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From the United States From Australia
An American Slave Narrative J. Wallis Kellaway, Orchardist
Calloway Peak - Blue Ridge Mountains J.P. Kellaway, Justice of the Peace
Marshall Calaway - Carroll Co., VA  
"All in the Family" From England
Resurrection Eliza Kelleway - Dorset 1851
District Medical Association - Haskell, TX The Victoria Cross
Wes Foster - Grandson of Ola Reece Callaway of McDonough, Henry Co., GA Kellaway Deaths - Devon and Cornwall
Judge Lew L. Callaway - MT Chief Justice Supreme Court Kellaways - Dorset and Somerset
Crowley Family Documents (mention Callaways many times) Kellaway Marriage - Somerset
James Edmund Callaway's Civil War letter - Chickamauga Battle Report Fred Kellaway - Dorset Carrier Service
Biography of Willis Francis Callaway Kellaways, Churchills and Tregonwells
Biography of Patti Mae Callaway  
Biography of John Hatton Callaway From Newfoundland
Descendants of Zachariah Calloway of Monroe Co., West Virginia The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster
Callaways buried in Elmwood Cemetery, Birmingham, Alabama From Ireland
Anthony and Jeremiah Callaway in America Fenians arrested while drilling

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An American Slave Narrative

Walter Calloway was born in Richmond, Virginia, in 1848. Calloway and his mother and brother were purchased by John Calloway, who owned a plantation ten miles south of Montgomery, Alabama. By the time he was ten years old, Walter Calloway was doing a grown man's work. The white overseer used a black hand to administer the whippings; Calloway recalls seeing one thirteen-year-old girl whipped almost to death. Calloway also tells of worshipping in a brush arbor, the outbreak of the Civil War, and federal troops ransacking the plantation at war's end. He is pictured sitting on the front steps of his home in Birmingham, Alabama, where he worked for the city street department for twenty-five years.

Walter Calloway, Birmingham, AL Walter Calloway
Birmingham, Alabama
Interviewed by W.P. Jordan


Walter Calloway lives alone half a block off Avenue F, the thoroughfare on the southside of Birmingham on which live many of the leaders in the Negro life of the city. For his eighty-nine years he was apparently vigorous except for temporary illness. A glance at the interior of his cabin disclosed the fact that it was scrupulously neat and quite orderly in its arrangement, a characteristic of many ex-slaves. As he sat in the sunshine on his tiny front porch, his greeting was: "Come in, white folks. You ain't no doctor is you?"

To a negative reply, he explained as he continued, "Fo' de las' past twenty-five years I been keepin' right on, wukkin' for de city in de street department. 'Bout two mont's ago dis mis'ry attackted me an' don't 'pear lak nothin' dem doctors gimme do no good. De preacher he come to see me dis mornin' an' he say he know a white gemman doctor, what he gwine to sen' him to see me. I sho' wants to get well ag'in pow'ful bad, but mebby I done live long 'nuff an' my time 'bout come."

Quizzed about his age and antecedents, he began his story: "Well, Sir, Cap'n, I was born in Richmond, Virginny, in 1848. Befo' I was ole 'nuff to 'member much, my mammy wid me an' my older brudder was sold to Marse John Calloway at Snodoun in Montgomery County, ten miles south of de town of Montgomery.

"Marse John hab a big plantation an' lots of slaves. Dey treated us purty good, but we hab to wuk hard. Time I was ten years ole I was makin' a reg'lar han' 'hin de plow. Oh, yassuh, Marse John good 'nough to us an' we get plenty to eat, but he had a oberseer name Green Bush what sho' whup us iffen we don't do to suit him. Yassuh, he mighty rough wid us be he didn't do de whippin' hisse'f. He had a big black boy name Mose, mean as de debil an' strong as a ox, and de oberseer let him do all de whuppin'. An', man, he could sho' lay on dat rawhide lash. He whupped a nigger gal 'bout thirteen years old so hard she nearly die, an' allus atterwa'ds she hab spells of fits or somp'n. Dat make Marse John pow'ful mad, so he run dat oberseer off de place an' Mose didn' do no mo' whuppin'.

