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William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 15 Jul 2003 4:57PM GMT
Classification: Biography
Surnames: Calfee, Carter
From Walking with the Walkers (Genealogy.com database)

George Carter married (2) Mrs. Mary Calfee, wid. of Wm. Calfee whose will probated 1801, Wythe Co., VA. Wm. & wife Mary had no children. He was a prosperous & prominent man in the Co. having been one of the early trustees of the Co. His will written 8/10/1796, probated 6/9/1801, Wythe Co., VA in which he devised to his wife, "all my negroes & all my horses, mare & colts, & all my cattle & sheep & hogs & still & all my household goods & utensils of every sort ... only excepted "every sort of lant" ... and all my land during her life peaceably to enjoy without interruption and after her decease, I give & bequeath my land to my 2 nephews, Wm. & James Calfee, sons of my brother John Calfee & Sarah, his wife..." This will was witnessed by Henry Davis, Richard Ellis & Evan King. George Carter & his 2nd wife migrated to Cocke Co., TN.

Queries:
1. What was Mrs. Mary Calfee's maiden name?
2. Who were the parents of Wm. (h/o Mary) and his brother John (whose 2 sons inherited the land)?
3. Did George Carter & Mary Calfee have children?

Thanks

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Jerry Calfee (View posts)
Posted: 17 Jul 2003 9:19PM GMT
Classification: Query
Queries:
1. What was Mrs. Mary Calfee's maiden name?UNKNOWN
2. Who were the parents of Wm. (h/o Mary) and his brother John (whose 2 sons inherited the land)?HENRY CALFEE (1680-1729) AND ELEANOR BEZAM(CA 1690-1786)
3. Did George Carter & Mary Calfee have children? GEORGE WAS 72 AND MARY 73 WHEN THEY GOT MARRIED IN 1804, SO NO CHILDREN.

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 15 Jan 2005 5:45AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Nov 2005 7:24PM GMT
Surnames: Calfee, Carter
I am a descendant of the Capt. George Carter who m 2nd. this widow Mary Calfee. They did not have children.

Did William Calfee Jr. have any sisters or daughters named Elizabeth?

Thanks,
Katharine

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 15 Jan 2005 1:03PM GMT
Classification: Query
Surnames: Calfee, Wilson, Carter
I have the following:

Descendants of Mary Wilson

1 Mary Wilson b: Abt. 1750 in Virginia d: February 1843 in Wythe Co., Virginia or Cocke Co., Tennessee
.. +William Caffey b: Abt. 1745 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia d: Abt. April 1801 in Wythe Co., Virginia m: Bef. 1763 in Shenandoah Co., Virginia
2 James Caffey b: Abt. 1763 d: in Cocke Co., Tennessee
... +Hannah Witlock
3 William Caffey b: April 22, 1809
2 John C. Caffey b: Aft. 1763
... +Martha Garrett
*2nd Wife of John C. Caffey:
... +Edith Clemmons
2 Nancy Caffey b: Aft. 1763
2 Samuel Caffey b: Aft. 1763
... +Rebecca Stephens
2 Elizabeth Caffey b: Bet. 1768 - 1780
... +Simpson Jones b: Abt. 1781 in Virginia
2 William Caffey b: January 10, 1784 in Reed Island Creek, Wythe Co., Virginia d: May 25, 1886 in Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia
... +Nancy Dunn m: August 20, 1804 in Wythe Co., Virginia
3 William Caffey b: March 28, 1817 in Reed Island Creek, Wythe Co., Virginia d: May 25, 1886 in Bluefield, Mercer Co., West Virginia
.... +Elizabeth Virginia Bailey b: July 15, 1827 m: December 24, 1844
*2nd Husband of Mary Wilson:
.. +George Carter d: in Cocke Co., Tennessee m: Abt. 1805 in Wythe Co., Virginia

Hope this helps.

