Julia Colvin

Brief Life History of Julia

When Julia Colvin was born on 18 March 1828, in Pennsylvania, United States, her father, Jeremiah Colvin, was 30 and her mother, Mary St. John, was 32. She married Elihu Hotchkiss in 1845. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. She lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States for about 10 years. She died on 4 August 1863, in Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Saegertown Cemetery, Saegertown, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Elihu Hotchkiss
Julia Colvin
Marriage: 1845
Mark Hotchkiss
Matilda Hotchkiss
Sophronia Hotchkiss
Louisa Hotchkiss
Willis Hotchkiss
Rosetta Hotchkiss
Cassius G Hotchkiss

Sources (3)

  • Julia Hotchkiss in household of Elihu Hotchkiss, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Julia Colvin Hotchkiss, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Julia Hotchkiss in household of Elihu Hotchkiss, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (5)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

Scottish and Irish (Donegal, Antrim): variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation. The name was taken to Ulster in the 17th century.

Manx: if not identical with 1, perhaps from the Old Norse personal name Kolbeinn, with /v/ substituted for /b/.

English: from the rare Middle English personal name Colwin, Colvin, which may be a borrowing into English of a Welsh name whose modern form is Collwyn ‘white’, or of colwyn ‘doe, puppy, pet dog’, or of the placename Colwyn (Denbighshire, Radnorshire).

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

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