Thursday, July 22, 2010

Calvin Townsend Covell

Calvin Townsend Covell (Erickson line) was born on 22 Jul 1809 in New York to James Covell, Sr. and Rebecca B. Pierce [1, 4]. He married Elizabeth Coleman on 31 Dec 1828 in Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Elizabeth was born on 31 Dec 1809 in Orange County, New York to Jeremiah Coleman, III and Hannah Comfort [1, 3]. Calvin and Elizabeth are my 3rd great-grandparents.

Calvin came to Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania as a child with his parents sometime before 1816; Elizabeth came sometime between 1820 and 1830. I unfortunately know very little about their lives other than they lived most of their lives in Ridgebury and Calvin worked as a farmer. Calvin does have a lengthy list of census records in which he is implicitly or explicitly listed:

1820: Bradford County, PA, Page 107 A (implied in James Covel household)

Elizabeth died first on 10 Oct 1857 in Ridgebury [1]. She was buried in Ashland Cemetery in Wellsburg, Chemung, New York [1].

After Elizabeth's death, Calvin quickly remarried to Sally Hinchman on 06 May 1858 in Bradford County. We again see Calvin getting married just over 3 years later to Margaret Hagadorn on 31 Dec 1861. It is not known if Sally died or if they divorced.

Calvin died on 10 May 1879 in Ridgebury [1, 2]. He was buried in Ashland Cemetery with his first wife Elizabeth [1].

Children of Calvin Townsend Covell and Elizabeth Coleman:
1) Emiline Covell was born on 28 Nov 1829 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married Joseph Hinchman on 20 Oct 1849. She died on 19 Jun 1889 in Berryville, Carroll, Arkansas and was reportedly buried at Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan.
2) George Washington Covell was born on 14 Feb 1832 [1] in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He died 9 days later [1].
3) Andrew Jackson Covell [5] was born on 18 Jul 1833 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married Eunice S. Parsons on 22 Oct 1867 in Huntley, Illinois. He died on 21 Apr 1885 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan.
4) Lyman Townsend Covell [5, 6, 7] was born on 30 Sep 1835 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married Eunice Hobler on 03 Jul 1866 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan. He died on 27 Jan 1916 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan and was buried at Oakhurst Cemetery.
5) Rebecca Covell [5, 6, 7] was born on 23 Apr 1838 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married Hiram E. Staples on 06 May 1864 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan. She died on 05 Jul 1921.
6) Elizabeth P. Covell [5] was born on 18 Aug 1840 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania [1]. She died on 03 Jan 1856 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan [1].
7) Augusta Melissa Covell [5, 6, 7] was born on 22 Dec 1842 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. She married John C. Lewis on 25 Jul 1885 in Muskegon, Muskegon, Michigan. She died on 23 Sep 1928.
8) Charles Ellery Covell [5, 6, 7] was born on 25 Apr 1845 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married Jessie Hodges on 27 Dec 1876 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan. He died on 25 Oct 1924 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan.
9) Jeremiah C. Covell was born on 04 Jul 1847 [1] in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He died on 21 Sep 1848.
10) Mark Bertram Covell [5, 6, 7] was born on 26 Jun 1849 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania. He married 1st Mary Myhra on 13 Feb 1875 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan and 2nd Mary Wilson.
11) David Wilmot Covell, Sr. [6, 8] was born on 21 Oct 1851 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania [8, 9]. He married 1st Emma E. Hobler on 15 Nov 1874 in Whitehall, Muskegon, Michigan [9]. They divorced before Apr 1883. He married 2nd Lucinda A. Gregson on 25 Apr 1883 in Leavitt, Oceana, Michigan [11]. He died on 01 Jan 1920 in North Muskegon and was buried at Oakhurst Cemetery in Whitehall.
12) Barton C. Covell was born on 11 Nov 1854 in Ridgebury, Bradford, Pennsylvania [1]. He died on 25 Apr 1858 and was buried at Ashland Cemetery, Wellsburg, Chemung, New York [1].

References:
[1] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Cemetery Record for Ashland Cemetery, Chemung County, Page 4 (Comstock to Dean).
[2] Probate Court Records of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Affidavit of Death in the probate records for Calvin Townsend Covell.
[3] Tice, Joyce M., Tri-Counties Genealogy and History. Miller-Coleman Bible Record
[4] Probate Court Records of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Book ?, Pages 218 and 219, Last Will and Testament of James B. Covell.
[5] 1850 United States Census. Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Page 409 A.
[6] 1860 United States Census. Bradford County, Pennsylvania, Page 510 A.
[7] Probate Court Records of Bradford County, Pennsylvania. Letter from heirs to E. M. Tuton (estate administrator) in the probate records for Calvin Townsend Covell.
[8] Death Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Death certificate for David Wilmot Covell, Sr.; Book 4, Page 122.
[9] Marriage Records of Muskegon County, Michigan. Marriage license for David Wilmot Covell, Sr. and Emma E. Hobler; Book 2, Page 74.
[10] Cemetery Records of Muskegon Co., Mich., Volume 3, Muskegon Co. Genealogical Society, 1983. Page 192, Oakhurst Cemetery.
[11] Marriage Records of Oceana County, Michigan. Record Number 45.

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