Almer H Colvin


Brief Life History of Almer H

When Almer H Colvin was born in 1825, in New York, United States, his father, Jeremiah Colvin, was 27 and his mother, Mary St. John, was 30. He had at least 5 sons and 4 daughters with Julia Catherine. He lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850 and Springfield Township, Summit, Ohio, United States for about 40 years. He died in 1905, in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Akron, Summit, Ohio, United States.

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Almer H Colvin
Julia Catherine
William Colvin
Ellen Colvin
Almer Colvin
Byron Colvin
Archibald Colvin
Charles Colvin
Jennie Belle Colvin
Laura Colvin
Lulu Calvin

Sources (16)

  • Alvin Colvin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Elmer Colvin in entry for George Rentz and Lulu Hannon, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2016"
  • Elmer Colvin in entry for Jennie Bell Maxwell, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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World Events (8)

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

Age 2

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

Age 11

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


Age 21

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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