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Hospital, Detroit, Mich.; num.

1169. Gen. Luther Stephen Trowbuidge (Stephen V.'^"'"', Lullier^"^-,
Thomas^''^o, John^""', Thomas^""^, James^""", Thomas^), bom July 28, 1836, in
Troy, Mich. ; resides in Detroit, Mich. ; married April 8, 1862, in Detroit, Julia
Maria Buel, daughter of Hon. Alexander Woodruff and Mary Ann (Ackley)
Buel, born May 17, 1841, in Detroit.

Luther S. Trowbridge after a thorough preparation in the schools of Michigan
entered Yale Collegia in the Class of 1857, but was compelled in the latter part
of his junior year, through the partial loss of his eyesight, to abandon his
studies for the time being and return to his home. He was subsequently, in
1866, granted a diploma from Yale with the degree of M.A. and his name was
placed on the roll of his class. In the autunm of 1856, however, he began
the study of law in the office of Sidney D. Miller of Detroit, and was admitted
to the bar in 1858. In the following year he formed a partnership with Hon.
Alexander W. Buel, which existed until 1862, at which time he entered the
army as major of the 5th Michigan Cavalry, being commissioned September 2,
1862. He went with his regiment to the Army of the Potomac, and participated
in the stirring scenes of the Gettysburg campaign, taking a prominent part in
the severe cavalry fight on the right flank of the army in the battle of Gettysburg,
and having a horse killed under him while leading a charge of his battalion.*

On August, 25, 1863, while convalescing from a violent fever with which he
had been stricken following the Gettysburg campaign, he was promoted to the
rank of lieutenant-colonel of the 10th Michigan Cavalry, with which regiment
he went to Kentucky and East Tennessee. His services in East Tennessee were
important and laborious, but not such as to attract public attention. Scouting
and skirmishing were the order of the day, but in addition to that he was
directed to finish a partially constructed field fortification intended for the
protection of a large railroad bridge at Strawberry Plains. Upon examination
of the work he discovered a serious mistake in its plan. Had it been completed
as laid out, the enemy could have placed their batteries on any one of four or
five elevations within easy range, without coming under any fire from this
work. LTpon reporting the mistake, he was directed to change the plan of the
work as suggested by him, which he did. The wisdom of the change was
demonstrated twice afterwards when the place was attacked, once by General
Wheeler with his cavalry corps of 6,000 men, and once by General Breckenridge
with a mixed force of cavalry, infantry and artillery of about 5,500. The fort
was successfully defended in the first case by 125 men of the 10th Michigan
Cavalry with a section of a field battery in the redoubt referred to, and in the
second case by 700 men and a section of artillery. In both cases the work of
the artillery was most excellent, but had this fort, or redoubt, been completed as
originally laid out they would have been useless, as they could not have reached
the enemy's guns without going out into the open field and losing all the benefit
of the protection of the fortifications.

• This sketch is mainly a reprint of one in "Landmarl<s of Detroit."

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On July 25, 186-1, Colonel Trowbridge was promoted to the colonelcy of his
regiment. In January, 18(i.j, ho was appointed provost marshal general of East
Tennessee, relieving Gen. S. P. Couter. He sen'ed in that capacity for two
months, when, at his own request, ho was relieved to take command of his regi-
ment in the expedition under General Stoneman into Virginia and through the
Carolinas, destroying railroads, capturing military supplies of all kinds, and
inflicting great damage upon the Confederate cause. It was a notable expedi-
tion, for sixty-nine days subsisting on the enemy's country, without any base
of supiilies, marching nearly 2,000 miles, breaking up very thoroughly more
than 125 miles of railroad, capturing vast quantities of supplies of ammuni-
tion, camp and garrison equipage, quartermaster commissary and medical stores,
the city of Salisbuiy with its groat quantity of stores, nineteen pieces of
artillery and more than 1,100 prisoners. Continuing its march in the pursuit
of Jefferson Davis, the expedition passed into Georgia, across Alabama, and up
to the Tennessee river at Guntersville, where it took cars for East Tennessee,
after an absence of sixty-nine days. Upon returning to Tennessee Colonel
Trowbridge was assigned to the command of a cavalry brigade, and remained
in that position until the close of the war and the exiiiration of his three years'
term of service. He was brevetted brigadier-general and major-general of U. S.
volunteers to date from June 15. 18G5, for faithful and meritorious services. He
was mustered out and honorably discharged September 1, 1865.

