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The Genealogical History of John R. Trotter and Sarah Ramsey Trotter Augusta, VA.

Submitted & Written by William T. Swift. If you connect to this line of Trotters please contact William T. Swift at

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Acknowledgements
This genealogy is a compilation of data prepared by  several other family members,  including a study began by my father, William Chester Swift, before his death in 1985.   Much of the data he had compiled had been received from Francis A. Trotter of Indianapolis who contributed the records which his father, Frank A.  Trotter,  had collected over a number of years.  My father had also relied heavily upon a family record maintained by his cousins, Ada Hall Newlin and Florence Hall Jones of Paoli, Indiana.  He had also contacted relatives in Nebraska and Iowa and Carol Trotter Berkey of Columbus, Indiana.
I have supplemented the genealogical data from the above sources with any family pictures that I could obtain.  This effort was greatly assisted by Frances Trotter, Nina Lewis, Neva Wheeler, Carol Berkey, Pearl Crafton, Mary Opal Hoke, and Edna Swift Northerner.  My son Brian C. Swift, was also of great assistance in preparing half-tone masters of the pictures so that acceptable copies could be made.
The descendants of John R. Trotter and Sarah Ramsey are outlined in the pages immediately preceding to the best of my ability, recognizing that some of the births and marriages may not be reflected, particularly the more recent ones.  The numbering system is my own device, and it should be noted that the numbers have no significance other than a means of keeping all of the names in some logical order and to facilitate cross referencing.
Although the aforementioned outline includes all descendants for which I had information. the biographical material has been limited to the children, grandchildren and great grandchildren of John R. and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.  It must be admitted that even that information can not he considered as complete.   I regret the brevity of information for some of the individuals and hope that any readers who have additional information would kindly make it available.
In the process of gathering this information and photographs, I have had the added pleasure of meeting, in person or by mail, several relatives who I had not previously known.   I am grateful to all of them for their kindness and cooperation,
William T. Swift
Email    bswift@surf-ici.com
 

Introduction
To the best of our knowledge,  the first of our Trotter ancestors  to  have  migrated to America was  a James  W.  Trotter .    He  was  born  in  Ulster ,  Ireland in  1717.    He married in Ireland and,  with his wife,  migrated to the area of  Staunton,  Virginia about the year 1739.   He and his wife lived out their lives in Virginia and are buried near Staunton.
He was the father of Isaac Trotter who married Rebecca Thomas.  They were the parents of Isaac Trotter, Jr.
Isaac Trotter,  Jr. was born in Augusta County, Va. about 1755.   He purchased   land in Virginia,  as evidenced by a deed recorded in Staunton, Va.  He married Jane Dixon and they had eight children as listed below.  He had a second wife named Esther McClure.
1.  James Trotter, who married a Martha Bell.  They had a daughter named Isabel.
2.   John A.  Trotter  He and his descendants are the subject of this study on the
      following pages
3.  Rebecca Trotter, who married a John Dixon
4.  Mary (called Polly) Trotter, who was never married
5.  Sarah Trotter, who was never married
6.  Jane Trotter, who married James Huston
7.  Isaac Trotter, who married Catherine Patterson.  They had two daughters - Mary Jane and Rebecca.
8.  Archibald Trotter, who married Jane Brown.  They were the   parents  of James W.B., Cynthia Esteline,  Emily V. and Cyrus N.
Isaac Trotter, Jr. died June 22, 1831.

Other  genealogy  records  list  several  persons  with  the Trotter name among the early settlers of the Shenandoah Valley, but linkages to the above family have not yet been established.
John R. Trotter
was   the  son  of  James   Isaac  Trotter,  Jr.  and  the great-grandson of James W. Trotter, who migrated to Virginia from Ireland about 1739.
He was born May 15,  1788 and died on July 4,  1831 at the age of   43.   He died a few days after the death of his father.  He is buried at Staunton, Virginia.
On June 4,  1810 he married Sarah Elizabeth Ramsey and the marriage  bond   is on file in Staunton,  Va.   Sarah Ramsey was born October 19,  1784 and died September 17,  1870 at the age of 85.
They had eight children, as follows:
                        1.0   James Isaac Addison Trotter, born April 8, 1811
                        2.0   John Ramsey Trotter, born December 23, 1812
                        3.0   William Black Trotter, born August 11, 1814
                        4.0   Archibald Dixon Trotter, born July 11, 1816
                        5.0   Jane B. Trotter, born March 8, 1818
                        6.0   Cyrus Newton Trotter, born April 8, 1819
                        7.0   Hamilton Craig Trotter, born October 10, 1823
                        8.0   Alexander P. Trotter, born January 9, 1828
 
Following the death of her husband in 1831, Sarah Ramsey Trotter migrated from the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia into  southern  Indiana,  accompanied  by six of her eight children.  They probably arrived within two or three years after  the  death  of  her  husband.   Her  sons  James  and Archibald remained in Virginia.
They first settled along the Blue River in Harrison County at or near Milltown.  Later they moved northward into Jackson Twp. of Washington County, with a mailing address of Martinsburg, Indiana.  At a later time, probably in the mid 1840s as indicated on tax and polling lists, they moved to near Hardinsburg in Posey Twp. of Washington County.
The text of a letter from Archibald to his mother, postmarked February 23, 1841 from Staunton, Virginia is described & shown below.   It indicates that he was a schoolteacher, and that his brother, James, was a riding sheriff.   Although   the  letter  mentions  their  intent  to also go west, they both died in Virginia.  No record is known to exist that James and/or Archibald ever came to Indiana.
 
                                   Description and content of letter follows
 
After the death of her husband, John, in 1831, Mrs. Sarah (Ramsey) Trotter left the locale of
Augusta County, Va. in 1833. With six of her eight children, she migrated westward into the region of southern Washington County in Indiana, Two sons, James I.A., her first born,, and Archibald D.,, her fourth, remained in Virginia. In July of 1841, Archibald became 25 years of age,, and his brother, James, was 30 in April of that year when this letter was written to their mother,
The original of the letter is written on two sheets of paper, unlined,, using pen and ink with penmanship in the Spencerian manner, These two sheets are folded into a 6"' X 3" size with all edges doubled inward in a protective manner which, after the application of a red sealing wax,, became the final form in which it was mailed (no envelope). The addressee's name and address were penned on the side opposite the seal. In lieu of a stick-on postage stamp (first to be issued in 1847) the numerals "25" are penned in the corner where the stamps would now be placed and diagonally opposite is written "Pd Mail".
The postmark reads: Staunton
                                                   Feb,.23
                                                  Va
The address is as follows:
Mrs. Sarah Trotter
Martinsburg
Washington County  Indiana
 
The original letter still exists.
                                             ---------------------------------
 
Staunton Va Feby 22, 1841
 
Dear Mother
 
I have been waiting some weeks since receiving your letter of the 4th ult expecting to be able to write something decisive to you but have now taken my pen to write upon the probability there has nothing transpired in the affairs here worth drawing your attention to. In my searches at Mrs. Finleys among the papers of Grandfather I found nothing worth your attention. So far as I could learn the papers most likely to be of any importance were in the hands of Uncle Wm. Ramsey and I think it more than probable that some of those lands have fallen into the hands of Uncle Andrew Ramsey.
 
My school is out here in about 5 weeks and if I then can arrange business so that James will be able to attend to it I will then come out. If not I will either go to school a few months or commence another school. If I go to school I will probably come out before sometime next winter. However I will be able to write to you more satisfactorily in my next letter. James is still riding sheriff and will continue to do so until next March. He is very well. I believe that he intends going west then.
 
When you wrote to me you informed me that the boys were then going to school. I hope they are still going. Give them my love and tell them to endeavor to make good use of their time. Tell them also that I expect to be their instructor next winter. I am in tolerable health and sincerely hope that these few lines may find you and each of you enjoying the same blessing. Give my love to brothers and sister after excepting a good portion to yourself.
 
Nothing more but remains your affectionate son.
 
To Sarah Trotter
A.D. Trotter
 
P.S. I wrote to Uncle Perkins immediately after I read your letter informing him all I knew about his interest in Uncle Wm. Black's Estate.
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1.0  James Isaac Addison Trotter
was the oldest son of John R. Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born April 8, 1811 and died at the age of 72 on February 22, 1884. He is buried in Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, Virginia. His younger brother, Archibald, died six days later.
 
See comments under John R. Trotter  regarding the migration of Sarah Ramsey Trotter to Indiana with her children, excepting James and Archibald.
From the information available, it is believed that James never married.
 
