In his will of 1804, Thomas Palmer mentions his daughter Elizabeth Calico. Asa may be related to her...
"Will of Asa Callicot
State of South Carolina Spartanburg District August 21st 1820
In the name of God Amen I Asa Calicoat Sen, being very weak in body but in perfect mind and memory thanks be to god for his mercies and Calling to mind the immortality of my body do make and ordain this my last will and testament In the way and manner as follows, to Wit,
I give and bequeaty the whole of my estate to my dearly beloved wife Marget Calicaat for to raise and support my three Children William Calicoat James Calicoat & Asa Calicoat, and likewise for my estate to be Divided to my three Children at the Discression of my wife when they Come of age or marries and my money to put out to interest; and likewise I wish for my dearly beloved wife to/be and remain in posession of her part enduring her life or widowhood; and in case of her of her marriage and Death Do make and appoint Alexander Pruitt Sen to be the whole and Sole Executor of this my last will and Testament, In witness Whereof I have herunto set my hand and Seal Sign,d and Delivered in the presence of
Sml. Hamm Asa Callicot (Seal)
Recorded in Will Book A, page 156
Box 5, Pkg. 12.
Recorded Dec. 12th, 1820
W. Lancaster O.S.D."
[South Carolina Dept. of Archives and History, Spartanburg County Wills, FR: 157]
In the 1820 census Spartanburg, SC, Asa Calico is listed as being between 26 and 45 as is his wife. They have three sons, 1 to 10 and 2 10-16. Elizabeth (Palmer) Calico's sister, Frances, was married to Alexander Pruitt. In his will of 1852 John Pruitt leaves a small sum of money to the "William Calicoate's Four Children that he had by Mary Smith..." John Pruitt's sister, "Ony" was married to James Smith. so Mary may be from her family. I've been trying to sort these people out, but the Calico/Calicot/Calicoat etc. seems to be particularly difficult. Would appreciate any input on these families.