George Peter Troutman 2,14
- Born: 13 Jan 1741, Germany
- Marriage: Anna Maria Miller in 1763 in Maryland
- Died: 15 Dec 1820, Fayette County, Kentucky at age 79
Sometimes referred to as simply Peter Troutman
Troutman Families Of Kentucky
by Evelyn Crady Adams
John Michael and George Peter Troutman, the pregenitors of the two Troutman families of Kentucky, were pioneers twice over. They established their first homes in the early 1760's slightly south of the Pennsylvania border in Frederick County, Maryland, where all of Peter's children, the most of Michael's and some of the third generation were born. In 1790 and 1791 Peter and his family settled in the bluegrass section of Kentucky. Michael came to Bullitt County, Kentucky, in 1792, but few of his children remained there. Although the family origin lies hidden in the lengthening shadows of two centuries, the tradition that Michael came to Pennsylvania with immigrant parents when he was a mere lad, and that he and Peter were brothers, is generally implied in numerous records.
The Middletown and Monocacy Valleys in northern Frederick County, Maryland, where Michael and Peter lived, were settled largely by immigrants who began to cross over from Pennsylvania about 1735 and from that year until 1752 some seven Troutmans are listed among the arrivals in Philadelphia from Rotterdam. OF these, one Hironimous Troutman has been erroneously referred to as the father of Michael Troutman of Kentucky. Michael, the son of Hironomous, died childless in Berks County, Pennsylvania, November 1, 1804. John Leonard Troutman, who came to Philadelphia from Rotterdam, September 24, 1751, and settled in the Monacacy Valley in Frederick County, Maryland, in 1754, was closely associated with Michael and Peter, but kinship is not defined.
Michael's brother, Peter, arrived in Montgomery County (KY) in 1791, and Peter's daughter, Phrene, and her husband Frederick Shryock had settled in Fayette County the preceeding year.
History of the Troutman Family
Flodene Parks Troutman
... Peter bore arms in the American Revolution. He was a corporal in 1775 in the Frederick County militia in Maryland, in Captain Robert Wood's company.
George married Anna Maria Miller, daughter of Abraham Miller and Frances, in 1763 in Maryland. (Anna Maria Miller was born on 10 Dec 1740 in Maryland and died on 13 Jan 1819 in Kentucky.)