PIONEER CALHOUN FAMILY


 
1.  CHAUNCEY CALHOUN (fifth child of EBENEZER & DOLLY MARILLA
(FOOTE) CALHOUN) was born 15 Jun 1776 Washington, Litchfield Co. CT. 
Before 1800 several members of the Ebenezer Calhoun family removed to
Frankfort, Norwich Corners, Herkimer Co NY.  The 1800 census of 
Frankfort NY lists their surname as CAHOON.  (It has never been
listed as Cahoon in this line before or since, to our knowledge).  

Chauncey had a sister ABIGAIL MIRIAM CALHOUN who married JOHN HATHAWAY
as his second wife.

Chauncey is said to have moved to Watertown NY about 1802.  However his first
two children were born in Frankfort NY in 1801 and 1803.  His third child was
born in Watertown in 1806.

According to a Watertown Daily Times newspaper article by David Lane (12 Dec
1940) Chauncey was a carpenter by trade, and was employed as a mechanic in
the construction of the Madison Barracks in 1815-16.  A newspaper excerpt
from the 07 Aug 1863 issue of the Daily New York Reformer, entitled "A Link
in the Chain," mentions Chauncey as follows:  "In 1810 [Jabez Foster]
erected the first class mansion now occupied by L. Paddock, Esq. on
Washington Street.  The work was done by Chauncey Calhoun."

Chauncey is recorded as an early Trustee of the Village of Watertown and of
Watertown's Universalist Church. He died on July 31, 1856.  More information
on the descendants is available from the contact listed below, but this sketch
centers on the Jefferson County families.

He married in Frankfort on 28 Jan 1801

SARAH EDWARDS PADDOCK, who was born 11 Jan 1782/3 in Middletown,
Middlesex Co. CT.  Sarah, whose parents are buried at the Norwich Corners
cemetery in Herkimer county, died on February 10, 1860, and is buried at
Watertown's Arsenal Street cemetery with her husband. They had eight children;
three removed to Chicago.

Children, CALHOUN: 

+    2     i   EBENEZER CALHOUN married REBECCA LYON

+    3    ii   ALVIN CALHOUN married OLIVE MIRANDA COOLEY

+    4   iii   MARY CALHOUN married JOHN GUINN YOUNG

+    5    iv   JOHN CALHOUN  married PAMELIA CAROLINE HATHAWAY

+    6     v   NANCY CAROLINE CALHOUN married SAMUEL McCLURE

+    7    vi   CHAUNCEY CALHOUN Jr. married (1) PHILENA ADSIT; 
                                            (2) MARGARET ADSIT
     8   vii   CHARLES CALHOUN

+    9  viii   SARAH ELIZABETH CALHOUN married CHARLES SHELDON BURT


2.  EBENEZER CALHOUN, (son of CHAUNCEY & SARAH EDWARDS
(PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born Frankfort NY 13 Nov 1801 d. Watertown
NY 01 Mar 1854.

He married 06 Aug 1826 at LeRay, Jefferson County NY.

REBECCA LYON, who was born 28 Apr 1805 at Fairfield NY and died 22 Oct
1865 at Watertown.
     
Children, CALHOUN: 

    10     i   GEORGE DAVID CALHOUN 

+   11    ii   JAMES MURRAY CALHOUN married MARY ANN              
               McDONALD

+   12   iii   CHARLES CALHOUN married JOSEPHINE JENAREUSE       
               MALLIARD

+   13    iv   EBENEZER CALHOUN married (1) SUSAN CATHERINE      
               LANE; (2) MARY JANE BALL

    14     v   WILLIAM CALHOUN d.y.

    15    vi   SOPHIA REBECCA CALHOUN
 

3.  ALVIN CALHOUN (son of CHAUNCEY & SARAH EDWARDS
(PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 27 Nov 1803 Frankfort, Herkimer Co. NY
d. 28 Jun 1849 Chicago IL.  Alvin worked as a mechanic and builder. In the
summer of 1834 he followed his younger brother John to Chicago. There he
served among the first group of "Fire Kings" and in 1836 was elected foreman of
Engine Company Number 1. He was commissioned as captain in the 60th
Regiment of Illinois Militia in 1843, and in the Flood of 1849 distinguished
himself by rescuing several ships on the shore of Lake Michigan. He died of
cholera in Chicago on June 28, 1849. (By the end of that summer 314 had died
of this epidemic).

