Caleb Colvin

Maleabout 1763–1805

Brief Life History of Caleb

When Caleb Colvin was born about 1763, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Luther Colvin, was 24 and his mother, Lydia Colvin, was 24. He married Amy Ann Abbott on 31 December 1795, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 2 daughters. He lived in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States in 1800. He died in 1805, at the age of 43, and was buried in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Caleb Colvin
Amy Ann Abbott
Marriage: 31 December 1795
Ann Colvin
Phila R. Colvin
Caleb Colvin Jr

Sources (2)

  • Caleb Colvin, "United States Census, 1800"
  • Caleb Colvin, "Rhode Island, Marriages, 1724-1916"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    31 December 1795Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States
  • Children (3)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (6)


    Age 13

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

    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

    Age 13

    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.

    1786 · Shays' Rebellion

    Age 23

    Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

    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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