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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 fanning.


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 Axn, 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. ISfil. for three years in Company C, 3d Indiana Cavalry, and d.
Oct. 12, 1862, in Washington, D. C. ; unm. "
V. .Tames, b. Jlar. 29. 1841 : d. Nov. 12. 18.54.

vi. William, b. .Tune 20, 1843: was a soldier in the Civil War. He was mustered
Aug. 19. 18C2, for three years in Company C, GOth Indiana Infantry, and
was mustered out .Tune 3. 1865. He is a farmer in Kemp, 111.*
Henry, b. Apr. 7. 1845.
Jonathan, b. Oct. 10, 1846.
Sarah Catherine, b. Dec. 12. 1848; m., 1st, Robert Mott ; m.. 2d, Hiram

Babcock and resides in Harrison county, Ind.*
David, b. Mar. 18, 1851.
Martha Jane. b. May 18, 1853 ; d. Feb. 6, 18.54.

* Failed to answer the compiler's letters.










xii. Peter, b. Nov. 28, 1S54 ; is a farmer in , Kan.

xiii. Julia Ann, b. Nov. 27, 185G ; m. Oct. 20, 1877, Jacob Dietrich and resides in
Belleville, Kan.

392a. IsA.M? TROWBRiDCiE {Jonathan-"'', David"'>, Dai'id'", Joseph'"''-,
\VilUam^'>", Thomas^), born February 14, 1814, in Bourbon county, Ky. ; died
November 23, 1853, in Pendleton county, 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 montlis later married her. He continued farming there for some
years and then removed to a farm in Pendleton covmty, Ky., where he died.


735a. i. JoNATH.\N Dillaud, b. Sept. 25, 18.34.

393. Jonathan Trowbridge (Isaac-"'', David''-'''', David'^^*, Joseph^"',
William'""', Thomas''), born May 30, 1800, in Clark county, Ky.; died July 8,

1860, in Greenca.stle, 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 cai-penter as well as a farmer, he built his own house. He was always a
Republican 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. William Monroe, b. Aug. 1. 1823: d. aged 5 months.
736. iii. Granville Gaston, b. Mar. 28, 1825.

iv. ELiz.4.BETn, b. May 31, 1S27 ; m. Dec. 28, 1863, Robert Call of Putnam county,

V. Melinda Jane, b. Apr. 11, 1830; m. Nov. 19, 1862, Samuel Washington Call
and resides in Garden City, Kan.

vi. LuciNDA Dove, b. July 4. 1832; m. Oct. 18. 1849, Christopher Samuel Per-
kins and resides in Emporia, Kan.

894. Alexander . Trowbridge (Isaac-"'', David'-^''. David"*, Joseph''"^,

William'"", Thomas''), bom , 1804, in Clark county, Ky.; died ,

18 — , in Springfield ?, Ky. ; married .t

Alexander Trowbridge is believed to have been a farmer all his life near
Springfield, Ky.


i. Nancy, b. , 182- ; m. Waters of Springfield.

ii. Jane, b. . 1S2-.

iii. Margaret, b. , 183-

395. Ebenezer Trowbridge (Isaac-"'', David'^". David"\ Joseph'"^ William^^",
Thomas'-), born 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. Ivy. ; iii in Montgomery county. Ky. ; v-vi near Green-
castle. Ind.

t Descendants failed to answer the compiler's letters.


daughter of Miiscar and Elizabeth (Smith) Noel, born June 8, 18] 8, in Garret
county, Ky. ; died February 23, 1902, in Ingrahani, 111.

Ebenezer Trowbridge settled in Mackville, Washington county, Ky., after his
marriage and lived there nearly iifteen years. In October, 1850, he removed
with his family to Orangevillo, Ind., where he lived until May, 1860, tlaen
removing to Pixley township, Clay county. 111., whore he lived the remainder of
his life. He was a stone mason and farmer.


i. James, b. Feb. 10, 1837; d. Sept. 17. IStJl. in Clay county. 111.; unm.

ii. AuR-\TV, b. Dec. 2,3, l&iO ; m. Mar. 4, 1806, .Tolmson W. Brant and resides in

lugraham. 111.
iii. Nancy, b. Sept. 20, 1842 : d. in infancy,
iv. Elizabeth, b. Nov. 11, ]S44 ; m., 1st, Mar. 5. 1864, Aaron Hanna of Noble,

111. ; m., 2d, Oct. 10, 1866. .Tosluia Arnold of Noble.
V. Margaket, 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. Calvin, b. Apr. 22, 1857.

