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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
Iloadley Genealogy," 1894; "The Ashley Genealogy," 1896; and the present

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the Quinnipiack and Country clubs of New
Haven, the Yale Club of New York City and the Yale chapter of the Psi Upsilon
fraternity. He is a life member of the 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 Eevolution and the
New Haven Colony Historical Society, of the latter of which he is a director.
He resides in New Haven, Conn.


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!>7. Haves Quincy Teowbuidge {E. Hayes''', Ezekiel H.-'^, Ilenry''-', Ruther-
ford^'', DanieV, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born October 27, 1875, iu New
Haven, Conn. ; resides in New Haven ; married April 25, 1905, in Augusta, Ga.,
Oljj'a Monson, daughter of Cliarles and Frances Elizabeth (Hubbell) Monson,
born May 9, 1S79, in Milford. Conn.

Hayes Q. Trowbridge fitted for college at Hopkins Grammar School in New
Haven, and was graduated from Yale 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 Railroad Company, the street
railroad system of New Haven, and held that office until the company was sold
to the New Haven Railroad. 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 York City.
He is also a member of the Connecticut 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'^'', Ezehiel H.^^, Henry^', Ruther-
ford^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas'-, Thomas^), born November 20, 1877, in New
Haven, Conn.; resides in New York 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 Llaven, and was graduated from Yale University in 1899 with the degree of
B.A. After gTaduation he entered the banking business in New York City and
is tlie senior partner in the firm of Trowbridge & Co., bankers and brokers.

Mr. Trowbridge is a member of the University, New York Yacht and Tale
clubs and the New England Society of New York 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.

09. Edwi\ Lucius Trowbridge {Stephen .4."*, Edwin L.^^, Amos''*, Ruther-
ford^^, DanieP, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born April 12, 1871, in New York
City; resides in Louisville, Ky. ; married September 14, 1904, in Jacksboro,
Tenn., Helen Louise De Lap. daughter of David Sha^ie and Florella Isabella
(Keeny) De Lap, bom May 31, 1SS2, in Jacksboro.

Edwin L. Trowbridge at seventeen began civil engineering. He was rodmau :
Toledo Belt railway, 1888; Toledo engineer's office, 1889-92; Ami Arbor railroad,
1892-3 ; levelman. Wheeling and Lake Erie, 1893 ; transitman, 1894-5, assistant
engineer, 1895-6, Ann Arbor; assistant engineer, Cleveland, Lorain and Wheel-
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 Elizadetii. b. \ns:. 30. 100."i. in Cartersville, Ga.
ii. IsoBELL, b. Jan. 14. 1908, in Jacksboro, Tenn.


9!)a. WiLi.UM Bloodgood Tuowbridge (James A.~^, Amos H.^*, Amos'^*,
Rutherford^'^, DanieP, Tlwmas*, Thomas", Thomas^), born November 12, 1873, in
New York City; resides in Saranac LaJje, 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 Vennilye & Co., banliers in New
York City, of which his father was senior partner. Being vei-y active in all
outdoor life and sports, he has silent 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 J..", Amos^*,
Rutherford'"^, Daniel^, 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, daugliter of Orlando A. and Mary Mann (Sandford)
Pegram, born April 2, 1871, in London, England.

Edwin 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 sununer home being in
Brunswick, Me.


i. Frederick Keixogc, b. Sept. 4, 190-4 ; d. Sept. G, 1904.

99c. John Stewart Trowbridge (Miles M.^'=, Steivart i?.=», John r.^=, John^^,
Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas^), born January 27, 1870, in Lyle, Minn.;
resides in Portland, Ore.; married July 29, 189.'), in Vancouver, Wash., Annie
Sinclair (Brannan) Lockwood, widow of Frank Lockwood of Chicago, 111., 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.

99(1. Frederick Adelbert Trowbridge (Henry C.*^ Stewart i?.^^ John T.^^\
John^^, Daniel^, Thomas*, Thomas-, Thomas'*), bom May 22, 1875, in Lyle,
Minn.; resides in Lyle (Austin P. O.) ; married Febmary 22, 1905, in Lyle,
Nellie Beatrice Wilder, rlaughter of Peter K, and Emma (St. John) Wilder,
bom April 29, 1882, in Lyle.

Frederick A. Trowbridge is engaged in fanning. He lives on his own farm,
adjoining that of his father, in Lyle township. Mower county,' near Austin, Minn.

child born in lyle, MINN. :

i. John Todd, b. Apr. 2, 1906.

99e. Harry Chandler Trowbridge (Henry C.*", Stewart 77.=", John T.^',
John*^, Daniel-'. Thomas*, Thomas'', Thomas'^), bom June 9, 1883, in Lyle,
Minn.; resides in Austin, Mimi.; married January 2, 1907, in Austin, Nettie B.
Kilgore, daughter of William Edwin and Euth (Nash) Kilgore, bom November
11, 1885, in Otranto, Iowa.

