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WiUiani'^'"', Thomas^), born January 10, 1819, in Kew York City; lost at sea in
September, 1845 ; married May 29, 1844, in Providence, R. 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, X. Y., and resides in Pawtuxet, R. I.















William H. Trowbridge took up a seafaring life and was captain of a sailing
vessel. His home was in Providence, R. I. In September, 18-45, 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.


5(jG. i. William Henry, b. Jiuie 2.5, 1845.

307. Joshua Benedict Trowbridge {Josepli^'^, Isaac'^'-", John}'^-, James^"^,
William^'"', Thomas''), born February 25, 1801, in Danbury, Conn.; died
February 22, 1870, in Danbury; married May 2, 1839, in Danbury, Amelia
(Benedict) Knapp, widow of Francis Knapp of Canaan, Conn., 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 Norwalk, Ohio. It is said
that he drove a yoke of oxen there, going by way of Philadelphia and being five
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 fanning and cattle


308. Jabez Trowbripge (./owes"*", Stephen^^-, Samuel''^, SnmiieP"*,
WiIIi(im^'"\ Tliomas'), boni March 2, 1772, in Bethel, Conn.; died November
27. ISOl, in Bethel ; married September 27, 1797, in Bethel, Lucy Hoyt, daughter
of James and Rebecca (Taylor) Hoyt, born April 0, 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 owmed and
occupied by his great-grandson Myron J. Trowbridge. He was admitted a
member of the Episcopal church in Danbury on September 2, 1838.


5G7. i. .Tames Hoyt. b. July 27, 1799.

568. ii. Daniel Davis, b. May IS. 1801.

5G9. iii. Eli Taylor, b. Oct. 2, 1803.

iv. Elizaheth, b. Feb. 22. 1800 : d. Xov. 9, 18.58. in P.i'tliel ; unm.

570. v. Horace, b. .Tan. 17. 1812.

vi. Laura, b. Oct. 21, 1813 : m. May 12. 1840. Rufns L. Couch of Bethel.

vii. Rebecca, b. Sept. 16, 1817 ; d. .\ug. 9, 1830.

309. Emakij[ Davis Trowbridge (Janes''^'*, Stephen'^-, SamucV-'^^, SamueP"*,
WlllMin'"", Tlioma.s'), bom June 21, 1770, in Bethel, Conn.; died February 11,
1858, in Bethel; married, first, August 13, 1800, in Bethel, Amelia Taylor,
daughter 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) AVildman, born December 25. 1785,* in Washington; died
July 3, 1875, in Bethel.

Eliakim I). 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, 1838, and was a Mason for many years.

• By family record ; I7SG by Cothren's "History iif WoiKilmry."



By first marriage:
i. Betsey Dibble, b. Doc. 27, 1800; m. Jan. 15, 1823. Thomas Coan of Bethel,
ii. Almera. b. Jan. 1.3, 1803; m. Jan. 1.5, 1823, Almon Bai-uum of Bethel,
iii. A child, b. Mar. 1, 1805 ; d. JIar. 20, 1805.
iv. ABIG.UL, b. Feb. 3. 1806 ; m. May 29, 1825, Matthew Koeler Gilbert ot Bethel.

571. V. Ira, b. Nov. 5. ISOS.

vi. Emily, b. Feb. 8, 1811; m. Nov. 23, 1831, William Coley Shepard of Bethel.
vii. Lucy, b. July 15, 1S13 ; ni. Jan. 5, lS3i, Street Hull Keeler of New Haven,

viii. JiARiA, b. Dec. 10, ISIG ; m. Apr. 2. 1830, Reuben S. Boland of New York

ix. Stephen, b. June 20, 1818; d. July 2, 1819.

Bi/ second inarriarie:

572. X. George Stephen, b. Jan. 15, 1822.

xi. Amelia, b. JIar. 11. 1824; m. Oct. 23, 1842, Horace Ebenezer Hickok and

resides in Bethel,
sii. Catharine Amanda, b. Nov. 5. 1827 : m, June 6,* 1848. Amnion Green of


310. Jeremiah Turner Trowbridge {SamueV-'^'^, Stephen'^^^, SaniueP'^^.
SamueP"*, 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, born
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. 20, 1825; learned the hatter's trade and worked
at it in Bethel. Conn., until about 1800, 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 Jer.sey. 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 Barnum Trowbridge (Stephen'^^-, Stephen^^-. Samuel''-",
Samuel'-''*, William'-'"', Thomas'-), born March 19, 1799, in North East, N. Y.;
died March 25, 1884, in Poughlvoepsie, N. Y. ; married August 15, 1820, in North
East, Eliza Conldin, daughter of Nathan and Amy (Mulford) Conklin, 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., where 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.

