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Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina

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  Andrew Pickens (1739-1817) — of South Carolina. Born in Bucks County, Pa., September 13, 1739. Democrat. General in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1781-94, 1800-12; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1790; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1793-95. Died in Pendleton District (part now in Anderson County), S.C., August 11, 1817 (age 77 years, 332 days). Interment at Old Stone Churchyard, Clemson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pickens (1690-1756) and Nancy 'Ann' (Davis) Pickens; married 1765 to Rebecca Floride Calhoun (1745-1814); father of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838); grandfather of Francis Wilkinson Pickens.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Ewing Colhoun (c.1749-1802) — also known as John E. Colhoun — of South Carolina. Born in Staunton, Va., about 1749. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1790; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1801-02; died in office 1802. Died in Anderson County, S.C., October 26, 1802 (age about 53 years). Interment a private or family graveyard, Pickens County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Ezekiel Calhoun (1720-1762) and Jane (Ewing) Calhoun; uncle of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838); granduncle of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; first cousin of Joseph Calhoun and John Caldwell Calhoun; first cousin once removed of John Alfred Calhoun; first cousin thrice removed of John Temple Graves; second cousin twice removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Joseph Calhoun (1750-1817) — of Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mt. Carmel, McCormick County), S.C. Born in Staunton, Va., October 22, 1750. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1804-05; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1807-11. Died in Calhoun Mills, Abbeville District (now Mt. Carmel, McCormick County), S.C., April 17, 1817 (age 66 years, 177 days). Interment a private or family graveyard, McCormick County, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Calhoun and Agnes (Long) Calhoun; married, May 26, 1802, to Patsey Martha Moseley; first cousin of John Ewing Colhoun and John Caldwell Calhoun; first cousin once removed of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) and John Alfred Calhoun; first cousin twice removed of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; first cousin thrice removed of John Temple Graves; second cousin twice removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) — of South Carolina. Born in Edgefield County, S.C., November 13, 1779. Colonel in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; Governor of South Carolina, 1816-18. Died in Pontotoc County, Miss., July 1, 1838 (age 58 years, 230 days). Interment at Old Stone Churchyard, Clemson, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pickens and Rebecca (Calhoun) Pickens (1745-1814); married 1804 to Susan Smith Wilkinson (1788-1810); father of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; nephew of John Ewing Colhoun; first cousin once removed of Joseph Calhoun and John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850); second cousin of John Alfred Calhoun; second cousin twice removed of John Temple Graves; third cousin once removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
John C. Calhoun John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) — also known as John C. Calhoun — of Pickens District (now Pickens County), S.C. Born in Abbeville District (part now in McCormick County), S.C., March 18, 1782. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1808; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 6th District, 1811-17; U.S. Secretary of War, 1817-25; Vice President of the United States, 1825-32; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1832-43, 1845-50; died in office 1850; U.S. Secretary of State, 1844-45. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Died in Washington, D.C., March 31, 1850 (age 68 years, 13 days). Interment at St. Philip's Churchyard, Charleston, S.C.; cenotaph at Congressional Cemetery, Washington, D.C.; memorial monument at Marion Park, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Patrick Calhoun (1727-1795) and Martha (Caldwell) Calhoun (1750-1802); married, December 27, 1809, to Floride Bonneau (1792-1866); father of Anna Maria Calhoun (1817-1875; who married Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888)); uncle of John Alfred Calhoun and Martha Catherine Calhoun (1809-1869; who married Armistead Burt); great-granduncle of John Temple Graves; first cousin of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun; first cousin once removed of Andrew Pickens; first cousin twice removed of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; second cousin once removed of Sarah Ann Calhoun (1811-1892; who married Alexander Henry Brown); second cousin twice removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Calhoun counties in Ala., Ark., Fla., Ga., Ill., Iowa, Mich., Miss., S.C., Tex. and W.Va. are named for him.
  The John C. Calhoun State Office Building (opened 1926), in Columbia, South Carolina, is named for him.
  Other politicians named for him: John C. JohnsonJohn Calhoun NichollsJohn Calhoun CookJohn C. SheppardJohn C. BellJohn C. C. MayoJohn C. Phillips
  Coins and currency: His portrait appeared on Confederate States $1,000 notes (1861) and $100 notes (1862).
  Campaign slogan: "Liberty dearer than union."
