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Matthew McCauleyAge: 54 years17761830

Matthew McCauley
Birth 1776 37 34
Birth of a sisterCatherine McCauley
1780 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles McCauley
December 28, 1780 (Age 4 years)
MarriageNancy ChapmanView this family
November 7, 1799 (Age 23 years)
Death of a motherCathrin Wife of Wm McCauley
October 27, 1800 (Age 24 years)
Address: New Hope Presbyterian Church Old Cemetery Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina

A burial in the Old New Hope Episcopal Church cemetery for a C Mc[Cauley] gives a date of death of 27 Oct 1800. Probably because there is also a Wm McCauley also buried there, this has been taken to be Catherine "Catred" McCauley. However, the 1800 census, taken on 4 August, does not include a female to fit Catherine.

From email of 3 October 2018 from William Burlingame:

"Katherine [Catherine] died in 1800, and her gravestone at New Hope [Presbyterian Old Cemetery] was a small piece of slate with very basic information carved on it. Her burial is attested to by several data items and is hardly remarkable." [See media item "William's Burial Site.pdf"]

Birth of a son
Benjamin McCauley
August 4, 1804 (Age 28 years)
Death of a sisterWmMc Daughter McCauley
before 1818 (Age 42 years)

Note: The will of her father, William McCauley Esq, dated 1818, contains no reference to the mother (or father) of William's named grandson, James Reaves/Reeves.
Death of a sisterCatherine McCauley
1818 (Age 42 years)
Death of a brotherJames McCauley
between April 3, 1818 and December 31, 1818 (Age 42 years)
Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N35.913200 Longitude: W79.055855

Death of a fatherWilliam McCauley
December 20, 1825 (Age 49 years)
Note: 20 Dec 1825 is the date most commonly given for the death of Wm McCauley. Although this would certainly be consistent with a filling of probate in the Feb 1826 court term, there is no known documentation giving an actual date of death. It would have been expected that his death would be published in the Hillsborough Recorder, but all publication dates that might reasonably have contained such a notice no longer exist so far as is known. Nor is there a notice in the Raleigh Register for which there are existing scans for all publications dates for the time in question.
Burial of a fatherWilliam McCauley
after December 20, 1825 (Age 49 years)

This alleged burial appears to be based upon a memorial tablet in the churchyard of the New Hope Prebyterian Church south of Hillsborough upon which are inscribed the names of congregation members who were in the Revolutionary War. The tablet does not state that those persons were buried there, and the church has no record that Wm McCauley was buried in either the old or the new cemetery.

The so-called "Morrow Papers" state that William was buried "on his own land", while a letter written in 1896 by William M McCauley (grandson of William's brother Mathew who lived on some of his grandfather's land) seemed to state that Mathew and William were both buried in the same cemetery, that being the one currently known as the (Mathew) McCauley Cemetery near University Lake in Carrboro NC. Another family source states that William was buried on his own land and that his house was still standing in the 1890s.

William Burlingame of Orange County NC had intended to search the area near Bald Mountain for William's house and family burial ground but died before that could be done. Suffice it to say that no actual burial place has yet been discovered for William.

Death of a sisterJane McCauley
before March 14, 1826 (Age 50 years)
Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N36.075424 Longitude: W79.099747


Date of death now known (approximately) from estate documents administered by Levi McCollum. Other family members mentioned are Mary McCollum, Henry McCollum, Charles and John McCauley.

Court documents related to her estate are dated from the May 1826 term. Some are dated from March of that year.

Death of a brotherCharles McCauley
April 21, 1829 (Age 53 years)
Death before 1830 (Age 54 years)
Family with parents - View this family
elder brother
-13 years
elder sister
16 years
elder brother
James McCauley
Birth: 1771 32 29Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Death: between April 3, 1818 and December 31, 1818Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, USA
3 years
elder sister
2 years
elder sister
2 years
5 years
younger sister
1 year
younger brother
Family with Nancy Chapman - View this family
Marriage: November 7, 1799Orange County, North Carolina, USA
5 years