Samuel McCall, born ca. 1766, was a wagon-maker by trade. In 1803, Samuel moved to Cedar Rock (in Pisgah National Forest) with his wife, Eleanor. Samuel is recorded in the 1804 Walton County census. The 1810, 1820, and 1830 census show Samuel and family were living in old Buncombe County.
By 1840, Samuel and his family were living in Horse Cove near the Cashiers/Highlands area where they settled close to Robert McCall, believed to be a nephew. Samuel left behind three sons: Robert, John, and Samuel, Jr. These sons received large land grants in Gloucester Township in the upper end of the county. Robert acquired property from Thomas Brackins in Shoal Creek in 1827, and John acquired property on the Upper French Broad in 1835. Much of the land is now a part of the National Forest system.
In the early 1840s, Samuel s daughters, Jane and Nancy, married two Pickelsimer brothers, Wilson and Benson (respectively), from Pickelsimer Fields next to Cedar Rock. Wilson and Jane later moved to the Little River community, establishing the Transylvania branch of the Pickelsimer family. Benson and Nancy remained in Macon County.
The 1850 census of Macon County shows an aged Samuel and Eleanor living with son Johnston in Horse Cove under Chestnut (now Whiteside) Mountain. A Bill of Sale written by Samuel on August 6, 1856, to Johnston, proven in open court and recorded in September session of 1856, and registered November 21, 1856, in Macon County, suggests that Samuel had recently died. By 1860, Johnston had acquired land in the Clear Creek community. He and his mother, Eleanor, are shown to be living there in the 1860 census. By then his brother George, and his family, had also acquired nearby land and moved there from Rabun County, Georgia.
Immigration: 1775 From Appin, Argylshire, Scotland aboard the Jupiter of Lairne
Date: 1775 (age 15)
Samuel McCall: Descendants of Robert, John, and Samuel, Jr. still live on the old family land grants in the Balsam Grove and Silversteen communities in Gloucester Township. Samuel and Eleanor had the following children:
Robert b. March, 1800 d. January, 1881 married Rachel Glazener, the daughter of Isaac Glazener and Elizabeth Anne Owen.
John Ansel b. April 12, 1801 d. April 7, 1892 married Elizabeth Glazener, the daughter of F. Abraham Glazener and Mary Ester Beasley.
Margaret b. 1805 never took a husband, choosing instead to farm her own land and listing herself as head of household.
Mary (Polly) b. 1808 married Absolom Brown the son of Andrew Brown & Sarah Reid. 5) Eleanor (Nella) b. ca. 1809 married Henson (Hence) Marvin Cook. 6) Samuel Jr. b. 1810 d. 1880 married Lorrence (Rennie) Reeves.
George W. b. 1813 married Rachel Brown, the daughter of Andrew Brown & Sarah Reid.
Jane (Maggie) b. April 1, 1822 d. May 16, 1892 married Abraham Wilson Pickelsimer, son of Abraham Pickelsimer & Elinor Hooper.
Johnston b. 1825 married Eleanor Elizabeth (lnu).
Nancy b. February 12, 1826 d. July 20, 1863 married Gabriel Benson Pickelsimer, the son of Abraham Pickelsimer & Elinor Hooper. (495 words) Submitted by Yvonne McCall-Dickson, PO Box 1006, Brevard, NC 28712. Sources: Land deeds, census, tombstones, and personal knowledge.
Fact: Residence (1830) Buncombe, North Carolina, USA
Fact: Residence (1840) Macon, North Carolina, USA
Fact: Residence (1850) Horse Cove, Macon, North Carolina, USA
Two unsourced births/deaths are given by various profiles now merged:
b. 1760 • Loch Etive Parish, Argyl County, Scotland d. 1852
about Jan 1776 • Orange, Province of North Carolina d. about 1856
These records appear to be for a different person (to be moved to a new profile once it exists) born of Robert McCall:
Family Data Collection - Births; Ancestry Record 5769 #2946176; Name: Samuel Mccall; Father: Robert Mccall; Mother: Elizabeth Aiken; Birth Date: 1778; State: NC; Country: USA.
Samuel McCall born approximately 1767/1769. According to the 1850 census he states he was born in Orange County, N.C., and that he is a wagon maker by trade. He was living with his youngest son, Johnston at Horse Cove Mountain in Macon County, N.C. We believe he moved later to Rabun County, Ga. and did there. This photo, is a copy of a tin type, and comes through one of his descendants, Mildred Morgan.
