Griffin Trotter

about 1812–November 1859 (Age 47)
Pickens, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Griffin

When Griffin Trotter was born about 1812, in Pickens, South Carolina, United States, his father, James Scylar Trotter, was 27 and his mother, Elizabeth Griffin, was 22. He married Rachael Hendricks about 1833. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Pickens, Pickens, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. He died in November 1859, in Collin, Texas, United States, at the age of 47.

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Family Time Line

Griffin Trotter
1812–1859
Rachael Hendricks
1815–1880
Marriage: about 1833
Henry Cleveland Trotter
1834–1913
Moses Trotter
1839–1850
Sarah E. Trotter
1841–1860
Robert Trotter
1837–
Rachael Ann Trotter
1845–1911
Samuel Griffin Trotter
1847–1928
Green Berry Trotter
1849–1913
Susan Trotter
1852–
Larkin H "Lark" Trotter
1854–1922
Susan M. Trotter
1858–1928

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1833
South Carolina
children

(10)

    Henry Cleveland Trotter

    Male1834–1913Male

    Robert Trotter

    Male1837–Male

    Moses Trotter

    Male1839–1850Male

    Sarah E. Trotter

    Female1841–1860Female

    Rachael Ann Trotter

    Female1845–1911Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    James Scylar Trotter

    Male1785–1852Male

    Elizabeth Griffin

    Female1790–1877Female

siblings

(7)

    William Trotter

    Male1807–1864Male

    Rebecca A Trotter

    Female1809–1877Female

    Male1812–1859Male

    Male1813–1862Male

    Robert Trotter

    Male1819–1899Male

+2 More Children

World Events (7)

1812

Age 0

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1822 · Slave Rebellion

Age 10

"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."
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 13

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 Northern English and Scottish: occupational name for a messenger, from an agent derivative of Middle English trot(en) ‘to walk fast’ (Old French troter, of Germanic origin, akin to 2 below).2 German: occupational name for a grape-treader, from a derivative of Middle High German trot(t)e ‘winepress’. The word and the surname are confined largely to Alsace, Lorraine, Switzerland, and Swabia.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Griffin Trotter, "United States Census, 1840"
  • Griffin Troter, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Griffin Trotter, "Texas, County Tax Rolls, 1837-1910"

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