Captain Levi Vinal

from about 1765 to 1766–8 January 1839 (Age 74)
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Levi

When Captain Levi Vinal was born from about 1765 to 1766, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Jacob Vinal, was 29 and his mother, Lydia Jenkins, was 27. He married Patience Vinal on 8 November 1787, in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He died on 8 January 1839, in Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 74, and was buried in Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Captain Levi Vinal
Patience Vinal
Marriage: 8 November 1787
Levi Vinal Jr
Lydia Vinal
Jacob Vinal III
Paul Vinal
Alvin Vinal
Harriot Vinal
Lot Vinal
Eunice Thomas Vinal
Jefferson Vinal
James Monroe Vinal
Patience Vinal

Spouse and Children

8 November 1787
Scituate, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States


+6 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Jacob Vinal


    Lydia Jenkins




World Events (8)


Age 11

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 11

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 21

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 (Sussex, Essex, and Kent): unexplained. Reaney derives it from Vynall's Farm in Pebmarsh in Essex, but it seems more likely that the surname gave rise to the farm name.2 Galician and Spanish (Viñal): habitational name from any of six places in Galicia named Viñal, from a derivative of viña ‘vineyard’.3 in some cases also a Castilianized spelling of Catalan Vinyal, of the same derivation as Spanish Viñal.

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

Sources (3)

  • Levi Vinal in entry for Nelson Vinal, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Levi Vinal in entry for Nelson Vinal, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Levi Vinal in entry for Freeman Vinal, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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