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TRUMBULL, Joseph

(1737—1778)


TRUMBULL, Joseph, (brother of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.), a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 11, 1737; was graduated from Harvard College in 1756; elected to the Continental Congress in 1774, but did not attend; served in the Continental Army as commissary general with the rank of colonel from July 19, 1775, to August 2, 1777; was commissioner of the board of war from 1777 until his resignation in April 1778 on account of ill health; died in Lebanon, Conn., July 23, 1778; interment in the East Cemetery.


Bibliography

White, Stephen. Death Dissolves the Nearest and Dearest Relations, and the Closest Connexions [sic] Between men. A Sermon, Occasioned by the Much Lamented Death of Col. Joseph Trumbull, Esq., Who Departed This Life July the 23d, 1778; and Delivered in the First Society in Lebanon, at his Interment, July the 24th . Hartford: Printed by Watson and Goodwin, 1779.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present

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