Person:Charles Trego (1)

Charles Taylor Trego
m. 15 May 1799
  1. Joseph Trego
  2. Charles Taylor Trego1800 - 1873
  3. George Trego1801 - 1828
  4. Anna T. Trego1803 - 1895
  5. Dr. Watson P. Trego1805 - 1873
  6. William C. Trego1807 - 1831
  7. Elizabeth K. Trego1810 - 1871
  8. Dr. Alfred Trego1812 - 1876
  9. Smith E. Trego1815 - 1867
  10. Jonathan Kirkbride Trego1817 - 1901
  11. Horace Trego1819 - 1891
Facts and Events
Name Charles Taylor Trego
Gender Male
Birth? 20 Apr 1800 Upper Makefield Twp., Bucks, Pennsylvania
Death? 1873

BIRTH: Got Twp. name from - Family Data Collection.

BIOGRAPHY: According to the history of Orion, Henry Co., IL, from the Orion C of C web site, the following is mentioned: "By 1846, there were five families residing in the vicinity of what is now Orion. The settlers petitioned the Post Office Department for an office and the request was granted with Charles T. Trego being appointed postmaster February 29, 1848. Trego named the office 'Orion', after the constellation." The closest Post Office at La Grange had closed in 1845. He is listed in the 1850 Fed. Census as Postmaster, age 50. He was an original member of the LaGrange Lyceum, organized on 17 Dec 1846 in Western Twp., Henry Co., Il. Charles Taylor Trego is Mary Anna Blackfan's uncle, i.e., Charles is her mother's (Elizabeth K. Trego's) brother. He was succeeded in 1850 by his sister Elizabeth K. Trego Blackfan as postmaster, having moved away. From a transcript found in the Kewanee [Henry Co.], IL Library in Sep 2002, from the Henry Co., IL 1860 Federal Census, enumerated on 13 Nov 1850, age 50, Postmaster, and living in the household of Hudson Burr Engle and his wife Sara [Sarah Elwell, RIN-2134].

D.J.Trego_ID: B-1141