Calhoon, Solomon Saladin was born on January 2, 1838 in near Brandenburg, Kentucky, United States. Son of George and Louisiana (Brandenburg) Calhoon.
Educated in schools of Canton, Mississippi, 1845-1854, and 10 months in Cumberland U., Tennessee, 1854-1855.
Admitted to bar, 1857. Private secretary to Governor McWillie of Mississippi, 1857. Edited Yazoo Democrat and practiced law in Yazoo City, 1858.
Secretary Mississippi Senate, 1858. Edited States’ Right Democrat and practiced law, Helena, Arkansas, 1859. Practiced Canton, Mississippi, 1860-1861.
Enlisted C.S.A., March 26, 1861, and was Lieutenant-colonel at surrender at Greensboro, North Carolina, June, 1865. Was in all great battles in the West, beginning at Shiloh. 3 times wounded. Practiced law, Canton, Mississippi, after war.
District attorney, 5 counties, 1865-1869. Circuit judge, 1876-1882. Resigned and re-entered practice at Jackson, Mississippi President constitutional convention of Mississippi, 1890.
Judge Supreme Court of the Mississippi, 1900-1909. Address: Jackson, Mississippi.
Married Margaret McWillie, of Kirkwood, Mississippi, December 21, 1865.