|PARENT (M) Thomas III McCalmont|
|Death||1766||Delaware River near Philadelphia, PA|
|Marriage||to Sarah Wallace|
|Father||Thomas II McCalmont|
|PARENT (F) Sarah Wallace|
|Birth||BET 1700 AND 1725||Ireland|
|Marriage||to Thomas III McCalmont|
|M||Thomas IV McCalmont|
|Birth||ABT 1745||Co. Armaugh, Ireland|
|Death||6 SEP 1819||Jacksonville, Centre Co, PA|
|M||William S McCalmont|
|Death||17 DEC 1741|[S272] City of Bradford
"THOMAS McCALMONT, son of the Covenanter preacher, was my great-great grandfather and the father of all the McCalmonts in America, that I know of. He, Thomas McCalmont, son of the Covenanter, moved between the years 1750 and 1766, from the County Armagh (where my great-grandfather John was born) to the County Antrim, Ireland, and lived on the old homestead, the farm called Closeburn in the Parish of Cairncastle. He left five sons, Robert, Hugh, Thomas, James, and John (My great-grandfather). First: Robert was born in 1725 and died in Larhe, Ireland, June 10, 1775. He commanded a ship trading between the north of Ireland and America. He left two sons, Hugh and James. James was a surgeon and lost his life on the coast of Africa. Hugh, son of Robert had numerous descendants, a full account of whom will be given in this memoranda when complete. Second: Hugh, son of, I know nothing of. Third: Thomas, son of Thomas, came to America with his brother John (my great-grandfather) in 1766 at the age of 21 and settled in Centre County, Pa., and died there Sept. 6, 1819. A full account of his descendants will be given in this memoranda when it is complete. "
Thomas III is said to have died in the Delaware River in 1766 while trying to reach his son Robert's ship to return to Ireland. It is not clear if he had arrived in America before his sons or with his sons in 1766 and decided to return at once.