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September 7, 1880, in Dover, N. T. ; married October 28, 1823, in Carmel, Sally
Betsy Ea>-mond, daughter of William Raymond, born October 22, 1803, in
Carmel; died December 31, 1881, in Dover.

Phineas B. Trowbridge settled in his native town, Carmel, N. Y., 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, X. T. :

G32. i. Edwin Montgomery, b. Nov. 1, 1824.

ii. Amanda, b. Dec. 5, 1820; d. Aug. 8. 1885, in Dover, N. T. ; unm.

iii. John Crane, b. Sept. 24, 1828: is a farmer in Dover, N. Y. WHiile his father

was living he worked with him for about ten years at the blacksmith trade.

Since the family removed to Dover, N. 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. 2G. 1848, in South East, N. Y. ; unm.
633. V. William Raymond, b. Jlay 6, 1833.

vi. George Platt, b. July 19, 1840 ; d. Sept. 15, 1845.

338. Allerton Montoomeuy Trowbridge (Alvah^"", BiUy^'=. SamneP'^^,
SamueP"*, William'">o. Thomas'-), born. February 24, 1803, in Carmel, jST. Y.;
died February 28, 1894, in East Orange, N. J.; married February 15, 1843, in
Patterson, N. 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 Republican 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 exercising his right to a franchise did

♦ i-ill born in Danbury, Conn. ; Iv in Waukegan, III. ; v in Muskegon, Mich. ; vl-ix in New
Lisbon, Wis.

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244 TKOWBIUDGE (iENEAl.OGV

so with the deepest and most patriotic motives. lie became a Christian at an
early age and maintained a consistent and conscientious life. Although he
spent his life until over seventy years of ago 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 sj-mjiathies, and one whose
influence was always on the side of temperance and purity in life.

CHILDREN :*

C34. i. AU.STIN CoE, b. Jan. 4. 1844.

ii. Susan, b. Apr. 22, 1840; m. June 8, 1870, Abraham \'an Valin and resides in

East Orange, N. J.
iii. S.\UAH Augusta, b. Mar. 2, 1848: d. Apr. 20. 1901, iu Ea.st Orange; unm.
iv. C'AiiOLiNE AUKELIA. b. Oct. 0, 1850 ; d. Sept. 12. 1881, iu Tarrytowu, N. Y. ;
unni.
035. V. CuAiiLES Allekton, b. Jiuie 15, 1800.

339. William Crane Tkowbuidge (Alvah^"", Billy"'-, SamueP", Samuel'"*,
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, N. 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
Hackensaek, N. J.

William C. Trowbridge accompanied his fatlier 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 vintil his death.

CHILDREN BORN IN SOUTH EA.ST, N. Y. :

030. i. Joseph Allerton, b. Jan. 22, 1832.

037. ii. Alvaii, b. June 8, 1835.

038. iii. Belden Crane, b. Jan. 14, 183.8.

iv. William Henry, b. Sept. 15, 1.S39 ; d. Jan. 12. 1840.

V. Annis Hobby, b. .Tan. 7, 1842 ; resides in Hackensaek, N. J. ; unm.

vi. William, b. Sept. 23, 1848; d. Jlar. 10, 1849.

340. John Trowbridge (Billy">\ Billy"\ Samuel'", Samuel'"*, William'"".
Thomas'), born April 22. 1805, in Truxton, N. Y. ; died April 9. 1893, in Detroit,
Mich. ; married, first, October 19, 1829, in Baldwin Place,t N. Y., Jane Meyrick,
daughter of Samuel S. and Sarah (Smith) Meyrick, born February 5, 1809, in
Putnam Valley, N. Y. ; died June 13, 1856, in Detroit. He married, second,
November 21, 1872, in Methueu, Mass., Mary Tenny Butler, daughter of Manly
and Sarah (Hamblet) Butler, born July 14, 1829. in Pelham, N. H. She resides
in Snmerville, Mass.

Jolm Trowbridge and his brothers Levi and Hubbard emigrated from Trnxton,
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
Bl'others, who had previously removed to Detroit. They purchased property on
the river front, built a dock, and handled lumber, stone and lime, the firm becom-
ing Trowbridge & Co. About 1850 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.