2.0   John Ramsey Trotter
was the second son of John R. Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born December 23, 1812 in Virginia and died May 2, 1888 at Milltown, Indiana at the age of 75. He is buried in the Walton Cemetery south of Hardinsburg. On his headstone is inscribed:
                        precious one from us has gone
                        voice we loved is stilled
                        place is vacant in our home
                        that never can be filled.
 
He had come to Indiana from Virginia with his mother, brothers, and sister. See comments under John R. Trotter  regarding the migration of Sarah Ramsey Trotter to Indiana.
He first married Malinda Stroud on April 19, 1849. She was born December 30, 1823 and died February 11, 1852 at age 30. She is buried in the Walton Cemetery.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                        2.1 William T. Trotter, born March 31, 1850
                        2.2 John A. Trotter, birth date unknown
 
After the death of his first wife, he married a widow, Caroline Vandever McClain, on December 11, 1856. She was born December 26, 1826 and died January 2, 1868 at age 41. She had two children, Martha A. and Mary L.  by her previous marriage. John R. Trotter was the father of three children by his second wife, Caroline, as follows:
 
                        2.3   Charles P. Trotter, born November 16, 1857
                        2.4   William H. Trotter, born October 15, 1859
                        2.5   Virginia (Jennie) L. Trotter, born Jan. 19, 1862 (or 1864?)
 
2.1   William T. Trotter
was the first child of John R. Trotter (2.0) and his first wife, Malinda Stroud Trotter.
He was born March 31, 1850 and died September 15, 1851 at age 1 . He is buried in the Walton Cemetery south of Hardinsburg.
 
2.2   John A. Trotter
was the second child of John R. Trotter (2.0 ) and his first wife, Malinda Stroud Trotter.
His birth date is unknown. He died January 28, 1852 and is buried in the Walton Cemetery south of Hardinsburg.
 
2.3   Charles P. Trotter
was the first child of John R. Trotter (2.0) and his second wife, the widowed Caroline Vandever McClain Trotter.
He was born November 16, 1858 and died in 1943. He is buried in the Milltown Cemetery.
He first married Sarah Bradley on October 18, 1882. She was born January 16, 1858 and died April 21, 1891. She is also buried in the Milltown Cemetery. They had two children:
 
                        2.3.1   John Amos Trotter, born January 11, 1884
                        2.3.2   Lela Trotter, born May 27, 1889
 
He later married Minnie Atz, who was born in 1868 and died August 5, 1951. She is buried in the Milltown Cemetery. They had no children.
 
2.3.1   John Amos Trotter
was the first child of Charles P. Trotter (2.3) and Sarah Bradley Trotter.
 
He was born January 11, 1884 and died at age 51 on September 10, 1935.
On February 6, 1912 he married Hazel Small.
 
They had a daughter:   
                        2.3.1.1 Margaret Trotter, born April 23, 1919
 
 
2.3.2   Lela Blume (nee Trotter)
was the second child of Charles P. Trotter (2.3) and Sarah Bradley Trotter.
 
She was born May 27, 1889  She married a Clarence Blume for whom no other information is available.
 
2.4.  William H. Trotter
was the second child of John R. Trotter (2.0 ) and his second wife, the widowed Caroline Vandever McClain Trotter.
He was born two miles south of Hardinsburg on October 15, 1859 and died May 31, 1937 at age 77. He is buried in Crown Hill Cemetery at Salem, Indiana.
He first married M. Ella Jenner on August 2. 1880. She was born December 8, 1859 and died February 11, 1887. She is buried in Milltown Cemetery. They had three children, as follows:
 
                        2.4.1 Marion Grace Trotter, born May 13, 1881
                        2.4.2  Ethel Trotter, born January 22, 1883
                        2.4.3  Jennie R. Trotter, born October 24, 1884
 
After his first wife died, William H. Trotter married Mary Florence Hostetter, the daughter of Capt. Edmund and Clementine Powers Hostetter of Milltown. She was born October 31, 1872 at Milltown and died January 17, 1968 at Salem, Indiana. She was 95. They had two children, as follows:
 
                        2.4.4  Alice Trotter, born February 25, 1895
                        2.4.5 Olive Trotter, born August 5, 1902
 
William H. Trotter was educated in the public schools of Posey Twp. and in the academies at Marengo and Hardinsburg. He first engaged in the drugstore business at Milltown, then became a partner in the store of Kay Brothers and Trotter, first at Milltown and later at Fredricksburg.
 
About 1903 he became involved in a telephone project between Fredricksburg and Milltown. The business thrived and lines were extended over the county to various towns, including Milltown, DePauw, Palmyra, Hardinsburg, Livonia and Salem and was connected with the system at New Albany. He was also appointed postmaster of Fredricksburg in 1914.
 
2.4.1                         Marion Grace Moore (nee Trotter)
was the first child of William H. Trotter (2.4) and his first wife, M. Ella Jenner Trotter.
She was born May 13, 1881 and died April 8, 1961 at age 79.
She married Morris Moore and they lived at Milltown. They had two children:
 
                        2.4.1.1  James Moore
                        2.4.1.2  Manson Moore
 
2.4.2                         Ethel Mitton (nee Trotter)
was the second child of William H. Trotter (2.4) and his first wife, M. Ella Jenner Trotter.
She was born January 22, 1883 and died July 6, 1960 at age 77,
On September 14, 1902 she married Charles E. Mitton. They lived at Mason, Ohio and had one son:
 
                        2.4.2.1    Henry Mitton
 
2.4.3    Jennie R. Lemmon (nee Trotter)
was the third child of William H. Trotter (2.4) and his first wife, M. Ella Jenner Trotter.
She was born October 24, 1884 and died March 3, 1966 at age 81.
She married Harry Lemmon and lived at Milltown. The had one son:
 
                        2.4.3.1   Nicholas Lemmon
 
2.4.4   Alice Putnam (nee Trotter)
was the first child of William H. Trotter (2.4) and his second wife, Mary Florence Hostetter Trotter.
She was born February 25, 1895 and married H. M. Putnam on July 7, 1919.
 
2.4.5 Olive Paynter (nee Trotter)
was the second child of William H. Trotter (2.4) and his second wife, Mary Florence Hostetter Trotter.
She was born August 5, 1902 and married LaRue Paynter on September 1, 1920. They had a son:
                        2.4.5.1 Dr. William T. Paynter
 
2.5   Virginia (Jennie) L. Jackson (nee Trotter)
was the third child of John R. Trotter (2.0) and his second wife, the widowed Caroline Vandever McClain Trotter.
She was born Jan. 19, 1862 (or 1864?) and died in 1945 and is buried in the Milltown Cemetery
 
3.0   William Black Trotter
was the third son of John R. Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born August 11, 1814 in Virginia and died at the age of 61 on August 10, 1876. He died at Somerset, Kentucky while working on a road building contract with his sons John and James. He was a farmer and a miller according to census records. He is buried in the southwest corner of the Walton Cemetery south of Hardinsburg.
On December 5, 1839 he married Dorcas Catherine Marshall who was born March 2, 1816 in Champaign County, Ohio. She was the daughter of James and Catherine Colwell Marshall. The Marshall family moved to Indiana in 1819 and her parents are buried in the Bethlehem (Presb) Cemetery in Jackson Twp. of Washington County, Indiana.
Dorcas Marshall Trotter died at her home east of Hardinsburg on December 17, 1895. She was 79.
 
In the 1860s William Black Trotter built the Trotter home about 11 miles east of Hardinsburg on the Louisville-to-Vincennes pike, now U.S. 150. It was an impressive 10-room two-story home of the Federal type. At the time, the family was living in a hewn log and stone-hearthed house next to the site of the new home. In the early morning hours of January 12, 1976 it was totally destroyed by f ire. By this time, for nearly 30 years, this old home and its surrounding structures had not been owned by any descendant of the original builder.
 
They had ten children, as follows:
                        3.1    Jane B. Trotter, born October 1, 1840
                        3.2  Catherine (Kate) Trotter, born Sept. 15, 1842
                        3.3   John E. Trotter, born September 21, 1844
                        3.4   Sarah Elizabeth Trotter, born March 8, 1847
                        3.5   James Marshall Trotter, Born April 2, 1849
                        3.6   William Lawrence Trotter born December 5, 1852
                        3.7   Susan Dorcas Trotter, born February 26, 1854
                        3.8   Franklin P. Trotter, born November 30, 1856
                        3.9  Maria Emily Trotter, born February 28, 1860
                        3.10  Horace G. Trotter, born April 9, 1864
3.1   Jane B. Miller (nee Trotter)
was the first child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
She was born October 1, 1840 and died August 4, 1925 at the age of 84.
 
On March 15, 1870 she married Benjamin Franklin Miller. He was born November 5, 1835 and died December 24, 1906 at age 71. Both are buried in Wolfe Cemetery at Georgetown, Indiana.
 
