Tt At least recorded in Pomfret Town Records and Abington Church Records.
Jt By all records and her own signature; Anna by gravestone.
TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY ol9
final. He was a very sober and dignified man, who seldom smiled. Life was
too serious for levity — to live rightly and well was his great endeavor. He was a
most resolute man, and when he decided a thing was right or wrong nothing
could change him. In his day tithing was still in force, and his neighbors,
although detesting it, still paid their tithes. Not so John Trowbridge, who
declared, 'the thing was wrong, the principle was wrong.' He was to be sent
to prison for refusing to pay, and there he would have remained, had not his
brother, without his knowledge and much to his disgust, paid his tithes. His
grandchildren always spoke of him with great admiration and respect, as a true,
noble man in every way."*
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CHILDREN BORN IN POMFRET.t CONN. :
i. Aetemas, b. Sept. 29, 1767 ; d. May 27, 1769.
ii. Sarak, b. Mar. 14. 1770 ; m. Feb. 5, 1793, Samuel Hartshorn of Otsego, N. Y.
iii. Chloe, b. Mar. 29, 1772; m. Feb. 21, 1795, Beujamiu U. Grosvenor of
iv. Hannah,! b. Sept. 23, 1771 ; m. Nov. 25, 1S02, Abishai Sharpe of Fomfret.t
1020. William Trowbridge (DanieP""^, James^""^, James^""", Thomas'^), born
May 1, 1748, in Pomfret,t Conn.; died Jauuaiy 12,§ 1834, in Pomfret;+
married, first, January 13, 1774, in Pomfretf Susanna Sessions, daughter of
Amasa and Hannah (Miller) Sessions, bom November 16, 1755, in Pomfret;t
died February 20, 1783, in Pomfret.f He married, second, June 10, 1784, in
Pomfret,|| Cythia Child, daughter of Dr. Shubael and Abigail (Bowen) Child,
born October 26, 1760, in West Woodstock, Conn.; died October 12, 1795, in
Pomfrett He married, third, March 12, 1798, in Pomfret,|| Dorcas Bartholo-
mew, daughter of Benjamin and Martha (Carpenter) Bartholomew, born August
10, 1767, in Woodstock, Conn.; died November 21, 1856, in Pomfret.f
William Trowbridge settled and passed his life in Abington parish in Pomfrct,
Conn., his native place. He was a farmer. He was a member of the Abing-tou
He was a soldier in the Eevolution. In the Lexington alarm he served
from April 20 to May 1, 1775, in the Pomfret militia company under Lieut. -col.
Israel Putnam.** He was afterwards in tlie Eighth Company, in which his elder
brother Daniel was a sergeant, 11th Kegiment, Connecticut militia, which
marched in the summer of 1776 to Westchester, N. Y.ft He re-enlisted in the
army July 26, 1779, in the 5th Eegiment, Coimecticut Line, Col. Philip B.
Bradley, which was stationed on the east side of the Hudson, and he was
discharged January 15, 1780.:j::j:
The War of 1812 found him again ready for service, although then a man
over fifty years of age. He was first lieutenant of the 3d Company of cavalry,
Capt. Thomas Hubbard, 2d Connecticut Regiment, Col. Daniel Putnam. §§
CHILDREN BORN IN POMFRET, t CONN. :
By first marriage:
i. HANNAH, b. Feb. 22, 1775; d. Sept. 1^, 1770.
ii. Daniel, b. Mar. 8, 1777; inherited his father's and grandfather's farm in
Abington. He served in the War of 1812 tis sergeant of Capt. Elijah
Griggs' company, June 21-28, 1813. §§ He d. Nov. 30, 1S57, in xVbington ;
•Letter from a great-granddaughter, Mrs. Ella Sharpe (Mrs. Robert P.) Duncan of
t Abington parish.
t Correct ; Anna by town record.
§ By gravestone and pension record ; 13 by Abington Cburch Records.
II By town record.
