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The Descent of William Calvert, B 1785 -County Down, Ulster Province, IR

As Fred and I discussed his family ancestry, it became apparent that there is an important connection to the Calvert and Greenlee families of Northern Ireland. In Greenlee Genealogy at Ancestry Family tree, #143, p 490, Irish families (Ancestry category family and local histories, Ancestry.com) Hugh Greenlee's was born in Belfast, or Lisbrun, County Down, Ireland; He married Isabel McGowin, who was born in County Down, Ireland.

Children:
I.   John born May 11, 1797, or 1796; married Isabelle Dickson
II.  William * b July, 1800; married Mary V. Allen
III. Joseph; married Hester Ann Busby; married second Leah Wiggins
IV.  Jane; married ? Breathwith; moved to Arkansas in 1851

William Greenlees had half brothers, Robert, James, William and Hugh Calvert. Thus the Greenlee and Calverts were inter-related in the generation preceding William by two marriages, since his mother married a Calvert after her first husband, the marriage of which Hugh Greenlee was born. This second marriage to [--?--] Calvert, who apparently married Hugh Greenlee's mother then widowed, after his father's death.

From the perspective of the families history, both Calvert and Greenlee Families will require investigation in County Down, Armagh and Ulster areas. Fred's ancestor's immigrated into America at coastal Alabam, their American Gensesis locale.

In December, 2005, Fred finally found the immigration record. He notes
The following:

Once in a while one does have a 'bit of luck' and another tidbit
comes along to remotivate the pursuit of ancestors. I knew by
childern's birth date that some of William Calvert's (b. 1785)
offspring were born in Ireland and some stateside. I looked through
the Ellis Island files, tried to find ships arriving in Charleston,
Norfolk, etc., and yes even New Orleans. I gave up on the Calverts
and turned to the Greenlee(s) connection as William's wife is Ester
Greenlee.

I cruised the Oneworldtree files and found a note indicating Ester
had arrived 28 November 1826 with passage from Dublin to New Orleans,
aboard the Ship Edward Downes. Sure enough the Immigrant Ships
Transcribers Guild had the whole family listed, but as Cavart not
Calvert. Of course there is another variation of Calvert to deal
with: CAVART??? Guess what gets recorded depends on the hearing ear
of the recorder.. I would have never come up with that spelling.

Of course, knowing the people who immigrated and finding an immigration
Record which matches what was otherwise known, provides proof of entry
To the United States.

Here is the Record, Fred Found:




Immigrant Ships - Transcribers Guild: Ship Edward Downes
DISTRICT OF MISSISSIPPI - PORT OF NEW ORLEANS
I, James Purdy master or commnder of the Ship Edward Downes do solemnly, sincerely, and truly swear, that the within list signed by me and now delivered to the Collector of this District, contains the names of all passengers, taken on board the said Ship at the port of Belfast or at any time since, and that all matters therein set forth, are according to the best of my knowledge and belief just and true; I do further swear that none of the said passengers have died on the voyage. Sworn before me this 28th day of November 1826. (signature illegible) Signed by James Purdy.
LIST OF ALL PASSENGERS taken on board the Ship Edward Downes whereof J. Purdy is Master, at the Port of Belfast and bound for New Orleans.
Columns represent: Names, Age, Sex, Occupation, Country to which they belong, and Country of which they intend to become inhabitants.

Wm. Cavart 41
Ester Cavart 30
Rob Cavart 20
James Cavart 17
Wm. Cavart 14
Hugh Cavart 12
Adam Cavart 4
Geo. Cavart 1
Sarah Cavart 7
Laborers Ireland Alabama America
Wm.Greenlee 25
????? Greenlee* 22

Fred's Ancestor who immigrated to the US was William Calvert, B 1785,
County Down, Ulster Province, Ireland. He came by ship to the South
Coast of the US, landing in Alabama.

Prepared for the Web by David Edwin Bell 11/13/05
Please contact Fred Calvert  minijet58@msn.com regarding this family line or send an email message to admin@calvertgenealogy.net
                                         
