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TRAPNELL, Joseph III

TRAPNELL, Joseph III[1, 2, 3, 4, 5]

Male 1842 - 1912  (69 years)

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    Emily Trapnell and Joseph Trapnell

    Documents
    Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
    Joseph Trapnell III letter to Thomas Tidball Trapnell
    Aug 4, 1910

    My dear Tom,

    When I reached my office about noon today, I found yours of yesterday announcing the birth of your son. It was a great relief, for we, especially Mamma, have felt not a little anxiety on account of the long delay. We unite most heartily with you in returning Thanks to our Father in Heaven and prayers that all may continue well with the trio.

    I am not well enough to write you at length but, no doubt, Mamma, when she has read your letter will write Edna our congratulations in extenso.

    I think your baby is about, or fully, up the average so fars as averdupois is concerned and, as for looks, I believe a newly born infant is, to a a man's eyes, the most disappointing production in natural history. Fortunately they develop rapidly and in, say 30 days, you will hardly credit the statement that it is the same individual.

    I am glad to know that Mother and child are doing well and since Edna wanted a boy (which I concur in) that she has it.

    My best love and warmest wishes for all hands. Meanwhile keep us posted if you can. As ever,

    Yours A f'ly
    Joseph Trapnell
    Joseph Trapnell III business card
    Joseph Trapnell III business card
    Joseph Trapnell
    Co. G 7th VA. Cav. Ashby's Brig
    Co D 1st MD. Cav. Paynes' Brig

    Jefferson County Camp
    U.C.V.

    Charles Town, W. VA.
    Joseph Trapnell III card
    Joseph Trapnell III card
    Mr. Joseph Trapnell
    Charlestown, W. Va.

  • Name TRAPNELL, Joseph  [6
    Suffix III 
    Born 1 Sep 1842  Annapolis, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Gender Male 
    Military 12 Sep 1862  Knoxville, Frederick, MD, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    • Enlisted in Company G, Virginia 7th Cavalry Regiment on 12 Sep 1862.
    Obituary From Spirit of Jefferson, March 19, 1912

    Mr Joseph Trapnell a prominent member of the Jefferson County Bar, died at his home in this place on Saturday last. He was a native of Maryland, but had lived here since 1865. Living in Maryland at the beginning of the War Between the States, he was arrested because he refused to take the oath to the U. S. Government, but escaped and came to Virginia and joined Company G, 7th Virginia Cavalry, in which he served as a faithful soldier to the end of the war. He had studied law with Judge Maulsby in Frederick, Maryland, and continued his studies after he came here in 1865.After getting his license to practice he formed a partnership with Nathan S. White Esq., whose daughter he married in the fall of 1866. The firm had a large and lucrative practice for a number of years. For several years prior to Mr. Trapnell's death was so impaired that he unable to give the attention to his practice to which he had been accustomed since he came to the Bar. Mr. Trapnell was highly esteemed by the community in which he lived and by his brethren of the Bar with whom he was associated. He was a vestryman of the Protestant Episcopal Church and was frequently sent as a delegate to the conventions of that denomination. He is survived by his widow, seven sons and two daughters. Benjamin, Joseph, White and Thomas, of New York, William, of Romney: Rev. Richard Trapnell of Bluefield, West Virginia; John M. of this vicinity: Mrs H. F. Kloman, of Portland Me., and Miss Rebecca at home.

    Service will be conducted at Zion Episcopal Church, by Rev. J. S. Alfriend, assisted by Rev. J. H. Blake of Georgetown, D. C. Members of the Jefferson County Camp, U. C. V. and the members of the Bar will attend.

