James McCaw

James McCaw

Birth
Ireland
Death 5 Mar 1840 (aged 77–78)
Blackstock, Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Burial Blackstock, Chester County, South Carolina, USA
Memorial ID 113787559 · View Source
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James McCaw, a son of William and Ann [née Watson] McCaw, was born 1762 in County Antrim, Ireland. His family immigrated to South Carolina with a group of Scotch Presbyterians around 1771-1772.

Young James McCaw served between 1775 and 1781 with the South Carolina Militia; at times serving under General Thomas Sumter.

James McCaw was twice married: first to Miss Martha Morton, daughter of John and Elizabeth Morton. This union had four known children:
John Morton (1789-1865)
Anna (1791-1873)
James (1796-1832)
Samuel (1799-1874)

After Martha died, he married Sarah McWilliams on 24 Jul 1803, James and Sarah would have two known sons:
Rev. David (1816-1906)
Edward Alexander (1820-1884)

In 1833, James McCaw applied for and started to receive a pension for his Revolutionary war service.

He departed this earthly life on the 5th of March 1840, survived by his beloved wife, Sarah and two sons; along with many grandchildren. He was laid to rest in the churchyard cemetery at Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian; the church he had been a member of since childhood.


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  • Created by: GMG
  • Added: 14 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 113787559
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for James McCaw (1762–5 Mar 1840), Find A Grave Memorial no. 113787559, citing Hopewell Reformed Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Blackstock, Chester County, South Carolina, USA ; Maintained by GMG (contributor 47391530) .