Samuel Metcalf

Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Metcalf was born on 9 May 1804, in Corinth, Orange, Vermont, United States, his father, Samuel Metcalf, was 33 and his mother, Eunice Brown, was 25.

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Samuel Metcalf
Eunice Brown
Polly Metcalf
Eunice Metcalf
Esther Metcalf
Abigail M Metcalf
Samuel Metcalf
John Metcalf
Charlotte Metcalf
Charles G Metcalf
Joseph Metcalf
Lavina Metcalf

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World Events (3)


Age 4

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 8

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 30

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

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, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"
  • Samuel Mitcalf, "Vermont Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"
  • Samuel Metcalf, "Vermont, Births and Christenings, 1765-1908"

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