* By Danbury, Conn., Town Records : .Tan. by her sister.

t i-iii born in North East. N. T. ; iv-v in Washington, N. Y. ; vi-viii 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 1848. "He was a .voung
man of culture and refinement, and of an affectionate and gentle nature,
which attracted many friends." He d. May :>. 1850. in New York City;

576. iv. Jonx, b. July 20. 1829.

v. Phebe Emma. b. Jan. 3. 1833 ; m. Sept. 0. l.S.")2. John Gary Boyd of Pough-

keepsie, N. Y.
vi. Cornelia Bowne. b. Sept. S, 183.5: m. Dec. 9, 18.58, Henry Seymour of New

York City.
Tii. JuiJA, b. Dec. 29, 183 1 ; d. Mar. 11, 1899, in Pouglikeepsie ; unm.
viii. Eliza, b. Jan. 29. 1S44 ; resides in Poughkeepsie ; unm.

312. Alexander Walstedc Trowbridge (Stephen''-^-, Stephen''-^-, Samuel^^^,
SamuePo\ iri^iom"", TJiomas^), bom July 22, 1S03, in North East, N. Y.; died
November 30, 1882, in North East; married, first, January 24, 1826, in North

East?, Sarah Clark, daughter of Douglas and Sarah (■ ) Clark, bom

January 12, 1799, in 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 Elizalxjth (Smith) Eudd, bom October 29, 1S15, in Poughkeepsie,
N. T. ; died March 13, 1902, in Ansonia, Conn.

Alexander W. Trowbridge passed all his life in his native town. North East,
N. T. He was a wealthy farmer and lived about a mile from the village of
Millertou. He was a well-known and highly respected resident of the town. He
was captain of a militia eompauy and was always called "Captain" l)y his old


By first marriage:

577. i. Perry Clark, b. Jan. 25. 1827.

ii. Elizabeth, b. Aug. 10, 1828: m. Oct.* 6. 1850, Russell Searle Eggleston and
resides in Gaines, N. T.

578. iii. Walter, b. July 9, 1830.

57Sa. iv. Charles Barnum. b. Oct. 5, 1832.

V. Sarah Clark, b. July G. 18.36 : d. July 29. 184.5.

vi. Cornelia, b. Dec. 12. 18:39: m. Sept. 12. 1860, Smith W. Merrifield of

Sheffield. JIass.
vii. Mart, b. Jan. 3, 1841: m.. 1st. Sept. 2. 1868, Silas D. Merrifield of West

Winsted, Conn. ; m., 2d, Edward C. Storm and resides in West Winsted.

By secotid marriage:
viii. Julia Merkit, b. Feb. 23, 1845: m. Oct. 11, 1865, Hoffman Sweet and resides

in Millerton. N. Y.
ix. Ruth Rudii, b. Mar. 2. 1849 : m. Oct. 9. 1873. Stephen West Patterson and

resides in Bridgeport, Conn.

579. X. Hilen, b. July S, 1852.

313. Seeley Trowbridge (Ahel'-'^', Seth'^^^, Samuen^^, SamueV^^, William>''°,
Thomas'^), bom August 22, 1792, in Cairo, N. Y.; died April 27. 1S64, in De.s

Moines, Iowa ; married , 181-, in Great Bend. Pa. ?, Pamela Brush,

daughter of Capt. Jonas aitd Tamar ( ) Brush, born October 25, 1794,

in Great Bend?; died August 19, 1S51, 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.


i. Sarah Ann. b. Sept. 1.5. 1818: d. Sept. 19, 1824.

580. ii. William Daniel, b. Sept. 2. 1825.

• Nov. by "History of Windsor, Conn."









314. Daniel Trowbuiuge {AheU^"^, Seth"-\ Samiien^\ SamitcV"*, WilUam^o",
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 Tremijealeau.

Daniel Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Great Bend, Pa. After
his marriage he settled on a fann near his brother Seeley on the south, or west,
side of the river. He was appointed coroner of Susquehanna eoimty in 1821.
He was a surveyor by profession and after his removal to Meadville, Pa., he held
the oiEce of county surveyor. He left Meadville for the West in 1838. He
settled at Belvidere, 111., and 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. Pie was a member of the Presbyterian church, in which he held
the office of deacon.


