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John Baptiste Trombley

John Baptiste Trombley

Male 1803 - 1877  (74 years)

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  • Name John Baptiste Trombley 
    Born 22 Feb 1803  St. Regis, Huntingdon County, NY/ ON/QC,Canada borders Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 23 Feb 1803  St. Regis, Huntingdon County, NY/ON/QC/Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Apr 1877  St Charles Parish, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried St. Charles Cemetery, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I03746  Tombeau Family Tree
    Last Modified 5 Apr 2013 

    Father Ignace Trombley, fils,   b. 23 Nov 1773, St. Joesph, Pointe de Levis, Lauzon, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Marie-Anne Thecle Leclerc,   b. 20 Aug 1778, St. Henri de Lauzon, Levis, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1811  (Age < 32 years) 
    Married 9 Jan 1797  St. Henri de Lauzon, Levis, Quebec, Canada Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F2329  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Veronique-Angelique Leroux\Larue,   b. 25 Sep 1808, River Racquet, St. Regis, St. Lawrence County, NY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Sep 1834, St. Antoine de la Riviere au Raisin (St. Mary today), Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years) 
    Children 
     1. Francois Xavier Trombley,   b. Abt 1830, St. Regis, NY/Canada Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Jun 1898, Newport, Berlin Twp., Monroe County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years)
     2. John (Pete) Trombley,   b. Abt 1833, St. Regis, NY/ Canada (?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1860, Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 27 years)
    Family ID F1368  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Mary Baumier,   b. 17 Jan 1816, Detroit, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Feb 1899, Newport, Monroe County, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years) 
    Married 28 Apr 1835  St. Antoine de la Riviere aux Raisins (now St. Mary), Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Euphrosine Trombley,   b. 10 Mar 1836, St. Antoine de la Riviere Raisin, Monroe, MI, Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 May 1918, Monroe. MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +2. Margaret Trombley,   b. 12 Mar 1838, St Charles, New port, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1925, Toledo, OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
    +3. Mary Trombley,   b. 15 Jan 1840, Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1906, St. Mary's Parish, Pinckney, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Catherine Trombley,   b. 9 Dec 1841, Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1850  (Age < 8 years)
    +5. Moses D. Trombley,   b. 31 Oct 1843, Oldport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 May 1926, Newport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +6. Esther Trombley,   b. Abt 1846, Oldport, MI (?) Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Julia Trombley,   b. 9 Jan 1850, Oldport, MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Jun 1901, St. Mary's Convent, Notre Dame, IN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     8. Elizabeth Trombley,   b. 26 Aug 1853, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location
    +9. Matilda Catherine Trombley,   b. 26 Feb 1855, Newport, Berlin Twp., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Oct 1944, Monroe, MI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     10. Charles Louis Trombley,   b. 9 Mar 1860, Newport, St. Charles, Berlin Twp., Monroe Co., MI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Nov 1935, St. Augustine, FL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
    Family ID F1367  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    A Pear Tree on the Site of the Trombley Family Farm
    A Pear Tree on the Site of the Trombley Family Farm
    Sign Reading 'Trombley Rd' Near the Family Farm in Newport, MI
    Sign Reading "Trombley Rd" Near the Family Farm in Newport, MI
    John Baptiste Trombley
    John Baptiste Trombley
    John Baptiste Trombley: His parish church which sits on 2 acres of land he donated
    John Baptiste Trombley: His parish church which sits on 2 acres of land he donated

    Documents
    St. Charles Church History page 17
    St. Charles Church History page 17
    St. Charles Church History page 18
    St. Charles Church History page 18
    St. Charles Church History page 107
    St. Charles Church History page 107

    Histories
    Descendants of John Baptiste Trombley and Marie Boemier
    Descendants of John Baptiste Trombley and Marie Boemier
    Compiled by Liana Trombley.
    Phone: 734-654-2803
    Email: liana.ppc@yahoo.com
    Ancestors of John Baptiste Trombley
    Ancestors of John Baptiste Trombley
    Includes ancestors of John Baptiste Trombley beginning with his granddaughter Minnie Trombley

  • Notes 
    • Births of his children are found in Fr. Christian Dennissen's Genealogy of the French Families of the Detroit River Region, Vol. 2, pg 1204, John Baptiste Trombley entry.

