THE CALLAWAY FAMILY
Volume IX No. 4
regard with esteem the name you were given;
The Editor's Corner
In the October 2005 newsletter there was an article about Stephen Austin's Old Three Hundred. In the article it was shown that not only are Callaways descended from the Old Three Hundred, but they are descended from both the Joseph and Peter Callaway lines.
This month we hear about another Callaway connection to the Old Three Hundred. This time not by birth, but by marriage. It is interesting to note that history rarely mentions this Callaway connection.
Henry Gonzalvo (Gon) Woods, an early Texas colonist, son of Minerva (Cottle) and Zadock Woods, was born in Troy, Missouri, on February 18, 1816. His parents were among Stephen F. Austin's Old Three Hundred, arriving in Texas in December 1824. Woods was the youngest of six children and lived most of his life as an Indian fighter and rancher. He narrowly escaped capture by Indians in 1828, after his family moved from Matagorda County to the upper Colorado River, nine miles west of John H. Moore's fort. During the Texas Revolution Woods fought in the battles of Gonzales and Concepción (both October 1835). Although he did not participate in the battle of San Jacinto in April 1836, he served for three months afterward as a Texas Ranger. He fought under Moore against the Comanche Indians at San Sabá Presidio on February 15, 1839, and with Edward Burleson against Vicente Córdova in March 1839. After serving briefly on jury duty for Fayette County in April 1840, Woods served again under Colonel Moore in the expedition following the Plum Creek Fight that fall. In March 1842 he participated in the chase after Mexican general Rafael Vásquez. He rode with his father and his brother Norman Woods to the Salado River near San Antonio in September 1842 and was one of only two Texans to escape the Dawson Massacre on September 18. His father was killed and his brother captured.
Before Norman died on December 16, 1843, in Perote Prison in Mexico, he wrote a letter asking that his brother care for the family left behind. Woods married Norman's widow, Jane, on October 30, 1844, and raised Norman's five children and four of his own. In 1856 the family left Fayette County and moved to Shiloh in DeWitt County, where Woods became a successful rancher and horse-breeder. He built the first sawed-lumber, two-story home in the county and brought in the first cotton gin and the first cook stove to that area. Jane Woods died in 1866 and was buried in the Woods Cemetery in Shiloh. Woods enlisted in the Confederacy in 1863 and organized and served as captain of the Shiloh Home Guard, although illness prevented him from active service. The Woods family became unwilling participants in the Sutton-Taylor Feud following the Civil War. Woods was deputized to chase an alleged murderer named John Kerlick in the fall of 1869 and was ambushed and killed by Kerlick on November 28. Woods was buried next to his first wife Jane at the Woods Cemetery.
~ the above biography is from Handbook of Texas Online, http://www.tshaonline.org/handbook/online/articles/WW/fwo47.html (accessed March 9, 2008).
before his murder, Henry Woods married
Mary Ann McFarland Callaway, widow of
Francis Willis Callaway. So from
the biography of Henry Woods, we get a good picture of what life
was like for all the early pioneers on the Texas frontier.
Francis Willis Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
~ picture of Mary Ann McFarland Callaway Woods is courtesy of D'Ann Green. She submitted this picture to CFA in Oct 2003.
Editor’s note - I encourage each of you to
send in articles for the e-Newsletter. It doesn’t have to be
lengthy. It could be some "Callaway" news, a family story, a
family photo, a favorite family recipe, results from your family
line research, or any item you think would be of interest to our
readers. Send them to me, and I will take care of adding them.
David Victor Scott
16th June 1936 – 27th December 2007
David who lived all of his life in Swindon, UK, sadly passed away on 27th December 2007 in the Great Western Hospital, Swindon.
He was born in Swindon on 16th June 1936, one of eight children, and married Pat in 1964 in St Peters Church, Swindon. David is survived by Pat and his three children and four grandchildren.
David was descended from Annie Emma Kellaway (his maternal grandmother, from the Devon line, b. Bristol 1865 d. Swindon 1952), and as many of you know well, spent many hours researching this line and others within his family.
In his younger days David was involved with the Church at various stages of his life, with the sports of badminton and cycle speedway within the Swindon area, later becoming interested in local history and philately before developing his interest in family history.
