Archibald Colquhoun and his wife belonged to Bluff Presbyterian Church located on a high ridge (known as "The Bluff") over a curve of the Cape Fear River northeast of the current city of Fayetteville in North Carolina. The records of that church were carefully collected and published by Rev. James Donald Mackenzie in 1969 in a book titled "Colorful Heritage an Informal History of Barbecue and Bluff Presbyterian Churches". The information and additional records collected from Barbecue, Bluff and Longstreet Presbyterian Churches were published in 1989 by Harnett County Library. I do my best to keep these records republished from time to time by recommending to every Colquhoun, Calhoun, Graham, Sullivan, Stewart, Black, McColl, and other names that I know to be related to our Calhouns to check it out. All the women were listed by maiden name, so it is a very good resource. The following is the barest rendition of Archibald's family line as I published it on the Clan Colquhoun Society of North America's website. I do have additional information on these lines, and if you will let me know which you are interested in, maybe I can fill in some gaps for you. Dee
Archibald COLQUHOUN was born between 1755 and 1764, probably in Scotland. His wife, Isabelle (Isbella or Isbel) Colquhoun, was also probably born in Scotland between 1755 and 1774 (birth years calculated from the censuses of Cumberland and Sampson Counties, NC). According to the spoken history of the family, Archibald was married to Mary MacCorquodale, who accompanied him to GA and died there in 1850 at the age of 86. If the oral history is correct, although no record of her death has been found in NC we must presume a date of death for Isabella Colquhoun before 1830, for she is not the same person as Mary MacCorquodale. The couple settled just north of the Black Fork of Bluff River, in 1794 and as the centerline of the Black Fork was the boundary between Cumberland and Sampson Counties, subsequent records of their family, including federal census records, are found in Sampson County, NC. Archibald and Isabelle were members of the Bluff Presbyterian Church, and four of their children were baptized there. In the book "Barbecue, Bluff and Longstreet Presbyterian Churches, a Colorful History Documented" wives are identified by their maiden name; Isabella Colquhoun’s first name was spelled variously, but her last name was always recorded as Colquhoun.
Archibald was a judge or a justice of the peace in NC. He was addressed as Esq. in several public records, and the records of Bluff Presbyterian Church include a session where Archibald reported that a woman sought a peace bond from him because her husband was abusive. He declined to grant a peace bond, but brought the matter before the Church session, because the couple were both members of the Church. The Church body appointed investigators and summoned the man to appear before the Church board. Subsequent session minutes indicate the man did not appear as ordered, and the matter was dropped. Archibald could read and write English, and all documents executed by him were signed with a scripted signature. Although he may have helped others work out their disputes, of interest is the Church record of a dispute where having confessed of provoking language and striking one another, Archibald and Malcolm Colquhoun and Malcolm McCorquodale were all admonished.
Archibald and Isabel Colquhoun Colquhoun had at least 10 children, possibly 11. The names of only 8 are documented in the public records out of NC, AL and GA. The spoken history of the family states the first child was a daughter named Mary, born in Scotland. Accordingly, she is presumed to be one of the two daughters shown in the 1790 census of Cumberland Co. with Archibald Colquhoun, head of family. The name of the second daughter born before the census is unknown. In the 1800 Census of Sampson Co., Archibald Colquhoun (called Colquehcame in the census index), himself 26-45, his wife 26-45, is shown with children consisting of 2 boys under 10, 3 girls under 10, and 1 girl 10-16. The older girl is presumed to be Mary, from the previous census. Children Duncan, Isabel and Alexander are documented in the baptismal records out of Bluff Presbyterian Church as born before the census cutoff date (in Alexander’s case, by weeks), and can be placed as 2 boys and 1 girl under 10. One of the 2 daughters under 10 in 1800 is surely Rachael. The other daughter presumably died young; she was not included in the heirs of Archibald who executed deeds disposing of real property owned by the family in 1847. If Rachael were born in 1790, she might have shown up on both censuses. If so, the family had 10 children, but if not, then another daughter who would have been between 10-16 in 1800 might have also died young, and the family would have had 11 children.
Archibald moved his family to GA around 1830, and the books "A Rockaway in Talbot" by William H. Davidson, also contains some documentation of the family. Archibald Colquhoun died 9/15/1839 in Talbot Co., GA, and was buried in the Colquhoun-Patterson Cemetery in Box Springs, Talbot Co., GA. His grave was unmarked until 1942, when a stone was placed at the time his son’s grave bearing the date of his death and the years he was in North Carolina. From the publications referenced above, as well as the genealogies compiled by Thomas Dorrough, Jr. (“Descendants of Archibald Colquhoun Compiled by Thomas A. Dorrough, Jr.”), Annie May Patterson and Edwin Crawford Calhoun (“Archibald Calhoun and Descendants by Edwin Crawford Calhoun in Collaboration with Annie May Patterson”), and Fred Hamilton (“The Descendants of Archibald Colquhoun Compiled by Fred Hamilton 2000”), this short history of family of Archibald’s line has been compiled. Details of the children of Archibald and Isabel Colquhoun and their families follow.
