He is also 
a member of the B. P. O. EUts, Providence 14; the F. 0. Eagles, Milwaukee, 
No. 137 ; General Grant Council. No. 67, Royal League, of Chicago ; and the 
Milwaukee Automobile Club. His home is in Milwaukee, Wis. 


i. A daughter, b. Aug. 18, 190G ; d. that day. 
- ii. Thomas Ruthebford, b. Feb. 20, 1908. 

96. Francis Bacon Trowbridge (Thomas EJ^, Thomas i?.*', Henry^^, Buther- 
ford^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas^, Thomas''-), bom June 7, 1866, in New Haven, 
Comi. ; resides in New Haven ; married June 30, 1898, in Brooklyn, N. Y., 
Mabel Christine Nelson, daughter of James Augustus and Helen Josephine 
(Chipman) Nelson, born September 14, 1875, in New Haven. 

Francis B. Trowbridge took the preparatory course of study at Hopkins Gram- 
mar School in his native city. He was graduated from Yale University in 1887 
with the degree of B.A. and from the Yale Law School with the degree of LL.B. 
in 1890, and was admitted to the Connecticut bar. He did not, however, engage 
in the practice of his profession, but became associated with his father in the 
management of family real estate and trusts, succeeding to several of the latter 
after his father's death in 1898, and is at present acting in a fiduciary capacity 
for several estates. 

He has given considerable attention to genealogical research and has com- 
piled three family histories, which have received favorable criticism from the 
reviewers. His published books are : "The Champion Genealogy." 1891 ; "The 
Hoadley Genealogy," 1894; "The Ashley Genealogy," 1896; and the present 

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Quirmipiack and Country clubs of New 
Haven, the Yale Club of New York City and the Yale chapter of the Psi Fpsilon 
fraternity. He is a life member of tJie New England Historic Genealogical 
Society of Boston, Mass., and is a member of the American Historical Associa- 
tion, the Connecticut Society of the Sons of the American Eevolutiou and the 
New Haven Colony Historical Society, of the latter of which he is a director. 
He resides in New Haven, Conn. 


Aswwjw!^ /U, hro^j^Xr^, 



97. Hayes Qcincy Trowbuidge (E. Hayes'^, Ezeldel H.=^, Henry"^, Euther- 
forcl'^'', DanieP. Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), bom October 27, 1S75, in New 
Haven, Conn. ; resides in New Haven ; married April 25, 1905, in Augrista, Ga., 
Olga Monson, daughter of Charles and Frances Elizabeth (Hubbell) Monson, 
born May 9, 1879, in Milford. Conn. 

Hayes Q. Trowbridge fitted for college at Hopkins Grammar School in New 
Haven, and was graduated from Tale University in 1898 with the degree of B.A. 
He resides in his native city, and is associated with his cousin Winston J. Trow- 
bridge in the management of family trusts and estates. He succeeded his father 
as a director of the Fair Haven and Westville Eailroad Company, the street 
railroad system of New Haven, and held that office until the company was sold 
to the New Haven Eailroad. He is a director of the National New Haven Bank. 

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Quinnipiack, Graduates, Country and Polo 
clubs of New Haven, and of the Union League and Tale clubs of New Tork City. 
He is also a member of the Comiecticut Society of Colonial Wars and the New 
Haven Colony Historical Society. He was admitted a member of the First 
Church in New Haven in 1894. 


98. Edmund Quincy Trowbridge (E. Hayes'^, Ezel-iel H.'-'^, Henry^^, Bidher- 
ford^'^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas'-, Thomas^), born November 20, 1877, in New 
Haven, Conn. ; resides in New Tork City ; married July 1, 1901, in London, 
England, Sara Gertrude Plant Harrison, daughter of Hon. Lynde and Sara 
(Plant) Harrison, born March 1, 1879. in Guilford, Conn. 

Edmund Q. Trowbridge prepared for college at Hopkins Grammar School, 
New Haven, and was graduated from Tale University in 1899 with the degree of 
B.A. After graduation he entered the banking business in New Tork City and 
is the senior partner in the firm of Trowbridge & Co., bankers and brokers. 

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the University, New Tork Tacht and Tale 
clubs and the New England Society of New Tork City, the Society of Colonial 
Wars, and the Graduates Club of New Haven. His summer home is in Guilford, 
Conn. He was admitted in 1894 a member of the First Church in New Haven. 


i. Barbara Harrison, b. Nov. 1, 1904. 
ii. Natalie, b. Nov. 5. 1907. 

99. Edwix Lucius Trowbridge {Siephen A.~^, Edwin L.=', Amos^*, Edither- 
fo)xP^, Daniel^ Thomas*. Thomas-. Thomas^), bom April 12, 1871, in New Tork 
City; resides in Louisville, Ky. ; married September 14, 1904, in Jacksboro, 
Tenn., Helen Louise De Lap. daughter of David Shai-pe and Florella Isabella 
(Keeny) De Lap, bom May .31. 1882, in Jacksboro. 

Edwin Ij. Trowbridge at seventeen began civil engineering. He was rodraan : 
Toledo Belt railway. 1888; Toledo engineer's office, 1889-92; Ann Arbor railroad, 
1892-3; levelman, Wheeling and Lake Erie, 1893; transitman, 1S94-5, assistant 
engineer, 1895-6, Ann Arbor; assistant engineer, Cleveland. Lorain and Wlieel- 
ing, 1897-1900; engineer railways appraisal. Michigan Tax Commission, 1900-1; 
locating and resident engineer, Toledo and Western, 1901-2 ; locating engineer, 
Choctaw, Oklahoma and Gulf, 1902 ; resident engineer, 1902-5, division engineer, 
1905-6, Louisville and Nashville, of which in 1907 he was appointed assistant 
engineer of construction. He resides in Louisville, Ky. He was for ten years a 
member of the Ohio National Guard, being a sergeant in the Toledo Cadets. 

i. Elvira ELizAnKTir. b. .Vug. ]9. lOO.'i. in Cartorsville, Ga. 
ii. IsoBELL, b. .Tan. 14, 1908. in Jacksboro, Tenn. 


99a. William Bloodgood Teowbridge (James A.'^, Amos H.^*, Amos''*, 
Rut'herford^'^, DanieP, Thomas'*, Thomas'-, Thomas'^), bom November 12, 1873, in 
New York City; resides in Saranao Lake, N. T.; married January 6, 1906, 
in New York City, Mabel Wilmot (Merritt) Carroll, widow of Anson Livingston 
Carroll of New York City and daughter of Joseph King and Julie Therese 
(Eowe) Merritt, bom November 27, 1868, in Flushing, N. Y. 

William B. Trowbridge was educated at Greylock Institute, Williamstown, 
Mass., and the Callisons and Dwight schools in New York City. He was 
then for a year and a half in the office of Vermilye & Co., bankers in New 
York City, of which his father was senior partner. Being very active in all 
outdoor life and sports, he has sjient much of his time in the Adirondacks, and 
about a year ago he bought a house in Saranac Lake, N. Y., which he now 
considers as his residence. He is a member of the Union League Club of New 
York City. 


99b. Edwin Kellogg Trowbridge (Frederick E.^-, George A.^', Amos^*, 
Eiitherford'"^, DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'^), born May 12, 1876, in New 
York City; resides in New York City; married April 30, 1902, in New York 
City, Virginia Bell Pegram, daughter of Orlando A. and Mary Mann (Sandford) 
Pegram, born April 2, 1871, in London, England. 

Edwdn K. Trowbridge was graduated from Williams College in 1899 with the 
degree of B.A. He received the degree of M.A. from Columbia University the 
following year. He resides in New York City, his suumier home being in 
Brunswick, Me. 

child born in BRUNSWICK, ME. : 

i. Frederick Kellogg, b. Sept. 4, 1904 ; d. Sept. 6, 1904. 

99c. John Stew.\rt Trowbridge (Miles M.^'=, Sieivart H.^^. John T.^^, John'*^, 
DanieV, Thomas*, Thomas", Thomas'*), born January 27, 1870, in Lyle, Minn.; 
resides in Portland, Ore. ; married July 29, 189.5, in Vancouver, Wash., Annie 
Sinclair (Brannan) Lockwood, widow of Frank Lockwood of Chicago, HI., bom 
June 21, 1867, in Nova Scotia ; died February 16, 1899, in Portland. 

John S. Trowbridge removed to Portland, Ore., with his father. He is in the 
lathing business in that city. 


i. Miles Lawrence, b. Aug. 29, 1897. 

99d. Frederick Adelbert Trowbridge (Henry C.*", Stewart E.^^, John T.^^, 
John'*'*, Daniel^. Thomas*. Thomas^, Thomas*), bom May 22, 1875, in Lyle, 
Minn.; resides in Lyle (Austin P. O.) ; married February 22, 1905, in Lyle, 
Nellie Beatrice Wilder, daughter of Peter R. and Emma (St John) Wilder, 
born April 29, 1882, in Lyle. 

Frederick A. Trowbridge is engaged in farming. He lives on his own farm, 
adjoining that of his father, in Lyle township. Mower county, near Austin, Minn. 


i. John Todd, b. Apr. 2, 1906. 

99e. Harry Chandler Trowbridge (Eenry C.^^. Stewart il.=\ John T.^^, 
John*^, DanieV, Thomas*. Thomas", Thomas*), boru June 9, 1883, in Lyle, 
Minn.; resides in Austin, Minn.; married January 2, 1907, in Austin, Nettie B. 
Kilgore, daughter of William Edwin and Euth (Nash) Kilgore. born November 
11. 1885, in Otranto. Iowa. 

Harry C. Trowbridge is a druggist in the city of Austin, Minn. 

child born in AUSTIN. MINN. : 

i. Harland Count, b. Nov. 29, 1907. 


Of New Haven, Coxn., 

100. WiLLUM Trowbridge (Thomas'^), baptized September 3, 1633, in Exeter, 
Devonshire, England ; died November — . 1688,* in West Haven,t Comi. ; 
man-ied March 9, 1656-7, in Milford, Conn., Elizabeth (Lamberton) Sellivant, 
widow of Daniel Sellivant, and daughter of Capt. George and Margaret 

( ) Lamberton, born , 163-, in London ?, England ; died 

4 1716, in West Haven. 

William Trowbridge was brought in childhood by his parents from England, 
first to Dorchester in the Massachusetts Bay colony, and then to the plantation 
of New Haven. Wlien his father was called back to England, he and his brothers 
were left in charge of his father's former servant, Hem-y Gibbons. The latter 
mismanaged the property left for the bo.y8' support, and after a time they were 
taken away from him by the town authorities and put under the care of Sergt. 
Thomas Jeffrey and his wife, and in their home William and his brothers passed 
their boyhood. His schoolmaster was Mr. Ezekiel Cheever. 

Soon after reaching his majority William Trowbridge made an attempt to 
bring Gibbons to an account for his stewardship. His efforts were continued 
over a series of years, but gained little result during his father's lifetime. A 
few years after the latter's death Gibbons made some restitution, as has been 
printed on a previous page. 

"William Trowbridge propounded to ye Court if he might have an account of his 
father's estate that was left in New Haven, and for this end presented two letters from 
his father, one dated March 6, 1655, the other March 4, 1658, wherein his father writes, 
that he marvells that there is not an account of it given. It was told him that some time 
has been spent in searching ye records, but it could no.t be cleared, wherefore he paying 
the Secretary then ye Secretary would afford him what help he could therein to cleare it." 

"January 3, 1G(54, William Trowbridge having had a warrant for Henry Gibbons to 
answer him in an action of y« case, was now called to enter his action. He required of 
Henry Gibbons an account of his father's estate that was left with him when he went 
for England. Wm. Trowbridge was asked by what authority he made this demand? He 
showed a letter of attornie from his father, which being read was allowed and accepted. 
Henry Gibbons said that he had given him an accorapt as well as he could, but the estate, 
he said, was taken out of his hands by order of the authority here, & therefore it must 
be referred to ye records. But the records having been looked into formerly and matters 
not found so cleare as was desired & there being much business at this tyme, the case was 
referred to another time." 

"At a County Court held at New Haven June 10, 1674," before .Tames Bishop, assistant 
and moderator, the a.ssistants, commissioners and a jury, in the case of Trowbridge vs. 

♦ "The Inventorle of the estate ot Mr William Trowbridge late of Newhaven deceased intes- 
tate was exhibited in Court, proved by oath of Apprisers according to law and approved for 
record, and power of administration ot said estate granted to Elisabeth ye widdow & relict 
ol the said deceased & to Thomas Trowbridge the son ot ye deceased & Samuel Smith. . . . 
The Children are William Trowbridge, Thomas Trowbridge, of age ; Elisabeth. Margaret & 
James of age : Hannah 20 years old ; Samuel & Abigaile. twins, about 18 years old ; Mary 
16; Joseph about 12 years old." [New Haven Probate Records, vol. 2, p. 109: vol. 4. pp. 
275, 279.] 

t Then a parish in New Haven. 

t Perhaps in May, 1716, for on June 7. 1710. her heirs make an agreement. 


Gibbons. "Wm. Trowbridge of New Ilaveu or his lawful attornie, plaintif. Henry Gib- 
bons of the same place, defendant, in the action of the case for an accompt of the estate 
of Mr. Thomas Trowbridge of Taunton in the realm of England mentioned in his letters 
of Attornie dated ye 19th of January, 1C62, and sometime in y" possession or trust of ye 
said Henry ye defendant disposed of & not accounted for." 

"In the action wherein Wm. Trowbridge is Plaintif & Henry Gibbons Contra Defend- 
ant : after the Records of the tran.saction about the estate were read. The Court saw not 
cause to admit the protest. In which the plaintif seemed to rest satisfied." 

William Trowbridge is usually described in the public records of that time as 
a "planter," and later on as a "husbandman." In 1664 he appears to have been 
master of the sloop Coclce, making voyages out of JSTew Haven. In July, 1667, 
he sold his house and lot in the village of New Haven, and probably about that 
time became one of the first residents in the parish of West Haven. He probably 
built a house on that part of the "Lamberton Farm" that through his wife 
eventually came into his possession.* His share was one-sixth of the Lamberton 
farm, and it included all the land between the present Campbell and Washington 
avenues from Brown street (the site of the piano factory) nearly to Long Island 
Sound. He also owned 144 acres on the Sotmd near Oyster river. 

William Trowbridge was nominated a freeman of the colony of Connecticut 
on May 13, 1669. He lived on his farm in West Haven the remainder of his life. 
He made gifts to his children during his lifetime of much of his real estate, so 
that the inventory of his estate mentions but 55 acres of "second division" land 
and a small amount of personal property. He made no will. He and his wife 
were admitted members of the First Church in New Haven on April 28, 1686. 


101. i. William, b. Nov. 12, 1657. 

102. ii. Thomas, b. Oct. 2, 1659. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 1661-2 ; m. May 28, 1678, Peter Mallory of New Haven. 

103. iv. .Tames, b. Mar. 26, 1664. 

V. Maegaket, b. June 1, 1666 ; m. Joseph Goodwin of New Haven, 
vi. Haisinah, b. July 6, 1668; m.. Moses Jackson of Stratford, Conn, 
vii. Abigail, / twins, 

104. viii. Samltel, ( b. Oct. 7. 1670. 
ix. Mart. b. Oct. 12, 1672. 

105. X. Joseph, b. , 1676. 

101. Capt. WiLLL-iii Trowbridge (William^'"', Thomas'^), bom November 12, 
1657, in New Haven, Conn. ; died probably in January, 1703-4, perhaps at sea ;:{: 
married about 1687. in Middletown?, Conn.. Thankful Stow, daughter of Eev. 
Samuel and Hope (Fletcher) Stow, born May 5, 1664, in Middleto^vn; died 
. lT-.§ 

William Trowbridge passed his boyhood in his native town. New Haven, Conn. 
On January 2, 1681-2, he received a grant of 50 acres of land in the town of 
Suffield, Conn., and on March 9 following he was invited to teach the first school 
established there, at a salary of £10 per annum for five years and a payment for 
every additional scholar. 

• "This writing witnesseth that I Shuliael Painter of Newport in ye Colony o£ Rhode Island 
have sold unto my brother-in-law William Trowhridge o£ New Haven all my right." &c. "in a. 
farm at New Haven on which the said William Trowbridge now liveth. May 4. IGTT." [New 
Haven Land Records, vol. 1. p. 52.] 

t By New Haven Town Records. 

t He died before Feb. 2. 17n3-4, tor then his brother Thomas was the "oldest surviving child" 
of their father. [New Haven Town Records, vol. 2. p. 226.] 

§ "Thankful Trowbridge, widow of William, late of New Haven, empowers Dea. Abraham 
Bradley to sell her late husbands house and lot .Tune 26. 1T04." "Thankful Trowbridge, late 
Inhabitant of Roxbury. Aug. .SO. 1708. admitted an inhabitant of Boston Nov. 22. 1708." 
"Thankful Trowbridge" of Middletown. widow of William." sells land in Middletown Dec. 17. 
1714. "Thankful Trowbridge, late of Hartford," goes to Boston in May, 1719, and is "ordered 
out" of the city June 13, 1719. 


He married and made his home in his native town. He was a planter and 
shiiDuiaster, sailing out of New Haven. In the New Haven town records, under 
the title, "A Eecord of Sea Affairs," and the date October 19, 1697, is recorded 
the following: 

'■^yilliam Trowbridge of New Haven mariner, master of tlie good sloope called the 
AdKCHture by bis Protest shewetb that upon the 2U'>i of July last past about eleven of 
the clock in the forenoon & in the Latitude of 30 and 49, he spied a ship at sea which 
bore up to him and about sis of y^ clock the same day in ye evening, she came up with 
him. And being a French ship of l.")0 tons or thereabouts, mounted with eight guns and 
four pateraroes with 36 men well innviilid with small arms, commanded by Capt. Jan L 
who immediately commanded the s;iiil William Trowbridge master of said sloope 
to put out her boats. And theroal'iri- il,, v ciiiii' on board said sloope and so seized on 
said sloop and cargo as prize. And larr.xcd .said master and his mate & mariners on 
board said French ship, and then went in plundering of said sloope and kept both the 
sloop and cargo in their possession. And the master, mate and other mariners and pas- 
sengers prisoners until the 22>"i of the said month of July last that they were dismissed 
by the French. And the slnop and vpinnining part of cargo put in ye hands of Joseph 
Hand mate of said sloop Im- iiaynnnl I., yf French of 13.30 Crowns for security of which 
sum, the said mate is eouvcyc il away as a hostege unto France. And further saith that 
the said sloop and cargoe was iiun li damaged in the storms and winds at sea by reason 
of insufficiency of her sayles and rigging not fit for voyage. And other damage sustained 
by storms, and the Eneme's breaking bulk and taking away or drawing out a pipe of 
wine & fine quarterd cask besides other goods & pipes of wine broached and damnified by 
them. Therefore the said William Trowbridge for himself and company protested not 
only against the said Capt. Jo^i Leweruer commander of said French ship and his ship and 
company but also against the hazard of the seas or storms and damage sustained thereby. 
And yt he & the other mariners should be altogether free of any loss or damage sustained 
in the said sloop or cargoes by the Enemy or otherwise, by hazard of stormes & other 
dangers at sea as aforesaid and insufficiency of said sloop, rigging & sailes. 

Wm Trowbridge 
Appeared on yc day & yeare above written this said W™ Trowbridge and made and 
acknowledged this his protest desiring the same to be recorded 

Wm Jones. Not. Rublic." 

Cotton Mather, in his "Magnalia," records the following "interposition of 
Divine Providence," which, he says, is "attested beyond all contradiction": 

"On the 16th of October in this present year, 1697, there arrived at New Haven, a 
sloop of about 50 tons, whereof Mr. William Trowbridge was master ; the vessel belonged 
unto New Haven, the persons on board were seven ; and seventeen long weeks had they 
now spent since thy came from their port, which was Fayal. By so unusually tedious a 
passage a terrible famine unavoidably came upon them ; and, for the five last weeks of 
their voyage, they were so destitute of all food, that, through faintness, they would have 
chosen death rather than life. But they were a praying and a pious company ; and wdien 
these poor men cried unto the Lord, he heard and saved them. God sent his dolphins to 
attend them; of these they caught still one every day, which was enough to serve them; 
only, on Saturdays, they still catclied a couple, and on the Lord's day they could catch 
none at all. With all possible skill and care they could not supply themselves with the 
lish in any other number or order ; and, indeed, with a holy blush, they at last left off 
trying to do anything on the Lord's day, when they were so well supplied on the Satur- 
days. Thus, the Lord kept feeding a compsiny that put their trust in him, as he did his 
Israel with his manna ; and this they continued until the dolphins came to that change 
of water where they used to leave the vessel. Then they so strangely surrendered them- 
selves, that the company took twenty-seven of them, which not only sufficed them until 
they came ashore, but, also, some of them were brought ashore dried, as a monument of 
the Divine benignity." 

Captain Trowbridge was accustomed to make voyages to the West Indies. 
Fayal and other foreig-n ports, and died on one of these voyages. He attended 
the First Church, of which his wife was admitted a member May 15, 1689. 


i. TnANKFUL. b. Sept. 2.5. 1687; m. William Gleason of Brookline, Mass. 

ii. Experience, b. May 2.5, 1600; d. young. 

iii. Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1693 ; d. young. 

iv. Lydia, b. , 1095; m. July 5, 1714, Charles Jloorcock of Boston. Mass. 

* By Xpw Ilavcn Town Records. 


102. Dea. Thomas TROWBRroGE (William^'"', Thomas^), bom October 2, 1659, 
in New Haven, Conn. ; died about July, 1750,* in West Haven.f Conn. ; married 
May 26, 1684, in New Haven ?,$ Abigail Beardsley, daughter of Samuel and 

Abigail ( ) Beardsley, born August 10, 1664, in Stratford, Conn.; died 

, 17 — ,§ in West Haven. 

Thomas Trowbridge settled in the parish of West Haven in his native town. 
His home was on the north side of what is now Main street, a little east of Camp- 
bell avenue, near the Green, but he also owned considerable farm land towards 
the Sound. He was engaged in farming and is described as "husbandman" in 
the public records of that time. He was elected a selectman of New Haven in 
1715 and 1716. He was among the first members of the West Haven Congrega- 
tional church, organized in 1719, and became one of its first two' deacons, an 
office which he held until his death. In 1733 his name heads the church fund 
with a donation of £130, the largest amount subscribed by any one person. 


i. Abigail, b. Apr. S, 3695 ; m., 1st, , 1715, Daniel Jlallory of West 

Haven ; m., 2d, , 1761, Nathaniel Beecher of West Haven. 

ii. Ltdia, b. Dec. 16, 1697; m. Jan. 4, 1721-2, James Parker of West Haven. 
100. iii. William, b. Apr. 14, 1700. 
107. iv. Ebenezer, b. July 25, 1702. 

v. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 23, 1705 ; m. Mar. 17, 1725-6, Isaac Beecher of West 

103. Dea. James Trowbridge (WiUiam^'"', Thomas'^), born March 26, 1664, in 
New Haven, Conn.; died about May, 1732, || in Wilton,** Conn.; married, first, 
November 8, 1688, in New Haven, Lydia Alsop, daughter of Joseph and Elizabeth 
(Preston) Alsop, bom July 26, 1665, in New Haven; died May 6, 1690, in New 
Haven.ft He married, second, September 29, 1692, in New Haven, Esther Howe, 

daughter of Ephraim and Ann ( ) Howe, bom November 18, 1671, in 

New Haven ; died , 1697, in Stratford, Conn. He married, third, April 

19, 1698, in Wilton, Mary Belden, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Foote) 
Belden, born November 17, 1677, in Hatfield, Mass. ; died , 17 — .^ 

James Trowbridge learned the trade of a "eord-wainer," or shoemaker, in his 
native town, and followed it in New Haven and also in Stratford, Conn., whither 
he removed in September, 1693. He and his wife were admitted members of the 
Stratford Congregational church April 8, 1694. In Stratford he was chosen 
sealer of leather at the town meetings held from 1698 to 1702. He lived on Long 
Hill. In 1712 he removed to the town of Norwalk, Conn., purchasing a large 
farm on Chestnut Hill in the parish of Wilton. He there passed the remainder 
of his life, engaged in farming. 

He was probably one of the three original members of the Wilton Congrega- 
tional church, and was appointed a committee to make arrangements for the 
settlement of the Rev. Mr. Sturgeon. He was appointed a deacon of the church, 
an office which he filled until his death. In the town of Norwalk he served as 
fence viewer in 1717, grand juror in 1719 and town collector in 1721. 

* His will, dated Apr. 5, 1749. was proved on the first Monday in Aug., 1750. [New Haven 
Probate Records, vol. 7, pp. 644-5. 724, 731.] 

t Then a part of the town of New Haven, where the births of the children are recorded. 

t At least recorded there. 

§ Before her husband. 

11 His will, dated Apr. 9. 17.T2 (witnesses sworn May S, 1732), was proved June 28, 1732. 
r Fairfield Probate Records.] 
•• Then a part of Norwalk. 
tt P>y gravestone in Center Church crypt, 
n She was living In Wilton as late as 1737. 





By first marriage: 
James, b. Sept. 13, 1GS9. 

Bji second marriage: 



Isaac, b. , 1693. 

Esther, b. , 1694 ; m. Aug. 23, 1720, James Leavenworth of Iluntin! 

ton,i Conn. 

Mary, b. , 1697 ; m. Brown of . 

By third marriage: 







Daniel, b. Aug. 13, 1701. 

Elizabeth, b. Mar. 1, 1703 : m. 1 St. John of Norwalk, Conn. 

Caleb, b. Apr. 8, 1706. 
John, b. May 22, 1709. 

ix. Abigail, b. Sept. 1, 1712 ; m. Green of . 

X. Ltdia, b. May 8, 171-5 ; m. May 9, 1735, Eliakim Elmer of Wilton, Conn. 
xi. Sarah, b. July 29, 1717; m. Aug. 29, 1737, Nathaniel Westcott of Wilton. 

104. Samuel Trowbridge (William^'"', Thomas'^), born October Y, 1670, in 
New Haven, Conn.; died in March?, lY41-2,§ in Fairfield, Conn.; married about 

1698 Sarah . She married, second. May 26, 1743, in Fairfield, Edward 

Treadwell of Fairfield. 

Samuel Trowbridge went with his elder brother to Stratford, Conn., and in 
May, 1695. was "a soldier pressed in the Province galley." || After his marriage 
he settled in the parish of Stratfield, near Fairfield, Conn., where he was engaged 
in farming. He was admitted a member of the Stratfield Congregational church 
on Jidy 23, 1710, and his wife on February 14, 1713-4. 

children born in stratfield, conn. :** 

i. Sarah, bapt. Jan. 22. 169S-9 ; d. young. 

113. ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 20, 1700. 

iii. John. bapt. Dec. 9, 1705; d. Oct. 26, 1741, in Fairfield, Conn.; 

iv. Elizabeth, bapt. July 30. 1710 ; m. Nathan Nichols of Stratfield. 

V. Hannah, bapt. Oct. 26. 1712; m. Hezekiah Treadwell of Stratfield. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 19, 171.5-0 ; m. Dauiel Bennett of Fairfield. 

105. Joseph Trowbridge (William^'"', Thomas^), bom , 1676. in New 

Haven. Conn. ; died May — , 1713,:j::t^ in Stratfield, Conn. ; married about 1708 
in Fairfield?. Conn., Anne Sherwood, daughter of Capt. Matthew and Mary 
(Fitch) Sherwood. She man-ied, second, about 1716, Caleb Fairehild and 
removed to Hanover, N. J. 

Joseph Trowbridge settled in the parish of Stratfield. near Fairfield. Conn., 
where he followed the trade of a carpenter and was also engaged in farming. 
He and his wife were members of the Stratfield Congregational church. 
children born in stratfield, conn. :** 
i. Matthew, bapt. June 5. 1709; d. in infancy. §§ 

114. ii. David, b. Dec. 30, 1709.IIII 

iii. Anne, bapt. Dec. 13. 1713 ; ra. Feb. 25, 1734-5, Jacob Wakely of Stratfield. 

* i born in New Haven. Conn. : ii-ix in Stratford, Conn. ; x-xi in Wilton, Conn. 
t Then Ripton parish in Stratford, 
t Matthias? 

§ His will was dated Feb. 11. 1741-2; the witnesses were sworn Mar. 25. 1741-2. [Fairfleld 
Probate Records, vol. 10. p. IBfl.] 
II County Court Records. 
•• Baptisms by Stratfield Congregational Church Records. 

it His will, dated .luly 1. 1741 (witnesses sworn Dec. S, 1741), was presented Feb. 14, 1741-2. 
r Fairfield Probate Records, vol. 10, p. 102.] 
ttThe inventory of his estate was taken May 31, 1715, and presented June 1, 1715. [Fair- 
field Probate Records, vol. 5. pp. .313-4.] 

S§ Probably, as on June 1, 1715, at the settlement of his father's estate there is mention only 
of the iifher two children, of whom their mother was appointed guardian. [Fairfleld Probate 
III! By his family bible. 


106. WiLLUM Trowbkidge {Thomas^"-, William^'"', Thomas^), born April 14. 
1700, in West Haven, Conn. ; died December 14, 1787, in West Haven ; married 
June 18, 1724, in West Haven, Mehitable Blakesley, daughter of Samuel and 
Sarah (Kimberly) Blakesley, bom August 31, 1702, in West Haven; died May 
2, 1788, in West Haven. 

William Trowbridge lived all bis life in bis native place, tbe parish of West 
Haven in New Haven, Conn. He was a farmer. He and his wife were members 
of the West Haven Congregational church. 


115. i. William, b. June 33. 1725. 

ii. JlEniTABLE, b. Jan. 13, 1726-7 ; m. June 18, 1744, Capt. Titus Smith of Wood- 
bridge, Conn. 

iii. Thankful, b. about 1729?; m. Mar. 10, 1745-6, Benjamin Bristol of Water- 
bury, Conn. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 16, 1731; m., 1st, Nov. 3, 1756, Capt. Ezra Candee of 
West Haven; m., 2d, J Joseph Prindle of West Haven. 

V. Abigail, b. June 4, 1734. 

vi.? Mary, b. , 1745; m. , 1766, John Beeeher of West Haven. § 

107. Ebenezer Trowbridge (Thomas^"-, William'^'''', Thomas^), born July 25, 
1702, in West Haven, Conn.; died November 24, 1777, in West Haven ;j| married 
February 9, 1725-6, in West Haven, Hannah Brown, daughter of Ebenezer and 

Elinor (Lane) Brown, born January 31, 1696-7, in West Haven ; died , 

1787,** in West Haven. 

Ebenezer Trowbridge was a farmer and lived in the parish of West Haven, his 
native place. His home was known as "Trowbridge Farm." 


i. Hannah, b. Mar. 13, 1726-7; d. 

IIG. ii. Ebenezer, b. Feb. 26, 1728-9. 

iii. Sarah, b. Apr. 22, 1731 ; m. Levi Clinton of West Haven, 

iv. Mary, b. , 1733; m. John Benham of West Haven. 

108. James Trowbridge (James^"^, William^'^'^. Thomas^), bom September 13. 
1689, in New Haven, Conn,; died about 1730, probably at sea; married about 
1715 Susannah 4t 

James Trowbridge was a mariner, sailing out of New Haven, where he made 
his home. He appears to have been a prosperous man, and owned considerable 
real estate and a warehouse near the water front. He died at sea while on one 
of his voyages. 

* Then a part of New Haven. 

t The births of i. ii. iv and v are recorded in New Haven Town Records. 

+ Before Mar. 1, 1771. 

§ By R. B. Hughes' "Beeeher Genealog.v." The "Tuttle Genealogy." p. 153, prints his name 
Ezra Beeeher. On Dec. 5, 176."?, a Mary Trowbridge and William Trowbridge (No. 106) wit- 
ness a deed from No. 115 and his wife. 

II Administration on his estate was granted on the third Monday in .Tan.. 1778, to John 
Benham "in right of his wife Mary, a daughter of said Ebenezer Trowbridge." 
♦* Administration on her estate was granted Dec. 3, 1787. [New Haven Probate Records.] 
tt Probably, and before her mother. She was living unmarried in West Haven in 1752. 
tt The only "Susannah" in New Haven, who is unprovided with a husband either by the 
records or by genealogists, is Susannah Blakesley, daughter of Ebenezer and Hannah (Lupton) 
Blakesley, born May 21, 1080, in New Haven. 

Did the widow of James Trowbridge marry, second, Benjamin St. John of Norwalk? (See 
footnote § opposite page.) 



i. James, b. about 1716.t 
ii. John, b. about 1720.!: 

117. iii. Samiiel, b. about 1720. § 

109. Isaac Trowbridge {James^"^, William'^'"', Thomas^), bom , 1693, 

in Stratford, Conn. ; died about 1770 in Southbury ?, Conn. ; married, first, 
about 1717 in Stratford, Euth Perry, daughter of Arthur and Anna (Judson) 
Perry, born May 5, 1690, in Stratford; died January 27, 1767, in Oxford, Conn. 
He married, second, Hannali , who died March 29, 1769, aged 60 years. 

Isaac Trowbridge received a grant of land from his father at the north end of 
Long Hill in Stratford, and settled there after his marriage. He conducted a 
tannery in Stratford for a number of years. On January 2S, 1719-20, he was 
appointed with Col. Ebenezer Johnson of Derby a committee to run a line 
between the town and the Indians. The following year he removed to the parish 
of Ripton (Huntington), where he and his wife were among those who organized 
the Congregational church in that parish on February 12, 1724. He was elected 
a grand juror of Stratford in December, 1732. 

He removed to the adjoining township of Derby, and lived in that part now 
the town of Oxford, "the southwest part of Waterbury woods." In May, 1740, he 
was a petitioner for the setting apart of Oxford as a separate parish. The peti- 
tion was granted May 7, 1741, and he was chosen clerk of the new parish at the 
first meeting, which was held June 30, 1741. He was active in organizing the 
Congregational church in Oxford, and he and his wife were among its first 
members, being received October 27, 1745, from the church in Ripton. 

By first marriage :^\ 

118. i. Joseph, b. June 12, 1718. 

ii. Rachel, b. Nov. IS, 1719 ; m. Moses Bristol of Oxford, Conn. 

119. iii. Isaac, b. Mar. 11, 1721. 

120. iv. Israel, bapt. Sept. 30, 1722. 

v. ESTUER, b. , 1726 : m. Dec. 9, 1761, Naboth Candee of Oxford. 

vi. Sarah, b. , 1730; m. Feb. 19, 17.5.5, David Johnson of Southbuvy, 


110. Daniel Trowbridge (James'^''^, William''''^, Thomas^), born August 13, 

1701, in Stratford, Conn. ; died , 17 — , in ; married , 

1725, in Norwalk, Conn., Sarah Seymour, daughter of Capt. John and Sarah 
(Gregory) Seymour. 

Daniel Trowbridge came with his father to the parish of Wilton in Norwalk, 
Conn., where he settled and was engaged in farming. His farm was near his 
father's on Chestnut Hill. He was elected fence viewer for Wilton in 1728 ; sur- 
veyor of highways in 1731 ; highway committeeman in 1737 ; grand juror in 1743 
and 1749 ; and lister in 1747. He was a member of the Congregational church in 
Wilton, and was appointed one of its society's committee of three in 1733. The 
record of his death was not found. 

* It is supposed, altboiigh not rccordiHl tlnn-p. 

t He is mentioned in the will of his grandfather (No 10.3), dated 1732. He sold land in 
New Haven, inherited from his great-aunt Hannah Alsop, July 12, 1737, and no further 
reference to him has been found in any record. 

t He chose his mother guardian May 6. 1734. He sold land in New Haven, inherited from 
his great-aunt Hannah Alsop, July 28, 1742, and no further reference to him has been found 
in any record. 

It is thought by the compiler tJiat i and ii were sailors and were lost at sea, and that they 
were unmarried. 

§ Chose Benjamin St. John of Norwalk. Conn., as his guardian Mar. ?,. 1740-1. 

II No children by second marriage. Authorities : Stratford and Oxford town and church 




121. i. Daniel, b. Aug. 25, 1726. 

122. ii. Stephen, b. Dec. 16, 172T. 

123. iii. James, b. Dec. 14. 1729. 

iv. Sarah, b. about 1732: m. Sept. 18, 1754, James Olmstead of Wilton. 

V. Abigail, b. about 1735; m. Sept. 11, 1750, David Hitchcocli of New Jlilford. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. about 1739 ; m. Mar. 31, 1763. Aaron Hitchcock of New Jlilford. 

124. vii. Joseph, b. Jlay 11, 1741. 
122. viii. Samuel, bapt. Sept. IS. 1743. 

ix. Ltdia, bapt. Oct. 27, 1745. 

125. X. William, bapt. Dec. 30, 1747. 

111. Caleb Trowbridge (James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born April S, 1706, 
in Stratford, Conn. ; died January 2, lT59,t in New Pairfield, Conn. ; married 
about 1730 in Wilton, Conn., Jemima Keeler, daughter of Ralph and Jemima 
( ) Keeler. She married, second, Ebenezer Beardsley of New Fairfield.ij: 

Caleb Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to Wilton, Conn., where 
he was engaged in farming for a number of years after his marriage. He had 
six acres from the north part of his fathers homestead on Chestnut Hill, his 
brother Daniel's farm being on the south. In May, 1741, he removed to New 
Fairfield, a neighboring town, where he passed the remainder of his life. 

The names of Caleb Trowbridge and his wife are in the first list of communi- 
cants of the New Fairfield Congregational church, dated March 29, 1758. One 
of his descendants thinks that Caleb was a soldier in the French and Indian War, 
but no such service is on record. 

i. Rebecca, b. about 1733 ; m. Abel Hodge of New Fairfield, Conn. 

ii. Mart ("Molly"), b. about 1735: m. , 1756, William Betts of New 

Milford, Conn. 

126. iii. Ralph, b. about 1737. 

iv. Jemima, bapt. Oct. 7, 1739; m. Feb. 5, 1760, Abel Sanford of Newtown, Conn.ll 

127. V. Caleb, b. about 1745.** 

128. vi. Keeler, b. about 

vii. Elizabeth, b. about 1750 ; d. young probably, 
viii. Mercy, b. about 1752.U 
ix. Esther, b. about 1756.§§ 

112. John Trowbridge (James^°\ William^^", Thomas^), bom May 22, 1709, 
in Stratford, Conn.; died May — , 1777, in Danbury, Conn.;|||| married about 
1735, in Norwalk, Conn., Mary Comstock, daughter of Capt. Samuel and Sarah 

(Hanford) Comstock, born August 5, 1710, in Norwalk; died . 17 — ,*** 

in Danbury?. 

John Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his parents to the parish of 
Wilton in Norwalk, Conn. He lived there until the spring of 1749, when he 
removed to Danbury, Conn. He served in the French and Indian War as 
corporal of the Fifth Company, 4th Connecticut Eegiment, enlisting September 

* By Wilton Congregational Church Records. 

t His will was dated Dec. 25. IT.'iS. The witnesses. .Tohn Trowbridge (No. 112) and Com- 
fort Trowbridge (second wife o£ No. 113) were sworn Feb. 2, 1759. [Danbury Probate Records, 
vol. 1. p. 166.] 

t The destruction of the New Fairfield town records has caused irreparable loss to the 
records of No. Ill and his descendants who lived in that town. 

§ Mentioned in their father's will ; i-iv probably born In Wilton. Conn. ; the others in New 
Fairfield, Conn. See footnote t- 

II Did she m.. 2d, .Tune 16. 1762, Benjamin Griffln of Danbury, Conn.? 
♦• Chose guardian May 1, 17.59. 
tt Chose guardian Aug. 23, 1763. 
tt Chose guardian Aug. 13, 1764. 
§§ Chose guardian .Tan. 20. 1768. 

II II His will, dated Mar. 20. 1777, proved May 26, 1777, mentions wife Mary, "son John now 
In captivity in New York," etc. [Danbury Probate Records, vol. 3, p. 495.] 
••• After her husband. 



.ToHX, b. abovit 173G. 



David, b. , 173S. 


Sarah, b. about 1739; i 


AXN, b. about 1741: m. 



Isaac, b. about 1744. 
Esther, b. Nov. 6, 174S 
burj-. Conn. 


Phebe, b. July — . 1751 : 

. Ltdia, b. , 1755?: 



12, and being discharged November 8, 1755.* He was sergeant of the Seventh 
Company, 3d Connecticut Eegiment, on a roll dated Fort William Henry October 

13, lY56.t He was a sergeant of Capt. John Barnum's Danbury militia company 
for eighteen days in August, 1757, in the alarm for the relief of Fort William 

John Trowbridge was engaged in farming in Danbury the rest of his life. 
His farmhouse was in the Miry Brook district, just west of the town, and during 
the Revolution soldiers were quartered there, among them his son-in-law Mr. 
Fames. In Norwalli Mr. Trowbridge was chosen tithingman in 1735, grand 
juror in 1740 and lister in 1746. In Danbury he was chosen a selectman in 1753 
and collector of rates in 1761. He was also a prominent member of the Danbury 
Congregational church. 


, 1763, Lieut. Lemuel Benedict of Danbury, 

. 1761, Joseph Thomas of Litchfield, Conn. 

Dec. 13, 1769. Lieut. Aaron Benedict of Middle- 

113. Dea. Saml'el Trowbridge (SamueP'^*. William'^'"'. Thomas'^), bom 
August 26, 1700, in Stratfield, Conn. ; died November 24, 1782, in New Fairfield, 
Conn. ;|| married, first. August 30, 1722, in Stratfield, Sarah Seeley,** daughter 

of Lieut. James and Sarah ( ) Seeley, born June 29, 1703, in Stratfield; 

died March 15, 1752, in New Fairfield. He married, second, November 1, 1753, 
in Eoxbury, Conn., Comfort ( ) Hurlbut.ft widow of Lieut. Joshua Hurl- 
but of Eoxbury. He married, third. February 9, 1774, in New Milford, Conn., 
Mrs. Anne Moger. 

Samuel Trowbridge after his marriage settled in his native town and lived 
there until the spring of 1749. At that time he removed to the town of New 
Fairfield, Conn., where he passed the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 
In Stratford he held several of the minor town offices, such as fence viewer in 
1735 and surveyor of highways in 1736 and 1746. He and his wife were admitted 
to full communion in the Stratfield Congregational church July 28, 1731. They 
were also communicants of the New Fairfield Congregational church, of which 
Mr. Trowbridge was chosen a deacon on March 29, 1758. He held this office 
tmtil his death and was a leading man in the town. 

His family bible, in which had been entered the following records of the 
family, had been preserved by his descendants until 1858, when it was destroyed 
by fire in a store at Abbeville. S. C, which belonged to his great«great-grandson 
Joseph Trowbridge. The following verse was also recorded there : 

"Samuel Trowbridge, born was he 
In seventeen hundred, you may see : 
The month of August he was born. 
The sixth and twentieth, in the morn." 

* "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections." vol. 9. p. 55. 

t Ditto, p. 237. 

t Ditto, pp. 138-n. 

§ i-vi born in Wilton. Conn. ; the others in Danbury. Conn. 

The destruction of the town records at the burning of Danbury hy the British Is .in Irrepar- 
able loss to the genealogies of families who lived there. 

II The inventory of his estate was taken .Tan. 13. 17S3. His "widow Anne" is mentioned. 
[Danbury Probate Records, vol. 4, p. 261.] 
** Or Seelye. 

tT The dates of her birth and death were not found. She was a witness to the will of 
No. Ill in 1758 and was alive at the date it was offered for probate. 




By first marriage:* 

ily 9, 1724 ; m. Lacy. 

i. Abigail, b. Jul; 

132. ii. Stephen, b. Jan. 30, 1720. 

133. iii. Seth, b. June 24, 1729. 

iv. William, b. Mar. 13, 1732-3: d. Apr. 13, 1742. 

V. JNlEHiTABLE, b. Jan. 13, 1735-6 ; d. July 12, 1758 ; unm. 

vi. Hannah, b. Feb. 13, 1740-1; m. Aug. 22,t 1763, John Stillson of New MH- 

ford. Conn, 
vii. Sakah, b. Apr. 27. 1743; m. July 21. 1762, Samuel Dibble of Bethel, Conn. 

134. viii. John, b. Apr. 7, 1746. 

135. ix. BniT. b. Nov. 4, 1748. 

114. Da\td Trowbridge {J osepli^°'^ , V/ illiam'^'"' , Thomas'-), born December 30, 
1709, in Stratfield, Conn.; died November 16, 1768, in Morristown, N. J.;$ 
married July 3, 1735, in Bedford, N. Y.?, Lydia (Holmes ?),§ bom January 21, 
1716, in ■ •; died January 27, 1792, in Morristown. 

David Trowbridge settled after his marriage in "the township of Hanover, 
in the county of Hunterdon, alias Morrice county. West New Jersey."] | He was 
a farmer and probably lived in the west part of Hanover which became Morris- 
town. He and his wife were Baptists in religion. 

Trowbridge Mountain, situated partly in Hanover and partly in Randolph, 
N. J., derives its name from the fact that David Trowbridge and several of his 
sons and grandsons had their farms on and near it. 


i. Ltdia, b. Aug. 30, 1736 ; d. Mar. 9, 1750. 

136. ii. Daniel, b. Dec. 28, 1737. 

137. iii. SnuBAEL, b. Sept. 3, 1739. 

iv. Ann, b. Nov. 15, 1740 ; d. June 6, 1755. 

138. V. Samuel, b. Feb. 23, 1742. 

139. vi. David, b. July 11, 1743. 

vii. Caleb, b. Mar. 29, 1745; d. JIar. 13, 1760. 

viii. Mart Ann, b. Oct. 17, 1747 ; m. .Tan. 29, 1766, Gershom Johnson of Morris- 

ix. Tabitha. b. , 174- ;tt d. young. 

X. Joseph, b. Apr. 16, 1749 : d. July 7, 1753. 

140. xi. Absalom, b. May 25, 1750. 

xii. Tabitha, b. , 175- ;tf d. "aged 21 years and 8 months. "tt 

141. xiii. Job, b. Mar. 8, 1754. 

142. xiv. Joseph, b. Oct. 2, 1756: 

XV. Ann, b. Jan. 30. 1763 ; d. Dec. 12, 1767. 

xvi. Lydia, b. Feb. 23, 1769 ; m. June 26, 1793, . 

115. William Trowbridge (WiZZiam"«, Thomas'"-, William'""'. Thomas'^), 
born June 13, 1725, in West Haven, Conn.; died December 6, 1793, in West 
Haven; married — — — — , 1759, in West Haven, Eebecca Painter, daughter of 

* No children by the other marriages. 

t By New Fairfield Congregational Church Records ; 11 by New Milford Congregational 
Church Records. 

X His will, dated Nov. 9. 1708, wherein he calls himself "of the town of Morris," was proved 
Dec. 9, 1768, and mentions : "wife and eight children," Shubael being the only child mentioned 
by name. [Trenton Surrogate Records. Liber K of wills, pp. 58. etc.] 

§ She is called "of Bedford" in the family bible. 

II By Stratford. Conn., Town Records. 
»• This family register is copied from the family bible of D.Tvid Trowbridge which was found 
In the mountains, eight miles from Dover, N. .1.. by Mr. William A. Eardeley of Brooklyn. 
N. Y.. a genealogist who visited that locality in behalf of the compiler. 
It Date torn off from family bible register. Perhaps a twin. 
Jt Gravestone in Whippany. N. .1.. churchyard. No date on gravestone. 

The name of Peter Trowbridge appears in 1783 in West New Jersey Deeds recorded at 
Trenton. His relationship. If any. is unknown. 


Shubael and Elizabeth (Dunbar) Painter, born May 19, 1734, in West Haven; 

died , 180-.* in West Haven?. 

William Trowbridge lived all bis life in his native place, the parish of West 
Haven in the town of New Haven, Conn. He was a farmer. He is said to have 
set the psalms in the parish Congregational church of which he and his wife were 
members. He was commissioned ensign of the parish trainband May 29, 1751. 


U3. i. David, b. Ma.v 13. 17G0. 

144. ii. Samuel, b. Dec. 22. 1761. 

145. iii. Thomas, b. Sept. 14, 1704. 
140. iv. William, b. Sept. 2, 1767. 

V. Mehitable, b. Aug. 10, 1709. 

147. vi. Joseph Ebenezee, b. Jul.v 9, 1772. 

148. vii. Justus, b. May 4, 1774. 

116. Capt. Ebenezee Trowbridge (Ebenezer'^"', Thomas^"-. William^°'', 

Thomas^), born February 26, 1728-9, « in West Haven, Conn.; died , 

1767,t in West Haven;:}: married , 17 — , in West Haven, Esther Catlin, 

daughter of John and Jemima (Allen) Catlin, born May 24, 1733, in Deerfield, 

Mass. ; died , 17 — , in West Haven. He is supposed to have married, 

second, § in West Haven, Obedience Beecher, daughter of Stephen and Susannah 
(Hale) Beecher, born January 27, 1723-4, in West Haven; died January — , 
1807, in West Haven. 

Ebenezer Trowbridge was a sea captain, and died, perhaps, while making one 
of his voyages. His home was in his native place, the parish of West Haven, 
Conn. In his inventory there is mentioned his interest in the sloop Trojan. 


117. Capt. Samuel Trowbridge (Jaines'^''^, James^"'^. William'""'. Thomas'^), 

born about 1726 in New Haven, Conn.; died , 1771.|| in Bedford, N. T.; 

married, first, about 1751** in New Canaan, Conn.. Anna Eells, daughter of Eev. 
Jolm and Anna (Beard) Eells. born May 1, 1729, in Milford. Conn.; died 

, 17 — , in Bedford. He married, second, Anne (Smith) Jump, born 

May 10, 1730, in . She married, third, Seth 'Wliitney of Crownpond 

village, Torktown, N. T., and died there June 29, 1819. 

Samuel Trowbridge after his father's death probably went to live with his 
guardian, Benjamin St. John, in Norwalk, Conn. After his marriage he 
settled in Bedford, Westchester county, N. T. He was a shoemaker by trade, 
and followed that business in early life, but the last ten years of his life was 
engaged in farming. 

* She was living in West Haven as late as 1808, probably, as she is mentioned as "late 
deceased" in April of that .year. 

t Administration on his estate was granted to his brother-in-law Levi Clinton Sept. 1. 1767. 

There is a deed in New Haven Town Records, vol. 45. p. 404, dated May 26. 1794. to 
Ebenezer Trowbridge, .Tr.. in the (irst clause and to William Trowbridge, Jr., in the second 
clause. The name in the first clause must be an error. 

1 Or at sea. 

S Prior to Aug, 17. 1762. There seems to have been no other Trowbridge in West Haven 
(of suitable age) who could have been the husband of Mrs. Obedience Trowbridge, as she is 
known in deeds and at her death. 

I Administration on his estate was granted to his widow Anne Trowbridge Dec. 12. 1771. 
(New York City Surrogate Records. Liber D, part 2. p. 19.] 

"•Before Feb. 1, 1752. when he and his wife Anna sell land in Milford, Conn., which she had 
inherited from her maternal grandfather, Jeremiah Beard. 



By first marriage: 

149. i. John, b. about 1753.* 

150. ii. James, b. about 1754. 

By second marriage? : 
iii. Ltdia, b. about 1763 ; m. Nov. 19, 1788, Richard Smith of lorktown, N. Y. 

151. iv. Samuel, b. Sept. 30, 1765. 

v.? LUCT, b. Feb. 8, 1768;! m., 1st, Jlay 30, 1790, Dr. Reuben Warner of Bridge 
water. Conn. ; m.. 2d, Sept. — . 1827, Robert Andrews of Broolsfield. Conn. 

118. Joseph Trowbridge {Isaac'^"'', Jaines'^°^, 'William^'"', Thomas^), born June 
12, 1718, in Stratford, Conn. ; died October 9, 1801, in Danbury, Conn. ; married 
April 15, 1741,§ in Southbury, Conn., Trial Morehouse. || 

Joseph Trowbridge settled in the southern part of the town of Woodbury, 
Conn., in the parish of Southbury. He was engaged in farming there until 
a few years before his death, which occurred at the home of his son Doctor 
Joseph, with whom he had passed his declining years. He and his wife were 
members of the Congregational church in Oxford, Conn. 


i. LORANIA, b. , 1742; m. , 1704, David Woodin of Oxford. Conn. 

ii. James, bapt. Aug. 19, 1744;** d. in infancy, 
iii. James, bapt. Dec. — , 1745 ;tt d. young.+J 

iv. Elihu,§§ b. , 1748; d. Mar. 23, 1826, in Southbury; unm. [See 


152. V. Philemon, b. Jan. 13, 1751. 

vi. Anna, bapt. Nov. 5, 1752 ;tt m. Nov. 16, 1772, Joel Hickox of Washington, 

vii.? Elizabeth, b. , 1754; m. Dea. Noah Allen of East Windsor, Conn. 

viii. Sarah, bapt. Jan. 29, 1755 ;tt m. May 7, 1780, Ephraim Stiles of Southbury. 

153. ix. Joseph, bapt. Nov. 8, 

X. Ruth, b. , 1759 : m. Sept. 3, 1778, David Mallory of Southbury. 

Elihu Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted April 20, 1775, from 
Hatfield, Mass., as a private in Capt. Israel Chapin's company. Col. John Fellows' regi- 
ment, and was discharged October 8, 1775. He re-enlisted January 1, 1776, in Cam- 
bridge, Mass., in Capt. Samuel Hunt's company. Colonel Ward's regiment, Massachusetts 
Line. He was chosen in February, 1776, as one of General Washington's Life Guard, as 
sergeant under Captain Gibbs, and continued in that service about nine months. He was 
appointed a second lieutenant in Samuel Granger's company, 2d Connecticut Regiment, 
Col. Charles Webb, January 1, 1777. He resigned December 4. 1777. In January. 1778, 
he was appointed a captain of marines on board of the frigate Warren, commanded by 
John Hopkins, where he served until she was destro.ved at Penobscot some time in March. 
1779. He then was on leave of absence from the Marine Committee, of which Samuel 
Adams was president, until peace was declared. After leaving the army he followed the 
trade of pumpmaking. He lived in Earl, Lancaster county, Pa., Derby Landing, Conn., 
and Washington. Conn., returning in his old age to his native place, where he died. He 
drew a pension for a few years prior to his death. II !l 

• He d. in May, 1S26, "aged 73." 

t By "Trowbridge Family" some of their descendants changed their surname from Smith to 
Trowtridge and reside in Philadelphia, Pa. Those of them that the compiler traced failed to 
answer his letters. 

J Supposed to be a daughter of No. 117. At her 1st marri.ige. in Roxbur.v, Conn., she is 
called "of Roxbury," where No. 149, her supposed brother, was living. Was he also the father 
of Polly, mentioned in the second paragraph of footnote § under No. 156? 
§ By "History of Woodbury." vol. 1 ; 1742 by ditto, vol. 3. 
II Of whom no further particulars were found. 
♦* By Woodbridge, Conn., Congregational Church Records, 
tt Bv Oxford, Conn., Congregational Church Records. 

ti By descendants of his brothers. No further mention of him was found In public records. 
SS Bapt. Elitus, Dec. 25. 17-lS 

nil Authorities : Massachusetts Archives; "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 158; U. S. 
Pension Office Records. 


119. Isaac Trowbridge (Isaac'"'-', James'"^, W illiam'^'"' , Thomas'), born March 

11, 1721, in Stratford, Conn. ; died , 1 , in ; married, first, 

January 15, 1747-8 in Oxford, Conn., Judith Hale.* He married, second, 
Hannali ( ) Way,* widow of Joseph Way of Litchfield. Conn. 

Isaac Trowbridge came with his father to Oxford, Conn., and lived there until 
the year 1776. In the spring of that year he removed to Litchfield, Conn., 
settling on a farm of sixty acres in the western part of that town in the parish 
of Milton. He was a farmer. He probably followed his son Isaac to the state 
of New York. He and his first wife were admitted to the Congregational church 
in Oxford July 26, 1772, and dismissed to the church in Litchfield November 
24, 1776. 


By first marriage :\ 
i. Naomi, bapt. Mar. 26, 1749. 
ii. Daniel, bapt. Mar. 28, 1751.+ 
iii. Esther, bapt. May 17, 1752. 
iv. Mart, bapt. Apr. 21, 1754. 
V. Sibyl, bapt. Apr. 11, 1756 ; d. Jan. 10, 176G. 

154. vi. Isaac, b. , 1758. 

vii.? OuiVE, b. about 176- ; m. Jan. 12, 1786, Phineas Hunt of .§ 

viii.?SiBTL, b. about 176- ; m. Feb. 20, 1793, John Mason of .§ 

Other children?!! 

120. Israel Trowbridge {Isaac'"^, James'"'^, WiUiam'°", Thomas'), baptized 

September 30, 1722, in Stratford, Conn. ; died , 1795, in Fair Haven, 

Vt. ; married, first, , 1747, in Derby, Conn., Mary Jolmson, daughter of 

Peter and Mary ( ) Jolmson, born December 3, 1724, in Derby; died 

about 1781 ?, in Fair Haven ?. He probably married, second, about 1783 in 
Castleton, Vt., Lydia (Kilbourn) Palmer, widow of Benjamin Palmer of Litch- 
field, Conn., and daughter of Elisha Kilbourn. She married, third, John Lynch 
of Poultney, Vt. 

Israel Trowbridge came with his father to Oxford, Conn., and was engaged in 
farming there, his home being near the meeting-house. In the summer or fall 
of 1780 he removed to the town of Fair Haven, Vt., where he settled on a farm 
in the eastern part of the town, near the west line of Castleton and on the north 
side of the road leading from Hydeville. He was one of the proprietors named 
in the charter of Fair Haven, and located in September, 1780, three divisions 
of his right, nearly three hundred acres, in one body, along Castleton line and 
the river. 


Bi/ first marriage:** 
i. Abigail, b. Nov. 9, 1748 ; d. "aged 100" in Superior, Mich. ; unm. 
ii. Hannah, b. Feb. 9, 1751 ; m. Nov. 22, 1772, Jeremiah Durand of Oxford. 
155. iii. b. May 25, 1753. 

iv. David, b. Mar. 7, 1755 ; was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted in June, 
1776, in Capt. Nathaniel Johnson's company, Ck)l. William Douglas' regi- 
ment, Connecticut state troops, and was in the battle of Long Island. His 
term of service expired in December, He d. May 9, 1777, in Oxford; 

* Ot whom no further particulars were found. 

t Baptisms from Oxford Church Records. No children by second marriage. 
t Grandchildren of his brother had never heard of him, and the compiler could not trace 
him further. 

S By Sharon, Conn., Town Records. 

!l One of the daughters of No. 119 may have married an Allen, for administration on the 
estate ot Trowbridge Allen of Aurelius, N. Y., was granted in 1814 to Jerusha and Seymour 
Allen. (See No. 154.) 
••No children by second marriage. 

tt Bapt. Elu (Eli) July 15. 1753. by Oxford Congregational Church Records. 
tt "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 407. 


V. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 15, 1757 ; m. Jan. 19, 1783, Dr. Osee Dutton of Oxford. 

vi. Sarah, bapt. July 26, 17G1 ; d. Sept. 19, 1770. 

vii. Ebenezer, b. May IS, 17G3 ; d. Sept. 8, 177G. 

viii. Ann, b. Aug. 28, 1765 ; d. Sept. 11, 1776. 

ix. Mart, b. , 1767 ; m. Ralpb Carver of Castleton, Vt.* 

121. Daniel Trowbridge {DanieP^°, James^"^, \Villiam^'"', Thomas^), bom 

August 25, 1726, in Wilton, Conn. ; died , 1792,t in Bridgewater, Conn. ; 

married about 1756 in Wilton?, Deborab^ . 

Daniel Trowbridge after his marriage settled at Drum Hill in his native place, 
the parish of Wilton in the town of Norwalk, Conn., where he engaged in 
farming. He was chosen surveyor of highways in 1754. Early in the summer 
of 1760 he bought a fann of about fifty acres in "Still Eiver Neck," on the west 
side of the Housatoiiic river, in New Milford, Conn., and removed there the 
following summer. He sold this six years later and removed to a farm in 
"Shepaug Neck," the lower end of the present town of Bridgewater, then a part 
of the town of New Milford. He there passed the remainder of his life. He and 
his wife were admitted members of the Congregational church in Wilton April 
6, 1757, and became members of the church in New Milford after their removal 
to that town. 


156. i. Ebenezek, b. June 4, 1757. 

ii. Sarah, bapt. Feb. 18, 1759; d. July 13, 1760. 
iii. Sarah, bapt. Nov. 23, 17G0. 

iv. Betsey, b. , 1763?; m. Benjamin Ruggles of Bridgewater, Conn. 

V. PoLLT, b. , 1766?; m. Jan. 26, 1786, Ira Pennock of Southbury, Conn. II 

vi. Abigail, b. , 1770?; m. Sept. 22, 1791, Jonathan Bostwick of Bridge- 
vii. "Child" [Abigail?], bapt. Mar. 19. 1770. 

viii. Annis, bapt. Slay 29, 1773 ; m. Aug. 31, 1794, Castle Warner of Bridgewater. 
Other children?** 

122. Stephen Trowbridge or his brother Samuel Trowbridge (DanieZ"", 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), the former bom December 16, 1727, in Wilton, 
Conn., and the latter baptized there September 18. 1743. may have been the 

Trowbridge who married , 17 — , in Danbury?, Conn., Thankful 

Benedict, daughter of JMatthew and Mabel (Noble) Benedict, born about 17[38?] 
in Danbury?. She married, second, ft John Hopkins of New Fairfield, Conn., 
and died , 17 — ,Xt in New Fairfield ?.§§ 

Stephen Trowbridge was a soldier in the French and Indian War. He enlisted 
April 1, 1758, in the Eighth Compauy.|||| 4th Connecticut Eegiment, raised for 

* By "History of Fair Haven, Vt." 

t Administration on his estate was granted Dec. 4, 1T92. His "widow [Deborah! and only 
surviving son Ebenezer" are mentioned. [New Milford Probate Records.] 

t Unless she was a second wife. She may have been a daughter of Stephen Burritt. 
§ Order of births uncertain, i-iil born in Wilton. Conn. ; the others in Bridgewater, Conn. 
{I Their daughter Polly was the second wife of No. 251. 
** From footnote t it may be that there was at least one more son who died before his father. 
If so. his name is unknown to descendants of No. 121, and the above phrase (in italics) may 
have been the form used by the court. 
It Date not found. 

it Before her father, who d. in Sept., 17S1. She loft the tour Trowbridge children below and 
one child (Abijah) by Mr. Hopkins. 

§ § The burning of the New Fairfield town hall with the town records about forty years ago 
and the destruction of the Danbury town records at the burning of Danbury by the British 
have caused irreparable loss to the genealogies of families who lived in those localities. 
II II Of Norwalk. 


the campaign of 175S. The roll of his company is on page 163 of the "French 
War Kolls, 1758" in the Connecticut State Library,* and opposite his name is 
entered: "length of service, 24 weeks and 4 days; dead, September 22, 1758. "t 

Samuel Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted November 
17, 1777, for the war, in Capt. Samuel Comstock's company,^ 8th Regiment, 
Connecticut Line.§ He is entered as "deserted" on May 29, 1778, and as 
"rejoined" on September 15, 1778, and as "deserted" again on April 21, 1779. |j 
A letter from the late Mr. Theodore B. Galusha (a great-grandson of No. 123) 
states that Samuel went to Tully, N. Y., where he was a well-known hunter and 
died about 1833 ; unmarried. 

The compiler has found no proof that either Stephen or Samuel married, or 
was the father of the four children recorded below. There seems to have been 
no other Trowbridge unmarried living at that time in Fairfield county who could 
have been their father, and that they were of this immediate family it seems 
reasonable to suppose from the name of child No. iii below, evidently named for 
the father-in-law of their supposed grandfather, and child No. i may well have 
been named for the wife of No. 123, for this was not a Benedict name. There 
seems too great a disparity of years to make Thanliful a possible second wife for 
No. 110. It is also possible that No. 110 had another son, whose name is not 
on record, who married Thankful Benedict. 

The records prove that and Thankful (Benedict) Trowbridge had the 



i. JIoiXT, b. , 17 — : m., 1st, Martin Tubbs of South East, N. Y. ; m., 

2d. Peasley of Rensselaerville, N. Y. 

157. ii. JIatthew, b. , 17 — .tt 

iii. Jonx Seymour, b. , 17 — ; d. , 18 — : unm.?tj 

iv. Rebecca, b. , 17 — ; ra. Merrit Hamlin (or Hammill) of New Fairfield, 


123. James Trowbridge {Daniel'-^'', Jarnes'^'"^. WilUain^'"', Thomas'^), born 
December 14, 1729, in Wilton, Conn; died about 1800 in Tully, N. T. ; married 
November 27, 1752, in Wilton, Molly Dunning, daughter of John and Sarah 
(Lambert) Dunning, born about 1732 in Wilton ; died§§ about 1800 in Tully. 

James Trowbridge settled in his native place, the parish of Wilton in the town 
of Norwalk. Conn., where he w-as elected a tithingman in 1761 and a grand juror 
in 1763. Soon after the close of the Revolution he removed with several of his 
sons to Sheffield. Mass. The closing years of his life were passed with his eldest 
daughter in Tully. N. Y. He followed the trade of a shoemaker for some years, 
but for most of his life was engaged in farming. 


James, b. , 1757. 

LUKAXIA, bapt. May 28, 1758; m. . 1776, Samuel Goodrich of Tullv 

N. Y. 

ut Historical Society's Collections." vol. 10. p. 82, 

is absolutely proved by records ii 

t Of Norwalk. 

§ '■Connecticut in the Revolution." p. 2"S. This service is not claimed by the widnw .■ 
No. 160 in her pension application. 

i! The regiment had wintered at Redding. There are instances ot a man being entered a; 
"deserted" when he was really dead. 
••Order of births unknown. They signed deeds in the following order. 

tt About 176!) by "Trowln-idge Family," which, if correct, precludes his being a son o. 
Stephen, who died in 1758 by the French War Rolls. 

tt He joined in deeds drawn in Danbury as late as 1804. in which he "made his mark," hii 
name being always given in full. His name is unknown to descendants of his brother. 
§§ About ten years after her husband. 

i|I| Except i. who was born in Danbury, Conn., by his pension record. The baptisms are tron 
Wilton Congregational Church Records, and the births of the sons from their pension records 


150. iii. Stephen, bapt June 22, 1760. 

100. iv. Samxjel, b. July 17, 1761. 

161. V. Seth, b. June 1, 1763. 

162. vi. Aaron, b. JIar. 25, 1765. 

vii. Sarah, bapt. Sept. 2, 1769; ni. William Ellis of Adams, N. T. 

viii. Mart,* b. July 9, 1771 ; m. about 1790 Benjamin Galusha of Cortland, N. 

163. ix. John, b. Feb. 28, 1772. 

164. X. Daniel, bapt. July 11, 1773. 

124. Joseph Trowbridge (DameZ"", James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born 
May 11, 1741, in Wilton, Conn. ; died September — , 1776, in the army near New 
York City; married March 9, 1763, in Wilton, Martha Hickox, daughter of Silaa 

and Euth ( ) Hickox, born June 13, 1743, in Wilton. She married. 

second, July 24,t 1777, David Lockwood of Norwalk, Conn., and died there May 
24, 1815. 

Joseph Trowbridge settled in his native place, the town of Norwalk, Conn., 
parish of Wilton. He was a farmer by occupation. He served in the French 
and Indian War in the campaign of 1759. He enlisted April 16, 1759, in the 
Fifth Company, 3d Connecticut Eegiment, and was discharged December 3, 
1759.$ He was also a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted January 15, 1770, 
as a private in Capt. Matthew Mead's company. Col. David Waterbury's regi- 
ment. He next enlisted in Capt. Gamaliel Nortlirup, Jr.'s, company, Col. 
Silliman's regiment. General Wadsworth's Connecticut brigade, raised in June, 
1776, to reinforce Washington's army at New York. He was in the battle of 
Long Island, August 27 of that year, and, as he is reported as "missing" in the 
retreat from New York, September 15, he probably was killed in one of the 
engagements in or near that city.§ 


165. i. Thomas, b. Sept. 18, 1763. 

ii. Sarah, bapt. July 28, 1766 ; d. in infancy. 

iii. Sarah, b. Mar. 31, 1770. 

iv. Thaddeus, bapt. May 9, 1776; d. .voung, it is said. 

125. WiLLL^M Trowbridge (Daniel^'^°, James'^"^, William^'"^, Thomas^), bap- 
tized December 30, 1747, in Wilton, Conn.; died October 30, 1837, in Tully, 
N. Y. ; married August 8, 1772, in New Milford, Conn., Hepzibah Weller, 
daughter of Joseph and Martha (Feet) Weller, born August 6, 1749, in New 
Milford; died October 9, 1821, in TuUy. 

William Trowbridge after his marriage settled in New Milford, Conn., in the 
part which is now Bridgewater, where he engaged in farming. He was a soldier 
in the Eevolution, and served from July 26, 1779, to January 15, 1780, in Col. 
Philip B. Bradley's 5th Regiment, Connecticut Line.|| In 1784 he removed to 
Williston, Vt. He emigrated to Tully, Onondaga county, N. Y., soon after the 
first settlers, who went there about 1795.** He engaged in farming in Tully, and 
was the second postmaster of the town. 

* "Polly." Her daughter Frances m. No. 261. 

t By Wilton Congregational Church Records ; Aug. 6 by Norwalk Town Records. 
t "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections." vol. 10. p. 151. 
§ "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 394. 
II "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. S. p. 67. 
•* "History of Onondaga County, N. Y." 


Partiiena, bapt. Mar. 27, 17Ti : m. Robert Cravatb of Preble, N. Y. 

Esther, b. , 1778 : m. Timothy Walker of TuUy, N. Y. 

AsAHEL, b. May 2, 1780. 
William, bapt. Nov. 17, 1782. 
Seymour, b. , 1788. 

126. Ealph Trowbridge (Ca?e&^", James^^^, William^'"', Thomas^'), born 
about 1737 in Wilton, Conn.; died "about 1800"+ in New Paltz?, N. Y. : 
married , 1761 ?, in Wilton ?, Hannah . 

Ealph Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his parents to New Fairfield, 
Conn. He was a soldier in tlie French and Indian War. He served from 
August 7 to August 23, 1757, in Capt. John Hitchcock's militia company in the 
alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry.J He also served in the campaign 
of 1758, enlisting May 29 of that year in the Twelfth Company, 4th Connecticut 
Regiment, and was discharged November 11, 1758. § After his marriage he 
engaged in farming- in New Fairfield, where he and his wife "owned the Cove- 
nant" in the Congregational church August 1, 1762. He appears to have 
removed to Ulster county, N. Y., prior to the Revolution. He served in that war 
as a private in the 3d New York Regiment of Ulster county militia, called 
out in 1779-81. 1 1 He was in Capt. Jacob Hasbrouck, Jr.'s, company, of New 
Paltz, and served under Col. John Caritine. His name also appears in the list 
of privates in the New Jersey militia in the Revolution.** He is supposed to 
have been in his later years a farmer in New Paltz. 


i. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 3, 1702; m. Isaac Kyser of New Paltz, N. Y.?. 
ii. b. May G, 1764; m. ,Tohn Wilkenlow of New Paltz?. 
169. iii. Ralph, b. about 1767. 
Other children ?§§ 

127. Caleb Trowbridge (Calel^", James^"^, WiUiam'^'"', Thomas^), born about 

1745 in New Fairfield, Conn.; died , 18 — , in , Ohio?; married 

, 1769, in New Fairfield?, Bethia Eussica.|||| 

Caleb Trowbridge is thought to have been a farmer in his native town until 
about the year 1789. He may have lived a while in Williamstown, Mass.*** He 
was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted in Berkshire county, Mass., Septem- 
ber 7, 1777, as a private in Capt. William Douglas' company. Col. Benjamin 
Symonds' regiment, and was discharged September 30, 1777.++t He emigrated to 
what is now Tompkins county, N. Y., and settled in that part of the town of 
Ulysses where the village of Trumansburgh is at present located. It was a very 

*i born in Wilton, Conn.; ii-iv in New llilfoi-a (Bridgewater), Conn. ; v in Williston, Vt. 
t By family records. 

t "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 9, p. 22G. 
§ Ditto, vol. 10. p. 00. 
II "New York in the Revolution," p. 108. 
• » "New Jersey in the Revolution." index. 

tt At least the births of i and ii are recorded in the church records there. 
tt It is supposed, although recorded simply "daughter." On that day No. 133 also had a 
daughter born in New Fairfield. 
§§ No child of No. 126 except No. iii is known to his descendants. 
A Betsey Trowbridge, born about 1775; m. about ISOO Ashbel Armstrong of Laurens, 
N. Y. She is said by descendants to have had a brother Ralph, and one of her sons was 
named Caleb. 

II II By descendants, but no further facts about her were found. This name was originally 
Hesseguie, but the printed genealogy of that family does not contain her name. 
*** He witnessed a deed from his brother Keeler there in 1TS6, and enlisted there in the array, 
roiutionary Rolls, vol. 18. r. 104. 


wild, heavily wooded country at that time. It is said that late in life, about 
ISOO, he removed to Ohio, where he died. 


170. i. Elisha, b. .Tuly 16, 1770. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 25, 1773 ; ra. Jan. 21. 1794. Rev. Justus Bartholomew of 
Whitehall, N. Y. 

171. iii. Sereno. b. about 1775? 

172. Iv. Heman, b. about 1770? 

173. V. Caleb, b. June 4, 1782. 

vi. Mary, b. about 1785?: m. Calvin Crawford of . 

vii. ,t b. about 1787? 

174. viii. Watson, b. Feb. 2(i, 17S9. 

128. Keeler TROWBRroGE (Calel^^^, James^'>-\ William^''°, Thomas^), born 

about 1749 in New Fairfield, Conn.; died , 18—, in , N. Y.?; 

married, first, , 1770, in New Fairfield?, Hannah , who died 

May 18, 178.3, in Williamstown, Mass. He married, second, September 30, 1783, 
in Williamstown, Margaret Kregar.:}: 

Keeler Trowbridge after living some years in his native town, New Fairfield, 
Conn., removed to Williamstown, Mass., about 1773. In 1785 he settled in Shel- 
burne, Vt., and was there elected highway overseer at the first town meeting, held 
March 9, 1787. He was a considerable land owTier in Shelburne, and was living 
there as late as 1808. It is uncertain whether he died in that town or in the 
state of New York. 

children : § 
By first marriage: 
i. Jemima, b. Oct. 24, 1771 ; m. Maj. John Tabor of Shelburne, Vt. 

175. ii. RuFUS, b. Nov. 3, 1773. 

iii. Samuel, b. July 14, 1778; untraced.ll 

iv. Hannah, b. Aug. 18, 1780. 

By -second marriage: 

V. Anna, b. May 31, 1784. 

vi. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 178G. 

176. vii. Henry Potts, b. Feb. 6, 1786. 
viii. RoxY, b. Feb. 16, 1788. 

ix. Belinda, b. Mar. 14. 1792. 
X. Lucy, b. Mar. 7, 1794. 

129. Lieut. John Trowbridge (./o/m^^-, James'^"^, William'^'', Thomas''-), born 

about 1736 in Wilton, Comi. ; died , 18 — ,** in Danbury, Conn.; 

married , 1758?, in Danbury, Deborah (Starr) widow of 

Thomas Truesdell of Danbury and daughter of Lieut. Benjamin and Eunice 

(Taylor) Starr, bom , 173- in Danbury?; died , lS03,tt in 


* By family records. Order of births somewhat uncertain. See page l."0. footnote t- 
Family records state that No. 127 had eight children, of whom i was the oldest and viii the 
youngest, and name the above children except vii. whom the compiler has been unable to trace. 
The name of this child may have been Elijah, John, or Thomas, as family records ditEer in 
regard to the name. 

t Some doubt as to the name of this child. Can he be No. 1427a? 
t Maiden name Potts by record of a grandson of No. vii. 

§ i proliably born in New Fairfield. Conn. : ii-v recorded in Williamstown. Mass. ; vii a son 
of No. 128 by family record and born as above in Brattleboro, Vt., but not found in public 
records; the others recorded in Shelburne. Vt. There must be an error in the births of either 
vi or vii as printed above. Descendants of vii state that "he had a half-sister Roxa [Trow- 
bridge?], b. Jan. 11. 1777, who m., 1st, Horatio Harmon; m.. 2d. Benjamin Hill." 
II He sold land in Shelburne, Vt., Jan. S. ISOl. 
*• He was living in Danbury and deeded land there in June, 1813. 
tt "Starr Genealogy." 

Xt Her will, dated Jan. 25. 1708, was offered for probate May 20, 1803. It leaves her house 
to her husband for life, then to her niece Urania, wife of William Dobbs. 


John Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to Danbury, Conn., and 
lived there the remainder of his life. He became a prominent man in that town 
and was active in its affairs. He o\vned a large house on the west side of what 
is now Main street in Danbury in wliich he conducted a tavern. 

His services in tlie Eevolution were as follows. He was commissioned first 
lieutenant of the Eighth Company, 7th Connecticut Eegiment, July 6, 1775, and 
was discharged December 21, 1775. On June 14, 1776, he was again com- 
missioned first lieutenant of the Seventh Company, 2d Battalion, and served 
until November of that year. He continued in the service and was commissioned 
January 1, 1777, second lieutenant of Capt. Elijah Humphrey's company. Col. 
Return J. Meigs' Sixth Eegiment. Connecticut Line.* In the spring of that 
year he was taken prisoner, and confined at New York. He was exchanged, and 
in January, 1780, was commissioned first lieutenant of the 2d Connecticut 

"A few doors south of the Derby News ofGce is a house which was a tavern at the time 
of the burning of Danbury by the British in 1777. On the sign, swinging from a post 
it bore a copy of the arms of King George IV which gave the tavern its name. It was 
Ijept by John Trowbridge. Owing to its sign it was saved from destruction, but its 
furniture was piled up and burned. He was a lieutenant in the army and was away with 
his regiment at that time. His people removed themselves and what furniture they could 
get together to Nathan Cornwall's tavern in the Beaver Brook district, east of Danbury 
and bordering on Derby. The Royal troops did not interfere with the property, but the 
destruction of the furniture was the work of Tory neighbors."* 


130. David Trowbridge (Jo/tn^^-, James^"^, William'^'"', Thomas^), born 

, 1738, in Wilton, Conn.; died September 16, 1816, in Little Falls, 

N. Y. ; married October 18, 1770, in Hatfield, Mass., Sarah Woodbridge, daughter 

of Eev. Timothy and Sarah (Welles) Woodbridge, born , 1746, in 

Hatfield; died October 24, 1826, in Albany, N. Y. 

David Trowbridge settled in Hatfield, Mass., where he lived until 1777, when 
he removed to Amherst, Mass. He was in the Amlierst company of militia, 
Capt. Moses Cook, and served in the defense of the government in Springfield 
for seven days in September, 1786, during "Shay's Insurrection."§ He was a 
felt maker by trade and worked at that business in Hatfield and Deerfield. He 
later kept a tavern in the latter town, at Bloddy Brook, and also in Amherst after 
his removal there. 

He removed to Albany, N. Y.. and was proprietor of Trowbridge's Inn on 
Green street, as early as 1796. He sold it in 1803 to Christopher Dunn|| and 
removed to Utica, N. Y., where that year he announced that he had "taken 
possession of the well-known hotel in LTtica." His hotel contained an "assembly 
room," which was a popular place for holding the social entertainments of that 
day. "He was a plump, good tempered boniface, of respectable character and 
standing, who, although he did not prove very successful in his undertaking, yet 
gained the respect of the community."** He returned to Albany in 1806. He 
resided there until shortly before his death, which occurred while he was on a 
visit at the home of his daughter Eunice in Little Falls, N. Y. 


i. SAR.A.n. b. , 1771 ; d. Oct. 10. 1776. 

ii. Mary, b. July IS, 1773 ; m. John .\nderson of Deerfield. JIass. 

* "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 8, p. 48. 

I "Connecticut Revolutionary Rolls." 
t "History ot Danbury." 

§ Massachusetts Rolls. 

II Munseirs "Annals of Albany." vol. 4, p. 308. 
•» "Pfoneers of Utica. N. Y.." p. 174. 

tt i-vii born in Hatfield. Mass., probably, although the births of ii and iii only are r.x-ordcd 
there ; viii in Deerfield. Mass. 


Henry, b. Sept. 1, 1770. 

Eunice, b. , 1777 : m. Joseph Herkimer of Little Falls, N. X. 

Sarah, b. JIar. 19, 1779: m. .Tuly 1, 1807, Dr. Marcus Hitchcock of Utica, 
N. T. 

David, b. , 178- ; d. \inm. 

Susan, b. , 178- ; m. David Wells Childs of Utica. 

Emily, b. Mar. — , 1793 : m. June 15. 1815, Ephraim Williams of DeerBeld. 

