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