1-Mary COLQUHOUN, daughter of Archibald Colquhoun, born before 1790, died before 1870 in Claiborne Par., LA. She married John SULLIVAN in NC about 1812. He was born 1790 in NC. The couple are listed in the 1840 and 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL and 1860 census out of Claiborne Parish, LA. [Note, there seems to be no explanation as to why John Sullivan alone executed the deed of the land out of Archibald Colquhoun’s Sampson Co. holdings in 1847 if she were still alive at the time]. They had at least 9 children: Elizabeth, Angus, Augustus, Archibald, Duncan, Isabella, Alexander, Rachel Ann and John Randolph Sullivan. Details of the children and their families follow:
Elizabeth Sullivan born 1813-17, married David Williams 11/30/1834 Talbot Co., GA; he was born about 1815 in GA. The couple moved to Coosa Co., AL after the birth of their first child. David and Elizabeth Sullivan had 11 children: Mary Ann Williams born about 1837; Elizabeth Williams born about 1838; Eliza Williams born about 1839; Joanna Williams born about 1840; William Harrison Williams born about 1841; Susan Ann Williams born about 1843; Margaret Williams born about 1845; Sophronia (Catherine) Williams born about 1847; Frances Williams born about 1849; James Williams born about 1852 and G.A. Williams born about 1854.
Angus Sullivan born 1813-17, married Mary Ann Herston 9/3/1839 in Montgomery, AL. She was born about 1818 in GA. The couple had one child: Jenna Sullivan, born about 1840. Mary Ann Herston Sullivan died before 1844 in AL. Angus then married Elizabeth Ann Calhoun 10/31/1844. She was born about 1823 in GA. They had three children, all born Coosa Co., AL: Margaret Sullivan, born about 1846; Dugald Sullivan, born about 1848, E.A. Sullivan born about 1850. Elizabeth died (perhaps in childbirth). There after, Angus married Catherine Wingard 12/6/1850 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. She was born about 1832 in SC. They had four children, all born in Tallapoosa Co., AL: Frances Sullivan born about 1852; James Sullivan born about 1854; Elizabeth Sullivan born about 1856; D.G. Sullivan born about 1859.
Augustus Sullivan born 1813-17 is presumed to be a child of John and Mary Colquhoun Sullivan. The name of his wife is unknown; they married about 1841 and by 1850 he was listed as a widower in the census. The couple had three children, all born in Tallapoosa Co., AL: Serena Jane Sullivan born about 1842; Sarah Sullivan born about 1846; John W. Sullivan born about 1847.
Archibald Sullivan born 10/20/1819 in Cumberland Co., NC and died 10/27/1898. He married Julia Antoinette Matthews 11/6/1850. She was born 9/18/1836 in Noxubee, MS, died 1/5/1913 St. George, Washington Co. UT. The couple had 13 children: Joseph John Sullivan born 5/2/1853; Archibald Sullivan born 2/8/1844; George Angus Sullivan born 12/8/1856; William Duncan Sullivan born 6/4/1859; Mary Ann Sullivan born 7/25/1861; Rhoda Elizabeth Sullivan born 8/16/1854; Thomas Alexander Sullivan born 4/6/1866; Julia Antoinette Sullivan born 3/2/1869; James Augustus Sullivan born 10/4/1871; Hyrum Matthews Sullivan born 9/2/1873; Ether Carrol Sullivan born 4/11/1875; Charles C. Sullivan born 6/8/1879; Jessie Mahalia Sullivan born 8/27/1882.
Duncan Sullivan born about 1821. Little is known about this child. His wife was named Mary Ann Andrews, and according to family history, Duncan Sullivan died about 1848 while crossing the plains on the route west.
Isabella Sullivan born about 1824 in NC. She married Wiley Ferrell 4/7/1848 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. He was born about 1823. The couple had one child: James C. Ferrell, born 9/3/1849.
Alexander Sullivan born about 1830 in NC, married Mary Ann McCrae 11/3/1850 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. She was born 1823 in GA. The couple had 4 children, all born in Claiborne Par., LA. The names of the children are not known; only their initials appear in the census: N. Sullivan born 1852, W.A. Sullivan born 1854; M.A. Sullivan born 1856; M.A.V. Sullivan born 5/-/1860.
Rachel Ann Sullivan born about 1832, NC, married William T. Smith 1/23/1853 in Claiborne Par., LA. He was born about 1828. They had 2 children: John Tarra Sullivan born 1854; Mary Susan Sullivan born 1856.
John Randolph Sullivan born about 1834 in GA, married Emily Chandler about 1853 in LA. She was born about 1833 in GA. They had 12 children born in Claiborne Parish, LA. Note the following listing includes both Emily and Emiline, as both names were provided for this record; Emily may have been named Amelia or they may be the same individual: O.A. Sullivan born 1854; Mary E. Sullivan born 1856; Martha Caroline Sullivan born 1857; Charles Love Sullivan born 1858; John Wesley Sullivan born 1859; Emily Sullivan born 1860; Emiline 1862 Sullivan born; Edmond (Edwin) Sullivan born 1864; William Marion Sullivan born 5/3/1865; Laura Celma Sullivan born 1869; Clarence Hubbard Sullivan born 1871; Frank Mooty Sullivan born 1873.
2- Rachael COLQUHOUN, daughter of Archibald Colquhoun, born 1790-1795, died after 1847. Rachael certainly appears to be one of the three daughters under 10 in the 1800 census out of Sampson County. Under certain circumstances, either with the change in census reporting date or common error, she might have been the second of the two daughters in the home of Archibald Colquhoun and wife in the 1790 census of Cumberland Co. If Rachael was not born so as to place her both on the 1790 and 1800 census as under 10, then an additional daughter may have been born before 1790 who died between 1790 and 1800. She was married before May, 1847 to Archibald PETERSON. Rachael Peterson executed the deed with the other heirs of Archibald Colquhoun in May, 1847, conveying the property left in Sampson Co. NC when the family moved to GA to Henry Jackson. The deed identifies her as living in Coosa Co., AL.