"Same time Marse John buy mammy an' us boys, he buy a black man name Joe. He a preacher an' de marster let de slaves buil' a bresh arbor in de pecan grove over in de big pastur', an' when de wedder warn't too cold all de slaves was 'lowed to meet dar on Sunday fo' preachin'.

Yassuh, ole Joe do purty good. I speck he had mo' 'ligion dan some of de hifalutin' niggers 'tendin' to preach nowadays. De white folks chu'ch, hit at Hope Hill over on de stage road, an' sometimes dey fetch 'dere preacher to de plantation to preach to de slaves. But dey druther heah Joe.

"Nawsuh, we didn't git no schoolin' 'cep'in' befo' we got big 'nough to wuk in de fiel' we go 'long to school wid de white chillun to take care of 'em. Dey show us pictures an' tell us all dey kin, but it didn't 'mount to much.

"When de war started 'mos' all I know 'bout it was all de white mens go to Montgomery an' jine de army. My brudder, he 'bout fifteen year ole, so he go 'long wid de ration wagon to Montgomery 'mos' ebry week. One day he come back from Montgomery an' he say, 'Hell done broke loose in Gawgy.' He couldn't tell us much 'bout what done happen, but de slaves dey get all 'cited 'caze dey didn' know what to 'spect. Purty soon we fin' out day some of de big mens call a meetin' at de capitol on Goat Hill in Montgomery. Dey 'lected Mista Jeff Davis president an' done busted de Nunited States wide open.

"Atter dat dar warn't much happen on de plantation 'cep'in' gangs of so'jers passin' th'ough gwine off to de war. Den 'bout ebry so often a squad of Confederate so'jers would come to de neighborhood gatherin' up rations for Gin'ral Lee's army dey say. Dat make it purty hard on bofe whites an' blacks, takin' off some of de bes' stock an' runnin' us low on grub.

"But we wuk right on 'twell one day somebody seen a runner sayin' de Yankees comin'. Ole mistis tell me to hurry ober to Mrs. Freeman's an' tell 'em Wilson's Yankee raiders was on de way an' comin' lak a harrikin. I hop on a mule an' go jes' as fas' as I can make him trabel, but befo' I git back dey done retch de plantation, smashin' things comin' an' gwine.

"Dey broke in de smoke house an' tuk all de hams an' yuther rations dey fin' what dey want an' burn up de res'. Den dey ramshack de big house lookin' fo' money an' jewelry an' raise Cain wid de wimmin folks 'caze dey didn't fin' what dey wanted. Den dey leave dere ole hosses an' mules an' take de bes' we got. Atter dey don dat, dey burn de smoke house, de barns, de cribs an' some yuther prop'ty. Den dey skedaddle some place else.

"I warn't up dar but I heern tell dey burn up piles an' piles of cotton an' lots of steamboats at Montgomery an' lef' de ole town jes' 'bout ruint'. Twarn't long atter dat dey tell us we'se free. But lawdy, Cap'n, we ain't nebber been what I calls free. 'Cose ole marster didn' own us no mo', an' all de folks soon scatter all ober, but iffen dey all lak me day still hafter wuk jes' as hard, an some times hab less dan we useter hab when we stay on Marster John's plantation. "Well, Cap'n, dat's 'bout all I know. I feel dat misery comin' on me now. Will you please, suh, gimme a lif' back in de house. I wisht dat white gemman doctor come on iffen he comin'."

~ from The American Slave: A Composite Autobiography, Vol. 6, 51-54

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Grandfather Mountain (5,964 ft.)
Grandfather Mountain, highest peak in the Blue Ridge, is the only private park in the world designated by the UNESCO as an International Biosphere Reserve. Considered the most biologically diverse mountain in eastern North America, Grandfather welcomes visitors from across the globe to this unique example of the endangered high-elevation spruce-fir ecosystem.

