Joseph Colville

Male15 June 1797–9 December 1849

Brief Life History of Joseph

When Joseph Colville was born on 15 June 1797, in Blount, Tennessee, United States, his father, Maj Joseph Colville III, was 32 and his mother, Sarah Lusk, was 32. He married Sally Cheek about 1815, in Tennessee, United States. He died on 9 December 1849, in Sacramento, Sacramento, California, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Colville
Ann Gamble
Marriage: about 1819
Sarah Lund Colville
Elizabeth Colville
Andrew G. Colville
Samuel R. Colville
John Gamble Colville
Marvel Duncan Colville
Margaret Jane Colville
Olivia A Colville
Laura Clementine Colville
Robert Colville
Adaline Colville
Mary Louisa Colville
Martha T Colville
M. T. Colville

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    Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1819Blount, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (9)

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    World Events (8)

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 3

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 6

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.


    Age 15

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

    Name Meaning

    English and Scottish (of Norman origin): habitational name from Colleville in Seine-Maritime, France, named with the Scandinavian personal name Koli (see Cole 2) + Old French ville ‘settlement, village’. The Scottish branch of the family were descended from Philip de Colville, who came to Scotland as a household knight of kings Malcolm IV (1153–65) and William ‘the Lion’ (1165–1214).

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

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    Story Highlight

    Joseph Colville 2xGrandfather

    Story goes he left Benton Arkansas around 1849 headed for The California gold rush, with one of the older sons. They were ambushed at their mine by Indians and both were scalped and died there. This w …

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