John Covert

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

The Life of John

When John Covert was born about 9 May 1762, in Somerville, Somerset, New Jersey, United States, his father, Lucas Covert, was 30 and his mother, Anna 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
Anna Marselis
Lucas Covert Jr.
John Covert
Vrerick Covert
Harmentje Lucas Covert
Eder Covert
Maria Covert
Marcellus Peter Covert
Anna Lucas Covert
Elizabeth 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

1 English: nickname for a reserved or secretive person, from Old French covert ‘guarded’, ‘crafty’.2 Americanized spelling of an unidentified Dutch or German name, perhaps Kofoed .

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

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Sources (1)

  • John L. Covert, "Find A Grave Index"

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