General Abraham Trigg

4 March 1742–3 March 1809 (Age 66)
New London, Bedford, Virginia, United States

The Life of Abraham

When General Abraham Trigg was born on 4 March 1742, in New London, Bedford, Virginia, United States, his father, Hon William Trigg I, was 25 and his mother, Mary Johns, was 22. He married Susannah Ingles. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He died on 3 March 1809, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 66, and was buried in Home, Braxton, Virginia, United States.

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General Abraham Trigg
Susannah Ingles
Mary Trigg
Stephen Trigg
Stephen Trigg
Juliett Isabella Trigg
Lockey Trigg
Rhoda Trigg
Susannah Trigg
William Trigg
Abraham Trigg Jr.
Evelina Trigg
Nancy Trigg

Spouse and Children



    Mary Trigg


    Stephen Trigg


    Juliett Isabella Trigg


    Lockey Trigg



+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1758 · Mount Vernon

Age 16

Mount Vernon Plantation was the home of George Washington. It started off as 2,000 acres and was later expanded to 8,000 acres. The house itself started off as a six room building then got extended to twenty-one rooms.

Age 34

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 34

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Name Meaning

English: from the Old Norse byname Triggr meaning ‘trustworthy’, ‘faithful’, a cognate of Trow 1.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Triggor, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Trigg, "United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783"
  • Abram Trigg, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"

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