131. Isaac Trowbridge (John^''-, James'^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born about 
1744 in Wilton, Conn.; died October — ,* 1829, in 2^ew York City; married, 
first, February 17, 1767, in Danbury, Conn., Eebecca Peck,t daughter of Dea. 

Joseph and Eebecca ( ) Peck. He married, second, Lucy (Foote) 

McMahan, widow of Robert McMahan and daughter of John and Deborah 
(Hoyt) Foote, who died August 27, lS03,:f in Danbury. He married, third, 
about 1S04 Mercy (Pugsley) Delaplain, widow of Nicholas Delaplain of New 
York City and daughter of Israel and Elizabeth (Causten) Pugsley, who died 
July 17, 1848, in New York City. 

Isaac Trowbridge settled in Danbury, Conn., where he engaged in the hat 
manufacturing business. He also is mentioned as a "broker" in 1790, when he 
bought and sold securities. He was a member of the firm of Trowbridge, Cozier 
& Co. in Danbury. He sold his interest in this firm October 21, 1797, and 
removed to New York City, where he continued in business the remainder of his 

In the Eevolution he served as a soldier in the "Danbury alarm. "§ 


By first marriage :\\ 
i. Polly, b. July 12. 1769 ; d. Jan. 19, 1770. 
ii. Rebecca, b. Dec. 17. 1770: m. JIar. 10,** 1790, Samuel Barnum of Danbury. 

178. iii. Stephen, b. June 17. 1773. 

iv. Polly, b. Aug. 7, 1775 : d. Dec. 3, 1775. 

179. v. Joseph, b. JMay 19, 1780. 

132. Dea. Stephen Teowbritige (Samuel^'^^, Samuel'-''*, William'^'"', Thornas^), 
bom January 30, 1726, in Stratfield, Conn.; died June 6, 1812, in Newtown, 
Conn.; married May 27,1t 1'''48, in Bethel,tt Conn., Lydia Crofut, daughter of 
James and Lydia (Bristol) Crofut, bom November 1, 1725, in Bethel; died 
September 10, 1813. in Bethel. 

Stephen Trowbridge settled in Danbury, Conn. His home was in Grassy 
Plain, in what is now the town of Bethel. He and his wife were among the 
seventy-one persons who organized the Congregational church in Bethel on 
November 25, 1760, being dismissed from the church in Danbury. He was 
chosen a deacon of the church and fulfilled the duties of that office for many 
years. He seems to have kept a store in Bethel and may have been a tailor. 
The last few years of his life were passed at the home of his son Samuel in 
Newtown, Conn. 

* His will, dated Oct. 4, was proved Oct. 13, 1829. [New York City Surrogate Records, vol. 
63, p. 308.] It mentions his son Stephen and grandson William Henry Trowbridge, thus dis- 
proving the "Trowbridge Family." 

t The dates of whose birth and death were not found. 

t "Isaac Trowbridge's wife from New York." by Danbury First Congregational Church 
Records ; 1801 "in 42(1 year" by gravestone "erected by her eldest daughter." 
S "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 8, p. 2G6. 
II No children by second or third marriages. 
»»By Danbury Town Records; 11 by Danbury First Congregational Church Records. 
tt By Danbury Town Records; 26 by family record. 
H By Danbury Town Records. 


He was probably* the Stephen Trowbridge who served eighteen days in August, 
1757, in Capt. John Barnum's Danbury militia company in the alarm for the 
relief of Fort William Ilenry.f He was probably the Stephen Trowbridge who 
was commissioned ensign of the 3d Company, a trainband, of Danbury in 
jMay, 1769. 


150. i. James, b. Aug. 28, 1749. 

151. ii. Samuel, b. Mar. 19, 1752. 
182. iii. Stephen, b. Jan. 18, 175G. 

iv. Lydia, b. Feb. 25, 1701 : m. Jlay 22, 1783. Thaddeiis Starr of Bethel. 

133. Seth TROWBErocE (Saniuel'-^^, Samuel'^''*, William'^'"', Thoixias^). born 
June 24, 1729, in Stratfield, Conn.; died February 16, 1798, in New Fairfield. 
Conn. ;|| married, first, about 1750 in New Canaan?, Conn., Mary Hayt, daughter 

of Moses and Mary ( ) Hayt, born February 26, 1735, in New Canaan; 

died , 178-,** in New Fairfield. He married, second. December 29, 1791, 

in New Fairfield, Mrs. Mabel Bamum,+t widow of Joseph Barnum of Danbury, 

Seth Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to New Fairfield, Conn., 
where he lived the rest of his life, engaged in farming. He served in the 
French and Indian War from August 7 to August 23, 1757, in Capt. John 
Hitchcock's militia company in the alarm for the relief of Fort William Henry.:]:^ 
He also served in the campaign of 1759. He enlisted April 4, 1759, in the 
Fourth Company, 3d Connecticut Regiment, and was discharged December 4, 
1759. §§ In the Revolution he was a sergeant in the Sixth Company, 16th 
Connecticut Regiment, and served in July, 1779, in the expedition to Fairfield 
and Norwallv.|] || He and his wife Mary were admitted members of the New 
Fairfield Congregational church September 29, 1771. His second wife was 
admitted a member of that church April 9, 1792. 


By first marriage:*** 

183. i. Abel, b. Sept. 28. 1751. 

184. ii. Seelet, b. , 1753. 

185. iii. Eli, b. . 1755. 

186. iv. Daniel, b. July 1, 1757. 

187. V. Oli\-er. b. Dec. 11, 1759. 

vi. JiARY, b. Apr. 17, 17(12 ; m. .Job Cook of New Fairfield. 

vii. Hannah, b. May 6, 1764 ;ttt m. Benjamin Knapp of New Fairfield. 

viii. Lucy, bapt. Oct. 13, 1771; m. Nov. 3, 1793, Sylvanus Hatch of Great Bend. 

ix. JIehitable, bapt. Apr. 10, 1774; d. young probably.tU 

* Rather than No. 122, as No. 134 was sergeant of the company and its captain was a 
Danbury man. 

t "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 9, p. 238. 
:i: Then a part of Danbury. 
§ By Danbury Town Records, 

II His will, dated Feb. 10, 1708, mentions his wife Mahol, "oldest son" Abel, "second son" 
Seelye, "Eli oldest son oJ Eli deceased." Daniel, Oliver, Mary. Hannah and Lucy, [Danbury 
Probate Records, vol. 7, p. 223.] 
•• She was living in 178.5. 
tt Her parentage and the dates of her birth and death were not found. She survived her 

husband, and may have married .luly 5, 1803, Mr. of Danbury. [Name of groom not 

mentioned in New Fairfield Congregational Church Records.] 
tt "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol, 9, p, 22G. 
§§ Ditto, vol, 10, p. 149. 

II II Ditto, vol. 8, p. 197. Four of bis sons were in this regiment. 
*•• No children by second marriage. 

tit On that day No. 126 also had a daughter born in New Fairfield. 
t4t Not mentioned in her father's will. 


134. John Trowbridge (Samuel^^^, SamueP°*, William^'"', Thomas^), bom 
April 7, 1746, in Stratfield, Conn.; died February 23, 1825, in New Fairfield. 
Conn. ; married October 17, 1771, in New Fairfield, Abiah Stevens,* who died 
September 12, 1823, in Danbury, Conn., aged 78 years.f 

Jolm Trowbridge settled in New Fairfield, Conn., whither he was brought by 
his father. He made a purchase of land in Lanesboro, Mass., in 1770, but soon 
returned to New Fairfield. He was a cooper by trade and also engaged in 
farming. In middle life he removed to Danbury, where he lived a number of 
years, his home being at the upper end of Main street. He returned to New 
Fairfield about a year and a half before his death. 

His service in the Eevolution was as follows. He was sergeant of Capt. Noble 
Benedict's Danbury company of militia, raised after the Lexington alarm.:): He 
was also sergeant of the Sixth Company, 5th Connecticut Regiment, from May 
9 to July 13, 1775. § In his application for a pension John Trowbridge describes 
the remainder of his ai-my service as follows : "I was a soldier in the army of 
the United States in the late Eevolutionary War in the year 1775 in Col. Benja- 
min Harrison's regiment and Capt. Jolm Watson's company, and in the year 
1776 in Colonel Warner's regiment and Capt. Joshua Stanton's company; and in 
March, 1777, I enlisted in the Seventh Connecticut Regiment, Col. Heman 
Swift, and served three years in Captain Watson's company. The last term of 
service I served as a sergeant in Captain Watson's company, being appointed 
April 14, 1778. I had an honorable discharge from said service." He was 
awarded a pension on March 31, 1818. || He was known as Sergt. John 


188. i. Abraham,** b. July 7, 1772. 

ii. Sarah, bapt. May 8, 1774; m., 1st, [Nov. 5?], 1802, Elisha Cozier of Danbury, 
Conn. ; m., 2d, Michael B. Russell of Springfield, Mass. 

189. iii. Reuben, b. Mar. SO, 1780. 

iv. Abigail, b. Sept. 2G, 1783; m. Dec. 2, 1800,ti Daniel Hoyt Seofield of 

135. Billy:}::}: Trowbridge (Samuel^^', Samuel^"*, William^'"', Thomas^), born 
November 4,§§ 1748, in Stratfield, Conn.; died February 16, 1798, in Oxford, 
N. Y. ; married June 12, 1777, in New Fairfield, Conn., Ehoda Beardsley, daugh- 
ter of Capt. Phineas and Ruth ( ) Beardsley, born February 14, 1758, in 

New Fairfield. She married, second. May 16, 1822, in Truxton, N. T., Daniel 
James of Cortland, N. T., and died February 8, 1844. in Truxton. 

Billy Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his father to New Fairfield, Conn. 
In 1771 he bought land in Lanesboro, Mass., but did not settle there, returning 
to New Fairfield soon afterwards. He enlisted from that town in the Revolution, 
his service being as follows : He was sergeant of the Ninth Company, Capt. 
Nehemiah Beardsley, 5th Regiment. Connecticut Line, Col. David Waterbury, 
Jr., enlisting May 9, 1775, and serving until November 9 of that year.|||| This 
regiment was raised at the first call for troops and marched first to Horseneck 
and Harlem, under General Wooster, and then by boat to Albany and the 
Northern Department, and marching to Tieonderoga, engaged in the taking of 

• Her parentage and birth were not found. 

t By gravestone. 

+ "History of Danbury," p. 56. 

§ "Connecticut in the Eevolution," p. 68. 

II U. S. Pension Office Records and "Connecticut in the Revolution," pp. 61. 70. 
••Bapt. Abram. [New Fail-field rongi-o.sational Church Records.] 

ft By family records; correcting New Fairfield Congregational Church Records which give 
the date Nov. 5, 1802. 

tt Spelled "Bille" in most public records, his father-in-law's will, and by himself until about 
1700. when he commenced the use of "Billy." 
§§25 by his widow's pension declaration. 
II II "Connecticut in the Revolution." pp. -14, 70. 


St. John's and then went on to Montreal.* He served as sergeant in Capt. Wil- 
liam G. Hubbell's company, under Colonel Waterbury, the following- year.f His 
name appears as second lieutenant of Capt. Jesse Bell's company, Colonel Eno'a 
Connecticut state regiment, in June, 1777,:^ and at the same time is recorded as 
ensign of the Sixth Company, 16th Regiment. There is also on record the name 
of "Bille" Trowbridge, enlisted soldier in the Dutchess county militia, 7th New 
York Regiment, Major Adams.§ His Revolutionary services, as described in 
his widow's application for a pension, were as follows : 

''That he enlisted in the town of New Fairfield then in the Colony of Connecti- 
cut now in the County of Fairfield State of Connecticut in the spring of tlie 
year 1775, as orderly sergeant in this deponent's uncle's company, commanded by 
Nehemiah Beardsley, in the northern expedition, and was absent in the service 
until the following winter — She further says that lie enlisted as an ensign in the 
spring of 1776 in the town of New Fairfield in Coijnecticut, and served in the 
company commanded by her father Phineas Beardsley, Capt., in Col. Joseph 
Piatt Cook's regiment of Danbury, and marched to New York and was in the 
battle of Long Island and the evacuation of New York ; and at Harlem Heights ; 
and was absent from home that season. She further says that her husband 
enlisted in the spring of the year 1777 in Capt. Taylor Hubbell's company as and was in command of the company under Colonel Porter, and 
that he marched to Mamaroneck, then to Horse Neck, after having left Fishkill, 
and returned home in Januai-y, 1778, — And she further states that her husband 
was in the service continually from the commencement of the year 1775 until 
war closed, and that she further states that she has frequently seen his 

In 1784 he removed with his family to Carmel, then a part of Fredericktown** 
and in Dutchess county, N. Y. He was engaged in farming there until shortly 
before his death. For his services in the war he had land bounty rights in the 
town of Truxton, Cortlandt county, N. Y. While on his way thither with his , 
family in 1798, he was stricken with inflammation of the lungs, and died at 
Oxford in Chenango county. His widow and children continued on to Truxton. 
childhex :tt 

i. Ephraim, b. Mar. 22, 1778 ; d. Mav S, 1791, in Carmel. N. Y. 

190. ii. Alvah, b. Sept. 4, 1779. 

191. iii. Billy, b. Mar. 26, 1781. 

192. iv. Levi, b. Feb. 16, 1783. 

V. Polly, b. Apr. 3, 1786; ra., 1st, Oct. 7, 1811, Jonathan Hubbard of Cortland, 
N. Y. ; m.. 2d, David McClure of Cortland. 

193. vi. Samuel, b. Dec. 1, 178S. 

vii. Sally, b. Feb. 23, 1792 ; m. Apr. 19, 3807. Thomas McKnight of Truxton, N. Y. 
viii. Epheaim, b. June 15, 1794 ; d. Jlar. 14, 1798. 

194. is. John Ceajst:, b. Oct. 18, 1798. 

136. Daniel Trowbridge (David^^*, Josepli^"^, WilUam'^'"^, Thomas^), born 
December 28, 1737, in Morristown, N. J.; died . ViQ-htt ^^ Morris- 
town?; married October 4, 1764, in Morristown, Sarah Ludlum, daughter of 

Samuel and Abigail (Hathaway) Ludlum ?, bom , 1744, in Morristown ? ; 

died October 27, 1786, in Morristown. 

* V. S. Pension Office Records. 

t "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 79. 

t Ditto, p. 614. 

§ "New Yorlj in the Revolution," p. 252. 

II "Lieut. B. Trow., Eno's regimeni 
cut Historical Society's Collections," 
•* Or Fredericksburgh. 
tt i-iv born in New Fairfleld, Conn, 
XX He survived his wife, but "died 



Daniel Trowbridge appears to liave lived all his life near Morristown, X. J. 
He was a farmer. He and his wife were members of the Baptist church in 


i. Benjamin, b, , 1765 ; d, May 30, 1777, 

195. ii. David, b. Jan. 26, 1708. 

iii, A child, b. . 177- ; d. May — , 1772, 

iv, Ltdia, b. . 1773 ; d. Jan. 28, 1800 ; imm. 

196. V. Samuel, b. . 1776, 

197. vi. Abner, b. , 1779, 

vii, Mary, b, July 18, 1782 : m, Oct, 11, ISOO, Joseph Denman of Mendham, N, .1, 

137. Shubael Trowbridge {David^^*, Joseph^"'', William^'"', Thomas'^), born 
September 3, 1739, in Morristown, N. J.; died March 12, 1782, in Morristown; 
married December 3, 1765. in Morristown, Mary Bayles, daughter of Benjamin 
and Letitia ( ) Bayles, bom September 7, 1745, in Morristown; died 

Shubael Trowbridge was a farmer at Succasunna Plains, near Trowbridge 
Mountain, He was a private in the New Jersey militia in the Eevolution.* 
children born in succasunna plains, n. j. : 

198, i. AuGUSTiN. b. Apr. 19, 1767. 

199. ii. Jabez, b. July 8, 1769, 

iii, Justus, b, Nov, 1, 1771; probably settled in Columbia county, Pa,t 
iv. John, b. Aug. 12, 1774 : may have emigrated to Ohio.t 
V. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 24, 1780. 

138. Rev. Samuel Trowbridge:}: (David"*, Joseph^"', William^'"', Thomas^), 

born February 23, 1742, in Morristown, N. J. ; died , 18 — , in Frederick 

county, Va. ; married, fu-st, , 1768, in Frederick county?, Jane Ruble, 

daughter of George Ruble, born about 1750 in Frederick county?; died Novem- 
ber — , 1785, in Frederick county. He married, second, about 1786 in Frederick 
county, Christiann Dumire. 

Samuel Trowbridge is supposed to have removed to Virginia in company vsdth 
his brother David several years prior to the Revolution. Family tradition 
credits him with service in that war. He settled on a farm in Frederick county 
on "Apple Pie Ridge," sixteen miles west of Winchester. He lived there the 
remainder of his life. He was a prominent man in that part of the county, and 
was a local Methodist preacher. 

children born in FREDERICK COUNTY, VA, [t 

By first marriage: 

i. Elizabeth, b. . 1770 :§ m. John Lewis of Frederick county. 

ii. Mart, b. , 1771 ; II m. Matthew McGinnis of Kingwood, W. Va. 

* His regiment is not given in "Officers and Men of New Jersey in the Revolution." 

t The family tradition among the descendants of their two older brothers is. "they went to 
Pennsylvania, or the West, changed their names to Strowbridge, and one of them had a son 
who was a doctor." There seems little doubt that Justus is the Justus Strawbridge (or 
Strowbridge) of Columbia county. Pa., whose family record and that of his descendants appear 
In Mrs. Mary S. Guild's "Strobridge-Strawbridge Genealogy," pages 251 to 260. By the 
record there printed, it appears that Justus Strowbridge (as he signed his name), or Straw- 
bridge (as it is printed), (his descendants use both spellings) had, among others, a son 
Shohel and another son who was a doctor. To letters written by the compiler and mailed 
with his introductory circular to descendants of this Justus, the Strawbridges of Philadelphia, 
Pa., and the Strowbridges of Portland, Ore., families of prominence in those cities, no reply 
was received. 

t His granddaughter Mrs. Sarah T, Beatty (No, 201, xi) was the principal authority for 
this family register. No records of their births were found in New Jersey, 

g Is remembered to have said, "father had six brothers," 

II She told a nephew (No, 376) that her father (No, 13S) and a brother came from New 




David, b. . 1772. 


George, b. . 1776.* 


Jesse, b. Nov. 10. 17S2.-f 



Samuel Ruble, b. . 1784. 

Bi, second i 




Bethuel, b. about 17SS.S 

JOHK, b. about 1700. § 


ix. ' 

William, b. July 14, 1703. 


Absalom, b. . 179- ; d. unm. 


Sarah, b. . 179- ; m. 

- Jones . 


Lydia, b. . 179-?; m.'l 


OciE, b. about ISOO; d. unm. 



Joseph, b. Aug. l.o, 1805. li 

139. David Trowbridge (Davld''^*. Joseph'">\ William'''"', Thomas'), born 

July 11, 1743, in Morristown.** N. J.; died . 18—, in Washingt«n 

county, Ind. ; married . 

David Trowbridge is supposed to have gone to Virginia at the same time as his 
brother Samuel. He was engaged in farming there, removing later, first to 
Kentucky and then to Washington county, Ind. 


206. i. David, b. about 1770. 

207. ii. Jonathan, b. about 1772.ij 

208. iii. Isaac, b. about 1775.*+ 

209. iv. Silas, b. about 1780. §§ 

Otber children ? II [| 

140. Absaloji Trowbridge (David"*. Joseph'"^. William^'"', Thomas'), born 
May 25, 1750, in Morristown, N. J. ; died September 10, 1824, in Randolph, 
jST. J.; married January 3, 1785, in Eaudolph?, Phebe Hedges, who died March 
25, 1833, in Randolph, aged 70. 

Absalom Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted at Little 
Nine Partners, N. Y., May 5, 1778, in the Fifth Company, Lieutenant Living- 
ston, 2d Regiment, New York Line, Col. Philip Van Cortland, and was 
discharged February 10, 1779.*** "He was honorably present and assisted in 
storming the fort on Valentine's Hill, near Kingsbridge, on New York Island, 
and also was in several skirmishes on the White Plains." He is supposed to be 
the Absalom Trowbridge who was a private in Capt. Amariah Babbitt's company, 
Colonel Symonds' 3d Massachusetts Regiment, and whose name appears on the 
roll endorsed for service in an alarm in October, ITSCftt He was a member of 

* "Left home at the age of eighteen and was never heard from again." 
t Spoke of "Uncle Shubael" (No. 137). 
+ Order of births somewhat uncertain. 

§ Bethuel or John was undoubtedly the father of the children under No. 211.'?. .although 
proof is lacking. As John is known by descendants of his brothers to have emigrated to 
Ohio, Bethuel seems more likely to have been their father, if the grandchildren of No. 203 are 
correct in stating, "grandfather (name unknown) died in Virginia." 

II One account states that Joseph, son of No. 138. emigrated to Illinois and had several 
daughters but no sons. If this is correct, the Joseph born in 1805 must have been a son of 
No. vii or No. viii, but both of these would seem to have been too young. Joseph's (205) 
father's name is unknown to his children. 
♦* Jersey City by one descendant. 

tt Order, dates and places of births uncertain. They are thought to have been brothers from 
statements quoted in the following footnotes. No records of them were found in New Jersey. 
JJ "Came to Kentucky with his brother David," wrote a granddaughter. No. 207 visited his 
nephew No. 389 in 1838. 
§§ "Had brothers David and Isaac." wrote a grandson. 

nil Very probably there were daughters, and possibly other sons, but none are known to the 
descendants of the above sons from whom the compiler has heard. 
**• "New York in the Revolution." p. 38 ; V. S. Pension Office Records, 
ttt "Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls." 


Capt. Josepli Halsey's Morristown militia company in 1791. I 

farming after the Eevolution in Eandolph township, Morris county, N. J. He 

was a Revolutionary pensioner. 


i. Absalom, b. Oct. 3, 1787 ; d. June 23, 1806. 

ii. Sakah, b. May 5, 1789 ; d. May 4, 179G. 

iii. Mahlon, b. Dec. 31, 1792.* 

210. iv. Chilion, b. Oct. 17, 1795. 

V. Gamaliel, b. . 179-.t 

vi. Maey, b. , ISO-?: d. (bible record torn1. 

vii. Jane, b. , 180- : m. June 11. 183-4. William H. Wilson of Morristowu. 

Other children ?i 

141. Job Trowbridge (David^''-^, JosepV', William^'"', Thomas'^), born March 
8, 1754, in Morristown, N. J.; died August 12, 1821, in Hart county, Ky.; 

married , 1786, "near Newark, IST. J.," Martha Doty, daughter of 

Michael Doty, born November 30, 1768, "near Newark" ; died February 39, 1860, 
in Hart county ?. 

Job Trowbridge when a young man served in the anuy in the Revolution.§ 
He volunteered for service and was appointed an assistant wagon-master. He 
was in service from June 14, 1778, to July 30, 1779. The brigade of wagoners in 
which he served was enlisted for one year from January 1, 1782. After his 
marriage he settled on land allotted to him out of his father's estate, on the road 
from Morris Plains to Sussex. He removed about 1795 to Kentucky and 
settled in Hart county, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a farmer. 
His widow obtained a pension for his war service and received bounty-land in 

i. Sally, b. Apr. 10. 17.87 : m. James Edgar of Hart county. Ky. 
210a. ii. DAV^D. b. Mar. 23, 1789. 
iii. DOTT, b. July 27, 1791. 
iv. Joseph, b. Julv 21, 1794. 
V. Job, b. Oct. 24. 1797.** 
vi. Mart Ann, b. Feb. 16, 1800. 
vii. Reuben, b. Feb. 22, 1S03. 
viii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 20, 1805. 
ix. Martha, b. Sept. 25, 1808. 

142. Joseph TROWBRiDGiE (David^^^, Joseph^"'. William^'"', Thomas'^), born 
October 2, 1756, in Morristown, N. J.; died about 1815 in Catawissa, Pa.; 
mai-ried November 18. 1784, in Morristown, Mary Losey,tt bom about 1758 in 
Morris county, N. J. ; died , 1854, in West Ale.xandria, Ohio. 

Josepli Trowbridge settled after his marriage on a farm near his native place 
in Morris county, N. J. In 1791 he was a member of Capt. Joseph Halsey's 

• He witnessed a deed of his father at Morristown in 1S12. 

t He was "of Randolph, N. J.," when his "wife Phebe d. May 26. 1827, aged about 

27," "leaving one cbild." 

Nos. iii and v lived probably on Trowbridge Mountain and had families, but the compiler 
was unable to get family records from their descendants. One of them may have been the 
husband of "Elizabeth Trowbridge, daughter of Rev, Asa Lyman," who was dismissed in 1822 
from the First Presbyterian Church of Morristown to the church in Chatham, N. .T. 

t There may have been three other children. The register in the family bible is torn. It 
has been impossible to gather complete records of the descendants of Ko. 142. 

§ Papers describing his services, as stated above, are on file in the U. S. Pension Office. 

II By U, S. Pension Office Records ; i-iv born in Morris county. N. .1. ; v. in , Ky. : 

the others in Hart county, Ky. All but ii are mentioned in their father's will, dated the day 

before his death. One of the daughters of No. 141 may have m. Houk. Descendants 

failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
»• He was living in Munfordville, Ky., in 1854. 
tt Recorded Locy. 


company of militia in Morristown. He is said to have removed about 1795 to 
that part of jSTorthumberland county, Pa., that is now Columbia county, and to 
have settled on a farm near Catavrissa. 

CHimREN :* 

i. Betsey, b. , ITS-; m. Foster Williams of West Alexandria, Ohio. 

ii. Amelia, b. , ITS- ; m. John Rape of West Alexandria. t 

iii. Walter, b. . ITS-.? 

iv. Timothy, b. , 3T9-; d. youug.S 

V. Abraham, b. , 1T9-.1I 

211. vi. John, b. Mar. 2, 1T96. 

212. vii. William Claek, b. , 1T99. 

viii. Mart, b. , ISOO : m., 1st, George Pursell of West Alexandria ; m.. 2d, 

Jonathan Branson of West Alexandria.t 
ix. Charlotte, b. , ISO- : m. John Kelbert of West Alexandria.t 

143. David Trowbridge (William"^, William'^^'', Thomas'^"'-, William^'"', 
Thomas'^), born May 13, 1760, in West Haven, Conn.; died March 7, 1812, in 
West Haven; married about 1781 in West Haven, Lucy Catlin, daughter of 
John and Margaret (Painter) Catlin?, bom about 1751 in West Haven; died 
January 26, 1815, in West Haven, "aged 61 years." 

David Trowbridge settled in West Haven, Conn., and was a boat builder by 
trade. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He served from June 5, 1780, to 
January 1, 1781, in Capt. Phineas Bradley's company of "artillery guards," 
Connecticut Line.** He also served from February 21 to August 1, 1781, in 
Capt. William Van Deursen's company of "state guards," which was stationed 
at New Haven. ft He served in the same company under Capt. John Warner 
from August 1, 1781, to January 1, 1782. "On the night of September 1. 1781, 
500 of the enemy, in five armed vessels, landed at West Haven and took 
prisoners. ":}:$ David Trowbridge and his brother Samuel were sentinels at West 
Haven at this time, and both were taken prisoners. They subsequently were 
released. From 1796 to 1798 he was ensign in the 2d Connecticut Regiment, 
and from 1799 to 180-3 he was lieutenant in the same and became captain in 


i. A child, b. . 1782 ; d. Mar. — , 17S2. 

ii. Lucy, b. , 1T83; m., 1st, Capt. Zaccheus Candee of West Haven; m., 

2d, Jesse Hodge of West Haven. 

iii. Diodate, b. . 1T85 ; lost at sea ; unra. 

iv. Lavinia, b. about 1T88; m. Nathaniel Charter of Walpole, Mass.?. 

V. Polly, b. about lT90.llil 

vi. Betsey, b. about 1T93.*** 

144. Samuel Trowbridge {William^'^^, William'^'''^, Thomas^"-, William'^'"', 
Thomas^), born December 22, 1761, in West Haven, Conn.; died July 21, 1827, 

* Order, dates and places of births uncertain ; 1-iv probably born in Slorris county. N. .T. : 
the others in Catawissa, Pa. 

t Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

+ He is said to have been a hatter in Lime Ridge and Sunbury, Pa., but the compiler could 
not trace him. 

I By a grandson of his brother John. 

II He is said to have been a millwright and then a farmer, and to have died in Buffalo 
Grove, 111., but the compiler could not trace him. 

••"Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 560. 

tt Ditto, p. 575. 

.;.-:: Ditto, p. 626. 

§§ "Connecticut State Register." 

nil A "Mary Trowbridge" m. Dec. 20, 1809, in New Haven, Ehenczor Haws. (See footnote to 
No. 12, Tl.) 

•♦•A "Miss Betsey Trowbridge" m. Aug. — . 1825. in New Haven, George Mnore of Liverpool. 


in West Haven ; married Xoveiiiber 9, 1786, in West Haven. Lydia* Johnson, 

daughter of Jabez and Abigail ( ) Johnson, born October 4, 1765, iu 

West Haven; died November 6, 1843, in West Haven. 

Samuel Trowbridge followed the trade of a boatbuilder in his native place, 
West Haven, Conn. He was a soldier in the Revolution. He served from 
February 9, 1779, to February 8, 1780, in Capt. Phineas Bradley's company of 
"matrosses," or artillery, in the Connecticut Line.f This company was raised 
for the defense of New Haven, and was stationed partly in the town and 
partly in East Haven and West Haven at the time of Tryon's invasion. 
He again served under Captain Bradley at New Haven from June 5, 1780, until 
January 1, 1781.:}: From January 1 to August 1, 1781, he served in Capt. 
William Van Deursen's company of "state guards." He served in the same 
company under Capt. John Warner from August 1, 1781, to January 1, 1782.§ 
He was serving as sentinel and was taken prisoner when the enemy landed and 
plundered West Haven on the night of September 1, 1781. || He was released in 
a short time and returned to his home. His widow received a pension. 


213. i. Eli. b. .July 14, 17S8. 

ii. Samuel, b. Apr. 28, 1791 ; d. Oct. 10, 1805. 

iii. Lyman, b. Mar. 2, 1793; d. Oct. 22, 180.5. 

iv. Electa, b. June 21, 1790; m. Jan. 27, 1820, Calvin Burwell of Xew Haven, 


v. Ltdia. b. , 1799 : m. Joel Slater of New Haven. 

vi. Sarah, b. Feb. 18, 1801; m. Oct. 4, 1823, Dea. Daniel Jloulthrop of West 

vii. A child, b. , 1802 ; d. Oct. 19, 1805. 

145. Dea. Thomas Trowbridge (William"^, Williain^'"^', Thomas'^"'^ , ^Vil- 
liarn,^'"', Thomas^), born September 14, 1764, in West Haven, Conn.; died 
October 6, 1837, in Litchfield, Conn. ; married December 29, 1785, in New Haven, 
Conn., Sally Peck,** daughter of Stephen and Lucy (Miles) Peek, born April 
24,tt 1766, in New Haven ; died April 25, 1841, in Litchfield. 

Thomas Trowbridge, probably early in 1791,:)::}: removed to Litchfield, Conn., 
where he resided the remainder of his life. On December 17, 1794, he purchased 
of Abraham Bradley the house which, built by the latter in 1786, stood on the 
north side of West street.§§ He was a shoemaker by trade and conducted a 
tannery on the brook at the foot of the hill to the west of his house. He was 
somewhat prominent in military and town affairs, and was highly esteemed in the 

He served in the Connecticut militia, in the Litchfield Light Infantry Com- 
pany of the 17th Regiment, being commissioned its ensign in 1805, lieutenant iu 
1807, and captain May 20, 1807, being also appointed its paymaster in that year. 
He was a grand juror for three years (1803-5) and was elected an assessor in 
1813. He was one of the first members of the Litchfield Temperance Society, 
organized May 5, 1789 ; said to be the first temperance organization in the world. 

* Incorrectly printed LeJia in "Connecticut in the Revolution" in the list of pensioners in 
Orange in 1840. 

t "Connecticut in tlie Revolution," p. .^52. 
+ Ditto, p. 560. 
§ Ditto, p. 575. 

II Ditto, p. 626 : also V. S. Pension Office Records. 
»» A sister of the wife of his brother No. 146. 
■; V By New Haven Town Records ; 25 by gravestone. 

vt no calls himself "of New Haven" in a deed signed there by him in 1788. The first deed 
of land to him in Litchfield was dated May 2. 1791. 

s§ This house was torn down in 1892 by the Litchfield Club, who had purchased the property 
and that year built their club house on its site. 





He was admitted a member of the First CongTegational Church of Litchfield, 
and from 1811 was one of its deacons, holding that office during the pastorate of 
the Rev. Lyman Beeeher. 

cniLiiREN :* 

214. i. TnOMAS. b. Apr. 1(3, ITS". 

215. ii. Elisha. b. Apr. 22. 1789. 

iii. Sarah Maria, b. Nov. 11, 1791 : m. .Tulv 20. 1813. Curtis Woodruff of Litch- 

216. iv. James, b. Oct. 1, 1794. 

217. V. Stephen, b. Feb. 13, 1798. 

218. vi. Charles, b. Feb. 1, 1801. 

219. vii. Henry Peck, b. July 29, 1803. 

viii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 2, 1805 ; m. Dec. 7, 1829, Darwin W. Hool^er of Leighton, 

ix. Julia Caroline, b. Dec. 29, 1810 ; m. May 8, 1838, Henry Mansfield of New 

Haven, Conn. 

146. WiLLUM Trowbridge (WilKam^^', William'-'''^, Thomas'^''-, WilUam^oo, 
Thomas^), born September 2, 1767, in West Haven, Conn.; died April 16, 1824, 
in New Haven, Conn. ; married July 27, 1788, in New Haven, Lucy Peck,t 
daughter of Stephen and Lucy (Miles) Peck, bom July 20, 1768, in New Haven; 
died September 2, 1819, in New Haven. 

William settled in New Haven, Conn., where he was known as "William 
Trowbridge, 3d." From 1797 to 1802 he was quartermaster of the 2d Connecticut 
Eegiment of militia. He was admitted a member of the First Congregational 
Church March 26, 1807. 

children born in new haven, conn. : 

220. i. William, b. Dec. 13, 1788. 

ii. Nancy, b. Mar. 8, 1793 ; m. Samuel Langdon of New Haven. 

iii. Lucy Peck, b. June 15, 179(5 ; d. May 24, 1875, in New York City ; unm. 

iv. Susan, b. May 13, 1799 : m. Dea. Cyrus Porter of Farmington, Conn. 

221. V. Stephen Peck, b. Aug. 28, 1808. 

14-7. Joseph Ebenezer Trowbridge (William'^'^^, William^'>'^, Thomas^"-, 
William^'"*, Thomas^), born July 9, 1772, in West Haven, Conn.; died June 
26, 1812, in Skaneat«les, N. Y. ; married June 18, 1794, in East Haven, Conn., 
Abigail Russell, daughter of Col. Edward and Sarah (Maltby) Russell, born July 
11. 1770, in Branford, Conn. ; died May 7, 1839, in Skaneateles. 

Joseph E. Trowbridge was a hatter by trade. In April, 1800, he removed to 
Skaneateles, N. T., where he lived the remainder of his life. That part of the 
state was then almost a wilderness and there were but few settlers; the nearest 
place for supplies being Troy, and the journey took a week, so two men would 
take turns in going there to trade. The Indians were numerous and troublesome. 


i. Delia Rebecca, b. Jan. 22, 1795 ; d. June 15, 1869. in Skaneateles. N. Y. ; 

ii. Harriet Sarah, b. Mar. 1, 3797 ; d. Feb. 12, 1871, in Skaneateles ; unm. 

222. iii. Edward Russell, b. June IS. 1800. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. July 1, 1803 ; d. Mar. 8, 1887, in Cazenovia. N. Y. ; num. 
V. Abigail, b. July 18, 1806: m. Oct. 19, 1825, Alonzo Edwards of Lamoile, 111. 

223. vi. JIOEGAN Joseph, b. Dec. 21, 1808. 

* i-ii born in New Haven. Conn. ; iii-is in Litchfield. Conn. 

t A sister of the wife of his brother. No. 145. 

t iii born in New Haven. Conn. ; the others in Skaneateles. N. T. 


148. Justus Trowbridge (William^'^^, Williayn'^'"^, Thomas^"-, William^'"', 
Thomas^), born May 4, 1774, in West Haven, Conn.; died March 2* 1810, in 
New Haven, Conn. ; married November - — , 1795, in New Haven, Sarali 
Bontecou, daughter of Peter and Susannah (Thomas) Bontecou, bom July S, 
1775, in New Haven; died January 9, 1861, in New Haven. 

Justus Trowbridge settled in New Haven, Conn., where he followed the trade 
of a hatter. 


i. James, b. Aug. — , 1796 ; d. Oct. 23, 1798. 

ii. Rebecca, b. Nov. S, 1798 ; m. Mar. 11, 1832, William Townsend of New Haveu. 

224. iii. James, b. June 27, 1800. 

'iv. Susan, b. May ■ — , 1S03 : d. July 21, 1825, in New Haven ; unm. 

225. V. Charles, b. Aug. 28, 1805. 

Ti. Henry, b. Oct. — , 1807 ; d. May 21, 1815. 

149. JoHX Trowbridge (SamueP" , James^"^, James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), 
bom about 1753t in Bedford, N. Y. ; died May 5, 1826, in Eoxbury, Conn.; 
married, first, about 1783 in Woodbury, Conn., Esther Strong, daughter of 
Preserved and Esther (Stoddard) Strong, born April 16, 1761, in Woodbury; 
died September 13, 1807, in Eoxbury. He married, second, July 2, 1811, in 

Washington, Conn., Elizabeth (Baker) Logan, widow of Logan and 

daughter of Ephraim Baker, born about 1772^: in ; died January 26, 

1848, in Washington. 

John Trowbridge while still a young man was a soldier in the Revolution. He 
was sergeant under Lieut-col. Frederick Von Weissenfels, Capt. John L. 
Hardenburgh, in the 2d and 4th regiments, New York Line, in Canada in 1776. § 
He also served under the same colonel in the "Independent Corps" of 1,000 men, 
Lieut. Abraham Ten Eyek, in 1779. || 

About 1783 he removed to Woodbury, Conn., and engaged in farming in the 
southern part of the town. He removed to Eoxbury society in 1793, where 
he resided the remainder of his life. He was a successful fanner and cattle 
dealer, and occupied a prominent place in town affairs. He was a representative 
from Eoxbury in ISOO, 1802 and 1811, and was a member of the Connecticut 
Constitutional Convention in 1818. He was active on the committee having in 
charge the building of the Congregational church in Eoxbury in 1797, and was 
one of the early members of its society. 

By first marriage-A'\ 

226. i. James, b. , 1784. 

227. ii. Edmund, b. Dec. 4, 1780. 

228. iii. John, b. Nov. — , 1788. 

iv. Fannt, b. Dec. 21, 1790; m. Apr. 15, 1817, Rev. Fosdic Harrison of Bethle- 
hem, Conn.Jt 

V. Anna, b. Jan. — . 1793 : d. Sept. 28, 1810, in Roxbury, Conn. : unm. 

vi. Mart, b. Nov. 14, 1796; m. Nov. 13, 1816, Samuel Whitmore Baldwin of 
Washington, Conn. 

229. vii. Charles Strong, b. Nov. 19, 1798. 

viii. Anna Caroline, b. Apr. • — , 1802 ; m. Dec. 25, 1820, Jlermon Baldwin of 

* By gravestone in Grove street cemetery and "Bontecou Genealogy" ; 6 by Trinity Churcli 

t "Aged 73" at tlie time of liis death by Roxbury Congregational Church Records. 

i "Aged 76" at the time of her death. 

§ "New York State Archives." 

II "New Yorls in the Revolution," p. 96. 
** i-v born in Woodbury, Conn. ; the others in Roxbury, Conn. 
It No children bv second marriase. 
tt See No. 150, viii. 


150. Capt. James TEOwBRroGE (SamueV^', James^'"^, James^"^, William'^'"', 
Thomas'^), born about 1754 in Bedford, N. Y. ; died April 30, 1821,* in Ossin- 
ing, N. Y. ; married December 29, 1777, in Bedford, Elizabeth Harris, born 
January 29, 1759, in Bedford; died November 18, 1848, in Ossining. 

James Trowbridge was about twenty-one when the Revolution began, and he 
enlisted in the army early in the spring of 1775 in Capt. Daniel Mill's company, 
Col. James Holmes' regiment, JSTew York militia, and marched to Ticonderoga, 
being in sei-vice nine months.f In 1776 he was in the 2d Westchester County 
Regiment (later the 4th), New York militia, under Captains Samuel Lawrence 
and Elijah Hunter, Col. Thaddeus Crane, and was in service on the Hudson.:]; 
While a member of Capt. Richard Sackett's company, imder Col. Thomas 
Thomas, he was taken prisoner and confined six months at New York, but he 
escaped to Long- Island, and returned to his home in Bedford, and later rejoined 
his regiment. He continued to see service in this regiment at various times 
until November, 1781,§ serving under several successive commanders and part 
of the time acting as sergeant of his company. 

Captain Trowbridge resided most of his life on his farm in his native place, 
Bedford, N. Y. He removed a few years before his death to Ossining, N. Y. 
For his services in the Revolution, his widow was awarded a pension on April 6. 


230. i. Samuel, b. Jan. 25, 1779. 

231. ii. John, b. Mar. 26, 17S1. 

iii. Harris, b. Sept. 13, 1783 ; d. June 14, 1811, in Bedford ; iinm. 

iv. James, b. July 17, 1785 ; d. , 18 — , on the ship Manhattan in the East 

V. Stephen', b. Feb. 22, 1787 : d. Oct. 17, 1790. 

vi. George, b. Dec. 6, 1780 ; d. May 9, 1829, in Bedford ; unm. 

vii. Polly, b. Jan. 16, 1792 ; m. Joseph Auser of Ossining, N. Y. 

viii. Betsey, b. Apr. 11. 1794; m., 1st, Samuel Davis of Ossining; m., 2d, Rev. 
Fosdic Harrison of Bethlehem, Conn. II 

ix. Sarah, b. Apr. 14, 1796 ; m. Samuel Collyer of Ossining. 

s. Ann, b. Dec. 2, 1798; m., 1st, William Frazee of New York City; m., 2d, John 
W. Bloomer of Baltimore, Md. 

xi. Catharine, b. Aug. 2. 1802 ; m., 1st, Aug. 10, 1820, James McCord of Ossin- 
ing ; m., 2d, Isaac C. Smith of Ossining. 

151. Sajiiuel Trowbridge (Samuel'^", James'^'"^, James^"^, William'^'"', 
Thomas^), born September 30, 1765, in Bedford, N. Y. ; died May 6, 1834, in 

Bedford; married , 1793, in Bedford, Clarissa Raymond, daughter of 

James and Abigail ( ) Raymond, bom June 30, 1776, in Bedford; died 

April 28, 1851, in Bedford. 

Samuel Trowbridge settled in his native place. His homestead is still stand- 
ing, one mile east of Bedford village. He conducted a tannery business in 
Bedford, and was held in good esteem by his fellow citizens. 

children born in BEDFORD, N. Y. : 

232. i. Stephen, b. Jan. 17, 1794. 

233. ii. .Tames H.a.rvey, b. Oct. 21, 1795. 

234. iii. Henry, b. Stpt. 28, 1797. 

iv. Jeremiah, b. Oct. 28. 1799 ; d. Apr. 15. ISOO. 

235. V. Jeremiah, b. Mar. 12, 1801. 

* By gravestone, "in liis 6Stli year." Chappaqua. N. Y., Friends Records give date of death 
of James Trowbridge May 5, 1S21. This was probably the date of the burial. 
t U. S. Pension Office Records describe this and the following service. 
% "New York State Archives" ; "New York in the Revolution," p. 210. 
S Ditto, p. 54. 
II See No. 149, iv. 


236. vi. Alexandeh, b. Mar. 15, 1803. 

vii. Abigail Raymond, b. Dec. 5, 1805 : m. Oct. 30, 1828. Walter Leander Keeler 

of Bedford, 
viii. Clarissa, b. Dee. 25, 1807; m. May 19. 1829, Weeden* Fowler of Bedford, 
ix. Angeone Raymond, ) twins, m. Feb. 26, 1834, Joel B. L. Smith 

[ of South Salem, N. T. 

237. X. Edwix, ) b. May 15, 1812 : 

xi. Mama, b. Apr. 12, 1814 ; m. Mar. 25, 1835, Samuel Mills of North Greenwich, 

238. xii. Samuel Raymond, b. Apr. 15, 1819. 

152. Philemon Trowbridge (Josepli^^^, Isaac'^"^, James^"^, William^'"', 
TJiomas^), born January 13, 1751, in Southbury, Conn.; died ilareb 9. 1812, in 
Clinton, N. Y. ; married IS^ovember 29, 1773, in Southbury, Eunice Hieock. 
daughter of Daniel and Huldah (Knowles) Hieock, baptized March 31, 1754, in 
Southbury; died December 22, 1842, in Clinton. 

Philemon Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. He served as corporal 
of Capt. John Hinman's company, 13th Eeginient, Connecticut militia, at Xew 
York from Aug-ust 18 to August 25, 1776.t He re-enlisted February 20. 1778, 
for three years in Capt. William Sizer's company of '■artificers.":j: After the 
war he returned to his farm in his native towm. In October, 1793, he emigrated 
with his family to Herkimer county, in the Mohawk valley, New York. The 
journey was made by ox-team and occupied three weeks. He first located at 
"German Flats," near Herkimer. He remained there but a short time, and 
finally settled in Clinton, Kirkland township, Oneida county. He there followed 
the trade of a millwright and was also engaged in farming, his farm having been 
ever since in the possession of his family. 


239. i. Elihu, b. Jan. 11, 1776. 

ii. Sally, b. Nov. 13, 1779 ; d. Dec. 10, 1789. 

iii. Eli. b. Sept. 17, 1782 ; d. May 3, 1806. in Clinton, N. T. ; unm. 

iv. Phebe, b. Jlay 23, 1784 ; d. Apr. 7, 1806, in Clinton ; unm. 

240. V. Cyrus, b. June 16, 1786. 

vi. Mart, b. Dec. 3. 1789 ; d. J[ay 28. 1876. in Clinton : unm. 

241. vii. Philemon, b. Mar. 28, 1793. 

153. Dr. Joseph Trowbridge (Joseph'^^^, Isaar^"^. James^"^, William'^'"'. 
Thomas'^), baptized November 8, 1757, in Oxford, Conn.; died April 22, 
1812,11 in New York City; married September 18. 1791, in Danbury, Conn.,** 
Olive Clark, daughter of Capt. James and Hannah (Stoddard) Clark, born 
September 2, 1769, in Danbury. She married, second, about 1817, Dr. Daniel 
Noble Carrington of Danbury, and died February 26, 1865, in Danbury. 

Joseph Trowbridge spent his early life on a farm in Southbury, Conn. He 
studied medicine and settled as a physician in Danbury, Conn., where he prac- 
tised as a physician until 1810. In that year lie removed to New York City, 
where he soon acquired an extensive practice and became one of the leading men 
of his profession. 

Doctor Trowbridge was one of the physicians who procured, in 1792, tlie 
charter for the Fairfield County Medical Society, and was its first clerk. He was 
elected to the New Haven County Medical Society in 1791 and to the Connecti- 
cut Medical Society in ISOl, and served as a fellow and on the examining com- 
mittee of the latter from that year until he removed from the state. He was a 
member of the Episcopal church in Danbury and was chosen one of its committee 
in 1803. 

• Wheaden by Westchester County Surrogate Records. 
t "Connecticut in the Revolution." p. 466. 

+ Ditto, p. 291. (See Ditto, p. 289 for services ot the regiment.) 
S By Woodbury, Conn., Town Records. 
II "Aged 50" by "History of Danbury." p. 370. 
•♦ By Danbury Congregational Church Records. 



i. Hannah, b. Jlar. i:4, 1702; m. Apr. 20, 3820, Lewis Ilotclikiss of New Iliiveu. 

ii. Sally Lorania, b. May 11. 17W; m. Oct. 8, 1813, Peter C. Tappan, JM)., of 

Pougbkeepsie, X. X. 
iii. Olivia, b. Aug. 11, 1708: ra., 1st, Tbeodosius Hunt of New Haven: m.. 2d, 

Rev. Francis Lister Hawkes. D.D., of Xew York City, 
iv. Joseph, b. , 1800 : <\. young. 

154. Isaac Trowbridge (Isaac"'-', Isaac'-'^", James'^°', William'^'"', Tliomas^), 

bom , 1758, in Oxford, Conn. ; died July 10, 1822,t in Brutus, X. Y. ; 

married about 1795 in Susquehanna county, Pa.,:|: Eaohel Hodges, who died 
about 1804 in Mottville, jS!". Y. 

Isaac Trowbridge came with his father to the parish of Milton in the western 
part of the town of Litchfield, Conn. ^Vhen but eighteen years old he joined the 
patriot army in the Eevolution.§ He enlisted February 22, 1776, in the Sixth 
Company, Capt. Luther Stoddard, Col. Charles Burrall's battalion, Connecticut 
Continentals, raised to reinforce the Northern Department, which under Ai-nold 
and Wooster were besieging Quebec. After its retreat from that position, in 
April, 1776, the regiment was stationed at Ticonderoga and that vicinity. His 
term of service expired January 19, 1777. 

He re-enlisted from Litchfield, as a private, "for the war," September 1, 1777. 
in Capt. Jiiseiih A. Wright's company, and served under him and Capt. Elisha 
Brewer in Col. Samuel Brewer's regiment in the Massachusetts Line. He was 
promoted corporal November 1, 1779, and served under Capt. John Pray in Col. 
Ebenezer Sprout's regiment. He continued to serve under Captain Pray in the 
1st Massachusetts Regiment, Col. Joseph Vose, imtil his discharge at Xewburgh, 
N. Y., June 3, 1783. He was at Valley Forge, and took part in the battle of 
Germantown, the storming of Stony Point and the battle of Moiuuouth. For his 
service in the war he received a pension. 

He is said to have removed with his father from Litchfield, Conn., to Susque- 
hanna county. Pa., and thence to Onondaga county, X. Y. He lived for a time 
in Skaneateles, removing finally to what is now the town of Brutus, Cayuga 
county, where he died. He was engaged most of his life in farming. 


i. Polly, b. . 1790 : m. Crawford of Liverpool. N. Y. 

155. Levi Trowbeiugk {Israel^-", Isaac^"''. James'"'"', ^yilliam""'. Thomas^), 
born May 25, 1753, in Oxford. Conn. ; died December 14, 1843, in Swan Creek, 
Ohio;** married December 29, 1782, in New Haven, Conn., ft Hannah Smith, 
daughter of Capt. Benjamin and Abigail (Smith) Smith, born about 1760 in 
New Haven ; died January 8, 1832, in Amesville, Ohio. 

Levi Trowbridge enlisted at the outbreak of the Eevolution in Capt. Thomas 
Clark's Derby company, which marched t« relieve Boston at the Lexington alai-m 
and was on duty two days.:|;:j: Family tradition credits him with a later enlist- 
ment, and says he was taken prisoner with his brother by the British and con- 
fined in a prison ship, where both had the smallpox, of which his brother died. 

* By Danbury Town Records. 

t Aaministration on the estate of Isaac Trowbridge o£ Brutus, N. T.. is granted Aug. 12. 
lS->2. to John Grover o£ Aurelius, N. Y. 
t By a grandson. 

S Record of his service as described below will he found in U. S. Pension OflJce Records and 
"Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls" (indexed I in the State House at Boston. Mass. 

II 1 born in Mottville. N. Y. : ii in SkaneateU'S. X. Y.. bv familv records of a grandson of 
No. 154. 
•* His gravestone there recites that he was: "A Patriot of the Revolution." 
tt By Trinity Church Records, 
tt "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. S. 


After his marriage he settled on a farm in Oxford. He and his wife were 
admitted members of the Oxford Congregational church April 18, 1784. He 
followed his father to Fair Haven, Vt., and in August, 1786, the latter gave him 
his "second division lot" lyiug on the south side of the river. He sold this 
after his father's death and went to live on West street in the village. He 
lived there until the spring of 1810, when he emigrated to Washington county, 
Ohio, and settled near Marietta. He removed to Ames to^vnship, Athens county, 
in 1820, and' in June, 18.30, to Swan Creek, Ohio township, Gallia county, where 
he passed the remainder of his life. He was a prosperous farmer and pursued 
an active life until shortly before his death. 


i. Sarah, b. Jan. 15, 1784 ; m.. 1st, Caleb Wheeler of Fair Haven, Vt. : m., 2d, 
Eliphalet Case of Swan Creek, Ohio. 

243. ii. Da\'ID, b. June 13, 1786. 

244. iii. Phiio, b. July 6, 1788. 

245. iv. Jacob, b. Dec. 25, 1790. 

246. V. Chauncey, b. Mar. 21, 1794. 

247. vi. Archibald, b. Nov. 30, 1796. 

vii. Anna, b. Dec. 7, 1798 ; m. Lemuel G. Brown of Wilkesville, Ohio, 
viii. Hannah Pamelia, b. July 6, 1802; ra. Dec. 10. 1826, Anselm Tupper Blake 
of Swan Creek. 

156. Capt. Ebenezer Trowbridge {DanieP-^, Daniel^'^", James^"^, William^'"', 
Thomas^), born June 4, 1757, in Wilton, Conn.; died June 2, 1836, in Edinburg, 
Ohio; married March 10, 1779,t in Bridgewater,:]: Conn., Parnel Wheeler, born 
July 11, 1760, in , Conn. ; died September — , 1847, in Palmyra, Ohio. 

Ebenezer Trowbridge was brought in childhood by his parents to the village 
of Bridgewater in New Milford, Conn. At the age of eighteen years he became 
a soldier in tlie Eevolution. He enlisted at New Milford February 1, 1776, in 
Capt. Ebenezer Couch's company, Col. Andrew Ward's regiment, and was in the 
service two months and twenty-one days, serving on Long Island. This was 
followed by five months' service, including Crown Point. He re-enlisted Febru- 
ary 1, 1777, "for the war," in Capt. Eli Catlin's company, 5th Eegimenr, 
Connecticut Line, Col. Philip R Bradley. He was promoted corporal in May, 
1779, and continued in the service until his discharge at Morristown, N. J., 
February 1, 1780. He acted as sergeant part of the time, and took part in the 
battles of Germantown and Monmouth. For his service in the war he received a 

After the war he engaged in farming in Bridgewater, Conn. He was captain 
of the militia company of that parish about 1800. He was prominent in town 
affairs and was a subscriber to the new church society in 1803. He was also higli 
in the Masonic fraternity. In 1815 a sou, Daniel, came on from the West to 
visit him, and he and his wife decided to accompany him upon his return to 
Ohio. At first they lived for a time in Palmyra, but finally settled in the adjoin- 
ing town of Edinburg, where Captain Trowbridge died. He was actively engaged 
iu farming for most of his life. 


248. i. Stephen Burritt, b. Oct. 28, 1780. 

ii. Naomi, b. Jan. 22, 1785 ; m. Abijah Tyrrell of Fowler, Ohio. 

249. iii. Dantel, b. July 2, 1786. 

iv. A child, b. , 1788 ; d. Feb. 18, 1795. 

250. V. Ainu Dayton, b. , 1790. 

♦ Except i, who was born in Oxford. Conn. 

t U. S. Pension Office Records. 

:t Then a part of New Milford. 

S Parnel Trowbridge, the widow of Ebenezer (No. 156). in lier application for a pension 
declares that she had nine children, but Artenias Rusgles. who made an affidavit in her favor 
in that connection, declares that she had sctcn, so another child as well as No, iv may have 


251. vi. Wheeler, b. , 1703. 

vii. LoKiNDA, b. . 1705?; m., 1st, Elijah Smith of Ravenna, Ohio; m., 

2d, Dr. John D. Wellman of Ravenna, 
viii. Electa, b. , 170S?; m. Horace Hollister of Palmyra, Ohio. 

157. Matthew Trowbridge ( ^--?, DanieP-''-''. James^"^. William'^'"'. 

Thomas'^), bom , 17 — * in Danbury,t Conn.; died November 9, 1822, 

in Salisbury, Conn. ;:j; married about 1792 in Bethel, Conn., Rachel Hickok, 

daughter of Maj. Benjamin and Eachel ( ) Hickok, born April 6, 1775, 

in Danbury. She mamed, second, about 1835 in Weston, Conn., Nathan Seeley 
of Bethel, and died November 13, 184.3, in Bethel. 

Matthew Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Bethel, Conn. His home 
was near the meeting-hoiise. He built and conducted a hat shop in Grassy 
Plain in Bethel. In 1811 he and Miles Dunbar succeeded Almon Bostwick in 
keeping a hotel in Pine Plains, N. T. Mr. Dunbar left in a year, and Mr. Trow- 
bridge Avent on alone with the hotel until 1818, when he went to Bangall, N. T. 
He kept a hotel there until his removal to Salisbury, Conn., about a year before 
his death. Mr. Trowbridge was very popular with his patrons and was celebrated 
for his hospitality. 


i. CTNTniA, b. about 1704; m. Miles Dunbar of Pine Plains, X. Y. 
ii. Emeliije Maria, b. about 1706 ; m. Henry I. Traver of Pine Plains. 

252. iii. Benjamin Hickok, b. June 9, 1797. 

iv. Clara, b. about 1799 ; m. Abraham Parsons of Saugerties, N. Y. 

253. V. Thomas Benedict, b. Mar. 10, 1800. 
vi. Eliza, b. about 1802 ; d. Apr. 1, 1817. 

vii. Amelia, b. Mar. 27, 1804; m. Abraham Parsons (above). 

254. viii. Austin Benoni, b. Mar. 1. 1,805. 

ix. Rachel, b. about 1808; m. Feb. 1, 1S5S, Rev. John B. Richardson of Geneva, 

N. Y. 
X. Lucetta, b. Nov. 15, ISIO : d. Feb. 17, 1812. 
xi. A son, ] twins. d. in infancy, 

xii. Mart Lucetta, '- b. Aug. 22. 1814 : m. Dec. 18, 1836. Augustus Comstock 

) Shepard of Bethel, Conn, 

xiii. Henry I., II b. Dec. 26, 1816; resided in Danbury, Paris, France, and the last 

years of his life in New York City, where he d. Feb. 1, 1884 ; unm. 

158. James Trowbridge (James^-^, Daniel^'^''. ■Jamea^'"^, William'^'"', Thomas'-). 

born , 1757, in Danbury, Conn.;** died July 2S, 1832, in Lebanon, 

N. H. ;** married about 1784 in Great Barrington, Mass., Tabitha (Phelps) 
Graton, daughter of Zephaniah and Mary (Hooker) Phelps, baptized November 
18, 1753, in Great Barrington; died October 19, 1828, in Lebanon. 

James Trowbridge at about the age of twenty-one settled in Sheffield, Mass. 
He enlisted in the Continental armyft August 22, 1779, under Capt. James 
Tisdale. His name appears entered as re-enlisting at Fishkill, N. Y., January 
20, 1780, under Capt. Lulce Hitchcock, in the 4th Eegiment, Massachusetts Line, 

died in infancy. The names of the above children are known from the pension papers and 
family records, and the name of no other child is known to descendants of these seven. New 
Milford Town Records do not mention any of them, except No. iv, "a child," dying as above, 
"aged six," 

In New Milford Town Records appears : "Polly Trowbeidoe m. Mar. 9, 1797, Nathaniel 
Stone of New Milford." She is unknown to descendants of the above children of No. 15B. 
She was not a daughter of No. 121. She mav have been the widow of No. 185, or a daughter 
of No. 117. 

* About 1769 by "Trowbridge Family." 

t In the part of the town now Bethel by family record. 

t Buried in Pine Plains, N. V. 

§ i-x born in Bethel. Conn. ; the others in Pine I'laius. X. Y. 

II Initial only. 
•* Bv his pension record. 

tt See "Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls" (indexed) in the State House in Boston. Mnss., 
and U. S. Pension Office Records. 


■'for the war." His name appears on a pay abstract in Lieut.-col. Ebenezer 
Sprout's 12tli Eegiment, Massachusetts Line, for three months' service in 1780. 
His name appeai-s as sergeant on a muster-roll of Capt. Luke Hitchcock's com- 
pany, 1st Massachusetts Regiment, Col. Joseph Vose, for June, 1780. He con- 
tinued to serve in that company the two following years. 

Sergeant Trowbridge describes his war service in his application for a pension 
(which was granted) as follows: "I served as a private soldier and sergeant 
employed in the war of the Revolution on the Continental establishment ; and 
after serving under short enlistments most of the time from the year 1775 to the 
year 1778 or 1779, I then enlisted, during the war, into a company commanded 
by Capt. Luke Hitchcock in Colonel Sprout's regiment in the Massachusetts 
Line, and that said company was afterward tranferred to the 1st Regiment in 
said Line commanded by Col. Joseph Vose. I continued in said service in said 
company until the ninth day of June in the year 1783, when I was honorably 
discharged by General Washington, and received a written discharge. I was in 
the battle of Stillwater and the battle of Yorktown. I received a wound in the 
Indian War, while in a detachment under Capt. William Eaton, and I was put 
on the pension list." 

After the war he settled in Great Barriugton, Mass., where he lived until 1809. 
In that year he removed to Lebanon, X. H., where he resided the remainder of his 
life. He was probably the James Trowbridge who served in the War of 1812, 
and enlisted from Hanover, N. H., September 28, 1814, for sixty days' service in 
Capt. William Courson's company. Except for the years passed in the army, he 
was always engaged in farming. 


i. Mart, b. , 1789; m., 1st, Apr. 13, 1822. Samuel Woodbury of Mout- 

pelier, Vt. ; m., 2d, Dec. 25, 1849, Halsey R. Stevens of Lebanon. N. H. 

ii. Daniel Dunning, b. , 179- ; a himberman ; d. about 1838 in Leba- 
non ; num.* 
254a. iii. James, b. , 1803. 

iv. David, b. , 1808 ; d. Sept. 12, 1830, in Lebanon : unm. 

159. Stephen Trowbeiuge (James'^-'\ Daniel"'^, James^^". William^'"'. 
Thomas^), baptized June 22, 1760, in Wilton, Conn.; died December 6, 1830, 
in Berkshire, Vt. ; married May lO.f 1780, in Skenesborough, N. T., Isabella 

Frasier, born , 1763, in Schenectady?, N. T. ; died about 1850 in 

Preble, N. T. 

Stephen Trowbridge emigrated with his father shortly before the Revolution to 
Ballston, N. Y. He early became a soldier in the American army. He served 
with the "Green Mountain Boys" under Col. Ethan Allen and General Arnold, 
and was in Major John Brown's detacliment of that historic command at Quebec 
in 1776.:}: He enlisted again from Ballston, January 3, 1777, "for the war," in 
Capt. William McEwen's company. Col. Seth Warner's regiment, "raised on the 
Hampshire Grant by order of Congress." He was appointed sergeant soon after 
his enlistment. He took part in the battles of Hubbardton, Bennington, Sara- 
toga, and Fort George, where he was taken prisoner October 11, 1780. He was 
carried to Canada, where he was a prisoner about two years. He was then 
exchanged, and joined Capt. Stephen Potter's company in Col. Heman Swift's 
2d Regiment, Connecticut Line, in which he served as sergeant until the close of 
the war, when he was honorably discharged at tlie Highlands, N. Y., June 8, 

• By family records. He disappeared sometime in 1838 ; his liat and gun were found near 
a sink hole near the river, but his body was never discovered. 

t By her pension application ; 8 by town record. Slcenesborough is now Whitehall. 
t "New York in the Revolution," p. 61 ; "Vermont Revolutionary Rolls," p. 83.3. 


In his application for a pension Sergeant Trowbridge details his war service 
as follows : "In the year 1777, on the 2d day of January, I engaged in a regiment 
commanded by Col. Seth Warner, for "during the war.' I fought, and served my 
country faithfully through the war to the end, without any impeachment, through 
thick and thin, cold, wet and dry, sometimes half naked and half starved, often 
glad to get raw hides to sew on our feet in cold winter weather to keep them from 
freezing. When on duty or sentry, I suffered the fatigues and hardships of a 
long war, two years in captivity, taken at Fort George, on Lake George, and 
when exchanged, I, with pleasure, returned to duty again, and served to the end 
of the war, and got an honourable discharge from General Washington, specify- 
ing in it that I was entitled to the badges of honour for my faithful service to 
my country, it being sis years and seven months ; after I got from the war I 
got married and lived in Salisbury in Connecticut, but not getting any pay for 
the last part of the war we all had to come home poor."* 

His widow in her pension application recited the following narrative : 'T was 
taken a prisoner with my husband and so kept over two years, in the time of the 
Revolution. My mother was opposed to my marriage; my father dead. 
Trowbridge stole me away and married me with little form and in haste — my 
brother. Captain Frasier, belonged to the British army, and my uncle was General 
Frasier, killed at the Battle of Saratoga. This Captain Frasier was in the habit 
of visiting me and happened to be there when my husband and I came back 
after the reconciliation with my mother, which was two or three weeks after the 
marriage. The next night Captain Frasier came with some men and took us both 
prisoners and carried us to Montreal. Mr. Trowbridge was a great singer of 
songs, and knew many adapted to the times and our situation, and used to sing 
them in Montreal, for which he was frequently imprisoned, when Captain Frasier 
was not there; but as soon as he found it out he was released through his 
influence on my account, as I insisted on and was pennitted to share his close 

After the war Steplien Trowbridge engaged in farming. He lived for a time 
in Salisbury, Conn., and then removed to Vermont and settled on a farm in the 
town of Williston. While clearing up land he was injured by a rolling log, and 
had to give up his farm. He was then engaged in mercantile business for several 
j'ears in Sullivan, Oneida county, N. Y. He left his family in that town and 
went to Canada, where he was in business for several years. In 1817 he removed 
to Berkshire. Vt., where he resided the remainder of his life. 

2.55. i. Akchibald Scott, b. . 1781. 

2.56. ii. William Frasier, b. Xov. 19, 178.3. 

2.57. iii. DajvIel, b. Jan. — , 1787. 

iv. Betsey, b. , 1780 : m. .John Cadwell of Fabius, N. Y. 

V. Polly, b. , 1791 : m. Harry Hamlin of Cleveland. Ohio. 

vi. Sally, b. . 1793 ; m. James Crowfoot of Preble, X. Y. 

258. vii. Stephen, b. . 1795. 

259. viii. Samuel, b. . 1798. 

is. Isabella, b. , 1800 : m. Oct. 7. 1819, John A. Johnson of Truxton. N. Y. 

160. Samuel Trowbridge (James'^-^, Danicl^^", James^"-', 'William^"", 
Thomas^), born July 17, 17C1, in Wilton. Conn.; died July 31, 1850. in Preble, 
N'. Y. ; married January 13, 1784,:j: in Sheffield, Mass., Miriam Winslow, daughter 

* U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t i born in Montreal. Can. ; ii was bapt. 178.") in Schenectady, N. Y., and mav have been 
born in Salishnry. Conn. : iii-ix in Preble, N. Y.. it is thoiisht. 

% P.y her affidavit sworn in connection with the pension papers of No. 161 ; 1VS5 by Sheffield 
Town Records. 


of Prince and Sarah (Goodrich) Winslow, born March 25, 1764, in Salisbury, 
Conn. ; died November S, 1831, in Preble. 

Samuel Trowbridge came with several of his brothers to Sheffield, Mass. He 
was a soldier in the Kevolution. He enlisted from Sheffield, Mass., June 27, 
1780, in Capt. John King's company, Col. John Ashley's regiment, which 
marched by order of General Fellows for the defense of West Point. He was 
discharged July 4, 1780.* He was engaged in fanning in Sheffield until 1790, 
when he removed to a farm in Florida, N. T. He nest moved to Tully, Onon- 
daga county, N. T., and the first town meeting there was held in his house on 
May 1, 1803. His farm adjoined that of his brother Seth in what is now the 
town of Preble, and there he passed the remainder of his life. 


161. Seth Trowbridge (James^-^, DanieV-^°, James'^'"^, William^°°, Thomas^), 
born June 1, 1763, in Wilton, Conn.; died May 10, 1836, in Preble, N. Y. ; 
married February 2, 1785, in Sheffield, Mass., Lucretia Spoor, daughter of John 

Spoor, born , 1765, in , . ; died September 12, 1835, in 

Tully. N. T. 

Seth Trowbridge came with his older brothers to Sheffield, Mass. He like 
them served in the Eevolution. He enlisted for three years from Sheffield in 
October, 1781, in Capt. Nathan Dick's company, Col. Michael Jackson's regiment, 
Massachusetts Line. He went from Sheffield to West Point, N. Y., and from 
there to Newburgh, where he helped build huts for the army that winter. He 
went from there with his company to keep the jail at Westchester, N. Y., and 
then came back to West Point. From there he went with his regiment to Morris- 
town, N. J., and then returned to West Point, where he remained until he was 
discharged in February, 1783. f 

■ After the war he was engaged for several years in farming in Sheffield. In 
1787 he removed to the town of Williston, Vt. He moved his family to Florida. 
N. Y., about 1794, and six years later to Preble, N. Y. His farm lay on the 
present Tully line and adjoined that of his brother Samuel. He and his wife 
were members of the Presbyterian church in Preble. 

"Once on a time there was a string of Trowbridge farms about a mile long 
one-half mile south from Tully village, in the town of Preble, commencing with 
AVilliam and his family of boys on the north; Milo, my father, next; Uncle 
James next; and Uncle Hiram with his boys in the old, big red house of 
Grandfather Seth ; next was Uncle Samuel, brother of Seth. All of these were 
farmers brought up to the trade of farming, and it was a real Trowbridge neigh- 
borhood. But oh, how changed it now is! I am the only Trowbridge living in 
the two towns; all have pased away, or wandered off to the Far West. Grand- 
father Seth was a strong, enterprising Yankee. His wife was of Dutch descent, 
intelligent and hardy. Most of their seven sons were six-footers, and the six 
daughters were as fine-looking girls as could be found round about."$ 

2G0. i. Eli, b. , 1786.11 

261. ii. jSIiNOE, b. July 29, 1787. 

262. iii. John, b. July 31, 1790. 

iv. COENELIA, b. Mar. 9, 1792; m. William Trowbridge (No. 167). 

• "Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls." 

t "Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls" (indexed) in the State House in Boston, Mass. ; 
U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t Letter from Mr. Robert C. Trowbridge (No. 4S7K 

§ 1 born in Sheffield, Mass. ; ii-iv in Williston, Vt. ; v-vlii in Florida, N. Y. ; the others in 
Preble, N. Y. 

II "Aged 84," in Apr., 1S71, when he swore to his pension application papers. He had his 
father's family bible. 


263. V. James, b. Mar. 4, 1794. 

264. vi. MiLO, b. Dec. 3, 1795. 

vii. Pamelia, b. , 1797 ; m. Henrv Woolston of Preble. 

265. viii. HiKAM, b. , 1799. 

266. ix. Stephen, b. Aug. 14, 1804. 

X. Caroline, b. , 1805 ; ra. Guy A. Woolston of Clinton, Wis. 

xi. Sally, b. Mar. 3, 1808; m. Samuel T. Comstock of Clinton, 
xii. Polly, b. Apr. 14, 1810 ; d. Dec. 29, 1895, in Clinton : unm. 
xiii. Catherine, b. June 19, 1S12 ; m. Job J. Johnson of Clinton. 

162. Aaron Trowbridge (James^-^, DanieP^", James^^'K William^'"', Thomas^), 
born March 25, 1765, in Wilton, Conn. ; died January 7, 1831, in Medina, Mich. ; 

married , 1781, in Sheffield, Mass., Keziah Jacob, daughter of Richard 

and Thankful ( ) Jacob, born November 17, 1762, in Sheffield; died 

March 15, 1830, in Galen, N. Y. 

Aaron Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. He enlisted from Norwalk, 
Conn., and served in the militia under Col. Samuel Canfield at West Point in 
September, 1781.* Soon after this he removed with other members of his family 
to Sheffield, Mass. He enlisted in the army from that town in May, 1782, as a 
private in Capt. Joseph Williams' company, 3d Regiment, Massachusetts Line.f 
He was tranferred to Captain Tisdale's company:}: in the same regiment, and was 
discharged in November, 1783.t "During the period of his service he marched 
from West Point to Philadelphia to check the threats of certain disaffected troops 
or persons who under the pretext of demanding their arrears from Congress 
tlireatened and endangered tlie safety of the members."'t He was granted a 

Aaron Trowbridge settled in Sheffield, Mass., after his marriage. He was 
chosen hogTeeve at a town meeting held there April 14, 1789, and one of the 
sui-veyors of highways on the same date in the following year. In 1793 he moved 
with his family to Windsor, Vt. About ten years later he removed to Seneca 
county, N. Y., and settled in that part of the town of Junius which became 
the town of Galen. After the death of his wife, which occurred in the spring 
of 1830, he emigrated with one of his daughters to Michigan. He was proprietor 
of a hotel at Windsor for a few years, but farming was the principal occupation 
of his life. He was well esteemed by his neighbors and was a Free Mason of 
high standing. 


i. Abigail, b. Nov. 10, 1782 ; m. Parker Wooster of Alloway, N. Y. 
ii. Roxalana, b. July 25, 1787; d. Feb. 15, 1815; unm. 

iii. Laura, b. Apr. 2, 1790 ; m. Green of Windsor, Vt. ? 

iv. Mary, b. Aug. 30, 1792 : m. , 1812, Seth Fletcher of Windsor. 

V. Parmelia, b. June 20, 1794 ; m. , 1810, Allen Tuttle of Auburn, N. Y. 

vi. Aaron Seymour, b. Dec. 29, 1797 : d. Sept. 20, 1829, in Galen, N. Y. ; unm. 
2G7. vii. Richard, b. Jan. 29, 1799. 

viii. Julia.II b. Mar. 6, 1801; m. Aug. 11, 1819. Solomon Lampson of Granville, 

N. Y. 
ix. Keziah, b. Mar. 2, 1803; d. Apr. 22, 1805. 

163. John TROWBRmcE (James^-^, Daniel^^". James^"'', WilUam^"^, Thomas^), 
born February 28, 1772, in Wilton, Conn.; died February 25, 1852, in Adams 

Centre, N. Y. ; married, first, , 1792, in Whitesborough, N. Y., Sarah 

Gould, daughter of James and Sarah? ( ) Gould, bom , 1774, 

* "Connecticut in the Revolution." p. 5S2. 
t U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t "Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls," vol. 53, p. 147a. 
§ i-iv born in Sheffield. Mass. : the others in Windsor. Vt. 

II Her daughter Mrs. Elias Jewell of Dowagiac, Mich., is the authority tor this family 



in ; died , 1803, in Whitesborough. He married, second, 

, 1804, in , Abigail Nourse,* who died April — , 1812. in Eod- 

man, N. Y. He married, third, , 1818, in Pinckney, N. Y., Waity 

(Greene) Witter, widow of James Witter and daughter of Charles and Waity 
(Bailey) Greene, born December 20, 1787, in Westerly, R. I. ; died September 9, 
1873, in Adams Centre. 

John Trowbridge emigrated to the state of New York, probably with his father 
and brothers. He lived several years at Whitesborough, removing from there to 
Rodman.f Jefferson county, and finally settling in Adams Centre. He was 
engaged in farming all his life. He was a deacon of the Seventh Day Baptist 
church in Adams Centre. 

children: J 

By first marriage: 
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 10, 1793 ; m. William Butterfield of Rodman. N. Y. 
2G8. ii. Adoots, b. Sept. 14, 1795. 

iii. Philomela, b. Feb. 8, 1797 ; m. Samuel Farwell of Utica, N. Y. 
iv. James, b. Mar. 1, 1799 ; "went to Mississippi before he was middle-aged and d. 

By second marriage: 

V. Thankful, b. , 1805 : m. Hall of Springfield, Mich. 

vi. Rachel Maria, b. Aug. 20, 1807 ; m. George W. Perkins of Pulaski, X. Y. 
vii. Polly, b. Mar. 10, 1809 ; m., 1st, William Nichols of Rodman : m.. 2d. Abel 
Parker of Rodman. 

269. viii. LoRiN, b. Mar. 9, 1811. 

By third marriage: 

270. ix. Orrin Alonzo. b. Oct. 19, 1819. 

X. Cinderella.11 b. Aug. 28, 1822; m. Dec. 29, 1853, Eli A. Seeley and resides in 
Adams Centre, N. Y. 

xi. John Riley, b. , 1824 ; d. , 1835. 

xii. Margaret Ann, b. June 1, 1826 ; m. Smith Chapin of Rodman. 

164. Daniel TROWBRrocE (James'^-^, Daniel"°, Jamcs^"", WiUiatn^"", Thoinas^), 

baptized July 11, 1773, in Wilton, Conn.; died , 180-?, in Darien,*- 

N. Y. ; married , 1797, in , Dorothea Shears, who died , 

1852, in Eipley, N. Y. 

Daniel Trowbridge went with his father to New York. He settled near his 
brothers in the town of Tully. He was a tinsmith by trade and was a 
in farming. 

children born in tully. n. y. fft 
i. Eunice, b. , 1798: m. Rheinhardt of China. N. Y. 

271. ii. Aaron Seymour, b. Sept. 1, 1800. 

272. iii. Daniel, b. , 1802. 

iv. SOPHRONIA, b. , 1804; m. Oct. 24. 1822, William Henr.v Wh 

Rochester, N. Y. 

v. C0ENEl.iA,t1: b. , 1806; m. Fitch?. 

vi. Eliza, b. , 1807 ; m. Eggleston of Auburn, N. Y. 

273. vii. John, b. , 1809. 

viii. AlMiRA, b. Aug. 20, 1811; m., 1st, Jan. 7, 1829, Ezekiel Sayles B. 

Ripley, N. Y. ; m., 2d, Elder Boyd of Erie, Pa. 

• Had an uncle .Tonathan Nourse in Clyde, N. T., it is said. 

t Taken from Adams in 1804. 

t i-iv born in Whitesborough, N. T. ; the others in Rodman. N. Y., except ix. who 
In Pinckney, N. Y.. and xii, who was born in Adams. N. Y. 

§ It is believed that he married and had several children. 

II She is the authority for this family register. 
•• Or Attica. 

tt Dates and order o£ births of the daughters in doubt, 
tl Sally? 


George Washington, b. June 15, 1812. 

Mary, b. , 1813; m. John Forbes of Preble, N. Y. 

Melinda, b. , 1815 : d. aged 12 years. 

Pameua, b. , ISlt) ; m. Leonard Fuller of Lamout, N. Y. 

Matilda, b. . 1817. 

Harriet, b. Jan. 10, ISIS ; m. Calvin Poole of Conneaut, Ohio. 

165. Thomas Trowbridge (Joseph^-'', Daniel^^", James^''\ IVtZ^iani"", 

Thomas'-), born September IS, 17C3, in Wilton, Conn.; died , 184-, in 

Norwalk, Conn. ; married , 1T8-, in Norwalk ?, Grace Mott, daughter of 

Eeuben and Phebe (Tuttle) Mott, born July 14, 1766, in Norwalk; died 
, 18—,* in Norwalk?. 

Thomas Trowbridge while still a boy became a soldier in the Revolution. He 
enlisted in Norwalk, Conn., April 1, 1779, in Capt. Jabez Gregory's company, Col. 
Stephen St. John's regiment, and served under Major-general Sullivan. He "was 
on guard at iSTorwalk and Horseneck on the lines," and was in action at the 
burning of Norwalk and I'airfield by Tryon in July, 1779. He served nine 
months, and was discharged at Xorwalk January 1. 1780. He re-enlisted on 
June 1, 1780, in Captain Loomis' company, Colonel Beebe's regiment, and served 
under General Waterbury at Horseneck, Byron River and Bedford, N. Y. His 
period of service was six months, and he received his discharge at North Castle, 
N. T. He enlisted again on March 27, 1781, in the matross, or artillei-y. company 
under Daniel Jackson, Col. Stephen St. John, and served one year and six months 
under Generals Mead and Sullivan at Norwalk, and was on duty in the coast 
defense and on the line.f He received a pension. After the war he appears 
to have settled as a farmer at Norwalk, Conn. 

children born in norwalk, conn, -.t 

i. Nanct, b. , ITS- ; m. .Jacob Jennings of Norwalk. 

ii. Betsey, b. . 178- ; m. Uriah Johnson of Norwalk. 

iii. Thomas?, b. , 178- ; accidentally shot in Sag Harbor, N. Y. ; unm.?. 

