Henry Trowbridge (1781 - 1849)

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Birthplace: New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Occupation: sailor, merchant in West Indies,businessman
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About Henry Trowbridge

Hopley, John E. A Modern History of New Haven. Vol. II, Chicago, Ill.: Richmond-Arnold Publishing Co., c. 1912. p.14.

Henry Trowbridge, son of Rutherford and Dorcas (Hitchcock) Trowbridge, was born July 30, 1781, in New Haven, and became a sailor on the ship Betsy, sailing for Pacific waters and China, September 17, 1799. On his return to this country he became first officer of the West Indiaman. He later embarked in the West India trade and subsequently organized the firm of Henry Trowbridge & Son, being joined in this undertaking by his eldest son, Thomas R. This firm was more extensively engaged in the West Indies trade than any other house in Connecticut. In 1837 the second son, Henry Trowbridge, became a partner in the firm. Subsequently the younger son, Ezekiel H and Winston G., entered the.....

He married with HARRIET HAYES.

Child: Thomas Rutherford Trowbridge (1810-1887)

Inscription: A merchant, Honest, Enterprising, and Successful, Distinguished for activity and mental force, sound in his judgment, comprehensive in his views. He was for fifty years from the age of eighteen to the age of sixty-eight continually engaged in foreign commerce.....in faith and practice a Christian...He was long a eternal contributor to religious and benevolent enterprises, and at his death his requests to the Church of which he was a member and to vaious institutions for doing good, testified his desire that his usefulness might survive him.

Henry Trowbridge was born in New Haven 30 July A.D. 1781. Died in his native city 5 October A.D. 1849

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1781
July 30, 1781
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
1810
July 17, 1810
Age 28
1849
October 5, 1849
Age 68
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
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New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States