John Trumbull Birthplace

  • Also Known As: Gov. Jonathan Trumbull House

  • Address: The Common
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Building

Jonathan Trumbull (1710-1785), governor of Connecticut as both a colony and a state and a major figure in planning the supply effort for the Revolution. Washington, Lafayette, and others met frequently with the Governor either in the War Office or in his home nearby. Among his children born in this house was Jonathan, Jr (1740-1809), the first Comptroller of the Treasury, an aide to Washington, and later governor of Connecticut. Another son, David, helped coordinate supplies during the Revolution and built the house known today as "Redwood". But the most famous son was John (1756- 1843), the artist whom Jefferson pronounced "superior to any historical painter of the time except David." His reputation has endured, and his work is familiar to all Americans, especially his Declaration of Independance and Battle of Bunker's Hill. - NRHP Registration Form



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1735/00/00 Jonathan Trumbull Sr Owner The Trumbull residence is built in Lebanon, Connecticut by Joseph Trumbull as a wedding present for his son Jonathan and wife Faith Robinson Trumbull.
1740/03/26 Jonathan Trumbull Jr Jonathan Trumbull Jr is born at home in Lebanon, Connecticut, the second son of Jonathan Trumbull Sr and his wife Faith Robinson, daughter of Rev John Robinson.
1745/00/00 Mary Trumbull Williams Born Mary Trumbull is born the second daughter of Jonathan Trumbull Sr.
1756/02/05 David Trumbull Born Faith Robinson Trumbull, wife of Jonathan Trumbull, gives birth to a son, David Trumbull, in Duxbury, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Bay.
1756/06/06 John Trumbull (artist) Born John Trumbull is born in Lebanon, Connecticut to Jonathan Trumbull and his wife Faith Robinson Trumbull.
1824/00/00 Both the War Office and the home of Governor Trumbull are moved a short way north.

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Particulars for John Trumbull Birthplace:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Area of Significance Art
Criteria Consideration Birth place or grave
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Georgian Architecture
Attribute Moved property
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 66000883
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: unknown
Architectural Style: Georgian
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Art, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Criteria Consideration: Moved property, Birth place or grave
Period of Significance: 1700-1749, 1750-1799
Significant Year: 1735, 1756, 1781
Associated People: Trumbull,John,et al
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Museum

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