John Calef was born 20 August 1818 in Lyman, Maine, United States to Jonathon L Calef (1762-1845) and Grace Sears Atwood (1784-1850) and died 4 January 1891 in Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States of unspecified causes. He married Laura Ann Davis (1826-1916) 15 October 1843 in Wilmington, Massachusetts, United States. Ancestors are from the United States, the United Kingdom.
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  • Of: Lyman, Maine; North Reading and Haverhill, Massachusetts; Ohio
  • Born: 20 Aug 1818, Lyman, Maine
  • Died: 4 Jan 1891, Haverhill,Essex Co.,Massachusetts
  • Parents:Jonathon L Calef and ♀Grace Sears Atwood
  • Married:Laura Ann Davis 15 October 1843, Wilmington, Massachusetts
  • Born: 23 Apr 1826, Limington,York Co.,Maine,U.S.A.
  • Died: 29 Jun 1916, Limington, York Co., Maine, U.S.A.
  • Parents:Joseph Davis and ♀Phebe Plummer Small of Wilmington, Massachusetts


Offspring of John Calef and Laura Ann Davis (1826-1916)  ¢
Name Birth Death Joined with
George Greenleaf Calef (1844-1896)
Emily Ann Calef (1847-1856)
Abbie Elizabeth Calef (1849-1868)
Laura Jane Calef (1852)
Julia Maria Calef (1854-1855)
Julia Ann Calef (1856-1897)
John Washington Calef (1868-1917) 22 January 1868 Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States 31 May 1917 Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United States Annie Belle Warren (c1868-1934)
  • by wife Laura Ann
  1. George Greenleaf Calef b. 27 Sep 1844, Lynn,Essex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A., d. 30 Oct 1896, Haverhill,Essex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A.
  2. Emily Ann Calef b. 23 Jun 1847, Lynn,Essex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A., d. 15 Jan 1856, North Reading,Middlesex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A.
  3. Abby Elizabeth Calef b. 11 Jun 1849, Lynn, Essex Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A., d. 1 Aug 1868, Haverhill, Essex Co., Massachusetts, U.S.A.
  4. Laura Jane Calef b. 6 Apr 1852, North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, U.S.A., d. North Reading, Middlesex, Massachusetts, USA
  5. Julia Maria Calef b. 29 Apr 1854, North Reading,Middlesex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A., d. 5 Oct 1855, North Reading,Middlesex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A.
  6. Julia Ann Calef b. 7 Jul 1856, North Reading,Middlesex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A., d.20 Dec 1897, Haverhill,Essex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A.
  7. John Washington Calef b. 22 Feb 1868, Lyman, Maine, U.S.A, d. 1917, Haverhill,Essex Co.,Massachusetts,U.S.A.


The eldest son, George Greenleaf, served over two years in the American Civil War, Company C, the Ohio regiment, Heavy Artillery, being discharged at the end of the war.

Namesakes of John Low Calef (1818-1891)

 Birth placeDeath placeFatherMotherJoined with
John Calef (1675-1748)EnglandRobert Calef (1648-1719)Maria Trace (c1648-1719)Debera King (c1679)
John Low Calef (1818-1891)Lyman, Maine, United StatesHaverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United StatesJonathon L Calef (1762-1845)Grace Sears Atwood (1784-1850)Laura Ann Davis (1826-1916)
John Washington Calef (1868-1917)Haverhill, Essex County, Massachusetts, United StatesLynn, Essex County, Massachusetts, United StatesJohn Low Calef (1818-1891)Laura Ann Davis (1826-1916)Annie Belle Warren (c1868-1934)

Footnotes (including sources)

‡ General
¢ Children
  • "Robert Calef of Boston and Some of his Decendants" Compiled by Anne Calef Boardman, The New England Historical Genealogical Society, Essex Institute, Salem, Massachusetts 1940
  • Doug Kastanotis' Main Page with Family Group Genealogy Links.


  Dougkast, Robin Patterson

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