He married

OLIVE MIRANDA COOLEY, who was born 28 Aug 1807 at W. Bloomfield,
Ontario Co. NY.  She died in 1868.  They had 9 children, including Civil War
soldier Sgt. WILLIAM ALVIN CALHOUN, IL Infantry.

Children, CALHOUN:

    16     i   SARAH CALHOUN

    17    ii   HARRIET ELIZA CALHOUN married ROBERT PETTIS KENYON

    18   iii   FREDERICK PERCY CALHOUN d.y.

    19    iv   SARAH PADDOCK "Sadie" CALHOUN married 
                        JOSEPH KING CUMMINGS FORREST

    20     v   WILLIAM FREDERICK CALHOUN d.y. 

    21    vi   WILLIAM ALVIN CALHOUN married (1) MARIE ANTOINETTE GANNETT; 
                                             (2) ANNIE JEFFREYS

    22   vii   FRANCIS CORNWALL SHERMAN CALHOUN married ELLEN JEFFREYS

    23  viii   CHARLES DWIGHT CALHOUN d.y.

    24    ix   MARY MIRANDA CALHOUN married LIONEL JOHN COOPER

 
4.  MARY CALHOUN (daughter of CHAUNCEY & SARAH EDWARDS
(PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 31 Jul 1806 at Watertown NY and died 23
Aug 1881 at Chicago IL.

She married

JOHN GUINN YOUNG, who was born 4 Feb 1805 Galway NY.  They had 6
children including Civil War soldier Senior 2nd Lt. Frederick William YOUNG,
IL.

Children, YOUNG:

    25     i   CHARLES CALHOUN YOUNG married JANE MARTIN CROSS

    26    ii   JOHN HENRY YOUNG married (1) SARAH MARIA BENSON; 
                                        (2) ANN ELIZABETH STRICKLAND    

    27   iii   FREDERICK WILLIAM YOUNG married REBECCA SOULE STONE

    28    iv   CHAUNCEY T. YOUNG married HELEN LUCINDA BURBANK

    29     v   SOPHIA PADDOCK YOUNG d.y.

    30    vi   EMMA CAROLINE YOUNG married SAMUEL DENNIS LELAND


5.  JOHN CALHOUN (son of CHAUNCEY & SARAH EDWARDS
(PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 14 Apr 1808 at Watertown NY.  He
founded the Chicago Democrat, the first newspaper in Chicago.  He died 20 Feb
1859 Chicago IL.  For more details on John, {click here.  Obit on bulletin board}
In 1833 John removed to Chicago where on November 26, 1833 he issued the
village's first newspaper, the Chicago Democrat, which was later absorbed by the
Chicago Tribune. Pamelia followed him there in July 1834 and assisted him
greatly in his work.  At various times John served as assessor, treasurer, collector
and alderman in Chicago, as well as an early clerk of Fire Engine Company No.
1. He died on February 20, 1859. His father-in-law James HATHAWAY died at
John's Chicago home a few weeks later, on April 9, 1859.  Pamelia, who was
named an honorary member of the Chicago Historical Society, died on August 14,
1889 at the home of her nephew, Francis C. S. CALHOUN, in Oak Park, Cook
Co. IL. Her funeral was held at St. Paul's Universalist Church in Chicago, where
she had arranged for the dedication of a memorial window in honor of
John. She is buried at Rose Hill cemetery.

He married

PAMELIA CAROLINE HATHAWAY who was born 20 Mar 1811 in the Town
of Hounsfield, Jefferson County. Their 2 children died in infancy.   She died
1889.
    
Children, CALHOUN:

    31     i   LEWIS WAITE SMITH CALHOUN d.y.

    32    ii   Infant CALHOUN d.y.


6.  NANCY CAROLINE CALHOUN (daughter of CHAUNCEY & SARAH
EDWARDS (PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 2 Jul 1810 at Watertown.  They
had seven children, including Civil War soldier Lt. Col. William Henry
MCCLURE, IA Artillery.  She died 15 Feb 1869 at Rochester, NY.

She married 

SAMUEL McCLURE who was born 19 Jun 1797 Somers, Tolland Co. CT;  
     
Children, McCLURE:

    33     i   WILLIAM HENRY McCLURE, Sr. married (1) MARY ANN OVERMAN; 
                                          married (2) OLIVE REBECCA MERRILL 

    34    ii   SARAH McCLURE d.y.

