Mary St. John

6 December 1795–September 1880 (Age 84)
Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life of Mary

When Mary St. John was born on 6 December 1795, in Greenfield, Saratoga, New York, United States, her father, Samuel St. John Sr, was 39 and her mother, Thankful Lockwood, was 31. She married Jeremiah Colvin in 1824, in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States in 1850. She died in September 1880, in Hayfield Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 84.

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Jeremiah Colvin
Mary St. John
Marriage: 1824
Alva Jerimiah Colvin
Seymore A Colvin
Amelia Colvin
Alvah Colvin
Almon Colvin
Louisa Mary Colvin
Julia Colvin
Amos Thomas Colvin
Catherine Colvin
Byron N. Colvin

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Cussewago Township, Crawford, Pennsylvania, United States


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World Events (7)

1797 · Albany is Named Capital of New York

Age 2

Albany became the capital of New York in 1797. Albany is the oldest continuous settlement of the original 13 colonies.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 5

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 24

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Name Meaning

1 English (of Norman origin): habitational name from any of the numerous places in France so called from the dedication of their churches to St. Jean ( see John ).2 Americanized form of French St . Jean .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Mary Colvin in household of Jeremiah Colvin, "United States Census, 1850"
  • government record, census 1850
  • Mary St John, "New York, Births and Christenings, 1640-1962"

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