Harry C. Trowbridge is a druggist in the city of Austin. Minn.


i. Harland Count, b. Nov. 29, 1907.

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Of New Haven, Conn.,

100. William TROWBRrooE (Thomas^),'^ baptized September 3, 1633, in Exeter,
Devonshire, England ; died November — , 1688,* in West Haven,t Conn. ;
married IMarch 9, 165G-T, 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 iilantation
of New Haven. Wlien his father was calletfback to England, he and his brothers
were left in charge of his father's former servant, Henry Gibbons. The latter
mismanaged the property left for the bo.ys' support, and after a time they were
taken away from him by the town authorities and put under the care of Sergt.
Tliomas 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 (wo letters from
his father, one dated ilarch 6, 165.5. the other March 4, 16.58. wherein his father writes,
that he marvells that there is not au account of it .given. It told hira that some time
has been sjient in searching ye records, but it could not be cleared, wherefore he paying
the Secretary then y<? Secretar.v would afford him what help he eould therein to cleare it."

"January .3, 1664. William Trowbridge having had a warrant for Henry Gibbons to
answer him in an action of ye 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 accompt as well as he could, but the estate,
he said, was taken out of his hands by order of the authorit.v 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 .James Bishop, assistant
and moderator, the assistants, commissioners and a jury, in the case of Trowbridge vs.

* "The Inventorie of the estate of 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 of said estate granted to Elisabeth ye widdow & relict
of the said deceased & to Thomas Trowbridge the son of 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 vears 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, 1716. her heirs make an agreement.


Gibbons. "Wm. Trowbridge of Xpw Haven or his lawful attornie, plainlif, Henry Gib-
bons of the same place, defendant, in the action of the case for an accompt of the estate
of Mr. Thoma.s Trowbridge of Taunton in the realm of England mentioned in his letters
of Attornie dated y-' VMU of January. lG<i2. and sometime in }"-' pcssession or trust of ye
said Henry y^ defendant disposed of & not accounted for."

"In the action wherein \Ym. Trowbridge is Plaintif & Heni-y Gibbons Contra Defend-
ant : after the Records of the transaction 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 iit the public records of that time as
a "planter," and later on as a "husbandman." In 1()64 he appears to have been
master of the sloop Cocke, making voyages out of New 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 tlie 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
fann, and it included all the land between the present Campbell and Washington
aventtes from Brown street (the site of the piano factory) nearly to Long Island
Sound. He also owned 144 acres on the Sound 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 amoimt 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.


William, b. Nov. 12, 3657.

Thomas, b. Oct. 2, 1659.

Elizabeth, b. Jan. 5, 10(51-2 ; m. May 28, 1678, Peter Mallory of New Haven.

James, b. Mar. 2G, 1GC4.

Margaret, b. ,Iune 1, 1666: m, Joseph Goodwin of New Haven.

Hannah, b. July 6, 1668 : m, Moses Jackson of Stratford, Conn.

Abigail, ( twins,

Samuel, ( b. Oct. 7, 1670.

Mary, b. Oct. 12, 1672.

Joseph, b. , 1676,

101. Capt. William Trowbridge (WiUiam'^"'\ 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 Rev.
Samuel and Hope (Fletcher) Stow, born May 5, 1664, in Middletown ; died

' ^'^-•§

William Trowbridge passed his boyhood in his native town. New Haven, Conn.

On Januaiy 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 tlie first school

established there, at a salary of £10 per annum for five years and a payment for

evei-j' additional scholar.

* "This writing witnesseth that I Shubael Painter of Newport in ye Colony of Rhode Island
have sold imto my brother-in-law William Trowln-idgo of New Haven all my right." &c. "in a
farm at New Haven on which the said William Trowbridge now liveth. May 4. 1677." [New
Haven Land Records, vol. 1. p. 52.]

t By New Haven Town Records.

+ He died before Feb. 2. 170.3-4, for 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. 1704." "Thankful Trowl>ridge. late
inhabitant of Rosbur.v. Aug. 80. 1708. admitted au inhabitant of Boston Nov. 22. 1708."
"Thankful Trowbridge of Middletown. widow of W^illiam." sells land in Middletown Dec. 17.
1714. "Thankful Trowbridge, late of Hartford." goes to IJoston in May. 1710. and is "ordered
out" of the city June 13, 1710.

















