CFANet Archives

March 2009

Volume X  No. 3

Always regard with esteem the name you were given;
 with praise and renown that it should endure.

The Editor's Corner

The Callaway Family Association in its 34th Year!

Our Officers for 2009 are as follows:
President - Judy Ostler
1st Vice President - Gary Garnett
2nd Vice President - Eugene C. "Gene" Callaway
Secretary - Don Callaway
Asst. Secretary - Ramona Callaway Koehl
Recording Secretary - Cary Moore
Treasurer - Heide Callaway
Genealogist - Sherrill Williams
Historian - Connie Sherrill
Technologist - Russell E. "Russ" Callaway
Immediate Past President - Pat Schnurr

Our Directors for 2009 are as follows:
Iris Brannon
J. Stewart Callaway, Jr.
Juanita Hanna LeCroy
Donna Morgan
Clay Callaway
Cameron T. Callaway
Ray K. Calloway
Joe L. Cantley
Sam Taylor Geer
Heide Ann Stephenson

There are others too, who are serving in different volunteer capacities. Here are just a few:
Russ Callaway - CFA Journal Editor, DNA Project Coordinator
Cameron Callaway - DNA Data Coordinator
Bruce Callaway - International Research Chairman
And many other members who have served as Coordinators for our Annual Meetings and other positions over the years.

Thank you to all who are serving CFA now and to those who have served in the past.

Remember, we are unique because . . .
Only a genealogist regards a step backwards, as progress.

Also please welcome 5 new CFA Members for 2009. We are glad you have joined us and appreciate your support for our goal: researching the Callaway/Kellaway surname.
Donna and Donald Callaway, Brigham City, UT
Linda L. Callaway, Noblesville, IN
Shannon Christian, Centennial, CO
D'Ann Green, Llano, TX
Mrs. Mary H. Woodall, Birmingham, AL

March is Women's History Month and what better way to celebrate than with a story of 2 historical Callaway teachers from New Zealand; Christina and Elizabeth Callaway.

Elizabeth and Christina Callaway grew up in the Wairoa and Bethlehem areas of Tauranga and later became teachers who taught in many Māori schools throughout the North Island.

The twins were born in 1885, their mother being Taiparoroa Te Awahou Ūtiku and their father Robert Callaway, a farmer, carpenter and often an interpreter for the Māori Land Court

Education of children was considered paramount by the twins’ parents.  The girls attended Bethlehem School before gaining scholarships to Hukarere Māori Girls' College in Napier.  Christina went to teach in various schools around the country, while Elizabeth remained at Hukarere for many years.

The influence of the sisters’ teaching methods was widespread.  Pupils in schools at Hukarere, Waima, Whakarewarewa, Pāpāmoa, Bethlehem, Matakana and Rangiwaea benefited from being taught by the twins.  Elizabeth was instrumental in getting a school hut for Rangiwaea, and taught for several years at the Kōtukutuku School on Matakana Island.

Their teaching days were the happiest of their lives and both took pride in the knowledge that so many people, directly and indirectly, gained so much from their teaching.

Christina died on 4 September 1974 at the age of 89 while Elizabeth died a year later on 25 October 1975.  They are buried on Matakana Island in the Ōpureora Urupā.

~ from Tauranga City Libraries web site at:
photo above (l to r) Christina & Elizabeth Callaway, (Source Val Watkins)

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/Kellaway" 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.
I look forward to hearing from you.

Current News


Our Newest Callaway
Happy news from CFA Member, Peggy Bock in Arizona. She has a new granddaughter who carries the Callaway name.

I have a new granddaughter, born January 11, 2009. Her name is Hannah Callaway Bock. Needless to say, I am quite thrilled that they used the Callaway name. I will try to get a picture of my son, Daughter-in-law with the baby into the Journal before the deadline.
Peggy Bock
PeggyMBock at

1911 England and Wales Census Now Available

Happy News for all of us with British ancestors. The 1911 England and Wales census is now available. Here's the announcement from the National Archives.

Welcome to our 1911 census special.

The 1911 census, now available online, offers a fascinating glimpse into life 98 years ago. For the first time householders - rather than official census takers - filled in their own census returns. This means that you can not only see your ancestor's handwriting but also any additional comments, mistakes and even doodles that they may have added!

