Samuel Metcalf

1770–1854 (Age 83)
Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Metcalf was born on 18 October 1770, in Oakham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Samuel Metcalf, was 31 and his mother, Hannah Richardson, was 25. He married Eunice Brown on 21 November 1798, in Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 1 September 1854, in Crawford, Ohio, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Crawford, Wyandot, Ohio, United States.

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Samuel Metcalf
Eunice Brown
Marriage: 21 November 1798
Polly Metcalf
Eunice Metcalf
Esther Metcalf
Abigail M Metcalf
Samuel Metcalf
John Metcalf
Charlotte Metcalf
Charles G Metcalf
Joseph Metcalf
Lavina Metcalf

Spouse & Children

21 November 1798
Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States


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World Events (8)


Age 6

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

Age 6

"""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."""""""
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 24

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English (Yorkshire): of uncertain origin, probably from Middle English metecalf ‘food calf’, i.e. a calf being fattened up for eating at the end of the summer. It is thus either an occupational name for a herdsman or slaughterer, or a nickname for a sleek and plump individual, from the same word in a transferred sense. The variants in med- appear early, and suggest that the first element was associated by folk etymology with Middle English mead ‘meadow’, ‘pasture’.

Possible Related Names

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

Sources (3)

  • Samuel Metcalf in entry for Charles Metcalf, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Samuel Metcalf in entry for Ester Metcalf, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Samuel Metcalf in entry for Joseph Metcalf, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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