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Royal Thaxter Twombly (1813 - 1885)

Royal Thaxter Twombly
Born in Poland, Androscoggin, Maine, United Statesmap
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Husband of — married 17 Sep 1837 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United Statesmap
Descendants descendants
Died at age 71 in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United Statesmap
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Royal Thaxter Twombly, 1813 Poland, Maine ~ 1885 Fort Worth, Texas, was the son of William Twombly and Dorothy Sampson. He married Mary Parker McLellan on 3 September 1837 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine. They had six children born between 1839 and 1852. [1]

Royal T. Twombly was born in Portland, Maine in 1813. He settled in Niles, Michigan in 1837, and was a merchant. He served as Senator from Berrien County, Michigan in 1853, and was mayor of Niles in 1877. Twombly died on 14 October 1885. [2]

Royal T. Twombly and Mary T. McLellan were married on 3 September 1837 in Gorham, Cumberland, Maine. [3]

In 1850, the Twombly family lived in Berrien Township, Berrien, County, Michigan. The household included

Royal T. Troombly, 36, born in New Hampshire (error), a merchant, with $7000 in real estate
Mary Troombly, 37, b. Maine
Royal W Troombly, 11, b. Michigan
Elizabeth L Troombly, 9, b. Michigan
Arthur Troombly, 7, b. Michigan
Frances M Troombly, 5, b. Michigan
Francis T Troombly, 3, b. Michigan
Mary M Edwards, 14, b. Maine
Mary Britt, 21, b. Indiana [4]

In 1860, the Twombly family lived in the Fifth Ward of Detroit, Wayne, Michigan. The family included

R T Trombly , 46, born in Maine, a merchant, with $24K in real estate and $26K in personal estate
Mary P Trombly 47 Maine
R W Trombly 21 Michigan, a clerk
Elizabeth L Trombly 19 Michigan
Arthur McL Trombly 16 Michigan, a clerk
Francis M Trombly 15 Michigan, in school
Francis L Trombly 13 Michigan, in school
Lewis C Trombly 8 Michigan, in school
Ida Staples 7 Michigan, in school
Mary Johnson 30 Scotland , a servant [5]

In 1880, Royal Twombly lived with his son, Frank and his family in Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas. The household included

Frank L. Twombly, head of household, 33, born in Michigan (parents b. Maine), a saloon keeper
Mrs. TCD Twombly, 23, b. Texas
RW, son, 4, b. Texas
FB, son, 2 , b. Texas
RLT (Royal) Twombly, father, 66, b. Maine (parents b. Maine), working in real estate
Mrs. Molly Smoote, 25, b. Virginia, a boarder [6]


  1. Family Tree, with sources (
  2. Early History of Michigan: With Biographies of State Officers, Members of…; by Stephen D. Bingham, page 650 (
  3. "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 22 July 2021), Royal T Twombly and Mary T Mclellan, 03 Sep 1837; citing Gorham, Cumberland, Maine, United States, multiple sources, Maine; FHL microfilm.
  4. "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 12 April 2016), Royal T Troombly, Berrien county, Berrien, Michigan, United States; citing family 141, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).
  5. "United States Census, 1860", database with images, FamilySearch ( : 18 February 2021), R T Trombly, 1860.
  6. "United States Census, 1880," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 15 January 2022), R. L. T. Twombly, Fort Worth, Tarrant, Texas, United States; citing enumeration district ED 89, sheet , NARA microfilm publication T9 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.), FHL microfilm .

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