The Corner Table
JOHN CALDWELL CALHOUN
Every American researcher of the surname Calhoun, Colquhoun, Cohoon, Caoun, Cogahoon, etc. sooner or later will receive an inquiry from someone wanting to know whether and/or how they are related to the American statesman John Caldwell Calhoun, 1782-1850, whose political career spanned 40 years in a very important period in America’s history.
A simplistic answer is: Every person of the surname, however spelled, except a small segment who adopted the surname as a convenience following servitude or slavery to a family of the surname, is related through blood, because there is only one source of the name. Colquhoun was originally a part of the title passed to descendants of Umfridas de Kilpatrick who, around 1190, was granted the lands of Colchoun in the parish of West Kilpatrick, Dumbartonshire, Scotland, by the Earl of Lennox. His son Robert was perhaps the first to use the name as “Sir Robert of Colquhoun”. With a passage of years and common usage, the surname of Colquhoun with its various spellings (Cahoon, Colhoon, Cogahon, Cowan, Combich, etc.) grew from this single source.
However, most people asking the question aren’t interested in 600-year distant relations; they have it on good authority that their ancestor was the nephew/niece of John Caldwell Calhoun, often called “the John C. Calhoun”. In truth, after 1815, most families with a surname of Colquhoun by any other spelling had adopted the Anglicanized spelling “Calhoun” and most had named at least one son John Caldwell.
Calhoun served as U.S. Representative, Senator, Secretary of War, Secretary of State, and Vice President to two presidents - there was much to admire in this family hero, whose political career spanned years including the War of 1812, the Mexican War, and the turbulence prior to the Civil War. Calhoun passed the bar and began his law practice in 1807. He made a local name for himself, and after he wrote a protest letter in opposition to Britain’s practices of stopping ships at sea and conscripting American sailors to serve in the British navy (Europe was at war against Napoleon Bonapart at the time), he was a logical candidate for election to the US House of Representatives. Elected in 1811, he made a reputation for himself nationally as a war hawk, supporting the war against Britain that later was called the War of 1812. Calhoun also supported a national bank, a large permanent military and naval force, and initially supported protective tariffs on imported goods. President James Monroe chose him for his cabinet, and Calhoun served as Secretary of War from 1817-1825. In 1824, Calhoun was overwhelmingly elected as Vice President of the United States, even though the President he would serve under was not determined in the election (the House of Representatives finally elected John Quincy Adams). Calhoun served as Vice President 1824-32, under Adams and then Jackson.
But President Andrew Jackson and Vice President Calhoun were increasingly alienated over the issue of tariffs. By 1828, northern manufactured goods had increased in cost until they were becoming impossible for the southern states to purchase. Many planters of the agricultural south wanted to purchase cheaper, better products from Europe, but were prevented from doing so by the tariffs. Calhoun supported an individual state’s right to reject tariffs passed by the federal Congress as unconstitutional (called “Nullification”) if such threatened the state’s livelihood. When an even higher tariff was passed in 1832, SC rejected it, and Andrew Jackson issued a Presidential proclamation against Nullification. John C. Calhoun resigned in the last year of the term of office as an act of protest, but returned to Congress as Senator from SC within a few weeks to lead the opposition to the tariff. Henry Clay eventually worked out the compromise agreed between the two factions, although Calhoun remained vehemently opposed to Jackson thereafter.
Calhoun served in the U.S. Senate from 1832-1844, when he was appointed by President John Tyler to serve as Secretary of State; Calhoun then returned to the Senate in 1845 at the close of Tyler’s term of office. He died in 1850, after drafting a speech. The speech was read before Congress by a colleague.
Lewin Dwinell McPherson, A.B., A.M., author of CALHOUN, HAMILTON, BASKIN AND RELATED FAMILIES, traces the genealogy out of Patrick Calhoun of Ulster, North of Ireland. All information on these pages was abstracted from said source.