They had three children, as follows:
                        3.1.1  Hugh Wilbur Miller, born September 9, 1873
                        3.1.2  Ralph William Miller, born February 24, 1875
                        3.1.3  Noble Carl Miller, born July 14, 1879
 
3.1.1  Hugh Wilbur Miller
 
was the first child of Benjamin Miller and Jane B. Trotter Miller (3.1).
He was born September 9. 1873 and died February 15, 1959 at age 85.
He married Minnie Myrtle. She was born February 16, 1879 and died December 16, 1964 at age 85.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                        3.1.1.1 Glen Franklin Miller
                        3.1.1.2 Mamie Helen Miller
 
3.1.2   Ralph William Miller
was the second son of Benjamin F. Miller and Jane B. Trotter Miller (3.1).
He was born February 24, 1875 and died March 13, 1935 at age 60. He had married Jessie McCauliffe.
 
3.1.3  Noble Carl Miller
was the third son of Benjamin F. Miller and Jane B. Trotter Miller (3.1).
He was born July 14, 1879 and died June 24, 1964 at age 84.
3.2   Catherine (Kate) Davis (nee Trotter)
was the second child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
She was born September 15, 1842 and died April 12, 1920 at the age of 77. She is buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
 
On April 15, 1868 at Hardinsburg she married Amos Davis, who was the son of James A. and Mary Roland Davis of Floyd County, Indiana. He was born January 22, 1841 and died May 28, 1919. He is also buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
 
After their marriage they became residents of Hardinsburg, where Mr. Davis owned an interest in a mill. After 18 months they moved to a farm in Posey Township, where they remained until 1875. They then moved to a home in Madison Township. Amos Davis was trustee of Madison Twp. from 1907 to 1911.
 
They had eight children, as follows:
                        3.2.1  Elnora G. Davis, born February 23, 1869
                        3.2.2  Harry Edgar Davis, born August 12, 1871
                        3.2.3  James L. Davis, born March 9. 1873
                        3.2.4  Ada Florence Davis, born September 15, 1874
                        3.2.5  Mary Dorcas Davis, born February 19, 1877
                        3.2.6  Charles Lyman Davis, born March 6, 1881
                        3.2.7  William Grover Davis, born January 15, 1885
                        3.2.8  Warder Talmadge Davis, born January 31, 1887
3.2.1    Elnora McCain (nee Davis)
was the first child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
She was born February 23, 1869 and died January 6. 1905 at age 36. She is buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
She married Henry McCain and they had one child:
 
                        3.2.1.1  Hazel D. McCain
 
3.2.2   Harry Edgar Davis
was the second child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
He was born August 12, 1871 and died in 1944. He graduated from Indiana State Normal. He lived at Lakeville and traveled for International Harvester. He also had taught school for 15 years. He is buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
A marker in the Hardinsburg Cemetery indicates that his wife, Clarissa, is buried at Ashtabula, Ohio.
 
3.2.3   James L. Davis
was the third child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
He was born March 9, 1873 and died September 19, 1873 at the age of six months.
 
3.2.4    Ada Florence Wingler (nee Davis)
was the fourth child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
On September 1, 1897 she married D. Stanton Wingler. They lived in Orange County and had six children, as follows:
                        3.2.4.1                         Merrill S. Wingler
                        3.2.4.2                         Chalmer Wingler
                        3.2.4.3                         Amos Wingler
                        3.2.4.4                         Evalon Wingler
                        3.2.4.5                         Lera Wingler
                        3.2.4.6                         Audrey Wingler
 
3.2.5   Mary Dorcas Davis
was the fifth child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis  (3.2).
She was born February 19, 1877 and died November 16, 1938 at age 61.
 
3.2.6    Charles Lyman Davis
was the sixth child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
He was born March 6, 1881 and died August 11, 1961 at age 80.
He married Stella A. Gullette who was born July 26, 1888 in Jasper, Indiana and died August 31, 1977 at age 89. Both are buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
 
3.2.7    William Grover Davis
was the seventh child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis  (3.2).
He was born January 15, 1885 and died of a heart attack on November 6, 1954 at age 69.
He married Jennie L. Bell who was born in 1892 and died in 1978. He & his wife are buried in the Hardinsburg Cemetery.
He attended Indiana State Normal, Valparaiso University and Carnegie Tech of Pittsburgh. He lived at Pittsburgh, Pa. where he was a teacher of manual training in the city schools.
 
3.2.8    Warder Talmadge Davis
was the eighth child of Amos Davis and Catherine Trotter Davis (3.2).
He was born January 31, 1887 and died February 6, 1960 at age 73.
Like his brother, William Grover, he taught manual training in the Pittsburgh, Pa. schools. He also attended Indiana State Normal and Carnegie Tech of Pittsburgh.
3.3    John E. Trotter
was the third child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
He was born September 21, 1844 and died at the age of 66 on April 12, 1911 at Seymour, Indiana. He is buried in the Riverview Cemetery at Seymour.
 
On November 26, 1876 he married Annie E. Keller. She was born April 1, 1857 and died February 19, 1935 at age 77. She is also buried in Riverview Cemetery.
 
They had five children, as follows:
                        3.3.1  Frank A. Trotter, born September 18, 1877
                        3.3.2 Eura Grace Trotter, born November 17, 1878
                        3.3.3  Irma Blanche Trotter, born June 23, 1880
                        3.3.4  Ruby D. Trotter, born May 29, 1883
                        3.3.5  Cedella Arlouine Trotters born January 7, 1900
 
3.3.1   Frank A. Trotter
was the first child of John E. Trotter (3052) and Annie Keller Trotter.
He was born September 18, 1877 and died April 16, 1967 at age 89. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery at Seymour, Indiana.
On August 16, 1903 he married Mamie (nee LaFollette) Kay. They had one child:
                        3.3.1.1  Robert A. Trotter, born & died Sept. 19, 1904
 
They were separated September 22, 1904. She married again. She died February 8, 1956.
On November 20, 1907 he married Anna Dahlenburg. She was born October 28, 1878 and died October 27, 1951 at age 73, less one day.
 
They had two children, as follows:
 
                        3.3.1.2  Adell Boyd Trotter, born December 15, 1908.  She died in her                                       
                                     infancy on June 30, 1909.  She is buried in Riverview Cemetery at Seymour, Indiana.
                        3.3.1.3 Francis A. Trotter
 
3.3.2    Eura Grace Trotter
was the second child of John E. Trotter (3052) and Annie Keller Trotter.
She was born November 17, 1878 near Chestnut Ridge in Jackson County, Indiana. She died July 17, 1974 and is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Seymour, Indiana.
She was never married.
 
3.3.3    Irma Blanche Trotter
was the third child of John E. Trotter (3052) and Annie  Keller Trotter.
She was born June 23, 1880 and died September 14, 1880.
She is buried in Chestnut Ridge Cemetery in Jackson County, Indiana. On the small monument placed to mark the site of her burial is this inscription:
 
"It was an angel that visited the green earth and took this flower away"
 
3.3.4    Ruby Dorcas Goodale (nee Trotter)
was the fourth child of John E. Trotter (3052) and Annie Keller Trotter.
She was born May 29, 1883 and died November 10, 1908 at age 25. She is buried in Riverview Cemetery at Seymour, Ind.
 
She married Bird A. Goodale and they had two children:
                        3.3.4.1 Beauford A. Goodale  1904-1964
                        3.3.4.2  Noble Upchurch Goodale  1906-1906 (same day)
                       
3.3.5   Cedella Arlouine Trotter
was the fifth child of John E. Trotter (3052) and Annie Keller Trotter.
She was born January 7, 1900 and died February 15, 1902 at age 2 of a scalding accident. She is buried in Riverview Cemetery at Seymour, Indiana.
 
3.4   Sarah Elizabeth Trotter
was the fourth child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
She was born March 8, 1847 and died August 20, 1848 at age 1 1/2. Her burial site is undetermined, but is in Posey Twp. of Washington County, Indiana.
3.5    James Marshall Trotter
was the fifth child William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
He was born April 2. 1849 and died at the age of 95 on February 15, 1945 at New Albany. He is buried in the Wolfe Cemetery at Georgetown, Indiana.
 
On July 6, 1884 he married Delmont I. (Della) Short in Seymour, In. She was born December 4, 1866 in Seymour, In. They had three children, as follows:
                        3.5.1   Margaret Dorcas Trotter, born June 9, 1886
                        3.5.2   Una Nell Trotter, born March 23, 1890
                        3.5.3   Charlotte Lamey (adopted), born in 1905
 
Della Short Trotter and James M. Trotter later were divorced. She then married a man by the name of William Treser. She died on June 16, 1939 at the age of 72 and is buried in the Treser site in Memorial Park Cemetery in Indianapolis, In.
 