The Descent of William Calvert b 1785, County Down, IR - 01 Feb 2005

1. William CALVERT (b.1785-Northern Ireland d.15 Nov 1864-Kemper County,MS)
  | sp: Mary Esther GREENLEE (b.1794-Lisburn,County Down,Ireland d.1880-
  |     Kemper County,MS)
  |-2. Adam CALVERT (b.6 Dec 1822-County Down,Ireland d.20 Oct 1880-    
  |    Kemper Co,MS)
  | sp: Leah A. WINDHAM (b.23 Mar 1829-Alabama m.1844 d.9 Jun 1908)
  |  |-3. Jefferson Davis CALVERT (b.17 Jan 1861-Rio,Kemper County,MS d
  |  |    d 5 Mar 1937-Mississippi)
  |  | sp: Christine A. HAND (b.29 Jan 1867-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.21 D
  |  |     Dec 1940-Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |-4. Freddie Carl CALVERT (b.Oct 1896-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.25
  |  |  |    Feb 1934-Rio,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  | sp: Anne Helen HEGWOOD (b.1899-Kemper County,MS m.1920 d.25
  |  |  |     Feb 1934-Moscow,Kemper County, MS)
  |  |  |  |-5. Freddie Carl CALVERT Jr. (b.2 Jul 1921-Pascogula,Jackson
  |  |  |  |    Co.,MS d.13 May 1960-Phoenix,AZ)
  |  |  |  | sp: Sara Luvergne CULLUM (b.22 Nov 1919-Kipling,Kemper
  |  |  |  |     Co ,MS m. 22 Jul 1939(div) d.21 Feb 1998-Houston,
  |  |  |  |     Harris County,TX)
  |  |  |  |  |-6. Freddie Carl CALVERT III (b.19 Dec 1942-Moscow,Kemper
  |  |  |  |  |    County,MS)
  |  |  |  |  |    Fred married and had two sons.
  |  |  |  |-5. Nettie Lee CALVERT )
  |  |  |  |-5. Helen Marie CALVERT
  |  |  |  |-5. Annie Christine CALVERT )
  |  |  |  +-5. George T. CALVERT
  |  |  |-4. Stella Inez CALVERT (b.20 Dec 1909-Rio,Kemper Co.,MS d. 22
  |  |  |    Feb 1986-Tomball,Harris County,TX) * There is a Calvert st
  |  |  |    in Tomball TX. p: William George VICK (4 chidlren)
  |  |  |-4. Lonnie Venton CALVERT (b.19 Dec 1894-Rio,Kemper County,MS
  |  |  |    d. 3 Jun 1979-Dekalb,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  | sp: Thelma G. CLEARMAN (b.Louisiana m.31 Oct 20d.Dekalb,
  |  |  |     Kember Co.,MS)
  |  |  |  |-5. Leo Venton CALVERT (b.18 Mar 1822)
  |  |  |  +-5. George Allen CALVERT(b.25 Jun 1928-Dekalb,Kemper Co MS)
  |  |  |       d.Dekalb,Kemper County, MS)
  |  |  |-4. Otis Leonard CALVERT (b.13 May 1902-Rio,Kemper County, MS
  |  |  |    d 26 Oct 1984-Meridian,Lauderdale County,MS)
  |  |  |    sp: Ruth V.
  |  |  |-4. Willie Davis CALVERT (b.23 Dec 1904-Rio,Kemper County, MS
  |  |  |    d.5 Jan 1957-Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |-4. Roger L. CALVERT (b.Apr 1895-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.MD)
  |  |  | sp: Bernice BAILEY
  |  |  |-4. Harvey Lester CALVERT (b.24 Dec 1883-Rio,Kemper County,MS
  |  |  |    d.20 May 1967-Meridian, Lauderdale County, MS)
  |  |  | sp: Abbie Lee WOOD (b.6 Dec 1882 d.6 Jul 1967-Rio,Kemper
  |  |  |     County,MS)
  |  |  |  |-5. Emmett Clark CALVERT (b.26 Sep 1904-Rio,Kemper Co, MS)
  |  |  |  |-5. Aubrey Thruston CALVERT (b.1906-Rio,Kemper County,MS
  |  |  |  |    d.Rio,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |  |-5. Ruth Eloiss CALVERT (b.1913-Rio,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |  +-5. Erlene CALVERT (b.1917-Rio,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |-4. Mittie Lee CALVERT (b.5 Sep 1886-Rio,Kemper County,MS d. 19
  |  |  |     Oct 1958-Meridian,Lauderdale County,MS)
  |  |  | sp: George L. MOTT
  |  |  |-4. Ada M. CALVERT (b.3 Aug 1887-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.24 Apr
  |  |  |    1936-Mississippi)
  |  |  | sp: Eureka John PIERCE
  |  |  | sp: James Howard MCKEE
  |  |  |  |-5. Jefferson Leon MCKEE (b.28 Oct 1911 d.Unknown)
  |  |  |  |-5. James Otho MCKEE (b.16 Aug 1913 d.Unknown)