3- Girl COLQUHOUN, name unknown, daughter of Archibald Colquhoun, born between 1790-1795, shown on the 1800 census, probably died before 1847. She did not execute the deed from the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun conveying the property left in Sampson Co. NC when the family moved to GA. The existence of this child is indicated by the 1790 census of Cumberland Co. showing 2 daughters in the home of Archibald Colquhoun and wife, and the 1800 Census of Sampson Co. including not only 1 girl 10-16 (presumed to be Mary, the oldest child according to the oral history of the family) but also 3 girls under 10 (presumed to be Rachael, Isabel and this daughter).
4- Duncan COLQUHOUN, son of Archibald Colquhoun, born 12/18/1795 (baptized at Bluff Presbyterian Church 1/10/1796), died in Talbot Co., GA 11/17/1851 (memorial stone says 11/11/1851), aged 54 years, 11 months. He married Sarah McNEILL 11/12/1818 in Cumberland Co., NC. Sarah was born 8/19/1800, the child of Malcolm and Mary McNeill; she died 5/19/1863 in Talbot Co., GA (according to family history and as recited in “A Rockaway in Talbot”, from injuries sustained when she was thrown from her horse while crossing a rocky creek). Both are buried in the Colquhoun-Patterson Cemetery. This family moved first to Henry Co., GA (before the 1830 census), but followed his father to Talbot Co, GA in 1835. The 1840 census out of Talbot Co. includes the family, and confirms the family was spelling the name as ‘Calhoun’ early (although in his Will, the name is spelled Colquhoun) . Duncan and Sarah McNeill Colquhoun had at least 12 children. Between 1819 and 1823, Bluff Presbyterian Church records include baptismal records of the first three children of the couple. The family bible confirms additional details of the children. Histories of each child and his or her family follows:
Archibald Calhoun born 8/19/1819 (baptized 11/28/1819 at Bluff Presbyterian Church), died 9/6/1854 in Mt. Lebanon, Bienville Parish, LA, while blasting rock in the well of one of his neighbors; he is buried in Mt. Lebanon. He married Sarah Jane McMurray 10/5/1842 in Muscogee, GA. She was the daughter of James and Agnes Curtis McMurray born 2/3/1826 in Thomasville, Thomas Co. GA, died 4/3/1887 in Union Parish, LA and is buried in Sibley, Lincoln Parish, LA. The couple had 5 children: James Duncan Calhoun born 8/7/1843; Sarah Agnes Calhoun born 1/7/1846; Frank G. Calhoun born 1/28/1848; Anna Harriet Calhoun born 1/26/1851; Julia Mary Calhoun born 9/1/1853. Following the death of her husband, Sarah Jane McMurray Calhoun taught school, first in Mt. Lebanon, and then in GA and AL. After the Civil War, she returned to LA and taught in Union Parish and what is now Lincoln Parish. In 1860 Sarah Jane Calhoun, widow of Archibald Calhoun, deeded to H.T. Jackson her share of the property owned by Duncan Colquhoun (her father-in-law) in Sampson Co., NC when the family left the state. An unpublished biography of Jane McMurray Calhoun prepared by Ruby Bransford and Sallie Robison is on display at the State Exhibit Building in Shreveport, LA.
Mary Calhoun born 4/13/1821 (baptized 7/8/1821 at Bluff Presbyterian Church), died about 1883, and is buried in the Colquhoun Patterson Cemetery at Box Springs, GA. She married Roylston S. Whatley 12/14/1837. One child born of the marriage- Sarah Jane Whatley – before Roylston died 11/13/1841. Mary Calhoun Whatley was a widow with a small child on November 27, 1848 when she married the widower Stephen Turner Phillips, 23 years her senior, who came to Talbot County, GA with 4 or 5 children of his own, although they were older and already grown when he married Mary Calhoun Whatley. His son James married Mary's sister Rachel and his daughter Sarah married Mary's brother Will. Stephen and Mary Calhoun Whatley Phillips had at least 5 children: Stephen T. Phillips, Jr., Mary Phillips, Andrew Jackson Phillips, Benjamin Phillips and Duncan Phillips (and maybe Julia, see note following), before his death in 1855. Stephen Phillips will dated 9/27/1854 was entered for probate 10/3/1855. Mary Phillips, widow, and James T. Phillips, son, qualified as executors. (Records of Talbot Co., GA). Mary Calhoun Whatley Phillips married a third time to James Moore, who also had children, and together they had three children – a son Robert Moore, and two daughters named Jimmie and Georgia Moore. According to the oral history of the family, Julia Phillips, who married Henley Moore, son of James Moore by his first marriage, was also the child of Mary and Stephen Phillips, but could have been his child by his first marriage.