Located in Linville area and has a mile-high swinging bridge which connects 2 peaks. Grandfather is the highest mountain in the Blue Ridge range and spectacular alpine-like ridge-top hike is found here. The highest peaks can be reached only by trail in an undeveloped 5,000 acre area. Two of the key mountain’s 7 trails have been designated by US Department of the Interior as national recreation trails. Located within 10 miles of 6 ski resorts, Grandfather is one of the snowiest spots in North Carolina and a popular winter backpacking and hiking site. From the east, the Daniel Boone Scout Trail reaches Calloway Peak, the mountain’s highest in 3 miles. The Boone trail begins on the west side of US 221, 10.8 miles north of the US 221 and Hwy 105 junction in Linville and 1.5 miles south of the Blue Ridge Parkway and Halloway Mountain Road junction with US 221. Other trails on the mountain reach Indian House Cave, one of the East’s highest archeological sites and Black Rock Cliffs Cave, a 6-room cavern. Three new trails on Grandfather Mountain form a national recreation trail day or multi-night backpacking circuit over Calloway Peak. Camping is permitted at many backcountry campsites and there is a shelter located on the Boone Trail near Calloway Peak. A hiking permit is required and a fee is charged to support trail maintenance and the monitoring of the permit/registration system for safety. Permits are available at the Grandfather Mountain entrance on US 221 in Linville; Invershiel Texaco at Shanty Spring Trail at NC 105/184 junction; Grandfather Mountain Country Store at Holloway Mountain Road; and US 221 junction; and Foot Sloggers in Boone; and Edge of the World Outfitters in Banner Elk. For more information contact the Backcountry Manager, Grandfather Mountain, Linville, NC 28646; 828-733-2013 or 828-733-4337.

~ from Inside North Carolina at www.visitnc.com

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Fenians Arrested While Drilling

William Callaway, ship carpenter, John Dineen, ship carpenter, John Potter, ship carpenter, Sylvester Twomey, ship carpenter, J. Hegarty, ship carpenter, J. Ahern, house carpenter, and Patrick Hallaran, shoemaker, natives of Passage West, arrested between Passage West and Rochestown the previous night while drilling.

~ from The Cork Examiner, 7 March 1867

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Parsons and Calaway News
from Carroll County, Virginia

~ from The Richmond Daily Whig, Richmond, Virginia, August 29, 1872

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District Medical Association Meets in Haskell, Texas

~ from The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, December 5, 1903

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James Elkanah BOTHAMLEY did at least have the decency to turn up for his 1843 marriage, even if he didn’t notice that the register entry featured a different spelling of his name than the one he used when signing it. Maybe he was distracted by the thought that his bride, Eliza KELLEWAY, was due to have their first child in just over two months time. And he and Eliza must have met up at least once after the marriage, since a second child was born in 1846. But where on earth was he the rest of the time?

The marriage took place in Eliza’s home parish of Hampreston in Dorset and the two children were both born there. Eliza and the children were the only BOTHAMLEYs in Dorset in 1851 and James wasn’t with his family in 1861 either, but Eliza didn’t describe herself as a widow until 1871. Curiouser and curiouser....

Now, I know from James’s marriage certificate that his father was a farmer named Isaac. There are a handful of possible baptisms ‘‘up north’’, but it seems to me the most likely one is that which took place in Ipswich in Suffolk in 1817. This James hasn’t yet been found in the 1851 census, but I have recently found a burial for him –– at Long Melford in Suffolk in 1864, when he would have been only 47 years old. Is this one mine, I wonder?

But one mystery isn’t enough for the BOTHAMLEYs, oh no! My ancestor was James’s daughter Mary but I’m also interested in what became of her brother, Henry. Family legend has it that he went off to work on Salisbury cathedral and the St Pauls in London, before disappearing. I’ve found him, his wife and children in Fisherton Anger in Wiltshire in 1881, which is circumstantial evidence in favour of the story. But where did he go after that?