General Trowbridge resided in Knoxville, Tenn., from the close of the war
until 1868, when he returned to Detroit, where he has since resided. In 1873
he was appointed by Governor Bazlej' inspector-general of Michigan state troops,
a position which he held for four years. In 1875, without his previous knowl-
edge, he was appointed collector of internal revenue for the First District of
Michigan, holding that position until the spring of 1883. Under his adminis-
tration the oifice assumed a degree of perfection which placed it in the first
class of revenue offices of the United States, and it was a matter of public
regret, and the cause of considerable disturbance in the Eepublican party of
Michigan and other states, when he was asked, for no cause assigned, to resign
in 1883.

Always a stanch Kepublican, true to his party's principles, faithful to the
public trusts, a brave soldier, and a man of the strictest integrity of character.
General Trowbridge has won the confidence and luiqualified esteem of his
fellow citizens. In July, 1883, he was appointed controller of the city of
Detroit, resigning that position January 1, 1886, to accept the vice-presidency
of the Wa.yne County Savings Bank of Detroit. After a service of four years
and a half he resigned and accepted the position of private secretary to Hon.
Luther Beecher, and upon the death of Mr. Beecher in 1892 was appointed one
of the administrators of his estate. General Trowbridge now holds the office
of appraiser in the U. S. Custom House at Detroit.

General Trowliridge is treasurer of the Detroit College of Medicine. He is
a member of the Michigan Club, the Loyal Legion, of which he is one of the
past commanders, and the G. A. E. He is also a member of the Yale chapter of
the Alpha Delta Phi fraternity. In 1905 he compiled and published a "History
of the 10th Michigan Cavalry." He was a member of Presbyterian and Congre-
gational churches from the age of sixteen until 1883, then becoming a member of
Christ Episcopal Church of Detroit.


i. Clara Bitel, b. Nov. 26, 1863; m. Oct. 14, 1SS6, Charles May Swift and

resides in Detroit,
ii. JiARY ELlZAnETH. b. Sept. 28. 1866 ; resides in Detroit ; unra.
1287. iii. .Vlexaxder Buel. b. Sept. 3, 1868.

iv. Margaret Ric.qs, b. Sept. 6. 1872 ; ra. Oct. 21, 1897. Charles Atwater Ricks

and resides in Cleveland, Ohio.


V. Luther Stephek, b. July 2, 1875; was graduated from Yale University with
the degree of B.A. in 1897. He read law, was admitted to the bar, and is
practicing bis profession in bis native city. He is unmarried.

vi. Julia Ackley, b. Feb. 20, 1878 ; resides in Detroit ; unm.

vii. Edmund Ross, b. Apr. 22, 1880: d. Mar. 1, 1895.

1170. M.^j. Ch.\rles Frederick Tiwwbridge (Cliarles C.'"", Luther^"''-,
Thomas'^''^'^, John'""', Thomas^'"'-, James^""", Thomas^), bom May 1-2, 1S37, in
Detroit, Mich. ; died February 9, 1878, in Ann Arbor, Mich. ; married July C,
1863, in Ann Arbor, Clara White Brisham, daughter of Dr. Philip Storey and
Sophronia (Smith) Brigluim, born February 22, 1842, in Ann Arbor. She
married, second, February 6, 1883, in Detroit, Col. John Garbuul James,
president of the State A. and M. College of Texas, and resides in Roff, Okla.

