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my grandfather was:
Thomas O. E. McCallum (1923-1990)US Navy and US Army Veteran WW II Korea Vietnam, son of Auburn Doyle McCallum (1893-1970) and Annie Mae Estes (1902-1974), Chester County, South Carolina, United States of America. My direct line ancestors McCallum (gr, gr,gr,greatgrandfather Peter McCallum) came around 1813 from Scotland to South Carolina, his father Duncan McCallum was born in Scotland and in 1813, accompanied by his wife and children, he came to America thru the Port of Charleston.Duncan purchased a plantation in York County, South Carolina and operated his land with slave labor. He spent the remainder of his life there, dying when upwards of eighty years of age, on April 18, 1865. Duncan and Catherine were wed in Scotland on July 11, 1806.Their son, Peter, was the oldest of six children born in Scotland. The other eightchildren were born in York District, York County, or Chester County, South Carolina. Peter was born at Edinburgh, Scotland on September 18, 1808. His dad assisted him materially when the time came to establish himself as an agriculturist, and Peter became a prominent and well-known planter.This means that Peter and his wife Violet A. Wallace McCallum owned a large plantation and held many slaves while in York County, but in 1872 he left South Carolina, and accompanied by three of his sons came to Pleasant Valley. His plantation was probably ruined by the spoils of war. Peter was buried in the pioneer cemetery at Pleasant Valley,Dallas County, Texas on May 3, 1885.The McCallum family came to America with that, already old, bible and carried it in a covered wagon from South Carolina to Pleasant Valley, Dallas Co., Texas. The family already well established in the Presbyterian faith would now become instrumental in establishing a Presbyterian church at Pleasant Valley. As early as 1852, a group of neighbors were said to gather in the Pleasant Valley area to worship God.
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enter 1184 N. Shiloh Rd, York, SC
selct birds eye view
this is the church and graveyard where Duncan McCallum and his wife Catherine McNeill McCallum (gr,gr,gr, gr,greatgrandparents) are buried at, the top left white building is the orginal church, Duncan McCallum was one of the founding members.My ancestors in direct line: McCallum,McCollum, Wallace, MacNeil, Cameron, McLaren, Macleod..., Estes, Pendergrass, Wilkes,Crosby, .So I feel very connected to South Carolina. I am currently working as a chronicler of the Leopold Stolz family and for the descendants of Emma Bondy.
The grandfather of my fiancee was Leopold Stolz (1866-1957, Austrian composer, conductor and royal bandmaster), and Robert Stolz (1880-1975, famous Austrian Waltz composer and conductor) was her grand-uncle.
We have published an extensive article about Leopold Stolz on the website of Adler Vienna
On Sep 07, 2012 was her grandfather´s 55. anniversary of death.
Her great-grandfather, the composer and teacher JAKOB STOLZ was born in Graz on 18 July 1832, exactly 180 years ago. He is the father of Leopold Stolz and Robert Stolz, the renowned waltz-composer and conductor.