Silas Marvin

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

The Life Summary 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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Silas Marvin
Sarah Smith
Marriage: after 1770
Orson Trowbridge

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    after 1770Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)

    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

    (1997: 3997;2007: 8087; 2010: 10310)English (mainly Leicestershire and Lincolnshire): from the Middle English personal name Merefin, Merevin, Old English Merefin. This is probably formed with Old English mere ‘sea’ + Finn (a personal name derived from the ethnic name). Alternatively, it may be a borrowing of an unrecorded Old Norse name Møra-Finnr.Slovenian: nickname from marvin, the name of a tart light red wine.

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

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    Sources (4)

    • 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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