3.5.1    Margaret Dorcas Finger (nee Trotter)
was the first child of James Marshall Trotter (3.5) and Della Short Trotter.
She was born June 9, 1886 and died July 28, 1958 at age 72.
 
On November 24, 1909 she married Joseph G. Finger. He was born February 15, 1881 and died February 27, 1928 at age 47.  Both are buried in Fairview Cemetery at New Albany, Indiana
 
3.5.2    Una Nell Trotter
was the second child of James Marshall Trotter (3.5) and Della Short Trotter.
She was born March 23, 1890 and died October 7, 1895 at age 5.
 
3.5.3    Charlotte Lamey
was an adopted child of James Marshall Trotter (3.5) and Della Short Trotter.
She was born in 1905 and died in 1983. She is buried in Fairview Cemetery in New Albany, Indiana near the graves of Joseph and Margaret Finger.
 
3.6     William Lawrence Trotter
was the sixth child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
He was born December 5, 1852 and died at the age of 77 on November 14, 1930. He is buried at Hardinsburg, Indiana.
On April 11 , 1894 he married Maria Jennie Lee, who was born December 8, 1862 and died October 12, 1946 at age 83. She is also buried in Hardinsburg Cemetery.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                        3.6.1 Russell Earl Trotter, born January 8, 1895
                        3.6.2  Frank Lee Trotter, born July 12, 1905
 
3.6.1    Russell Earl Trotter
was the first child of William L. Trotter (3.6 ) and Maria Jenny  (nee Lee) Trotter.
He was born January 8, 1895 and died July 9, 1982. His wife Mary (nee Thompson) died March 20, 1977. Both are buried in Palms Memorial Cemetery at Homestead, Florida.
3.6.2    Frank Lee Trotter
was the second child of William L. Trotter (3.6 ) and Maria Jenny (nee Lee) Trotter.
He was born July 12, 1905 and died May 1, 1974 at age 68. He is buried in the Hardinsburg, Indiana Cemetery.
On June 2, 1935 he married Garnet Bernice Black. She was born June 23, 1907 and died may 27, 1982 at age 74. She was a schoolteacher; first in a rural schoolhouse near Hardinsburg, then later in Perry Township of Marion County in Indianapolis. She was a sister of Roy and Ray Black, Audrey Hunter, and Olive Trinkle. She is also buried in the Hardinsburg, Indiana Cemetery.
 
They had four children, as follows:
                        3.6.2.1   Mary Lou Trotter
                        3.6.2.2   Jerry Lee Trotter
                        3.6.2.3   William Ray Trotter
                        3.6.2.4   Suzanne Trotter
3.7   Susan Dorcas Trotter
was the seventh child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
She was born February 26, 1854 and died December 21, 1924 at age 70. She is buried in Wolfe Cemetery, Georgetown, Indiana.  She was never married.
 
3.8    Franklin P. Trotter
was the eighth child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas  Marshall Trotter.
He was born November 30, 1856 and died November 23, 1860. He was not quite four years of age.
He is buried in the Walton Cemetery near Hardinsburg, Indiana beside his mother and father. Yet faintly discernible on the marker is engraved:
 
"This lovely bud, so young and fair
            Dulled hence by early doom
            Just came to show how sweet a flower
            In paradise might bloom"
 
3.9    Maria Emily Kern Summers (nee Trotter)
was the ninth child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
She was born February 28, 1860 and died October 4, 1925 at age 65. She is buried at Orleans.
On December 2, 1885 she married Charles F. Kern. He was born December 2, 1859 and died December 1, 1886 at age 27. They had one son:
 
                        3.9.1  Carl Hanson Kern, born July 24, 1886
 
After the death of her first husband, she married Sherman Summers in 1893. He was born in Milltown, Indiana on February 24, 1866, the son of Jake and Rebecca Summers. He died July 31, 1947 at age 81.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                        3.9.2  Hubert Leslie Summers, born July 30, 1897
                        3.9.3  Lucile Dorcas Summers, born December 5, 1902
3.9.1    Carl Hanson Kern
was the son of Maria Emily Trotter (3.9) and her first  husband, Charles F. Kern.
He was born July 24, 1886 and died September 24, 1956 at age 70. He married Ruth Harlan. She was born June 1 , 1893 and died September 16, 1975. They are buried in Graceland Cemetery, New Albany, Indiana.  They had five children, as follows:
 
                        3.9.1.1   Dorothy Marie Kern, born Feb. 15, 1913; died August 19, 1919
                        3.9.1.2   Martha Magdalan Kern, born & died Feb. 14, 1915
                        3.9.1.3   Edyth Kern, born Sept. 19, 1916; married John Condra and died June 17,                                         1992. She is buried in Graceland Cemetery at New Albany, In.
                        3.9.1.4   Ruth Kern, born December 13, 1918; married Charles Long
                        3.9.1.5  Jeane Kern, born Marcy 9. 1922; married Elmer Jackson
 
3.9.2    Hubert Leslie Summers
was the first child of Maria Emily Trotter (3.9) and her second husband, Sherman Summers.
He was born July 30, 1897 and died July 11 , 1976 at the age of 79. He is buried at Orleans, In. Cemetery.
On May 20, 1934 he married Ruth Lewis who survived him.
 
3.9.3    Lucile Dorcas Acton (nee Summers)
was the second child of Maria Emily Trotter (3.9) and her second husband, Sherman Summers.
She was born December 5, 1902 and graduated from Orleans High School on June 5. 1922.
She first married William Stapf, DDS. After his death she married Frank Lovrick. Following his death she married Carl Acton whom she survived.
3.10    Horace G. Trotter
was the tenth child of William B. Trotter (3.0) and Dorcas Marshall Trotter.
He was born April 9, 1864 and died March 31, 1947. He was almost 83 years of age.
On August 28, 1904 he married Sarah Montgomery, after several years of courtship. She was born April 10, 1867 and died at age 95 on September 17, 1962. Both are buried in the cemetery at Hardinsburg. They had no children.
 
They lived in the old Trotter home which his father had built on the pike near Hardinsburg. He was the only one of William B. Trotter's children to be born in this home. Horace and his wife lived in the home until 1946, thus the home remained in the family for approximately 80 years.
 
4.0   Archibald Dixon Trotter
was the fourth son of John R. Trotter  'and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born July 11, 1816 and died February 28, 1884, six days after the death of his older brother, James. He was 67. He died at Staunton, Virginia and is buried there in Thornrose Cemetery.
See comments under John R. Trotter  regarding migration of Sarah Ramsey Trotter to Indiana.
He married Eliza Wise, who was born March 24, 1814 and died August 14, 1883 at age 69.  
 
They had the following children:
                        4.1  James Henry Trotter, born September 2, 1844
                        4.2  S. Kate Trotter, born February 7, 1848
                        4.3  Haywood Trotter (daughter), born Aug. 21, 1850
 
4.1    James Henry Trotter
was the son of Archibald Dixon Trotter (4.0) and Eliza Wise Trotter.
He was born September 2, 1844 and died August 25, 1917 at age 72.
This information is based on his tombstone in Thornrose Cemetery in Staunton, Va. In addition to the dates, the word "Father" is engraved on the top.
 
Buried in the same cemetery is his son:
                              4.1.1 Archie D. Trotter, born 1876
 
4.1.1    Archie D. Trotter
was the son of James Henry Trotter (4.1).
He was born in 1876 and died in 1932, as recorded on his tombstone in Thornrose Cemetery at Staunton, Virginia.
 
4.2    S. Kate Trotter
was the daughter of Archibald Dixon Trotter (4.0) and Eliza Wise Trotter.
She was born February 7, 1848 and died May 19, 1917, based on her tombstone in Thornrose Cemetery at Staunton, Va.
 
4.3   Haywood Trotter
was the third child of Archibald Dixon Trotter (4.0) and Eliza Wise Trotter.
She was born August 21, 1850 and died August 2, 1902. She was almost 52.
 
This information is based on her tombstone in Thornrose Cemetery at Staunton, Virginia which specifically states that she was the daughter of A.D. and E.C. Trotter.
5.0  Jane B. Trotter
was the fifth child and only daughter of John R. Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter. 
She was born March 8, 1818 in Virginia and died January 28, 1837 at the age of 18.
She had come to southern Indiana with her mother and five of her brothers about 1833, but her burial site is unknown.  A possibility is that she is buried in the Bethlehem Churchyard cemetery in Jackson Twp., Washington County, In. in the same cemetery where James and Catherine Marshall (see 3.0) are buried. A marker for Jane B. can not be found. It is of record in the Washington County Historical Society Library in Salem that Jane B. Trotter's mother, Sarah E. Trotter, was received into membership of the Bethlehem (Presbyterian) Church near Martinsburg, In. on August 11, 1838. If the family did not move from the Harrison County locale prior to 1838, then she may be buried in the Milltown Cemetery or in Hancock Chapel Cemetery in Harrison County.
 
