Asa Alexander Trotter

15 October 1854–28 September 1925 (Age 71)
Briar Hill, Pike, Alabama, United States

The Life of Asa Alexander

When Asa Alexander Trotter was born on 15 October 1854, in Briar Hill, Pike, Alabama, United States, his father, Whitfield Trotter, was 29 and his mother, Sarah Simmons Miles, was 24. He married Frances M. Milligan on 26 December 1876, in Montgomery, Alabama, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Election Precinct 15 Indian Branch, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1910 and Election Precinct 11 Mitchells, Pike, Alabama, United States in 1920. He died on 28 September 1925, in Crenshaw, Alabama, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Antioch, Pike, Alabama, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Alexander Trotter
Frances M. Milligan
Marriage: 26 December 1876
Gertrude F Trotter
Ida M Trotter
Minnie Lee Trotter
Lollie E. Trotter
William Vestar Trotter
Inez E Trotter
Bula A. Trotter
Rebecca Alto Trotter
Ernest Ferman Trotter
Amy Trotter

Spouse and Children

26 December 1876
Montgomery, Alabama, United States


    Gertrude F Trotter




    Lollie E. Trotter


    William Vestar Trotter


+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+11 More Children

World Events (8)

1861 · Alabama Secedes From Union

Age 7

Alabama became the fourth state to secede from the Union during the Civil War on January 11, 1861. Several days later, they joined the Confederate States of America. Montgomery, Alabama, became the capital for the Confederate States of America.

Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1875 · A Treaty with Hawaii

Age 21

In the Mid 1870s, The United States sought out the Kingdom of Hawaii to make a free trade agreement. The Treaty gave the Hawaiians access to the United States agricultural markets and it gave the United States a part of land which later became Pearl Harbor.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below).2 German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Asa A Trotter Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Asa Trotter in household of Whitfield Trotter, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Asa A Trotter, "United States Census, 1880"

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