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Lt Col James McCall, Revolutionary war hero of Old Ninety Six South Carolina

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Re: Lt Col James McCall, Revolutionary war hero of Old Ninety Six South Carolina

Posted: 6 Jul 2008 8:28AM GMT
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Here is my research:

Rory O’Moore Irish king, led Irish revolt against the English:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rory_(Roger)_O'Moore

His descendants where Col Gov. James Moore, who was the son of Col Gov Yeamans or Berringer of Barbados – there is some debate on this.
http://www.geocities.com/wbrackett14/Yeamans.htm -- See this link for more details.
Malcom Ross’s book, The Cape Fear, was published in 1965 by Holt, Reinhart and Winston in New York: Chicago and San Francisco. He is quoted saying “Leaders in the Goose Creek Faction were the Moores. Their line stems from Roger Moore, descendant of Irish Kings and leader of an Irish rebellion during the Roundhead wars. The first Moore in Carolina was his son James, who joined the Charleston colony and married Sir John Yeaman’s stepdaughter, Margaret Berringer. She bore him nine (10) children, of whom James, Maurice, Roger and Nathaniel were to be Cape Fear pioneers.
This indicates that James Moore was Roger’s son rather than the son of Nathaniel Moore? It also indicates that James Moore, Governor of North Carolina was the son of James Moore son of Roger Moore. This was Rory/Roger Moore/O’Moore of the Irish Rebellion.

This line might go: Roger Moore/Rory O’Moore then possibly his son Nathaniel and then his son James Moore then his son James Moore (Governor) and then Mary Moore.
1 O'more b: ab 1460
2 Rory Sr. O'More
3 Rory Jr. O'More
4 Colonel Rory O'Moore (roger moore) (Rebel leader 1641)
b abt1620 - to 1655
5 Nathaniel Moore
6 Gov James Moore b: ab 1640 d: 1706
+ Margaret Berringer b: 1660 d: 1720

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/James_Moore_%28South_Carolina_p...

James Moore was also the ancestor on James McCall (Our ancestor) and Gen. Howe of the revolutionary war.
Many historians believe he was the father of James Moore, Governor of the Province of Carolina and therefore an ancestor of American General Robert Howe of Revolutionary War fame. What is certain was that his grandson, Patrick Sarsfield, 1st Earl of Lucan was able to continue his legacy, leading the Jacobite forces in Ireland. The Rory O'More Bridge in Dublin was named after him.


From the side of John Moore's wife, Margret Berringer was the daughter of Col Gov Sir John Yeamans. Some information says that Margret Berringer is his step daughter or his illegitimate daughter.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Yeamans

James Moore was born about 1640 in Ireland and died about 1706 in Charleston, South Carolina. James Moore married Margaret Berringer about 1675 probably in Barbados. James and Margaret (Berringer) Moore’s ten children were:

James Moore b. before 1682
Jehu Moore b. 1682-1696
Margaret Moore b. circa 1682
Mary Moore b. circa 1684 married Robert Howes
Maurice Moore b. 1682-1696
Anne Moore b. circa 1687
Rebecca Moore b. circa 1691
Roger Moore b. 24 Aug 1694
John Moore b. circa 1698
Nathaniel Moore b. circa 1699

