“Genealogical and Personal History of Beaver County, Pennsylvania”
Editor: JOHN W. JORDAN. LL. D.
Illustrated, Volume II
Lewis Historical Publishing Company, New York, 1913
Pgs. 594, 595
CALHOUN – The name of CALHOON, in various forms of spelling, is a familiar one in this country.
MILTON CALHOUN, born in Greene Township, Beaver County, Pa., was educated in the early district schools there. He worked his way from poverty to considerable wealth. During the summer he engaged in farming, occupying the fall by towing keel boats, and in the winter was a teamster. Until his time of death he worked himself up until he owned 325 acres. In later life he was also interested in sheep raising, and was successful at it. He was a Republican, and a member of the Presbyterian Church at Hookstown. MR. CALHOON married PHOEBE MACKALL, a sister of SAMUEL MACKALL, and a native of Greene Township, Beaver County, where her family had long resided. They had children: MARY A. ELIZABETH; JAMES MACKALL; THOMAS; WILLIAM WALTER; SARAH; IDA; SAMUEL E.; HAMILTON.
JAMES MACKALL, a son of MILTON and PHOEBE (MACKALL) CALHOON, was born one mile south of Hookstown, Beaver County, Pa., March 24, 1849. He assisted his father on the farm, and naturally turned to farming as his lifework, and now is the owner of a fine farm of 122 acres near Georgetown, Beaver County. He and a brother also own another farm of 80 acres in partnership. He makes a specialty of fruit growing. He is a Republican, and has filled the office of road supervisor very capably. He and his family are members of the Presbyterian Church. MR. CALHOON married, in 1878, ADELE MARY, a daughter of THOMAS LAUGHLIN, one of the pioneers of this region. They have had children: CLARA MAY; PHOEBE MAUDE; SARAH, deceased; NELLIE; ADA; LELIA. A great-grandfather of MR. CALHOON, BENONI DAWSON, whose wife was a MACKALL, brought slaves to Georgetown, Beaver County, and later freed them.
SAMUEL E. CALHOON, son of MILTON and PHOEBE (MACKALL) CALHOON, was born in Greene Township, Beaver County, Pa., in 1863. His farm consists of 148 acres, on which he raises general produce and a considerable amount of fruit.
MR. CALHOON married (first) in the fall of 1889, BELLE C. BOYD, of Greene Township; he married (second) in 1904, FLORENCE ADAMS, also of Greene Township. Children by his first marriage: CLYDE M., who was graduated as a bookkeeper in East Liverpool, Ohio, is now a successful lumberman in Jasper County, Missouri; ETHEL M., who is a teacher in the Woodlawn High School. MR. CALHOON is a Republican, and he and his wife are members of the Presbyterian Church.
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