Nathan Marvin

23 May 1767–9 December 1862 (Age 95)
Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Nathan

When Nathan Marvin was born on 23 May 1767, in Norwalk, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Barnabas Marvin, was 27 and his mother, Mary Adams, was 23. He married Molly Burr on 8 November 1793. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He died on 9 December 1862, in Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 95, and was buried in Saint Matthews Parish Cemetery, Wilton, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Family Time Line

Nathan Marvin
Molly Burr
Marriage: 8 November 1793
Polly Burr Marvin
Betsey Caroline Marvin

Spouse and Children

8 November 1793


Parents and Siblings


    Mary Adams




    Barnabas Marvin


    Molly Marvin



    Rebecca Marvin


World Events (8)


Age 9

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 14

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 27

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

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)

  • Nathan Marvin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Nathan in entry for Molly Marvin, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Nathan Mervine, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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