Calverts From Ireland
Research done by James C. Calvert of Cullman Co., AL about 1900 found that four Calvert brothers and three Calvert cousins came to America about the beginning of the Revolutionary War. They came from Ireland and landed at Norfolk, VA. One of the four brothers was not in favor of the war, so he went to Canada, while his siblings went into the interior, one of which was William Calvert.He was living on Rock Creek in Walker Co., AL about 1817, and he died there about 1830. One brother had descendants in Tuscaloosa Co., AL, and the fourth brother had family in TN and KY. Robert Calvert, an archeologist that lived in Canada, said that his G-grandfather came from Maryland to Canada at the beginning of the Insurrection in the States.Robert did not know the name of his G-grandfather, but did say that his grand-father's name was John.
Around 1900 a man came to Blount Co., Alabama trying to get the signatures of all the Calverts who had an interest in an estate in Ireland. Most of these Blount County Calverts were suspicious of him, thinking it was possibly a scam.
If anyone has any information that will help on this family, I would appreciate hearing from you.
Dewel Lott, Hartselle, AL