John Thompson Trowbridge

John Thompson Trowbridge
Born: July 7, 1841, Morris Plains, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: 1923, Boonton, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: David Trowbridge & Nancy Lindsley
Residence: 1920 Census, living as a 78 year old boarder in a rooming house in Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Occupations: school Teacher, stationary store owner
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Marriage: Jan. 14,1868, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
First Wife: Edna Elizabeth Pierson
Born: Mar. 25, 1847, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Mar. 24, 1879, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Parents: Samuel Freeman Pierson & Mary J. Moore
Buried: Evergreen Cemetery, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Second Marriage: Sept. 23, 1885, Boonton, Morris Co., New Jersey
Second Wife: Mary Frances Jones
Born: Sept. 28, 1868, Boonton, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: after 1908, unknown

Children:

(John Thompson Trowbridge & Edna Elizabeth Pierson)


Edna Louise Trowbridge
Born: 1869, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: still living, 1914, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey
Occupation: school teacher (1890 in Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey)
Residence: Main Street, Madison, Morris Co., New Jersey (according to the 1890 city directory)
Marriage: June 14, 1893, New Jersey
Husband: Melville C. Van Ness
Born: unknown
Died: still living, 1914, Paterson, Passaic Co., New Jersey

Almira Trowbridge
Born: Feb. 4, 1871 Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Feb. 28, 1871, Morris Co., New Jersey

Charles David Trowbridge
Born: Sept. 23, 1875, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Aug. 26, 1876, Morris Co., New Jersey

Fred Augustus Trowbridge



The headstones of John Thompson Trowbridge & his wife
Edna Louise Pierson at Evergreen Cemetery in Morristown, NJ.

 

JOHN THOMPSON TROWBRIDGE

From “The History of Morris County New Jersey, Volume II”, Lewis Publishing Co., 1914
John Thompson Trowbridge was born at Morris Plains, Morris Co., New Jersey, July 7, 1841, where he grew to man’s estate. When about sixteen years of age he began teaching in the publicschools, teaching at Brookside, Morris Plains, and several different schools in Morris township and a great number of the present older Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey business sat under his tutelage. After several years he removed to Boonton, New Jersey. After his marriage he moved to Morristown, Morris County, New Jersey, and ten years later changed his place of residence to Boonton, where he established himself in the stationery business, which he conducted for years, retiring only in 1911. He now makes his home in Boonton, having earned a well deserved rest after forty years in the stationery business, which he managed with unusualability and foresight. He married Edna Pierson, a daughter of Samuel S. Pierson, a resident of long and high standing in New Jersey, whose family also helped in the up-building of the State, first as a colony and then as one of the sisterhood of the United States. Mr. Pierson acquired a large property through thrift and close attention to business, and was one of the well known wealthy farmers of that section of the State. He was one ofthe early public surveyors, and knew more of the ancient and historic landmarks of Morris county than any other man. He was affectionately called "Uncle Sam" by those who knew and loved him.

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