Desdemonia Trotter

4 September 1809–
Edgefield, South Carolina, United States

The Life Summary of Desdemonia

When Desdemonia Trotter was born on 4 September 1809, in Edgefield, South Carolina, United States, her father, Jeremiah Trotter, was 28 and her mother, Cynthia Carter, was 22.

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Family Time Line

Jeremiah Trotter
1781–1821
Cynthia Carter
1787–
Mary Polly Trotter
1805–1871
Desdemonia Trotter
1809–
Jeremiah Trotter Jr
1811–
Lucinda Trotter
1813–
John A. Jackson Trotter
1815–
Lydia Cane Trotter
1818–1906
Lucretia Trotter
1820–

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World Events (3)

1812
Age 3
War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812
Age 3
Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1822 · Slave Rebellion
Age 13
On June 16, 1822, Denmark Vesey a free and self-educated African American leads a slave rebellion called "the rising." The interesting thing about this rebellion is that it does not really happen. The only thing the judges have to go on is the testimony of people that witness it.

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.

Possible Related Names

Trotman

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