George Eli Trowbridge

1829–1912 (Age 82)
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States

The Life of George Eli

When George Eli Trowbridge was born on 15 March 1829, in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States, his father, Eli Trowbridge, was 40 and his mother, Lucy Wheaton Lines, was 43. He married Emily Amanda Platt on 17 December 1854, in Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 18 February 1912, in New Haven, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States.

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George Eli Trowbridge
Emily Amanda Platt
Marriage: 17 December 1854
Frederick Louie Trowbridge
Harriet Emily Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

17 December 1854
Orange, New Haven, Connecticut, United States


  • Frederick Louie Trowbridge


  • Harriet Emily Trowbridge


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+2 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 19

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.

Age 34

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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)

  • Geo E Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1870"
  • George E Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1910"
  • George E Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1860"

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