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day, June 2, 1841. He was unmarried.

1095. V. William Ripley, b. Aug. 22, 1810.

1096. vi. Andrew Billings, b. May 2, 1817.

vii. Frances Catharine, b. Sept. 30, 1819; m. June 2, 1841, Comfort Lewis

Hoyt of Painesville, Ohio,
viii. Helen Mar, b. Jlay 1, 1821 ; m. May 19, 1841, Gen. Artemas Trowbridge

Sharpe of Minneapolis, Minn,
ix. Cornelia Elizabeth, b. May 2, 1824; m. Sept. 10, 1851, Thomas Roach

Case of West Simsbury, Conn.

1044. Lewis Trowbridge (William'^'' -", Daniel'^'""', James'^""^, J ames^""" ,
Thomas^), bom Februai-y 26, 1795, in Pomfret, Conn.; died Januaryf 24, 1854,
in East Windsor, Conn. ; married, first. May 8, 1820, in Pomfret, Edna Ayer,
daughter of Nathaniel and Edna (Hart.shorn) Ayer, born April 17, 1798, in
Pomfret; died March — , 1846, in Ellington, Conn. Pie married, second,
March 28, 1847, in East Windsor, Marilla McLean (Skinner) Stiles, widow of
James Harper Stiles of East Windsor and daughter of Oliver and Racliel
(Janes) Skinner, born February 23, 1808, in East Windsor; died , 18 — ,

Lewis Trowbridge learned the shoemaker's trade and followed it in his native
place and in Ellington, Comi., and later in East Windsor, Conn. While he lived
in Pomfret he was for three years, 1824-26, drum-major of the 11th Regiment
Infantry, Connecticut militia.

children :
By first marriage:

i. Edgar, b. , 1828, in Ellington, Conn.?; d. Sept. — , 1831.

By second marriage:
ii. Edna Marilla, b. May 4, 1848, in East Windsor, Conn. ; d. Aug. 9, 1850.

• iii born in Trenton, N. T. ; the others in Watertown, N. T.
t By family record ; June by Stiles' "History of Windsor."




1045. Artemas Trowbridge (Calel'''-\ Daniel^°'>^, James^""^, James'^"'"',
Thomas^), born December 7, 1789, in Pomfret, Conn.; died November 21, 1879,
in Palmyra, N Y. ; married June 7, 1827, in Westmoreland, N. T., Eliza
Leworthy, daughter of James and Elizabeth (Whiting) Leworthy, bom Februarj-
16, 1807, in New York City; died November 11, 1876, in Newark, N. Y.

Artemas Trowbridge was reared on his father's ancestral farm in the parish
of Abington in the town of Pomfret, Conn. He received the elements of a good
English education and fitted himself for his first independent occupation, that
of a school-teacher. At the age of twenty he commenced teaching in Vermont.
He continued in this vocation until 1816, when he removed to Litchfield, Conn.,
associating himself with Mr. Webb of Windham, Conn., in mercantile business.
In 1824 he removed to Camden, Oneida county, N. Y., being one of the pioneers
in general mercantile business of that place. He remained in trade until 1850.
He removed in 1864 to Newark, Wayne county, N. Y., and after the death of his
wife went to the home of liis son in Palmyra, N. Y., where he passed his declining

He was an active, energetic, influential citizen, and largely identified with the
early improvements and progress of Camden. He was active in establishing a
good school and securing competent teachers for it. He held many offices of
importance and trust. He was chosen the first clerk of the village at its incorpo-
ration in 1834, being later one of its trustees and its president. He was later
appointed commissioner of loans for Oneida county, and was often appealed to
by those seeking advice in financial matters who loiew liis judgment and integrity
could be relied upon. He was prominently identified with the establishment of
Trinity Church, Camden, and it was through liis efforts and, in a great measure,
his generosity that the church edifice was built in 1844. He was its senior
wai'den from the organization of the jsarish until his removal from the village.

