William Lewis Trego

1725–1793 (Age 68)
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of William Lewis

When William Lewis Trego was born on 11 August 1725, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, William Trego, was 32 and his mother, Margaret Moore, was 26. He married Rachel Thomas about 1746. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died on 3 October 1793, in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 68, and was buried in Chester, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Lewis Trego
Rachel Thomas
Marriage: about 1746
Hannah Trego
Isaac Trego
Reuben Trego
Jacob Trego
Peter Trego
Sarah Trego

Spouse & Children

about 1746


  • Female1750–1812Female

  • Isaac Trego


  • Reuben Trego


  • Peter Trego


  • Sarah Trego


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (4)


Age 51

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

Age 51

The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.
1777 · Washington's Troops Spent the Winter at Valley Forge

Age 52

The winter that Washington’s troops spent at Valley Forge was horrible. Most the troops that had come in with General Washington were injured and dying already. There was little food for the soldiers. They were dying from starvation, disease, and the cold. Horses were dying and the men had to take their place in moving the supply wagons. Washington stayed with his men while all others were leaving and abandoning the struggling troops. This helped Washington gain the support, admiration, and loyalty of his troops.

Name Meaning

English (Devon): probably an altered form of an unidentified Cornish name.

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

Sources (2)

  • Military Service Record under George Washington
  • Legacy NFS Source: William Lewis Trego - Individual or family possessions: military-service: about 1777; Chester, Pennsylvania, United States

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