Margaret Ann Calhoun, born 2/26/1823 (baptized 5/25/1823 at Bluff Presbyterian Church), died 12/22/1905 in Talbot Co., GA. She married Robert Mossman Patterson 11/12/1844. He was born 10/4/1820 in Jefferson Co., died 12/5/1868; both are buried in the Colquhoun-Patterson Cemetery. The couple lived near Upatio in Muscogee Co., GA, where their 8 children were born: Sarah Adeline Patterson born 8/27/1845; John Mossman Patterson born 9/23/1847 (died 5/26/1853); Harriet Cornelia Patterson born 1/3/1850; Mary Elizabeth Patterson born 3/6/1852; Duncan Calhoun Patterson born 5/27/1854 (died 10/4/1855); Robert Francis Patterson born 6/7/1856; William Calvin Patterson born 9/10/1862; Ann Eliza Patterson born 1/29/1867 (after her father died).
Isabel Calhoun born 12/13/1824, died 11/16/1828.
James Malcolm Calhoun born 7/15/1826, was reported killed in the Battle for Franklin, TN 11/30/1864 (some researchers say he died in Dec. after the battle). He married Sarah Catherine McKee 12/5/1848 Harris Co., GA. She was born 5/27/1827 in GA, the daughter of Thomas and Ann Hutson McKee. Malcolm Calhoun was one of the children of Duncan Calhoun who executed the 1860 deed to H.T. Jackson disposing of property owned by Duncan in Sampson Co., NC when the family left the state. Sarah remarried Dr. Noel Anguish Vaughan after James Malcolm Calhoun’s death; she died 6/9/1913 and is buried in Roxana, Lee Co., AL. The couple had 9 children: Duncan Calhoun born 8/22/1850; Sarah Ann Calhoun born 5/23/1852; Thomas M. Calhoun born 2/25/1854; Josephine Calhoun born 12/23/1856; Princilla Calhoun born 5/3/1858; Richard Calhoun born 3/2/1860; John Bell Calhoun born 9/25/1861; Nancy J. Calhoun born 6/26/1863; Malcolm Calhoun born 8/22/1864.
Rachel Calhoun, born 3/29/1828 Henry, GA died 1/5/1908 Upatio, GA. She married James Turner Phillips, 2/15/1852. He was born 8/2/1831 and died 9/5/1918, the son of Stephen Phillips, who married Rachel’s sister Mary Calhoun. The couple had ten children: Mary Elizabeth Phillips born 1852; Sarah E. Phillips born 1854; Stephen Turner Phillips born 1855; William Archibald Phillips born 1857; Robert Owen Phillips born 1859; Isabel Phillips born 1861; James Richard Phillips born 1863; Charles Smith Phillips born 1867; Harriet Virginia Phillips born born and died 1869; unnamed infant born and died about 1870.
Calvin Calhoun, born 8/29/1830 died 3/12/1886. He married Fatima Buckner Snellgrove, widow of Eli Snellgrove 2/12/1850 in Talbot Co., GA. She was born 1820 and died 8/5/1855. The couple had two children: John Calvin born 6/5/1852 and James Duncan born 10/21/1853, before her death. She had children by her prior marriage, including a daughter named Weslie (who later married Richard Marks Calhoun, brother of Calvin) and son named Benjamin, the latter shown in the 1860 census in the home of Calvin and Ann Miller Calhoun (Calvin’s second wife). By his marriage to Ann Miller, Calvin fathered 9 more children: Augustus Henry born 2/27/1857, Benjamin Harvey Hill born 12/14/1858, Ella G. born 8/18/1860 (died 9/11/1861, Jefferson Davis born 2/22/1862, Archibald born about 1864, Hattie G. born 9/6/1866 (died 11/11/1867), William Thomas born 4/110/1868, Robert Edward born 8/29/1870 and Alice born 12/4/1872. Calvin Calhoun was one of the children of Duncan Calhoun who executed the 1860 deed to H.T. Jackson disposing of property owned by Duncan in Sampson Co., NC when the family left the state.
John C. Calhoun, born 9/2/1832, died 3/31/1913. According to Thomas Dorrough (“Descendants of Archibald Colquhoun Compiled by Thomas A. Dorrough, Jr.”), John’s middle name was also Calvin. He married Mary Ebiline Watts of Brantley, GA in 1857. She was born 111/22/1832 in GA. They had 5 children: Elizabeth born 1857-1859; William Sanford born 11/20/1860; John born 1862-64; George Richard born 10/21/1866; and Archibald Lee born 7/1/1869. John C Calhoun was one of the children of Duncan Calhoun who executed the 1860 deed to H.T. Jackson disposing of property owned by Duncan in Sampson Co., NC when the family left the state. John was a confederate soldier and joined the Methodist Church early in life. In 1876 he moved to FL, and the last eleven years of his life were spent in Sanford, FL.
Ann Elizabeth Calhoun, born 11/9/1834 GA, died 12/21/1919 in Geneva, Talbot Co., GA and was buried in Baughville, Talbot Co., GA. She married Nathan Baugh 12/21/1851 in Talbot Co., GA. He was born 9/7/1828 and died 4/3/1878 in Talbot Co., GA. The couple had 11 children: Sarah Margaret Baugh born 12/12/1852; Robert Calvin Baugh born 9/28/1854; Caroline Emma Baugh born 11/9/1856; Alice Viola Baugh born 1/20/1859; Alexander Stephen Baugh born 5/17/181; Ann Elizabeth Baugh born 8/17/1863; Julia Fleming Baugh born 9/17/1866; Nathan Thomas Baugh born 1/30/1869; Kate Sophie Baugh born 1/25/1871; James Edward Baugh born 5/8/1874; and Hattie Eugenia Baugh born 6/30/1876.
