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Husband:  James TRIMBLE
Birth:  in or bef. 1765
Death:  1830, Sullivan Co., IN 
Father:  James TRIMBLE of Ireland 
Mother:  Ms. __?__
Wife:  Sarah HINTON
Birth:  1765-84 
Death:  ca. 1849, Fayette Co., TX
Other spouses:  m2. aft. 1830, Handy HANDLEY; m3. ca. 1844, Fayette Co., TX, Samuel MILLER 
Father:  Vachel HINTON
Mother:  Margaret __?__
  1.  William James TRIMBLE, b. 1795; d. 5 Jan 1844, Perote Castle, Mexico; m. Amelia WELLS 
  2.  Joseph TRIMBLE, b. 3 Feb 1796, Lexington, Fayette Co., KY
  3.  Thomas TRIMBLE, b. 1790-1800 
  4.  Elizabeth TRIMBLE, b. 1802/3 (possibly earlier), KY
  5.  Mary? TRIMBLE, b. 1794-1804
  6.  (Son A) TRIMBLE, b. 1800-1810; d. bef. 1820
  7.  Edward TRIMBLE, b. 1810?; 1840, living Fayette Co., TX; killed Dawson Massacre, 18 Sep 1842, Salado, TX; bur. Monument Hill, La Grange, TX 
  8.  Margaret TRIMBLE, b. 1804-1810 
  9.  Eleanor "Nellie" TRIMBLE, b. 1811/2, IN
10.  Rachel TRIMBLE, b. in or bef. 1814, KY
11.  James TRIMBLE, Jr., b. 1819/20; m. Sarah FOREMAN

If Rachel really was born in KY, then she appears to have fibbed about her age in the 1850 Census unless the family moved back and forth, which is unlikely.

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Year Location Event
bef. 1766   birth of James TRIMBLE
1775-84   birth of Sarah HINTON
ca. 1794   marriage of James TRIMBLE & Sarah HINTON
1795  KY: Fayette Co. James TRUMBLE, taxpayer
1796 KY: Fayette Co. birth of son, Joseph
1790-1800   birth of son, Thomas
1800 Census   KY census destroyed
1800 KY: Fleming Co. James TRIMBLE, taxpayer
1802/3 KY birth of daughter, Elizabeth
1800-10   birth of Son A
1804-10   birth of daughter, Margaret
1810 Census KY: Breckinridge Co. James TRIMBLE, head-of-household
1810-20   death of Son A
1810?   birth of son, Edward
1811/12 IN? birth of daughter, Nellie
1814?* KY? birth of daughter, Rachel
1816 Indiana admitted as a state
1817 IN: Sullivan Co. formed from Knox Co.
1819/20   birth of son, James 
1820 Census IN: Sullivan Co. James TRIMBLE, head-of-household
1823 IN: Sullivan Co. marriage of son, Joseph, to Catherine CARRICO
1830 IN: Sullivan Co. death of James TRIMBLE
1830 Census    
aft. 1830   marriage of Sarah (HINTON) TRIMBLE & Handy HANDLEY
1835 IN: Knox? Co. marriage of daughter, Nellie, to Isaac BRUCE
1840 Census    
c1844   marriage of Sarah (HINTON) HANDLEY & Samuel MILLER
c1849 TX: Fayette Co. death of Sarah (HINTON) TRIMBLE HANDLEY MILLER
*I think Rachel lied about her age and that, if she really was born in KY, she has to be older than Nellie.


1.  Anon.  1991.  The 1795 Census of Kentucky [as constructed from tax lists].  T.L.C. Genealogy, Miami Beach, FL.  On p. 178:
Name County
Trimble, James Woodford
Trimble, James Bourbon
Trumble, James Fayette
Is any of these our subject?  Or his father?  Neither?

2. Census Index:  U.S. Selected Counties, 1800 (Broderbund CD-312):
1800 Tax List KY Woodford Co. James Trimble
1800 Tax List KY Fleming Co. James Trimble
1800 Tax List KY Montgomery Co. James Tremble
The one in Fleming Co. appears to be our subject or his father.  Other TRIMBLEs in Fleming Co. in 1800 were John and William.  Vachel HINTON, our subject's father-in-law, was also in Fleming Co. in 1800. 

3.  1790-1870 Census Index (online at Ancestry.com):
1810 TRIMBLE JAMES Breckinridge KY 159 31001-30010-00
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
3 males 9 or under 1800-1810 = Edward (b. 1810?)
= Son A
= Thomas (b. 1800?)
1 male 10-15 1794-1800 = Joseph (b. 1796)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1765 = James
3 females 9 or under 1800-1810 = Margaret?
= Daughter A
= Elizabeth (b. 1802/3)
1 female 26-44 1765-1784 = Sarah
The four sons living in 1810 are not the same four sons living in 1820.  It is possible, by inferring the death of Son A, to derive the 1820 James TRIMBLE  household from this 1810 one.  The fact that the HINTONs are in Breckenridge Co. at this time supports that this James TRIMBLE is, indeed, our subject.

4.  Family Quest Archives:  Indiana Federal Census 1820:  Fayette, Ripley, Spencer, Sullivan, Warwick, and Wayne Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M33-15 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1820 IN Sullivan Co. p. 126 James Trimble 200201-21210
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
2 males 9 or under 1810-1820 = James (b. 1819/20) 
= Edward (b. 1810?)
2 males 19-25* 1794-1801 = Thomas (b. 1800?)
= Joseph (b. 1796)
1 male 45 or over in or bef. 1775 = James
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Rachel (b. in or bef. 1814)
= Eleanor?
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = Margaret?
2 females 16-25 1794-1804 = Daughter A
= Elizabeth (b. 1802/3)
1 female 26-44 1775-1794 = Sarah
*In the 1820 Census, the third column is age class 16-18 and the fourth column is age class 16-25; therefore, any individual in column three is duplicated in column four.  By subtracting the number in column three from the number in column four, you can create an age class "19-25."
Sarah may be fibbing about her age.  Listed next to James's niece's mother-in-law, Theodocia (SMITH) BOOKER, and four households from his brother-in-law, John COWDEN

5.  Family Quest Archives:  Indiana Federal Census 1830:  Fayette, Lawrence, Gibson, Sullivan, Boone, Vermillion, Hamilton, Rush, Martin, Madison, Allen, Pike, Decatur, St. Joseph, and Elkhart Counties.  Heritage Quest CD M19-26 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1830 IN Sullivan Co. p. 179 Handy Handley 001 000 000 100 - 000 000 001 000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 10-14 1815-1820 = ?
1 male 70-79 1750-1760 = Handy
1 female 60-69 1760-1770 = wife
This woman is too old to be Sarah, unless Sarah has been lying about her age in earlier censuses a definite possibility. 

6.  Letter from Eliza TRIMBLE to Winifred Markee MILES, 1906. 

7.  Broderbund.  World Family Trees.  Vol. 19, Pedigree No. 1592, submitted by Charles Toca.

8.  LDS.  Ancestral File (online).

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