Jephtha Trowbridge

1783–1825 (Age 41)
Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Jephtha

When Jephtha Trowbridge was born on 13 November 1783, in Groton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, his father, John Patrick Trowbridge, was 44 and his mother, Elizabeth Parker, was 38. He married Parmelia Chandler on 10 November 1816, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 21 July 1825, in Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 41.

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Jephtha Trowbridge
Parmelia Chandler
Marriage: 10 November 1816
John Trowbridge
George Nelson Trowbridge
Camantha Trowbridge
William Trowbridge
Jephtha Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

  • Male1783–1825Male

  • Parmelia Chandler


10 November 1816
Westford, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States


  • John Trowbridge


  • George Nelson Trowbridge


  • Camantha Trowbridge


  • William Trowbridge


  • Jephtha Trowbridge


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World Events (8)

1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 3

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 4

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 17

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

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)

  • Jepthah Trowbridge, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"
  • Jeptha Trowbridge in entry for Jeptha Trowbridge, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Jeptha Trowbridge in entry for John Trowbridge, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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