|James McCall, Sr. and sons in the American
compiled by Ron Crawley from online sources
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.
and Janet's children included:
McCall, Jr. (1741 - 1781) became an officer
of SC State Troops, serving as Captain,
Major, and Lt. Colonel. He and his men
the engagements at Ninety-Six (1775), Cherokee Nation, the Third
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
became his de facto biographer in his "History of Georgia".
Harris McCall (1744 - 1796)
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
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.
McCall (1748 - 1826) was born in Pennsylvania and married Elias
Alexander (about 1768), a soldier from Maryland who served under Gen.
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.
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."
McCall (Sr.) was a member of the North Carolina militia in 1766 and
served in Captain Adam Alexander's company from the Mecklenburg
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.