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England, deacon, also yeoman, have made and ordained my last Will and Testament,
bearing date June 7th, 1709, I do hereby ratify and confirm my Last will in the several
clauses and articles therein contained, according to the true intent and meaning thereof;
and, whereas, in one article of my last will, it is expressed that I do give to every one of
my daughters, viz., Elizabeth Mirick, Mindwell Fuller, JIargaret Stone, Thankful Ward,
JIary Stedman, Hannah Greenwood, Deliverance Ward, so much as will make up what
they have already received, the sum of thirty pounds to each of my said daughters, or
their respective heirs. And, further, my will is that such part of the sum of one
hundred and seventy pounds, mentioned and expressed in the condition of one obligation
under the hand and seal of my son, James Trowbridge, now dead, bearing date May 20,
1709, as is not otherwise made payable by my late will, or actually paid by myself or
Jlargaret, my wife, in the term of one or either of our natural lives, be paid in unto
my executor,"uamed in my last will, and the remainder (if any be) to be equally divided
among all my children, named in my will, or their heirs, part and part alike. And my
will is, ye same be paid in unto my sd executors by the heirs or administrators the estate
of my son, James Trowbridge, deceased, within the space of three yeare next after the
decease of me, the said James Trowbridge and Margaret, my wife; and wherea.s, the
Rev. Mr. Hobart is dead, my will and meaning is that the legacies to him do cease,
determine, and become void. And lastly, my will is that the codicil be reputed, held,
and observed as part and parcel of my last will and te.stament. In witness whereof I
have hereunto set my hand and seal, this first day of December, one thousand seven
hundred and fifteen, annoque. U. R. Georgii Magna Brittannia ye Secundo.

James Trowbridge. I. T.. his mark and seal.

Signed, sealed, and published, as by the above-named James Trowbridge, as part of
his last will and testament, in the presence of us, who subscribed our names as witnesses

in the testator's presence.

■Tohn Spring
Jonathan Coolidge
Edw. Goddard"

CHILDREN :t
By first marriage:
i. Eliz.\betii, b. Oct. 12, 1060 ; m. Feb. 0. 1082, John Jlirick of Newton, Mass.
ii. Mindwell, b. June 20, 1662 ; m. May 2, 1684, Jonathan Fuller of Newton.
1001. iii. John, b. May 22. 1664.

Margaret, b. Apr. 30, 1666; m. Mar. IS, 1686, Ebenezer Stone, Esq., of



IV.



Newton.



* Middlesex County Probate Records, vol. 14, p. 54.3.

t i-iii born in Dorchester, Mass. ; the others in Cambridge village, which became Newton,
Mass.



506 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

V. TnANKFUL, b. Mar. 4. 1G08 ; m. Dec. 15, 1690, Dea. Richard Ward of

Newton,
■vi. Mary, b. June 11, 1070 ; m. Thomas Stedman of Newton,
vi). Haknah, b. June 15, 1072; m. , 1095, John Greenwood, Esq., of

Newton.

By second marriage:

viii. Experience, b. Nov. 1. 1075 ; m. , 1090, Samuel Wilson of Newton.

1002. ix. Thomas, b. Dec. 10, 1G77.

X. Deliverance, b. Dec. .30, 1079; m. , 1707, Eleazer Ward of Newton.

1003. xi. James, b. Sept. 20, 1082.

1004. sii. William, b. Nov. 19, 1084.

xiii. Abigail, b. Apr. 11, 1087: m., 1st. Jan. 5, 1715, James Greenwood of New-
ton; m., 2d, Oct. 12, 1721, Joseph Cheney of Newton.
xiv. Increase, b. , 1690; d. Dec. 31, 1090.

1005. XV. Caleb, b. Nov. 7, 1692.

1001. John Trowbridge (James""", Thomas^), bom Mny 22, 1664, in Dor-
chester, Mass. ; died May 2, 1737, in Newton, Mass. ; married* February 27,
1708, in Newton, Sarah Wilson, daughter of Joseph and Deliverance (Jackson)

Wilson, born , 1690, in Newton. She married, second, November 15, 1739,

in Newton, Dea. Moses Haven of Framingham, Mass.

Jolm Trowbridge settled in Newton, Mass., where he was engaged in managing
his farm of about 100 acres. He served two years as a selectman of the town
and had the title of "Mr."t

CUILD born in NEWTON, MASS. :

1006. i. Jonathan, b. July 23, 1711.