166. AsAHEL Trowbridge (WiUiain'^-^, Daniel^'"', James^"'-^, William^'"', 
Thomas^), bom May 2, 1780, in New Milford,§ Conn.; died March 20, 1859, in 
Lockport, N. T. ; married, first, , 1806, in , Polly Hoyt, daugh- 
ter of Ezekiel and Mary (Weed) Hoyt, born February 17, 1787, in , 

Conn. ; died April 17, 1819, in Genesee county, N. Y. He married, second, 
October 31, 1819, in Pike, N. Y., Betsey (Murray) Doty, widow of Ira Doty of 
Pike and daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Raymond) Murray, born August 
27, 1791, in Herkimer county, jST. Y. ; died September 16, 1867, in Napoleon, 

Asahel Trowbridge came to Tully, Onondaga county, N. Y., with his father 
about 1795. Soon after his marriage he settled on a farm in that part of the 
town of Pompey which later became LaFayette. He was appointed county 
coroner by Gov. Morgan Lewis on April 6, 1807. He removed to a farm in Pike, 
Allegany county, where he lived until 1837. when he removed again and 
located in WTieatfield, Niagara county. In 1855 he left his farm and removed 
to Lockport, where he died four years later. He was a member of the Presby- 
terian Church and of the Masonic fraternity. 

* Living In Norwalk in 1826. 

t T7. S. Pension Office Records ; "Connecticut in tlie Revolution," p. 57G. 
1: Family register from Seileck's "History of Norwalk." Descendants tailed to answer the 
compiler's letters. 

§ In tbat part now Bridgewater. 



By first marriage: 

i. Amanda, b. Mar. 28, 1807; m. , 1832, Hiram Curtis of Binghamton, 

N. Y. 

275. ii. William Elecut, b. Mar. 19, 1809. 

iii. Abigail, b. May 12, 1811 ; d. Nov. 14, 1885, in Toledo. Ohio ; unm. 
iv. Caroline, h. Apr. 11, 1813 ; d. Apr. 1, 1837, in Pike, N. Y. ; unm. 

276. V. Philander, b. Sept. 27, 1815.t 

children born in pike, n. t. : 
By second marriage: 
vi. Mary Sophronia, b. Aug. 7, 1820; m. Oct. 5, 1841, Charles Stow Pierce of 
Wheatfieid, N. Y., and resides in Toledo, Ohio. 

277. vii. Lyman, b. Dec. 3, 1822. 

278. viii. Demetriu.s Nash, b. July 2, 1825. 

ix. Helen Augusta, b. Mar. 10, 1828 ; d. Mar. 19, 1850, in Wheatfieid ; unm. 
270. X. Mortimer Asahel, b. Jan. IS, 1834. 

167. WiLLL\M Trowbridge (William^^^, Daniel'-'"', James'"^, William'"'o. 
Thomas''), baptized November 17, 1782, in New Milford,:}: Comi.; died July 5, 

1865,§ in Onondaga, N. T. ; married , 1813, in Preble, N. Y., Cornelia 

Trowbridge (No. 161, iv), daughter of Seth and Lucretia (Spoor) Trowbridge, 
born March 9, 1792, in Williston, Vt. ; died August 9, 1870, in Onondaga. 

William Trowbridge was engaged in farming all of his life. He lived for 
many years in Tully, Onondaga county, N. Y., whither he had come in boyhood 
with his father. He removed in his old age to the neighboring tovsm of 

children born in tully, n. t. : 
i. Barlow, b. , 1814 : d. in infancy. 

280. ii. Philetus, b. . 1816. 

281. iii. Theron, b. Mar. 1, 1818. 

282. iv. Seymour, b. May 11, 1819. 

V. Henry, b. , 1821 ; unm. 

vi. Lucretia, b. , 1824 ; m., 1st. Joseph Owen ; m., 2d, David Linderman 

of Cortland, N. Y. : m., 3d. James I. Lum of Kalamazoo, Mich.ll 

283. vii. Martin Luther, b. Apr. 5, 1826. 

168. Seymour Trowbridge (William^-^, Daniel"", James'"^, William^'"', 

Thomas'), bom , 1788, in Williston, Vt.; died July 12, 1857,§ in Tully, 

N. Y.; married, first, , 1820, in Granville?, N. Y., Miriam Nichols, 

daughter of Charles and Abigail (Winslow) Nichols, who died February 19, 
1840. in Tully, aged 47. He married, second, Lurancy . 

Seymour Trowbridge lived in Tully, N. Y., in which town his father was an 
early settler. He was a farmer and an es;tensive dealer in live stock. 

He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was in the company commanded 
by Capt. Azel St. John, in the 9Sth Regiment of New York militia, Colonel 
Clark. He volunteered for a term of thirty days and continued in actual service 
for fourteen days. The company was organized at Manlius, N. Y., about October 
18, 1814, and marched from there to Smith's Mills, where it was mustered into 
service. The distance was about one hundred and ten miles and the company 
was discharged there about December 22, 1814.** 
NO children, tt 

* Then a part of Pomppy. 

t He was the authority for this family register. 

t In that part now Bridgewater. 

§ By Onondaga County Surrogate Records at Syracuse, N. Y.. where his will is recorded. 

II See No. 261, ix. 
*♦ U. S. Pension Office Records. 

tt "No children," wrote relatives, and none are mentioned in his will. No connection was 
proved between him and No. 1420, which see. 


169. Ealph Trowbridge {Ealph^-^, CaleV^^, James^"'^, William^'"', Thomas^), 
born about 1767 in New Fairfield?, Conn.; died about 1852* in Olive, N. T.; 

married , 1791, in Marbletown?, N. Y., Joliannali De Voe, daughter of 

John De Voe. 

Ealph Trowbridge was a farmer in that part of Marbletown which is now 
Olive, Ulster county, N. Y. 


i. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1792; m. Cornelius Con.iwa.v of Hurle.v. X. Y. 

ii. Margaret, b. . 1795 : m. Elias Countr.vnian of Marbletown. N. Y. 

iii. John, b. , 179S; "of Sullivan Co., N. Y." in 1852.1 

284. iv. Isaac, b. , 1802. 

V. Jemima, b. . 1806 ; m. Linu.s? Lock wood of Marbletown. 

vi. Mary, b. , 1S09 ; m. James Hill of Manlius, N. Y. 

285. vii. Simeon, b. Feb. 10, 1812. 

286. viii. Joseph, b. , 1815. 

287. ix. Hiram, b. Nov. 6, 1818. 

X. Hannah, b. , 1820?; m. Elmentlorf of Olive. 

170. Elisha Trowbridge (Caleb^-'. Caleb^^\ James^^K WiUiam^'>'\ Thomas'), 
born July 16, 1770, in New Fairfield, Conn. ; died January 9, 1860, in Ulysses, 
jST. Y. ;§ married June 5, 1802, in Ulysses, Susanna Pritchard,|| daughter of 
Nathaniel and Comfort (Gillette) Pritchard, bom September 2, 1779, in 
, Conn. ; died October 3, 1872, in Ulysses. 

Elisha Trowbridge emigrated with his father to New York and, after a brief 
residence in Cooperstown, came to Tompkins county in 1798.** He settled in 
that part of the county which three years later was organized as Ulysses town- 
ship. His farm was in Ulysses township and about a mile west of the present 
village of Waterburgh. 

children born in ULYSSES, N. 

i. Elisha. b. . 1803 : d. voung. 

287a. ii. John, b. Ma.v 13, 1805. 

288. iii. Caleb, b. Nov. 5, ISOS. 

289. iv. Huron, b. July 12. 1812. 

V. Nathaniel, [ twins. d. young. 

vi. Mary, \ b. , 181- : d. young. 

vii. ROSETTA. b. , 181- ; m. Freei 

viii. Comfort, b. , 181- : m. Rolit 

290. ix. Michigan, b. Mar. 17, 1820. 

291. X. William Edgar, b. Feb. 13, 1823. 

292. xi. David, b. Oct. 24, 1829. 
292a. xii. Levi Headly, b. Dec. 30, 1832. 

171. Sereno Trowbridge (Caleb''-'. Caleb''-'. James'"-. WiUiam""'. Thomas'), 

born about 1775? in New Fairfield, Conn.; died , 18—, in Whitehall?, 

N. Y. ; married , 179-, in Whitehall, Susannah (Bartholomew) Beckwith, 

• He died Intestate. The date of his death is not stated in the petition, dated Nov. 16, 
1852, which names his children as above. [Ulster County Surrogate Records at Kingstown. 
N. Y.] 

t Then a part of Marbletown. Dates and order of births uncertain. 

t A. Marg.\ret Trowbridge, widow [of John. No. iii?], d. Nov. 12, 1873, in Marbletown, 
N. Y. Her will, dated Jan. 1, 1866, was proved Jan. 15, 1877, "on petition of her daughter, 
Jane Scott, formerly Jane Davis." [Ulster County, N. T., Surrogate Records.] The heirs 
were this daughter (an only child) and several grandchildren. This daughter: Sarah ,Tane 
Trowbridge, born Dec. 5. 1819, in Ulster county: m.. 1st. Nov. 30, 1837, Reuben Davis [See 
"Burhans Genealogy," p. 524] : m., 2d, June 17, 1874, William Scott of Marbletown (Olive). 

§ His will, dated Dee. 15, 1843, is recorded in Tompkins County Surrogate Records at Ithaca, 
N. Y., and from it and the petition of his sons i and iii his family register has been largely 

II A sister of the wife of No. 172. 
** "History of Tompkins County, N. Y." 
7t There may have been one other child who died in infancy or childhood. 


widow of Dyer Beckwith of Whitehall and daughter of Lemuel and Mary 
(Squire) Bartholomew.* 

Sereno Trowbridge probably emigrated to Xew York with his father. He 
appears to have been a farmer in Whitehall. 


292b. i. Ekastus,* b. . 179-. 

293. ii. Ctrenus, b. .Tuly 15, 1797. 

iii. Mary, b. . ISO- : m. Eli Sparks of Whitehall. 

iv. Caleb. 

Other children?? 

172. Heman Trowbridge {Caleh^-', Caleh'^'-'^, James"^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), 
born about 1Y79? in New Fairfield, Conn.; died about 1823 in Marietta. 

Ohio; married , 180-, in Ulysses?, N. Y., Abigail Comfort Pritchard,§ 

daughter of Nathaniel and Comfort (Gillette) Pritchard. born February 28, 1788, 
in , Conn. ; died January 21, 1838, in Quincy, 111. 

Heman Trowbridge is supposed to have emigrated to Tompkins county, N. Y., 
with his father and to have lived a number of years after his marriage in Ulysses 
township. About 1815 he removed to Marietta, Ohio. He was a farmer and 
stock raiser. In politics he was a Whig and in religion a Methodist. It is said 
that his wife helped to organize one of the first union Sunday schools in Ohio. 

children : II 

i. Mart, b. , ISO-. 

293a. ii. David, b. , ISO-. 

294. iii. Nathaniel, b. , ISO-. 

iv. Eliza Bloomheld, b. Oct. 28, 1S07; m. .Tuly 24, 1831, George Washington 
Westgate of Quincy, 111. 

V. Hiram, b. — , 180- ; ra. .** 

vi. Lucinda. b. Apr. S, 1811; m. May 28, 1828, Elijah Frampton of Avon, 111. 

295. vii. Theron, b. Dec. 5, 1815. 

viii. Harriet, b. , 181- ; d. in infancy. 

ix. Harriet Arietta, b. , 181- ; m. John Burns Brown of Quincy. 

s. Adaline Regina, b. Dec. 27, 1821; m. Mar. 15, 1838, John B. Brown (above! 
and resides in Montrose, CoIo.'m 

296. xi. Watson, b. Aug. 10, 1823. 

173. Caleb TROWBRrocE {Caleb''--', Caleh''^'^'^, James'"'^, William''''''. Thomas^). 
born June 4, 1782, in New Fairfield, Conn. ; died August 9, 1854, in Angola, lud. ; 

married , 1808, in Seneca county, N. Y., Abigail Congdon, who died 

November 22, 1855, in Angola. 

By family i-ecords:f:j; he also married Polly Congdon, her twin sister, who died 
in 1842. 

Caleb Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to the town of Ulysses. 
Tompkins county, N. T. He settled there after his marriage on a farm which 
was situated between Seneca and Caynga lakes. "He served in the War of 1812 

* By "Bartholomew Genealogy," p. 99. Descendants give the name of i Prosper. 
t Names and order of birth in doubt. The names from "Bartholomew Genealogy." 
Only descendants of No. ii answered the compiler's letters, and the town clerk of Whitehall 
and the surrogate of Washington county reported that their records contained no reference to 
No. 171, or his children. See footnote to No. 292b, ii. 
t Perhaps John Trowbridge mentioned in the sectio 
the end of this volume was one of these. A daughte 
of Whitehall, N. Y. 

? A sister of the wife of No. 170. 

II i-vi born in riysses?, N. Y. ; the others in Marietta, Ohio. 
*• Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
tt Failed to answer the compiler's letters, 
it Of those marked *♦ on the opposite page and a grandson, Clark Trowbridge. 


and was with Jackson at New Orleans."" "He came home on sick leave and 
later served seven years in the United States Navy."t "He was in the Indian 
Wars and was in actual service for his country for twelve years.":j: 

"He was the strongest man in all the country roundabout and could take 1,000 
pounds in one hand and carry it. His weight was 210 pounds. On a bet of $50, 
he carried a 'plate' to a barn raising in Tompkins county that a number of men 
could not draw. Men helped him to shoulder it and then he carried it to the 
barn and won his bet.'':): 

He emigrated to Washington county, Ohio, in 1S17, and lived for many years 
on his farm near Marietta. In 1840 he removed to Steuben county, Ind., and 
settled near several of his children in Otsego township, near Angola, where he 
lived the rest of his life. 

Btj Abigail Congdon: 
i. Sarah, b. Nov. 11, 1809 ; m. Jesse Walker, 
ii. Walter, b. Oct. 11, ISIO; m. Dorcas Burch.ll 
iii. Lucy, b. July 12, 1812; m. Leonard Hall. II 
iv. Freelove, b. Feb. 21, 1814; m. S[tutlaV] DriscoU.II 
v. Mary, b. May 10, 1816; m. Ellison Owens.ll 

297. vi. George Washington, b. June 12, 1818. 

298. vii. Watson, b. Nov. 15, 1820. 

viii. Rhoda,** b. Apr. IS, 1824; m. Dec. 31, 1841, Jacob Waller and resides in 

Angola, Ind. 
ix. Heman, b. July 4, 1825 ; m. ; d. in Metz, Ind.?l! 

By Polly Congdon: 
i. Lydia. b. , 1816; m. Orange Clay. II 

299. ii. Morgan, b. Apr. 6, 1818. 

iii. Nancy, b. Aug. 11, 1820; m. Daniel Merritt of Flint, Ind.ll 

iv. Abigail, b. , 182- ; m. Hezekiah Burk.ll 

V. Maria, b. , 182- ; m. Daniel Brooker.ll 

vi. Roanna, b. July 25, 1830; m. Christopber Petrie.ll 

vii. Martha,** b. Dec. 19. 1839; m., 1st, Apr. 15, 18G0, Uriab N. Welch; m., 2d, 

Aug. 7, 1883, Barney McShane; m., 3d, June 15, 1889, Henry C. Norton 

and resides in Tustin, Mich. 
Other children? One family record credits him with 21 children living at one 

time, so five probably died young. 

174. Watson TEOWBEmGE (Caleb^-'', Caleh^^^, James'^''^, William'^'"', Thomas'^), 
bom February 26, 1789, in ]SJ"ew Fairfield, Conn.;ft died January 11, 1866, in 
Clymer, Pa. ; married May 1, 1834. in Clymor, Mary Blue, daughter of John and 
Mary (Runion) Blue, born March 10, 1817, in Schuylkill county. Pa. ; died April 
6, 1876, in Clymer. 

Watson Trowbridge was about ten years old when his father emigrated from 
Connecticut to Tompkins county, N. Y. About 1820 he went to Tioga county,:|::j: 
Pa., and took np a farm in Clymer township, near Mixtown, then a heavily 
wooded and sparsely settled country. He cleared his farm and lived there the 
remainder of his life. He was a famous nimrod and hunter, and shot bear, 
wolves, deer and panther, all of which were plentiful there in those days. 

♦ By his daughter Rhoda. 
t By his daughter Martha. 
t By his grandson Clark Trowbridge. 

§ The children born prior to 1817 were born in Tompkins county, N. Y. : the others in 
Washington county, Ohio. Some ot them may be credited to the wrong mother, as some 
descendants of No. 173 seemed to be In doubt as to which they descended from. Some place 
the eldest under Polly. 

II Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
•* Authority for this family rpsister. 
tt By his eldest son. who sent this family register, 
tt Organized in 1804. 



Feb. 20, 1836; m. Lewis J. Stone 

300. ii. AsHER Blue, b. Mar. 2G, 1838. 

301. iii. Onan, b. Dec. 3, 1S40. 

175. EuFUS Trowbridge {Keeler'^"^, Caleh''^^^, James^"^, Williain^'"', T/ionias^), 
bom November 3, 1773, in Williamstown, Mass.; died April 25, 1822, in Shel- 

burne, Vt; married , 1803, in Shelbume?, Lydia Tracy, daughter of 

nezekiab and Eunice (Rood) Tracy, bom June 7, 1779, in Williamstown; died 
November 29, 1856, in Bangor, N. Y. 

Rufus Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Shelburne, Vt. He 
settled there after his marriage, and was a farmer there the remainder of his 
life. He was elected overseer of highways there in 1807. 


i. Eunice Rood, b. May 12, 1804; m., 1st, Jan. 8, 1823, Elijah Phillips of Ver- 
shire. Vt. ; m., 2d, , 1835, Stephen Freeman Spencer of Keeseville. Vt. 

302. ii. Samuel, b. Aug. 6, 1805. 

303. iii. Prosper, b. Oct. 15, 1807. 

iv. Hamilton, b. Mar. 5, 1809 ; d. July 3, 1809. 

304. V. Pardon, b. Oct. 7, 1811. 

vi. Zipporah, b. Oct. 22, 1813 ; m. Samuel Kimball Flanders of Parishville, X. Y.t 

vii. Daniel, b. Sept. 18, 1815 ; d. that day. 

viii. LoviNA, b. Xov. 30. 1816: m. Franklin Goodsell of Sheldon, Vt.t 

ix. Cornelia,? b. Jan. 11, 1820 ; m. Oct. 5, 1837, Ezra Stowell of Bangor, N. Y. 

176. Henry Potts Trowbridge {Keeler'^-^, Calel^^'^. James^"', William^'"', 
Thomas^), born Februai-y 6, 1786, in Brattleboro, Vt.;§ died September 20, 1858, 

in Trowbridge, Pa. ; married , 1817, in Kermebec county. Me., Hannah 

Brown, born July 13, 1786, in Kennebec county; died May 3, 1859, in 

Henry P. Trowbridge was brought by his fatlier to Shelbume, Vt. "In his 
youth intended to become a physician, but when he began the study of medicine 
he discovered that his sense of smell was impaired, so he had to give it up, and 
returned to his home in Shelbume."§ He was elected hay^\-ard there in 1810. 
He is said to have served in the "War of 1812, under a Captain Gleason. After 
the war he went to Kennebec county. Me., and settled near the town of Clinton. 
He married, and followed his trade of a painter there until 1850. In that year 
he and his wife and daughters returned with his son to Trowbridge, Jackson 
township, Tioga county. Pa., where his son had established himself two years 
before, and where Mr. Trowbridge passed the remainder of his life. 


i. Elvira, b. , 1819 ; m. Thomas McKibbin of Trowbridge, Pa. 

Ii. Hannah, b. , 1821 ; m. William Gilbert of Canton Center, N. Y. 

iii. LUCT, b. , 1823 : m. Samuel Sanford of Bath, Jle. 

305. iv. Henry, b. June 29, 1824, 

V. Eliza, b. , 1825 ; d. Jan. 20, 1892, in Canton Center : unm. 

vi. Daniel, b. , 1828 : d. in infancy. 

* Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
t Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t Her daughter Rosa (Mrs. Edward Richardson of Kingston, Ontario, Can.) is the authority 
tor this family register. 

S By family record of his eklest grandson. 


177. Henry Trowbridge (David'^^'', John^'-, Jomes^"'-', WilKam^'><>, Thomas^), 
born September 1, 1776, in Hatfield, Mass.; died December 5, 1844, in Albany, 
N. Y. ;* married , 180- ?, in , N. Y. ?, Louise . 

Henry Trowbridge when a young man came to Utica, N. Y., where he built 
and opened a tavern on the comer of liotel and Liberty streets. After conduct- 
ing it for a few years, he removed to Albany. N. Y.i ''On September IS, 1809. 
he advertised a museum there, believed to have been the foundation of the Albany 
Museimi.":j: He continued managing his museum for many years. In 1824 he 
was treasurer of the Bible and Prayer Book Society of Albany. He resided in 
that city until his death. 


i. Catharine W., b. . 180- : m. Dec. 14, 1829. William Marvin Gregory 

of Alban.T, X. Y. 

178. Stephen Trowbridge (Isaac^^^, John^^-, James^"^, William^'"', Thomas'^), 
born June 17, 1773, in Danbury, Conn. ; died December 14, 1860, in Providence, 

E. L; married, first, , 1816?, .]| He married, second, 

Sarah Soules of Little Compton, E. I. 

Stephen Trowbridge learned the hatter's trade from his father, and was in 
Ijusiuess with him in Xew York City. About 1830 he removed to Providence, 
R. I., and was engaged in the hat business in that city until his death. 

child born I?{ new YORK CITY : 
Bi/ first marriage:"* 

306. i. William b. .Jan. 10, 1819. 

179. Joseph Trowbridge (/saac^^^, John''-'--, James'^"^, William'-'"', Thomas'-), 

bom May 19, 1780, in Danbury, Conn. ;it died , 1808,§§ in New York 

City; married May 19. 1800, in Danbury, Hannah Benedict, daughter of Joshua 
and Euth (Westcott) Benedict, born May 4. 1781, in Danbury. She married, 
second. Benjamin Stiles of New York City and Clarksfield, Ohio, and died June 
16, 1824, in Clarksfield. 

Joseph Trowbridge was in the hat business with his father until the latter's 
removal from Danbury, Conn. He followed his father to New York, and kept 
the "Bull's Head" tavern in that city, a famous hotel for cattlemen in that day. 


307. i. Joshua Benedict, b. Feb. 25. 1801. 

ii. Rebecca?, b. , 1803; (I. a young girl. 

180. James Trowbridge (Stt'phen'^'", Samuel'-'^'". Samuel^"*, William'^'"', 
Thomas'^), bom August 28, 1749, in Bethel, Conn.; died May 1, 1836, in Bethel; 
married, first, January 1, 1771, in Bethel, Abigail Davis, daughter of Eliakim 

» The will of Henry Trowbridge of Albany, dated Sept. 5. 1844. proved Feb. 10. 184.=). leaves 
all his property to his wife Louise, to go at her death to daughter Catharine W. Gregory and 
Henry Trowbridge Gregory equally. ' [Albany Surrogate Records, vol. 12, p. 276.] The maiden 
name of his wife is given Lucy Meach in one family record. 
t "Pioneers of Dtiea, N. Y..'"' p. 174. 
J Munsell's "Annals of Albany." vol. 5. p. 21. 

§ It is supposed from his will ; no children by "Woodbridge Genealogy." 

II "Miss Dayton" by "Trowbridge Family." which is in error in this branch o£ the family 
and may be in this instance as well. 
**No children by second marriage. 

tt His widow is the authority for this family register. See abstract of the will of his grand- 
father, page 142, footnote *. 

ttMr. Henry B. Betts of Danbury, whose grandfather was a step-son of No. 170. i. is the 
authority for this family register. 

§§ Administration was" granted on his estate .June 27. 1.S08. 
Records.] The "Trowbridge Family" states that No. 170 m. ( 
(See footnote to No. 226.) 


and Elizabeth ( ) Davis?, bom Januai-y 1, 1753, in Bethel?; died June 

9, 1818, in Bethel. He married, second, ilrs. Rebecca Elwell, who died February 
1, 18-44, in Bethel, aged GT. 

James Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native place, the parish of Bethel 
in the town of Danbury, Conn., and was a considerable land owner at Grassy 
Plain. He was a member of the Episcopal church, and a highly respected citizen. 


By first marriage:* 

308. i. Jabez, b. Mar. 2, 1772. 

ii. Esther, b. Oct. 22, 1774 ; m. Nov. 1, 1792, Dea. Micajah Hoyt of Betliel. 

300. iii. Eliakim Davis, b. June 21, 1776. 

iv. DiLLA, b. Jan. 25, 1778 ; m. July 24, 1799, Benjamin Hoyt of Bethel. 

V. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 6, 1782 ; m., 1st, Jesse Beers ; m., 2d, Michael Russell of 
New York City. 

vi. Ira, b. Aug. 4, 1783 ; d. Jan. 22, 1808, in Bethel : unm. 

181. Samuel Trowbridge {S tepheii^'-'- , SamueP'-'-', Samuel^"^, MVilliam^'"', 
Thomas^), born March 19, 1752, in Bethel, Conn.; died February 15, 1845, in 
Newtown, Conn. ; married May 31, 1779, in Newtown, Mary Turner, born March 
21, 1754, in Newtown; died January 22, 1841, in Newtown. 

Samuel Trowbridge lived for a time at Grassy Plain in his native place, the 
parish of Bethel in Danbury, Conn. He settled after his marriage in Newtown, 
Conn,, where he resided the rest of his life. He was a blacksmith by trade, and 
was also occupied to some extent with farming. 

children born in NEWTOWN, CONN. : 

i. Sarah, b. Apr. 19, 1790; m. William C. Hawley of Newtown. 
310. ii. Jeremiah Turner, b. June 25, 1792. 

182. Stephen Trowbridge (Stephen^'-, Samuel^^^, SamueP"^, William^'"^, 
Thomas^), born Januai-y IS, 1756, in Bethel, Conn.; died November 5, 1841, in 
Pouglikeepsie, N. Y. ; married June 27, 1781, in Danbui-y, Conn., Elizabeth 
Bamum, daughter of Eliphalet and Elizabeth (Benedict) Bamum, bom Novem- 
ber 22, 1761, in Danbury; died April 20, 1822, in North East, N. Y. 

Stephen Trowbridge at the age of nineteen enlisted in the army in the Revolu- 
tion. In his application for a pension he declares that his war service was as 
follows: "He entered the service of the United States under the following 
named officers and served as herein stated. That at Danbury in Connecticut on 
first of May 1775, deponent enlisted as a private for seven months in a company 
of Connecticut militia, commanded by Capt. Noble Benedict, in a regiment 
commanded by Colonel "Waterbury, and marched from Danbury to Horseneck, 
remained there a few weeks, thence went to New York, and encamped and 
remained there until some time in July, when they were ordered to Half Moon 
Point (now Waterford). Deponent thence went in a company of men detached 
forward to mend the road before the main army" as far as Fort George ; went 
thence across the lake and joined the army at Ticonderoga, then commanded by 
General Montgomery; from thence crossed Lake Champlain to Isle au Noix; 
from thence by water to St. John's; there had an engagement with the Indians; 
was in the siege of St. John's about six weeks; after taking of St. John's went 
to Montreal and was there when that place was given up to the American army, 
and stayed in Montreal until about tlie 20th of November; on his return home, 
was discharged at Fort George and arrived at home on the fifth day of December. 

No children by second marriage. 



1775. On the 1st of May, 177(j, at Danbury aforesaid, enlisted for eight months 
in the Connecticut troops in Capt. Gailor Hubbell's company, and marched to 
NorwaUi, thence to New Torlc and joined the regiment eonunanded by Colonel 
Silliman; remained in New York until toward the last of July; thence went 
to Long Island ; returned to New York with the army under General Washing- 
ton, and was with the army on its retreat from New York to Kingsbridge and 
along the North River until the last of December, 1776, when he was discharged 
at Tarrytown. Deponent served under both engagements fifteen months."* 

Although he does not mention the following service in his pension application, 
he was, without doubt, the Stephen Trowbridge who is on the rolls of the Ninth 
Company, 16th Eegiment of Connecticut militia, as ensign in May, 1777, and 
in Capt. Daniel Hickok's company, of the same, under Col. Nehemiah Beardsley, 
in the expedition to Fairfield, Conn., in July, 1779. at the time of Tryon's 

Stephen Trowbridge settled in his native town after his marriage, in 1781, 
but soon removed from there and settled on a farm in A men i a precinct, Dutchess 
county. N. Y. His homestead, built in ISOO, was in North East, one mile south 
of Millerton, N. Y. He lived there until March, 18.31, when he removed to the 
town of Washington in the same county. The closing years of his life were 
passed in the neighboring town of Poughkeepsie. 


i. Rhesa, b. July 17, 1782 ; m. Feb. 5, 1799, Abraham Bockee Pugslev of North 


ii. Sarah, b. Jan. 20. 1784: m. Oct. 29. 1,806. Caleb Dakin of Amonia, N. T. 

iii. Elizabeth, b. June 12, 1786 ; d. Jan. 28. 1828, in North ; unm. 

iv. Eliphalet Baknum, b. Jan. 17, 1789 ; d. Oct. 31, 1792. 

311. v. Stephen Bakxuii.S b. JIar. 19, 1799. 

312. vi. Alexander Walstein, b. July 22, 1803. 

183. Abel Trowbridge (Seth^^^ Samuel^'---. Samuel'-''*. William^'"'. Thomas^), 
bom September 28, 1751, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died September 23, 1815, in 
Great Bend, Pa. ; married January 1, 1777, in New Fairfield ?, Anna Mosier, born 
December 28, 1753, in New Fairfield?; died March 10, 1832, in Great Bend. 

Abel Trowbridge was a soldier in the Revolution. His name appears in the 
roll of Capt. Peter Penfield's company in the 16th Regiment of Connecticut 
militia. Col. Nehemiah Beardsley, in the expedition to Fairfield and Norwalk, 
Conn., in July, 1779. 1 1 

He was engaged in farming in his native town. New Fairfield, Conn., until 
about 1785, when he removed to Albany county, N. Y. He settled on a farm in 
that part of Coxsackie which became the town of Cairo, Greene county, about 
twelve miles from Catskill Landing. In the spring of 1813 he removed with his 
family to Great Bend, Susquehanna county. Pa., where he died two years later. 

CniLDREN ;** 

i. JlEniTABLE, b. Nov. 28. 1777 ; m. , 1794, Walter Jlunson of Orange, Pa. 

ii. Polly, b. Dec. 1, 1779 : m. Sept. 14. 1797. Abel Blackmar of Newark, N. Y. 
iii. Sally, b. Sept. 30, 1781; m. Feb. 19, 1801, Peter Krum of Cherry Valley. 

iv. Anna, b. May 9, 1783 ; Thomas Smith of Freehold?, N. Y. 

* U. S. Pension Office Recoi-ds ; "Connecticut in the Revolution." p. 68 ; "History of 
bury," p. 57. 

t "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections." vol. 8. p. mf). 
J i born in Bethel. Conn. ; the others in North East, N. Y. 

§ His daughter Miss Eliza Trowbridge is the authority for this family register. 
II "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 8, p. 106. 
*♦ i-iv born in New Fairfield. Conn. ; the others in Cairo (then a part of Coxsackie i, N. X. 
His grandson Edward N. Trowbridge contributed this family register, 
tt Descendants failed to supply this date. 


Salmox, b. Nov. 15, 1785 

Lucy, b. Sept, 4. 1787 ; d>. 


Phebe, b. Sept. 3, 1790; 



, Seeley, b. Aug. 22, 1792. 



Daniel, b. Oct. 21, 1794. 


William, b. June 1, 1798. 


d. Apr. 12, 1808, in Cairo, N. Y. ; unm. 
Nov. 19. 1812, Luther Jackson of New York City, 
m.* Oliver Trowbridge Hatoht of Great Bend, Pa. 

184. Seeley Trowbridge (Seth^''", SamueP'^", Samuel^"'', William^'"', 

Thomas^), bom , 1753, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died , 1804. 

in Chatham, N. Y. ;$ married , 1775, in Chatham?, Margaret Foote, 

daughter of Ephraim and Margaret (Smith) Foote. 

Seeley Trowbridge settled after his marriage in the Nine Partners district, 
N. Y. He is thought to have removed about 1782 to that part of the original 
Albany county, N. Y., which became the town of Chatham. Columbia county. 
He lived there the remainder of his life. He was a millwright by trade and a 
Quaker in religion. 

CniLDREN : § 

i. Luther, b. , 1777; d. , 1811,11 in Claverack, N. Y. ; unm. 

316. ii. Cal\in, b. July 3. 1779. 

iii. TIRZAH, b. July 28, 1781; in. Apr. 4, 1808, William Grant of Stillville, N. Y. 

iv. Polly, b. . 1783 ; m. Larry Patrick of Cayuga county, N. Y. 

317. V. Seth, b. , 1787. 

318. vi. William (Bille), b. , 1788. 

vii. Margaret Foote,** b. June 3, 1790 : m. Sept. 20. 1819. Homer Chittenden of 
Adams, N. Y. 

319. viii. John Foote. b. July 21, 1791. 

185. Eli Trowbridge (Seth'^''^, SamueP", SamueP'^K William^'"', Thomas^), 

bom , 1755, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died , 179-?,tt in 

, ; married -XX 

Eli Trowbridge settled in New Milford, Conn., where on September 5, 1778, he 
bought a dwelling-liouse and land on the road to Newberry parish, now Brook- 
field. He took the freeman's oath at New Milford on September 15, 1778. He 
was a soldier in the Revolution, and was sergeant in Capt. Joseph Smith's com- 
pany, 16th Regiment of Connecticut militia, Col. Nehemiah Beardsley, in the 
expedition to Fairfield and Norwallj, Conn., in July, 1779. §§ He sold his property 
in New Milford on April 15, 1780, and is supposed to have removed to New York 
and to have settled near his brother in Cairo, Greene county. 


320. i. Eli, b. . 1780?. 

321. ii. ZiRA, b. Aug. 19, 1785. 

* Descendants failed to supply this date, 
t A son of No. 133. viii. 

% His will, "of Chatham." dated Apr. 12, 1804, proved Nov. 10, 1804, mentions : "wife 
Peggy." and children. Luther, Calvin, TIrzah, Polly, Seth, Bille, Peggy and John. He signed 
his name Seely Trowbridge. The older spelling of this name was SeeUje. [Columbia County 
Surrogate Records at Hudson, N. T.] 

§ i-iii born in Nine Partners. N. Y. : iv-viii in Chatham, N. Y. 

II His will, "of Montgomery Co.. N. Y., now residing in Claverack." dated in Jan.. ISll, 
proved May 23, 1811. [Columbia County Surrogate Records.] 

•* Her daughter Margaret C. (Mrs. Robert) Bentley of Otsego. Mich., is authority for this 
family register, 
tt Before Feb., 1798, when his father made his will. 

fi Perhaps she was the "Polly Trowbridge" who "ra. Mar. 9, 1707, in New Milford. Nathaniel 
Stone of New Milford." This Polly is unknown to the descendants of Daniel Trowbridge 
(No. 121) of New Milford. See second paragraph of footnote § under No. 156. 
§§ "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," vol. 8, p. 196. 
II II "Two only," wrote No. ii's grandson Mr. William T. Smith of Milwaukee. Wis. 


186. Daniel Trowbridge (Selh^^'-', SamueP", Samuel^"*, William^'"', 
Thomas'^), bom July 1, 1757, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died March 14, 1814, iu 
Buckland, Mass. ; married Janviary 16, 1777, in New Fairfield, Mary Taylor, 
daughter of Rev. James and Mary (Field) Taylor, born June 29, 1758, in New 
Fairfield; died August 21, 1825, in Buckland. 

Daniel Trowbridge while still a boy of seventeen became a soldier in the 
Revolution. He enlisted May 9, 1775, in the Ninth Company, Capt. Nehemiah 
Beardsley, 5th Regiment, Connecticut Line, Col. David Waterbury.* This regi- 
ment was raised at the first call for troops, and marched under General Wooster 
to New York and then to the Northern Department. He was discharged 
September 17, 1775. He re-enlisted June 16, 1770, in Capt. Jonah Benedict's 
battalion, Wadsworth's brigade, and served at the defense of Fort Washington. 
He was discharged December 25, 1776. t 

After his marriage Daniel Trowbridge settled in Deerfield, Mass., where he 
lived at the ''Turnip Yard." About 1784 he removed to Buckland, Mass., where 
he resided the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 

322. i. RUFUS. b. Mar. 27, 1778. 

ii. TiEZAH, b. July 30, 1770 : m. Feb. 12, 1800, Joel CIiipp of Southampton, Mass. 
iii. James, b. June 17. 17S1 ; d. Nov. 22. 1787. 

iv. Polly, b. Mar. 10, 1783; m. Jan. 5, 1805, David Pitcher of Jlartinsburgh, 
N. Y. 

v. Betset, b. Jan. 9, 1785 ; m. -. 1807, Joseph Torrey of Southampton, 

vi. Electa, b. Feb. 19, 1787 ; d. JIar. 21, 1788. 

323. vii. James Taylor, b. Mar. 4. 1789. 

324. viii. Samuel Edward, b. Feb. 4, 1792. 

ix. Electa, b. Mar. 7, 1794; d. Sept. 12, 1795. 

325. X. DANffiL, b. Feb. 17, 1796. 

32G. xi. Silas Fairchild, b. Mar. 14, 1798. 

xii. Dorothy (Dolly), b. Feb. 8, 1800; m., 1st, . 1822, Rev. Lewis Covell 

of Rochester, N. Y. ; m., 2d, Mar. — , 1836, Arvin Nash of Goshen, Mass. 

187. Maj. Oliver Trowbridge (Sem-'\ Samuel''", Samuel'"*, Willi 
Thomas'), born December 11, 1759, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died 

18 — , in Castle Creek, N. Y. ; married January 11, 1780, in New Milford, Conn., 
Anna Noble, daughter of Gideon and Martha (Prime) Noble, born September — , 
1701, in New Milford. She married, second, Luther Mason, and died May 11, 
1835, in Great Bend, Pa. 

Oliver Trowbridge enlisted from his native town in the army in the Revolu- 
tion. He was in Capt. Peter Penfield's company in the 10th Regiment of 
Coimecticut militia. Col. Nehemiah Beardsley, in the ex]5edition to Fairfield and 
Norwalk, Conn., in July, 1779. § 

In 1780 he is supposed to have removed with his brother Eli to a farm near 
the present town of Cairo, Greene county, N. Y. In 1790 he removed with his 
family to Great Bend, Susquehanna county, Pa. "That year Horatio Strong 
had a license to keep a tavern. He had only a log house. This it appears was 
purchased by Oliver Trowbridge, who built in 1797 a frame part to it. An upper 
room was used by a Masonic lodge, and the walls of it were papered, the first 
instance of a papered room in the county. He was licensed in 1801. "|| 

• "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 70. 

t Ditto, p. 422. 

t i-iv born in Deerfleld, Mass. ; the others in Buckland. Mass. 

§ "Connecticut Historical Society's Collections," p. inC. 

11 "History of Susquehanna County, Pa." 


Oliver Trowbridge was known in Great Bend as "Major Trowbridge." He was 
elected supervisor of Great Bend (then Willingborough) in 1797. In 1800 he 
was collector of state revenue for that place and Nine Partners. About this time 
lie was one of the petitioners for a road from Red Hock by the river to the north 
line of the state. lie later located on Section 4 of what was called "The Fan," 
just outside of Great Bend borough and extending about two miles on the river. 
He died from injuries in lifting a big stone in the Susquehanna river, and was 
buried on his farm in Castle Creek, Broome county, N. T. 

cniLDKEN :* 

327. i. Noble, b. . 1780?. 

328. ii. Lyman, b. June 19. 1783. 

iii. Betsey, b. . 1785V; m. Thomas? Hayes of Unadilla, N. T. 

iv. Phuena, b. Apr. 25. 1788 ; m. Oct. 5, 1808, William Bucli of Great Bend. Pa. 

329. v. Augustus, b. July 14, 1792. 

vi. Saixy, b. , 179.0?; m. Thayer of Palmyra, N. Y. 

330. vii. Henry, b. July — , 1798. 

viii. Oepha, b. , 1800?; m. Allen Upson of Springrille, Pa. 

188. Abraham Trowbridge (John'-^*. SamueP''^, Samuel^"*, William^'>°. 
Thomas^), bom July T, 1772, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died November 20, 1S42, 
in New Fairfield; married February 15, 1795, in New Fairfield, Sarah Osborne, 
daughter of Eleazer and Sarah (Burr) Osborne, bom March 6, 1768, in Fairfield. 
Conn. ; died January 13, 1865, in New Fairfield. 

Abraham Trowbridge was engaged in farming all of his life in his native 
town. New Fairfield, Conn. He was admitted a member of the Congregational 
church there on December 6, 1795. 


i. Hannah, b. Nov. 19, 1795; m. Mar. 28, 1824, William Porter of Stepney, 

331. ii. Bablow STUBGES,t b. Nov. 11, 1707. 

iii. Abiah, b. Jan. 16, 1800 ; d. Jan. 15, 1859, in New Fairfield ; unm. 

iv, EuNnCE, b. June 19, 1803 ; m. Dec. 13, 1835, Benjamin Porter of Easton, Conn. 

V. Sakah. b. Aug. 27, 1805 ; m. Dec. 31, 18.33, Barrett A. Couch of Bethel, Conn. 

332. vi. Ephraim Bubr, b. Jan. 23, 1807. 

vii. Mary, b. Oct. 13, ISOS; m. Nov. 26, 1827, William Beers Hawley of New 

333. viii. John Stetons, b. Mar. 13, 1811. 

189. Eeuben Trowbridoe {John'^'K Samuel"^. Samuen"*, WilUam'"^'', 
Thomas'"), bom March 30, 1780, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died June 16, 1862, 
in New Lisbon, "Wis.; married November — , 1800, in New Fairfield ?,$ Susannah 
Benedict, daughter of Eleazer and Jerusha (Crosby) Benedict, born April 16, 
1784, in Danbury, Conn. ; died March 11, 1855, in Chicago, 111. 

Reuben Trowljridge settled in Danbury, Conn., after his marriage. For a 
great many years he conducted a stage and goods-wagon route between Danbury 
and Ossining, N. Y., making the trip weekly. He was admitted a member of 
the King Street Baptist Church in Danbury on October 5, 1816. His wife was 
admitted on July 5, 1817. His old age was passed at the homes of several of 
tlie children, and he died at the home of one of them, 

* Some dates in doubt. If this arrangement is correct, i-vi were born in Cairo. N. Y. (see 
footnote to 1S3) ; the others in Great Bend, Pa. 

t His daughter Mrs. Maria T. Gilbert of Danbury. Conn., is the authority for this family 

t Recorded thus in New Fairdeld Congregational Church Records. 

/^ t-^^ ;Z/VB'-v./^r*^''^--^ 



334. i. Truman, b. Apr. 27, 1802. 

335. ii. Alvah, b. Nov. 27, 1803. 
iii. Electa, b. Jan. 20, 1800 ; m. Jan. 30, 1825, Francis C. Sherman of Xe 

iv. Salome, b. July 2, 1808 ; d. in infancy, 
y. Elvira, b. Nov. li, 1809 : d. Apr. 24, 1833, in Danbvirj 
vi. Almeda, b. Nov. 27, 1811 ; m. Jan. 18, 1829, Charles A 

bon. Wis. 
Tii. Sarah, b. Nov. 29, 1813 : d. in infancy, 
viii. Sarah Maria, b. Feb. 5, 1815 ; m. Dec. 24, 1835, Thomas Shergold of Chicago, 

ix. Jeeusha. b. Nov. 29, 1816 ; m. Jan. 12, 1840, Harrison* H. Husted of Chicago. 

336. X. Eleazer Benedict, b. Dec. 20, 1818. 

xi. Mart, b. Feb. 3, 1821 ; m. Aug. 10, 1836, Peter L. Updike of Chicago. 

xii. Eliza Moore, b. Mar. 27, 1823 ; ra. Dec. 25, 1845, David Augustus Foote of 

xiii. Patience, b. Dec. 29, 1824 ; d. Mar. 1, 1833. 

xiv. .Tane. b. Nov. 29, 1827; m. Horatio .Tames and resides in Michigan City, Ind.t 
XV. IKA, b. Dec. 12, 1829 ; d. Feb. 13, 1855, in Chicago ; unm. 

190. Alvah Tkowbeidge {Bilhj^^^, Samuel'^^''^, BamueV-"*, ^YUHam^^'^, 
Thomas^), born September 4, 1779, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died June 10, 1856, 
in South East, N. Y.; married November 30, 1797, in Carmel, N. Y., Sally 
Crane, daughter of Judge John and Tamar (Canientcr) Crane, born June 27, 
1780, in Carmel; died April 6, 1833, in South East. 

Alvah Trowbridge after his marriage settled on a farm in Carmel, N. Y. He 
was a soldier in the War of 1812, according to family records. About 1830 he 
removed to South East, N. Y., where he passed the remainder of his life. He 
was a member of the Gilead Presbyterian Church in Mahopac, N. Y. 


337. i. Phineas Beardsley, b. Dec. 4, 1798. 

ii. Adah Zillah, b. Oct. 18, 1800; m. Nov. 23, 1820, Levi Knox of South East, 
N. Y. 

338. iii. Allerton Montgomery, b. Feb. 24. 1803. 

iv. Aralinda, b. Feb. 26, 1805 ; m. Nov. 19, 1828, Orrin Richards of South East. 

339. V. William Crane, b. Apr. 15, 1807. 

vi. Cornelia Ann, b. Nov. 8, 1809; m. Feb. 18, 1846, Reynolds Piatt (below), 
vii. Arabella Caroline, b. June 28, 1812 ; m. Feb. 24, 1836, Reynolds Piatt of 

North Castle, N. Y. 
viii. Sarah Belden, b. Mar. 21, 1821 ; m. Oct. 21, 1840, David Baldwin Rogers 

of New Fairfield, Conn. 

191. Billy Trowbridge (5iZZj/i'=, Samuel^'^^, SamuePOK WilUam'^oo, Tlwmas^), 
bom March 26, 1781, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died May 8, 1854, in Syracuse, 

N. Y. ; married , 1802, in Colerain, Mass., Polly Stewart, daughter of 

John and Ann (McClellen) Stewart, born March 16. 1782, in Colerain; died 
December 4, 1859, in Syracuse. 

Billy Trowbridge accompanied his parents when they emigrated from Carmel, 
N. Y., and, after his father's death while on the trip, he continued on with his 
mother to Truxton, Cortland county, N. Y. He settled in Tru.-iton and lived 
there forty-nine years. He represented the county in the New York Assembly 
for three consecutive sessions, and was appointed to positions of high responsi- 
bility and honor in various departments of business and civil life. He was an 
intimate friend of Gov. De Witt Clinton, who frequently consulted him on the 
subject of building the Erie canal. 


111 1846 he removed to Syracuse, N. T., where he resided the remainder of 
liis life. He was engaged for many years in the milling business, in which he 
was highly successful, lie afterward was owner and president of a plank road 
company, and managed most of its business himself. He was a member of the 
First Presbyterian Church in Syracuse. 


i. Alvah, b. Feb. 7, 1S03 ; d. Feb. 10, 1813, in Truxton ; unm. 

340. ii. John, b. Apr. 22, 1805. 

341. iii. Levi, b. May 8, 1807. 
842. iv. Samuel, b. Sept. 14, 1809. 

343. V. HuBBAKD, b. Jan. 17, 1813. 

344. vi. Smith, b. May 12, 1819. 

vii. Rhoda Ann, b. Mar. 3, 1822 ; ra. Aug. 28, 1843, Edward H. Babcock of Syra- 
cuse, N. Y. 
viii. William La Fayette, b. May 3. 1825 ; d. Sept. 2, 1833. 

192. Levi Trowbridge {Billy'^^-', SamueV-'^^, SamueP"'*, William'^'"', Thomas^), 
horn February 16, 1783, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died September 28, 1846, in 
LeEoy, IlL; married February 26, 1805.* in Fabius, N. T., Abigail Smith, 
born January 19, 1782, in Bennington, Vt. ; died August 26, 1839, in Fayette 
county, Ind. 

Levi Trowbridge came in boyhood with his mother to Truxton, N. T. After 
his marriage he settled in Trumansburgh, N. Y., and engaged in farming. 
Family records show that he served in the War of 1812, and that in 1814 he was 
a captain of infantry in the army which operated against the British forces on 
the Canadian frontier. A descendant wrote the following anecdote about him 
while he was in this campaign. "While he was in camp, three men were killed 
on picket duty. He took that position, and while on post heard a noise, and it 
being too dark for him to see the object which caused it, he waited until it came 
closer and fired, killing an Indian. The guards had been stabbed in the back 
by Indians, who had then crept on. He was promoted for this service. His 
friends always spoke of him as "Major Trowbridge,' but his letters that I have 
are addressed to him as Col. Levi Trowbridge."t 

Colonel Trowbridge removed to Indiana in the fall of 1825 and settled near 
wliat is now the town of Harrisburgh in Fayette county. He was there engaged 
in farming and horse raising until a few years before his death, which occurred 
at the home of his son Doctor Jolxn in LeEoy, 111. He and his wife were 
members of the Baptist church, and he was a Royal Arch Mason. 

children born in trumansburgh, n. y. :t 
i. Polly, b. Aug. 24, 1805 ; m. Aug. 23, 1827, William Winans Tboma.s of Harris- 

burgb, Ind. 
ii. Sally, b. Jan. 1, 1807 : m. Lester Ellis of Alexandria, Ind. 

345. iii. Billy Smith, b. Aug. 22, 1808. 

iv. Franklin Young, b. Sept. 5, 1810 ; a physician ; d. June 23, 1831, in Leba- 
non, Ohio ; unm. 

346. v. John DeMott, ) twins, 

vi. A son, \ b. Aug. 28, 181G ; d. Aug. 29, 1816. 

vii. Samuel, b. Jan. 4, 1818 ; d. Oct. 4, 1821. 

347. viii. Edwin Nestor, b. Mar. 19, 1824. 

348. ix. Silas Thompson, b. Feb. 19, 1826. 

193. Samuel Trowbridge {Billy'^-'^, SamueP^^, Samuel^"*, William'^''°, 
Thomas^), born December 1, 178S, in Carmel, N. Y. ; died September 19, 1817. 
in Homer, K". Y. ; married, first, October 17, 1809, in Fabius?, N. Y., Achsah 

* By his motber's pension applicitlon papers : Dee.. 1S04, by "Trowbridge Family." 
t Letter from his granddaughter Mrs. Augustus B. Branaman (No. 346, ii). 
t Except ix, who was born in Fayette county, Ind. 


Smith, daughter of Matthew and Theodosia (Mead) Smith, born April 22, 1786, 

in — ; died January 27, 1812, in Homer?. He married, second, Jane 


Samuel Trowbridge came in boyhood with his mother to Truston, Cortland 
county, N. T., and settled in the neighboring town of Homer. He was a farmer. 


By first marriage:* 
i. JiATTHEW Smith, b. Aug. 12, 1810; d. Aug. 29, 1S12. 
ii. Billy, b. Jan. 25, 1812 ; d. Mar. 25, 1812. 

194. John CE.\xEt TROWBRrocE {BilUf'^, SamueP^^, Samuel"*, William^'"', 
Thomas^), bom October 18, 1798, in Truxton, N. Y.; died Augnist 21, 1831, in 
Truxton; married February 21, 1821, in Tni.xton?, Ethalinda Melvin Smith, 
daughter of Brown and Patty (Donaldson) Smith, born March 28, 1803, in 
Burlington ?, K T. ; died June 20, 1855, in Knowlesville, N. T. 

John C. Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native town, Truxton, N. T., 
where he died while still a young man. 


349. i. Harley, b. Sept. 21, 1S22. 

ii. Elizabeth Bl.anchard, b. Feb. 21, 1821; m. Apr. 20, ISH, Rev. William 

Branch of Gerard, Pa. 
iii. Sophronia, b. July 30, 1830 ; d. Feb. 17, 1831. 

195. David Trowbridge (Daniel"^, David'-^*, Joseph'^''^, Will lam''''''', Thomas''-), 
born January 26. 1768, in Morristown, N. J. ; died May 16, 1859, in Blountsville, 

Ind. ; married, first, , 1788, in Morristown ?, Hannah Beers, who died 

about 1820 in Cheriot, Ohio. He married, second, Catherine Dolph. 

David Trowbridge was a weaver by trade, and was thus employed after his 
marriage in his native town. He was a member of Capt. Joseph Halsey's Morris- 
town militia company in 1791. About 1796 he removed to Painted Post, 
Steuben county, N. Y., where he lived until ISIS. In that year he emigrated to 
Ohio, and settled on the east fork of Taylor's creek. Green township, Hamilton 
county, near Cincinnati. He was there engaged in farming until 1832, when he 
removed to Milan, Ind. He later removed to Blountsville, Ind., where he died. 

Bij first marriage:^ 

350. i. Henry Beers, b. Jlay 16, 1789. 

ii. A child, b. • , 1791; d. in infancy. 

iii. Chloe, b. , 1793 ; d. in infancy. 

iv. Sarah, b. Oct. 18, 1795 ; m. June 29, 1815, James Calkins of Corning, N. T. 

351. V. Joseph Beers, b. Sept. 28, 1797. 

352. vi. David, b. Dec. 23, 1799. 

vii. Philip, b. , 1802 ; d. in infancy. 

viii. Minerva, b. Mar. 30, 1S04; m. Nov. 1, 1821, Ezekiel Lockwood of Cincinnati, 

353. ix. Archibald, b. Sept. 7. 3806. 

X. Miriam, b. , 1808 ; m. July 4, 1833, John Loudon of Cincinnati. 

* No child is mentioned in his will on file at Cortland. N. Y. 

The Lucy, wife of [Asa?] Merrells of Truxton, N. Y., perhaps was a child of his second 
wife by a previous marriage. 

t Named for John Crane, of General Washington's staff, whose commission, signed by Wash- 
ington, is in possession of the Trowbridge family. 

t i-iv born in Morristown. N. .T. : the others' in Painted Post, N. Y. 

§ No children by second marriage. 


354. xi. Matthew Lindlet, b. Nov. 15, ISIO. 

xii. Maria,* J twins, m. Apr. 4, 1838, Comfort Lavius Fillmore 

[• of Cincinnati, 

siii. A?;:x, ) b. Nov. 22, 1812 ; d. in infancy. 

355. xiv. ^YIHIASI Lewis, b. Nov. 30, 1814. 

196. Samuel Trowbridge (DanieP'", David^^*, Joseph^"^, William^'"', 

Thomas^), bom , 1776, in Morristown, N. J.; died , 1807 ;t 

married , 1798, in Mendham, N. J., Sarah daughter of 

William Denman, born , 1777, in Mendham. She married, second, 

Ephraim Corwin, and died October — , 1862, in Chester, Morrow county, Ohio. 

Samuel Trowbridge settled after his marriage on a farm in Mendham in his 
native county. In 1S06, in company with his sister Mrs. Denman, her husband 
and his wife's parents, he started for the West, the then wilderness of Ohio. 
They lived one year in Pennsylvania and then resumed their journey. Not long 
after leaving Washington county. Pa., he was thrown from his horse by the limb 
of a tree and killed. His widow and children continued on with the Denmans, 
and in 1808 arrived at their destination, Ejiox (afterwards Morrow) county, Ohio. 
The country was a dense, unbroken wilderness, and the homestead was established 
on Owl creek, about two miles from Chesterville, the Denmans settling on the 
opposite side of the creek. 

IX ilENDHAM, N. J. : 

356. i. Abner, b. Oct. 11, 1709. 

357. ii. David, b. Apr. 8, 1801. 

358. iii. Samuel, b. Apr. 24, 1803. 

197. Abxer Trowbridge (Daniel'^'^. David^'^*, Joseph^"^, WiUiam'^oo, Thomas''), 

born , 1779, in Morristown, N. J. ; died , 1858, in Troy. Mich. ; 

married , 1802?, in Painted Post?, K". Y., Sally Castaline,§ who died 

, 1834, in Painted Post. 

Abner Trowbridge perhaps accompanied his elder brother, David, to Painted 
Post, Steuben county, N. Y. He was engaged in fanning there for about thirty 
years. He is supposed to have accompanied his sons to Troy, Mich., among the 
early pioneers. 


359. i. Benjamin-, b. . 1804. 

360. ii. Amakiah Castaline. b. Jan. 27. 180G. 

iii. Electa, b. . 1808 : m. Daniel Mahollan of Truittsburgh, Pa. 

361. iv. Job. b. , 1811. 

V. James, b. , 1813 ; m. Harriet , who resides in Greenville, Mich.** 

vi. Julia Axx, b. . 1815?; m. John Lennon of Shiawassee county, Mich. 

vii. Makiixa, b. , 1810?; m. Hiram Rhodes of Shiawassee county. 

viii. Rachei., b. . 1818?; m. Uriah Masten of , Cal. 

is. EuzA, b. , 1820?; m. George Hazen of Capac, Mich. 

* Her daughter Miss Ellen Phonetta Fillmore of Cincinnati was most diligent in collecting 
the records of the descendants of her grandfather (No. 195K 

t "After leaving Washington Co., Pa., in the wilderness, while emigrating to Ohio," by a 
grandson, the late Mr. Judson Trowbridge, who contributed the biographical sketch of his 
grandfather (No. 196). 

The early family records were destroyed by the burning of his widow's house. 

t A sister ot the husband of No. 136, vii. 

§ Her birth and parentage are unlsinown to descendants. 

II Register from Mrs. Ida Trowbridge Butler (No. SCO. vii). a granddaughter of No. 197 
•• Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


198. AuGUSTiN* TROWBErooE (.Shuhael"'', David^^*, Joseph^"^, William^'"', 
Tliomas'-), born April 19, 1767, in Suceasunna Plains, N. J.; died June 6, 1845, 
in Morris Plains, N. J. ; married February 20, 1791, in llorristown, N. J., 
Elizabeth Freeman, born May IS, 1775, in Morristown?; died April 28, 1845, in 
Morris Plains. 

Augustin Trowbridge settled as a farmer on Trowbridge Mountain! in Han- 
over township, Morris county, N. J. His farm in Morris Plains was two hundred 
acres in extent, and on it were situated sheds for charcoal burning as well as a 
blacksmith's and cooper's shop. He lived there all his life. 


362. i. Shxjbael, b. Feb.. 3, 1792. 

363. ii. Stephen, b. Xov. 15. 1793. 

iii. Mary, b. Nov. 2S. 1795 ; m. Mar. 27, 1815, .John Wheeler of Allamuchy, N. J. 

iv. Joanna, b. Oct. S. 1797 : m. June 13, 1822. Ebenezer Pierson of Morris Plain.s. 

V. John, b. June 13. 1799 ; d. Mar. IS, 1801. 

vi. Ltdia, b. May 31, 1801 ; m. July 24, 1823, Nathaniel King Campfield of Morris- 
town, N. J. 

364. vii. Elijah Feeeiian, b. July 22, 1803. 

365. viii. David, b. Nov. 11, 1805. 

ix. Elizabeth, b. June 28. 1810: d. Apr. 17. 1811. 

X. Jane Lydia, b. July 14, 1813 ; m. June 11, 1834. William Harvey Williamson 
of Morris Plains. 

199. Jabez Teow-bridge {Shubael^'' , David^^-^, Joseph'^"', WilUam^°'>, 
Thomas^), born July 8, 1769, in Suceasunna Plains, N. J.; died April 12, 1845, 

in Mt Freedom, N. J".; married , 1790, in Mendham?, N. J., Jane 

Lewis, daughter of Charles and Eebecca (Peeves) Lewis, who died February 10, 
1855, in Mt. Freedom, aged 84. 

Jabez Trowbridge settled on a farm on Trowbridge Mountain in the town of 
Eandolph, Morris county, N. J. He lived there until late in life, when he 
removed t« the home of his son David in Mt. Freedom, N. J. 

children born in RANDOLPH, >'. J. : 



Eliphalet, b. Dec. 15. 1792. 



David, b. Nov. .8. 1795. 



John, b. Aug. 2. 1798. 


LEVsns, b. , 180-?; d. in Suceasunna, aged 21 years; unm. 



Augustin, b. , 180-?. 

Mary, b. , 180- ; m. Aaron Lee. 


Betsey, b. . 180- ; m. Daniel Wells. 


Jane, b. . 181- : m. Knapp Atno. 

Catharine, b. , 181- ; m. Aaron Reeves of New York City. 


Ruth, b. , 181- ; d. in Boouton, N. J. ; unm. 

200. David Trowbridge (SamueP^^, David^^\ Joseph'^''', William^'"', Thomas'^), 

born , 1772, in Frederick county, Va. ; died April 7, 1864, in Kingwood, 

W. Va. ; married . 1797, in Frederick county?, Mary Grady,§ daughter 

of Michael Grady, born , 1774, in Dunkard Bottom, "W. Va. ; died May 

22. 1849, in Kingwood. 

David Trowbridge is said to have left his home in Virginia about 1809 and to 
have settled on a farm near Kingwood, Preston county, W. Va. His farm 
adjoined those of his brothers Jesse and Samuel. In addition to farming he 

* Or Augustine. Known also as Austin. 

T By the Morristown Jerseinnan. 

i By Ml-. .Tohn T. Trowbridge, a son of No. viii. 

§ A sister of the first wife of No. 202. 


was also in business as a millwright and stone mason. He was one of the 
"Ram's Horn Brigade" and helped to organize the Methodist church in King- 
wood. He became what was called at that time a local preacher in the Methodist 
Episcopal Church, and became quite noted in that capacity. His name is on a 
window of the church in Kingwood. He was a justice of the peace and county 
surveyor for many years. 


i. Katheeiist:, b. Jan. 24, 1799 ; m. Apr. S, 1S19, James Buckalew of Kingwood. 

370. ii. Samuel Geady, b. July 2, ISOl. 

iii. Ellen, b. , 180- : m. Peter Gilmore of Gilmore, W. Va. 

iv. Makgaeet, b. , 180- ; m. Reuben Morris of Kingwood, W. Ta. 

V. Jonathan, b. , 181- : d. aged 14 years. 

vi. Jane Bkown, b. Aug. 21, 1814: m. May 10, 1833, Thomas Gregg of Terra 
Alta, W. Va. 

201. Jesse TROWBRrocE (Samuel^^^, David^^*, Joseph^"^, WillMm'^'^", Thomas^), 
born November 16, 1782, in Frederick county, Va. ; died April 4, 1865, in King- 
wood, W. Va. ; married J uly 7, 1806, in Pugh Town, Va., Sarah Pugh, daughter 
of Malin and Hannah (Arnold) Pugh, bom May 2, 1790, in Hampshire county^ 
Va. ; died August 5, 1870, in Kingwood. 

Jesse Trowbridge after his marriage settled near Pugh Town, Hampshire 
county, Va., whea« he lived about three years. In November, 1809, he removed 
to Preston county, W. Va. His farm was near Kingwood, on the east side of the 
Cheat river and adjoined that of his brother Samuel. The locality was known 
as Trowbridge's Ferry. He was engaged in farming all his life. He took a 
prominent part in local affairs and was sheriff of Preston county for a number 
of years. 

children :t 
i. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 15, 1807; m. Oct. 10. 1842, William Durant of Melvern, 

371. ii. Malin Pugh, b. June 28, 1809. 

372. iii. David Lewis, b. Apr. 15, 1811. 

373. iv. Samuel Gushing, b. May 1, 1813. 

V. Hannah, b. Oct. 10, 1815; m., 1st, Leander? LewisJ of Kingwood, W. Va. : 
m., 2d, Mar. 22, 1849, John Holtzman of Meredith, Kan. 

374. vi. Thomas Jefferson, b. Oct. 21, 1817. 

vii. Jane Ann, b. June 7, 1820; m. Apr. 7, 1842, William Richards of Leaven- 
worth, Kan. 

viii. Jesse Pugh. b. Apr. 2. 1823 ; was a carpenter and cabinetmaker ; d. Apr. 14, 
1851, in Reed's Landing, Minn. ; unm. 

ix. John West, b. May 29, 1825 ; was a farmer and stock dealer ; d. Oct. 10. 
1879. in Kansas City, Mo. ; unm. 

375. -x. George McCluskt. b. July 12, 1827. 

xi. S.4.RAH Emily, b. Nov. 17, 1829; m. Jan. 3, ISGl, George Rumsey Bcatty of 

Terra Alta, W. Va. 
sii. Clara Addeen, b. Dec. 24, 1831 ; d. Sept. 8. 1863, in Terra Alta ; unm. 

202. Samuel Ruble Trowbridge (Samuel"^, David'^^*, Joscph'^'>'\ ^Y^Ua1n'^'"'. 

Thomas^), born , 1784, in Frederick county, Va. ; died , 1864. 

in Kingwood, W. Va.; married, first, • , 1808, in Kingwood?. Margaret 

Grady,§ daughter of Michael Grady, bom , 1786, in Dunkard Bottom, 

W. Va. ; died , 1813, in Kingwood. He married, second, , 1815, 

in Kingwood?, Susan Sheets.|| 

* I-iii said to have been born in Frederick county, Va. ; the others in Kingwood, W. Va. 
t i-ii born in Hampshire county, Va. ; the others in Kingwood, W. Va. 

t Their son Leander Marion was brought up by his maternal grandfather and took tlie name 
of Trowbridge. He is No. 699. 
§ A sister of the wife of No. 200. 
11 Descendants failed to supply the missing data. 


Samuel R. Trowbridge came with his elder brother to Preston county, W. Va., 
in November, 1S09. He settled on a farm adjoining those of his brothers near 
Kingwood. His farm was known as the ''Green farm," named for a family 
nearly all of whose members had been killed by the Indians. He served as sherifi 
of Preston county for fifteen years and later was elected associate county judge. 


By first marriage: 
i. Catharine, b. Nov. 25, 1809 ; m. .John McGrew of Kingwood. 

376. ii. BowEN Gbadv, b. Aug. 19, 1811. 

By second marriage: 

377. iii. Reese, b. Aug. 17, 1816. 

iv. Louisa, b. Dec. 11, 1818 ; m. William Stone of Kingwood. 

378. V. Preston, b. May 7, 1821. 

379. vi. Collin B.,t b. Mar. 2, 1823. 

vii. Susan, b. July 6, 1826 ; m. Isaac McCann of Millersburgli, Ind. 

viii. Margaret Jane, b. Mar. 6, 1830; d. , 189-, in Kingwood; unra. 

is. Samuel Hetheeington, b. Aug. 21, 1832; resides in East St. Louis, III.; 

X. Martha Isabel, b. Aug. 2.5, 1836 ; m. Burgess Garner Parks and resides in 


203. Betiiuel?:}: Trowbridge (Samuel^^'^, David'-'^*, Joseph'^''', William^"", 

Thomas^), born about 1788 in Frederick county, Va. ; died , IS — , in 

Frederick county ;§ married Eachel? . 

Bethuel Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life in his native place. § 


Samuel, b. , 1,81-. 

Isaac Scott, b. , 1814. 

LE^^^s, b. , 181- : of Frederick county and Cincinnati'?, Ohio. 

Lydia, b. , 181- : m. David Shane of Peoria?, 111. 

Other children? 

204. Wii.LL^M Trowbridge {Samuel^^^-, David^'^*, Joseph^"', William^'"', 
Thomas^), born July 14, 1793, in Frederick county, Va. ; died June 17, 1874, in 

London, Ohio; married , 1830, in Frederick county, Lydia Watson, 

daughter of William and Plannah (Armstrong) Watson, born January 14, 1807, 
in Frederick county; died September 14, 1887, in London. 

William Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. After his marriage 
he lived on a farm in Frederick county, near- Winchester, Va., about seven years. 
In the fall of 1834, in company with his wife's parents and his brother Joseph, 
he emigrated to Ohio, and settled on a farm near South Charleston, Clarke 
county, where he lived on rented famis for fifteen years. He then removed to 
Madison county, the adjoining county, in the same state, where he bought a 
thirty acre fann near London, twenty-five miles west of Columbus. A few years 
later he bought twenty acres more. He resided there the remainder of his life. 
He and his wife -were members of the Methodist Episcopal church, and were 
highly respected in the community where they lived. 

* No. ii was authority for this family register. 

t Initial only. 

+ Possibly this should be his brother .John. 

§ By children of his son Isaac, hut the christian name of their grandfather is unknown to 

11 Order of births and further particulars imlinown to descendants of Xo. ii. 


CnlLDREN :* 

381. i. Joi^AH Watson, b. Aug. 17. 1832. 

382. ii. John Howell, b. Feb. 13, 1834. 

383. iii. Samuel Watson, b. Apr. 20, 1836. 

iv. JlARY Jake, b. Oct. IC, 1839 ; resides on the homestead in London, Ohio ; 

V. William, b. Aug. 25, 1842 ; was a farmer near South Charleston, Ohio ; d. 

there Jan. 12. 1895 ; unm. 

384. vi. David, b. Apr. 15, 1845. 

385. vii. Albert, b. Aug. 10, 1848. 

viii. Ltdia Ann, b. May 2G, 1852 ; m. Apr. 23, 18T8, George Mason of Somersford. 

205. Joseph Trowbeidge {SamueP^^, David}'^*, Joseph'^°^, ^7^llia1n^°", 
Thomas^), born August 15, 1S05, in Frederick county, Va. ; died September 4, 
1879, in Frankfort, Ind. ; married November 26, 1835, in Winchester, Va., Lavina 
Light, daughter of Henry and Mary (Woolery) Light, born March 30, 1811, in 
Frederick county; died June 25, 1892, in Frankfort. 

Joseph Trowbridge in the spring following his marriage, 1836, removed to 
Ohio. He settled on a farm four miles from Wihnington, Clinton county. In 
October, 1852, he removed with his family to Clinton county, Ind., and settled on 
a farm near Frankfort, where he resided the remainder of his life. He and his 
wife before their marriage united with the Methodist Episcopal Church, and 
remained consistent members of it during their whole lives, Mr. Trowbridge 
being a class leader for more than forty years. 


i. Maeia Dick, b. Mar. 10, 1837 : died Sept. 27, 1856 : unm. 
ii. Lydia Ann. b. Jan. 27, 1839 ; m. Apr. 1, 1858, George Moore Spray and resides 
in Frankfort, Ind. 

386. iii. Aaron Moon, b. Apr. 15, 1841. 

iv. Phebe Woolery, b. Jan. 10, 1843 ; m., 1st, Oct. 23, 1863, Presley Thompson : 

m., 2d, June 23, 1881, G«orge Washington Salmon of Sedgwick, Kan. 
V. ROSANA, b. Dec. 28, 1844 ; d. Sept. 9, 1S47. 

387. vi. Joel Lupton, b. Dec. 26, 1846. 

vil. Mary Elizabeth, b. Nov. 16. 1848 ; m. Oct. 14, 1880, Robert Dier Carscallen 

and resides in Frankfort, 
viii. Harriet Jane, b. Mar. 4, 1851; m. Aug. 4, 1869, Thomas Curry D'Albey of 

is. Lily Bell, b. Apr. 14, 1857 : d. Mar. 4, 1880, in Frankfort ; unm. 

206. David Trowbridge (David^^^, Davld^'^*, Joseph'^^^, William^'"', Thomas^), 
born about 1770 in Frederick county, Va. ?; died about 1840 in Salem, Ind.; 
married about 1793 in Frederick county?, Mary Eminett.:j: 

David Trowbridge about the time of his marriage emigrated to Kentucky, and 
lived in Bourbon and Clark counties. About 1828 he removed to Indiana and 
settled in Washington county, six miles south of the present tovni of Salem. He 
lived there the remainder of his life, engaged in farming. "He and his wife 
were members of the Christian Church and were highly esteemed by all who 
knew them.-' 


388. i. Joseph, b. Jan. 13. 1794. 

ii. Nancy, b. , 179- : m. Jlicbael Baker of Salem. Ind. 

iii. Jennie, b. , 179- ; m. Robert Walker of . Tenn. 

• i-ii born in Frederick county, Va. ; iii-vi in South Charleston, Ohio ; the others in Fairfield 
township, Madison county. Ohio. 

■i- Except ix. who was born in Frankfort, Ind. 

t A sister of the first wife of No. 209 ? 

§ Order of births uncertain. Descendants state that they were all born in Kentucky ; i-v 
in Bourbon county and the others in Clark county. 


iv. Polly, b. , 179- ; m. Uollie Walker of Martinsburg, Ind. 

389. V. Dempsey, b. Nov. 11, ISOl. 

390. vi. LiNZET, b. Aug. 20, 1803. 

vii. Patty, b. , 180- ; m. Morris Denny of .Jackson county, Ind. 

391. viii. David, b. Nov. 6, 1807. 

ix. Abigail, b. , 181- ; m. Samuel Neal of , Ind. 

s. Baesheea, b. , 181- ; m. Levi G. Denny of Jackson county. 

xi. John?, b. , 1S22 ; d. in Washington county, Ind.; unm.?. 

iJ07. Jonathan Trowbridge (David^^", David^^*,^°^, William'^'"', 
Thomas'^), bom about 1772 in Frederick county, Va. ?; died about 1840 in 
Bourbon county, Ky. ; married about 1794 in , Ey., Sarah Lampton. 

Jonathan Trowbridge eiuigrated to Kentucky in company with his brother 
David. "He was a noted Indian fighter and a companion of Daniel Boone in 
his explorations in the wilds of Kentucky."* He finally settled in Owen county, 
three miles south of Owenton, where he was engaged in farming the remainder 
of his life. 


391a. i. William Lampton, b. Jlar. 25, 170.'i.t 

ii. Patty, b. , 1797; m. Schooler of Clark county, Ky. 

iii. Polly, b. , ISOO ; m. Joel Duke of Owen county, Ky. 

iv. Nancy, b. . 1803 ; m. Ulrich Haun of Harrison county, Ind. 

392. V. Joseph, b. Oct. 31, 1805. 

vi. Jonathan, b. Oct. 14, 1809; was an undertaker in Winchester, Ky. ; d. there 
Feb. 20, 1S90.§ 

vii. James, b. Nov. 21, 1811; was an undertaker in Winchester; d. there Aug. 7, 
1884; unm. 
392a. viii. Isaac, b. Feb. 14, 1814.11 

208. Isaac Trowbridge (David^^^, David^''*, Joseph''-''^, William''-'"', Thomas'-), 
born about 1775 in Frederick county, Va. ? ; died "about 1832'' in Orangeville, 

Ind. ; married , 1799, in , Ivy. ?, Nancy Campbell, who died 

, 1856, in Orangeville. 

Isaac Trowbridge emigrated to Kentucky with his older brothers David and 
Jonathan. He first settled in Clark county, where he engaged in farming. He 
later lived in Washington, Lincoln and Owen counties. About 1820 he removed 
to Indiana and settled on a farm near Orangeville, Orange county. 


393. i. Jonathan, b. Slay 30, 1800. 

ii. Mary (Polly), b. , 1802; m. Singleton of Washington county, 


394. iii. Alexander, b. , 1804. 

395. iv. Ebenezer, b. June 20, 1808. 

V. Margaret, b. Aug. 14. 1810 ; m. June 19, 1830, Thomas Talbert of Huron, Ind. 

396. vi. Joseph, b. Feb. 24, 1812. 

397. vii. Merritt, b. , 181-. 

209. Silas Trowbridge (David''^, David"^*, Joseph'-''^, WiUiam^"'^, Thomas'^), 
born about 1780 in Frederick county, Va. ?; died about 1840 in Boone county, 
Ky. ; married, first, , Emmett.ff He married second, . 

* By a letter from his great-granddaughter No. 735a, Iii. 

t Clark and Owen counties are given by some descendants. 

t In Mount Sterling. Montgomery county, by his daughter. 

§ He was married, but had no children. 

[I In Bourbon county, Ky., by a granddaughter. 
••By descendants, i was born in Clark county, Ky. ; vi in Lincoln county. Ky. 
tt By hor grandson Absalom (No. 742). Was she a sister of the wife of No. 20G? 


Silas Trowbridge emigrated to Kentucky, probably in company with his older 
brothers. He appears to have settled and lived in Boone county. He was a 


By first marriage: 
39S. i. James, b. May 24, 1805. 

ii., Levina, b. ■ , ISO-; m. Charles Dunn. 

iii. Nancy, b. , ISl-?: m. John Driesdale. 

399. iv. Isaac, b. June 9, 1814. 

v. Calvin, b. , ISl-.t 

By second marriage: 

400. vi. John, b. July 15, 1825. 

401. vii. Silas, b. , 182-?. 

viii. Sarah, b. , 182-?; m. John Brown of JIays, Ind. 

210. Chilion Trowbeidge (Aisalom''^^'', David'^^*, Joseph'^"^, Williain'^'"'. 
Thomas^), born October 17, 1795, in Randolph, N. J.; died February 29, 1860, 

in Morristown, N. J. ; married, first, , 182-, in , N. J., Mary 

. He married, second, . He married, third, January 2, 1837, 

in Morristown, Frances Guerin, who died May 24, 1S45, in Morristown, aged 33 
years. He married, fourth, December 19, 1845, in Morristown, Phebe (King) 
Harrison.^ She married, fourth, Israel Purdy,§ and died September 24, 1907, in 
Morristown, aged 84 years and 4 months. 

Chilion Trowbridge was engaged in farming in Morristown, 'N. J. 


Bij second marriage:]] 

401a. i. Silas C, b. , 1833. 

ii. Sophia, b. , 1834 : d. unm. 

iii. Habriet, b. • , 1836. 

By third marriage: 
401b. iv. Joseph, b. Dec. 5, 1837. 

V. Amanda, b. , 18.39?; m. and resides in Newark, N. J. 

vi. Samuel, b. , 184- . 

By fourth marriage: 

vii. Margaret, b. , 184-: m. William Egbert of Newark. 

401c. viii. George Absalom, b. Apr. 8, 1848. 

ix. Frederick, b. . 1850; d. , 1863. 

X. Emma, b. , 1853 : ra. Dec. 7, 1869, Henry Prentice Greene Osborn 

and resides in Morristown. 

210a. David Trowbridge (Joh'^", David^^'^, Joseph^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), 
born March 23, 1789, in Morris county, N. J. ; died September 10, 1813, in Hart 
county, Ky. ; married .** 

David Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to Hart county, Ky., 
where he was engaged in farming at the time of his death. 


i. David, b. Feb. 25. 1814.** 

• Order of births uncertain, 
t "Settled in Illinois." 

j It is said her first husband was William Stackhouse. 
§ He was born Israel List, his step-father being Gabriel Purdy. 
II No children by first marriase. 
•• Relatives failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


211. John TROWBRmoE (Joseph''*-, David^'-*, Joseph^"'^, William'-o'', Thomas'"). 
born March 2, 1796, in Catawissa, Pa. ;* died July 22, 1873, in Poplar Kidge.t 
Ohio; married:]: March 15, 1819, in Sonora, Ohio, Margaret Harmon, daughter 
of Henry and Mary (Wikle) Harmon, born August 25, 1798, in Staunton, Va. ; 
died November 10, 1891, in Poplar Kidge. 

Jolm Trowbridge was a soldier in the War of 1812. He enlisted from his 
native place as a substitute for one Foster Williams, February 10, 1814, and 
served in Capt. S. S. Allen's company, 9th U. S. Infantry, and was discharged 
at Sackett's Harbor May 17, 1815.§ 

In 1817 he emigrated to Ohio and became one of the early settlers in what was 
then Harrison township, Preble county. He engaged in farming there and was 
a hunter and woodsman of considerable fame. About 1832 he removed with his 
family to a farm in Poplar Eidge, Darke county, in the same state, where he 
resided the remainder of his life. He was supervisor of Van Beviren township 
for several years and many of the early roads were constructed by him. 


402. i. Hei^uy Harmon, b. Mar. 25, 1821. 

ii. Eliz.\beth, b. June 26, ]S23 ; m. Apr. 9, 1840, Daniel Gower and resides in 

Greenville, Ohio, 
iii. Saeah, b. Aug. 7, 1825 ; m. Apr. 7, 1847, John Culbertson of Ansonia, Ohio, 
iv. Rachel, b. Nov. 17, 1827 ; m. Sept. 20, 1849, Joseph Gordon Miller and resides 

in Greenville. 
V. Fekbt, b. June 6, 1830 ; m. Apr. 30, 1851, .Joseph Williams of Arcanum, Ohio. 

403. vi. David, b. Sept. 19, 1834. 

404. vii. Fkederick, b. Feb. 14, 1836. 

viii. Philip, b. Mar. 24. 1841 ; d. "in the sprins of 1857." 

405. ix. Simon, b. Feb. 3, 184.5. 

212. WiLLL\M Clark Trowbridge (Joseph^*-, DavicP''*, Joseph""^, William^'"', 

Thomas"), born , 1799, in Catawissa, Pa.; died September 1, 1881, in 

Twin Creek townshiij, Preble** county, Ohio ; married , 1821, in Cat-a- 

wissa, Elizabeth Hanna, daughter of John Hanna, born , 1800, in 

Catawissa ; died April 1, 1S74, in Twin Creek. 

WiUiam C. Trowbridge about 1823 followed his brother to Ohio. He settled 
in Twin Creek township, Preble (now Warren) county. He was a farmer all 

his life. 


