Jane Lewis Trowbridge



Jane Lewis TrowbridgeBorn: July 14, 1813, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Oct. 12, 1884, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: Augustine Bayles Trowbridge & Elizabeth Freeman
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Marriage: June 1, 1834, First Presbyterian Church, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Husband: William Harvey Willison or Wilson
Born: Feb. 13, 1805, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Nov. 4, 1869, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey

Children

Edward Willison or Wilson

 

FROM THE JULIA BEERS BOOK "A HISTORY OF EARLY MORRIS PLAINS"

(Copyright, the Friends of the Museum of Old Morris Plains)

"Abraham's son Lige was accounted the wit of the mountain, and I was told many anecdotes in proof thereof, but can recall only one. His brother-in-law, Harvey Wilson, sent his boy over to tell his Uncle Lige that his geese were in their grain. Lige turned to his own boy and said "Go and git them geese quick! They'll starve to death over there."

Some notes about the names mentioned in this story by Julia Beers. A second hand story told to Julia by her father, some details became blurred by time. Abraham was actually Augustine Bayles Trowbridge, whose nicknames may have Abe, derived from his initials A. B., and Austin. When Julia heard his name, she thought he was Abraham. The town wit, Lige, was Elijah Freeman Trowbridge, and Liges's brother-in-law, Harvey Wilson was William Harvey Willison, who married Elijah's sister, Jane Lewis Trowbridge. In many Morristown records, his last families last name was spelled Wilson.

Special thanks to Angela Dethloff for helping to identify the people in Julia's story.

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