1002. Thomas Trowbridge (Jrtmes""", Thomas^), bom December 10, 1677, in
Newton, Mass. ; died May 2, 1725,:}: in New London, Conn. ; married, first,

, 1701?, in Eoxbury?, Mass., [Mary?] Wlute.§ daughter of Lieut. John

and Elizabeth (Bowles) White. He married, second, March 3, 1709, in Cam-
bridge, Mass., Mai-y Goffe, daughter of Edward and ]\Iary (Biscoe) Goiie, born
May 11, 1687, in Cambridge; died February 19, 17[15?], in Newton. He

married, third, January 7, 1716, in Newton, || Susanna . She married,

next, March 29, 1728, in Needliam, Mass., William Boddingham of Needliam.

Thomas Trowbridge settled in Newton, Mass., and lived there until after his
third marriage. He was a man of independent spirit, as is shown by the stand he
took with Gov. William Dudley, when the latter tried to make him drive his team
from the highway to make way for the governor's coach.** He removed to
Canterbury, Conn., and from there to New London, Conn., where he was living
at his death. He was a farmer.

CHILDREN :tt

By first marriage:

1007. i. John, b. , 1702.

ii. Joshua, b. , 1705?; d. unm.JJ

* By Savage's "Genealogical Dictionary" and Jackson's "History of Newton" this was
his second marriage, but. if so, the date of his first marriage, the name of his first wife
and the dates of her birth and death are not mentioned by those authorities and were not
found by the compiler, and tliere was no child born of that marriage.

t See Middlesex County Probate Records, vol. 21, p. iVi. tor the inventory of his estate.
His son was appointed administrator of his estate May 30. 17.37.

i His will, dated May 1, 1725, was admitted to probate June 5. 1725. In it he calls himself
"lato of Newton . . . now of New London." [New London Probate Uecords.]

§ The dates of her birth and death were not found.

II At least recorded there.
•* See "Massaebusetts Historical Collections." Fifth Series, vol. 6. pp. 141-8. tor a detailed
account of this incident.
tt i-v born in Cambridge. Mass., although not recorded there ; vi-vii in Canterbury, Conn.
Xt It Is supposed. He is mentioned in his father's will, but no further reference to him has
been found in any record. He is not mentioned by Dea. Otis Trowliridge's "Trowbridge
Genealogy" or Jackson's "History of Newton."



TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY 507

By second juarr'utge:

1008. iii. Edmund, b. , 1709.

iv. Lydia, b. , 1711; m. May 31, 17;;7, Iticlmril Duuu, Esq., of Boston,

Mass.

V. Mary, b. . 1715 ; m. , 1733, Ebenezer Chamberlain of West-
borough, Mass.

Jill third mnrriage:

vi. Susanna, b. .Vpr. 27, 1718; d. in infancy.

vii. AiiiGAiL, b. June 3, 1722;* m. .\pr. '.), 1711, Ezra Taylor of Southborough,
Mass.

1003. James Trowbridgh (James"'"*, Thomas^), born September 20, 1682, in
Newton, Mass.; diei.l May 21, 1714, in Newton ;+ married, first, January G, 1709,

in Newton, Hannah Bacon.:]; He married, second, , 1712, in Newton,

Hannah Jackson, daughter of Abraham and Elizabeth (Biscoe) Jackson, born
abont 16S7 in Newton. She married, second, February 22, 1715-6, in Newton,
Capt. John Fuller of Newton. She married, third, June 9. 1720, in New-
ton, Joseph Bowman of Dorchester, Mass.,§ and Pomfret, Conn., and died
August 28, 1749, in Pomfret.

James Trowbridge .settled as a fann(!r in his native town, Newton, Mass. His
homestead and otlier buildings and the farm of 90 acres where he resided were
given him by his fatlier by deed in June, 1709. lie also owned 6 acres of marsh
and 12 acres of woodland.

CniLDItEN DOItN IN Nr.WTON. MASS. :|1
By firtst marriage:
i. Marg.\ret, b. Oct. 29, 1709: ra. Oct. 22, 1731. XathanicI Stowell of Pomfret.
Conn.

1009. ii. Daniel, b. Apr. G. 1711.