The McCall Branch
James McCall and his sons, William and James were all soldiers in the Revolution. James McCall Sr. served in Captain Alexander's militia unit from Mecklenburg County, NC. James was probably born in 1721 in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. He arrived in Philadelphia, PA in 1733 accompanied by his brothers: William and Thomas and sister Elizabeth; cousins: Francis and Thomas; along with James Harris and his family and James Calhoun and his family. According to James's grandson, Hugh, first historian of Georgia, the McCall families had emigrated from Scotland to Ulster together and then to America together. This would seem to be borne out by the fact that the Calhoun's, Harris's, and McCall's follow the same migration pattern from Philadelphia to Virginia to the Carolina's. James married in 1738 in Lancaster Co., PA to Janet Harris, daughter of the above James Harris. Together, James and Janet had seven children born in Pennsylvania and Virginia. Migrating through Pennsylvania (Chester, Lancaster, Cumberland), James made his way to Augusta Co., VA about 1746. He was living in Wythe Co., VA in 1756 when the French Indian War broke out. Believing the wilds of the mountainous Virginia to be unsafe for their family, James and Janet moved to Mecklenburg, NC in 1756. James died in Mecklenburg, NC in 1794. James is listed with the DAR.
James's son, William, served in the First Battalian Infantry under Col. Otho H. Williams and was with the 1st MD Regiment at Hillsborough. William was born in 1754 in Virginia. He married in 1778 in Mecklenburg, NC to Elizabeth Stewart, daughter of Matthew Stewart. William died in 1827 in Mecklenburg, NC. William is listed with the DAR.
NARRATIVE FOR KETTLE CREEK BATTLEFIELD MARKER
This marker was erected in 1979 at the observance of the 200th anniversary of the Battle Of Kettle Creek. It was a joint effort by the Washington - Wilkes Historical Foundation, Dr. Turner Bryson, President, and The Kettle Creek Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mrs. John Singleton, Regent. The assistance of State Senator Sam P. McGill, and A. K. Johnson, Director of the Georgia Commission for the National Bi-centennial Celebration is gratefully acknowledged.
THE PATRIOTS WHOES NAMES APPEAR ON THIS MARKER ARE THOSE WHO HAVE BEEN PROVED TO HAVE PARTICIPATED IN THE BATTLE OF KETTLE CREEK ON FEBRUARY 14, 1779.
WILKES COUNTY REGIMENTS,
GEORGIA MILITIA.
(140 MEN)

Col. John Dooly, Comdr.
Lt. Col. Elijah Clark
Major Burwell Smith
Capt. Alexander Autry
Capt. John Cunningham
Capt William Freeman
Capt. Daniel Gunnells
Capt. James Little
Capt. Joseph Nail, Sr.
Lt. William Black
Ensign Jospeh Nail, Jr.
Micajah Brooks
Isham Burke
Owen Fluker
Charle Gent
Jesse Gordon
William Hammett
James Hays
Jesse Hooper
David Madden
Benijah Noridyke
Archibald Simpson
Peter Strozier Benjamin Thompson
David H. Thurmond
John Webb
Micajah Williamson
Nathan Smith UPPER NINETY-SIX REGIMENT,
SOUTH CAROLINA MILITIA. (200 MEN)

Col. Andrew Pickens, Comdr.
Capt. Andrew Hamilton
Capt. Robert Anderson
Capt. James McCall
Capt. Joseph Pickens
Capt. Thomas Weems
Capt. Levi Casy
Lt. Joseph Calhoun
Lt. Alexander Ramsey
Lt. Samuel Roseman
Lt. Thomas Shanklin
Lt. Joseph Wardlaw
Thomas Langdon, MD
William Anderson
John Bird
Willis Breazeal
William Buchanon
Patrick Cain
Francis Carlisle
William Carruthers
Thomas Cofer
Edward Doyle
Thomas Hamilton
John Harris
William Hutton
Andrew Liddle
John Loard
James Luckie
William Luckie, Jr.
John McAdams
John McAlphin
Joseph McClusky
Elijah Moore
Samuel Moore
Alexander Patterson
Richard Posey
Samuel Reed
William Speer
John Trimble
William Turk FROM THE AUDITOR GENERAL ACCOUNT BOOK, 1778 - 1780,


