Person:James Calhoun (15)

m. ABT 1715
  1. Mary CalhounAbt 1715 -
  2. James Calhoun1716 - 1760
  3. Jean CalhounEst 1717-1722 -
  4. Ezekiel Calhoun1720 - Abt 1762
  5. William Calhoun1725 - BEF 1794
  6. Patrick Calhoun1726/27 - 1796
Facts and Events
Name James Patrick Calhoun
Alt Name[1] Patrick Calhoun
Alt Name[2] John Calhoun
Gender Male
Alt Birth? ABT 1680 County Donegal, Ireland
Alt Birth[3] 1684
Birth? 1688 Crosh House, Newtown-Stewart, County Tyrone, Ireland
Marriage ABT 1715 prob. County Donegal, Irelandto Catherine Montgomery
Immigration[3] Aft 1727 Donegal County, Ireland to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, USA
Immigration[2] 1733 , , , IrelandFrom
Emigration[2] 1733 , , , USATo
Alt Death? BEF 1741 Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Death? 1741 Chestnut Level, Lancaster County, Pennsylvania
Alt Death[4] 1741

Generation No. 2

2. JAMES2 CALHOUN (PATRICK1) was born Abt. 1680 in County Donegal, Ireland4,5, and died Bef. 1741 in Lancaster co, Pennsylvania. He married CATHERINE MONTGOMERY Abt. 1710 in location not known, County Donegal, Ireland, daughter of UNNAMED MONTGOMERY. She was born Abt. 1692 in County Donnegal, Ireland, and died Feb-1760 in Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist, South Carolina.

Notes for JAMES CALHOUN: NOTES ON THE CALHOUN-NOBLE-DAVIS FAMILY, pg 285, MAGAZINE (1) by GEORGE WESLEY CLOWER (2) "Early records relating to the Calhoun family published in this MAGAZINE have shown that Patrick Calhoun (ca 1684-1741) and his wife Catherine Montgomery (1684-Feb. 1, 1760) came to this country from Donegal County, Ireland, sometime after 1727. He and his wife and children settled frist in Pennsylvania, where they were living in Lancaster County at the time of Patrick's death in 1741. He was survived by his wife, his four sons, William, Ezekiel, Patrick, and James, and one daughter, Mary, wife of John Noble. Sometime after the death of Patrick, the emigrant, the famiy moved to Augusta county, virginia, where they lived from 1746 until 1756, and owned various tracts of land. John NOBLE, husband of Mary Calhoun, died in 1752, while the family was still in Augusta County, leaving his wife, four sons alexander James Patrick Ezekiel (an infant), and a daughter Jean.

  In February 1756, members of the Calhoun and Noble families arrieve in South Carolina from Augusta County and settled on Long Canes Creek in what became in 1768, Ninety-Six District, and in 1785, Abbeville County."
 - (1)  Compiled from:  this Magazine, VII (April, July 1906), 81-98, 153-169; XXXIX (January 19380, 50; Virginia Magazine, XXXI. 245; information and dates copied from DAVIS family Bible; William Quillin's Bible; William Quillin's tombstone; Davis-Quillin Tombstones; R.W.Simpson, HISTORY OF OLD PENDLETON DISTRICT (Anderson 1913); J. A. Sartain, HISTORY OF WALKER COUNTY, GEORGIA: F.A. Virkus (ed), COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY, VI, 210; D.A.R. LINAGE BOOK, XL, 144."
- (2) 2625 Woodward Way, N.W. Atlanta, Georgia"

THE CALHOUN FAMILY OF SOUTH CAROLINA, by A.S. SALLEY, JR. (MAGAZINE, Apr. 1906) pg 249-258 " The earlist authentic records we have of the presence in America of the four founders of the Calhun family of South Carolina, James, Ezekiel, William, and Partick, are to be found at Staunton, Virginia, among the records of Augusta county, which about the middle of the eighteenth century embraced a great part of western Virginia.