By second murriaye:
iii. Hannah, b. .Tune IG, 1713; m. Deo. 16, 1731. Daniel Kobbin.s of Newton.
iv. Jemima, b. , 1715.**

1004. Capt. Willum Trowbridge {James^'^'''*. Thomas^), born November 19,
1684, in Newton, Mass.; died November 19, 1744, in Newton ;tt married, first,
December 14, 1708, in Newton, Sarah Ward, daughter of John and Mary
(Spring) Ward, born March 25, 1685, in Newton; died June 21, 1720, in Newton.
He married, second, May 30, 1721, in Weston, Mass., Sarah Fulham, daughter
of Judge Francis and Sarah (Livermore) Fulham, born March 2, 1694-5, in
Weston; died September 10, 1787, in Newton.

William Trowbridge after his marriage went to housekeeping in the end of
his father-in-law's house. He engaged in business as a weaver, following this
trade for several years. His father-in-law made a gift to him by deed of the west
end of his house, 13 acres of land adjoining, and a quarter interest in his grist-
mill and stream (Smelt brook). H He later inlieritcd his father-in-law's Jiome-
stead of about 40 acres and the mill pasture of about equal area. He also owned
20 acres of woodland and a cider mill and four negro slaves.

He was prominent in town affairs and served on various committees. He was
chosen one of the first board of overseers of the poor in 1734; was elected a
selectman for four terms, from 173G to 1739; and was lieutenant and later



•Chose Timothy Kingsbury of Needhara, Mass., as her guardian .Tune 14. IV.'iO.
t Administration on his estate was granted to his widow Hannah .Tune 21. 1714. [Middle-
sex County Probate Records, vol. 14. p. O.".]

t Satisfactory proofs of her parentage, birlh and death were not found by the compiler.
§ They removed to Abington parish, romtret. Conn.
II Bv Newton Town Records.
••Mentioned in the will of her maternal grandfather dated .Tan.. IT.tn.

tt His will, dated July 2. 1734. was proved Mar. IS, 1744. [Middlesex County Probate
Records, vol. 22. p. r;23.] , ^ „,

« John Ward had this from his father-in-law, .Tohn Spring, who built the first gristmill
In Newton on Smelt brook, near the center of the town.



508 TUOWRRTDGE GENEALOGY

captain of the town's military company for several years. He was a deacon of
the Congregational church in Newton and was one of the donors of its com-
munion service. He was called "gentleman" and "Captain" at the time of his
death. He gave in his will £5 to the church, "to be loaned out so as not to
depreciate; the interest to he given to such poor widows as the deacons judge
])roper."

CTIILDREN BOUN IN r«EWT0N, MASS. :*
By first marriage:
Mart, b. Sept. 18, 1709 ; m. Aug. 6, 1720, Richard Cooliclge of Newton.
William, b. Feb. 2, 1710-1 : d. Oct. 28. 1713.
HuLDAH, b. Feb. 13, 1711-2; d. Feb. 25, 1713^.
William, h. Oct. 13, 1713 ; d. May 21, 1714.
V. Huldau, b. Mar. 23, 1715; m. Apr. 19, 1738, Isaac Stedman o£ Westminster,
Mass.

1010. vi. James, b. Apr. 28. 1717.

Bii second mnrriagc:
vii. Sarah, b. Mar. 9. 1721-2 ; d. Dec. G, 1735.
viii. Maroaret. b. Apr. 10, 172-t ; in., 1st. Apr. 13, 1719, Dr. .John Druce of Wren-

tham, Mass. : m., 2d. Blalce.

is. Beulah, b. Aug. 29. 1726 ; m. Oct. 9, 1750, Stephen Winchester of Newton.

1011. X. TnADDEUS. b. Nov. 20, 1728.

xi. Abigail, b. Oct. 12, 1732; d. Mar. 8, 1737-8.

1005. Rev. Caleb Trowbridge {J ames^"'"' , Thomas^), born November 7, 1692,
in Newton, Mass.; died September 9, 1760, in Groton, Mass.; married, first,
March 10, 1715, in Cambridge, Mass., Sarah Oliver, daughter of Dea. Thomas
and Mary (Wilson) Oliver, born November 14, 1690, in Cambridge; died June
16, 1717, in Groton. He married, second, September 18. 1718, in Ro.xbury. Mass.,
Hannah Walter, daughter of Rev. Nehemiah and Sarah (Mather) Walter, bom

July 8, 1699, in Roxbui-y; died , 17—, in .f

Caleb Trowbridge was graduated from Harvard College in 1710. On March
2, 1714-5, he was ordained pastor of the Congregational church in Groton, Mass.,
and fulfilled the duties of that office until his death.:): His home was on the
west aide of the town street near the meeting-house.

