James J Trott
14th MI Infantry, Company K
(1841 – 1900)
(Also known as James Scott, Jas J Trott and James Tratt) James J. Trott enlisted as a private on February 27, 1864 at age 21 in the 14th MI Infantry, Company K in Ash Twp., Monroe County, MI. Despite capture as a POW, he survived the war and was mustered out of service on July 31, 1865 at Detroit, MI. He applied for a veteran’s pension (date unreadable) and reported no permanent disabilities due to the war on the 1890 Census Veteran’s Schedules.
James J. Trott was born in England in April 1841 to Job and Mary (Granger) Trott. Following the war James married Mary Worthing (1841 – 1909)
from Southfield, MI and the couple had 2 children: Ernest E (1875 – 1877) and William J. (1870 – 1949). By 1890 the Trotts were living in Alma Village, Gratiot County, MI where James passed away on January 8, 1900 from uremia with a contributory factor of chronic interstitial nephritis (his death certificate is indexed as James Scott).
James J. Trott, his wife Mary and their son Ernest are interred in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, MI.