Martha Caldwell Calhoun

10 Mar 1750 - 15 May 1802
Martha Caldwell Calhoun (1750-1802) was born in 1750 in Cub Creek, Charlotte Co., Virginia, British Colonial America. She was the daughter of William Caldwell and Rebecca Parks. She married Patrick Calhoun on 2 Jun. 1770 in South Carolina, British Colonial America, and they had five children. She died 15 May 1802 in Abbeville Co., South Carolina. She was one of the eminent women for whom Wilford Woodruff initiated proxy temple ordinance work in Aug. 1877.

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