b.11 NOV 1710
d.10 APR 1794 Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
m. ABT 1708
Facts and Events
Will of Francis McCall
Will Book "B"; Mecklenburg County, North Carolina; pg 74 McCall, Francis 25 Nov 1793, probated in Apr 1794 Court. Dau, Jane Porter Sons, Thomas, Joseph, and Francis Dau, Elizabeth [wf of Thomas Walker] Dau, Mary [wife of John Gibbens] Dau, Libby [wife of Michael Secrest] Exr; Jane Porter Wit; John McCorkle and Samuel Jones
Information on Francis McCall
1. Francis "John" McCall, R. S. was born November 11, 1710 in Antrim County, IRELAND, and died April 10, 1794 in Mecklenburg County, NC. He married Mary Harris 1731 in Cumberland Valley, PA, daughter of James Harris or Herries and Jane McKinley . She was born 1712 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA, and died in PA, VA or NC.
Notes for Francis "John" McCall: FRANCIS McCALL and MARY HARRIS are my biological paternal 5th great-grandparents. Francis McCall was a Revolutionary War Soldier (R.S.). Francis' parents were Joshua MCCALL born Abt. 1686 in Ulster, County Antrim, Ireland and Julianna Truby born Abt. 1691 in Ulster, County Antrim, Ireland.
Journal of the Lancaster County History Society, all name index - no McCall.
Bell McKinney Hayes Swope: Middle Spring Presbyterian Church, Middle Spring, PA, 1738 - 1900; History of, (Times Steam Printing House, Newville, PA, 1900). No mention of McCall. But the records are very spotty, and none from before 1750. The church was established 1738 - 1740 (dispute) but there may have been an informal group prior to that.
Francis McCall was listed as head of household in the New River Settlement (now Botetouret Co.) in southwestern Virginia. In 1749 the Indians, supported and compensated by the French Army, made their first attach on the New River settlers. Virginia sent Lt. Col. George Washington and his militiamen, who were supported by the South Carolina militia, to counterattack. Washington and his militiamen, faired poorly against the French and Indians and they retreated to the Great Meadows and hastily fortified limited improvements there. Washington named it Fort Necessity and it is located on present day Route 40, just east of the Summit Inn and just west of Farmington, Fayette Co, PA. The fort was built in the middle of a meadow near two densely wooded hills. On 3 July 1754 the French and Indians attacked the fort. The battle ended in Washington's first defeat when he surrendered to the French. Fort Necessity National Battlefield, with a recreation of the original fort, commemorates that early battle and preserves the site.
Again unprotected, the colonists were repeatedly attached by the Indians. On 8 July 1755 a large party of Shawnee braves slaughtered many of the Calhoun family. Some survivors, including Francis McCall, fled southward into Mecklenburg Co, NC. Some migrated to South Carolina where they formed the Calhoun settlement.
On 14 March 1774, Francis McCall, planter, and his wife Mary sold to William Houston, planter, for 50 pounds proc, 200 acres lying on both sides of Cedar Fork of Twelvemile Creek, Mecklenburg Co, NC, about half a mile above McCall's plantation. Said land was patented to McCall 5 April 1767. Witnesses: John Osburn, John McCall and Thomas McCall. Proved in January 1778 Court by John Osburn. Sam Martin, CMC.
On 3 March 1779, Governor Caswell sold to Francis McCall for 50 Shillings, 50 acres on Twelvemile Creek, Mecklenburg Co, NC adjoining other lands of McCall. This was NC Land Grant 10 and was issued at Kinston, Vol. 38, p. 10. Recorded in Secretary's office by William Shepard, Deputy Secretary.
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On 3 March 1779, Governor Rd. Caswell sold to Francis McCall for 50 Shillings, the 100 acres and 200 acres on Twelvemile Creek, Mecklenburg Co, NC adjoining lands of James Briton and other lands of McCall. This was NC Land Grant 24 and was issued at Kinston, Vol. 38, p. 24. Recorded in Secretary's office by William Shepard, Deputy Secretary.
A Francis McCall was listed in the 1790 US Census for Mecklenburg Co, NC as head of household with one male over 16 and 3 females.
Children of Francis "John" McCall and Mary Harris are: +2 i. Charles McCall, born 1732 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border; died 1814 in Effingham (now part of Candler) County, GA. ii. George B. McCall, born 1735 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. iii. Francis McCall, (male) born 1737 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. iv. Thomas McCall, born 1739 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border; died 1789 in Screven County, GA. v. Joseph McCall, born 1741 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. vi. Jean McCall, born 1743 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. She married Robert Porter. vii. Elizabeth McCall, born 1743 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. She married Thomas Walker. viii. Iber McCall, born 1745 in Middle Springs, Cumberland County, PA near the Virginia border. She married Michael Secrest. ix. Mary McCall, born 1747 in New River, Pulaski County, VA. She married John Gibbs or Gibbes