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Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky

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  William McWillie (1795-1869) — of Camden, Kershaw County, S.C.; Madison County, Miss. Born in Camden, Kershaw District (now Kershaw County), S.C., November 17, 1795. Democrat. Served in the U.S. Army during the War of 1812; member of South Carolina state senate, 1836-40; U.S. Representative from Mississippi 3rd District, 1849-51; defeated, 1850; Governor of Mississippi, 1857-59. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Slaveowner. Died in Camden, Madison County, Miss., March 3, 1869 (age 73 years, 106 days). Interment at Kirwood Cemetery, Camden, Miss.
  Relatives: Married to Catherine Anderson; father of Margaret McWillie (who married Solomon Saladin Calhoon).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Cross-reference: S. S. Calhoon
  See also congressional biography — Govtrack.us page — National Governors Association biography — Find-A-Grave memorial
  George Calhoon — of Kentucky; Madison County, Miss. Lawyer; member of Kentucky state house of representatives, 1836. Scotch-Irish ancestry. Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Father of Solomon Saladin Calhoon.
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
  Solomon Saladin Calhoon (1838-1908) — also known as S. S. Calhoon — of Yazoo City, Yazoo County, Miss.; Helena (now part of Helena-West Helena), Phillips County, Ark.; Canton, Madison County, Miss.; Jackson, Hinds County, Miss. Born near Brandenburg, Meade County, Ky., January 2, 1838. Democrat. Lawyer; private secretary to Gov. William McWillie, 1857; newspaper editor; colonel in the Confederate Army during the Civil War; circuit judge in Mississippi, 1876-82; delegate to Democratic National Convention from Mississippi, 1888 (member, Committee on Permanent Organization); delegate to Mississippi state constitutional convention, 1890; justice of Mississippi state supreme court, 1900-08; appointed 1900; died in office 1908. Episcopalian. Scotch-Irish and German ancestry. Member, Freemasons. Died November 10, 1908 (age 70 years, 313 days). Burial location unknown.
  Relatives: Son of George Calhoon and Louisiana (Brandenburg) Calhoon; married, December 21, 1865, to Margaret McWillie (daughter of William McWillie).
  Political family: Calhoon-McWillie family of Mississippi and Kentucky.
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