** "Connecticut in the Revolution," p. 20.
tt Ditto, p. 46.S.
Jt U. S. Pension Office Records. His widow received a pension.
§§ "Connecticut in the War of 1812."
520 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY
1043. iii. Amasa, b. May 30, 1779.
IV. Selina, b. Apr. 10, 1781 ; m. , 1S02, Jacob Pratt of Homer, N. Y.
By second marriage:
V. A child, b. Mar. !», 1785 : d. that day.
vi. Susanna, b. June 5. 178G ; d. Sept. 30,* 1791.
vii. Cynthia Child, b. July 9, 1788; m. Mar. 23, 1814, Samuel White, Jr., of
viii. Relief, b. Oct. 20. 1790: d. Oct. 21,t 1791.
ix. Calista, b. Sept. 9, 1792; m. Feb. 9, ISIS, Capt. David Spencer of North
1044. X. Lewis, b. Feb. 20, 1795.
/};/ tliiiil inarriugc:
xi. Nelson, b. Dec. 1. 179S ; d. Jan. 0, 1799.
xii. A child, b. Nov. 30, 1799; d. Jan. 4, l.SOO.
xiii. Eliza, b. May 17, ISOl ; d. Jan. 8, 1881, in Abington ; unm.
1021. Caleb Trowbkidoe (Dajiiel'""'^, J«mes""'^ James'^'">o, Thomas''), bom
December 21, 1754, in Pomfret,:j: Conn.; died September 9, 1830, in Pomfret;:}:
married December 5, 1788,§ in Pomfret, ZylpLa Barrows, daugliter of Noah and
Martha (Bowen) Barrows, bom April 9, 1768, in Thompson, Conn.; died
October 10, 1863, in Pomfret.^
Caleb Trowbridge was a farmer in his native place, the parish of Abington,
Pomfret, Conn. He lived near the site of his father's first sawmill] | on a farm
of 63 acres, adjoining his father's farm, of which it originally formed a part.
His homestead is now owned by his granddaughter Mrs. Elizabetli Trowbridge
Pike (No. 1046, iv). The hou.se is said to be tlie oldest one in Pomfret, and
delights the antiquary with its beamed ceilings and comer cupboards. Caleb
Trowbridge resided there throughout his married life. In 1803 he was one of a
committee to build a bridge over Quinebaug river in connection with the turn-
pike between Pomfret and Killingly.
CHILDREN BORN IN POMFRET,! CONN. :
1045. i. Artemas, b. Dec. 7, 1789.
ii. Maria, b. May 28, 1792; m. Dec. 10, 1826, Jerome Pike of Pomfret.**
iii. Susanna, b. Aug. 13. 1794 ; d. Dec. 4, 1805.
104C. iv. George, b. Aug. 11, 1790.
1047. V. Charles, b. Feb. 14, 1800.
1022. Dea. Willl^m Trowbuidge (James^"'^'', William'^'^''*, James""",
Thomas'), born March 20, 1751, in Worcester, Mass.; died September 30, 1833,
in Worcester; married, first, December 12, 1776, in Worcester, Sarah Rice,
daughter of Thomas and Judith ( ) Rice, bom August 22, 1756, in
Worcester; died July 15, 1787. in Worcester. He married, second, October 8,
1789, in Leicester, Mass., Achsah Hersey, daughter of Elijah and Achsah
(Stone) Hersey, born March 14, 1759, in Hingham, Mass.; died November 13,
1847, in Worcester.
William Trowbridge in 1774 was.a soldier in a company of minutemen raised
in his native town, Worcester, Mass., commanded by Capt. Timothy Bigelow,
who was afterwards a major in the exisedition against Quebec under Arnold and
subsequently lieutenant-colonel in the Continental Line. On April 19, 1775, on
the alarm of the invasion of the British troops to Lexington and Concord, he
volunteered as a private soldier and marched in this company under Capt.
* By family record ; Oct. 1 by Abington Congi-egational Church Records.
t By family record ; 20 by Abington Church Records.
