Thursday, February 03, 2011

Owen Trumbull

Owen Trumbull was born in 1833 in Michigan, the son of James (b. 1792) and Harriet (b. 1792).

Connecticut natives James and Harriet were born sometime before 1824 by which time they had settled in Michigan. The family eventually settled in Superior, Washtenaw County, where they were living in 1840. They were still living in Superior in 1850 where Owen worked as a farmer both on the family farm as well as for one Orin Faber or Taber and his wife in Superior. By 1860 two of Owen’s older brothers, Alva and Harvey had married and settled their families in Robinson, Ottawa County, on the western side of the state. Owen would probably join them shortly before or just after the war broke out.

Owen was 28 years old and possibly living in Robinson, Ottawa County, Michigan, when he enlisted in Company I on May 13, 1861. (Company I was made up largely of men from Ottawa County, particularly from the eastern side of the County.)

Owen died of typhoid fever on May 18, 1862, at Yorktown, Virginia, and was presumably buried among the unknown soldiers at Yorktown National Cemetery.

No pension seems to be available.

1 comment:

David Trumbull said...

Owen Trumbull was the brother of my great-great-grandfather. I grew up hearing the family history that he died in the Civil War fighting for the Union, but was unclear where or with what outfit. Now I know. Thanks for posting his story.