      The following is taken from the St. Charles, Newport, MI, Church History, published in 1930, and has a picture of John and his wife Mary.

      "John Trombley was born in Montral, Canada in 1801, immigrated to this country with his two sons. The date of his arrival here is not definitely known, but was probably between 1830-1840. After clearing a place large enough for a log house, they settled on Swan Creek in Old Port. (A description of this log house has been given by his son Moses D. Trombley and memories of it were also given to Patrick L. Tombeau by Charles Jarvis, John's grandson through his daughter Mary.

      (Later research by Lianna Trombley and other hands indivcates that J. B. Trombley's birthdate was born 23 February 1803 in St. Regis, Clinton County, NY. See below and in the Scrapbook Section of this entry.)

      "John was married a second time, this time to a Mary Bomia (Baumier) of Detroit. Nine children of this union was born. (Actually there were ten children born of this union and two by his previous union). Only two children survived until this time (1930): Charles L. Trombley of St. Augustine, Fl. and Matilda Thompson of Monroe, MI.

      "Mr. Trombley's name is prominently linked with the early history of the parish. He donated two acres of land for the site of the frame church in 1851 (2nd church). In the days before the rectory was built, the various pastors dwelt in the Trombley home. Mr. Trombley was a general caretaker and sexton for many years. His death occurred April 8th, 1877, and Mrs. Trombley died February 23rd, 1899. He taught catechism in the old church as did his son, Charles. The Trombleys were the type of pioneer s that made St. Charles possible."

      According to a statment by his son Charles Louis Trombley in Talcott Wing's 1890 edition of the History of Monroe County, his father John Bapt. Trombley was born in Quebec (not Montreal, as in the1930 Church History of St. Charles), on Janaury 1, 1802. (See above and below for a different date for his birth supplied by Lianna Trombley's research.)

      From a newspaper clipping held by Moses Trombley's daughter Minnie Trombley Mercure in the 1960's. It is titled and dated only: "Old Port Man Jan. 20". This article describes the log cabin in which Jean Baptiste Trombley and his wife Marie Baumier, Minnie Trombley Mercure's paternal grandparents, raised 12 children.

      "One of the most interesting reports received in connection with the log cabin query was that of Mose Trombley of Oldport. Mr. Trombley was born in a log cabin at Oldport on October 31, 1843, and spent most of his life in that vicinity. He was born in the pioneer days when the country was still heavy timber and Indians were camping. Deer, wild turkeys, and sometimes wolves, were in the forests. The old log house had two rooms, one for a kitchen and general use and the other for a bedroom, and also an attic that was used a s a bedroom. A ladder was used to get to the attic. There was a big open fire place which was used for cooking and heating. The old cabin has since been replaced by a frame house and the old log stable has been replaced by a frame building.

      "In those days there were no matches or oil lamps. Candles were used for light and if the fire went out it was necessary to fire from the neigbors. Matches and oil lamps came on the market in the ealy fifties (1850's) Matches were sold in square blocks, cut both ways, and containing fifty matches which sold for ten cents a block.

      People spent evenings together playing cards, singing, dancing, and enjoying lunches together. In the summer time many hours were spent in clearing the land and then the brush was heaped up to make big bonfires.

      Another grandchild, Charles Jarvis, describes a sleep over in his grandparents' log home above in the attic during the winter. It was so cold in the house, that he woke up and shook frozen snow off his blankets.

      1880 Berlin Township Federal Census, entry 121-121:

      Trombley, Mary, 62, born in Michigan, as were parents
      Charles, 22, farmer and son
      Jarvah, Susan, 14, granddaughter, born in Michigan as were parents (error: father Adolphus was born in Canada, St. Phillippe de la Pririe, near Montreal. See his entry for more.)

