Frances Colvin

Brief Life History of Frances

When Frances Colvin was born in 1776, in Fauquier, Virginia, United States, her father, Charles Colvin, was 45 and her mother, Margaret Day, was 31. She had at least 1 son with Willis Duncan. She died in 1858, in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Quincy, Adams, Illinois, United States.

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Willis Duncan
1776–1858
Frances Colvin
1776–1858
Gaven Bennett Duncan
1803–1875

Sources (3)

  • Francis Coburn, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Frances Colvin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
  • Francis Calvin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"

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World Events (8)

1776

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

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.

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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