Allen Trimble

NAME: Allen Trimble

BORN: November 24, 1783

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS:

(born, Augusta County, Virginia)

settled near Hillsboro, Ohio (Highland County), 1801

GOVERNORSHIP: 8th and 10th governor, 1822, 1826 - 1830 (two terms plus one year)

DIED: February 3, 1870

FAST FACTS:

Trimble was a farmer and surveyor by trade.

Trimble's father died in 1804, around the time the family was preparing to move to Ohio. Trimble, only a youngster, had to assume responsibility of the family. He became clerk of courts and recorder of deeds in 1808.

Trimble was an officer during the War of 1812, commanding expeditions along the Eel and Wabash Rivers.

He served as acting governor in 1822 for Governor Brown's unexpired term.

Trimble played a key role in the development of Ohio public education. He appointed the commission that wrote the report establishing the basis for the common school system.

After leaving political office, Trimble helped to establish the state board of agriculture.

FIRST LADY of OHIO

NAME: Rachel Woodrow Trimble

BORN: ?

COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS: ?

MARRIED: 1811

DIED: 1870, age 85

FAST FACTS:

Rachel Trimble was Allen Trimble's second wife.
His first wife, Margaret McDowell, died in 1809.