“W. A. TRIGG, Probate Judge, was born in Harrison County, Ky., April 13, 1840. In April, 1848, he was taken by his parents to Van Buren County, Iowa, where he was raised and educated, having finished his studies at Bentonsport Academy in 1859, after which he engaged in teaching school until 1865. He then located at Bonaparte, Iowa, where he was employed in the manufacture of woolen goods, etc., until 1870. He was then employed as a school teacher until 1878, when he came to Kansas and settled in Linn County, where he is engaged in farming. In 1880 he was elected Probate Judge of Linn County, and re-elected in 1882. He was married at Bonaparte, Iowa, August 19, 1861, to Miss Mary E. Ware, daughter of Rev. T. C. Ware. She was born in Van Buren County, Iowa, December 14, 1842. They have four children living -Ellsworth, Clarence J., Freddie C. and Anna S., and two, Alice M. and Mary E., dead.
Source: William G. Cutler’s History of the State of Kansas, Posted By: Rich Lowe, Date: 10/31/2002, Van Buren Co., Iowas, GenWeb Archives