Born about 1763 just North of the Welsh Tract, Prince Frederick's Parish, Craven County, Province of South Carolina.
William Medcalf, Jr. could very well be the second son of his father William, Sr. since his was not the first executor of his father's will.
William, Jr. most likely tended to his father's lands growing up and was the ripe age as a young man to have fought as a soldier in the American Revolution.
Quoted from family letter written by Henry Hill Metcalf and copied by his son, Ralph Emery Metcalf, dated April 20, 1905...
"William Metcalf, Grandfather to H. H. Metcalf, lived in North Carolina was probably born and raised there. He was of English decent.
Grandmother Metcalf maiden name Caroline Thomas was of Scottish decent and lived in North Carolina died in Maury County, Tennessee and was buried near Love's old Mills on Fountain Creek.
They lived in Anson County, North Carolina and he was Lieutenant in Revolutionary War. He moved from North Carolina to Jackson County, Georgia in 1802. (Land records show that William sold land in North Carolina on October 22, 1803, but is listed in the 1804 tax record of Jackson County, GA)
My father, Balaam Metcalf was born in Jackson County, Georgia in 1807 and then Grandfather moved there to Wayne County, Tennessee in 1812. Lived there one year, and then moved to Maury County, Tennessee in 1813 where he lived until Grandmother died in 1841. He then went to Clifton, Wayne County and lived with Uncle James until his death in 1845."
Buried near or in Clifton, TN according to family letter and headstone has not been found yet.
Mary Caroline Thomas Medcalf