406. i. Walter, b. Dec. 2, 1822. 

ii. Louisa, b. , 182-?; m. . 

iii. John, b. ■, 1829 ; is a farmer in Warren county, Ohio ; 

iv. Phebe, b. ,182-?; m. . 

V. Nathaniel Sharp, b. : — , 1835 ; is a farmer in Warren county ; unm.tJ 

213. Eli Trowbridge (SamueP*\ William^"\ WiUiam"''^ Thomas""'', 
'WilKam^°°, Thomas^), born July 14, 1788. in West Haven, Conn.; died Decem- 
ber 24, 1866, in New Haven, Conn. ; married November 16. 1809, in New Haven, 

• By his widow's pension application papers. 

t Now Greenville P. O., Darke county. 

t Although his widow declared in her application for a pension that this was his first 

marriage, it is said he married previously in , Pa., and had one child : Charlotte, 

b. , 1816 ; m. Ruch and re'sides in Brookville, Ind. She failed to answer the 

compiler's letters. 

§ U. S. Pension Office Records. 

II i-v born in Harrison township, Preble county, Ohio; the others in Poplar Ridge, Green- 
ville, Darke county, Ohio. 
** Now Warren. 

ft i born in Catawissa, Pa. : the others in Twin Creek township, Ohio. 
tJ Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


Lue* Wheaton Lines, daughter of Ezra and Lue (Wheaton) Lines, bom Septem- 
ber 28, 1792, in New Haven; died January 25, 1858, in New Haven. 

Eli Trowbridge after his marriage settled in Pittsfield, Mass., where he 
engaged in the boot and shoe business. He and his wife united with the Congre- 
gational church in that town in 1811. The following year he returned to New 
Haven, Conn., where he continued in the same business for over fifty years and 
up to his death. "He will be remembered for his kindness and Christian 


i. Henry Lines, b. Feb. 28, 1811 ; d. Sept. 2, 1819. 

ii. Haeriet Wheaton. b. Dec. 11, 1813; m., 1st, Feb. 21, 183G, John riatt of 
Rockford, 111. ; m., 2d, Mar. 12, 1883, Robert Hutchinson Cotton of Rock- 

iii. Elizabeth Lue, b. June 5, 1815 ; d. Feb. 18, 1807, in New Haven ; unm. 

iv. Henry Lines, b. Apr. 28, 1821 ; was in business with his father ; d. June 
21, 1847, in New Haven ; unm. 

V. Emily Amelia, b. Oct. 30, 1825; m., 1st, May 3, 1846, Anson T. Chidsey of 
East Haven, Conn. ; m., 2d, Apr. 28, 18.52, Heman B. Storer of New Haven. 

407. vi. George Eli, b. Mar. 15. 1829. 

vii. Cornelia Augusta, b. Mar. 10, 1834; m. Sept. 11, 1SG8, Charles B. Crafts 
of Stonington, Conn. 

214. Thomas Trowbeidgh (Thomas'^*^, William^^^, William'^''^, Thomas^"'', 
William''''"', Thomas'-), born April 16, 1787, in New Haven, Conn.; died February 

— , 1850, in Chemung county, N. Y. ; married , 1813,$ in Litchfield?. 

Conn., Sally S. Marsh, daughter of Ashbel and Rachel (Slielter) Marsh, born 
, 1791, in Litchfield ; died August 2, 1880, in Plainville, Conn. 

Thomas Trowbridge settled in Litchfield, Conn. He served in the War of 
1812 at New London, Conn., under Capt. Samuel Waugh from August 3 to 
September 16, 1813. § He was employed in his father's tannery in Litchfield for 
some years, and then removed to Chemung county, N. T. 


408. i. John Peck, b. Feb. 13, 1817. 

ii. A son, b. , 1819 ; d. in infancy. 

215. Elisha Trowbridge (^/^oma.s"^ William'-''-^, William'-'^^, Thomas'-'^-, 

William^'"^, Thomas^), bom April 22, 1789, in New Haven, Conn.; died , 

18 — , in ; married February 4, 1819, in Dutchess county, N. Y.,|| Anna 


Elisha Trowbridge settled in Litchfield. Conn. He served in the War of 1812 
at Bridgeport, Conn., under Capt. Joseph H. Bellamy, from April 28 to May 31, 
1814.§ He was employed in his father's tannery in Litchfield during his early 
manhood. He removed from that town and no further records of him were found. 


1. William, b. Oct. 29, 1819; d. Dec. 29, 1891, in Litchfield; imm. 

216. James Trowbridge (Thoinas'-*^, William^'^^, William^<^^, Thomas'^"-, 
William'-'"', Thomas'-), born October 1, 1794, in Litchfield, Conn.; died June 8, 
1841, in Litchfield; married April 22, 1818, in Litchfield, Lucy Parmelee, 

* By family records (correct) ; Louisa in Pittsfield, Mass., Congregational Church Records. 

t Except 1, who was born in Pittsfield, Mass. 

t By the WoodnifiC MS. 

§ "Connecticut in the War of 1S12." 

II By Litchfield Town Records. 


daughter of Ainos and Elizabeth (Gross) Parmelee, boru December 27, 1790, in 
Litchfield; died February 12, 1875, in Thomaston, Conn. 

James Trowbridge lived all his life in his native village, Litchfield, Conn. He 
was a painter by trade. 


409. i. James, b. May 11, 1819. 

ii. Helex Elizabeth, b. Dec. S, 1821; m. Oct. 11, 1810, Robert Williams of 

iii. Harriet Amelia, b. June 10, 182(j ; m. Nov. 28, 1841, David Jloore of Litch- 

iv. Mart Jake, b. Sept. 5, 3828: m. Oct. 22, 1817, Robert Alcott of riymouth, 

v. Cornelia Eliza, b. June 15, 18:!0 ; m. Nov. 24, 1851, George Benjamin Cook 
and resides in Winsted, Conn. 

vi. LucT Ann, b. Aug. 16, 1834 ; m. Sept. '6. 1854, Leonard Stoddard and resides 
in Tama,* Iowa. 

217. Stephen Trowbridge (Thomas^-^^, WilUam^^^, ^yiUiam^'^'', Thomas^"-, 
William'""', Thomas'^), born February 13, 1798, in Litchfield, Conn.; died 
September 6, 1884, in Litchfield; married, first, August 31, 1823, in Guilford, 
Conn., Eliza Hart, daughter of Dea. Thomas and Mary (Parmelee) Hart, born 
Mftrch — , 1802, in Guilford; died May 5, 1841, in Litchfield. He married, 
second, June 27, 1848, in New Haven, Conn., Grace Ann TJmberfield, daughter of 
Harvey and Grace (Smith) Umberfield, bom March 12, 1822, in Orange, Conn.; 
died December 26, 1873, in Litchfield. 

Stephen Trowbridge settled in Litchfield, Conn., his native place, where he was 
engaged in the tailoring business. After the death of his father he acquired the 
old homestead on West street, where he resided the remainder of his life. 

He was appointed a grand juror in 1833, and served on that body three years. 
He was elected clerk of the borough in 1842, and held that office four years. In 
1854 he was elected town treasurer. "He was a justice of the peace for many 
years from 1844. He was elected vice-president of the Litchfield Savings Bank 
in 1836, and held that office two years. He was a member of the First Congre- 
gational Church of Litchfield. 

Bij first marriage:1 
i. Maeia Hall, b. Oct. 29, 1824 ; m. May 18, 1848, Frederick Goodwin of Stock- 
bridge, Mass. 
ii. Frederick Hart, b. July 31, 1828 : was in the dry goods business in New 

York City ; d. theje July 22, 1854 ; unm. 
iii. Saeah Elizabeth, b. Oct. 12, ]834; m. Apr. 4. 1861, Samuel Gilbert Dickin- 
son and resides in Northampton, Mass. 
iv. Julia Caroline, b. July 30, 1837 ; d. Jlay 27, 1839. 

218. Charles Trowbridge {Thomas^*^, ]Yilliam^''^, William^'"^, Thoma^^"-, 
William'^'"', Thomas'^), born February 1, 1801, in Litclifield, Conn.; died April 
7, 1873, in New Haven, Conn. ; married, first, December 31, 1827, in Troy, N. Y., 
Betsey Ann Van Volkenburgh, who died February 20, 1830, in Troy. He 
married, second, February 12, 1834, in Troy, Julia Maria Fuller, daughter of 
Stephen Chester and Elmira (Moses) Fuller, born April 29, 1813, in Amsterdam, 
N. Y. ; died July 17, 1894, in New Haven. 

Charles Trowbridge learned the trade of a carriage-maker in his native town. 
^Vl]en a young man he went to Troy, N. Y., where he followed his trade for 
several years after his marriage. In 1837 he located in Albany, N. Y., and 


started in the business of building carriages and wagons. He also built many of 
the coaches for the Albany and Mohawk railroad, since merged in the New 
York Central. In 1861 he met with business reverses and removed with his 
family to New Haven, Conn. There he was engaged again at his trade for 
several years. His closing years were passed in the home provided by his 
youngest son for his parents in that city. 

CniLDREX :* 
By first marriage: 

i. Thomas, b. Oct. 21, 1S20 ; d. July 13, 1831. 
By second marriage: 

ii. Akthuk William, b. JIar. 4, 1S36 ; was a lumber surveyor in New Haven, 
Conn., and was considered one of the best mathematicians in the city. He d. 
there Feb. 6, 1888; unm. 

iii. Julia Map.ia, b. Dec. 25, 1838 ; d. Jan. 25, 1842. 

iv. Edward Thomas, b. June 10, 1844 ; came with his father to New Haven and 
entered the Pease book store as a clerk. While working for Mr. Pease he 
attracted the attention of Matthew G. Elliott, who was then president of 
the National Tradesmen's Bank, and he offered the young man a position in 
the bank as clerk. He was attentive to business and was well liked and 
was promoted to be assistant bookkeeper, in which position he served for a 
number of years with high efficiency. He finally gave up his place in the 
bank to start in the real estate business. At about this time, it is stated, 
he was offered a place by Mr. Gage, since secretary of the United States 
Treasury, at Mr. Gage's bank in Chicago, but he did not accept, having fair 
local prospects. He d. Nov. 12, 1898, in New Haven ; unm. 

219. Hexry Peck Trowbridge (T/iomas"'', William'^'^^, William^'"^, Thom-as^"-, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born July 29, 1803, in Litchfield, Conn.; died August 4,t 
18T0, in Litchfield ; married July 12, 1841, in Litchfield, Maria Kilbourn, daugh- 
ter of Benjamin and Amanda (Millard) Kilbourn, born November 15, 1823, in 
Litchfield. She married, second, December 9, 1889, in Thomaston, Conn., 
Joseph Howard, and died December 21, 1S94, in Thomaston. 

Henry P. Trowbridge, as he grew into young manhood, found a desire on the 
part of his family that he should study for the medical profession ; but his 
plans were made to follow the business of his father in Litchfield. He was a 
thrifty young man, and in 1840 he built the house which he and his wife 
occupied after their marriage, the following year, and in which he lived until 
his death. He assumed the business of his father shortly after the latter's death. 

His knowledge of skins and leather was that of a master, and he was the 
authority for all Litchfield county and beyond. He was always in funds for 
buying stock and frequently had a surplus, but he kept evei-ything on the move, 
and the market opened for the finished product when it was ready. He was a 
good buyer, which meant half sold to him. He added to the structure built up 
and left him by his father until there was no more convenient land available in 
the rear. He built vats in the open space before the building, which were well 
utilized. If a tanner to-day put hundreds of dollars worth of skins and leather 
in vats outside his building, he would be considered as running some risk. His 
method of tanning was bark and cold water pickle, and fine leather was the 
result. His leather never came out of the vats for dressing until his individual 
eye and his handling assured him it was rightly cured. He was successful from 
the beginning and the years during the Civil War and a few years following were 
prosperous ones for him.:}: 


410. i. George Henrt, b. Aug. 4, 1843. 

411. ii. Thomas, b. Jan. 17, 1857. 

• i-Ii born in Troy, N. T. ; iii in Watervleit, N. T. ; iv in Albany, N. T. 
t By family record and gravestone (correct) ; 3 by town record. 
t No good likeness of Mr. Trowbridge could be obtained. 


220. Capt. William Trowbridge {William^*'', William^^^, William'-''^, 
Thomas^"-, William^°'', Thomas^), bom December 13, 1788, in New Haven, 
Conn. ; died January 8, 1873, in Southington, Conn. ; married, first. May 30, 1812, 
in Middletown, Conn., Maria liall, daughter of Thomas and Sarah (Robinson) 
Hall, born April 16, 1788, in Middletown; died March 23, 1822, in Middletown. 
He married, second, August 23, 1834, in Southington, Sarah Smith,* who died 

, 1843, in Southington. He married, third, December 22, 1844, in 

Southington, Anna Smith,* born May — , 1780, in Woodbridge, Conn.; died 
February 27, 1864, in Southington. 

"William Trowbridge settled in Middletown, Conn., where he engaged in 
mercantile business with a Mr. "Whiting. He was a soldier in the "War of 1812, 
and served under Capt. Laban Smith, probably at New London, from June 13 to 
August 12. 1814.t He was appointed first lieutenant of the 3d Cavalry Troop in 
1815 and captain of the Fourth Company, 1st Connecticut Artillery, in 1S17. 
About 1833 he removed to Milldale in Southington, Conn., where he resided the 
remainder of his life. 

Captain Trowbridge was admitted a member of the First Congi-egational 
Church of New Haven March 26, 1809, and was dismissed to the church in 
Middletown in 1813. He was always careful in his attendance at public worship, 
walking for that pui-pose two and one-half miles to the church in Plantsville, 
when over eiglity years of age. "He was a good specimen of the cultured mau, 
and of the dignity, courtesy and manners of a past generation." 


By first marriage :t 

i. Sakah Robinson, b. May 15, 1813; m. Sept. 10, 1834, "V\'illiam Ga.stoii Fair- 
child of New Haven, Conn. 

ii. Ann Maeia, b. Aug. 7, 1815 ; m. .Time 21, 1S36. Leander R. Sayre of Jliddle- 
bury, Vt., and resides in Rochester, N. Y. 

iii. Frances Julia, b. .Tiily 24, 1817; d. Nov. 10, 1821. 

iv. "William Hall, b. Oct. 28, 1819 ; d. Jlay 28, 1822. 

221. Stephen Peck Trowbridge (William''*'^, William'^'^', William^''^, 
I'homas^"-, William^''°, Thomas^), bom August 28, 1808. in New Haven, Conn.; 
died September 8, 1873,§ in Ehnira, N. Y. ; married March 22, 1855, in Col- 
chester, "Vt., Louisa Ann (Chase) Alexander, widow of Asahel "W. Alexander of 
Colchester and daughter of Daniel and Sarah Ann (Sanders) Chase, bom June 
9, 1827, in Shelburne. Vt. She married, third, November 6, 1889, Ephraim 
Sawyer Smith of Charleston, N. H., and resides in Eutland, Vt. 

Stephen P. Trowbridge learned the tailor's trade in his native town, where he 
resided for many years. He is said to have acted as chorister of one of the Con- 
gregational churches there for about twenty-five years. He located in Eutland, 
Vt., about 1860, and engaged in the clothing business with F. Chafl^ee. He con- 
tinued in this connection until about 1872, when, owing to poor health, he took 
up outside work and traveled on the road for nearly a year. His death occurred 
from pneumonia while on one of his trips. 


412. i. "William Hall, b. Feb. 12, 1862. 

222. Edward Eussell Trowbridge (Joseph E.^", Williain^^^, WiUinm'^''^, 
Thomas^"-, William^"", Thomas'^), born June 18, 1800, in Skaneateles, N. Y.; 
died July 9, 1839, in Cincinnati, Ohio ; married June 18, 1826, in Auburn, N. Y., 

* Sisters. 

t "Connecticut in the War of 1812."' 

+ No children by the other marriages. 

§ Rutland, Vt., Vital Records state his age 6-J. which his widow wrote v 


Martha Matilda Allen, born May — , 1812, in Auburn. She married, second, 


Edward E. Trowbridge is thought to have been a clerk in the mercantile busi- 
ness, first in his native place and later in Cincinnati, Ohio. 


i. Jane Russeix, b. .Tune 8, 1828 ; m. .Jan. 7, 1852, Charles Wood Palmer and 
resides in Beverly. N. J. 

ii. Fbederick, b. Feb. 28, 1833 ; d. Nov. 5, 1833. 

iii. Frances Isabella, b. Jan. 12. 1835; m. Oct. 18, 1858, Pierre Augustus Par- 
sells of New York City.t 

223. Morgan Joseph Trowbridge (Joseph EM', William^'^^, William'^"'^, 
Thomas'^''-, William^'"', Thomas^), born December 21, 1808, in Skaueateles, 
N. T. ; died June 18, 1881, in Cazenovia, N. Y. ; married, first, October 4, 1832, 
in Skaneateles, Hannah Piatt, daughter of Daniel and Betsey (Higby) Piatt, 
born April 2, 1809, in Milford, Conn.; died August 16, 1843, in Baldwinsville, 
N. Y. He married, second, August IS, 1845, in Augusta, IST. Y., Clarinda Lucas, 
daughter of Amaziah and Nancy (Green) Lucas, who died April 8, 1851, in 
Cazenovia. He married, third, October 22, 1851, in Fitchburg, Mass., Harriet 
Phelps, daughter of Sewall and Catherine (Wright) Phelps, bom May 16, 1817, 
in Axiburn, N. Y. ; died January 10, 1895, in Syracuse. N. Y. 

Morgan J. Trowbridge was a cabinetmaker by trade. He was a member of 
the Episcopal Church and was active in church work while residing in 
Skaneateles, Baldwinsville and Cazenovia, jST. Y., being lay reader in the latter 
place for a long time. 


By first marriage: 
i. Ann Eliza, b. Sept. 22, 1833 ; m. Jan. 29, 1874, Augustus Reed and resides 

in Syracuse, East Onondaga P. O., N. T. 
ii. Caroline Simpson, b. Aug. 27, 1835 ; m. Oct. 25, I860, Joel Perry White of 

Cazenovia, N. Y. 
iii. Daniel Platt, b. Dec. 3. 1837; served in the Civil War. He enlisted Dec. 

12, 1861. in Company B, 1st Wisconsin Cavalry; and d. Feb. 7, 1865, in 

La Crosse. Wis. ; unni. » 

iv. Russell Higby. b. July 4, 1843 ; d. Oct. 23, 1866, in Skaneateles, N. Y. ; unm. 

By second marriage: 
413. V. Amaziah Lvcas, b. Apr. 12, 1847. 

By third marriage: 
vi. Mart Emily, b. July 29, 1S.")2 ; d. Nov. 8, 1852. 
vii. Hannah Clara, b. Oct. 11, 1853 ; m. June 28, 1876, Edward Clark Hackley 

of Cazenovia and resides in Mayfield, Cal. 
vlii. Harriet Phelps, b. May 30, 1859; m. May 17, 1888, Samuel Anderson and 
resides in Syracuse. 

224. James Trowbridge (Justus'^*^, WilKam'^''^, Willmm^^", Thomas^"', 
William^'"', Thomas^), born June 27, 1800, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
November 26, 1893, in Catskill, N. Y.; married March 5, 1826, in New Haven, 

Charity Cannon, daughter of James and Mary (Burritt) Cannon, bom , 

1801?. in Stratford?, Conn.; died February 10, 1860, in Catskill, aged 59. 

* "Thev removed to the South, taking her youngest daughter," by No. i. 

t i born in Woodstock, Vt. ; ii in Skaneateles. N. Y. ; iii in Batavia, N. Y. 

t "By "Strong Genealogy," which prints her father's name Joshua Silsbec Trowbridge, Per- 
haps Joshua S. was Mr. Chapman's name. The "Trowbridge Family" states that she "married 
Robert Bear and went South." 

§ i born in Auburn. N, Y. : ii in Skaneateles, N. Y, ; iii-iv in Baldwinsville, N, Y. ; the 
others in Cazenovia, N. Y. 


James Trowbridge learned tlie trade of an umbrella maker and was engaged in 
that business on Chapel street in New Haven, Conn., until 1832. He then 
removed to Catskill, N. Y., to enter the employ of his brother Charles in the 
chandlery business. He resided in Catskill the remainder of his life. 


414. i. Marcus Hejjry, b. Mar. 29, 1827. 

ii. Sarah Rebecca, b. May 19, 1829; d. Mar. 18, 1887, in Catskill, N. T. ; unm. 
iii. IMOGENE, b. Jan. 3, 1835 ; d. Apr. 22, 1889, in Catskill ; unm. 

225. Charles Trowbridge (Jiistus'^*^, William'-'^^, William'^''^, Thomas^"-, 
William^'"', Thomas''), born August 28, 1805, in New Haven, Conn.; died 
December 21, 1880, in CatskiU, N. Y. ; married September 15, 1829, in Coventry- 
ville, N. Y., Emily Scott, daughter of Samuel and Melinda (Hurlbut) Scott, 
born November 1, 1805, in Coventryville; died January 15, 1890, in Catskill. 

Charles Trowbridge early learned the printer's trade in his native city. New 
Haven, Conn., but did not adopt it. Soon after his marriage, in 1829, he 
removed to Catskill, N. Y., and bought into a tallow chandlery business there, 
in which he continued until his death. 

Mr. Trowbridge held various oiEces in Catskill. He had a high reputation 
for honor and integrity, and was entrusted with the settlement of many estates. 
He was connected with St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Catskill for nearly fifty 
years, first as vestryman and afterwards as senior warden. 


i. Sarah Melinda. b. Sept. 23, 1831 ; d. Aug. 10, 18.56 ; unm. 

ii. Emily, b. June 15, 1834; resides in Catskill; unm. 

415. iii. HOBART, b. Sept. 1, 1837. 

416. iv. Charles, b. Sept. 24, 1840. 

V. Caroline Louisa, b. Jlar. 8, 1845 ; resides in Catskill ; unm. 
vi. Harriet Augusta, b. Apr. 3, 1847 ; resides in Catskill ; unm. 

226. James Trowbridc.e (/o/iu"", Samuel^", Jarnes'"'^, James'"^, William^^", 

Thomas'^), born , 1784, in Woodbury, Conn.; died October 9, 1838, in 

Eoxbury, Conn.; married October 15, 1806,t in New Milford. Conn., Sally 
Wakeley, daughter of and Anne (Smith) Wakeley, born ilay 5, 1788, in 
New Milford; died June 9, 1840, in Murraysville, Ohio. 

James Trowbridge settled in Eoxbury, Conn., where, he was engaged in 
farming. He was elected a justice of the peace in 1824, and held that oiEce 
until his death. He was elected a selectman in 1830 and was chosen first 
selectman in 18.36. 

NO children. 

227. Edmuxd Trowbridge (./o/iii"", Samuel'-'^'', James'"^, James'"^, Willuim^'"', 
Thomas'-), born December 4, 1786, in Woodbury, Conn.; died July 3, 1873, in 
Woodbury; married May 4, 1809, in Eoxbury, Conn., Esther Lavinia Mallory, 
daughter of Adna and Hauntal (Ward) Mallory, born September 13, 1790, in 
Woodbui-y; died March 8, 1875, in Woodbury. 

Edmund Trowbridge came in childhood with his parents to Eoxbury, Conn., 
and lived there the remainder of his life. He was a well-to-do farmer. 
children born in ro.xbury, conn. : 

417. i. Philo Mallory, b. Aug. 4, 1810. 

418. ii. Charles Samuel, b. May 4, 1812. 

iii. Fanny Caroline, b. June 18, 1817; d. Mar. 2, 1803, in Woodbury. Conn.; 

iv. Francis Finch, b. Aug. 14, 1830; d. Oct. 5, 1836. 

• iii born in New Haven, Conn. ; iii in Catskill, N. Y. 

t On this date the "Trowbridge Family," p. 127, states .Toseph Trowbridge (No. ITO) m. 
Polly Wakeley. 


228. John Tko^vbridge (John^*^, Samuel"-", James^''\ James^'>\ William^'"', 
Thomas^), born November — , 1788, in Woodburyi Conu. ; died November 11, 
1S55, in Eosbury, Conn. ; married November 14, ISOS, in Bridgewater, Conn., 
Mahala Thompson, daughter of Samuel and Sally (Leavenworth) Thompson, 
born January 27, 1790, in Eoxbury; died April 5, 1855, in Eoxbury. 

John Trowbridge was brought in childhood by his parents to Eosbury, Conn., 
where he settled and lived the remainder of his life. He conducted an iron 
foundry in Eoxbury, where he manufactured plows and other farm implements 
and mill gearing. He served as a justice of the jjeace from 1821 to 1823 and 
represented Eoxbury in the Connecticut General Assembly in 1844. He was a 
member of Woodbury Lodge, F. and A. M. 


i. Eliza, b. Mar. 18, 1814 ; d. May 3, 1814. 

ii. Mart Ann, b. Apr. T, 1817 ; m. May 22, 1837, Enoch Ford of Bridgewater, 

419. iii. John, b. Dec. 25, 1819. 

iv. Eliza, b. Feb. 5, 1823 ; m. Apr. 26, 1843, Jay Gregory and resides in Water- 
bury, Conn. 

v. George, b. Nov. 18, 1824; d. , 1849, in California; unm. He went 

to California during tlie mining excitement of 1849 and was never beard of 
again after reaching one of the small settlements. 

vi. Caroline, b. Jan. 13, 1828 ; m. Nov. 30, 1840, Samuel Thomas and resides in 

420. vii. William E.,* b. Jan. 28, 1830. 

229. Strong Trowbridge {John'^*^, Samuel"", James""^, James""^, 
William"'"', Thomas"), born November 19, 1798, in Eoxbury, Conn.; died 
September 30, 1885, in Eoxbury; married April 30, 1834, in Eoxbury, Elizabeth 
Clark, daughter of David and Marinda (Turrill) Clark, born January 28, 1812, 
in New Milford, Conn. ; died December 16, 1896, in Eoxbury. 

Charles S. Trowbridge lived all his life in his native town. At the age of 
fourteen he began work in a saw and grist mill, an occupation which he followed 
for twenty-eight years. He then bouglit the Weller farm, now occupied by his 
youngest son at Weller's bridge in Eoxbury. He gradually added to his farm 
until he owned two hundred acres. Much of this land he devoted to general 
farming, the remainder being used for grazing cattle, the raising and fattening 
of which he made a specialty. He made many changes for the better in the 
homestead, built in 1790, enlarging and remodeling the buildings. 

Mr. Trowbridge was one of the leading farmers of his day, dealing largely in 
grain and tobacco, and raising cattle, both for the market and teaming. He was 
regarded as one of the most enterprising and successful men in that part of the 
county. He made an ample fortune as a progTessive and successful farmer, and 
filled a prominent position in the community. He was a Democrat in politics 
and was elected on that ticket to a number of town offices, such as selectman and 
a member of the board of relief. He served on the grand jury in 1851 and was 
elected town agent in 1865. 


421. i. Charles Edwin, b. May 8, 1835. 

ii. Mart Marinda, b. Nov. 20, 1830 ; m. June 3, 1861, Cyrus Elisha Prindle and 

resides in Roxbury. 
iii. Esther Elizabeth, b. Oct. 10. 1838; d. July 5. 1842. 
iv. James Edward, b. Oct. 18, 1840; d. Feb. 15, 1841. 
v. Henbt Canfield, b. Dec. 14, 1841 ; d. Feb. 19, 1852. 

422. vi. Albert Job, b. Aug. 14, 1843. 

vii. Esther Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1845; m. Oct. 31. 1866, Pliny Horace Squire 
and resides in New Milford, Conn. 

• Initial only. 


tZ/tlU'i.Jtj CTTi 



viii. William Feedeeick, b. 5Iar. 22, 1848; lives on his father's homestead in 
Roxbury, Conn., and is a prominent member of the farming community of 
that town. He has made many improvements to the homestead, where he 
is now prosperously engaged in general farming, growing a great deal of 
tobacco. He also raises cattle, and makes a specialty of fine steers of good 
pedigree and well-broken, of which he is a connoisseur and for which he has 
taken first premiums at every agricultural fair at which he has exhibited. 
He is a Democrat in politics. He is unmarried. 

ix. Saeah Hakeiet, b. June 25, 1850 ; d. Oct. G, 1851. 

X. Saeah, b. Feb. 10, 1853; m. Sept. 6, 1876, Harvey Thomas and resides in 

230. Samuel Tro\\T3Ridge (James'^^'', Samuel'^", James^^^, James^"^, 
William'""', Thomas^), born January 25, 1779, in Bedford, N. Y.; died April 21, 
1853, in Albany, N. T.; married August 14, 1807, in Albany, Rachel Mabie, 
daughter of Albert and Maria (Hoagen) Mabie, born October 8, 1781, in Manlius, 
X. T. ; died December 31, 1851, in Albany. 

Samuel Trowbridge passed the early years of his life in his native town, Bed- 
ford, N. Y. After his marriage he settled in Ossining, iS. Y., where he engaged 
in the tanning business. The lattet years of his life were passed in Albany, 
N. Y., where his children resided. 

"Samuel Trowbridge was a quiet and very unassuming man. He was a gentle- 
man of the old school, very striking in his appearance, and a man very much 
respected where he lived. I do not thinli that the doors were ever opened for 
service that he did not attend; still, he never united with any church."* 


i. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 5. 1809 : m., 1st, July 16, 1825, Samuel Belden of Ossin- 
ing : m., 2d, June 19, 1836, Henry Burhans Haswell of Albany, N. Y. 
ii. Albeet, b. Sept. 19, 1810; d. Jan. 30, 1835, in Ossining; unm. 
iii. Ann Maeia, b. Oct. 19, 1812; d. Feb. IS, 1829, in Ossining; unm. 

423. iv. Stlvestek. b. Aug. 17, 1815. 

V. Jaxies, b. Feb. 1, 1818; entered the employ of Gelston, Ladd & Co. in New 
York City. "He was a young man of strict virtue and sterling integrity, 
honorable in all his dealings, faithful to every trust, temperate, frugal, of 
bland disposition and manner, and untiring industry. With such virtues he 
soon recommended himself to his employer, acquired his full confidence, and 
at length on May 6, 18.')9, at the early age of twenty-one, he was taken into 
partnership in one of the most extensive and valuable stores on Broadway. 
He d. Sept. 9, 1839, in New York City; unm. 

vi. George, b. June 8, 1821 ; d. Oct. 11, 1824. 

424. vii. John Habris, b. Nov. 21, 1822. 

231. John Trowbridge (James^^", Samuel^^'', Janips'^"^, James^"', \Villiam}°'', 
Tliomas^), born March 26, 1781, in Bedford, N. Y.; died July 23, 1818, in New 
York City; married September 6, 1807, in Bedford?,! Ann Mead, daughter of 
Halsey and Hannah (Knapp) Mead, born February 9, 1788, in Bedford?;! died 
June 30, 1862, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

John Trowbridge learned the trade of a tanner and shoemaker in his native 
village. After his marriage he removed to New York City, where he engaged 
in the shoe business, in which he continued until his death. 


i. Adelia, ) twins, m. June 5, 1828, John A. Dayton of Brooklyn, 

\- N. Y. 

ii. Malvina, ) b. May 16, 1808; d. May 18, 1808. 

iii. Ann Eliza, b. Jan. 17, 1810 ; m. Dec. 13, 1843, Jacob Mathews of New York 



iv. James Harris, b. Apr. 22, ISll : d. Aug. 0, 1S12. 

V. Hankah Mead, b. July 22, 1812; m. Nov. 1, 1S31, Frederick Louis Vulte of 

New York City, 
vi. James Harms, b. Aug. 23, 1813 ; d. Sept. 8, 1814. 
vii. William, b. Nov. 23, 1815 ; d. Mar. 11, 1819. 
viii. Samuel, b. June 4, 1817 ; d. Mar. 2G, 183", in New York City ; unm. 

232. Stephen Trowbridge {SamueV''^, SamueP'^'', James^"^, James^"^, 
William^"'', Thomas'^), born January 17, 1794, in Bedford, N. Y. ; died April 3, 
1874, in Monticello, N. T. ; married, first, December 31, 1815, in Bedford, Milli- 
cent Haiglit, daughter of John and Amy (Parks nee Knapp) Haight, bom 
August — , 1793, in Harrison, IST. Y. ; died August 25, 1867, in Monticello. He 
married, second, November 2S, 1868, in Monticello, Mary (Bassett) Hall, widow 

of Asa Hall of Monticello and daughter of Epliraim G. and Abigail? ( ; ) 

Bassett, born May 28, 1809, in Delaware county, jST. Y. ; died Pebruary 13, "lS92, 
in Albion, Ind.* 

Stephen Trowbridge was engaged in farming aU his life. After his marriage 
he settled at Cross River, near South Salem, N. Y., where he resided about ten 
years. In 1826 he removed to a farm near Monticello, Sullivan county, jST. Y., 
where he resided the remainder of his life. 

children :t 
By first marriage:t 

425. i. Benjamin Haight, b. Nov. 6, 1816. 

ii. Jane Haight, b. Oct. 5, 1818 ; m. Dec. 6, 183S, Cornelius Hatch of Monticello, 

N. Y. 
iii. Elizabeth, b. Jan. 10, 1821 ; d. Jan. 24, 1821. 

426. iv. John Jat. b. Oct. 1, 1822. 

v. Minerva, b. Jan. 23, 1827; m. Aug. 12, 1852, John H. Divine of Ellenville, 

N. Y. 
vi. INDAMORA, b. Dec. 18, 1832 ; m. July 10, 1860, George Bronson Hamilton and 

resides in Dubuque, Iowa, 
vii. George Henrt, b. x\pr. 11, 1837 ; d. Oct. 26, 1855. 

233. James Harvey Trowbridge (SamueP^'-, Samuel^", James^"^, James^°^, 
William^"", Thomas'-), born October 21, 1795, in Bedford, N. Y. ; died March 10, 
1849, in Bedford ; married September 9, 1818, in Bedford, Eliza Canfield, daugh- 
ter of Amos and Theodosia (Palmer) Canfield, born January 9, 1800, in Bedford; 
died January 21, 1890, in Bedford. 

James H. Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native village, Bedford, N. Y., 
and lived there all his life. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian 
church in Bedford. 


427. i. Isaac Lewis, b. Feb. 6, 1820. 

428. ii. James Harvet, b. Apr. 3, 1822. 

iii. George Henry, b. Mar. 15. 1824 ; d. Ai 
iv. Elizabeth Canfield, b. Dec. 23, 1828; 
of Bedford. 

234. Henry Trowbridge (SamueP^^, Samuel^", /ames^"*, James'"^, 
WilKam^o^, Thomas'-), born September 28, 1797, in Bedford, N. Y.; died May 25, 
1859, in New York City; married February 28, 1829, in New York City, 
Charlotte Purdy, daughter of Ebenezer and Eunice (Purdy) Purdy, bom 
January 1, 1808, in New York City; died January 10, 1894, in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

* At the home of a sister. 

t i-iv born in Salem, N. Y. ; the others in Monticello. N. Y. 

+ No children by second marriage. 


Henry Trowbridge removed to New York City in 1S16. He entered upon a 
business career, and in due time he established himself in the dry goods busi- 
ness, in which he was uniformly prosperous until his deatli. His firm was first 
established under the name of Trowbridge & ISTichols, which in 1S44 became 
Henry Trowbridge & Co. and five years later Henry Trowbridge. 

Mr. Trowbridge was one of the first directors of the Tradesmens Banlv, Chat- 
ham square, in 1845, and held several private positions of trest for individuals 
and estates. "In purity of character and Christian benevolence, none stood 
higher, either in social or business life." 


429. i. Henry, b. Dee. 9, 1829. 

ii. Sarah Thomson, b. Mar. 15, ISSl; m. Jlay 8, 1850, Samuel Blackwell Bar- 
tow and resides in Pitcliburg, Mass. 

iii. Helena Loundes, b. Aug. 22, 1832; d. Oct. 11, 1903, in Plaiufield, N. J.; 

430. iv. William Staples, h. Xov. 8, 1834. 

431. V. Miner, b. Sept. 12, 1840. 

235. Jekemiah Trowbkidge (SamueP^^, SamueP", James^°^, James^"^, 
William'''>°, Thomas'-), born March 12, 1801, in Bedford, N. Y.; died March 13,1- 
1843, in Bedford; maiTied November 30, 1825, in Bedford, Harriet Fountain, 
daughter of Rev. Ezra and Jenisha (Tyler) Fountain, born March 18, 1804, in 
Bedford ; died December 9, 1889, in , N. J. 

Jeremiah Trowbridge lived the life of a well-to-do farmer in his native town, 
Bedford, N. Y. He was a member of the Methodist church in that place. 

children born in BEDFORD, N. T. : 

i. Ann Augusta, b. May 24, 1827; m., 1st, Feb. — ,1846, Fredericlj Requa 
Vredenburgh of Ossining, N. T. ; m., 2d, Isaac Carpenter. 

ii. Clarissa, b. , 1829 ; m., 1st, Underwood ; m., 2d, , 1851, 

M. Clement Yoe (below). 

iii. Julia, b. , 1830 ; m. , 1848, M. Clement Yoe. 

230. Alexander Trowbridge {Samncl^^^, SamueP'^'' , James^"^, James^"^, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born March 15, 1803, in Bedford, N. Y.; died February 
17, 1868, in Haverstraw, N. Y.; married October 30, 1828, in North Castle, 
N. Y., Elizabeth Heusted, daughter of David Dayton and Abigail (Waring) 
Heusted, born August 30, 1807, in North Castle; died January 22, 1888, in 

Alexander Trowbridge after his marriage settled as a farmer near Cross Eiver, 
Westchester county, N. Y. In 1840 he removed to Peekskill, N. Y., where he 
resided until within a few years of his death, which occurred in Haverstraw, 
N. Y. 

Mr. Trowbridge at an early age became a member of the Presbyterian church 
in Bedford, and on his removal to Peekskill became a member of the First 
Presbyterian Church of that town. He was an earnest and devoted Christian, 
and an active member of his church, in which he held the oiEce of elder. 
children born in cross RI\'ER, n. y. -.t 

i. Emily Lucirda, b. Aug. 26, 1829 ; m. May 5, 1850, Judge Jackson O. Dykman 

of White Plains, N. Y. 
ii. Clarissa Amanda, b. Jan. 28, 1831 ; m. Aug. 22, 1866, Michael Allison Archer 

and resides in Haverstraw, N. Y. 
iii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 18, 1838; m. Sept. 27, 1859, Francis Briggs and 

resides in Brooklyn, N. T. 
iv. Julia Kent, b. Sept. 7, 1853 ; is an authoress ; resides in White Plains ; unm. 

• Except iii, who was born in White Plains, N. Y. 

t By Westchester Surrogate Records ; 19 by gravestone. 

t Except iv, who was born in Peekskill, N.' Y. 


237. Edwin Trowbridge (Samuel'^^'-, SamueV-', James^"^, James^"^, 
\YUUam^'"', Thomas^), bom May 15, 1S12, in Bedford, X. Y.; died July 18, 1S73, 
in Bedford; married, first, JSfovember 29, 1844, in Bedford, Lavinia Mead, 

daughter of Zadoc and Nancy (Knapp) Mead, born , 1815, in Katonah, 

N. Y. ; died July 6, 1859, in Bedford. He married, second, October 10, 1860, in 
Bedford, Mary Jane Scofield, daughter of Nehemiah and Hannah (McCormack) 
Scofield, bom May 9, 1827, in Pound Eidge, N. Y. ; died November 8, 1876, in 

Edwin Trowbridge was born and lived and died in the old Trowbridge home- 
stead one mile east of Bedford village, Westchester county, N. Y., and was an 
energetic and prosperous farmer. He was a member of the Bedford Presbyterian 
church. ^ 


By first marriage:* 
i. Emma Lavinia, b. Jan. 25, 1850; d. Dec. 15, 1901, in Cross River, N. T.: 

ii. Helen, b. Oct. 10, 18.55 ; m. Dec. S, 1875, George Washington Reynolds and 

resides in Cross River. 

238. Samuel Eayjiond Teowbridge (Samuel'^^^, SamueP", James^"^, James'^"^, 
William'""', Thomas'"), born April 15, 1819, in Bedford, N. Y.; died May 17, 
1882, in New York City; married March 11, 1843, in New York City, Cornelia 
Anne Oliver, daughter of Thomas and Mary Anne (Davie) Oliver, born Novem- 
ber 8, 1823, in New York City; died March 26, 1907, in New York City. 

Samuel E. Trowbridge in early manhood went to New York City and entered 
on a mercantile career. He was for a long time in the employ of A. T. Stewart, 
when the latter's store was on the comer of Broadway and Chambers street. He 
was later in business for himself. 

Mr. Trowbridge resided in Brooklyn during most of his business life. He was 
a member of Holy Trinity Church in that city, and was later warden of the 
Church of the Evangelists, which afterwards united with St. John's Church. 

i. Charlotte Pukdt, b. Mar. 9, 1844 : resides in New York City ; unm. 
ii. Eliza Van Arsd.\le, b. July 6, 1845 ; m. July 3, 1ST9, Frank Chauncey Mark- 
ham and resides in New York City, 
iii. Mary Louise, b. Feb. 28, 1847; m. Nov. 5, 1873, Francis Irving Morris of 

New York City. . 
iv. Stella Carlton, b. Jan. 3. 1849 ; d. Oct. 27, 1905, in New York City ; unm. 
V. Ada, b. Aug. 23, 1853 ; d. Feb. 24, 1859. 
432. vi. Samuel Raymond, b. Jan. 6, 1863. 

239. Elihu Trowbridge {Philemon}^-, Josepli"^^, Isaac'^"^, James""^, 
William'"'"', Thomas'"), bom January 11, 1776, in Southbury, Conn.; died May 
7, 1815, in Clinton, N. Y. ; married October 18, 1802, in Southbury, Lois Curtis. 

Elihu Trowbridge soon after his marriage settled on a farm in Clinton, 
Oneida county, N. Y. He served in the "War of 1812. On June 26, 1813, he was 
brevetted lieutenant of a troop of cavalry raised in that county under Capt. San- 
ford Tracy, and which was later organized into a company of horse artillery to 
be used under Lieut.-col. James Lynch of the cavalry.:}: 


i. Maria, b. , 1804; d. , 1S[8-?], in Auburn, N. Y.?; unm. 

ii. Cornelia, b. . , 1812 ; d. Oct. 17, 1SG6, in Clinton ; unm. 

• Nn children by socond marriage. 

t i-iii bora in New York City ; the others in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

t "Military Papers of Gov. D. T. Tompkins." vol. 1, p. 444. 



240. Gen. Cyrus Trowbridge (Philemon^^-, Joseph^^'', Isaac'^"^, James^"^, 
William^'"^, Thomas'-), born June 16, 1786, in Southbury, Conn.; died January 
ol, 1801, in Lockport, N. Y. ; married January 5, 1812, in Albany, N. T., Nancy 
Whipple, daughter of Benjamin and Susanna (Hall) Whipple, born December 
8, 1784, in Albany ; died August 27, 1856, in Lockport. 

Cyrus Trowbridge came in childliood with his parents from Connecticut to 
Clinton, Kirkland township, Oneida county, N. T. After his marriage he 
settled in Lowyille, Lewis county, N. T. 

In the June succeeding his marriage war with Great Britain was declared, and 
he enlisted in the army. He was appointed lieutenant of Capt. Caleb S. Clark's 
company, 101st Regiment of New York militia, Col. Zebree Carter. Captain 
Clark resigned his commission, and Cyrus Trowbridge then took command of the 
company as its captain, under his lieutenant's commission. He was in actual 
service as commander of the company from March 1 to March 21, 1813, when he 
was honorably discharged at Bro%ATisvine, N. Y. He was also in actual service 
as commander of the same company in the same regiment under command of 
Colonel Buck from July 30 to August 22, 1814, at Sackett's Harbor, N. Y., being 
honorably discharged at that place on the latter date.* On March 27, 1819, he 
received from Gov. De Witt Clinton tlie coromission of brigadier-general of 
the 26th Brigade of Infantry in the New York militia. 

General Trowbridge in 1820 returned to the village of Clinton, where he 
resided about tlaree years. In the fall of 1823 he removed to Lockport, N. Y., 
which was organized as a township the following year. In partnership with a 
Mr. Van Rensselaer, who came from Albany, he established a dry goods and 
grocery business there. The store was shortly afterwards burglarized and 
bui-ned, and he lost everything. In 1840 he removed to Adams, N. Y., where he 
spent about eight years, being engaged in fanning. He then returned to Lock- 
port, where he passed the remainder of his life. He and his family were 
members of the Presbyterian churQh. 


i. Benjamin, b. Oct. 11, 1812 ; d. July 30, 1813, in Albany, N. T. 
ii. Susan Whipple, b. Jan. 9. 1814 ; d. Mar. IS, 1814, in Lowville, N. Y. 
433. iii. George Elihu, b. Jan. 19. 181-5. 

iv. Mart Asielia, b. Oct. 2, 1810 ; m. May 17, 1837, Emerson Brainard Harwood 

of Lockport, N. Y. 
V. Joseph Landon, b. Apr. 26, ISIS ; was for some years in the jewelry business. 

In 1S49 he went to California to dig for gold, and d. Jan. 15, 18,50, at a 

camp on the fork of the American river ; unm. 
vi. Susan Whipple, b. Nov. 6, 1819: m. Nov. 23, 1846, Rev. William Dexter 

Wilson, D.D., of Syracuse, N. Y. 
vii. Ann Elizabeth, b. Sept. 19, 1821 ; d. Mar. 1, 1822. in Clinton. N. Y. 
viii. Frances Elizabeth, b. July 4, 1S23 : m. Nov. 1, 1S54, Benjamin Gaylord 

Wright of Lockport. 
ix. Charles Ransom, b. Dec. 11, 1S25 ; d. Jlay 23, 1S2G, in Lockport. 
X. Charlotte JI.aria, b. Jlay S, 1827 ; m. Dec. 13, 1855, Lewis Harmony and 

resides in Lockport. 

241, Philemon Trowbridge {Philemon''^-, JosepV^^, Isaac^'>'>, James^°^, 
WiZKam"", Thomas'^), born March 28, 1793, in Southbury, Conn.; died March 
19, 1881, in Clinton, N. Y. ; married January 28, 1818, in Clinton, Betsey Bart- 
lett, daughter of Ebenezer and Eunice (Warriner) Bartlett, born February 11, 
1800, in Clinton; died December 30, 1884, in Mexico, N. Y. 

Philemon Trowbridge was six months old when his parents removed from Con- 
necticut to the village of Clinton in the town of Kirkland, Oneida county, N. Y. 

* U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t i born in Albany, N. T. ; ii-vi in LowvitlP. N. Y. ; Tii-viii in Clinton. N. Y. ; ix-x in 
Lockport, N. Y. 


He is said to have enlisted in the War of 1812, but to have seen no ser- 
vice. He engaged in farming in Clinton, and resided on the farm where liis 
father-in-law settled in 1790 and which is now occupied by his grandson Charles 
F. Trowbridge (No. 768). He was a well-to-do farmer, and highly respected 
in the community where he lived. 


i. PnEBE. b. Oct. 2.3. ISIS ; d. Nov. 2.3, ISl.o, in Clinton ; unm. 

434. ii. Elihu, b. .Tune 20, 1S20. 

435. iii. Eli Bartlett, b. Sept. 0. 1S23. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 6, 1S2G; m. May 12, 1ST5, Johnson Dunham of Valley 
Mills, N. Y. 

436. V. George Edwards, b. June 14. 1834. 

242. Jasper Trowbridge (Isnac^^\ Isaac^^\ Isaac^"", James^°\ William^'"', 
Thomas^), bom December 27, 1798, in Skaneateles, N. T.; died January 7, 1882, 
in Auburn, N. Y. ; married, first, February 17, 1825, in Auburn, Maria Hall, 
daughter of Zadock and Sibyl (Parks) Hall, born September 14, ISOO, in Auburn; 

died December 14, 1842, in Batavia, N. T. He married, second, , 1847, 

ill Auburn, Angeline Pitcher, daughter of Truman and Fanny (Loomis) 

Pitcher, bom , 1814, in MidcUefield, jST. Y.; died May 3, 1888, in 


Jasper Trowbridge was bound out in boyhood to Major Olmstead of Auburn, 
N. Y., and lived with him until reaching his majority. He learned tlie mason's 
trade, and was a mason builder in Auburn practically all his life. 


By first marriage: 
i. Jane Maria, b. Jan. 6, 1826; m. Sept. 1, 1S46, George E. Cornell of Buffalo, 

N. T. 
ii. Edna Sibyl, b. Aug. 24, 1S29 ; m. May 1, 1S50, Dwight C. Mellen of Auburn. 
By second marriage: 

437. iii. John Jasper, b. June 4. 184S. 

438. iv. Jaiies Henry, b. Mar. 15, 1850. 

243. D.wm Trowbridge (Lei't^=% Israel'--", Isaac'^"^, James"-"^, WiHiam}"", 
Thomas^), born June 13, 1786, in Fair Haven, Vt; died March 14, 1868, in 
Swan Creek, Ohio; married March 7, 1813, in Marietta, Ohio. Sophronia Howe, 
daughter of Peter and Orinda (Fuller) Howe, bom August 27, 1790, in Poultney, 
Vt. ; died October 6, 1877, in Swan Creek. 

David Trowbridge removed with his fatlier in December, 1810, to the neigh- 
borhood of Marietta, Washington county, Ohio. He was a soldier in the War of 
1812, and volunteered in Capt. James Flagg's company of Ohio militia September 
10, 1812. His company marched to Mansfield, Ohio, and served on the nortliem 
frontier, where he was honorably discharged January 10, 1813.* 

After his marriage he settled in Amesville, Athens county, Ohio, where he 
resided for twenty years. In June, 1836, he removed with his family to Swan 
Creek, Gallia county, Ohio, seventeen miles below Galliopolis. He there 
passed the remainder of his life, engaged in farming. He was a member of the 
Masonic fraternity. 


i. SoPHRONiA Abigail, b. Sept. 12, 1814; m. Nov. 0, 1S56, John D. Kennedy of 
Mercerville, Ohio. 

439. ii. Alonzo Victor, b. June 7, 1S16. 

• U. S. Pension Office Records. 


iii. Augusta Caroline, b. JIar. 24, ISIS; d. Nov. IS, 1S45, iu Swan Creek, Ohio; 

440. iv. Ctkenus Chauncet, b. Feb. 2G, 1820. 

V. Le^i Melville, } twins, d. July IS, 1824. 

vi. Lucy JNIelcena, \ b. Aug. 13, 1823 ; m. Nov. 25, 1847, James Sutphin and 

resides in Albia, Iowa, 
vii. Vesper Lorenzo, ) twins, d. Oct. 2,i. 1825. 

viii. Vesta Lorilla, \ b. Oct. 13, 1823; m. May 23, 186G, James McCormick of 

Fairfield, Ohio. 

441. ix. Francis Marion, b. Sept. IS, 1827. 

442. X. RoLLiN SIallory, b. July 5, 1829. 

xi. Eliza Rowena, b. July 22, 1833; m., 1st, July 22. 1860. John C. Wilson; 
m., 2d. Benjamin Henry Hathaway and resides in Bay City, Ore.* 

443. sii. DA^^D Strong, b. June 23, 1835. 

244. Philo Trowbridge (Levi^^^, IsraeP-'^, Isa^c^"^, James'"'^, WilUam^''°, 
Thomas'^), born July 6, 1788, in Fair Haven, Vt.; died March 20, 1856, in 

Moore's Prairie, HI.; married , 1815,t in Marietta, Oliio, Martha 

Blake,:}: daughter of David and Martha (Daggett) Blake, born , 1790,f 

in Marietta ? ; died October 29, 1846, in Swan Creek. Ohio. 

Philo Trowbridge emigrated with his father in December, 1810, to Washington 
county, Ohio. After his marriage he settled on a farm on the Muskingum river, 
about four miles above Marietta, Ohio, and later followed his elder brother to 
Amesville. Athens county. In 1836 he removed to Swan Creek, in the southern 
part of Gallia county, where he lived about seven years. He then removed to 
Southern Illinois and settled on a farm in Moore's Prairie, Jefferson county, 
where he lived the remainder of his life. 


i. Caroline, b. , 1S18 : d. , 1830 ; unm. 

444. ii. Francis Marion, b. , 1820. 

iii. Mary America, b. . 182- ; m. Abram Hawkins of Leavenworth, Kan. 

iv. Martha Ladocia, b. May 3, 1825; m. Nov. 13, 1849, Dr. Joel Allen of Poutiac, 

245. Jacob Trowbridge (Levi^^^, Israel^-", Isaac'^"^, James^"^, William'^'"', 
Thomas^), bom December 25, 1790, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; died April 19, 1867, in 

Swan Creek, Ohio; married, first, , 1812, in Cincinnati?, Ohio, Sarah 

Shepard, daughter of Asa and Ellen (Hiland) Shepard, bom , 1792, in 

, ; died . 1822, in Washington county,]| Ohio. He 

married, second, February 29, 1824, in Washington coimty,|| Mary Boomer, 
daughter of Daniel and Euth (Perkins) Boomer, bom May 7, 1804, in Fall Eiver, 
Mass.; died October 16, 1865, in Swan Creek. 

Jacob Trowbridge was a carpenter by trade. He was the first of his family 
to emigrate to Ohio, going there in 1806 with a man named Carver, and with 
him building a flour mill at Marietta. He then went to Cincinnati, where he 
is said to have helped build the first mill, and have helped to erect and start the 
running of the first steam engine used west of the Alleghany Mountains. 

His descendants say that he enlisted at Cincinnati during the War of 1812 and 
that he was the first to receive a commission signed by Governor Meigs of Ohio; 
that he was ensign, lieutenant, and for a short time a captain; that he was 

* Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t Family register page from No. 244's bible was lost. 

t A sister of the husband of No. 155. viii. 

§ Kxcept V and vi, who were born in Swan Creels, Ohio. 

II About four miles above Marietta. 


taken prisoner at General Hulls's surrender of Detroit, and was so angered that 
he ran his sword into the ground and broke it off at the hilt ; that he participated 
in the battles of Chippewa, Lundy's Lane and iSTew Orleans. 

After his marriage, he settled on a. farm in Washington county, about four 
miles above Marietta, on the banks of the Sluskingum river. He was engaged in 
farming there until April, 1836, when he removed to a farm in Swan Creek, 
Ohio township, Gallia county, where he lived the remainder of his life. 


By first marriage: 

446. i. Levi, b. Apr. IS. 1S14. 

ii. tiARRiET Ward, b. Apr. 13, 1S16 ; m. Feb. 2, 1836, Robert Waugh of Swan 

Creek, Ohio, 
iii. Ellen, b. Nov. 1, ISIS; m., 1st, Titan Kimball; m., 2d, Sublet of 

Columbus. Ky. 

447. iv. Ferguson Hiland, b. Sept. 9, 1821. 

By second marriage: 
44S. V. Lemuel, b. Sept. 19, 1825. 

vi. Ann Eliza, b. May 11, 1827; m., 1st, June IS, 1848, Alonzo Victor Trow- 
bridge (No. 439) 'of La Grange, Iowa; m., 2d, Nov. 22, 1886, Peter Youtsey 
and resides in Russell, Iowa, 
vii. Maey Hope, b. May 9, 1829 ; m. Aug. 26, 1855, James M. Defoor and resides 

in Miller, Ohio, 
viii. Ann, b. Jan. 9, 1832 ; d. Oct. 20, 183S. 

449. ix. Isaac, b. Apr. 3, 1834. 

X. Amy, b. Mar. 23, 1S36 ; d. Apr. 14, 1858, In Swan Creek ; unm. 

450. xi. John, b. July 13, 1838. 

xii. Charles, b. Apr. 29, 1S41 ; d. Dec. 23, 1842. 

451. xiii. Francis Marion, b. Feb. 2, 1844. 

xiv. Elizabeth Clarinda, b. May 15, 1849; m. Sept. 2G, 1867, Francis JIarion 
Layne of Miller. 

246. Chauncey Trowbridge (Levi^", Israel'^-", Isaac'^"^, James^"^, William^°\ 
Thomas'^), bom March 21, 1794, in Fair Haven, Vt.; died July 27, 1869, in 
Sumnerville, Mich.; married December 31, 1829, in Troy, N. T., Catharine Fish, 
daughter of Henry and Anna (Ma:sfield) Fish, born January 21, 1807, in 
Montgomery county,:^ N. T. ; died March 14, 1872, in Sumnerville. 

Chauncey Trowbridge in his boyhood chose the occupation of paper-making 
and learned that trade in Vermont. In 1813 he enlisted in Captain Graham's 
company, 14th Regiment, Vermont volunteer militia, and was with his company 
during its service in the War of 1812. He expected to be in the battle of Platts- 
burgh, but got there just as it was over. 

After the war he returned to his trade and followed it for several years. In 
the early 20's he went to Montreal, Canada, and was there engaged in the whole- 
sale grocery business on Great St. Paul's street. He returned to New York and 
again took up paper-making, living in New Berlin, Newburgh and Ballston Spa. 
In 1855 he removed to Manlius, Onondaga county, N. T., where he lived about 
fourteen years. In June, 1869, he left there to settle in Hlinois, but while 
stopping at Sunmerville, Mich., for a visit at the home of his father-in-law, he 
was taken with heart disease and died after a few weeks' illness. 

Mr. Trowbridge was noted for generosity, honesty and manliness, and was 
possessed of a good intellect. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity for 
fifty years, and at the time of his death was a member of Military Lodge No. 
93, F. and A. M., of Manlius, N. Y. He and his wife were members of the 
Methodist Episcopal church. 

• About (our miles above Marietta. 

t Except last (our. who were born in Swan Creek, Gallia county. 

t Town unknown to her daughter. 



i. A son, b. Nov. 1, 1S30 ; d. that day. 
ii. A son, b. Oct. 7, ISol ; d. that day. 
iii. Anna Eliza, b. July 6, 1833 ; m. Mar. 16, ISCS, Herman Lucius Ogden and 

resides in Flanagan, 111. 
iv. Catharine, b. Feb. 17, 1839 ; resides with her sister ; unni. 

247. Archibald Trowbridge (Levi'^"", Israel'^"", Isaac^''^, James^"'-^, William'^'"', 
Thomas'''), born November 30, 1796, in Fair Haven, Vt. ; died November 24, 
1858, in Mendota, Minn.; married . 

Archibald Trowbridge settled in Montreal, Canada, where he engaged in the 
grocery business and lived about forty years. In 1858, being affected with heart 
trouble, he went for the sake of his health to Mendota, Minn., but he was not 
benefited by the change, and died soon after reaching there. 


i. Charles, b. , IS — ; m. in Chatfield, Minn., Ellen Rebecca , 

and had a son : Charles Russell Troivbridge. b. Jlar. 8, 1860, in St. Paul, 
Minn., who was a traveling salesman from 1888 to 1808, and who had the 
following service under the U. S. Government. He was commissioned second 
lieutenant in the Minnesota Infantry Apr. 29, 1898; mustered out Aug. 12, 
1899, and that day was commissioned first lieutenant in the 11th U. S. 
Cavalry ; promoted captain JNIar. 16, 1901 ; in charge of secret service 
department for the U. S. Military Government at Manilla, P. I., from Feb. 
22. 1899, to Apr. 1, 1901, and took part in the battle, Aug. 13, 1898, the 
fall of Manilla. He m. June — , 1895, in Hudson, Wis., Mamie Hocanzeu. 

ii. Alfred P., b. , 18 — . 

iii. Edward Russell, b. , IS — ; is supposed to be the "Edward R. 

Trowbridge, age 21, born in New Xork, of St. Paul, Minn., enrolled June 17, 
mustered July 5, 1801, as a private in Company D, 2d Minnesota Infantry; 
discharged for disability June 6, 1862 : re-enlisted, age 23, as quartermaster 
sergeant and enrolled Sept. 27, 1864, in Company A, 1st Minnesota Heavy 
Artillery ; discharged in 1805. 

iv. LO01S, b. , 18 — ; was for many years agent in New York City of the 

Northwestern Railway of England. He was with the first "drawing-room" 
car sent abroad and traveled with it through England and the Continent. 

248. Stephen Burritt Trowbkidgb (Ehenezer^^'^, Daniel^-', DanieP^", 
James^-"^, William^'"', Thomas'-), born October 28, 1780, in Bridgewater, Conn.; 
died June 18, 1845, in Palmyra, Ohio; married June SO, 1799, in Bridgewater, 
Sarah Castle, daughter of Abraham and Johanna (Wildman) Castle, bom July 
13, 1777, in Bridgewater; died March 27. 1S60, in Palmyra. 

Stephen B. Trowbridge settled after his marriage in his native town. Bridge- 
water society in the town of New Milford, Conn. In 1815 he removed to 
Portage county, Ohio, and settled on a farm in Palmyra. He was there elected 
a justice of the peace, and held that office until his death. He was engaged 
in fanning all his life. He and his mfe were members of the Presbyterian 

children born in eridgewatee. conn. : 
i. Elizabeth Elva, b. Dec. 21. 1800: m. June 30, 1816, Garry Ruggles of Pal- 
myra, Ohio. 
452. ii. Carlos Dayton, b. Dec. 25, 180-1. 

249. Daniel Trowbridge {Ehenezer^'^^, Daniel'^^. Da^iiel^^'^. James'"", 
William.^'"'. Thomas'), bom July 2. 17S6, in Bridgewater. Conn.; died October 
22, 1858, in Pipestone, Mich. ; married November 10, ISOS, in Brookfield, Conn., 
Annis Northrop, daughter of Asa and Sarah (Hubbell) Northrop, bom Novem- 
ber 15, 1788, in Brookfield; died July 15, 1872, in Pipestone. 

* i-iii horn in New Berlin, N. T. ; iv in Newburgh, N. Y. 

t Order of births uncertain. It is said thpre w 
married Canadians. The sons settled in St. Paul, Minn, 
compiler's letters. 


Daniel Trowbridge lived iu Bridgewater, Conn., his native place, for a little 
over three years succeeding his marriage. In 1S12 he emigrated to Portage 
county, Ohio, and settled on a farm in Palmyra. Three years later he went 
home to Connecticut to visit his i^arents, and brought them back to Ohio with 
him. On October 1, 1S23, he was commissioned captain of the Ninth Company, 
1st Regiment of the Ohio militia. 

After living in Palmyra about twelve years, he removed in 1824 to Edinburg 
in the same county. lie was one of the first trustees of Edinburg township, and 
held the office of justice of the peace for eighteen years. In 1850, in company 
with his four younger sons, he emigrated to Berrien county, Mich., then a 
wilderness. They settled in the present townshiij of Pipestone, where they 
cleared the ground, and engaged iu farming and stock raising. He lived there 
the remainder of his life. He was highly respected in the various communities 
with which he had been identified. 


453. i. Asa Hiram, b. Aug. 14, 1809. 

ii. Sarah, b. Apr. 22, 1811 ; m. Jlay 11, 1830, Riley Gilbert of Palmyra, Ohio, 
iii. Maria, b. Oct. 14, 1814; m. Feb. 1, 1838, John Baldwin of Ravenna, Ohio. 

454. iv. Daniel Henry, b. Jlay 7, 1816. 

V. Lucy Lorinda, b. Nov. 22, 1819 ; m. Apr. 10, 1839, Darius Ely of Dowagiac, 

vi. Elijah, b. Feb. 20, 1822; d. Feb. 26, 1847, in Edinburg, Ohio; unm. 

455. vii. Richard, b. Nov. 22, 1823. 

456. viii. Stephen, b. Oct. 20, 1825. 

is. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 20, 1827 ; m., 1st, ,Tune 27, 1849, Edward Lewis of Berrien 

Springs, Mich, ; m,. 2d, , 1869, Warren D. Wood of Berrien Springs ; 

m., 3d, , 1881, Samuel C. Patton of Sarcoxie, Mo. 

457. X. Harry, b. Sept. 10, 1829. 

250. Ammi Dayton Trowbridge (Ebenezer^^'^, Daniel}^'^, DajiieP'^", James^"^, 

William^'"', Thomas'^), born , 1790, in Bridgewater, Conn.; died in the 

War of 1812 near Cleveland, Ohio; is thought to have married, first, , 

180-, in Bridgewater?, . He married, [second,?] . 

181-, in ■ , Abigail Totman. She married, second, Austin Purdy of 

Portage county, Ohio. 

Ammi Dayton Trowbridgef emigrated to Ohio early in the summer of 1811. 
He was a soldier in the War of 1812, enlisting from New Lisbon, Ohio, in Lieut. 
Charles Gilbert's company, 2d Eegiment of Ohio militia. He died of a fever 
contracted while in camp near Cleveland. 

By first marriage: 

458. i. Nelson Dayton, b. Nov. 13, 1809, in Bridgewater, Conn.l 

By second marriage: 
ii. Caroline Lorinda, b. 'Mst. 30, 1813, in Palmyra?, Ohio; m. Artemas Knight 
Fobes of Denmark, Iowa.§ 

251. Wheeler Trowbridge {Elenezer^^^. DanieP-^. DanieP^'^, Javies'^"^. 

William^'"', Thomas'^), born , 1793, in Bridgewater, Conn.; died 

November 6, 1843, in Ravenna, Ohio ; married, first, , 1819, in Palmyra, 

* i-ii born in Bridgewater, Conn. ; iii-vli in Palmyra. Ohio ; viii-s in Edinburg. Ohio. 

t He is supposed to have been the Ammi Dayton Trowbridge wlio was made a voter in 
Bridgewater Apr. 8, 1811 (therefore born about 1790). and who signed: "Ammy D. Trow- 
bridge," Daniel Trowbridge (supposed to be No. 240) signing as a witness. 

t An only child according to his grandson No 788, who has no record of this child's 

§ The husband of No. 3.: 
There seems to have been : 


Ohio, Anna Catharine Shaw, daughter of John and Ann (Stephens) Shaw, bom 
September 11, 1804, in P.ahnyra; died October 12, 1828, in Pahnyra. He 
married, second, Polly Permock, daughter of Ira and Polly (Trowbridge (No. 
121, v)) Pennock. 

Wheeler Trowbridge followed his father and brothers to Portage county, Ohio, 
and settled near them in Palmyra, where he was engaged in farming. The 
latter years of liis life were passed with his daughter in Eavenna, Ohio. 


By first marriage:* 
i. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 20, 1820 : m. John Wigal and resides in Ravenna, Obio.t 

459. ii. JcNOT Filander, b. Jan. 7, 1822. 

460. iii. John, b. July 24. 1824. 

461. iv. Daniel, b. July 8, 1S2C. 

V. Phoebe Ann, b. Aug. 2.5, 1828 ; d. in infancy. 

252. Benjamin ITickok TEOWBRrocE {Matthew^'', ^-=?, Daniel^^", 

James''-'"', William'^'"', Thomas'^), born June 9, 1797, in Bethel, Conn.; died 

February 3, 1862, in Pittsford, • Vt. ; married , 1815, in Pittsford?, 

Aminta Fisher, daughter of Beecher and Eleanor (Peet) Fisher, born , 

1796, in Pittsford?; died August 29, 1868. in Pittsford. 

Benjamin H. Trowbridge after his marriage settled as a farmer in Pittsford, 
Vt., where he lived the remainder of his life. 

children born in pittsford, vt. : 
i. Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 10. 181G ; d. Sept. 2Q, 1885, in Pittsford : unm. 
ii. Rachel Amelia, b. Feb. 19, 1818; m. , 1850, Eliab Randall of Pitts- 
iii. Maria Lucetta, b. Apr. 5, 1821; m. Apr. 6, 1840, Rufus Frost of Rutland, 

iv. Mary Ann, b. Nov. 10, 1823 ; d. Oct. 1, 1847, in Pittsford ; unm. 
V. Emma Marietta, b. July 27, 1825; m. Oct. 10, 1850, Warren S. Guilford of 

vi. Caroline Elizabeth, b. Feb. 21, 1829 ; m. Mar. 21, 1853, William Brown 
Mussey of Rutland. 

253. Thomas Benedict Trowbridge (Matthew'-^'', ^--?, Daniel^'", 

James'""', William'-'''', Thomas'), born March 10, 1800, in. Bethel, Conn.; died 
November 10, 1861, in Danbury, Conn. ; married, first. May 23, 1822, in Weston, 
Conn., Laura Thorpe, born January 26, 1802, in Weston; died June 26, 1824, 
in Weston. He married, second, August 26, 1823,:|; in Weston, Sarah Hubbell 
Banks, daughter of Benjamin and Rachel (Nichols) Banks, bom February 19, 
1807, in Weston; died June 28, 1889, in Danbury. 

Thomas B. Trowbridge settled in Weston, Conn., where he was engaged in 
farming until a few years before his death, which occurred in Danbury, Conn., at 
the home of a daughter with whom he had gone to reside after leaving his farm. 


By first marriage: 

i. A child, b. , 1823; d. in infancy. 

4G2. ii. JIatthew Thomas, b. Apr. 19, 1824. 

By second marriage: 

463. iii. George Byron, b. Feb. 1, 1827. 

464. iv. Edward Rodman, b. Sept. 23, 1828. 

• No children by second marriage. 

t Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t By family records, which are said to be correct. 


465. V. Henry I.,* b. Apr. 5, 1S30. 

466. vi. Benjamix Hickok, b. Aug. 16, 1832. 

vii. Rachel Eliza, b. Sept. 19, 1834 ; m. Apr. 16, 1868, Timothy Jones and resides 
in Danbury, Conn. 

viii. Clakissa Ann, b. Aug. 22, 1836; m. Sept. 22, 1863, Thomas Russell Hoyt 
and resides in Danbury. 

ix. Mary Jane, b. June 27, 1839 ; resides in Danbury ; unm. 

X. Augustus Shepaed, b. Jan. 9, 1843; was a soldier in the Civil War. He 
enlisted in New York City, for two years, in Company G, 3Sth New York 
Infantry, May 11, 1861, and d. Sept. 16, 1861, in the U. S. hospital in Alex- 
andria, Va. ; unm. 

xi. Cynthia Dunbar, b. Apr. 3. 184.j ; m. Aug. 19, 1891, Samuel James Barlow 
and resides in Waterbury, Conn. 

467. xii. William Parsons, b. Feb. 11, 1848. 

xiii. Sakah Amelia, b. Mar. 4, 18.50 ; d. Aug. 4, 1S57, in Danbury. 

254. Austin Benoni Trowbridge (Matthew^'', ^==?, Daniel^^", 

James^"^, William^"'*, Thomas'^), born March 1, 1805, in Bethel, Conn,; died 
July 9, 1882, in New York City; married June 13, 18.31, in New Milford, Conn., 
Mary Lucetta Noble, daughter of Ezra and Amelia (Hickok) Noble, born August 
15, 1812, in New Milford; died February 16, 1871, iji Brooklyn, N. T. 

Austin B. Trowbridge settled in Danbury, 'Conn., where he was in business 
until 1834, when he removed to Northampton, Montgomery (now Fulton) county, 
N. T. In 1840 he came to New York City, where he resided the remainder of 
his life, and was in business as an auctioneer and commission merchant. 


i. Mary Jane. b. June 9, 1832 ; m. Oct. IS, 1854, Thomas Spencer Holman of 
Chicago, III. 

254a. James Trowbridge {James^^^, James^^^, DanieP^", James^'"', William^'"', 

Thomas^), born , 1803, in Great Barrington, Mass.; died , 

185- ?,t in , N. H.?; married December 21. 1856, in Enfield, N. H., 

Cynthia Butman.:}: 

James Trowbridge when a young man was a noted teamster and lumberman 
on the Connecticut river. He is said to have joined the Shakers§ in Enfield, 
N. H., where he also later engaged in farming for himself. 


i. Sibyl Butman, b. , 1S36; d. Feb. 27, 1883,1! in Cornish, N. H. : unm. 

255. Archibald Scott Trowbridge (Steplien^^^. James^-^, DanieP^°, James^'", 

William'''"', Thomas'), bom -, 1781, in Montreal, Canada; died April 20, 

1853, in East Virgil, N. Y. ; married , ISO-, in Virgil, N. Y., Hannah 

Eachel Perry. 

Archibald S. Trowbridge was born while his father was held a prisoner by the 
British in Canada. He accompanied his father from Connecticut to New York, 
and settled after his marriage in the village of East Virgil, Cortland county, 
where he is said to have lived the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 


i. Eliza, b. . ISO-; m. Marvin Turner of Lisle?. N. Y. 

ii. Jennette, b. , ISO- ; m. Chauncey Smith of Newark. N. Y. 

* Initial only. 

t "About 1860 in Enfleld" by family records. 
t "Age 40" at marriage. 

§ He had probably left them prior to his marriage. 

II "Aged 47" by Cornish Town Records, which gives her mother's name as above. 
♦* "Family register lost." wrote a son of No. 11. Descendants of the other children failed 
to answer the compiler's letters. 


Polly, b. , IS — ; m. Reuben Dean of Ketcbumville, N. Y. 

Hannah, b. , IS — ; m. Isaac Bloomer of Virgil. 

LucKETiA, b. , ISl- ; m., 1st, JlcVane ; m., 2d, Tucker 

of Ketcbumville. 

256. William Frasier Trowbeidge {Stephen^'^", James^--^, Danlel^^", James'^°^, 
William'^^^, Thomas^), born November 19, 1783, in Salisbuiy, Conn.?; died 
October 15, 1821, in Berkshire, Vt. ; married June 26, 1805, in Preble ?, N. T., 

Mary Hyatt, daughter of Minnah Hyatt, born November 26, 1787, in ; 

died March 7, 1872, in Homer, N. Y. 

William F. Trowbridge was a farmer. After his marriage he settled in Tully, 
Onondaga county, N. Y., where he remained until 1807, when he removed to the 
neighboring town of Pompey. He there enlisted in the army during the War of 
1812. He enlisted October 29, 1814, as a musician in the band under the direc- 
tion of Asa Otis Smith as bandmaster, which was attached to the 98th Regiment 
of New York militia, under the command of Lieut.-col. Christopher Clark. On 
October 28, 1814, the regiment, including the band, was called into service on the 
lines at Sackett's Harbor. The regiment rendezvoused at Manlius, and marched 
to Smith's Mills, where they remained in service for about a month, being 
discharged November 30, 1814.* He resumed farming in Pompey, where he 
lived until shortly before his death, which occurred while on a visit to his 
brother in Berkshire, Vt. 


j. Makt, b. Dec. 5, 1806 ; m. Justin JM. Pierce of Homer, N. Y. 

468. ii. William, b. Dec. 21, ISOS. 

iii. Permelia, b. Nov. o, 1811 ; m. David Beaman of Groton, N. Y. 

iv. Eliza, b. June 2, 1814: m. Oliver Glover of Homer. 

V. Rachel, b. Feb. 5, 1817 ; m. Chauncey Hickock of Truxton, N. Y. 

vi. Stephen, b. June 12, 1S20 ; d. a youtb ; unm. 

257. Daniel Trowbridge (Stepheti^'"^, James'^^^, DanieP^", James^"', 
William^'"', Thomas''-), born January — , 1787, in Preble, N. Y. ?; died December 

25, 1841, in Berkshire, Vt.; married, first, • , ISO-, in Pompey?, N. Y., 

Jane Menzie, a native of Scotland. He married, second, , 1818, in 

St. Armand, Canada, Phebe Olmstead, daughter of Fames and Sarah (Whitlock) 

Olmstead, born , 179-, in ; died November 16, 1846, in St. 


Daniel Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Pompey Hill, N. Y. After 
his second marriage he removed to Berkshire, Vt., where he lived the remainder 
of his life. He was a tailor by trade. He was a well-educated man and was 
considered an excellent violinist. 


By first marriage: 
i. Isabel, b. , 1805?; d. aged 14 in Oneida, N. Y. 

469. ii. John, b. Aug. — , ISOS?. 

470. iii. Harry-, ) twins, 

iv. HARRffiT, fb. Feb. 1, 1810; m. Mar. 4, 1832, George W. Trowbridge (No. 274). i 

471. V. Stephen, b. , 1S12. 


By second marriage: 
vi. Daniel, b. May 6, ISIO ; was a farmer : d. Nov. 15. ISSO, in Sbeldon, Vt. ; 

vii. Orissa Harriet, b. Apr. 24, 1S21 ; m. Oct. IG, 1840, Hazen Tracy of Newport 

Centre, Vt. 

* U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t i born in TuUy, N. Y., and the others in Pompey, N. Y., it is thought. Descendants failed 
to make this register complete. 

t She sent this register. See footnote to No. 469. 


472. viii. Alonzo, b. Jan. 12, 1S23. 

ix. Sarah Isabel, b. Oct. 20, 1S2G ; m. Feb. 9, 1S4S, Tolman Tracy and resides in 

Newport Centre, 
s. LorEjS-zo, b. Feb. 24, 182S ; d. May 5, IS-IS, in Leicester, Mass. ; unm. 

473. xi. Seymouk, b. Jlar. 4, 1829. 

258. Stephen Trowbridge (Siephen^^^, James'^-", DanieV^", James^ 

WilUam^oo, Thomas^), bom , 1795, in Preble, N. Y.?; died 

18 — , in Preble?; married . 

Stephen Trowbridge was a farmer in bis native town, Preble, N. Y. 


Mart, b. , 1S[2-?]. 

Mal^toa, b. , 1S[2-?]. 

William, b. , 18[2-?]. 

Norman, b. , 18[2-?]. 

259. Samuel Trowbridge (Stephen^^^, James^-^, DanieP^°, James^"^, 

William^'"', Thomas'), born , 1798, in Preble, N. Y.?; died , 

IS — , in Noble county, Ind. ; married , 182-, in Preble, N. Y., Bethiah 

Winslow, daughter of Ira and Tryphena (Waterman) Winslow, bom Pebmary 2, 
1802, in Florida, N. Y. ; died , 18--, in Noble county. 

Samuel Trowbridge after his marriage settled as a farmer in his native town. 
In middle life he removed with his wife and sons to Noble county, Ind., where he 
was engaged in farming near the town of Kendallville the remainder of his life. 

children born in PREBLE, N. Y. :* 

i. David Dunning, b. , 182-. 

ii. William Henry, b. , 1S2-. 

iii. George, b. , 182- 

iv. Jerome, b. — ■ , 183- ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted at 

Kendallville, Ind., for three years and was mustered November 22, 1861, as 
a private in Company G, 44th Indiana Infantry, and was discharged for 
disability January 7, 1864. 

v. Addison, b. , 183-. 


260. Eli Trowbridge (.?e//i"i, James'-', DanleP'", James">'\ TFi'/Zwrn"", 

Thomas'), bom , 1786,t in Sheffield, Mass.; died "in the winter" of 

1872 in Solon, Ohio; married, first, , 1817, in Lyons?, N. Y., Deborah 

Dunwell, daughter of Stephen Dunwell, who died October 1, 1865, in Warrens- 
ville, Ohio. He married, second, Mrs. Wealthy Mason. 

Eli Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to New York. He was a 
soldier in tlie War of 1812, and was called out at the time of tlie burning of 
Sodus by the British in June, 1813. He enlisted in Ontario county in Capt. 
Michael Mussleman's company. Colonel Bannister's regiment of New York 
militia, and after an independent company of minutemen was formed in the regi- 
ment he served in Capt. Charles McNeil's company. He served the full period 
of sixty days and was discharged at New York.f He then returned to Ontario 
county, where a few years later he married and settled as a farmer. In 1832 he 
emigrated to Ohio and settled on a farm near Solon, Cuyahoga county, where he 
the remainder of his life. 

* Descendants in Kendallville, Ind., and Fort Wayne. Ind., failed to answer the compiler's 

t U. S. Pension Office Itecords. 




By first marriage:! 
Stephen Dun'well, b. June 15, 181S. 
PnEBE Tennant, b. , 182- ; m., 1st, Wells ; m., 2d, Addison 

Smith; m., 3d, Freeman Western; m., 4th, Kibby ; m., 5th, . 

Cornelia Elvira, b. Feb. 11, 1826 ; m., 1st, James A. Griswold of Warrens- 

ville, Ohio; m., 2d, Robert Galling. 
Samuel Addison, b. , 182- ; m. JIary W^aters. They removed to 

Midland county [Lee's Corners?], Mich., where, "it is thought, they both 

died, leaving a daughter : Marxj. 
Lucretia Zykia, b. , 182-?: m. Argalous Cooper of Hemlock, Mich. 

261. Minor Trowbridge (Seth^''^, James^-^, Daniel^'^'', James^"', William^'"', 
Thomas'"), born July 29, 1787, in Williston, Vt; died ISTovember 6, 1876, in 

Newark, N. Y. ; married, first, , 1808, in Tully, N. Y., Deborah Smith, 

born August 19, 1787, in Tully; died August 15, 1826, in Newark. He married, 
second, October — , 1826, in Cortland, jST. Y., Frances Galusha, daughter of Ben- 
jamin and Mary (Trowbridge (No. 12.3. viii)) Galusha, bom May 23, 1797, in 
Florida, N. Y. ; died October 25, 1881, in Newark. 