His funeral was held at St Barnabas Church in Swindon on Wednesday 9th January 2008, followed by internment at Kingsdown Cemetery, Swindon.David will be greatly missed by all of his friends and family.
A Callaway Coach
I would like to thank CFA Member, Fred Lucas for sending us this news about Neil Callaway.
Last year, Neil Callaway accepted the position of head football coach at the University of Alabama Birmingham. At the end of the season, his team won two games and lost the rest.
Members of the team were winners in the area of academics. Twenty members of the team had a grade point average of 3.0 or higher according to the web site of AB.
Neil and the team certainly deserve our congratulations. Maybe this fall the team will have a better football record.
The Callaway Group on Facebook
Thanks to Clay Callaway,
we have a group on Facebook now. It's a great
idea, Clay, and I hope we get lots of joiners.
It's easy and free to join. Check it out next
time you're on the internet.
I have started a new Facebook group called "Callaway Kin"! I became aware of Facebook thru my college aged daughter and started thinking that this might be a good way to get some college age young people interested in their genealogy. I will post links to The Callaway Family Association website so that all who are interested can get "connected"! If anyone knows of other similar groups, let me know so I can post a link. Check out Facebook at (http://www.facebook.com), and sign up for a free account. Then click on groups, search under families and look for the group called Callaway Kin.
(Clayton B. Callaway)
claycallaway at bellsouth.net
U. S. Joseph Callaway Line
Colonel James Callaway - Patriot
The following letter was sent to the Governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, from James Callaway of Bedford Co., VA on 11 March 1781.
Bedford March the 11th 1781
I am your
The following letter was sent to the Governor of Virginia, Thomas Jefferson, from James Callaway of Bedford Co., VA on April 11, 1781.
Bedford April the 11th 1781
In the meantime I beg leave to trouble your Excellency here with. Submitting it to you, ____ this the late change of circumstances does not suffice, not to ____ the Militia from this present service, which would ____ greatly to the interest of the people as these are generally poor men, and any considerable loss of time at this season of the year would undoubtedly prevent their making crops.
Col. Lynch is immediately from General Green at Deep River about 140 miles from hence, who informs me that Lord Cornwallis ____ ____ & ____ on his way to Wilmenton before he left there, and persuades me that a short service - from our Militia would at this time render no essential good to the country, and as the enemy is now so distant, it would require some time, only to march out & return.
The Militia called upon for the assistance of General Green, as mentioned in my last letter, was dismissed by advice of Col. Lynch (then at head quarters) with the approbation of the general. I believe I wrote you that I had sent out to know certainly whether such assistance was actually necessary or not.
As the marching out the Militia from their plantations at this season of the year, is a matter of much importance to them, I have employee M. Charles Ewings as expects to wait on your Excellency for some further advice with respect to it. & he is to return by the time appointed for the march of the men. In the interim every preparation shall be made, so that this will be no hindrance in getting ____ service - M. Ewings finds himself a horse and pays his own expenses, I wish him to receive something adequate to his trouble & expenses before he returns.
I have the
honor to be,
James Callaway - A Patriot Watchdog Despite Family Ties
On May 1, 1779 James Callaway of Bedford Co., VA wrote the following letter to the Speaker of the House of Delegates, Mr. Benjamin Harrison, regarding Robert Cowan, a British subject who was rejected admittance into the county because he was considered "unfriendly" to the country. Callaway stated that Cowan had returned to his former settlement in Bedford Co., VA. The Committee of Privileges and Elections reported and resolved on May 24, 1779 that Robert Cowan should not be permitted to reside in the state.
Bedford County, May 1st 1779
I am Sir
Editor's Note - Thanks to the help of Davis Reece (a long time Irvine/Cowan researcher) we know from the will of Robert Cowan and the will of his wife, Elizabeth, that Robert Cowan was the father of Margaret Cowan, who was born in Bedford Co., VA in 1771. Margaret Cowan married James Penn who was Sarah Callaway's son. Sarah, who married Gabriel Penn, was the daughter of Richard Callaway and Frances Walton. Sarah Callaway and James Callaway were first cousins.
