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John McCauleyAge: 63 years17701833

Name
John McCauley
Given names
John
Surname
McCauley
Name suffix
Sr.
Birth about 1770 31 28

Birth of a son
#1
Matthew McCauley

Birth of a son
#2
Charles McCauley

Birth of a daughter
#3
Velina Anne McCauley

Birth of a daughter
#4
Catherine McCauley

Birth of a daughter
#5
Mary McCauley

Birth of a brotherJames McCauley
1771 (Age 12 months)
Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N36.075424 Longitude: W79.099747

Note: This birth date is probable based upon date of marriage. The 1758 date is alleged by applications to the SAR based upon faulty data. Capt. James McCauley in Marion's Brigade in SC was a James McCauley who lived there in the 1770s and 1780, not our JM.
Birth of a sisterMary “Polly” McCauley
January 1774 (Age 4 years)
Birth of a sisterWmMc Daughter McCauley
about 1775 (Age 5 years)

Birth of a brotherMatthew McCauley
1776 (Age 6 years)
Birth of a sisterCatherine McCauley
1780 (Age 10 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles McCauley
December 28, 1780 (Age 10 years)
Event
1790 Tax
1790 (Age 20 years)
MarriageJennett “Jane” BlackwoodView this family
April 12, 1798 (Age 28 years)
Birth of a daughter
#6
Elizabeth McCauley
1800 (Age 30 years)
Death of a motherCathrin Wife of Wm McCauley
October 27, 1800 (Age 30 years)
Address: New Hope Presbyterian Church Old Cemetery Hillsborough, Orange County, North Carolina
Note:

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
#7
William McCauley
1801 (Age 31 years)
Birth of a son
#8
John McCauley Jr.
1807 (Age 37 years)
Birth of a son
#9
James McCauley
1810 (Age 40 years)
Birth of a son
#10
Charles McCauley
1811 (Age 41 years)
Birth of a daughter
#11
Catherine McCauley
1813 (Age 43 years)
Probate
Estate Administrator
August 29, 1815 (Age 45 years)
Death of a sisterWmMc Daughter McCauley
before 1818 (Age 48 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 48 years)
Death of a brotherJames McCauley
between April 3, 1818 and December 31, 1818 (Age 48 years)
Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N35.913200 Longitude: W79.055855

Death of a fatherWilliam McCauley
December 20, 1825 (Age 55 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 55 years)
Note:

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. 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 56 years)
Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N36.075424 Longitude: W79.099747

Note:

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.

Property
Hillsborough NC house and lot
1828 (Age 58 years)
Address: Corner of Churton and Margaret Lane
Death of a brotherCharles McCauley
April 21, 1829 (Age 59 years)
Death of a brotherMatthew McCauley
before 1830 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childJohn McCauley Jr.Margret BlackwoodView this family
March 22, 1830 (Age 60 years)
Marriage of a childWilliam McCauleyMary “Polly” HunterView this family
January 18, 1831 (Age 61 years)
Death 1833 (Age 63 years)

Note:

Probate documents in Orange County indicate that he died before May 15, 1833.

At the time of his death, he was the administrator of the estate of William Whyte, who apparently owed $25 to Jonathan P. Sneed, assignee Samuel M Stuart and guardian of Spencer S. Reeves. Spencer may have been a descendant of William McCauley, Esq.

The probate documents of John's son, Charles, and associated documents from Tipton County TN of another son, James, show that John McCauley and Jenett/Jane Blackwood had the following children:

James
Matthew (deceased by 1854, maybe by 1848)
Charles
William
John
George J., minor in 1848
Velina Anne, minor in 1848, absent by 1854
Elizabeth (William Crabtree)
Catherine (Willis Hester of Chatham County)
Mary (John Blackwood)
Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
Marriage:
himself
-13 years
elder sister
16 years
younger 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
younger sister
2 years
younger sister
2 years
younger brother
5 years
younger sister
1 year
younger brother
Family with Jennett “Jane” Blackwood - View this family
himself
wife
Marriage: April 12, 1798Orange County, North Carolina, USA
10 years
son
-5 years
son
10 years
son
son
son
son
daughter
daughter
14 years
daughter
daughter

Death

Probate documents in Orange County indicate that he died before May 15, 1833.