* i-ii born in South East, N. Y. ; iii-v in Patterson, N. Y.
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They operated a lumber yard in Detroit and a water power and steam sawmill
at Alpena. They were the 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 otJier six miles out on Thunder Bay river, a railroad being built
from the latter place to the landing for shipping purjioses. 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, ete. ; 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, ete. ; 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.

CHILDIiEN BORN IX SOUTHFIELD, MICH. :

By first marriage:*
i. Sarah, b. Aug. 28, 1832 : d. Jan. 5, 183.-..
ii. Elizabeth, b. Oct. 1, 1838; m. Oct. 2, 18G1, Martins Tilly Lynde of Brooklyn,

N. Y.
iii. Emily, b. Sept. 14. 1842; d. Oct. 13, 1859, in Detroit, Mich.; unm.
iv. Mary, b. Jnne !.">, 184.5; d. Sept. 20, 1848.
639. V. John, b. Aug. 27, 1847.



341. Levi Trowbridge (BiUy''^\ Billy'^^', Samuel'-^'', SnmueP'>\ William^'"',
Thomas''), born May 8, 1807. in Tru.xton, N. Y.; died April 28, 188:3, in Council
Bluffs, Iowa; married, first, September 10, 1840, in Troy, Mich., Eunice Sophia
(Hastings) Smith, widow of Dr. Washington Smith of Paris Hill, N. Y., and
daugliter of Dr. Setli and Eunice (Parmelee) Hastings, born September 22, 1809,
in Clinton, N. Y.; died October 14, 1849, in Southfield, Mich. He married,
second, about 1856 in Southfield, Sarah Louisa (For.syth) Fisher, 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 nortliwest 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
tlie course of a year his .younger brother Hubbard moved from his farm and
.ioined in Levi's enterprises under the firm name of Levi Trow-bridge & 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 finn 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 BluSs, Iowa.

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246 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

eniLDBEN BORN IIS' SOUTHFIELD, MICH. :

By first marriarje:*
i. William Hastings, b. May 1(5, 1842; was a manufacturer o£ smoking
tobacco ; d. Dec. 22, 1889, in Danville, Va. ; unm.
G40. ii. Frank Charles, / twins,

iii. Frederick Smith, ) b. June 7, 1844; d. July 7, 1844.

iv. Mary Seymour, b. May 31, 1846 ; m. June 7, 1871. John W.t Laiug of

Council BlufiEs, Iowa.
V. Sophia Eunice, b. Sept. 29, 1849 ; d. Oct. 2. 1849.

342. Samuel Trowbridge (Billij"\ BUly^'-'^ Samuel"\ SamueP'>\ William^'>'>.
Thomas^), born September 14, 1809, in Truxton, ^^ Y.; died October 12, 1854,

in Charleston, S. C. ; niiirried, 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 famil.y were
members of the Presbyterian church in that city.

CHILDREN :J

By first marriage:
041. i. Joseph Wilson, b. Jan. 3, 1838.

By second marriage:

ii. Samuel, b. , 1S40; 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. 20, 1865, Joseph Peter De Grand-
champ of Detroit, Mich.

,v. Roberta Augusta, b. , 1850; m. R. A. Blancbard and resides in Rock

Island, 111.

343. Hubbard Trowbridge {Billy'^^'', Billy'^'^^, Samuel"^, Samuel^"*,
William''''"', Thotnas''^), 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, N. Y., Edna Jane West, daughter of Peletiah and
Huldali (Green) West, born July 8. 1820. in Palmyra; died April 10. 1863. in
Detroit.

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, tmder the firm name of Levi Trow-
bridge & Co. Their brother John joined 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

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later their brother Smith joined with them, and, under the firm name of Jolm
Trowbridge & Bros., they operated a hniiber yai'd in Detroit and the sawmills
at Alpena. The firm continued until ISO'J, wlien it was dissolved on the death
of Mr. Hubbard Trowbridge.

CUILDREX :*
By first marriage:
i. LucRETlA. b. Dec. IS, 1837 ; d. JIar. 2, 1842.
ii. William, b. Juue 4, 1841: d. Mar. 4, 1842.
iii. Frances Stiles, b. Mar. 7, 184:1 ; m. Oct. 8, 18(«S, Heory Benson and resides

in Heno, Nev.
iv. Edward, b. May 4, 184,'j ; d. Aug. 4, 184.5.

