Alexander Calhoun

1734–1796 (Age 62)
Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Alexander

When Alexander Calhoun was born in 1734, in Worcester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Samuel Calhoun, was 42 and his mother, Elinor Mcfarland, was 42. He married Eleanor McFarland McFarling on 26 November 1758, in Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He died in 1796, in Petersham, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 62.

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Alexander Calhoun
Eleanor McFarland McFarling
Marriage: 26 November 1758
Andrew Calhoun
Samuel Calhoun
John Calhoon
Dolla Calhoon
Lydia Calhoun
Anna Calhoon
Hannah Calhoun
Nathan Calhoun

Spouse and Children

26 November 1758
Leicester, Worcester, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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    John Calhoun


    James Calhoun



    William Calhoun



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World Events (4)


Age 42

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 42

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1783 · A Free America

Age 49

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

Name Meaning

Irish: variant of Scottish Colquhoun .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Alexander Calhoon, "United States Census, 1790"
  • Alaxander Calhoun in entry for Andrew Calhoun, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Alaxander Calhoun in entry for Nathen Calhoun, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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