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Patrick Calhoun

Birthdate: (68)
Birthplace: Donegal, Ireland
Death: January 15, 1796 (68)
Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist., SC
Place of Burial: Abbeville County, South Carolina, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of James Patrick Calhoun and Catherine Calhoun
Husband of Jane Calhoun and Martha Calhoun
Father of Catherine Calhoun; William Caldwell Calhoun; James Calhoun; John C. Calhoun, 7th Vice President of the USA and Patrick Calhoun, Jr.
Brother of James Calhoun, Sr.; Mary Catherine Noble; Ezekiel Calhoun; William Caldwell Calhoun; Mary C Noble and 4 others
Half brother of William Lowndes Calhoun, Sr.; Andrew Pickens Calhoun; Anna Maria Clemson; James Edward Calhoun; Martha Cornelia Calhoun and 5 others

Occupation: farmer
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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.

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  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.

Birth: Jun. 11, 1727 County Donegal, Ireland Death: Jan. 15, 1796 Calhoun Falls Abbeville County South Carolina, USA

Early SC 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.


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Parents:
 James Patrick Calhoun (1688 - 1741)
 Catherine Montgomery Calhoun (1684 - 1760)

Spouses:
 Jane Craighead Calhoun (1742 - 1766)*
 Martha Caldwell Calhoun (1750 - 1802)*

Children:
 Catherine Calhoun Waddel (1775 - 1796)*
 William Caldwell Calhoun (1776 - 1840)*
 James Calhoun (1779 - 1843)*
 John C. Calhoun (1782 - 1850)*
 John Caldwell Calhoun (1782 - 1850)*
 Patrick Calhoun (1784 - 1840)*

Siblings:
 Mary Catherine Calhoun Noble (1713 - 1756)*
 James Calhoun (1716 - 1760)*
 William Caldwell Calhoun (1723 - 1790)*
 Patrick Calhoun (1727 - 1796)
 Ezekiel Colhoun (1729 - ____)**
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Inscription: Patrick Calhoun the father of Catherine, William, James, John Caldwell, and Patrick Calhoun, Jr. Born in the County of Donegal, Ireland June 11,1727, and died January 15, 1796 in his 69th year.


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Burial: Calhoun Cemetery Abbeville County South Carolina, USA


Created by: David Gillespie Record added: Aug 05, 2008 Find A Grave Memorial# 28792935

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Patrick Calhoun's Timeline

1727
June 11, 1727
Donegal, Ireland
1775
1775
Age 47
1776
September 19, 1776
Age 49
South Carolina, United States
1779
1779
Age 51
Abbeville, Abbeville County, SC, United States
1782
March 18, 1782
Age 54
Calhoun Mills, Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, United States
1784
February 3, 1784
Age 56
Abbeville Dist., South Carolina, United States
1796
January 15, 1796
Age 68
Long Cane Creek, Abbeville Dist., SC
1929
February 5, 1929
Age 68