Samuel married to Eleanor Ellison/Allison. Samuel and Eleanor moved to the Davidson River area prior to 1800. Samuel ought in Walton War here in Transylvania in 1809. Most of the McCalls today can trace their line back to this Samuel McCall, from Jackson, Macon, Transylvania and further west.
Childen of Samuel and Eleanor were:
Robert, born 1800 died 1881 is buried at Long Branch (McCall Cemetery) in Pisgah National Forest. Married Rachel Glazner.
John Jr. born 1801, married Elizabeth Glazner.
Margaret was born in 1805.
Mary was born in 1808.
Samuel born in 1810 married (1) Lorrence Reeves, (2) Sarah Jane (Rena) McCall and (#) Sarena/Lurrana McCall.
Eleanor born in 1810 married Marvin Cook.
George born in 1813.
Rhonda Jane born in 1813 and married Wilson Pickelsinner.
Johnston born in 1925 .
Nancy born in 1826 and married to Benson Pickelsinner.
Samuel McCall married Eleanon Ellison/Allison; Robert McCall married Rachel Glazner; Jason McCall married Matilda Dunn; John Almie McCall married Ersuley Ban?ther; Rufus Sylvanus McCall married Idella Owen; and Willard W. McCall married Edith Searcy.
Editor's Note: Wando Aiken was related to Samuel McCall eight generations back on her father's side. According to Aiken, members of the Owen? Parker, Dunn, Galloway and Lance families are all descendants of Samuel McCall.
↑Passengers or Emigrants on Board, the Ship Jupiter; Quote: ... 56, John McCole, 49, Labourer, Apine. 57, Mildred McCole, 40, His Wife, Apine. 58, John McCole, 16, their son, Apine. 59, Samuel McCole, 15, their son, Apine. 60, Donald McCole, 12, their son, Apine. 61, Dougald McCole, 8, their son, Apine. 62, Alexander McCole, 4, their son, Apine. 63, Katherine, 2, their Daughter, Apine....
Ancestry Profile "Public Member Trees", database, Ancestry.com (accessed 5 November 2017), profile for Samuel McCall Sr.
1810 United States Federal Census; Ancestry Record 7613 #353331; Name: Samuel McCale; Home in 1810 (City, County, State): Buncombe, North Carolina; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 (Samuel born before 1765); Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 3; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1; Number of Household Members Under 16: 7; Number of Household Members Over 25: 2; Number of Household Members: 9. Image
1820 United States Federal Census; Ancestry Record 7734 #107148; Name: Samul Meall; [Samuel McCall] ; Home in 1820 (City, County, State): Buncombe, North Carolina; Enumeration Date: August 7, 1820; Free White Persons - Males - Under 10: 3; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 16 thru 18: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 45 and over: 1 (Samuel born before 1775); Free White Persons - Females - Under 10: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 15: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 26 thru 44: 1; Number of Persons - Engaged in Agriculture: 5; Free White Persons - Under 16: 8; Free White Persons - Over 25: 2; Total Free White Persons: 10; Total All Persons - White, Slaves, Colored, Other: 10. Image
1830 United States Federal Census; Ancestry Record 8058 #175576; Name: Samuel McCale; [Samuel McCall] ; Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Buncombe, North Carolina; Free White Persons - Males - 5 thru 9: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 2; Free White Persons - Males - 50 thru 59: 1 (Samuel born between 1771 and 1780); Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 5 thru 9: 2; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1; Free White Persons - Under 20: 7; Total Free White Persons: 9; Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored): 9. Image
1840 United States Federal Census; Ancestry Record 8057 #1642935; Name: Saml Mccall; Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Macon, North Carolina; Free White Persons - Males - 10 thru 14: 1; Free White Persons - Males - 40 thru 49: 1 (Samuel? too young); Free White Persons - Females - 10 thru 14: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 1; Free White Persons - Females - 50 thru 59: 1; Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1; No. White Persons over 20 Who Cannot Read and Write: 2; Free White Persons - Under 20: 3; Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 1; Total Free White Persons: 5; Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 5. Image
1850 United States Federal Census; Ancestry Record 8054 #12847617; Name: Samuel McCall; Gender: Male; Age: 84; Birth Year: abt 1766; Birthplace: Orange; Home in 1850: Horse Cove, Macon, North Carolina, USA; Occupation: Wagon Maker; Industry: Railroad and Miscellaneous Transportation Equipment; Line Number: 13; Dwelling Number: 711; Family Number: 726; Household Members: Name Age: Samuel McCall 84; Eleanor McCall 60; Johnston McCall 25. Image
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Samuel by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
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