Lavina Metcalf

Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Lavina

When Lavina Metcalf was born on 10 December 1813, in Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States, her father, Samuel Metcalf, was 43 and her mother, Eunice Brown, was 34.

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Samuel Metcalf
Eunice Brown
Polly Metcalf
Eunice Metcalf
Esther Metcalf
Abigail M Metcalf
Samuel Metcalf
John Metcalf
Charlotte Metcalf
Charles G Metcalf
Joseph Metcalf
Lavina Metcalf

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World Events (3)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 6

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. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 7

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 21

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): of uncertain origin, probably from Middle English metecalf ‘food calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up for eating at the end of the summer. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. The variants in med- appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with Middle English mead ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Lorina Metcalf, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Lavina Mitcalf, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Lorina Metcalf, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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