b. Donegal, Ireland, before 1685
d. 1741, PA
m. Catherine Montgomery, daughter of Hugh Montgomery (a widow at the time of their marriage, prior married name unknown)
d. in Indian massacre, Granville Co. SC 2/1/1760
ch. of Patrick and Catherine Montgomery Calhoun
C-1 Mary Catherine Calhoun, born 1714
C-2 James Calhoun, born 1716
C-3 Ezekiel Calhoun, born 1720
C-4 William Calhoun, born 1723
C-5 Patrick Calhoun, Jr. , born 1/11/1727
The Calhouns left Donegal, Ireland, in 1733 and came to Pennsylvania. Also on the trip were daughter Mary’s husband, John Noble. They settled in Chestnut Level, Lancaster County, PA, where Patrick Calhoun died in 1741. His will was probated there with sons Ezekiel and William appointed administrators. Accounting was entered on the Estate in 1743 and final settlement was entered May 4, 1744. By 1746, the entire family including Catherine, Mary and John Noble and their children, and the four sons of Catherine and Patrick, moved to Augusta (later Wythe) County, VA, where they remained until 1755, when Braddock’s defeat in what was known as the French and Indian Wars and the withdrawal of the army left the western frontier open to Indian raids. The entire family again relocated, to Long Cane Creek, Granville District, SC, where they all claimed lands (Records of 1756 Abbeville District, SC). By 1760, the Cherokee Indians were threatening the inhabitants of Long Cane Creek, and plans were made to move the families for safety. On February 1, the home of James Calhoun was attacked, and he was killed. Within hours, a wagon train of between 150 and 250 people (newspaper reports varied in their coverage of the number involved) set out for Augusta, GA, but before they where more than a few miles from their homes, were set upon by Cherokee Indians, and 40-50 of the settlers were killed. Among those killed was Catherine Montgomery Calhoun. Her son, Patrick, Jr. erected two stones to mark the site of the Long Cane Massacre and the place where his mother’s body was found.
C-1 Mary Catherine Calhoun
b. about 1714, Ireland
d. before 1760 in Abbeville District, SC
m. John Noble around 1730
Ch. of John and Mary Catherine Calhoun Noble
C-1.1 James Noble, b. 1731
C-1.2 Alexander Noble, b. 1733
C-1.3 Patrick Noble, b. unk
C-1.4 Jean Noble
C-1.5 Ezekiel Noble, b. 1750-51
C-1.1 James, born 1731, married Jane Love, had 4 children, and after Jane Love died, married Mary Ann Bowie (C-184.108.40.206), daughter of Dr. George Bowie and Margaret Pickens (C-3.2.7), daughter of Andrew and Rebecca Calhoun Pickens.
James’s third child, Mary Noble (C-1.1.3), married John Stewart Baskin, and their fifth child, Mary Rose Baskin (C-220.127.116.11), married as second wife, Israel W. Pickens, b. 1803, d. 1867, Holmes Co., MS, great grandson of Gen. Andrew Pickens (C-3.2).
C-1.2 Alexander married his cousin, Catherine Calhoun (C-3.4) in 1768, and served as a Maj. in the 96th Militia commanded by Col. Andrew Pickens, who married Catherine’s sister Rebecca Calhoun in Jan.1765.
Alexander’s son William (C-1.2.4) b. 1777 married Rebecca Pickens (C-3.2.10), daughter of Andrew and Rebecca Calhoun Pickens.
Alexander’s son Patrick (C-1.2.5), born 1787, was law partner with John Caldwell Calhoun in 1809, before J.C. went to Congress in 1810, and they kept up well-preserved correspondence over a term of years. Patrick Noble was elected Governor of S.C. 1838. Patrick married his cousin, Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens (C-3.2.2) 9/5/1816, with his first cousin, Rev. Moses Waddell officiating. Patrick’s son Alexander Noble (C-18.104.22.168.) married Susan Wilkinson Calhoun (C-22.214.171.124.3).
Alexander’s son Alexander, Jr. (C-1.2.7), married Mary “Polly” Harris, daughter of John Harris and his wife, Mary Pickens (another daughter of Andrew and Rebecca Calhoun Pickens)
C-2 James Calhoun
married Susannah Long
Was killed in Cherokee Indian massacre, Feb. 1, 1760 Long Cane Creek, SC
C-3 Ezekiel Calhoun
married Jean/Jane Ewing around 1742
ch. of Ezekiel and Jane Ewing Calhoun
C-3.1 Jean/Jane Calhoun
C-3.2 Rebecca Calhoun b. 3/18/1745
C-3.3 John Ewing Calhoun
C-3.4 Catherine Calhoun
C-3.5 Ezekiel Calhoun, Jr.
