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Jean Calais, France to VA

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Jean Calais, France to VA

Fran Johnston (View posts)
Posted: 23 Nov 1999 12:25AM GMT
Jean Calais was born in France. He married Elizabeth
McCoy (McCay). It is believed that Jean came from France in 1685 to escape the persecution
of the Huguenots. Settled in Virginia - Norfolk or

Their children: Unknown Calais, Henry Calais, william Calais, John Calais, Louis Calais, Elixabeth Calais, Lucy Calais and Anne Calais.

Unknown Calais married Unknown.

Their child: John Calais

John Calais married Elizabeth Hodges.

Their child: William Lathrin Calais (b. June 27, 1800)

William Lathrin Calais married Lucerne Sedberry November 12, 1818, she was the daughter of George Sedberry.
Notes on William Lathrin Calais: From a book on the G.33
Regiment NC Troops, Callais, William L. Private

"Born in Montgomery County and resided in Cumberland County where he was by occupation, a farmer prior to enlisting
in Cumberland County at age 56., August 24, 1961 (wonder if he lied about his age?).
Present or accounted for through March 13, 1862. Company records indicate that he was
captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862; however, records of the Federal Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report.
Reported absent sick in November-December 1862. Discharged on February 28, 1863 by reason of disability."

Their children: John Dudley Calais (b. April 5, 1824, NC, d. May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA (Civil War Battle),
Lucene Frances Calais (b. 1828), Martha D. Calais (b. 1836 married (1) R. T. Scanlin, m (2) T. H. Stoner on April 4, 1`867),
William Mitchell Calais (b. December 21, 1839, d. December 1, 1875, married
Sarah Hill Davis).

John Dudley Calais married Sarah Hill Mitchell on June 7, 1845, she was dau of william Mitchell and Sarah Hill.

Their children: Martha Davis Calais (b. September 29, 1861, d. August 4, 1931 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC),
Charles Henry Calais (b. November 2, 1854), Florence Cornelia Calais (b. December 6, 1847, d. 1880 in Fayetteville,
Cumberland County, NC), Thomas M. Calais (b. 1856 - he was a master machinist in Florence SC by the time his mother
died), Harvey W. Calais (b. 1852 - Harvey was a "leading druggist of Mobile, Alabama" when his mother died. He had
four children.), William Gaston Calais (b. June 28, 1846), and Sarah Calais.

Martha Davis Calais married John Chisholm Vann in 1883 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC.

I have info on their descendants if anyone's interested.

Fran Johnston
SubjectAuthorDate Posted
Fran Johnston 23 Nov 1999 7:25AM GMT 
B.Hallmark 13 Feb 2000 1:18PM GMT 
Fran 14 Feb 2000 3:35AM GMT 
tylernb 2 Jun 2000 3:18AM GMT 
Fran Johnston 29 Jun 2000 2:10PM GMT 
tylernb 29 Jun 2000 2:23PM GMT 
Fran 22 Mar 2002 1:56PM GMT 
Ann Cale 29 Jan 2004 7:33PM GMT 
Valerie Laam 11 Oct 2000 4:47PM GMT 
albertleroy 10 Jan 2002 12:22AM GMT 
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