Ni5-10 Elizabeth Randolph Nicholas


    was the daughter of Colonel. George Nicholas (Ni6) and Mary Smith (Sm6)
    Born: (1780 - ? )
    Married: 17 March 1804 James Gabriel Trotter of  Lexington, Kentucky.
    Died:
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    Maria Nicholas and James Gabriel Trotter had issue:
    (Ni5-10-1)  George E. Trotter, m. Amanda Gallaway
    (Ni5-10-2)  Cary Ann Trotter, m. Edward Hawes
    (Ni5-10-3)  Margaret Trotter, m. John Fowler Leary

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The Trotter Family were immigrants from Scotland. According to a printed memoir of one of the name, they are desended from the Earl of Goury, whose name is promindent in Scottish history ( see Robertson’s History of Scotland, Vol. II, 1882 ) in the time of James VI. Being opposed to the King and Catholicism they left their homes and took refuge in the mountains of Molerne in Ireland, where says the author of the memoirs, their desentants to this day are among the respectable gentry of the country.

My grandparents came to Virginia not less a century ago, 1742, a young married couple and settled near Philadelphia. Subsequently they moved Augusta County, Virginia, prior to the Revolutionary War, for my father’s eldest brother was at the siege of York. I should judge from the lands that my grandfather and his sons possess, he was a man of wealth.

They were among good farms of Augusta County. The brothers would probably have done better to have remained upon them, but that Eldrodado of the west, Kentucky. Provided a scene too tempting for enterprising men to resist, and they followed the tide of mirgration, caring with them my aged grandparents, whose ones reprose in Bourdon County, 9 miles east of Paris, at residence, then of my uncle Joseph, who subsequently moved with his family to Langman, settlement in Illinois. Grandfather died about 1807 at the age of 90; grandmother died four years later, about 1811, age 96, with pulmonary disease. Grandfather was a pious, exemplary man. Grandmothers family was from Londonderry, Ireland. My uncle James was probably their second son. My uncle Joseph died at the age of 90, with pulmonary disease. Your grandfather

Col. James stood once a candidate for the general assembly of Virginia. He was an officer in an expeditation from that county to Tyrgart’s valley; was esteamed an enterprising man. Several of his children lie buried in one of the old church yards of that county. After his removal ( this line did not print off ) Harman’s unfortunate expedition across the Ohio. ( See acct. of Gen. Harrart’s expedition, 1790, in the Western Review, 1820, in which Col. Trotter is mentioned) I met one of his men in this country, who spoke of Col. Trotter asexcellent and humane officer…. ( His wife was named Margaret )

My Uncle James was a merchant and owned much land in Ohio and Kentucky at one time.( Uncle James had two sons, Samuel and George. ) Merchants in Lexington. Uncle J. died at his farm, the“ Woodlands”, July13, 1827. Aunt Margaret was of the Dowings Family of Augusta, County –among the first settlers of the county, lived 3 miles from New Providence church. Major John Wilson married a sisterof an Aunt Margaret, son of Samuel Wilson and myself married sisters. Col. James Trotter lived in Fayette Co. His home was the “Woodlands”,  now grounds of the Chautauqua Assenbly of Kentucky. His will was written July 13, 1827 and probated Augusta County, 1827. His legatees were George Richards Trotter, Cary Ann Trotter, and Margaret Trotter ( children of the deceased son, James Gabriel Trotter ) George Trotter Jr. the three daughters of his Samuel ( infants ). Cordelia, Georgitta, and Sarah; son William Leary Trotter, brother George and wife Sarah. Excuters-------Richard Higgins, Richard Haws, Jr. and William T. Barry.

Col. John Trotter, Gentleman and soldier of the Revloution, married Margaret Downing and Had:

James Gabriel B,B. 4/23/1791, died 1826. M. Eliza Randolph Nicholas, daughter of Geo. Nicholas. Issue: Edwin Haws, b. 1807 d. 1876. Samuel………..Gen. George married Eliza dau of John Pope U.S. Senator. Will of Col. James Trotter mentions Bro. Geo., son Samuel Grandchildren John Pope Trotter, James Trotter and their mother Eliza Hall and John Tilfoord. Buried in a vault in Trotter Graveyard Lexington, to right of Tates Creek Pike. ( no markers )

Men. Of War of 1812.