You can also search the census by address, if you're more interested in house history. The census can tell you who was living in your house at that time.

Most of the English counties are already available, with the rest of the census (including Wales) due out soon. Best of all, you can search the eight million census records for free - visit the web site here: However, please be aware that once you locate a record you are interested in, the "free" ends and the charge begins in order to see the detail.

Guaranteed to Cure What Ails You

Here in the states we are in the throws of winter. Luckily Anne Leyden has found us the perfect recipe for "whatever" ails us.

Hello, Donna.
Enjoyed the newsletter. Here's a good one for this time of year. It's from a letter I found among some old papers. Don't know who wrote it or who Mrs. Victor is. My guess is that it's for a very potent cough medicine. What do you think? 
ahampden at

P.S. Sounds like it would also be a good just-before-bedtime nip!

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“Mother, I have got Mrs. Victor’s receipt which is as follows:

“Take four large Lemons and press the juice over three new laid eggs; let them stand 24 hours, when the shells will be dissolved, then beat them up and add ˝ a pint of the best French Brandy, ˝ a pint of the best clear Honey, ˝ a pint of the best Salad Oil, and ˝ a pound of Rock Candy. Mix and bottle. Dose A tablespoonful three times a day for an adult.”
The Ks Meet the Cs

I would like to thank CFA Member, Bruce Callaway for sharing his enjoyable visit with Richard and Kath Kallaway from the UK.

(l to r) Dawn and Bruce Callaway, Richard and Kath Kallaway

Hello all,
The International work of the CFA continues afoot in the Antipodes. As this photo shows, Dawn and I have just returned from a delightful lunch on Sydney Harbour with Richard and Kath KALLAWAY of Somerset/Devon.
You will recall that the Kallaways hail from Cullompton (a place of great interest to us) and Rod is a familiar with Richard who for several generations has been a Dairy Farmer in this region.
What a delightful and vibrant couple they proved to be, and so enthusiastic about the CFA which they plan to join. Thus far they are back to early 18th century with their research but plan to go further when they return to the UK in a few days. I was so impressed with their knowledge of our research and interest. We need more of their ilk.
Kind wishes, 
bruce at
Do You Have Any Callaways/Kellaways With German Ancestors?

I would like to thank CFA Member, Fred Lucas for letting us know about the upcoming annual meeting of Palatines to America.

The organization doing genealogy about German immigrants is called the Palatines to America. Persons interested in learning more about this group can go to their web site at The national meeting will be held at the Allen County Public Library in Ft. Wayne, IN from June 18-20 2009. The cost is $89 for the full conference and banquet. People who are interested should contact the Palatines to America.
Fred Lucas
freddlucas at


CFA Genealogy


U. S. Joseph Callaway Line

I would like to thank a new friend, Eloise Nutting, who very graciously shared some old family pictures with me. I found a 1998 posting on Genforum where she mentioned having these pictures, so I wrote to her and amazingly her email had not changed. The pictures are of Joseph Franklin Callaway and family from the following line of descent:
Joseph Callaway
Thomas Callaway
Thomas Callaway, Jr.
Ellijah Callaway
Isham T. Callaway and 1st wife Cynthia Morris
Marshall Callaway
Joseph Franklin Callaway

Hi Donna,
Good to hear from a "cousin."
Thanks for requesting a copy of the picture--I went through so many OLD pictures today, looking for the original of Joseph and Nettie Shoun Callaway--What fun!--I love old pictures and I save every one I get my hands on. So I found the original picture of this couple; also in the picture is their baby, Marshall, who, according to the information on the back of the picture, died Dec. 16, 1911. We aren't sure about that date--it is so dim on the back of the picture. And according to some Ohio relatives (the only identification is "Ohio relatives") on the back of the picture--Marshall was born in 1902.
You may have more detailed and more accurate information about this couple. I love the picture! I put a print of it in a "family" album that I gave to all of our children and grandchildren a few years ago.  
And in looking for the original picture, I ran across the original little newspaper clipping about their wedding; I thought I had lost the original--now according to notes made in ink on the SMALL newspaper clipping, they were married in 1897 or 1898.  I believe I got this date from a "cousin" in Rock Hill, S.C.--Frank Calloway; perhaps you have him in your genealogy. His mother was Mary Hazel (?) who was born in 1908. She was the daughter of J. F. and Nettie Shoun Calloway.
Oh yes--This Nettie Shoun Calloway was my grandmother's sister. So Nettie is my great aunt. And thanks for the web site for the Calloways--I will go through the information a little later.
Looking forward to hearing from you again....
Eloise Nutting
rrnemn at