Cliarles F. Trowbridge entered the University of Michigan and was graduated
from the literarj' department in 1860 and from the law department in 1861.
He then entered the law office of Lothrop i: Duffield in Detroit. At the out-
break of the Civil War he responded to President Lincoln's call for three
months' troops. He enlisted in April, 1861, in the 1st Michigan Infantry, and the
following month was appointed its sergeant-major and acting second lieutenant.
On May 14, 1861, he was appointed a first lieutenant in the 16th U. S. Infantry.
He was appointed aide-de-camp to General Porter to September, 1862 (brevet
captain July 4, 1862), and was engaged at the battle of first Bull Run, the siege
of Yorktown, the battle of Williamsburg, the Seven Days' Fight, and the battles
of Malvern Hill and Antietam, He was appointed aide-de-camp to General
Averill to September, 1863, and was engaged in the expedition of Kelly's Ford,
the battle of Piedmont, the action of Hartwood Church, the pursuit of Con-
federates to Kelly's Ford, the battle of Kelly's Ford, Stoiieman's raid, the battle
of Fredericksburg, and the actions of Rocky Gap and Lewisburg.

He was appointed a captain in the 16th IT. S. Infantry January 13, 1863, joined
the regiment, and was engaged at the battle of Missionary Ridge, the reconnois-
sance to Buzzard's Roost and Tunnel Hill, and the batttles of Jonesboro and
Atlanta. During the march to Atlanta under Sherman, and by battle and sick-
ness, his regiment was reduced to sixty men, and he was ordered back to Chatta-
nooga on the sick list. He was appointed provost marshal of division, 14th Army
Corps, to September, 1864. On September 1, 1864, he was appointed brevet major
in the 16th U. S. Infantry, for gallant and meritorious services at the battle of
Kelly's Ford, Va., and during the Atlanta camj^aign. He was with his regi-
ment to March, 186.5, and was regimental recruiting officer to September, 1866.
He then rejoined his regiment and was on duty in Georgia. The 16th Infantry
was consolidated with the 2d Tnfantiy on March 3, 1869, and Major Trowbridge
was transferred to it on April 17, 1869. He had never fully recovered from the
sickness contracted on the march at Atlanta, and was finally certified to the
retired list, but never regularly retired. In 1872 he went to Ami Arbor, Mich.,
where he resided until his death.


i. Katherine Sini.ET, 1). .Tune 7. ISfit;. in Worcester, Mass.; resides witb her

mother ; unm.
ii. Ankette PEAiiODY. b. June 10, 1869, in Iluntsville, Ala. ; m. Feb. 18, 1892,

Cabell Carrinston Kinney and resides in Dallas, Te.\.
iii. Philip Brigiiam, b. Dec. 9, 1871, in Iluntsville ; d. Sept. 26, 1872, in Detroit,


1171. William Frederick Trowbridge (WilUam F.^"'*, Joseph'^''^*. Thomas'^"''",
John^'"'\ Thomas^""-. James"'"", Thomas'), born September 24, 1820, in Worces-
ter, Mass.; died January 14, 1893, in Hudson, Mass.; married October 15,



1846, in Feltonville* Mass., Eliza Hutchinson Stuart, daiighter of Silas and
Susan (Emms) Stuart, born May 11, 182-4, in Boston, Mass. She resides in

William F. Trowbridge was brought up in Feltonville (Hudson), Mass.,
where he learned the shoemaking trade and was engaged in shoe manufacturing
the remainder of his life. On October 1, 1850, he and Capt. Francis Brigham
formed a partnership for the manufacture of shoes, under the firm name of
F. Brigham & Co. They first carried on business in a wooden shop, later, in
1858, moving into a brick shop, which has since been burned. Mr. Trowbridge
withdrew from tlie firm in 1866, and from that time carried on business by

Mr. Trowbridge was one of the first two selectmen elected at the first town
meeting held March 31, 1866, after tlie incorporation of the town of Hudson.
He was prominent in town affairs, was a representative to the Massachusetts
General Court, and held town oftices almost continually until his death.


1288. i. Frederick William, b. .Tune l."i. 1840.

ii. Blanche, b. Dec. 5. 18.52; m. Mar. 25, 1875, Thomas Majhew Hathaway

and resides in Hudson,
iii. Steixa Stuart, b. Oct. 15. 1S.5!1 : d. .Tidy 23, 1804.
iv. Ellsworth, b. Dee. 14, ISCl ; d. .Tuly 24. 1SG4.