C-3.6 Mary Calhoun
C-3.7 Patrick Calhoun
C-3.2 Rebecca Calhoun survived the massacre at Long Cane Creek, and married 3/19/1765 Andrew Pickens, Jr. , b. 9/13/1739, of Huguenot descent by way of Scotland and Ireland. The family of Andrew Pickens, Sr. had lived close to the Calhoun family in Augusta Co., VA, and Sr. had been one of the first to move his family out of Augusta Co., VA to SC. Andrew, Jr. served in the Revolutionary War, subsequently served in the South Carolina legislature, the U.S. Constitutional Convention, and the U.S. Congress. She died 12/9/1814
Ch. of Andrew and Rebecca Calhoun Pickens:
C-3.2.1 Mary Pickens, 2/19/1766 – married John Harris
C-3.2.2 Ezekiel Pickens, 3/30/1868
C-3.2.3 Ann Pickens, 4/12/1770 – married John Simpson
C-3.2.4 Son Pickens, b. 2/12/1772, died infancy
C-3.2.5 Jean Ann Bonneau Pickens, b. 11/9/1774 – married John H. Miller(*)
C-3.2.6 daughter Pickens b.1775, died infancy
C-3.2.7 Margaret Pickens, 7/13/1777
C-3.2.8 Andrew Pickens (III) 11/13/1779
C-3.2.9 Son Pickens, 11/23/1783, died infancy
C-3.2.10 Rebecca Pickens, 1/3/1784
C-3.2.11 Catherine Pickens 6/9/1786 – married John Hunter
C-3.2.12 Sarah Pickens – married William Dowdell
C-3.2.13 Joseph Pickens 11/30/1791 – married Caroline Henderson(**)
C-3.2.2 Ezekiel, b. 3/30/1868, married Elizabeth Bonneau 1793, and after her death, married Elizabeth Barksdale 1807. The first daughter of his first marriage, Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens married Patrick Noble (C-1.2.5), son of Major Alexander and Catherine Calhoun Noble.
*John Miller’s mother was Jean Pickens, sister of Andrew Pickens, Jr.; Ann and he were first cousins.
Vol.1,Pg.78 Ezekiel was the 3rd of 5 children born to James Patrick Colhoun 1688-1741 & Catherine Montgomery 1684-1760.
Vol.1,Pg.196 Floride Bonneau Colhoun 1792-1866 was the 4th of 6 children born to John Ewing Colhoun 1750-1802 & Floride Bonneau.
John was the 3rd of 7 children born to Ezekiel Colhoun 1720-1762 & Jean Ewing.
C.3.2.7 Margaret, b. 7/13/1777, married George B. Bowie. Their second child, Mary (C-126.96.36.199) married John Noble (C-1.2.1), son of Alexander and Catherine Calhoun Noble.
C-3.2.8 Andrew Pickens, III (frequently called Andrew Pickens, Jr.) was b. 11/13/1779, married first Susannah Smith Wilkinson, and after her death in 1810, married Mary A. Harrison. No children were born of the second marriage.
The first child of the first marriage, Francis Wilkinson Pickens (C-188.8.131.52) born 1805, married first Margaret Eliza Simpkins and they had 7 children; after her death in 1842, married Marion Antoinette Dearing, and they had another child before her death prior to 1856. On April 24, 1858 he married Lucy Pettway Holcombe in Marshall, Texas. He had just been appointed Minister to Russia by James Buchanan(1858). Shortly after his marriage, the couple and his children sailed for St. Petersburg, Russia. While there, a daughter, Eugenia Frances Dorothea Pickens (C-184.108.40.206.9), called “Douschka”, the only child of the third marriage, was born 3/14/1859 in the Royal Palace at St. Petersburg. When he learned that SC was voting on secession, he resigned his post and brought the family back to SC either late 1859 or early 1860 where he served in the Secession Convention, and was elected Governor of South Carolina, serving until the end of the Civil War. In December, 1860, he led the state in seceding from the union, the beginning of the Civil War (War Between the States) and became instrumental in forming the Confederacy. Lucy Pettway Holcombe Pickens’s photograph was used on the Confederate hundred dollar bill. The only child of their marriage, “Douschka” Pickens, became well known during the reconstruction period in Edgefield, SC for leading 1500 vigilantes to put down a riot by ex slaves.
The second child of the marriage, Susan Wilkinson Pickens (C-220.127.116.11) married James Martin Calhoun (C-5.5.2), son of James and Sarah Caldwell Calhoun, a lawyer who practiced law with his cousin, Ezekiel Pickens. Their child Susan Wilkinson Calhoun (C-18.104.22.168.3) married Alexander Noble, II (C-22.214.171.124), son of Patrick and Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens Noble.