I’’m determined to get to the Botham(ley) of this one, so watch this space.

~ from Bothamley Genealogy Site at http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dawnsfamily/index.htm

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The Victoria Cross is the highest and most prestigious award for gallantry in the face of the enemy that can be awarded to British and Commonwealth forces.

External Links, Location of grave and VC medal (Kent) at The History of the Victoria Cross.
Books (common to all awardees), Monuments To Courage (David Harvey, 1999) provides an accurate record of every known grave and memorial.
The Register of this Victoria Cross (England, 1997) provides this deed summary.

Boatswain Third Class, Royal Navy Campaign Crimean War
Age: 30
Nationality: English

Deed: On 31 August 1855 in the Sea of Azov, Crimea, Boatswain Kellaway of HMS Wrangler, with the mate and three seamen, was put ashore to burn some boats, fishing stations and haystacks on the opposite side of a small lake. They had nearly reached the spot when they were ambushed by 50 Russians. One man fell into their hands, but Mr. Kellaway and the two other seamen had escaped when the mate accidentally fell. Mr. Kellaway immediately returned to help him, but they were surrounded by the enemy and notwithstanding a gallant resistance by Mr. Kellaway they were taken prisoner.

Remarks: Later achieved rank of Chief Boatswain.

Relatives: Alfred Pauley (Great Great Nephew)

~ from Victoria Cross Reference at http://www.chapter-one.com/vc/default.asp

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The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914

Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster 1914
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Bonaventure, Stephano, Newfoundland and Florizel in the ice in 1914
Picture courtesy of Canadian Marconi and the National Archives of Canada

This picture shows what appears to be sealing ships jammed in the ice on or about the time that the Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914 occurred.

The Kelloway’s, like most outport families, had a number of sealers among them. In this day and age, we can hardly guess at the hardships involved in working as a sealer.

The following excerpts are passages that detail events surrounding 3 Kelloway lads: John Kelloway, HC Kelloway and Albert Kelloway.

The ships involved in this disaster were:

Stephano, Captain Abram Kean, known as the Old Man. One of the Master Watches was John Kelloway.

Newfoundland, Captain Westbury Kean, son of the Old Man. 2 of his sealers were named Albert Kelloway and H.C. (Henry Charles) Kelloway.

Florizel, Captain Joseph Kean, son of the Old Man

Bellaventure, Captain Robert Randell

Beothic, Captain Billy Winsor

Nascopie, Captain George Barbour

Bonaventure, Captain John Parsons

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Some miles to the north-north-west, the Stephano’s crew had done a hard morning’s work killing and panning seals, keeping an eye, now and then, on the threatening signs in the sky. There was not a live seal left in their vicinity, which was a relief to Sam Horwood, an experienced fishing skipper from Carbonear, who knew a gathering storm when he saw it. He wasted no time in going to the ice master, David Dove. "We got all the swiles scraped together; we can do no more around here; let’s get back to the ship," he urged.

But David Dove did not have the authority to return to the ship unless their master watch, John Kelloway, gave the order. Kelloway was with another party, farther north.

"That’s where we’ve got to head for," Dove argued. "North to Skipper John."

"If that gale ye can see brewin’ to the south-east comes on as quick as I expect it will, and the ice stretches abroad, as it most likely will, we’re liable to be out here for the night," Horwood warned.

"If we was to go back and Kelloway was to find more seals, and us not there to lend a hand, ye know we’d catch hell from the Old Man," Dove argued. The thought of catching hell from the Old Man made even such a tough nut as Skipper Sam Horwood pause.

"There’s no denyin’ that," he agreed. "All right, b’y, let’s go find Kelloway."

