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Patrick Calhoun

Birthplace: Donegal, Ireland
Death: Died in Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist., SC
Immediate Family:

Son of James Patrick Calhoun and Catherine Calhoun
Husband of Jane Calhoun and Martha Caldwell Calhoun
Father of William Caldwell Calhoun; Catherine Calhoun; James Calhoun; Patrick Calhoun and John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the USA
Brother of Mary Catherine Noble; James Calhoun; Ezekiel Calhoun; William Caldwell Calhoun and Patrick
Half brother of Alexander Stewart, II; Martha Stewart and William Stewart

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About Patrick Calhoun

DAR Ancestor # A018304

Early South Carolina Pioneer

The history of the upstate of South Carolina would not be complete without mentioning Patrick Calhoun. Born in Ireland and immagrated to Pennsylvania, he came to South Carolina after Braddock's defeat, around 1755.

He became captain of the South Carolina Rangers June 5, 1764. He was a member of the South Carolina assembly 1769-1772, & 1775-1776. He was a member of the South Carolina and Provincial Congress from 1776-1796, and also a member of the South Carolina legislature. He married twice, first to a Ms. Craighead, who died in 1766, and then to Martha Caldwell, who was the mother of US Vice President John C. Calhoun.

Patrick, John C. Calhoun's father, also was a fierce Indian fighter as noted in the Battle at Long Canes SC that began the French & Indian war in SC on Feb 1, 1760. Many of the settlement was killed in that battle including Patrick Calhoun's aged mother of 76. Patrick Calhoun had Andrew McComb a local millwright to carve a stone to the memory of Catherine Calhoun & the other 22 slain, about twenty years later, which still stands.

Patrick bacame a deputy Surveyor for the Ninety Six Distict and laid out many of the tracts of his close neighbors. Patrick surveyed almost up to his death.

His son John C. Calhoun had a marker erected for him around 1840 that was cut in Washington D.C.


  1. Clan Colquhoun Lewin Dwinell McPherson, A.B., A.M., author of CALHOUN, HAMILTON, BASKIN AND RELATED FAMILIES, traces the genealogy out of Patrick Calhoun of Ulster, North of Ireland. All information on these pages was abstracted from said source.
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Patrick Calhoun's Timeline

June 11, 1727
Donegal, Ireland
Age 37
Mecklenburg, North Carolina, USA
June 2, 1770
Age 42
Abbeville,,South Carolina,USA
Age 47
September 19, 1776
Age 49
South Carolina, United States
Age 49
Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, United States
Age 51
Abbeville, Abbeville County, SC, USA
March 18, 1782
Age 54
Calhoun Mills, Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, United States
January 15, 1796
Age 68
Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist., SC
February 5, 1929
Age 68