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 15 Jan 2005 4:01PM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Nov 2005 7:24PM GMT
Surnames: Carter, Calfee, Jackson, Craig
Thank you for the information. However, things are still not adding up according to a source that I have and from your information. According to your information, Mary Wilson was only 12? 13? if she had son James born in 1763 and she was born in 1750 or so. I think either she was closer in age to her husband and thus born between 1745-1748 or James was born at a later date. Not that many brides were married at age 12, although the laws permitted it. Secondly, you have Mary Wilson d when and where? One source states that she died Feb. 1843 in Wythe Co., Virginia where my George Carter died in c. 1805 in Cocke Co., Tn. Moreover, a William Calfee Jr. m a Mary ____, c. 1750 and this Mary died ca. 1821 in Cocke Co., Tn. This sounds more likely the widow Mary Calfee who m my George Carter. Does anyone have her maiden name?

Thanks for showing that an Elizabeth Calfee was married to a Jones. I am trying to identify the maiden name of Elizabeth who married Charles Carter, son of George Carter by his first wife Mary Jackson (NOT Craig).
Elizabeth and Charles named their son William C. Carter and I feel the C. middle name may reflect her maiden name?

Thank you for sharing.

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 15 Jun 2005 5:51AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 20 Aug 2005 9:04AM GMT
Surnames: Calfee Bailey
Hi new to this board..

I have Elizabeth Virginia Bailey (B. July 15, 1827) married to James Madison Calfee Jr. on 1844

Where am I wrong? did she marry James at a later date?

Researching Bailey / Calfee Mercer Co., WV

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 27 Oct 2005 1:34AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 30 Oct 2005 3:45AM GMT
Have you found any documentation for Henry Calfee and Eleanor Bezam in the 1680-1786 time frame?

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Jerry Calfee (View posts)
Posted: 27 Oct 2005 5:29AM GMT
Classification: Query
Henry Calfe/Calfee and his sister Sarah were probably born in Northumberland County about 1680. Henry is connected to the Calfe family in Northumberland because he and his assumed father (or grandfather) Joseph Calfe have both been found in records of Northumberland Co, Virginia. Henry's name has been shown on records as Calfee but ,on a couple of occassions as Calfe and Chalfee. In 1711, Henry was witness to the will of Lazarus Taylor in Northumberland. It is interesting to note that Lazarus Taylor, Jr. was later a neighbor of Henry's in King George County after 1724. In 1722 Henry Calfe was a witness to John Brown's sale of land to John Crump (both were later neighbors of Henry in King George County) in Northumberland county and was also a witness for Mrs John Brown in an appointment of Peter Lehew (later the founder of Front Royal, VA) as her attorney in fact concerning her dower interest. So, we have Joseph Calfe and John Brown arriving together in Northumberland County as immigrants in 1651. In 1711 we have Henry as witness to a will in Northumberland and in 1722, Henry Calfe was a witness for a decendant John Brown and his wife in that same county were Henry Calfe was probably born. Henry and Sarah were probably the children, or grandchildren of Joseph Calfe, but no proof of that connection has been found. However, one must consider the small population of Northumberland and the fact that Calfe/Calfee is not a common name.The odds favor Joseph Calfe being the father of Henry and Sarah Calfee. Sarah Calfee married John Hudnall and resided in the same area at Lancaster, Virginia. In 1724, Henry moved to King George (AKA: Hanover parish/now Fauguier) County and settled between Brown's Branch (Harper's Run) and the northern terminus of Sumerduck Run near the present day town of Morrisville, Virginia. This location is a few miles Northeast of the Rappohanock River. Sister Sarah and husband John Hudnall also moved to King George County in 1725 locating next to Henry on a 778 acre place.

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Posted: 27 Oct 2005 12:05PM GMT
Classification: Query
Sorry - nothing other than what's on the internet from others' research.

Re: William Calfee ... Wythe Co., VA (probate 1801)

Jerry Calfee (View posts)
Posted: 27 Oct 2005 6:36PM GMT
Classification: Query
I'm Sorry about your skepticism. You did not identify any specific criticism nor offer any specific rebuttal or alternative facts that you have personally discovered through your research. So you leave me twisting in the wind in total darkness, dwelling here in my ignorance unassisted. I, of course, did not set out to prove anything to anyone, but answered your inquiry as a courtesy which you are welcome to accept or reject. I hope you will post the results of your personal research for the benefit of the rest of us. I am always happy to share my small knowledge with others and I am always grateful when others reciprocate.
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