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Samuel McCall

Samuel McCall

Male 1710 - 1761  (50 years)

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  • Name Samuel McCall 
    Birth 8 Oct 1710  Scotland Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Death Apr 1761  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I30392  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 31 Oct 2015 

    Family ID F8503  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Anne McCall,   b. 7 Apr 1720, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 15 Dec 1785, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 65 years) 
    Marriage 28 May 1737  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10054  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart
    Last Modified 26 Jan 2023 

  • Notes 
    • Anne McCall, daughter of George and Anne (Yeates) McCall, was born in Philadelphia, Pa., April 7, 1720. She was married in our city, May 28, 1737, to her cousin-german, Samuel McCall, son of Samuel McCall, a prosperous merchant of Glasgow, Scotland, engaged in the Virginia trade, (elder brother of George McCall who married Anne Yeates,) by his first wife Isobel, daughter of William Blackburn, also a merchant of Glasgow, by his wife Margaret Murdoch. Mr. McCall was born in Scotland, October 8, 1710, and, on joining the family of his uncle George McCall in Philadelphia, entered into a commercial partnership with Mr. McCall's son-in-law, Mr. John Inglis, distinguishing himself from his brother-in-law, Samuel McCall, by adopting the style of "Senior.''

      He took an active part in association for the defence of the city and Province against anticipated attacks of French and Spanish enemies of Great Britain, necessitated by the apathetic attitude of the Quaker element of our General Assembly, and in November, 1747, acted as one of the Managers of a lottery instituted for the purpose of obtaining money to construct a fortification to command the river approaches to the city, known as the "Association Battery," on the recent site of the United States Navy Yard in Southwark.

      n the organization of the Associated Regiment of Foot of Philadelphia, he was commissioned, January 1, 1747-8, Major of that body. Mr. McCall was one of twenty-one Philadelphians (among whom were his brothers-in-law Samuel and Archibald McCall, and their brother-in-law William Plumsted), who pledged the subscription of £500 (the estimated tax on the Proprietary Estates) to facilitate the assent of Lieutenant-Governor Morris to an Act, passed by General Assembly, for raising £50,000 for the defence of the Province during the consternation caused by the defeat of General Braddock, a proposal, which, however, it will be remembered, was not accepted. And, when the differences between the Governor and Assembly had finally been accommodated through the liberality of the Penn family, and a bill enacted, towards the close of 1755, granting money for the purchase of arms and similar disbursements, Mr. McCall supplied the Government with fourteen 4 lb. cannon, six swivel, and some smaller ammunition, in the course of the following year.

      Besides his residence in our city, Mr. McCall owned real estate in and about German town, which was sold on his decease, and became vested in Israel Pemberton. He was one of the seventy-five persons to whom the charter of the Library Company of Philadelphia was granted March 25, 1742. His interest in the social gayety of Philadelphia is indicated by his subscription to the First Dancing Assembly of 1748. He was one of the original members of the St. Andrew's Society. Mr. McCall died in Philadelphia in April, 1761, and was buried the 28th in Christ Church Ground. Mrs. McCall survived her husband, and was buried in the same cemetery, December 15, 1785. They had eleven children, born in Philadelphia.

      [Jasper George Yates Extract from the following work [2015 by Ronald E, Yates]:The Descendants of JORAN KYN of New Sweden; By GREGORY B. KEEN; 1913]