Mr. Trowbridge was, initiated into Masoni-y in Bridport, Vt, in. March, 1813,
and was shortly afterwards advanced to the Royal Arch. He filled various offices
in lodge and chapter with credit. At different times he was honored with the
appointment of deputy-grand master of his district. At the time of his death
he was an honorary member of Palmyra Lodge, No. 248, and was the oldest
Mason of the lodge where he was initiated.


i. Susan Alida, b. Aug. 14, 1S2S : m. Sept. -10, 1S50, Benjamin Franklin Ray

of Utica, N. Y.
ii. Maey Ann Camp, b. Jan. 9. ISol ; m. Jime 2.5, 1856, Spencer Stafiford Eames

and resides in Newark, N. Y.
iii. Mama Louise, b. Sept. 4, 1833 ; ressides in Utica ; unm.
iv. James Leworthy, b. July 8, 1835 ; d. aged S months,
v. William Whiting, b. Aug. 3, 1836; a bookkeeper; d. Oct 3, 1866, in

Slemphis, Tenn.
1097. vi. Lawrence DeFoeest, b. Apr. 25, 1850.

1046. George TRowBRrooE (CaZe?;"=i, Daniel""'^, James^o"^, James^'">°,
Thomas^), bom August 11, 1796, in Pomfret, Conn.; died September 23, 1888,
in Camden, N. Y. ; married September 29, 1829, in Pomfret, Juliana Allin,
daughter of Capt. Daniel and Hannah (Wall) Allin, born May 20, 1805, in Provi-
dence, R. I. ; died March 24, 1892, in Camden.

George Trowbridge was brought up on his father's farm in Abington in Pom-
fret, Conn.,' and assisted his father in its management. While living there he
was commissioned lieutenant in the 11th Regiment Infantry, Connecticut
militia. In 1826 he removed to Camden, Oneida county, N, Y., and was engaged
in mercantile business with his older brother Artemas for a number of years.
The store then stood on Main street, nearly opposite Washington street. Later


this building was moved down to the corner of Main and Mexico streets. His
home was on the comer of Main and Washington streets, and is now owned by
his children and outwardly is the same as when he built it in 1827.

Mr. Trowbridge was prominent in all the enter]irises incident to the settlement
of a new country. He was identified with the schools of the town for many
years, holding the office of school superintendent. He was elected one of the
assessors of the village at its ineoiiioration in 1804. He was chosen one of the
joint board of tiTistees of the Camden Cemetery Association in 1844. Pie was
land agent, not only for lands in Camden, but for those in Florence and Vienna
as well, comprising a very considerable territory. He continued to be an active
and influential citizen in Camden imtil his death.


109S. i. CnAKLES Edwaui). b. Feb. 3, 1831.

ii. Julia Allin, b. Jan. 20, 1833: m. July 18. 1854, William Wallace Chub-
buck of Utica, N. Y. She d. Feb. 21. lOOG, in New York City.t

iii. WiLUAM Henry, b. Jan. 4, 1836 ; as a young man engaged in farming.
Early in the Civil War he entered the army. lie enlisted at Northbridge,
Mass., July 1, 1861, for three years in Company K, 1.5th Massachusetts
Infantry. He was in the battles of Balls Bluff and Chickamauga. He
was discharged .July 28, 1S<>4, at the expiration of his time of service. He
is blind from disease contracted in the army and resides with his youngest
sister on the homestead in Camden. He is unmarried.

iv. ELiZAnETii I'EARcE, b. Nov. 17, 1837 ; m. Apr. 27, 1881, Jerome PikeJ and
resides in Camden. §

V. Geobke Frederick, b. June 7, 1S4G ; a farmer ; d. June 25, 1871, in Camden ;

1047. Charles TiiowBurDGE (Calel>^'>-\ Daniel^""^, James^""^, James^"'"',
Thomas^), born February 14, 1800, in Pomfret, Conn.; died May 4, 1897, in
Kewanee, 111.; married January 18, 1837, in Marshall, N. Y., Esther Hart Peck,
daughter of Silas and ]\rary (Todd) Peck, born November 13, 1815, in Marshall;
died October 23, 1902, in Kewanee.

Charles Trowbridge remained with his parents on the homestead in Abington
in Pomfret, Conn. He took an interest in military affairs and in 1827 was com-
missioned captain of the Seventh Company, 12th Kegiment Infantry, Connecti-
cut militia, holding his couunand in 1831-32 when it became the lltli Eegiment.

