Friday, January 12, 2018

Family Friday: Mary Jane (Peebles) Calhoun and Family

Mary Jane Peebles, the daughter of Joel C. Peebles and my 4th great aunt Jane Webb, was born in Lincoln Township in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania, in 1829. She married Thomas Calhoun (1828-1893) in 1851 and was the mother of eight children including John Alexander Calhoun (1858-1927) who is the man seated on the left in the family portrait below. Mary Jane is seated in the center, holding John Calhoun, one of her great grandchildren.*

[Photo taken about 1908 from left to right standing Edith Calhoun Haberman, Dora May Helsel Calhoun, William Henry Calhoun, Mary Calhoun Luehm. Seated left to right John Alexander Calhoun, Mary Jane Peebles Calhoun with John Calhoun on her lap and Sarah Jane Edmundson Calhoun. Shared on her public family tree by vivkifretz.]

As far as I can tell, Mary Jane never moved out of Allegheny County and died in McKeesport in 1915.

As you can see from this chart, she is my first cousin, four times removed. While I sometimes find a family resemblance in cousins' photos I don't see it in this family portrait.


*Baby John's parents are standing behind him--William Henry Calhoun and his wife Dora May Helsel Calhoun.

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