Col. James McCall
d.1 APR 1781
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Information on James McCall
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Born 11 Aug. 1741 - Died 1 Apr 1781 (May)
Married 1760 to Margaret McCall (his cousin), Born 1745 - Died 1805
James McCall moved to South Carolina during the war years around 1771-1772. He served as a captain in the rangers and was taken prisoner at Cherokee Town on 26 June 1776. Shortly thereafter, he escaped from the Indians. He became a lieutenant colonel in the state troops and was wounded during the battles at Rugeley's Mill on 4 December 1780 and at Long Cane on 11 December, 1780. In addition he was in the siege of Augusta and the battles at Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock's Plantation, Ninety Six and Cowpens. He died during May, 1781, of smallpox.
Col. James McCall "was born in 1746; Prior to the Revolution, he served in an Indian uprising as captain of the South Carolina Rangers. On June 26, 1776, he was taken prisoner by the Indians at Cherokee Town, D.C. Shortly afterward he made his escape. During the Revolution, he served as Lieutenant Colonel of SC Troops under General Thomas Sumter. In December 1780, he was wounded twice; on the 4th, in the area at Rugley's Mills, on the 11th at Long Cane, S.C. Later he narrowly escaped death by entanglement with his falling horse when it was shot from under him. In May 1781, at the age of 35 years he died of small pox. Mrs. Ells Marcus Bull was the Organizing Regent of our chapter which was named after her great grandfather.