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About James Trowbridge

Deacon James Trowbridge learned the trade of a "cord-wainer," or shoemaker, in his native town, and followed it in New Haven and also in Stratford, Conn., whither he removed in September, 1693. He and his wife were admitted members of the Stratford Congregational church April 8, 1694. In Stratford he was chosen sealer of leather at the town meetings held from 1698 to 1702. He lived on Long Hill. In 1712 he removed to the town of Norwalk, Conn., purchasing a large farm on Chestnut Hill in the parish of Wilton. He there passed the remainder of his life, engaged in farming.

He was probably one of the three original members of the Wilton Congregational church, and was appointed a committee to make arrangements for the settlement of the Rev. Mr. Sturgeon. He was appointed a deacon of the church, an office which he filled until his death. In the town of Norwalk he served as fence viewer in 1717, grand juror in 1719 and town collector in 1721.

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James Trowbridge's Timeline

March 26, 1664
New Haven, New Haven Colony
March 21, 1675
Age 10
New Haven, New Haven, CT
November 8, 1688
Age 24
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
September 13, 1689
Age 25
New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
September 29, 1692
Age 28
New Haven, New Haven County, Connecticut Colony
Age 28
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA
Age 29
Stratford, CT, USA
Age 32
Stratford, Connecticut
April 19, 1698
Age 34
Wilton, Fairfield County, Connecticut Colony
August 13, 1701
Age 37
Stratford, Fairfield, CT, USA