Minor Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to New York. He lived 
in Tully until a little over a year after his marriage. On February 4, 1810, he 
left there for that part of Ontario county later set off as Wayne county. He and 
his wife and babe made the journey on an ox-sled. On his arrival in his new 
home he built a log cabin, using for a time blankets in place of doors. He was 
a man of untiring energy, and cleared and fanned two hundred acres, although 
in those days tliere was no machinery for uprooting trees or for sowing or 
harvesting grain. There were no canals or railroads for transportation and the 
nearest market was Albany. He made frequent journeys there in his springless 
lumber wagon. He also visited his brothers in other parts of the state and in 
Ohio in the same conveyance. His farm was three miles from the village of 
Newark, of which he was one of the first settlers and which was in that part 
of the county which became the town of Arcadia. He resided there tlie 
remainder of his life, a period of sixty-six years. 

Mr. Trowbridge was converted to Christ in the year 1812 and immediately 
connected himself with the Methodist Episcopal Church, in which he served for 
many years in various official relations, being a class leader for more than thirty 
years. He was one of the first Methodists formed into a class in the town, and 
one of the original members of the Methodist church in Newark. He was 
identified with this church for sixty-four years, and was zealous in all good 
works. As a citizen, neighbor and Christian he commanded the respect and 
confidence of all who knew him. 


By first marriage: 

475. i. Okrin, b. Oct. 29, 1809. 

476. ii. Seth, b. July 28, 1811. 

477. iii. Seymour, b. May 20, 1813. 

iv. Harriet, b. Apr. 29, 1815 : m. Daniel Cartright of County Line, N. Y. 

V. Lucretia, b. Aug. 15, 1817 ; m. George Probasco of Syracuse, N. Y. 

vi. Deborah, b. Sept. 1. 1S19 ; m. Nov. 8, 1838, Harrison Van Auken of Newark. 

478. vii. Alpheus Smith, b. Sept. 4, 1821. 

viii. Mercy, b. May 25, 1823 ; m. Oct. 25, 1850, John Wesley of Lyons, N. Y. 

ix. Mary, b. Mar. 28, 1825 ; m. Mar. 6, 1847, James I. Lum of Kalamazoo, Mich.§ 

* By children o( No. i. 

t No children by second marriage. 

+ Near Newark Village, town of Arcadia, except No. i. who was born in Tiilly, N. Y. 

§ See No. 1G7, vi. 


By second marriage: 
X. Carolixe, b. June 27, 1827 ; d. May 15, 1S2S. 

xi. Elizabetu, b. Oct. 10, 1S2S; m. Sept. 21, 1S70, William Vosburgh of Newark. 
470. xii. Noble PALiiETEK, b. Sept. 22, 1S30. 

xiii. Ltdia Aktoixette, b. Oct. 21, 1S33 ; m. Oct. 16, 1S66, Avery Martin Phelps 

and resides in Newark, 
sir. Helen Mar, b. .Tan. 19, 1S3S; m. .Jan. 29, 1S57, Edward Chadwick and resides 

in Galesburg, Mich. 
XV. Charlotte, b.. June 1, 1840; m. Sept. 8, 18(33, Eliab Thompson Grant of 


262. John TEOWBRrooE (iSef/t^"^, James''--', DanieP^", James^"', William'^'''', 
Thomas'-), born July 31, 1790, in Williston, Vt.; died November 19, 1885, in 

Morganville, Kan.; married , 1817?, in Preble, IST. Y., Lydia Eussell, 

born , 1800, in Preble ; died , 1862, in Greeley, Iowa. 

John Trowbridge came in childliood witb his parents to New York. He 
settled after his marriage in Preble, N. Y., and engaged in farming. In 1833 he 
followed his elder brother to Solon, Ohio, where he was engaged in farming for 
twenty years. In 1854 he again took up his journey westward, and with some of 
his children made his home near Greeley in Elk township, Delaware county, 
Iowa. After the death of his wife, in 1862, he went to live with his son P. D. 
Trowbridge in Manchester, Iowa, where he lived until late in life. His old age 
was passed in the homes of several of his daughters, and he died at the home of 
his youngest daughter in Morganville, Kan. 

"His life had been the busy, practical life of the comjuon American citizen — a 
life which enters into the warp and woof of our civilization and elevates it. Per 
eighty years he had been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church, cherishing 
an abiding faith in the virtues of the Christian religion. His life will long 
remain in the remembrance of all who knew him, as an incentive to holy living 
and an impetus toward building up a character which shall become a portion of 
the social wealth." 


i. RoxiA, b. , 1818?; m. Henry Johnson of Peninsula. Ohio. 

ii. Pamelia, b. , 18207; m. Horace Merry of Solon, Ohio. 

480. iii. Hiram, b. Sept. 15, 1821. 

iv. Rachel, b. , 1823?; m. John Morse of Solon. 

481. V. Marvin, b. May 2, 1825. 

vi. Marcia, b. . 1827 ; unm. 

482. vii. Henry, b. Oct. 7, 1830. 

483. viii. Philander Dawley, b. Sept. 2, 1832. 

ix. Sarah, b. , 1834 ; m. Benjamin Franklin Lakin and resides in Mor- 
ganville, Kan. 

s. Russell, b. , 183-? ; d. young. 

xi. Hubbard, b. . 1S3-? ; d. young. 

xii. Amajn-da Mal^ina, b. Jan. 2G, 1837 ; m. June 3, 1856, Oliver Hardman Smith 
of Morganville. 

263. James Trowbeidoe (Seth'"^, James''-', Daniel'-'-^, Jamas'-"', WiUiam'-°'', 
Thomas'^), born March 4, 1794, in Florida, N. Y.; died October 16, 1851, in 

Cedar Eapids, Iowa; married, first, , 1816, in Preble, N. Y., Hannah 

Van Camp, daughter of Tunis and Elizabeth (Lagrange) Van Camp, born April 
11, 1798, in Preble; died October 24, 1837, in Preble. He married, second, 
July 24, 1838, in Tully, N. Y.. Nancy Darling, daughter of Daniel and Nancy 
(Edmond) Darling, born October 27, 1821, in Eochester, N. Y. She married, 

second, Bolander of Cedar Eapids, Iowa, and died December 16, 1906, 

in Cheyenne, Wyo. 

• i-viU born in Preble, N. Y. ; ix-xli in Solon, Ohio. 



James Trowbridge soon after his marriage settled in Arcadia, Wajme county, 
N. Y., and about five years later removed to Preble, jST. T. In 1833 he removed 
to the adjoining town of Tully. In the fall of 1846 he emigrated to Wisconsin 
and located on a fai-m on the ijrairie twelve miles east of Beloit. In the follow- 
ing year he started with his family for Iowa, and in February, 1848, he arrived 
at Cedar Rapids, where he died three years later. lie was engaged in farming 
all his life. He was a member of the Presbyterian church. 

By first marriage: 
484. i. MiLO, b. Sept. 21, 1817. 

ii. Elizabeth Cordelia, b. June 28, 1S20; m. JIar. 0, 1842, Charles Henry 

Tattle of Oberlin, Ohio, 
iii. IjUrixda. b. June 1, 1825 ; m. Dec. 20, 184.j, Seymour Comstockt and resides 
in Oberlin. 
48.5. iy. Seth. b. July 1, 1828. 
48(3. y. Alexander Davis, b. May 3, 1835. 

By second marriage: 

vi. James Riley, b. , 1839 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted 

at Merengo, Iowa, Aug. 1, 1862, as a private in Company B, 28th Iowa 
Infantry. He died of measles, Aug. 2, 1863. on the steamer City of Alem- 
l>his. while on his way up the Mississippi from Helena, Ark., to a general 
hospital ; unm. 

vii. Hannah, b. . 184- ; d. , 1892, in Des Moines, Iowa. 

viii. Charles Tdttle, b. , 1843 : was a soldier in the Civil War. He 

enlisted at Merengo, Iowa, Sept. 27, 1861, as a private in Company G. 8th 
Iowa Infantry, and was discharged at the expiration of his term of service. 

He located in business in Des Moines, Iowa, where he d. , 1883. 

486a. ix. William Henrt, b. June 29. 1845. 

X. Luther, b. , 184- ; d. , 1852, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. 

xi. Stephen, b. . 184- ; d. . 185-?, in Oberlin. 

2C4. MiLO Trowbridge (Seth^'^'^, James^-^, DanieP^". James^"^, William^'"', 
Thomas^), bom December 3, 1795, in Florida, N. Y. ; died August 25, 1882, in 
Tully. N. Y. ; married, first, November 15, 1820, in Preble, N. Y., Phebe Cravath, 
daughter of Samuel Cravath, born November 19, 1798, in Preble ; died November 
1, 1838, in Tully. He married, second, April 18. 1839, in Preble, Lucy Holmes 
Cone,:j: daughter of Ichabod and xVnna (Holmes) Cone, born August 16, 1800, in 
Berne, N. Y.; died November 10, 1860, in Tully. He married, third, April 4, 

1861, in Tully, Electa Cone, a sister of his second wife, born 1798, in 

Beme; died May 4, 1873, in Tully. He married, fourth. May 25, 1875. in Tully, 
Sylvia Maria (llodge) Smith, widow of Darius Chapin Smith of Tully and 
daughter of Isaac and Alvah (McDonald) Hodge, bom March 27. 1819. in 
Greenfield, N. Y. ; died March 27, 1894, in Tully. 

Milo Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Tully, N. Y., and was engaged 
in fanning there all his life. He and his wife Phebe were members of the Pres- 
byterian church in Preble, and were actively engaged in religious exercises and 
revival meetings so popular in those times. He was one of the first deacons in 
the church, and held that office for many years. In politics he was an old-time 
Whig, but at a later date a Republican, taking a great interest in the welfare of 
his country. After the busy period of his life was past, he left the farm that he 
had helped to clear up and moved to the village, where he spent his declining 
years among relatives and friends. By strict attention to business, and owing 
to a reputation for integrity, he accumulated his share of worldly effects. 

* i-ii born in Arcadia, N. T. ; iii-iv in Preble, N. Y. ; v-ix in Tully. N. Y. ; x-xi in Cedar 
liapids, Iowa. 

t His sister Almeda m. Stephe 
t A sister of the wife of his I 


"The country was new in southern Onondaga county ; few settlers, and help was 
scarce, and self reliance was necessary for existence. The family had to have a new 
house, and the lumber was got out winters. Milo and his father, Seth, went often with- 
out shoes, and wore cloth or home made coverings, and many times when their feet were 
cold they would sit down in the woods and wrap them in their long tail coats to warm 
them. This experience was not altogether new with Seth. because he had been a Revo- 
lutionary soldier and knew something about hardship. 

"Money being scarce, Milo found employment summers with a Canadian lumber com- 
pany on the St. Lawrence river, rafting logs down the famous rapids. One season, when 
he was about twenty-five years old, for some reason the last raft for that year was 
several days late in making a start. The river was unusually high and most of the men 
refused to ride the logs through the rapids. The company called for men, and finally 
nine were on hand for the undertaking. Milo being a large man, and having had exper- 
ience, was given charge of the float and took his position on the front end with a good 
supply of pike-poles. It was a large raft and only nine men aboard. A large crowd 
came "to see it off. It was let loose, and the current soon had it under way. When it 
was twenty or thirty rods from the shore, Milo saw all his men except one had deserted 
and were swimming for the shore. They were as a rule Canada-French. Only one man 
was now with him. a plucky little Frenchman. The company never expected the raft 
to go through after the men left it, but it did. It was the first time such an amount 
of logs ever went down in charge of two men. and no doubt the last. The ride was very 
exciting and he thought on several occasions the raft was going onto the rocks. For this 
extraordinary duty the company gave him and the Frenchman 37 cents each. This com- 
pany paid him 8 dollars per month."* 


By first marriage: 
i. Paethena, b. Aug. 9, 1822 ; m. Sept. 3, 1842, Garret A.t Hollenbeck of TuUy. 

487. ii. Robert Ceavath, b. Oct. 14, 1823. 

iii. Prosper Bishop, b. May 28, 1825 ; d. Feb. 16, 1840. 

iv. Philura Mamre, b. Feb. 26, 1827; m. Sept. 3, 1847, George Hollenbeck of 
Little York, N. Y. 

488. v. Oren Clinton, b. Aug. 15, 1829. 

489. vi. Minor Stephen, b. Jan. 21, 1832. 

vii. Maey Parhelia, b. Apr. 30, 1835 ; m. .Tan. 26, ia52, Philo G. Miles of Apulia, 
N. Y. 

By second marriage:t 

490. viii. Samuel Cone, b. Apr. 12, 1842. 

265. HiEAM Trowbridge (Setk'"'\ James'^-\ Daniel'^'"', James"-"^, William}'"', 

Thomas^), born , 1799, in Florida, N. T. ; died January 21, 1860, in 

Tully, N. T.; married October 27, 1822, in Preble, Anna Patterson Cone,§ 

daughter of Ichabod and Anna (Holmes) Cone, bom , 1S00,|| in Beme,|| 

N. Y.; died October 11, 1850, in Glen Haven, N. T. 

Hiram Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Preble, N. Y., where he was 
engaged in farming until late in life, when he came to the neighboring village 
of Tully, He was a member of the Presbyterian church. 

children born in PREBLE, N. T. : 

491. i. Lorenzo Dow, b. July 29, 1823. 

ii. Laura Anna, b. Aug. 1, 1826 ; ra., 1st, May 1, 1847, Cicero Fowler of Preble : 
m., 2d, Feb. 11, 1881, Charles H. Ferry of Syracuse, N. Y. 

iii. Esther, b. June 25, 1831; m. Apr. 6, 1849, Jared Cone Williams of East 
Onondaga, N. Y. 

492. iv. Newton, b. July 1, 1832. 

V. LucT Mandaka, b. Nov. 24, 1834: m. Jan. 1, 1851, Miles Burghart Hackett 
and resides in Onondaga Valley, N. Y. 

• Reminiscences of Milo Trowbrldgp, told to his grandson Mr. Charles F. Trowbridge. 

t Initial only. His sister Henrietta married Philetus Trowbridge (No. 280). 

+ No children by third and fourth marriages. 

i A sister of the second and third wives of his brother Milo Trowbridge (No 264). 

il By family record; 1707 in Catskill by "Cone Genealogy." 


266. Stephen TROWBRrocF. (Seth'^''^, James^^'-^, Daniel^''-'', James^"^, William'^'"', 
Thomas^), born August 14, 1S04, in Preble, N. Y. ; died January 5, 1895, in 

Elgin, 111. ; married , 1825, in Preble, Almeda Comstock,* daughter of 

Jason and Pliilura (Cravath) Comstock, Iwrn January 10, 1806, in TuUy, N. T. ; 
died February — , 1864, in Henrietta township, Ohio. 

Stephen Trowbridge soon after his marriage settled in Sparta, Livingston 
county, N. T. lie there built a log house and cleared a farm, and there in later 
years he built a fine house for those times. About 1847 he emigrated with his 
family to Ohio, where he bought a large tract of wild timberland near what is 
now Wakeman, Huron county, about eight miles west of Oberlin. His house was 
reached by a road that led for miles through heavy timber, and he cleared a fine 
large farm where he planted an orchard and raised a large number of live stock 
of various kinds. The latter years of his life were passed at the home of his 
youngest daughter in Elgin, 111. 


i. Helen Amelia, b. , 1S27 : d. aged 18 months. 

493. ii. Barlow, b. Oct. 30, 1829. 

iii. Asenath Amelia, b. Ma.v 21. 1831 : m. , 1852, Granville Hudson 

Sherwood of Oberlin, Ohio. 

494. iv. Gardner Clark, b. Nov. 1, 1835. 

495. V. Stephen, b. May 14, 1839. 

496. vi. Leverett Hull, b. Jan. 10, 1841. 

vii. Charles Finney, b. Oct. 1, 1843; was a soldier in the Civil War. He 
enlisted June 6, 1861, for three years in Company A, 24th Ohio Infantry, 
and was killed in the battle of Shiloh, Apr. 7, 1862 : unm. 

viii. PniLLTiA Comstock. b. Oct. 28, 1846 ; m. Sept. 26, 1872, Judge David Burbon 
Sherwood of Elgin, 111. 

ix. QuiNCY Adams, b. . 1849 ; d. aged 4 months. 

267. Richard Trowbridge (Aaron'^''-, James^-'. DanieP^", James^"^, 
Wt7?M.m"°, Thomas'"), born January 29, 1799, in Windsor, Vt. ; died July 4, 
1850, in Climax Prairie, Mich.; married February 20, 1820, in Alloway?, IST. Y., 
Adaline Wilder, daughter of Erastus Wilder, born June 11, 1805, in Seneca, 
N. Y. ; died December 24, 1851, in Climax Prairie. 

Richard Trowbridge after his marriage settled in Alloway, then a small manu- 
facturing village in the town of Lyons, N. Y. About 1850 he emigrated with 
his family to Kalamazoo county, Mich., where he cleared a farm in Climax 
Prairie and lived the remainder of his life. 

children born IN alloway, n. y. : 

496a. i. Aaron Erastus, b. Jan. 20, 1825. 

ii. Allen, b. Apr. 22, 1827 : d. Jxine 6, 1827. 

iii. Levi, b. June 2. 1828; d. Apr. 19, 1844, in Alloway. 

iv. Seymour, b. July 28, 1830; d. Oct. 25, 1.8.54, in Climax Prairie, Jlich. ; unm. 

V. Lydia, b. Aug. 13, 1834; m. Sept. 26, 1852, Charles Rosbrooke of Augusta, 


vi. Keziah. b. Dec. 1. 1836; m. Apr. 17. 1855. Andrew Young of Augusta, 

vii. Julia Susanna, b. Dec. 7, 1842 ; d. July 2. 1843. 

268. Adonis Trowbridge {John>'^"\ Janies^^^, DanieP''^'', James'^''''', William'^'"'. 
Thomas'^), bom September 14, 1795, in Whitesborough, N. Y.; died December 
21, 1880, in Adams Centre, N. Y. ; married August 21, 1817, in Rodman, N. Y., 
Fanny Taylor, daughter of Gilbert and Clarissa (Gibbs) Taylor, born November 
20, 1800, in Mexico, N. Y.; died May 20, 1882, in Adams Centre. 

4S4 and 485. 


Adonis Trowbridge came in childhood with his father to Adams, JefEerson 
county, N. Y. He was a soldier in the War of 1812. He was enrolled at Eod- 
man, N. T., in Capt. Samuel C. Kennedy's company September 8, 1812, and was 
honorably discharged at Sackett's Harbor after a service of twelve days, nine of 
which were passed at the latter place. He again enlisted, in Capt. Peter 
Yendee's company. Colonel Tuttle's regiment of New York militia, in November, 
1813, in which he served about ten days at Jewettsville, near Sackett's Harbor, 
and then was honorably discharged. He received for his services a land warrant 
of 160 acres, and drew a pension.* 

Mr. Trowbridge in his youth learned the trade of a wool carder and cloth 
dresser, which he followed for a few years. After his marriage he took up farm- 
ing and became an extensive dairy farmer and stock raiser. He settled in 
Adams after his marriage and lived there about twenty years, then moving to 
Pinckney, Lewis county, N. Y., where he lived about ten years. He then, in 1847, 
removed to a farm two miles east of Watertown, N. Y., where he was engaged in 
dairying on a large scale, owning a very large herd of cows. He was thus 
occupied until late in life, when he went to Adams Centre to pass his remaining 


497. i. GiLBEKT, b. July 10, 1818. 

ii. Sarah, b. June 5, 1820; m. Mar. 2.3, 1843, Job Clark Gardner of Pinckney, 

N. y. 

498. iii. John. b. June 28, 1822. 

499. iv. Gould, b. Aug. IG, 1824. 

500. V. DwiGHT, b. June 10. 1828. 

501. vi. Samuel FAmvELi,, b. May 3, 1830. 

vji. Philomela, b. Sept. 13, 1835; m. Sept. 11, 1882, John Constant Woodward 
and resides in Adams Centre, N. Y. 

502. viii. James Farwell, b. June 2(5, 1839. 

503. ix. George Perkins, b. June 25, 1841. 

269. LoRix TROWBRroGE (./o7i,/i"^ James'^-^, DatiieP^", Jaines'^'''''. William'">'>, 
Thomas^), born March 9, 1811, in Eodman, N. Y.; died January 16, 1876, in 
Washington, HI.; married October 7, 18.35, in Solon, Ohio, Martha Hale, 

daughter of John Sparford and Martha ( ) Hale" born April 16, 1811, in 

Berkshire, Mass.; died March 19, 1882, in Washington. 

Lorin Trowbridge in his youth lived with his eldest brother, Adonis, in Adams, 
N. Y. In 1831 he emigrated to Solon, Ohio, where he lived for twenty years. 
In 1851 he removed to Washington, 111., where he resided until his death. He 
was engaged in farming all of his life. 

children :t 
i. Elmina Eliza, b. Sept. 27, 1836; m. Nov. 7. 1860. \VilIiam Payu Johnson of 

Eldorado. Kan. 
ii. John Sparford, b. June 9, 1838 ; d. Mar. 5, 1840. 
iii. Lucinda, } twins, d. Jan. 5, 1842. 

iv. Lorinda, (" b. July 23, 1841 ; d. June 4, 1842. 

504. V. James Lorin, b. Mar. 17, 1843. 

vi. Emily Almira, b. Dec. 23, 1845; m. , 1864. William Haley of Con- 
cord, 111. 

vii. Thankful Victoria, b. Dec. 29, 1847; m. Oct. 31, 1863, Robert Richard 
Bamber and resides in Washington, 111. 

viii. Albert, b. June 10, 1849 ; d. Apr. 10, 1850. 

ix. Ella Lefa. b. Nov. 19, 1850 ; m. Ambeck of San Francisco, Cal. 

505. X. Charles Rilet, b. July 28. 1853. 

xi. Louisa Jane, b. Feb. G, 1855 ; d. July 1, 1859. 

• U. S. Pension Office Records. 

t i-vii born in Adams, N. Y. ; viii-ix in Pinckney, N. Y. 

X i-ix born in Solon, Ohio ; x-xi in Washington, 111. 


270. Orrin Alonzo Trowbridge (John"^, James^-^, Daniel"", James^"^, 
William'^oo, Thomas^), bom October 19, 1819, in Pinckney, N. Y.; died Septem- 
ber 23, 1900, in Adams Centre, N. Y. ; married, first, , 1842, in Pinckney, 

Henrietta Jones, daughter of William and Betsey (Randall) Jones, born 

, 1819, in Berlin, N. Y.; died June 23, 1862, in Adams Centre. He 

married, second, April 24, 1863, in Pinckney, Esther Cornelia (Jones) Stoddard, 
widow of Philo Stoddard of Pinckney and daughter of Zebulon and Abigail 
(Brown) Jones, born June 23, 1834, in Berlin. She resides in Adams Centre. 

Orrin A. Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his father to Adams, N. Y., 
and lived in that town the remainder of his life, engaged in farming. In 1838 
he wa.s a private in Capt. Archibald Webb's company, 55th Regiment of New 
York militia. Col. Abel Redway, and was ordered out at Adams on February 28, 
for the term of twenty-three days, at the time of the threatened invasion from 
Canada and to enforce neutrality laws of the United States during the frontier 
disturbances. He continued in actual service for the term of fourteen days and 
was honorably discharged at French Creek, N. Y., March 16, 1838.* 

Bij first inurriagc: 

506. i. John Riley, b. Feb. 18, 1.844. 

507. ii. William Randall, b. Deo. 26, 1847. 

508. iii. LOKEN Jones, b. JIar. 30, 1840. 

iv. Emma Elizabeth, b. Jlar. 31, 18.52 : d. Apr. 8, 1862. 

509. V. Eli Seeley, b. Aug. 10, 1854. 

510. vi. CiiAHLES .Tames, b. Oct. 26, 1856. 

511. vii. Thomas rniLANDEU, b. Apr. 17, 1859. 

Bi/ second marriage: 

512. viii. Frank, b. Apr. 1. 1864. 

513. ix. Seth Samuel, b. Jan. 9, 1866. 

X. Henrietta, b. July 9, 1868; m. Dec. IS, 1894, Ernest Vincent Steveas and 

resides in Henderson, N. Y. 
xi. Margaret Ann, b. Aug. 6. 1871; m. Feb. 10, 1806, Edward Alva Whitford 

and resides in Rodman, X. Y. 

271. Aaron Seymour Trowbridge {DanieV^*, James^-^, Daniel"", James^"^, 
William^"", Thomas^), born September 1, 1800, in Tully, N. Y.; died February 

29, 1864, in Erie, Pa.; man-ied, first, , 1820, in Ithaca?, N. Y., Achsa 

Phiimey, daughter of Joseph and Rachel ( ), Phinney, born , 

1795, in Coopersto-wn ?, ISF. Y. ; died September — , 1840, in Richfield Springs, 
N. Y. He married, third.t October 5, 1845, in Guilford, N. Y., Zilpha Irene 
Wlieaton, daughter of Silas and Esther (Balcom) Wheaton, born August 21, 
1823, in Masonville, N. Y. She married, second, February 28, 1866, Nelson 
Bixby of Laingsburgh, Mich., where she resides. 

Aaron S. Trowbridge before he was twelve years old enlisted in the War of 
1812. He volunteered in the fall of 1812 as a substitute for one month for L. 
Grey of Jamesville, N. Y., and was mustered into service at Manlius, Onondaga 
county, in Capt. Charles B. Bristol's company, 176tli Regiment of New York 
militia, a rifle company commanded by Colonel Clark. His company was in the 
battalion cnunuanded by Col. Solomon Van Rensselaer and went to Oswego and 
then tci Li-wi^liiii. Xliigara county. Aaron Trowbridge was with his company at 
this place ^111. 1 piiiiiripated with it in the battle of Queenston. He was honorably 
discharged with his company November 25, 1812.* 

After his marriage he was engaged in farming in Canandaigua and later at 
Schuyler's Lake, near Richfield Springs, N. Y. Soon after his second marriage 


lie emigrated to Shiawassee county, Midi., where his younger brother Daniel 
had also gone, and settled near Laingsburgh. He lived there about ten years, 
engaged in tanning and later in harness-making. In 1855 he removed to 
Harford, Susquehanna county, Pa., and died a few years later in Erie. He was 
a member of the Baptist church. 


By first marriage: 

514. i. MiLO Daniel, b. Kov. 7, 1822. 

ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 1, 1821 ; d. aged 2 years in JNIonticello, N. Y. 


By third marriage:* 
iii. Franklin Asbury, b. Aug. 1, 1846 ; d. June 25, 1848. 
iv. George Seymottk, b. Mar. 15, 1848; d. Sept. 15, 1848. 
V. George Franklin, b. Sept. 1, 1849 ; d. Sept. 25, 1852. 
vi. Aaron Delos, b. Mar. IG, 1852 ; is a harness maker in Howell, Mieh.t 
vii. Benjamin Adelbebt, b. May 20, 1856; d. Sept. 3, 1859. 

viii. Carrie Estelle, b. Feb. 28, 18(52 ; m. Oct. 24, 1883, James Andrew Briggs and 
resides in Laingsburgh. 

272. Daniel Trowbridge (Daniel^'^*, James^"', DanieP^", James^"^, William^'"', 

Thomas'-), born , 1802, in Tully, N. Y.; died March 8, 1867, in Owosso, 

Mich. ; married, first, . He married, second, Susan Althous. 

Daniel Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. He lived in Tully and 
Kipley, N. Y., until a few years after his second marriage and then emigrated 
to Shiawassee county, Mich., and settled on a farm about two miles from Owosso, 
where he lived the rest of his life. 

children born in tully, n. y. : 
By first marriage: 
i. Sarah, b. . 1823; d. , 1833. 

515. ii. James Thomas, b. Aug. 5, 1825. 

iii. Margaret, b. , 1827?; m. John Kendall of , Wis. 

iv. Maryette, b. Dec. 19, 1828 ; m. Apr. 22, 1846, Corydon Hitchcock of James- 
town, N. Y. 

V. Catharine, b. , 183- ; m. Isaac Greeiiman of Owosso, Mich. 

vi. Ellen, b. , 183- ; d. Feb. 19, 1872. 

children born in owosso, MICH. :% 

By second marriage: 

516. vii. Aaron, b. , 184-. 

517. viii. Austin, b. , 184-. 

ix. Saeah Malona, b. Mar. 12, 1852; ni. Feb. 23, 1869, Peter Moody and resides 
in Morrice, Mich. 

X. Caroline, b. , 185-?; m. (twice). 

xi. George, b. . 186-?; d. Mar. 1, 1866. 

xii. Leonard, b. JIar. 3, 1865 ; removed about 1883 to , Cal. 

273. Rev. John Trowbridge (Daniel^'^*, James^-'^. Daniel^''', James^"^, 

William^o", Thomas^), bom , 1809, in Tully, N. Y.; died , 1846, 

in Alleghany.§ N, Y. ; married, first, Eliza .|[ 

John Trowbridge is said to have been a carpenter by trade in his early youth. 
He became a minister of the Baptist or Methodist Church, and is said to have 
lived in Darien, North Parma, Delphi and Randolph, N. Y.. and in Corry, Erie 
county. Pa. 

• No child by second marriage. 

t Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t Except, perhaps, vii-viil, who may have been born in Ripley, X. Y. 

§ Or Randolph? 

II He married a second and third time, it Is said. 



Btj first marriage: 

i. Nelson, b. , 183- 

ii. William Henry, b. , 1S3-. 

iii. Eliza Jane, b. • , 1S4-. 


274. George "Wasiid,"gton Trowbridge (DanieP'^^, James^-\ DanieP^", 
James'^°'-', William'^'"', Thomas^), bom June 15, 1S12, in Tully. N". Y. ; died May 
22, 1872, in Port Hope, Ontario, Canada; married March 4, 1832, in Preble, 
N. Y., Harriet Trowbridge (No. 257, iv), daughter of Daniel and Jane (Menzie) 
Trowbridge, born February 1, 1810, in Pompey Hill, N. Y. ; died April 5, 1899, 
in Syracuse, N. Y. 

George W. Trowbridge was a millwright by trade. He lived in Morganville, 
Ripley and Preble, N. Y., and in Port Hope, Ontario. 

i. Mary Ann, b. Apr. 1, 183-1 ; m. Charles Johnson of Preble, 
ii. A child, b. Nov. 1, 1837 ; d. Nov. 3. 1837. 

iii. Eleanor Melissa, b. Sept. 13, 1841; m., 1st, , 1819. Jav Bates of 

Groton, N. Y. : m., 2d, . 1869, Milton Sherwood of Syracuse, N. Y. 

518. iv. George Duane Baker, b. Apr. 29, 1814. 

v. Jennie Menzie, b. Oct. 1.5, 1848: m., 1st. George Poiser of Syracuse; m., 
2d, Irving Combs of Syracuse ; m.. 3d, Capt. Edward Napier of St. Joseph, 

519. vi. Frank Clark, b. June 15, 1851. 

275. WiLLUJi Elecut Trowbridge {AsaheP'^'^, William^-^, DanieP^", James^"^, 
William'-'"', Tlwmas'-), bom March 19, 1809, in LaFayette, N. Y.; died April 
11, 1888, in Decatur, Mich.; married March 20, 1834, in LaFayette, Catharine 
Louisa Hoyt, daughter of Isaac and Mary (Weed) Hoyt, bom January 21, 1816, 
in LaFayette. She resides in Decatur. 

William E. Trowbridge after his marriage settled on a farm in Wheatfield, 
near Tonawanda, N. Y., where he lived about seven years. He then lived in 
Lewiston and Lockport until 1849, when he emigrated to Kalamazoo, Mich. In 
1855 he moved to Decatur, Mich., where he resided until his death, with the 
exception of a short time spent in Grand Eapids, Mich., and [N'orth Baltimore, 

Mr. Trowbridge in his early life was a farmer, but in his latter years and up 
to his death he was chiefly engaged in the grocery business. Through all his life 
he maintained a character for integrity and benevolence. He was a life-long 
Christian, and for the period of seventy years a steadfast member of the 
Presbyterian Church and for nearly half a century a ruling elder. 


i. Mary Ann Eliza, b. .Ian. 17, 1836; m. Jan. 24, 1856, William Henry Near- 
pass and resides in San Diego, Cal. 

ii. Caroline Amanda, b. May 10, 1838; m. June 11, 1857, Carlton Wheeler of 
Decatur, Mich. 

iii. Fannie Cordelia, b. Apr. 29. 1842; d. Nov. 10, 1847. 

iv. Emma Louise, b. Mar. 20, 1844; m. Aug. 19, 1862, William Henry White of 

v. Elizabeth .Tane, b. Jan. 15, 1849 : d. Dec. 9, 1854. 

vi. Fannie La villa, b. Sept. 18, 1851 ; m. Jan. 1, 1877, Lewis Gilbert Stewart 
and resides in Decatur. 

vii. Ida May. b. Nov. 23, 1854; resides with her mother; unm. 

• A daughter, it is said, married D. E. Seaver and resides in Olean, N. Y. She failed to 
answer the compiler's letters. 

t i born in Morganville. N. Y. ; ii in Riplev, N. Y. : iii-vi in Prehle. N. Y. 

t 1-ii born in WheatfleKJ. N. Y. : iii in Lewiston. N. Y. : Iv-v in Lockport. N. Y. ; vi-vil in 
Kalamazoo, Mich. 


276. Philander Trowbridge (Asahel'^'^'^, William'^"^, Daniel^^", James^'*', 
William'^'''', Thomas^), bom September 27, 1815, in LaFayette, N. Y. ; died 
November 4, 1900, in Decatur, Mich. ; married December 8, 1842, in Jamesville, 
N. Y., Rebecca Anderson Hadley, daughter of Jacob and Sabra (Northrup) 
Hadley, bom September 19, 1817, in Jamesville; died January 4, 1898, in 

Philander Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. He settled after 
his marriage in his native town, where he lived until 1848, moving in that year 
to Tully. N. Y. About 1852 he followed his elder brother to Decatur, Mich., 
where he resided the remainder of his life. 

i. Sabra Amanda, b. JIar. 10, 1844 : d. Apr. 14, 1844. 

520. ii. Edward Hadley, b. .Ian. 19, 1840. 

iii. Caroline Sabra, b. Sept. 1, 1847 : m. Dec. 31, 1867, Lewis Davis Roberts and 
resides in Decatur, Mich. 

521. iv. Theodore, b. June 23, 1849. 

522. v. Harvey, b. Oct. 17, 1851. 

277. Lyman Trowbridge {AsalieP^^, William^"^, Daniel^^", James^"^, 
William''-'"', Thomas''-), born December 3, 1822, in Pike, N. Y. ; resides in 
Defiance, Ohio; married January 30, 1845, in Cambria, N. Y., Olive Gushing, 
daughter of Charles and Hannah (Morris) Cushing, born July 21, 1822, in 
Truxton, N. Y. ; died May 29, 1884, in Napoleon, Ohio. 

Lyman Trowbridge attended the country school in his native town and after 
his father's removal to Niagara county he attended the academy at Lewiston for 
six months. He then returned to his father's farm. In 1848 he left the farm 
and moved to Lockport and, with his brother D. N. Trowbridge, purchased an 
interest in a shingle mill. In 1852 they engaged in the manufacture of staves at 
the same place. In 1861 he was elected to the city council in Lockport. He 
also joined the lodge of the, I. O. O. F. in that city. 

In 1863 he removed with his family to Toledo, Ohio, and continued in tlie 
stave business. In 1864 their brother Mortimer became a partner, from which 
date the firm was known as Trowbridge Brothers. In 1867 another mill was 
built by them at Napoleon, Ohio, and Mr. Trowbridge removed there. In 1869 
he was elected a councilman of that city and was later elected for several years 
school director. He was a member and elder of the Presbyterian church in 
Napoleon. In 1896 he removed to Defiance, Ohio, where he at present resides. 
He has retired from active business and is occupied with the care of his property, 
which is mostly invested in farms. 


i. Elma, b. Jan. 22, 18.56 ; d. Feb. 27, 1857. 

ii. Cora. b. Dec. 3,. 1859 ; m. Jan. 26, 1881, Maximus Eugene Loose and resides 
in Napoleon, Ohio. 

278. Demetrius Nash Trowbridge (Asahel'^'''^, 'William'^'-^, Danicl'-''^'', James'^'"', 
William'-'"', Tliomas'-), bom July 2, 1825, in Pike, N. Y. ; resides in Toledo, 
Ohio ; married April 30, 1849, in Youngstown, N. .Y., Dorothy Ann Moag, 
daughter of Samuel and Dorothy (Mack) Moag, born May 1, 1826, in county 
Down, Ireland. 

Demetrius N. Trowbridge, on account of the poor health of his father, 
remained on the farm assisting his parents until his twenty-first year. In the 
fall of 1848, in connection with his brother Lyman, he purchased an interest 

• i-iii born in LaFayette, N. Y. ; iv-v in Tully, N. T. 

/<J^^v (y-f^-o-u-^u-'p-'v^^ 


in a shingle mill at Lockport, N. Y., in which business he was engaged until 1852. 
At the latter date be began with the same brother the manufacture of staves at 
the same place, which was continued until 1863, when they came to Toledo, 
Ohio, and continued the same business. Another brother, Mortimer, became a 
partner in 1864, from which date the firm was known as Trowbridge Brothers. 
Another mill was built by them at Napoleon. Ohio, in 1S67. In 1874 he bought 
out his brothers' interest in the Toledo mill and sold tiiem his interest in the 
Napoleon mill. 

Mr. Trowbridge then took his son as a partner, and from that time until 1880 
the business was conducted under the firm name of D. N. Trowbridge & Son. 
In 1878 the miU was removed to Le Moyne, twelve miles from Toledo. In 1880 
the son formed a partnership with Joseph M. Spencer, the firm name becoming 
Trowbridge & Spencer. Mr. Trowbridge continued the business at Le Moyne 
imtil 1885, when he removed to Dunbridge, fourteen miles from Toledo, where 
he has established a stave and heading mill, sawmill, and hoop mill. In 1883 he 
built an additional mill at Luekey and in 1884 purchased a mill at Defiance. In 
the former his brother Mortimer was partner for a short time, but at the present 
time his son-in-law Mr. N. B. Eddy is a partner in both concerns under the firm 
name of Trowbridge & Eddy. Mr. Trowbridge is at the present time one of the 
largest stave maniifacturers in that section, furnishing at his three mills employ- 
ment to 150 men. The general business office is located on Summit street, 

Politically Mr. Trowbridge has always been guided by his convictions of right, 
and no man is stronger in his allegiance to his convictions of duty and tlie 
course his conscience approves. A measure or principle he believes to be founded 
in tlie right would receive his support regardless of what other men might do. 
Moral courage has never been lacking in him to desert any party whom he 
believed in the wrong. He cast his first vote as a Democrat, but when the Free 
Soil party came into existence he attached himself to that organization, a step 
which brought upon him the ridicule and almost personal persecution of his 
former party friends. 

Upon the formation of the Republican party he joined that organization and 
remained with it until 1872, when the question of the legal suppression of the 
liquor traffic became a prominent issue. This cause appealed to him as one of 
the objects most desired for the well-being of society. Accordingly he joined the 
ranks of the Prohibition party, and from that day to this has been one of its 
most active members in his section of the country. He has ever been ready at 
whatever sacrifice of time and money to aid in promulgating and instilling in 
the minds of the people the aims and purposes of a cause he firmly believes will 
yet be crowned with success. 

The firm position taken by Mr. Trowbridge on this question in the early 
organization of the Prohibition party made him at the time one of the very few 
advocates of the cause in Toledo; but the idea which was then ridiculed and 
denounced he since has had the satisfaction of seeing develop into one of the 
most conunanding questions before the people of this country. While men may 
differ with Mr. Trowbridge on questions of expediency and methods of carrying 
out desired reforms, still, it is not too much to say that no man who knows him 
ever questioned the honesty and sincerity of his motives in any position he 
assumes, either of a political, social, or moral nature. The rare quality of 
moral courage is the strongest element in his character and this naturally 
enlists the confidence, respect and esteem of all good men. 

In all that pertains to religious affairs, Mr. Trowbridge has always been a 
zealous worker. Ever since he came to Toledo he has been a member of the 
First Congregational Church, in which for over twenty years he has been a 
prominent office bearer, and he is still serving as a deacon. For over thirty years 


he has been superintendent of the Allen Street Mission, where his unremitting 
labors have materially assisted in the building up of that worthy institution. 
Every deserving work of charity in Toledo finds in him an earnest, liberal 
supporter, while on all questions affecting the public prosperity he ever evinces 
the spirit which should actuate a progressive citizen and wellwisher of the 
public good.* 


i. Helen Augusta, b. Mar. 2, ISiiO ; m. Dec. 6, 1870, Nicholas Bennett Eddy 
and resides in Toledo, O. 

523. ii. Frank Edgar, b. Nov. 10, 1852. 

iii. Elnora Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1857 ; resides with her parents ; unm. 

iv. Maky Etta, b. May 3, 1860 ; m. Dec. 6, 1887, Jacob Cotner of Detroit. Mich. 

279. Mortimer Asahel Trowbridge (Asahel^'^^, William'^-^, Daniel^^'', 
James^°'^, ^Villiam^"^, Thomas^), born January 18, 1834, in Pike, N. Y. ; resides 
in Saginaw, Mich. ; married December 28, 1858, in Tully, IST. Y., Lovina Carr, 
daughter of Jamin and Lana (Van Etta) Carr, born January 22, 1839, in Tully. 

Mortimer A. Trowbridge entered the employ of his elder brothers in Lockport, 
N. Y. He removed with them to Ohio, and in 1864 was admitted a partner in 
the business, the manufacture of staves, the firm then becoming Trowbridge 
Brothers. In 1874 he sold to his brother D. N. Trowbridge his interest in the 
Toledo mill, and with his brother Lyman continued in business at their Napoleon 
mill. This brother retired, and Mr. Trowbridge moved his business to Saginaw, 
Mich., where he is still actively engaged in the same linp of manufacturing. He 
united vnth the Presbyterian Church in 1868 and was made a Mason in 1874. 


i. Alta May, b. July 14, 1861 ; m. Aug. 31, 1892, Hamilton Watson and resides 

in Saginaw, Mich, 
ii. Bertha Abby, b. Feb. 28, 1864 ; m. Mar. 31, 1891, Harry Lyman Cliandler and 

resides in Saginaw. 
iii. Melva Anna, b. Mar. 17, 1876 ; resides with her parents ; unm. 

280. Philetus Trowbridge {WilliamP-^\ \Yilliam'^^^, DanieP^", James^"^, 

William^'"', Thomas''), bom , 1816, in Tully, N. Y.; died October 9. 

1872, in Tully; married January 11, 1854, in Tully, Henrietta^ Hollenbeck, 
who died September 5, 1872, in Tully. 

Philetus Trowbridge was engagetl in farming all his life in his native town, 
Tully, N. Y. 


281. TiiEROx Trowbridge (William''^', WilZmm^-", Daniel^''''. James'^'''-', 
William^'"', Thomas^), born March 1, 1818, in Tully, N. Y.; died Februaiy 19, 
1881, in Plainwell, Mich. ; married February 20, 1845. in Tully, Mary Elizabeth 
French, § daughter of Ephraim and Marana (Parmalee) French, born August 
27. 1829, in Otisco, N. Y. ; died July 8, 1904, in Topeka, Kan. 

Theron Trowbridge was engaged in farming in Tully, N. Y., his native place, 
until about 1858, when he removed to a farm in Plainwell, ]!ilich., where he 
resided the i-emainder of his life. 

children born in tully. n. y. : 
i. George Frankun, b. Nov. 23, 1845 : d. Apr. 2, 1848. 

524. ii. William Bubdick, b. June 23, 1847. 

• "History of Lucas county, Ohio." 

t i-ii horn in Lockport, N. Y. ; ill in Perrysburg, Ohio. 
% "Hannah." A sister of the husband of No. 264, i. 
§ A sister of the wife of his brother No. 28.1. 


iii. Fkancelia, b. Mar. 19, ISoO ; m. Jlay li4, ISOS. Samuel Byron Way and 

resides in Palmyra, N. J. 
iv. Frank Seysiour, b. July 14, 1854 ; d. JIar. 8, 1855. 
V. Edwin, ) twins. d. July 21, 1858. 

525. vi. Irving, \ h. Got. 2, 185G ; 

282. Seymour Trowbuidge (William^'^', William^-^, Baniel^^", James'^°', 
William'^o", Thomas^), bom May 11, 1819, in Tully, N. Y.; died March 12, 1855, 
in Dundee, Mich.; married December 20, 1846, in Milwaukee, Wis., Julia Bissell, 
daughter of John Miner and Louisa (Smith) Bissell, born January 2, 1824, in 
Marcellus, N. Y. She resides in Dundee. 

Seymour Trowbridge was a painter by trade and was also engaged in farming. 
He emigrated to Wisconsin in early manhood, and settled after his marriage 
in Clinton in that state. In 1851 he removed to Michigan and lived in London 
for about four years, removing to Dundee not long before his death. 

52G. i. Alonzo Smith, b. Jan. 27, 1850. 

ii. Adelbert Theron, b. JIar. 22, 1852; resides in Dundee, Mich.t 
iii. Setmoueette, b. Oct. 27, 1856 : m., 1st, Mar. 18, 1872, Dewitt Gage Rathbun 
of Dundee; m., 2d, Sept. 15, 1878, Robert George Walker and resides in 
Muskegon, Jlich. 

283. Martin Luther Trowbridge (IVt/h'am'"', William'^-^, DanieP'^''. 
James^'>^, William^'"', Thomas^), bom April 5. 1826. in Tully, ^ST. Y.; died May 
11, 1898, in Syracuse, N. Y.; married February 20, 1858, in Tully?, Martha 
Lucretia French,:}: daughter of Ephraim and Marana (Parmalee) French. She 
resides in Syracuse. 

Martin L. Trowbridge is said to have been the proprietor of a hotel. 

children : 
i. Lucretia, b. Sept. 9, 1859. 
ii. Mart, b. Oct. 10, 1861. 

284. Isaac Trowbridge (lialph^'^'' , Ralph^-^. Caleb^^^, James'^''^, WiUia7n^''°, 

Thomas^), born , 1802, in Olive, N. Y.; died November — , 1866, in 

Olive; married , 183-?, in Olive?, Elizabeth Longdyke.§' 

Isaac Trowbridge was a farmer aU his life in his native town. 

children born in oli\'e, n. y. :11 

i. John Peter, b. , 183-.** 

ii. Mart Jant:, b. about 1840; m. Gilbert Van De Mark and resides in Olive. 

iii. Lucas, b. , 184- ; "of Marbletown, N. T.," in 1886. 

527. iv. Isaac Longdtke, b. , 184r-. 

V. Eliza Anna, b. . 184- ; m. Bogart and resides in Marbletown. 

vi. Jacob E[ljiendorf?], b. , 1850; d. Mar. 23, 1876, in Marbletown: 

285. Simeon Trowbridge (Ralph^^^, Ralph^-^, Caleh'^'-'; James^"^. William''°'', 
Thomas^), born February 10, 1812, in Olive, N. Y.; died January 5, 1885, in 
Stone Ridge, N. Y. ; married , 1840. in Marbletown, N. Y., Mary Smith, 

• i born in Clinton, Wis. ; il in London. Mich. ; iii in Dundee, Mich. 

t Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t A sister ot the wife of his brother No. 281. She failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

§ She survived him. but died before Mar., 1S76. 

II Known from their father's will, on file at Kingston, N. Y. None of the family answered 
the compiler's letters. 

»• A "Peter Trowbridge" is reported as a private in Company B. 1st New York ("Lincoln") 
Cavalry and as a prisoner on Nov. 1, 1861. \V. S. Government Report] 

No. 1 was "ot Newburgh, N. Y.." in 1S67, and "ot New York City" in 1876. He d. there 
June 5, 1878, leaving a widow Margaret and children: Frcdericl; and Frank (Mail;f). 


daughter of Isaac ami (Conner) Smith, born March 20, 1819, in 

Kripple Bush, N. Y. ; died April 9, 1889, in Kripple Bush. 

Simeon Trowbridge was a farmer in his native town all his life. 


528. i. Luther, b. Jlar. 17. 1813. 

ii. Simeon, b. , 184- ; d. in Marbletown. N. T.* 

iii. Alonzo. b. . 1S1-; reside.s in Marbletown (The Vl.v).* 

iv. Melissa, b. . IS.j- ; m. Lewis Van De Marli and resides in The Vly.* 

V. Ellen, b. , IS.o- : m. Lewis Palen and resides in Olive Bridge, N. T.* 

286. Joseph Trowbridge (Ralph'^'"', Ralphs-", Caleb'^'-'^, James^"^, William}'"'. 

Thomas^), born , 1815, in Olive, N. Y. ; died November 9, 1883, in 

Marbletown, N. Y. ; married , 183-, in Olive?, Lydia . 

Joseph Trowbridge was a farmer all his life in his native town. 


i. William Henry, b. , 183- 

ii. John. b. . 1S3-. 

iii. Elisha, b. . 181- 

iv. JosiAH, b. , 1S4-. 

V. Freeman, b. , 1S1-. 

vi. Mart Ann. b. . 184- ; m. Wynkoop of Marbletown. X. Y. 

vii. Sarah C, b. . 184-. 

viii. Louisa, b. , 185- ; m. H. DeWitt Lyons of Olive. 

287. HiHAM Trowbridge (Ralph^^\ Ralph-'-\ Caleh^^\ James^''^ William^<">, 
Thomas''-), born November 6, 1818, in Olive, N. Y. ; died April 22, 1898, in 
Marshalltown, Iowa ; married August 26, 1841, in Olive, Maria Avery, daughter 
of Samuel and Sally (Batey?) Avery, bom aSTovember 30, 1821, in Sampsonville. 
N. Y. ; died December 13, 1900, in Toddville. Iowa. 

Hiram Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native town and lived there until 
1856. In the spring of that year he emigrated to Illinois and settled on a farm 
near Freeport. About two years later he removed to Cedar Eapids, Iowa, where 
he made his home for many years. 

He was a soldier in the Civil War and enlisted September 27, 1862, as a 
private in Company A, 37th Iowa Infantry, known as the "Graybeard Volun- 
teers." He was not in active service, but served as a guard. The last few years 
of his life were passed at the National Soldiers' Home in Marshalltown. Iowa. 

children :J 
i. Saeah Ellen, b. July 23, 1842; m. Jan. 4. lSiJ4. Rev. Isaac Bliss and resides 

in Pepperwood. Cal. 
ii. Johanna, b. Dec. 13. 1843; d. Mar. 7. 1863. in Cedar Rapids, Iowa: unm. 
iii. Loena. b. Sept. 1. 1845; m. Jasper Usher and resides in Toddville, Iowa.* 

iv. Louisa, b. Jan. 29. 1848; d. . 18.50. 

V. Adelia. b. Jan. ]9. 1850; m. Richard Coleman and resides in Cedar Rapids.* 

vi. Simon, b. Jan. 20, 1852 ; d. . 1856. 

vii. Jacob Benjamin, b. Mar. 15, 1855 ; d. . 1857. 

528a. viii. Alonzo. b. Sept. 3. 1856. 

is. Christianna. b. Jan. 24. 18.58; la. James Pollock and re.sides in Cedar 


287a. John Trowbridge (Elislw'''"', Caleh^-\ Caleh^^''. James"'\ William^'"'. 
Thomas^), bom May 13, 1805. in Ulysses, N. Y.; died in the fall of 1891, in 
TTlysses; married , 1832, in Ulysses, Sui-vila Williams. 

• Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

t Dc>caclo of birth estimated from Ulster Coun 
Several reside in Olive. Olive Bridge and The Vl.v. 

} i-vii born in Olive, N. Y. : viii-ix in Frpepnrt. 


John Trowbridge settled in his native town and lived near the village of 
Waterbiirgh. He was a lumbennan, and was a power mentally and physically in 
his community. He was always a Democrat in polities, and was liberal-minded 
and progressive. 


529. i. EuwAKD Alexander, b. Aug. 3, 1S35. 

2SS. Caleb Trowbridge (Elisha^'°, CaleV"'. Caleh^^^, James''°"\ ]yiUiam^'">, 
Thomas'^), born November 5, 1808, in "Ulysses, N. Y. ; died March — , 1890, in 

Ivnoxville, Pa. ; married , 1842, in Clyiner, Pa., Ann Eliza Losey, 

daughter of Samuel Munn and Olivia (Phoenix) Lossy, born May 8, 1821, in 
Pike Mills, Potter county, Pa. ; died , 185-, in Clymer. 

Caleb Trowbridge followed his uncle Watson from Tompkins county, N. Y., to 
Clymer, near Mixtown, Tioga county, Pa. He took up a claim of 2-tO acres in 
one place and owned several other pieces of land. He was an expert fiddler, and 
it is said that he cleared his farm by money earned from his violin. He was one 
of the earliest settlers in that section and underwent many hardships. He was a 
noted hunter and killed nearly one hundred wolves near his own door, besides 
many deer and bear, which were also very numerous near his farm. He accumu- 
lated quite a fortune during the Civil War, being engaged in loaning money, 
farming and selling stock. 


i. Elisha, b. . 184- ; d. in childhood. 

ii. Titus, b. , 184- : d. in childhood. 

530. iii. John Caleb, b. Apr. 14, 1847. 

531. iv. Samuel Dow, b. , 1850. 

V. William, b. , 185- ; d. in infancy, with bis mother. 

289. Huron Trowbridge (Elisha^'", Caleh^-', C'aleh'^^^, James^"^-, }YilUam^'>°, 
Thomas^), born July 12, 1812, in Ulysses, N. Y. ; died February 26, 189(5, in 
Waterburgh, N. Y.; married October 25, 1838, in Waterburgh, Jane Wyckoff. 
daughter of Peter and Elizabeth (Smith) Wyckoff, born August 19, 1818, in 
Jacksonville, N. Y. She resides in Waterburgh. 

Huron Trowbridge settled in the village of Waterburgh in his native town- 
ship, Ulysses, N. Y., and lived there all his life. He was a successful fanner. 

children born in waterburgh, n. y. : 

i. Martha ELiz.iBETH, b. Dec. 1, 1840; m. Jan. 20, 1870, Albert Florentine 

Mosher and resides in Trumansbnrgh, N. Y. 
ii. Ievin a., b. Apr. 22, 1848 ; is a farmer in Waterburgh.* 

290. Michigan Trow^beidge (Elislia^'°, Caleh^-'', Caleh^", James^"^, 
WilUam^'>'>, Thomas'^), born March 17, 1820, in Ulysses, N. Y. ; died November 
10, 1880, in Meadville, Pa. ; married December 21, 1S53, in j\Ieadville, Amanda 
Dunn, daughter of William and Sarah (Thompson) Dunn, born June 19, 1S33, 
in Sheaidojwille, Pa. She resides in Meadville. 

Michigan Trowbridge settled in Meadville, Pa., where lie was engaged in tlie 
wholesale and retail oyster business. 


1. Frank Leslie, b. Oct. 19, 1855 ; is a painter in Meadville ; unm. 
ii. George Washington, b. May 25, 1858: \\as a clerk for his father; d. Feb. 
26, 1884, in Meadville ; unm. 

iled to answer the compile 


iii. Henrietta, b. Oct. 5, 1S61 ; m. Feb. IT, 1889, Charles Francis Bieder and 

resides in Brooklyn, N. Y. 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 19, 18C3 ; m. Jan. 7, 1S80, Horace Edwin Lane and 

resides in Meadville. 

532. V. William Sherman, b. Feb. 7, 1865. 

291. William Edgar Trowbridge (Elisha'^''', Caleb^'^'', CaleV'^'^, James^"^, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), bom February 13, 1823, in Ulysses, N. Y.; died December 
25, 1887, in Ulysses; married June 1, 1848, in Covert, N. T., Susan Gonong, 
daughter of Riley Gonong, born July 22, 1828, in Covert; died February 7, 
1899, in Ulysses. 

William E. Trowbridge inherited the old homestead of his father in Ulysses, 
]Sr. T., near the village of Perry City. He lived there all his life and was 
engaged in farming. 

children born in ULYSSES, N. Y. :* 

i. Mart, b. July 16, 1853; m., 1st, Jlar. 19, 1874, Charles Boyle of Ulysses; m., 
2d, May 7, 1895, James Leroy Easling and resides in Trumansburgh, N. Y. 

ii. Ellen, b. July 8, 1801 ; m., 1st, Dec. 18, 1884, Ogden C. Smith of Trumans- 
burgh ; m., 2d, Dec. 27, 1899, J. A. Longfellow and resides in Ridgeley, Md. 

iii. Jennie, b. May 16, 1864 ; m. Nov. 11, 1886, Peter J. Hausner and resides in 
South Apalachin, N. Y. 

iv. Charles Fremont, b. July 4, 1867 ; is a farmer in his native place ; unm. 

533. v. Frank, b. Mar. 22, 1869. 

292. David Trowbridge (EKsha^'°. CaleV-'. Caleh'^'^'-, James^"'', WiUiam^'>'>, 
Thomas^), born October 24, 1829, in Ulysses, N. Y.; died October 29, 1882, in 
Waterburgh, N. Y. ; married May 13, 1854, in Ulysses, Joanna Doyle, daughter 
of Owen and Mary (Donahue) Doyle, bom March 23, 1834, in county Wexford, 
Ireland ; died October 15, 1884, in Saugatuck, Mich. 

David Trowbridge is said to have received the best education of his father's 
children, and he taught in the district school for some years. He had a good 
reputation as a mathematician and was gifted as an astronomer, and was 
generally studiously inclined. He learned the trade of a wagon-maker and settled 
after his marriage in his native town, living there about five years, then 
removing to the neighboring town of Hector in Schuyler county. He later 
returned to his native town, where he lived for the remainder of his life in the 
village of Waterburgh. 

children :t 

534. i. Edward Gilbert, b. Feb. 7. 1855. 

535. ii. Elisha Owen, b. Jan. 9. 1859. 

536. iii. Daniel Ellsworth, b. Oct. 22, 1863. 

292a. Levi Headly Trowbridge (Elisha"", CaleW, Calel''^'^, James^"^, 
William^'"', Thomas^), born December 30, 1832, in Ulysses, N. Y,; died June 9, 
1SS9, in Cortland, N. Y. ; married October 29, 1857, in Trumansburgh, N. Y., 
Harriette Ann Langdon, daughter of John and Ann (De Lano) Langdon, born 
July 25, 1838, in Seneca Falls, IST. Y. She resides in Middleville, Mich. 

L. Headly Trowbridge was a contractor and builder. He was in business in 
Seneca Falls, N. Y., for the five years succeeding his marriage. He went South 
during the Civil War in the employ of the government, but he became very ill 
and was brought home. He never fully regained his health. He returned to 
the village of Waterburgh in his native town. "He was quite noted as a 
violinist, and gave the greater part of his life to the study of music and taught 
it for years." The latter part of his life he lived in Cortland, N. Y. 

* Except i, who was born in Mecklenburgh in the town of Hector, N. Y. 
t i-ii born in Ulysses, N. Y. ; iii In Hector, N. Y. 



i. Cora Addasteen, b. May 24, 1859 ; m. Dec. 17, 1902, Albertis Flagler and 

resides in Lyons, N. Y. 
ii. Mary Luella, b. Nov. 24, 1862: m., 1st, Dec. 4, 1884, Henry Hubble 

Watrous of Syracuse, N. Y. ; m., 2d, July 26, 1905, Aaron Hufford and 

resides in Middleville, Mich, 
iii. Carrie Viola, b. Sept. 17, 1865 ; m. Oct. ,S0, 1882, Leland L. Richmond and 

resides in Syracuse, N. Y. 
53Ga. iv. Fred Carlton, b. Nov. 10, 1868. 

292b. Erastus Trowbridge (Seceno^'^, Caleh''-", Caleh'^'-'^, James"'-*, 

\yiUiam">\ Thomas^), bom , 1T9-, in Whitehall?, N. Y.; died , 

18—, in Whitehall?; married , 182-, in , Susan [Avis?] Pratt. 

Erastus Trowbridge was a farmer. It is thought that he lived in Whitehall, 
N. Y., all his life. 

children born in WHITEHALL?, N. T. : 

i. Prosper, b. , 182- ; resided in , Mich. 

536b. ii. Isaac Wixom, b. Sept. 22, 1825.t 

iii. Maky, b. , 182-. 

iv. Henrietta Celia, b. .Tan. 21, 1829; m. Calvin Z. Trowbridge (No. 538). 

V. Betsey, b. , 183- ; m. Sartsfield of , III. 

293. Cyrenus Trowbridge {Sereno"'^, Caleh^-'', Caleh^^'^, James'^"^, 
William^'"', Thomas''), born July 15, 1797, in Whitehall, ISi. Y. ; died September 
3,:|: 1880, in Howard, N. Y.; married January 18, 1820, in Howard, Mary 
Bartholomew, daughter of Joseph and Clarissa (Norton) Bartholomew, born 
October 26,§ 1803, in Whitehall ; died April 3, 1872, in Howard. 

Cyrenus Trowbridge settled in Howard, Steuben county, N. Y., where he 
engaged in farming and lived the rest of his life. 

children born in HOWARD, N. Y. : 

i. .Joseph, b. May 23, 1822 ; d. Aug. 25, 1S22. 

ii. Clarissa Lovina, b. Apr. 0, 1824; m. Sept. 3, 1840, Hiram Ilowland of 
Andover, N. Y. 

537. iii. Caleb Dyer, b. June 17, 1826. 

5.38. iv. Calvin Ziba, b. Mar. 5, 1829. 

539. V. Byron Harlow, b. Jan. 3, 1832. 

540. vi. Erastus Burl, b. Mar. 15, 1834. 

vii. Lucy Susannah, b. Aug. 26, 1839 ; m., 1st, Aug. 4, 18.56. William Smith : m., 
2d, July 13, 1861, James Cooper; m., 3d, Mar. 11, 1886, Henry Storraes of 
Prattsburgh, N. Y. 

541. viii. Joseph Bartholomew, b. Oct. 20, 1842. 

293a. David TROWBRroGE {Heman"-. Caleh^-\ Caleh''\ James'o% WilUam">'>, 

Thomas'), born , 180-, in Ulysses?, N. Y. ; died , 18— in 

, Ohio?; married , 18 — , in , Elizabeth Knight. 

David Trowbridge is said to have been a farmer. 

i. Hiram, b. , 18—: d. , 188-. 

ii. John Henri-, b. , IS— : d. Feb. — , 1905. 

iii. A daughter, b. , 18—: d. , 18—. 

iv. Isabelle, b. , 18 — ; m. Miller and reside-s in Belleview, III.? 

V. Partiienia, b. , 18^; m. Foiles and resides in Belleview. 

541a. vi. William, b. July 14, 1846. 

• i-ii born in Seneca Palls. N. Y. : iii-iv in Waterburgh, N. Y. 

t He is tlie only cliiia living. He tailed to answer the compiler's letters, thereby making 
the records of at least three generations imperfect. 

t By family record, correcting 2 in the surrogate record. 

§ By family bible of No. 293 ; Nov. 24 by "Bartholomew Oenealogy." 

II Order of births unltnown. Those living failed to answer tlie compiler's letters. 


294. Nathaniel TROWBHrocE {Eeman^'-, Caleh'^-'', Caleh'^^^, Jarnes^ 
William^'"', Thomas'^), bom , 180-, in TJlysses?, N". Y.; died 

1838,* in Lawrence county, Ohio; married , 1838, in Lawrence county, 

Zelda Miller, daughter of Abraham and Rebecca (Hughes) Miller, born Septem- 
ber 1, 1818, in Lawrence county; died Januai-y 7, 1902, in Guyandotte, W. Va.f 
Nathaniel Trowbridge was a farmer near Proctorville, Lawrence county, Ohio. 


i. Harriet N.. b. Bee. 15, 1838; m. Oct. — . 1863, Ansel Wood and resides in 
Guyandotte. W. Va. 

295. TiiERON Trowbridge (Heman^'-. Caleh'^-', Caleh^'^^. James^"'^, William'^"". 
Thomas^), born December 5, 1815, in Marietta, Ohio; died July 6, 1904, in 
Denmark, Iowa; married, first, March 22, 1841, in Denmark, Annis Chappel 
Case, daughter of Asahel and Cynthia (Chappel) Case, bom June 2, 1818, in 
Ashtabula, Ohio ; died November 5, 1891, in Denmark. He married, second, 
April 10, 1893, in Denmark, Mrs. Emma Carpenter. She resides in Denmark. 

Theron Trowbridge was a mason contractor and was in the building business 
for fifty years. 

By first marriage :t 
.^2. i. Watson, b. Dec. 23. 1842. 
543. ii. John Brown, b. Aug. 23, 1850. 

iii. Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 23, 1852; m. Apr. 30. 1873, William Enos Wright and 

resides in Newark, N. ,T. 
iv. Celia Abigail, b. Apr. 10, 1857 ; m.. 1st. Aug. 31. 1SS6, .Tohn Francis Brown 
of Quincy, 111. ; m., 2d, Nov. 13, 1000, William Francis Cunningham and 
resides in Elgin, Utah. 

296. Watson Trowbridge (Zfeinaji^"-, Caleh'^-', Caleh''''^, James^"^, William'^'"-, 
Thomas^), bom August 10, 1823, in Marietta. Ohio; died March 11, 1907, in 
Quincy, HI.; married September 14. 1846, in Cincinnati, Ohio, Suzanne Krum- 
mel, daughter of Godfriedt and Juliana (Wolf) Krummel, born June 15, 1827, 
in Zweibregan, Bavaria, Germany. She resides in Quincy. 

Watson Trowbridge came in boyhood to live with his sister 3ilrs. Frampton in 
Burlington, Lawrence coimty, Ohio. At the age of sixteen he went " on the 
river" and became steward of a steamboat plying on the Ohio and Mississippi 
rivers. He gave up steamboating not long before his marriage and located in 
Cincinnati, Ohio, where he began work as a machinist. In September, 1851, he 
removed to Quincy, 111., which was his home from that time until his death. 

14. i. Charle.s Henry, b. June 15. 1847. 

ii. Alice Regina. b. Apr. IM. 1851 ; m. Apr. 4, 1872, Charles Frank Hodgdon and 

reside.s in Hauuibal. JIo. 
iii. Rhixette. b. Dec. 22. 18.54; m. July 12. 1894, Charles Henry Jlorrell and 

resides in San Francisco, Cal. 
iv. Eliza Matilda, b. Jan. 16, 1858; m. Feb. 28, 1884, Walter E. Brown and 

resides in St. Louis. Mo. 

15. V. Edward Watson, b. Apr. 15, 18C0. 

vi. Letitia, b. .Tan. 21. 1800 : m. Nov. 17. 1885, Lorin Bennett Bartlett of Quincy, 

• "Eight months after his marriage." 

t It is said that she married twice after Nathaniel Trowbridge's death. 

i No children by second marriage. 

§ i born in Cincinnati, Ohio ; ii born in Lawrence county, Ind. ; the others in Quincy, 111. 


297. George Washington Trowbridge {Caleh"'^, Caleb^-', Calel'^'^^, James^°^, 
WiUiam^"", Thomas^), bom June 12, 1818, in Washington county, Ohio; died 
December 17, 1888, in Bristol, Mich.; married September 22, 1844, in Otsego 
township, Steuben county, Ind., Juliann Carll, daughter of Stephen and Betsey 
(Hardy) Carll, born August 9, 1828, in Niagara Falls, N. Y.; died January 21, 
lt.03, in Bristol. 

George W. Trowbridge emigrated with his father to Otsego township, 
Steuben county, Ind. He was engaged in farming there until April, 1870, when 
he removed with his family to Northern Michigan and settled on a farm in 
Brihtol, Dover township. Lake county, near the present town of Luther. At that 
time that part of the country was all woods and the nearest trading points were 
Paris and Big Rapids, Mecosta county. The farm that he located at that time 
is now owned and cultivated by his son. 


i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Mar. 30. 1840; m.. 1st. Dec. 20, 1805. Samuel Reuben 
Stafford of Scott, lud. ; m.. 2d, Oct. 20, 1901, Franklin Somerlott and resides 
in Angola, Ind. 

ii. Isaac IIaim.y. b. Mar. 28, 1849: d. June 28, 1854. 

iii. Caleb, h. Oct. 2S, is.^.O; d. June 28, 1854. 

iv. STEWAirr IIkma.n. h. Nov. 28, 1852; d. Jul.v 2, 1854. 

V. Hannah Alma. b. .Inly 22, 1855; m. June 30, 1872, George Sumner Clark and 
resides in Elmira. Jlich. 
540. vi. Clark, b. Mar. 17, 1S.j7. 

298. Watson Trowbridge {Caleh'-'', Calel^-', Caleh^^^, James^o', W{lUam''0'>, 
Thomas^), born November 15, 1820, in Washington county, Ohio; died January 
1, 1895, in Metz, Ind.; married December — , 1840, in Metz, Sarah Hanna, 
daughter of John and Catharine (Holdes) Hanna, born August — , 1826, in 
Fairfield county, Ohio. She resides in Met^. 

Watson Trowbridge came with his father to Steuben county, Ind., and settled 
there after his marriage in the town of Metz. He was a fanner. 


547. i. Morgan, b. July 3. 1857. 

Other children? 

299. Morgan Trowbridge (Caleh^'% Caleh^-', Caleh^^"^, James'^'^K WilUam^'"', 
Thomas^), born April 6, 1818, in Washington county, Ohio; died March 2, 1871, 

in Lagrange, Ind. ; married , 1838, in Washington county, Mary Fairley 

Mariette, daughter of John and Polly (Waller nee Fairley?) Mariette, born 
, 1821, in Washington county; died March 9, 1880, in Lagrange. 

Morgan Trowbridge was a farmer all his life. He settled after his marriage 
in Morgan county, Ohio, removing about 1845 to Lagrange county, Ind., where 
he lived the rest of his life. 


i. Mart. b. Nov. 27. 3830; m. Feb. 20, 1871, Edwin Bilbrough of Lagrange, Ind. 

548. ii. John M..i b. May 10, 1843. 

iii. Nancy Jajie, b. Apr. 19, 1849 : m. Oct. 29, 1873. Herman Plaisted and resides 

in Lagrange, 
iv. Martha Ann. b. Dec. 20, 1851 ; m. Nov. 12, 1871, William Sylvester Davis 

and resides in Hopkins Station, Mich. 

300. AsHER Blue Trowbridge (WaisoJi'^'*, Caleh^-', Caleh^^^, James'^'", 
iri'Hwm"", Thomas'^), born March 26, 1838, in Clymer, Pa.; resides in Clymer 
township (Westfield P. O.) ; married January 4, 1871, in Sabinsville, Pa., 

• Except i, who was born in Lagrange county, Ind. 

t i-ii born in Morgan county, Ohio ; iii in Ontario, Ind. ; iv in Lagrange. Ind. 

t Initial only. 


Augusta Sawyer, daughter of Albert and Minerva (Chaffee) Sawyer, born 
December 10, 1853, in Long Run, Pa. 

Asher B. Trowbridge lias always lived on his present farm, which was his 
father's homestead, in Clymer township, near Westfield, Pa. He and his son 
conduct together a very prosperous fanu of 180 acres, where they have a herd of 
registered Holstein-Friesian cattle and Oxford down sheep. They own a feed 
mill and cheese factory. 


549. i. Albert Doer, b. Oct. IG, 1S71. 

301. On.4N Trowbridoe (Watson^'*, CaleV-', CaleV'^'^, James^"^, William?-'"', 
Thomas^), born December 3, 1840, in Clj-mer, Pa.; died December 19, 1893, in 
Clymer; married December 3, 1867, in Potter Brook,, Pa., Maiy Anna Little, 
daughter of William and Margaret (Sammis) Little, born September 9, 1844, in 
WoodhuU, N. T. ; died January 16, 1888, in Clymer. 

Onan Trowbridge lived in Clymer township on a farm adjoining that of his 
brother, his farm being nearly 400 acres in extent. He was an extensive raiser of 
and dealer in cattle and sheep, making large shipments to New York City. 


i. Frederick Watson, b. Dec. 9, 1868; was graduated from the Elmira (N. Y.) 
Business College. He formed a partnership with his brother-in-law Jlr. 
Little in the general merchandise in Hector, Pa., subsequently buy- 
ing him out, and is at present conducting a prosperous business under his 
own name in Hector. He is unmarried. 

ii. Emma Armint.\, b. Sept. 24, 1872 ; m. June 20, 1897, Leroy Lemuel Little 
and resides in Hector. 

550. iii. Rat Robert, b. Aug. 7, 1874. 

551. iv. .John Ernest, b. Jan. 5, 1870. 

552. v. William Ezra, b. Sept. 14, 1877. 

vi. Clara Bessie, b. May IS, 1880 ; m. May 0, 1900, George Larrison Mabon and 

resides in Sunderlinville, Pa. 
vii. Bert Mitchell, b. July 11, 1884 ; is in business with his brother John in 

Potter Brook, Pa. ; unm. 
viii. Jennie, b. Sept. 27. ISSfi; m. Aug. C, 1905, Prof. Royal Lionel Predmore and 

resides in Potter Brook. 

302. Samuel Trowbridge (Rufus^''\ Keeler'^-^ Caleh'^'^^, James^"^, William'^'"*, 
Thomas^), born August 6, 1805, in Shelburne, Vt; died February 2, 1890, in 
Waupun, Wis. ; married November 11, 1837, in Shoreham, Vt., Ann Kobinson, 
born March 5, 1806, in Shoreham; died August 19, 1888, in Waupun. 

Samuel Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Bombay, Franklin county, 
N. T., removing in a few years to Canton, St. Lawrence county. In 1855 he 
removed witli his brother Pardon to Janesville, Wis., locating the following year 
in Chester township, near the present village of Waupun, where he passed the 
remainder of his life. "He was a farmer by occupation and a good farmer. He 
took great pride in raising fine cattle, tlie Durham breed being his choice for 
the last forty years of his life. In politics he was strongly Republican and was 
elected to many tovm offices by that party." 

children :* 
5.53. i. Henet Harrison, b. Sept. 16. 1840. 

554. ii. Edgar Lucius, b. July 24, 1845. 

555. iii. Sidney Samuel, b. Aug. 1, 1852. 

303. Prosper Trowbridge (Eufus'''^, Keeler^-^, CaleV'^, Jamcs^"'', William'^'"', 
Thomas^), bom October 15, 1807, in Shelburne, Vt.; died July 14, 1850, in 
Edwardsville, N. Y.; married March 20, 1831, in Morristown, N. Y., Margaret 

• i born in Bombay, N. Y. ; ii-iii in Cauton, N". Y. 


Sharp, daughter of John and Sally (Kanny) Sharij, born April 12, 1813, in Pots- 
dam, N. Y. She married, second, January — , 1856, in Malone, N. Y., Chauneey 
M. Wood of Cedar Eapids, Iowa, and died July 29, 1904, in Carroll, Iowa. 

Prosper Trowbridge came in early manhood to St. Lawrence county, N. Y., and 
after his marriage he settled on a farm at Brier Hill, on Black Lake, about one 
and one-half miles from the village of Edwardsville, in the township of Morris- 
town. He continued farming there the remainder of his life. His widow after 
her second marriage removed with her husband and children in 1859 to Waterloo, 


i. Sarah Ann, b. Mar. 31, 1835; m. Nov. 19, 1858, Hon. William Morris and 
resides in Cedar Falls, Iowa. 
550. ii. RuFUS, b. Apr. 1, 3838. 

iii. Lydia, b. Sept. 4, 1841 ; m. Oct. 28, 1800, George Herbert Eastman of Water- 
loo, Iowa. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 11, 1843 ; m. Oct. IS, 1802, Theodore Hamilton Filkins of 

557. V. William, b. Oct. 20, 1847. 

558. vi. John Sharp, b. Aug. 3, 1848. 

559. vii. Nelson, b. May 8, 1850. 

304. Pardon Trowbridge (Eufus"", Keeler^-^. C'alel^^\ James^"^, William^'"', 
Tliomas''^), born October 7, 1811, in Shelburne, Vt. ; died November 10, 1856, in 
Waupun, Wis. ; married Pebi-uary 8, 1838, in Malone, N. Y., Sarah Catharine 
Arood, daughter of John and Clarinda (Child) Wood, born November 14, 1815, 
in Malone ; died January 29, 1857, in Waupun. 

Pardon Trowbridge was ten years old when his father died and he was placed 
in the family of a maternal uncle, Cyrus Tracy, who promised to give him three 
mouths' schooling, at least, every year; but he did not keep his promise, giving 
Pardon but three months' schooling in all, and making him work very hard. 
But Pardon had such a strong desire for an education, that he improved every 
opportunity to learn, even acquiring a knowledge of the French language by 
questioning a Frenchman who worked with him on the farm and writing out the 
words as he learned them on scraps of paper. He read everything that he could 
get to read, and became a man well informed on all important questions of his 
day. lie lived with his uncle imtil he was twenty-one. He settled after his 
marriage in Bombay, N. Y., where he was engaged in farming for seventeen years. 
In 1855, in company with his elder brother Samuel, he emigrated to Janesville, 
Wis., locating the following year in Chester township, near Waupun, where he 
and his wife died a few months later. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a Christian man, and one who commanded the love and 
respect of his friends and acquaintances, judging from what they said and wrote 
of him after his death. He was much interested in education and was most 
anxious that his children should be well educated, feeling keenly his own lack 
of early advantages for study. He ,was also interested in religious movements 
and was a strong temperance man, when it meant something to be a total 
abstainer. He took keen interest in the agitation against slaveiy and, had he 
lived a few years longer, he undoubtedly would have been active for its abolish- 
ment. "He left a legacy to his children more valuable than money or lands." 


i. Sarah Eliza, b. Nov. 12. 1838 ; m., 1st, Oct. 22, 1857, Edwin Jliller of Wau- 
pun, Wis. : m., 2d, James Myers and resides in Waupun. 

ii. Lucy Clarinda, b. July 13, 1840 ; m. May 12, 1864, James Duer and resides 
in Waupun. 

♦ Except ix, who was born in Janesville, Wis. 


Mary Jane. b. Mar. 27. 1842 ; m. Dec. 2. 1S6S, .Jacob Tewksbur.v Holmes of 

Santa Barbara. C'al. 
Safford Wood. b. Jan. 1^. 1845. 
Harriet Maria, b. Dec. 2. lS4i; : d. June 2. 18.52. 
Charles John, b. Sept. 10, lS4ti. 

Eunice Catharine, b. Jul.v 28. 1851 ; d. Sept. 2. 1851. 
Franklin Henry, b. Jan. 14, 1853. 
Alfred Jay, b. Oct. 5, 1855. 

305. Henry Trowbridge (Henry P."^, Eeeler'^-^, CaUh^'^'^, James^"'^, 
William'">o, Thomas^), horn June 29, 1824, in Clinton, Me.; died June 10, 1896, 
in Trowbridge, Pa.; married February 19, 1849, in Elmira, N. T., Sarah Jane 
Hunter, daughter of Lorin and Huldah Ann (Lee) Hunter, bom June 5, 1825, 
in Sharon, Conn. She resides in Millerton, Pa, 

Henry Trowbridge was born on the banks of the Kennebec river, and there 
grew to manhood. In 1846 he came to Elmira, N. Y., where he was employed in 
running circular saws. Wliile living there, he sent to Boston for a steam rail- 
road whistle and attached it to a boiler at Hendy Hollow, near Elmira, complet- 
ing the job at four o'clock in the morning. When he pulled the valve and the 
strange startling sound aroused the people from their slumbers, and they came 
to the mill in a hurry to learn what the trouble was, they were agreeably 
surprised to find themselves in no danger. After his marriage he purchased the 
farm at Trowbridge, Jackson township, Tioga county. Pa., where he lived fort.v- 
seveu years. He was the first person in that vicinity to receive a deed for his 
property. He returned to Maine the following year and brought out his father, 
mother and three sisters to share his home with him. 

Mr. Trowbridge always took an active interest in educational matters and was 
also a firm supporter of the government during the dark days of civil strife. 
When the railroad was built he deeded to the company a site for a station as well 
as the right-of-way through his land, and in his honor the station was named 
Trowbridge. A post office was also established there bearing the same title. 
Although not active in politics, he served as school director for nine years and 
always fulfilled the duties of a good citizen. He was kind and charitable, and, 
while enjoying the fruits of his early industry, he also enjoyed the confidence 
and esteem of the community up to the time of his death. 


564. i. Henry OLn'ER, b. Feb. 15, 1850. 

ii. Sarah Alice, b. Aug. 30. 1851 ; m. Jan. 20, 1870, Frank Morely Beeman and 

resides in Elmira, N. T. 
iii. LORiN Edwin, b. Jan. 23, 1853 : d. Oct. 11. 1874, in Trowbridge. Pa. : unm. 
iv. ROANNA Agnes, b. June 4. 1855 ; m. Sept. 1, 1891, Daniel Schu.vler Horton 

and resides in Millerton, Pa. 
V. Fannie Arabelle, b. Jan. 2, 1857 ; m. Aug. 9, 1879. Elliot Shelves and resides 

in Webbs Mills, N. Y. 
vi. George Edward, b. July 15, 18.58 ; d. Apr. 21. 1863. 
vii. Samuel Egbert, b. Feb. 2, 1861 ; d. Apr. 26, 1863. 
viii. Georgianna. b. Nov. 5, 18(t3 ; m. Sept. 8, 1886, Clarence W.vlie Ferguson and 

resides in Elmira. 