William Adams
Alexander Aaron
Robert Anderson
William Baskins
John Beard
David Beard
Robert Bell
John Bole
John Buchanan
William Brown
Willis Breazeale
James Cane
John Calhoun
James Caldwell
James Calvert
William Carothers
Samuel Carson
Daniel Carmichael
Alexander Chevas
Thomas Cofer
Cosby
Capt. John Cowan
Thomas Coyle
George Crawford
George Deardon RECENT ADDITIONS TO THE MEMORIAL MARKER
John Thompson
William Thompson
William Downs
Samuel Whatley,Private
Nathan Barnett
David Hollomon
Austin Webb
Edmund Butler
Absolom Davis
John Milner
John Barnett
The Battle of Augusta
September 14-18, 1780 at Augusta, Georgia
Americans Commanded by Col. Elijah Clarke and Lt. Col. James McCall
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
430 60* - -

British Commanded by Col. Thomas Brown and Col. Thomas Grierson
Forces Killed Wounded Captured
- - - -
*Killed or Wounded
Conclusion: Inconclusive Victory
Col. Elijah Clarke and Lt. Col. James McCall set out to destroy the Tory stronghold at Augusta. McCall had recruited 80 men from the area of Ninety-Six. Clarke had collected 350 men from his home county and linked up with McCall at Soup Creek, 40 miles northwest of Augusta.
On September 14, the Americans approached Augusta in 3 columns. The left column surprised an Indian camp near Hawk's Creek and chased the Indians into the White House, a fortified trading post 1 1/2 miles west of Augusta. When Col. Thomas Brown and Col. Thomas Grierson left Augusta to join the Indians, Clarke and McCall captured Fort Cornwallis and Fort Grierson, located in Augusta. They left a few detachments to stay at the forts and with the rest of their force, headed to the White House. Once there they continued to keep firing on the house from 11:00 A.M. until dark.
On September 15, 2 guns were brought forward and placed into use. Clarke's force had cut off the British water supply early that day when they drove an Indian outpost from the river bank. During the night, the Americans stopped an Indian attempt to reinforce the garrison. Because of not having enough troops, the Americans were not able to take the position by an assault.
On September 18, Col. John Cruger arrived with the expected relief column from Ninety-Six on the South Carolina side of the river. Clarke abandoned the siege around 10:00 A.M. and headed for the safety of the nearby mountains.
Other than 20 Indians killed, the Tory losses are unknown.
James McCall and all of his sons were all soldiers in the Revolution. James was probably born in 1721 in County Donegal, Ulster, Ireland. He arrived in Philadelphia, PA in 1733 accompanied by his brothers: William and Thomas and sister Elizabeth; cousins: Francis and Thomas; along with James Harris and his family and James Calhoun and his family. The three families settles in Conachcocheque Creek, PA and later moved to New River or Little Kenhoway in the western part of Virginia where there remained for a number of years. James was living in Wythe Co., VA in 1756 when the French Indian War broke out. Believing the wilds of the mountainous Virginia to be unsafe for their family, James and his wife Janet Harris McCall (daughter of James Harris above) moved to Mecklenburg, NC in 1756.

