Caleb Colvin

about 1763–1805 (Age 42)
Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of Caleb

When Caleb Colvin was born about 1763, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Luther Colvin, was 23 and his mother, Lydia Colvin, was 23. 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 42, and was buried in Danby, Rutland, Vermont, United States.

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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

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


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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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    Sources (2)

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

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