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article — NNDB dossier — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Books about John C. Calhoun: Margaret L. Coit, John C. Calhoun : American Portrait — Clyde N. Wilson, John C. Calhoun — Merrill D. Peterson, The Great Triumvirate: Webster, Clay, and Calhoun — Warren Brown, John C. Calhoun (for young readers)
  Image source: James Smith Noel Collection, Louisiana State University in Shreveport
  Armistead Burt (1802-1883) — of Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C. Born near Edgefield, Edgefield District (now Edgefield County), S.C., November 13, 1802. Democrat. Lawyer; member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1834-35, 1838-41; U.S. Representative from South Carolina 5th District, 1843-53; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1868. Died in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., October 30, 1883 (age 80 years, 351 days). Interment at Episcopal Cemetery, Abbeville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Burt (1759-1837) and Catherine (Miles) Burt (1774-1855); brother of Francis Burt (1807-1854); married to Martha Catherine Calhoun (1809-1869; niece of John Caldwell Calhoun).
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Find-A-Grave memorial
  Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869) — also known as Francis W. Pickens — of South Carolina. Born in Colleton District (now Colleton County), S.C., April 7, 1805. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1832-34; U.S. Representative from South Carolina, 1834-43 (5th District 1834-37, 6th District 1837-39, 5th District 1839-41, 6th District 1841-43); member of South Carolina state senate, 1844-46; U.S. Minister to Russia, 1858-60; Governor of South Carolina, 1860-62. Died in Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C., January 25, 1869 (age 63 years, 293 days). Interment at Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) and Susan Smith (Wilkinson) Pickens (1788-1810); father of Maria Simkins Pickens (1833-1900; who married Matthew Calbraith Butler) and Rebecca Calhoun Pickens (who married John Edmund Bacon (1830-1897)); grandson of Andrew Pickens (1739-1817); grandnephew of John Ewing Colhoun; first cousin twice removed of Joseph Calhoun and John Caldwell Calhoun; second cousin once removed of John Alfred Calhoun; third cousin once removed of John Temple Graves; fourth cousin of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Francis Burt (1807-1854) — Born in Pendleton, Pendleton District (now Anderson County), S.C., January 13, 1807. Member of South Carolina state legislature, 1832-44; South Carolina state treasurer, 1844; delegate to South Carolina state constitutional convention, 1852; Governor of Nebraska Territory, 1854; died in office 1854. Died in Bellevue, Sarpy County, Neb., October 18, 1854 (age 47 years, 278 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Pendleton, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Francis Burt (1759-1837) and Catherine (Miles) Burt (1774-1855); brother of Armistead Burt (1802-1883); married to George Ann Hall (1807-1870).
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Burt County, Neb. is named for him.
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Thomas Green Clemson (1807-1888) — Born in Philadelphia, Philadelphia County, Pa., July 1, 1807. Mining engineer; U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Belgium, 1844-51; served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Among the founders of the Maryland Agricultural College, now the University of Maryland. Bequeathed his home and land holdings to the state of South Carolina for the purpose of establishing an agricultural college, which went on to become Clemson University. Died in Pickens County, S.C., April 6, 1888 (age 80 years, 280 days). Interment at St. Paul's Episcopal Churchyard, Pendleton, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Thomas Green Clemson and Elizabeth (Baker) Clemson; married, November 13, 1838, to Anna Maria Calhoun (1817-1875; daughter of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850)).
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Clemson University, in Clemson, South Carolina, is named for him.
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  John Alfred Calhoun (1807-1874) — also known as John A. Calhoun — of Abbeville, Abbeville District (now Abbeville County), S.C. Born in Edgefield County, S.C., January 8, 1807. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from Abbeville, 1860-62. Died in Abbeville, Abbeville County, S.C., August 25, 1874 (age 67 years, 229 days). Interment at Trinity Episcopal Church Cemetery, Abbeville, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of James Calhoun (1779-1843) and Sarah Caldwell (Martin) Calhoun (1782-1845); married to Sarah Mornin Norwood (1814-1891); nephew of John Caldwell Calhoun; first cousin once removed of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun; first cousin twice removed of John Temple Graves; second cousin of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838); second cousin once removed of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; third cousin once removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  Alexander Henry Brown (1809-1879) — of Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C. Born in Charleston, Charleston District (now Charleston County), S.C., December 31, 1809. Delegate to South Carolina secession convention from St. Andrew's, 1860-62. Died in Charleston, Charleston County, S.C., March 25, 1879 (age 69 years, 84 days). Interment at Magnolia Cemetery, Charleston, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of Joshua Brown (1774-1824) and Harriett Louise (Wyatt) Brown (1780-1863); married to Sarah Anna Calhoun (1811-1892; third great-granddaughter of Cotton Mather (1663-1728; famed Massachusetts Puritan minister); second cousin once removed of John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850) and William Francis Calhoun).
