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Faith Trumbull (Robinson)

Birthplace: Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Death: May 27, 1780 (61)
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
Place of Burial: Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Rev. John Robinson and Hannah Robinson
Wife of Jonathan Trumbull, 16th Colonial Gov. of Connecticut
Mother of Joseph Trumbull, 1st Commissary General of the Continental Army; Jonathan Trumbull, Jr., 20th CT Gov., U.S. Sen./Cong.; Faith Huntington; Mary Trumbull; David Trumbull and 2 others
Sister of Mary Robinson; Hannah Thomas; Alethea Stiles; Elizabeth (Betty) Eliot; John Robinson and 2 others

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About Faith Trumbull

The Trumbulls and their sons, Joseph and David were instrumental in supplying the continental armies, the militia and the French forces with supplies of every kind. Their son, John, is known for his Revolutionary War paintings. John became one of our nation’s most noteworthy early American artists, known for his historical scenes of the American Revolution including the "Declaration of Independence," one of his most notable works.

Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785) married, on December 9, 1735, Faith Robinson (1718–1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson. They were the parents of six children including:

  1. Joseph Trumbull (1737–1778), first commissary general of the Continental Army and an early member of the Board of War.
  2. Jonathan Trumbull, Jr. (1740–1809), Aide-de-camp to General George Washington from 1781 to the end of the war; Governor of Connecticut 1798-1809
  3. Faith Trumbull (1743–1775), who married General Jedidiah Huntington
  4. Mary Trumbull (1745–1831), who married William Williams, signer of the Declaration of Independence
  5. David Trumbull (1751–1822), commissary of the Colony of Connecticut
  6. John Trumbull (1756–1843), "Painter of the American Revolution"; aide-de-camp of General George Washington for 19 days in 1775.


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Faith Trumbull's Timeline

December 13, 1718
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
March 11, 1737
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut
March 26, 1740
Lebanon, Connecticut, United States
January 25, 1742
Lebanon, New London, Connecticut, USA
July 16, 1745
Lebanon, CT
February 5, 1750
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States
June 6, 1756
Lebanon, New London County, CT, United States
May 27, 1780
Age 61
Lebanon, New London County, Connecticut, United States