George Henry Trowbridge

1844–1896 (Age 51)
Litchfield, Litchfield, Conn.

The Life of George Henry

When George Henry Trowbridge was born on 4 August 1844, his father, Henry P. Trowbridge, was 41 and his mother, Maria Kilborn, was 21. He married Ellen A Gillett on 13 October 1868. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Litchfield, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States for about 30 years. He died in 1896, at the age of 52.

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George Henry Trowbridge
Ellen A Gillett
Marriage: 13 October 1868
Edward Gillette Trowbridge
Eddie Trowbridge
Clara Ellen Trowbridge
Otis Henry Trowbridge
Carrie Trowbridge

Spouse & Children

13 October 1868


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World Events (8)


Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 4

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 19

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)

  • George Trowbridge in household of Henry P Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1860"
  • George H Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George H Trowbridge in household of Henry P Trowbridge, "United States Census, 1850"

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