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Many sealers had gravitated to Jacob Bungay’s pan where they found Tuff stamping his feet and moving around to keep his circulation going. Now a group of young Carbonear men from Dawson’s watch converged on Tuff; Richard McCarthy and his bunkmate, Albert Kelloway; John Hiscock and his young brother, Joseph Hiscock; all faced Tuff with accusing eyes. "Well, George Tuff, what do you think of it now?"

Tuff, in constant motion, replied that it was "turrible bad." Later, with all the survivors of Dawson’s pan gravitating to Bungay’s to stare in wordless accusation, Tuff could stand it no longer. He broke down and wept. "We’’re all going’’ to be lost and ‘tis old Kean’s fault!" he declared.

Albert Kelloway died shortly afterwards.

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Satisfied that Dawson’s senses were returning and that he was now all right, Hiscock left the pan to return to Joseph who was lying on the ice, waiting anxiously. "John, I can’t die here, take me clear o’ the dead men," he pleaded.

You won’t die, Joe," Hiscock promised. "I’ll get Henry Kelloway to help us get away from here." He went back quickly to the remnants of Bungay’s watch where he found Kelloway standing dejectedly beneath the pinnacle. "Can you walk, Henry?"

Henry nodded and John urged, "Help me with Joe so we can find a pan where they might have a fire going?"  Henry agreed. When the two of them reached Joseph, they picked him up and tried to drag him over the ice, but once again, under the burden of his brother, John fell into the sea. This time Kelloway hauled him out, but Joe lay on the ice and could not be roused. Wet, numb, and exhausted, Hiscock shook and pleaded with Joe to keep going. But Joe was beyond hearing.

"It’s no use, John," Kelloway told him gently. "He can’t hear ye." "No," Hiscock agreed, and sat beside his brother. "Will we go on?" Kelloway asked. "We could try to carry ‘im"  "We might lose ‘im in the sea, Henry. So we’ll stay."

The wind screamed over the ice, and Henry Kelloway returned to his shelter while Hiscock, with all the spark and ginger gone out of him, sat beside his brother to watch him die.

~ excerpts from: Death on the Ice The Great Newfoundland Sealing Disaster of 1914, by Cassie Brown, Doubleday, Canada, 1988

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Kellaway Deaths in Devon and Cornwall 1854-1861
John Thomas Kellaway Bideford Reg Dist March 1854
Henry   Tavistock Sept 1854
Thomas   Tavistock Dec 1854
William Walker   Tavistock Mar 1855
Annie Marie   Liskeard Sep 1855
Henry   Launceston Sep 1855
John   Bideford Sep 1855
Jane Mary ?   Tavistock Jun 1856
William   Okehampton Sep 1856
William   Tavistock Sep 1856
Jane   Holsworthy Dec 1857
John Henry   Tavistock Jun 1858
Edwin   Redruth Sep 1858
Cecil   St. Thomas Exeter Mar 1859
Sarah Jane   Tavistock Mar 1859
Charles   Tavistock Jun 1859
Mary Ann   Tavistock Jun 1859
Emeline   Torrington Jun 1860
John   Plymouth Sep 1860
Male   Tavistock Sep 1860
James   Stoke Dameral Mar 1861
John   Okehampton Jun 1861

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Kellaways of Dorset and Somerset

The Kellaway family has lived in what is now the Dorset area of southern England for several hundred years. Circa 1250, Radulphus le Calewe, who had migrated from the lowlands of what is known now as the Benelux countries, held the manor of Dunes Weston near Stalbridge, Dorset. The manor, which later was named Callews Weston, was located near the source of the river Cale. It may be significant that the name of the river bears a close resemblance to the family name.

In 1288, during the reign of Edward I, a Walter le Calewe served as magistrate at an inquisition held in Blandford, Dorset. In 1334 a John de Calwe served as juryman at a Dorchester inquisition and in 1368 a John Calawey served as a juryman at a Taunton inquisition regarding land of the Abbey of Athelney. Copies of wills indicate the presence of other members of the family in 1467.