By second marriage:
V. Sarah Maria, b. May 4, 1850 ; d. .Tuly 18, 18.J2.
vi. Alvah, b. July 15, 1852 ; d. Oct. 10, 1854.
vii. Ella Everett, b. July 31, 1S5G; in. Apr. 21. 1875, Henry Zerali Potter o£

Detroit, Mich,
viii. Maria West, b. Dec. 7, 1850 ; d. Mar. 4, 1887, iu Buffalo, N. Y. ; uum.

3J4. Sjutii Trowbe<idge {Billif'\ Billy"'-, Samuel''", Samuel'"*, William'O",
Thomas'), born May 12, 1819, in Truxton, JST. Y.; died March 31, 18S4, iu
Chicago, 111.; married, first, June 10, 1847, iu Truxton, Jane Trowbridge James,
daughter of Dea. Nathaniel and Betsey (Ingersoll) 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 liis marriage settled in Syracuse, N. Y., where he
became the owner of a lumber yard. About 1859 he joined his older brothers in
Detroit, imder the firm name of John Trowbridge & Bros. The finn operated
a lumber yard in Detroit and a water power and steam sawmill at Alpena, Mich.
The firm was dissolved in 1S69, 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 Chicago until,
his death.

CHILDREN :t
By first marriage:
042. i. Charles James, b. Feb. G, 1851.

By second marriage:
ii. William Heatley, b. Feb. G, 18.50; d. July 4. 18(!0.
iii. Henry Green, b. Oct. IC, 18G1 ; d. June 10, 1S64.
iv. Emily, b. July 4, 1865 ; d. Jan. 9, 18GG.
V. Edith, b. Sept. 20, 1867 ; d. Aug. 28, 18G8.
vi. Edward B., b. Aug. 5, 1869 ; resides in Chicago, Ill.t

345. Billy Smith Trowbridge {Levi'^-, Billy'^^, Samuel'''-^, Samuel'"*,
William""', Thomas'), bom 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 .Tames 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.

• l-Ill born In Truxton, N. Y. ; Iv-v in Southfield, Mich. ; vl In Palmyra, N. Y. ; vll-vill In
Detroit, Mich.

t I-II born in Syracuse. N. Y. ; iii-vi In Detroit, Mich.

X Failed to answer tlie compiler's letters.



248 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

Mr. Trowbridge was a Eepuhlican in politics, and a Free Mason. He joined
tlie Baptist eliurch 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 tliere until her death.

CHILDREN BORN IN FAYETTE COUNTY, IND. :

i. Alvau. b. .Tune 3, 1833 ; d. Aug. 31, 1833.

G43. ii. luviN Camp, b. May 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 Hehbeut, b. May 7, 1845 ; d. Feb. 23, 1852.

vi. Elbert Mortimer, 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"^, SamueP", SamiieP"*,
William'^''", Thomas''), born August 28, 1816, in Trumansburgh, N. Y. ; died
December 27, 1891, in Sullivan, 111. ; married October 1, 1837, in Harrisburgh,
Ind., Harriet Robinson, daughter of Jeremiah and Martilla (Kelly) Eobinson,
born June 13, 1820, in Painted Post, N. T. ; died March 3, 1888, in Lovington,
HI.

John D. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Fayette county, Ind.
He worked on a farm and studied metlicine. After his marriage he practiced
his profession for a few years in Harrisburgh, Ind., and in 1843 removed to
LeRoy, McLean county. 111. He enlisted there in the Civil War and was mustered
August 20, 1862, as a private in Company C, 94th Illinois Infantrj'. 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 tliirty-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 ilason for twenty years and was a member
of Dunliam Post, No. 141, G. A. R., of Decatur, 111.

children :*

i. Levi Robinson, b. .Ian. 22, 18.39; d. Feb. 2(t. 1840.

ii. Caroline, b. Apr. 5. 1841 ; m. Sept. 3, 1807, Augu.stus Babb Branaman and

re.sides in Bruce, 111.
iii. Emeline, b. Apr. 15, 1843 ; m. Jan. 24, 1807, James Weslev House of Decatur,

111.
044. iv. Billy, b. Dec. 31, 1844.