 On September 19, 1746, James Patton complained that James, Ezekiel, William, and Patrick Colhoon were divulgers of false news to the great detriment of the inhabitants of the colony and it was ordered that they be commited for the November Court.(*1)
  November 19, 1746, George, Ezekiel, William and patrick Colhoon were appointed workers on a road from Reed Creek to Eagle Botton and thence to the top of the ridge that parts the waters of New River and those of the sought fork of Roanoke. James Cohoon was appointed overseer (*2)  James Cohoon was appointed a constable on Roanoke. Thomas Cohoon received a similar appointment. (*3)
   March 25, 1748, a tract of 335 acres of land on Reed Creek was surveyed for William Calhoun as part of land of James Patton, Robert Slaughter, &c., in accordance with order of Council to take up 100,000 acres(*4)
  March 5, 1749, a tract of 159 acres of land was surveyed for Patrick Calhoun on the waters of Reed Creek, "near to where he lives" - part of same order of Council(*5)
  April 3, 1749, a tract of 610 acres on Reed Creek, part of above order ofCouncil, was surveyed for James Calhoun(*6)

(*1) Augusta County CountyCourt records, Order Book I., p. 113 (*2) Augusta countyCounty Court Records, Order Book I., pg 129 (*3) Ibid, pg 198 (*4) Ibid, Surveyor's book I., pg 34 (*5) Ibid, p. 47 (*6) Ibid, p. 46"

pg 249

" May 28, 1750, a road was ordered from Ezekiel Calhoun's to Wood's River [New River].[*7)

  November 29, 1760, James Calhoun gualified as captain of a troop of hourse.
  March 7, 1650/51, a tract of 594 acres on a branchof the place called the Cove was surveyed fro James Calhoun in accordance with the aforesaid order of Council. (*8){note date: 1750/51}
  June 3, 1752, John Vance sold to Robert Miller a tract of land in Augusta County, on William Calhoun's Meadow Run, a branch of Reed Creek. A document of 1794 recites that John Vance wsas then dead and that Jacob Bance, his heir-at-law, lived in the forks of Saluda River, South Carolina.
  August 20, 1752, James Cohoon was appointed one of the appraisers of Jacob Goodman's estate(*10)
  November 16, 1752, James Cahoun and Mary Noble qualified as executor and executrix of John Noble's estate with William and Patrick Cohoun as securities. (*11)
  November 21, 1752, in the suit of James Patton vs James Cohoon the jurors returned into Court unable to agree and asked to be discharged, having been four days in retirement, but the plaintiff's counsel objected and they were ordered to consider further and if they could not agree then to return next court. (*12)
  November 20, 1752, James Cohoon was bound to keep the peace towards James McCall.(*13)
  March 22, 1753, the jury impanelled in the case of Patton vs James Cohoon and unable to agree at last term being called, and John Smith, one of them not beng present, was fined. Defendant's attorney moved the Court to dismiss the jury and impannel a new one but the plaintiff in person...

(*7) Augusta co., Co. Court Records, Order Book III., p. 371 (*8) Ibid, p. 501 (*9) Ibid., pg. Surveyor's Book I., p. 46 (*10) Augusta Co. Co. court records, Order Book II., p. 315 (*11) Ibid, Will Book I., p 464 (*12) Ibid, Order Book II., p. 404 (*13) Ibid., p. 388

pg 250

"...objected and the Court was of the opinion that the cause be continued and the smae ury try the issue. (*14)

