John Colvin III

Brief Life History of John

John Colvin III was born in 1710, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States as the son of John Colvin Jr.. He married Amey Randall in 1736, in Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He died on 6 April 1805, in Scituate, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 95.

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John Colvin III
Amey Randall
Marriage: 1736
Experience Charity Colvin
Valleriah Colvin
Luther Colvin
Anna Colvin
Catherine Colvin
Matthew Colvin
Philarathia Colvin

Sources (7)

  • John Colvin, "United States Rosters of Revolutionary War Soldiers and Sailors, 1775-1783"
  • John Colvin in entry for William Williams and Katharine Colvin, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
  • John Colvin in entry for William Williams and Cathrine Colvin, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"

World Events (4)


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

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.

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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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