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|Peggy Ake||RE: Callie D Kirkpatrick Warren - 82004440|
I'm sorry I took so long in getting back to you about Caladonia Dona McClain Fitzpatrick Warren.
Caladonia or Callie was born to a Mary McClain out of wedlock. When Mary married John Kirkpatrick, Callie took on the last name of Kirkpatrick even though it appears that he never adopted her.
Her legal name is given on her marriage certificate from the State of Tennessee, Knox County as Caladonia McClain. JNO W. CONNER, Clerk of the County Court of Knox County granted a license for the Rites of Matrimony to :
John H Warren
Given at office,in Knoxville the 6th day of December, 1887, and of American Independence 1 12 (sic) 1812.
This certificate of marriage was signed by:
Jno W Conner, Clerk and
RM W Jones, Deputy Clerk
Below it says:
I solemnized the Rites of Matrimony between the above-named parties on the 7th day of December 1887. It was signed by: J. R. Kirkpatrick J. P.
On the other side of the marriage license is the No.464 and their names:
John H Warren
Jno. W. Conner, Clerk
Many of the family members are in denial of Caladonina having been born to Mary McClain as an illegitimate birth. However her legal given name is on her marriage license.
There were many Kirkpatrick's living in the area were the Warren's were located. It could be that Mary McClain came from North Carolina or Tennessee. I've not yet been able to find that out. I've gone through the BETA DNA Testing that was done with Ancestry.com and have a list of relatives that I've been in contact with on and off. My Aunt Margie Mae Warren died this past summer and she had given me her copy sent to her by the Rev. John Warren and his wife and children. It took over a year and a lot of money to do all the research he did in the states of Tennessee and Ohio. He had his kids typing up all the information he was sending them and he got as many marriage certificates and other certificates as he could find and wrote up a summary of what family history is all about and about research at the McClung Museum in TN. Aunt Margie said that the illegitimate birth of Caladonia McClain was a real sticky subject to bring up with most of her direct children and some of the grandchildren.
My paternal birth grandparents are Edgar Carl Warren and Lula Warren. Lula and her sister Lillian are most probably illegitimate births as well. Also on both sides, there were many nicknames used. Lula went by Mary L. Stanley (actually her legal maiden name), Mary Cox, Mary Surat, Lula L. Stanley and Lula Warren was the name she was buried with. I never have been able to find a birth certificate for her, although one was found for her sister in Tennessee.
This is a complicated story with twists and turns but the biggest argument among relatives is Caladonia's last name, which they prefer to be Kirkpatrick rather than her legal name of McClain. I've given up trying to reason with their lack of logic over the obvious, so there you have what I know
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