Jane Jennie Keeler Trowbridge

New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Jane Jennie Keeler

When Jane Jennie Keeler Trowbridge was born on 1 May 1845, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, her father, Daniel Trowbridge, was 25 and her mother, Jane Keeler, was 24. She married John J Matthias on 15 May 1867. They were the parents of at least 1 daughter.

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Jane Jennie Keeler Trowbridge
John J Matthias
Marriage: 15 May 1867
Mary Elsie Matthias

Spouse & Children

15 May 1867


  • Mary Elsie Matthias


Parents & Siblings

  • Daniel Trowbridge


  • Jane Keeler




World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 3

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

Name Meaning

English: 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.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Jennie K. Matthias in household of John J. Matthias, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jennie Trowbridge, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"
  • Jennie K Trowbridge, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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