Job Trowbridge

1811–1862 (Age 51)
Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States

The Life of Job

When Job Trowbridge was born in 1811, in Painted Post, Erwin, Steuben, New York, United States, his father, Abner Trowbridge, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Castaline, was 30. He married Betsey Robbins on 22 December 1833. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Shelby, Macomb, Michigan, United States in 1860. He died on 10 October 1862, in Disco, Macomb, Michigan, United States, at the age of 51.

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Job Trowbridge
Betsey Robbins
Marriage: 22 December 1833
Guiletta Trowbridge
Sarah Trowbridge
Georgiana Trowbridge
Georgianna Trowbridge
Almond C. Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

22 December 1833


  • Guiletta Trowbridge


  • Sarah Trowbridge


  • Georgiana Trowbridge


  • Georgianna Trowbridge


  • Almond C. Trowbridge


+1 More Child

Parents & Siblings

  • Male1779–1858Male

  • Sarah Castaline




+4 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 1

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

Age 1

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.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 14

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

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)

  • Job Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Trobridge in entry for Almond C. Trobridge and Mida Knowles, "Michigan, County Marriages, 1820-1940"
  • Joseph Trobridge in entry for Almond C. Trobridge and Mida Knowles, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"

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