(picture on left) Nettie is standing with Joseph Franklin Callaway next to her
(picture on right) Nettie, Joseph Franklin and son Marshall

THE WESTERN STAR, Coldwater, Kansas, 6 December 1901

Parham Callaway DIED
Callaway - On Sunday, December 1, 1901, at his home in Louisville, Kentucky, Parham Callaway, aged 83 years, 3 months and 10 days.

Grandfather Callaway was known to many Comanche Co. people, having spent a few years in this county with his son, R. A. Callaway, proprietor of the St. Nicholas hotel of this city. Four other sons are still living, all of whom make their home in Louisville, and with these the father made his home for the most of the time, his wife having died 26 years ago. Grandfather Callaway retained his health and strength to a remarkable degree for one of his age. His Comanche Co. friends remember him only a few years ago as a sprightly and exceedingly jovial man of nearly four-score years. He was always inclined to look upon the bright side of life, and thus his disposition was sunny and inspiring to all who came in contact with him. He was much attached to his family and gave the best years of his life laboring for their welfare. His sickness was of several weeks duration. It was known for some time that the end was near, but death brought no fear nor regrets. He was prepared to die - his faith was anchored to an ever-living Savior. Thus, at 7:27 on last Sunday morning a long and eventful life was ended and the devoted sons were left to mourn the death of a kind father and this world deprived of a most worthy citizen.

~ Transcribed and contributed by Shirley Brier for the Kansas GenWeb web site.

Parham Callaway descends from the Joseph Callaway line as follows:
Joseph Callaway
Richard Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Jones
John B. Callaway
Parham Callaway

Last month CFA Member Dr. Bruce Callaway, of Sydney, Australia received the following email. It was in regard to a very famous Callaway: Dr. Paul Smith Callaway who for 38 years was organist, choirmaster, composer and conductor at the Washington National Cathedral, Washington, D.C. (1939-1977)

Hello Dr. Callaway,
My name is Diana Quinn, and I'm on the Board of Directors for WAMA, the Washington Area Music Association.

We are honoring Paul Smith Callaway at our annual WAMMIES awards gala, and I'm writing the biography for the program.  I am having a problem with his birth date - was he  born in 1909 or 1910?

Also, any additional information you have would be helpful! I have a fairly short bio done, but if you have anything substantial, I'd appreciate it.
Thank you,
Diana Quinn

Editor's Note: He was born August 16, 1909 in Atlanta Ward, Logan Co., IL, died March 21, 1995 in Washington, D.C. and his line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
Edmund Callaway
William Dudley Callaway and 2nd wife Amanda Jane Wigginton
Charles Henry Callaway and 1st wife Arminda
Ralph Vernon Callaway
Paul Smith Callaway

You can read an article about his career at the Cathedral in the 1979 CFA Journal.

~ picture of Paul Smith Callaway is from

U. S. Peter Callaway Line

Together again, Letty & Jack - Col. Jack G. Callaway Jack G. Callaway of Austin, age 79, passed away Monday, May 19, in Salt Lake City, Utah. "Our" Col. (retired) Jack Callaway was born in Austin, TX, July 28, 1928. Jack was in the Marines from 1946-1948, but then chose the Army to be his career. Although he retired in July 1981, his discharged was followed by serving and speaking to troops at Fort Sill. Hard charger to the end, "Sir! Individual decorations included Valor: Silver Star (Korean war), Bronze Star (Vietnam war), Air Medal (Vietnam war), and Purple Heart (Vietnam war), to name a few. Foreign decorations: "Republic of Vietnam, Cross of Gallantry with Silver Star", "Republic of Germany, Das Grosse Verdienstkreuz Commnader's Cross of the Order of Merit" One of the few field artillery men who had made the transition from units equipped with horses and mules in (mountain) pack artillery to tractor-driven and truck-drawn cannon, self-propelled howitzers and ballistic rockets, parachute dropped and helicopter-fitted howitzers. Jack's beautiful wife, Letty, passed away on September 29, 2000. Jack is survived by one daughter, Rebecca Callaway, one son, Kirt Callaway and six grandchildren, one brother, Bud Lindsley, a loving niece and three nephews. Visitation will be held at Cook-Walden Funeral Home, 6100 N. Lamar, Austin, TX, from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m., with a rosary at 7:00 p.m. Mass of Christian burial will be Wednesday, May 28, 2008 at 2:00 p.m. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, 4311 Small Drive with Father Greg Romanski officiating. Jack's life-long dream was to serve our country and he accomplished this with excellence as an officer. Many thanks to Ralph Mothner, who cared for Jack as a loving brother, military service members from Ft. Sill and Fort Bliss, Randy Smith for being such a good neighbor and friend, St Theresa Church and Cook-Walden Funeral Home for their services. Jack's request is that in lieu of flowers, Memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, P. O. Box 149100, Austin, TX 78714 or to the Charity of your choice. "Our unsung hero...until we meet again".

