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Samuel MCCALL

Male 1770 - 1843  (Age 73)
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  • Name Samuel MCCALL 
    Born 1770 Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 11 Nov 1843 Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [13
    Buried Muddy Creek U. P. Church Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [14

    Family

    Family ID: F107 Group Sheet  |  Family Chart   
    Wife Else DAVIS (ID:I312),   b. Abt 1777,   d. 14 Nov 1843, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 66) 
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    1. John Edward MCCALL (ID:I321),   b. 1796, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Oct 1853, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57)

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    2. William John MCCALL (ID:I306),   b. 3 Dec 1797, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Feb 1877, Clay TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79)

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    3. Nancy Ann MCCALL (ID:I317),   b. 1799, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1871, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72)

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    4. Rebecca Jane MCCALL (ID:I316),   b. 15 Sep 1802, Donegal TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown

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    5. Samuel MCCALL, Jr. (ID:I314),   b. 6 Aug 1806, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Mar 1850, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 43)

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    6. Wilson MCCALL (ID:I318),   b. 10 Dec 1807, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Jul 1847, Donegal TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39)

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    7. Allen MCCALL (ID:I319),   b. 18 Aug 1810, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 May 1870, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59)

     

    8. Louise MCCALL (ID:I320),   b. Abt 1813, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown

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    • Samuel McCall was born in Pennsylvania, served with the Militia in the Indian Wars, under the maintenance of the Post at LeBouf (Erie, Pennsylvania) under the Command of Major Ebenezer Denny. Samuel McCall, Private: Commencement of Service: Feb. 12, Expiration of Service: May 31, 1795.

      An Act by the Senate & House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania on the 12th day of June, 1840, Samuel McCall was granted $40.00 pension, $40.00 grat. from Jan l, 1840..."Laws of Pennsylvania 1840, p. 653, 654."
      From: Laws of Pennsylvania, pg. 653, (No.244) AN ACT, For the relief of Samuel McCall and others, soldiers and widows of soldiers of the revolutionary war.
      Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania in General Assembly met, and it is hereby enacted by the authority of the same: That the State Treasurer be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to pay to Samuel McCall of Butler......and others.....widows of soldiers of the revolutionary and Indian wars, or their respective orders, forty dollars each immediately as a gratuity, and an annuity of forty dollars each during life, to be paid half yearly, commencing on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and forty. The foregoing gratuities and pensions to be paid in conformity with the existing laws.

