Posted By:Mark Bramlette
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Subject:Re: Attention all Cahoons and relations!
Post Date:November 10, 2003 at 11:47:25
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cahoon/messages/624.html
Forum:Cahoon Family Genealogy Forum
Forum URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/cahoon/

Becky, I have sent you email asking for an invitation to your myfamily site. You might like to see my site for some Cahoon / Cahoone / Colquhoun descendants too.

Does anyone know if the following document is available in full anywhere on the net? My copy has no copyright notice on it, so evidently I am free to post it or send it anywhere. (If I'm wrong about that, please tell me.)

Part of page 1, transcribed with light editing by Mark F. Bramlette, from a 24-page copy that Christine Lamar provided.

FROM SOLDIER TO BRICK MAKER:
The life of William Cahoone, c. 1633 to 22 June 1675

By

Stephen Lance Calhoun

30 June 1987

PREFACE

William Cahoone was most likely the first member of Clan Colquhoun to come to North America. He came as an indentured servant in punishment for his service as a Scottish soldier in the royalist Army of the English Civil War in 1650. The indenture taught William the trade of brick making, which he worked at for the rest of his life. He was killed by Wampanoag Indians in the first day of King Philip's War. His death in 1675 ended what some people would call a tragic life of 42 years, but one that could be called exciting and successful. His seven children and their descendants spread out all over North America, becoming a large and proud Scottish-American family.