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Henry Jacob Trollinger

Also Known As: "Jakob Heinrich", "Jacob Henry", "Trolinger", "Drollinger", "Drullinger", "Trulinger", "Tyrolinger"
Birthdate: (67)
Birthplace: Ellmendingen, Herzogtum Baden, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Death: August 17, 1798 (67)
Dublin, Montgomery County, Virginia, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Adam Trollinger and Margaretha Valencia Beck
Husband of Anna Barbara Trollinger; Anna Barbara Drollinger and Barbara Trollinger
Father of John Trollinger; Samuel Trolinger; Jacob Henry Trolinger; Mary Huffman (Trollinger); Barbara McCoy and 5 others
Brother of Eva Katherina Trollinger; Rosina Trollinger; Adam Trollinger; Christina Trollinger; Michael Trollinger and 1 other

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About Henry Jacob Trollinger

Henry Jacob Trolinger DAR Ancestor #: A116131 Patriotic Service: manufactured gunpowder

  • Birth: Aug 3 1731 - Ellmendingen, bei Karlsruhe, Baden, Germany
  • Death: Aug 1798 - Dublin, Virginia
  • Parents: Adam Drollinger, Margaretha Valencia Beck
  • Married: Anna Barbara Widmer
  • AKA: Jacob Henry Trollinger

In 1995, the Town of Haw River celebrated its birthday - its 250th birthday! No other community in Alamance County has had such a celebration.

It was in 1738 that Adam Trollinger, a German, brought his family to settle the area we now know as Haw River. The spot where he settled was good in that it was one of the best crossing spots, and there was ample water to provide power.

His son, Jacob, built a grist mill there, and for many years, the little settlement was known as Trollinger's Ford.

During the Revolutionary War, British Gen. Cornwallis camped there and used the ford to cross the river. His troops took grain from Jacob Trollinger's mill, and Cornwallis had Trollinger seized, tied to a tree and bridled so he could not speak. He was later freed by a neighbor.

In 1748, Adam's son, Jacob, built a grist mill, one of the first industries in the wilderness area. A village known as Trollinger's Ford grew up around the mill.

Jacob Henry Trollinger-son of Adam Trollinger-When General Cornwallis passed thru the Haw River area of N.C. during the Revolutionary War his troops camped at the Trollinger farm and stole grain from the family grist mill. This enraged Adam Trollinger and when he protested he was lashed to a tree and gagged. This further enraged his son Jacob Henry Trollinger and he moved to a piece of land he owned in Pulaski County, Virginia on which existed a saltpetre mine,a basic ingredient in the making of gunpowder.He and his sons Jacob Henry and John supplied the Patriots with gunpowder throughout the Revolutionary War. .

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Henry Jacob Trollinger's Timeline

August 3, 1731
Ellmendingen, Herzogtum Baden, Heiliges Römisches Reich Deutscher Nation
Age 21
March 10, 1762
Age 30
Haw River, Alamance, North Carolina, United States
October 10, 1762
Age 31
Haw River, Orange, North Carolina, United States
Age 30
Age 36
Dublan, Frederick County, Province of Maryland
Age 39
Orange County, North Carolina, United States
Age 39
Age 46
Haw River, Orange Co., N. Carolina
Age 54