~ All of these original letters reside in the Archives of the Library of Virginia, Richmond, Virginia.
the survey report of the James Callaway home of Callaway,
Virginia, done Sep 14, 1937. The survey uses the Calloway
spelling throughout. James Callaway's line of descent is as
Subject: James Calloway Home
Location: In the town of Calloway, Virginia. The post office is in one corner of the yard. The one street, or roadway, through the town is unnamed.
Date of Construction: early 1840s
the Calloways were large land owners before the county was
formed in 1784, so it is impossible to determine who was the
first owner. It was an established fact that it was a King's
Grant to the first Calloway, but who the first one was is
unknown. In a copy of the will of the first James Calloway, the
Elder, of Bedford County, dated May 2, 1809, he gives it to his
son, Henry Calloway, father of James Calloway, builder of this
house, the tract of land on which the house was built. Henry
Calloway gave the land to his son James in 1820.
Description: The Calloway house was built in a large oak grove at the head of Blackwater Valley. The stream cuts through the valley and across the farm and may be seen from the house. Tall Boxwood outlined the driveway and also separated the front and back yards. A white gravel walk leads from the driveway to the house. On the lawn are quantities of shrubs and rose bushes, and a large flower and vegetable garden adjoin the house. This is a brick house. The bricks were burned on the place and the walls were built entirely by slave labor. The wood work throughout was of native walnut, hand rubbed to a beautiful finish. The ceilings were high and the plaster ornamented by frescos on the first floor. The second floor had dormer windows, which were very unusual at that time. The house had been added to until the original "L" shape had been completely lost.
The original home was destroyed by fire in 1920. A large brick house has been erected on the same site. Some of the original oak trees were so badly burned that they had to be removed. This house is written in the past tense, description was furnished by memory by Dr. Samuel S. Guerrant, of Calloway, Virginia.
Historical Significance: The house was built by young James Calloway on land that he and his father had inherited from their father and grandfather, known as James Calloway, the Elder. Young James married a Miss Reynolds of Pittsylvania County, immediately built himself this home which was to be known as the "Calloway Place", although it passed out of the family in 1887. The Calloways possessed unlimited means and entertained lavishly. Their carriage was one of the finest ever in Franklin County, and they made frequent trips to and from Richmond where Mrs. Calloway had relatives. One son, Charles, was born of this union, and Mr. Calloway centered all his hopes upon this son. Unfortunately Mrs. Calloway died in 1840, and in 1845 (Editor's Note - these dates are not accurate. The first Mrs. Calloway died before 1850 and Mr. Callaway married a second time after 1850. This is shown by neither wife being listed on the 1850 census with James and his young son Charles.) Mr. Calloway married Mary, daughter of Peter Saunders, "Pioneer of Franklin County". The second Mrs. Calloway was a woman of unusual intelligence and her home was the gathering place for many notables. Mr. and Mrs. Calloway were ardent Presbyterians, and were instrumental in founding the first Church, "Piedmont", of that denomination in the county. The Calloways were very much saddened by the death of the son, Charles Calloway, the first year of the war, 1861-1865. Mr. Calloway never really recovered from the blow, and died a year after the loss of his son. Mrs. Mary Calloway had no children of her own, but reared from infancy two orphan sons of her sister, Mrs. Peter Guerrant, and also a niece of her husband, Mary Calloway, daughter of Peter Calloway. Mrs. Mary Calloway's reputation still lives in the county in which she lived although she passed on fifty years ago. An informant, Mr. Ike Prillaman, stated that she was the most remarkable woman Franklin County had ever produced. He stated that neighbors looked up to her and consulted her about everything. Her home was her particular pride and she had the reputation of being the best cook in the county, although she rarely cooked herself, her servants being so well trained they could follow her directions. Her recipes are still followed by her relatives and to have food that equals hers is also an achievement. This home was furnished throughout with the handsomest furniture that could be bought. At Mrs. Calloway's death her possessions were divided among her nieces. Some of her furniture and silver are prized possessions in several homes of the county.
