Ensign John James Trabue, for whom Trabue Chapter was named, was an ancestor of Miss Carrie Knight, Trabue's first regent. Mrs. Anna Mead Letcher was instrumental in organizing the chapter, but as her ancestors were Tories, she and her family could not be members. Mrs. Letcher attended all the meetings as long as she lived.
John James Trabue was born in King William Parish, Virginia, in 1722, and died December 23, 1803. He was an Ensign in the Revolutionary War and received pay and bounty lands under an Act of Congress. Trabue and five of his sons were Revolutionary War soldiers.
He married Olymphia Dupuy in 1744.
Their children were:
1. James Trabue 2. Magdalene Trabue 3. Phoebe Trabue 4. James Trabue 5. John Trabue 6. William Trabue 7. Mary Trabue 8. Daniel Trabue, Sr. 9. Martha Trabue 10. Edward Trabue 11. Stephen Trabue 12. Elizabeth Trabue 13. Samuel Trabue 14. Susan Trabue 15. Judith Trabue
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