How the family got to Ilminster is not known. They probably descended from the Calwes who were farmers in the Taunton area of Somerset from early times. Alternatively, they may have migrated from Wellington, a distance of twenty miles, where there were Calways from earliest records. It is known that the family held property at Ilminster since, in 1550 Henry Kalwaye of Hommington, Wilts and Giles Kaylewaye of Berry Pomeroy, Devon, who both were sons of Sir Wm. Kellaway, sold some houses, orchards and gardens at Ilminster for a school. Also, John Kellaway of Cullompton, Devon died in February, 1530. He was a descendant of the Kaylewayes of Stowford and bore the same arms and crest. He is known to have had a son, George. His widow married Sir John Wadham of Ilminster who founded Wadham College, Oxford. She may have brought her son, George, to Ilminster with her but it is more likely that he died in boyhood since his sisters are mentioned as co-heiresses but he is not referenced.

In 1653 a William Kellaway was committed for further examination for his possible involvement in the Dorsetshire Plot.

There were several dry summers in succession in the 1660s, culminating in the Fire of London in 1666. The wood and thatch houses could not stand the drought. Ilminster itself was gutted and all records destroyed. Copies of baptisms, marriages, etc. were to have been sent to the bishop's palace but this had not been done diligently and most were lost. Certain records remain however:

John Kalwaye was baptized 16 April, 1606

George Callaway Sr. was buried 9 October, 1638

Anne, the wife of John Calway was buried 22 November, 1639

John Calway was buried 22 June, 1671

A list of about 220 surnames of families living at Ilminster in Tudor times contains no reference to Kalwayes or Calways. The list appears to be fairly comprehensive for a small county town. It is derived from lists of payers of church rates, church wardens, a muster roll of conscripts collected against the emergency of a landing from the anticipated Spanish Armada and other sources. From this is seems probable that George Callway Sr. was one of the first of members of the family to arrive in Ilminster.

In August, 1685, Judge Jeffreys opened the Bloody Assize at Taunton following the Monmouth insurrection against James II. Not only those who took an active role in the rebellion but many innocent residents were rounded up if they were known to hold dissenting religious views or simply if they happened to be away from home on the night of the rebellion. A list of those arrested from Ilminster remains in existence and contains the names of Robert Callaway, William Callaway and Edward Callaway.

There is no record of what happened to these three prisoners. They were not among those who were condemned to be hanged or among those who were to be quartered and boiled in pitch so it is most likely that they were sold with most of the other prisoners into slavery and deported to the West Indies. Had these men returned to Ilminster there might have been some record of their burials or copies of wills. As it is, they disappeared without trace.

The Callaway name, however, is prevalent throughout the U. S. Southeast and may provide a clue to their fate. There are two wills remaining from this period. One, that of Dorothy Calway, wife of George Calway is dated 1673. She only mentions her daughter Joan and her grandchildren but mentions no sons. The other is a will of an elderly woman, Elizabeth Calway, widow of William Calway. She mentions her deceased grandson William Calway the Younger and her great grandchildren. She died in 1682.

The fact that sons are not mentioned is not proof that they didn't exist. The Calways held dissenting religious views and it often was advisable in those times to disclaim family connections in these circumstances. From their wills they seem to have been simple folk, clothiers by trade, living well above the poverty line for those days. Elizabeth left her brown coloured waistcoat and her second best coat and undercoat to her sister Mary and her gingerlino coloured whittle to her kinswoman, Mary Rugg. A whittle was a kind of blanket worn over the head and shoulders as a shawl by West Country women in those days. William Calway the Younger, who died intestate in 1680, left shears, bundles of clothing and other implements of clothing.

The round up of prisoners following the Monmouth insurrection in 1685 seems to have removed a generation of male Calways from Ilminster. While the father of George Calway, who is recorded as marrying Anne Stevens in 1679, is not known there is evidence that George was the son of one of the three prisoners mentioned above. Which one of the three is the direct ancestor, however, must forever remain a mystery.

