My name is Gloria McCallum.My mother's name was Jessie Mae (Calcote) McCallum, 1929-1999.My family is African American and descended from the Calcote family of Brookhaven, MS. I just began researching the Calcote branch of my family.
My grandfather was Emanuel Calcote (Jessie Mae's father). His parents were Willie R. Calcote and Mary (Cook) Calcote.From oral history I have learned that Willie R. Calcote was the only son of a French man named Calcote.The French man's brother also fathered 5 children with an African American woman.
Any background information you have on the two brothers would be appreciated. From a previous post I learned that John Calcote held 3 slaves (1810 census).
Thank You, Gloria *Searching for McCallum, Calcote, Bingaman, Thomas, Markham & Coleman Family Roots in Mississippi