565. ix. Lemuel Albert, b. .\pr. 13. 1866. 

X. Hannah Etta. b. Sept. 19. 1869 ; d. Jan. 19. 1880. 

306. William Henry Trowbridge (Stephen^''', Isaac^'^^, John'^^-, James^"^, 
WiUiam^'"', Thomas^), born January 10, 1819, in New York City; lost at sea in 
September, 1S45; married May 29, 1844, in Providence, E. I., Eliza Thurber, 
daughter of William and Eliza (Coggswell) Thurber, born October 16, 1820, in 
Providence. She married, second, October 13, 1853, in Providence, Stephen 
Colwell of Syracuse, N. Y., and resides in Pawtuxet, E. I. 






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William H. Trowbridge took up a seafaring life aud was captain of a sailing 
vessel. His home was in Providence, R. I. In September, 1845, he took his 
ship to New York and from there sailed for Charleston, but nothing was ever 
heard of him, his vessel, or her crew after leaving port. 


5CG. i. William Henry, b. .Tune 2."i, 1S45. 

307. Joshua Benedict Trowbridge (Joseph^'^, Isaac'^^^, John^^-, James'^"^, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born February 25, 1801, in Danbury, Conn.; died 
February 22, 1870, in Danbury; niairied May 2, 1839, in Danbury, Amelia 
(Benedict) Knapp, widow of Francis Ivnapp of Canaan, Corm., and daughter of 
Francis Knapp and Phebe (Northrup) Benedict, born December 29, 1792, in 
Danbury; died September 30, 1879, in Danbury. 

Joshua B. Trowbridge in early life emigrated to !N^orwalk, Ohio. It is said 
that he drove a yoke of oxen there, going by way of Philadelphia and being iive 
weeks on the road. He also, it is said, walked from Ohio to Danbury, when he 
returned to his old home. He was chiefly engaged in farming and cattle 


308. Jabez TROWBRinGE (Jaines^^'\ Stephen"-, Samuel^", SamueP"*, 
William^'"', Thomas'^), born March 2, 1772, in Bethel, Conn.; died November 
27, 1861, in Bethel ; married September 27, 1797, in Bethel, Lucy Hoyt, daughter 
of James and Rebecca (Taylor) Hoyt, born April 6, 1775, in Bethel; died 
August 15, 1855, in Bethel. 

Jabez Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. His fann was at the 
south end of Grassy Plain street in Bethel, Conn., and is now owned and 
occupied by his great-grandson Myron J. Trowbridge. He was admitted a 
member of the Episcopal church in Danbury on September 2, 1838. 


567. i. James Hott. b. July 27. 1799. 
.568. ii. Daniel Davis, b. May 18. 1801. 

569. iii. Eli Taylor, b. Oct. 2. 1803. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. Feb. 22, 1806 ; d. Nov. 9, 1858, in Bethel ; unm. 

570. v. Horace, b. Jan. 17, 1812. 

vi. Laura, b. Oct. 21, 1813 ; m. May 12, 1840, Rufus L. Coucb of Bethel, 
vii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 10, 1817 ; d. Aug. 9, 1830. 

309. Eijakiji Davis Trowbridge (Jamesi*", Stephen'^'-^-, Saniuel^'^^, SamueP''*, 
Willi, iiiO"", Thomas^), bom June 21, 1776, in Bethel, Conn.; died Febi-uary 11, 
1^:.^, in Bethel; married, first, August 13, 1800, in Bethel, Amelia Taylor, 
diiiijihtcr of Ebenezer and Sarah (Dibble) Taylor, born October 10, 1782, in 
Bethel; died May 28, 1819, in Bethel. He married, second, February 21, 1821, 
in Washington, Conn., Phebe (Wildman) Taylor, daughter of Matthew and 
Margaret (Reed) Wildman, born December 25, 1785,* in Washington; died 
July 3, 1S75, in Bethel. 

Eliakim D. Trowbridge lived all his life in his native town. Bethel, Conn. In 
ISOO he built a hat shop at the lower end of Grassy Plain street, and conducted 
that business successfully there for many years. He was highly respected in the 
community where he resided. He was admitted a member of the Episcopal 
church in Danbury in May, 1S38, and was a Mason for many years. 

* P.y family record ; 1780 by CothrcQ-s "History of Wooiihury." 



By first marriage: 
i. Betsey Dibble, b. Dec. 27, 1800; m. Jan. 15, 1823, Thomas Coan of Bethel, 
ii. Almeea, b. Jan. 13, 1803 ; m. Jan. 15, 1823, Almon Barnum of Bethel, 
iii. A child, b. Mar. 1, 1805; d. Mar. 29, 1805. 
iv. Abigail, b. Feb. 3, 1806 ; m. May 29, 1825, Matthew Keeler Gilbert of Bethel. 

571. V. Ira, b. Xov. 5. 1808. 

vi. Emily, b. Feb. 8, 1811; m. Nov. 23, 1831, William Coley Shepard of Bethel, 
vii. Lucy, b. July 15, 1813; m. Jan. 5, 1834, Street Hull Keeler of Xew Haven, 

viii. Maria, b. Dec. IG, 1816; m. Apr. 2, 1836. Reuben S. Boland of New York 

ix. Stephen, b. June 29, 1818; d. July 2, 1819. 

By second marriage: 

572. s. George Stephen, b. Jan. 15, 1822. 

si. Amelia, b. Mar. 11, 1824; m. Oct. 23, 1842, Horace Ebenezer Hickok and 

resides in Bethel, 
sii. Cath.\rixe Amaxda, b. Nov. 5. 1827; m. June 6.* 1848, Ammon Green of 


310. jEREiiL\H Turner Trowbridge {Samuel^^^, Siephen^^-, Samuel"^, 
Samuel^"'^, William'^'"', Thomas''^), bom June 25, 1792, in Newtown, Conn.; died 
August 28, 1849, in Newtown ; married December 10, 1817, in Brookfield, Conn., 
Lucy Sturdevant, daughter of Asher and Elizabeth (Stevens) Sturdevant, bom 
Januai-y 16, 1793, in Brookfield; died May 23, 1863, in Newtown. 

Jeremiah T. Trowbridge lived all his life in his native town, Newtown, Conn. 
He received a common school education and learned the trade of a blacksmith, 
which he followed up to his death. 

children born in NEWTOWN, CONN. ; 

573. i. Samuel William, b. Sept. 4, 1819. 

ii. Timothy LeGrand, b. Jan. 26, 1825 ; learned the batter's trade and worked 
at it in Bethel, Conn., until about 1860, when he left there to follow it in 
Millburn. N. J. He returned to Bethel and in a few years removed to 
Waterbury. Conn., where he lived with his eldest brother until 1878, when 
he left again for New Jersey, promising to write home after he got settled. 
He never wrote and his relatives could never trace him. He was then 

574. iii. Edwin Booth, b. Aug. 21, 1831. 

311. Stephen Barnusi Trowbridge {Steplieri^^-. Siephen^^-. Samnel^^^, 
SamiieP'>\ T7iniami»», Thomas^), bom March 19, 1799, in North East. N. Y.; 
died March 25, 1884, in Poughlieepsie, N. T. ; married August 15, 1820. in North 
East, Eliza Conklin, daughter of Nathan and Amy (Mulford) Conldin, born 
August 29, 1802, in North East; died April 21, 1885, in Poughkeepsie. 

Stephen B. Trowbridge in early life engaged successfully in farming in his 
native town. In 1834 he settled in Pouglikeepsie, N. Y., wliere he was an 
energetic, enterprising merchant and a public-spirited man. He was associated 
in business with his brothers-in-law Nathan and Mulford Conklin. He served 
several terms as supervisor, and was for many years and until his death a 
member of the First Presbyterian Church. 

children :t 

575. i. Nehemiah Conklin, b. July 21, 1821. 

ii. Mary Eliza, b. July 13, 1823; m. Sept. 1, 1842. William Wilkinson and 
resides in Andover, Mass. 

; Jan. t) by ber sister. 

vi-viil In Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 


iii. Nathan, b. Mar. 10, 1S26; was educated at Williams College and at New 
York University, from which he was graduated in 18-t8. "He was a young 
man of culture and refinement, and of an affectionate and gentle nature, 
which attracted many friends." He d. May 3, 1S50, in New York City ; 

576. iv. John, b. July ,20, 1829. 

V. Phebe Emma, b. Jan. 3, 1833 ; m. Sept. 9, 1852, John Gary Boyd of Pough- 

keepsie, N. Y. 
vi. Cornelia Bowne, b. Sept. S, 1885 ; m. Dec. 9, 1858, Henry Seymour of New 

York City, 
vii. Julia, b. Dec. 29, 1837; d. JIar. 11. 1899, in Poughkeepsie ; unm. 
viii. Eliza, b. Jan. 29, 1814: resides in Poughkeepsie; unm. 

312. Alexander Walstein Trowbridge (Stephen^'^-, Stephen^^-, SamueU^^, 
Samuel^"^ Willi, n,i'"". Tin, inns'-), born July 22, 1803, in North East, N. Y.; died 
November 30, ]>m', in Xoi-iU East; married, first, January 24, 1826, in North 

East?, Sarah Clark, daiiuliter of Douglas and Sarah (— ) Clark, boni 

January 12, 1799, m North East?; died May 27, 1843, in North East. He 
married, second, October 4, 1843, in North East, Sarah Case Eudd, daughter of 
Eeuben and Elizabeth (Smith) Eudd, born October 29, 1815, in Poughkeepsie, 
N. Y. ; died March 13, 1902, in Ansonia, Conn. 

Alexander W. Trowbridge passed all his life in his native town. North East, 
N. Y. He was a wealthy farmer and lived about a mile from the village of 
Millerton. He was a well-known and highly respected resident of the town. He 
was captain of a militia company and was always called "Captain" by his old 

children born in north east, n. t. : 

By first marriage: ' '. ... . ' ' . 

577. i. Perry Clark, b. Jan. 25, 1827. ' ' ■• • ■ 
11. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1828 ; m. Oct.* 6. 18-50, Russell Searle Eggleston and 

resides in Gaines, N. Y. 

578. iii. Walter, b. July 9, 1830. 
578a. iv. Charles Barnum, b. Oct. 5, : 

V. Sarah Clark, b. July 6. 18.36 
vi. Cornelia, b. Dec. 12, 1839; 

Sheffield, Mass. 
vii. Mart, b. Jan. 3, 1841: ra.. 1st, Sept. 2, 1868, Silas D. Jlerrifield of West 

Winsted, Conn.; m., 2d, Edward C. Storm and resides in West Winsted. 
By second marriage: 
viii. Julia Merrit, b. Feb. 23, 1815; m. Oct. 11, 1865, Hoffman Sweet and resides 

In Millerton, N. Y. 
ix. Ruth Rudd, b. Mar. 2, 1849 ; m. Oct. 9. 1873, Stephen West Patterson and 

resides in Bridgeport, Conn. 

579. X. HiLEN, b. July 8, 1852. 

313. Seeley Trowbridge {AheP^-, 8eth^^\ 8amuel^^\ SamuePo\ William-""', 
Thomas^), bom August 22, 1792, in Cairo, N. Y.; died April 27. 1864, in Des 

Moines, Iowa ; married , 181-, in Great Bend, Pa. ?, Pamela Brush, 

daughter of Capt. Jonas and Tamar ( ) Brush, born October 25, 1794, 

in Great Bend?; died August 19, 1851, in Great Bend. 

Seeley Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Great Bend, Pa. After 
his marriage he settled there on a farm near that of his brother Daniel and lived 
there many years. In 1852 he emigrated with his son to Des Moines, Iowa, 
where he lived the remainder of his life. 

children born in great bend, pa. : 

i. Sarah Ann, b. Sept. 15, 1818; d. Sept. 19. 1824. 

580. ii. William Daniel, b. Sept. 2, 1825. 

• Nov. by "History of Windsor. Conn." 


; d. Julv 29. 184.5. 

m. Sept. 12, 1860, Smith W. 


rrifield of 


314. Daxiel Trowbridge (A6e^l*^ Seth^^^, SamueP'^^, SamueV-"*, William'""', 
Thomas^), born October 21, 1794, in Cairo, N. Y. ; died December 5, 1863, in 
Trempealeau, Wis. ;. married August 7, 1828, in Meadville, Pa., Elizabeth Barker, 
daughter of Joseph and Betsey (Washburn) Barker, bom May 22, 1803, in 
, Mass. ; died October 11, 1859, in Trempealeau. 

Daniel Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Great Bend, Pa. After 
his marriage he settled on a farm near his brother Seeley on the south, or west, 
side of the river. He was appointed coroner of Susquehamia county in 1821. 
He was a surveyor by profession and after his removal to Meadville, Pa., he held 
the office of county surveyor. He left Meadville for the West in 1838. He 
settled at Belvidere, 111., ami was there appointed surveyor of Boone county and 
also served as a member of the school board for some time. In 1855 he emigrated 
with his family to Trempealeau, Wis., where he resided the remainder of his 
life. He there held the offices of county surveyor, justice of the peace and other 
town offices. He was a member of the Presbyterian church, in which he held 
the office of deacon. 

i. Ann Rebecca, b. May 3, 1829 ; d. Dec. 27, IS'A. in Belvidere, 111. ; unm. 
ii. Elizabeth Washburn, b. Apr. 28, 1831 ; m. Jlar. 28, 1855, Hiram Zenas 
Smith of Trempealeau, Wis. 

581. iii. Henry Ransom, b. Feb. 20, 1833. 

582. iv. Edward Newell, b. Dec. 25, 1834. 

583. V. Hiram Ireneus, b. May 15, 1837. 

313. William Trowbridge (Ahel^^^, Seth^=>^. SamueP'-'', SamueP'^*, William^'"', 
Thomas'-), born June 1, 1798, in Cairo, N. Y.; died August 31, 1840, in 

Napoleonville, La.; married , 1S2-, in Cairo?, Mariuda Mitchell, who 

died March 1, 1841, in Napoleonville. 

William Trowbridge went to Louisiana in early manhood. The sugar industry 
was then in its glory, and he, being a fine mechanic, superintended the putting 
up of steam mills, which were then beginning to supersede the horse mills. His 
home was in Napoleonville, where he died during an epidemic of cholera. 


i. Phoebe Ann. b. Oct. 31, 1828: m. Mar. 21. 1844, Francis William Pike of 

Xapoleonville. La. 
ii. Lavinia, b. May 27, 1834 ; m. .Tnly 31, 18.54, Hon. Ebenezer Davis Sawyer of 

San Francisco, Cal. 

584. iii. William, b. .July C, 1836. 

iv. Makinda, b. .Tan. 13, 1839 ; resides in San Francisco ; unm. 

316. Calvix Trowbridge (Seeley^''*, Seth^^^ Samiten^\ Samuel^o*, WiUiam^oo, 
Thomas'^), born July 3, 1779, in Nine Partners, N. Y.; died July 30. 1859, in 
Milwaukee, Wis. ; married, first, Zylphia Beebe,:]: daughter of Philo and Sarah 
(Nichols) Beebe, who died soon after her marriage. He married, second, 
December 20, 1807.§ in Chatham, N. Y., Margaret Packard,|| daughter of Abner 
and Elizabeth (Salisbury) Packard, born April 25, 1788, in Conway, Mass.; died 
A]iril 16, 1874, in Milwaukee. 

Calvin Trowbridge was a millwright by trade. He settled in New Hartford, 
then a part of Whitestown, Oneida coimty, N. Y., and lived there until 1822. 
He then emigrated to the West. He lived for a few years in localities which are 

* i-iii born in Great Bend, Pa., iv-v in Meadville, Pa. 

t i born in Cairo?, N. Y. ; ii in St. James parish and iii-iv in Assumption parish. Xapoleon- 
ville, La. 

t A sister of the first wife of his brother No. 317. 
S By Pittsfleld. Mass., Sun of Jan. 2, 1808. 
II A sister of the wife of his brother No. 319. 


now Eugene and Princeton, Ind., and in June, 1837, he finally settled on a farm 
about three miles from the present city limits of Milwaukee, Wis. He lived 
there the remainder of his life. The homestead is located on Trowbridge avenue 
in the northeast corner of the township of Greenfield. 

By second marriage :'t 
i. HoKACE Starr, b. May 27, ISOO : d. Sept. 21, 1821, in New Hartford. N. Y. 
ii. Zylphia Beebe, b. JIar. IS, 1811 ; d. Jan. 20, 1890, in Milwaukee, Wis. ; unm. 

585. iii. William Salisbury, b. Dec. 25, 1812. 

iv. Abigail .Take, b. Sept. 14, 1814 ; d. Sept. 20, 1824, in Princeton, Ind. 
V. Eusha I'ackard, b. Jan. 5, 1817 ; is a farmer near Milwaukee ; unm. 

586. vi. JiARTiN Luther, b. Dec. 10, 1818. 

vii. Mary Elizabeth, li. Si'pi. '.'S, 1821; d. in childhood. 

587. viii. John Calvin, Ii. S. pi 1;. 1sl':i. 

ix. Nancy Elizai!i;i 11, li. Nn. is. 1825; is a school-teacher in Jlilwaukee; unm. 
X. Margaret Packakl., b. Nu\. 'M. 1827; m. Nov. 20, 1847, Nathaniel Souther of 

317. Seth Trowbridge {Seeley''^\ Seth''^\ Samuel'-^^, Samuel"-"*, William^'"', 

Thomas'-), born ^, 1787, in Chatham, N. Y.; died October 3, 1859, in 

Oneida Castle, N. T.; married, first. Wealthy Beebe,:): daughter of Philo and 

Sarah (Nichols) Beebe, who died , 1844, in jSTew Hartford, N. Y. He 

married, second, , 1846, in Utica, N. Y., .Martha Maria Perry, daughter 

of Eobert and Euth Christina (Beebe) Perry, born July 13, 1826, in Chatham. 
She married, second, December 24, 1860, in Oneida Castle, George Forbes of 
Oneida Castle, where she died March 10, 1896. 

Seth Trowbridge is said to have been a soldier in the War of 1812. He lived 
most of his life in Oneida county, N. Y., and was engaged in farming. 

588. i. Frank Perry, b. Aug. G, 184 
ii. Ophelia Beebe. b. June C, 

resides in Cazenovia, N. Y 
iii. Sophia Beebe, b. June 28, 
resides in Canton, N. Y. 

589. iv. Robert Perry, b. Sept. 18, 1855. 

318. Willl\m|| Trowbridge {Seeleij'^*. Seth"^, Samuel^^^, Samuel'"*, 

William'"". Thomas'), born , 1788, in Chatham, N. Y.; died April 13, 

1814, in New Hartford, N. Y. ; married , 1810?, Louisa , who 

died July 4, 1813, in New Hartford, aged 24 years. 

William Trowbridge was a millwright and lived in New Hartford, N. Y, 


319. Dr. John Foote TROWBRrooE (Seeley'-'^*, Seth'-^'', Samuef", Samuel'"*, 
William''"", Thomas''), born July 21, 1791, in Chatham, N. Y. ; died February 
18, 1872, in Syracuse, N. Y.; married May 7. 1817, in New Hartford. N. Y., 
Eosamond Arabella Packard,** daughter of Abner and Elizabeth (Salisbury) 
Packard, born June 29, 1790, in Conway, Mass. ; died April 17, 1869, in Syracuse. 

• i-vii born in New Hartford (then a part of Whitestown), N, Y. ; viii in Eugene. Ind. ; ix-x 
in Princeton, Ind. 

t No children by first marriage, 
t A sister of the first wife of his brother No. .316. 

§ i born in New Hartford. N. Y. ; ii iii in Vernon, N. Y. : iv in WampsTillo, N. Y. 
II BiUe in his father's will. 
• • A sister of the second wife of his brother No. 310. 






1849 ; 



S, 1874, 


allaoe M 

. Faulkner 



; m. 


. 26, IS- 



F. Forbes 



John I". Trowbridge was educated at the district schools, with a term or two 
at Hudson Academy. He studied medicine with Dr. Pugsley in his native town, 
and then became a student in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in K"ew 
York City, from which he was graduated with the degree of M.D. in 1812. He 
was then assistant in Bellevue Hospital for a short period, after which he came 
to Xew Hartford, Oneida county, N. Y., and began the practice of his profession. 
He remained there only a few years, however, and then removed to Bridgewater, 
a few miles south, in the same county. 

"In 1819 my father went to Horse Heads, N. Y., built an 'ark' as it was 
called, on a tributary of the Alleghany river, and taking on board his wife and 
baby, a relative of her's named Leonard, and a black boy, Titus, whom he had 
bought for $100 (slavery then existed in Xew York), together with household 
effects, team and wagon, floated down the Alleghany to Pittsburg, and thence 
down the Ohio to Evansville, Ind. ; their destination being the Wabash country, 
the then Eldorado of the whole country. Thence they proceeded by land sixty 
miles northward up the Wabash valley to the present site of Princeton, wher^ 
they settled to make a home. Here my father expected to establish himself in 
the practice of his profession, but, instead of practice, he became a permanent 
patient and was ill with malarial fevers for the entire year. The next year, 1820, 
as soon as the weather settled, he returned, wagoning the whole distance and 
camping out, my mother and the baby in the farm wagon, fording streams often 
bed deep, and crossing the Alleghany Mountains by very steep and dangerous 
trails. They arrived at his former home, Bridgewater, in the fall and settled 
themselves for a permanent stay." 

Doctor Trowbridge immediately took an active interest in all schemes for 
improvement of the conmiunity about him, and soon became an acknowledged 
and honored leader in public affairs, though known as a "free thinker" and not 
a member of any religious body. This, too, at a time when such an attitude was 
wont to produce ostracism; but that did not disturb him. He lived a pure, 
earnest, and charitable life, and had the public esteem of church members as well 
as others, and was always and everywhere popular with the clergy. He never 
denied his professional services to anyone at any time of night or day, winter 
or summer, stormy or fair, pay or no pay. Many and many a time he was 
known to get up at midnight in a cold winter night, harness his own horse, and 
start off in a driving snowstorm, over unbroken roads, to go some miles to attend 
a sick person, from whom he was so certain that no payment was to be expected 
that he never even noted the visit in his account book ; but he never left such an 
abode without seeing that the occupants had everything necessary to the recovery 
of the sick. His practice soon became exclusive, and no rival physician could 
gain a foothold. He always took great interest in boys who manifested an 
interest in books and study and seemed desirous of self-improvement. He 
encouraged all such, and lent them books and advised them in their studies. 
His office had always several students, who, as was then the custom, were also 
inmates of his family. Among them several rose to distinction, notably, Asa 
Gray, the eminent botanist. 

He took a leading part in establishing the Bridgewater Academy, which early 
became one of the best and most widely known schools in the state, when such 
institutions were more rare than are the lesser colleges of the present day. In 
1831 he was elected a member of the New York Assembly, and during the winter 
session at Albany he selected and purchased the first village library with funds 
which he had helped to collect for the purpose. There were very few public 
libraries then in the state, and none in any of the neighboring villages. By 
means of that and the academy, the community and the surrounding farming 
poiralation became eventually noted for intelligence. He was appointed post- 
master by President Jackson and continued in oiSce until he removed to 


Syracuse. In 1841 he was again elected a member of the assembly. Meantime 
he had been several times elected supervisor of the town, which made him a 
member of the county board of supervisors. He assisted in raising the first 
military company in the town and was elected its first captain. He soon 
resigned, as his Quaker training had been too impressive to permit his partici- 
pation in military affairs in time of peace. But, when real war came in 1861, he 
was a "War Democrat" and supported the administration strenuously through- 
out. He was an active Free Mason, rising to be master of his lodge and finally 
a Knight Templar. 

In 1843 Doctor Trowbridge removed to Syracuse, N. T. There, in a much 
larger and more populous conmiuiiity, he quickly attained to an extensive pro- 
fessional practice and became equally as popular as in Eridgewater, and again 
especially with the clerg-y. He was there also elected a supeiwisor of the city. He 
continued to reside and practice his profession in that city until he died. In 
all his professional life he never sued any person for services, or, in fact, for any 
cause. He lived well, almost affluently, for his time and surroundings, and 
gave his children a good education. Although he lost his entire fortune when 
seventy years of age through a dishonest bank failure, it was scarcely missed, as 
his professional income was then more than necessary for his requirements ; and 
when he died ten years later, he had again accumulated a small competency. 
He was stricken with paralysis in November, 1871. when still in full practice, 
and died in the following February. He was buried with full ilasonic honors.* 


590. i. Alexander Hamilton, b. Oct. 18, 1818. 

ii. Robert Fulton, b. Jlay 4. 1821 ; was graduated from Hamilton College in 
1842. He practiced law in Syracuse, N. T., until a few months before his 
death, which occurred in Milwaukee, Wis., where he had removed and 
opened a law office. He d. Sept. 1, 1873 ; unm. 

591. iii. Joseph Mott, b. Apr. 20, 1824. 

iv. Frances, b. Aug. 14, 1830 ; d. . 1878, in Milwaukee ; unm. 

V. Maria Louise, b. Oct. 10, 1831 : m. Oct. 0. 18.57, Arabert Brown Blanchard 
of Milwaukee. 

320. Eli Trowbridge (SZP'-', Seth^'^", Samuel^'^^% Samuel^"*, William'''"', 

Thomas''), born , 1780?, in Cairo, N. Y.?; died , 181-, in 

Cairo ; ? married , 1815, in Cairo ?, Mabel Webster, daughter of Timothy 

and Hannah (Lumm) Webster, bom October 30, 1800, in Cairo; died . 

Eli Trowbridge appears to have been a farmer in Cairo, Greene county, N. Y. 


592. i. Eli Augustus, b. Dec. 22, 1815. 

ii. Oliit.r Augustus, b. , 1817 ; d. crossing the Isthmus on his way to 

California in 1849; unm. 
iii. Sarah, b. , 1819 ; m. Ira Morrison of Cairo. 

321. Zira Trowbridge (EW^^, 8eth'''''-\ SamueW', Samuel'"*, WilUam""^, 
Thomas'^), born August 19, 1785, in Cairo, K Y.?; died August 2, 1863, in Lawn 
Eidge, 111.; married September 21, 1807, in Great Barrington, Mass., Betsey 
Dewey, daughter of Hugo 'and Hannah (Sprague) Dewey, b'orn October 3, 1790, 
in Great Barrington; died July 9, 1837, in Coventry, N. Y. 

Zira Trowbridge learned the trade of a blacksmith and followed it in Great 
Bai-rington, Mass., until 1815. He then removed to Lenox, Mass., where he 
followed his trade until 1818. In the spring of that year he sold his shop in 
Lenox and removed to Coventry, about five miles from Greene, N". Y., where he 


adopted farming as his occupation. He lived there for many years. From 
Coventry, in company with his son-in-law Mr. Smith, he moved to Rockland 
county, X. Y., where, for a few years, he was engaged in a large milk business. 
About 1850 he removed with ^Ir. Smith to Lav\Ti Ridge, 111., where he resumed 
farming and subsequently died. 


i. Mary Adeline, b. June 10, 1812; m. .Jan. 14, 1834, William Eaton Smith of 

Lawn Ridge, 111. 
ii. Hannah Jane, b. Apr. 10, ISI.J : m. ilay G, 1840, Rev. John Visger Vaulngen, 

D.D., of Rochester, N. Y. 

322. RuFUS Trowbridge (DanieP^'^, Seth^^^, SamueP'^^, Samuel^'-*, William'^'"', 
Thomas^), bom March 27, 1778, in Deerfield, Mass.; died September 14,* 1865, 

in Buekland, Mass. ; married, first, , 1800, in Southampton ?, Mass., 

Hannah Clapp.f daughter of Joel and Mercy (Pomeroy) Clapp. He married, 
second, March 13, 1804, in Soutliampton, Deborah Pomeroy, daughter of Isaac 
and Deborah (Torrey) Pomeroy, born July — , 1786, in Southampton; died 
September 22, 1876, in Buekland. 

Rufus Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. His home was in 
Buekland, Mass. 


323. James Taylor Trowbridge (DanieV^'^, Seth^^^, Samuel^^^, Samuel'"'*, 
^Yilliam'^'"', Thomas'-), bom March 4, 1789, in Buekland, Mass.; died February 
6, 1846, in Ravenna, Ohio; married May 17, 1810, in Phelps, N. Y., Hannah 
Taylor, daughter of John James Stewart and Mary Elizabeth (Hawks) Taylor, 
bom May 9, 1788, in Buekland; died January 11, 1872, in Ravenna. 

James T. Trowbridge settled in Phelps, N. Y., soon after reaching his majority. 
He enlisted there in the War of 1812. He is said to have been in service from 
June 16 to 24, 1813, in Capt. Seth Swan's company, serving on the Xiagara 
frontier and at Sodus, when the latter place was assaulted by the British. He 
enlisted again September 1, 1814, and was sergeant of Capt, Elias Cost's com- 
pany, 71st Regiment, New York militia. He served at Buffalo, Lewiston and 
Black Rock under Lieut. James Woden. He served fourteen days and was 
honorably discharged with the company.:!: He was engaged in farming in Phelps 
until 1833, when he removed to Ravenna, Ohio, where he passed the remainder of 
his life. 


i. Silas, b. , 1811.5 

ii. Almeda, b. . 1813; d. ;ll unm. 

iii. Mary Ann, b. Apr. 12, 1815; ra., 1st, Oct. 20, 1830, George Robinson of 
Ravenna, Ohio ; m., 2d, Martin Bloomer of Ravenna. 

iv. Adeline, b. , ISlC; d. ;l| unm. 

V. Elizabeth, b. , 1819; m. William [Jonas?] Bond of Ravenna. 

324. Samuel Edward Trowbridge (Daniel""', Sefh'^'"', Samuel''''', Samuel'"*, 
William"">, Thomas'^, born Febmary 4, 1792, in Buekland, Mass.; died June 
3, 1863, in Dearborn, Mich. ; married, first, Abigail Baker of Phelps, N. Y. He 
married, second, , 1825, in Phelps, IST. Y., Betsey Sheldon, daughter of 

• Bv family record ; 13 bv town record. 
t A sister of the husband of No. 1S6, ii. 

+ U. S. Pension Office Records contain testimony to the above service from his widow and 
fellow soldiers. His name not on the rolls of the above companies. 

§ Untraced by relatives. Descendants of his sisters failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
II Before her father. 

P^^fc-mi/ ^Ww5«i4*^^^ 


Elisha and Elizabeth (Wells) Sheldon, born , 17 

, 1831, in Phelps. He married, third, , 1832, in Phelps, Frances 

E. Eeed, born . 1791, in ; died November 9, 1855, in Dearborn. 

Samuel E. Trowbridge settled as a farmer in Phelps, N. Y., and lived there for 
many years. He removed in November, 1852, to "Dearborn, Mich., where he 
resided until his death. 


Bi/ second marriage :* 


Jane. b. , 1S2() : m. Ebenezer H. Sennett of 


Hannah, b. , 1S2S. 


Elizabeth, b. , 1831. 

Bi/ third marriage: 



Oliver, b. Aug. 5, 1S33. 



Miles, b. Apr. 19, 1837. 



William Haemson, b. Nov. 9. 1840. 



Joseph Warren, b. Oct. (!, 184.5. 

325. Daxiel Trowbridge (DanieU'^''', Seth'^\ Samuel'^'^-', Samuel'"*, 
WiUiam'^''^, Thomas'^), bom February 17, 1796, in Buckland, Mass.; died Febru- 
ary 20, 1881, in Hudson, Ohio; married December 18, 1817, in Phelps, N. T., 
Sally Blakely, daughter of Obed and Mary (Murphy) Blakely, born January 11, 
1797, in Genoa, N. Y. ; died May 3, 1887, in Hudson. 

Daniel Trowbridge was a cooper by trade. In November. 1816, he settled in 
Phelps, N. Y., where he married and resided many years. He organized the first 
Sunday school in the town of Phelps, in the First Presbyterian Church, which 
had been organized a few years previously at Oaks Corners, it being the first 
house of worship built in the town. He was chosen on September 20, 1819, a 
member of the committee to supjjly its pulpit and one of its elders on March 23, 
1820. In 1833 he emigrated to Portage county, Ohio, and lived at Pavenna and 
Shalersville for some years. The last years of his life were passed at Hudson, 
Summit county, which was also the home of two of his sons. Wliile he lived in 
Ohio he was a very active member of the Congregational Church, and held the 
office of deacon at his death. There is a memorial windovy to him in the First 
Congregational Church in Eavenna. 

children ;t 
i. Florella, b. Mar. 28. 1819; d. Feb. 4, 1846, in Ravenna, Ohio; unm. 
ii. Mart, b. July 26, 1820; m. Aug. 23, 1840, William Eames Richards of Gar- 

rettsville, Ohio, 
iii. Sally Eliza, b. Nov. 9, 1821; m. May 10, 1870, William Hall Peck of Shel- 

burne Falls, Mass. 

597. iv. Thomas Scott, b. Nov. 11. 1823. 

V. Sophia Prescott, b. Mar. 14, 1825; m. Oct. 11, 1849, Andrew Jackson Jen- 
nings of Ravenna. 

598. vi. Zenas Riggs, b. June 4, 1827. 

vii. Caroline, b. Mar. 17, 1829; m. JIar. 27, 1867. Carleton Henry Mills of 

Detroit, Mich, 
viii. Susan Angelixe. b. Sept. 2, 1831 ; m. Aug. 2, 1853, William Hobson Shain 

and resides in Cleveland, Ohio. 

599. ix. James Taylor, b. Jlay 4. 1834. 

X. Frances Lorinda. b. .July 20, 1836 ; is librarian of Western Reserve Univer- 
sity in Cleveland ; unm. 
xi. Percie Almeua, b. Nov. 3. 1838: is a school-teacher in Cleveland; unm. 

326. Silas Fairchild Trowbridge (Da))ieZ^-°. Seth^"'^, Samuel'^'-', Sanuiel''>*, 
William^'"', Thomas'-), born March 14, 1798, in Buckland, Mass.; died November 
3, 1888, in Buckland; married April 26, 1821, in Buckland, Electa Pomeroy, 


daughter of Enos and Lucy (Smith) Pomeroy, bom February 8, 1801, in Buck- 
land; died January 22, 1872, in Bucklaud. 

Silas F. Trowbridge was engaged in fanning all his life in his native town, 
Buckland, Mass. He was esteemed in that community, and was a deacon of the 
Congregational church there for twenty-four years and up to his death. 


COO. i. LtTHER Pomeroy, b. Apr. 6, 1S22. 
GOl. ii. James, b. May 10, 1S24. 

iii. Rtjfus. b. July 11. 1S2G; d. May 6. 1S4S, in Boston. Mass. : unm. 

iv. Mary Tatior. b. Sept. 4, 1S28 ; na. Aug. 12, 1849, James Palmer and resides 

in North Topeka, Kan. 
V. Lucy Smith, b. Jan. 16, 1831; m. Feb. 16, 1882. Col. Roger Hook Leavitt 
and resides in Slielburne Falls, Mass. 

602. vi. John. b. Jan. 1, 1833. 

vii. Electa Pomeroy. b. Dec. 3, 1835 ; m. June 6, 1867, Eber Elisha Stratton and 
resides in Shelburne Falls. 

o'27. Noble Trowbeidgi-; {OUver'^^', Seth^^^, SamueV^^, Samiiel^"*, William'^'"', 

Thomas''), born , 1780?. in Cairo, K Y.?; died August 5, 1829, in Great 

Bend, Pa.; married , ISO-, in Great Bend?. Piebecca Blair,* daughter 

of Samuel Blair, born , 1779, in ; died February 25, 1849, in 

Great Bend. 

Xoble Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Willingborough town- 
ship, now Great Bend, Pa. He settled there after his marriage and lived there 
the remainder of his life. "In 1810 he built tlie wing of the present large house 
occupied by his son Oliver, about a mile and a quarter from the state line. The 
old barroom, kitchen and dining room of this once noted tavern are well pre- 
served; also the ol'd sign of the Indian and his arrows, though it no longer 
invites the traveler to rest. Here were seen the old tester bedsteads with blue 
and white linen hangings such as some of us now cherish as the handiwork of 
our grandmothers. From the porch views of river, hills and meadows of great 
beauty are obtained, and pleasure seekers mxieh frequent this locality. Trow- 
bridge's creek reaches the river just below."t He was elected poor-master of the 
township in 1S13. Willingborough was named Great Bend in 1814, and on 
February 10 of that year he was elected one of the first board of managers of the 
f.rst Great Bend Bridge Company. He was active in town affairs and held the 
office of justice of the peace for many years. 

children born in great bend, pa. :t 

603. i. Oliver, b. Jan. 1. 1805. 

ii. Parmelia. b. , 180-?: d. . 1840, in Great Bend: unm. 

iii. RoxY Ann, b. , 180-?: m. Henry Langley of Great Bend. 

iv. Maria, b. , 181-? : d. , IS — , in Great Bend ; unm. 

004. v. Grant Baldwin, b. Jiuie 6, 1812. 

00.O. vi. Henry, b. Mar. — . 1815. 

vii. Eliza, b. , 181-?: d. ■ . 18 — . in Great Bend: unm. 

viii. Harriet, b. , 181-?: m. Henry Baker of Newburgh. N. X. 

ix. Sally Jan-e, b. May — , 1S21 ; d. , 1897, in Beaver Dam, Wis. ; unm. 

328. Lyman Trowbridge (Oliver^^', Seth"\ Samuel'^'^. Samnen''\ WiUiam'oo, 
Thomas'"), born June 19, 1783, in Cairo, K T.?; died September 30, 1848, in 

Great Bend, Pa.; married , 1803, in Great Bend?, Asenath Blair,§ 

daughter of Samuel Blair, born , 1782. in ; died May 13, 

1825, in Great Bend. 

* A sister of the wife of his brother No. 328. 
t "History of Susquehanna County. Pa."' 
t Order of births somewhat uncertain. 
§ A sister of the wife of his brother No. 327. 


Lyman Trowbridge came, with his father to what is now Great Bend, Pa. He 
settled in the southern part of the to\vnsliip, near Salt Lick creek, and kept tlie 
tollgate there for some years. He later engaged in farming, his farm being 
400 acres in extent. Lie was known as "Squire" Trowbridge. 


i. EvALiNE, b. May 30, 1804 ; m., 1st, Charles Chandler of Lenox, Pa. ; m., 2(1, 
Azel Carpenter of Sodus Centre, N. Y. 
006. ii. Amasa Thayer, b. June 13, 1807. 

iii. Augustus, b. .Tul.v 13, 1809; d. June 17, 1S2S. 

iv. Alzina, b. Feb. 25, 1811; m., 1st, Charles Smith of Great Bend; m., 2d, 
Judge Daris Dimmock Warner of Montrose, Pa. 
GO". V. Charles Hatch, b. Dec. 11, 1813. 

vi. SrLviNA, b. Oct. 24. 1818 ; d. Sept. 14, 1844, in Great Bend ; unm. 
608. vii. LaFayette, b. June 11, 1824. 

329. Augustus Trowbridge (Oliver^^'', Seth'^^-, Samuel"^. SainueV^, 
WiUiam^oo, Thomas'-), born July 14, 1792, in Cairo, N. Y.?; died June 7, 1869, 

in Lee Centre, 111.; married, first, , 1812, in Claverack, N. Y., Lucy 

Bieree, daughter of Austin Bierce, bom ISTovember 7, 1795, in Claverack ; died 
May 24, 1863, in Lee Centre. He married, second, Luvena Lewis,* daughter of 
Eev. Nathaniel and Sarah (Stowe) Lewis, born December 22, 1798, in Hai-mony, 
Pa. ; died December 7, 1SC7, in Lee Centre. 

Augustus Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life. He settled after 
his marriage in Windsor, Broome county, X. Y., and lived there until 1845. In 
that year he emigrated with his family to Lee county. 111., settling on a farm in 
Lee Centre, where he lived the remainder of his life. 

children born in WINDSOR, N. Y. : 
Bu first m<trriag€ :'t 
i. Zerviaii, b. Nov. 9, 1813 ; m. Weslev Stevens of Windsor. 

609. ii. Austin Bierce, b. June G, 1816. 

iii. Harriet, b. Feb. 15, 1819 ; d. Jan. 19, 1834. 

610. iv. Sarin Hatch, b. Feb. 7, 1S21. 

611. V. Reuben, b. Oct. 4, 1823. 

vi. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 18. 1826 ; m. Joseph Cary of Selma. Cal. 

612. vii. Henry Augustus, b. JIar. 20, 1828. 

613. viii. ROYCE Dickinson, b. Apr. 4, 1830. 

614. ix. Noble ^\xexant)er, b. Mar. 21, 1832. 

615. X. Lyman Benjamin, b. Aug. 22, 1834. 
GIG. xi. Bradford Cornelius, b. Sept. 20, 1836. 

330. Henry Trowbridge (Oliver''^', Seth'-'^, Sainuel'^''^, SamueP"*. ]yiUiam'°'>, 
Thomas'^), bom July — , 179S, in Great Bend, Pa.; died April 2, 1862, in Wood- 
stock, 111.; married, first, , 1822, in Lisle?, K". Y., Betsey Lockwood, 

bom January 9, 1801, in ; died January 16, 1844, in Lisle. He married, 

second, October 16, 1844, in Lisle, Sally Hoyt, daughter of Daniel and Abigail 
(Eaymond) Hoyt, bom February 29, 1812, in Norwalk, Conn.; died December 
IS, 1897, in Woodstock. 

Henry Trowbridge settled after his marriage near the village of Killawog in 
the town of Lisle, Broome county, N. Y., where he was a boot and shoe dealer. 
About 1846 he emigrated to Woodstock, lIcHenry county, HI., where he 
continued in the boot and shoe business and lived the remainder of his life. 


By first marriage:* 
G17. i. lEA Cooke, b. Mar. 16, 1S23. 

ii. Eliza, b. , 1825 : m. Daniel Pierce of Waseca, Minn. 

iii. Hexrt, b. Aug. 22, 1827 ; d. Oct. 22, 1847. in Maratlion. N. Y. ; unm. 

iv. Betsey, b. , 1830 ; m. Alvin Jiidd of Dubuque, Iowa. ^ 

V. Harriet, b. May 24, 1832 ; d. .July 27, 1852, in Marathon ; unm. 

vi. EvALiNE. b. , 183- ; d. in Great Bend, Pa.; unm. 

vii. .Julia, b. , 183- ; d. aged 19 in Woodstock, 111. ; unm. 

618. viii. Adolphus, b. Oct. 5, 1841. 

331. Barlow Sturges Trowbridge (Ahraham'^^^, Johm?-"*, SamueV-'^^, 
SamueP"^, William,^'"', Thomas^), born jSToveinber 11, 1797, in New Fairfield, 
Conn. ; died March 14, 1877,t in New Fairfield ; married September 5, 1819, in 
New Fairfield, Polly Nash, daughter of James and Dorcas (Biaish) Nash, born 
March 23, 1798, in New Fairfield; died December 7, 1881,t in Danbury, Conn. 

Barlow S. Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life in his native town, 
New Fairfield, Conn. He and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal 
church at Beaver Bogs for nearly sixty years, he being a class leader for over 
thirty years. 


Nov. 0, 1850. George Gillett Wild- 

ii. Martha Elvira, b. Oct. 8, 1827 : m. Apr. 16. 1S.">0. Horace Elwell of Sherman, 

iii. William Burr. b. .Jan. 5. 1829. 
iv. James Osborne, b. June 10. 18.30. 
V. Sarah Margaret, b. Dec. 31, 1831; m. Dec. 1. 1805, Edwin Pierce and resides 

in Botsford, Conn, 
vi. John Stevens, b. June 18. 1833 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was 

enrolled at South East. N. Y., Aug. 22, 1862, for three years in Company 

G. 135th New York Infantry. He was captured and confined in Anderson- 

ville, where he d. ; unm. 
vii. Maria Amelia, b. May 6, 1835; m. Oct. 12, 1858, Elijah Morehouse Gilbert 

and resides in Danbury. 
viii. Abraham Brush, b. Mar. 19, 1837; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was 

enrolled at South East, N. Y., Aug. 22, 1862, for three years in Company G, 

135th New York Infantry. He was killed in the battle of Spottsylvania, 

May 10. 1804 ; unm. 
ix. Henry Wilson, b. Feb. 21. 1839. 
X. Theodore JIonson, b. Dec. 11, 1841. 

332. EPHRAnr Burr Trowbridge (Ahraham'^'^^, Jolin^^^, Samuel"^. Samuel^"'', 
William^'^'', Thomas^), bom January 23, 1807, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died 
April 12, 1895, in Newark, N. J.; maiTied, first, December 9, 1829, in Troy, 
N. Y., Anna (Wilgus) Husted, widow of William H. Husted of Vergennes, Vt., 
and daughter of Nathaniel and Mary Ann (Hoadley) Wilgus, born June 7, 1800, 
in Vergennes; died August 9, 1856, in Buffalo, N. Y. He married, second, 

, 18C4, in Buffalo, Annie Marie Sinclair, daughter of Capt. James and 

Catherine (Schultz) Sinclair, born , IS — , in Kingston, Canada; died 

December 12, 1890, in Buffalo. 

Epliraim B. Trowbridge in 1830 settled in Buffalo, N. Y., then a place of a 
little over 2,000 inhabitants. He engaged in the paint and oil business on South 
Division street, and continued in it for many years. In the e^irly days of the 
city he served ten years in the volunteer fire department. In politics he was a 

* No children by second marriage. 

t The age given on the gravestone in Beaver Bogs cemetery differs by a few days from the 
date of birth. 





Bi, firs. 

t J, 




Burr. b. Oct. 







Edith Si 

NCLAIR, b. Dec 

: 10 

. 1.S7 

1 • 


. Jan. 2'. 


in Newark, N. 



stanch Eepiibliean, and he was proud of the fact that he was one of a club of 
forty in Buffalo who voted for William H. Harrison in 1840 and forty-eight 
years later east his vote in the same state for Benjamin Harrison. 

Mr. Trowbridge lived to become one of Buft'nlnV ,iMrst citizens and was always 
keenly interested in his city's welfare. He had a lii^li iv|.utation for business 
integrity, and being of a genial disposition made iViiuds wherever he went. He 
was a well-read nian and aliK- to converse on any subject. He loved a good story 
or a joke, and ki-|>t In- m. moiy throughout his long life. After the death of his 
wife he went to resiile with his daughter in Newark, N. J., where he subsequently 

1891. Albert Jay Atterbury and 

333. John Stevens Trowbridge (Abraham^^'^, John^^-^, Samuel^^^, Samuel^"^, 
WilUain'^'"', Thomas'^), born March 13, 1811, in New Fairfield, Conn.; died 
November 21, 1891, in New Canaan, Conn. ; married November 14, 1837, in New 

Canaan, Betsey Ann Waterbury, daughter of Harry and Anna ( ) 

Waterbury, born January 31, 1818, in New Canaan; died April 0, 1883, in 
New Canaan. 

John S. Trowbridge settled in New Canaan, Conn., and was a tanner and 


G24. i. Adelrert Burr, b. Aug. 21, 1S3S. 

ii. Eliza Jane, b. Oct. 27, 1839: resides in New Canaan; iinm. 

iii. Amelia Nash, b. Dec. 20, 1841; d. Sept. 20, 1861, in New Canaan; num. 

iv. Bessie Anna, b. Apr. 21, 1847 ; resides in New Canaan ; num. 

334. Trumax Trowbridge (licuhen^^^. Jo/i??"*, Samucl^'^^. Samuel^"*, 
William^"'', Thomas^), boni April 27, 1802, in Danbui-j', Conn.; died Februai-y 
14, 1884, in Danbury; married, first, December 5, 1822, in Danbury, Rebecca 
Stone, bom June 23, 1804, in Danbury; died June 3, 1865, in Danbury. He 
married, second, February 12, 1866, in South Norwallv, Conn., Mary M. Ferris, 
daughter of Seth and Mary (Keeler) Ferris, born August 10, 1818. in Wilton, 
Conn. ; died May 18, 1903, in East Norwalk, Conn. 

Truman Trowbridge lived in liis native to^vn, Danbury, Conn. He was a hat 
manufacturer, employing a number of hands, and acquired a substantial property. 
In later life he traveled extensively in Europe. He was appointed a grand juror 
in 1862. He and his wife were members of the First Congregational Church in 

children born in danbury, conn. : 
7?.,/ first n,arria<,r:t 
i. Oli\-er Edward, b. Dec. 'Jo, ]Ks.: : ~\. Sept. 12. 1S31. 
025. ii. Samuel Augustus, b. Xi>\. li'. IsiM. 

iii. Myra Elizabeth, b. Sept. 24. is:;u ; d. Sept. 27, 1S31. 
G2C. iv. ^YILLIAM Eugene Sutphin, b. Oct. 13, 1832. 

V. Clara Ann, b. Oct. 8, 1S34 ; m. Dec. 25, 18.5G, George Perry Smitb of Bridge- 
port. Conn, 
vi. Mary Elizabeth, b, Jan. 1, 1839; d. June 13, 1SG4, in Danbury; unm. 
G27. vii. Francis Henry, b. Feb. 20, 1841. 
028. viii. Oliver Edward, b. Dec. 3, 1843. 


* There were six more children by his first marri.igo aud one by his second who died in 

t No children by second marriage. 


335. Alvah Trowbridge (Eeuhen^^^, Johii'^'*, SamueP^", Samuel'-''*, 
William^'"', Thomas^), bom Xovember 27, 1S03, in Daiibury, Conn.; died Febru- 
ary 12, 1S84, in Chicago, 111. ; married, first, , 1824, in Patterson, N. Y., 

Alarcia Birch, daughter of Samuel and Mary (Sabin) Birch, born ilarch 11, 1805, 
in Patterson; died August 22, 1854, in Waukegan, 111. He married, second, 
April 20, 1856, in Avon, 111., Leonora Kellogg, daughter of Leonard and Sally 

(Jrench) Kellogg, born May .3, 1817, in Watertown, N. Y.; died , 1877, 

in Vineland, N. J. 

Alvah Trowbridge on coming of age in 1824 engaged for himself in the 
cai-pentry and contracting business in Danburj', Conn. He continued there until 
1842, when he sold his business and removed with his family to Chicago, 111., 
where he remained two years. He then bought a farm in the village of Liberty- 
ville, Lake county. He sold this, however, in a short time and went to Waukegan, 
111., where he entered again into business, getting the contract for and building a 
plank road between that town and McHenry, 111. He then removed to Muskegon, 
Mich., and built a sawmill there in 1852. He left his brother and son in charge 
of the mill and returned to Waukegan. In 1856 he sold his property there and 
returned to Chicago, where he entered the lumber business, which he followed in 
connection with his sawmill until 1869, at which time he retired into private life. 


By first marriage:'^ 
i. Delia Marcia, b. .Tune S, 1825 ; m., 1st. Oct. 17, 1S44, Dr. Charles S. White 

of Montpelier, Vt. : m., 2d, Sept. 28, 1856, Samuel Morrison ot Barre, Vt. 
ii. Mart Emily, b. .Jan. 21, 1827 ; m. June 1, 1S47, James Hurlbut Swan of 

Chicago. 111. 
629. iii. Theodore Francis, b. Sept. 28, 1829. 

iv. Harriet Augusta, b. May 31, 1832; m. Jan. 2, 1853, Thomas Wing of Pon- 

tiac. 111. 

V. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Jan. 14, 1836 ; d. , 1878, in Chicago ; unm. 

vi. Anna Maria, b. May 5, 1839 ; d. , 1878. in Chicago ; unm. 

vii. Ellen Almeda, b. Feb. 17, 1847; d. Oct. 10, 1847. 

viii. XoNA Elvira, b. June 21, 1849: m. , 1888, Anton Rathgeber and 

resides in Diessen, Bavaria, Germany. 

336. Eleazer Benedict:}: Trowbridge (Eeuhen''^^. John''-''*. Samuel'-'^^. 
SamueP"*, William'""', Thomas'-), bom December 20, 1818, in Danbury, Conn.; 
died June 4, 1889. in Hull, Iowa ; married, first, September 6, 1842, in Danbury, 
Sarah Almira Thomas, daughter of Albert and Sarah (Gregory) Thomas of 
South Dover, N. Y., who died January 17, 1848. in Danbury. He married, 
second, August 6, 1849, in Poughlieepsie, N. Y., Adelia Broas, daughter of Peter 
Isaac and Hannah (Ostrander) Broas, born January 6, 1831, in Poughkeepsie ; 
died September 27, 1899, in Hull. 

Benedict Trowbridge after his first marriage engaged in business as a carpenter 
and joiner in Danbury, Conn., his native t-owii. He was an architect as well as 
a carpenter and was noted for his first-class workmanship. Soon after his second 
marriage he located in Waukegan, 111., where his elder brother was then living 
and where he continued in business. In 1852 he accompanied his brother to 
Muskegon, Mich., where his brother built a sawmill. He remained in charge of 
the mill for a few years and then removed to Xew Lisbon, Wis. In the early 
'70s he removed to Wlieeler township, eight miles northeast of Hull, Lyon county, 
Iowa, where he was engaged in farming for the remainder of his life. 

Mr. Trowbridge was noted far and wide for his strict temperance principles, 
those and his honesty being the things in which he most prided himself, and 
which won him the respect and esteem of his fellow townsmen. 

* Except vii and viii. who were born in Waukegan, III. 
7 No children by second marriage. 
t Known as Benedict Trowbridge. 




Bij first marriage: 
i. Albert Reubex, b. Aug. 5. 1843 ; d. Jan. 0, 1845. 

ii. Clark Thomas, b. Oct. 10, 1846; was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting 
Aug. 12, 1864, from LaCrosse, Wis., where he was preparing for college. He 
was a member of the Permanent Guard, and d. Dec. 31, 1864, at Camp 
Douglas, Chicago, 111. ; unm. 
iii. Sarah Mira. b. Jan. 9, 184S ; m. Aug. 23, 1SG7, Cyrus Stephen Ilollister and 
resides in Sherman, S. D. 

By second marriage: 

630. iv. Charles Broas, b. Jan. 26, 1852. 

V. Emma Amelia, b. Apr. IS, 1854; m. Apr. 20, 1874, Frank Gay of Vermillion, 

S. D. 
vi. Ida Ann, b. Aug. 14, 1858 ; m. Oct. 8, 1876, Alva Day Fobest and resides in 

Cedonia, W'ash. 
vii. Hettie Jane, b. Aug. 10. 1861 ; d. Oct. IS, 1861. 

631. viii. Fred Clark, b. July 5, 1866. 

ix. Frank Albert, b. Aug. 10, 1870; taught school and farmed in Hull, Iowa. 
He owns a fruit ranch in Cedonia, Wash. ; is a member of the Knights of 
Pythias ; unm. 

337. Phineas Beardsley Trowbridge {Alvah^^". BiUy'^'^^. SamueV'^^, 
Samuel^"*, William'^''°, Thomas^), born December 4, 1798, in Carmel, N. T. ; died 
September 7, 1880, in Dover, N. Y. ; married October 28. 1823, in Carmel, Sally 
Betsy Eaymond, daughter of William Eaymond, born October 22, 1803, in 
Carmel; died December 31, 1881, in Dover. 

Phineas B. Trowbridge settled in his native town, Carmel, N. T., where he 
was engaged in farming until about 1846. He then removed to South East 
township, where he followed his trade, that of a blacksmith, until September, 
1853, when he removed to Dover, N. Y., in which town he was engaged in farming 
until his death. 

children born in carmel, n. t. : 

632. i. Edwin Montgomery, b. Nov. 1, 1824. 

ii. Amanda, b. Dec. 5. 1826 ; d. Aug. 8. 1885. in Dover, N. T. ; unm. 

iii. John Crane, b. Sept. 24, 1828;, is a farmer in, Dover, N. Y. While his father 

was living he worked with him for about ten years at the blacksmith trade. 

Since the family removed to Dover, Js. Y., he has been engaged in farming. 

He united with the Methodist Episcopal church at South East, N. Y., Apr. 

1, 1853, and with that church in Dover after his removal there. He is 

unmarried. , 

iv. Cornelia Ann, b. Apr. 1. 1831; d. Aug. 26, 1848, in South East, N. Y. ; unm. 

633. V. William Raymond, b. May 6. 1833. 

vi. George Platt, b. July 19, 1840 ; d. Sept. 15, 1845. 

338. Allertox Montgomery Trowbridge (AlvaV^", Billy"'. Samuel^^^, 
Samuel^"*, WiUiam^o", Thomas^), born February 24, 1803, in Carmel, N". Y.; 
died February 28, 1894, in East Orange. N. J.; married February 15, 1843, in 
Patterson, jST. Y., Selina Coe, daughter of Austin Bebee and Susan (Moony) Coe, 
born September 24, 1818, in Patterson ; died February 12, 1900. in East Orange. 

Allerton M. Trowbridge came with his father to South East. N. Y., and 
settled there as a farmer. After his marriage he was engaged in farming there 
and in Patterson, N. Y. His declining years were passed at the home of his 
eldest son in East Orange, N. J. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a stanch Whig and Eepublican all his life, voting at 
sixteen presidential elections, and casting his first vote for John Quincy Adams. 
He was a man of deep sentiment, and in e.xercising his right to a franchise did 

• i-iii born in Danbury, Codd. ; iv in Waukcgan, 111. ; v in Muskegon, Mich. ; vi-ix in New 
Lisbon. Wis. 

t A son of No. 250, ii. 


so with the deepest and most patriotic motives. He became a Christian at an 
early age and maintained a consistent and conscientious life. Although he 
spent his life until over seventy years of age in the conduct of his farm, he had 
a wide circle of friends and acquaintances, and was universally esteemed 
as a man of the highest integrity, of generous symjiathies, and one whose 
influence was always on the side of temperance and purity in life. 

G34. i. Austin Coe. b. Jan. 4. 1S44. 

ii. Susan, b. Apr. 22, 1846 ; m. .Tune 8, 1876, Abraham Van Valin and resides in 

East Orange, N. .J. 
iii. Sabah Augusta, b. Mar. 2. 1S4S; d. Apr. 20. 1901, in East Orange; unm. 
iv. Caroline Aureija, b. Oct. 6, 1850 : d. Sept. 12. 1881, in Tarrytown, N. Y. ; 


635. V. Charles Allerton, b. .Tune 15, 1860. 

339. WiLLL^ii Crane Trowbridge (Alvah'^"", Billy'^^'', SamueP''^^, SamueP"*, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born April 15, 1807, in Carmel, N". Y. ; died January 31, 
1875, in New York City ; married January 19, 1831, in North Salem, X. Y., 
Mary Elizabeth Ann Hobby, daughter of Jonathan and Annis (Hobby) Hobby, 
bom October 31, 1809, in Somers, N". Y.; died December 16, 1905, in 
Haekensack, N. J. 

William C. Trowbridge accompanied his father to South East, N. Y., and 
settled there after his marriage. He was a prosperous farmer and merchant 
there for more than forty years. He owned a sawmill and lumber yard at Brew- 
ster, N. Y., and also conducted a large feed business. He was an elder in the 
Presbyterian church from 1835 until his death. 

children born in south EA.ST, N. Y. : 

636. i. Joseph Allerton. b. Jan. 22, 1832. 

637. ii. Alvah, b. June 8, 1835. 

638. iii. Belden Crane, b. Jan. 14, 1838. 

iv. William Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1839 : d. Jan. 12. 1840. 

v. Annis Hobby', b. .Tan. 7, 1842 ; resides in Haekensack, X. J. ; unm. 

vi. William, b. Sept. 23, 1848 ; d. Mar. 10, 1849. 

340. John Trowbridge (Billy''^'^, Billy^^K Samuel^'^^. SamueP"*, WilUam'""'. 
Thomas'^), born April 22, 1S05, in Truxton, N. Y. ; died April 9, 1893, in Detroit. 
Mich. ; married, first, October 19, 1829. in Baldwin Placet N. Y., Jane Mcyriek. 
daughter of Samuel S. and Sarah (Smith) Meyrick. born February 5, 1809, in 
Putnam Valley, X. Y. ; died June 13, 1856, in Detroit. He married, second, 
November 21, 1872, in Methuen, Mass., Mary Tenny Butler, daughter of Manly 
and Sarah (Hamblet) Butler, boTn July 14. 1829. in Pelham, N. H. She resides 
in Somerville, Mass. 

Jolm Trowbridge and his brothers Levi and Hubbard emigrated from Truxton, 
N. Y., to Michigan in the early '30s and settled on a farm in Southfield, Oakland 
county, sixteen miles northwest of Detroit, where they each cleared up a farm 
and were among the early pioneers in that section. They were also active in 
organizing a Presbyterian society and class in that township. John Trowbridge 
also owned and operated a grist mill and a store. In 1852 he joined his above 
brothers, who had previously removed to Detroit. They purchased proi>erty on 
the river front, built a dock, and handled lumber, stone and lime, the firm becom- 
ing Trowbridge & Co. About 1856 they engaged in locating pine lands in the 
region around Thunder Bay, near the present city of Alpena. About three or 
four years later their youngest brother. Smith, joined them, under the firm name 
of John Trowbridge & Bros. 

N. V. ; iii-v in Patterson, N. Y. 

^<lnt^ (^Ttrurif^S^^ 



Tliey operated a lumber yard in Detroit and a water power and steam sawmill 
at Aljiena. They were tlie pioneers in the lumber business at tlie latter place 
and bought thousands of acres of pine land a few miles from what is now the 
center of the city. They built two sawmills; one on Trowbridge Point on the 
lake and the otlier six miles out on Thunder Bay river, a railroad being built 
from the latter place to the landing for shipping purposes. The brothers divided 
their work in a way, as the firm of John Trowbridge & Bros. John, being the 
elder, attended mostly to the outside negotiations, sales, purchases, negotiating 
funds, etc. ; Levi and Hubbard attended to the land looking, cutting and driving 
of logs, manufacture of the lumber, etc. ; and Smith to the details of the retail 
yard, office work, books, etc. ; but they were always in close touch when possible. 
The firm continued in business until 1869, when it was dissolved by mutual con- 
sent soon after the death of their brother Hubbard. In 1870 John Trowbridge 
retired from active business life, but continued to reside in Detroit until his 
death. He was a man of strict moral and religious principles. 

By first marriage:* 
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 38S2: d. Jan. 5, 183.0. 
ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 4, 1838; m. Oct. 2, 18G1, Martins Tillv Lyntle of Brooklyn, 

N. Y. 
iii. Emily, b. Sept. 14, 1842 ; d. Oct. 13, 1859, in Detroit, Mich. ; unm. 
iv. Mary, b. June 1.5, ISl.'j ; d. Sept. 20, 1848. 
639. V. John, b. Aug. 27, 1847. 

341. Levi TROWBRrooE (Billy^'>\ Billyh"-, Samuel"-, Samuel'"', WilUam'O", 
Thomas'), born May 8, 1807, in Truxton, JST. Y.; died April 28, 1883, in Council 
Bluffs, Iowa; married, first, September 10, 1840, in Troy, Mich., Eunice Sophia 
(Hastings) Smitli, widow of Dr. Washington Smith of Paris Hill, N. T., and 
daughter of Dr. Seth and Eunice (Parmelee) Hastings, born September 22, 1809, 
in Clinton, N. T. ; died October 14, 1849. in Southfield. Mich. He maiTied, 
second, about 1856 in Southfield, Sarah Louisa (Forsyth) Eisher, widow of 
William Fisher of New Orleans, La., and daughter of Dr. Elisha? Forsyth of 
that city, born June 8, 1816, in ; died April 9, 1874, in Detroit, Mich. 

Levi Trowbridge emigrated with his brothers John and Hubbard to Southfield, 
Mich., sixteen miles northwest of Detroit, where he cleared up a farm and later 
opened a general store. About 1850 he removed to Detroit, and kept a grocery 
store and milk depot in that city, meantime running his farm of 300 acres. In 
the course of a year his younger brother Hubbard moved from his farm and 
joined in Levi's enterprises imder the firm name of Levi Trowbridge & Co. In 
1852 they were joined by their brother John and the firm of Trowbridge & Co. 
was organized. They purchased property on the river front, where they built a 
dock and handled' lumber, stone and lime. About 1856 they engaged in locating 
pine lands and building mills near the present city of Alpena, Mich. About 
1859 or 1860 they were joined by their brother Smith, the firm name becoming 
John Trowbridge & Bros., and from that time until 1869, when the firm was 
dissolved, they operated a lumber yard in Detroit and the mills at Alpena. In 
1872 Levi Trowbridge turned his attention to locating mineral and timber lands 
and estimating pine timber, looking over locations as an expert, and performing 
other work connected with that line of business. The last two or three years of 
his life were passed visiting at the homes of his children. He died at the home 
of his daughter in Council Bluffs, Iowa. 

• No children by second marriage. 



By first marriaije:* 
i. William Hastings, b. May 16, 1842 ; was a manufacturer of smoking 
tobacco : d. Dec. 22. 1889, in Danville, Va. ; unm. 

640. ii. Frank Charles. } twins, 

iii. Frederick Smith, )" b. June 7, 1844; d. July 7. 1844. 

iv. Mart Seymour, b. May 31, 1846 ; m. June 7, 1871. John W.t Laing of 

Council Bluffs, Iowa. 
V. Sophia Eunice, b. Sept. 29, 1849 ; d. Oct. 2, 1849. 

3i2. Samuel Trowbeidge (BiUy^''^, BUly^'^, SamueP^^, SamueU°*, William^'"\ 
Thomas'^), born September 14, 1809. in Truxton, TSi. Y.; died October 12, 1854, 

in Charleston, S. C. ; married, first. , 1836, in Greenwood, S. C, Julia 

Wilson, daughter of Littleberry and Eliza Powell (Smith) Wilson, born , 

1814, on the Ocmulgee river, Ga. ; died January 16, 1842, in Greenwood. He 
married, second, September 1, 1844, in Greenwood. Margaret Ann Cunningham, 
daughter of David and Eliza (Lessenlioff) Cunningham, born December 12, 1830, 
in Eosemond plantation, S. C. She married, second, E. P. Janness. She 
married, third, Lieut. Amos James Andrews, U. S. A., and died January 11, 1897, 
in Chicago, 111. 

Samuel Trowbridge received a college education in ~New York. He went to 
South Carolina, where he taught school for a few years. After his marriage he 
removed to Montgomery, Ala., where he engaged in mercantile business. A few 
years later he returned to South Carolina, finally settling in Charleston, where 
he was also in business and lived until his death. He and his family were 
members of the Presbyterian church in that city. 


By first marriage: 

641. i. Joseph Wilson, b. Jan. 3, 1838. 

By second marriage: 

ii. Samuel, b. . 1846 ; d. Oct. 9, 1848, in Hamburgh, S. C. 

iii. Anna Eliza, b. Oct. 16, 1847; m. Apr. 5, 1871, Abram Bernard Prell and 
resides in Constitution, Ga. 

iv. Julia Wilson, b. Oct. 16, 1848; m. Nov. 29, 1865, Joseph Peter De Grand- 
champ of Detroit, Mich. 

v. Roberta Augusta, b. , 18,50; m. R. A. Blanchard and resides in Rock 

Island, 111. 

343. Hubbard Trowbridge (Billy'^^'^, Billy'^^^, Samuel^^', Samiien<>\ 
William^'"', Thomas^), born January 17, 1813, in Truxton, N. Y. ; died February 
16, 1869, in Detroit, Mich. ; married, first. May 17, 1835, in Truxton, Sarah Ann 

Stiles, daughter of Otis and Deborah (Wood) Stiles, born , 1813, in 

Colerain, Mass.?; died May 10, 1845, in Southfield, Mich. He married, second, 
October 21, 1847, in Palmyra, I^. Y., Edna Jane West, daughter of Peletiah and 
Huldah (Green) West, born July 8, 1820, in Palmyra; died April 10, 1863, in 

Hubbard Trowbridge emigrated with his older brothers John and Levi to 
Southfield, Mich., where he operated a nursery in connection with the farm which 
he cleared up. About 1851 he left his farm and became identified with the busi- 
ness interests of his brother Levi in Detroit, under the firm name of Levi Trow- 
bridge & Co. Their brother John .ioined with them in 1852, the firm becoming 
Trowbridge & Co., and they engaged in the lumber business, later extending their 
operations to^ the pine lands near the present city of Alpena, Mich. A few years 

* No children by second marriage. 

t Initial only. 

± i bom in Wetumptl;a, Ala. ; ii in Abbeville county. S. C. : the others in Charleston. S. C. 


laler their brother Smith joined with them, and, under the firm name of Jolm 
Trowbridge & Bros., they operated a himber yard in Detroit and the sawmills 
at AliJena. The firm continued until 1S69, when it was dissolved on the death 
of Mr. Hubbard Trowbridge. 


i. LUCBETIA, b. Dec. 18, 1837; <1. .Mar. U. IstJ. 

ii. William, b. June 4, 1841; d. .Mar. 1. is)-. 

iii. Frances Stiles, b. Mar. 7, 1S4;'. ; in. <.)it, S, 18G8, Henry Benson and resides 

in Reno. Nev. 
iv. Edward, b. May 4, 1845 ; d. Aug. 4, 1845. 

By second marriage: 
■ V. Sakah Maria, b. May 4, 1850 ; d. July 18, 1852. 
vi. Ajlvah, b. July 15, 1852 ; d. Oct. 10, 1854. 
vii. Ella E^'ERETT, b. July 31, 185G ; ni. Apr. 21, 1875, Henry Zerah Potter of 

Detroit, Mich, 
viii. Maria West, b. Dec. 7. 1859 ; d. Mar. 4, 1887, in Buffalo, N. Y. ; unm. 

3J4. .Smith Trowbridge (Billyh'-"-, Billy''-^^, Samuel^'-'", Samuel'-^*, ^Yillialn'""', 
Thomas^), born May 12, 1819, in Truxton, JST. T. ; died March 31, 1884, in 
Chicago, 111. ; married, first, June 10, 1847, in Truxton, Jane Trowbridge James, 
daughter of Dea. Nathaniel and Betsey (IngersoU) James, bom April 18, 1823, 
in Truxton; died August 9, 1852, in Syracuse, N. Y. He married, second, 
January 25, 1855, in Utica, N. Y., Temperance Heatley Green, daughter of 
Henry and Mary (Clark) Green, who died , 1905, in Chicago.:]: 

Smith Trowbridge after his marriage settled in Syracuse, N. Y., where he 
became the owner of a lumber yard. About 1859 he joined his older brothers in 
Detroit, under the firm name of John Trowbridge & Bros. The firm operated 
a lumber yard in Detroit and a water power and steam sawmill at Alpena, Mich. 
The firm was dissolved in 1869, at the death of one of the Trowbridge brothers, 
Hubbard. In 1870 Smith Trowbridge engaged in the lumber business in Prince- 
ton, 111., "which he later removed to Chicago. He retired from business a few 
years later on account of ill health. He continued to reside in Chicag'o until 
his death. 


Bn first marriage: 
042. i. Charles James, b. Feb. 6, 1851. 

By second marriage: 
ii. William Heatley, b. Feb. 6, 185G ; d. July 4. 186G. 
iii. Henry Green, b. Oct. IG, 18G1 ; d. June 10, 18G4. 
iv. Emily, b. July 4, 1865 ; d. Jan. 9, 1S6G. 
V. Edith, b. Sept. 20, 1867 : d. Aug. 28, 1868. 
vi. Edward B., b. Aug. 5, 1869 ; resides in Chicago, Ill.t 

345. Billy Smith Trowbridge (Levi"-, Billy'^^', Samuel^^^, (S'amxe^''*, 
ITO^iam^'"', Thomas'^), born August 22, 1808, in Trumansburgh, N. Y. ; died 
June 20, 1872, in Fayette county, Ind. ; married January 20, 1831, in Fayette 
county, Asenath D. Hall, daughter of James and Lydia (Scott) Hall, born 
March 16, 1812, in Trumansburgh?; died June 4, 1889, in Gibson City, 111. 

Billy S. Trowbridge came with his father to Fayette county, Ind., and settled 
on a farm near the village of Harrisburgh. He was throughout the remainder 
of his life a farmer and stock raiser there, except for a few years in the early 
'60s when he was overseer and manager of a large farm in Shelby county. 

• i-iii born in Truxton. N. Y. ; iv-v in Southfield, Mich. ; vi in Palmyra, N. Y. ; vii-viil in 
Detroit, Mich. 

t i-li born in Syracuse, N. Y. ; ii 

t Failed to answer the compiler's 


Mr. Trowbridge was a Eepublican in politics, and a Free Mason. He joined 
the Baptist church in 1850. He always led an exemplary Christian life, being 
a conscientiously truthful and strictly honest man. His wife became a member 
of the Lick Creek Baptist church at the age of eleven and retained her member- 
ship there until her death. 


i. Alvah. b. June 3, 1833 ; d. Aug. 31, 1833. 

G13. ii. IRVIN Camp, b. JNIay 30, 1837. 

iii. Edwin, b. Sept. 25, 1838 : d. Nov. 10, 1838. 

iv. Ann Eliza, b. Aug. 23, 1843 : d. Feb. 3, 1844. 

V. Henry Herbert, b. Jlay 7, 1845 ; d. Feb. 23, 1852. 

vi. Elbert JIortimer. b. Sept. 13, 1847 ; d. Sept. 12, 1850. 

vii. Silas Franklin, b. Nov. 1, 1849 ; d. Feb. 27, 1852. 

viii. Minor Thomas, b. Mar. 14, 1855 ; d. Aug. 10, 1855. 

346. Dr. John De Mott Trowbridge {Levi^^", Billy^^^, Samuel^'^^, Samuel^"*,' 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born August 28, 1816, in Trumansburgh, N. T. ; died 
December 27, 1891, in Sullivan, 111.; married October 1, 1837, in Harrisburgh, 
Ind., Harriet Eobinson, daughter of Jeremiah and Martilla (Kelly) Eobiusou, 
born June 13, 1820, in Painted Post, N. T. ; died March 3, 1888, in Lovington, 

John D. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Fayette county, Ind. 
He worked on a farm and studied medicine. After his marriage he practiced 
his profession for a few years in Harrisburgh, Ind., and in 1843 removed to 
LeEoy, McLean county. 111. He enlisted there in the Civil War and was mustered 
August 20, 1862, as a private in Company C, 94th Illinois Infantry. He was 
soon after promoted to be hospital steward in that regiment and performed the 
duties of that position until his discharge, December 2, 1864. Early in 1865 he 
removed to Decatur, 111., where he resided nearly thirty-five years, and where he 
was in practice and at one time conducted a drug store. About 1889 he removed 
to Sullivan, 111., and opened a drug store there, residing with his son Silas in that 
town. Doctor Trowbridge was a Free Mason for twenty years and was a member 
of Dunliam Post, No. 141, G. A. E., of Decatur, 111. 


i. Le%t Robinson, b. Jan. 22, 1&39 ; d. Feb. 20, 1840. 

ii. Caroline, b. Apr. 5. 1841 ; m. Sept. 3, 1867, Augustus Babb Branaman and 

resides in Bruce, 111. 
iii. Emeline, b. Apr. 15, 1843 ; m. Jan. 24, 1807. James Wesley House of Decatur, 


044. iv. Billy, b. Dec. 31. 1844. 

V. Clinton, b. May 31, 1847: was a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted Jlay 
6. 1804, in Company I, 145th Illinois Infantry, and wa.s mustered out Sept. 
23, 1804. About three weeks later he received wounds from the accidental 
discharge of his gun at his home in Le Roy, 111., from which he d. Oct. 17, 
1804 ; num. 

045. vi. Silas, b. Feb. 27, 1840. 

vii. Stephen Nestor, b. Feb. 9, 1851 : d. June 21, 1875, in Eugene. Ind. : unm. 

viii. Charles, b. Oct. 20. 1852 : d. Jan. 20, 1854. 

ix. Franklin, b. June 11, 1S7)C, : is a surveyor, at present in Alaska : unm. 

X. Austin, b. Jan. 7. 1S59 : d. May 12, 1865, in Decatur. 

347. Edwix Nestor Trowbridge (Levi^'>-, £)7/7/"^, Samiiel^'^^, SamucP"*, 
IVj'ZZinjft^"", Thomas'^), born March 19, 1824, in Trumansburgh, N. T. ; died April 
8, 1881, in Marion, Ind. ; married March 19, 1848, in Harrisburgh, Ind., Susan 
Longwell Carver, daughter of Elijah and Susannah (Longwell) Carver, born 
February 18, 1827, in Harrisburgh. She resides in ilarion. 

* i-iii in Harrisburg, Ind. ; the others in Le Roy, 111. 


Edwin N. Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his father to Fayette county, 
Ind., and passed the remainder of his life in Indiana. He was engaged in farm- 
ing. He held several township offices in tlie towns in which he lived, and for 
several years prior to 1864 he held the office of postmaster at Alexandria, Ind. 
He and his wife were members of the Missionary Baptist Church. 


i. Mart Ann, b. Jan. 29, 1849; m. Nov. 18. ISOS, .Tolin Ferris Campbell and 

resides in Banquo, Ind. 
646. ii. Elmer Hyatt, b. Sept. 17, 18.50. 

iii. Charles Everette, b. Aug. 16, 1854 ; d. Dec. 31, 1861, in Alexandria, Ind. 

iv. Emma Belle, b. Nov. 7, ISoii ; d. Sept. 29, 1870, in Banquo. 

v. Eva Loulsa, b. Aug. 29, 1858 ; m. Nov. 10, 1880, Thomas Jefferson Hyatt and 

resides in Banquo. 
vi. Sarah Adaline, b. Dec. 10, 1800; m. Oct. 9, 1884, Lothlin King and resides 

in Huntington, Ind. 
vii. Susan Kate, b. Dec. 17, 186.S : m. June 23, 1886, Jobn Marshall Clingenpeel 

and resides in Banquo. 
viii. Abbie Grace, b. Apr. 17, 1866: m. Dec. 2.5, 1SS4, Charles Rufus Moore and 

resides in Oxford, Ind. 

348. Dr. Silas Thompson Trowbridge (Levi^^-, Billy^'^^. Samuel"^, iSajnueF"*. 
^yilliam^'>'', Thomas^), born February 19, 1826, in Fayette county, Ind.; died 
June 29, 1893, in Napa, Cal. ; married February 11, 1851, in Chicago, 111., 
Emeline (Rockwell) Henderson, widow of Francis Henderson of Edinburgh, 
Scotland, and daughter of John Haskett and Jane Desire (Tousley) Rockwell, 
born February 5, 1831, in Sharontown,+ Ohio; died February 10, 1899, in ISTapa. 

Silas T. Trowbridge after the death of his mother in 1839 went to live with 
his brother-in-law Mr. Thomas and enjoyed good schooling. At the age of six- 
teen he commenced teaching in the district school in the same district where he 
was born, being thus engaged for several seasons. In the fall of 1843 he went 
to McLean county, 111., and taught school in Heyworth. While there, he com- 
menced the study of medicine, simply as a pastime, in the winter of 1845-6, 
reading at the farm residence of Mr, Joseph Noble, father of Dr. Stephen W. 
Noble, near Heyworth. He was also occupied in illustrating "Turner's 
Inorganic Chemistry," save the manufacture of strychnia and sulphuric acid, for 
wliich he did not have the requisite machines. Early in his reading he laid down 
tlie rule for himself, that he would never pass a word of which he could not give 
the definition and root, and he faithfully observed it, at the exisense of much 
laborious research. In June he returned to Fayette county, Ind., to the home of 
his brother-in-law Mr. Thomas. His father was opposed to his entering the 
medical profession and urged him to turn his attention to the study of law, but 
on February 24, 1848, he determinedly recommenced the study of medicine with 
Dr. David Cheney of Hey^vnrth. That fall he went to study with Dr. Harrison 
Noble, where he finished hi^ -tndii-. :in(l began practice at what is now Atlanta, 
111., on July 4, 1849. On O.imI,, i- I's ,,f that year he located at Decatur, 111. In 
October, 1850, he entered lui^h Medical College, Chicago, from which he was 
grac^uated the day of his marriage. He then returned to Decatur and re-engaged 
in practice. 