C-3.2.10 Rebecca, born 1/3/1784, married William Noble (C-1.2.4), son of Alexander and Catherine Calhoun Noble.
(**) A grandchild of Joseph Pickens, Caroline Henderson Green (C-126.96.36.199.1), married a Patrick Noble III (C-188.8.131.52.2), grandson of Patrick and Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens Noble.
C-3.3 John Ewing Calhoun, born about 1750, married Floride Bonneau 10/8/1786. Their daughter Floride Bonneau Calhoun (C-3.3.4) married John Caldwell Calhoun (C-5.6), cousin of her father (i.e., her first cousin once removed).
C-3.4 Catherine Calhoun, married Alexander Noble (C-1.2), son of John and Mary Catherine Calhoun Noble.
C-4 William Calhoun
married (probably) Agnes Long
Many of their children were killed in the Indian massacre. Some descendants intermarried with cousins on the Calhoun side, but no Pickens. One or more did serve under Col. or Gen. Pickens in military service.
C-5 Patrick Calhoun, Jr.
married Jean (Jane) Craighead 176__; she died 9/10/1766 in childbirth, and twin babies (a boy and a girl), stillborn, also died.
married Martha Caldwell 6/2/1770, daughter of William and Rebecca Parks Caldwell
children of Patrick and Martha Caldwell Calhoun:
C-5.3 Catherine Calhoun
C-5.4 William Calhoun
C-5.5 James Calhoun
C-5.6 John Caldwell Calhoun
C-5.7 Patrick Calhoun
None of the children married Pickens, but John Caldwell (C-5.6) married his first cousin-once removed, Floride Bonneau Calhoun (C-3.3.4), and they named their first son Andrew Pickens Calhoun. John C. Calhoun practiced law with another first cousin-once removed, Patrick Noble (C-1.2.5), husband of Elizabeth Bonneau Pickens (C-3.2.2) 9/5/1816 (who would, of course, have been first cousin to her husband and first cousin-once removed to John C. Calhoun).
John Caldwell Calhoun
m. Floride Bonneau Colhoun in 1811
The couple had 10 children:
Andrew Pickens 1812-1865 m. Eugenia Chappell & Margaret Green
Anna Maria 1817-1875 m. Thomas Clemson
Major Patrick 1821-1858
Dr. John Caldwell 1823-1855 m. Anzie Adams & Kate Putnam
Martha Cornelia 1824-1857
Col.James Edward 1826- ?
Wm. Lowndes 1829-1858 m. Margaret Cloud & Kate Putnam Calhoun
(Unknown child died in infancy)
(Now switching to John C. Calhoun's wife, Floride Bonneau Colhoun)
Ezekiel was Floride Bonneau Colhoun's grandfather and Patrick Jr. was John C. Calhoun's grandfather. Ezekiel & Patrick Jr. were brothers.
John C. Calhoun & Floride B. Colhoun were 3rd cousins, 2nd cousins once removed or 1st cousins twice removed (I think) They now have common ancestors.
James Patrick was the 4th of 12 children born to Rev. Alexander Colhoun 1662-1716 & Lady Judith Hamilton.
Rev. Alexander was the 1st of 3 children born to William Campbell Colhoun b.1643 & Catherine McCausland.
William was the 1st of 5 children born to Robert Colquhoun 1622-1666 & Katherine McAuselan.
Robert was the 1st of 2 children born to Adam Colquhoun 1601-1634 & Lady Christian Lindsay.
Vol.1,Pg.13 Adam was the 5th of 11 children born to Sir Alexander Colquhoun 1573-1617, 15th Clan Chief of Colquhoun, 17th of Luss and Margaret Helen Buchanan.
The lineage of the Clan Chiefs may be found in the centre of the Rossdhu book.
My family history connects at Rev. Alexander Colhoun 1662-1716. My ancestor Rev. Alexander Colhoun Jr. was the 12th child and a brother to James Patrick Colhoun.
My first inclination is to say "that's very funny" and "it's a joke, right?". 'cause if it ain't, your particular ancestor has the single most recited, best known history of any Calhoun in America, John Caldwell alhoun, the Congressman, Vice President, etc. To trace your history from this beginning, just: call the Library of Congress, write to any genealogy library, pick up a copy of Orville Calhoun's 4 volume books, look at Calhoun, Hamilton, Baskin, and Related Families compiled by L.D.McPherson, pick up the "C" book of any encyclopoedia, or continue reading below.
