Name: Jacob Trowbridge 1
Birth: 25 DEC 1790 in Fair Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Death: 19 APR 1867 in Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio
Jacob TROWBRIDGE(314) was born on 25 Dec 1790 in Fair Haven, Rutland, Vermont. He died on 19 Apr 1867 in Swan Creek, Gallia, Ohio. He was buried in Mt. Zion Cemetery, Ohio Twp., Gallia, Ohio. Jacob Trowbridge was a carpenter by trade. He was the first of his family to emigrate to Ohio, going there in 1806 with a man named Carver and building a flour mill in Marietta. He then went to Cincinnati where he is said to have helped build the first mill and to have helped erect and start the first steam engine west of the Ohio.
He enlisted in the Army in the War of 1812 and was the first to receive a commission signed by Gov. Meigs of Ohio. He was an Ensign, Lieutenant and for a short time a Captain. He was taken prisoner at General Hull's surrender of Detroit and was so angered by it that he drove his sword into the ground and broke it off at the hilt. He participated in the battles of Chippawa, Lundy's Lane and New Orleans.
After his marriage, he settled on a farm in Washington Co. until 1836 when he removed to a farm in Swan Creek, Gallia county where he lived the remainder of his life.
Parents: Levi TROWBRIDGE and Hannah SMITH.
He was married to Sarah SHEPARD in 1812. Children were: Levi TROWBRIDGE, Harriet Ward TROWBRIDGE, Eleanor (Ellen) TROWBRIDGE , Ferguson Hiland TROWBRIDGE.
He was married to Mary Polly BOOMER on 29 Feb 1824 in Washington County, Ohio. Children were: Lemuel TROWBRIDGE, Eliza Ann TROWBRIDGE, Mary Hope TROWBRIDGE, Ann TROWBRIDGE, Isaac TROWBRIDGE, Amy TROWBRIDGE, John TROWBRIDGE, Charles TROWBRIDGE, Francis Marion TROWBRIDGE , Elizabeth Clarinda TROWBRIDGE.
Father: Levi Trowbridge b: 25 MAY 1753 in Oxford, New Haven County, Connecticut
Mother: Hannah Smith b: ABT 1760 in New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut
Sarah Shepard b: ABT 1792
- Levi Trowbridge b: 18 APR 1814 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Harriet Ward Trowbridge b: 13 APR 1816 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Eleanor (Ellen) Trowbridge b: 1 NOV 1818 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
- Ferguson Hiland Trowbridge b: 21 SEP 1821 in Marietta, Washington County, Ohio
Mary Polly Boomer b: 7 MAY 1804 in Fall River, Bristol County, Massachusetts
29 FEB 1824
in Washington County, Ohio
- Lemuel Trowbridge b: 19 SEP 1825 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Eliza Ann Trowbridge b: 11 MAY 1827 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Mary Hope Trowbridge b: 9 MAY 1829 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Ann Trowbridge b: 9 JAN 1832 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Isaac Trowbridge b: 3 APR 1834 in Marrieta, Ohio
- Amy Trowbridge b: 23 MAR 1836 in Marrieta, Ohio
- John Trowbridge b: 13 JUL 1838 in Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio
- Charles Trowbridge b: 29 APR 1841 in Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio
- Francis Marion Trowbridge b: 2 FEB 1844 in Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio
- Elizabeth Clarinda Trowbridge b: 15 MAY 1849 in Swan Creek, Gallia County, Ohio
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