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Jean Calais, France to VA

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Jean Calais, France to VA

Fran Johnston (View posts)
Posted: 943341956000
Jean Calais was born in France. He married Elizabeth
McCoy (McCay). It is believed that Jean came from France in 1685 to escape the persecution
of the Huguenots. Settled in Virginia - Norfolk or
Portsmouth.

Their children: Unknown Calais, Henry Calais, william Calais, John Calais, Louis Calais, Elixabeth Calais, Lucy Calais and Anne Calais.

Unknown Calais married Unknown.

Their child: John Calais

John Calais married Elizabeth Hodges.

Their child: William Lathrin Calais (b. June 27, 1800)

William Lathrin Calais married Lucerne Sedberry November 12, 1818, she was the daughter of George Sedberry.
Notes on William Lathrin Calais: From a book on the G.33
Regiment NC Troops, Callais, William L. Private

"Born in Montgomery County and resided in Cumberland County where he was by occupation, a farmer prior to enlisting
in Cumberland County at age 56., August 24, 1961 (wonder if he lied about his age?).
Present or accounted for through March 13, 1862. Company records indicate that he was
captured at New Bern on March 14, 1862; however, records of the Federal Provost Marshal do not substantiate that report.
Reported absent sick in November-December 1862. Discharged on February 28, 1863 by reason of disability."

Their children: John Dudley Calais (b. April 5, 1824, NC, d. May 3, 1863 at Chancellorsville, VA (Civil War Battle),
Lucene Frances Calais (b. 1828), Martha D. Calais (b. 1836 married (1) R. T. Scanlin, m (2) T. H. Stoner on April 4, 1`867),
William Mitchell Calais (b. December 21, 1839, d. December 1, 1875, married
Sarah Hill Davis).

John Dudley Calais married Sarah Hill Mitchell on June 7, 1845, she was dau of william Mitchell and Sarah Hill.

Their children: Martha Davis Calais (b. September 29, 1861, d. August 4, 1931 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC),
Charles Henry Calais (b. November 2, 1854), Florence Cornelia Calais (b. December 6, 1847, d. 1880 in Fayetteville,
Cumberland County, NC), Thomas M. Calais (b. 1856 - he was a master machinist in Florence SC by the time his mother
died), Harvey W. Calais (b. 1852 - Harvey was a "leading druggist of Mobile, Alabama" when his mother died. He had
four children.), William Gaston Calais (b. June 28, 1846), and Sarah Calais.

Martha Davis Calais married John Chisholm Vann in 1883 in Fayetteville, Cumberland County, NC.

I have info on their descendants if anyone's interested.

Fran Johnston
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