Information found in (Daughters of the American Revolution Lineage Books)

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 20page 279
Miss Mary Blanche Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 19751
Born in Ottumwa, Iowa. 
Descendant of Lieut. John Vincent. 
Daughter of Thomas B. Trotter and Sarah Florence Smith, his wife. 
Granddaughter of George Washington Smith and Martha Ann Martin, his wife. 
Gr.-granddaughter of Amos Martin and Sarah Vincent, his wife. 
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of John Vincent and Sarah Johnson, his wife (m. 1778). 
John Vincent was placed on the pension roll of Franklin county, Indiana, 1833, at the age of seventy-six for service of sergeant and lieutenant in the Virginia militia. He was born in London, England.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 31page 303
Mrs. Beulah Bright Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 30883
Born in Eunice, Arkansas. 
Wife of James Trotter.
Descendant of Sergt. James Henry Slack, of Pennsylvania. 
Daughter of James Elijah Bright and Josephine Creed, his wife. 
Granddaughter of Dr. Johnston Eaton Bright and Sarah Bell Slack, his wife. 
Gr.-granddaughter of Dr. James Elijah Slack and Sophie Leak, his wife. 
Gr.-gr.-granddaughter of James Henry Slack and Alice Torbet, his wife. 
James Henry Slack, (1755-1831), aided in ferrying the army across the Delaware that memorable Christmas night 1776. He was at Valley Forge and 1781 in the southern campaign. He was born in Bucks Co., Pa., where he died. 
Also Nos. 3019, 8055.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 37page 102
Mrs. Candicie Furgason Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 37284
Born in Ashton, Illinois. 
Wife of James G. Trotter.
Descendant of John Rosencrans, of New York. 
Daughter of Squire P. Furgason and Huldah Rosencrans, his wife. 
Granddaughter of Isaac Rosencrans (1778-1852) and Huldah Agard, his wife. 
Gr.-granddaughter of John Rosencrans and Marie Roosa, his wife, m. 1777. 
John Rosencrans served as a private in Capt. Peter Roosa's company, Col. John Johnson's Ulster county regiment 1779. He was born 1744 at Port Jervis, Orange county, where his son Isaac was born. 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 63page 117
Mrs. Anna Thorne Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 62361
Born in Elmira, N. Y. 
Wife of William Wilson Trotter. 
Descendant of Major Barnabas Tuthill, of New York. 
Daughter of William H. Thorne and Mary Jones, his wife. 
Granddaughter of Elijah Jones and Cynthia Tuthill, his wife. 
Gr-granddaughter of Samuel Tuthill and Parnell Cantine, his wife. 
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Barnabas Tuthill and Lydia King, his 1st wife. 
Barnabas Tuthill (1732-82) served as major in the 4th regiment of New York militia. He was born in Southold, L. I. 
Also No. 19365

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 72page 14
Mrs. Persis H. Heermans Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 71031
Born in Kingwood, W. Va. 
Wife of James Russell Trotter.
Descendant of Ensign Daniel McCollum.
Daughter of Francis Heermans (b. 1836) and Sarah Martha McGrew (b. 1844), his wife, m. 1868. 
Granddaughter of James C. McGrew (b. 1813) and Persis Hagans (1821-93), his wife, m. 1841. 
Gr-granddaughter of Harrison Hagans and Jane McCollum, his wife. 
Gr-gr-granddaughter of Daniel McCollum and Sarah Moore, his wife. 
Daniel McCollum (1754-1842) served as ensign with the York County, Pennsylvania Associators of the Flying Camp, and they suffered severely at Long Island. He removed to Virginia; died in Preston County. 
Also No. 47419

