Dear Mr. Friedman, I read your message on the Troth Family Genealogy Forum written 13 May '02.Searching for the link of my 3g-grandfather, Joseph Troth, I am writing to hope you may have mentions of his name.Birth/Death/Marriage/Children have all been confirmed, yet no siblings, nor parentage, nor associations have been found by me. Only in Census was Joseph referenced as a 'farmer' in Dorchester, MD, post his marriage to Susanna H. Grumbles in 1812. Two sons survived, William J. and Samuel J.Three daughters died young. Samuel, with his wife, Emily [Robb] Hobbs, married late in life (1855), and settled briefly in MO where they bore their only child, Bertha, a spinster. William J. went on to Pittsburgh where he built a very comfortable life.His, and his wife's (Margaret C. Scott) progeny are resultant today. In brief: 1.Joseph (1790, MD-1843)/Susanna H. Grumbles (1790, DE-1862); 2. Wm. J. (1813, MD-1895)/Margaret C. Scott (1826, NS-1911); 3.Frank D. (1861, PA-1934)/Elizabeth Jahn (1865, PA-1960); 4.Fred B. (1899, PA-1976)/Wanda I. Turner (1902, OH-1988); 5.Kathryn V. (1926, CA-2001)/Harold W. Wilson (1924, IN-1999).
It appears obvious that Joseph's origins lie in the DelMarVa regions, but local and national events were mixing up family relations.Would you please check your records to find any mention of Joseph?(William, brother of Samuel/Ann Berry is a suspect.) Additionally, James Michener wrote a historical novel, entitled Chesapeake, which tells the story of the Troth colonial family.It is fictional as it elaborates, but, nonetheless, depicts the family's history with a flare. Sincerely, Mike Wilson, son of Kathryn V. Troth firstname.lastname@example.org