Thomas L Colwell

4 August 1834–3 January 1910 (Age 75)
Ross, Ohio, United States

The Life of Thomas L

When Thomas L Colwell was born on 4 August 1834, in Ross, Ohio, United States, his father, George Presley Colwell, was 23 and his mother, Ruanna Dawson, was 21. He married Eleanor Nicholas on 11 December 1859, in Essex Township, Stark, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Newton Township, Jefferson, Nebraska, United States in 1885. He died on 3 January 1910, in Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Wymore Cemetery, Wymore, Gage, Nebraska, United States.

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Family Time Line

Thomas L Colwell
Eleanor Nicholas
Marriage: 11 December 1859
Maria Colwell
Jefferson C Colwell
Forney Curtis Colwell
Henry Corrington Colwell
Rosa M. Colwell
Warren "Bertie" Colwell
George William Colwell
Silas Leonard Colwell
Thomas Colwell
Anna Belle Colwell

Spouse and Children

11 December 1859
Essex Township, Stark, Illinois, United States


    Maria Colwell


    Jefferson C Colwell


    Forney Curtis Colwell


    Henry Corrington Colwell



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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 2

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 29

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from places in Northumberland and Devon named Colwell. The former is named with Old English col ‘(char)coal’ or cōl ‘cool’ + well(a) ‘spring’, ‘stream’; the latter has as the first element a Celtic river name, Coly, apparently meaning ‘narrow’.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Thomas Colwell, "Nebraska, State Census, 1885"
  • Thomas Colwell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Thos L Colwell, "United States Census, 1900"

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