Silas Marvin

4 February 1741–after 22 June 1813 (Age 72)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Silas

When Silas Marvin was born on 4 February 1741, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Capt Mathew Marvin, was 38 and his mother, Elizabeth Clark, was 30. He married Sarah Smith after 1770, in Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died after 22 June 1813, in Sheffield, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

Silas Marvin
1741–1813
Sarah Smith
1747–
Marriage: after 1770
Orson Trowbridge
1769–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
after 1770
Massachusetts, United States
children

(1)

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (6)

1776

Age 35

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 35

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 40

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

Name Meaning

English:1. from the Middle English personal name Merewine (Old English Maerwin, from mær ‘fame’ + win ‘friend’). 2. from the Old English personal name Merefinn, derived from Old Norse Mora-Finnr. 3. from the Old English personal name Mǣrwynn, composed of the elements mǣr ‘famous’, ‘renowned’ + wynn ‘joy’. 4. from the Welsh personal name Merfyn, Mervyn, composed of the Old Welsh elements mer, which probably means ‘marrow’, + myn ‘eminent’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Descendants of Reinold and Matthew Marvin of Hartford, Ct.: 1638 and 1635, sons of Edward Marvin, of Great Bentley, England; Published 1904.
  • Legacy NFS Source: Silas Marvin -
  • Genealogical Sketch of Reinold and Matthew Marvin

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