X. William, b. Oct. 4, 18.59 ; d. Dec. 25. 1860.

396. Joseph Tkowbriuoe (7saac=''% David^^^. David"*, Joseph'^"^, William^'"',
Thomas'^}, 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, born
, 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 Washington county, Ky.,
where he lived about twenty-five years. During the Civil War he and two of
his sons fought in the battle of PerryviUe. About 1866 he removed to Huron,
Lawrence county, Ind., where he lived the remainder of his life.

children :t
Bi/ finst marriage:

739. i. George Merritt, b. Jan. 6, 18.38.

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"*, Jospph^"^, William'^'"',

Thomas'-), bom -, 181-. in Stanford?, Ky. ; died , 18—, in

; married, first, Deborah Burns. He married, second, Priseilla (Head)


Merritt Trowbridge was a stone mason and farmer. After the deatli 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.

child born in LINCOLN COUNTY?, KY'. :

By first marriage:
i. Margaret, b. , 183-?; m. Bates.

• i-vi born in Mackville. Ky. ; the others in Orangeville. Ind.

t i born in Moi'cer county, Ky. ; it in PerryviUe, Boyle county, Ky. : iii-Iv in Washington
county, Ky.



398. James Trowbridge (Silas-"^, Davidy-'", David^^*, Joseph^'"'. WiUiam^"",
Thomas'^), born 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 1S54, 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, 182.3.

743. ii. William Bradford, h. .Tan. 28, 1827.

744. iii. .James, b. , 1830.

iv. Sarah Louisa, b. , 1833 ; m. .Tames Frost of Hancock county, Ind.

By second marriage:

745. V. Francis Marion, b. Aug. 28, 1856.

899. Isaac Trowbridge (Silas-"'', David'^", David'^*, Joseph">^ 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 (Osborn) Morgan, bom September 1,
1800, 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. Cal\in Henry, b. , 1839 ; d. , 1841.

740. 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, Cliarles Linsey of Rush

400. John Trowbridge (Silas""^, David^"^, David''^*, Joseph^"'^, William^'"',
Thomas^), bom July 15, 1825, in Boone county, Ky. ; died August 8, 1865, in

Center townshii). Rush county, Ind.; married , 1858, in Rush county?,

Phebe Cook, daughter of Giles and Martha (Brown) Cook, born 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.

childre.v born in rush county, ind. :

i. Sarah Elizabeth, b. Nov. 15, 1859; m. John .J. Trowbridge (No. 073K

ii. Laura, b. , 1862; m. Aaron Reeves and resides in Kniglitstown, Ind.§

748. iii. Frank, b. June 16, 1864.

* 1 born in Scott county. Ky. : ii-iv in Boone county. Ky. ; v in Rusli county, Ind.

t i-iv born in Scott county. Ky. ; v in Hancock county, Ind.

t No children by second man-iage-

§ Failed to answer the compiler's letters.


401. lSilas TROWBRffiGE (Silas""'', David'"^, David^^*, Joseph">\ William^'"',

Thomas'^), born , 182-?, in Boone county, Ky. ; died October 23, 1867,

in Center to\vnship, Eush county, Ind. ; married , 1S60, in Rusli county ?,

Polly Ann Dimmick, daughter of Cordial and Sarah (Brown) Dinunick.

Silas Trowbridge probably came with his elder brother from Kentucky to Rush
county, Ind., where he lived the remainder of his life. He was a farmer.


i. Mart Ellen, b. , 1862 ; m. Edward Reeves and reside.s in Knightstown,

ii. Sarah Manora, b. Oct. 25. 1804 ; m. Dec. 28, 1882, Alva Azariah Apple and

resides in Willow Branch, Ind.

401a. Silas C. Trowbridge (,Chilion-^o. Absalom^^", David"*, Joseph'"'^,

William^'"', Tliomas'^), bom , 1833, in Morristown, N. J.; died December

28, 1887, in Morristown; married, first, , 1860, in Morristown?, Louisa

Masker,t daughter of Charles Byrum and Jane (List) Masker, bom Augiist — ,
1842, in Morristown?; died October 18, 1861, in Morristown. He married,

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.