The Kellaway family Coat of Arms consists of crossed black glazier's snippers on a white background with four yellow pears, one between each pair of arms of the snippers, and surmounted by a tiger. This Coat of Arms is repeated many times in Athelhampton, a government preserved estate home near Taunton, Somerset. The Coat of Arms is registered with the Heraldic Office in London.

~ This document was contributed by Douglas A. and Roberta (Kellaway) McWhirter of Toronto, Canada, June 16, 2000

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"All in the Family"

Staying on the subject of music, I get asked: "Did Carroll O'Connor write the closing theme for the series?" No, he did not. After the show had been on for a year, Carroll O'Connor went to Roger Kellaway, the composer of the tune, and asked if he could write lyrics to it. Kellaway agreed, O'Connor wrote the lyrics, and the two shared credit and royalties ever after. It became the title song to O'Connor's second album. If you lost your copy of "Remembering You," and didn't tape it when O'Connor performed it on "The Flip Wilson Show," here are the words so you can sing along:

Remembering You
by Roger Kellaway and Carroll O'Connor

Got a feelin' it's all over now - All over now, we're through.
And tomorrow I'll be lonesome, Remembering You.
Got a feelin' the sun will be gone - The day will be long and blue.
And tomorrow I'll be cryin', Remembering You.
There's a far away look in your eye when you try to pretend to me,
That everything is the same as it used to be.
I see it's all over now - All over now, we're through.
And tomorrow I'll be startin' Remembering You.

~ from Ask Morty at http://www.askmorty.com/aitf_faq.shtml

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From a book by Ed Gill, "Johnston County Then, Era of the Railroad Town 1900 - 1920", 1983, page 208.

From the files of the Mannsville Monitor, April 24, 1914, came this story of an unusual happening:

J. R. Calloway, seventy-two years of age, died on Friday last and all the neighbors who were present mourned him for dead. Hearing that the old man was dead, "Squire" Fine came and examined the body which was cold as ice, but thought he could detect a little sign of the spark of life still existing. He examined the tongue and found it as dry as a chip. He called for some whiskey and Miss Pearl Rich appeared with a bottle, and the "Squire" held the mouth open while Miss Pearl Rich poured the whiskey into his mouth. Directly a little perspiration appeared upon his forehead, and then he looked around with wide open eyes. He had returned to life to the joy of his wife, relatives and visitors. Mr. Calloway is subject to these spells, and not long ago fainted and fell on the Rock Island right-of-way and was carried home.

~ This document was contributed by James Calloway, Ruston, LA, CFA Member

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Lower Court Records - Tasmania

Monday, 7th August 1882 before The Stipendiary Magistrate, W. Cuthbert J.P. and J.W. Kellaway J.P.
Patrick H. charged with neglecting to send his 3 children, John, Kate and Mary, all under the age of 14 years to the public school at Honeywood, he not holding a Certificate of exemption. Patrick was found Guilty and fined.

Friday, 23rd October 1874 before The Stipendiary Magistrate and J.W. Kellaway Esq.
Patrick B. charged with keeping a dog within the Police District of Franklin upwards of 14 days having elapsed without registering same. Patrick was found guilty, fined 5/- and costs 7/6.

~ from records held at The Tasmanian Family History Society, Inc.

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Registration District of Taunton in the Sub-district of Taunton in the County of Somerset
When Name Age Cond Occupation Residence Father Father's occup






Galmington nr Taunton





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Galmington nr Taunton


Tanner (dec'd)



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Witnesses: Frederick Kellaway (x mark), S.I. Callaway

~ From the family research of the John Bending Family of Leicester, England

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A historic and nostalgic look at country buses - mainly - but not only - in the county of Dorset