Ann Rebecca, b. May 8, 1829; d. Dec. 27, 1854, in Belvidere, III.; unm.
Elizabeth AVashbukn, b. Apr. 28, 1831; m. Mar. 28, 1855, Hiram Zenas

Smith of Trempealeau. Wis.
Henry Ransom, b. Feb. 20, 1833.
Kdwaku Newell, b. Dec. 25, 1834.
Hiram Ireneus, b. May 15, 1837.

315. William Trowbridge (Ahel^''\ Seth^^\ Samuel"^ SamueP'>*, WiZ?wm"»,
Tliomas'^), born June 1, 1798, in Cairo, N. Y. ; died August 31, 1840, in

Napoleonville, La.; married , 182-, in Cairo?, Marinda Mitchell, who

died March 1, 1841, in Napoleonville.

William Trowbridge went to Louisiana in early manliood. 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 jSTapoleonville, where he died during an epidemic of cholera.

children :t

i. Phoebe Ann. b. Oct. 31, 1828; m. Mar. 21, 1844, Francis William Tike of

Napoleonville, Lii.
ii. Lavinia. b. Ma.v 27, 1834 ; m. .July 31, 18.14, Hon. Ebenezer Davis Sawyer of

San Francisco, Cal.
584. iii. William, b. .Inly G. 1830.

iv. Marinda, b. .Tan. 13, 1839 ; resides in San Francisco ; unm.

31G. Calvin TnowBi!iDCiE (Seeley^^\ Sefh''^^, Samuel^", SamueP"*, Winiam^'"',
Thomas'^), born July 3. 1779, in Nine Partners, N. Y. ; died Jidy 30, 1859, in
Milwaukee, Wis. ; married, iir^t. 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, 17S8, 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 count.v, 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 1 born In Cairo?, N. Y. ; il in St. James parish and iii-iv in Assumption parish. Napoleon-
ville. La.

:■: A sister of the first wife of his brother No. 317.
§ By Pittsfield, Mass., Sun of .Tan. -2. ISOS.
II A sister of the wife of his brother No. 310.













now Eugene and Priueetou, Ind., and in June, 1837, he finally settled on a farm
about three miles from the present city limits of Milwauliee, 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.

Bij second marriage:^
i. Horace Starr, b. May 27, 1809 ; d. Sept. 21, 1821. in New Hartford, N. Y.
Zylphia Beebe, b. JIar. ]S, 1811; d. .Jau. 20, 1890, in Milwaukee, Wis.; untn.
William Salisbury, b. Dec. 25, 1812.

Abigail .Iane, b. Sept. 14, 1814; d. Sept. 20. 1824, in Princeton, Ind.
Elisua 1'ackard, b. Jau. '>. 1817; is a farmer near Milwaukee; unm.
Makti.v Lutuer, b. Deo. 10, 1838.
Mary Eliz.ujetii, b. Sept. 28, 1821; d. in
John Calvix, b. Sept. 6, 1823.

Nakcy Elizabeth, b. Nov. 18, 1825 ; i.s a school-teacher in Milwaukee : unm.
Margaret Packard, b. Nov. 30, 1827 ; m. Nov. 20, 1847. Nathaniel Souther of

317. Seth Trowbridge (Seelei/^*'*, Seth'^^\ SamueP^^, Samuel^"*, William""',

Thomas^), born , 1787, in Chatham, N. Y.; died October 3, 1859, in

Oneida Castle, X. Y.; married, first, Wealthy Beebe,X daughter of Philo and

Sarah (Nichols) Beebe, who died , 1844, in New Hartford, N. Y. He

married, second, , 1840, 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, 1S60, in Oneida Castle, George Forbes of
Oneida Castle, where she died March 10, 1S9().

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.


Jii/ second marritige:^

588. i. Fraxk Perry, b. Aug. 6, 1847.

ii. Ophelia Beebe. b. June G. 1849; m. Dec. 8, 1874, Wallace M. Faulkner and

resides in Cazenovia, N. Y.
iii. Sophia Beebe, b. June 28, 1853; m. Apr. 20, 1874, Charles F. Forbes and

resides in Canton. N. Y.

589. iv. Robert Perry, b. Sept. 18, 1855.

