John Covert

about 9 May 1762–24 March 1848 (Age 85)
Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States

The Life Summary of John

When John Covert was born about 9 May 1762, in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Lucas Covert Jr, was 30 and his mother, Annatie Marselis, was 26. He died on 24 March 1848, in Covert, Seneca, New York, United States, at the age of 85, and was buried in Ovid, Seneca, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Lucas Covert Jr
Annatie Marselis
Lucas Covert Jr.
John Covert
Vrerick Covert
Harmentje Lucas Covert
Eder Covert
Maria Covert
Marcellus Peter Covert
Anna Lucas Covert
Harremte Koevert
Elizabeth, Boice, Covert
Lucretia Covert

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World Events (8)

Age 13
During the six-year Revolutionary war, more of the fights took place in New Jersey than any other colony. Over 296 engagements between opposing forces were recorded. One of the largest conflicts of the entire war took place between Morristown and Middlebrook, referred to as the "Ten Crucial Days" and remembered by the famous phrase "the times that try men's souls". The revolution won some of their most desperately needed victories during this time.
Age 14
Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion
Age 24
Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

English (Surrey, of Norman origin): habitational name from the Norman hamlet of Couvert in Calvados or from some other locality similarly named from Old French (le) covert ‘the secret corner, refuge, or thicket’. Sussex surname forms with the definite article and no preposition are not nicknames from Old French covert ‘secret(ive)’, as has been suggested, but are either references to ‘Le Covert’ as the place of origin or represent the common Norman practice of substituting le for de in surnames. This surname is now extinct in Britain.Americanized form of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed or German Gobert .

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

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Sources (3)

  • John L Covert, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"
  • John L Covert, "United States, New York Land Records, 1630-1975"
  • John L. Covert, "Find A Grave Index"

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