Catherine Colvin

Brief Life History of Catherine

When Catherine Colvin was born in 1747, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, her father, John Colvin III, was 37 and her mother, Amey Randall, was 30. She married William Williams on 6 May 1770, in Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 June 1798, in Johnston, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 51.

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William Williams
Catherine Colvin
Marriage: 6 May 1770
Silas Williams
Thomas Williams
Stephen Williams
Catherine Williams
Luther Williams
Dinah Williams

Sources (14)

  • Katharine Colvin, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • Cathrine Colvin, "New York, Church Records, 1660-1954"
  • Cathrine Colvin, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

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1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence

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

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.

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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