At the time of his death, he was the administrator of the estate of William Whyte, who apparently owed $25 to Jonathan P. Sneed, assignee Samuel M Stuart and guardian of Spencer S. Reeves. Spencer may have been a descendant of William McCauley, Esq.

The probate documents of John's son, Charles, and associated documents from Tipton County TN of another son, James, show that John McCauley and Jenett/Jane Blackwood had the following children:

James
Matthew (deceased by 1854, maybe by 1848)
Charles
William
John
George J., minor in 1848
Velina Anne, minor in 1848, absent by 1854
Elizabeth (William Crabtree)
Catherine (Willis Hester of Chatham County)
Mary (John Blackwood)
Shared note

Wm McCauley Esq (1738-1825) bequeathed a house and lot in Hillsborough NC to his son, John, for his lifetime and, after that, to John's son William and his heirs. However, John devised that property to his son, James, in 1828 following the death of John's sister, Jane McCollum, who had apparently occupied the house most recently.

This seems to indicate that John's son, William, died (or had renounced his inheritance) between 1818 (the date of Wm Esq's will) and the 1828 deed.

Note

Orange County Court Nov 1854 Jane M'Cauley administratrix of Charled M'Cauley dec'd vs William M'Cauley, John M'Cauley, George J. M'Cauley, William Crabtree & wife Elizabeth, Willis Hester and wife Catherine, Mary Blackwood and James M'Cauley heirs at law

Petition to sell real estate

1850 US Census - Orange County Jane McCauley 69 (1781) Charles McCauley 39 (1811) idiotic Rosanna Crabtree 22 (1832)

Orange County Probate files have a case for Charles, who died intestate. His mother, Jane was administratrix. The following, Charles's only brothers and sisters, were named his heirs: William M'Cauley John M'Cauley George J. M'Cauley Elizabeth, wife of William Crabtree Catherine, wife of Willis Hester of Chatham County Mary, widow of John Blackwood James M'Cauley, who resides outside the borders of NC

    Debts ~$1030 + administrative fees ~$20
    Personal estate ~$100
    Real estate 50 ac at $2 per acre

Jane petitioned for sale of the land and for subpoenas of the heirs.
The land was sold to William M'Cauley for $100.25 on credit of 12 months.

The probate records in Orange County for John McCauley, deceased in 1833, include records from Tipton County TN naming James M'Cauley guardian of Velina Ann and George J M'Cauley, minor children of John M'cauley. late of Orange County NC. James signed a bond of $1300, 6 Nov 1848 as surety for the children. These 1833 documents indicate that both James and Matthew M'Cauley were executors for the estate of John. Presumably James and Matthew were brothers. Matthew seems to have dropped out of the picture by 1854 (perhaps by 1848?). [Presumably there are additional documents in Tipton Countyt TN.]

The probate documents of Charles (above) imply that Velina Ann was deceased by 1854 and that George J M'Cauley survived.

What happened between the 1833 death of John M'Cauley in Orange County NC and the assumption of guardianship in 1848 by James M'Cauley in 1848 is unknown.

So the children of John M'Cauley and Jennet Blackwood (Jane) were: James Matthew (deceased by 1854, maybe by 1848) William John Charles (died in 1854) George J., minor in 1848 Velina Anne, minor in 1848, absent by 1854 Elizabeth (William Crabtree) Catherine (Willis Hester of Chatham County) Mary (John Blackwood)

Ferguson/Jones/Walk tree on ancestry.com Jane McCauley = Jennet Blackwood McCauley, Wife of John McCauley, son of Wm Esq