Caleb C. Gilpin

Ohio, United States

The Life of Caleb C.

When Caleb C. Gilpin was born in 1816, in Ohio, United States, his father, Elias P. Gilpin, was 35 and his mother, Lydia Ball, was 30. He married Evaline Davis about 1834, in Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Waterford, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850 and Michigan, United States in 1870.

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Caleb C. Gilpin
Evaline Davis
Marriage: about 1834
Rachael Jane Gilpin
Wm Gilpen
Elias Gilpin
Mary Gilpin
Caleb Gilpin
Adeline Gilpin
Patience Gilpin
Julia Gilpin

Spouse and Children

about 1834
Ohio, United States


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings



+6 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

Age 21

Michigan is the 26th state.
1847 · Moving the State Capital

Age 31

The capital of Michigan was moved from Detroit to Lansing on March 17, 1847. The capital was moved to be further away from Canada, to encourage settlement and boost economy toward the inner regions of the state, and to make to capital more accessible to everyone statewide.

Name Meaning

1 English: in the northeast, from the Gilpin river in Cumbria; in southern counties, probably a variant of Galpin .2 Irish (Connacht): reduced Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Giolla Fionn ‘son of the fair-haired lad’. In Ulster, the name may be of northern English origin (see 1 above).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Caleb C Gilpin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Caleb Gilpen, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Caleb Gilpen in entry for Robert Stephens, "Indiana Marriages, 1811-2007"

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