J Abington parish.
§ Correct by family record ; Dec. 6. 1789. by town record.
II Mentioned in the "History of Windham County." vol. 1. p. .34.3.
** See No. 1046, iv.
TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY 5^1
Timothy Bigelow,* Lieuts. J(jiifis Huljl.iard and John Smith. They left Worces-
ter near sunset and going through Sln-ewshury, Northhorough, Marlborough,
Sudbury, Weston, and Waltham, arrived at Watertown, a distance of more than
forty miles, the next morning, after marching all night. Having ascertained tlio
retreat of the British, the company halted for refreshments, and then advanced
to Cambridge. He did duty under Captain Bigelow until April 34, when an
organization of the forces took place, and Captain Bigelow having been appointed
major, Jonas Hubbard was promoted to be captain and John Smith to be first
lieutenant.f He then enlisted for eight montlis, or until the last day of Decem-
ber or the first day of January following, as a soldier in Captain Hubbard's
company, Col. Jonathan Ward's regiment of infantry, and was stationed in a
house in Cambridge near the Charles river. He and Captain Hubbard's com-
pany were among the first that broke ground for the military work called Fort
No. 2, and he was employed in its construction. He did duty in this company
until June 6, when, permission having been given for three from each company
to enlist into the "train," as it was called, he enlisted on June 6,$ 1775, in Capt.
Ezra Badlam's company of artilleiy. Col. Richard Gridley's regiment, in which
he did duty as first conioral for two months. He was then promoted sergeant,
and did duty as orderly until the term of service expired ,and the company was
dismissed on January 1, 1776. He was stationed with the artillery just below
the hill on which the meeting-house stood in Roxbury, and was there during the
battle of Bunker Hill, with his company within range of the British cannon from
Boston. He assisted General Knox in laying out the fortifications in Roxbury.
Afterwards he was stationed in Brooklyn Fort until the termination of his
service. The service above mentioned was all jjerformed as a volunteer in the
state troops of Massachusetts. He sen-ed in tlie whole, eight months and twelve
days, viz.: from April 19, 1775, to Jtme 6, 1775, as a private soldier; from June
6, 1775, to August C, 1775, as corporal ; and from August G, 1775, to January
1, 1776, as sergeant. Wliile acting as orderly of artillery, he received orders at
headquarters with the adjutants of infantry.§
William Trowbridge soon after his marriage received by deed from his father
the latter's homestead farm in the southwesterly part of Worcester, with one-
half the dwelling house and barn. He afterwards bought additional land.
Besides managing his large farm, he later built and conducted a cotton mill there
for many years, his sons William and Elijah and son-in-law Mr. Chapin being
associated with him in business. In 1798 he built himself a large, handsome
mansion, which is still standing. He was somewhat prominent in town affairs.
He was a school committee-man, constable, highway surveyor and collector,
selectman, and also held several other town offices. In 1798 he was one of a
committee having in charge the laying out of the new cemetery. He was
collector of taxes in 1819. He was a member of the Second Congregational
Church, of which he was chosen a deacon, and held that office for more than
twenty years, until he resigned on account of age and infirm health. Four years
prior to his death he deeded his property to his sons, and went with his wife
to reside with their daugliter Mrs. Chapin, at whose home he died. He was a
tall, large, dark-complexioned man, and was said to bear a striking resemblance
to General Washington.
* Massachusptts Revolutionary UoUs, vol. 11. roll 222. This company was in Col. Artemas
t Ditto, vol. 15, roll ,^7.
$ 7 by Ditto, vol. 14. roll 7. which gives his service one month and twenty-seven days.
Ditto, vol. 56. roll 275 : vol. ."ifi, rolls 220, 20.7 ; vol. 57. file 2.S.
William Troliridi::e's name appears on a "Petition." dated. Hoxliury. .Tnne 21, 1775, signed
by Trowliridge and others, stating their xmwillingness to serve under .Tohn Wiley as captain,
owing to their belief in his incompetence, and addressed to the Provincial Congress. [Ditto,
vol. 146, p. 243.]
