Roderick P. Calhoun1,2,3

ID# 20466, (abt 1824 - )

Key Events:

Birth: about 1824, Virginia4,5,6
Marriage: 21 Dec 1848, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Janett F. Flora (about 1823 -1,7 )
ChartsDescendants of David Dutt/Toot

Copyright Notice

Narrative:

     Roderick P. Calhoun was born about 1824 in Virginia.4,5,6
     Roderick married Janett F. Flora, daughter of Elisha Flora and Genette Young, on 21 Dec 1848 in Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.1,7
     Roderick and Janett F. Flora appeared on the 1850 Federal Census of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, enumerated 16 Dec 1850, reporting no real estate but 26 slaves, ranging in age from 2 to 60. Her parents were evidently living close by, or perhaps even in the same dwelling, as they are listed next in the census record.4,8
     Roderick and Janett appeared on the 1860 Federal Census of Bachelor's Hall, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, enumerated 18 Jul 1860, reporting personal estate of $900. Their children Annie, Emma, George and Martha were listed as living with them.3
     Roderick and Janett appeared on the 1870 Federal Census of Danville, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, enumerated 23 Aug 1870, reporting no real estate, but $1,000 in personal estate.9
     Roderick and Janett appeared on the 1880 Federal Census of Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, enumerated 7 Jun 1880.10
     He was a farmer, though in 1860 his occupation was listed as overseer. He may have been working for someone else at that time.11,12,13,14 In 1880 he reported he was renting his farm for a fixed rental. It contained 235 acres of "improved" land, 225 of woodland, and 50 of other unimproved land. He valued the farm at $6,000, implements at $100, and livestock at $400. In the prior year he had spent $75 on fencing, $116 on fertilizer, and $1,375 on 400 weeks of labor. He valued the prior year's farm production at $2,580. At mid-year he owned one horse and two mules, two milch cows and two other cows, and 29 swine. One calf had been dropped the prior year. He had produced 650 bushels of Indian corn on 38 acres, and 180 of oats on 30 acres, 2 bushels of peas, 3 of beans, 25 of potatoes. He had raised 15,000 lb. of tobacco on 25 acres and 10 bushels of peaches on 10 trees. He had cut 130 cords of wood worth $150.15
     
Research Note:
No record of Roderick or Janett has been found after 1880. It seems likely they died between 1880 and 1900, but they do not appear in the Pittsylvania Co. death records, which are available for that period. Perhaps they followed their married daughter Annie to Rockingham Co. North Carolina. Death records there for that period have not been found.

Children:
     Children with Janett F. Flora:

  • Annie Elizabeth Calhoun16 (Dec 1852 - Nov 1930)
  • Emma J. Calhoun16,17 (Feb 1855 - 30 Sep 1860)
  • George L. Calhoun16,18 (Feb 1858 - 30 Sep 1860)
  • Martha B. Calhoun16,19 (Apr 1860 - 31 Oct 1860)

Citations

  1. [S3519] "Virginia Marriages, 1785-1940," FamilySearch.org, record for Rodrick P. Calhoon and Janett F. Flora, citing FHL #33326 and pg 141.
  2. [S6479] Roderick Calhoon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  3. [S6474] Roderick P. Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  4. [S6479] Roderick Calhoon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows age 26 and state.
  5. [S6474] Roderick P. Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows age 35 and state.
  6. [S6561] Roger P. Calhoun household, 1870 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows age 46 and state.
  7. [S6479] Roderick Calhoon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as husband and wife.
  8. [S6604] Roderick Calhoun, owner, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, slave schedule.
  9. [S6561] Roger P. Calhoun household, 1870 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  10. [S6562] Roderick Calhoun household, 1880 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  11. [S6479] Roderick Calhoon household, 1850 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  12. [S6474] Roderick P. Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows occupation as overseer.
  13. [S6561] Roger P. Calhoun household, 1870 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  14. [S6562] Roderick Calhoun household, 1880 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows occupation as farmer.
  15. [S6586] Roderic Calhoun farm, 1880 U.S. Census, agriculture schedule, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia.
  16. [S6474] Roderick P. Calhoun household, 1860 U.S. Census, Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, shows them apparently living as parent and child.
  17. [S6478] South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc., online, "1860 Death Register - Part 2," record for Emma J. Callhoun.
  18. [S6478] South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc., online, "1860 Death Register - Part 2," record for George L. Calhoun.
  19. [S6478] South Central Virginia Genealogical Society, Inc., online, "1860 Death Register - Part 2," record for Martha B. Callhoun.