See comments under John R. Trotter  regarding migration of Sarah Ramsey Trotter and her children to Indiana
6.0 Cyrus Newton Trotter
was the sixth child of John R. Trotter and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born April 8, 1819 in Virginia and died August 27, 1884 near Hardinsburg, Indiana in the home of his sister-in-law n-law, Dorcas Marshall Trotter, the wife of his brother, William.   He had been threshing near there, became ill, and  was   unable  to  return  home.   He died of pneumonia . He owned and operated a threshing rig.
He had come to Indiana with his mother about 1833.  See comments  under  John  R.  Trotter  regarding  the migration of Sarah Ramsey Trotter and children to Indiana,
On February 4 , 1846, he married Mary A, Marshall , the daughter of James & Cathrine Colwell Marshall.  She was born July 3, 1823 and died November 16, 1892 at the age of 69.   She died in the home of her son, John E, Trotter, near Chambersburg.   She was a sister of Dorcas Marshall , who married Cyrus' brother William.
Cyrus and his wife are buried in the Walton Cemetery near Hardinsburg,
 
They had ten children, as follows:
                        6.1  Isaac Newton Trotter, born 1847
                        6.2  Catherine Trotter, born in 1849
                        6.3  Sarah Jane Trotter, born January 4, 1851
                        6.4   Infant  (unnamed), died March 10, 1852 and is buried in Walton Cem.
                        6.5  Caroline Trotter, born February 22, 1853, buried in Walton Cem.
                        6.6  Mary (Polly) Ann Trotter, born August 27, 1858
                        6.7  William Patterson Trotter, born June 20, 1861
                        6.8  Sophia Trotter, born 1864
                        6.9   John Elmer Trotter, born February 2, 1867
                        6.10 George Marcus Trotter, born November 11, 1869
6.1 ISAAC NEWTON TROTTER
 
was the first child of Cyrus N. Trotter (6.0) and Mary Marshall Trotter.
He was born in 1847 and died October 10, 1881. He is buried in Lick Creek Cemetery east of Paoli. He was never married. He has a small marker with a lamb on top.
 
6.2   CATHERINE (KATE) TROTTTER
was the second child of Cyrus N. Trotter (6.0) and Mary Marshall Trotter.
The only available information indicates that she was a lovely red-head who was born in 1849 and died in her teens.
6.3   SARAH JANE HALL (nee TROTTER)
was the third child of Cyrus N. Trotter (6.0) and Mary Marshall Trotter.
She was born January 4, 1851 and died June 30, 1933 at age 82.
On December 27, 1877 she married Exum Everett Hall (Book C6,, 531). He was born February 25,, 1845 and died August 28,, 1929 at age 84. The wedding was in the home of her parents at Trotter's Crossing. The name Exum was the surname of some ancestors.
 
They are buried in Friends Cemetery near Beech Grove meeting house south of Paoli, where they had attended Church and near which they had resided.
 
They had eight children, as follows:
                        6.3.1   Florence Minnie Hall, born November 10, 1878
                        6.3.2   Ernest Everett Hall, born February 17, 1880
                        6.3.3   Albert Arthur Hall, born October 18, 1881
                        6.3.4   Ada Jane Hall, born November 15, 1883
                        6.3.5  Anna Edith Hall, born December 22, 1885
                        6.3.6  John Exum Hall, born November 9. 1887
                        6.3.7  Horace Emmett Hall, born July 30, 1890
                        6.3.8 Charles Elmer Hall, born March 27, 1893
 
6.3.1    Florence Minnie Jones (nee Hall)
was the first child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
She was born November 10, 1878 and died March 25, 1951 in her Paoli, Indiana home. She was 72.
On December 18, 1910 she married William Edward Jones. He was born December 10,, 1874 and died February 4, 1948 at his home in Paoli. The wedding was performed by Rev. Isaac Morris. Both are buried in the Odd Fellow Cemetery in Paoli, Indiana.
She and her sister, Ada, maintained a record which was used as the source for much of the data in this genealogy.
 
Florence and Edward had five children, as follows:
                        6.3.1.1   Sylvia Hall Jones
                        6.3.1.2   Edward Exum Jones
                        6.3.1.3   Ernest Lindley Jones
                        6.3.1.4   William Albert Jones
                        6.3.1.5    Elvet Charles Jones
 
6.3.2   Ernest Everett Hall
was the second child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
He was born February 17, 1880 and died March 6, 1883 at age 3. He was burned to death.
He is buried in Lick Creek Cemetery east of Paoli, Indiana.
 
6.3.3.   Albert Arthur Hall
was the third child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
He was born October 18, 1881 and died November 21, 1977 at age 96. He is buried in Paoli Community Cemetery.
on March 29, 1908 he married Lorena Trimble, who was born December 2, 1883 and died February 20,, 1969. The wedding was performed by Rev. Isaac Morris.
 
They had three children, as follows:
                              6.3.3.1 Wilma Fern Hall
                              6.3.3.2  Nellie Elizabeth Hall
                              6.3.3.3   Pearl Louise Hall
 
6.3.4    Ada Jane Newlin (nee Hall)
was the fourth child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
She was born November 15, 1883 and died January 5, 1973 at age 89. She is buried in the Beech Grove Cemetery at Paoli, Indiana.
On November 21, 1920 she married Walter Newlin in a ceremony performed by Rev. Isaac Morris. Walter Newlin was born January 2. 1876 and died August 22, 1956.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                                 6.3.4.1 Nina Blanche Newlin
                                 6.3.4.2 Neva Louise Newlin
 
The Hall family bible was last known to be in her possession. She and her sister, Florence, maintained a record which was used as a source f or much of the data in this genealogy.
 
6.3.5   Anna Edith Hall
was the f fifth child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
She was born December 22, 1885 and died September 14, 1908 at age 22. She is buried in Beech Grove Cemetery at Paoli, Indiana.
 
6.3.6   John Exum Hall
was the sixth child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
He was born November 9, 1887 and died September 7,, 1967 at age 79.
On March 27, 1927 he married Erma Newlin Kearby in a ceremony performed by Rev. Isaac Morris. Erma Kearby was born December 13, 1896 and died April 19, 1969. John Exum Hall and his wife are buried in Paoli Community Cemetery.
 
They had two children, as follows:
                            6.3.6.1 Exum Joel Hall
                            6.3.6.2  Helen Marie Hall
 
6.3.7   Horace Emmet Hall
was the seventh child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
He was born July 30, 1890 and died at home of a heart attack on November 12, 1968 at age 78. He is buried in Paoli Community Cemetery.
On November 30, 1919 he married Mary Mabel Trimble, who was born October 22, 1889 and died December 11, 1976 at age 67. They were married by Rev. Isaac Morris.
 
  They had four children, as follows:
                                          6.3.7.1 Ellen Louise Hall
                                          6.3.7.2  Ruth Evelyn Hall
                                          6.3.7.4  Mary Margie Hall
 
6.3.8   Charles Elmer Hall
was the eighth child of Exum E. Hall and Sarah Jane Trotter Hall.
He was born March 27, 1893
On  February 16, 1919 he married Amy Marie Jones. The wedding was performed by Rev. Isaac Morris in the home of her parents, Mr. & Mrs. Cy Jones. She was born January 22, 1896 and died February 10, 1929.
 
They had three children:
                                        6.3.8.1 Grace Margaret Hall
                                        6.3.8.2  Mary Jane Hall
                                        6.3.8.3 Magel Marie Hall
 
On January 7,1932 Charles Elmer Hall married his second wife, Opal Marie Walters, who was born September 30, 1909. The wedding was performed by Rev. Isaac Morris. They had no children.
 