. Doctor Trowbridge was the first physician in Illinois to offer his services as 
regimental surgeon. He responded to President Lincoln's call of April 17, 1861, 
and was commissioned on April 25, 1861, surgeon of the 8th Illinois Infantry, 
and was stationed at Cairo and Bird's Point until his three months' enlistment 
had expired. He re-enlisted July 25 in the same regiment and served in its 
campaigns, being stationed at the hospital at Cairo until February, 1862. Ho 

* iii Imrn in n.irrisl.iu-gh. Ind. : iii-vii in Alexanrtrin. Ind. : viii in I'.an.|ii.i, Ind. 


was at Fort Henry, and acted as aide for Col. E. J. Oglesby, and captured a 
Confederate flag and Iiorse. He was at Fort Donelson vuider fire, when the enemy 
surrounded two of his field hospitals, but no surgeon left his post nor was 
a wounded man captured. After this camjiaigii he was oifered by Col. John A. 
Logan the commission of surgeon-in-chief of the Third Division, 17th Army 
Corps, but declined, in order to become medical director with the forces to be 
assigned to his old commander. Major-general Oglesby, but this was not possible 
as the latter was assigned to a new command outside that corps. He was brigade 
surgeon until October, 1862, and was in the battle of Shiloh, the siege of Corinth, 
the occupation of Jackson, Tenn., and the battle of Britton's Lane, and went 
with his old regiment to the siege of Vicksburg. He was appointed surgeon-in- 
chief of the Third Division and chief of the Board of Operations. He was in 
the battles of Magnolia Church, Eaymond, Champion's Hill, Big Black Eiver, 
ending with the siege of Vicksburg, and being afterwards on garrison duty there. 
He served three years and three months in the army, being at the "cleaning up'' 
of twenty-three battles and one hundred nineteen days under fire, winning the 
highest praise from the officers of the conunand. He was mustered out July 27, 
1S64. He delivered the oration at Decatur on Decoration Day, 1869. 

Doctor Trowbridge was the chief organizer and one of the founders in 1853 
of the Macon County Medical Society. He was offered the office of its president, 
which he declined, but accepted that of its secretary and treasurer. He joined 
the American Medical Association in 1854. He was elected a member of the 
Hlinois State Medical Society in 1854; was elected its second vice-president in 
1859 ; was appointed chairman of its committee on the practice of medicine in 
1860 ; and was the originator of the medical practice act of the state of Hlinois. 
In 1866 he was elected first vice-president, and filled -the office of president, owing 
to the absence of that officer. In 1867 he was appointed chairman of its com- 
mittee to memorialize the legislature to pass laws prohibiting incompetent 
persons from practicing medicine and to grant dissecting privileges to medical 
men. In 1868 he was elected president. 

Doctor Trowbridge was made a Mason on May 5, 1850, in Macon Lodge, Xo. 
8, at Decatur, 111., and before June 24 of that year he was raised to the degree of 
Master Mason. In 1855 a chapter of Eoyal Arch Masons was established in 
Decatur, and he was one of the first tliree persons exalted to the Eoyal Arch 
degree in Macon Chapter, No. 21. In June following he was elected high priest 
of the chapter, and at the convocation of the grand chapter of the state at Jack- 
sonville in September of the same year he was elected grand scribe, and the 
following year at Springfield was chosen grand king. This office entitled him 
to membership, by delegation, in the General Grand Chapter of the United States, 
held that year at Hartford, Conn., but he could not well leave his practice, and 
sent a deputy. 

Doctor Trowbridge was appointed consul at Vera Cruz. Mexico, on April 19. 
1869. On July 11 of that year he entered vipon his official duties as consul. 
This was soon after the withdrawal of Maximilian's forces, which had attempted 
to establish an empire in Mexico, just at the close of the Civil War, and a treaty 
between the United States and Mexico was just then coming into force. Mesico 
had cut off all diplomatic and consular relations with France, England and 
Spain, and the LTnited States government had been asked to take charge of the 
archives, and to transact the consular services of these countries, through the 
IT. S. consulate at Vera Cruz. In this maimer Doctor Trowbridge acted in the 
capacity of French, English and Spanish consul for many years, to the perfect 
satisfaction of these countries. Several of his consular reports to the State 
Department were published in the City of Mexico, by orders from Washington. 
He was beloved and respected by all who knew him, and upon his retirement from 
the consulate at Vera Cruz, after thirteen years of arduous labors, upon the 


appointmeut of Hon. E. H. Kodgers as consul, who died of yellow fever thirteen 
days after his arrival in Vera Cruz, the citizens without distinction, petitioned 
the United States government to re-appoint him. Doctor Trowbridge's 
researches, studies, and observations upon yellow fever were very extensive, some 
of them being published in Mexico, while others were sent to Washington in his 
diplomatic correspondence. 

On September 2, 1886, he sailed with his family from Vera Cruz, and arrived 
at Los Angeles, Cal., via New Orleans, October 12. After three mouths' resi- 
dence there he removed to San Francisco, where he remained one year. He 
then entered into partnership with Dr. J. W. Hostetler at Napa, Cal., and in 
February, 1887, removed his family to that place, and continued there- imtil 
his death. 


i. Lewis Edwin, b. Nov. 27, ISJl : d. Oct. 2. lSo2. 

ii. Ada Bell, b. Aug. 10, 1853 ; m. May 4, 1873, Hon. Frederick Meredin Peter- 
sen of Vera Cruz, Mex., and resides in Napa, Cal. 
G17. iii. Charles, b. Sept. 16, 1855. 

iv. JIattie May, b. May 15, 1858 ; in. Nov. 27, 1891, Frank Sylvester Van Val- 
kenburgli and resides in Napa. 

v. Maky Ellen, b. Sept..l, 18tJ0: m. Aug. 8. 1883, George Francis Ritter o£ 
Vera Cruz and resides in Napa. 

vi. Lillian Hattie, b. July 17, 1863 ; resides in Napa ; unm. 

vii. Frederick, b. .Tuly 20, 1868 ; d. that day. 

viii. A son. b. June 1, 1869 : d. that day. 

is. Maud Beatrice, b. Nov. 28, 1870: m. Oct. 6. 1895, Edward Windsor Bales 
and resides in Napa. 

349. Harley Trowbhidge {John C'.^"*, Billy'^^', Samuel^^", SamueV*, 
Viilliam^°'', Thomas''-), born September 21, 1822, in Truxton, N. Y. ; resides in 
Viroqua, Wis. ; married May 9, 1850, in Barre Centre, jST. T., Delia Maria Hatch, 
daughter of Solomon and Esther (Dryer) Hatch, born October 6, 1827, in 
Brighton, N". T. 

Harley Trowbridge attended the academy at Clinton, N. T., and spent part of 
one year at the preparatory department of Knox College. Owing to poor health, 
he had to leave school and turn to out-of-door life on the farm. After his 
marriage he settled in-Ivnowlesville, N. Y., where he lived about seven years. He 
was in the carriage and wagon business. In June, 1857, he removed to Viroqua, 
Wis., where he continued in the same business imtil 1863, and was the first wagon 
maker in the town. He then became the agent for several fire insurance com- 
panies and canvassed a territory of about fifty miles around Viroqua. In later 
years he confined the business to Viroqua and is now retired. 

Since coming to Viroqua in 1857, where he has since resided, Mr. Trowbridge 
has been among the foremost citizens in every good work. He united with the 
Congregational church in Clinton, N. Y., on Januai-y 1, 1837, and transferred 
his membership to the Congregational church in Viroqua, of which he has been 
a deacon for nearly fifty years. For over thirty-five years he has been a member 
of the Masons and the Odd Fellows. Deacon Trowbridge and his wife celebrated 
their golden wedding anniversary on May 9, 1900, fully one hundred of their 
family, neighbors and friends participating in the happy event. 

children born in viroqua, ■ms. :* 

648. i. John Berthier. b. Nov. 12. 1853. 

ii. William Harley. b. July 25. ia57; d. Dec. 1, 1863. 

649. iii. Charles Henry, b. July 26. 18.59. 

iv. Helen Elizabeth, b. July 29, 1861 ; d. Nov. 25, 1863. 

V. Louise Kate, b. June 13, 1866 ; d. Nov. 26, 1901, in Viroqua : unm. 

vi. Mart Amelia, b. Mar. 9, 1871 ; d. May 2. 1871. 

• Except i, who was born in Knowlesville, N. Y. 


350. Henry Beers Trowbridge (David^*^, Daniel^^'\ Dnvid^^*. Joseph'^^^, 
William^'"', Thomas'^), bom May 16, 1789, in Morristown, N. J.; died May 16, 
1853, in Newton, 111. ; married May 19, 1S12, in Coming,* N. Y., Mary Calkins,t 
daughter of Frederick and Polly (Keeler) Calkins, born March 8, 1793, in 
Corning; died August 9, 1854, in Newton. 

Henry B. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his parents to Painted Post, N. Y., 
and settled there after his marriage. In 1821 he removed to Tioga county, Pa., 
and settled in the recently organized township of Westfield, being appointed its 
first justice of the peace. He resided there many years, removing late in life to 
Newton, 111. He was a farmer by occupation. 


i. Phebe, b. Apr. 9, ISl-S : m. about 1S30 John Roberts of Salamanca, N. Y. 

050. ii. William Boxham. b. .Vpr. 14, 1815. 

051. iii. James Lawrence, b. Feb. 11, 1817. 

iv. Mart. b. Jan. 14, 1819 : m. about 1838 Julius Scott of Osceola, Pa. 

052. V. Da%id Kxox, b. Dec. 1, 1820. 

053. vi. Charles Wolcott. b. Oct. 4, 1822. 

vii. Harriet, b. Feb. 22, 1824; m. Nov. 3, 1844, William Fori] and resides in 

Peoria, 111. 
viii. Minerva, b. Nov. 14, 1825; d. Nov. 26. 1893.- in Peoria: unm. 
ix. Marinda, b. Feb. 27, 1827; m. Feb. 15, 18.53, William Nelson Jones of Maroa, 


054. s. Henry Ossian, b. Apr. 4. 1829. 

055. xi. George, b. Aug. 26, 1832. 

351. Eev. Joseph Beers Trowbridge (David^^-', DanieP^'^. David^^*. Joseph'^"^, 
William'""', Thomas'^), born September 28. 1797, in Painted Post, N. Y.; died 
November 6, 1883, in Muncie, Ind. ; married, first, February 4, 1819, in Hamil- 
ton county, Ohio, Mary Chancey, daughter of Eoswell Chancey, born September 

5, 1800, in ; died August 30, 1826, in Greene township.§ Hamilton 

county. He married, second, December 20, 1826, in Hamilton county, Ruhamah 
Eiley,|| daughter of Diekerson and Sarah (Hand) Riley, bom September 16, 
1S08, in Morris?, N. J.; died January 1, 1905, in Muncie, Ind. 

Joseph B. Trowbridge came to Ohio in 1818 with his parents, who located in 
Greene township, on the east fork of Taylor's creek, Hamilton county, and there 
he also settled on a farm. At this time the religious reformation under B. W. 
Stone and co-laborers was waking up the people, and he, having been raised a 
strict Calvinist-Presbyterian, got into several religious controversies, especially 
with Father Shumaker, and always came oil' second best. He became satisfied 
that the Bible only would do to tie up to as infallible, and, dropping all his creed 
ideas, he began to study the Scriptures with an interest he had not hitherto 
known; and from his studies he learned how to become a Christian and sub- 
mitted himself to the Lord, fully determined to follow the teachings of the 
Scriptures. He soon became an exhorter and in a few years was ordained an 
evangelist. His first labors were in the western part of Hamilton county, Ohio, 
and in Boone county, Ky. The church, now known as White Oak Church, was 
foimded by him. He also preached for the Carthage, Mount Pleasant, Cummins- 
ville and Miamitown congregations; also in many places in Indiana, where the 
greater part of the last forty-three years of his life were spent. Many are there 
who have obeyed the gospel under his preaching during the fifty-three years he 

* At that time a village in Painted Post township. 

t.A sister of the husband of his sister No. 193, iv. 

t i-v born in Painted Post. N. Y. ; the others in Westfiold township. Tioga county. Pa. 

§ Now Taylor's Creek P. O. 

II A sister of the first wife of his brotlier No. "'A. 


spent in preaching. During all that time he supported a large family by his 
physical labor on his farm. Thus has passed from us a man full of years, filled 
up in labor, not only for this life but in preparation of the life to come.* 

Bii first marriage: 
G56. i. Lorenzo Sidney Casset, b. Dec. 18, 1819. 
U57. ii. WiLi.i.\M Alonzo, b. Oct. 26, 1821. 

iii. D.^NiEL. b. June 11, 1823; was a farmer; tl. Apr. 5, 1ST9, in Plea:saut Grove, 

Miun. ; unm. 
iv. .John JIcKnight, b. Feb. 1, 1825; was a farmer; d. Sept. S. I'JOo, iu Xluncie, 
Intl.; uum. 

By sccuiid mnrriaye: 
V. Ann 'Mxmh. b. .Tuly 14, 1820; m., 1st, Aug. G, 1854, Daniel C. Shively of 
Bluntsville, Ind. ; m., 2d, Apr. 16, 18G8, Jonathan Parks of Pleasant Grove, 
vi. Miriam Beer.s. b. Nov. G, 1831 ; m. Mar. 29, 18.54, John Alfred Campbell of 
Anderson, Ind. 
658. vii. DA\^D Linley. b. Feb. 1, 1834. 

viii. Hann.\ii Lilli.\k, b. July S. 183G ; m. Dec. 26, 18G9, John Sparks and resides 

in Muncie. 
ix. Bartlette Henry', b. Dec. 22. 1837 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was 
mustered July 20, 1861. for three .years in Company E, 10th Indiana 
Infantry, and d. Oct. 4, 1861, in the army; unm. 
.x. Minerva Linley, b. Apr. 6, 1841 ; m. Dec. 25, 1863, George A. Hupp of DaLe- 
ville, Ind. 
650. xi. Joseph Beers, b. Jan. 22, 1844. 

xii. Laura May, b. May 8, 1846; m. Aug. 22, 186(J. Thomas J. Lindley of Elk 
county, Kan. 
660. xiii. Jasper 3.t Moss. \ twins, 

xiv. James G.t Mitchell, \ b. Sept. 15, 1849 ; was a farmer ; d. Nov. 15. 1881, 
in Anderson ; unm. 

352. Damd Trowbridge (David^^^ Danlpr-\ David^^\ Joseph'"-. WilUam^''\ 
Thomas^), born December 23, 1799, in Painted Post, N. Y.; died November 23, 
1S87, in Craig, Ind.; married March 24, 1831, in Dellii, Ohio, Hannah Davison, 
daughter of George and Sarah (Brannan) Davison, born February 24, 1813, in 
Newberry, Clermont county, Ohio ; died February 4, 18S1, in Craig. 

David Trowbridge went to Cincinnati, Ohio, in 1820. He taught school a 
number of years and was considered a good teacher. Prior to his marriage he 
removed to the town of Delhi, Hamilton county, and engaged in farming. He 
lived there imtil November, 1837, when he settled on a farm in Craig, Switzerland 
county, Ind., where he lived the remainder of his life. He acted in a fiduciary 
capacity for a great many estates that were settled there and was appointed 
guardian for orphans in several instances, and was held in good esteem. 

children :§ 
1. Sarah, b. Mar. 8, 1832 ; resides in Craig, Ind. ; unm. 

ii. Minerva, b. Apr. 24, 18.34 ; m. Apr. 28, 1853, Martin Madary of Vevay. Ind. 
iii. Olive, b. June 4. 1836; m. July 25, 1861, James Cowan of Craig, 
iv. Hann/UI Mary, b. Sept. 24, 1838; resides in Cleveland, Ohio; unm. 
V. Nancy, b. Feb. 4, 1841 ; m. Oct. 2, 1861, James R. Allan and resides in Nor- 

walk. Ohio, 
vi. JiARiA, b. Dec. 12, 1843 ; d. July 20, 18f;4, in Cincinnati, Ohio ; unm. 
vii. Charity, b. Oct. 14, 1846; m. Mar. 20, 1864, Dallas Banta of Craig, 
viii. David Lewis, b. June 3, 18.50; d. Apr. 2, 18G0. 
ix. Harriet Emma. b. Aug. 12, 1852 ; d. Mar. 29, 1874, in Craig ; unm. 

• From Tlie Christian Standard of Dec. 29. 1SS3. 

t i-vi born in Taylor's Creek, Ohio ; vii in Boone county, Ky. ; the others in Milan, Ind. 

t Initial only. 

§ i-iii born in Delhi. Ohio; the others in Craii-'. ind. 


353. Archibald Trowbridge {David^^'-', Daniel^^", David^^*, Joseph'^''^, 
lV?7Ziam"°, Thomas^), bom September 7, 1S06, in Painted Post, IS!". Y.; died 
May 20. 1853, in Cincinnati, Ohio; married May 14, 1829, in Cincinnati, Ann 
ilaria Barbara Heaffer, daughter of Joel and Mary Ann (Zell) Heaffer, born 
February 7, 1811, in Baltimore, Md. ; died jSTovember 24, 1899, in Union township, 
Bntler county, Ohio. 

Archibald Trowbridge settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, soon after reaching his 
majority, and lived there the remainder of his life. He learned the trade of 
plastering, which he followed for a number of years. He was then for several 
years in the grocery business. He sold this out and engaged in the business of 
pork packing, in which he was still interested at the time of his death. 


661. i. George Washington, b. June 4, 1830. 

ii. Louis Henry, b. Mar. 22, 1833: d. June 5. 1835. 

iii. Mart Eliza, b. Oct. 14, 1835; m. Oct. 28, 1856, Robert Amos Sims of 

iv. Emma, b. May 1. 1838 : fl. Dec. 16, 1839. 
V. Adaline Delia, b. Mar. 17, 1841 ; resides with her brother in Union township, 

Butler county, Ohio ; unm. 
vi. Albert Archibald, b. Jan. 21, 1845; was a farmer; d. May 11, 1891, in 

Union township ; unm. 

354. Matthew Lixdley Trowbridge (David^^^, Daniel"^, David'^^*, Joseph'^"', 
^YiUiam^">'>, Thomas'^), bom November 15, 1810. in Painted Post. N. T. ; died 

February 1, 1885, in Chicago, 111.; married, first, , 1838, in Hamilton 

county, Ohio, Hannah Eiley,* daughter of Diekerson and Sarah (Hand) Eiley, 
bom March — , 1820, in Hamilton county; died March — , 1844, in Hamilton 

county. He married, second, , 1846, in Hamilton county?, Phebe Hand, 

wljo died August 16. 1882, in Indianapolis, Ind.f 

Matthew L. Trowbridge settled in Cincinnati, Ohio, in early manhood and 
learned the trade of bricklaying. He spent a few years in Vicksburg, Miss., and 
then returned to Cincinnati, where he followed his vocation until advancing years 
caused him to give up active work, and he then went to his son's home in 
Chicago, 111. 


By first marriage: 
i. Emma, b. JIar. 3. 1839 : d. Deo. 19, 1839. 

ii. RUHAMAH. b. , 1840 ; m. , 1862, John Layman of Cincinnati. 

iii. Imogene, b. Feb. 29, 1844; d. Sept. — , 1865. 

Bij second marriage: 

662. iv. Archibald C, b. Aug. 18, 1852. 

V. Susan, b. Aug. 24, 1854 ; d. Apr. 28, 1876, in Cincinnati ; unm. 

355. William Lewis Trowbridge (David,"^, Daniel^^^, David^'^*, Joseph^"', 
William^'"', Thomas^), bom November 30, 1814, in Painted Post. N. Y.; died 
July 25. 1860. in Vicksburg, Miss. ; married December 16. 1841, in Vicksburg, 
Katharine Ivleinman, daughter of William Ivleinman, born June 10, 1825, in 
Germany ; died December 20, 1897, in Vicksburg. 

William L. Trowbridge went to Cincinnati, Ohio, and learned the trade of 
plastering with his older brother Archibald. Soon after his apprenticeship was 
over he decided to carry on that business for himself and chose Vicksburg, Miss., 
as the city in which to make his start. He settled there and carried on that 
business successfully there until his death. 




Albert Brown, b. Nov. 6, 1842 ; was a Confederate soldier and was killed 

May 22, 1863, in Vicksburg, during the siege : unm. 
Josephine Elizabeth, b. Nov. 1, 184.j ; m. Nov. 1, 1866, Alfred Lawrence 

Jaquith of Vicksburg. 
William Lewis, b. Oct. 20, 1847. 
Henrt James, b. Apr. 1, 1851. 
Archibald, b. Nov. 3, 1854 ; was graduated from .St. Louis University ; d. 

Sept. 15, 1886, in Vicksburg ; unm. 
Katharine, b. Nov. 17, 1855 : d. Nov. 28, 1855. 

35(). Col. Abxer Trowbridge (Samuel^'^'\ DanieP'-^'^, DavicP'^ 
William'^'"', Thomas^), bom October 11, 1799, in Mendliam, N. J.; died May 19, 
1S75, in Fayette, Ohio; married October 24, 1822, in Chester township, Knox* 
county, Ohio, Eliza Lyon, daughter of Simeon and Hannah (Sherrin) Lyon, bom 
June 3, 1804, in Mendham; died May 18, 1884, in Fayette. 

Abner Trowbridge came in 1808 with his mother and maternal grandfather, 
William Denman, to what was known as the Owl Creek valley, in what is now 
Cliester township. Morrow county, Ohio. That part of the country was the 
Eldorado of the "Great West," as it was then known, and was a very rich and 
productive locality. He wa's taken into the home of his grandfather Demnan and 
brought up by him. He had no time for school, and, even if he had had, there 
was no school for him to attend, as it was many years after that before a school 
was established near there. He grew to manhood surrounded on all sides by 
environments that called for physical rather than mental development. The 
whole country around was densely timbered and required an immense amount of 
hard work to clear up so that the rich, virgin soil could be cultivated, and every 
hand, no matter how small, of Mr. Demnan's family had to be put to work. 
Being naturally industrious, he early learned almost every kind of mechanical 
work. He learned the cooper's trade and it was said, that when Abner Trow- 
bridge made a barrel, neither wind nor water could get out when in, nor get in 
when out; and of the thousands of barrels which he made none ever came back 
to be reconstructed. He was a conscientious workman in whatever he did and 
his business watchword was, ''Be honest." 

He became a wagon-maker and built many of them at a time when six-horse 
wagons were in great demand, and when very few orders were placed for less than 
four-horse wagons; but he also built light one-horse buggies and other vehicles. 
He followed carpentering, and was a contractor for many large (at that time) 
buildings and flour mills of the largest size. He was a good superintendent of 
construction and was never happier than when building some large structure. 
There was a saying about his buildings, that the wind might roll them over, but 
could never blow them down or to pieces. He was in the carpenter business for 
many years and had many men in his employ. He was always kind to his 
employes, and many warm attachments grew out of that business. In 1838 and 
the early part of 1839 he built a water-power sawmill in Middlebury township, 
Knox county, and retired from the carpenter business. He started his mill in 
February, 1839, and continued to run it until 1850, when he sold out. In 
September, 1851, he removed to the northwestern part of Ohio, where he bought 
eighty acres of dense woodland in Williams county, near the village of West 
LTnity. Four years later he sold that, and in August, 1855, bought eighty acres 
in Gorham township, Fulton county, close to the site of the present city of 
Fayette, where he resided the remainder of his life. 

Abner Trowbridge was a born military man and took great interest in military 
affairs. He was commissioned ensign of tlie Second Company, 2d Regiment, 

• Now Morrow. 


Oliio state troops, August 10, 1S24; was promoted lieutenant October 9, 182G; 
and commissioned lieutenant colonel of that regiment June 1, 1830. He was a 
good commander, and, being a tall, straight, well-proportioned man, he made a 
fine-looking officer. He and Lis brothers were what were called Jackson Demo- 
crats in politics. Their church affiliations were with the Old Close Communion 
Baptist Church. Colonel Trowbridge was a manly man, a man of invincible 
integrity, strictly honest, kind-hearted and generous. He was kind to his family, 
a good husband, and his home was always a sunshiny place. 

cnil-nREX :* 
i. CEM.\NTnA. b. Jan. 0, 1S21; m. Dec. 29, ISoO. William J. Havens of Knox 
county, Ohio. 
0G.5. ii. Benjamix, b. Dec. 31. 1826. 

iii. Hannah, b. Jan. 27. 1829 ; d. Apr. 27, 1832. 
000. iv. William, b. Apr. 19, 1833. 

V. Lucy. b. June 11. 1830 : d. ilar. 7, 1810. 
007. vi. JUDSON, b. Apr. 30. 1839. 

357. David Trowbridge (Samuel'-'''^, Daniel^^^, David"\ Joseph''°^, William'^'>'>, 
Thomas^), bom April 8, 1801, in Mendham, K. J.; died August 24, 1878, in 
^Waterloo, Ind. ; married, first, May 27, 1825, in Chester township, Knoxf county, 
Ohio, Mary Evans,:): daughter of William and Elizabeth (Jones) Evans, born 

August 1, 1806, in , Pa.; died July 6, 1848, in Richland township, 

Steuben county, Ind. He married, second, August 12, 1849, in Stafford township. 
Do Kalb county, Ind., Lydia (Deforest) Hicks, widow of Dewitt Hicks and 
daughter of David Deforest, who died February 12, 1803, in Butler, Ind., aged 45. 

David Trowbridge came in childhood with his mother to what is now Chester 
township. Morrow county, Ohio, and early in life commenced helping to clear the 
farm in the rich Owl Creek valley. By the time he had arrived at the age of 
twenty-one, he had succeeded in learning the cabinet trade and was a fine work- 
man. He settled after his marriage in Chester township, and lived there until 
1848. He then removed to Richland to^vnship, Steuben county, Ind., where he 
continued t-o work at his trade. After his second marriage he settled in Butler, 
De Kalb county, Ind. After the death of his second wife, he gave up business 
and lived among his children until the year 1878, when he made his permanent 
home with his eldest daughter in Waterloo, Ind., where he died a few months 
later. In politics he was a Democrat and in religion he was an "Old School 
Baptist." He was a very kind-hearted man and a strictly honest one, and gave 
his very large family all the advantages his means permitted. 


By first marriage: 

i. Jane. b. Dec. 29, 1825 ; m., 1st, July 1, 1849, Cyrus O. Lawrence of Waterloo, 
lud. : m., 2d, Mar. 16, 1879, Robert Spear aiid resides in Waterloo. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Sept. 29, 1827: d. Jan. 27, 1828. 

iii. Ctrena, b. Apr. 17, 1829 ; m. Aug. 26, 1849, Baker Burch of Motz. Ind. 

iv. Sarah, b. Nov. 4, 1831 ; m. May 1, 1853, Norman Perry Smith of Omaha. 

V. John Evans, b. Nov. 20, 1833; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was 
mustered May 24, 1801, for three years in Company E, 13th Illinois Infantry. 
He participated in the battles and skirmishes of Wet Glaze, Chickasaw 
Bayou, Arkansas Post, the siege of Vicksburg. skirmishes in Alabama, 
Lookout Mountain and Missionary Ridge, and Ringgold, Ga., and was honor- 

* 1-v born in Wayne township, Knox (now Morrow) county. Ohio: vi in Middlebury town- 
ship. Knox county. 
1- Now Morrow. 

t A sister of the wife of his lirother No. 35S. 
§ 1-x lioi-n in Chester township. Knox (now Morrow) county. Ohio: xi-xv in Butler. Ind. 


ably discharged with his regiment June 8, 1SC4. He resided in Montgomery, 
III., five years in Chicago, II!., two and a half years in Nebraska, and then 
came to Metz, Ind., his present address. He is a carpenter. He is a mem- 
ber of Mt. Pleasant Lodge, No. 239, I. O. O. F., and D. of K., No. 466, of 
JMetz. He also has an honorable discharge from B. I. Crosswait Post, No. 
150, G. A. R., of Angola, Ind. He is unmarried. 

Louisa, b. Aug. 25, 1836 : m. July 24, 1860, Henry Smith of Waterloo. 

Samuel Hamilton, b. Nov. 23, 1S38 ; was a teacher of mathematics and 
Latin in an Illinois college at the oubreak of the Civil War. He enlisted at 
Dixon, 111., May 24, 1861, for three years and was appointed corporal of 
Company E, 13th Illinois Infantry. He shared the service of his company 
up to his last illness. He died of smallpox in the military hospital in 
Memphis, Tenn., Apr. 21, 1863 ; unm. His captain wrote of him : "I have 
lost a very valuable man, always ready for duty and willing and anxious to 
do it. I valued him much as a friend and companion. He was truly a 
noble young man. He was beloved and resiiected by all the company and 
we greatly feel his loss both as a soldier and much valued friend." * 

Julia Ann, b. Dec. 29, 1840; m. Dec. 23, 1862, William Denison Scoville of 
Richland, Ind. 

Enoch George, b. Jan. 8, 1843 ; was a soldier in the Civil War, enlisting at 
Bement, 111., Aug. 13, 1862, for three years in Company H, 107th Illinois 
Infantry. He d. Jan. 31, 1863, in Woodsonville, Ky. ; unm. 

Mary Ellen, b. Apr. 3, 1S45 ; m. Mar. 3, 1867, Henry Lloyd Jones of New- 
ville, Ind. 

By second marriiige: 

Lucy Ann, b. June 9, 1850 ; m. William Haight and resides in Hillsdale, Mich.t 

Martha Elizabeth, b. aiar. 27, 1852 ; m., 1st, July 1, 1871, Frank M. Ather- 
ton of Newville ; m., 2d, Mar. 7, 1888, James Earl Towne and resides in 
Auburn, Ind. 

Elmer, b. May 24, 1854 ; d. May 1, 1805, in Fayette, Ohio. 

Alva Darwin, b. Mar. 23, 1856. 

Frankon Deforest, b. Sept. 21, 1858; is a carpenter; resides in Newville; 

358. Samuel Trowbridge {SamueP^^, Daniel^^^, David^^*, Josepli'"'^, 
William^'"', Thomas^), born April 24, 1803, in Mendham, N. J.; died December 
27, 1892, in Mt. Gilead, Ohio ; married June 12, 1826, in Chester township, Knox:): 
county, Ohio, Eliza Evans,§ daughter of William and Elizabeth (Jones) Evans, 
born July 10, 1804, in ■ , Pa. ; died June 12, 1879, in Mt. Gilead. 

Samuel Trowbridge came in childhood with his mother to Chester township, 
Kno.\ (now Morrow) county, Ohio, and grew to manhood in the wilderness of 
the Owl Creek valley. He learned the trade of a carpenter and was noted for 
good workmanship. He was naturally good at mathematics and could easily 
figure out any contracts that were let out to him in business. Hard problems in 
arithmetic were sent from all sides to him to be solved, as he was considered a 
prodigy in that line. He followed his business for many years, but finally bought 
a small farm in Mt. Gilead, Ohio, and devoted his attention to farming the 
remainder of his life. He served as treasurer of Morrow county, and had a 
high reputation in the community. He was a good musician in his day and 
was fife major in the 2d Eegiment, Ohio state troops, for many years. He had 
a good natural gift of langaiage and as a descriptive tallver was second to none 
in his neighborhood. 

NO children. 

359. Benjamdj Trowbridge (Abner^^'', Daniel^^'\ David'-^*, Josepli^"^. 

William^'"', Thomas'-), bom , 1804, in Painted Post. N. Y. ; died 

, 18—, in Royal Oak, ilieh. ; married, first, , 182-, in Painted 

of the first wife of his brothe 


Post?, llary Ann Snow, daugbter of Jolm and Julia (Brigliam) Snow. He 
married, second, Huldah Ward. 

Benjamin Trowbridge lived for some years after bis marriage in bis native 
place, Painted Post, N. Y. He and bis brotbers emigrated to Oakland county, 
Mich., among tbe early pioneers. He was a farmer by occupation and lived for 
many years near Eoyal Oak, Micb. 


By first marriage:'! 

669. i. Amariah, b. June 4, 18.30. 

ii. Abner, b. , 183-?: was a farmer; d. Apr. • — , 1896, in Rochester, Mich.t 

iii. Amozi.S b. . 183-V: d. .Tuly — , 1879, in Muskegon, Mich.t 

iv. ; m. William Smith. 

V. ; m. Louis King. 

vi. ; m. Thomas Strong. 

yii. ; m. Reuben? Gillette. 

viii. Rachel, b. , 181^?; m. Robert Pollock of Rochester. 

360. Ajiaruh Castaline Trowbridge (Ahner^^', DanieV-^^, David^^*, Joseph^"', 
WillMm^oo, Thomas'^), bom January 27, 1806, in Painted Post, N. Y.; died 
September 8, 1886, in Troy, Micb. ; married February 27, 1836, in Avon, Mieb., 
Eboda Moore Postle, daughter of George and Polly (Pulbam) Postle, bom 
November 9, 1815, in Herrington, N. Y.; died July 18, 1889, in Troy. 

Amariab C. Trowbridge received bis early education in tbe common schools of 
his native place at times when his services were not required on bis father's farm. 
He led the life of a farmer in New York until Sept.ember, 1831, when be resolved 
to go to Michigan and seek bis fortune in its wilds. He arrived at Detroit on 
September 20 and at once proceeded to Troy, in which vicinity he passed the rest 
of his life. He at first entered tbe store of E. W. Peck, where be acted as clerk 
for several years. But always having a strong desire to return to farming, he 
bought and cleared a farm in Troy, with the management of which be was 
occupied until bis death. 


i. Sarah Castaxine, b. May 28, 1837 ; m. Dec. 24, 1865, John Chadcey Frank 

and resides in Pontiac, Mich, 
ii. Charles Postle, b. .Tan. 22, 1839 ; d. Aug. 2, 1839. 
iii. Lucy Peck, b. Oct. 29, 1841 ; d. Sept. S, 1842. 

670. iv. James Henry, b. Jan. 10. 1843. 

671. V. George Willard, b. Jan. 6, 1845. 

vi. Frank Edward, b. July 8, 1847; d. Jan. 8, 1850. 

vii. Ida Moore, b. Nov. 6, 1849 ; m. Nov. 24, 1875, Samuel Butler and resides in 

viii. Ella Jane Starkweather, b. Jan. 11, 1853 ; m. Nov. 26, 1879. Charles Aspin- 

wall of Troy. 

361. Job Trowbridge (/l&nec"', Daniel^^^, David^''\ Joseph^o'^ William^oo, 

Thomas'^), born , 1811, in Painted Post, N. Y.; died October 10, 1862, 

in Disco, Mich. ; married December 22, 1833, in Steuben count.v, N. Y., Betsey 
Eobbins, daughter of Benjamin and Sally (Bailey) Eobbins, born March 13, 
1815, in Ovid, N. Y. She married, second, Jvme 12, 1870, in Disco, D. Bowers 
Andrews of Lakeville, Mich., and resides in Evart, Mich. 

• Order and dates of births uncertain. 

t No children reported by second marriage. 

t Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

§ No. 335 and not he was the "A. Trowbridge." mentioned in the "History of Macomb County, 
Mich.," who early settled in Muskegon and there put in operation the first sawmill. He may 
be the Amos Trowbridge who served in the Civil War in Company A. 3d Michigan Infantry, 
and was mustered out May 25, 1866. The name of Peter C. Strobridge appears in the roster 
of this company. 


Job Trowbridge, like his brothers, was brought up to a farmer's life. He was 
engaged in fai-ming, first in his native town. Painted Post, N. Y., but in a few 
years he followed his brother Amariah to Oakland county, Mich. He was 
engaged in farming in Rochester in that county until late in the '50s, when he 
removed to Disco, Macomb county, where he died a few years later. 


i. JULIETTA, b. July IS, 1S3.5 ; m. Jan. 1, 1857, Francis J. Fortou of Sterling, 

ii. Sarah, b. , lS:i- : m. David Owen of Romeo, Jlicb. 

iii. Georgiana, b. , 184- ; d. about 1S(S, aged IS years. 

672. iv. Alsiond Caret, b. Sept. 13, 1849. 

362. SiiUBAEL Trowbridge {Augustin^"^, ShahaeP", David'-^ 
William^'"', Tlioinas^), bom February 3, 1792, in Morris Plains, N. J.; died 
November — , 1871, in Brooklyn, N. Y.; married, first, November 25, 1813, in 
JMorristown, N. J., Huldah Beers, daughter of Joseph and Miriam (Hathaway) 
Beers, born February 20, 1795, in Morristown ; died January 20, 1846, in Brook- 
lyn. He jnarried, second, August — , 1847, in Brooklyn, Emeline (Bonnell) 
Sturges, who died August — , 1885, in Brooklyn. 

Shubael Trowbridge settled in Morristown, N. J., after his marriage and lived 
there until 1841, when he removed to Brooklyn, N. Y. Diiring his first years of 
residence in that city he was employed in the lumber business. The latter part 
of his life he was a clerk in tlie Central Bank of Brooklyn. He was a Democrat 
until the election of President Lincoln, when he became a Eepublican. From 
1S52 until his death he held the office of deacon in the Dutch Reformed Church 
on Harrison street. 

By first marriage :"{ 
i. Mary Ann, b. May 23, 1814 ; m. Feb. 24, 1S35, William Muchmore of Madison, 
N. J. 
C73. ii. AuGUSTUst Ba_iley, b. Mar. 2, 181(5. 

iii. Emily Banker, b. Apr. 4, 1818 ; m. May 23, 1839, Charles Pierson of Hones- 
dale, Pa. 
iv. Martha Clayton, b. Feb. 22, 1822; m. Sept. 14, 1846, William Muchmore 

363. Stephen Trowbridge {Augustin}^^, ShulaeP^'', David^'^*, JosepJi^"^, 
William''-'"', Thomas'-), born November 15, 1793, in Morris Plains, N. J.; died 
December 13, 1853, in Dover, N. J. ; married May 9, 1816, in Dover, Julia Coe, 
daughter of Jared and Eethia (Dickison) Coe, born August 11, 1794, in Dover; 
died July 29, 1853, in Dover. 

Stephen Trowbridge was engaged in farming near Dover, N. J. 

children born IN DOVER, N. J. : 

074. i. Alvah Arven, b. Apr. 4. 1817. 

ii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 2G, 1819 ; m. Feb. 14, 1838, John Dunham Mills of Pough- 

keepsie, N. Y. 
iii. Mary Bethia, b. June 11, 1821 ; m. Feb. 1, 1S44, Jliller Smith of Port Oram, 

N. J. 
675. iv. George William, b. May 1, 1825. 

V. Phebe Ann, b. Oct. 27, 1827 ; m. Sept. 13, 1848. Jolin Scott of Toulon, III. 
vi. Anna Maria, b. May 2, 18.32 ; m. Mar. 17, 1859, Ziba Osmun of Ilackettstown, 

N. J. 
vii. Catherine, b. Apr. 1, 1835 ; m. Mar. 3, 1804, Sedgwick Rusling Osmun of 

Morristown, N. J. 

• i-ii born in Painted Post, N. Y. : iii-iv in Rochester, Mich. 
tNo children by second marriaee. 
1: Known as Augustin in his youth. 


364. Elijah Freeman Tro\vbridge (Augustin^^'^, Shuiael^^', David}'^*, 
Joseph^"'", TFtiZmm"", Thomm'-), bom July 22, 1803, in Morris Plains, N. J.; 
died December 4, 1S51, iu Brooklyn, N. T. ; married December 30, 1830, in 
Madison, E". J., Temperance Ludlow Muchmore, daughter of John Tyler and 
Phebe (Donnington) Muchmore, born April 7, 1808, in Madison; died April 25, 
1SS5, in Brooklyn. 

Elijah F. Trowbridge after his marriage settled on a farm at Trowbridge 
Mountain, three and a half miles from Morristown and one and a half miles 
from Morris Plains, N. J. In 1849 he moved to Brooklyn, N. T., where he was 
engaged in the wood business for the next two years and up to his death. 
He attended a Congregational church and was a Eepv.blican in politics. 


i. William Harvey, b. Feb. 17, 1832 ; d. Dec. 28, 1843. 

ii. Phebe Elizabeth, b. May 27, 1883 ; resides in Brooklyn, X. X. ; unm. 

676. iii. Charles Ttler, b. Jan. 10, 1835. 

677. iv. Francis Granger, b. Apr. 7, 1836. 

V. James Henry, b. Nov. 12, 1837 ; d. Nov. 12, 1849. 

678. vi. .John Augustin, b. May 28, 18,39. 

vii. Joanna Lydia, b. Apr. 8. 1841 : m. Dec. 15, 1864, George Perkins and resides 
iu Brooklyn. 

365. David Trowbridge {Augusti'n?-^^, ShuhaeP^', Davi(P-'^'^, Joseph^"^, 
William,^'"', Thomas^), born November 11, 1805, in Morris Plains, X. J.; died 
April 22, 1874, in Morris Plains; married December 2, 1830, in New Vernon, 
N. J., Nancy Lindsley, daughter of John and Martha (Tompkins) Lindsley, bom 
Febmary 22, 1812, in New Vernon; died November 14, 1883, in Boonton, N. J. 

David Trowbridge was a farmer and lived from the time he was married until 
his death on a farm on what is known as the Lake road, about two miles out 
from Morristown, N. J. 

children born in morris plains, n. j. : 

679. i. Edwix Lindsley, b. Apr. 23. 1832. 

ii. Sarah Louisa, b. Aug. 28, 1834 ; m. Oct. 27, 1858, James Fairchild of Morris 

680. iii. John Thompson, b. July 7, 1841. 

366. Eliphalet Trowbridge {Jabez^^^, Shuhael^^'. David^'^*, Joseph^"^, 
William^'"', Thomas'^), bom December 15, 1792, in Eandolph, N. J.; died May 11, 

1859, in Utica, Ohio; married , 1821, in Randolph, N. J., Mary Mon- 

tanye, daughter of Burgoine and Rebecca (Chips) Montanye, born September (5, 
1798, in Randolph ; died April 21, 1849, in Utica. 

Eliphalet Trowbridge is said by descendants to have been a soldier in the "War 
of 1812. After his marriage he emigrated to Utica, Licking county, Ohio, where 
he lived the remainder of his life. lie was a farmer and carpenter. 

children born in utica, OHIO : 

681. i. Lewis, b. Nov. 12, 3822. 

682. ii. Joseph JIontanye. b. Aug. 16, 1824. 

iii. Rebecca Jane, b. Sept. 3, 1826 ; m. Jlar. 15, 1858, Moses Kime of Ohesterville, 


iv. Katherine Ann, b. Dec. 19, 1828; m. Aug. 14, 1859, Harvey Cox of 5It. 
Vernon, Ohio. 

683. V. David Kirkpatrick, b. Dec. 22, 18.30. 

684. vi. Eliphalet Augustus, b. Dec. 31, 1832. 

vii. .Toxin Syl^'ESTEr. b. Feb. 4. 1834: was a farmer: killed by lightning July 19, 
1864, in Green Valley, HI.; unm. 

685. viii. Charles Stinson, b. July 11, 1836. 

ix. Mary Elizaretii. b. Nov. 21. 1S'.8: d. Mar. 17. 18.55. in Utica: unm. 
X. Electa Condit, b. July 20, 1840 ; m. Oct. 20, 1870. Thomas Jackson Thatcher 
and resides in Utica. 

686. xi. Samuel Woodrow, b. Aug. 15. 1842. 


367. David TROWBErooE {Jahez^^^, ShuhaeP^'^, David^^*, Joseph^"^, William^^", 
Thomas^), bom November S, 1795, in Eandolph, N. J.; died October 11, 1861, in 
lit. Freedom, ZST. J.; married April 2. 1S18, in Mt. Freedom. Anna Youngs, 
daughter of David and Anna (Evans) Youngs, bom Febmary 10, 1800, in Mt. 
Freedom; died December 31, 1885, in Mt. Freedom, 

David Trowbridge in 1810, the year following his marriage, built a house in 
Mt. Freedom, N. J., where he lived the remainder of his life. He was chiefly 
engaged in farming. , 


687. i. John Jabez, b. May 10, 1819. 

688. ii. Charles Lewis, b. Aug. 21, 1821. 

iii. Rebecca Ann, b. May 11, 1823; m. Oct. 6, 1S12, Paul Garrison of Mt. 

iv. Jane Lewis, b. Nov. 26, 1825: m. Oct. 9, 18-41, Levi Dalrymple Jarrard of 

Perryville, Pa. 

689. V. David Austin, b. Feb. 21, 1828. 

vi. Mart Elizabeth, b. June 29, 1830; resides in Morristown, N. J.; unm. 

690. vii. Edward Youngs, b. May 16, 1832. 

viii. Sarah B., b. June 18, 1834; m. Apr. — , 1858, William Hughson of Mt. 

ix. Mehitable Youngs, b. Apr. 24, 1836 ; d. June 17. 1837. 
X. Eliphalet Wells, b. Apr. 29, 1838 ; d. Mar. 10, 1898 ; unm. 

3G8. John Trowbridge (Jahez'^^. Shuhael^^-. David^^\ Joseph^"'', William^'"', 
Thomas^), born August 2, 1T98, in Eandolph, N. J.; died September 17, 1881, in 
Summit, ]Sr. J. ; married February 19, 1820, in New Providence, N. J., Clarissa 
Hand, daughter of Robert and Rachel (Whitehead) Hand, bom October .30, 
1799, in New Providence; died October 27, 1883, in Newark, N. J. 

John Trowbridge was a farmer in New Providence, N. J. 


i. Mart Jane, b. Sept. 20. 1821 ; m. Francis Woodruff of Elizabeth. N. J. 

ii. Margaret, b. Aug. 2, 1823 ; m., 1st, John Cowper of Rahway, N. J. ; m., 2d, 

Avery : m., 3d, Daniel Clark of West Haven, Conn. 

iii. Anna Maria, b. Apr. 23, 1820 ; m. Apr. 7. 1850, James Freer Lansing of 

Poughkeepsie, N. Y. 

691. iv. John Lewis, b. Oct. 30, 1S27. 

V. Elizabeth Antoinette, b. Feb. 14. 1831 ; m. May 25. 1853, George W. 

Rhoades and resides in Bloomfield, N. J. 
vi. Henrietta, b. Oct. 5, 1833 : m. Henry Howard of Rahway. 

692. vii. Henrt Augustus, b. July 17, 1835. 

viii. UzAL Hand. b. June 3. 1839 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was enrolled 
May 16, 1861, for three years in Company A. 1st New Jersey Infantry, and 
was killed in the battle of Gaines Mill, Va.. June 27. 1862 ; unm. 

ix. Francis Everett, b. Oct. 12, 1842 ; d. , 1861, in Elizabeth ; unm. 

X. Harriet, b. Dec. 0, 1844; m. May 3, 1868, Ira Austen Oakley and resides in 
Vailsburg. N. J. 

369. AuGLisTiN Trowbridge (Jahez'^'"', ShuhaeP^~, David^'^*, Joseph' 
WUliam^o^ Thomas^), bom , 180-?, in Randolph, N. J.; died ■ 

184-?, in ' ; married Febraary 15, 1838, in New Providence, N. J., 

Phebe M. Parrott, daughter of Joseph and Martha (Cory) Parrott. 

Augustin Trowbridge lived in New Providence, N. J., and was a cattle dealer. 
He left home on one occasion to make a journey to purchase stock, but was never 
heard from again, and it is supposed he was murdered for the purpose of robbing 
him of the large sum of money which he carried. 


, 1839. 



370. Samuel Grady Trowbridge (David-"", Samuel"'^, David^^*, Joseph^"^, 
William^"", Tlwmas^), bom July 2, 1801, iu Frederick county, Va.; died April 
26, 1872, in Kahoka, Mo. ; married February 17, 1825, in Braiidonville, W. Va., 
Jane McGrew, daughter of Col. James and Isabella (Clark) McGrew, bom April 
3, 1805, in Brandonville ; died October 30, 1883, in Cecil, W. Va. 

Samuel G. Trowbridge was a farmer and miller. He settled after his marriage 
near Kingwood, W. Va. He removed in 1836 to Evansville, and again in 1840 
to Tunnelton, both in the same state. After the close of the Civil War he sold 
his property in West Virginia and removed to Kahoka, Mo., where he passed the 
remainder of his life. 

He was from an early age a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
was one of its local preachers, but never traveled in that capacity. "He was an 
energetic, hard-working man, and made his family comfortable and contented. 
He was an earnest Christian, a good neighbor, a friend to the poor and distressed, 
and a kind father to his children, to whom he gave a good education." 

CniLDKEN :* 

693. i. James McGkew, b. Jan. 24, 1826. 

ii. Mary Ann, b. Feb. 4, 1828 ; m. Feb. 14, 1849, Daniel Allen Darbyt of Bruce- 
ton Mills, W. Va. 

694. iii. David Botd, b. Jan. 15, 1S30. 

iv. Isabella, b. Feb. 3, 1832; m. Jiin. 20, 1859, Joseph A.t Matlick of Cecil, 
W. Va. 

695. V. Edgar Clark, b. June 13, 1834. 

vi. Minerva, b. Apr. 1, 1837; d. aged 2 years. 

vii. Martha Elizabeth, b. Sept. 16, 1839: m. Mar. 29, 1S60, Samuel Wesley 

Jackson and resides in Bellaire, Ohio, 
viii. Harriet Virginia, b. Dec. 10, 1842 ; d. Sept. 15, 1860. in Tunnelton, W. Va. ; 

ix. Susannah, b. Dec. 17, 1846 ; d. Sept. 7, 1850. 
X. Samuel Henry, b. Apr. 3. 1850 ; A. Apr. 18, 1857. 

371. Maun Pugh Trowbridge {Jesse-"'^, Samvel^-^^, David"*, Joseph'^"', 
William'^"", Thomas^), born June 28, 1809, in Hampshire county, Va. ; died 
January 25, 1892, in King-wood, W. Va. ; married March 17, 1836, in Geneva, 
Fayette county, Pa., Elizabeth Barker, daughter of William and Mary (Omitt) 
Barker, born January 12, 1816, in Fayette county; died March" 16, 1S52, in 

Malin P. Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his parents to Kingwood, 
W. Va., where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 

children born in kingwood, w. va. : 

696. i. John William Barker, b. Dec. 22, 1836. 

ii. JUELDA, b. Apr. 13, 1S38; m. Mar. 21, 1859, William D. Posten of Kingwood. 

iii. Minerva Hamilton, b. Feb. 23, 1840 ; m. Apr. 5, 1863, George Washington 
Thomas and resides in Burton, W'. Va. 

iv. Elmira, b. Dec. 6, 1841 : d. Oct. 19, 1849. 

v. Oliver Je.sse. b. June 23. 1843; was in the Union army in the Civil War;§ 
d. , 1868, in Philadelphia, Pa. ; unm. 

vi. Mary Catharine, b. Dec. 4, 1814; m. Joseph Roach and resides in Baltimore, 

vii. Stlvanus Lamb, b. Nov. 26, 1846 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was 
mustered July 4, 1863. as a private in Company I, 6th West Virginia 
Infantry. He was captured in action at Bulltown. W. Va.. and confined in 
Andersonville military prison, where he d. July 16, 1864; unm. 

viii. Clementine, b. May 16, 1849 ; m. Elisha James of Berkeley county, W. Va. 

ix. Thomas Grady, b. Oct. 25, 1851 ; d. Dec. 25, 1852. 

W. Va. ; vi-vii in Evansville, W. Va. ; viii-x in Tunnelton. W. Va. 


372. David Lewis Trowbridge {Jesse-"^, Samuel"^, David'-'-*, Joseph^"^, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), bom April 15, 1811, in. Kingwood, W. Va, ; died January 
16, 1894, in Lonetree, Mo.; married, first, April 17, 1831, in Gladesville, W. Va., 
Jane Martin, daughter of Thomas and Ollie (Van Meter) Martin, born Septem- 
ber 26, 1810, in Gladesville; died March 14, 1858, in Lonetree. He married, 

second, , 1860, in Iowa City, Iowa, Mary Elizabeth Wildman, born 

, 181-, in Green county. Pa. ; died , 1864, in Lonetree. He 

married, third, April 12, 1865, in Iowa City, Sarah Ann Devine, daughter of 

James and Martha (Laraby) Devine, bom , 1830, in Toledo, Ohio. She 

resides in Lonetree. 

David L. Trowbridge settled after his marriage in his native place, Kingwood, 
W. Va., where he lived about twenty years. He then removed to Cass county, 
Mo., and settled on a farm about two miles west of Lonetree, and seven and a 
half miles southwest of Springfield, the county seat. He was a farmer and 
teamster by occupation. He was a great admirer of fine horses and owned and 
raised a large number of them. 


Bi/ first marriaijc:* 
697. i. Jesse Monkoe,! b. Feb. 29, 1S32. 

ii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Apr. 18. 18.34 ; m. Jan. 22, 1852, Capt. Joshua Hickman 
Cale and resides in Tuiiuelton, W. Va. 
G9S. iii. Samuel Orrin, b. June 3, 183(5. 

373. SamueLt Cushing Trowbridge {Jesse-"'-, SamueP^^, David"-*, Joseph'"^, 
^Yilliam*'>'>, Thomas'-), bom May 1, 1813, in Kingwood, W. Va.; died October 28, 

1SS8, in Iowa City, Iowa; married , 1843, in ISIewark, Ohio?, Sarah 

(Shaw) Willis, born , 1819. in Newark; died , 1896, in Iowa 


Samuel C. Trowbridge emigrated from West Virginia to Johnson county, Iowa, 
and became one of the founders of Iowa City, where he lived the remainder of 
his life. He was the first sheriff of Johnson county, and filled various other 
county and state oifices during a period of fifty years. He also served as post- 
master of Iowa City. 

NO children. 

874. Thomas Jefferson Trowbridge (Jesse-"', Samuel'-^^, David'-'*, Joseph'-"^, 
]Yilliam^"", Thomas*), bom October 21, 1817, in Kingwood, W. Va. ; died June 
28, 1889, in Kingwood; married April 22, 1869, in Kingwood, Mary Schaeffer, 
daughter of Israel and Jane (Feather) Schaeffer, born April 2S, 1837, in 
Cranesville, W. Va. She resides in Kingwood. 

Thomas J. Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life in his native place. 
For a number of years he kept Trowbridge's Ferry, on Cheat river, about three 
miles from Kingwood. 


i. Jennie Etta, b. Feb. 0, 1870; m. June 29, 1887, William Guy Miller and 

resides in Tunnelton, W. Va. 
ii. Nora Nancy, b. Dec. 22, 1872 ; m. May 22, 1895, Thomas Franklin Jlenefee 

and resides in Kingwood. 
iii. Israel Schaeffer, b. Apr. 10, 1875 ; is a farmer in Kingwood ; unm. 
iv. Lulu Jane, b. July 24, 1881. ' 

375. George McClusky Trowbridge (Jesse-"*, Samtiel'^^, David***, Joseph*"^, 
WiUia>7i*"", Thomas*), bom July 12, 1827, in Kingivood, W. Va.; died Febraary 
27, 1890, in Tunnelton, W. Va. ; married December 24, 1848, in Selbysport, Md., 


Di-usilla Boyer, daughter of Benjamin and Elizabeth (ilerrill) Boyer, bom 
April 25, 1826, in Frostburg, Md. ; died October 20, 1904, in Tunnelton. 

George M. Trowbridge settled in Timnelton, W. Va., after his marriage and 
was engaged in fanning there the remainder of his life. 


i. Claba Satoka, b. Apr. 2. 1850 ; m. Sept. 30, ISTl, William Bromliall and 

resides in Howesville, W. Ya. 
ii. Margaret Ellen, b. Nov. 12, 1851 ; resides in Tunnelton ; unm. 

700. iii. Albert Gallatin, b. Jlay 17. 1853. 

701. iv. Sherman Sedon, b. Deo. IS, 1854. 

V. Sarah Coldmbia, b. Feb. 20. 1857 ; m. Apr. 17, 1881, James Kiles Roby and 
resides in Gladesville. W. Va. 

702. vi. John Thomas, b. Oct. 30, 18G3. 
Tii. William HAR^'EY, b. Aug. 4, 18GG ; 
viii. Laura Belle, b. Oct. 4, 1809 ; m. 

Independence, W. Va. 
ix. Charles Lesy, b. Feb. 27, 1872 ; is a coal miner in Tunnelton ; unm. 

376. BowEN Ge.u)y Trowbridge (Samuel R.""-, Samuel'^^^, David'-'-*, Josepli""^, 
Vi/illiam'-'"', Thomas^), bom August 19, 1811. in Kingwood, W. Va. ; died March 
19, 1901, in Union Furnace, Ohio; married March 2, 1834. in Bruceton Mills, 
W. Va., Mary Armstrong, daughter of Isaac and Frances (Chidester) Armstrong, 
bom November 30, 1815, in Bruceton Mills; died November 27, 1878, in Union 

Bowen G. Trowbridge settled in his native county on a farm three miles south 
of Bruceton Mills, "W. Va. In March, 1866, he removed with 'his family to 
Hocking county, Ohio, and settled on a farm in Union Furnace. He was engaged 
in farming all his life. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church and 
was one of its local preachers. 


1. Luhama Jane, b. May 20, 1835; m. Mar. 2, 1802, Daniel Allen Darby* of 

Union Furnace, Ohio, 
ii. Frances Loretta, b. July 24, 1836 ; d. Mar. 19, 1847. 
iii. Susannah, b. Dec. 31, 1837; d. Oct. 1, 1839. 
iv. Melissa Ann, b. Oct. 29, 1839 ; m. July 16, 1865, George Clifford Hoey and 

resides in Garden City, Mo. 
v. Mart Catharine, b. Dec. 30. 1841 ; d. Nov. 23, 1906, in Union Furnace ; unm. 

703. vi. Isaac Armstrong, b. Nov. 17, 1843. 

704. vii. Samuel Newton, b. June 25. 1846. 
viii. Sarah Alice, b. Oct. 21, 1848 ; unm. 

705. is. George Collin, b. Mar. 4, 1851. 

706. X. William Henry, / twins, 

xi. Martha Maria, f b. Oct. 15, 1853 ; m. Aug. 11, 1891, John Fletcher Walker 

and resides in Union Furnace. 
xii. Makgaret Virginia, b. Nov. 15. 1855 ; d. Dec. 2. 1882 ; unm. 
xiii. Isaiah Edward, b. June 15, 1858 ; d. Jlay 19, 1885 ; unm. 

377. Dr. Eeese Trowbridge (Samuel R.-"'^, Samuel'-^'^, David}'-*', Joseph'"^, 
WilKam'">'>, Thomas'^), bom August 17, 1816, in Kingwood, W. Va. ; died Novem- 
ber 22, 1898, in Centre Point, Ind. ; married . 1846, in Winchester, Ind., 

Hai-riet Morgan, daughter of William and Martha (Eaines) Morgan, born 
August 12, 1823, in , W. Va. ; died January 10. 1888. in Jamestown. Ind. 

Eeese Trowbridge emigrated to Indiana' in 1843. He studied medicine, and 
after his marriage he settled in Winchester, Ind. He lived there and in other 
towns in the state the remainder of his life. He was one of the best known 
physicians in his section of Indiana. He was a well-educated man and one 
able to converse on any subject. He was a stanch Democrat and prominent in 
local politics. He and his wife were members of the Christian Church. 



Samuel Reese, b. Dec. 5, 18-17. 

Cassie, b. , 1818 ; m. George Kernadle of Jamestowa, lud. 

Joseph, b. . 1851 ; resides in Lebanon, Ind. ; unm. 

Hattie, b. Sept. 16, 1854; m. Dec. 27, 1876, William H. Roberts and resides 

in Indianapolis, Ind. 
Mattie, b. Aug. 6, 1856; m., 1st, . 1872, John Baringer of Waynetown, 

Ind. ; m., 2d, , 1SS5, 'William T. Ward and resides in New York City. 

378. Preston Trowbridge (Samuel 11.^"-, SamiieV-^^, David}'^*, Joseph^"^, 
William''-'"', Tlwmas'-), bom May 7, 1821, in Kingwood, W. Va. ; died September 

15, 1864, in Ander$onville, Ga. ;t married , 184-, in Kingwood?, W. Va., 

Christiana Menear, daughter of John and Mahala (McAlroy) Menear, bom 
October 30, 1810, in Eeedsville, W. Va. ; died November 9, 1906, in Kingwood. 

Preeton Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native place, Kingwood, W. Va. 
He was a soldier in the Civil War and enlisted in his county February 23, 1864, in 
Company B, 14th West Virginia Infantry- During the battle of Cloyd's 
ilountain. May 9, 1864, he was captured by the enemy and confined in Anderson- 
ville, where he died the following September. 

children born in KING'S\'00D, w. va. : 

i. Louisa Rachel, b. , 184- ; m. Teets and resides in Kingwood. t 

ii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. , 185- ; m. Stonebreaker. 

iii. Mart Clarissa, b. . 185- ; m. Freed and resides in Columbus, 


iv. Amanda Melvina, b. . 185- ; m. Lour and resides in Columbus. t 

V. Annie Rebecca, b. JIar. 6. 1857 ; m. Sept. 7, 1876, William Alvin Gallanton 

and resides in Jefferson, Pa. 
708. vi. John Allen, b. May 8, 1859. 

vii. Mahala Jake. b. Dec. 12, 1S61 ; m. Dec. 2, 1882. James B. Braham and resides 

in Kingwood. 

379. Collin B.§ Trowbridge (Samuel B.-"-. SamueP^'', David^'*, Joseph'"'^, 
WilUam'^'"', Thomas'"), bom March 2, 1823, in Kingwood, W. Va. ; died October 
31, 1895, in Ludlow, 111. ; married March 9, 1854, in North Salem, Ind., Caroline 
Gardner, daughter of Anthony and Elizabeth (Yates) Gardner, born June 20, 
1S34, in Kushville, Ind. ; died August 11, 1903, in Ludlow. 

Collin B. Trowbridge lived on his father's farm near Kingwood, W. Va., until 
he was a man grown. He was captain of a company of cavalry in the Virginia 
militia and served during a labor riot incident to the building of the Baltimore 
and Ohio railroad. About 1852 he removed to North Salem, Ind., where he 
followed his trade, that of a builder. He was a justice of the peace there and 
postmaster of the town. In 1865 he moved to Millersburgh, Ind., where he 
remained four years. He then bought a farm near Ludlow, Champaign county, 
111., where he settled and lived until his deatli. He was a justice of the peace for 
Champaign county for several years. 

children : II 

709. i. William Bowen, b. Mar. IS, 1855. 

710. ii. Edgar Collin, b. Nov. 28, 1856. 

711. iii. Oliver R.,§ b. May 26, 1860. 

iv. Perlina Louisa, b. Mar. 31, ISCS. 

* i. ii and Iv born in Winchester. Ind. ; iii and v in Salem, Ind. 

t While a Union military prisoner (see biographical sketch above). 

t Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 

S Initial only. 

II i-ili born in North Salem, Ind. ; iv in Millersburgh, Ind. 


380. Isaac Scott Trowbridge (Bcthuel-"^, Samuel^^'^, David'^", Joseph'"'^, 

Vi'illiam'^'"', Thomas^), born , 1814, iu Frederick comity, Va. ; died 

November 10, 1876, in Amboy, Ind. ; married , 1845, in Clinton county, 

Ohio, Mary (Lynn) Vinyard, widow of Ambrose Vinyard and daughter of 
Kiehard and Elizabetli (Hawes) Lynn, bom September 26, 1821, in Clinton 
county ; died January 21, 1SS8, in Kidge Farm, 111. 

Isaac S. Trowbridge settled in Clinton county, Oliio, and lived there nearly 
twenty-five years. About 1868 he removed to Amboy, Miami county, Ind., where 
he made his home until his death. He was engaged in farming all his life. He 
and his wife were members of the Methodist Episcopal Church. 


i. Ltdia Jaxt:, b. .July 7, 1840 ; m. Nov. 7, 1869, Samuel Spears and resides in 
Ridge Farm, 111. 

712. ii. Richard, b. Jlay 25, 1S4S. 

713. iii. .iARON, b. Sept. 5, ]850. 

iv. Frances, b. Apr. 22, 1S5.3 ; m.. 1st, Sept. 13, 1875. William Speece of Cass 

county, Ind. ; ra., 2d, .John Jones and resides iu Marion, Ind. 
V. Lewis William, b. July 20, 1S57 ; d. in infancy, 
vi. Amanda Adaline, b. Dec. 21, 1862 ; d. in infancy, 
vii. John Wesley, b. Juue 19, 1865 ; d. Nov. 10, 1886, in Ridge Farm ; unm. 

381. Joxah Watson- Trowbridge {William-"*, Samuel^^^, David'-'^*, Josepli^"^, 
William^"'', Thomas'^), born August 17, 1832, in Frederick county, Va.; died 
November 8, 1896, in Madison county, Ohio; married September 18, 1856, in 
Clark county, Ohio, Margaret Ann Delaney, daughter of Joseph and Mary Ann 
(Lloyd) Delaney, bom July 2-3, 1837, in Jefferson county, Va. She resides in 
Madison county (London P. 0.), Ohio. 

Jonah W. Trowbridge was engaged in faj-ming all his life. He settled soon 
after his marriage near London, Madison county, Ohio, and lived there until 
his death. During the Civil War he was in a militia company at Camp Chase 
in June, 1863. He was an industrious farmer and led an honest Christian life, 
becoming a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in London a short time 
before his death. 


714. i. Henry Brush, b. Aug. 12, 1859. 

382. John Howell Trowbridge (William-''*, Samuel'^^^, David'^'**, Joscf)/;^"^, 
William'^'"', Tliomas'^), bom Febi-uary 13, 1834, in Frederick coimty. Va.; resides 
in Madison county (London P. O.), Ohio; married September 18, 1862, in Lon- 
don, Lucinda Allen, daughter of Wesley and Rebecca (McCollum) Allen, born 
August 7, 1842, in London; died July 10, 1898, in Madison county. 

John H. Trowbridge has always been a farmer. In early manhood he removed 
to Ohio and has since lived iu that state, his present home being in Oakrum town- 
ship, five miles south of London, Madison county. During the Civil War, at the 
time of Morgan's raid, he was called out with the militia to Camp Chase, near 
Columbus. He is respected in his community and has held the office of rural 
school director. He has been a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for 
nearly fifty years. He has helped to build two churches and a school-house, was 
church trustee for five year* and also for a short time served as Sunday school 
treasurer. His wife was a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church for about 
thirty-five years. 

i. Bartlett, b. Oct. 20, ISOO ; is farming with his father ; unm. 
ii. Bertha, b. Oct. 9, 186S; d. Mar. 14, 1870. 


iii. Alice, b. Aug. 10, 1S72; m. Jan. 9, 1S95, Kimball Clark and resides in London, 

iv. Edith, b. Aug. 20, 1S74 ; m. Oct. 10, 1S07, Joseph Morri.s and resides in 

V. Lydia Rebecca, b. Aug. 15, 1876 ; m. Sept. 20, 1807, William Morris and 

resides in Springfield, Ohio. 

715. vi. Wesley Allen, b. July 19, 1878. 

vii. WiLLi.\ii Reedek, b. Aug. 28, 1884 ; d. Feb. G, 1885. 

383. Samuel Watsox Trowbridge {Willmm-"*, Samiiel'^'^, Dav'uP^*, Joseph^"', 
Y\' illiam^'"' . lliomas^), bom April 20, 1836, in South Charleston, Ohio; died 
July 3, 1892, in South Charleston; married May 5, 1861, in South Charleston. 
Prudence Thomas, daughter of Samuel and Mary (St. John) Thomas, born 
January 27, 1813, in Lebanon, Ohio. She resides in South Charleston. 

Samuel W. Trowbridge was engaged in farming all his life in his native place. 
His farm was three miles east of South Charleston, Ohio. During the Civil War, 
he was a member of what was known as the "liome guard" and was called out 
for service two or three weeks at a time at diii'erent periods. He later served 
a one hundred day enlistment. 


384. David Trowbridge (WiUia7n-''*, SamueP^^, David'-^*, Joseph^"^, 
}YiUiani'^'"', Thomas^), bom April 15, 1845, in South Charleston, Ohio; resides 
near London, Ohio; married December 22, 18S1, in Urbana, Ohio, Bena Bauer, 
daughter of Peter and Katharina ( ) Bauer, bom in Bingeu, Germany. 

David Trowbridge is engaged in farming four miles west of London, Ohio. 
He has served on the petit-jm-y several times and has also been district school 
director. He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in London. 


385. Albert Trowbridge (William-''-^, Samuel'''''^, David''-''-*, Josepli'"'^, 
William""', Thomas''-), bom August 10, 1848, in Fairfield township, Madison 
county, Ohio; resides in Springfield, Ohio; married December 16, 1S72. in 
Springfield, Mary Frances Le Crone, daughter of George and Mary Ann (Daron) 
Le Crone, bom March 31, 1851, in Clarke county, Ohio. 

Albert Trowbridge has been engaged in farming in Ohio all his life. He lived 
near New Carlisle, Clarke county, 1873-7; near London, Madison county, 
1878-83 ; near Hustead, Clarke county, 1884-9 ; and since then near Springfield. 


716. i. Ern-est Nelson, b. Dec. 16, 1873. 
71Ca. ii. Harold LeCkone, b. Aug. 2. 1875. 

iii. Lydia Olh-e, b. Jan. 10. 1S78 : m. Nov. 16, 1S93, Edward Stoclnvell and 

resides in Springfield, Ohio, 
iv. Jennie Imo. b. A\ig. 25, 1881. 
V. Mary Captoila, bf May 12, 1884. 
vi. Vesta Blanche, b. Aug. 4, 1886. 
vii. Glenna Marie, b. Jan. 29, 1889. 
viii. Hazel May, b. Aug. 3, 1891. 
ix. Ruth Lucile, b. Mar. 5, 1893; d. July 12, 1894. 

386. Aaron Moox Trowbridge (Joseph-"', SamueP-^, David^'". Joseph^"^. 
William'""', Thomas'-), bom April 15, 1841, in Wilmington, Ohio; died July 1, 
1905, in St. Mary's, Ohio; married Isovember 2, 1869, in Oxford, Ind., Eebecca 


Jane Snethen, daughter of Joseph and Rhoda Lawrence (Mumford) Snethen, 
born May 14, 1S45, in Merrittstown, Warren county, Ohio. She resides in 
St. Mary's. 

Aaron M. Trowbridge at the age of twenty-one enlisted from Frankfort, Ind., 
in the Union army in the Ci\'il War. He enlisted for tliree years August 15, 
1862, as a private in Company K, 72d Indiana Infantry. A history of his regi- 
ment says that it participated in fifty-two battles, exclusive of many skirmishes 
and picket fights, and Mr. Trowbridge wrote: "I was present and played my part 
in all of them. The most notable of our battles was Chickamauga-. My brigade 
was known as Wilder's Lightning Brigade of Mounted Infantry." He was 
discharged as a sergeant July G, 1865. After the war he engaged in farming, 
retiring from active life some years prior to his death. 


387. Joel Luptox Trowbridge (Joseph""^, Samiiel^"^, David'^^*, Joseph^"^, 
William^'"', T/ionias^), born December 26, 1846, in Wilmington, Ohio; resides in 
Furley, Kan.; married December 23, 1875, in Clinton county, Ind., Emily 
Catharine Merritt, daughter of Andrew and Mai-y Ann (Swadner) Merritt, born 
April 20, 1855, in Clinton county. 

Joel L. Trowbridge has been engaged in farming all his life. He lived in 
Clinton county, Ind., until 1882. when he moved to his present home in Furley. 
Sedgwick county, Kan. He and his wife united with the Methodist Episcopal 
cliurch in Clinton county in 1881, and have taken an active part in church and 
Sunday school work. He has acted as Sunday school superintendent and is 
steward of his class in church. 


i. Lilt Maude, b. Feb. 12, 1877 ; d. Nov. 8, 1877. 

ii. Elgie Beatrice, b. Oct. 13, 1878; m. Mar. C, 1898, Martin L. Tremain and 
resides in Sedgwick connty, Kan. 

717. iii. Sheemais' Merritt, b. Mar. 10, ISSl. 

iv. Minnie LA\aNA, b. Oct. 19, 1SS3 ; ni. Oct. 19, 1902, Ira B. Fleek and resides 

in Sedgwick county. 
V. Leroy Aaron, b. Oct. 22. 1887. 
vi. Mary Luetta, b. Apr. 8, 1893. 

388. Joseph TROWBRroGE (David-"", David^^^, David^'^^. Joseph^"'-, William''"'', 
r/io?)ias^), born January 13, 1794, in Bourbon county?, Ky. ; died July 12, 1833, 
in Salem, Ind.; married January 2. 1814, in Frankfort?, Ky., Rachel Battershell, 
born December 28, 1795, in , Ky. ; died April 27, 1862. in Tampico, Ind. 

Joseph Trowbridge lived in Kentucky for fifteen years succeeding his marriage, 
and followed the trade of a blacksmith. He was successful in this business, being 
a very large, strong and active man. In 1828 he removed to a small farm two 
miles southeast of Salem, Washington county, Ind., where he lived the remainder 
of his life. 


718. i.. David, b. Jan. 12, ]81.^>. 

719. ii. James Walker, b. Jan. 28, 1817. 

iii. Nanct, b. June 13, 1819 ; m. July 24, 1836, Charles G. Trueblood of Maysville, 

iv. Melinda, b. Apr. 7, 1822 ; m. Matthew Haun of Bradford, Ind. 
V. Mart Ann, b. Aug. 3. 1824 ; m. Jacob Trusner and resides in Salem. Ind. 

720. vi. DiLLARD, b. Jan. 30. 1827. 

721. vii. William, b. Oct. 10. 1829. 

viii. Amanda Melvina, b. Aug. 24, 1832: m., 1st. Aug. 25, 1853. Thomas W. 
Mitchell of Nashville, Tenn. ; m., 2d, May 22, 1867, Andrew Brown of 
Jackson county, Ind. 


389. Dempsey TROWBRmoE (David-'"', Bavid^^", David^^-', Joseph^"', 
William'-'"', Thomas'-), bom November 11, 1801, in Bourbon county, Ky. ; died 
March. 30, 1839, in Salem, Ind. ; married November 27, 1823, in Washing-ton 
county, Ind., Edith Skelton, daughter of Jolm and Elizabeth (McCarty) Skelton, 
born October 12, 1807, in , Va. '< ; died November 1, 1866, in Rutland, 111. 

Dempsey Trowbridge was quite well educated for his times. He married and 
settled on a farm seven miles south of Salem, the county seat of Washington 
county, Ind. Besides cultivating his farm, he taught school, and in May, 1836, 
he received a license to preach from the Liberty (Disciple's) Church of Washing- 
ton county. In the faU succeeding his death, his widow removed with her 
children and her parents to Martinsville, Morgan county, Ind. 

''He and his wife were of the sturdy, hard-working people who labored 
to establish their home amid the forests of Indiana, and the principles of honor 
and integrity of the parents were found exemplified in their children. The 
father was laying broad and deep the foundation for the culture and develop- 
ment of his family, but was called away to his eternal reward, leaving the mother 
with the family of children to care for. This great sorrow came in 1839, just 
at the time of the great panic, when many people were subjected to bitter 
poverty. The mother's executive ability, with the cheerful assistance of the 
children, tided them over the difficult shoals, and launched them out on the sea 
of life to success and prosperity." 


i. Sami-el Warder, b. Aug. 19, 1821 ; was a teacher of singing and composed a 
number of pieces ; d. .Tan. 3, 1851, in Gosport, Ind. ; unm. 

722. ii. Allen Haktot, b. Apr. 13, 1826. 

iii. Robert Tilfoed, b. Nov. 2, 1827; was a scliool and music teacher; d. Oct. 21, 

1851, in Gosport; unm. 
iv. Elizabeth Ann, b. Feb. 19, 1829 ; m. Dec. — , 1819, Jefferson Gray of Frances- 

ville, Ind. 
V. Mary Jane, b. Aug. 26, 1830; m. Aug. — , 1853, Washington Bennington of 

Marshall county, Ind. 
vi. Baesheba Emeline, b. Jan. 23, 1832 ; m. Mar. 1, 1855, James F. Bourne and 

resides in Minonk, 111. 
vii. Martha Emily, b. May 5, 1833 ; m. Dec. 22, 1851, William Hiuton Potts and 

resides in Glen Elder, Kan. 

723. viii. James Martin, b. Dec. 13, 1834. 

ix. Sanford, b. Jlar. 2, 1836 : d. in infancy. 

.X. Melinda Angeline, b. July 0, 1837 ; m. Sept. 10. 1851, John Hume Brown of 
Jasper county, Ind. 
721. xi. Demptsy Harris, b. Apr. 6, 1S39. 

390. Linzey Trowbridge (David-"^, David^^^, David'-'-^, Joseph'^"^, William^'"', 
Thomas'-), bom August 20, 1803, in Clark county. Ivy.; died May 28, 1863. in 
West Liberty, Mo. ; married April 14, 1831, in Washington county, Ind., 
Catherine Collins, daughter of William Karnes Collins, born April 7, ISl-t. in 
, Ind. ? ; died May 20, 1879, in Terre Haute, Ind. 

Linzey Trowbridge came to Washington county, Ind., with his father in 1S28. 
He settled there^ after his marriage and lived there until 1835, when he removed ■ 
to Putnam county. In 1842 he removed to Davis county, Iowa, after making a 
stay of about one year in Henry county. He lived there until 1855, when he 
removed to West Liberty, Mo., where he lived the remainder of his life. He was 
always engaged in farming. He and his family were members of the Christian 
Church, in which he was a local preacher and elder. 

children :* 
i. Sarah Jane. b. Sept. 2, 1832 ; m. Apr. 1. 1849, Chester Carpenter Taylor and 
resides in Drakesville, Iowa. 

* i-il born in Washington county. Ind. ; iil-iv in Putnam county, Ind. ; v in Henry county, 
Iowa ; vl-viii In Drakesville, Iowa ; ix-x in West Liberty, Mo. 


ii. Cassandra Elizabeth, b. Jan. 26, 1835 ; m. June 17, 1856, John Standfield 

of West Liberty, Mo. 
iii. Mary Angeline, b. Apr. 6, 1837; m. Oct. 9, 1850, Asbury Coffey Davis and 

resides in Alva, Okla. 
725. iv. William Haheison, b. Jan. 21, 1840. 
72G. V. David Karnes, b. Sept. 27, 1842. 

vi. Minerva Emeline, b. June 8, 1845 ; m. Apr. 23, 1SG3, Melville Kidwell and 

resides in Garfield, Wash, 
vii. A daughter, b. Jan. 21, 1848 ; d. Feb. 3, 1848. 
viii. Robert Stanley, b. Aug. 13, 1849 : d. Oct. 9, 1851. 
ix. Joseph Hamilton, b. Feb. 1, 1852 ; d. Nov. 9, 1880, in Central City, Mo. ; unm. 

727. s. Franklin Hamilton, b. Oct. 25, 1855. 

391. David Trowbridge (David-'"', David"^^^, David^^*, Joseph^"'-, William^'"', 
Thomas'^), bom November 6, 18(17, in Clark county, Tvy.; died July 12, 1892, in 
Jackson county, Ind. ; married, first, September 18, 1828, in "Washington county, 

Ind., Margaret Hinkle, born September 24, 1808, in ; died July 12, 1845, 

in Sidney, Jackson county, Ind. He married, second, April 30, 1846, in Jackson 
county, Elizabeth Ann Haun,* daughter of Henry and Barbara (Hunt) Haun, 
bom May 30, 1818, in Utica, Clark county. Ind.; dietl January 18, 1905, in 
Jackson county. 

David Trowbridge came with liis father about 1828 to near Salem, Washington 
county, Ind., and settled there aft«r his marriage. About 1842 he removed t» 
the southeastern part of Jackson county, finally settling near Tampico, where 
he passed the remainder of his life. He was a farmer by occupation and owned 
a farm of 120 acres. He was a member of the Christian church in Tampico. 

children :t 
Btj first marriage: 
i. Martha, b. Sept. 1, 1829; m. Oct. 5, 1845, Robert W. Prince of Warsaw, 

ii. William, b. Mar. 7, 1831 ; d. in infancy. 

728. iii. Robert Walker, b. Oct. 14, 1832. 

iv. LuCRETiA, b. Oct. 5, 1834 ; m. John Killey of Tampico, Ind. 

V. Melinda, b. Apr. 15, 183G ; d. in infancy. 

vi. Serena Angeline, b. Aug. 2, 18.39 ; m. Joseph Demores of Lone Tree Station, 

728a. vii. Newton Crawford, b. Mar. 29, 1842. 

viii. Phebe Ann, b. Aug. 23, 1844; m. Feb. 14, 1864, William Dudley Bell and 

resides in Kingman, Kan. 

Bii srcnnd marriage: 

729. ix. David Freeman, b. July 1. 1.S47. 

X. Mary Adeline, b. Jan. 2.S, 1849; m., 1st, Dec. 11. 1870, John Jliller: m.. 2d, 

June 11, 1880, John Christian Gissman and resides in Brownstown. Ind. 
xi. Eliza Emeline, b. Feb. 29, 18.50 ; m. Aug. 11, 1872, Theodore Orr and resides 

in Crothersville, Ind. 
xii. Nancy Melvina, b. Sept. 23, 1851 ; m. Dec. 24, 1885, Michael Waskom and 

resides in Brownstown. 
siii. Henry Leonidas, b. May 29, 18.54 : d. Sept. 20. 1873. 
7.30. xiv. Erastus Lin.sey, b. Oct. 12. 1856. 
731. XV. Charles Wesley, b. Aug. 17, 1860. 

391a. William Lampton Trowbridge {Jonailian-"', David"^. David"*, 
Joseph'^'"', William'^'"', Thomas'^), born March 25, 1795, in Mount Sterling, Ky. ; 

died May 24, 1858, in Wayne township, Marion county, Ind. ; married , 

1818, in Lexington, Ky., Elizabeth Welch, daughter of Benjamin and Betsy 

(Ellis) Welch, born , 1796, in Lexington; died March 18, 1865, in 

Wayne township. 