James Gamble Calhoun born 8/19/1836 died 8/12/1899. He married Alice Jane Miller about 1856. She was born 11/8/1831 and died 12/12/1880. The couple had 6 children: John born 1/28/1857 (died 1/30/1857); Dora Dee born 11/18/1859; Mary James (Molly) born 8/9/1861; Albert born 1862-67; Walter born 1862-67; and Sarah Elizabeth born 10/12/1868. After Alice’s death, James G. Calhoun remarried Rebecca Roberts; she was born 6/20/1843. The couple had no children. James was one of the children of Duncan Calhoun who in 1860, executed a deed to H.T. Jackson disposing of property owned by Duncan in Sampson Co., NC when the family left the state.
William Calhoun born 7/17/1838 Talbot Co., GA died 4/9/1864 in the battle for Petersburg, GA. William Calhoun married Sarah B. Phillips 11/25/1859 in Talbot Co. GA. She was the daughter of Stephen Phillips, who married William’s sister Mary Calhoun. According to Thomas Dorrough (“Descendants of Archibald Colquhoun Compiled by Thomas A. Dorrough, Jr.”), the couple had two sons: James and William. According to “A Rockaway in Talbot” vol 3, page 127, by William H. Davidson, William Colquhoun died 6/19/1864, and he and his wife Sarah Phillips had five daughters and one son, identified as “Jule, Peg, Sweet, Belle, Willie and Duncan”. The latter information appears to be incorrect. According to “Archibald Calhoun and Descendants by Edwin Crawford Calhoun in Collaboration with Annie May Patterson”, the couple had the two children James and William. After William’s death, Sarah Phillips Calhoun remarried Simon Bickley and that couple had the five daughters and one son identified as the children of William Calhoun in Davidson’s book. In her introduction, Annie May Patterson identifies Sarah B. (“Sallie”) Phillips as the sister of James Turner Phillips who married William Calhoun’s sister Rachel.
Richard Marks Calhoun born 5/31/1841 Talbot Co., GA, died 6/29/1862 of measles in an army post in Charleston, SC, and is buried in an unmarked grave in Colquhoun-Patterson Cemetery in Box Springs, GA. He married Mariah Ann Weslie Snellgrove, step daughter of Richard Marks Calhoun’s brother Calvin, born 1843. Her full name is known from the family bible. She died in 1910. The couple had two daughters: Fatima Marie born 1/7/1860 and Richard Rosenia born 4/6/1862. The bible was originally owned by Sarah McNeill Colquhoun, and passed down to Richard Marks after her death. After his death, Weslie Calhoun remarried Moses Hollis and the bible was passed to a daughter by that marriage, who subsequently returned the bible to the family in 1900.
5- Isabel COLQUHOUN, daughter of Archibald Colquhoun, born about 1797 (baptized at Bluff Presbyterian Church 2/15/1798), never married. She maintained her own home apart from the family, and was shown as head of family between the ages of 40-50 in the 1840 census out of Talbot Co., GA. Isabel was one of the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun who executed a deed to Henry Jackson dated May 15, 1847, conveying property in Sampson County, NC, owned by Archibald Colquhoun and not disposed before the family moved to GA. Other signatories were Duncan Calhoun, Rachael [Calhoun] Peterson, Alexander Calhoun, Dugald Calhoun, Jennet [Graham] Calhoun, Archibald Calhoun and John Sullivan [husband of Mary Calhoun, who does not appear to have died before 1847]. The deed indicates Isabel was a resident of Coosa Co., AL at the time of execution.
6- Alexander COLQUHOUN, son of Archibald Colquhoun, born 1800 (baptized at Bluff Presbyterian Church 5/4/1800); according to family history, he died of cholera, date unknown. He married Mary HOBBS 11/14/1839 in Muscogee, GA. She was born about 1812 in NC. This son accompanied his father to Talbot Co, and is shown on the 1830 census as a head of family there. Before 1846, this family relocated to Coosa Co., AL, where their last three children were born. Alexander was one of the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun who executed the deed to Henry Jackson on May 15, 1847. The deed indicates he lived in Coosa Co. at the time of execution. The family was included in the 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL. That document indicates the first daughter may also have been born in AL. The couple had 7 children; histories of each child and his or her family follows:
Isabellann Calhoun, daughter of Alexander Colquhoun born 9/1/1840 possibly in AL, died 5/10/1908 and is buried in the Pythian Cemetery, Bunkie, Avoyelles Parish, LA. She married John Robinson Hogan before 1858. The couple had two children: Mary Eugenia Hogan born 11/5/1858 and James Alexander Hogan born 4/4/1860. John Robinson Hogan was killed 6/15/1864 in Kennesaw, GA (Civil War). Isabellann remarried, to Francis J. Melder before 1875. The couple had three children: Sarah J (possibly L) Melder born 4/21/1875; Felix Van Melder born 5/18/1877 and Alma Maud Melder born 3/8/1879.
Mary Jane Calhoun, daughter of Alexander Colquhoun born 12/26/1841 in GA, died 8/23/1866.
Nothing further is known about the following children; details of their births were taken from the family bible of John Robinson Hogan and Isabellann Calhoun Hogan:
William Henry Calhoun, son of Alexander Colquhoun born 4/27/1843 in GA.