6.4.   Infant (Unnamed daughter - 18 Days)
 
6.5   Caroline Noblitt (nee Trotter)
was the fifth child of Cyrus N. Trotter and Mary Marshall Trotter
She was born February 22, 1853 and died at her home one mile east of Paoli on January 21, 1878.  She was 24.
On November 22, 1874 she married John Vander Noblitt.  He is buried near Flora, Illinois.
She is buried with their two small children, Bessie and Eddie, in the Walton Cemetery south of Hardinsburg.  The Mother and 2 children died within a period of five months.
6.6.   Mary Ann (Polly) Swift (nee Trotter)
was the sixth child of Cyrus Newton Trotter  and Mary Marshall Trotter.
She was born August 27, 1858 and died at age 66 on December 25,  1924.   She died at her home one mile north of Newton Stewart, Indiana.
On November 6, 1879 she married William T. Swift, Jr. (Book C-7,106).   The wedding took place at the home of her parents, who were living near Newton Stewart at the time.
William T.  Swift,  Jr.  was born November 12,  1856  in Lagrange, Kentucky. He died April 30, 1901 at age 44. He was commonly known as Tom Swift, and was the only son of Capt. William T. Swift and Mary Black Swift.  He operated a   mill  at  Centerville,   Indiana  (later  renamed  Elon, Indiana).  His father, Capt. W.T. Swift, had operated the mill before him.
Following her husband's death, Polly Swift continued living on their farm and was buried beside her husband in the family cemetery on the farm.  This farm and cemetery, one mile north of Newton Stewart, Ind., were located in what later became the Tillery Hill Recreation Area at Patoka Lake.   The  cemetery was relocated and incorporated into the Patoka Memorial Cemetery in the late 1970s when Patoka Lake was formed.  The towns of Newton Stewart and Elon were covered by the lake.
 
They had seven sons and one daughter, as follows:
                             6.6.1.  Charles Arthur Swift, born February 15, 1881
                            6.6.2.  John Lee Swift, born August 21, 1883
                            6.6.3   Benjamin Freeland Swift, born March 10, 1885
                            6.6.4   Elvet Earl Swift, born March 14, 1887
                            6.6.5   Alvin Howard Swift, horn February 13, 1889
                            6.6.6   William Chester Swift, born March 28, 1891
                            6.6.9    Emil Webster Swift, born June 29, 1895
                            6.6.8   Mayme Agnes Swift, born November 17, 1896
 
6.6.1 CHARLES ARTHUR SWIFT
was the first child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift (3105)
He was born February 15, 1881 and died at age 13 on July 8, 1894. He drowned in the Patoka River near Newton Stewart, Indiana while playing on a skiff with some other boys.
He is buried in the Swift family cemetery which was moved to the Patoka Memorial Cemetery when Patoka Lake was formed.
 
6.6.2  John Lee Swift
was the second child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift (3105).
He was born August 21, 1883 near Newton Stewart Indiana and died on November 14, 1968 at the age of 85 in Indianapolis. He is buried in the Greenwood Cemetery south of Indianapolis.
He lived on the family farm one mile north of Newton Stewart until the mid 1930s. At that time he moved to Indianapolis, where he worked as a carpenter and cabinet maker.
He was very erect in posture and always neatly groomed, with a keen interest in the activities of others with whom he came in contact.
He was never married.
 
6.6.3  Benjamin Freeland Swift
was the third child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift.
He was born March 10, 1885 near Newton Stewart, Indiana and died at the age of 79 on December 27, 1964 at Fairfield, Iowa and is buried at Mount Moriah Cemetery at Douds, Iowa.
He first married Ethel Beaty of French Lick, Indiana.  By this marriage he was the father of an infant son who died May 5, 1910.  His first wife, Ethel, died in July, 1910 and is buried in the South Liberty Church Cemetery in Orange County, Indiana.
He subsequently married Edith Koehn, who was the daughter of Chris and Reaka Koehn of Illinois.  She was born July 4, 1897.
For many years they resided in Iowa, lastly at Fairfield.  He was a construction contractor, specializing in the building of Churches.  Their only son is Merrill Webster Swift.
 
6.6.4    Elvet Earl Swift
was the fourth child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift (3105).
He was born March 14,, 1887 near Newton Stewart, Indiana and died May 8, 1976 in Anderson, South Carolina. He was 89.
He served in the AEF in France during World War I. Following his mother's death in 1925, he lived several years in Newton Stewart, Indiana and, for a while, in Illinois.
He married late in life to Bonnie Combs, daughter of Cleves Combs. They were the parents of two children:
 
                        6.6.4.1   Patricia Ann Swift
                        6.6.4.2   James Earl Swift
 
Both of the above children were born in Orange County, Indiana. The family later migrated to Orange City, Florida and then to Anderson, South Carolina. The children were last known to live in Anderson, South Carolina
6.6.5  Alvin Howard Swift
was the fifth child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift (3105).
He was born February 13, 1889 near Newton Stewart, Indiana and died October 7, 1964 at the home of his daughter, Sybil, at Letts Indiana. He was 75.
on November 26, 1911 he married Clarice Rowe, daughter of Rev. Jesse Rowe. They resided for several years at Farmer City, Illinois and later in Indiana, where Clarice died in 1949. They are both buried at Farmer City, Illinois.
He went by the name of Howard A. Swift, by choice. He suffered from asthma most of his life.
 
They had nine children, as follows:
                        6.6.5.1   Alva Anna Swift, born September 8, 1912
                        6.6.5.2   Sybil Althea Swift
                        6.6.5.3   Marion Josephine Rowe Swift, born Nov. 17, 1916
                        6.6.5.4   Mamie Madeline Swift, born July 20, 1919
                        6.6.5.5   Shirley Evangeline Swift, born Sept. 16, 1920
                        6.6.5.6   Edna Louise Swift, born March 12, 1925
                        6.6.5.7   Martha Ruth Swift, born November 16, 1927
                        6.6.5.8   Linden Howard Swift
                        6.6.5.9   Dixie Lee Swift
6.6.6 William Chester Swift
was the sixth child of William T. Swift, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift.  He was born March 28, 1891 near Newton Stewart, Indiana. He died at age 94 on July 17, 1985 in Indianapolis.  He and his wife are buried next to their son, Norman, his sister Mayme, and his brothers, John and Emil in Greenwood Cemetery south of Indianapolis.
He served in World War I with the U.S. Army and was discharged as a sergeant.
On July 13, 1918 he married Jessie Florence Cummins, the daughter of John Emery Cummins and Charlotte Cummins of Elon, Indiana.  She was born August 21, 1898 and died March 23, 1972 at age 73.
They first resided at Mansfield and Mahomet in Piatt County, Illinois,  where  their  children  were born.  In  1925 they moved to Indianapolis, where he was employed first, as a commercial artist, and finally, by the U.S. Post Office. He retired in 1960.  He built his home in Perry township of Marion County, Indiana.  He was artistic in nature, loved music and was an artist of some renown in central end southern Indiana.
 
They had three children, as follows:
                        6.6.6.1  Paul Kermit Swift
                        6.6.6.2  Norman Lester Swift, born October 8, 1921 
                        6.6.6.3  William Thomas Swift
 
6.6.7  Emil Webster Swift
The seventh child of William T. Swift, Jr.,  Emil was born June 29, 1895 and died in Indianapolis on February 19, 1976.   He took an early interest in photography and is responsible for preserving, in pictures, some of the history of Orange County, Indiana   prior to WWI.  He also served as a photographer in the Army Air Corps during WWI.
Following his mother's death in 1925, he and his sister, Mayme, moved to Indianapolis.  They owned property and made their home together in Perry Township of Marion County, In.
He graduated from Indiana Central College (later renamed University of Indianapolis).  He was Deputy Recorder of Marion County for several years and was also a Master of Capitol City Masonic Lodge in Indianapolis.  He was an excellent painter, specializing in woodland scenes in oil.  He was never married.
He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery south of Indianapolis.
6.6.8  Mayme Agnes Swift
was the eighth child of William T. Swift,, Jr. and Mary Ann (Polly) Trotter Swift (3105).
She was born November 17, 1896 near Newton Stewart, Indiana and died March 25, 1962 in Indianapolis. She was 65. She is buried in Greenwood Cemetery south of Indianapolis.
She attended school at Paoli High School,, Indiana State and Indiana Central Colleges, and Butler University.
She was a school teacher in the vicinity of Newton Stewart and Elon, Indiana until the death of her mother in 1925. She then moved to Indianapolis, where she owned property and made her home with her brother, Emil.
She taught school at Bluff Avenue and University Heights grade schools in Perry Township of Marion County of Indiana. Finally, she taught in the City of Indianapolis public school system until just before her death. She was highly respected by her professional peers and would very quietly go an extra mile to provide a positive influence or special assistance to any of her students or friends.
She was active in Sunday School teaching programs and wrote several articles on the subject. She was also the author of a book named Nehe, The Story of a Great Builder, a children's story based on the life of Nehemiah.
She was never married.
6.7  William Patterson Trotter
was the seventh child of Cyrus N. Trotter and Mary Marshall Trotter.  
He was born June 20, 1861 and died October 8, 1921 at Nehawka, Nebraska.   On November 20, 1884 he married Anna Reynolds, who was born February 22, 1863 and died in 1954.  Both are buried at Nehawka, Nebraska.
The were married in the home of his parents near Trotter's Crossing, Indiana and their first three children were born in Indiana before they moved to Nebraska. 
 
