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Much of the Calvert family research was done by Ella Foy O'Gorman. Ella spent her entire life on this project and published her book "Calvert Family Descendants of Virginia" in 1947, when she was in her 80's.
My paticular line I have researched back to my 5th greatgrandfather, Reuben Calvert,who died in the Revolutionary War. After his death his widow, Sarah, and family moved from Virginia to Nelson co., KY. My g.g.g.grandfather Bennett Gray Calvert migrated to Muhlenberg County, KY., where I have found a lot of documentation. In 1849 or 1850 McLean County was formed out of Muhlenberg county. This included the land on Cypress Creek, owned by the Calvert family.
I hope this information can help someone else find their family ties. Please feel free to contact me to add, find more about or correct any information that is contained here.

Vicki Kay Calvert Spencer
My Calvert Family Lines in Kentucky and Virginia
Updated March 20, 2001

Vicki Kay Spencer
txcalvert@erath.net

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Family Photos

  • Calvert's at home in Island, Kentucky (49 KB)
    Don't know exactly when this picture was taken. Probably abt 1925. Note the "slop jar" in the doorway. Seated are: Wm. Culbertson, Susan Florence Watkins Calvert. Standing left to right: Nop, Steve, Shirley and Len Calvert in the back.
  • Arvin and his mother, Effie Myers Calvert (158 KB)
    Taken abt 1947. Arvin is the son of Steve, grandson of Wm. Culbertson, g.grandson of Reuben Collins Calvert.
  • Arvin & Ferline Evans Calvert (65 KB)
    My parents. Wedding picture taken in Oct. 1940
  • Garrett Calvert (67 KB)
    This picture was sent to me by Steve Calvert who is a descendant of Garrett's. He thinks the picture was taken abt 1870. Garrett died in 1879.
  • Cisal Calvert (205 KB)
    I don't know when this picture was taken. If anyone knows please contact me.
  • Samuel Dewitt Calvert (205 KB)
    I don't know when this picture was taken. Sam looks to be in his teens.
  • Leondas Laffette Calvert (49 KB)
    Again I don't know when this picture was taken. Len looks to be in his teens.
  • Marriage Bond (382 KB)
    Marriage Bond between Bennett Gray Calvert and Henrietta Clark. Signed by Thomas Clark and Ellenor Clark. Thomas is Henrietta's father and Ellenor is her sister.
 

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