Archibald McCallum

1734–before 1843 (Age 109)
Kilbrandon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom

The Life of Archibald

Archibald McCallum was born in 1734, in Kilbrandon, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, United Kingdom. He married Kathrine McViccar about 1758, in Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 1 daughter. He died before 1843, in Scotland, at the age of 108.

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Archibald McCallum
Kathrine McViccar
Marriage: about 1758
Donald Mc Callum
Duncan McCallum
Catherine Mc Callum
John McCallum
John Mc Callum

Spouse and Children

about 1758
Inveraray, Argyll, Scotland


World Events (4)

1802 · John Playfair publishes summary of James Hutton's theories of geology.

Age 68

In 1802, John Playfair published the Illustrations of the Huttonian Theory of the Earth. His influence was by James Hutton’s knowledge of the earth’s geology.

Age 81

The defeat of Napoleon Bonaparte at Waterloo marks the end of the Napoleonic Wars. Napoleon defeated and exiled to St. Helena.
1817 · Dryburgh Abbey Bridge

Age 83

Dryburgh Abbey Bridge was a cable-stayed footbridge that connected the villages of Dryburgh and St. Boswells, across the River Tweed. Before its construction, A ferry crossing service had existed here for centuries. It was originally 79 meters long and was undergoing a period of rapid growth in popularity. The Bridge was completed on August 1 but a few months later it collapsed. Very shortly after the collapse, another bridge was built further downstream. A new bridge, which still stands today, was constructed after the first World War.

Name Meaning

Scottish: Anglicized form of Gaelic Mac Coluim ‘son of Colum’, a personal name derived from Latin columba ‘dove’ (now often found as Calum). This was the name of the 6thcentury missionary known in English as St. Columba ( 521–97 ), who converted the Picts to Christianity and founded an influential monastery on the island of Iona.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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  • Archibald Mccallum in entry for John Mccallum, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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