Saturday, October 15, 2016

Captain Joseph Trumble, Sr. and his wife Hannah (Higley) Trumbull.




Gravestones of my ancestral grandparents, Captain Joseph Trumble Sr., Patriarch of the Trumbull Family of Lebanon, Connecticut, and his wife, Hannah Higley, daughter of Captain John Higley and Hannah Drake. 

Trumbull Cemetery, Lebanon, Connecticut.[1] 

Here lies the body of
Capt. Joseph Trumble
One of the Fathers of ye town and
Just Friend to it, of a compassionate
Kind deposition who after a short
Illness departed this life in the hope
Of a better June 16. 1755 in the 77th year of his age.

and

Here are deposited the remains of
Mrs. Hannah Trumbull, late wife of Capt. Joseph Trumbull, Daughter of John
Higley of Simsbury Esqur. Whom came from
Frimley in ye County of Surrey by Mrs. Hannah
Drake his first wife. She was born
At Windsor 22d April 1683, Died at
Lebanon 8 Nov. 1768, aged 85 years. 6 mo. & 15 days.



1. Ashbel Woodward, transcriber, "Ancient Grave Yard at Lebanon, Conn.," New England Historical and Genealogical Register 12 (1858): 55-63.


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