Sources of Information: Dr. Samuel S. Guerrant, of Calloway, Virginia. Nephew of the second Mrs. Calloway; by whom he was reared. Informant Mrs. Margaret S. Ferguson, of Rocky Mount, Virginia. Niece of Mr. Calloway. Reared by Mrs. Calloway. Informant Miss Mary Hale, of Roanoke, Virginia. Niece of Mrs. Calloway. Informant Mr. Ike Prillaman, of Calloway, Virginia. Old inhabitant. Informant Franklin County Court Records.
~ This survey was done by Ann S. Joplin, and it was part of the Virginia W.P.A. (Works Progress Administration) Historical Inventory Project sponsored by the Virginia Conservation Commission under the direction of its Division of History. This survey resides at the Library of Virginia.
event took place in September 1907 in Denver, Colorado. Edna
Callaway was killed by an accidental shooting. Edna's line of
descent is as follows:
Kansas City Journal, Kansas City, Missouri, Sep 13, 1907
SHOT DEAD BY BOY
TRAGIC DEATH OF EDNA CALLAWAY OF KANSAS CITY.
WAS VISITING IN DENVER.
WITTE ELLIS WAS "FOOLING WITH THE PISTOL."
In a Spirit of Playfulness He Pulled Trigger and Bullet Passed
Through Miss Callaway's Brain.Mother Accompanying Body Home for Burial.
CALLAWAY, A KANSAS CITY GIRL, WHO WAS ACCIDENTALLY
Death at the hands of a cousin of her fiancé was the tragic ending of a summer vacation to Miss Edna Callaway, a young Kansas City society woman, at Denver, Col., Wednesday night. Witte Ellis, formerly of Kansas City, accidentally shot and killed her with an automatic pistol at the home of his mother in the presence of her sweetheart, W. Lysle Alderson, who with his mother and Miss Callaway were visiting at the Ellis home. The tragedy occurred on the evening Miss Callaway was to start upon her return trip to Kansas City.
The shooting occurred after the return of the party, composed of Mrs. J. M. Ellis, of Denver, the hostess; Mrs. D. P. Alderson, of Kansas City; W. Lysle Alderson, Miss Callaway, and young Ellis, from a dinner at the Shirley hotel.
MOTHERS PLAY PRANKS ON BOYS.
It seems that for a prank the two women had gone into their sons' bedrooms and concealed some of their night clothing. When the boys discovered the joke they decided upon a reprisal which would turn the laugh the other way. Accordingly young Alderson produced an automatic pistol with which it was proposed to scare Miss Callaway, whom they believed responsible for the original joke.
The pistol was arranged to be loaded by placing a "clip" full of cartridges in a place provided for the insertion so that the top shell would be in position for firing. Ellis took the pistol and removed the "clip" containing the bullets.
Then the two ran into a hallway, where their mothers were awaiting the outcome of the joke. Miss Callaway,, hearing the commotion and knowing some prank was on, peeped from her door and then came out. They flourished the pistol some moments, Ellis exclaiming,
"Where's the fellow who stole my clothes? I want my clothes!"
He turned from his mother to Mrs. Alderson and then back again to his mother. At that moment Miss Callaway came out, laughing, and asked what the trouble was. Ellis told her that someone had gone into his room and stolen his night-clothes.
"HANDS UP!" CRIED ELLIS.
Then he turned to the young woman, accused her of stealing his clothes and ordered her to put up her hands. She was standing beside Mrs. Alderson, at the time, and both women raised their hands in mock terror. Ellis pulled the trigger and sent a bullet crushing into the young girl's brain. One shell had caught when the clip was removed and remained in position for its work of destruction.
Miss Callaway sank back in the arms of her sweetheart's mother. Death was instantaneous. Mrs. Alderson eased the body gently to the floor and then fainted. Mrs. Ellis also fainted, while her son stood for a moment dumbfounded. When the realization of what he had done came to him, he became frantic, sobbing and crying that he would kill himself. He was prevented from this by friends who heard the noise of the gunshot and went into the house.
ALDERSON RAN TO SWEETHEART.
When his sweetheart fell, young Alderson ran to her, took her into his arms and placed her upon a bed. It was some moments before he realized the awful truth, but when he discovered Miss Callaway was dead, his grief was pitiful In a few moments he became hysterical and had to be led away from his fiancé's bedside.
