James McGrew Trowbridge And Sarah Ann Snider - some photos of their family

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James McGrew Trowbridge - this picture was probably taken about the turn of the century (1900)

Pictured are: Mary Ellen Trowbridge McClain, the second child of James and Sarah and two of her children; Sarah Ann (Snyder) Trowbridge; Georgia Pearl "Jean" Trowbridge, age ten. This photo was taken in the W. C. Shafer studio, Terra Alta, West Virginia in 1890

Close-up of Sarah Ann (Snyder) Trowbridge taken from the group photo at left. Sarah was born on 26 July 1834 in Green Glades, Preston County, (West) Virginia. She died in Kingwood on 04 January 1918 and is buried with husband James McGrew Trowbridge in the Kingwood, West Virginia Maplewood Cemetery. Buried nearby is grandson Madison Ellsworth Trowbridge who was killed in France in 1918.

Oldest daughter and second oldest child of James McGrew and Sarah Snyder Trowbridge, was Mary Ellen "Aunt Mollie" Trowbridge cClain. She was born 15 January 1854 probably in Kingwood; married William Hunter McClain (1847-1925) in Preston County, WV on 25 May 1870. The children in this 1890 picture are baby Georgia and five year old Russel McClain. Mollie Trowbridge McClain died 29 December 1938 in Kingwood, West Virginia.

This is a close up of young Georgia Pearl "Jean" Trowbridge. She was the youngest child, born in Lewis County, West Virginia on 23 November 1880. If I have the correct date she died in Ventura, California in 1981 at 101 years of age. She married Frank E. Peterson in West Virginia about 1908. I have no other information on her family.

This is a photo of Thurman W. Trowbridge taken in July 1895. Thurman was born 29 November 1873 in Baxton County, West Virginia. He was the next youngest of the Trowbridge children. He died in Barberton, Summit County, Ohio on 10 July 1941. On 3 September 1907 He married Nettie Hoffman. The couple lived in Baberton, Ohio, and had at least five children.

Luvenia Margaret (Trowbridge) Westfall, my great grandmother, was the seventh of eleven children. Luvenia was born in probably Preston County, West Virginia on 03 November 1863. She married Nathaniel Jonathan Westfall (1852-1915) at Jackson's Mill, Lewis County, WV on 20 June 1880. The family moved to Akron, Ohio about 1912.

Luvenia Trowbridge Westfall Copley, Ohio ca.1939. Luvenia died in Wadsworth, Ohio on 08 November 1940. After the death of my great grandfather in 1915, Luvenia lived with my grandparents Arthur and Osa (Westfall) Corbett in Akron and Copley, Ohio.

Signora "Nora" Trowbridge Farnsworth was born on 10 March 1870 in Lewis County, West Virginia, the nineth child of James and Sarah Trowbridge. She married Thomas Othello Farnsworth on 18 September 1889 in West Virginia. The couple moved to Fort Pierce, Florida in January 1920. They had at least five children born in West Virginia

Luvenia Margaret Trowbridge Westfall ca.1940, Copley, Ohio, my great grandmother. In the last years of her life she lived in Copley with my grandparents, Arthur E. and Osa Westfall Corbett. Luvenia was Osa's mother and my mother was given Luvenia as her middle name.

Joseph Madison Trowbridge was born on 11 February 1865 in West Virginia and died in Jacksonville, Florida in 1941. Joe Trowbridge was James and Sarah's eighth child, two years younger than my great grandmother Luvenia.


The first child of Sarah Ann Snyder and James McGrew Trowbridge was Albert, born on 27 August 1851 in Preston Co., West Virginia who died at the age of five on 11 April 1857, probably in Preston County.

Their second child was Anzoretta "Retta" Trowbridge who was born on 10 June 1856 in Preston County. She married Benjamin Franklin Dernberger in Jackson County, West Virginia on 6 June 1881 and the couple moved to Akron, Ohio sometime after that. I have no photo of her or her family.

Katherine Isabelle Trowbridge, child number three, was born on 26 February 1858 in Preston County, West Virginia. She married Edward Patrick Cotter (1844-?) on 15 January 1885. The couple had at least six children born between 1884 and 1898. Katherine died on 7 July 1911 possibly in Reedsville, Preston County, West Virginia. I have no photos of Katherine or her family.

The fifth child in the family was Charles Ira Trowbridge who was born on 24 March 1860 in Kingwood. He enlisted in the U.S. Army in Parkersburg West Virginia in 1890 during the Spanish American War. He was assigned to the 2nd Artillery Regiment, Co. E. Charles was given a medical discharge at Fort Preble, Maine in 1892. In civilian life he was a railroad brakeman. Charles Ira Trowbridge died somewhere in Virginia after 1938. I have no pictures of Charles or his family.

Sarah Jane Trowbridge, the sixth child was born on 29 December 1861 in Preston County. She married Albertis Slaughter (1859-?) in Lewis County on 05 October 1879. The couple resided in Akron, Ohio. They had eleven children. I have no photos of Sarah Jane or her family.





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Ronald N. Wall
Modified:24 February 2018