By 1915, when James Crabb was 32 years old, he was running a carrier service to and from Dorchester on Wednesdays and Saturdays, presumably using a horse and van. This served Sydling and Magiston, as well as Grimstone, Stratton and Wreckleford on the main Yeovil to Dorchester road. In town he put in at the Plume of Feathers in Princes Street, an inn used by several carriers. He was in competition with his fellow parishioners (Fred Kellaway* and) Frank Terrell, as well as several other carriers who ran out of Dorchester along the main road to places such as Maiden Newton and Cattistock. Among the latter was a Mr Record of Rampisham who had an old-established service from Rampisham, Cattistock and Maiden Newton and he also used the Plume of Feathers as his Dorchester terminus. * Fred Kellaway is listed as carrier from Sydling to Plume of Feathers until 1915, the year James Crabb first appears. Could the service have passed from one to the other?)

Dorset Country Bus
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~ from Country Buses of Dorset

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Kellaways, Churchills and Tregonwells

De la Warr joined to Bartelots by marriage; trustee of De la Warr estates in Dorset was John Bartelot; Churchill, originally "de Curcelle," fought alongside Adam de Bartelot at Hastings; received many land grants frequently alongside those held by the Bryans at which Bartelots lived in Dorset and Somerset. Members of "cartel" organized by John Bartelot and Sir John Tregonwell to defraud the Crown in 16th century, lived at Dorchester and leased Muston Manor from Bartelots (after De la Lynde) until they finally purchased it in 1612 from Nathaniel Bartelot, alias Hancock.

In addition to the foregoing, there are others that figure prominently in our history right up to the present day, and with whose descendants I still correspond indeed are my cousins! These are Paul, Genge, Arnold, Kellaway, Hussey, Warren.

 Arnolds, Kellaways and Husseys were all neighbors to the Bartletts both in Dorset and Somerset. Bartlett properties at Piddleton moved into Arnold hands after marriages between the families. Kellaway was a member of the "cartel" mentioned earlier, and the family was joined to Churchills and Tregonwells by marriage.

 The first Muster Roll taken on Barbadoes in the year 1624 includes Arundels, de la Warrs, Kellaways, Churchills, Bartletts and Husseys (another associated family). Among the few who survived the battle of Sedgemoor, Somerset, were those supporting the Duke of Monmouth against the King. Members of all those families (as well as some others that figure into our history) were defeated and slaughtered. Yet, they somehow not only survived the battle but managed to obtain instructions from the King that they not be executed (like others) but be deported to plantations over the seas. That this result could only have been achieved by help from others with influence at court is made obvious by comments made by "Hanging" Judge Jeffries who presided over their trial at Dorchester Assizes. He was not at all happy that some should have escaped his preferred punishment!

~ Excerpt from the Barlett Family Society Newletter, June 1997

J. Wallis Kellaway

Mr. J. Wallis Kellaway, J.P., Orchardist and General Farmer, "Woodstock", Port Cygnet Road, is the only son of the late Mr. John Kellaway, and was born in Dorsetshire in 1829. He came to Tasmania with his parents in 1834, his father entering into business at New Norfolk, subsequently removing to the Huon and engaging in farming pursuits. On the death of his father in 1851, Mr. Kellaway took charge of the farm, which had been devised to him by his parent. "Woodstock" comprises 1600 acres, 150 of which are under cultivation. Mr. Kellaway grows a very large quantity of wheat and other cereals, having no less than eight different kinds of grasses set at different periods of the year. He has 14 acres under fruit, which he sends to the London and Sydney markets. He has been a J.P. for a number of years, and is the pioneer resident of the district, having made "Woodstock" his home for about sixty-three years. He takes an interest in local affairs, and has been a member of the Woodstock Road Trust for the past thirty years. Mr. Kellaway has been married twice, first to a daughter of the late Mr. Silas Parsons, of Huonville, who died in 1871, leaving three children ; and in 1879 to Mrs. Campbell, widow of Dr. Campbell, of Bothwell, by whom he has two children.

~from Cygnet, Tasmania, Australia at: http://www.shoal.net.au/~tomwills/cygnet/index.html

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