John Trumbull
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John Trumbull (1756 - 1843)

Colonel John Trumbull
Born in Lebanon, New London, Connecticutmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1 Oct 1800 in Parish Church of St Mary, Hendon, Englandmap
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Died at age 87 in New York, New York, United Statesmap
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John Trumbull participated in the American Revolution.
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Colonel John Trumbull served with Continental Army during the American Revolution.
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John Trumbull (1756–1843) – Served as an aide-de-camp to Gen. Washington from July 27[5] to August 15, 1775.[1]

He served with Generals Horatio Gates, Spencer. Pension # S14718.[2]

This sketch, focused on the Trumbull family, is from selected material in a major article in Wikipedia.[3]

John Trumbull (June 6, 1756 – November 10, 1843) was an American artist during the period of the American Revolutionary War and was notable for his historical paintings. His Declaration of Independence (1817) was used on the reverse of the two-dollar bill.

A very nice high resolution photo of Surrender_of_General_Burgoyne is available.

John was born in 1756 the son of Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785) (the original spelling, "Trumble") Governor of Connecticut from 1769 to 1784 and Faith Robinson Trumbull (1718–1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson.

On 1 Oct 1800 John Trumbull married by license to Sarah Hope Harvey (1774-1824) at St Mary Hendon, London.[4]

John died in 1843. His grave is now at Yale University Art Gallery, New Haven near that of his wife and Elihu Yale.

His Find a Grave memorial has a biography with links to those of his wife and his parents. The memorials have biographies and links to those of family members.

His Wikipedia biography has many images of John's paintings.

A newly published book in 2016 by Paul Strati entitled "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" profiles his life and work including reproductions of a number of his well-known pieces. pages 161-235 "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" by Paul Stairti, 2016 Bloombury Press, NY Call 759.13 STA [5]


Father - Jonathan Trumbull, Sr. (October 12, 1710 – August 17, 1785) (the original spelling, "Trumble")

Mother - Faith Robinson (1718–1780), daughter of Rev. John Robinson

Spouse - married in 1800, Sarah Hope Harvey Trumbull (1774-1824)

Child - John Ray Trumbull: In 1791, John had an illegitimate son with a household servant[citation needed]

Research Notes

  • Needs Biography Development: The Biography should be improved to depend less on referring to other websites. Spratlin-29 18:24, 26 February 2024 (UTC)


  1. Wikipedia: Washington's aides-de-camp.
  2. SAR citing Johnson; CT Men in the Rev War p38, p45, p98, p142, p375.
  3. Wikipedia: John_Trumbull.
  4. Saint Mary, Hendon: Hendon Church End
  5. "Of Arms and Artists, The American Revolution through Painters' Eyes" by Paul Stairti, 2016 Bloomsbury Press, NY Call 759.13 STA.

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