When James Knight McCollum was born in 1800, in Chester, South Carolina, United States, his father, Newman McCollum, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Guis, was 32. He married Sarah Carter in 1819, in Chester, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Fayette, Alabama, United States in 1860. His occupation is listed as fayette county state representative in Fayette, Alabama, United States. He died in 1872, in Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in Hubbertville Church Of Christ Cemetery, Fayette, Fayette, Alabama, United States.
Irish (northern): Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’. See McCallum , which is the usual spelling of this name in Scotland.