Please kindly find below my information on Hiram Calef. My line is through his wife America Gillham so I have not extensively researched the Calef family. I hope this helps, if you have any further questions or would like to compare source records please do contact me.
Descendants of Stephen CALEF
1. STEPHEN1 CALEF1 was born in New Hampshire, USA2, 3. He married SALLY STEARNS. She was born in Vermont, USA2, 3.
Stephen CALEF and Sally STEARNS had the following children:
i. HIRAM2 "HIRAM COBEL" CALEF1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 was born on 03 Jan 1835 in Ohio, USA2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11. He died on 02 Nov 1913 in California, USA11. He married America Gillham, daughter of Robert A. GILLHAM and Elizabeth WALKER on 21 Sep 1854 in Hancock, Illinois, USA2, 6. She was born on 20 Dec 1835 in Campbell, Kentucky, USA2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. She died on 11 Mar 1919 in California, USA11.
Hiram "Hiram Cobel" CALEF1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11 was buried in Placerville, El Dorado, California, USA (Placerville Union Cemetery11).
ii. AUSTIN CALEF1.
iii. LOVINA CALEF.
1 Census Record, 1855 Illinois State census for Hancock County, Walker Twp, Twp 3N, Range 8W, 3 Jul 1855. Line 13 Stephen Calef; Line 16 Austin Calef; Line 22 John Walker; Line 24 Robert Gillham; Line 25 Hiram Calef; Line 27 Henry Gillham.
2 Census Record, 1900 California census for Glenn County, Twp 4, 26 June 1900, enumerated as household/family # 138/143. Calif, Hiram age 65, Jan 1835, born Ohio, father New Hampshire, mother Vermont; America age 64, Dec 1835, born Kentucky, father Ireland, mother Kentucky.
3 Census Record, 1880 California census for Sutter County, Yuba Twp, 3 & 4 Jun 1880, enumerated as household/family # 62/62. Calif, H age 45 born Ohio, father New Hampshire, mother Vermont; America age 44, born Kentucky, father Kentucky, mother Kentucky; Lambirth, Emma age 15, born California, niece; Lambirth, Jennie age 2, born California, niece; Lambirth, Charles L age 2, born California, nephew.
4 WFT Imports, Tree #1973.
5 Biographical Review of Hancock County, Illinois (Chicago, Hobart Publishing Company, 1907), pg 209. (indicates Hiram Cobel).
6 Marriage Record, Hiram Calef and America Gillham.
7 Draft Registration, US Civil War - Hiram, Calef. Yuba, Sutter, California, USA.
8 Census Record, 1860 California census for Sutter County, Yuba Twp, 11 Jun 1860, enumerated as household/family # 101/91. Calif, H age 25 born Ohio; America age 24, born Kentucky.
9 Census Record, 1870 California census for Sutter County, Yuba Twp, xy xyz 1870, enumerated as household/family # 85/72. Calif, H age 35 born Ohio; America age 34, born Kentucky.
10 Census Record, 1910 California census for Colusa County, Williams Twp, 10 May 1910, enumerated as household/family # 132/132 Calif, Hiram and # 133/133 Cambirth, Charles. Surname enumerated as Cambirth.
household/family # 132/132: Calif, Hiram age 76, born Vermont; Annie age 64, born Kentucky household/family # 133/133: Cambirth, Charles age 32, born California; Nora age 30, born California; Belmont age 8, born California; Murrial age 6, born California.
11 Grave Marker, Calif, Hiram and America (maiden Gillham). Placerville Union Cemetery, Placerville, El Dorado, California, USA http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmpid=47125881&GRid=46913361&http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GSmpid=47125881&GRid=46913361&.
12 Brunenn, Pioneers of the Prairie, pg 368, "Gillham, Robert".
13 Census Record, 1850 Illinois census for Hancock County, 7 November 1850, enumerated as household/family # 1425/1427. Surname enumerated as Gillam. Robert Gillam, age 49, born South Carolina, a farmer; Elizabeth age 48, born Maryland; Eli age 18, born Kentucky; Cynthia A age 16, born Kentucky; America age 14, born Kentucky; Nancy J age 12, born Illinois; Sarah E age 10, born Illinois; Also in the household was Nancy A. Smith, age 26, born Kentucky; Milda S. Smith, age 6, born Illinois; George W. Smith, age 3, born Illinois; Sarah E. Smith, age 1, born Illinois. (no status/relationship listed for the Smiths, however it is likely the enumerated Nancy is in actuality Robert's daughter Mary A - her husband Dennis Smith located in California with his brother and two of Mary's brothers, John and Eli).