Alonso Andrew Coltrin

about 11 December 1828–4 July 1868 (Age 39)
Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States

The Life of Alonso Andrew

When Alonso Andrew Coltrin was born about 11 December 1828, in Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States, his father, John Coltrin, was 35 and his mother, Ruth Potter, was 37. He died on 4 July 1868, in his hometown, at the age of 39, and was buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Harrison Township, Vigo, Indiana, United States.

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John Coltrin
Ruth Potter
Nelson Coltrin
Luther Coltrin
Nathaniel Potter Coltrin
Ira George Coltrin
Harry Ross Coltrin
Alonso Andrew Coltrin
William Holmes Coltrin
John Milton Coltrin
Samuel Edmunds Coltrin
Asa Coltrin
Isaac Newton Coltrin
Dan Coltrin

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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1836 · The Massive Internal Improvements Act

Age 8

The Massive Internal Improvements Act of 1836 loaned Indiana $10,000,000 to create infrastructure such as canals, railroads, and roads across the state. The act was signed by Whig Governor Noah Noble and passed by the Indiana General Assembly. However, the financial crisis known as the Panic of 1837 thwarted these plans as costs ballooned. Construction on the infrastructure was not completed and the state debt rapidly increased.
1841 · Indiana Nears Bankruptcy

Age 13

The State of Indiana was near bankruptcy in 1841 due to the inability to repay interest incurred for the Massive Internal Improvement Act. The state liquidated much of its public works. Many of the projects were handed over to the state’s creditors as a way to reduce debt. Only two of the eight proposed infrastructure projects were completed by the creditors.

Name Meaning

Variant of northern Irish Coltrane .

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

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  • Alonzo A Coltrin, "Find A Grave Index"

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