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Updated: 21 February 2010

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If you have any information (births, marriages, deaths, obituaries, photographs, etc.) on the Colvin and related families please send to Jim Adams (adamsmckain at gmail.com) for inclusion on this page.

Connection to the Adams family: Lucretia Colvin married Elijah J. Kinney and they were the parents of Lorainia Gates Kinney who married Horace Hale Adams. John (b. 1650) and Dorothy (Allen) Colvin are the 7th Great Grandparents of Jim Adams.

Colvin Family Tree at Ancestry.com ("Nathan Bruce Andrews Family Ties")

John Colvin (b. 1650 in Devonshire, England - died about 1729 in Dartmouth, Bristol Co., Mass.) married Dorothy Allen (09 April 1659 in Sandwich, Barnstable, Mass - died 1724 in Providence, RI). She was the daughter of Matthew & Sarah (Kirby) Allen. John & Dorothy were married about 1675 in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass. and had 9 children all born in Dartmouth, Bristol, Mass):
1. Anna (b. 26 March 1679)
2. John (19 April 1681 - 01 July 1764 in Scituate, Providence, RI)
3. Stephen (24 Sep 1683 - )
4. Abigail (28 July 1686 - )
5. Samuel (10 Dec 1688 - 22 Oct 1759 in Coventry, Kent, RI)
6. Amy (31 Oct 1690 - died after 1743 in Manchester, Bennington, VT)
7. Deborah (28 May 1693 - )
8. James E. (24 Nov 1695 - 02 March 1755 in Coventry, Kent, RI) married (1) Mary Lippett (b. about 1703 - d. between 1720-1723). James & Mary had 2 children: Benjamin & Caleb. He married (2) Anne Lippett. They had 9 children.
9. Josiah (06 June 1700 - 1777 in Coventry, Kent, RI)

James E. (24 Nov 1695 - 02 March 1755) married (1) Mary Lippett (b. about 1703 - d. between 1720-1723) daughter of John & Rebecca (Unk) Lippett. James & Mary had 2 children:
1. Benjamin (1717 - 1788)
2. Caleb (d. 1789)

James E. (24 Nov 1695 - 02 March 1755) married (2) Anne Lippett (b. about 1702 - died after 1767) daughter of John & Rebecca (Unk) Lippett. They had 9 children:
1. Jonah
2. Mary
3. Moses
4. Stephen
5. John
6. David
7. Henry
8. Anna
9. Josiah

Caleb (b. about 1719 in Scituate, Providence, RI - April 1789 in Danby, Rutland, VT) married Anne Burlingame, daughter of Thomas & Eleanor (Ralph) Burlingame. Caleb & Anne had a son, Amos Colvin.

Amos Colvin (b. 1746 in Coventry, Kent, RI - 10 Jan 1833 in Hamburg, Erie, NY) married Mary (b. 1759 in Danby, Bennington, VT - 10 Jan 1830 in Hamburg, Erie, NY). They had 9 children: (not necessarily in order and apparently all born in Danby, Bennington, VT, USA)
1. Lucretia (16 Oct 1786 - 23 Dec 1852 in MI). She married Elijah J. Kinney (05 Dec 1785 in Amenia, Dutchess, NY - 17 June 1864 in Porter, Van Buren, MI).
2. Lucinda
3. Amos
4. Luther
5. George
6. Isaac
7. Jacob
8. Judith
9. Cyrene

Lucretia Colvin (b. 16 Oct 1786, d. 23 Dec 1852) married Elijah J. Kinney (b. 05 Dec 1785, d. 17 June 1864). They are both buried in Kern Cemetery, Van Buren, Michigan. Her parents were Amos Colvin (b. 1754, d. 10 Jan 1833) and Mary. Lucretia Colvin had 8 brothers & sisters:

1. Lucinda
2. Amos
3. Luther
4. George (1780 - 1855) settled in Porter Twp., Van Buren Co., MI, USA and is buried in Kern Cemetery. He married Bethny Bushee and had 2 daughters: Susan Colvin married Isaac Gould. Eunice Colvin (1809 - 1879) married Uri Kinney and was the mother of Lorania G. (Kinney) Matthews McDaniels.
5. Isaac
6. Jacob
7. Judith
8. Cyrene (b. 22 May 1802)

Kinney/Jameson Family Tree at Ancestry.com (Carol Kinney)

Colvin Family Tree at Ancestry.com (Ritter Family)

Colvin Family Tree at Ancestry.com (Dardis Family)

Colvin Family Tree at Ancestry.com (Heinrich Family)

The following history was written by Robert Brown for the 2009 Adams-McKain Family Reunion Newsletter:

Uri Kinney (1801-1851), Elijah’s nephew, settled in Section 12 in 1835 and lived there until his death.  He married Eunice Colvin (1809 -1879) in 1827 in Ohio.  One of their six children was named after their aunt:  Lorania Gates Kinney (1833-1907). 


Lorania (Kinney) Matthews McDaniels
Lorania (Kinney) Matthews McDaniels
with granddaughters Opal & Oriel Matthews