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Col Edward Trabue
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Birth: May 10, 1762
Chesterfield County
Virginia, USA
Death: Jul. 16, 1814
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA

Edward Trabue

PARENTS: John James Trabue and Olympia Dupuy

1st WIFE: Martha "Patsy" Haskins


Mary Polly Trabue
Elizabeth Trabue
Nancy Haskins Trabue
George Washington Trabue

2nd Wife: Jane Clay, Married October 19, 1797


Charles Clay Trabue
John Trabue
Martha Greene Trabue
Cynthia Ann Trabue
Jane Elizabeth Trabue
Matilda Olympia Trabue
Prince Edward Trabue

Edward enlisted at the age of 16 and became a Colonel in the Revolutionary War. He fought at Guilford Court House, NC, 15 Mar 1781, and was present at Gates' defeat at Yorktown in 1782. William E. Bailey in History of Woodford County, Kentucky, Reprint, Baltimore, MD 1975 states:

"Martha, from historic accounts, was a member of he Baptist Church, handsome and dressy; and kept pace with the fashions; she was refined and accomplished, and assumed prominence in society. Edward was a typical gentlemen of the old school, possessing qualities of mind and character which impressed his personality upon the community. He was public spirited and liberal, and his home was the center of hospitality and social enjoyment. He was diligent in business, and amassed a fortune, and educated his children. Edward was a member of the Baptist Church and raised his children with the same belief."

Written in plaster in the cellar of his home is the name, Edward Trabue and date, Oct 11, 1794. After Patsy's death, Edward married Jane Clay, a second cousin of Senator Henry Clay. Jane survived her husband and is listed in the 1820 Woodford County census. She died in Missouri at the home of her daughter Cynthia Trabue Jones and her husband Taylor Jones. Her tombstone is located near Hannibal, Missouri.

Forks of Elm Church page 288

10, Col. Edward lived on Griers Creek. His first wife was Martha Haskins (dau. of Col. Robert), and they had among other children, Ann who married Asa Pittman and was the mother of Martha Crutcher and of Ann who m. Rev. Z. F. Smith, the historian. Edward married 2nd Jane Clay, 1797. Many of his descendents went to Missouri

Edward Trabue received a tract of 200 acres in Lincoln County from Patrick Henry, Esq., Governor of VA on March 24, 1783. The deed was issued at Richmond, VA, December 2, 1785. Edward Trabue and his wife Martha Haskins Trabue, a daughter of Col Robert Haskins and his wife Elizabeth Hill, of the Hills of Surrey, both of English origin, and descendents of the early Virginia Colonists, immigrated to Kentucky after the Revolutionary War.

The Trabues built for themselves a handsome home in Woodford County, near the Kentucky River and the home of Edward's parents, John James and Olympia Du Puy Trabue. (13 p. 254)

A note in the History of Woodford County relates the story that when General Lafayette toured America after the Revolutionary War in 1824-5, he visited Fayette and Woodford counties and upon meeting Edward Trabue he "put his arms around Edward and wept at the sight of a fellow Frenchman." He may well have become acquainted with Edward years before during the Revolutionary War.

In the summer of 1969 LaVece and Glen Hughes toured Woodford County looking for Edward Trabue's house and family cemetery. With the help of the Woodford County Historical Society, they found that the house still stands overlooking the palisades of the Kentucky River just outside of Versailles as the highway goes down to the Tyrone Bridge; the back of the house now faces the highway. In 2005, the family of country music singer, John Conlee, lived in the Edward Trabue house. A short distance away is the Olympia Trabue House.

The Trabue house still has gun ports built for the inhabitants to fire on Indian attackers. In the basement of the house "Edward Trabue 1792" is etched into the limestone foundation,. Just down the hill from the house is the family cemetary. Kate Ganter's papers contain the bill of sale for the monument that George W. Trabue had ordered to be placed on his mother' grave.

LaVece and Glen's second son was born after they located the house in the fall of 1969, and he was named, Edward Ganter Hughes, after his great, great, great, great, great grandfather Edward Trabue.

Edward was descended from French Huguenots who settled first in Virginia.
Family links: 
  John James Trabue (1722 - 1775)
  Olympia Dupuy Trabue (1729 - 1822)
  Martha Haskins Trabue (1764 - 1794)*
  Jane Elizabeth Clay Trabue (1776 - 1845)*
  Mary E Trabue Clarkson (1787 - 1846)*
  Cynthia Ann Trabue Jones (1805 - 1886)*
  Matilda Olympia Trabue Sutton (1808 - 1881)*
  Susan DuPuy Trabue Clayton (1809 - 1874)*
  Prince Edward Trabue (1812 - 1890)*
  Olympia Dupuy Trabue (1729 - 1822)**
  Magdalen Trabue Clay (1748 - 1815)*
  William John Trabue (1756 - 1786)*
  Daniel Trabue (1760 - 1840)*
  Edward Trabue (1762 - 1814)
  Susanna Trabue Major (1772 - 1862)*
*Calculated relationship
Trabue Family Cemetery
Woodford County
Kentucky, USA
Plot: Private Land near Tyrone, KS
Created by: Star Rhodes
Record added: Mar 01, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 18116138
Col Edward Trabue
Added by: Star Rhodes
Col Edward Trabue
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Col Edward Trabue
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In memory of Col. Edward Trabue and gratitude for his service in the Revolutionary War.
- Georgia Girl
 Added: Oct. 15, 2016

- Heather Cottrell
 Added: Sep. 3, 2013
In Memory of a Dear Relative. Eloise Bradley
 Added: Mar. 16, 2012
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