James's and Janet's children included:
• James McCall, Jr. (1741 - 1781) became an officer of SC State Troops, serving as Captain, Major, and Lt. Colonel. He and his men were in the engagements at Ninety-Six (1775), Cherokee Nation, the Third Florida Expedition, Kettle Creek (GA), Fort Thicketty, Old Iron Works, Musgrove's Mill, Fishdam Ford, Blackstock's, Augusta (GA), Rutledge Ford, Long Cane, Hammonds Store, Cowpens, Harts Mill (NC), and Beattie's Mill. His son Hugh McCall became his de facto biographer in his "History of Georgia".
• Thomas Harris McCall (1744 - 1796) received a certificate as a "refugee soldier of Georgia" signed April 4, 1784 by Colonel Elijah Clarke. In the same year he received a land grant of 287 on Long Brach Town Creek as a bounty for Revolutionary service according to "Georgia's Roster of the American Revolution." He changed his name to McCaule while in college and later became a teacher and Presbyterian minister.
• Rachel McCall (1745 - before 1820) eloped with her second cousin, Thomas McCall, in 1762 at the age of 16. Thirteen children were born to them. Thomas was a revolutionary soldier from SC and received an indent for 318 days duty in the militia and was compensated for a horse and saddle lost in service. He later received a 287 acre land grant in Washington County GA for his service.
• Agnes McCall (1748 - 1826) was born in Pennsylvania and married Elias Alexander (about 1768), a soldier from Maryland who served under Gen. Nathaniel Greene.
• William McCall (1752 - 1827) was born at Little River, VA and married about 1778 to Elizabeth Stewart. He served in the First Battalion Infantry under Col. Otho H. Williams and was with the 1st MD Regiment at Hillsborough. He married in 1778 in Mecklenburg, NC to Elizabeth Stewart. William died in 1827 in Mecklenburg, NC and is listed with the DAR.
• Jane McCall (1757 - ??) married about 1777 to Robert Harris, a Revolutionary soldier and son of John Harris. He was also a signer of the Mecklenburg County "Declaration of Independence."
James McCall (Sr.) was a member of the North Carolina militia in 1766 and served in Captain Adam Alexander's company from the Mecklenburg area. He later served as a soldier in the American Revolution [other details of service unknown]. He died in Mecklenburg, NC in 1794 and is listed with the DAR.
According to the James McCall Chapter of the DAR (Washington, D.C.) yearbook history:
Col. James McCall "was born in 1746; Prior to the Revolution, he served in an Indian uprising as captain of the South Carolina Rangers. On June 26, 1776, he was taken prisoner by the Indians at Cherokee Town, D.C. Shortly afterward he made his escape. During the Revolution, he served as Lieutenant Colonel of SC Troops under General Thomas Sumter. In December 1780, he was wounded twice; on the 4th, in the area at Rugley's Mills, on the 11th at Long Cane, S.C. Later he narrowly escaped death by entanglement with his falling horse when it was shot from under him. In May 1781, at the age of 35 years he died of small pox. Mrs. Ells Marcus Bull was the Organizing Regent of our chapter which was named after her great grandfather.

(cf. Heitman's Register, pp.383: History of Georgia by Capt. Hugh McCall, written in 1784, McCall, Tidwell and Allied Families by Ettie T. McCall)

[Note: Most accounts show McCall was born in 1741 and NOT 1746. Cherokee Town is obviously not in "D.C." and is believed to have been in vicinity of modern Clemson, SC. McCall was mostly likely not a Rugeley's Mill but this encounter may have been mistaken for Rutledge Ford.]

This from http://www.llano.net/gowen/hussey_millenium/mccallms024.htm:

James McCall, Jr., son of James McCall and Janet Harris McCall, was born in Pennsylvania in 1741. He was taken by his parents to southwestern Virginia about 1750 and then to Mecklenburg County about 1760. He was married there in 1763 to Elizabeth McCall, his cousin, daughter of Thomas McCall and Margaret Greenfield McCall. In 1771 they removed to Calhoun Settlement, South Carolina. In 1774 he was a captain of the South Carolina Minute Men. In 1775 he was a captain in the "South Carolina Rangers," a militia company. He served under Gen. Elijah Clarke in the siege of Augusta, Georgia. He fought in 17 battles, was wounded in the Battle of Long Cane, South Carolina and emerged a lieutenant colonel in the Continental army. He fought with Gen. Marion in the Battle of Cowpens, Battle of 96, Battle of Guilford Courthouse and the Battle of King's Mountain. He died of smallpox April 16, 1781 in Georgia at the age of 40.

[Note: It is believed that McCall's commission was NOT in the Continental Army, but rather a state commission from the SC governor. McCall never fought under Francis Marion, although at times he served under Pickens, Clarke, Sumter, Wm. Washington, and possibly Henry Lee. He was NOT present at Kings Mountain, although he may have been mistaken for a James McCall from Washington County VA who did fight in that engagement. The date of death is questionable but other accounts show he contracted smallpox in GA but died in SC near the home of Dr. Joseph Swearington (or Swearingin).]