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 73page 262
Mrs. Lillian Steele Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 72743
Born in Fairmont, W. Va. 
Wife of Frank Butler Trotter.
Descendant of Philip Reger. 
Daughter of Samuel Steele (1821-86) and Victoria McGee Lorentz (b. 1840), his wife, m. 1865. 
Granddaughter of John Lorentz (d. 1884) and Rachel Reger (1804-66), his wife. 
Gr-granddaughter of Philip Reger and Mary Jane Fornash, his 2nd wife. 
Philip Reger was placed on the pension roll of Lewis County, Va., 1833, for service as private, Virginia militia. He was born, 1767, in Hampshire County, Va.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 84page 296
Mrs. Mary Jane Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 83771
Born in Loda, Ill. 
Wife of W. R. Trotter.
[p.296] Descendant of William Houston, as follows: 
1. Robert M. Houston (1833-68), m. 1867, Anna Jane Gray (b. 1850). 
2. John Houston, Jr. (b. 1812), m. 1831, Mary J. Logan. 
3. John Houston (b. 1783), m. 1810, Grace McCall. 
4. William Houston, m. Jane Watson (1761-1841). 
William Houston (1757-1834) was a private in Capt. John Beatty's company, 5th battalion, and was taken prisoner at the capture of Fort Washington, 1776. He died in Ohio. 
Also No. 62548.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 92page 293
Mrs. Jane Trotter Keller.
DAR ID Number: 91922
Born in Carroll, Mo. 
Wife of Edgar J. Keller. 
Descendant of Capt. James Trotter, as follows: 
1. Cary B. Trotter (1846-1909) m. 1868 Nancy Sinnard (b. 1847). 
2. James Trotter (1805-93) m. 1st 1837 Cynthia Cary (d. 1846). 
3. James Trotter (b. 1774) m. 1795 Mary Beard (1777-1856). 
4. James Trotter m. 1765 Mary B. Trotter. 
James Trotter enlisted, 1778, in Capt. David Bell's company, Col. Sampson Matthews' regiment, and later was captain of a company of Augusta County, Virginia troops. He was born and died in Augusta County. 
Also No. 64680.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 92page 294
Mrs. Susannah Trotter Partridge.
DAR ID Number: 91923
Born in Trotter, Mo. 
Wife of William A. Partridge. 
[p.294] Descendant of Capt. James Trotter, as follows: 
1. Cary B. Trotter (1846-1909) m. 1868 Nancy Sinnard (b. 1847). 
See No. 91922.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 94page 46
Mrs. Mary Trotter Alverson.
DAR ID Number: 93141
Born in Charlotte, N. C. 
Wife of Melvin Sydney Alverson. 
Descendant of John Foard, as follows:
1. Millard Fillmore Trotter (b. 1854) m. 1877 Adeline Parks Morris (b. 1856). 
2. Zebulon Lee Morris (1826-77) m. 1st 1848 Mary Adeline Parks (1828-56). 
See No. 93140.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 103page 203
Mrs. Hattie Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 102661
Born in Yalobusha County, Miss. 
Wife of Frank Trotter.
Descendant of Samuel Clowney, as follows: 
1. Edward M. Fewell (1824-92) m. 2nd 1854 Jane D. Clowney (b. 1840). 
2. Samuel C. Clowney (1807-86) m. 1835 Prudence Patton Means (1812-79). 
[p.203] 3. James L. Clowney (1783-1825) m. Delia Hanna. 
4. Samuel Clowney m. 1st Esther Leiper. 
Samuel Clowney (1740-1824) enlisted as private, serving at the battle of Cowpens. He was born in Ireland; died in Union Court House, S. C.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 106page 23
Mrs. Jennie Zimmerly Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 105066
Born in Allegheny County, Pa. 
Wife of James Robert Trotter.
Descendant of James Johnston, as follows: 
1. Henry Zimmerly (1836-1900) m. 1862 Isabelle Bruce (b. 1843). 
2. Jacob Bruce (1806-72) m. 1836 Jane Johnston (1816-96). 
3. John Johnston m. Margaret Davis. 
4. James Johnston m. Jane Anderson. 
James Johnston (1738-1840) was placed on the pension roll, 1832, for service as private, 1776, in Captain Strawbridge's company, Colonel Montgomery's Pennsylvania regiment; also other enlistments under different commands. He was born in County Derry, Ireland; died in Beaver County, Pa. 
Also No. 93805

