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Alexander Callender
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Birth: 1750
Death: 1821
East Feliciana Parish
Louisiana, USA

This signature you see to the right:
Obtained from LSU Archives, Baton Rouge, Louisiana by Wade Callender of Houston, Texas, June 2007.

The signature was among other loose papers found among other items pertaining to the Natchez Trace Provincial & Territorial Documents 1759-1813.

MARRIAGE #1: Mary Coleman about 1778 in Mississippi.
MARRIAGE #2: Louisiana Marriages to 1850
Spouse: Bien, Elizabeth
Spouse: Callender, Alexander
Marriage Date: 1 Jan 1818
Marriage Location: Louisiana, West Feliciana Parish.

LAND: American State Papers, Public Lands, Vol. II. Abstract A. Page 778. Spanish Patent, dated 18 Jul 1794. They settled on part of a British grant issued to Capt. Amos Ogden in 1767. After Spanish re-occupation in 1779 all the settlers had to obtain Spanish grants. Alexander Callender obtained his grant in Township 8N-R1W. This was in Uniontown in Jefferson County. 20 Mar 1804. Cert. A-243, to claimant for 280 arpents. May 1805. Claim as above. Book C Claim #785.

DEED: From Jefferson, Mississippi Deed Index, Grantee/Alexander Calender, Grantor/Spanish Govt., Grant dated Dec 30, 1801. Book A-1, pp.145. FHL Film# 0892550. A second listing for Alexander Callender, Book A-1, pp.145 - Grantor/Philip Nevils. Grant dated 24 Feb. 1795.

GRAVEYARD-CHURCH: Elder of the first Presbyterian Church organized, (1803) he gave the land and it was called "Callender's Meetinghouse." On the southern bank of Cole's Creek, in sight of the road from Port Gibson to Natchez, in a cluster of beautiful trees, now lost to decay, but the graveyard is preserved with stones engraved with precious names which are doubtless written in the Book of Life, the founders of Southern Presbyterianism. Natchez Court Records 1767-1805. May Wilson McBee, page 392. Copy in file. Land Claim: Book B. Claim #459. Certificate A-245, 25 May 1805.

CENSUS: Early Inhabitants of the Natchez District. Only Callender listed was Alexandro Callender, resident in Villa Gayoso District, 1792/1800.

QUIT DEED; Dated Jan 1819: Eliz Callender to sons, Stephen & Alexander. She is giving up her rights to land previously owned by their father, and passing it on to them.
 
 
Family links: 
 Children:
  Ephriam Callender (1780 - 1819)*
  Stephen Callender (1781 - 1830)*
  Charity Callender Brown (1781 - ____)*
  Lydia Callender Gibson (1786 - ____)*
  Esther Callender (1787 - ____)*
  Alexander Denny Callender (1797 - 1876)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Unknown
 
Created by: Leslie Pierce Royce
Record added: Oct 02, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 77511241
Alexander Callender
Added by: Leslie Pierce Royce
 
 
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 Added: Jul. 4, 2014
 
 
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