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James McCauleyAge: 47 years17711818

Name
James McCauley
Birth 1771 32 29
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 3 years)
Birth of a sisterWmMc Daughter McCauley
about 1775 (Age 4 years)

Birth of a brotherMatthew McCauley
1776 (Age 5 years)
Birth of a sisterCatherine McCauley
1780 (Age 9 years)
Birth of a brotherCharles McCauley
December 28, 1780 (Age 9 years)
MarriageCatherine ChapmanView this family
January 12, 1792 (Age 21 years)
Death of a motherCathrin Wife of Wm McCauley
October 27, 1800 (Age 29 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
#1
William McCauley
1806 (Age 35 years)
Birth of a son
#2
James McCauley
1809 (Age 38 years)

Property
133 acres along the New Hope
May 2, 1811 (Age 40 years)
Address: adjoining George Reeves
Death of a sisterWmMc Daughter McCauley
before 1818 (Age 47 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 47 years)
Death between April 3, 1818 and December 31, 1818 (Age 47 years)
Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Latitude: N35.913200 Longitude: W79.055855

Family with parents - View this family
father
mother
Marriage:
Marriage:
elder brother
-13 years
elder sister
16 years
himself
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 Catherine Chapman - View this family
himself
James McCauley
Birth: 1771 32 29Hillsborough, Orange, North Carolina, USA
Death: between April 3, 1818 and December 31, 1818Chapel Hill, Orange, North Carolina, USA
wife
Marriage: January 12, 1792Orange County, North Carolina, USA
15 years
son
4 years
son

Birth

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.

Note

For reasons as yet unknown to me, Glenn Lowery (William McCauley Sketch of 2009 q.v. under William) states that James was disinherited because of his marriage to Catherine Chapman and moved to Mississippi where he became known as William McCauley (really??). According to Lowery, James (William) fought in the War of 1812, came home to his blacksmith operation and was murdered by unknown assailant(s). His son, William Jr, was "bound to one John McCauley and lived in Montgomery Co, TN.”

As Lowery states:

The son, James married Catherine Chapman on 12 Jan 1792 apears to be the oldest son. For this marriage he was disinherited. He went to Mississippi. There, he was referred to as William McCauley. He was a planter and a soldier of the War of 1812. He was killed after his return home from the war in a blacksmith shop with the butt of a gun . His killer was never caught. His son, William, Jr, was bound out to one John Mccauley and lived in Montgomery Co, TN. His descendants are documented in the History of Humphreys County Tennessee. It is my thought that this James, being the eldest son, was possibly named James William McCauley.

This is difficult to reconcile with a James McCauley witnessing his father's will in 1818, but it is true that there is no James McCauley in that will. Perhaps the witness was a grandson James? Actually, it makes little to no sense for a son to witness the will but be excluded from it.