TRIMBLE, William Allen (1786-1821)

TRIMBLE, WILLIAM ALLEN, a Senator from Ohio; born in Woodford, Ky., April 4, 1786; graduated from Transylvania College, Lexington, Ky.; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1811 and commenced practice in Highland County, Ohio; adjutant in the campaign against the Pottawatomie Indians in 1812; major of Ohio Volunteers 1812; major of the Twenty-sixth United States Infantry 1813; brevetted lieutenant colonel 1814; lieutenant colonel of the First United States Infantry 1814; transferred to the Eighth United States Infantry 1815 and resigned in 1819; elected as a Democratic Republican to the United States Senate and served from March 4, 1819, until his death; died in Washington, D.C., on December 13, 1821; interment in the Congressional Cemetery.

Cincinnati Historical Society
Cincinnati, OH
Papers: 1813-1820. 3 items.

Ohio Historical Society
Columbus, OH
Papers: 1812-1821. .75 foot. Correspondence and papers, chiefly relating to his military career and politics. Includes material on Red River Indian tribes, Chickasaw Nation, Natchitoches agency, and other Indian agencies, tribes, and treatment. Available on microfilm. Also photographs. Finding aid.

Western Reserve Historical Society
Cleveland, OH
Papers: In the Allen Trimble family papers, 1793-1868. Ca. 2 feet. Chiefly personal and business correspondence, land deeds, surveys, and financial papers. Finding aid.

  • Tuttle, Mary McArthur Thompson. "William Allen Trimble. United States Senator from Ohio.'' Ohio Archaeological and Historical Quarterly 14 (July 1905): 225-46.