Patrick Calhoun was married to Catherine Montgomery, and had children: Mary (married John Noble); James (married Suzanna Long), Ezekial (married Jane/Jean Ewing); William (married Agnes "Annie" Long, sister of Suzanna); and Patrick (married (i) Jane Craighead, who died giving birth to twins that also died, and (ii) Martha Caldwell).
If you want one of the other children's histories, I have some. Patrick and Martha Caldwell Calhoun had the following children:
Catherine (married Rev. Moses Waddell), William (married Catherine Jenner de Graffenreid), James (married Sarah Calwell Martin), John Caldwell (married his cousin Florida Calhoun) and Patrick (married Nancy Needham de Graffenreid, sister of his brother). Martha was the daughter of William Caldwell and Rebecca Parks. William Caldwell was the son of John Caldwell and his wife Margaret Phillips.
The personal history of the Patrick Calhoun family is quite interesting, and would make a great novel. In the 1730s, Patrick Calhoun and his wife Catherine Montgomery and several Scottish families including the McCalls and Nobles (who recite the same history) left Donegal, Ireland and traveled to the American colonies, settling in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Patrick Colquhoun died there, and his will was probated in 1741. Later, his widow Catherine and daughter Mary and husband John Noble and Catherine's sons, traveled on to the western portion of Virginia, into the newly formed county of Augusta west of the
Blue Ridge Mountains. In 1755, Braddock's forces were defeated in the French and Indian War, and withdrew from western Virginia, leaving the area open to indian attack, and the colony abandoned their homes and relocated to Granville County, South Carolina, in a location called Long Cane Creek, or Calhoun Settlement, but in 1760 the local Cherokee indians began attacking the new settlers, and James Calhoun was killed. The settlement again packed up, prepared to move the women and children to Atlanta, Georgia to safety, but were attacked on the way and many of their number were killed, including Catherine
Montgomery Calhoun. Her son Patrick (father of VP, etc)later erected two monuments at the site of the massacre.
Mary Catherine Calhoun (1690-?)married John Noble in 1713 in N. Ireland. Their children were Francis Jeanette, James, Alexander, Ezekiel, And Patrick. They immigrated to Penn in the 1730's, and to Augusta county, Va in the 1740's. I have no other info on John Noble's linage, but the Calhoun line has been traced to the Colquhoun name in N Ireland and Scotland. Try this spelling in your search, or contact me and we will exchange further info. I see from your data that Downey McCutchen was our ancestor's father. John Chapman McCutchen's daughter Ann Rebecca married David Eldred Smith and moved to Clifton Forge, Va and her line still has decendents there.She was my g-grandmother.
The info I have is as follows: Mary C Calhoun was the daughter of James Patrick Calhoun and Catherine Montgomery of County Antrim, NO. Ireland. James Patrick's parents were Alexander Calhoun and Judith Hamilton. Alex. parents were William Campbell Colquhoun and Catherine McCausland. Also, my McCutchen history has the family (5 brothers and their families) migrating to Penn then to Va from Glasgow Scotland. Also I have seen a copy of Downey McCutchen's will listing both of our ancestor's in it. John Chapman McCutchen and his brother Robert Blanks married Rebecca and Elizabeth McCurdy, sisters born in Ohio. I will write you again soon.
The following details from the book referenced:
5th child of James and Nancy Long Calhoun was William born 1750-51 [other genealogies may have included other Williams, because McPherson discusses the manuscrips he relied on in determining which William belonged to this line] m. Loraine SIMS, daughter of Nathan Nathan and Agnes Bullock Sims; their children were 1-Boyd (1788), 2-Nathan (7/18/1790), 3-Leonard (1794?), 4-Downs (4/20/1796), 5-Sarah (1800),
6-John (1802), 7-Agnes (1804?), 8-Parmelia "Millie" (1806), 9-William, Jr. (9/18/1812, died 11/29/1844).
William, Jr. is represented to have died unmarried. He was unmarried when his father's Will was drawn in July, 1833, and a guardian (his brother, John) was appointed for him. His gravestone stands in Downs Cemetery.
