Patriot George Troutner Honored – Chillicothe
On Saturday, April 20, 2013 the Arthur St. Clair Chapter honored patriot George Troutner.
George Troutner was the son of George Michael and Anna Margaret Jack Troutner and appears to have been born in Pennsylvania in 1755.
He served as a private in Captain Benjamin Weaver’s Company, Fourth Battalion of Northumberland County Militia as shown on the muster roll of January 30, 1777. In June and July 1780, George is shown on the roster of the Northumberland County Rangers under Lieutenant John Spees.
The first mention of George in Ohio is in the April 8, 1803 issue of the “Scioto Gazette” of Chillicothe, which lists a letter at the Post Office for a Geo. Trantner, Jr. from October 16, 1802. George came to Ross County shortly after Chillicothe, Ohio came into existence.
George died on February 25, 1819 at the age of 64 years and is buried at Hamilton Cemetery, also known as Lunbeck Cemetery, in Scioto Township, Ross County, Ohio.