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 107page 278
Mrs. Lela Trotter Ely.
DAR ID Number: 106909
Born in Carrollton, Mo. 
Wife of Herndon Ely. 
Descendant of Capt. James Trotter, as follows: 
1. Calvin William Trotter (1842-90) m. 1868 Martha Frances Gentry (b. 1846). 
2. James Trotter (1805-93) m. 1837 Cynthia Cary (1814-46). 
3. James Trotter (1774-1813) m. 1795 Mary Beard (1777-1856). 
4. James Trotter m. 1765 Mary B. Trotter. 
James Trotter enlisted, 1778, in Capt. David Bell's company, Col. Sampson Matthews' regiment and later was captain of a company of Augusta County, Virginia troops. He was born and died in Augusta County, Va. 
Also No. 103292

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 109page 271
Mrs. Martha Trotter Gill.
DAR ID Number: 108879
Born in Carrollton, Mo. 
Wife of X. R. Gill. 
[p.271] Descendant of Capt. James Trotter and of Sergt. John Minnis, as follows: 
1. James W. Trotter (1855-1906) m. 1885 Alice Timmons (b. 1861). 
2. Alexander Trotter (1829-1906) m. 1854 Martha Frances Minnis (1836-1903). 
3. John Trotter (1797-1874) m. 1825 Mariam Standley (1806-62); Thomas Minnis (1791-1863) m. 1817 Parmela Warren (1799-1865). 
4. James Trotter, Jr. (1774-1813), m. 1795 Mary Beard (1777-1856); John Minnis m. 1788 Nancy McCammon. 
5. James Trotter m. 1765 Mary B. Trotter. 
James Trotter enlisted, 1778, in Capt. David Bell's company, Col. Sampson Matthews' regiment, and later was captain of a company of Augusta County, Virginia troops. He was born and died in Augusta County, Va. 
John Minnis served, 1777, as sergeant in Capt. John Clark's company, 13th Pennsylvania regiment, commanded by Col. Walter Stewart. He was born in Ireland; died, 1838, in Blount County, Tenn. 
Also No. 100108.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 115page 13
Mrs. Margaret Carter Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 114037
Born in Houston County, Ga. 
Wife of William Henry Trotter.
Descendant of Col. Walter Crockett, as follows: 
[p.13] 1. Fleming Bates Carter (1825-68) m. 1861 Clara Graves (b. 1840). 
2. John Carter m. 1814 Margaret Carter (cousins). 
3. Robert Carter (1769-1814) m. Jane Crockett (1772-1814) (parents of Margaret). 
4. Walter Crockett m. Margaret Steele Caldwell. 
Walter Crockett (1735-1811) served as captain and colonel, Virginia militia. He was born in Tazewell County; died in Wytheville, Va.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 159page 238
Mrs. Marion Trotter Teeter.
DAR ID Number: 158803
Born in Charlotte, N. C. 
Wife of Daniel Darwin Teeter. 
Descendant of John Foard, as follows:
1. Millard Fillmore Trotter (b. 1854) m. 1877 Adeline Parks Morris (b. 1856). 
2. Zebulon Lee Morris (1826-77) m. 1848 Mary Adeline Parks (1828-56). 
3. Zebulon Morris (1789-1872) m. 1814 Mary Martha Rea (1796-1891). 
See No. 158801.

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 159page 238
Mrs. Sarah Lawing Harry Trotter.
DAR ID Number: 158804
Born in Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
Wife of George Trotter.
Descendant of Richard Barry, as follows: 
1. William Davidson Harry (b. 1859) m. 1888 Alice Patterson (b. 1863). 
2. William Batte Harry (1834-89) m. 1858 Sarah Lawing (1838-75). 
3. David Harry (1798-1849) m. 1828 Anne Barry (1808-80). 
4. Richard Barry, Jr. (1765-1850), m. Margaret McDowell (1782-1846). 
5. Richard Barry m. Annie Price (1735-1827). 
Richard Barry (1726-1801) signed the Mecklenburg Declaration of Independence and also served as private in the North Carolina troops. He was born in Pennsylvania; died in Mecklenburg County, N. C. 
Also No. 153768.


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