      From St. Charles Ceemtery Records, copied by the DAR:

      Trembley, Jon B., D. April 7, 1877, age 77 years
      Trembley, Marie (Boismiea) d. February 23, 1899, 83 years old.

      Charles Jarvis, son of Ralph Jarvis and grandson of John Baptiste and Mary Baumier Trombley made the following statements to Patrick L. Tombeau in the 1960's.

      Charles stated he had twelve maternal aunts and uncles, for boys and four girls. Three died in infancy. John Baptiste Trombley had two sons by his first wife: John and Francis Xavier Trombley. John Trombley never married. Francis Xavier Trombley's granddaughter is Alice Trombley, 218 N.McComb, Monroe, MI.

      Alice had two brothers: William and Laurence Trombley.

      The rest of John Baptiste's children according to Charles Jarvis, were Moses D. Trombley, Mary Trombley Jarvis, Catherine, who died in infancy, Esther, Margaret, who married Adolph Jarvis, a brother of Ralph Jarvis, Charles's father; Elizabeth, Julia, Sister Judula of Notre Dame, IN. (See Julia Trombley's entry for further information); Matilda, married a Thompson; Charles Trombley, who in later years moved to St. Augustine, FL. Euphrasine Trombley. (CF. Above Fr. Christian Denissen's citation above for listing of these children.)

      From the 1860 Census, dwelling 1580, p. 512, Ash Twp.:

      John Trumley (Trombley), age 57,
      Mary, 41
      Margaret, 22
      Mary, 20
      Moses, 16
      Hester, 14
      Julia, 10
      Elizabeth, 7
      Matilda, t
      Charles, 2

      The research on the ancestry of Jean Baptiste Trombley will be found in his entry in the Scrapbook section. It is 52 pages long. It is the research of many hands but in its present form it is the work of Liana Trombley, whose husband is a descendant of Francis Xavier Trombley of Jean Baptiste Trombley's first marriage in Canada/Upper New York State to Angelique Leroux dit Cardinal. It corrects a long standing error of the first edition of Fr. Christian Dennisen's work on the French Canadian Families of the Detroit River Region. I have also included what is known of J.B.'s ancestry and its collateral/maternal branches as well in the Family Tree family group sheets section back to their origins in France. It whould be noted that the Trombley name represents the most frequent Franch Canadian family name in the New World.

      As I now understand, the connection between the LeRoux family was made when one of the family returned to Canada and connections were continued between the Leroux who stayed in the US and the relative who went back. This will be found in the attached research. This issue is important because as of 2005 the actual marriage between J.B. Trombley and Angelique Leroux has not been found but probably took place near the border of New York and Quebec near or in St. Regis parish.

      Lianna Marie Brunell Trombley may be reached (2005) at 1125 W. Sigler St., Carleton, Monroe Co., MI. 48117-9580, or at 734-654-4917 or 313 390-4917 or liannappc@yahoo.com.
    • Proposed Change: John Baptiste Trombley (I03746)
      Tree: Tombeau Family Tree

      Description: Mr. Tombeau,

      FYI: He was born Jean-Baptiste TREMBLÉ 2 Feb 1803 and christened 3 Feb 1803 in St-Régis, Huntingdon County, QC.
      St-Régis is located on the NY/ON/QC border and is a First Nation Reservation.

      His wife was born Marie BOIMIER 17 Jan 1816 and christened 23 Feb 1816 in Ste-Anne Parish Detroit MI. Her father, Jean-Baptiste was born in Montréal QC 10 Oct 1781 and was christened 11 Oct 1781.

      I have been working closely with Germaine Mae JARVIS on her ancestry. She pointed me to your web site.

      My wife is a descendant of Mathieu GERVAIS, and over the past couple of years I've been researching her family. If you're interested in seeing what I've got so far, let me know and I'll send you the User Name and password required to access the database. Please bear in mind that this is work in progress.

