William Penn Troth

1817–1897 (Age 80)
Bridgeport Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Penn

When William Penn Troth was born on 31 March 1817, in Bridgeport Township, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, John Troth, was 27 and his mother, Hannah Baker, was 25. He married Malinda Farquhar Brown on 12 September 1848. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 6 daughters. He died on 20 September 1897, in Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Fayette City, Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Penn Troth
Malinda Farquhar Brown
Marriage: 12 September 1848
Alfred Brown Troth
Mary Elizabeth Troth
Sarah Ann Troth
Ida Troth
Emma Troth
Annette Troth
Cora Belle Troth

Spouse & Children

  • Male1817–1897Male

  • Malinda Farquhar Brown


12 September 1848


  • Alfred Brown Troth


  • Mary Elizabeth Troth


  • Sarah Ann Troth


  • Ida Troth


  • Emma Troth


+2 More Children

Parents & Siblings



  • Mariah Troth


  • Male1815–1885Male

  • Male1817–1897Male

  • Eliza B Troth


  • Joseph Troth


+6 More Children

World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 2

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 3

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.

Age 29

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

English (West Midlands): nickname from Middle English trowthe, trouthe ‘good faith’, ‘loyalty’. By my troth was a common phrase emphasizing the veracity of an assertion, and the nickname may have been bestowed on someone who used it habitually or to excess.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • William Troth, "United States Census, 1880"
  • William Troth in entry for Thudson S. Campbell and Cora Belle Troth, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"
  • William Troth in entry for William M. Sanders and Emma Troth, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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