After the death of his father, which occurred in the fall of 1830, he continued
managing the fann for a few years and then followed his brothers to Oneida
county, ]Sr. Y., where he married and engaged in farming. In 1838 he and his
wife emigrated to Concord, Lake county, Ohio, where he continued farming until
1859, when he removed with his family to Kewanee, 111. During his residence
in that city he devoted considerable time to Masonry, organizing and instructing
lodges, he being deputy-grand master of Illinois. He was also for many years
senior warden of St. John's (P. E.) Church in Kewanee.

The following notice was print<?d in a Kewanee newspaper at the time of his
last birthday : "Charles Trowbridge of this place this week celebrated his 97th
birthday. He is the oldest Mason in the state and probably in the United States.
In 1825 he joined Ptitnam Lodge at Pomfret, Conn., and has been an active
member of the order ever since. For eighteen years he presided over the
Kewanee Chapter, Royal Arch Masons, and for ten years he was the presiding
officer in both lodge and chapter in this city."

• Except i. who was born in Pomfret. Conn.

t In 1873 Mrs. Chublniok was appointed a clerk In the inquiry branch of the New York
post offlco. where she served continuously for 3.3 years. Her employment was in deciphering
illegible addresses arriving at the office and millions of people in the United States are
indebted to her skill.

t See No. 1021. ii.

§ Mrs. Pike has expressed great interest in this genealogy and has given much assistance to
the compiler in gathering the records of her branch of the family.

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cniLDBEK :*

i. Helen Josephine, b. Apr. 13, 1S41 ; m. Jau. 3, ISGl, Moses Willsoii and
resides in I'.hie Hill, Neb.
1090. ii. Chaules Wikeield, b. Mar. 7, 1SD2.

104S. Dea. Willusi Tbowbricge (Willmm'^'' - , James'">^o, William'-oo*,
t/a?nes""'°, Thomas^), bom October 16, 1790, in Worcester, Mass.; died November
20, 1880, in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; married November 26, 1812, in Worcester,
Dorothy Chapin, daughter of Thaddeus and Lucy (Whitney) Chapin, bom
November 4, 1789, in Worcester; died January 1, 1844, in Sheboygan Falls.

William Trowbridge after acquiring an excellent common school education
began work at blacksmithing and whitesmithing. Soon after completing his
trade, in company with his fatlier, youngest brother and brother-in-law Mr.
Chapin, he engaged in cotton spinning, their factory being on the homestead in
Trowbridgeville near Worcester, Mass. He held several minor town offices,
among which may be mentioned those of school-visitor and highway surveyor.
In 1830 he removed to Tompkins county, N. Y., where he established and con-
ducted a cutlerj' factory for several years. In 1837 he emigrated with his family
to Wisconsin. The first winter was spent with his son-in-law Charles D. Cole,
one of the first settlers of Sheboygan, and the same winter Mr. Trowbridge
opened a blacksmith shop, the family having in the meantime found a home in
a blockhouse near the present site of the Trowbridge farmhouse. There was not
a settler then between their home and the Falls, and none west of there.
Plymouth was not known and there were not more than fifteen habitations in
Sheboygan, while timber and heavy brash covered almost the entire site of the
jiresent city. There were no roads and only Indian trails. Sheboygan Falls
had only about five residences besides the old sawmill and many Indians were
about. In 1836 the present site of 240 acres of the Trowbridge farm was pur-
chased at $1.25 per acre near the present village of Sheboygan Falls. This farm
was two miles west of the village on the Fond du Lac road. There he continued
to reside until his death, living a life that in its intrinsic faithfulness, simplicity
and activity in all good works was a model to all with whom he came in contact.

Mr. Trowbridge was a member of the Baptist Church and served as one of its
deacons for over forty years. In the early days there were no churches or school-
houses and religious services were held in a small office, 16x20 feet, belonging to
David Giddings at the Falls. He was the pioneer preacher of Sheboygan county
and for many years, before the rog\jlar ministers were sent there, frequently
served the hardy settlers in that sacred capacity. He was sent for from far and
near to preach funeral sermons, his trips often being made on horseback or on
foot. It is said that he preached two hundred and fifty funeiral sei-mons. He
was also an honored member of the Masonic fratemify, and at the time of his
death was probably the oldest Mason in Wisconsin. He wa-S quite vigorous both
in mind and body until the close of his long life, and died universally respected
for his purity of character and his interest in the welfare of all mankind.