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Find-A-Grave memorial
  John Edmund Bacon (1830-1897) — also known as John E. Bacon — of South Carolina. Born in South Carolina, 1830. U.S. Charge d'Affaires to Paraguay, 1885-88; Uruguay, 1885-88; U.S. Minister to Uruguay, 1888; Paraguay, 1888. Died, in Columbia Hospital, Columbia, Richland County, S.C., February 19, 1897 (age about 66 years). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Married, October 1, 1859, to Rebecca Calhoun Pickens (daughter of Francis Wilkinson Pickens (1805-1869)).
  Political families: Butler family of Edgefield, South Carolina; Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also Wikipedia article — U.S. State Dept career summary
  Matthew Calbraith Butler (1836-1909) — also known as Matthew C. Butler — of Edgefield, Edgefield County, S.C. Born near Greenville, Greenville District (now Greenville County), S.C., March 8, 1836. Democrat. Member of South Carolina state house of representatives, 1860, 1866; general in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; candidate for Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, 1870; U.S. Senator from South Carolina, 1877-95; delegate to Democratic National Convention from South Carolina, 1880 (Convention Vice-President). Died in Columbia, Richland County, S.C., April 14, 1909 (age 73 years, 37 days). Interment at Willow Brook Cemetery, Edgefield, S.C.
  Relatives: Son of William Butler (1790-1850) and Jane (Perry) Butler; married, February 25, 1858, to Maria Simkins Pickens (1833-1900; daughter of Francis Wilkinson Pickens); nephew of Oliver Hazard Perry (1785-1819; Commodore, U.S. Navy), Matthew Calbraith Perry (1794-1858; Commodore, U.S. Navy), Andrew Pickens Butler and Pierce Mason Butler; grandson of William Butler (1759-1821); first cousin of James DeWolf Perry (1815-1876) and Caroline Slidell Perry (who married August Belmont).
  Political families: Butler family of Edgefield, South Carolina; Bradford-DeWolf-Butler-Perry family of Bristol, Rhode Island (subsets of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — Wikipedia article
  Books about Matthew Calbraith Butler: Samuel J. Martin, Southern Hero : Matthew Calbraith Butler, Confederate General, Hampton Redshirt, and U.S. Senator
  William Francis Calhoun (1844-1929) — also known as William F. Calhoun — of Decatur, Macon County, Ill. Born in Perry County, Pa., November 21, 1844. Republican. Served in the Union Army during the Civil War; dentist; newspaper editor; postmaster at Decatur, Ill., 1897-1913. Member, Grand Army of the Republic. Died in Decatur, Macon County, Ill., June 10, 1929 (age 84 years, 201 days). Interment at Fairlawn Cemetery, Decatur, Ill.
  Relatives: Son of John Caldwell Calhoun (1810-1858) and Catherine (Kiner) Calhoun (1825-1876); married, August 18, 1869, to Blanche Barbara Derthick (1852-1918); second cousin once removed of Sarah Ann Calhoun (1811-1892; who married Alexander Henry Brown); second cousin twice removed of John Ewing Colhoun, Joseph Calhoun and John Caldwell Calhoun (1782-1850); third cousin once removed of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838) and John Alfred Calhoun; fourth cousin of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; fourth cousin once removed of John Temple Graves.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
John Temple Graves John Temple Graves (1856-1925) — of Florida; Atlanta, Fulton County, Ga. Born in Willington, Abbeville District (now McCormick County), S.C., November 9, 1856. Newspaper editor; orator; Presidential Elector for Florida, 1884; Presidential Elector for Georgia, 1888; Independence candidate for Vice President of the United States, 1908; speaker, Democratic National Convention, 1912. Died in Washington, D.C., August 8, 1925 (age 68 years, 272 days). Interment at Westview Cemetery, Atlanta, Ga.
  Relatives: Son of Gen. James Porterfield Graves (1820-1914) and Katherine Floride (Townes) Graves (1827-1858); married, April 17, 1878, to Mattie E. Simpson; married, December 30, 1890, to Annie E. Cothran; great-grandnephew of John Caldwell Calhoun; first cousin twice removed of John Alfred Calhoun; first cousin thrice removed of John Ewing Colhoun and Joseph Calhoun; second cousin twice removed of Andrew Pickens (1779-1838); third cousin once removed of Francis Wilkinson Pickens; fourth cousin once removed of William Francis Calhoun.
  Political family: Calhoun-Pickens family of South Carolina (subset of the Three Thousand Related Politicians).
  Image source: American Monthly Review of Reviews, September 1908
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