Amos Thomas Colvin

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

The Life of Amos Thomas

When Amos Thomas Colvin was born on 28 December 1831, 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 in 1880 and Oakland Township, Cloud, Kansas, United States in 1900. He died on 25 July 1908, at the age of 76, and was buried in Oakland Union Cemetery, Miltonvale, Cloud, Kansas, United States.

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Amos Thomas Colvin
Susan Rebecca Sherred
Marriage: 1 February 1855
Mary Jalania Colvin
Matilda Catherine Colvin
Clara De Ette Colvin
Charles Byron Colvin
Frank Hartley Colvin
Laura Sophrina Colvin
Mary Calvin

Spouse and Children

1 February 1855


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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.

Age 15

Iowa is the 29th state.
1857 · The State Capital moves to Des Moines

Age 26

The Capitol was located in Iowa City until the 1st General Assembly of Iowa recognized that the Capitol should be moved farther west than Iowa City. Land was found two miles from the Des Moines River to start construction of the new building. Today the Capitol building still stands on its original plot.

Name Meaning

Scottish and English: variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Amos Colvin in household of Jeremiah Colvin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Amos Calvin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Amos Colvin, "United States Census, 1900"

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