Thomas Goulding Calhoun, son of Alexander Colquhoun born 11/15/1844 in GA.
Sarah Margaret Calhoun, daughter of Alexander Colquhoun born 8/16/1846 in AL
Duncan James Calhoun, son of Alexander Colquhoun born 1/11/1858 in AL
Hettie Eliza Calhoun, daughter of Alexander Colquhoun born 4/24/1850 in AL
If you descend from these lines, we would like to hear from you.
7- Archibald COLQUHOUN, son of Archibald Colquhoun, born 5/25/1802 (this is inconsistent with the church records indicating he was baptized at Bluff Presbyterian Church 5/16/1802, although as there are six baptisms under that date, then no others until June 20, it is possible a date was omitted from the margins), died 5/3/1869 and is buried at Parkdale Cemetery, Ashley Co., AR. He married Eliza Simmons 1/12/1830 in Upson, GA. This son followed his father to Talbot Co, and is shown on the 1830 census as a head of family there; later Archibald relocated to Coosa Co., AL. The couple had 4 children: Harriet, Margaret, Milton and Francis. Eliza Simmons Colquhoun died between 1842-1846. Archibald was one of the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun who executed the deed to Henry Jackson on May 15, 1847. The deed indicates he lived in Talapoosa Co. at the time of execution. Archibald Colquhoun remarried, to Arminta Loftin 8/5/1847 in Tallapoosa Co., AL. She was born about 1813 in GA, the daughter of Jeremiah and Hannah de la Hunte Loftin. Archibald and Arminta had 2 children: Angelina and Isora. Arminta Loftin Calhoun died between 1851-1853. Archibald next married Elizabeth Thomas 1/1/1854 in Coosa Co., AL. The couple had no children. She died between 1854-1858, and after her death, Archibald relocated to Ashley Co., AR. It was there on 10/23/1859, that Archibald Colquhoun married his fourth wife, Elizabeth Brooks, a widow with 2 children from her prior marriage. The couple and their combined family were included in the 1860 census out of Ashley Co., AR. Archibald and Elizabeth Brooks Colquhoun had 1 child: Archibald Calhoun, born about 1861 in Ashley Co., AR. Archibald Colquhoun died in 1869, and in 1870 the census out of Ashley Co., AR includes Elizabeth Brooks Calhoun in the home of Hugh Brooks, age 25 (her oldest son by her prior marriage). In the home are his wife Sarah and their child, together with only the last son born to Archibald. Details on the children of Archibald Colquhoun and what detail is currently known of their families follow.
Harriet V. Calhoun born about 1832, died 12/15/1863 and is buried in Sibley, Lincoln Parish, LA. She married James Hamilton (Hamp) Simonton 11/14/1853 in Bienville Parish, LA. He died 1/6/1866 and is buried in the Salem Cemetery at Athens, LA. The couple had two children: James Walter Simonton born 9/23/1854 died 3/20/1907; and Felix Hamilton (Sam) Simonton born 2/19/1860 died 12/23/1926. Both these boys were in the family home when the 1860 census out of Ashley Co., AR was prepared. The family bible includes the names of two others who may have been children of this family: Sarah Simonton died 8/26/1862 and Julia C. Simonton died 4/20/1859 (note the first could have been the sister of James Simonton, rather than a child of James and Harriet Calhoun Simonton named after her aunt).
Margaret E. Calhoun born 10/25/1836, died 6/17/1868, age 31 years, 7 months and 22 days; she is buried at Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sibley, Lincoln Parish, LA. She married Felix Gilbert (Pete) Simonton 10/1/1856. He was born 4/16/1835, perhaps in GA. He died 3/8/1915 and is buried in Sibley, Lincoln Parish, LA. The couple had two children: Cora A. Simonton and Calvin Simonton born about 6/1857, died 3/20/1873; both children are buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The dates are broken on the gravestone of Cora. After Margaret died, Pete Simonton remarried, to Sarah Arabella Kelly, who is also buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery.
Milton Calhoun born about 1841 in AL, served in the CSA Co. A, 3rd Arkansas Infantry. He was included in the family home in the 1860 census out of Ashley Co., AR. No other details known about him.
Francis M. Calhoun born about 1842, was a male, probably called Frank. No other details known about him.
Angelina Calhoun born 10/21/1849 married Benjamin Toler 1/7/1869 in Ashley Co., AR. He was born 1/31/1847 (Pike Co. __), the son of Robert and Mary Barnes Toler. This family moved to TX, and lived for a number of years in Reisel, McLennan Co., TX. The couple and one of their children are buried in Rosemound Cemetery, Waco, TX, although Benjamin and the child were probably originally buried in Reisel or Battle, TX and reinterred in Rousemound when Angelina moved to Waco. The couple had two children: William F. Toler (died 11/26/1892, buried in Rosemound) and Ida Toler.
Isora Calhoun born about 1851 in AL was included in the 1860 census out ofAshley Co., AR, as a female, 9 years old
Archibald Calhoun born about 1861 in Ashley Co., AR was shown in the 1870 census out of Ashley Co., AR in the home of Hugh Brooks and his wife, together with his mother Elizabeth Brooks Calhoun. Nothing further is known about this child.
