Asa Alexander Trotter

Male15 October 1854–28 September 1925

Brief Life History of Asa Alexander

Asa Alexander Trotter was born on 15 October 1854, in Briar Hill, Pike, Alabama, United States. 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 Alta Trotter
Ernest Ferman Trotter
Amy Trotter

Sources (14)

  • Asa A Trotter Sr., "United States Census, 1920"
  • Asa Alexander Trotter in entry for Edgar M Maddox and Myrtle T Redmond, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • Asa Trotter in entry for Bula Berrey, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    26 December 1876Montgomery, Alabama, United States
  • Children (10)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 9

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.


    Age 12

    Historical Boundaries: 1866: Crenshaw, Alabama, United States

    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

    English (northern; also found in southern Scotland): perhaps from an unrecorded sense of Middle English trotter ‘one who rides a trotting horse’, a derivative of Middle English trotten ‘to ride at a trot, at a fast pace’. It may have been given to a messenger (see Trotman ). Alternatively, perhaps from a shortened form of an unrecorded Middle English trotterer ‘dealer in trotting horses’, a derivative of Middle English trotter (Old French trotier) ‘horse that trots’.

    German: occupational name for a vintner, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’ (a loan translation from Latin calcatura). 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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