      Samuel McCall, son of (Father Unknown) and of (Mother Unknown), born 1770, Pennsylvania; died 11 Nov. 1843, Centre Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania; buried Muddy Creek U.P. Church Cemetery, Butler County, Pennsylvania. He was married to Else Davis.
      Samuel McCall was the progenitor of the Butler County McCall families. His descendants can now be found in all parts of the nation. Samuel was born somewhere in Pennsylvania in the year 1770. Who were his parents? Did he have brothers and sisters? Where did he marry? Did his parents come over from Scotland or Ireland? Did they all cross the mountains to Western Pennsylvania together? Who was Samuel? What did he look like? These questions may never be answered. No portrait has been found of him. No description of him has been passed down from other generations now gone. No personal stories have survived to give us some idea of his personality. Samuel must have been strong and courageous, as most of the Scotish settlers were, to be able to come into the wilderness of Western Pennsylvania.
      We know nothing about Samuel , except the bare statistics that are found on the black and white pages of a few records found in histories and the very old documents at the Butler County Court House... we will try to build a picture of Samuel McCall almost 200 years later.
      The first census record of 1790, page 19, shows a Samuel McCall in Bedford County as head of the household, over 16 years of age. Samuel would have been 20 years old at that time. Another male over the age of 16 is also present in the household. Could this have been his father or a brother? Also, there is one female over the age of 16. This Samuel may or may not have been our Samuel McCall. In the 1800 Census we find a Samuel McCall in Unity Township, Westmoreland County, with a wife and two sons under the age of five years. This would line up with the ages of our Samuel McCall and his two oldest sons. Then in the 1810 Census our Samuel McCall is settled here in Butler County. An earlier record than the 1810 Census is the 1803 Tax List of Butler County. Samuel McCall is listed in this tax list as living in Connoquenessing Township, Butler County. He is taxed for one cow in the amount of $3.00. Butler County had just four townships at that time. In 1804 the county was divided into 13 townships and Samuel's residence was now in Centre Township. Then in 1854, the county was again divided into 33 townships and Samuel's residence was in Franklin Township. Although Samuel never moved from the place he first settled in Butler County, we can find his records in three different townships.
      The 1883 History of Butler County states that Samuel McCall was an early settler of the county. He came here with his brother-in-law, William Davis and settled on the southern side of the Muddy Creek. Samuel's descendants live on this location to this day (Earl and Mary McCall Stamm). The farm is within the boundaries of Moraine State Park. According to Mary McCall Stamm, the original log home was located a few yards in front of the present farm home. Now we have tangible evidence of Samuel McCall. The sheepskin deed for this property is in the possession of another of Samuel's descendants who also lives on part of the original farm (Mrs. Howard McCall - Emily). The deed was not recorded until 1837, which was not unusual in those days. The farm contained 400 acres and ninety-two perches for which he paid forty-two cents.
      Across the nearby stream called Muddy Creek is a small church called Muddy Creek United Presbyterian Church. The existing red brick church is the second structure on this site and was built in 1845. In the historic records of this church, Samuel McCall is listed as one of the organizers of Muddy Creek Church in 1803. Therefore he settled in Butler County sometime between 1800 and 1803. Here he lived until his death in 1843.
      Samuel McCall was a pensioned veteran of the Revolutionary War. In June of 1840 a State Law was passed giving him this pension. In the 6th Series V, page 81 and 82 of the Pennsyvlania Archives is found Samuel's military service. Pennsylvania Militia 1790-1800 Muster and Payrolls. Militia under the maintenance of the Post at Fort LeBouf. Samuel was a private and served from February 12 to May 31, 1795, under the command of Major Ebenezer Denny. This fort is the present town of Waterford, Pennsylvania , near Erie.
      Among the microfilmed records in the Butler County Court House are some other interesting transactions of Samuel McCall. Samuel McCall died on November 11, 1843 and just three days later on November 14, 1843, his wife Else also died. They were both in their eighties. There is no record of cause of death. Their deaths so close together makes one wonder. Did they die of smallpox or some other contagious disease? Or maybe some kind of accident? After their deaths in November 1843, the contents of their home was sold at auction on December 10, 1843. A document in the Court House lists each article, who purchased it, and what they paid for it. Samuel's sons, sons-in-law, and neighbors were the persons who purchased the items.
      Another document dated May 23, 1846, where the children of Samuel McCall have made an agreement to give the property left by his death to two of his sons, namely, Samuel, Jr., and Allen. The other six sons and daughters give up all claim to the property. In 1850 Samuel, Jr. died, and the original property then belongs to the youngest son, Allen. It is the descendants of Allen who live on the property today.
      The burial site of Samuel and Else is unknown. They most likely are buried in the "old" section of the Muddy Creek United Presbyterian Cemetery, but there are no headstones for them. There are headstones for the burial sites of his sons, Samuel McCall, Jr., Allen McCall and Wilson McCall in this cemetery. A Veteran's Marker, in memory of Samuel McCall, was placed on the lot of his son Samuel McCall, Jr.
      Samuel McCall built a log home on his settlement but it no longer exists. The frame home that stands near the location of the log home was built by Samuel's grandson, Frank McCall. It is the home of Earl and Mary McCall Stamm. The farm has been listed with the " Century Farms of Pennsylvania" as one that has been continuously farmed by the same family for over one hundred years.
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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1770 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - John Edward MCCALL - 1796 - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - William John MCCALL - 3 Dec 1797 - Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Nancy Ann MCCALL - 1799 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Rebecca Jane MCCALL - 15 Sep 1802 - Donegal TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Samuel MCCALL, Jr. - 6 Aug 1806 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Wilson MCCALL - 10 Dec 1807 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Allen MCCALL - 18 Aug 1810 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Louise MCCALL - Abt 1813 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 11 Nov 1843 - Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Source Citations

    1. [S34] 1883 History of Butler County, Pennsylvania, pg. 330.
      Franklin Twp., Settled in 1796 . Samuel McCall and William Davis were early settlers south of the creek.
    2. [S35] 1840 Census of PA Pensioners for Revolutionary or Military Services, pg. 22.
      McCall, Samuel, age 70, Butler County, Centre Twp., June 1, 1840, Resided with: Samuel McCall
    3. [S36] Revolutionary War Veterans-Butler County,Pennsylvania, pg. 10.
      McCall, Samuel, Resided in Center Township at the age of 70 in 1840. 1. Federal Pensioner Census of 1840.
    4. [S37] 1895 History of Butler County, Pennsylvania, pg. 571.
      The Muddy Creek Presbyterian Church was organized in 1803. Among the original members were William McCandless, a ruling elder. Also George McCandless, John McCandless and Samuel McCall.
    5. [S59] Journal of Edith McCall Young.
    6. [S117] 1790 First Census of U.S., Bedford County, PA, Image 0128, Roll M637_9, Pg. 19.
      Samuel McCall - Head of Family; 2 Free White Males of 16 and upward incl. head of family; 1 Free White Female.
    7. [S80] 1800 Census of Westmoreland County, Unity Twp., PA, pg. 312.
      Samuel McCall; 2 males under 10; 1 male 16-26; 1 female under 10; 1 female 16-26.
    8. [S114] 1810 Census of Butler County, Centre Twp., PA.
      S. McCall, 3 males -10; 2 males -16; 1 male 26-45; 2 females -10; 1 female -16; 1 female 26-45.
    9. [S115] 1820 Census of Butler County, Centre Twp., PA.
      Samuel McCall, 4 sons; 4 daughters.
    10. [S116] 1830 Census of Butler County, Centre Twp., PA.
      Samuel McCall 50-60; wife 50-60; 1 son 15-20; 2 sons 20-30; 1 dau 10-15; 2 dau 15-20.
    11. [S79] 1840 Census of Butler County, Center Twp., PA.
      Samuel McCall 70-80; wife 60-70; 1 dau 30-40.
    12. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.
    13. [S47] Family Bible of William John McCall.
      Samuel McCall Sn, Deceased this life November the 11 in the year of our Lord 1843
    14. [S40] Muddy Creek U.P.Church Cemetery, Butler County, PA.