Editor's Note - Jack descends from the Peter Callaway line as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
John Callaway, Jr.
John Callaway
Thomas Callaway
John D. Callaway
Jonathan Hosea Callaway and 2nd wife Martha Jane Jones
Rev. Joseph Pitt Callaway and 1st wife Florence Elizabeth Anderson
Samuel Anderson Callaway
J. P. Callaway
Jack Gordon Callaway and wife Leatrice Lou Belle Lindsley

Pembroke, GA - 
Mrs. Mildred Boyette Callaway, age 94 of Claxton, formerly of Pembroke died Sunday evening, Jan 4, 2009 at Glenvue Nursing Home after an extended illness. Mrs. Callaway was a homemaker and long-time owner and operator of Callaway’s Upholstery Shop. She was a member of Old Anderson Primitive Baptist Church, enjoyed gardening and volunteered as a pink lady for over 20 years at Bulloch Memorial Hospital. She was preceded in death by her husband of over 46 years, Enoch Callaway and 2 grandchildren Russell Davis and Leslie Denise Fanning. Survivors include 4 daughters and 3 sons-in law June Callaway of Claxton, Shelba and Roy Davis of Pembroke, Carolyn and Jim Walsh of Reidsville, and Wanda and Billy Fanning of Brooklet; 3 sons and daughters-in-law Cleon and Depha Callaway of Hephzibah, Dale and Gloria Callaway of Lyons and Mark and Teresa Callaway of Ellabell; 1 sister Eunice Tippins of Claxton; 1 brother Leighton Boyette of Manassas; 14 grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren. Visitation will be 6-9 P.M. Tuesday evening at the funeral home. Funeral service will be 11 A.M. Wednesday Jan. 7, 2009 in Morrison Memorial Chapel with Elder Spencer Moore and Elder Richard Davis officiating. Burial will follow in Old Anderson Cemetery in Tattnall County. Flanders Morrison Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Editor's Note - Enoch Callaway descends from the Tattnall Co., GA Callaways as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Isaac Callaway
Job Callaway
Elmore Callaway
William Isaac Callaway
James Mark Callaway
Enoch Callaway

Following is an obituary for Ely Reeves Callaway, Jr., that appeared in the Independent, a London newspaper. I had not seen this obituary before. It does an exceptionally good job of capturing his amazing entrepreneurial spirit.

The London Independent, London, England, July 9, 2001, by Andy Farrell

Ely Callaway was a successful innovator and businessman who devoted the last 20 years of his life to helping those accursed golfers who find the seemingly trivial act of hitting a little white ball endlessly frustrating - that is, the majority. Callaway's products were good enough to be used by the leading professionals, but were aimed at the mass market.

His most famous club, the Big Bertha driver, revolutionised equipment design. It launched a series of clubs with oversized heads and an increased sweet spot, helping handicap golfers to hit the ball longer and straighter. Or, indeed, simply airborne at all.

"I knew that if a 72-year-old man could hit this driver off the ground then anybody could hit it off the tee," Callaway said of the Big Bertha, which was launched in 1991. "The driver used to be the most feared, shunned and disliked club in most everybody's golf bag. Now it's their favourite. We took the fear out of the driver by making one that was easier to hit."

Arnold Palmer, who became a Callaway spokesman last year, said: "The fact is that 90 percent of all golfers are struggling to play. Ely's whole idea was to give them the opportunity to enjoy the game a little more."