1172. Joseph Stevens Trowbridge {WiUwm F."''*, Joseph^"''*, Thomas'"''"':
John^""'', Thomas^""-, James^"'"', Thomas^), changed his name to Joseph Stevens
Br.u)ley, bom May 20, 1823, in Worcester, Mass.; resides in Hudson, Mass.;
married, first, about 1845, Lucy Phillips. He married, second. March 4, 1857,
in Charlestown. Mass.. Lucy Ann Sawyer, daughter of Seth and Susanna
(Frost) Sawyer, born October 7, 1827. in Charlestown; died September 10,
1893, in Hudson. He married, third, Fcbiiiary 9, 1898. May E. Stevens.

Joseph S. Bradleyij: when three years of age was brought by his parents to
Marlborough. Mass.. and at the age of seven came to live with an aunt in Felton-
ville (now Hudson). Mass. He was able to devote only a very short time to
acquiring the rudiments of education. He entered the shoe factory of Lorenzo
Stratton and before he was twelve years old he had learned to make a whole
shoe. Later on he worked in Stephen Pope's tannery, splitting leather, and
learned to know leather thoroughly, becoming in time a practical shoemaker.
When he was sixteen he worked for a time for Capt. Francis Brigham in
Feltonville. At tlie age of seventeen he determined to see something of the
world and he started for New Orleans. Learning that there was yellow fever
there, he turned northward, and went to Saratoga Springs, N. Y., in the summer
of 1841. He worked at his trade there from June to December. He then went
to Ottawa, Canada, where he passed the winter. Tiring of a nomadic life, he
returned to Feltonville and worked at his trade there, and in Worcester, Wobuni,
and neighboring places until 1850.

On October 1 of that year he began business on his owni account in company
with Capt, Francis Brigham and William F. Trowbridge, his brother, under the
firm name of F. Brigham & Co.. which became successful. Mr. Trowbridge with-
drew from the firm in 1866 and Messrs. W. F. and W. B. Brigham came in.
The firm continued until April 1, 1880, when Mr. Bradley withdrew to enter
into a co-partnership with Heni-y E. Sayward of Cambridge. Mass. The firm
name is Bradley & Sayward and occupies a large factory in Hudson, Mass., and

* Now Hudson.
t Then Feltonville.

t The tollowing sketch Is condensed from a sl:ctch of Mr. Bradley in the "History o£ Middle-
sex County, Mass."


a somewhat smaller one in Dover, N. H. The firm is one of the strongest and
most active concerns in Massachusetts. No manufactory in Hudson runs more
steadily or with less friction. Their goods are sold mostly in the South and
Southwest, but their customers are found in twenty-eight states.

Mr. Bradley's time has not been given entirely to his own business. Prior to
the incorjioration of the town he served upon several committees seeking to
accomplish the desired change, and was a member of the committee of five on
the part of Hudson to make a final separation from Bolton. He was elected
the first representative from Hudson in 1867, and during that year had the most
important matters to handle that has ever been before the legislature in which
Hudson interests wei-e solely concerned. In 1870 he was elected town treasurer,
and served continuously in that position until the election in 1890, when he
declined longer to hold the office. During the period that he held this office
he succeeded in placing the finances of the town on a more satisfactory basis
than they had been previously. In 1877 he was elected a member of the board
of selectmen, but declined a re-election the following year.

Mr. Bradley has always been connected with the banking interests of Hudson,
and has been for many years a vice-president and one of the board of investment
of the Hudson Savings Bank. He declined an election as president of the
Hudson National Bank, but has been for many years a member of its directorate.
He has also occupied prominent places in other organizations both at home and
abroad. He has always been a believer in the Unitarian faith and a steady
supporter of its church. He has long enjoyed a reputation for business ability
and strict integrity. He is a lover of standard books and has not lost his liking
for travel.


By first marriage:

i. Walter, b. , 1840; d. .

ii. Mary Eva, b. May 2, 1847 ; m. Frederick S. Dawes and resides in Hudson.

iii. Elizabeth, b. ; d. .

iv. Jane, b. ; d. .

V. Frank, b. ; d. .

By second marriage:*
vi. Susan, b. ; d. .