They had ten children, as follows:
                        6.7.1  Mary A. Trotter - b. 12-4-1885           
                        6.7.2  Frank L. Trotter, b. 11-13-1887          
                        6.7.3   Clifford Trotter, b. 1-22-1890  
                        6.7.4   Clarence Trotter, b 6-23-1892
                        6.7.5   Norma Trotter; b. 8-5-1894 :
                        6.7.6   Esther Trotter; b. 11-15-1896                        
                        6.7.7   Cyrus Alexander Trotter; b. 1-25-1899                                  
                        6.7.8   Beulah Trotter; b 9-7-1901     
                        6.7.9   June Trotter; b 1-5-1905         
                       6.7.10  Susan Trotter; b 5-3-1907
6.7.1   Mary A. Parker (nee Trotter)
was the first child of William P. Trotter and Anna Reynolds Trotter. She was
born December 4, 1885 in Indiana.  She died May 2, 1925 in Nebraska.  She was 39. 
On April 23, 1916 she married Winfred A. Parker of Frontier County, Ne., the son of  Christopher V. and Sylvia Parker. Mary and Winfred had seven children, as follows:
 
                        6.7.1.1  Dortha Beatrice Parker
                        6.7.1.2   William Arthur Parker
                        6.7.1.3   Phillip Paul Parker
                        6.7.1.4   Phillys Pauline Parker
                        6.7.1.5    Charles Clarie Parker
                        6.7.1.6   Wayne John Parker
                        6.7.1.7    Robert Franklin Parker
 
Mary Parker died the day after the birth of her last child, Robert.  Robert was adopted by his uncle, Clifford Trotter and took the surname of Trotter.  The twins were raised by their maternal grandmother, Anna Reynolds Trotter,  in Douglas, Ne. and the other four children were raised by Winfred Parker on a farm  near Maywood (Frontier County), Ne.
6.7.2  Frank L. Trotter 
was the second child of William P. and Anna Reynolds Trotter.  He was born November 13, 1887 in Indiana and died April 29, 1937 at age 49.  He moved to Nebraska with his parents at the age of 3.
During WWI he was a corporal in the quartermaster department at Ft. Bayard, New Mexico.  In later years he was a trucker and was never married.  
 He is buried at Nehawka, Nebraska.
6.7.3  Clifford Carl Trotter
was the third child of William P. and Anna Reynolds Trotter.  He was born January 22, 1890 in Indiana and died March 9, 1978 at age 88.  He was a WW1 veteran.
On June 18, 1919 he was married to Grace M. Chappelle who was born in 1896.    They had one child, Virginia, who was born in 1922 and died in 1923.  They adopted Robert Parker, whose mother, Mary A. Parker, died the day following his birth in 1925.
 
6.7.4  Clarence Grover Trotter
was the fourth child of William P. and Anna Reynolds Trotter.  He was born June 27, 1892 in Nebraska and died September 19, 1960 at age 68. He was married in 1947 but was divorced with no children.  His wife had two children from a previous marriage.
 
6.7.5  Norma Jean Barkhurst (Nee Trotter)
was the fifth child of William Patterson Trotter (3106) and Anna Reynolds Trotter.     
She was born August 5, 1894 in Nebraska and died May 19, 1967 at age 72.   She is buried at Nehawka, Nebraska.              
On September 8, 1917 she married Harvey Barkhurst (1890-1979) and they had three children, as follows:
 
                        6.7.5.1  John Barkhurst
                        6.7.5.2  Esther Barkhurst
                        6.7.5.3  Anna Barkhurst
6.7.6  Esther Gutman (nee Trotter)
was the sixth child of William Patterson Trotter (3106) and Anna Reynolds Trotter.
She was born November 15, 1896 in Nebraska and died February 1982 in Iowa.   
She was a nurse in Lincoln, Ne. where she met her husband Herman Gutman, who was born January 23, 1892 and died in September, 1969 in Iowa.   They had settled in Burlington, Iowa where he established a dental laboratory and where they raised their two children, as follows:
 
                        6.7.6.1  Dolores Kiehne
                        6.7.6.2  Ruth Ann Burgin
6.7.7 Cyrus Alexander Trotter
was the seventh child of William Patterson Trotter (3106) and Anna Reynolds Trotter.
He was born January 25, 1899 in Nebraska and died June 8, 1975 at age 76.
He moved to Omaha, Nebraska and married Martha Novack at Douglas, Nebraska on June 10, 1923.   She was   born April  19,  1896.   They had three children:
                       
                        6.7.7.1 James Robert Trotter
                        6.7.7.2 Genevieve Susan Trotter
                        6.7.7.3 William Cyrus Trotter
6.7.8  Beulah Cooper   (nee Trotter)
was the eighth child of William Patterson Trotter (3106] and Anna Reynolds Trotter.
She was born September 7, 1901 in Nebraska.  and died July 1, 1981 in Alliance, Nebraska,
She married Ellard Cooper on November 21, 1928.  He worked for the Burlington Northern Railroad. They had three children:
 
                        6.7.8.1 Bruce Ellard Cooper
                        6.7.8.2 Stanley Scott Cooper
                        6.7.8.3 Alice Anna Cooper
6.7.9 June Dillie Carman (nee Trotter)
was the ninth child of William Patterson Trotter (3106) and Anna Reynolds Trotter.
She was born in Nebraska January 5, 1905 and died January 30, 1988 at Fullerton (Nance County), Ne.  
She worked for Lincoln Telephone Co. for 20 years and attended Peru State Teachers College.  She taught school in Hickman and Shelton, Ne. 
She married Harvey Carman on October 13, 1928 and they had two children
 
                        6.7.9.1  Ardys June Carman
                        6.7.9.2  Allen Hugh Carman
6.7.10   Susan Charlotte Parli (nee Trotter)
was the tenth child of William Patterson Trotter (3106) and Anna Reynolds Trotter.
She was born in Nebraska May 3, 1907 in Cass County, Ne. and died May 3, 1973 at age 66 and is buried at Greenwood Cemetery, York, Nebraska.
 
She married Louis Parli on June 1, 1927 and they had four children:
                       
                        6.7.10.1 David George Parli
                        6.7.10.2  Mary Lou Gertsch (nee Parli)
                        6.7.10.3 Danny Parli
                        6.7.10.4  Marlene Viterna (nee Parli)
6.8  Sophia Hunter (nee Trotter)
was the eighth child of Cyrus N. Trotter  and Mary Marshall Trotter.
She was born in 1864 and died June 28, 1882. She married a John Hunter, but no other information about her is presently available.
6.9   John Elmer Trotter
was the ninth child of Cyrus N. Trotter and Mary Marshall Trotter.
He was born February 2, 1867 and died February 23,, 1961 at the home of his daughter, Iva, in Paoli, Indiana. He was 94. He is buried in the old cemetery at Paoli.
On February 27, 1887 he married Luella Trueblood, the daughter of William and Nancy Trueblood. She was born September 1, 1865 in the vicinity of Beech Grove near Paoli and died January 27, 1944 at her home near Chambersburg, Indiana. She was 78.
 
They had four children, the last two of which were twins:
 
           6.9.1   Iva Bell Trotter, born January 22, 1888
           6.9.2   Bertie Ermine Trotter, born September 12, 1892
           6.9.3   Dessie Lorraine Trotter, born March 7, 1898
           6.9.4   Bessie Irene Trotter, born March 7, 1898
6.9.1  Iva Bell Fancher Smiley (Nee Trotter)
was the first child of John Elmer Trotter (3108) and Louella Trueblood Trotter.
She was born January 22, 1888 and died June 9, 1968 at age 80. She is buried at Paoli, Indiana.
She first married Charles Fancher, who was born November 27, 1871 and died January 14, 1932. They were married in the ME. Church at Chambersburg, Indiana. After he died, she married William Smiley of Paoli.
 
Her children by Charles Fancher were:
                        6.9.1.1  Arthur Harold Fancher
                        6.9.1.2  Leonard Austin Fancher
                        6.9.1.3  Mary Opal Fancher
                        6.9.1.4  Russell Fancher
                        6.9.1.5  Vivian Ruth Fancher
                        6.9.1.6  Ruby Fern Fancher
                        6.9.1.7  Charles Elmer Fancher
 
She and William Smiley had no children.
6.9.2  Bertie Ermine Trotter
was the second child of John Elmer Trotter and Louella Trueblood Trotter.            
He was born September 12, 1892 and died July 17, 1950. He was 57. He is buried in Paoli, Indiana.
On October 21, 1921 he married Helen Pauline Heard, the daughter of Addison and Minnie Heard of Paoli. She was born February 9, 1903 and died November 5, 1960 in an accident with the Monon train in Orleans, Indiana.
 