"There was no sham about Deacon Trowbridge's piety. He was sincerity itself.
Fifty years ago last winter the little village was visited by a smallpox epidemic. The
first Sunday after the dreaded disease made its appearance, the deacon's congregation
was quite large. At the end of the services he made an announcement in about these
words: 'Th?se services will be postponed until after the smallpox disappears from the
community. From this on I shall give my services to the strickeu families. I shall
minister to their wants, help nui-se them, and when they die follow them to the grave.
It may be a long term, or it may be a short term ; but, however long or however short,

• Mr. Charles W. Trowbridge (No. ii, above) wrote, "I feel certain that the house I was
born in was on the north side of tbe lino, in I'ainosville, Ohio, and that my sister was born
in Concord. Ohio, the adjoining township."


it is my plain duty to lielp my distressed noiKlibors.' Tlie word was well suited to the
action wliich followed. The good old deacon hurried to his home, changed his clothes,
bade his family good-bye, and at once began his work of mercy. The epidemic lasted
nearly all winter ; large numbers died ; few in the village escaped the disease. The
deacon's example was followed by othei-s. The strangest of all this strange experience
is the fact that neither the deacon, the good souls who imitated his example or their
families, were overtaken by the malady, notwithstanding the fact that the watchers,
helpers and nurses were almost constantly in the presence of the suffering patients,
notwithstanding the fact that they laid out and helped to bury the dead.

"Nearly half of the deacon's congregation had disappeared when, the next spring,
he resumed services in the schoolhouse. It was a sorrowful Sunday. Those in the
audience who had not lost members of their family had lost neighbors and dear friends.
When the good old Christian had read a chapter, prayed and talked a practical sermon,
he referre<l feelingly to the scenes through which the community had passed. I think
every man, woman and child in the room, including the deacon, wept. At the close of
the talk he asked all present to join him on their knees in asking that the community
might escape such visitations for all time to come. It was a most earnest appeal. I
believe that that prayer has been answered. There may have been a few cases of small-
pox there since then, but there has never been an epidemic.

"The Sunday after Sumter was fired upon, and while Deacon Trowbridge was con-
ducting services in the Baptist church, the denomination to wdiich he belonged for over
eighty years, he and his congregation were disturbed by a great commotion in the street
right in front of the church. There was beating of drums and .sounds of fife, much out
of tune. It was so uncommon a thing that most of the congregation walked or ran out
of the church. Finally, the deacon closed the Bible and slowly followed his flock.
When outside he asked the cause of 'this unseemly disturbance on the Lord's day.'
Someone told him that the President had called for soldiers to uphold the honor and
the flag of the nation, and that they were going to raise a company right then and there.

"The old deacon's eyes flashed as he walked out into the street, where a young fellow
was irregularly pounding a bass drum, and said: 'Nathan, I know it is Sunday, and
that all but the Lord's work should be abandoned : but the saving of our country and
the shielding of its flag from dishonor is the Lord's work. Give me that drum.' And
that model of piety strapped on the big drum and went pounding, greatly out-doing
Nathan in two respects — he made more noise and kept perfect time. He drummed as no
one before had ever drummed in the little village. As if it had gone on lightning wings,
word flew through the community that Deacon Trowbridge had left his pulpit to beat a
drum, and on Sunday, too. Within half an hour nearly every one in town and many
from the outskirts had gathere<l around the old drummer, all cheering him, and on
Sunday, too. That night Nathan Cole,* who had been relieved as drummer by the
deacon, went to Sheboygan witli enough men to make up what became Company C of
the Fourth Wisconsin." [J. A. Watrous in Chicago Timps-Herald.]


i. Sarah Wilson, b. Oct. 6, 1S13 ; m. Aug. '22, 1S31, Charles D. Cole of

Shebovgan Falls, Wis.
ii. Lucy Chapin. b. July 15, 181.5: m. Jan. 1. 18.35, Albert Rounseville of

Sheboygan Falls.

