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JANE STUART McCALLUM

                                7/25/1824 - 11/25/1876

From the notes of Jim Tillotson:

  Jim Tillotson's Research Notes on the McCallum Family (large file).

   Jim Tillotson's Index to References

15-Jane Stuart MacCALLUM

     Daughter of Duncan and Ellen (GUTHRIE) MacCALLUM

     b. 23 [MH, LDSC OTGe, HVEB, MCFR, EMGe, SCCM]/25 [OHSJ] July

         1824 [JDVF, C850(IN) age 25] in Cincinnati [LDSC, MH, HVEB] OH

          [MCFR] or  in Vevay IN [MH, OTGe]

     m. ca. 1861 [EMGe] 14-John Dick VAN EATON-see VAN EATON

     d. 25 November [OHSJ, SJWM 11/30/1876, SCCM] 1876 [MH, MHOt] in 

         College Park, [OTGe. MH], San Jose CA [LDSC, MH, OTGe, EMGe,  

         SJWM 11/30/1876] of birth complications(?) [OHFR], bur. in Oak

         Hill Cemetery [OHSJ, SCCM], San Jose CA [MH]

     Rel. Methodist [MH] or Southern Methodist [MH]

 

     ch.  See John Dick VAN EATON

 

NOTE 15-Jane Stuart MacCALLUM

[AIR2] Jane Stuart came to California with two brothers.  Her two brothers died in a smallpox epidemic.  She came from a stock somewhat more cultured, ?superior or in some way to John Dick and he might thought it possible to marry such a woman but he felt her position, alone and friendless in this new land piteous and he wanted to protect her.  And she would not have considered him a suitable suitor under different circumstances.  She was a resident of Placerville when she married.  Whether they lived happily or not is not revealed.  There were also stories of relatives of Jane’s who were of a also superior nature.  There was a family which included a daughter who later became a well known singer.  My Mother used to be invited to their home once in a while, perhaps because she had a really lovely alto voice.  She came back home with stories of a different kind of life.  There was a cousin Ephraim (Eph) who was a well known picture dealer-had a gallery on Sutter Street(?).  He had been married six times.  Then there were the Couversiers(?) quite high socially, and a printer (woman) who still had a printing shop on Market.

 

[MH] "As I Remember" a letter to Lynn Beedle

According to some stories I thought I heard from someone sometime, Jane McCallum had come to California with two brothers.  (Do you have any information on when she, or Grandpa John D. came)  Her two brothers had died (in a smallpox epidemic that occurred sometime  *I can look up the date when I get some letters from a cousin who came to California in 1851)  She came of a stock somewhat more cultured ? superior in some way to John D., and he might not thought it possible to marry such a woman but he felt her position, alone and friendless in this new land, piteous and wanted to protect her.  And she would not have considered him a suitable suitor under different circumstances.  Where I got all these sentimental and probably with only a smidgen of truth in them I do not know.  Anyway she was a resident of Placerville when she married.  I think part of this tale came from Aunt Belle and I made a more romantic tale of it as a girl who read so much might do.  Whether they lived happily or not was not revealed.  There were also stories of relatives on Jane's who were also of a superior nature.  There was a family which included a daughter who became a well known singer.  My mother used to be invited to their home once in a while, perhaps she had a really lovely alto voice.  (This really sounds a little like Pride and Prejudice)  She came back home with stories of a different kind of life.  Then there was Cousin Ephraim (Eph) who was a well known picture dealer - had a gallery on Sutter Street (?).  He had been married 6 times.  Then there were the Couversiers (?) quite high socially, and a printer (woman) who still had a printing shop on Market.  Aunt Belle wanted me to make myself known to her but I was a very timid woman and never did.  I must have been a little snob to have remembered this when I was probably told or heard things of much more import.  [Rest of letter with Van Eaton Notes]

 

[MH] father, not grandfather, supplied funds for Jane to come to California

[MH] family tree given to her by Aunt Belle which differs from information from Lynn Beedle.

Notes from Lynn Beedle in a letter dated 19 July 1977: The McCallum-VanEaton conflict was the John D VanEaton was a laborer, breech finally healed according to LSB's mother.  The name Stuart may wupport the story she was a descendent of James VI of Scotland, son of Mary Queen of Scots.

[MH] "According to Aunt Belle's story, the daughter Jane (grandmother) came to CA w/2 brothers.  They died of smallpox and Jane was left alone.  J. D. Van Eaton, a deputy sheriff in Placerville (Hangtown) married her in 1861 I think.  He was her social inferior and the Mc's did not accept him for quite a while.  What Jane was doing from 1851/61 and why she was a resident of Placerville (wedding cert so states).  Perhaps she came out much later after J. was settled.  Aunt B was quite a story teller"

Lived in Placerville 1851-1861, then got married

[SJWM 11/30/1876] Died: Van Eaton: "In this city, Nov 25th, Jane Van

            Eaton, wife of John D. Van Eaton"

 

NOTE 15-Jane Stuart MacCALLUM

      [OHSJ] Headstone

               Jane S.

               Wife of

          J.D. Van Eaton

               Born

          July 25, 1824

               Died

          Nov. 25, 1876

     [OHFR] Jane S. Van Eaton 11/25/1876; Lot 3, Block 10, Section C

          Cause of death: birth complications(?)

 

A&E  60   John 

              b.   ca. 1786 in Scotland [MH] refers to 30-Duncan

               1826 [MH] refers to 30/31-John Guthrie

        60/61-1-?-Neil, Possibly son of 60/61-1-Neil

                     b.   19 October 1822 [SWCI]

                     d.   6 January 1827 [SWCI], bur. McCallum Cemetery

                               Vevay IN [SWCI])

        30   Duncan     b.   1796 [MH], 1798 [LDSC]

                             m.   no m. listed in [    ], ? m. in PA on way to IN

                             d.   1850 [MCFR]

        31   Ellen   d.   after 1850 [C850(IN), age 52 in 1850]

                                 ?1871-72 [MCFR]

        15   Jane Stuart 

                        b.   1818 [SAGA]/? 1823-1824/1825 [MH], 23 July  

                              1825 [MH]/1828 [HVEB] in Ohio [SAGA], in Vevay IN

                              [LSB, MH]

                        m.   age 30

                         d.   25 November [MH,EMGe] 1872 [    ], 25  

                               November1874  [JDVF] 1874/1876, 1876-1879,

                               [LDSC] in San Jose [LDSC], when HEVE

                               was 14 years old and Belle 6 [MH[

                                   

 

                                                     

                                    Marriage Certificate of Jane McCallum and John D. Van Eaton