Born: July 8, 1769, Hanover or Morris Township (Trowbridge Mountain), Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Apr. 13, 1845, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co. New Jersey
Parents: Shubael or Shubal Trowbridge I & Mary Bayles
Cause of Death: apoplexy (stroke)
Buried: Apr. 13, 1845, Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Freedom, Morris Co., New Jersey
Military Service: 1793 Morristown Militia
Marriage: 1790, Mendham, Morris Co., New Jersey
Wife: Jane Lewis
Born: 1771, Combs Hollow, Mendham (now Randolph), Morris Co., New Jersey
Died: Feb., 1853, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co. New Jersey or New Providence, Union Co., New Jersey
Parents: Eliphalet Lewis & Elizabeth Cossart or Cossard
Note: Jane and daughter Ruth lived with son Augustine in New Providence, NJ during the 1850 census
Cause of Death: "infirmity of old age" according to the Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Church Bill of Mortality
Buried: Feb. 13, 1853, Mt. Freedom Presbyterian Cemetery, Mt. Freedom, Randolph, Morris Co. New Jersey
In the Trowbridge genealogy,
Francis Bacon Trowbridge
lists Succasunna Plains as Jabez's place of birth. In
was born not too far from where his grandfather David lived, on
Trowbridge Mountain on "the road to Sukasunny". In various
documents, Jabez's name is often spelled Jebus,
Jebis, Jabish, Javish, Jabis, or Jabus. Jabez owned a farm in a
section of Trowbridge Mountain in the Mt. Freedom section of
Randolph, Morris Co., New Jersey. This section of Millbrook Avenue
was often referred to as "Trowbridge Hill" because of the large
number of Jabez's sons and grandsons who owned substantial amount
of property along Millbrook Avenue between 1810 to the 1890s. The
last known piece of property owned by his family was sold in 2001,
a very long presence along the same stretch of road. According a
list of tax ratables dating from 1805, Jabez is mentioned as owning
150 acres of land valued at $30.00, with 3 horses and 4 cattle. He
lived on Millbrook Ave. near Schoolhouse Road until sometime after
1840, which according to local records he was heavily in debt and
lost his farm. F.B. Trowbridge writes in "The Trowbridge
Genealogy" that he removed to the home of his son David, who
owned a farm aalong Millbrook Avenue in
Mount Freedom. After his death, according to the
census, his widow Jane, and daughter Ruth, who may have had a handicap
of some kind, lived with Augustine in New Providence, Union
maybe returning to Mount Freedom before her death in 1853.
"THE TROWBRIDGE GENEALOGY, HISTORY OF THE TROWBRIDGE FAMILY IN AMERICA"
Compiled by Francis Bacon Trowbridge, (New Haven, CT: Tuttle, Morehouse & Taylor, 1906)
199. JABEZ TROWBRIDGE (Shubael 137,
David 114, Joseph 105, William 100, Thomas 1),
born July 8. 1769, in Succasunna Plains, N.J.; died April 12, 1845, in Mt. Freedom, N.J.; married , 1790, in Mendham, N.J.,
Jane Lewis, daughter of Charles and Rebecca (Reeves) Lewis, who died February 10, 1855, in Mt. Freedom, aged 84.
Jabez Trowbridge settled on a farm on Trowbridge Mountain in the town of Randolph, Morris county, N.J. He lived there until late in
life, when he removed to the home of his son David in Mt. Freedom, N.J.
CHILDREN BORN IN RANDOLPH, N.J. :
366. i. ELIPHALET
367. ii. DAVID, b. Nov. 8, 1795.
368. iii. JOHN, b. Aug. 2, 1798.
iv. LEWIS, b. ___, 180- ; d. in Succasunna, aged 21 years ; unm.
369. v. AUGUSTIN, b. , 180-.
vi. MARY, b. 18- ; m. Aaron Lee.
vii. BETSEY, b. 18- ; m. Daniel Wells.
viii. JANE, b. , 181- ; m. Knapp Atno.
ix. CATHARINE, b. • , I8l - : m. Aaron Reeves of New York City.
x. RUTH, b. , 181- ; d. in Boonton, N. J. ; unm.
366. i. ELIPHALET, b. Dec. l, 1792.