Calvin Trenton Dorwin 28 AUG 1795 - ABT 1885
Calvin was born on 28 AUG 1795 in Lanesborough, Berkshire, MA and died on ABT 1885 in Root Twp, Adams Cty, IN and was buried in Monmouth Cemetery, Root Twp, Adams Cty, OH .
He was the son of Russell Dorwin (9 APR 1764 - ABT 1834) and Eurona Roublee (Dorwin) .
Calvin was married to Frances Belle Dickerson (Dorwin) on 28 MAR 1823 in Gurnsey City, Oh.
Frances was born on 19 MAR 1804 in NY and died on 28 JUL 1873 (age: 69).
She was the daughter of Fred Dickerson .
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Calvin was married to Elizabeth Mix (Dorwin) .
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Sources:S1 Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana
These four children were all cousins. William Dorwin, Phoebe (Dorwin) Winch, Martha (Dorwin) Kunkel, and Elizabeth (Dorwin) Nave were brother & sisters, being children of Calvin Trenton Dorwin & Frances Belle Dickerson. After the death of her husband, Elizabeth Dorwin Nave later married John Pomeroy Porter, and became the mother of three children. One of her sons, Charles Dorwin Porter, married Geneva Grace Stratton. Geneva Grace Stratton Porter is better known as Gene Stratton-Porter, the well-know author of such famous books as 'Freckles', 'Girl of the Limberlost', 'Song of the Cardinal', 'Laddie', and 'The Harvester', to mention just a few.
Moved from VT to Wadsworth, Medina Co., OH in 1814 with his immediate family and his uncles Oliver and Elisha and their families. Shown in the 1830 Census as living in Greensburg, Sandusky Twp, Richland Cty, OH. About 1845, Calvin and his family moved to Root Twp, Adams Cty, IN, where he bought a farm north of Decatur. Calvin is listed as a farmer in the 1850 Census of Adams Cty, IN, with real estate valued at $3,500.
Followed the business of teaching and surveying in Ohio. Also held the office of Justice of the Peace. When he came to Adams Co., Indiana, he acquired 160 acres of land in Root Township, in section 21, which later became
the property of Samuel D. Kunkle and then his son Calvin D. Kunkel.
Late in life, Calvin and his wife retired to Decatur, Indiana, but finally returned to the old homestead and lived with Mr. and Mrs. Samuel Kunkel until they died. 'They were splendid olf people of the county.'
Calvin T. Dorwin : 55 Farmer Mass
Frances Dorwin : 45 New?
Margarett Dorwin : 22 Ohio
Thomas T. Dorwin : 19
Marietta Hall : 8 New
Jospeh? Mann : 22 Millright Pa
Calvin T., d. Mar. 3, 1874, Age 77y 6m 5d Fanny, wife of C. T. Dorwin, d. July 28, 1873, Age 69y 4m 9d
Last change (on this page): 15 OCT 2018
Title: Standard History of Adams and Wells Counties, Indiana
Author: John W. Tyndall and O. E. Lesh
Published: The Lewis Publishing Company, Chicago and NY, 1918