John Troutman
Joanna B. Bainbridge
Colonel Hiram Bainbridge Troutman
Balsora N Ellis
Joanna E Troutman


Family Links

1. Solomon L Pope
2. W Green Vinson

Joanna E Troutman 2

  • Born: 19 Feb 1818, Crawford County, Georgia
  • Marriage (1): Solomon L Pope in 1839
  • Died: 23 Jul 1879, Knoxville, Georgia at age 61
  • Buried: 1913, Texas State Cemetery, Austin, Texas

bullet  General Notes:

Burial: Texas State Cemetery, Section Republic Hill, Section 2, Row A, Plot 3

Troutman Families Of Kentucky
by Evelyn Crady Adams

Joanna Troutman achieved undying fame in designing and making the Lone Star Flag of Texas. The banner was of white silk on which was embroidered in blue a star of five points and the words, "Liberty or Death." Joanna presented it to a Georgia Battalion organized to fight for Texas independence, and it was unfurled at Velasco, on January 8, 1836. After the capitulation of Mexican forces the following April 21, it took the place of the "Come and Take" as the flag of the Texas Republic, and in due time was adopted as the state flag. In appreciation of Joanna Troutman's inspiring banner under which the Georgia Batallion heroically marched to victory she was presented with a set of exquisite silver forks and spoons that had once belonged to Santa Anna. The historic gift, spoils of war, is treasured by the Troutman-Pope descendants. As a befitting, though belated honor, Joanna Troutman's remains were removed from near Macon, Georgia, to the Texas State Cemetery at Austin, in 1913, through the interest and efforts of the Honorable Oscar B. Colquitt, Governor of Texas, assisted by Joanna's great nephews, Mr. Henry B. Troutman and his brother. The handsome granite monument that marks her final resting place bears a beautiful statue of her, and a bronze tablet on which is inscribed a tender tribute to her patriotism.

(need to get transcript of inscription)
Middle name either Elizabeth or Ellis, depending on which source you consult.


Joanna married Solomon L Pope in 1839. (Solomon L Pope died in 1872.)


Joanna next married W Green Vinson.

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