  |  |  |  |-5. M. Lee MCKEE (b.4 May 1916 d.Unknown)
  |  |  |  |-5. Howard MCKEE (b.22 Jul 1919 d.Unknown)
  |  |  |  +-5. Mina Inez MCKEE (b.10 Jun 1924 d.Unknown)
  |  |  +-4. Mamie CALVERT (b.Abt 1906-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.Unknown)
  |  |       sp: Aubrey Earl MCKEE
  |  |     |-5. Helen Earl MCKEE (b.27 Nov 1923-Kemper County,MS)
  |  |     |-5. Ruby MCKEE (b.Kemper County,MS)
  |  |     |-5. Doris Evelyn MCKEE (b.31 Aug 1926-Kemper County,MS)
  |  |     |-5. Betty Jean MCKEE
  |  |     |-5. Aubrey MCKEE (b.2 Jul 1931)
  |  |     |-5. Mary Katherine MCKEE (b.20 Aug 1933-Kemper County,MS)
  |  |     |-5. Jerry Lynn MCKEE (b.6 Mar 1939)
  |  |     +-5. Rutha Nell MCKEE (b.19 Sep 1941)
  |  |-3. George W. CALVERT (b.28 Jan 1852-Rio,Kemper County,MS; d?)
  |  |-3. Anna CALVERT (b.5 Mar 1856-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.Unknown)
  |  |-3. James Madison CALVERT (b.3 Jan 1858-Rio,Kemper County,MS d?)
  |  |-3. Mattie Kathleen CALVERT (b.1862-Rio,Kemper County,MS d?)
  |  | sp: Joseph Henry MULHOLLAND Jr. (b.1858-Meridian, Lauderdale Co.,
  |  |     MS d.1932-Zion,Kemper County,MS)
  |  |  |-4. Louis Glenn MULHOLLAND (b.19 Sep 1882-MS d.25 Nov 1957)
  |  |  |-4. Ethel MULHOLLAND (b.1884-Mississippi d.1963)
  |  |  |-4. Rufus Henry MULHOLLAND (b.6 Nov 1890-Ms d.Feb 1957-
  |  |  |    Mars Hill,Shady Grove)
  |  |  |-4. Roy Earl MULHOLLAND (b.15 Apr 1892-Ms d.16 Feb 1966)
  |  |  |-4. Claude Wardell MULHOLLAND (b.22 Nov 1897-Ms d 8 Jul 1985)
  |  |  |-4. Lilla MULHOLLAND (b.4 Jan 1895-Mississippi d.1 Feb 1961)
  |  |  |-4. Clara MULHOLLAND (b.10 Aug 1887-Mississippi d.15 Jun 1889-
  |  |  |    Kemper Co,Ms.)
  |  |  +-4. Emmett MULHOLLAND (b.1899-Mississippi d.1902-Kemper Co,Ms.)
  |  |-3. Dr. William Clark CALVERT (b.1865-Rio,Kemper County,MS d ?)
  |  |-3. Robert CALVERT (b.1865-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.Unknown)
  |  |-3. Virginia CALVERT (b.11 Jan 1873-Rio,Kemper County,MS; d ?
  |  |-3. Dr. Emmett Griffin CALVERT (b.26 Feb 1873- Rio,Kemper Co ,MS           
  |  |-3. Mary Ann CALVERT (b.30 Oct 1847-Rio,Kemper County,MS d ?
  |  |-3. M. Elizabeth CALVERT (b.28 Nov 1848-Rio,Kemper Co,MS, d unk)
  |  +-3. William CALVERT (b.Abt 1845-Rio,Kemper County,MS d.Unknown)
  |-2. George CALVERT (b.20 Feb 1826-Ireland d.19 Jul 1898-Kemper Co MS)
  |    sp: Mary GREENLEE (b.Abt 1832 d.6 Oct 1897)
  |  |-3. John CALVERT (b.1857-Kemper County,MS d.Bef 1947)
  |  |-3. David CALVERT (b.Abt 1859-Kemper County,MS d.Unknown)
  |  |-3. Ester Annie CALVERT (b.Abt 1862-Kemper Co,MS d.19 Nov 1877)
  |  |-3. Joseph Patterson CALVERT (b.25 Feb 1863-Kemper County,MS d ?)
  |  |    sp: Nora WALTERS (b.Abt 1845 bu.Abt 1950)
  |  |  |-4. Carrie CALVERT (b.Abt 1879 d.Unknown)
  |  |  |-4. Maggie CALVERT (b.Abt 1881 bu.Unknown)
  |  |  |-4. Vergeon CALVERT
  |  |  |-4. Spergeon CALVERT
  |  |  |-4. Willie CALVERT
  |  |  |-4. Joe CALVERT
  |  |  |-4. Grady CALVERT (b.Abt 1891)
  |  |  +-4. Roy CALVERT
  |  +-3. Isabella Louiza CALVERT (b.9 Oct 1866-Kemper Co,MS d.10 May
          1938)
  |    sp: John Wesley CHISOLM (b.10 Apr 1861 d.23 Jul 1949)
  |     |-4. Elvin Ray CHISOLM (b.13 Aug 1897 d.1 Jan 1944)
  |     |-4. Marvin Clinton CHISOLM (b.16 Feb 1899 d.29 Mar 1970)
  |     |-4. Iva Dean CHISOLM (b.14 Oct 1901 d.1986)
  |     |-4. Johnie Clyde CHISOLM (b.2 May 1903 d.24 Mar 1979)
  |     |-4. Luna Mae CHISOLM (b.4 Oct 1906 d.28 Oct 1987)
  |     +-4. Cody Lamar CHISOLM (b.27 Jul 1908 bu.12 Feb 1964)
  |-2. Thomas CALVERT (b.1828-Walker,AL)
  |-2. David CALVERT (b.28 May 1833-Greene Co.,AL)
  |-2. Elizabeth CALVERT (b.1834-Alabama)
  |-2. Robert CALVERT (b.1839-Kemper County,MS)