Roswell Culver

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 about 1793, in New York, United States. 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.

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Family Time Line

Roswell Culver
1772–1830
Lydia Hatch
1766–1806
Marriage: about 1793
Clarissa Clarinda Culver
1794–1882
Pamela Culver
1796–1812
Ester Culver
1797–
Tamar Culver
1799–1860
James S. Culver
1802–1876
Roswell
1806–1806

Sources (8)

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

World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1776

New York is the 11th state.

1788 · The First Presidential Election

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

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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