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Wilson Davis Calfee
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Birth: Oct. 28, 1809
Pulaski County
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 15, 1892
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA

Wilson was the son of William Calfee and Nancy Davis. He married Jane Peery Bailey.

In the fall of 1836, Wilson left his home in Pulaski County, Virginia, and, together with W.O. Hollandsworth and Stephen Saunders, explored lands in Raleigh Co., WV. The other two ended up settling there, but Wilson returned to Mercer Co., WV, where his brothers Samuel and James were living.
Wilson built his first home at the Gap of Stony Ridge, now occupied by the Mercer Mall (Bluefield) in 1845. Later, he built a new log home a mile or so eastward. Wilson was a full-time farmer but also taught at the Gap Elementary School for three to four years for no salary. One winter, he taught for four months at $25 per month. Wilson was an elder in the Disciples of Christ congregation. Left-handed and unprepossessing in appearance, he was very enterprising.

Calfee Memorial Christian Church, dedicated in 1904, was named after Wilson and his brother Rev. James Calfee. 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Jane Peery Bailey Calfee (1823 - 1888)
 
 Children:
  William Henry Harrison Calfee (1846 - 1911)*
  Augustus Bailey Calfee (1847 - 1915)*
  Robert McNutt Calfee (1849 - 1913)*
  Russell Kohler Calfee (1851 - 1913)*
  Esther Frances Calfee Karnes (1853 - 1934)*
  Matilda Alice Calfee (1855 - 1878)*
  Samuel Wicliff Calfee (1857 - 1857)*
  James Luther Calfee (1857 - 1925)*
  Nancy Elizabeth Calfee (1860 - 1861)*
  Mary Ellen Calfee Bailey (1862 - 1925)*
  Florence Georgia Calfee (1865 - 1939)*
  Charles Clinton Calfee (1867 - 1872)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
FATHER
 
Burial:
Calfee Cemetery
Green Valley
Mercer County
West Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Judy Llamas
Record added: Jan 21, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 17610351
Wilson Davis Calfee
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Wilson Davis Calfee
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
Wilson Davis Calfee
Added by: Judy Llamas
 
 
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 Added: Jan. 19, 2010

- Robert C. Hill, Sr.
 Added: Nov. 7, 2008
 
 
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