Jessie P. Trowbridge

1868–1953 (Age 85)
Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States

The Life of Jessie P.

When Jessie P. Trowbridge was born on 16 March 1868, in Abbeville, Abbeville, South Carolina, United States, her father, Joseph Wilson Trowbridge, was 30 and her mother, Justina 'Jessie' Ramey, was 28. She married James Thomson Pearson in June 1894, in Abbeville, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Anderson Township, Anderson, South Carolina, United States in 1900 and Anderson, Anderson, South Carolina, United States for about 10 years. She died on 29 March 1953, in Greensboro, Guilford, North Carolina, United States, at the age of 85.

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Jessie P. Trowbridge
James Thomson Pearson
Marriage: June 1894
Paul Cooper Pearson
Bertha S. Pearson

Spouse & Children

June 1894
Abbeville, South Carolina, United States


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World Events (8)

1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 2

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.
1871 · KKK Supression

Age 3

In March of 1871, in an attempt to supress the Ku Klux Klan in South Carolina, President Grant sends troops in. Later that year in October, the KKK are told to disarm and break up. They do not do this and later many are arrested by the US marshals.
1896 · Plessy vs. Ferguson

Age 28

A landmark decision of the U.S. Supreme Court upholding the constitutionality of racial segregation laws for public facilities if the segregated facilities were equal in quality. It's widely regarded as one of the worst decisions in U.S. Supreme Court history.

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)

  • Jessie T Pearson in household of James T Pearson, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Jessie T Pearson in household of James T Pearson, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jessie Trowbridge in household of Jasper Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1880"

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