Almer H Colvin

Brief Life History of Almer H

When Almer H Colvin was born in May 1823, in New York, United States, his father, Jeremiah Colvin, was 25 and his mother, Mary St. John, was 27. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Juliana Katharine Sherrard. He lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Springfield Township, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died on 19 March 1905, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Almer H Colvin
Juliana Katharine Sherrard
William Colvin
Almer Colvin
Ellen Colvin
Byron Colvin
Archibald Colvin
Charles Colvin
Jennie Belle Colvin
Laura V Colvin
Lulu Colvin

Sources (25)

  • Alvin Colvin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Almer H. Colvin, "Ohio, Grave Registrations of Soldiers, 1810-1955"
  • Elmer Colvin in entry for Lulu Richards, "Minnesota, Death Records and Certificates, 1900-1955"

World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.


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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