Roswell Culver

Maleabout 1772–after 1830

Brief Life History of Roswell

When Roswell Culver was born about 1772, in Albany, New York, United States, his father, Benjamin Culver, was 26 and his mother, Tamar Brown, was 25. He married Lydia Hatch in 1793. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 5 daughters. He lived in Dover Township, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1815 and Athens, Athens, Ohio, United States in 1830. He died after 1830, at the age of 8228.

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Roswell Culver
Lydia Hatch
Marriage: 1793
Clarissa Clarinda Culver
Pamela Culver
Ester Culver
Tamar Culver
James S. Culver

Sources (8)

  • Roswell Culver, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Roswell Culver, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Deed records, 1792-1901; index, 1790-1902

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    Name Meaning

    English (Kent): from Middle English culver, colver ‘dove’ (Old English culfre, Late Latin columbula, a diminutive of columba), which Reaney suggests was used as a term of endearment. It may therefore have been applied as nickname for a lovelorn youth or perhaps for someone who used the expression indiscriminately. Otherwise, it may have been a metonymic occupational name for a keeper of doves or a nickname for someone bearing some fancied resemblance to a dove, such as mildness of temper.

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

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