  May 22, 1753, the jurors in the cause of thePatton vs Calhoun failed to appear and were summoned to the next cout."(*15)
  August 18, 1753, a mandamus was issued from the General Court to the County Court of Augusta requiring it to dismiss the jury in the cause of Patton vs James Calhoun, which was done and the case continued.(*16)
  April 8, 1754, sixty four acres of land on the head waters of Hay's Creek, a branch of James river, were surveyed for James Calhoun (*17)
  May, 1754, James Patton vs James Cohoon, Slander: Cohoon said, in 1750, that Patton had made over all of his estate to this children to defraud his creditors and that he han no title to the lands he offered fro sale on Roanoke and New Rivers. Maudamua from the General Court to discharge the jury from rendiering a verdict.(*18)
  May 20, 1754, the cause of Patton vs Calhoun was submitted to arbitration. Patton had obligated himself to deliver two patents for lad to Calhoun at a time when there was no fee to the Governor for signing the patents. Before the patents were obtained by Patton a law was encacted giving the Governor a fee. patton charged this to Calhoun. The award was that each pay the fee for one patent.(*19)
  In 1756 James, Ezekiel, William and Patrick Calhoun and their sister, Mrs. Mary Noble, a widow of John Noble, and their mother, Mrs. Cathereine Calhoun, removed to South Carolina arriving, according to a letter written by John C. Calhoun(*20), a son of Patrick, in February. They settled on Long Cane Creek, Prince Williams' Parish, Granville

(*14) Ibid, p 420 (*15) Ibid, p 499 (*16) Ibid, Order Book IV., pg 62 (*17) Ibid, Surveyor's Book I., p. 75 (*18) Ibid, County Court Judgments. (*19) Ibid, Order Book, IV., p 251 (*20) THE GULF STATES HISTORICAL MAGAZINE, Vol. I (1903).


THE GRANDFATHER OF JOHN C. CALHOUN, by A.S. SALLEY,(MAGAZINE, Jul.1906) pg 284, MAGAZINE, Jan 1938 "In The April and July, 1906, issues (Nos. 2 and 3, Volume VII) of this MAGAZINE the writer published a genealogy of the Calhoun family of South Carolina, descended from William, Ezekiel and Patrick Calhoun, who, with their mother, Mrs. Catherine Calhoun; their brother James Calhoun, and their widowed sister, Mrs. John Noble, arrived in South Carolina from Augusta Cunty, Virginia, in February, 1756, and settled on Long Canes Creek, in what subsequently (in 1768) became Ninety Six District and later (in 1798) Abbeville District, on land ceded to the province of South Carolina by the Cherokee Indians the preceding year.

 Althugh several earlier  writers had stated that the husband of Mrs. Calhoun and the father of her five children was named James; that the family had first settled in Pennsylvania;  had later removed to

Virginia and the to South Carolna, this writer was not able to find any record of the name of the husband and father, or any record of the fmaily having lived in Pennsylvania before settling in Virginia, so he avoided any reference to the uncertain claims theretofore presented and unsupported by any references to records. Time has vindicated the writer's judgment in ignoring those unsupported claims. During the later part of 1936, Mr. George T. Edson of Beatrice, Nebraska, editor of THE STEWART CLAN MAGAZINE, discovered in the probate court records of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, records of administration on the estate of one Patrick Calhoun which show that he was the husband of Mrs. Catherine and the father of her four sons who figured in Augusta County, Virginia, from 1746 to 1756. The inventory was made in 1741 by James Small and John Williams and presented in 1743 to the probate Court of Lancaster County. His plantation and crops in the ground were valued at 100 pounds; four hourses, a goat, six cows, five youn cattle, nineteen sheep, swine, wagon, gears, plows, irons, tools, and household goods were valued at 52 punds.5 shillings, making the total of 152 pounds and 5 shillings. The widwo, Catherine, renounced the right of administration in favor of Ezekiel and William Calhoun. A bond of 200 pounds for the administrators, signed by Ezekiel Cahouyn, William Calhoun, John Noble and James Mitchell, all of Lancaster County, was accepted by the court May 4, 1743, and settlement was made by May 4, 1744." ID Number: D-CALH1637

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More About JAMES CALHOUN: Family Line: Apr-1906, A.S. Salley6