This from http://www.net-magic.net/ameliaislanddar/pages/Georgia.html :
JAMES McCALL
Born 11 Aug. 1741 - Died 1 Apr 1781 (May)
Married 1760 to Margaret McCall (his cousin), Born 1745 - Died 1805
James McCall moved to South Carolina during the war years around 1771-1772. He served as a captain in the rangers and was taken prisoner at Cherokee Town on 26 June 1776. Shortly thereafter, he escaped from the Indians. He became a lieutenant colonel in the state troops and was wounded during the battles at Rugeley's Mill on 4 December 1780 and at Long Cane on 11 December, 1780. In addition he was in the siege of Augusta and the battles at Fish Dam Ford, Blackstock's Plantation, Ninety Six and Cowpens. He died during May, 1781, of smallpox.

[Note: With the exception of the mention of "Rugeley's Mill", this seems to an accurate, although far from complete, account]

http://www.schistory.net/3CLD/Articles/exploits.html
Eight children were born to James McCall, Jr. and Elizabeth McCall McCall:

Thomas McCall born March 30, 1765
Hugh McCall born February 17, 1767
Janet McCall born about 1769
Margaret McCall born about 1772
James McCall born about 1775
Harris McCall born about 1779
Elizabeth McCall born about 1782
William McCall born about 1787

Sarah Georgiana McCall, daughter of Thomas McCall and Elizabeth Mary Ann Smith McCall, was born June 12, 1799. In 1821 they lived in Laurens County. "Miss Sarah Georgiana McCall, daughter of Thomas McCall, Esq of Laurens County" was married May 8, 1828 to Col. Eli Whitaker Benton Spivey, according to the May 24, 1828 edition of "The Georgia Messenger" of Macon, Georgia.

Children born to them include:

Harriett E. Spivey born about 1823
Minerva Spivey born about 1826
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Re: Private John C. Spivey, 2nd Georgia Infantry
By:Scott Hann
Date: Wednesday, 28 May 2008, 12:04 pm
In Response To: Re: Private John C. Spivey, 2nd Georgia Infantry (George Martin)
George,
How do I begin to thank you for the extensive information? I appreciate it very much.
I'll be sure to check the Georgia Confederate Veteran Pension Application files to learn who inquired into Spivey's service or filed an application in his name in 1916.
To my knowledge, he wasn't married. The 1860 census shows he and his mother residing with a family named Marcus.
http://www.knology.net/~cgautry/cguard.html
http://www.linwoodcemetery.com
MARCRUS: Augusta S. , Cecilia J. , Ella B. , Jonas , Mary , Pauline H. , Van , Van Jr.
ST. LOUIS: Joseph A.
BREW: Arthur H. , Benj. A.
BULL: Ella M. , Orville , Orville A. Sr.

http://www.tarleton.edu/~KJones/15muster.html
MARCUS, Van Pvt., Sgt-Major (enlisted, 2nd GA, aged 25; transferred to 15th AL, 15 Aug 61; discharged, 16 April 62 || Oates), Later became a Steamboat Captain on the Chattahoochee river. In 1866; The Chipola, Van Marcus, master
Ella Bertha Marcus Bull, born in Georgia, wife of AO Bull, Daughter of Captain Van Marcus and Harriett E. Spivey
A Family History
By Anne Willingham Willis
Eliza Spivey married Van B. Marcus
Tap Roots: Epitaphs in East-central Alabama Cemeteries - Page 132
by Genealogical Society of East Alabama, Robert Coleman Horn, Genealogical Society of East Alabama, J. H. Strother, Nell Orr - Alabama - 2001
He married Martha E. Marcus on August 15, 1838, in Troup County, Georgia. ...
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MARCUS, JOHN. 2871/2 acres, Washington Co., bounded N. fork of Ohoopee river, other sides vacant. Cut by Beaverdam creek, survey 835. June 8, 1785, p. 837.
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