By second marriage :t

i. Harriet, b. , 186- ; m., 1st, George Redding of Morristown ; m., 2d,

Scott JIcGowan and resides in Morristown. §

ii. WiLLi.^M, b. . 186- ; resides in Morristown.§

iii. Samuel, b. , 186- ; reside.s in Morristown: unm.S

iv. Emma, b. , 187- ; m. Frank Force and resides in Brookside, N. J.§

V. Sarah, b. , 187- : d. nnra.

vi. Frederick N.. b. Sept. — , 1875 ; d. Mar. 15. 1876.
vii. Belle, b. , 1S7-.

401b. Joseph Trowbridge (ChiUon-^", AhsaIo7n'^-*", David"*, Joseph^"^,
William'^'"', TJiomas'^). bom December 5, 1837, in Morristown, N. J.; died
December 10, 1SS8, in Brookside, N. J.; married July 19, 1863, in Morristown,
Mary Jane Masker,]] daughter of Charles Bynim and Jane (List) Masker, bom
August 10, 1848, in Morristown. She resides in Dover, N. J.

Joseph Trowbridge was a farmer, living most of his life in Morris county,
N. J., and the last years in Brookside, N. J. He was a soldier in the Civil War.
He was enrolled September 3, 1862, for nine months as a jirivate 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.


i. Mary Elizabeth, b. Mar. 12. ISGii; resides in Dover. N. J.; unm.

748a. ii. George Henry, b. Dec. 13, 1867.

iii. Charles Edmund, b. Got. 27. 1S68 : d. Jan. 29. 18.S0, in Mt. Freedom, N. J.

iv. William Augustus, b. .Ian. 6, 1872 : d. Oct. 1, 1870.

v. Frankon, b. May 13, 1873 ; d. Oct. 5, 1876.

* Failed to answer the compiler's letters,
t A sister of the wife of his brother No. 401b.
+ No children by first mari-iage.
§ Failed to answer the compiler's letters.
II A sister of the first wife of his brother No. 401a.
♦♦i-ii horn in Hackettstown, N. J.; iii in Pleasant Grove, N. J.; the others in Morristown.
N. J.


vi. Minnie, b. Apr. 1, 1875 ; d. Apr. 22, 1878.

vii. WtLBEBT Francis, b. Jan. 29, 1877; d. Dec. 5, 1890.

viii. Amanda Augusta, b. Nov. 30, 1880 ; m. Jan. 29, 1898, Albert Jeremiah

Wiggins* and resides in Washington, N. J.
ix. Editu, b. June 4, 1882 ; d. Mar. 15, 1888.

401c. George Ab.salom Trowbridge {Chilion"^", Ahsalom}*", David^'^*,
Jnseph^"^, William^'"', 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 John and Jane (MeCoUum) Armstrong, born
July 16, 1850, in Morristown.

George A. Trowbridge resides in Morristown, N. J., and is janitor of the
public school on Liberty street.


i. MAtjDE MULLER, b. July 4, 1872.

ii. LUTRELL, b. May 22, 1874.

iii. Florence Elizabeth, b. Oct. IG, 1870.

748b. iv. George Henry, b. May 25, 1883.

V. Olive Myrtle, b. June 8, 1889.

402. Henry Harmox Trowbridge (John-^^, Joseph'-*-, David''-*, Joseph^"^,
William"^'-, Thomas'), bom March 25, 1821, in Harrison township, Preble county,
Ohio; died July 31, 1873, in Franklin township, Darke county, Ohio; married
April 9, 1854, in Van Buren township, 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 Franldin.

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.


i. Mary Jane, b. .Tan. 27, 1850 : 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.
Joseph Gordon, b. May 25, 1859.
Philip Riley, b. Jan. 8, 1801; is a farmer in Monroe township (Laura P. O.),

Jliami county. Ohio ; unm.
Emmanuel Henry, b. Nov. 23, 1862.
Simon William, b. Jlay 24, 1805 ; d. Aug. 2. 1873.
Simeon Allsworth, b. A-pr. 17, 1808.
Sarah Elizabeth, b. May 23, 1871; m. Mar. 28, 1891, James Edward

Weaver and resides in Van Buren township, Darke county, Ohio.
John Wesley Oscar, b. Apr. 20, 1873 ; d. July 25, 1873.