He married and made his home in his native town. He was a planter and
shipmaster, sailing out of Xew Haven. In the New Haven town xecords, under
the title, "A Record of Sea Aii'airs," and the date October 19, 1G97, i.s recorded
the following:

"William Trowbridge of New Haven mariner, master of the good sloope called the
Advciittirc by his Protest sheweth that npon the 20"' 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 six of y>-' clock the same day in yf evening, she came up with
him. And being a French ship of I'M tons or thereabouts, mounted with eight guns and
four iiateraroes with 30 men well provided with small arms, commanded b.v Capt. Jan L
who immediately commanded the .said William Trowbridge master of said sloope
to put out her boats. And thereafter they came on board said sloope and so seized on
said sloop and cargo as prize. And carryed said master and his mate vt 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 sloop and remaining ])art oC cargo put in y hands of Joseph
Hand mate of said sloop for payment to ye French of 1330 C'rown.s for security of which
sum, the said mate is conveyed away as a hostege unto France. And further saith that
the said sloop and cargoe was much 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 & tine 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. .To° Lewerner commaniier of said Frencii ship and his ship and
company but also against the hazard of the sea.s or storms and damage sustained thereby.
And y' 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. I'ublic."

Cotton Mather, in his "Magnalia," records the following ''interposition of
Divine Providence," which, he says, is "attested beyond all contradiction" :

"On the 10th of October in this present year, 1007, there arrived at New Haven, a
sloop of about .")0 tons, whereof Mr. William Trowbridge was m.aster ; 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 imusually 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 iiious company: and when
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 catched a couple, and on the Lord's da.v they could catch
none at all. With all possible skill and care they could not supply themselves with the
fish in any other number or order : and, indeed, with a holy blush, tliey at last left off
trying to do anything on the Lord's day, when they were so well supplied on the Satur-
da.vs. Thus, the Lord kept feeding a company that put their trust in him, as he did his
Israel with liis manna ; and this they continued until the dolphins came to that change
of water where they useil to leave the vessel. Then they so strangely surrendered them-
selves, that the company took twenty-seven of them, which not oul.v sufficed them until
they came ashore, but, also, some of them were brouglit ashore dried, as a monument of
the Divine benignity."

Captain Trowbridge was accustomed to make voyages to the West Indies.
Fayal and other foreign 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. Thankful, b. Sept. 2.0. lOST; m. William Gleason of Brookline, Mass.

ii. Experience, b. Jlay 2.5. lOnO; d. young.

iii. Abigail, b. Nov. 4, 1693 ; d. young.

iv. Lydia, b. , 169.5; m. July 5, 171-t, Charles Moorcock of Boston, Mass.

* By New Haven Town Records.


102. Dea. Thomas Trowbridge (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, 1661, 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 n donation of £130, the largest amount subscribed by any one person.


i. Abigaii,. b. Apr. 8, 1695 : m., Ist. . 1715, Daniel Mallory of West

Haven; m., 2(1, . 17G1, Nathaniel Beecher of West Haven.

ii. Lydia, b. Dec. IG. 1697: m. .Ian. i. 1721-2. James Parker of West Haven.
10(1. iii. William, b. Apr. 14. 1700.
107. iv. Ebenezer, b. July 25. 1702.

V. Elizabeth, b. Apr. 2.3, 1705 ; m. Mar. 17, 1725-0. Isaac Beecher of West

103. Dea. James Trowbridge (William'"''', 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. 1602, in New Haven, Esther Howe,

daughter of Ephraira and Ann ( ) Howe, bom November 18, 1671, in

New Haven; died , 1697, in Stratford, Conn. He married, third, April

19, 1698, in Wilton, Marj' Belden, daughter of Daniel and Elizabeth (Foote)
Beldeu, born November 17, 1677, in Hatfield, Mass. ; died , 17 — .^t

James Trowbridge learned the trade of a "eord-wainer," or shoemaker, in his
native tovro, 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 S, 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., 17D0. [New Haven
Probate Records, vol. 7. pp. 644-5. 724, 731.]

t Then a part of the town o£ New Haven, where the births of the children are recorded.

J At least recorded there.

§ Before her husband.

[I Ilis will, dated Apr. 9. 1732 (witnesses sworn May 8, 1732), was proved June 28, 1732.
[Fairfield Pi-obate P.ecords.]
** Then a part of Norwalk.
ft P>y gravestone in Center Church crypt.
tt She was living in Wilton as late as 1737.


ciiiLimEjN :*
By first marriage:
lOS. i. James, b. Sept. 13, 1089.

By xccond marriage:

109. ii. Is.\.\c, b. , 1693.

iii. Esther, b. , 1094; m. Aus. 2". 1720, .Tames Le.Tvenworth nf ITunting-

ton.t Conn,
iv. JIary, b. , 1G9T ; in. Brown of .

By lliird tnarriagc:

110. V. Daniel, b. Aug. 13. 1701.

vi. Elizabeth, b. JIar. 1. 1703 : m. 1 St. ,Tobn of Norwalk, Conn.

111. vii. Caleb, b. Apr. S, 1700.

112. viii. John. b. May 22. 1700.

ix. Abigail, b. Sept. 1, 1712 : m. Green of .

X. Ltdia, b. Jlay 8. 171."> : m. May 9, 1735, Eliakim Elmer of Wilton, Conn,
xi. Sarah, b. July 29. 1717; m. Ang. 29, 17.37, Nathaniel Westcott of Wilton.

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