Amos Thomas Colvin

28 December 1831–25 July 1908 (Age 76)
Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary of Amos Thomas

When Amos Thomas Colvin was born on 28 December 1831, in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Jeremiah Colvin, was 33 and his mother, Mary St. John, was 36. He married Susan Rebecca Sherred on 1 February 1855. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Leroy Township, Benton, Iowa, United States for about 10 years and Oakland Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 25 July 1908, in Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakland Union Cemetery, Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States.

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Family Time Line

Amos Thomas Colvin
1831–1908
Susan Rebecca Sherred
1833–1914
Marriage: 1 February 1855
Mary Jalania Colvin
1856–1938
Matilda Catherine Colvin
1857–1944
Clara De Ette Colvin
1858–1895
Charles Byron Colvin
1859–1915
Frank Hartley Colvin
1860–1866
Laura Sophrina Colvin
1862–1922
Mary Calvin
1865–

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 February 1855
  • Children

    (7)

    +2 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 1
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
    1837
    Age 6
    Historical Boundaries: 1837: Benton, Wisconsin Territory, United States 1838: Benton, Iowa Territory, United States 1846: Benton, Iowa, United States
    1854
    Age 23
    Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Colville

    Sources (7)

    • Amos Calvin, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Amos Colvin in household of Jeremiah Colvin, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Amos Thomas Colvin, "Find A Grave Index"

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