Alexander Calhoun was born in Ireland, November 4, 1796. He was married to Margaret Morehead, by whom he had eight children. In 1831 he sailed on the steamer Colossus for America. First he settled in Ashland County, where he purchased a quarter section of land in Orange Township, known as the old John Patterson homestead, and resided there until his death, in 1870. Mathew, the elder son, resides in Clearcreek Township, and was married June 21, 1848, and had three children. Mr. Calhoun is a prominent farmer and worthy citizen of the township.
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