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|Died||January 7, 1836 (aged 51)|
|Spouse(s)||Barbara Mackall Wilkinson|
|Children||Barbara Mackall Wilkinson Calvit|
|Relatives||Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long (sister-in-law)|
John Hunter Herndon (son-in-law)
Alexander Calvit was born on June 17, 1784, in what is now Mississippi, which was then part of Spanish West Florida and in 1798 became the Mississippi Territory of the United States. He served as a First Lieutenant and aide-de-camp in the Creek War of 1813–1814.
He was one of the earliest settlers in Mexican Texas, going on Stephen F. Austin's mission. As a member of the Old Three Hundred, in 1824 he received some land in what are now Brazoria and Waller Counties. This included what is now known as Clute, Texas.
He married Barbara Mackall Wilkinson, sister of Jane Herbert Wilkinson Long, known as "the mother of Texas." Their daughter, Barbara M. W. Calvit, married John Hunter Herndon, a lawyer and a planter. When she inherited her father's plantation, they renamed it the Herndon Plantation and raised Arabian horses and cattle.
- "CALVIT, ALEXANDER," Handbook of Texas Online (https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca22), accessed September 09, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Eron Rowland, Mississippi Territory in the War of 1812, Genealogical Publishing Company, 1921, Volume 4, p. 38 
- John Francis Hamtramck Claiborne, Mississippi, as a Province, Territory, and State: With Biographical Notices of Eminent Citizens, Power & Barksdale, 1880, Volume 1, pp. 320; 329 
- H. S. Halbert, T. H. Ball, The Creek War of 1813 and 1814, Tuscaloosa, Alabama: University of Alabama Press, 1995, p. 245 
- C. Herndon Williams, Texas Gulf Coast Stories, The History Press, 2010, p. 78 
- City of Clute, Texas: History
- C. Herndon Williams, True Tales of the Texas Frontier: Eight Centuries of Adventure and Surprise, The History Press, 2013. 
- Diana J. Kleiner, "CALVIT-HERNDON PLANTATION," Handbook of Texas Online (https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/accgf), accessed September 09, 2014. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Modified on September 4, 2013. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
- Neila Skinner Petrick, Jane Long of Texas, 1798-1880: A Biographical Novel of Jane Wilkinson Long of Texas : Based on Her True Story, Pelican Publishing, 2000, p. 89 
- Mary Austin Holley, Mary Austin Holley: The Texas Diary, 1835-1838, Austin, Texas: University of Texas Press, 1965, p. 113 
- Handbook of Texas Online, "Calvit, Alexander," accessed April 25, 2016, https://tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/fca22. Uploaded on June 12, 2010. Published by the Texas State Historical Association.
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