Added sorrow in the tragedy comes from the fact that young Ellis' father, former Judge J. M. Ellis, perished in a hotel fire in Goldfield, Nev., less than a year ago. Mrs. Ellis' health was undermined by that occurrence and she came to Kansas City several months ago for rest and a change of climate. The visit of the party of Kansas City people to her home at this time was in return for the one Mrs. Ellis had made in Kansas City. Witte Ellis accompanied his mother while she was here in this city.
FIRST REPORT BLAMED FIANCÉ.
Immediately after the shooting word of the unfortunate affair was sent to Kansas City by telegraph. The first reports were badly garbled, one account having it that the shooting had been done by W. Lysle Alderson, fiancé of Miss Callaway. The news created a profound sensation in social circles where both the young woman and Mr. Alderson are well known.
The body of the unfortunate young woman will be brought to Kansas City this morning, accompanied by Mrs. Alderson and her son. Mrs Robert Stone, the girl's mother, who had been spending the summer at Excelsior Springs, returned to her home at the Elsmere hotel last night. She was completely prostrated at the news of her daughter's death.
The first report was that young Alderson himself held the revolver which ended Miss Callaway's life in such a tragic manner. This report almost completely prostrated D. P. Alderson, the father of the young man, a member of the firm of Bradley-Alderson Company, but a private dispatch from young Alderson later stated that the revolver was held by Witte Ellis, the son of Mrs. J. M. Ellis, whom Mrs. Alderson and her son and Miss Callaway were visiting at the time. The knowledge that his son was not responsible for the death of his fiancé was a great relief to Mr. Alderson, and mitigated to some extent the circumstances surrounding the unfortunate affair.
Mrs. F. P. Neal, of 318 Walrond avenue, is an aunt of Miss Callaway. Mr. Neal, vice president of the Union National bank, received several telegrams during the day, one of which was from young Alderson, stating that the body of Miss Callaway would be brought to Kansas City at once. The entire party will leave Denver this morning, arriving tomorrow morning.
Mrs. L. F. Rieger, of 426 Gladstone boulevard, is a distant cousin of Miss Callaway.
Miss Callaway was the daughter of Mrs. Robert Stone, who was, before her marriage to Mr. Stone, Mrs. R. P. Callaway. The girl was 19 years old and was a graduate of the Central high school two years ago. She lived at the Elsmere hotel with her mother and stepfather, who were in Excelsior Springs yesterday when the affair occurred. Miss Callaway went to Denver last summer to visit her aunt, Mrs. J. M. Ellis. Two weeks ago young Alderson, to whom she was engaged, went to Denver with his mother to spend his vacation with his fiancé. Young Alderson is also 19 years of age and a graduate of the Central high school in the class of 1905. The two have been sweethearts for years and had been engaged for some time, though no definite time for their marriage had been set.
A specially unfortunate feature of the affair was that it occurred on the eve of the departure of the Kansas City party for home. They were expected to start last night.
D. P. Alderson received a dispatch yesterday from his son which read:
Edna shot tonight; Witte held revolver; death immediate; come at once.
Mr. Alderson had intended to leave for Denver to be with his son but it was later decided that this would be unnecessary and the arrangements were made to bring the body to Kansas City immediately.
ELLIS HELD BLAMELESS.
The coroner's inquest was held over the body of Miss Calloway in Denver yesterday. W. W. Ellis testified that he held the automatic revolver when it was discharged.
The jury decided that the killing was entirely accidental and did not recommend any disposition of young Ellis. The district attorney was present at the hearing, but gave no indication of any intention to hold Ellis for trial.
~ used with permission, from the
web site: 100 Year Old Weblog of the Kansas City Journal
Editor's Note - see an additional picture of Edna from her High School Year Book in 1903 on the Photo Gallery page of our web site.
Daniel Boone a traitor? Who said so?
1778, Daniel Boone was charged with treason by Capt. Richard
Callaway and Col. Benjamin Logan. Have you read the story of
his court martial? The only account surviving was written by
Daniel Trabue, who was quartermaster sergeant at Logan's Station
at the time the court martial was held. Read the story on the
Awesome Stories web site at:
I would like to thank Mary Giera for sending us these cemetery listings from Henry Co., KY. All of these Callaways descend from John Callaway (Richard, Joseph).
