The first Euro-American settler in Dover Township, Racine County, was Captain John Todd Trowbridge, who moved to Wisconsin in 1836, becoming a justice of the peace, postmaster, director of the local school district, and member of the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in the 1840s. Before moving to Wisconsin, he was a ship's captain during the War of 1812, and later ran a shipping business out of Rochester, New York. He died in 1858 and was buried in the nearby Rosewood Cemetery. His farmstead on Sheard Road, Racine County, was excavated by archaeologists in the spring of 2003. This was done as part of Wisconsin's Museum Archeology Program. The area was being used to grow crops, and the site was located by artifacts recovered from the surface of the field. They found the filled-in cellar of his house and a cistern. Recovered artifacts include building materials, broken dishes and bottles, tobacco pipe fragments, kitchen utensils, and food remains. All the foregoing is March/April 2004 issue of Columns, a newsletter published by the Wisconsin Historical Society.More information on Capt. Trowbridge can be found on the Trowbridge page. I am not a descendant and know nothing more.