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Robert McDowell MCCALL

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Male 1843 - 1899  (55 years)

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  • Name Robert McDowell MCCALL 
    Nickname Bob 
    Born 3 Jul 1843  Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Gender Male 
    Physical Description Height: 5'5", Eyes: Blue, Hair: Fair, Complexion: Fair 
    Military 9 Aug 1861  Butler, Butler County Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    US Civil War; Union Army; Robert "Bob" McDowell McCall was a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the Civil War. He enrolled as a private in Co. G., 137th Reg. Infantry at Butler, Pennsylvania, on August 9, 1861 at age nineteen. He gave his residence as Butler County and his occupation as a farmer. Robert was mustered into service at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1862, and was mustered out of service on June 1, 1863. He was again enrolled as a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the war, this time as a private in Co. A, 212th Reg., 6th Artillery at Allegheny on August 31, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on September 4, 1864. Robert was mustered out of service with the Battery on June 13, 1865. His brother, William McCall, was also enrolled at Allegheny on August 31, 1864 
    _UID 34BB8B3F56C5274C952D90BE6DCE8054661E 
    Died 15 Mar 1899  Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6, 7, 8
    • Notes by Esther (Fennell) McCall on the death of Robert McDowell McCall.
      Robert McDowell McCall, b. 1843, d. 1899, father of John B. McCall, was a farmer in Clinton Twp. Butler Co., Pa. He always liked fast horses and was driving a young skittish team in the hay field. Suddenly the team frightened and ran away with Robert hanging to the lines. He headed them for the open barn doors where they ran in to the barn floor and stopped. But Robert didn't duck fast enough, striking his head on the low girder above the doors, knocking him off the wagon where he lay unconcious for some time. When he recovered he suffered from severe headache, earache, and running ears. Finally Dr. Stepp, a country doctor dried up the discharge and Robert died in agony. His oldest son, Elmer, swore he would kill the Doctor.
    Buried Clinton United Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    • Elizabeth "Lib" Davis was a daughter of Joseph Davis and Elizabeth "Eliza" Belle Hays Davis and a granddaughter of John Davis and Elizabeth Baxter Davis. The Davis family purchased their Butler County homesite (Middlesex Township) on April 2, 1812. Elizabeth's father Joseph purchased the shares of the farm from his brothers and sisters after the death of John Davis who died intestate. The Joseph Davis home was sold to Robert McDowell McCall after the death of Joseph Davis.
      Robert McDowell McCall and Elizabeth Davis were married on September 13, 1866 by Rev. W. R. Hutchinson in Clinton U.P. Church.
      Robert McDowell McCall and Elizabeth Davis McCall are buried in the Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery, Saxonburg, Pennsylvania.
    Person ID I353  Robert Mueller Family | Ancestors of Linda L Garrison
    Last Modified 24 Mar 2013 

    Father William Wasson MCCALL,   b. 5 Apr 1818, Center TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1887, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Mother Emma (Amy) MCCANDLESS,   b. 1823, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Jan 1892, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years) 
    Married 22 Sep 1842  Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F117  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth (Lib) DAVIS,   b. 24 Mar 1848, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Jul 1918, Pittsburgh, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 Sep 1866  Clinton United Presbyterian Church, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [10
    Family ID F119  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - 3 Jul 1843 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMilitary - US Civil War; Union Army; Robert "Bob" McDowell McCall was a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the Civil War. He enrolled as a private in Co. G., 137th Reg. Infantry at Butler, Pennsylvania, on August 9, 1861 at age nineteen. He gave his residence as Butler County and his occupation as a farmer. Robert was mustered into service at Harrisburg, Pennsylvania on August 25, 1862, and was mustered out of service on June 1, 1863. He was again enrolled as a Pennsylvania Volunteer in the war, this time as a private in Co. A, 212th Reg., 6th Artillery at Allegheny on August 31, 1864. He was promoted to Corporal on September 4, 1864. Robert was mustered out of service with the Battery on June 13, 1865. His brother, William McCall, was also enrolled at Allegheny on August 31, 1864 - 9 Aug 1861 - Butler, Butler County Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 13 Sep 1866 - Clinton United Presbyterian Church, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 15 Mar 1899 - Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Clinton United Presbyterian Cemetery, Clinton TWP, Butler County, Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S45] Military Service Record - Robert McDowell McCall.
    2. [S58] Journal of Esther Fennell McCall.
    3. [S91] 1880 Census of Butler County, Clinton Twp., PA.
      June 11, 1880, Page 14, SD10, ED32, Image 14; Robert M. McCall, age 36, Occ: Farmer; Wife: Elizabeth, age 32; Son: Elmer P., age 12, At Home; Son: Joseph D., age 10; Son: Curtis, age 9/12. All born in Pennsylvania.
    4. [S31] GEDCOM file imported on 17 May 2004.
    5. [S47] Family Bible of William John McCall.
      Robert McDowell McCall was borne on the 3 Day of July in the year of our Lord 1843
    6. [S56] Application for Widows Pension - Elizabeth McCall.
    7. [S59] Journal of Edith McCall Young.
      The death of Robert McDowell McCall, as related to me by my Father, John Baxter McCall.
      Robert lived on and farmed the Davis farm...the ancestral home of his wife Elizabeth Davis McCall, located in Clinton Township, Butler County, Pennsylvania. Robert was riding in a farm wagon driving a team of horses. The horses shied from something and became uncontrollable. The runaway horses headed for the barn. Robert was standing in the wagon trying to pull them in with all his strength. The horses entered the barn on the run. Robert hit his head on the low barn opening as they entered. He was knocked unconscious and laid for three days in a coma. They said that blood seeped from his ears, the concussion was so severe. He never regained consciousness and died on the third day. My Father, his youngest child was only six years old.


    8. [S43] Butler County Court House - Death Book.
      Robert McCall, b. July 3, 1843, d. March 15, 1899. Farmer, Clinton Twp. Buried in Clinton Cemetery.
    9. [S49] Clinton U.P. Church Cemetery, Butler County,PA.
      Robert M. McCall, Corp. Co. G 137 PA Inf Civil War Jul 3, 1843 - Mar 15, 1899
    10. [S63] Clinton U.P. Church, Clinton Twp., Butler, PA.