TRUMBULL, Joseph, (brother of Jonathan Trumbull, Jr.),
a Delegate from Connecticut; born in Lebanon, Conn., March 11, 1737;
was graduated from Harvard College in 1756; elected to the Continental Congress
in 1774, but did not attend; served in the Continental Army as commissary
general with the rank of colonel from July 19, 1775, to August 2, 1777; was
commissioner of the board of war from 1777 until his resignation in April 1778
on account of ill health; died in Lebanon, Conn., July 23, 1778; interment in
the East Cemetery.
Death Dissolves the Nearest and Dearest Relations, and the Closest
Connexions [sic] Between men. A Sermon, Occasioned by the Much Lamented Death
of Col. Joseph Trumbull, Esq., Who Departed This Life July the 23d, 1778; and
Delivered in the First Society in Lebanon, at his Interment, July the
24th. Hartford: Printed by Watson and Goodwin, 1779.