They had three children, as follows:
 
                        6.9.2.1 Janice Catherine Trotter
                        6.9.2.2 Carol Elaine Trotter
                        6.9.2.3  Anita Pauline Trotter
 
6.9.3  Dessie Lorraine Dillard (Nee Trotter)
was the third (or fourth,, since she was a twin) child of John Elmer Trotter (3108) and Louella Trueblood Trotter.
She was born March 7, 1898.
On January 31, 1914 she married Everett Dillard. He  was born May 11, 1893. They had four children, as follows:
 
                        6.9.3.1   Kenneth Ray Dillard
                        6.9.3.2   Merrill Vance Dillard
                        6.9.3.3 John Arthur Dillard
                        6.9.3.4   Maurice Wayne Dillard
 
6.9.4   Bessie Irene Sanders (nee Trotter)
was the third (or fourth, since she was a twin) child of John Elmer Trotter (3108) and Louella Trueblood Trotter.
She was born March 7, 1898.
 
On September 3, 1915 she married James R, Sanders.  They had five children, as follows:
                        6.9.4.1  Ermine Carl Sanders
                        6.9.4.2  Naomi Jean Sanders
                        6.9.4.3  Leola Virginia Sanders
                        6.9.4.4  Robert Edward Sanders
                        6.9.4.5  Otis D. Sanders
 
6.10   George Marcus Trotter
was the tenth child of Cyrus N. Trotter and Mary Marshall Trotter.
He was born November 11 , 1869 and died June 21, 1905 at age 35. He is buried at Stampers Creek Cemetery near Orleans, Indiana.
On December 18, 1903 he married Malissa Wells. She was the daughter of Mr. & Mrs. Robin Wells of Orleans, Indiana. Mr. Wells operated a threshing rig.
 
They had one son:
            6.10.1  Lawrence Trotter, born August 1. 1904
 
6.10.1  Lawrence M. Trotter
was the son of George Marcus Trotter (3109) and Malissa Wells Trotter. He was born August 1, 1904
He married Hallie Todd. She died and they had no children.
He lived in the vicinity of Mitchell, Indiana and died August 25, 1984.
7.0  HAMILTON CRAIG TROTTER
was the seventh child of John Isaac Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter.
He was born October 10, 1823 in Augusta County, Virginia and died March 11, 1890 at Milo, Iowa. He was 66 when he died. He is buried at Milo in the Baptist Church Cemetery. This cemetery is now known as the Belmont Cemetery and is located 2 miles east and one mile north of Milo. Around 1930 the church building was removed and the church yard became a part of the present Belmont Cemetery.
His mother, sister, and four of his six brothers had migrated to Indiana about 1833. See comments under John R. Trotter .
On October 27, 1846 he married Lucy Polson, who was born February 20, 1830 in Washington County, Indiana. She died November 6, 1910 at age 80.
In the fall of 1864 they migrated to a place known as Sandyville in Warren County, Iowa, where they lived out the remainder of their lives.
In 1888, when his older brother, John R., became very ill and was taken by death, Hamilton C. made a return to Milltown to be in reunion with his kinfolk.
 
The children of Hamilton C. and Lucy A. are as follows:
 
                        7.1  Louisa Jane Trotter, born February 18, 1851
                        7.2  Harriet Elizabeth Trotter, born Oct. 20, 1852
                        7.3  James W. Trotter, born March 24, 1856
                        7.4  John Archie Trotter, born November 23, 1857
                        7.5  Archie Trotter, born March 7. 1860
                        7.6  Henry Hamilton Trotter, born Nov. 15, ?
                        7.7  William Trotter, born April 12, 1865 (or 1864)
 
All of the children were raised in Iowa except James W. He died January 28, 1857 in Indiana before the family moved to Iowa.
 
7.1   Louisa Jane Lyons (nee Trotter)
was the first child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter,
She was born February 18, 1851 at Hardinsburg in Washington County, Indiana. She died March 21, 1941 at Milo Iowa and is buried there in the Belmont Cemetery.
On January 14, 1872 she married William H. Lyons at Warren County, Iowa, He was born November 22, 1847 in Shelby County, Kentucky and died June 14, 1926 at Milo, Iowa,
They had no children.
 
7.2   Harriet Elizabeth Reed (nee Trotter)
was the second child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter,
She was born October 20, 1852 at Hardinsburg, Indiana and .died November 6, 1934 at Milo, Iowa (Warren County), She is buried at the Indianola Cemetery at Indianola, Iowa.
On September 18, 1884 she married Harvey Reed, He was born November 6. 1839 and died August 18, 1919, He is also buried in the Indianola Cemetery.
They had two sons, for whom no information is available.
 
7.3   James W. Trotter
was the third child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter.
He was born March 24, 1856 and died January 28, 1857 at the age of 10 months, He is buried in the Walton Cemetery near Hardinsburg, Indiana, He is the only child of Hamilton C. and Lucy P. Trotter who died in Indiana before the family migrated to Iowa.
His burial site is near other Trotter kin in Walton Cemetery near Hardinsburg, Indiana, where a headstone placed for this infant James W. bears this inscription:
 
Sleep on sweet babe
And take thy rest
God called thee home
He thought it best,
 
7.4    John Archie Trotter
was the fourth child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter
He was born November 23, 1857 at Hardinsburg, Indiana. He died February 2, 1937 at Milo, Iowa and is buried in the Belmont Cemetery near Milo.
He married Lizzie Lemira Sandy who was born May 22, 1858 at Sandyville in Warren County, Iowa. She died May 25, 1941 at Milo, Iowa and is buried in the Belmont Cemetery near Milo
They had six sons, for whom no information is available.
 
7.5 Archie Trotter
was the fifth child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter.
He was born March 7, 1860 in Washington County, Indiana and died December 8, 1900 at Surges, North Dakota. He is buried in the Milo IOOF Cemetery at Milo, Iowa.
On September 4, 1883 he married Elva Reeves who was born August 29, 1860 at Oskaloosa, Iowa. She died July 16, 1939 and is also buried in the Milo IOOF Cemetery.
 
They had two sons, one of whom is:
 
                        7.5.1  Ed Trotter, birthdate unknown
 
7.5.1   Ed Trotter
was the son of Archie & Elva Reeves Trotter (7.5) and the grandson of Hamilton Craig Trotter (7.0).
His birthdate is unknown.
 
7.6   Henry Hamilton Trotter
was the sixth child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter.
He was born November 15, ?  He died in Des Moines, Iowa in the 1930s and is buried at Des Moines.
On January 6, 1886 he married Elizabeth Emily Reeves. They had 5 sons and 1 daughter. They were separated about 1913 or 1914. He then remarried about 1920 and lived in Des Moines until he died.
 
7.7   William Trotter
was the seventh child of Hamilton C. Trotter (7.0) and Lucy Polson Trotter.
He was born April 12, 1865 and died November 2, 1945 at Newton, Iowa. He is buried in the IOOF  Cemetery at Milo, Iowa.
In 1889 he married Marilla Coulter who was born April 13, 1870 and died February 3, 1928.
They had one son and one daughter, for whom no information is available.
8.0   Alexander P. Trotter
was the eighth child of John R. Trotter  and Sarah Ramsey Trotter. The initial P. probably is for Patterson (not verified at this time)
He was born January 9, 1828 and died at Milltown, Indiana on may 18, 1912. He was 84. He is buried in Marengo, Indiana Cemetery.
On April 15, 1856 he married Lucinda Stroud. She was born December 12, 1826 and died July 28, 1903 at the age of 76. She is also buried in Marengo Cemetery. She was a sister of Malinda Stroud who married Alexander's brother, John (see 2.0).
 
They had two children, as follows:
                        8.1  John T. B. Trotter, born February 22, 1857
                        8.2   Sarah Amelia J. Trotter, born August 14, 1860
 
Both of these children died young; January 28, 1862 and February 14, 1862, respectively. They are also buried in Marengo Cemetery, but not adjacent to their parents.
 
.8.1   John T.B. Trotter
was the first child of Alexander P. Trotter (8.0) and Lucinda Stroud Trotter.
He was born February 22, 1857 and died January 28, 1862 at age 4 years and 11 months. He is buried at Marengo, Indiana Cemetery.
 
8.2   Sarah Amelia J. Trotter
was the second child of Alexander P. Trotter (8.0) and Lucinda Stroud Trotter.
She was born August 14, 1860 and died February 14, 1862 at age 1 year and 6 months. She is buried at Marengo, Indiana Cemetery.
 
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