Who are the children of Joel Callahan?

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Joel Callahan (Abt 1754 - 1847)  was a Revolutionary War soldier and pensioner.

In his pension papers, a wife is identified - Sarah ___, died about 1824.

And, two children: John, about whom nothing further is known, and Catherine Compton.  She married Robert Compton in 1812 Pendleton SC.

Joel was in 1790 Spartanburg Co SC, 1800 Pendleton SC and 1840 Spartanburg Sc. He may have been in 1810 Greenville SC.  Census indicates that he had more than two children.

This Joel Callahan is not to be confused with the other Joel Callahan b abt 1734.

I am asking:  Does anyone have documents and sources showing another wife/wives and additional children?

 

Howard Waldrop
WikiTree profile: Joel Callahan
in Genealogy Help by Howard Waldrop G2G6 (6.1k points)

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http://revwarapps.org/s21110.pdf

This is a transcription of his pension application.

It confirms that he was born in Virginia Pittsylvania County about the year '1754 and details his service record.

Ii includes mention of the affidavit dated January 26, 1853, whereby Catherine Compton, 60, a resident of Greenville District swore that she and her brother, John Callahan (who last lived in Louisiana], were the only surviving children of John Callahan who died in Spartanburg District in 1847; that John left no widow. 

by Philip Gale G2G6 Mach 1 (18.1k points)
edited by Philip Gale
That is correct.

There are two known children and a known wife

The 1790 Spartanburg and 1800 Pendleton census indicate more than two children. The 1800 census indicates - at least - two sons; and, 2 daughters ( possibly 3).  There was a 45+ male and a 45+ female in the house.

He may have been in 1810 Greenville SC.   He was in 1840 Spartanburg SC.  I have not - yet - found him in 1820 and 1830.

But, records such as deeds, wills and probates need to be researched.

Thanks for your answer.

Howard

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