Del, Samuels parents are a mystery to me also. Have been unable to find them in any Va. site available. I do know that they had a farm in what was Loudon County at that time. Loudon County was the fartherest west. Of course also at that time Va. streached as far west as what is now western Ky. and part of what is now Tenn. Samuel was offered a land grant for his war service from Va. 28 Feb. 1797,100 acres , but he refused it as it was in what is now Western Ky. and at that time was the wilderness with few settlers. In the booklet Samuel Callender Rev. War Soldier from Virginia by Willard D. Callender,it refers to the "Callender Plantation". Samuel enlisted in Loudon Co. so the assumption is thats where the plantation was. It also states generally that the family came from Scotland but these recolections were hazy. It further states that its doubtful he descended from the New England Callenders.It states "I have no doubt that all Callenders whether the name is spelled this way or by one of the several variations , have a common origin in the town of Callendar in Scotland. the booklet has about a page and one half on the N.E. Callenders. Samuel is now buried in the Scotts Valley Cemetery outside Blakley Pa. He was originally buried in a cemetery in Blakley.