403. David Trowbridge (John-", Joseph'*^. David"*, Joseph'"'^, William""',
Thomas'), bom September 19, 18.34, in Poplar Eidge. Greenville, Ohio; resides
in Gettysburgh township (Greenville P. O.), Ohio; married December 29, 1853.
in Gettysburgh township, Darke county, Ohio. Eacliel Eebecca Miller,:}: daughter
of Philip and Eachel (Baldwin) Miller, bom 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 township, near Greenville, Ohio.










• A son of No. GSn, iii.

t Except iii, wlio was liorn in Van Buron township; Darke i-ounty.

J A sister of the husband of his sister No. 211, iv.



i. Rachel Margaret, b. Dec. 22, 1S55 ; m. Harvey Vanatta and resides in .Tays-

ville, Oliio.
752. ii. John, b. Feb. 28, 1838.

iii. Nancy Jane, b. Apr. 8, ISGl ; m. Sept. 20, 1877, Charles Freemont and

resides in Jaysville.
iv. Mary Elenora, b. Mar. 11, 1863 ; ra. Jan. 18, 1880, George Riley Schneck and

resides in Landis, Otiio.
V. Sarah Keziah, b. Nov. 1, 186.5; m. Oct. G, 1883, Isaac Vanatta and resides

in Greenville. Ohio,
vi. William, b. Aug. 23, 18(i8; was a farmer; d. Feb. 22, lllO.j. in Gcttysburgh,

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.

•lO-l. Frederick Trowbridge (John-", Joseph'^*-, David"*, Joseph^"'',
WUUam'^'"', Thomas'-), bom Febniary 14, 18.30, in Poplar Ridge, Greenville,
Ohio; died July 6, 1898, in Arcanum, Ohio; married December 4, 1864, in
Poplar Eidg-o, Clara vStoup, daughter of Ezra and Margaret (Mebblett) Stoup,
bom October 17, 184C, in Cincinnati, Ohio. She resides in Arcanum.

Frederick Trowbridge was a cooper by trade. He lived for a few years after
his 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.


i. Ida Mat, b. Nov. 3, 186.5; m. Mar. 31, 1885. Jacob Allison Kepner and resides

in Lima, Ohio.
ii. Sarah Abbt, b. Dec. 11, 186(5 : 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. .June 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 H. 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. SiJioN Trowbridge {John-". Joseph'^*-, David"*, Joseph'"^, WiUiani^"^,
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, bom 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, 1S64, 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. 0. F., which he joined in 1871.

child born in center,? ind. :
7.53. i. William Ossie Ola, b. Jlay 28, 1875.

• I. lii-v born in Gettysburgh township. Darke county, Ohio ; ii near Arcanum, Ohio ; vi-vlil
in Poplar Ridge, Darke county.

t l-ii born in Poplar Ridge, Ohio : the others in Arcanum. Ohio.
t A railroad station, originally Tanipico.


406. Walter Tbowbridge (William C.^^-, Joseph^", David^^"^, Joseph^"'',
William^'"', Thomas'^), bom December 2, 1822, in Catawissa, Pa.; died November
0, 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 Baltimoi-e, 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 {Eli-^'', Samuel'-**, WilUam'^'-^ William'""',
Tliomas'^"'-, WiUiam'"", Thomas'^), born March 15, 1829, in New Haven, Conn.;
resides in jSTew Haven; inarrie<l December 17, 1854, in West Haven, Conn.,
Emily Amanda Piatt, daughter of Nathan and Mary (Meloy) Piatt, bom
January 8, 18.33, in West Haven ; 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 jsleasure in his home and in


754. i. Frederick Louie, b. Oct. 25, 1857.

ii. Harriet Emily, b. Dec. 22. 1868; m. June 20. 189.5, Robert Pierpont and
resides in New Haven.

408. John Peck Trowbridge (Thomas-'^*, Thomas'-*^, William'''^, William'-''^,
Thomas^"", WilUam^'>'\ Thomas^), born February 13. 1817, in Litchfield, Cnnn.;
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 infirmities 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 (Jaynes-'^'', Thomas^*^, William'^'^^, William^'",
Thomas'"'-, William'""', Thomas'^), bom 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 tovm, Litchfield, Conn., until his removal to the West in


the spring of 1856. lie 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

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