John Colvin 3rd

1710–6 April 1805 (Age 95)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Colvin 3rd was born in 1710, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, John Colvin Jr., was 29 and his mother, Experience Lydia Darte Brewster, was 17. 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 3rd
Amey Randall
Marriage: 1736
Experience Charity Colvin
Valleriah Colvin
Luther Colvin
Anna Colvin
Catherine Colvin
Matthew COLVIN
Philarathia Colvin

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  • Marriage
    1736Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
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    World Events (4)

    Age 66
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · Rhode Island Declares Independence
    Age 66
    Rhode Island declares independence from Great Britain on May 4, 1776, making it the first colony to do so officially.
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 73
    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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    Sources (6)

    • John Colvin in entry for William Williams and Katharine Colvin, "Rhode Island Town Marriages Index, 1639-1916"
    • The Ancestry of Dr. J. P. Guilford, Vol. 1, Seventeenth Century New England Colonials
    • Colvins in America

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