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Thomas Trotter, Sr
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Birth: Dec. 7, 1800
Virginia, USA
Death: Mar. 31, 1865
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA

Thomas Trotter was a silver and goldsmith and jeweler. He was a son of Dr. Thomas Trotter, of Nasemond County, Virginia. He was apprenticed as a silversmith in Salisbury at the age of 18, and opened a silver shop in Greensboro, NC in the early 1820s. He came to Charlotte, NC in 1824.

He first married Margaret Graham (1810-1847) in 1828. The children of Thomas Trotter and Margaret Graham were: William Pinkney Trotter (1833-1857), Nina Catherine Trotter (c.1835-1891, m. George Byron Hanna), Thomas B. Trotter (1839-1864, CSA soldier), Alexander G. (probably Graham) Trotter (1844-1914, CSA soldier), Joshua J. Trotter (1847-1865, CSA soldier).

In 1850, Thomas Trotter married Jane Elizabeth Brown. Their children were Rufus Brown Trotter (1851-1926), Millard Fillmore Trotter (1854-1931), Dr. Robert Walter Trotter (1855-1925) and P. C. Trotter (c. 1858-?, a daughter).

Futher information on Thomas Trotter, and his office building which still stands, the only ante-bellum structure remaining in Charlotte, can be found at: 
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  Margarett Graham Trotter (1810 - 1847)
  William Pinkney Trotter (1833 - 1857)*
  Alexander G. Trotter (1844 - 1914)*
  Joshua J. Trotter (1847 - 1865)*
*Calculated relationship
Old Settlers Cemetery
Mecklenburg County
North Carolina, USA
Plot: Plot 301
Created by: John Field Pankow
Record added: Apr 12, 2008
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 Added: Dec. 7, 2008

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