McPherson includes only one James Porter Calhoun in the book. No Williams are presented in his line. The family is traced back to Donegal, Ireland, as was the family of James discussed in my prior posting. He is shown as born 11/6/1806, the son of Wilson and Piety Ogilvie Calhoun. Wilson was son of George Jr and Margaret Calhoun, and Wilson was son of George Sr and Elizabeth Wilson Calhoun. George Sr. is presented as a close relative of Adam Calhoun, Sr. of Lancaster Co., PA, Lunneburg Co., VA and Prince Edward Co. VA and possible or probable descent from Adam Calhoun of Corkagh Co., Donegal, Ireland, son of Sir. Alexander Colquhoun, 15th of Colquhoun and 17th of Luss. George, Sr and Elizabeth Wilson Calhoun are buried in Steel Creek Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Mecklenburg Co., NC.
Yes, Thank you. It did help. William was the right age to have been James Porters grandfather, but he would have had to have had a son named James, and I know that was James P's fathers name. And our James Porter was born in 1836, so could not have been the one in McPherson's book. I really appreciate your answer. N. Whitson
L.D. McPherson (“Calhoun, Hamilton, Baskin and Related Families”)
Mary Catherine Calhoun and John Noble had the following children: James, Alexander, Patrick, Jean, and Ezekiel.
James M. Calhoun and Suzannah Long Calhoun (sometimes referred to as Nancy, Nancy Sr. or Ann) had the following children: Patrick III, James, Jr., Ezekiel, Catherine, and William.
These two lines as well as the other children of Patrick Calhoun and Catherine Montgomery Calhoun, were instrumental in founding the Calhoun family in the Old Ninety-Six in Granville County, South Carolina.
Andrew Pickens Calhoun, oldest son of John C. Calhoun, married Eugenia Chappell in January 3, 1833; she died in February of 1834. On May 5, 1836 he married Margaret Maria Green of Elizabethtown, Kentucky, the daughter of General Duff Green, and one of the "fairest belles in Washington. He owned large plantations in both Marengo County, Alabama and in Pendleton District, South Carolina. Their oldest son, Duff Green Calhoun, was born on the plantation near Demopolis, Marengo County, Alabama at a time I do not know, but certainly before 1843 (his second son John Caldwell Calhoun was born July 9, 1843); the other children were Margaret Maria, Andrew Pickens Calhoun, Jr., James Edward Calhoun, Patrick Calhoun, and Lucretia. After his death near the end of the Civil War, and his widow lived in Charleston, South Carolina for awhile, before she moved to Texas. His oldest son, Duff Green Calhoun also moved to Texas, and married a Texas lady, Elizabeth Beasley.
"John C. Calhoun--American Patriot" is a great book! Biography by Margaret L. Coit. The 10th chapter deals with his death and funeral in some detail. Good reading! My husband's family descends from John C.'s grandfather's (James Patrick 1688-1741) brother Adley Calhoun I's line. Edith Sampson
Yes, he died March 31, 1850, at his home at Fort Hill, South Carolina, which later became part of Clemson College (the college bears the same name as Calhoun's daughter, Anna Marie Calhoun Clemson, but I do not know whether it was named for her husband's family; Calhoun did leave money to the college when he died). He may have been buried April 3, 1850. L.D.McPherson, in his material compiled as "Calhoun, Hamilton, Baskin and Related Families" states he has seen a newspaper clipping dated that date where an unnamed reported stated he had "found to our regret John C. Calhoun had been buried at
noon. We should have liked to honor his memory by attending his funeral."
"Men of Mark in Georgia," 1974 reprint by: The Reprint Company, Publishers - Spartanburg, S.C, at pages 235 thru 240 in which Thomas McCall, Esq wrote of the trail and ties in 1829. He specifically discusses a visit from Patrick Calhoun. Thomas wrote - "The family of which I am a descendant were Scots, and in Scotland lived in the neighborhood of the family of Calhoun, properly Calquhun. The time of their migration is not known, but the McCall, Harris, and Calhoun families passed over from Scotland in the same ship to the northeast Ireland, where they settled and remained two entire generations, when the three families migrated to Pennsylvania, where my grandfather James McCall married Jenet Harris, the eldest daughter of James Harris .... and settled as a farmer on Canacocheque creek ... were born. The three families were driven away by the Indians after several of the Calhouns were killed. ....John William and Patrick Calhoun removed into South Carolina and gave name to Calhoun's settlement on Little River, a branch of Long Cane."
He continues on page 238 - "Patrick Calhoun, father of John C. Calhoun, Vice-President of the United States, paid us a visit in 1794 or 93, and gave his benediction to three of my oldest children, and said to me: This is the fifth generation of your family that I have had by the hand and have intimately known," and mentioned to me several of the above Circumstances."