1100. iii. Ben.tamin Chapin, b. Sept. 1. 1817.

1101. iv. William Seth, b. x\ug. 8, 1810.

1102. V. James Lewis, b. Aug. IS, 1822.

vi. Dorothy Chapin, b. Jan. 17, 1823: m. June 7. 1842, Hon. David Giddmgs

of Fond du Lac, Wis.
vii. Thaddeus Chapin. b. Aug. 14, 18'27: d. Dec. 9, 1852, in Marysville, Cal. ;

viii. John, K Jan. 10, 1830: d. July 0. 1853, at sea, on a voyage to California;

1049. Dr. James Trowbridge (WilUam^" - . Jamps^'>^'>, Winiam-"">*, James^""'',
Thomas^), born February 10. 1792, in Worcester, Mass.; died July 25. 1846, in
Spring Prairie, Wis. ; married March 3, 1816, in Western,! Mass., Olive Saekett,
daughter of Adner and Mary (Barker) Saekett. She married, second, Simeon
Beckwith of Hinsdale, N. Y., and died February 17, 1871, in Allegany, N. T.,
aged 71 years.

* A grandson of Deacon Trowbridge,
t Now Warren.













James Trowbridge was brought up on his father's farm in Trowbi-idgevillo,
Worcester,, and attendeil the viUage school. He then began the study
of medicine in ^lis native town. During the War of 1812 he offered his pro-
fessional services to the government. He was appointed by Col. Salem Towne
surgeon's mate in the 2d Regiment of Light Troops, Massachusetts militia, and
served in that capacity at South Boston from September 20 to November 1,
, 1814.*

I Doctor Trowbridge early in his married life settle*! in Hinsdale, Cattaraugus

[ county, N. Y., where he was one of the early physicians. About ISPid he moved

! with his family to Girard, Erie county. Pa., and thence to Ohio, where he lived

' for a short time in Kingsville, Ashtabula county, and then in Perry, Lake county.

In 1842 he removed with his family to Spring Prairie, Walworth county, Wis.,

where he died four years later. After the death of Doctor Trowbridge his widow

returned with her children to her old home in the state of New York, where

she subsequently remarried.


i. Fitz-James. b. Oct. 27, 181G : d. Dec. 4, 1810.

Clarissa Ann, b. Dec. 7, 1817 ; m. Samuel Kinyou of Allegany, N. Y.
Aciis.\n Ceciua. b. JNIar. 17, 1820 ; m. Samuel Barker of Allegany.
Fitz-James, b. Feb. C, 1822.
William Henry, b. Feb. 20. 1821.
Charles Hersey, b. Jan. 12, 1820.
Alpiieus Marshall, b. May 8, 1828.

Mary Eliza, b. Oct. 30, 1831; m. Sept. 9, 1850. William Whitlock of

1107. ix. Edwin Going, b. May 31, 1834.

.\. Adner Sackett, b. Jan. 2, 1837; d. May 27, 1840, in Allegany.

1050. Dea. Elijah Hersey Trowbridge {William^"-", J ames^"^" , William^'"'*,
James^""", Thovias'-), boni April 27, 1794, in Worcester, Mass.; died February 9,
1868, in Sheboygan Falls, Wis.; married May 15, 1818. in Leicester, Mass., Eliza
Ann Cutting, daughter of Darius and Sally (Waite) Catting, born January 19,
1799, in Leicester; died November 2, 1884, in Windsor, Cal.

Elijah H. Trowbridge was reared on the family homestead in Worcester, Mass.,
and settled there after his marriage. He was occupied in farming in Trow-
bridgevillo and was also associated with his father, oldest brother and brother-in-
law in the cotton factory that they built and conducted there. During that time
he held several of the less important offices in the town. In 1829 he removed
with his family to Ithaca, N. Y., and in 1847 followed his oldest brother to She-
boygan Falls, Wis., then almost a wildorness. Both in Ithaca and Sheboygan
Falls he was engaged in the foundi-y and machine shop business. He also had a
farm near the Falls. He was for many years a deacon in the Congregational
church in Sheboygan Falls.

children -.t

1108. i. FoEDYCE Cutting, b. Apr. 5, 1819.

ii. Eliza Matilda, b. Dee. 14, 1821 ; d. Sept. 21, 1823.