    Pallbearers are J. William Brown, Forrest W. Brown, W. O. Norris, S. W. Washington, John M. Daniel, Thomas R. Moore, W. L. Saunders and John Porterfield,  [9
    Obituary From Bluefield Daily Telegraph:

    Joseph Trapnell

    Church Paper Pays Tribute to Deceased Father of Bluefield Rector

    The following on the death of Joseph Trapnell, father of Rev. R. W. Trapnell, of this city, is taken from the Southern Churchman:

    Joseph Trapnell, of Charles Town, W. Va., died Saturday, a.m. March 16, 1912. Born in the city of Annapolis, Md., Sept 1, 1842.

    A grandson of Rev. Joseph Trapnell, who was born at Ottery St. Mary, Devonshire, England, November 8, 1775. Oldest son of Rev. Joseph Trapnell, D. D., who was born at Bemerton, Wiltshire, England, June 19, 1814. Our subject’s boyhood days Baltimore, Bristol, R.I., and Keokuk, Iowa, where his father was rector of churches in these places. He commenced the study of law in the office of Belknap & Lomax, at Keokuk, Iowa, in 1859. In 1861 (his father having moved to St. Marks parish, Frederick Co, Md.) he continued his legal studies with Joseph Palmer, esq., a noted attorney of Frederick, Md., until Sept, 1862, when he entered the confederate army on the 12th, Company G, 7th Va. Cavalry, where he remained until the late fall of 1864, when he joined the Maryland Battalion, which had the honor of being the last army of northern Virginia to surrender. In the summer of 1865 he continued his interrupted studies in the offices of the late N. S. White esq., at Charles Town, W. Va.. In Oct, 1866, he was admitted to the bar at Frederick, Md., and commenced the practice of his profession with his late preceptor, N. S. White, making the firm of White & Trapnell. On Nov. 20, 1866, he was united in marriage in Zion church, Charles Town, with Miss Rebecca Holmes White, only child of his preceptor and partner. The Rev. Joseph Trapnell officiated. His long useful life in the practice of his profession was spent in this ancient and beautiful town. He was the chancellor of the diocese of West Virginia, a lay deputy to the general convention of the church, which meets every three years, since 1889; a vestryman, of Zion Church, Charles Town, or warden, for upwards of forty years. Throughout the whole valley of Virginia, especially, and in all parts of the state and adjoining states of Virginia and Maryland, in many parts his professional ability makes him much sought after — especially in the intricacies of the great science, he was known to be a master of the law. Respected, honored, loved by the whole community, after a life spent there of nearly 47 years, he will be missed in the church and state. He leaves a widow and one sister. His brother is Dr. R. Watkins Trapnell, of Point of Rocks, and his sister, Miss Ella Trapnell, of Middletown, Md.  [10
    Occupation Lawyer 
    Religion Episcopalian 
    Residence Apr 1870  S. George Street, Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [11
    • “A dwelling house was completed in Charles Town for Joseph Trapnell, S. George St.” (Ultimately was 416 S. George Street, Charles Town, WV)
    Residence 1880  Charlestown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Residence 1900  Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [12
    Residence 1910  Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Buried 1912  Zion Church Yard, Charles Town, WV (Lot 32) Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Zion Church
    Trapnell Marker
    Died 16 Mar 1912  Charlestown, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [14
    Person ID I134  Hugh Byrne and Nanette Asimov Lines
    Last Modified 26 Jul 2020 