1173. Frederick William Trowbridge (William F.^"''*, Joseiih^""*, r/iomas^°",
John^o"', Thomas">o-, James^""", Thomas^), born July 1, 1841, in Hull, Canada;
resides in Hudson, Mass. ; married, first. May 1, 1870, in Hudson, Ellen Theresa
Pope, daughter of Daniel Folger and Maria (Cox) Pope, born September 1,
1846, in Hudson; died March 13, 1876, in Hudson. He married, second,
December 19, 1878, in Hudson, Emma Elizabeth Randall, daughter of Jonathan
and Elizabeth Eussell (Brigham) Randall, born August 24, 1851, in Hudson.

Frederick W. Trowbridge at the age of nineteen entered the army in the Civil
War. He enlisted May 25, 1861, for three years in Company C, 1st Massachu-
setts Infantry, and was discharged May 25, 1864. He re-enlisted December 31,
1864, in Company L, 3d Massachusetts Cavalry, and was discharged September
1, 1865. During his two terms of service he participated in fifty-two battles
and skirmishes, and was twice wounded, at Fredericksburg and second Bull Run.

Mr. Trowbridge learned the shoemaker's trade at an early age. He resides in
Hudson, Mass., where he holds the position of foreman with F. Brigham & Co.,
shoe manufacturers.

child born in HUDSON, MASS. :

By first marriage :t
1289. i. WiiLiAM Frederick, b. Oct. 20, 1872.

* No children by third marriage.
t No children by second marriage.


1174. Augustus Sinnock Trowbridge (William F.^"'*, Joseph^°^\ Thomas^''^^,
John""", Thomas^""-, James'"""', Thomas^), bom April 27, 1844, in Hull,
Canada ; resides in South Framingliam, Mass. ; married September 18, 1873,
in Hopedale, Mass., Ada Whipple, daughter of Cyrus and Delight (Cushman)
Whipple, born October 14, 1853, in Groton, Conn.

Augustus S. Trowbridge came in boyhood with his father to Feltonville
(now Hudson), Mass. He went into a shoe factory at the age of twelve years,
and went all through the various departments. He settled in Hudson after his
marriage. He removed to Dorchester, Mass., in 1879, and later resided in
Dedliam and Milford, Mass., before coming to South Framingham, Mass., his
present residence. He was superintendent of a shoe factoi-y in Milford for
twenty-two years and was for three years a shoe manufacturer on his own
account. He is at present engaged in the retail shoe business in South Fram-

Mr. Trowbridge is a veteran of the Civil War. He enlisted for one year and
was mustered September 16, 1862, and was appointed sergeant in Company I,
5th Massachusetts Infantry. He was discharged July 2, 1863. He re-enlisted
for three years and was mustered March 11, 1864, and was appointed cori^oral
in the 16th Battery, Massachusetts Light Artillery. He was discharged June
27, 1865. He became first lieutenant and then captain of Company I (the
Hudson Light Guard), 5th Regiment of Massachusetts militia. He is a member
of the Masonic fraternity and was for three years master of Doric Lodge, F. and
A. M., of Hudson. He is also a member of the A. O. U. W. and the G. A. R.


i. Jeannette, b. Aug. 17, 1874, in Hudson, Mass.
ii. Agnes, b. Mar. 15, 1879, iu Hudson.
1290. iii. Arthue Sinnock, b. Dec. 6, 18S0, iu Dorchester, Mass.

1175. Joseph Addison Trowbridge {Ephralm^"'", Joseph^°^*, Thomas^""'',
Joh'n}'">\ Thomas'""'-, James'-'""', Thomas'), bom February 20, 1820, in Marl-
borough, Mass. ; died October 3, 1905, in Worcester, Mass. ; married, first.
October 11, 1842, in Stowe, Mass., Lucinda Maria Warren, daughter of Levi
and Lucinda (Hale) Warren, bom February 1, 1823, in Stowe; died November
10, 1846, in Southborough, Mass. He married, second. May 19, 1847, in
Granby, Mass., Mary Emelia Ayres Clark, daughter of Augustus and Mary
(Ayres) Clark, born December 28, 1824, in Granby; died December 25, 1900,
in Westborough, Mass.

Joseph A. Trowbridge was for many years a merchant tailor in Southborough,
Mass. He retired from biisiness in late middle life and resided for a time in
Westborough, Mass. After the death of his wife he went to live with his
youngest daughter in Worcester, Mass., where he died about five years later.

