Benjamin Pascal Colvin

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

The Life Summary 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 1844Mercer, Kentucky, United States
  • Children

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    Siblings

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    +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 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.

    Possible Related Names

    Colville

    Sources (16)

    • Paschal Colvin, "United States Census, 1880"
    • Paskall Colvin, "Kentucky, County Marriages, 1797-1954"
    • Pasele Colvin in entry for Elijah Colvin, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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