Calcote Family Genealogy Forum
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James Calcote's will was recorded as James Caliote and listed sons as: James, Blake, Baker, John, Rolen, and John Williams. (Son James was to go to North Carolina with Henry Calcote to receive debts there due him). James' will is recorded in Charleston District, South Carolina, Vol. 18 (period 1776 to 1784) and was recorded on Feb. 12, 1777. Son John Calcote went to Mississippi by 1810; he was on census as head of a household of 9 free whites and 3 slaves. His son James, who married in 1808 is shown as the only other Calcote in the Franklin Co., Miss. census. In 1816 John is shown on a list of early settlers of Amite County, Miss. as John Catcoat. On the same page (#80) his sons James, John, Stephen, William, and his son-in-law, Cade L. Kenady, are listed together all with a surname of Calsaote for the sons. In 1820 the census of Amite and Franklin counties list the Calcotes again and this time the name is spelled as it was in the 1810 census as Calcote.
John Calcote, Sr. served in the South Carolina Militia for 60 days during the Revolutionary War. This is verified by the original Index Book of the Auditor of South Carolina, period 1783 to 1786 Showing the Revolutionary War Claims filed in South Carolina. The book was compiled by Janie Revill and is in the Mississippi Archives in Jackson under #973, 3457, S08i. John Calcote's claim was in return #56 dated 20 May, 1785 which included 233 claims. Stub Entries to Indents for Revolutionary Claims R-5 (973-3457-S08s) page 68 of Book #6 shows Mr. John Calcote received 4 pounds 8 shillings 8-1/2 pence Sterling for 60 days duty in the Militia as per account audited on 3rd of June, 1785.