Mr. Trowbridge was in business in Westborough during the Civil War and
he attended to the cutting of the uniforms for Company K, 13th Massachusetts
Infantry, the first company raised in the town, which left for the front in
Jime, 1861. He was treasurer of the Leicester Piano Company of Westborough,
which was incorporated in 1880 and carried on a prosiserous business for a
nmnber of years.


By first marriage:
i. Maria Louisa, b. Feb. 9. 1S45 ; m. May 31, 1866, Lewis Pennel Day and
resides in Westborough, Mass.

Bii second mnrriage:
ii. Mary Susanne Ayres. b. .July 20, 1848 ; m. May 24. 1871, William Walker
.Johnson and resides in Worcester, Mass.


1176. Charles Nelson Tbowbridhe (Luther'"''"', Joseph^"'-'*, Thornas'"'"',
John^"'''^. Thomaa^'^"'- . James^"'"', Thomas^), bom August 3, 182'J, in Stowe,
Mass. ; died Augiist :i(), 1871, in Boston, Mass. ; man-ied September 1, 18G0, in
Boston, Isabel Lampaii, daughter of Ilirain and Diana (Siimrix) Lampan, bom
in Scranton Falls, Vt. She resides in Boston.

Charles N. Trowbridge was a clerk in a dry goods house in New York City
and later held the same position in Boston, Mass.


1177. .John Hastings TKOWBRiD(iE {LntJier^"'''', Joscph"'^^, Thomas^"'^^ ,
Juhn""'\ Thomas^"'''-, James"'"", Thomas'), bom Augxist 3, 1833, in Stowe,
Mass. ; resides in Newark, N. J. ; married, first, October 8, 1853. in Worcester,
Mass., Calista S. Grow, bom February — , 1835, in Westford, Vt. ; died May
28, 1873, in New Haven, Conn. He married, second, June 10, 1876, in New
York City, Anna Elizabeth Purdy, daughter of David Morgan and Agnes
(liristina (Adamson) Purdy, born January 20, 1851, in New York City.

John H. Trowbridge is a machinist. In the course of following his trade
he has lived in Roxbury, Mass., 1853-56 ; New Haven, Conn., 1857-73 ; and
New York City, 1874-80; before coming to Newark, N. J., his present
residence. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.

By fir-it iyiiirriii(jc:
i. Frank Uoiswkll, b. Mar. 2!), 1855.

By second marriage:
ii. Sarah Eltzabeth, b. June 11, 1877; is a music teacher; resides with her

parent.s ; unm.
iii. Charles Sumner, b. .Tul.v 3, 1878; is a machinist in Newark, N. J.
iv. Lottie JIay, b. Sept. 0, 1870 ; resides with her parents : unm.
V. .John Hastings, b. "Nov. 1(1, 1882 ; is a clerk ; resides with his parents ; unm.
vi. Hattie Leona, b. Feb. 8, 1884 ; is an artist ; I'esides with her parents ; unm.
vii. Anna Ethelyn, b. Mar. 30, 1890.

.1178. Leonard Humason Trowbridge {Elisha'"'''' , Willard''"'-'-', James^"^^,
DanieP""^, James'^'"'^, James'-'""', Thomas'^), bom May 27, 1827, in Houseville,
N. Y. ; died November 11, 1887, in Delta, Ohio; married June 10, 1851. in Delta,
Belinda Clapper, daughter of John and Catharine (Hesser) Clapper, bom
November 1, 1834, in Hayesville, Ohio. She resides in Delta.

Leonard H. Trowbridge came at the age of seven years with his parents to
Delta, Ohio. He grew up on the farm and continued farming until late in
life. He settled after his marriage in Delta. In 1865 he purchased the Dunbar
farm in Pike township and moved upon it. In the spring of 1883 he sold this
farm and moved to Delta village, where he resided until his death.

Mr. Trowbridge saw all the developments of that part of the country, from
forest, prairie and swamp, to productive fields, fine mansions, thriving villages,
churches, sehoolhouses, and railroads, telegraph and telephone facilities, and he
bore his part in that development faithfully. He was a member of the United
Brethren church in Delta.

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