On a tablet moninnent in the old burying ground in Groton is the following
epitaph :

Unperneatii This Sto.\e Lies The Body oe The

Revd C.\LEB Trowbridge, late I'astor of the Church

of Cln-ist in Groton. born of reputable I'arents in the Town

of Newton, educated at llarvnrd CoUes'e. in Cambridge.

New England; of such natural and accpiir'd Endowments as

render'd bim an Oruanient and Blessing in the several

Relations which he sustained : he was a good steward over the

House of God. and discharg'd the duties of his Pastoral

relation with Prudence and Impartiality. Diligence and

Fidelity. He was a tender and loving Husband, an affectionate

and kind Parent; an agreable and faithful friend; and a Useful

Member of Society : He was much belov'd and respected while

he liv'd. and dyed greatly lamented, the 9*1' day of Sepf

A D. 1760. in the 60th ypar of his Age and 40* of his Ministry,

and is we trust recieving the reward of his Labours in the

Kingdom of his Lord : And in Honour to his Memory his loving People

have erected this Monument over his Grave.

Blessed are the Dead that die in the Lord, for they rest from their

Labour and their works do follow them.

The Memory of ye .Just is Blessed.

* By Newton Town Records.

t siie was living in Groton in 1773.

t His will devised : 100 acres of land with a house, sawmill, and gristmill in the town of
Shirley, Mass. (to his son Thomas) ; land in Hollis ; 900 acres in Pepperell and "old Dun-
stable": and land in "Township No. 2." [Rumford] on the Connecticut river.

Several interesting relics ot Rev. Caleb Trowbridge are in the collection of the Groton
Historical Society.



TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY 509

CllILllUKN BORN IiV (aiOTON, MASS. :*
By first miirriaijc:
i. Oli\'EI!, b. May 10. 171G; d. Si'iit. -'S. 1723.

By second marriage:

1012. ii. Caleb, b. Aug. 0, ITIO.

iii. Neuemiaii, b. Sept. 1!), 1721 ; d. Nov. 7, 1721.

1013. iv. Neuemiaii, b. Oct. 1-1, 1722.

V. Sarau, b. Dec. 3, 1724; m. .Tiily 31, 17150, Gpu. Artemas Ward of Shrews-

bui'y, Mass.
vi. Hanxah, b. May 10, 1729; d. young, probably.t
vii. Maki.\, b. Dec. 23, 1731 ; m. .lau. 28, 1773, Capt. Josiah Rowers of Billerica,

Mass.

1014. viii. Thomas, b. Nov. 12, 1734.

ix. Oliver, bapt. Aug. 2, 173.S ; d. young, probably.t

X. Abigail, b. Nov. 30. 1740 ; m. Oct. 0, 1704, Hon. Ebeuezer Champuey of
New Ipswich, N. II.

1006. Jonathan Trowbridgk (John^'"", James^'^'"', Thomas^), born July 23,
1711, ill Newtou, Mas-s. ; died January 24, 1753, in Newton; married January
3, 1734, in Newton,:}: Jemima Bright, daughter of Cornet Henry and Margaret
(Jackson) Bright, bom July lU, 1712, in Watertowii, Mass.; died December 23,
1774, in Newton.

Jonathan Trowbridge was a farmer in Newton, Mass., his native town. The
inventory of his estate included a cider mill.

CHILDREN BORN IN NEWTON, MASS. : +

i. Sarah, b. May 25, 1737; m. Mar. 13, 1700, .Tohn Patrick of Hutchinson,
Mass.

ii. John, b. Deo. 25, 1740; was a farmer; d. ,Iune 14. 1707. iu Newton; unm.

iii. Marv, b. July 5, 1743; m. Aug. 18, 1703, Richard Dana of Cambridge, Mass.

iv. Jemima, b. .Tan. 21, 1744-5; m Apr. 15, 1707, Edward Jackson of West-
minster, Slass.

v. Margaret, b. May 20. 1747; m. Nov. 2, 1700, Abner Miles of Westminster.

1007. John Trowbridge (T/iomas'""'-, Jame.?"""", Thomns^), bom ,

1702, in Cambridge, Mass.; died May 19, 1762, in Framingham, Mass.; married

. 1725, in Framingham, Mehctabel Eaton, daughter of Jonas and

Mehetabel (Gould) Eaton, born February 12, 1706-7, in Framingham; died
March 24, 1777, in Framingham.

