Trowbridge Boughton

Brief Life History of Trowbridge

When Trowbridge Boughton was born on 10 September 1804, in Victor, Victor, Ontario, New York, United States, his father, Eleazer Bouton III, was 39 and his mother, Deborah Benedict, was 38. He died on 19 August 1905, in his hometown, at the age of 100.

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Family Time Line

Eleazer Bouton III
1764–1843
Deborah Benedict
1765–1842
Captain Asahel "Asa" Boughton
1786–1861
George Bouton
Eleazer Boughton IV
1788–1876
Dinah Boughton
1790–1856
Deborah Boughton
1792–1862
Linus Boughton
1795–1850
George Boughton
1797–1827
Caleb Boughton
1799–1860
Alden Boughton
1802–1886
Trowbridge Boughton
1804–1905
Theodocia 'Docia' Boughton
1806–1880
Myron Benjamin Boughton
1812–1878

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    World Events (8)

    1808

    Atlantic slave trade abolished.

    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    1832 · The Black Hawk War

    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of numerous places so named. Those in Cambridgeshire (formerly Huntingdonshire), Lincolnshire, Norfolk, Northamptonshire, and Nottinghamshire are named from Old English bucc ‘goat’ or the Old English byname Bucca with the same meaning (see Buck 1) + Old English tūn ‘enclosure, settlement’; those in Cheshire and Kent are named with Old English bōc ‘beech’ + tūn.

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

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