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James Calcutt SC
Posted by: David Asprey Date: February 24, 1999 at 12:32:44
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What a nice surprise to find a Calcote forum up and running. I would like to introduce my "credentials" and then pose my quesstion - please forgive this initial length.

My wife's gt gt grandmother was JANE BROWN CALCOAT (or CALCOTE or CALCUTT) born Marion Co SC in about 1810-12, daughter of a JAMES CALCUTT who died there in 1828, some time after her marriage in that year to Curtis Durham Grady on 10 March in Cumberland Co NC. She was widowed after only a few years but married Curtis' 1st cousin Durham Grady in 1839. In 1841-3 they went West to Kemper Co MS where she was again widowed in 1848, leaving her with four children aged under 9 years and another on the way.

After her eldest daughter married a widowed Presbyterian minister and her only son Curtis Durham Grady had come back from military service and married, the complete family emigrated in 1867 to Brazil, where Jane lived on until 1895.

My queries are about her origin. Has anyone any information on the JAMES CALCUTTs (formerly CALCOTEs) that lived in Marion Co SC? There is evidence that his wife's name was MARY (Mary Brown perhaps?).

Frances Calcote Brite's book gives this James as being the same one who was born in c1742, the son of a JAMES CALCOTE SR, born 1701 in Isle of Wight Co VA (who was also the father of the John Calcote that Dee Brister was asking about). This longevity is just on the right side of the borders of possibility, but it is subjectively unlikely that he would be fathering children as he approached 70 years of age. It's much morelikely that there are two generations conflated here. However, nothing concrete has turned up in my own searches (at very long range as home for me is 30 miles East of London UK!)

Sorry about the length - but I'm looking forward to getting to know some distant cousins.

David

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