§ The foregoing narrative appears as his declaration for a pension, wliich was granted hiui
a few months before his death. [U. S. Pension Office Records.]
522 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY
CUILDREN HORN IN WOKCESTEB, MASS. :
By first marriage:
Judith, b. Nov. IS, 1777 ; in. Nov. 18, 1799, Walter Bigelow of Worcester.
Sarah, b. Oct. 15, 17S0 ; m. Oct. (i, 1808, Hugh Wilson of Worcester.
Polly, b. May 31, 1783 ; m. Nov. 12, 1S04, Alpheus Merrifield of Worcester.
Beulah, b. July 12, 1787; ni. Sept. 24, 1S07, Moses Clements, Jr., of
By second tnarriage:
William, b. Oct. lU, 1790.
James, b. Feb. 10, 1792.
1050. vii. Elijah Hersey, b. Apr. 27, 1794.
viii. Achsah, b. June 3, 179G ; m. Dec. 14, 1814, Dea. Lewis Chapin of Worcester.
ix. riuLDAH, b. Oct. IG, 1798; m., 1st, Mar. 13, 1828. Halsey Riley of Lyndon,
Vt. ; m., 2d, Mar. S, 1848, Adolphus Baylies of Worcester.
1023. Capt. Edmund Trowbridge (Thaddeus'^"'^^, William'^'>'>\ James^'^'"',
Thomas^), born October 3, 1752, in Newton, Mass.; died June 30, 1812, in
Newton; married, first, December 15, 1774, in Newton, Elizabeth Wiswall,
daughter of Capt. Jeremiah and Elizabeth (Murdock) Wiswall, born March 20,
1753, in Newton; died Februai-y 23, 1799, in Newton. He married, second,
January 11, ISOO, in Newton, Euth Fuller, daughter of Capt. Edward and Ruth
(Jackson) Fuller, born July 19, 1762, in Newton. She married, second, January
11, 181G, in Newton, Lieut. Samuel Trowbridge (No. 1024), and died July 11,
1835, in Newton.
Edmund Trowbridge settled as a farmer in his native place, Newton, Mass.
On the Lexington alann of April 19, 1775. he reported for service and joined
Capt. Amariah Fuller's company of Newton minutemen, in which he held the
rank of corporal, which marched that day from Newton.* He probably took part
in the battle of Concordf and then marched to the headquarters at Cambridge
and was in service for three days.* He re-enlisted March 4, 1776, as corporal
in the same company. Col. Samuel Thatcher's regiment, which marched to take
possession of and man the lines on Dorchester Heights. He was in service five
days and was discharged March 9, 1776.:}: His next enlistment was February 3,
1778, as a sergeant in Capt. Abraham Pierce's company, Col. Eleazer Brooks'
regiment of guards, and he served two months with his regiment on guard duty
at Cambridge, receiving his discharge April 3, 1778.§ He enlisted again, with
the same rank, in Capt. Edward Fuller's (the 1st Newton) company, in Colonel
Thatcher's regiment, which marched to Cambridge to guard the British troops.
He was discharged September 4, 1778. || This was his last military service in
At his father's death, in 1777, he had inherited his share in the grist mill in
Newton, and under the will of his grandmother Trowbridge he took the house and
farm. He was among the well-to-do in the town and in the tax list of 1798 he
was taxed on his house £200 and on his 83 acres of land £2164. He held the
ofSee of selectman in 1791 and 1792. In his will, made the February preceding
his death, he is designated as "gentleman." He had been known as "Captain
Trowbridge" for many years.
CHILDREN BORN IN NEWTON, MASS. :**
By first marriage:
1051. i. John, b. Oct. 14, 1775.
1052. ii. Edmund, b. July 10, 1777.
