Generation No. 1
1. PATRICK1 CALHOUN was born in Donegal, Ireland.
Child of PATRICK CALHOUN is:
2. i. JAMES2 CALHOUN, b. 1680, Donegal County Ireland.
Generation No. 2
2. JAMES2 CALHOUN(PATRICK1) was born 1680 in Donegal County Ireland. He married CATHERINE MONTGOMERY.
Notes for JAMES CALHOUN:
Some Descendants of David McWhorter (McWhirter) (ca. 1741-1789) and his wife Mary Poston (Posten) McWhorter (1750-1846) compiled by Shelley McWhorter Wright (Mrs. Clifton P.) of Chattano oga Tennessee.
Dr. Ernest E. Trice, in his book referred to elsewhere, pg. 45, states:"Scotch-Irish immigration into the Valley of Virginia, stimulated by the new land policy, began in 1732. In that year Joist Hite, a Hollander, migrated from Philadelphia with 15 families in addition to his own , the most being Scotch Irish. Included in the number were the ancestors of Andrew Jackson, John C. Calhoun, Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis."
There is an account of the Calhoun family, primarily that of John C.Calhoun, to be found in Notable Southern Families, Armstrong, Vol. I, II,Gen. Pub. Co. 1918-22, Chattanooga, pp. 46-58 . It is quite certain that James Calhoun, Sr. was a member of the same family. Mrs. Armstrong does not trace the descendants of James Calhoun, the Second, eldest son of James Calhoun the Emigrant and his wife Catherine Montgomery Calhoun. He was born in Donegal County Ireland a bout 1716. He was killed in the Indian Massacre at Long Cane Creek, February 1, 1760, being a bout 44 years of age. (P. 48)
Mrs. Armsrong traced the Calhoun Family back to a younger son of King Conock of Ireland, the name Conock finally becoming Calhoun.
The family first went to Pennsylvania, then to the present Wythe County, VA. They arrived at Calhoun's Settlement in February of 1756. The settlement was broken up in 1760 by the Indians . "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, among them James Calhoun, the eldest." (Memoirs of John Ewing Calhoun) Twenty-three members of the little party, including Mrs. James Calhoun (Catherine Montgomery), and her son James, were massacred . Patrick, one of the surviving Calhoun brothers, erected stones to mark the site of the mass acre. James Calhoun, the Emigrant, was born in Ireland about 1680 and had evidently died some years before the Massacre. His wife, Catherine, who was 76 years old in 1760, was born in Ireland in 1684.
Child of JAMES CALHOUN and CATHERINE MONTGOMERY is:
3. i. JAMES3 CALHOUN, b. 1716, Donegal, Ireland; d. February 01, 1760, Indian Massacre at Long Cane Creek.
Generation No. 3
3. JAMES3 CALHOUN(JAMES2, PATRICK1) was born 1716 in Donegal, Ireland, and died February 01, 1760 in Indian Massacre at Long Cane Creek. He married SUSANNAH LONG, daughter of JOSEPH LONG and ANN.
Notes for SUSANNAH LONG:
In her family book, Mary Jane Constock states that the James Calhoun, who was massacred on Feb . 1, 1760 was married in Cumberland Co. (now Union) Pa. to Susanna Long, sometimes referred t o as Nancy and as Ann. She was daughter of Joseph and Ann Long and a sister of Agnes Long who married William Calhoun (brother of this James Calhoun). No descendants of couple nor proof of marriage given.
Child of JAMES CALHOUN and SUSANNAH LONG is:
i. MARTHA4 CALHOUN, m. JAMES WILSON.
Notes for MARTHA CALHOUN:
Elizabeth Willson's father, James Willson, was killed at the Battle of Cowpens on January 17 , 1781. (Pension records of Martha Calhoun Willson Anderson). Martha later married a William Anderson, and evidently her children were also known by the step-father's name of Anderson, because there was confusion among the descendants for many years whether the name was "Willson" o r "Anderson." For that reason the court records regarding this are included in this work (Some Descendants of David McWhorter...).The records show that this second marriage proved to b e not legal because Mr. Anderson still had a living wife whom he had not divorced. Martha Calhoun and James Willson had four children, three of them being Elizabeth, Mary W. Langston and James Willson. The petititon of Mrs. Mary W. Langston for a pension states the death date of he r mother, Martha Willson Anderson, as being on the 31 day of January, 1840.
The 1800 U.Sl Census of Pendleton District, S.C. lists a Martha Anderson, with 2 white males ( 10-16), one white female (under 10) and one white female (45-0ver).
Mrs. Shelley McWhorter Wright joined the DAR on the services of James Willson in the Revolutionary War. Her National DAR number is 395254.
Notes for MARTHA CALHOUN:
[Child of JAMES WILSON and MARTHA CALHOUN is:
2. i. ELIZABETH2 WILLSON, b. March 15, 1776, South Carolina; d. July 10,1840, Walhalla, S.C..