William L. Trowbridge was successively a captain on a river steamboat, a 
plantation overseer, a school-teacher, a farmer, and a carpenter. He settled after 
his marriage in Owen county, Ky., three miles south of Owenton. About 1854 
he removed with his family to Indianapolis, going the following year to Wayne 
township, Marion county, and settling on a farm on the Crawfordsville road five 
miles northwest of Indianapolis, where he lived the remainder of his life. He 
was killed in a storm that swept over that locality. He was a man of excellent 
habits and had a great knowledge of the Bible, on which he loved to talk and 
from which he read more than from any other book. He had been reading aloud 
from the Bible to his family a few hours before his death. 


731a. i. Benjamin Ellis, b. , 1819. 

ii. Nancy, b. , 1821 ; m. Thomas West of Tope county, Mo. 

iii. Eliza Ann, b. , 1823 ; m. William Bibb. 

iv. Thomas, b. , 182.5 ; d. June 23, 1832. 

V. Elizabeth, b. , 1827 ; d. in infancy. 

731b. vi. Joseph F., b. Oct. 29, 1829. 

vii. Elizabeth, b. Mar. 25, 1831 : m. William Henry Smith and resides in West 

Line, Mo.* 
viii. Martha Louisa, b. , 183- ; m. Jan. 27, 18.57, Aaron Patten of Dade 

county. Mo. 
ix. William Vihgil, b. , 183- : d. in White county. Ind. : was a physician ; 

m., 1st, about 1857, Emeline Dickerson, who d. June 28, 1876. in Tana, 111. ; 

X. Ameiuca B., b. , 183- ; ra. Daniel D. Slvder and resides in Indianapolis, 

731c. si. James Heney, b. Jan. 15, 1841. 
731d. xii. John William, b. Oct. 21, 1844. 

xiii. Sallie Jane, b. . 184- : m. Best and resides in Indianapolis.* 

xiy. Polly A., b. Mar. 1, 18-50 ; m. Mar. 1, 1874, Solomon Curry and resides in 

392. Joseph Trowbridge (Jonathan-"'', David^^^, David^^*, Joseph^"^, 
William^'"', Thomas'^), bom October 31, 1805, in Clark county, Ky. ; died March 
15, 1868, in Palmyra, Ind. ; married February 2, 1832, in Byrneville, Ind., Julia 
Ann Sears, daughter of George and Catherine (Haun) Sears, born July 12, 1815, 
in Lexington?, Ky. She resides in Palmyra. 

Joseph Trowbridge in early manhood removed from Kentucky to Indiana. 
He settled in Palmyra, Harrison county, in the latter state after his marriage 
and lived there the remainder of his life, which was occupied with farming. 


i. Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1833 ; m., 1st, Daniel Berryman ; m., 2d. Eric Raynes ; 

m., 3d, .Tames Cronk and resides in Campbell, Tex.* 
ii. Polly Ann. b. Jan. 8, 1835 ; m. John Clark and resides in Palmyra.* 

732. iii. George .Jacob, b. Mar. 19, 1837. 

iv. Enoch, b. Feb. 23, 1839; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was mustered 
Aug. 22, 1861, for three years in Company C, 3d Indiana Cavalry, and d. 
Oct. 12, 1862, in Washington, D. C. ; unm. 

V. James, b. Mar. 29, 1841 : d. Nov. ]2, 18.54. 

vi. William, b. June 20, 1843 ; was a soldier in the Civil War. He was mustered 
Aug. 19, 1862, for three years in Company C. 66th Indiana Infantry, and 
was mustered out .Tune 3, 1865. He is a farmer in Kemp. 111.* 

733. vii. Henry, b. Apr. 7, 1845. 

734. viii. Jonathan, b. Oct. 16, 1846. 

is. Sarah Catherine, b. Dec. 12, 1848; m., 1st, Robert Jlott ; m.. 2d, Hiram 
B.abcock and resides in Harrison county, Ind.* 

735. X. DA\^D. b. Mar. 18, 1851. 

xi. Martha .Tank. b. May 18. 1853 ; d. Feb. 6, 1854. 

• Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


xii. Petee, b. Nov. 28, 1854 ; is a farmer in , Kan. 

siii. JtTLiA Ann, b. Nov. 27, 1856 ; m. Oct. 20, ISTT, Jacob Dietrich and resides in 
Belleville, Kan. 

392a. Is.\-\c TROWBRffiGE (Jonathan-"', David^'-'", David^^*, Joseph^"^, 
WiUiam^"", Thomas^), bom February 14, 1814, in Bourbon county, Ky. ; died 
November 23, 1853, in Pendleton covmty, Ky.; married November, — , 1833, in 
Kenton county, Ky., Margaret (Hudson) Yeager, widow of Simeon Yeager of 
Kenton county and daughter of Benjamin and Mary Ann (Arnold) Hudson, 

born , 1796, in Pulaski county, Ky. ; died August 28, 1870, in Pendleton 


Isaac Trowbridge at the age of nineteen went to Kenton county, Ky., and 
went to work on the farm of Mrs. Margaret Yeager, whose husband had died in 
1832, and a few months later married her. He eontiniied farming there for some 
years and then removed to a farm in Pendleton county, Ky., where he died. 


735a. i. Jonathan Dillaicd, b. Sept. 25, 1834. 

893. Jonathan Trowbridge (Isaac-"^, David^'^^, David^^^, Joseph"-"^, 
WiUiam^"", Thomas'"), born May 30, 1800, in Clark county, Ky.; died July 8. 

1860, in Greencastle, Ind. ; married , 1820, in Lincoln county, Ky., 

Louise Singleton, daughter of Matthew and Nancy (Brown) Singleton, bom 
April 14, 1804, in Lincoln county; died November 1, 1856, in Greencastle. 

Jonathan Trowbridge for a number of years after his marriage lived on a farm 
near where he was bom in Clark county, Ky. In 1828 he removed to Putnam 
county, Ind., settling on a farm near the county seat, Greencastle, where, being 
a carpenter as well as a farmer, he built his own house. He was always a 
Eepublican in politics. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in 
Greencastle, in which he was a steward and class leader for ten years, and led the 
life of a consistent Christian. 


i. Nancy, b. Nov. 7, 1821 ; d. in infancy. 

ii. WnxiAM Monroe, b. Aug. 1, 1823 : d. aged 5 months. 
736. iii. Granville Gaston, b. Mar. 28, 1825. 

iv. Elizabeth, b. May 31, 1827 ; m. Dec. 28, 1S63, Robert Call of Putnam county, 

V. Melixda Jane, b. Apr. 11, 1830; m. Nov. 10, 1862, Samuel Washington Call 
and resides in Garden City, Kan. 

vi. LuciNDA DOTO, b. July 4. 1832; m. Oct. IS, 1S49, Christopher Samuel Per- 
kins and resides in Emporia, Kan. 

394. Alexander Trowbridge (Isaac-"^, David'-^^, David""^, Joseph""^, 

William."'"', Thomas"), bom , 1804, in Clark county, Ky. ; died , 

IS — , in Springfield?, Ky.; married .f 

Alexander Trowbridge is believed to have been a faiTaer all his life near 
Springfield, Ky. 


i. Nanct, b. . 182- ; m. Waters of Springfield. 

ii. Jane, b. , 3S2-. 

iii. Margaret, b. , 183-. 

395. Ebenezer Trowbridge (Isaac-"^, David"^^, David"*, Joseph"''^, William'"'"', 
Thomas"), bom June 20, 1808, in Clark county, Ky. ; died September 22, 1875. 
in Clay county, 111. ; married February 22, 1836, in Mackville, Ky., Lucy Noel, 

* i, ii and Iv born in Clark county, Ky. ; HI in Montgomery county, Ky. ; v-vl near Green- 
castle. Ind. 

t Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


daughter of Miiscar and Elizabeth (Smith) Noel, born June S, 1818, in Garret 
county, Ky. ; died February 23, 1902, in Ingraham, 111. 

Ebenezer Trowbridge settled in Mackrille, Washington county, Ky., after his 
marriage and lived there nearly fifteen years. In October, 1850, he removed 
\vith his family to Orangeville, Ind., vrhere he lived until May, 1860, then 
removing to Pixley township. Clay coimty. 111., where he lived the remainder of 
his life. He was a stone mason and farmer. 

CnlLDREN :* 
i. James, b. Feb. 10, 1837 ; d. Sept. 17, 1864, in Clay county. 111. : unm. 
ii. Akraty. b. Dec. 23, 1S39 ; m. Mar. 4, 1866, Johnson W. Brant and resides in 

Ingraham, 111. 
iii. Nancy, b. Sept. 20, 1842 : d. in infancy, 
iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, 1844 ; m.. 1st, JIar. 5, 1864, Aaron Hanna of Noble, 

111. : m., 2d, Oct. 10, 1866, Jcshua Arnold of Noble. 
V. Margaret, b. May 14, 1847 ; m. May 3, 1866, Francis Marion Shore and 

resides in Milan, Kan. 

737. vi. Gordon, b. Sept. 29, 1849. 

vii. Mary, b. Aug. 5, 1852 ; m. Mar. 5, 1881, Samuel Bateman and resides in Noble, 
viii. America, b. Oct. 25, 1855 ; d. in infancy- 

738. ix. Cal\ik. b. Apr. 22, 1857. 

X. William, b. Oct. 4, 18.59; d. Dec. 25, 1860. 

396. Joseph Tkowbridge (Isaac-"^, David^^^, Davld^^*, Joseph^"^, William'^'"', 
Thovias^), born February 24, 1812, in Stanford, Ky. ; died January 1, 1894, in 
Huron, Ind. ; married, first, February 16, 1837, in Lincoln county, Ky., Jane 
Goode, daughter of Joseph and Nancy (Camby) Goode, bom August 23, 1816, 
in Lincoln county; died November 6, 1863, in Washington county, Ky. He 
married, second, October 1, 1864, in Mercer county, Ky., Maria Taylor, bom 
, 1848, in Orange county, Ind. ; died September 25, 1900, in Huron, Ind. 

Joseph Trowbridge was a school-teacher and farmer in Mercer and Boyle 
counties, Ky., for a few years. In 1841 he settled in Washing-ton coimty, Ky., 
where he lived about twenty-five years. During the Civil War he and two of 
his sons fought in tlie battle of Perryville. About 1866 he removed to Huron, 
Lawrence county, Ind., where he lived the remainder of his life. 

Bii first tnarriagr: 

739. i. George Merritt, b. Jan. 6, 1838. 

740. ii. John Alexander, b. Feb. 7, 1840. 

741. iii. Joseph Terry, b. July 29, 1842. 

iv. Lawrence Dow, b. Jan. 5, 1845 ; d. Feb. 7, 1846. 

397. Merritt Trowbridge (Isaac-"^, David'^^'. David'^^*. Joseph'^"'. WUliain^"". 

Thomas^), bom , 181- in Stanford?, Ky. ; died . 18—, in 

; married, first, Deborah Burns. He married, second, Priseilla (Head) 


MeiTitt Trowbridge was a stone mason and farmer. After the death of his 
father he removed with his motlier to Orangeville, Ind., and after her death he 
removed to King's Point, Dade county. Mo., where he joined the Methodist 
Episcopal church and became a class leader. He removed from Missouri, since 
which time his relatives have not heard from him. 

By first marriage: 
i. Margaret, b. , 183-?; m. Bates. 


398. James Trowbridge (Silas'^"^, David'^^^, David^^*, Joseph'"'^ William^'"', 
Thomas'^), bom May 24, 1805, in Boone county, Ky. ; died December 15, 1865, in 

Hancock county, Ind. ; married, first, , 1822, in Scott county, Ky., 

Sarah Wiggins, daughter of John Wiggins, born , 1806, in Scott county ; 

died February 10, 1855, in Hancock county. He married, second, September — , 
1855, in Rush county, Ind., Susan (House) Leisure, widow of Benjamin? Leisure, 
born March 4, 1811, in Lexington, Ky. ; died August 17, 1897, in Grant 
county, Ind. 

James Trowbridge settled after his marriage in Boone county, Ky., and lived 
there until about 1854, when he removed to Hancock county, Ind., where he 
passed the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 

By first marriage: 

742. i. Absalom, b. May 25. 1823. 

743. ii. William Bradford, b. Jan. 28, 1827. 

744. iii. James, b. , 1830. 

iv. Sarah Louisa, b. ■ , 1833 ; m. James Frost of Hancock county, Ind. 

By second marriage: 

745. V. Francis Marion, b. Aug. 28, 1856. 

399. Isaac Trowbridge (Silas^^^, David^^^, David^^*, Joseph^o^ William^'"', 
Thomas'^), born June 9, 1814, in Boone county, Ky. ; died February 17, 1892, in 

Dunreith, Ind. ; married, first, , 1837, in Scott county, Ky., Tabitha 

Morgan, daughter of Charles and Polly (Osbom) Morgan, bom September 1, 
] 800, in Scott county ; died October 16, 1878, in Rush county, Ind. He married, 
second, , 1885, Lydia Adams. 

Isaac Trowbridge after his marriage settled in Scott county, Ky. In 1844 he 
removed to Hancock county, Ind., and finally settled in Dunreith, Henry county, 
Ind., where he lived until his death. He was engaged in farming all his life. 

By first marriage :t 
i. George Washington, b. Feb. 27, 1838; was a farmer; d. Feb. 23, 1898, in 

Rush county, Ind. ; unm. 
ii. Calvin Henry, b. . 1839 ; d. ■ , 1841. 

746. iii. James William, b. June 9, 1841. 

747. iv. John Calvin, b. Feb. 7, 1843. 

v. Louisa Ann, b. June 9, 1845; m. May — , 1879, Charles Linsey of Rush 

400. John Trowbridge (Silas-"^, David^"^^, David^^*, Joseph^"^, WiUiam'^''^, 
Thomas'^), bom July 15, 1825, in Boone county, Ky. ; died August 8, 1865, in 

Center township. Rush county, Ind. ; married , 1858, in Rush county ?, 

Phebe Cook, daughter of Giles and Martha (Brown) Cook, bom March 10, 1836, 
in Cass county, Ind. She married, second, John C. Trowbridge (No. 747). 

John Trowbridge came from Kentucky to Center township, Rush county, Ind., 
and was engaged in farming there tlie remainder of his life. 
children born in rush county, ind. : 

i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1859; m. John J. Trowbridge (No. 9731. 

ii. Laura, b. • . 1802 ; m. Aaron Reeves and resides in Knightstown, Ind.§ 

748. iii. Frank, b. June IG. 1864. 

• i born In Scott county. Ky. ; ii-iv in Boone county, Ky. ; v In Rush county, Ind. 

1 1-lv born in Scott county, Ky. ; v in Hancoclc county, Ind. 

t No children by second marriage. 

§ Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 


401. Silas Trowbridge {Silas-"^, David'^"^, David^'^*, Joseph'"^, William'^'"', 

Thomas^), bom , 182-?, in Boone county, Ky.; died October 23, 1867, 

in Center township. Rush county, Ind. ; married , 1860, in Eusli county?, 

Polly Ann Dimniick, daughter of Cordial and Sarah (Brown) Dimmick. 

Silas Trowbridge probably came with his elder brother from Kentucky to Eush 
county, Ind., where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a farmer. 


i. Mary Ellen, b. • , 1862 ; m. Edward Reeves and resides in Knightstown, 

ii. Sarah Manoba, b. Oct. 25, 1864 ; m. Dec. 28, 1882, Alva Azariah Apple and 

resides in Willow Branch, Ind. 

401a. Silas C. Trowbridge {Chilion-^", Ahsalom^*'^', David^^^, Joseph^"^, 

William'^'"', Thomas'^), bom , 1833, in Morristown, N. J.; died December 

28, 1887, in Morristown; married, first, , 1860, in Morristown?, Louisa 

Masker,i- daughter of Charles Byrum and Jane (List) Masker, bom August — , 
1842, in Morristown?; died October 18, 1861, in Morristown. He mai-ried, 

second, , 186-, in Morristown?, Cordelia Cameron, born May 18, 1842, 

in Morristown?; died June 13, 1880, in Morristown. 

Silas C. Trowbridge was a farmer in Morristown, N. J. He was a soldier in 
the Civil War. He was enrolled July 11. 1862, for three years as a private in 
Company C, 15th New Jersey Infantry, and was mustered out June 22, 1865. 

children born in morristown, n. j. : 
Bij second marriage:X 

i. Harriet, b. . 186- ; m., 1st, George Redding of Morristown ; ra., 2d, 

Scott McGowan and resides in Morristown. § 

ii. William, b. , 186- ; resides in Morristown.§ 

iii. Samuel, b. , 186- ; resides in Morristown: unm.§ 

iv. Emma, b. , 187- ; m. Frank Force and resides in Brookside, N. J.§ 

v. Sarah, b. , 187- ; d. unm. 

vi. Frederick N.. b. Sept. — , 1875 ; d. Mar. 15, 1876. 
vii. Belle, b. . 187-. 

401b. Joseph Trowbridge (Chilion-^", Absalom^*'', David^^'^, Joseph^"^, 
William'^'"', Thomas^), bom December 5, 1837, in Morristown, N. J.; died 
December 10, 1888, in Brookside, N. J.; married July 19, 1863, in Morristown, 
Mary Jane Masker,|| daughter of Charles Bymm and Jane (List) Masker, born 
August 10, 1848, in Mon-istown. She resides in Dover, N. J. 

Joseph Trowbridge was a farmer, living most of his life in Morris comity, 
N. J., and the last years in Brookside, IST. J. He was a soldier in the Civil War. 
He was enrolled September 3, 1862, for nine months as a private in Company I, 
27th New Jersey Infantry, and was mustered out July 2, 1863. He re-entered 
the army and was enrolled September 2, 1864, as a recruit in Company A, 2d 
New Jersey Cavalry, and was discharged at Vicksburg, Miss., May 8, 1865. 
children :** 
i. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar. 12, 1SG6; resides in Dover. N. J.; unm. 
748a. ii. George Henry, b. Dec. 13, 1867. 

iii. Charles Edmund, b. Oct. 27, 1868; d. Jan. 29, 1886, in Mt. Freedom, N. J. 
iv. William Augustus, b. Jan. 6, 1872 : d. Oct. 1, 1876. 
v. Franklin, b. May 13, 1873 ; d. Oct. 5, 1876. 

* Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
t A sister of the wife ot his brother No. 401b. 
t No children by first marriage. 
§ Failed to answer the compiler's letters. 
II A sister of the first wife of his brother No. 401a. 
♦*i-ii born in Hackettstown, .N. .1. : iii in Pleasant Grove. N. J.; the others in Morristown, 


Minnie, b. Apr. 1, 1S75 ; d. Apr. 22, 1878. 

Wllbert Fkancis, b. Jan. 29, 1877; d. Dec. 5, 1890. 

Amanda Augusta, b. Nov. 30, 1880 ; m. Jan. 29, 1898, Albert Jeremiah 

Wiggins* and resides in Washington, N. J. 
Editu, b. June 4, 1882 ; d. Mar. 15, 1888. 

401c. George Absalom Trowbridge {Chilion-^", Absalo7n'^*'>, David"*, 
Joseph^"^, WilUain^"", Thomas^), born April 8, 1848, in Morristown, N. J.; 
resides in Morristown; married April 24, 1871, in Madison, N. J., Hannah 
Caroline Armstrong, daughter of Jolin and Jane (McCoUum) Armstrong, bom 
July 16, 1850, in Morristown. 

George A. Trowbridge resides in Morristown, N. J., and is janitor of the 
public school on Liberty street. 


i. Maude Mullee, b. July 4, 1872. 

ii. liUTRELL, b. May 22, 1874. 

iii. Florence Elizabeth, b. Oct. 16, 1870. 

748b. iv. George Henry, b. May 25, 1883. 

V. Olive Myrtle, b. June 8. 1889. 

402. Henry Harmon Trowbridge (John-", Joseph^*-, David"*, Joseph^"', 
William^'"', Thomas^), born March 25, 1821, in Harrison township, Preble county, 
Ohio; died July 31, 1873, in Franklin township, Darke coimty, Ohio; married 
April 9, 1854, in Van Buren townsliip, Darke county, Catherine Wogerman, 
daughter of Jacob and Polly (Overly) Wogerman, bom July 27, 1836, in Wayne 
township, Darke county; died July 25, 1873, in Franklin. 

Henry H. Trowbridge settled in Franklin township, near Poplar Eidge, Darke 
county, Ohio, and was a farmer. He tried to enlist as a soldier during the 
Civil War, but was rejected because he had broken his right forefinger. 

children DORN in poplar ridge, DARKE COUNTY, OHIO :t 

i. Mary Jane, b. Jan. 27, 1856 : m. July 18, 1874, William Weaver of Greenville, 

ii. Margaret Anne, b. Sept. 10, 1857 ; m. Jan. 4. 1881, John Frederick Miller 

and resides in Greenville. 

749. iii. Joseph Gordon, b. May 25. 1859. 

iv. Philip Riley, b. Jan. 8, 18G1 ; is a farmer in Monroe township (Laura P. O.), 
Jliami county, Ohio : unm. 

750. V. EMMANirEL Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1862. 

vi. Simon William, b. May 24, 1865 : d. Aug. 2, 1873. 

751. vii. Simeon Allsworth, b. Apr. 17, 1868. 

viii. Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1871; m. Mar. 28, 1891, James Edward 

Weaver and resides in Van Buren township, Darke county. Ohio, 
ix. John Wesley Oscar, b. Apr. 20, 1873 ; d. July 25, 1873. 

403. David Trowbridge (John-". Joseph'*-. David"*. Joseph^o-. ir(7?wmif», 
Thomas'), born September 19, 1834, in Poplar Eidge, Greenville, Ohio; resides 
in Gottysburph tdwnsliip (Greenville P. O.), Ohio; married December 29, 1853, 
in GcttysburKh tiiwnshiii. Darke county, Ohio, Eaehel Eebecca Miller,^ daughter 
of Philip and K^ichel (Baldwin) Miller, born March 12, 1832, in Taneytown. Md. 

David Trowbridge has been engaged in farming all his life in his native county. 
He lives at present in Gettysburgh to\vnsliip, near Greenville, Ohio. 

• A son of No. GSO, Iii. 

t Except iii, who was born In Van Buron township. Daike county. 

JA sister of the husband of his sister No. 211, Iv. 



i. Rachel Margaret, b. Dec. 22, 1S55 ; m. Ilarvev Vanatta and resides in Javs- 

ville, Olaio. 
752. ii. John, b. Feb. 2S, 1S5S. 

iii. Nancy Jane. b. Apr. 8, 18G1 ; m. Sept. 20, 1877, Cliarles Freemont and 

resides in Jaysville. 
iv. Mary Elenora, b. Mar. 11, 1863 ; ra. Jan. 18, ISSO, George Riley Sclinecli and 

resides in Landis, Oliio. 
V. Sarah Keziah, b. Nov. 1, 186.5; m. Oct. 6, 1883, Isaac Vanatta and resides 

in Greenville, Ohio, 
vi. William, b. Aug. 23, 1868; was a farmer; d. Feb. 22, 1905, in Gettysburgh, 

Ohio ; unm. 
vii. George Washington, b. Feb. 5, 1871 ; is farming with his father ; unm. 
viii. Samuel Harvey, b. Aug. 22, 1873 ; is farming with his father ; unm. 

404. Frederick Trowbridge (John-^^, Joseph^*-, David^^*, Joseph^"^, 
William^"", Thomas^), born Febniary 14, 1836, in Poplar Ridge, Greenville, 
Ohio; died July 6, 1898, in Arcanum, Ohio; married December 4, 1864, in 
Poplar Eidge, Clara Stoup, daughter of Ezra and Margaret (Mebblett) Stoup. 
bom October 17, 1846, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She resides in Arcanum. 

Frederick Trowbridge was a cooper by trade. He lived for a few years after 
liis marriage in his native place and then moved to the neighboring town of 
Arcanum, where he lived the rest of his life. He was a member of the Methodist 
Episcopal Church and of the Knights of Pythias. 

children :t 

i. Ida Mat, b. Nov. 3, 1865 ; m. Mar. 31, 1885, Jacob Allison Kepner and resides 

in Lima, Ohio, 
ii. Sarah Abby, b. Dec. 11. 1866 : m. Jan. 25. 1887, Rufus Ogden and resides in 

Columbus, Ohio. 
iii. Ettie Susan, b. Nov. 29, 1869; m. Nov. 23. 1888, Henry Christopher Ropp 

and resides in Arcanum, Ohio. 
iv. ViNiE Leatie, b. Jan. 21, 1872 ; d. Aug. 12, 1873. 
V. Andrew Darre, b. .Tune 7, 1874 ; is in the automobile business in Arcanum ; 

vi. Carrie Belle, b. May 12, 1877 ; m. Aug. 25, 1896, Daniel North and resides 

in Ludlow Falls, Ohio, 
vii. SURILDA Vashtie, b. Oct. 14, 1879; m. June 29. 1902. John II. Porter and 

resides in Pitsburg, Ohio, 
viii. Ezra Arthur, b. Feb. 5, 1883 ; d. Mar. 2, 1885. 
ix. Mary Maria, b. June 29. 1886 ; d. Dec. 28, 1886. 
X. Jennie Louisa, b. Oct. 27, 1889. 
xi. David Walter, b. Mar. 2, 1891. 

405. Simon Trowbridge (John-^^. Joseph^*^, David^^*', Joseph^"^. William^'"', 
Thomas'^), born February 3, 1845, in Poplar Ridge, Greenville, Ohio; resides in 
Center, Ind. ; married April 20, 1871, in Greenville, Sarah Ann Butts, daughter 
of Jacob and Rachel (Fox) Butts, born February 22, 1851, at Kenton (or 
Clinton) Furnace on the Ohio river. 

Simon Trowbridge at the age of nineteen became a soldier in the Civil War. 
He enlisted near his home February 23, 1864, for three years in Company G, 8th 
Ohio Cavalry. On January 11, 1865, he was taken prisoner and confined in 
Libby Prison and the Pemberton House. He was mustered out July 30, 1865. 
After his marriage he settled in Center, Ind.. where he at present lives, being 
head sawyer in a mill there. He is a member of the Christian Church and of the 
I. O. O. F., which he joined in 1871. 

child born in center.? ind. : 
7.53. i. William Ossie Ola, b. May 28, 1875. 

• i, ili-v born in Gettysburgh township, Darke county, Ohio; ii near Arcanum. Ohio; vi-vili 
in Poplar Hidge. Darke county. 

t ill born in Poplar Ridge. Ohio ; the others in Arcanum. Ohio. 
I A railroad station, originally Tampico. 


406. Walter Trowbridge (William C.-^", Joseph^*^, David'-^*, Joseph^"'', 
William'^'"', Thomas^), bom December 2, 1822, in Catawissa, Pa.; died November 
G, 1905, in Dayton, Ohio; married July 2, 1846, in Louisville, Ky., Frances 
Olivia Gambrall, daughter of Benjamin and Mary Bradley (Essender) Gambrall, 
born January 12, 1829, in Baltimore, Md. She resides in Dayton. 

Walter Trowbridge learned the shoemaker's trade and was in the boot and 
shoe business in Dayton, Ohio. 


i. Theseus Emmett, b. Sept. 23, 1850 ; is a draughtsman in Dayton ; unm. 

407. George Eli Trowbridge (EW^\ Samuel^**, William^^^ William.^''\ 
Thomas^"-, M'illiam^'"', Thomas^), bom March 15, 1829, in New Haven, Conn.; 
resides in New Haven; married December 17, 1854, in West Haven, Conn., 
Emily Amanda Piatt, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Meloy) Piatt, bom 
January 8, 1833, in West Ha\-en ; died October 13, 1902, in New Haven. 

George E. Trowbridge resides in his native city. New Haven, Conn., where he 
was engaged for many years in the bookbinding business, but has been retired 
from active business for several years past. In his boyhood he attended the old 
Lancasterian School under Mr. Lovell, and takes pride in anything relating to the 
associations of those days. He was later a member of the volunteer fire depart- 
ment and he still has his old helmet and fire bucket. He always has been of a 
modest and retiring nature, and has taken his chief pleasure in his home and in 


754. i. Frederick Locie, b. Oct. 25. 1857. 

ii. Harriet Emily, b. Dec. 22. 1868; m. June 20, 1895, Robert Pierpont and 
resides in New Haven. 

408. John Peck Trowbridge {Thomas'^^\ Thomas^*^, William^^^, William^o^, 
Tkomas^'"^, 'William^°'', Thomas'^), bom February 13, 1817, in Litchfield, Conn.; 
died July 20, 1899, in Wallingford, Conn. ; married July 3, 1851, in Litchfield, 
Laura M. Grossman, daughter of Jacob and Celesta (Perry) Grossman, born 
June 8, 1829, in Falls Village, Conn. ; died April 19, 1885, in Plainville, Conn. 

John P. Trowbridge learned the trade of a painter in his native town, Litch- 
field, Conn., and followed it for some years. It was during this period that he 
was a member of the Litchfield Blues, a noted local military company of that 
day. From 1847 to 1849 he was in New Haven, Conn. After his marriage he 
kept a grocery store in Litchfield for some years, and then removed to Plainville, 
Conn., where he lived until shortly before his death. After the death of his wife 
he lived alone in his own well-furnished house on Canal street. He was sexton 
of the Episcopal church in Plainville until his health failed, and the ladies' guild 
of that church met every week at his home until it built a house near the church. 
The infii-mities of old age caused him to go to live in the Masonic Home in 
Wallingford the year previous to his death. He was made a Master Mason in 
1860 and was charter member of Frederick Lodge. No. 14, F. and A. M., of 
Plainville, and served twelve years as secretary of that lodge. 

409. James Trowbridge (James-^<^, Thomas"^, William"^, William'"'', 
Thomas^"-, William^'"', Thomas^), born May 11, 1819, in Litchfield, Conn.; died 
January 16, 1885, in Columbia township, Iowa ; married June 20, 1852, in Litch- 
field, Julia Ann Munger, daughter of Truman and Margaret (Hart) Munger. 
bom December 18, 1826, in Litchfield; died July 16, 1892, in Columbia township. 

James Trowbridge learned the tailoring trade, and was engaged in that 
business in his native town. Litohfield. Conn., until his removal to the West in 


the spring of 1856. He settled in Columbia township, near Tama, Iowa, then a 
wild and desolate plain. He in time had a farm under cultivation, and he there 
passed the remainder of his life, being assisted in the farm duties by his son. He 
served several terms there as township trustee. He was very foud of reading 
and was a well-informed man, and, although not a member of any church, he 
was held in good esteem in the community where he lived. 

Charles Herbert, b. May 11, 1853, iu Litcblield, Conn. 

Lillian Emily, b. Nov. 12, 1SG4, in Toledo, Iowa; m. Oct. 2, 1890, Henry 
Dumas Cory and resides in Columbia township (Tama P. O.), Iowa. 

410. George Henry Trowbridge (Henry P.-^^, Thomas'-*^, William'^^^, 
WiUiam^"'^, Thomas^"-, William^'"', Thomas'^), born August 4, 1843, in Litchfield, 
Conn.; died April 18, 1896, in Litchfield; married October 13, 1868, in Washing- 
ton, Conn., Ellen Gillette, daughter of Henry Stebens and Laura Ann (Baldwin) 
Gillette, born January 15, 1845, in Brookfield, Conn. She resides in Litchfield. 

George H. Trowbridge passed his boyhood and young manhood in his native 
town, and assisted his father in his hide and leather business. In the spring of 
1864 he went to New Haven, Conn., where be took a position as a clerk in the 
grocery store of Charles H. Oaks, being later advanced to be bookkeeper for that 
concern. Early in 1866 he returned to Litchfield, and accepted the position of 
clerk and bookkeeper in the First National Bank. He was later advanced to be 
teller in the bank, and also became secretary and treasurer of the Litchfield 
Savings Society. He filled these positions until the fall of 1875, when he 
resigned and formed a partnership with Almon E. Fuller in the furniture busi- 
ness, under the firm name of Fuller & Trowbridge. This business was success- 
fully carried on until May, 1890, when he sold his interest in it to Mr. Fuller and 
resumed his former positions in the bank and savings society, which he held until 
his death. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the First Congregational Church in Litch- 
field, and was treasurer of the First Ecclesiastical Society for a number of years. 
In 1885 he bought his father's homestead from the heirs of his uncle Stephen 
Trowbridge and, after putting in some modem conveniences, resided there until 
1892, when he sold it as a site for the Litchfield Club. Mr. Trowbridge was 
highly esteemed by his business associates and by his fellow townspeople. The 
Kev. John Hutchins, the officiating clergyman at the funeral services held over 
Mr. Trowbridge's remains, in the course of his remarks, said : "I can add nothing 
to the high estimation in which our deceased brother was held, save the presence 
of this large concourse of friends to pay the last tribute to his memory, for his 
record is with you." 


756. i. Edward Gillette, b. Feb. 26, 1870. 

ii. Clara Ellen, b. Dec. 4,* 1871 ; d. .Tune 28, 1895, in Litchfield ; unm. 
iii. Otis Henry, b. Oct. 31, 1874 ; d. Dec. 5, 1874. 

411. Thomas Trowbridge {Henry P."°, Thomas^*^, William'-'^^, WiIUam">\ 
Thomas^"-, 'William^^"', Thomas'-), born January 17, 1857, in Litchfield, Cim.; 
died March 28, 1900, in North Grafton, Mass.; married August 31. l-^SO. in 
Paxton, Mass., Ellen Maria Kilboum, daughter of Lewis Sherwood and ]\Iartlm 
Ann (Kingsbury) Kilboum, born Januai-y 2, 1862. in Litchfield; died April 5, 
1900, in North Grafton. 

Thomas Trowbridge was a painter and paper hanger by trade and was in 
that business in Watertown, Conn., and North Grafton, Mass. 

By family record (correct) ; 5 by town record. 



i. Ruby Maria, b. Sept. 18, 1881; m. Aug. 7, 1907, George M. Fox and resides 

in Watertown. 
ii. Gertrude Ruth, b. Aug. 9, 1885; m. JIar. 14, 1906, Robert Taft Hall and 

resides in Worcester, Mass. 
ill. Edna May, b. May 8, 1887. 

iv. Henry Lewis, b. July 19, 1890 : is in business in Upton, Mass. ; unm. 
V. Julia Elizabeth, b. July 12, 1S96. 

412. WiLLUM Hall Trowbridge (Stephen P."\ William^*'*, William.^^^, 
William^''^ Thomas^"-, FiZZiam"", Thomas^), bom February 12, 1862, in Eut- 
land, Vt. ; resides in Springfield, Mass. ; married July 2, 1889, in Griffin's Mills, 
N. Y., Daisy Jane Finney Horsford, daughter of Myron Hinsdale and Sarah 
Ann (Steams) Horsford, born February 9, 1864, in East Charlotte, Vt. 

William H. Trowbridge attended the public schools in his native place until 
the age of twelve years, when, his health not being good, he spent two years on 
tlie farm of his maternal uncle, Horatio N. Chase, in Rutland, Vt. He then 
entered the Waterbury Seminary at Waterbury, Vt., where he took a three-year 
college preparatory course, and later was graduated from the Minard Commercial 
School at Waterbury. That year he secured tlie position of assistant postmaster 
at Waterbury, under Justin W. Moody, in which he continued until 1884, when 
they both resigned, owing to the election of Grover Cleveland to the presidency. 
He then returned to Rutland to take care of his mother, who was living alone 
there at the time. He engaged in the grocery business and continued in it for 
about ten years, when, finding his health becoming impaired by close confinement, 
he removed to Charlotte, Vt. After a rest, he formed a partnership with O. T. 
Briggs, under the firm name of Briggs & Trowbridge, dealers in bicycles and 
electrical supplies in Waterbury. He remained there until December 7, 1904, 
when he removed to Springfield, Mass., and became secretary of the Young 
Men's Christian Association, which position he still holds. 

Mr. Trowbridge became a member of the Congregational church in Rutland, 
Vt., when ten years of age and has always taken active part in church work. He 
was an active member of the Y. M. C. A. in Rutland, being chairman of the 
Christian work committee for a long time, and was pianist for the association for 
a number of years. He became a member by lett-er in the Congregational 
churches in the other towns in which he has resided. 

i. Elizabeth Horsford, b. Aug. 28, 1893, in Rutland, Vt. 
ii. Pauline, b. Apr. 15, 1897, in East Charlotte, Vt. 

413. Amazuh Lucas Trowbridge (Morgan J.--^, Joseph £'.'*', William^^^, 
Willmm^''^ Thomas^"-. William^oo, Thomas^), born April 12. 1847, in Cazenovia, 
N. Y. ; resides in Cazenovia; married June 30, 1874, in Chittenango, N. Y., 
Frances Metcalf, daughter of John and Asenath (Richards) Metcalf, born April 
15. 1849, in Chittenango ; died May 4, 1875, in Chittenango. 

A. Lucas Trowbridge is a prosperous farmer in his native town, Cazenovia, 
N. Y. 

child born in chittenango. n. y. : 
i. Benjamin Lucas, b. May 3, 1875 ; d. May 7, 1875. 

414. Marcus Henry Trowbridge (James"^*, Jtistus'^*^, WiUinm''^^. William'""^, 
Thomas^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born March 29, 1827. in New Haven. Conn.; 
died January 28. 1891. in Catskill. N. Y.; married May 7, 1854, in Catskill, 
Harriet Gumi, daughter of Medad Hunt and Anne (Decker) Gunn, bom August 
27, 1831, in Lawrenceville, Pa. ; died February 21, 1907, in Catskill. 

• Except 1, wbo was born in Boylstun, Masn. 

cMf 7^ <z2i5u>^-^^''^*>-^ 


Marcus H. Trowbridge came iu boyhood with his father to Catskill, N. Y. 
After leaving school he learned the printing trade with John R. Sylvester in the 
Recorder office, afterwards working for Joseph Joesbury in the Democrat office. 
In 1845, when only eighteen years of age, with Ward Gunn, who later became 
his brother-in-law, he bought the Catskill Messenger, the local organ of the Whig 
party. The name of the paper was changed to the Greene County Whig in 1849, 
and finally, in 1857, to the Catskill Examiner. The paper has been Republican 
in polities ever since the birth of that party. The partnership of Trowbridge & 
Gunn ceased on January 1, 1864, from which time the business was continued by 
Mr. Trowbridge alone. At the times of these various changes tlie jjaper was 
enlarged and improved in its different departments as the increasing business 
warranted. Beginning before he had attained his majority, he was a publisher 
for over forty-five years and died literally in tlie harness. He was frequently 
solicited to accept public office, but always declined, preferring to devote his 
whole time to the editing of his paper. 

"Loyal to his party, he was not offensively aggressive. Preferring peace with 
all men, and submissive to discourtesies which most men would resent, when 
pi-essed t-o return an assault his pen cut to the blood line. No one deplored more 
than he these occasions, and no one welcomed more than he tlie advent of 
impersonal journalism, bringing in broader views of men and politics. With 
him, friendship was more than friendliness — it was devotion. Only his most 
intimate friends knew and felt the strength of this trait. It was not paraded as 
a rare quality, but was shown in the every-day uses of life. And doubtless it 
was largely due to this feature of his character, that many of those who had at 
one time and another been estranged by the animosities of partisan warfare 
became his steadfast friends. 

"In one point especially his editorial work deserves notice and emulation. His 
columns were kept clean. Good taste and good principle ruled there, to a de^ee 
seldom seen in this fast and flippant age; no doubtful jests or floating bits of 
scandal were admitted. He paid great attention to the literary tone of his 
selections, and a piece of good verse was a treasure-trove to him. He took great 
interest in literature, and liked nothing so well as a talk upon literai-y topics. 
The refinement of his mind was notable. To some extent, these pages have 
always reflected the purity and honesty of their owner's character; but only those 
who have known him well in private relations are aware how fully his life bore 
out this favorable witness. His mind seemed to be of a natural cleanness that 
was impervious to low temptations; he simply did not know or understand them, 
and had no occasion for 'overcoming' in that respect. In every personal relation 
he was admirable; his integrity was blameless, his kindness untiring, and his 
forbearance was sometimes even too great; it was so hard to find fault, that no 
word of complaint would come unless with the sudden rush of a long-pent 


i. Adelmpe, b. Mar. 7, 1855; m. .Time 2, 1875, Rev. Algernon Sidney Orapsey 

and resides in Rochester, N. T. 
ii. Arthur Hcnt, b. Oct. 24. 1858; d. Ang. 3, 1883, in Catskill: unm. 

415. HoBART Trowbridge {Charles--^, Jiistus^*^, WilKam^'"^, William'^'"', 
Thomas'"'-, William'^o''. Thomas'"), born September 1, 1837, in Catskill, N. T.; 
died November 9, 1869, in Hudson, N. T. ; married April 5, 1867, in Hudson, 
Katherine Van Wagenen Miller, daughter of Cornelius and Mary (Van 
Wagenen) Miller, bom August 13. 1849, in Hudson. She married, second. June 
15, 1881, in Hudson, Charles Field Livennore of Chicago, 111., where she died 
March 8, 1902. 

* From the Catskill Examiner. 


Hobart Trowbridge held clerical positions in a store in Catskill and in the 
commission business in Albany, N. T. A short time before his death he had 
established himself in the general grocery trade in Hudson, N. Y. 


757. i. Cornelius Miller, b. Jan. 21, 18G9. 

4-16. Charles Trowbkidge (Charles--^, ■Justus''-^'*, William''-'^^, WlUiam'^'"^, 
Thomas^o-, WillMm^'"', Thomas^), born September 24, 1840, in Catskill, X. Y.; 
resides in Catskill; married November 19, 1873, in Coventryville, N. Y., Mary 
Joesbury, daughter of Joseph and Eliza (West) Joeshury, born ilarch 17, 1853, 
in Birmingham, England. 

Charles Trowbridge resides in his native place, Catskill, N. Y. He learned 
the watchmaking trade when a young man, but never followed it. He was for a 
short time established in the grocery trade in Catskill, but retired and entered 
the employ of his father in the chandlery business, and on the death of his father 
became his successor in that business. 


i. Frank West, b. Sept. 20, 1874 ; is a proprietor of a drug store in New York 
City ; unm. 

417. Philo ilALLORY TROWBRIDGE (Edmund-"', John^^^, SamueP^', James^"^. 
James^'"', William^'"', Thomas^), bom August 4, 1810, in Eoxbury, Conn.; died 
January 11, 1875, in Woodbury, Conn. ; married September 18, 1837, in Norfolk, 
Conn., Sarah Earl Aiken, daughter of T^muel and Sally (Thompson) Aiken, 
born December 11, 1818, in Norfolk; died March 18, 1895, in Norfolk. 

Philo M. Trowbridge was brought up on his father's farm in Koxbury, Conn., 
and settled there after his marriage. He removed to Woodbury, Conn., in 1849. 
and became one of "its most prominent and useful citizens, and held many offices 
of trust in the town. He served on the board of education in Woodbury and was 
school director for many years. At the age of eighteen he joined the Congrega- 
tional church in Rosbury, then under the pastoral care of an uncle. Rev. Fosdic 
Hai-rison. After his removal to Woodbury he united by letter with the First 
Congregational Church, of which for the last nine years of his life he was the 
senior acting deacon. He was active in every good enterprise, visiting the sick 
and the poor, advising with those in trouble, and endeavoring to heal all 
differences among the brethren. He was singularly modest and unobtrusive in 
all his ways, and, thoroughly understanding the varied phases of human nature. 
he was able to speak tlie acceptable word at the right time, carrying conviction of 
the right to the most reluctant mind. He was tireless in his efforts to do good. 
He was an ardent lover of music, and for many years gave instruction in singing 
schools and was the leader of chureli choirs and musical societies, having amid 
his other duties found time to perfect himself in the theory and practice of music. 
As a teacher, visitor and superintendent in district and Sunday schools he was 
largely useful in his influence for good. As an antiquary, he greatly aided the 
authors in the histories of Woodbury and Waterbury, Conn., particularly in the 
genealogical portions. He was admitted a member of the New England Historic 
Genealogical Society April 16, 1853. He made researches among families of his 
branch of the Trowbridges, descended from his grandfather, for "The Trow- 
bridge Family." published in 1872. 


418. Charles Samcel Trowbhidge (Edmund--'. John^''^. Samuel'''^', Jaincs^"^, 
Janies'^'"', William^'"', Thomas''), bnm May 4. lSl-2. in Roxbury, Conn.: died 
October 7, 1886, in Auburn. N. Y. ; m.-irricd. tirst. July 30. 18:54. in Woodbury. 



Conn., Annjennette Hurlburt, daughter of John and Laura (Pond) Ilurlburt, 
born February 3, 1S12, in Woodbury; died Octoter 15, 1835, in Woodbury. 
He married, second, September 5, 1836, in Auburn, Julia Ann Mills, daughter 
of Dea. David and Anna Rose (Leonard) Mills, born August 11. 1814, in 
Parsippany, N. J. ; died Febi-uary 13, 1895, in Auburn. 

Charles S. Trowbridge was brought up on his father's farm in Roxbury, Conn. 
He lived there and in the adjoining town of Woodbury until 1836. He then 
removed to Auburn, N. Y., where he resided the remainder of his life, e.xcept for 
a few years' residence in Tecumseli, Mich. He was engaged in mercantile busi- 
ness, and made an excellent record both as a business man and citizen. 


By second marriage. -"i 
i. Helen Mills, b. Jan. 27, 1840; m. Apr. 5, 1882, John Hurlbut Allen and 
resides in Auburn, N. Y. 

758. ii. Charles Augustus, b. Jan. 30, 1843. 

ill. Julia Frances, b. Oct. 24, 1844 ; d. Apr. 28, 1898, in Auburn ; unm. 

759. iv. David IIenkt, b. Aug. 29, 1851. 

419. John Trowbridge {John--'*, John}*^, SamueV^', James'^"'^, J ames^"''' . 
William'^'"', Thomas^), born December 25, 1819, in Roxbury, Conn.; died April 
7, 1897, in Atlanta, Ga. ; married, first, December 3, 1846, in Orange, Conn., 
Louisa Julia Treat, daughter of David and Hannah (Woodruff) Treat, born 

, 1825, in Orange ;$ died March 25,§ 1868, in Bethlehem, Conn. He 

married, second, September 21, 1869, in Bethlehem, Emily (Peck) Peck, widow 
of Sanford Peck of Stamford, Conn., and daughter of George Whitfield and 
Hannah (Lockwood) Peck, bom July 29, 1826, in Sharon, Conn.; died October 
31, 1907, in Watertown, Conn. 

John Trowbridge in company with his brother William conducted for several 
years an iron foundiy in Roxbury, Conn., his native town, the business having 
be-en carried on successfully by their father until his death. Li 1873 he removed 
to Atlanta, Ga., and with his son established the J. & H. Trowbridge Furniture 
Co., which was afterwards incorjiorated as the Trowbridge Furniture Co., with 
himself as president and his son as manager. He held this office until 1893, 
when he retired from business. 


By first marriaac:\\ 

760. i. Henry Treat, b. Mar. 8, 1852. 

420. WiLLL\M E.** Trowbridge {Jolin"-^, John'^*^, Samuel^'^'' , Jaines^"^. 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), bom January 28, 1830, in Roxbury, Conn.; died 
September 30, 1906, in Waterbury, Conn. ; married January 18, 1857, in Roxbury. 
Nancy Maria Meramble, daughter of Bronson and Eunice (Elderkin) Meramble, 
born April 14, 1836, in Roxbury; died April 3, 1888, in Waterbury. 

William E. Trowbridge spent his early days on a farm in Roxbury, Conn., and 
later, in company with bis elder brother John, conducted an iron foundry tliere 
until 1867. For the following eight years he continued to reside in his native 
town, being engaged in the carpentry business. In 1875 he removed to Water- 
bury, Conn., and entered the employ of the Holmes, Booth & Haydens Company, 

• Except iv. who was born in Auburn, N. Y. 
t No children by first marriage. 
t North Milford section. 
§ By family record ; 24 by town record. 
II No children by second marriage. 
•* Initial only. 


with which he remained until 1880. He then entered the employ of the Seoville 
llanufacturing Company, with which firm he remained for a period of over 
twenty years, retiring from active business a few years prior to his death. He 
was a member of the First Methodist Episcopal Church in Waterbury. 


i. Carrie Eliza, b. Sept. 21, 185S ; m. Oct. 24, 1884, Charles Sherman Chapman 
and resides in Waterbury, Conn. 

421. Charles Edwix Trowbridge {Charles S.--", John'^*^. SamiieP''', ./ame.s"*, 
James^"", William^'"', Thomas'^), born May 8, 1835, in Eoxbury, Conn.; resides 
in Woodbury (Hotchkissville P. O.), Conn.; married January 11, 1871, in 
Eoxbury, Sarah Moulthrop Weller, daughter of Elisha Andrews and Maria 
(Peek) Weller, bom November 1, 1840, in Eoxbury. 

Charles E. Trowbridge received his education in the district and select schools 
of his native town. At an early age he began to assist his father in the cattle 
business. In 1872, the year following his marriage, he bought the William 
Lambert farm of 200 acres, situated in Hotchkissville in the town of 
Woodbury, Conn., and proceeded to make various improvements, both upon the 
land and the buildings. He engaged extensively in the cattle business. At first 
he bought native stock from the farmers, collecting them in droves; later, how- 
ever, he went to Buffalo, N. Y., where he purchased grazing cattle by the carload 
and shipped them to his farm. He is one of the largest and most successful 
farmers and cattle dealers of his section of the state, keeping a large number of 
head on hand. He is also engaged to some extent in tobacco raising, and is a 
dealer in that product with success. He is an able and industrious business man, 
and his prosperity is a result of steady perseverance and upright methods. He 
is well esteemed in his community and has been elected to several local offices. 


i. Alice Elizabeth, b. Nov. 4, 1872 ; d. June 29, 1891, in Woodbury : unm. 
ii. Gertrude Isabel, b. July C, 1875; m. June 6, 1907, Harry G. Northrop and 

resides in New Milford, Conn, 
iii. Fanny Maria, b. Oct. 23, 1877. 

422. Albert Job Trowbridge (Charles S.--'>, Johii^*^, SamiieP", James^"^, 
James^"^, ^Villia,m^'>'>, Thomas^), bom August 14, 1843, in Eoxbury, Conn.; died 
January 14, 1889, in Eoxbury; married Jime 2, 1874, in Eoxbury, Sarah 
Elizabeth Garlick, daughter of Edmund E. and Elizabeth A. (Hawley) Garlick, 
bom November 4, 1850, in Eoxbury. She resides in Eoxbury. 

Albert J. Trowbridge received his education in the district schools. He passed 
his youth upon his father's farm, where he acquired familiarity with agricultural 
operations. When a .young man he bought the Burritt place, a farm of 104 acres, 
situated upon the flats bordering the Shepaug river in Eoxbury, Conn., his native 
place, and added to it later by the purchase of some adjoining woodland. He 
improved the land to a high state of fertility, enlarged and remodeled the resi- 
dence and other buildings, thereby grpatly increasing the value of the farm. 
He engaged in tobacco raising and dairying, raising a large quantity of the 
former product and keeping a herd of fifteen cows, the milk of which he shipped 
to New York. He was one of the leading farmers of Eoxbury, ambitious, pro- 
gressive, and successful. His life was brought to a close at a time when he was 
most useful to himself, his family, and his fellowmen. 

• Except 1, who was born In Roxbury, Conn. 


Mr. Trowbridge was a Democrat in politics. He always took an active interest 
in local questions and at tlie time of his death was rendering valuable service to 
the town as a member of tlie board of selectmen. In his religious views he was 
a Congregationalist and had been an attendant at the church of that denomina- 
tion for several years. He was a well-known and highly esteemed resident of 


i. Henry William, b. Apr. 5, 1S7C. 
ii. Charles Albert, b. Apr. 20. 1878. 
iii. Clarence Edmund, b. June 13, 1882. 

423. Sylvester Trowbridge (Samuel-^", James^'^", Samuel'^'^~, James^"^, 
James^"^, William'-^'', Thomas'-), born August 17, 1815, in Ossining, N. Y.; died 
May 21, 1851, in Albany, N. Y. ; married November 21, 1S36, in Bethlehem, 
N. Y., Sarali Angelica* Haswell.f daughter of John and Margaret (Burhans) 
Haswell, bom June 24, 1815, in Bethlehem; died February 1.3, 1897, in San 
Francisco, Cal. 

Sylvester Trowbridge settled in Albany, N. Y., where he was in business as a 
shoe dealer. 


i. Sarah Buruans, b. Dec. 11, 1837 ; d. July 1, 1813. 

761. ii. James, b. Aug. 21, 1839. 

iii. Anna May, b. May 8, 1841 : d. July 23, 1842. 

iv. Margaret Eveline, b. July 29, 1844 ; d. Feb. 9, 1858. 

v. Barent Staats, b. May 8. 1840 ; d. July 22, 1846. 

424. John Harris Trowbridge (Samuel-^", James^'"", SamucV', James'^'"', 
James'"^, William^'">,^), born November 21, 1822, in Ossining, N. Y.; 
died May 17, 1886, in Albany, N. Y.; married August 14, 1850, in Albany, 
Catharine Louise Wilkinson, daughter of Jacob and Lydia (Judson) Wilkinson, 
born December 26, 1822, in Albany ; died May 16, 1906, in Jersey City, N. J. 

John H. Trowbridge entered the United States navy in 1846, during the 
Mexican War. On June 6 of that year he sailed from New York on the warship 
Dale for the Pacific, and was 173 days at sea before arriving at San Francisco. 
They stopped at Rio Janeiro, Valparaiso, Callao and Mazatlan. On the way 
around Cape Horn they ran into a gale of snow and wind on August 23 ; the 
weather became very cold, their decks were covered with ice, and many of the 
oiEeers and men were badly frozen. He participated in tlie battle on shore at 
Mulege and had a very sharp fight for about two hours. The Mexicans, being 
taken by surjJrise, lost quite a number killed and many were wounded. He 
resigned from the navy at San Francisco late in 1848. He decided to remain 
there and engage in business, and became a general merchant, investing largely in 
real estate in both San Francisco and Sacramento. At the time of the big fire 
in Sacramento he lost everything he had there, the insurance companies taking 
no risks there at that time. He returned East, secured more goods and capital, 
and returned to California almost immediately. Fortune again came to his 
aid, and he acquired wealth very rapidly. In 1855 he concluded to return East 
to remain, as he had at that time about $75,000. He made four trips to Cali- 
fornia, two around the Cape and two by the Isthmus. On settling in Albany, he 
went into the wholesale provision business and remained in it until 1864, when he 
retired to enter into the flour, grain and feed trade, in which he was vci-y 
successful. He was a man universally respected for his many excellent qualities. 

» By "Burhans Genealogy" ; Augusta by the late widow of No. 424. 

t A sister of the husliand of No. i-SO, i. 

t Except 1, who was hoi-n in Bethlehem. N. Y. 



762. i. John Plume, b. Ma.v 24, 1852. 

ii. Kate Wilkinson, b. .Tune 1, 185.5: m. Oct. 19, 1881. William Barrett Per- 
kins and resides in New York City. 

iii. Grace Ltdia, b. Aug. 8, 1857; m. July 7, 1886, Cahin R. Cheever, Esq.. and 
resides in Jersey City, N. J. 

763. iv. Henry Wilkin.son, b. Sept. 6, 18.59. 

V. Isabella, b. Dec. 24, 1861; m. Jan. 14, 1880, William Cranston Rose and 

resides in Albany, 
vi. Frank Randall, b. Jan. 25, 18G4; was a clerk in mercantile business in 

Jersey City, where he d. Feb. 3, 1905 ; unm. 
vii. George Mowe, b. Feb. 23, 1866 ; is in business in Newark. N. J. ; unm. 

425. Benjamin BLught Trowbridge (Stephen'^^-, Samuel^^'^, SamueV-'^'', 
James'^"^, James^"', William^'"', Thomas'^), bom November 6, 1816, in Salem, 

]Sr. T. ; died February 28, 1S52, in Buffalo, N". Y. ; married , 1847, in 

Buffalo, Caroline Hawley, daughter of Myron and Susan (Mitchell) Hawle.v. 

Benjamin H. Trowbridge settled in Buffalo. N. Y., where he was engaged in 
mercantile business up to the time of his death. 
NO children. 

426. John Jay Trowbridge (Stephen^"^, Samuel^^^, SamueP", James'^''^, 
James^"^, William}'"', Thomas^), bom October 1, 1822, in Salem, N. Y.; died 
April 11, 1901, in Monticello, N. Y. ; married February 5, 1863, in Woodbourne. 
N. Y., Abigail Gray, daughter of Henry Carpenter and Elizabeth (Daulson) 
Gray, bom December 27, 1834, in Greenfield, N. Y. She resides in Monticello. 

John J. Trowbridge was brought in infancy by his father to Monticello, N. Y., 
and lived there the remainder of his life. His home was situated about three 
miles from Monticello on Lake Kiamesha. He there in time established Trow- 
bridge Farm, the oldest summer resort and hotel on the lake. The hotel was 
conducted by Mr. Trowbridge until his death, when his eldest son took the 


i. William Jay, b. Apr. 27, 1864 ; conducted Trowbridge Farm, a well-known 
summer hotel on Lake Kiamesha, from the time his father died until May, 
1907, when the property was sold to New York parties. He is now engaged 
in farming in Monticello ; unm. 

ii. Ada, b. Nov. 25, 1866; m. May 14, 1902, John Tatlock Heath and resides in 

764. iii. Stephen, b. Jlay 20, 1869. 

iv. Carrie Minerva, b. Sept. 12, 1876. 

427. Dr. Isaac Lewis Trowbridge {James E.-'^, Samuel^^'^, SamneP'^'. 
James'^''^. James^"^, William'^'"', Thomas^), bom Febmary 6. 1820. in Bedford, 
N. Y. ; died August 19. 1882, in Hammonton, N". J. ; married November 1, 1849, 
in New York City, Caroline Euphemia Baldwin, daughter of David and Susan 
(De Klyn) Baldwin, born July 10, 1828, in New York City. She resides in 

Isaac L. Trowbridge studied metlieine, and practiced his profession in his 
native town and in Hammonton, N. J. 

children born in BEDFORD, N. Y. :* 

i. Leila Baldwin, b. Aug. 25, 18.50;. m. Oct. 16. 1878. William Colwell of 

Hammonton, N. J. (See No. v.) 
ii. Louis Paulding, b. Aug. 17. 1852 ; d. Feb. 8. 1870. in Tom's River. N. J. 

• Except V, who was born In Tarrytown. N. Y. 


Henkt Mortimer, } twins, resides in Hammonton ; 

Hubert Canfield, ( b. Apr. 24, 1856 ; d. Aug. 13, 1856. 

Caroline Eupiiemia, b. Oct. 21, 1862 ; m. Feb. 24, 1892, Willia 
resides in Hammonton. 

428. James Harvey Trowbridge (James H.-^', SamueP-^''-, SamueP'^'', James'"^, 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas'-), bom April 3, 1822, in Bedford, N. Y.; died 
September 21, 1895, in Manlius, N. Y. ; married July 13, 1848, in Vernon, N. Y., 
Caroline Amanda Butler, daughter of Rev. Charles Prederie and Amanda 
(Eundle) Butler, bom July 10, 1820, in South Salem, N. Y. ; died March 27, 
1897, in Fayetteville, N. Y. 

James H. Trowbridge settled in his native town and lived there until five 
years before his death. He united with the Bedford Presbyterian church in 1837, 
before he was sixteen years of age. For more than forty years he was leader of 
the choir and for many years was clerk of the society. He was ordained an 
elder in 1875, and he discharged the duties of that office for fifteen years with 
faithfulness and fidelity. He was a man of deep religious convictions and led 
a most consistent life. His character in public and in private life was most 


i. James Frederic, b. May 15, 1849 ; d. Aug. 6, 1864. 

ii. Elizabeth Amanda, b. July 31, 1851; d. Sept. 20, 1851. 

iii. Charles Butler, b. Sept. 18, 1853 ; d. Oct. 6, 1854. 

iv. Arthur Butler, b. .luly 16, 18.56 ; d. Aug. 28, 1856. 

429. Henry Trowbridge (Henry-^*, Samuel'-'''-, Samuel'-", James^"'^, James^"^, 
Willuim'-'^°, Thomas'-), bom December 9, 1829, in New York City; resides in 
Astoria, N. Y. ; married March 14, 1854, in Astoria, Anna Evelina Blackwell, 
daughter of Robert Moore and Eliza Willing (Paynter) Blackwell, bom March 
24, 1830, in Astoria; died April 26, 1902, in Astoria. 

Henry Trowbridge attended Flushing Institute in Flushing, N. Y. After 
leaving school he became a clerk in his father's business, Henry Trowbridge & Co., 
dry goods dealers, in New York City. He remained in the employ of the firm 
until it was dissolved sometime after the death of his father. A few years later 
he took the agency of the Cheeseborough estate, a position which his father had 
also held for many years. He has continued to hold that position ever since, and 
is in the real estate and insurance business in New York City. Ho resides in the 
old Blackwell mansion, Astoria, Long Island. 

children born in ASTORIA, N. Y. : 

i. Robert Blackwell. b. July 20, 1855 ; d. Sept. 20, 1898, in Astoria ; unm. 

ii. Henry, b. May 10, ia57 ; d. Jan. 30, 1892, in Astoria : unm. 

iii. Frederick Clark, b. Nov. 14, 18.59; is in the real estate and insurance busi- 
ness in Long Island City and resides in Astoria ; unm. 

iv. Eliza Blackwell. b. June 30, 1863; m. Oct. 3, 1902. Pliny Freeman and 
resides in Astoria. 

V. Adele, b. July 9, 1865 ; m. May 18, 1887, Henry Irving Harris and resides in 

vi. Alice, b. Apr. 19, 1870 ; d. Feb. 28, 1876. 

4:50. Wii.ijA.M Staples Trowbridge (Henry--'*, Samuel'^^'-. Samuel'^", James^"^, 
J,nn,'.-<"'\ ll'////am"°, llwmas''). born November 8, 1834, in New York City; 
died December 8, 1896, in Brooklyn, N. Y. ; married June 29, 1871, in Astoria, 
N. Y., Caroline Augusta Harris, daughter of Rev. Dr. Robert William and Caro- 
line Augusta (Marshall) Harris, born March 25, 1847, in Wliite Plains, N. Y.; 
died February 11, 1875, in Astoria. 


William S. Trowbridge attended Flushing Institute in Flushing, N. Y., and 
then took a clerkship with Winston & Seaman, merchants, in New York City, 
where he remained only a few years. He then became entry clerk with 
Iladden & Co., importers of matting, and held this position for over twenty-five 
years. He then entered tlie employ of Browning, J\ing &. Co., clothiers, con- 
tinuing with them until his death. His residence was at the home of his mother 
nearly all his life, first in New York City and later in Astoria, Long Island, 
and during his last years in Brooklyn, N. Y. 


i. Ruth, b. Feb. 1. 1875 ; in. Feb. 24, 1897, Saurin Durell Lounsbery and resides 
in Plainfield, N. J. 

431. Miner Trowbridge {Ilenry-'^*, Samuel'^^^, SamueP^', James^"^, James^"^, 
William'^''^, Thomas^), bom September 12, 1840, in New York City; resides in 
Brooklyn, N. Y. ; married October 23, 1863, in New York City, Charlotte Fox 
TifPany, daughter of Francis Alphonso and Mary Lydia (Fox) Tiffany, bom 
September 1, 1843, in Fox Corners, West Farms, N. Y. 

Miner Trowbridge attended Trinity School, Varick street. New York City, 
for one year and was then sent to Flushing Institute, Flushing, N. Y., where he 
remained until he entered Columbia College in 1858. He became a member of the 
Phi Kappa SigTiia fraternity. Through the death of his father he was obliged to 
go to work for a living, and left Columbia in 1860, at the end of his sophomore 
year, and took a clerkship with the old-established firm of Williams & Guion of 
the Black Star line of Liverpool packets. He remained with them until 
December 10, 1861, on which date he received an appointment as master's mate 
on board the U. S. S. Monlicello. He started for the front December 11, 1861, 
and joined his vessel at Fortress Monroe. He was stationed off Cape Fear on the 
blockading squadron, and generally harbored on the north side of the Cape at 
New Inlet, where his vessel was watching and surveying during the building of 
the famous Confederate bomb-proof, afterwards called Fort Fisher. He per- 
sonally figured up at that time most of the triangulation surveys then made and 
that were used later in the war in the capture of this fort. When the Monticello 
came north to New York in December, 1862, he resigned on December 12, having 
served just one year and one day. He then took a clerkship with the banking 
firm of De Launay, Iselin & Clarke on Wall street. Some years afterward he 
returned to the Guion line office, where he remained until his retirement from 
active business life. His home is in Brooklyn, N. Y. He has assisted the 
compiler by furnishing much data of his branch of the family. 


765. i. Clarence Mortimer, b. Sept. 11. 1864. 
765a. ii. Guion, b. Dec. 30, 1867. 

iii. Vaughan, b. Dec. 3, 1869; was educated at Brooklyn Polytechnic Institute; 
in banking, 1889: clerk with the Susquehanna railroad, 1889-97; then 
left business life to study art in Paris, where he at present has a studio. 
He is unmarried. 

iv. Mary Ethel, b. Nov. 16. 1870 : d. July 17, 1892, in Mt. Washington. Mass. 

V. Charlotte Fox, b. Nov. 23, 1872 : d. .Tan. 24, 1876. 

vi. Miner, b. Oct. 25, 1873 : d. Nov. 23, 1873. 

vii. Ella, b. Nov. 30, 1870; d. Dec. 1, 1870. 

viii. Chester March, b. Feb. 15, 1881 ; d. Sept. 16, 1881. 

ix. Constance, b. Oct. 12, 1883. 

432. Samuel Raymond Trowbridge {Samuel E.-^\ Samuen'-\ Samuel"\ 
James^"^, James^"'-^, William^'"', Thomas^), born January 6, 1863, in Brooklyn, 
N. Y. ; resides in New York City; married July 26, 1897, in Jersey City, N. J., 

• l-Tl born In Astoria, N. Y. ; vll In Quogue, N. Y. ; ix in Brooklyn, N. Y. 

a^^^^U^^.,^ Cy^Z-^^^I^Se^:^ 


Clara May Wentworth, daughter of Charles and Jennie (Malcolm) Wentworth, 
born May 31, 1874, in Brooklyn. 

Samuel K. Trowbridge makes his home in Xew York City. His summer 
residence is in Allerton, Mass. 


433. George Elihu Tro\\-bridge (Cyrus-^", Philemon^^-, Joseph^^^, Isaac^°^, 
James^"^, William'^'"', Thomas^), bom January 19, 1815, in Lowville, N. Y.; died 
September — , 1860, in Denver, Colo. ; married, first, April 23, 1840, in Lockport, 
N. Y., Lydia B. Richards, daughter of Charles? Eichards, bom July 5, 1820, in 

Lockport ? ; died March 3, 1843, in Lockport. He married, second, , 

1843, in St. Louis, Mo., Sarah Annette McCartin, daughter of Thomas and 
Judith (Smith) McCartin. She resides in St. Louis. 

George E. Trowbridge was engaged in the jewelry and watch business in Lock- 
port, N. Y., and later in St. Louis, Mo. In 1855 he went to San Francisco, Cal., 
and a few years before his death he had located in business in Denver, Colo. 


By first man 


Charles Richards, b. Sept. 1, 1S41, 

n Buffalo, N. Y. ; d. Sept 

Bi/ second ma 


Eleanor, b. May 4, 1854, in St. Louis 

Mo. ; d. Jan. 12, 1855. 

434. Elihu Trowbridge (Philemon-*^, Philemon?-^-, Joseph'-^^, Isaac^"^, 
James^'^\ WilUam^o", Thomas''), bom June 20, 1820, in Clinton, N. Y.; died 
June 16, 1890, in Mexico, N. Y. ; married, first, December 25, 1844, in Marshall, 
N. Y., Maxy Louise Moore, daughter of Amos and Betsey (Atherton) Moore, 

bom , 1822, in Marshall; died January 9, 1848, in Marshall. He 

married, second, September 25, 1848, in Marshall, Lydia Ann Moore, a sister of 

his first wife, bom , 1825, in Marshall; died September 9, 1859, in 

Marshall. He married, tliird, October 20, 1860, in New Haven, N. Y., Lydia 
Ann (Nichols) Lee, widow of Ira Lee of Fulton, N. Y., and daughter of Charles 
and Betsey (Moore) Nichols, born July 21, 1826, in New Haven. She resides in 
Mexico, N. Y. 

Elihu Trowbridge learned and followed the mason's trade in early life. He 
inherited the Moore homestead in Marshall, Oneida county, N. Y., and gave up 
his trade and engaged in farming. He lived there until after his third marriage, 
when he sold his fami and went to live in Mexico, Oswego county, N. Y. 

Mr. Trowbridge was a man of strict integrity, and his genial, social nature 
made him a universal favorite with all who knew him. He was a member of 
the Baptist church in Waterville, N. Y., while he lived in Marshall, but joined 
the Presbyterian church after his removal to Mexico. He was a trustee of the 
Presbyterian church and of the academy in Mexico, and was an ofiicer of the 
Oswego County Agricultural Society. 

children born in MARSHALL, N. T. : 

By second marriage:* 
i. _ Mart Louise, b. May 5. ISoO ; m. June IS, 1S7S, Rev. Jolm H. Sammis and 
resides in St. Paul, Minn. 
766. ii. Edwin Moore, b. Feb. 23, 18.54. 

iii. Ltdl\ Ann, b. July 25, 1S5S ; m. Mar. 19, 1ST9. Menzo Herbert Manwarren 
of Mexico, N. Y. 

435. Eli Bartlett Trowbridge (Philemon-*^, Pliilemon^^-, Joseph^'^, 7«aac"*, 
James"-"^, William'^'"', Thomas'), born September 6, 1823, in Clinton, N. Y.; died 
December 80, 1892, in Clinton; married October — , 1846, in Williamsburg, 

* No children by first or third marriages. 


Mass.,* Hannah ilaria Taylor, daughter o£ Ariel and Hannah Maria (Bartlett) 
Taylor, born July 22, 1818, in Granby, Mass. ; died May 1, 1898, in Clinton. 

Eli B. Trowbridge inherited his father's farm in the village of Clinton in the 
tov\^l of Kirkland, N. Y. Soon after his marriage he was afflicted with total 
blindness, from which he never recovered, and the entire management of the 
farm devolved upon his wife until her sons were old enough to take charge. 


767. i. William Taylor, b. Jan. IS. 1S49. 

768. ii. Charles Francis, b. Jlay 14, 1853. 

436. George Edwards Trowbridgk (Philemon-*^, Philemon^^', Joseph'^''-^, 
Isaac^"^, James^"^, 'Williaw}'"', Thomas^), bom June 14, 18-34, in Clinton, N. T. ; 
died June 6, 1903, in Clinton; married September 19, 1860, in Clinton, Abbie 
Celestia Green, daughter of George and Waity (Pahner) Green, born October 
24, 1834, in Middlefield, N. T. She resides in Clinton. 

George E. Trowbridge was engaged in fanning in his native town, Kirkland, 
N. T., until 1891, when he sold his farm and moved to Clinton village, where he 
resided until his death. 


437. John Jasper Trowbridge {Jasper-*^, Isaac'^'^*, Isaac'^'^^, Isaac'-'"', James'^"^, 
William^"", Thomas'^), bom Jime 4, 1848, in Auburn, N. T. ; resides in East 
Orange, N. J. ; married December 26, 1870, in Auburn, Emma Russell Jennings, 
daughter of Daniel and Harriet (James) Jennings, bom March 15, 1850, in 
New Bedford, Mass. 

John J. Trowbridge for about thirty years was a merchant in fine art and 
wall paper, in the firm of Trowbridge & Jennings, in Aubum, N. Y. During this 
period he served the city four years as commissioner of charities and police, being 
elected twice for terms of two years. He has been a lifelong Republican, and in 
recognition of his services to his party he received the appointment as deputy 
United States revenue collector. He also served in several different offices of 
the Young Men's Christian Association and the Eirst Methodist Episcopal 
Church at Auburn, of which he was a member. He is at present traveling for 
the Gledhill Wall Paper Company of New York City. His home is in East 
Orange, N. J. 


i. Grace, b. Feb. 10, 1872: is a school-teacher in East Orange, X. J., where she 

resides with her parents : unm. 
ii. Charles Jasper, b. June 27, 1875 ; is a commercial traveler and resides in 

East Orange: imm. 
iii. EsiMA Jennings, b. May 20, 1879 ; resides with her parents ; unm. 

438. James Henry TROWBRrocE (Jasper--^-, Isaac^^*, Isaac'^^^, Isa-ac^"", 
James^'", William'^'"', Thomas'^), bom March 15, 1850, in Auburn, N. Y.; resides 
in East Orange, N. J. ; married June 10, 1871, in Auburn, Helen Elizabeth 
Wight, daughter of George and Almeda (Hughes) Wight, born April 14, 1852, 
in Geneva. N. Y. ; died Eebruary 3, 1892, in Chicago, HI. 

James H. Trowbridge was engaged for many years in the real estate business 
in Auburn. N. Y. He is now retired from business and makes his home with his 
brother in Ea.'st Orange, N. J. 

children born in AITSURN, N. Y. ".t 

i. Caroline Almeda, b. July 21, 1872; m. June 15, 1896, Rev. Newman Hall 
Burdick and resides in Omaha, Neb. 


Helen Elizabeth, b. Jan. 9, 1875 ; m. June 15, 1800, Henry Raby Bidgood, 
M.D., late of Chihuahua, Mexico, and resides in Chicago Heights, 111. 

Fanny, b. Feb. 1, 1876 ; d. Oct. 4, 1881. 

Edna, b. Oct. 26, 1882; m. Apr. 30, 1902, Richard John Ryerson and resides 
in Chicago Heights. 

439. Alonzo Victor Trowbridge (Davicl-*^, Levi^^^, Israel^-", Isaac^"^, 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born June 7, 1816, in Ainesville, Ohio; died 
April 27, 1885, in La Grange, Iowa; married June 18, 1848, in Swan Creek, 
Ohio, Ann Eliza Trowbridge (Tso. 245, vi), daughter of Jacob and Mary 
(Boomer) Trowbridge, bom May 11, 1827, in Washington county, Ohio. She 
married, second, November 22, 1886, in Chariton, Iowa, Peter Toutsey of RusseU, 
Iowa, and died July 2, 1900, in Weldon, Iowa.* 

Alonzo V. Trowbridge came with his father to Swan Creek, Gallia county, 
Ohio, and settled on a farm there after his marriage. In 1852 he removed to 
Monroe county, Iowa, and early in 185.3 to La Grange, Lucas county, Iowa, 
where he was engaged in farming until 1864. From then until 1884 he was in 
the drug and grocery business in La Grange village. In 1884 he moved back to 
his farm again, and was living there at the time of his death. He served twelve 
years as postmaster of La Grange. 


i. Mart Abigail, b. Mar. 20, 1819; d. Sept. 11, 1853. 

440. Cyeenus Chauncey Trowbridge (David-*^, Levi'^''^, Israel^-", Isaac^"^, 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born Febi-uary 26, 1820, in Amesville, Ohio; 
died March 10, 1894, in Iconium, Iowa ; married June 25, 1857, in Dayton,t Ky., 
Calpurnia Caesar Wood, daughter of Jesse Mattocks and Ledotia (Foster) Wood, 
bom August 26, 1820, in Gallipolis, Ohio ; died February 13, 1899, in Iconium. 

Cyrenus C. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Swan Creek, Gallia 
county, Ohio, and lived there until a few years after his marriage. He then 
settled in Iconium, Iowa, where he was engaged in farming the rest of his life. 


i. Catharine America, b. Nov. 18, 1858 ; m. Mar. 20, 1879, Edward Pas'son 

Miller and resides in Tyrone, Iowa, 
ii. Ledotia Ann. b. Mar. 7, 1861 ; m. Mar. 15, 1885, Edward Jay Turner and 

resides in Albia, Iowa, 
iii. Francis Marion, b. Sept. 21, 1863; was a farmer; d. Aug. 16, 1888, in 

Iconium ; unm. 

441. Francis Marion Trowbridge (Bavid-*^, Levi^^^, IsraeV-"", Isaac^"^, 
James^"^, Williani'^'"', Thomas^), born September 18, 1827, in Amesville, Ohio; 
resides in Merrimack, Fla. ; married September 13, 1855, in Halfway Prairie, 
Iowa, Mary Jane Kells, daughter of Eobert Marshall and Lavina (Bay) Kells, 
born July 27, 1837, in Guernsey county, Ohio. 

Francis M. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Swan Creek, Ohio. 
He studied law in Cincinnati, Ohio, and then settled on a farm near La Grange, 
Iowa, where he was engaged in farming and also practiced his profession. 
During the Civil War he enlisted for three years from Lucas county July 30, 
1861, in Company B, 2d Iowa Cavalry. He was with his regiment when it made 
the Famiington charge while advancing on Corinth and was with Sheridan at 

• While visiting friends. 

t Then Broolilyn. 

t Except i, who was born in Swan Creel;, Ohio. 


the battle of Eien;ji. He was discharged from service October 3, 1864. He 
became a member of the Methodist Episcopal church in La Grange. A few 
years ago he removed to Merrimack, Fla., his present residence. 


442. EoLLiN M.4LL0RY Teowbridge (David-^^, Levi^^^, Israel^-", Isaac^"", 
James^"^, William^'"', Thomas^), born July 5, 1829, in Amesville, Ohio; died 
July 27, 1901, in Dayton, Ore.; married April 27, 18C1, in Albia, Iowa, Xancy 
Elinor Swift, daughter of Myron and Eachel (Anderson) Swift, born August 27, 
1844, in Milan, Ind. ; died April 5, 1878, in Dayton. 

Eollin M. Trowbridge remained on his father's farm in Swan Creek, Gallia 
county, Ohio, until lie was twenty- two years of age. He studied law in Cin- 
cinnati, Ohio, and settled in La Grange, Iowa, where he was engaged in teaching 
school until his removal to Oregon in 1873. He engaged in farming in Dayton. 
He was there elected county supervisor and justice of the peace. He held the 
latter office until he considered himself too old to attend to its duties, when he 
resigned; and it is said that no decision of his was ever reversed by the higher 
courts. His death was the result of injuries received from the overturning of a 
mail coach, driven by an inexperienced driver, while crossing the Coast Range, 
July 4, 1901, twenty miles east of Tillamook, near the line of Yam HiU county, 


769. i. David Francis, b. Mar. 12, 1862. 

ii. Altaiuea Ernestine, b. Feb. 11, 1SG4; ra. Oct. 15, 1890, Almond Fletcher 
and resides in Lafayette, Ore. 

770. iii. JlTRON Ctrenus, b. Feb. 20, 1SG7. 

iv. Laura Adaline, b. June 24, 1870 ; ra. Sept 16, 1885, August Anderson and 

resides in San Francisco, Cal. 
V. Ida 5Iat, b. Jan. 4, 1874. 

4-43. Damd Strong Trowbridge (David-", Levi^^', Israel^-", Isaac^'"', 
James^"^, William'^°'', Thomas^), born June 23, 1835, in Amesville, Ohio; died 
July 4, 1901, in Tillamook county,t Ore.; married November 12, 1868, in 
Columbus, Ohio, Margaret Elizabeth Shrum, daughter of William Sullivan and 
Margaret McLean (Flenniken) Shrum, born May 9, 1846. in Columbus. She 
resides in Pacific Grove, Cal. 

David S. Trowbridge was reared on his father's farm in Gallia county, Ohio. 
He attended an academy at Albia, Iowa, in the year 1855, and then pursued the 
course at Mt. Pleasant University, Iowa. He was then engaged in teacliing 
\intil the outbreak of the Civil War. He enlisted for three years July 27. 1861, 
and was appointed first sergeant of Company G, 4th West Virginia Infantry. 
He was with the Fifteenth Army Corps at Yieksburg and marched with Sherman 
through Tennessee to Chattanooga. He was three days in the battle of Eesaca 
and four days in the battle of Dallas, and was in many other similar engagements. 
He was discharged August 24, 1864. 

After returning home to Swan Creek, Ohio, where he was engaged in mercan- 
tile business, he was elected to the office of township clerk, in which, he served 
several years. He was then elected townsliip treasurer for several successive 
years, and also at the same time held the office of postmaster there. In 1879 he 
was appointed first deputy sheriff of Gallia county, in which office he served 
four years. He was elected county treasurer for two terms and at the same 
time was elected to the office of treasurer of tlie city of Gallipolis, Ohio, for 


two terms. In October, ISSS, he went to California and settled at Fowler, 
Fresno county, where he bought a ranch and engaged in fruit growing. Samples 
of his dried fruits were exhibited at the Paris Exhibition in 1900 and were in 
the list of those that drew gold medals. He resided there until shortly before 
his death. He was killed while driving with his br