1109. ill. Horace, b. May 25, 1824.

1110. iv. George Otis, b. May 13, 1826.

v. Eliza Ann, b. Dec. 22, 1830; m. Dec. 26, 1848, Benjamin Franklin Field

of Beloit, Wis., and resides in Charleston, W. Va.
vi. Sarah, b. Apr. 17, 1833; d. in childhood.

1111. vii. Charles Augustus, b. Nov. 17, 1835.

viii. WILLL4.M Darius, b. Apr. 19, 1838 ; d. Sept. 8, 1838.

•tr. S. Pension Office Records. Under the Act of March 3, 1855, his son Edwin, then a
minor, received at the age of twenty-one a warrant for 160 acres of land for his father's
services in the war.

t Taken from Olean township in 1820.

t i-iv born in Worcester, Mass. ; the others in Ithaca, N. Y.


ix. Lewis Chapin, b. Feb. 14, 1839 ; was brought in infancy by his parents to
Sheboygan Falls, Wis., and there grew to manhood. As a young man he
learned the trade of watchmaking and wa.s in with his brother
Charles. He enlisted tiiere early in the Civil War, and was enrolled Sept.
IG. ISGl, and was appointed a corporal in Company C, 1st Wisconsin
Infantry. He was in a number of battles and was promoted sergeant and
later. Jlay 11, 18G4, first lieutenant. He was taken prisoner at the battle
of Chickamauga. Sept. 20, 18G3, and was thirteen months a prisoner of
war at Libby, Danville and Andersonville prisons. His sufferings there
were ver.v severe. He made his escape from Andersonville and arrived in
Sherman's lines at Atlanta. Ga., in rags and without shoes, after walking
eleven days and nights. He wiis in the service three years and was dis-
charged Oct. 14, 18G4, at Milwaukee, Wis. He went into the jewelry busi-
ness with his brother Charles after leaving the army. He resided in
Sheboygan Falls and then in Fond du Lac, Wis., finally settling in Rapid
City, S. D.. his present residence. He and his brother Charles have been
in business together about fifty years. He was elected county auditor
in 1900. He is unmarried.

1051. Major John Trowbridge (Edi,iiind^o''\ Thaddeus^''^\ William^'"'*,
James^"'"', Thomas^), bom October 14, 177.'). in Newton. Mass.; died November
14, 1835, in Portland, Me.; married April 4, 1799, in Newton. Eunice Stone,*
daughter of James and Sarah (Billings) Stone, born July 14, 1776, in Newton;
died October 26, 1852, in Portland.

John Trowbridge settled aft«r his marriage in Charlestown, Mass., where he
lived two years. In the spring of 1S02 he removed with his family to Portland,
Me., where he conducted a large soap business until his death. In his younger
days he commanded a company of cavalry, and from that time he was known by
the title of "Major."


i. Elizareth Wiswall, b. Aug. 10, 1800: m. Oct. 5, 1819, George Eaton of

ii. .TULIA, b. Aug. 11. 1802 : m. Nov. 5, 1846, Levi Williams of Portland.
Daniel, b. Feb. 9, 1804.
Charles, b. Sept. 13. 1805.

Almira, b. Mar. 12, 1S07 : m.t Benjamin White Kingsbury of Newton, Mass.
.Tonathan Homer, b. Oct. 24. 1808.
Mary Ann, b. June 21, 1810; m. Nov. 12. 1S3G. Dea. Sewal! Cole Chase

of Portland.
Ellen, b. Dec. 15, 1812 : d. Apr. 3, 1819.
Catharine, b. Mar. 25, 1815; d. Aug. 19, 1815.

1052. Edmund Trowbridge (Edmiind^"'^, Thnddeus'^''", Winiam^'"'^ ,7nmc.s"''»,
Tlwmas'^). bom July 16, 1777, in Newton, Mass.; died August — . 1854. in
Boston, Mass. ; married October .30, 1800, in Newton. Mary Stone,§ daughter of
James and Sarah (Billings) Stone, bom March 2. 177S, in Newton; died May
25, 1879, in Boston.

Edmund Trowbridge settled in AVatertown, Mass., where he lived until about

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