Callaway was born in LaGrange, Georgia in 1919, and was a distant cousin of the great golfer Bobby Jones, founder of the Masters and Augusta National Golf Club. Callaway's entrepreneurial spirit first became apparent at the age of 10 when he earned $150 by selling copies of Literary Digest and used the money to buy some peach tress. He sold the first harvest for $750.

During the Second World War, Callaway was the US Army's procurement officer for cotton goods. Later he went into the textile business, eventually becoming, at the age of 48, president of Burlington Industries, before resigning after five years in 1973. He changed course and bought a 150-acre site in Temecula, California where he established the Callaway Vineyard and Winery.

His white wines soon earned a high reputation and were served at the Queen's US bicentennial luncheon at the Waldorf-Astoria in New York in 1976. Callaway sold the company for $14 million in 1981 and a year later bought a four-man golf equipment company called Hickory Sticks USA for $400,000. Last year Callaway Golf, as it became, had sales of $840 million.

Naming the company after himself made Callaway work harder. "The stakes are higher," he said. With the designer Dick Helmstetter, he set about creating a new range of clubs. "I like the creative force," he said, "to create a new product where you are creating new jobs and opportunities and products people have never had before."

The Big Berta was named after the First World War cannon produced at the ironworks of Baron von Krupp in Germany. Inevitably, the Great Big Berta and the Biggest Big Bertha followed. Callaway's marketing background ensured the clubs were promoted as no other golf equipment had been before.

The slogan he used was "demonstrably superior and pleasingly different". He signed up players such as Colin Montgomerie, John Daly, Johnny Miller and Annika Sorenstam to represent the company but also used Bill Gates, Alice Cooper and Celine Dion in advertising campaigns.

The need for continual development and innovation eventually brought Callaway into confrontation with the game's authorities. The use of titanium in the heads of clubs allowed designers to make the clubfaces thinner and thinner. But the Rules of Golf do not permit there to be a "springlike effect" in which the ball trampolines off the clubface. In 1998 the United States Golf Association introduced a test procedure, which the Callaway ERC driver duly failed.

As a result, the club is banned for competitions in America, Mexico and Canada, but can be used elsewhere because the Royal and Ancient Golf Club of St. Andrews, who administers the rules in the rest of the world, have so far not adopted the USGA's test procedure, or indeed any of their own. Callaway argued that while the top professionals in Tour event should have limitations placed on the equipment they can use, there should be none for recreational golfers.

Throughout his career, Callaway was energised by people telling him he could not do something. "I like to prove people wrong," he said. "I'm a contrarian." When he started producing golf balls as well as clubs, he named the first one "Rule 35". There are 34 rules in golf - the 35th, Callaway said, "should be having fun".

Some of Callaway's products are unashamedly expensive but as well as cashing in on the boom in golf, he also helped create it. "Ely's genius," said Tim Finchem, commissioner of the US PGA Tour, "as demonstrated through his development of innovative golf equipment and unique marketing strategies, has clearly helped to propel golf to new heights over the past 20 years."

Ely Reeves Callaway, businessman and golf equipment manufacturer: born LaGrange, Georgia 3 June 1919; president, Callaway Golf 1982-2001; married Lucinda Villa (two sons, one daughter); died Rancho Santa Fe, California 5 July 2001.

~ Picture of Ely Reeves Callaway from Biographical Dictionary

Editor's Note - CFA records show that Ely Reeves Callaway married Jeanne Delephane Wiler. His line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
John Callaway
Rev. Enoch Callaway
Abner Reeves Callaway and 2nd wife Mary Wilbourne Ely
Ely Reeves Callaway, Sr.
Ely Reeves Callaway, Jr.

Other C/K Lines

From a long line of Callaway bricklayers from Tipton, Staffordshire, England, one son, George immigrated to the U.S. about 1881 and settled in Allegheny Co., PA. His grandson, Willis, at age 14 is pictured below (top right). Can anyone identify this family line and tell us more about them? They are "Mystery Callaways".

The Yough.A.Mon, McKeesport High School Yearbook, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA, 1932

The Freshman Basketball Champions
Sitting l to r: Goldberg, Chancio, Soles.
Standing l to r: Surgeon, Petach, Willis Calloway

Descendants of George Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. GEORGE1 CALLAWAY was born Abt. 1776 in Staffordshire, England. He married HANNAH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1781 in Staffordshire, England.

