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John E. COLHOUN
United States Senator and lawyer from South Carolina
Source : Tim DOWLING
Colhoun, (and Calhoun) is a surname that originated in Ulster to where Colhoun's great, great, great, grandfather Robert Colquhoun migrated from Dunbarton, Dumbartonshire in Scotland. Colhoun was born to Ulster-Scottish immigrants to colonial America from County Donegal. Colhoun appears to have himself changed his surname from Calhoun to Colhoun.
Colhoun married Floride Bonneau of Charleston, South Carolina. They had three children, John Ewing, Jr., who became a planter, James Edward (1798-1889 later changed last name to Calhoun), who would become an officer in the U.S. Navy in the 1820s and, too, was a planter, and Floride Bonneau (1792–1866) who married her father's first cousin John Caldwell Calhoun. Floride became Second Lady of the United States in 1825. John Colhoun was also a first cousin of Joseph Calhoun, and brother-in-law of Andrew Pickens.
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