Asa Starkweather Calkins

5 July 1809–15 February 1873 (Age 63)
Elizabethtown, Elizabethtown, Essex, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Asa Starkweather

When Asa Starkweather Calkins was born on 5 July 1809, in Elizabethtown, Essex, New York, United States, his father, Captain John Calkins, was 23 and his mother, Lucy Kellogg, was 20. He married Mariette Symonds Barney on 16 February 1832, in Whitehall, Whitehall, Washington, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Davis, Utah, United States in 1850 and Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States in 1860. He died on 15 February 1873, in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in St. George, Washington, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Asa Starkweather Calkins
Agnes Elizabeth Perkes
Marriage: 13 July 1858
Amy Charlotte Calkins
George William Calkins
Helena Calkins
Asa Stanley Calkins
Lottie Agnes Calkins
Lucy Ellen Calkin

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    13 July 1858Liverpool, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom
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    World Events (8)

    Age 3
    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
    1812 · War of 1812
    Age 3
    Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 18
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Culkin , with English excrescent -s added.

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

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    Asa Starkweather Calkins

    ASA STARKWEATHER CALKINS Born July 5, 1809 - Died February 15, 1873 by Elaine Olds Hagelberg Captain John and Lucy Kellogg Calkins gave birth to a fine set of children, the boy being named Asa Sta …

    Sources (33)

    • Asa Calkins, "United States Census, 1860"
    • Asa S. Calkin in entry for Lucy Calkin Bleak, "Utah Death Certificates, 1904-1964"
    • Asa Calkin, "United States Census, 1850"

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