John Trowbridge


Brief Life History of John

When John Trowbridge was born in 1800, in Ashford, Windham, Connecticut, United States, his father, Willard Trowbridge, was 33 and his mother, Mehitable Delotia Sumner, was 31.

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Willard Trowbridge
Mehitable Delotia Sumner
Betsy Trowbridge
Elisha Trowbridge
Willard Trowbridge JR
Alanson Trowbridge
Clauson Trowbridge
John Trowbridge
James Trowbridge
Ann Elica Trowbridge
Adaline Trowbridge
Delotia Kies Trowbridge

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    World Events (3)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 0

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

    1802 · Brass is Discovered

    Age 2

    "In 1802, brass was identified in Waterbury, Connecticut. This gave the city the nickname ""The Brass City."" Brass dominated the city and helped to create the city. The motto of the city is Quid Aere Perennius, which means What is more lasting than brass? in Latin."


    Age 3

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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