318. WiLLLMt|| Trowbridge (Seeley^'^*, .SV/'A"^, SamiieP^^, Samuel^"*,

William^o", Thomas''), born , 1788, in Chatham. N. Y.; died April 13,

1"^14, in Xew Hartford, X. 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.

NO children.

319. Dr. John Foote Trowbridge (Seeley'-^*, Seth^^''^, SamueP'^^, SamueP"*,
]YilUam"">, 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.,
Kosaraond Arabella Packard,*"^ daughter of Abncr and Elizal)oth (Salisbury)
Packard, born June 29, 1790, in Conway, Mass.; died April 17, 1809, in Syracuse.

• i-Tii 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. 31G.

§ i born in New Hartford. N. Y. ; ii iii in Vernon. N. Y. : iv in Wampsville, N. Y.
II mUe in his father's will.
••A sister of the second wife of his brother No. 31C.


John F. Trowbridge was educated at the district scliools, with a term or two
at Hudson Academy. He studied medicine witli Dr. Pugsley in his native town,
and then became a student in the College of Physicians and Surgeons in New
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 New Hartford, Oneida county, N. Y., and began the practice of his profession.
He remained there only a few years, however, and then removetl to Bridgewater,
a few miles south, in the same county.

"In 1810 my father went to Horse Heads, N. Y.. built an 'ark' as it was
called, on a tributaiy 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 New 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,
tlie then Eldorado of the whole country. Thence they proceeded by land sixty
miles northward up the Wabash valley to the present site of Princeton, where
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 pemianent
patient and was ill with malarial fevers for the entire j'ear. 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 community about him, and soon became an acknowledged
and honored leader in public affairs, though known as a "free thinker" end 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 exjiected
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
population became eventually noted for intelligence. He was appointed post-
master by President Jackson and continued in office until he renaoved to


Syracuse. In 1841 he \\as 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 Templai'.

In 1843 Doctor Trowbridge removed to Syracuse, N. Y. There, in a much
larger and more popidous community, he quickly attained to an extensive pro-
fessional practice and became equally as popular as in Bridge water, and again
especially with the clergy. He was there also elected a supcr^'isor 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 Masonic honors.*


590. i. Alexander Hamilton, b. Oct. IS, 1818.

ii. Robert Fulton, b. May 4, 1821; was graduated from Hnmilton College in
1842. lie practiced law iu Syracuse, N. Y., until a few mouths before his
death, which occurred in Milwaukee. Wis., where he had removed and
opened a law office. He d. Sept. 1, 1873 ; uum.

591. iii. Joseph Mott, b. Apr. 20, 1824.

iv. Frances, b. Aug. 14, 1830 ; d. . 1878. in Milwaukee ; unm.

V. JIauia Louise, b. Oct. 10, 1831 ; m. Oct. 9, 1857, Arabert Browu BlancUard
of Jlilwaukee.


320. Eli Trowbridge (£'?P»-\ Sem'->", Samuel", Samuel^"*, William^

Thomas'), '^orn , 1780?, in Cairo, N. Y.?; died , 181-, in

Cairo;? married , 1815, in Cairo?, Mabel Webster, daughter of Timothy

and Hannah (Lumm) Webster, born 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. Oliver Augustus, b. , 1817 ; d. crossing the Isthuuis on his way to

California in 1840 : unm.
iii. Sarah, b. , 1819 ; m. Ira Morrison of Cairo.

321. ZiRA Trowbridge (Eli'^'"', Sefh^'-' - , Sanuiel'-^'-'. Samiien"*', WiUiam^'^'^,
Thomas'"), born August 19, 1785, in Cairo, N. Y. ?; died August 2, 1803, in Lawn
Eidge, 111. ; married September 21, 1807, in Great Barrington, Mass., Betsey
Dewey, daughter of Hugo and Hannah (Sprague) Dewey, born October 3, 1790,
in Great Barrington; died July 9, 1837, iu Coventry, N. Y.

Zira Trowbridge learned the trade of a blacksmith and followed it in Great
Barrington, ]\Iass., until 1815. He then removed to Lenox, Mass., where he
followed his trade until 1818. In tlie spring of that year he sold his shop in
Lenox and removed to Coventry, about five miles from Greene, N. Y., where he

• The compiler regrets that he could obtain no portrait of Doctor Trowln-idge.
t i born in New Hartford, N. Y. ; the other in I3ridgewater, N. Y.


adopted farming as his occupation. He lived there for many years. From
Coventry, in company witli his son-in-law Mr. Smith, he moved to Rockland

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