From Henry County Cemeteries [Kentucky] Parts I, II, III, by Robert Foster Johnson and Willada Rickman Dent (Mrs. Paul L. Dent), Clearfield Publishing Co, 2006 [It's all in one small book.]
Henry County KY Cemeteries
Smithfield Public Cemetery beside Smithfield Baptist Church
CALLAWAY, Elizabeth (Hughes) w of William b. 5-16-1813 d.
CALLAWAY, Orville b. 1850 d. 1908
Eminence Public Cemetery S edge of Eminence, KY
CALLAWAY, Samuel Harbison b. 6-4-1825 d. 12-9-1899
CALLAWAY, James b. 4-3-1803 d. 1-1-1878
CALLAWAY, Parham b. 1818 d. 1902
CALLAWAY, William Crawford b. 12-9-1829 d. 1-27-1898
CALLAWAY, Samuel b. 1807 d. 1853
CALLAWAY, Elizabeth (Todd) w of William D. b. 1833 d. 1881
CALLAWAY, James Marchel b. 10-1-1834 d. 1-26-1877
"The Highlands" Callaway Family Cemetery 22 E. of Eminence
CALLAWAY, Col. John who departed this life in the 50th year of
Please welcome new CFA Member, Pennie Eiben from Carson City, NV. Pennie graciously sent us her Callaway family information. She descends from the Joseph Callaway line, through Agnes Callaway. Interestingly, Agnes Callaway married William M. Smith, and two of their daughters married Callaways. Susanna Smith married Flanders Callaway, and Sarah Smith married Achilles Callaway. Now that's keeping it in the family!
Pennie's line of descent is as follows:
I would like
to thank Shirley, of Spokane, WA, for sending us this
information about Dudley Callaway. He fought in the Battle of
Point Pleasant, in Dunmore's War. Apparently he was in charge of
one of the canoes. Dudley descends from the Joseph Callaway line
Captain Paulings, Botetourt Troops
The Battle of Point Pleasant, sometimes known as the Battle of Kanawha, was the only major battle of Dunmore's War. It was fought on October 10, 1774, primarily between Virginia militia and American Indians from the Shawnee and Mingo tribes. Along the Ohio River near modern Point Pleasant, West Virginia, American Indians under the Shawnee Chief Cornstalk attacked Virginia militia under Andrew Lewis, hoping to halt Lewis's advance into the Ohio Country. After a long and furious battle, Cornstalk retreated. After the battle, the Virginians, along with a second force led by Lord Dunmore, the Royal Governor of Virginia, marched into the Ohio Country and compelled Cornstalk to agree to a treaty, ending the war.
~ List of soldiers from:
welcome new Newsletter subscriber, Naomi De Bruyn of Victoria,
British Columbia, Canada. She has graciously sent us her
Callaway line of descent which is as follows:
I was going through your records and found that my family info was basically all listed as UNKNOWN. So, I've been going through the records myself and would like to pass then on to you. There are some discrepancies on the birthplace of Charles S. Callaway, however, I would tend to believe your records on that one.
Anyhow, here they are and thanks for filing in the blanks for me!
nai at shaw.ca
U. S. Peter Callaway Line
I would like to thank Molly Conn, in Aberdeen, Scotland, for sharing this picture of her great grandmother, Maggie Brownie Callaway. Molly shared other family history with us that appeared in the October 2007 newsletter.
this is a picture of my great grandmother Maggie Brownie
Callaway. It has been sent by Cathy Callaway, who I am going to
meet in May for the very first time. This was the first time my
mother who will be 90 this year has ever seen a picture of her
grandmother who would have gone to America as a very young girl.
Maggie's daughter, who was my grandmother, grew up in Scotland
please offer a belated welcome to new CFA Member, Bobbie Walker.
