Farmer, Justice of the Peace, War of 1812 Veteran
Birth: June 26, 1774, Connecticut
Death: April 18, 1851, Vienna, Trumbull County, Ohio
Burial: Vienna Township Cemetery
Military Service: James J. Truesdell (spelled Trusdill), served from August 24 to November 11, 1812, in Captain Asa Hutchins' Company, 3rd (Hayes') Regiment, Ohio Militia. Captain Hutchins' company contained many men from Vienna Township.
James Jonathan Truesdell settled in Vienna Township in 1805. He served as the Justice of the Peace for eighteen years.
From Harriet Taylor Upton, A Twentieth Century History of Trumbull County, Ohio: A Narrative Account of Its Historical Progress, Its People, and Its Principal Interests (Chicago: Lewis Publishing Company, 1909), Volume 1, p. 595:
James J. Truesdell reached Vienna in 1805 and lived the remainder of his life there, dying in 1852. He was the justice of the peace for eighteen years. His son Harry was also a resident of Vienna, having been born just previous to the coming of the family. In 1834, he married Emmaline, daughter of Deacon Wolcott. Mr. Truesdell was justice of the peace for twenty-one years.
 Adjutant General of Ohio, Roster of Ohio Soldiers in the War of 1812 (Columbus, Ohio: Press of the Edward T. Miller Co., 1916).