Benjamin Pascal Colvin

4 March 1815–28 April 1894 (Age 79)
Lincoln, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Benjamin Pascal

When Benjamin Pascal Colvin was born on 4 March 1815, in Lincoln, Kentucky, United States, his father, Elijah Colvin, was 30 and his mother, Martha Jane Turner, was 19. He married Julia Ann Kays on 24 June 1844, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Kentucky, United States in 1870 and Madison Township, Dubois, Indiana, United States in 1880. He registered for military service in 1864. He died on 28 April 1894, in Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Oakwood Cemetery, Macomb, McDonough, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Pascal Colvin
1815–1894
Julia Ann Kays
1825–1913
Marriage: 24 June 1844
Sarah Ann Colvin
1842–1887
Elijah Colvin
1845–1909
Mary M Colvin
1849–1932
Nancy Sue Colvin
1852–1937
Martha Jane Colvin
1854–
Sabrey Ellen Colvin
1857–1937
Eliza Alice Colvin
1859–1949
Barbara Allen Colvin
1862–1926
Leanna Colvin
1864–1946
Samuel Colvin
1868–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
24 June 1844
Mercer, Kentucky, United States
children

(10)

    Female1842–1887Female

    Male1845–1909Male

    Mary M Colvin

    Female1849–1932Female

    Nancy Sue Colvin

    Female1852–1937Female

    Martha Jane Colvin

    Female1854–Female

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Elijah Colvin

    Male1784–1859Male

    Martha Jane Turner

    Female1796–1860Female

siblings

(12)

    Male1815–1894Male

    Elijah Colvin

    Male1818–1895Male

    Nancy J. Colvin

    Female1820–1906Female

    Female1822–1898Female

    Edward Colvin

    Male1823–1864Male

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1818

Age 3

Illinois is the 21st state.
1818 · Jackson Purchase

Age 3

The western part of Kentucky purchased by Andrew Jackson from the Chickasaw Indians in 1818. It became known as the Jackson Purchase. This included land that wasn't originally part of Kentucky when it became a state.
1839 · From Swamp to Beautiful Place

Age 24

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

Scottish and English: variant of Colville , probably reflecting a local pronunciation.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Paschal Colvin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Paschael Calvin, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Paschal Colvin, "United States Census, 1870"

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