Do you have the list of all 5 children born to James Patrick Colhoun 1688-1741 & Catherine Montgomery 1684-1760? I am descended from one Frances COLHOUN born 1703 in Crosh House, Newton-Stewart,County Tyrone, Ireland Married: Abt 1732 in ,Ulster,County Tyrone,Ireland to Archibald Henry HAMILTON born Abt 1704 in, Laggan Dist, Ulster, Ireland died Bef JAN 1794 in, Augusta, Virginia, USA Burial: Tinkling Spring,Augusta,Virginia,USA.
children of James Patrick on page 78 of Volume 1, "Our Calhoun Family".
They are: Catherine Mary b.1714 m. John Noble
James 1716-1760 m. Susannah (Nancy) Long
Ezekiel 1720-1762 m. Jane Ewing
William 1723-1789 m. Agnes (Nancy) Long
Patrick Jr. 1727-1796 m. Jean Craighead and m. Martha Caldwell
James Calhoun was born in South Carolina in 1803, son of William Calhoun, (who emigrated to South Carolina from Ireland after the death of his first wife. Married a
second time in S.C. and had two children. Supposedly erected a large mill, and acquired "considerable wealth). They apparently moved to Alabama when James was young.
James Calhoun is said to be a second cousin of John C. Calhoun, but I don't know any more than that. James married Barbara Pence, and moved to Wright County, Missouri in 1844. Their son, George Washington Calhoun, served in the Civil War, Union army, from Missouri.
"Our Calhoun Family" Vol.3Pg.352 James H.C. Calhoun 1803-1846 married Barbara Pence 1807-1881 on July 24, 1823. He was born in South Carolina, lived in Wolf Creek, Mo. and is buried there. George Washington Calhoun 1824-1898 was their 1st of 10 children.
George married Rebecca Sanders 1820-1889 on Dec.1,1842. They had 11 children with many of them buried in Calhoun Cemetery, Norwood, MO.
James H.C. Calhoun was the only known child of William Calhoun Jr.1750-1816 and Lydia Cattel. James was a cousin, 3 times removed of John Caldwell Calhoun, V.P. of USA.
Vol.2,Pg.211 William Jr. was the 1st of 7 children born to William Colhoun Sr. 1711-1794 and Isabella Cary. He was born in Carigans, Ireland, lived in Monreagh, County of Donegal and was married to a Rosa ??? who died before having any children. He then
lived in Calhoun Mills, SC, and married Lydia Cattel on Nov. 20, 1792. William Jr. is buried in Madison, Alabama.
Vol.1,Pg.186 William Sr. was the 3rd of at least 7 children born to John Colhoun 1685-1755 and Elizabeth ???. William and Elizabeth purchased land and built the Colhoun Linen Mill in Carrigans, Ireland that was later taken over by their son Samuel after
william's death in 1794.
The entire Colhoun family went into the flax growing business and there are 18 different Colhouns plus Samuel's wife, a previous Widow Colhoun, supplying wheels of linen thread to the mill in 1796. Some of them stayed in Ireland as the others later migrated to the USA and the Province of Ontario in Canada.
Those listed as supplying wheels of thread to the mill are Andrew, Robert, Sampson, Moses, William, James, David, Margaret, Thomas, Howard, Alexander, Mathew, John, Mark, Elizabeth, Francis, Samuel, Patrick, and Widow Colhoun.
Vol.2,Pg.183 John Colhoun 1685-1755 was the 1st of 12 children born to Rev. Alexander Colhoun 1662-1716 and Lady Judith Hamilton b.1662. John was the brother of James Patrick Colhoun 1688-1741 and Catherine Montgomery, the grandparents of John Caldwell Calhoun, Vice-President of the USA 1824-1832.
Rev. Alexander was the 1st of 10 children born to William Campbell Colhoun 1643-1718 and Catherine McCausland b.1643.
William was the 1st of 7 children born to Robert Colquhoun 1622-1688 and Katherine McAuselan b.1623.
Vol.1,Pg.28 Robert was the 1st of 2 children born to Adam Colquhoun 1601-1634 and Lady Christian Lindsay 1603-1629.
Vol.1,Pg.13 Adam was the 5th of 11 children born to Sir Alexander Colquhoun 1573-1617, 15th Clan Chief of Colquhoun, 17th of Luss, and Margaret Helen Buchanan.
