Actions
Begin New Search
Refine Last Search
Cemetery Lookup
Add Burial Records
Help with Find A Grave

Find all Trowbridges in:
 • Denmark Cemetery
 • Denmark
 • Lee County
 • Iowa
 • Find A Grave

Top Contributors
Success Stories
Discussion Forums
Find A Grave Store

Log In
Deacon Theron Trowbridge
Birth: Dec. 5, 1815
Marietta
Washington County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jul. 6, 1904
Denmark
Lee County
Iowa, USA

an agent of Iowa's Underground Railroad. He built a secret hiding place in his family's home and concealed it behind a bookcase that he built into his children's room.

According to one story, Theron reportedly, told his son to feed the bloodhounds searching for the escapted slaves poisoned biscuits. In another story, he was so outraged to hear how an escaped slave was forced to leave behind her baby while fleeing, that he took off on horseback, returning two days later with the baby.

Wolbers, Jan. "Legends of Hidden Heroes."
The Goldfinch, 20 (Spring, 1999), 18-19

Parent of
Watson TROWBRIDGE b: 23 DEC 1842 in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa
John Brown TROWBRIDGE b: 23 AUG 1850 in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa
Mary Eliza TROWBRIDGE b: 23 OCT 1852 in Denmark, Lee County, Iowa
Celia Abigail TROWBRIDGE 
 
Family links: 
 Spouses:
  Emerette Mariah Brett Trowbridge (1820 - 1902)
  Annis Chappel Case Trowbridge (1818 - 1891)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Denmark Cemetery
Denmark
Lee County
Iowa, USA
 
Created by: No Reins
Record added: Sep 16, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 21595470
Deacon Theron Trowbridge
Added by: Mo (Baxter) & Dave Gates
 
Deacon Theron Trowbridge
Cemetery Photo
Added by: Nina Sparenberg
 
 
Photos may be scaled.
Click on image for full size.

Deacon Theron Trowbridge was a devoted abolitionist and underground railroad station master. "Blessed be the Lord, who has not given us as prey to their teeth! We have escaped as a bird from the snare of the fowlers; the snare is broken and we have escape...(Read more)
- Great-great-great granddaughter Ellen
 Added: Mar. 6, 2011
 
This page is sponsored by: Ellen Johnson

Privacy Statement and Terms of Service