John Trowbridge when a young man came to Framingham, Ma8s.,§ and settled
there after his marriage. lie was a housewright by trade, but in his later years
was chiefly engaged in farming. About the time of his marriage, 1725, he took
up 55 acres of land in the north part of the town, probably the Nathan Ilosmer
place, now the Francis Hosmer place, his deed from Joseph Buckminister being
dated February 3, 1726-7. In 1732 he exchanged with Samuel Bullen the 55
acres for 50 acres and buildings, paying 50 pounds to boot, this lot adjoining the
Ezekiel Howe farm. He bought the Joshua Eaton farm and the farm now
owned by Nathaniel Bowditch in 1747. All these lands were a part of the 600
acres of reserve land on Nobscot and Doeskin Hill, which is spoken of in the
town history,|| and the title given by Colonel Buckminister, or derived from him,
proving defective, Mr. Trowbridge by due process of law recovered damages and

•By Groton Town Records, except i. who was born in Newton. Mass.

Groton Town Records and Groton First Congregational Church Records conflict In several
instances in the births and baptisms of these children.

t Not mentioned in father's will or mother's deeds to her children.

t Py Newton Town Records.

§ He witnessed a deed there in .lune. 1721 (Paige).

II Temple's "History of Framingham." p. 727.



510 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

gained new titles from the heirs of Governor Danforth. He was a somewhat
Iirominent man in town affairs and held the office of selectman in 1750 and 1751.
He came to Framingham about twenty years after the incorjioration of the
town, so that the family have been identified with the to^vn nearly the whole of
its corporate existence.

CniLDREN BORN IN FEAMINGHAM, MA.SS. :*

i. Meiietabel. b. Jan. 20, 1725-G ; m. , 1745,t Oldham Gates of Spencer,

Mass.
ii. Mary. b. July 27, 1728 ; m. Nov. 28, 17'tl, Capt. Amos Gates of Sudbury,

John, b. May 22, 17.S0.

Lydia, b. Dec. 24, 1731 : m. Jan. 7, 1752, Ralph lleramenway of Framingham.

Thomas, b. Apr. 1, 17;!1.

Ruth, b. Mar. 3, 1730 ; m. . 1756, Peter Rice of Framingham.



1008. Judge Edmund Trowbridge (Thomas'^''"-, James'^'""', Thomas^), bom
-, 1709, in Cambridge, Mass.; died April 2, 179.3,:}: in Cambridge;



1015.


iii.




IV.


1016.


V.




VI.



married March 15, 1737-8, in Cambridge, Martha Remington, daughter of Judge
Jonathan and Lucy (Bradstreet) Remington, born July 24, 1714, in Cambridge;
died July 31, 1772, in Cambridge.

Edmund Trowbridge after his father's death was placed under the guardian-
ship of his uncle Col. Edmund Goffe, and was subsequently adopted by him and
made his heir.§ He was graduated from Harvard College in 1728, and at once
began the study of law, being soon admitted to the Massachusetts bar and becom-
ing eminent in his profession. He was made attorney-general of the province
in 1749, and continued in that office until he was, deservedly, raised to the post
of associate-justice of the supreme court in 1767. He was elected a repre-
sentative from Cambridge in 1750. In 1764 he was elected a member of the
council. In the years immediately preceding the Revolution his Tory predilec-
tions unfortunately led him to consort with Governors Bernard and Hutchinson
and he became in time very unpopular with the people at large, though his kind-
ness of disposition served to preserve most of his personal friendships. In 1772
he resigned his seat upon the bench and retired to the little village of Byfiekl,
where he long remained, residing for a time in the family of Rev. Moses Parsons
and instructing Theophilus Parsons in the law. In 1779 he was chosen by the
council to be judge of probate of Middlesex county, but did not accept. Judge
Trowbridge was a Tory in heart and to some extent in speech, but he remained
inactive during the contest. He did not abstain from the conflict through
cowardice or physical unfitness, for he had a strong proclivity for war and
combat, was a master of fence, and an excellent horseman; but was probably
restrained by his friends Ellery and Dana. During half of his long life he was
regarded the most profound lawyer in New England, and he died in Cambridge,
at the ripe age of 84, leaving a high reputation for professional learning, to
which Chief Justice Parsons and Chancellor Kent afterward bore willing testi-
mony. He owned land in Woburn, Wilmington and Sutton, and was a large
land owner in Cambridge and Cambridgeport, most of which passed into the
hands of Chief Justice Dana, his nephew and law pupil, who was his residuary
legatee. He owned land in Cambridge opposite the principal college gate and
Trowbridge street was so named in his honor.