8- Dougal COLQUHOUN, son of Archibald Colquhoun, born about 1806, died about 1854, and was buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery. He married Nancy McArthur about 1829. She was born about 1808, in GA, the child of John and Nancy McArthur (although L.D. McPherson in his history calls her name McArthun, and other researchers have given her maiden name as McCarthy, the estate of John McArthur was probated in Coosa Co., AL at book 8, pages 331-333 in July, 1864, and include as one heir Nancy Calhoun, widow of Dougal Calhoun). This son accompanied his father to Talbot Co, and is shown on the 1830 census as a head of family there. Later this family relocated to Coosa Co., AL, where they appeared in the 1850 census. Dougal was one of the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun who executed the deed to Henry Jackson on May 15, 1847. The deed indicates he lived in Coosa Co. at the time of execution. According to family history, Dougal was a charter member of the Alabama Presbyterian Church. He donated the five acres of land for the Church and cemetery four miles north of Sibley, LA, but died while the Church was being constructed. His was the first grave in the cemetery. Dougal and Nancy McArthur Colquhoun had at least 12 children: Archibald Evander, John Caldwell, Daniel Green, (possibly) Daniel Blue, Edward J., Frances Jane, Angus, Charles Holman, Mary Emiline, Darius G., Ophelia and Jeanette. Details of the children and their families follow.
Archibald Evander Calhoun born 11/14/1830, died 7/24/1902, and is buried in the Calhoun City Cemetery, Ouachita Parish, LA. He married Selina Jane Robinson in Coosa Co., AL, probably 1851. She was born 2/2/1834 in GA and died 9/8/1910, and is buried in the Calhoun City Cemetery, Ouachita Parish, LA. The town of Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, LA was named after Archibald Evander Calhoun in 1882 when the first railroad was constructed through the Parish. Archibald was shown in the 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL in the home of his parents; the couple may have lived for a short time in AR, as censuses indicate the oldest child was born in AR , but by 1860 they lived in LA. Archibald Evander Calhoun is included in the 1860 census out of Ouachita Parish, LA with his wife and children M.E.(8), W.D.(5), O.J.(4), S.M.(2). The couple had at least 10 children: Mary Elnora (usually called Nonie, but called Nora on one census) Calhoun born 1/1/1852; William Dougal Calhoun born 4/26/1854; Olanda J. Calhoun born about 1856; S. Medora Calhoun born about 1858; Lucius Melvin Calhoun born about 1861; Samuel J. Calhoun born 3/28/1863 (died 8/12/1875); Elva I. Calhoun born 9/28/1866; Norris Eugene Calhoun born 10/30/1869; Carrie E. Calhoun born 1873; and Maggie J. Calhoun born born 1876 (died at 9 years about 1885). Mary Elnora married Charles Peevy. William Dougal married Betty Cloud. Olanda died in youth. Medora married Livingston (?) Ford. Lucius Melvin married Ida Morris. Elva married O. Andrews. Norris Eugene married Lottie Bryan. Carrie married Tom Heath.
John Caldwell Calhoun born 9/30/1832 died 9/4/1911, and was buried in Verda, Grant or Winn Parish, LA. He married Louisa Caroline Scholars about 1857 in LA. She was born 12/4/1841 in LA, died 11/11/1915, and is buried in Mars Hill Cemetery, outside Verda, Winn Parish, LA. The family is shown in the 1860 census out of Jackson Parish, LA, and thereafter in the censuses 1870, 1880 and 1900, in Grant Parish, LA. The couple had 10 children: Jefferson D. Calhoun born 2/1862; Isadora Calhoun born about 1866; Cloey Calhoun born about 1868 (died before 1880 census); Evander E. Calhoun born 1870 (died 8/12/1871 at 1 year 17 days of age); Charles W. Calhoun born about 1872; Emma Calhoun born 4/1874; John Lee Calhoun born about 1875; Olive F. Calhoun born 12/28/1876; Anna Calhoun born about 1879; May Calhoun born about 1881 (died at 8 months). Emma Calhoun married a man named O’Neal, had one child – Nettie, divorced, and returned to the home of her parents before the 1900 census.
Daniel Green Calhoun born 5/8/1836 died 7/17/1915, and is buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sibley, LA. He married around 1856 to Ophelia Dixon or Dickson. The couple had 4 children: Laura C. Calhoun born about 1859; Dougal Calhoun II born about 1863; Augusta T. (Gussie) Calhoun born bout 1864 and Leon C. Calhoun born 6/30/1866. After the death of his first wife, Daniel Green Calhoun was remarried, to Permelia Catherine Davis. She was born 3/23/1852, died 7/16/1931 and is buried at Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery. The couple had 11 children; the names of only 9 are known: Allie Tibits Calhoun born 4/13/1872; John Caldwell Calhoun born 4/5/1874; Caroline Elizabeth Calhoun born 11/17/1876; Archibald Evander Calhoun II born 7/29/1879; Emma Daisy and Lula Ellie Calhoun twins born 2/13/1882 (Lula died 11/13/1898 age 16 and is buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery; Emma lived over 100 years before her death in June, 1982); James Olando Calhoun born 11/27/1884; Robert Daniel Calhoun born 11/10/1887 (died 8/7/1888 at 9 months, is buried at Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery); and Alford DeWitt Calhoun born about 1889. In the census of 1900, Catherine P. Calhoun stated she had given birth to 11 children and 9 were living in 1900. Three daughters and four sons were still living at the time Permelia Catherine Davis Calhoun died in 1939.
