Job Trowbridge

Male8 March 1754–12 August 1821

Brief Life History of Job

When Job Trowbridge was born on 8 March 1754, in Morristown, Morris Township, Morris, New Jersey, United States, his father, David Trowbridge, was 44 and his mother, Lydia Holmes, was 38. He married Martha Doty on 3 January 1785, in Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 12 August 1821, in Hart, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 67.

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Job Trowbridge
Martha Doty
Marriage: 3 January 1785
Sarah Doty Trowbridge
David Trowbridge
Doty Trowbridge
Joseph Trowbridge
Job Trowbridge
Mary Ann Trowbridge
Reuben Trowbridge
Elizabeth Trowbridge
Martha Trowbridge

Sources (3)

  • Job Trowbridge, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Will
  • Job Trowbridge served as Ass"t Wagon Master for George Washington all thru Rev War.

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 January 1785Wantage, Sussex, New Jersey, United States
  • Children (9)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (16)

    +11 More Children

    World Events (6)


    Age 21

    "During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the ""Ten Crucial Days"" and remembered by the famous phrase ""the times that try men's souls"". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time."


    Age 22

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1790 · Trenton - State Capital

    Age 36

    Trenton, New Jersey officially became the state capital in 1790. The first state governor would be William Livingston.

    Name Meaning

    English (Dorset, Wiltshire and Hampshire): habitational name from Trowbridge in Wiltshire, named from Old English trēow ‘tree’ + brycg ‘bridge’; the name probably referred to a felled trunk serving as a rough-and-ready bridge.

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

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