The lineage of the Clan chiefs may be found in the centre of the Rossdhu book and followed back from father to first born son to the first Clan Chiefs, Umfridus of Kilpatrick and of Colquhoun from 1190 until 1260, and Maldouen, first Clan Chief of Luss from 1150 until 1220.
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Anyone researching the line of James, born approx. 1716, son of James Patrick and Catherine, m. Susannah Long?? In particular, anyone have details of their son William and his wife and issue.
The book CALHOUN, HAMILTON, BASKIN AND RELATED FAMILIES, compiled in 1957 by L.D. McPherson, identifies this James as the oldest son of Patrick Calhoun and Catherine Montgomery (although his birth date is not given, he was grown in 1744), killed in the massacre at Long Cane Creek in 1760. William is listed as his fifth child, born in about 1750.
Do you have any information on James son, William. I have a James Porter, father is James, his father is William, Jr. His dob would be in the mid 1750's. I've always wondered if our line might be from James.
Yes, Dee. You and I have talked about this one before. I've been trying to confirm some information obtained from an uncle. He lists this William Calhoun as having married Nancy Parker, who had a child Alexander.
McPherson includes an entry for Alexander Calhoun m. Margaret Henry, Fairfield District, SC, and lists six children. The first child of this marriage was a son, John C. Nov. 5, 1812. The second child was a daughter, Nancy Parker Calhoun. The sixth child was David Henry Calhoun, m. Francis Woodruff, my gg grandparents.
McPherson also shows an entry where this Alexander Calhoun, along with a brother David, were children of William Calhoun. There is no reference to a wife or the parents of this William Calhoun.
Of course, McPherson lists the line of James down to William, but lists his marriage to Lorraine Sims. My uncle lists this William as having married Nancy Parker. McPherson does not show a Nancy Parker, although a child of this William was named Nancy Parker Calhoun.
Found Squires Calhoun in CALHOUN, HAMILTON, BASKIN AND RELATED FAMILIES compiled by L.D. McPherson in 1957. He places Squires as the son of John C. Calhoun (b.Mecklenburg Co. NC 8/10/1757 according to his application for veterans pension, m. Sarah Camp 12/8/1793; she born in 1772, daughter of Thomas Camp, Jr. and Nancy Tarpley). Squires was named the executor of the will of John C. Calhoun prepared in 1838, which names as family: wife Sarah, daughters Margaret widow of James Kenman, Clarissa wife of Hiram Pitts, Nancy wife of Washington Henderson, Emeline Calhoun, Lucinda wife of Barnes Walker, Keziah wife of Russell Briggs, Harriet Calhoun, and son Squires. The book ndicates additional children in its listing of children: Mary ("Polly"), Matilda, Squires, Margaret, Clarissa, Nancy, Harriet, Emeline, Keziah, Lucinda. John C. Calhoun died in Sullivan Township, S. Carolina 9/29/1838, and is buried in Lebanan Church Cemetery in Lower Greenville County, South Carolina.
He gives a description of Squires, which I will share with you if you want it by email. Squires Calhoun married twice. First, to Frances Sullivan 6/1/1823 (she born 12/20/1803 and died 5/8/1837). Their children: John Abe, Thomas, Jane, Elizabeth, Lucinda, Hewitt, an Francis (Fannie). Second married to Laura A. Williams (no info given). Their children: James, Margaret (Maggie), George Moore, Theedy, Mack, Nancy (Nannie). That should be 13.
According to "Colquhoun Peerage and Barontege", Humphrey of Luss married Katherine, dau. of 1st Earl of Montrose and
had, with other issue, John(Sir), his heir; James, of Garscube; Helen, m. James Cunningham of A ket; and Marian, m. Colin
Campbell, of Ardkinglas, his eldest son.
I've traced James Patrick Calhoun ( born 1688 Ireland), s/o Rev. Alexander Colhoun Sr. and Lady Judith Hamilton, s/o William Campbell Colquhoun and Catherine McCausland. Most of my information comes from Orville Calhoun's books, available at LDS History Centers, and the lineage starts about 1130 and goes into the mid 1800's.
1. Sir Hunphry Colquhous XII of Colquhous & XIV of (?) born 1495 m. Lady Catherine Graham.
2. Sir John Colquhoun XIII, Kt & XV of Luss born 1515 m. Lady Agnes Boyd
3. Sir Alexander Colquhoun XV & SVII of Luss born 1573 m. Margaret Helen Buchanan 1595, and it goes down toward now