According to family legend, this family was supposed to have included three children named Daniel: Daniel Green, Daniel Blue, and Daniel Red. Daniel Blue Calhoun is listed by some genealogists with a birthdate of 9/1837 and date and place of death of 11/1868 in LA. The 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL includes only one Daniel in the home of Dougal and Nancy Colquhoun, a child of 14. The child from the census appears to be Daniel Green.
Edward J. Calhoun born about 1839. Little is known about this child. He was shown age 11 in the 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL in the home with his parents.
Frances Jane "Fannie" Calhoun born 7/25/1841 died 8/26/1903, and is buried in Calhoun, Ouachita Parish, LA. She married Moody G. O’Neal around 1854. He was born 3/9/1833 in LA. The couple had 10 children: John H. O’Neal born 8/10/1854 (died 7/5/1855); Jimmie O’Neal born 9/20/1857 (died 10/20/1858); Loudella O’Neal born 10/19/1860 (died 9/5/1865) Martha Belle (Mattie) O’Neal born 12/1/1862; Maud O’Neal born about 1866; Cary O’Neal born 1/22/1868; Oscar O’Neal born about 1870; Charles O’Neal born about 1875; Zelma O’Neal born about 1876; McArthur O’Neal born about 1878.
Angus Calhoun born about 1839 died in the Civil War
Charles Holman Calhoun born 11/17/1845 died 8/13/1911 and buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, LA. He married Laura E. Parker around 1873. She was born 5/4/1856, died 2/2/1932 and buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, LA. The couple had 7 children: Willie M. Calhoun born about 1874; Carey 1/15/1877; Charley Calhoun born 10/28/1879 (died 9/9/1884 and buried in Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, LA); Augustus B. Calhoun born 5/16/1882; Laurie Calhoun born 1883-1884; Ada Lee Calhoun born 3/24/1885 (died 8/22/1886 and buried Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, LA); Aubrey Parker Calhoun born 12/6/1891 (died 2/16/1898 and buried Monroe City Cemetery, Monroe, LA).
Mary Emiline Calhoun born 8/23/1848 died 11/19/1923 LA. This Mary Emiline Calhoun did not marry. She and Jane Calhoun, daughter of Duncan son of Malcolm Colquhoun (one of the original six Colquhoun heads-of-family in the 1790 census out of Cumberland Co., NC) filed a petition and gave testimony in the "Succession of Mary Isabel Thomason nee Calhoun, No. 756 Probate Docket, Third Judicial District Court, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Ruston, Louisiana" dated June 2nd, 1918. Among other things, that probate indicates a familial relationship between the Malcolm Colquhoun and Archibald Colquhoun of the 1790 census.
Darius G. Calhoun born about 1850 (after the 1850 census), died 1892-1900. He married Sarah Seralda Mixon 9/30/1885 in Lincoln Parish, LA. She was born 3/1860 in LA. The couple had 3 children: Lena Calhoun born 9/1886; Daniel G. Calhoun born 4/1889; Howard D. Calhoun born 1/13/1892. Darius was dead before the census of 1900 out of Grant Parish, LA, where his widow and their children are shown in the home of M.W. Mixon.
Ophelia Calhoun born around 1851-1852, in LA.
Jeanette Calhoun born around 1853-1854, in LA
Nothing further is known about the last two children of Dougal and Nancy McArthur Colquhoun. If you descend from these lines, we would like to hear from you.
9- Angus COLQUHOUN, son of Archibald Colquhoun, probably born 1803 – 1810 in Sampson Co., NC, died before May 15, 1847, probably in AL. He married Jennet Graham 1/21/1832. She was probably born about 1810 in NC, daughter of Daniel and Anne (Nancy) Colquhoun Graham. In some genealogies, Jennet Graham was shown as having been born around 1801; however, it is more likely that both Jennet and Angus were born during the period that we have no surviving records from Bluff Presbyterian Church, which would make a first marriage for the couple in their 20s, and is consistent with the monument erected in memory of Jennet Graham Colquhoun in the Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery in Sibley, LA, which reads “Jeanette Graham, wife of Angus Calhoun, died 1865, 54 years old”. Jennet Graham Calhoun, widow of Angus Calhoun, was one of the heirs of Archibald Colquhoun who executed the deed to Henry Jackson on May 15, 1847. The deed indicates she lived in Coosa Co. at the time of execution. The couple had 3 children: Nancy, Daniel and Mary Isabel. Some details of these children follow.
Nancy Calhoun born about 1835 in NC, may have married John V. Hawkins. She was listed in the home with her mother in 1850 census out of Coosa Co., AL.
Daniel Calhoun born about 1838 in GA was listed in the 1840 census out of Coosa Co., AL in the parent’s home.
Mary Isabel/Isabelle Calhoun, born 1841 in AL died 5/23/1918, and is buried in Alabama Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Sibley, Lincoln Parish, LA. Her name is spelled Isabelle on her gravestone, but spelled Isabel in the "Succession of Mary Isabel Thomason nee Calhoun, No. 756 Probate Docket, Third Judicial District Court, Lincoln Parish, Louisiana, Ruston, Louisiana" dated June 2nd, 1918. She married Frank M. Thomason about 1869 in Union Parish, LA. He was born about 1836.
In the probate Mary Isabel Calhoun Thomason's estate in Union Parish, LA, an affidavit executed by Miss Jane Calhoun and Mary Emoline Calhoun,
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