John Jabez Trowbridge I
Charles Lewis Trowbridge
Jane Lewis Trowbridge
David Austin Trowbridge
Rebecca Ann Trowbridge
Mary Elizabeth Trowbridge
Born: June 14, 1830, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris co, New Jersey
Died: still living, 1910, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Notes: Mary Elizabeth is listed in the 1880 census living with her mother Anna Youngs in the 1880 census in Randolph,
Morris Co., New Jersey, 1900 living with niece Etta Hughson
in Dover,Morris Co., New Jersey in 1900 census as "Mahlon", which was a clerical
error and finally in the 1910 census census as an inmate at the Morristown Alms House, Morristown, Morris Co., New Jersey
Baptism: Sept. 23, 1848, Walnut Grove Baptist Church, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey Edward Youngs Trowbridge
Sarah B. (Bethia or Bayles?) Trowbridge
Mehitable "Mahetty" Youngs Trowbridge
Born: Apr. 12, 1836, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co. New Jersey
Died: June 18, 1837, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co. New Jersey
Buried: Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Freedom,
Morris Co., New Jersey
Cause of Death: hives Eliphalet Wells Trowbridge
Born: Apr. 30, 1838, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Mar. 10, 1898, Morris Co., New Jersey
The Trowbridge family plot at the Mount Freedom Presbyterian Cemetery in Randolph, NJ.
The headstone of David Trowbridge at the Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Cemetery in Randolph, NJ.
Minutes from the Randolph township council from the 1830s which mention David Trowbridge as a town constable.
DAVID TROWBRIDGE AND ANNA YOUNGSWhen
you think of a Justice of the Peace, you probably have visions of a
hillbilly judge performing another shotgun wedding, or sending an
outlaw to the gallows. While they did perform weddings, they only
handled small claims and property disputes, with crimes like
murder and robbery going to New Jersey Superior Court. Appointed
for a five year term by the governor, Being considered
county officers, they also participated in the main governing body of
Morris Co., the Board of Chosen Freeholders. According to the
Minutes of ameeting of the Randolph council in 1830, David Trowbridge
is mentioned as having served as a Randolph constable (see below).
TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY, HISTORY
OF THE TROWBRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA", pg. 261
Francis Bacon Trowbridge (New Haven Ct., Tuttle, Morehouse &
367. David Trowbridge (Jabez 199, Shubael 137,
David 114, Joseph 105, William 100, Thomas 1), born November 5, 1795, in Randolph, N. J.; died
October 11, 1861, in Mt. Freedom, N. J. ; married April 2, 1818, in Mt. Freedom,
Anna Youngs, daughter of David and Anna (Evans) Youngs, born February
10, 1800, in Mt. Freedom ; died December 31, 1885, in Mt. Freedom. David Trowbridge in 1819, the year following his
marriage, built a house in Mt.
Freedom, N. J., wliere he
lived the remainder of his life. He was chiefly engaged in farming.
CHILDREN BORN IN
MT. FREEDOM, N. J. :
687. i. JOHN JABEZ, b. May 10, 1819.
688. ii. CHARLES LEWIS, b. Aug. 21, 1821.
iii. REBECCA ANN, b. May 11, 1823 : m. Oct. 9, 1842, Paul
Garrison of Mt. Freedom,
iv. JANE LEWIS, b. Nov. 20, 1S25 ; m. Oct. 9, 1844, Levi
Dalrymple Jarrard of Perryville,
689. v. DAVID AUSTIN, b. Feb. 21, 1828.
vi. MARY ELIZABETH, b. June 20, 1830; resides in Morristown, N.J.; unm.
690. vii. EDWARD YOUNGS, b. May 16, 1832.
viii. SARAH B., b. June 18, 1834; m. Apr. — , 1858,
William Hughson of Mt. Freedom.
ix. MEHITABLE YOUNGS, b. Apr. 24, 1836 : d. June 17, 1837.
x. ELIPHALET WELLS, b. Apr. 29, 1838 ; d. Mar. 10,
THE TROWBRIDGES THEIR FINANCESDavid
was a poor money manager, owing a mortgage totalling $2,000.00
when he died in 1861. The bank foreclosed on his property,
subdividing and auctioning off David Trowbridge's property,
collecting most, but not all the money owed to them. David's widow,
Anna, was not only left with the prospect of being homeless, but now
had to go to court in Newark to pay the remaining $200.00. The
Trowbridge family appealled to the only person in the family with the
money to bail out Anna, Levi Dalrymple Jarrard, who was married to
David and Anna's late daughter Jane Lewis, who died in 1847. Jarrard, a
successful businessman in New Brunswick, displayed a generosity to Anna
and the memory of his beloved late wife by buying up whatever pieces of
the former Trowbridge property he could, and paid the bank the two
hundred dollars still owed to them. Jarrard kept the property in his
name, but gave David Trowbridge's house and a half an acre of property
to Anna, who lived there for the rest of her life along with her son
Eliphalet and daughter Mary Elizabeth, and granddaughter
Esther Ann Garrison, who for unknown reasons started living with her
grandparents after the death of her mother Rebecca Trowbridge in 1846.
She may have been adopted by David and Anna because in he 1860 census
was listed as Esther Ann Trowbridge. During these financial
difficulties, it is possible that during the communications between the
Trowbridges and Jarrard that Jarrard's eldest son, David, who was the
only surviving son of Jane, may have been the courier. Esther Ann and
David were married by the 1870 census. For more information on this,
see the pages for Jane Lewis Trowbridge and David Trowbridge Jarrard
Morris County Alms House on Hanover Ave. in Morris Township, around
1900. It was at this facility where Mary Elizabeth, her paternal aunt
Ruth Trowbridge, and her nephew David Edwin Trowbridge(Edward Youngs'
son) spent their last days. It seemed to have acted as a dumping ground
for several elderly and mentally challenged members of the Trowbridge
family, in a time when facilities such as the nursing homes and group
homes we now take for granted were either nonexistent, or were woefully
inadequite, such as the nearby Greystone Park Mental Hospital.
UNITED STATES CENSUS 1880
the 1880 United States census, Anna Youngs is listed as being the age
of 80, and living at house she shared with her husband David on
Millbrook Avenue, with her middle-aged, unmarried children: Mary
Elizabeth (who is listed as "keeper of the house"), Eliphalet
Wells (listed as a laborer), and her 36 year old grandson, Charles
Garrison (an engineer). According to a Beers property map from 1868,
her house is listed as being located next to that of her son, David
Austin Trowbridge, and survived until 2000, when it was acquired by
Randolph Township and demolished to make way for Freedom Park. The
nearby house that was built by David and Anna's son David Austin
Trowbridge still survives and now houses the Randolph Museum.