More About CATHERINE MONTGOMERY: Cause of Death: indian massacre

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Armstrong's NOTABLE SOUTHERN FAMILIES: pub ?? pg 46-47. courtsey: Becky Carr, 150 Kevens Dr. Troutman NC 28166: " Of the founding of the family in America, John Ewing Calhoun's brief account is authoritive. He says:

  'In 1733 James Calhoun emigrated from the County of Donegal, Ireland, with his wife, Catherine Montgomery. They brought over with them four sons, and one daughter, James, Ezekial, William, and Patrick and Catherine. Catherine was married to a Mr. Noble, who left two sones, Alexander and James Noble. The former was the father of the late Governor Noble.
  'The family came first to Pennsylvania; we next find them on the waters of the Kanawha, probably within the limits of the present Wythe County, Virginia. After Braddock's defeat they were driven by the Indians, and arrived at Calhoun's Settlement in February, 1756. Their settlement was again broken up in 1760.
  'They were overtaken by the Indians about a mile below Patterson's Brigade on Long Cane, and after a desperate engagement, a large portion of the settlers were killed, amoong them James alhoun, the eldest son.
  'The father of James, the emigrant, was Patrick Calhoun, whose father was James, and so on alternating with these tow names for several generations.' (From the Memoirs of John Ewing Calhoun.)
  The encounter with the Indians on Long Cane, Granville county, took place February 1, 1760, as they were preparing to move for safety to Augusta. Twenty-three members of the little party, including Mrs. James Calhoun, (Cahterine Montgomery), and her son, James were masacred. Patrick  Calhoun, one of the surving Calhoun brothers erected stones to mark the site of this massacre, upon one of which appears the following inscription:
                                             Pat'k. Calhoun, Esq.,
                                             In Memory of Mrs.
                                             Catherine Calhoun
                                             Aged 76 years Who
                                             With 22 others Was
                                             Here Murdered By
                                             The Indians  T
                                             First of Feb. 1760"


More About JAMES CALHOUN and CATHERINE MONTGOMERY: Marriage: Abt. 1710, location not known, County Donegal, Ireland

Children of JAMES CALHOUN and CATHERINE MONTGOMERY are: 3.i.II JAMES3 CALHOUN, b. Abt. 1716, County Donegal, Ireland; d. 01-Feb-1760, Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist, South Carolina. 4.ii.WILLIAM CALHOUN, b. Abt. 1717, County Donegal, Ireland; d. Aft. 1760, Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist, South Carolina. 5.iii.FRANCES CALHOUN, b. Abt. 1718, Virginia/Pennsylvania, questionable; d. South Carolina, questionable. 6.iv.CATHERINE MARY CALHOUN, b. Abt. 1718, Donegal Co, Ireland; d. Aft. 1756, Long Cane Creek, 96 Dist Abbeville Co, South Carolina. 7.v.EZEKIEL CALHOUN, b. 1720, County Donegal, Ireland; d. May, South Carolina, location and date not given. CALHOUN, b. Abt. 1723, County Donegal, Ireland. 9.vii.PATRICK CALHOUN, b. Jun-1727, County Donegal, Ireland; d. 15-Feb-1796, Long Cane Creek ?, Abbeville Dist, South Carolina. James Patrick CALHOUN b. 1688, Crosh House, Newtown-Stewart, Co Tyrone, Ireland d. 1741, Chestnut Level, Lancaster Co, PA, Age: 53

Spouse: Catherine MONTGOMERY b. 1684, Near Convoy House, County Donegal, Ireland d. 1 Feb 1760, Near Long Canes Creek, Abbeville, Abbeville Co, South Carolina, Age: 76

Children: James CALHOUN Ezekiel CALHOUN William CALHOUN Patrick CALHOUN

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  4. South Carolina Historical Society, editor. South Carolina genealogies, Vol. I, Alston-Colcock. (Spartanburg, South Carolina: The Reprint Company, 1983.), 251, 285, Primary quality.