* By Frammgh.im Town Records.

t Intention of marriage nnblislied May 5. 1745, in Leicester, Mass.

t "Aged S4 years."

§ He toolv tlie name of Goffe in early youth, but in later years he reassumed the name of
Trowbridge, and for a part of his life appears to have been known by both of these names
indifferently. Extracts printed in the "Trowbridge Family" and "The Memorial History of
Boston," vol. 4, p. 580, have been of assistance In preparing this sketch.



TROWP.niDGE GENEALOGY oil

"He had the finest law library then in the province, a rare and valuable
possession in those days. lie had also another less harmless possession, being a
full-length portrait of Governor Hutchinson, in a handsome frame, which he
kept in his parlor, to the alarm of the family, who dreaded that it might induce
a foray from the lawless Sons of Liberty. Accordingly, one day, when Trow-
bridge was away from home, they cut out and burned the canvass, and put in
its place a portrait, by Copley, of Justice Eichard Dana."*

Tlie follo^^-ing incidental remarks in the sketch of the character of Chief
Justice Parsons by his successor, Judge Parker, contain the best eulogium of
tliis distinguished man: "I will not omit to mention, for I wish not to exag-
gerate his powers, that he enjoyed one advantage, in his education, beyond any
of his contemporaries, except the learned, able and upright Chief Justice Dana.
I refer to the society and conversation of Judge Trowbridge, perhaps the most
profound common lawyer of New England before the Revolution. This vener-
able old man, like some of the ancient sages of the law in England, pursued
his legal disquisitions long after he had ceased to be actively engaged in the
profession, from an ardent attachment to the law as a science, and had employed
himself in writing essays and forming elaborate readings upon abstruse and
difficult points of law. Many of his works are now extiuit in manuscript, and
some in print, and they abundantly prove the depth of his learning and the
diligence and patience of his research."

President Adams, in a sketch of the life of Jonatlian Sewall. has this inci-
dental notice of Judge Trowbridge : "He commanded the practice in Middlesex,
Worcester and several other counties, and he had power to crush, by his frown
or his nod, any young lawyer in his county." Chancellor Kent represents him
as "the oracle of the common law." Mr. Knapp remarks, that "Trowbridge had
been distinguished not only as a profound lawyer and an able advocate, but as
a zealous law officer of the government, but when he saw the people rise in
hostility, his courage forsook him, and he fled from the confusion around him,
and tried to shut his eyes to what was going on, or to keep the din of arms from
disturbing his lucubrations, and that he, who had once instructed Parsons, and
possessed a mind so discriminating and profound, could hardly, in the latter part
of his life, comprehend his own legal decisions made in the strength of
intellectual power."

XO CHILDREN".

1009. Daniel Trowbridge (Jaw^es^<"'^ James'^"'"', Thomas'^), bom April 6, 1711,
in Newton, Mass.; died October 1, 1795, in Pomfret.f Conn.; married, first.
October 8, 1733.:|: in Newton. Hannah§ Spring, daughter of Ensign John and
Joanna (Richards) Spring, born February 2, 1711-2, in Newton; died June 26.
1763, in Pomfrett He married, second. May 19, 1767, in Newton,] | Jerusha
(Prentice) Bowen,** widow of Isaac Bowen of Killingly, Conn., and daughter
of Capt. Thomas and Elizabeth (Jackson) Prentice, bom October 3, 1710, in
Newton; died June 27. 17!>1, in Pomfret.f

Daniel Trowbridge passed most of his youth in his native town and in Dor-
chester, Mass. In 1731 his step-father. Joseph BowTnan. removed to Pomfret,
Conn., where he bought a farm west of "Roxbury Purchase," Daniel, a youth

* "The Memorial History of Boston." vol. 4. p. 5Sil.

t ^Vbington parish. The family register was copied from one in his own handwriting in an
account liook.

t By his own family record : Oct. 29. 1734. by Newton Town Records.

§ By Newton and family records and gravestone ; Joanna by Abington Congregational
Chnrch Records.

]1 Probably. Also recorded in Pomfret.
♦• She was admitted a memlier of the church in Abington from the church in Killingly
Mar. 4, 1770.



512 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY

of twenty, helping to clear up this land and make a home, receiving six months
of his time in settlement. On coming of age he returned to Newton* and ju-o-
hably was engaged with the care of the large farm left by his father, and
probably settled there after his marriage, which took place in the fall of 1733.
In the spring of the following year he removed with his wife to Pomfret and



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