1053. iii. William, b. Nov. 23, 1779.
iv. Polly, b. Aug. 11, 1782 ; m. Mar. 4, 1802, Timothy Emerson of Ashhy, Mass.
* Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls, vol. 12. roll 57.
t By the pension statement of his brother No. 1024, who was in the same company. .
J Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls, vol. 19, roll 94.
§ Ditto, vol. ■22. roll 103.
II Ditto, vol. 19, roll 46.
*• By Newton Town Records.
TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY 523
1054. V. Nathaxiel, b. July 7, 1784.
vi. Reuben, b. Mar. 20, 1780; d. , 1787.
1055. vii. Reuben, b. Aug. 13, 1789.
105C. viii. Elisha, b. Aug. 3, 1797.
By second marriage:
ix. Ruth, b. Fob. 8. ISOl ; m. Oct. — , 1.S21, William Wiswall, 2d, of Newton.
1057. X. Stephen Winchester, b. June 20, 1802.
xi. Elizabeth Wiswall, b. Feb. 0, 1805 ; m. Jan. 19, 1823, Luther Davies of
1024. Samuel Trowbridge (Thaddens^°^'^, William^'"'*, James^"'"', Thomas''),
born June 24, 1757, in Newton, Mass. ; died September 23, 1843, in Newton ;
married, first, Pebruary 2, 1781, in Waltham, Mass., Elizabeth Bond, daughter
of Phineas and Thankful (Fuller) Bond, bom July 15, 1762, in Newton; died
December 29, 1813, in Newton. He married, second, January 11, 1816, in New-
ton, Euth (Fuller) Trowbridge, widow of Capt. Edmund Trowbridge (No. 1023)
of Newton and daughter of Capt. Edward and Kuth (Jackson) Fuller, born July
19, 1762, in Newton; died July 11, 1835, in Newton.
Samuel Trowbridge, when a youth of seventeen, responded to the call for
troops at the Lexington alarm of April 19, 1775, and volunteered in Capt.
Amariah Fuller's company of minutemen.* He was in the battle of Concord,
and was dismissed and returned home on the following day.f About the last
day of that month he served two days at Eoxbury in a company commanded by
Lieut. Isaac Jackson, Col. Benjamin Hammond's regiment, which volunteered
to guard against an irruption from the enemy, who were expected to sally out
of the city to destroy military stores in the direction of Roxbury.f He re-entered
the service as a volunteer January 20, 1776, in Capt. Joseph Warren's company.
Col. Samuel Thatcher's regiment, and was in General Washington's army at
Cambridge, but was in no battle and feceived his discharge April 1, 1776. f He
re-eulisted August l,t 1777, in Capt. Joseph Fuller's company. Col. Samuel
Bullard's regiment.:}: Massachusetts militia, under General Gates.f He marched
from Newton to Albany, thence to Bennington, thence to Stillwater, through
Northampton, Mass., and Manchester, Vt., and in the battle of Stillwater his
regiment suppoi-ted the regular troops, under Lieutenant-colonel Brooks, its duty
being to see that the latter were not surrounded.+ He received his discharge
January 1, 1778.t He later served two days, September 2 and 3, 1778, in Capt.
Edward Fuller's (the 1st Newton) company, Colonel Thatcher's regiment,
guarding the British troops at Cambridge.§ He also served in the same line
of duty at Cambridge from September 4 to September 11, 1778, in Capt. John
Walton's company. 1 1
Samuel Trowbridge settled in Newton, ILass., his native place, where he
inherited his father's homestead. He was a selectman of the towTi and was a
man of means. In 1798 he was taxed on his house £360 and on his 82 acres of
land £1989. "At his death he was the last but one of the company of Newton
minutemen who were at the battle of Concord." He is styled* "gentleman" in
his will. His son Nathan inherited his homestead.
CHILDREN" BOEN IN NEWTON, MASS. :**
By first morn"n.(7c:tt
i. EuzABETH.tt b. Apr. 1, 1781 ; d. Jan. 28, 1848, in Newton ; unm.
ii. Sarah, b. Mar. 3, 1782 ; m. Nov. 10, 1803, Thomas Wiswall of Exeter, N. H.
• Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls, vol. 12. roll 57. tU. S. Pension Office Records.
t Massachusetts Revolutionary Rolls, vol. in. rolls 48. 79. The date ot his enlistment is
there eiven as Aug. 20 and the date of his discharge Nov. 29, 1777.
§ Ditto, vol. in. roll 46. || Ditto, vol. 55, tile K. p. 2.
••The liirths of only i-iv recorded tliere. ttNo cliiidren by second marriage,
tt By birth record and church record at death (Jan. 27), but always called Betsey and so
recorded at her death by town record.
524 TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY
1058. iii. Samuel, b. Mar. 10, ITS-l.
iv. Aaron, b. Aug. 22, ITS.^i ; d. JIar. 10, 1791.
1050. V. Nathan, b. Aug. 20, 1788.
vi. MAKTifA, b. Jlay 5, 1700; in. Dec. 28, 1824, George Brigham of Newton.
1060. vii. Asa, b. Mar. 20, 1703.
viii. Henky, b. Apr. 28, 1705 : lest at .sea .Tnly 10, 1810 ; uniii.*
ix. Esther, b. Dec. 5, 1707 ; d. Mar. 5, 1813.
X. George WASiiiXdroN, b. Apr. -1, 1802; d. Doc. 10, ISOti.
1026. John Trowbridcie (Ca/e6'"=, Ca?e6"'°^ James'-'"'", Thomas'), born
April 8, 1739, in Groton, Mass. ; died June — , 1794,t in Groton ; married, first,J
Sarah Nichols§ of Groton. He married, second,:]: Elizabeth Parker, daughter of
Obadiah and Hannah ( ) Parker, bom January 9, 1745, in Groton ;
died June 27. 1831, in Westford, Mass.
John Trowbridge learned the trade of a joiner with his uncle Thomas Trow-
bridge. He was serving his ajiprenticeship at his trade in Groton and Shirley,
Mass., at the period of the French and Indian War and he enlisted in the
province forces. He served in Captain Reed's company in an expedition to
Crown Point in the summer of 1755. || He served from April 20 to October 19,
1756, in Capt. Eliphalet Fales' company in the expedition to Crowm Point.** He
was in tlie Crovrei Point expedition of 1759, serving from April 6 to November
29, as corporal in Capt. Leonard Whiting's company, 1st Battalion, Brig.-gen.
Timothy Ruggles' regiment. t+ His name appears as sergeant in a muster roll
of Capt. Thomas Farrington's company, in which he served from March C to
December 5, IIQQ.XX
John Trowbridge had reached his majority during his last ijeriod of service,
and on his return home settled in Groton and engaged in business on his own
account. §§ He continued to follow his trade, that of a shop joiner, and farming,
to some extent, until his death. He was„one of tlie original Presbyterian con-
gregation organized in 1788 in Groton.
CHILDREN BORN IN GROTON, MASS. :
By first marriage:
1061. i. John, b. Jan. 18, 1762.
By second marriage:\\\\
ii. Elizabeth, b. Dec. 4, 1767; m. Oct. 21, 1788, Nathan Wright of Westford,
iii. Anna, b. Jan. 16, 1770; m. Parker Dole of Shelbnrne, Mass.
iv. Relief, b. Nov. 10, 1771 ; m. JIar. 10, 1705, Abel Wright of Westford.
V. John, b. Aug. 13, 1773; d.+ in Cazenovia, N. T. ; unm.***
1062. vi. Phineas, b. Sept. 2, 1775.
• Administration on the estate of "Henry Trowbridge of Boston, trader, late of Cahaha in
Alabama Territory." Is granted to his father, Samuel Trowbridge of Newton, Aug. 19, 1819.
ton .Tune 25, 1794, his widow appoints her son-in-law Nathan Wright administrator of
her husband's estate.
