Rev Dennis Calvin

Brief Life History of Dennis

When Rev Dennis Calvin was born on 19 May 1808, in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peleg William Calvin, was 30 and his mother, Nancy Dunn, was 27. He married Malinda Sheppard on 9 January 1827, in Fayette, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons. He lived in Madison, Madison, Illinois, United States for about 10 years and Madison, Illinois, United States for about 10 years. He died on 19 October 1927, in Orofino, Clearwater, Idaho, United States, at the age of 119, and was buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Centralia Township, Marion, Illinois, United States.

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Rev Dennis Calvin
Malinda Sheppard
Marriage: 9 January 1827
James B Calvin
Luther Calvin
Thomas Fielding Calvin
William Henry Calvin
Louis Oscar Calvin

Sources (8)

  • Dennis Calvin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Dennis Calvin, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Dennis Calvin in entry for William Henry Calvin, "Idaho, Nez Perce County, Brower Wann Funeral Home Records, 1925-1986"

World Events (8)


War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


Historical Boundaries: 1812: Madison, Illinois Territory, United States 1818: Madison, Illinois, United States

1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

By 1829 Venus, Illinois had grown sufficiently and in 1832 was one of the contenders for the new county seat. However, the honor was awarded to a nearby city, Carthage. In 1834 the name Venus was changed to Commerce because the settlers felt that the new name better suited their plans. But during late 1839, arriving members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints bought the small town of Commerce and in April 1840 it was renamed Nauvoo by Joseph Smith Jr., who led the Latter-Day Saints to Nauvoo to escape persecution in Missouri. The name Nauvoo is derived from the traditional Hebrew language. It is notable that by 1844 Nauvoo's population had swollen to around 12,000 residents, rivaling the size of Chicago at the time. After the Latter-Day Saints left the population settled down toward 2,000 people.

Name Meaning

English (Lancashire and Cumberland; of Norman origin): nickname from Anglo-Norman French cauf ‘bald’ + the diminutive suffix -in.

In some cases also French: variant of Cauvin , a cognate of 1 above.

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

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