She joined last year. Bobbie is a descendant of the Peter
Callaway line through her grandmother Cora Inez Callaway as
Other C/K Lines
Sadly this line died out after it reached America, but perhaps Thomas C. Callaway is a lost relative from someone's English family. He and several other Callaways immigrated to the U.S. in 1835. Can anyone identify him and tell us more about his English ancestors? He is a "Mystery Callaway".
Descendants of Thomas C. Callaway
Generation No. 1
1. THOMAS C.1 CALLAWAY was born Abt. 1807 in England, and died Bet. 1881 - 1899. He married (1) AMELIA UNKNOWN Bef. 1850 in NY. She was born Abt. 1817 in England. He married (2) ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" GREGORY Aft. 1850, daughter of JOHN GREGORY and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1835 in England.
for THOMAS C. CALLAWAY:
Thomas and Amelia are listed on the 1850 New York Co., NY census. Living with them is Mrs. Elizabeth Sellman age 72 born in England. Thomas and Elizabeth (Lizzie) are listed on the 1870 New York Co., NY census. Thomas and Lizzie are listed on the 1880 Plainfield, Union Co., NJ census. They are listed on the 1920 Manhattan, New York Co., NY census.
More About THOMAS C. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Piano tuner
Notes for ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" GREGORY: She is listed as a widow and living with her son on the 1900, 1910 census.
More About ELIZABETH "LIZZIE" GREGORY: Immigration: 1851, with her parents and siblings
Child of THOMAS CALLAWAY and ELIZABETH GREGORY is:
i. WILLIAM T.2 CALLAWAY, b. Oct 1863, New York Co., NY; m. ADELAIDE TITUS; b. Oct 1867, NY.
Notes for WILLIAM T. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900, 1910 Millburn, Essex Co., NJ census. His mother Elizabeth is living with them on.
More About WILLIAM T. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Stockbroker
like to thank Peggy Carey for sending us this information
Could he be the son of Zachariah Callaway and Elender Boyd
from the following line of descent?
I found JAMES CALLEWAY listed in Tippicanoe Rosters, Part 4, Roll of Capt. Andrew Wilkin's Co of Inf of IN Militia, from Sept 18-Nov 18, 1811. (that's the way surname is spelled).
had downloaded entire file from Roots-L digest in 1997.
He's the only one in entire list. Do you have him?
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Query # 475
I have come to a standstill working on my family tree. Melinda Jane Lafon b. about 1863 is my mystery lady who I would love to find someone who knows something about her family. She married William Asbury Calaway b. Mar 1861. He was on the Gwinnet County GA 1880 census but was on the Blount County AL census in 1900. They were the parents of my great grandmother Cornelia Jane Calaway Timmerman. If anyone has any information or ideas as to where I can look I would be MOST GRATEFUL! Thank you for your time, Sandra
Note - I wrote to Sandra with information about her Lafon family
that I located in the census records. I believe that William
Asbury Calaway may descend from the Peter Callaway line as
Can anyone identify William Asbury Calaway's line of descent? He is a "Mystery Callaway".
Query # 476
Dear Ms. Morgan,
I have just discovered your site about the Callaway family. I have researched my family for at least 35 years. Recently I decided to trace some relatives on the side of my great-grand mother, Harriett Newell Callaway Lowe, born 5 January 1817 in Wilkes County, Georgia. Her husband, John H. Lowe, was also born in Wilkes County, Ga. They married on 23 August 1836 in Wilkes County, Ga. He served in the Civil War and died in Atlanta, Georgia. Harriett's parents were Isaac Callaway, Jr. and Mary "Polly" Barrett Callaway.
Perhaps someone who reads your newsletter or belongs to your Callaway Family Association could provide me with some information about Harriett.
Thank you in advance,
Sincerely, Fran Hardman
Note - Harriett Newell Callaway's line of descent is as
Query # 477
It seems that my Levin is the Levin III born in 1802 & died 1896. His father listed on his death certificate says Levin and mother Elizabeth. My Levin had three wives: Elizabeth Nichols, Ellen, and last one was Ann.
Editor's Note - I find this Levin Callaway on the 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 New Brunswick, Middlesex Co., NJ census. He is a fisherman, born in Delaware, with 3 children known; Luther 1841, Catherine 1843, George 1846. Can anyone identify him? He is a "Mystery Callaway".
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