+ Date not found.
§ Her parentage and d^tes of birth and death were not found.
II "Groton During the Indian Wars," p. 169.
•• Massachusetts Archives, vol. 94. roll 95 ; "resides in (Jroton" ; "travel allowed from
Albanv to Dedham."
tl Ditto, vol. 97, rolls 183. 202. 345: "resides in Shirley."
Jt Ditto, vol. 98. roll 352; "resides in Croton" ; "ISO miles travel home allowed."
§§ During the Revolution, it might be supposed that he. aged thirty-eight, rather than his
fifteen year old son. was the .lohn Trowlirldge who saw service in the army in 1777. but
the signature ".Tnhn Trowbridge. .Tr.." to a payroll that summer [see "Groton during the
Revolution." p. 141] seems evidence that the early Revolutionary service performed by "John
Trowbridge of Groton" must be credited to the son. Proof of the latter's later service can
be found in the V. S. Pension OflBce Records.
nil Family register from a grandson, Mr. Phineas P. Trowbridge (No. 11491.
••* By family record. Not mentioned In his mother's will, dated Apr. 11, 1829.
John No. V is probably the "John Trowbridge of Cheshire Co., N. H.," who deeded Nov. 4,
1794. land In Township No. 1 in Herkimer county. N. Y. [Chenango County, N. Y.. Registry of
Deeds.] Cazenovia was originally in Herkimer county.
TllOWBRlDGE GENEALOGY 525
Bela, b. July 24, 1777; d.* in New Orleau.s, La.; uum.t
viii. EUMUND. b. Jan. ;jl. 1780; d. Aug. 3, 1S04, in New Haven, Conn.; unm.
is. Zebamah, b. Feb. 11, 17S2 ; d.* in Boston, Mass.; uum.t
1063. X. Jepthah, b. Nov. 13. 1783.
102(). Oliver Trowbridge (Thomas'-'"^*, C'a?e5'°<'=, Jatnes^""", Thomas'^), born
October 2?,, 1764, in Shirley, Mass. ; died , 1 , in , .
Oliver Trowbridge bef(jre he was sixteen years old enlisted in the patriot army
in the Revolution. He was a private in Capt. Nehemiah Houghton's company,
Col. Moses Nichols' regiment of militia, which was raised by New Hampshire in
1780 and joined tlie Continental army at West Point. He served from July 18
to October 21, 1780.:j: From this date no furtlier record of him was found.
There is no mention of him in the Middlesex county, Mass., registry of deeds or
registry of probate, and it is believed he did not marry.§
1027. Thomas Trowbridge (Thomas''o^*, Caleh^oo'', J ames^"'"' , Thomas''), born
December 1, 1765, in Groton, Mass.; died December 2-, 1829, in Pepperell,
Mass. ;|| married March 15, 1787, in Pepperell, Alice Gilson, daughter of Lieut.
Samuel and Elizabeth (Shed) Gilson, born April 12, 1769, in Pepperell; died
, IS — , in Pepperell?.
Thomas Trowbridge was a blacksmith by trade and lived in Pepperell, Mass.,
the township west of his native place. He was one of the original members of
the Presbyterian congregation organized in Groton in 1788.
CHILDREN born IN PEPPERELL, MASS. :
1. Betsey, b. Sept. 1, 1787 ; m.** Aug. 20, ISOO, Samuel Keep of Pepperell.
ii. Luther, b. June 16, 1789 ; d. Nov. 23, 1791.
iii. Polly, b. Dec. 1, 1793 : ra. Feb. 11, 1816, Samuel Kimball of Pepperell.
iv. LuciNDA, b. Apr. 16, 1795 ; m. Apr. 18, 1813, James Burditt of Leominster,
1064. v. Luther, b. Oct. 22. 1797.
vi. Rebecca, b. Feb. 27, 1800; d. Sept. 3, 1811.
vii. Lyma, b. May 29, 1801 : m. Phineas Burditt of Leominster.