Notes for GEORGE CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1841 Tipton, Staffordshire, England census.

More About GEORGE CALLAWAY: Occupation: Bricklayer


2. i. JOHN2 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1806, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
ii. GEORGE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1819, Tipton, Staffordshire, England; m. ANN UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1821, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
Notes for GEORGE CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1881 Tipton, Staffordshire, England census.
More About GEORGE CALLAWAY: Occupation: Bricklayer
iii. MARTHA CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1826, Tipton, Staffordshire, England. 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 CALLAWAY (GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1806 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. He married HANNAH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1806 in Staffordshire, England.

Notes for JOHN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1841 Tipton, Staffordshire, England census

More About JOHN CALLAWAY: Occupation: Bricklayer


i. MARY3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1826, Staffordshire, England.
3. ii. JOB CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1828, Staffordshire, England.
iii. GEORGE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1831, Staffordshire, England.
iv. WILLIAM CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1835, Staffordshire, England.
v. HANNAH CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1839, Staffordshire, England.
vi. ELLEN CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1841, Staffordshire, England. 

Generation No. 3

3. JOB3 CALLAWAY (JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born Abt. 1828 in Staffordshire, England. He married NANCY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1831 in Staffordshire, England.

Notes for JOB CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1861, 1881 Tipton, Staffordshire, England census

More About JOB CALLAWAY: Occupation: Bricklayer & Publican


4. i. GEORGE4 CALLAWAY, b. May 1854, Staffordshire, England; d. Bet. 1921 - 1929, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
ii. HANNAH CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1857, Staffordshire, England.
iii. ISABELLA CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1858, Staffordshire, England.
iv. EMMA CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1860, Staffordshire, England.
More About EMMA CALLAWAY: Occupation: Assistant to Publican
v. PHOEBE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1861, Staffordshire, England. 

Generation No. 4

4. GEORGE4 CALLAWAY (JOB3, JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born May 1854 in Staffordshire, England, and died Bet. 1921 - 1929 in McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. He married MARY ANN UNKNOWN Abt. 1878 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. She was born Apr 1856 in Staffordshire, England.

Notes for GEORGE CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1881 Tipton, Staffordshire, England census. They had immigrated to the US by Sep 1882 as their next child was born in NY. They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Mckeesport, Allegheny Co., PA census.

More About GEORGE CALLAWAY: Occupation: Bricklayer & Beer Seller

Notes for MARY ANN UNKNOWN: She is listed as widow on the 1930 McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA census.


5. i. JOSEPH "JOB"5 CALLAWAY, b. May 1877, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
6. ii. JOHN CALLAWAY, b. Feb 1880, Tipton, Staffordshire, England.
iii. EMMA CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1882, NY.
7. iv. GEORGE V. CALLAWAY, b. Jan 1884, NY.
v. ALICE CALLAWAY, b. Jul 1887, NY.
vi. SAMUEL A. CALLAWAY, b. Oct 1889, NY; m. CORA E. UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1897, MD.
More About SAMUEL A. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Laborer in Paper Mill
vii. ISABELLE CALLAWAY, b. Nov 1892, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
8. viii. WILLIAM C. CALLAWAY, b. Oct 1896, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
ix. MARY GLADYS CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1900, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. 

Generation No. 5

5. JOSEPH "JOB"5 CALLAWAY (GEORGE4, JOB3, JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born May 1877 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. He married MARY JANE UNKNOWN Abt. 1899 in McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. She was born Jul 1875 in England.

Notes for JOSEPH "JOB" CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA census.

More About JOSEPH "JOB" CALLAWAY: Occupation: 1920 Clerk at Steel Mill, 1930 High School Janitor


i. OLIVE6 CALLAWAY, b. Dec 1899, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
ii. EDNA CORRINE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1902, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
iii. HAZEL CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1904, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
iv. EDWARD W. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1911, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
v. JEANETTE D. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1920, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. 

6. JOHN5 CALLAWAY (GEORGE4, JOB3, JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born Feb 1880 in Tipton, Staffordshire, England. He married KATHERINE HOFFMAN, daughter of HENRY HOFFMAN and UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1884 in PA.

Notes for JOHN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920 McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA census living with her father.

