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Troup, Robert (1757–14 January 1832), lawyer and land agent, was born in Elizabethtown, New Jersey, the son of Robert Troup, a sea captain and privateer, and Elinor Bisset. Robert Troup, Sr., earned much glory and booty in King George’s War and the French and Indian War and left a large estate when he died in 1768. His wife died soon thereafter and Robert was thus orphaned at age eleven. Unidentified family friends sent the boy to Princeton for a year and then to King’s College (now Columbia) in New York City. He graduated in 1774. At King’s College he forged close friendships with ...