Jean [8017]
(Bef 1745-Bef 1804)


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1. James CALHOUN [8016]

Jean [8017] 3

  • Born: Bef 1745 1
  • Marriage (1): James CALHOUN [8016] before 1755 1 2
  • Died: Bef 10 Jun 1804, , Guilford, NC, USA 4

bullet   Other names for Jean were Janet IRWIN, Jean JOHNSON,5 Janet JOHNSTON and Jenny JOHNSTON.


bullet  General Notes:

Jane's surname is thought to be Johnson or Johnston after the middle name of her firstborn son. In Guilford Co., NC in militia records dated 1779, there are an Alexander Johnston, William Johnston, John Johnston, Gideon Johnston and Mordecai Johnston enlisted that could be leads for her relatives along with a James, William and John Calhoun. By age, they are more likely her nephews if she is a Johnston by birth.

Will of Jean (Johnson) Calhoun:

File #082

State of North Carolina, Guilford County, In the name of God, Amen. Noing (?) the frailty of my body (2 words garbled) mind and memory and do by these presents, constitute and appoint this my last will and testament.

First, after my lawful debts and funeral charges (?) be paid, I give to my loving daughter(s) Elizabeth Flemson (?), Mary Wheaty (?), Ann Holliday, Sarah Love, Alse Tharp and Nancy Reed (?) all my (1 word garbled) clothes and then to be equally divided among those above mentioned daughters.

I give to my loving son James Calhoun five shillings to be paid out of my personal estate.

Also I give to my loving son Samuel Calhoun one bed, bed sheet, and furniture and one stove (one word garbled) by the said Samuel Calhoun paying my burial charges.

Also I give my loving son Robert Calhoon five shillings to be paid (?) out of my estate.

Also I give to my loving son John Calhoon five shillings to be paid (?) out of my estate (one word garbled). I give to my loving granddaughter Ester Calhoon one bed, bed sheet (?) (two words garbled) five sheets (3 words garbled) bed quilts, fore head of cattle and the (1 word garbled) of them, fore head of sheap (2 words garbled) of them half dozen of (1 word garbled) plates (4 words garbled) . Dishes, half a dozen spoons, half a dozen knives and forks, two iron pots, one (1 word garbled) oven, (2 words garbled), one (2 word garbled), one (1 word garbled) wheel, one (1 word garbled) cotton chard's, one (1 word garbled) chest and stone pot. Also the remains of my estate, if any, I desire to be given to the above named Ester Calhoon

Lastly, I do these presents, constitute, and appoint Benjamin Barnhams (?) executors of my last will and testament and I do by these presents disallows all other wills fome (?) testament and this above to be my last will and testament.

Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of Charles Barnham (?) (jur..). , 10 Jun 1804.

Henry Calhoon
Nathan Barnham (?)

State of North Carolina, Guilford County, May tenn (?) 1805.

The execution of the within will was proven in open court by the oath of Charles Barnham and on motion, ordered to be recorded. Then (1 word garbled) in Benjamin Barnham and qualified as executor of said will.

John Hamilton, Clerk 4


bullet  Noted events in her life were:

Probate: Will, May 1805, , Guilford, NC. 4


Jean married James CALHOUN [8016] [MRIN: 2753], son of Unknown CALQUHOUN [15755] and Unknown, before 1755.1 2 (James CALHOUN [8016] was born before 1728 in VA or Ireland 1 and died about Feb 1795 in , Guilford, NC 6.)



1 Public Member Tree (

2 U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (

3 Richard D. Reed to L. Dudick Email dated 1999 at CL-489. 41

4 Calhoun, Jean Johnson, Transcription by James Pederson of the will of Jean Calhoun written in 1804 (published at Message Board).

5 Pederson, James, Descendants of Unknown Tharp (c2001 forwarded to me via an email attachment and is well sourced. James "Pete" Pederson's email address in 2005 is

6 Calhoun, James Irvin, Transcript by James Pederson of James Calhoun's will written in Jan. 1795 ( Message Boards).

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