    Father TRAPNELL, Reverend Joseph,   b. 19 Jun 1814, Bemerton Wiltshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Oct 1887, Petersville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years) 
    Mother WATKINS, Emily Green,   b. 10 May 1817, Annapolis, Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Mar 1862, St. Mark's Parsonage, Petersville, MD Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 44 years) 
    Married 18 Jun 1839  Anne Arundel Co, MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Albums
    Trapnell Family
    Trapnell Family (265)
    Descendants of Joseph Trapnell (1775-1870) and related lines
    Family ID F79  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family WHITE, Rebecca Holmes,   b. 4 May 1845, Charlestown WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 May 1931, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 20 Nov 1866  Charlestown, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 10, 15
    • Officiated by his father, Rev. Joseph Trapnell
    Children 
     1. TRAPNELL, Benjamin,   b. 28 Aug 1867, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1926, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. TRAPNELL, Emily Watkins,   b. 23 Mar 1870, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Sep 1876, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 6 years)
     3. TRAPNELL, Joseph IV,   b. 21 Jun 1871, Charles Town, W. Va. Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Nov 1922, Chatham, New Jersey Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 51 years)
     4. TRAPNELL, Fredricka Holmes,   b. 30 Jul 1873, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Mar 1894, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 20 years)
     5. TRAPNELL, Eleanor Marshall,   b. 17 Jan 1875, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1941, Hoopers Creek, Henderson, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     6. TRAPNELL, William,   b. 22 May 1877, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Nov 1935  (Age 58 years)
     7. TRAPNELL, Nathan White,   b. 28 Oct 1878, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1927  (Age 48 years)
     8. TRAPNELL, Rebecca Macky,   b. 12 Apr 1880, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aug 1966, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     9. TRAPNELL, Richard Watkins,   b. 16 Nov 1881, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Sep 1950, Wilmington, New Castle, DE, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     10. TRAPNELL, Major Thomas Tidball,   b. 18 Jul 1883, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1940, Mclean, VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
     11. TRAPNELL, John Mackay,   b. 15 Sep 1885, Charles Town, WV Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1968, Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States of America Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    Photos
    Joseph Trapnell & his seven sons
    Joseph Trapnell III Home, Charles Town, WV
    Possibly Trapnell Sisters
    Trapnell Family
    Albums
    Trapnell Family
    Trapnell Family (265)
    Descendants of Joseph Trapnell (1775-1870) and related lines
    Last Modified 10 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Sep 1842 - Annapolis, MD Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - 12 Sep 1862 - Knoxville, Frederick, MD, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 20 Nov 1866 - Charlestown, WV Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Apr 1870 - S. George Street, Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1880 - Charlestown, Jefferson, West Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1900 - Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - 1910 - Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - 1912 - Zion Church Yard, Charles Town, WV (Lot 32) Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 16 Mar 1912 - Charlestown, WV Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S11] 1880 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005), 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved., All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site.

    2. [S14] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Indexed by ProQuest from microfilmed schedules of the 1910 U.S. Federal Decennial Census. Data imaged from National Archives and Records Administration. 1910 Federal Population Census. T624, 1,784 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration. Charles Town, Jefferson, West Virginia, ED 50, roll 1682, part 2, page 146B.

    3. [S14] 1910 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006), Online publication - Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2006. For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the following NARA web page: NARA.Original data - United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1910.T624, 1,.

    4. [S33] Hugh Byrne Notes, Date of Import: Feb 20, 2005.

    5. [S7] A Trapnell Chronicle, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (Self published - Copyright 1991), p. 152-168.

    6. [S305] Sally Trapnell Warthen Tree.

    7. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964), Date of Import: Feb 20, 2005.

    8. [S422] The Virginia Regimental Histories Series.

    9. [S630] Joseph Trapnell, III.

    10. [S743] Joseph Trapnell - Church Paper Pays Tribute to Deceased Father of Bluefield Rector.

    11. [S584] 110 Years Ago This Week.

    12. [S13] 1900 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004), Ancestry.com. 1900 U.S. Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT: MyFamily.com, Inc., 2004. Original data: United States. 1900 United States Federal Census. T623, 1854 rolls. National Archives and Records Administration, Washington D.C. Jefferson, West Virginia, ED 41, roll T623 1761, page 23B.

    13. [S57] Frederica Holmes Trapnell notes, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (Various letters, charts, notes 1940s-1990s), Fan chart on ancestors of Joseph Trapnell.

    14. [S72] Joseph Trapnell Descendants, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (1964).

    15. [S57] Frederica Holmes Trapnell notes, Frederica Holmes Trapnell, (Various letters, charts, notes 1940s-1990s), Joseph Trapnell fan chart.




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