V. Clinton, b. May 31, 1847 : was a soldier in the Civil War. He enlisted May

C, 1804, in Company I, 145th Illinois Infantry, and was mustered out Sept.

23, 1864. About three weeks later he received wounds from the accidental

discharge of his gun at his home in I^e Roy, 111., from which he d. Oct. 17,

1864: unm.
645. vi. Silas, b. Feb. 27, 1849.

vii. Stephen Nestor, b. Feb. 9, 1851 ; d. June 21, 1875, in Eugene, Ind. ; unm.
viii. Charles, b. Oct. 20. 18.52 ; d. Jan. 20. 1854.

ix. Franklin, b. June 11, 18.56; is a surveyor, at present in Alaska: unm.
X. Austin, b. Jan. 7, 1850 ; d. May 12, 1865, in Decatur.

347. Edwin Nestor Trowbridge (Levi'^-. Bilhi'^', Samuel^". SamueV*,
WiUia>n'">o. TJwmas''). born March 19, 1824, in Trumansburgh, N. Y. ; died Ai)ril
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 Marion.

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TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY 240

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 fann-
ing. He held several township offices in tlie towns in which he lived, and for
several years prior to 1864 lie held the office of postmaster at Alexandria, Ind.
He and his wife were members of the Missionary Baptist Church.

CHILDHEX :*

i. Mary Ann, b. Jan. 29. 1840: m. Nov. 18. 1SG8. .Tolin Ferris Campbell and

resides in Banquo. Ind.
640. ii. Elmer Hyatt, b. Sept. 17. IS.'jO.

iii. Charles Everette, b. Aug. 30, 1854: d. Deo. 31, 18G1. in Alexandria. Ind.

iv. Emma Belle, b. Nov. 7, I8.0O ; d. Sept. "_'!•, 1870, in Banquo.

V. Eva Louisa, b. Aug. 29, 1858 : m. Nov. 10. 1880, Tliomas Jefferson Hyatt and

resides in Banquo.
vi. Saraij Adaline, b. Dec. 10, 1860; m. Oct. 0, 1884. Lotldin King and resides

in Huntington. Ind.
vii. SvsAN Kate, b. Dec. 17. 1863: m. June 23, 1886, Jobn Marsliall Clingenpeel

and resides in Banquo.
viii. Abbie Grace, b. Apr. 17, 1866: m. Dec. 25, 1SS4. Charles Rufus Moore and

resides in Oxford, Ind.

348. Dr. Silas Thompson Trowbrtoge (Lcvi'°-, Bnhj'^^'\ iSamuel"^, Samnel'-o*,
WiUiatn'""', Thomas^), bom February 19. 1826, in Fayette county, Ind.; died
June 29, 1893, in Xapa, Cal. ; married February 11, 1S51, 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,t Ohio; died February 10, 1899, in Napa.

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. Wliile 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
which he did not have the requisite machines. Early in his reading he laid down
the 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 expense of much
laborious research. In .lune 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 Heyworth. That fall he went to study with Dr. Harrison
Noble, where he finished his studies, and began practice at what is now Atlanta,
111., on July 4, 1849. On October 28 of that year he located at Decatur. 111. In
October, 1850, he entered Rush Medical College, Chicago, from which he was
graduated 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 conunissioned on April 25. 1861, surgeon of the Sth 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. He



* iii born in Harrisburgh, Ind. ; iii-vii in Alexandria, Ind. ; viii in Banquo. Ind.
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250 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

was at Fort Heury, and acted as aide fur Col. 11. J. Oglesbj', and captured a
Clonfederate flag and horse. He was at Fort Donelson under fire, when the enemy
surrounded two of his field hospitals, but no surgeon left his post nor was
a wounded man captured. After this cami^aigii he was ofl'ered 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
slirgeon 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. lie was in
the battles of Magnolia Church, Raymond, Champion's Hill, Big Black River,
ending with the siege of Vicksburg, and being afterwards on garrison duty there.



Online LibraryFrancis Bacon TrowbridgeThe Trowbridge genealogy. History of the Trowbridge family in America (Volume 3) → online text (page 35 of 115)