    35   iii   JOANNA McCLURE married (1) STEPHEN MILES SHURTLEFF; 
                                      (2) HIRAM WOOD

    36    iv   JOHN CALHOUN McCLURE

    37     v   JAMES WILLIS/WILLIAM McCLURE married MELISSA SMITH

    38    vi   AUGUSTA McCLURE married GEORGE WASHINGTON ARCHER

    39   vii   MARY McCLURE married HENRY CURTIS WHITE, Sr.


7.  CHAUNCEY CALHOUN Jr. (son of CHAUNCEY & SARAH EDWARDS
(PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 14 Jun 1816 Watertown.  He died 21 May
1862 at Watertown.

He married (1)

PHILENA ADSIT who was born 23 Jan 1819 at Canajoharie, NY.

Children, CALHOUN: 

    40     i   BYRON CALHOUN

    41    ii   PAMELIA ADSIT CALHOUN married CHARLES HENRY WILBER

    42   iii   SARAH EVELINE CALHOUN married JULIUS FERDINAND STALLMAN

    43    iv   ALVIN EDGAR CALHOUN married (1) SUSAN SHERIDAN ROBBINS; 
                                           (2) MARY HANNAH MAWSON

He married (2)

MARGARET ADSIT who was born 18 Feb 1834 at Canajoharie, NY.

Children, CALHOUN:

    44     i   MARY FRANCES CALHOUN

    45    ii   HATTIE CAROLINE CALHOUN


9.  SARAH ELIZABETH CALHOUN (daughter of CHAUNCEY & SARAH
EDWARDS (PADDOCK) CALHOUN) was born 4 Nov 1822 at Watertown,
Jefferson Co. NY.  She died 15 May 1850 Watertown NY.

She married at Watertown 4 JAN 1843 

CHARLES SHELDON BURT, who was born 15 Nov 1819 at Town of LeRay NY

Children, BURT:

    46     i   CHARLES CALHOUN BURT 

    47    ii   MARY ELIZABETH BURT

    48   iii   JAMES CAIRD BURT married KITTIE PERONE WILSON


11.  JAMES MURRAY CALHOUN (son of EBENEZER & REBECCA (LYON)
CALHOUN) was born 9 Feb 1831 at Watertown, Jefferson County.  He built
circular staircases for Watertown residences.  He died 19 Oct 1902 and was
buried at Brookside Cemetery, Watertown.

He married 16 Sep 1868 Watertown

MARY ANN McDONALD, who was born 16 Nov 1849 at Rome, NY.  She died
3 Jun 1926.

Children, CALHOUN:

    49     i   GEORGE BYRON CALHOUN married ELIZABETH CATHERINE SEIPEL

    50    ii   STEWART ALVIN CALHOUN 

    51   iii   ELIZABETH (BESSIE) LOUISE CALHOUN 

    52    iv   ANSON FREDERICK CALHOUN married MABEL SOPHRONIA DeYOUNG


12.  CHARLES CALHOUN (son of EBENEZER & REBECCA (LYON)
CALHOUN) was born  4 Jan 1834 Watertown.  He died at Rochester NY?

He married

JOSEPHINE JENAREUSE MALLIARD who was born 28 Apr 1833 at Dell,
France.

Children, CALHOUN: 

    53     i   CHARLES MALLIARD CALHOUN

    54    ii   CLARA LOUISE CALHOUN

    55   iii   SOPHIE JOSEPHINE CALHOUN

    56    iv   EDWARD EUGENE CALHOUN married LOTTA F. (---)


13.  EBENEZER CALHOUN Jr. (son of EBENEZER & REBECCA (LYON)
CALHOUN) was born 22 Aug 1836  Ebenezer, Jr. served in the Civil War as a
sergeant, Co. I, 94th Regiment of NY Volunteers. He enlisted on November 6,
1861 and was discharged November 20, 1862 at the convalescent camp near
Alexandria, VA.  He died 1912 and was buried at Arsenal St. Cemetery.

He married (1) 

SUSAN CATHERINE LANE

He married (2) 2 Feb 1874

MARY JANE BALL who was born 15 Aug 1854 at Watertown NY>

He married (3) 

JENNIE S. DEMPSEY

Children, CALHOUN: 

    57     i   EBENEZER CHAUNCY CALHOUN married EMMA MOTHERSELL

    58    ii   CATHERINE (KATIE or KITTIE) CALHOUN


For further information, contact:
Roberta Calhoun


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