      I've also taken information from your web site and transcribed it onto my GERVAIS/JARVIS database.

      Cheers!

      Jean-Guy Momy
      ABQ, NM

      Jean-Guy Momy
      jean-guy-momy@comcast.net
    • Thank you for your John/Jean Baptiste Trombley materials. His first wife was Vernique-Angelique LeRoux /Larue. They had two children together, both born in St. Regis, NY: (1) Francis Xavier Trombley and (2) John (Pete) Trombley who died unmarried at age 27. Francis Xavier Trombley did marry and had children, but according to a great uncle of mine, Charlie Jarvis, he took his family to the Dakotas (North or South) and nothing further is known. This information about migration to the Dakotas is not recorded anywhere and is strictly oral history from Uncle Charlie.

      As for me, my mother is 100% French Canadian, making all of her ancestors are available to me both in the US and Canada.
      .
      Jean/John Baptiste Trombley was one of my great-great-great-grandfathers who lived in Monroe County, MI, where all the Frenchies settled in the 19th Century.

      I have his complete ancestors back to the 1600's in France as well as many, many of his descendants on my site as well as pictures of J.B, his wife and some of his children. Please feel free to visit Tombeau.net. Also involved is a Laura ? Trombley whose husband is a Trombley. I think you have had contact with her.

      Well feel free to take whatever you want from the site. The branch of the Trombley Family you sent me is part of the larger tree at my site. Your other larger tree appears to be more Germanic than French or American. But the Stark /Sterk family
      did marry into my mother's family, The LaVoys. So I thank you for whatever I shall find there in detail later.

      Patrick LaVoy Tombeau.


      On Mon, Aug 20, 2012 at 4:27 PM, Hein van den Brempt wrote:
      Hi Patrick!

      I think I sent you a version "without the living persons"...
      Here you get the complete one.

      Can you give me the identity of his first wife?

      And... where are you in this story?

      Read you later...
      Hein



      2012/8/20 Patrick Tombeau
      That is quite a piece of work you have sent me. I did pick up some LaVoys who form the bulk of my searches. Mostly interelateted to the Stark/Sterk family. However, I was not able to find any Trombleys. I am primarily interested in the descendants of Jean Baptiste Trombley and his wife, Mary Boemier who settled in Newport,Monroe County, MI. Can you steer me to this work in your magnum opus? Also do you have descendants of his first marriage?

      Thanks you for your kind presentation of your extensive work in genealogy,

      Patrick LaVoy Tombeau Tombeau@comcast.net; telephone: 734-429-9945; 1462 Midlewood Drive, Saline, MI, 48176


      On Sun, Aug 5, 2012 at 2:56 AM, Hein van den Brempt wrote:
      Hello Patrick

      Sorry for my long waiting...

      Hereby a file with some individuals called Trombley ...

      Please tell me where you fit into the picture!

      Visit my website vdbrempt.be

      Greetz
      Hein van den Brempt

      2012/8/4 Patrick Tombeau
      Will you be helping us with the Trombley work you have done?

      On Tue, Jan 24, 2012 at 1:38 PM, Patrick Tombeau wrote:
      Well I am happy to help you any way I can to trsnfer info on the Trombley family. I cannot gedcom, but if you can send me your Trombley Tree as an attachment I can compare it with m,ine. You are free to take anything from my tree you want as you can print out all you can see. Hope to hear from you.

      Patrick Lavoy Tombeau
      ----- Original Message -----
      From: Hein van den Brempt
      To: tombeau@comcast.net
      Sent: Tuesday, December 27, 2011 1:56 AM
      Subject: Trombley

      Hi!
      If you have information on the Trombley genealogy, I have a lot of persons we share in our family-tree! Please contact heinvdb@gmail.com

      See http://vdbrempt.be/genealogie

      If you are interested, we can exchange GEDCOM files?

      Hein van den Brempt