More About JOHN CALLAWAY: Occupation: Roller in Steel Mill


i. FRANCES6 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1916, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. 

7. GEORGE V.5 CALLAWAY (GEORGE4, JOB3, JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born Jan 1884 in NY. He married ELSIE WILLIS, daughter of JOHN WILLIS and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1895 in NY.

Notes for GEORGE V. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1930 McKeesport, Allegheny Co. PA census.

More About GEORGE V. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Laborer in Steel Mill


i. MARY E.6 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1913, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
ii. DOROTHY L. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1914, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.
iii. WILLIS CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1918, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. 

8. WILLIAM C.5 CALLAWAY (GEORGE4, JOB3, JOHN2, GEORGE1) was born Oct 1896 in McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA. He married UNKNOWN.

Notes for WILLIAM C. CALLAWAY: He is listed as married on the 1930 McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA census. A son, William Jr is listed, but no spouse. They are living with his brother Samuel.

More About WILLIAM C. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Laborer in Paper Mill


i. WILLIAM C.6 CALLAWAY, JR., b. Abt. 1919, McKeesport, Allegheny Co., PA.

Editor's Note - CFA genealogist offers the following data on this Callaway family from Tipton, Staffordshire, England:

Parish Registers of Tipton county Stafford, England 

These were copied by Cary L. Moore from a published source at the Society of Genealogists Library in London.  I have omitted the very earliest entries; the name was primarily CALLOW.  From: Tipton Registers, 1573-1736, Percy W. L. Adams,  F.S.A. 

1646  Lemuel son of George & Margery Callowe born ye 10th of February and bapt. ye 14th day

1648  Rebeckar d. of George Calaway & Margery his wife was bapt. Dec 31

1649  James Warham & Mathew (sic..Martha) Calaway were md. May 4 by John Wilmore; dwelling:  Dudley in the house of Willm Burton

1654  Mary d. of George Calloway & Margery his wife was born Nov 23

1657  Rachell d. of George Callowe & Margery his wife was born Aug 11

1659  Lemuell s. of George Calloway & Margery his wife was born Apr 9

1659  Sarah d. of George Callaye & Margery his wife was born Jul 24

1663  A daughter was born to George & Margery Callaway ye 19 of Apr and buried ye morrow after  

1665  George s. of George & Margaret Calloway was baptised Sep 3

1665  George Callo buried Jan 17

1666  John Banks took to wife Margery Callow (banns)

1666  Joseph s. of George & Margaret Callow, aged about 13 daies, bapt Feb 17

1667  George Calloway buried Nov 5

1668  Elizabeth d. of Joseph & Elnor Callow, aged about 18 daies, bapt Feb 2

1671  Rebecca Callow buried Apr 2

1672  Samuel Callo & Mary Shelfeild, both of Tipton, mar Aug 25 (banns)

1672  George s. of Joseph & Elnor Calloway, 33 daies, was baptised Oct. 18

1675  Elinor d. of Joseph & Elinor Caloway was baptised Dec 27

1676  An infant of Samuel Caloways buried Dec 22

1677  Margaret d. of Samuel & ______ Caloway bapt Feb 9

1678  Morris s. of Joseph & Eliner Calloway bapt. Jan 2

1680  Margery Callow buried Oct 3

1680  Lemuell s. of Joseph & Margaret Calloway bapt. Mar 15

1681  Caleb s. of Samuell & ______ Callow bapt. May 20

1681  Morice s. of Joseph Callow buried May 20

1681  Mary d. of Samuell Calloway buried May 26

1683  Moses s. of Joseph & Elinor Calloway bapt March 22

1685  Kaleb s. of Samuell Callow buried Jan 18

1686  George Callow & Winifred ________ mar. Oct 16 (banns)

1687  Eliner Callow buried June 14

1687  Samuell Calloway & Mary Foanes, both of Tipton, mar. Oct 24 (banns)

1688  Joseph Callow & Hannah Mosely of Sedgsly mar. June 5 (banns)

1689  An unbaptized child of Samuell Callow buried  Aug 28

1689  Sarah d. of George & Winifred Callow bapt.  Oct 20

1689  Joseph s. of Joseph & Hannah Callow bapt. March 22

1690  Mary d. of George & Winifred Callow bapt. March 15

1691  Rebecca d. of Joseph & Ann Callow bapt. June 1 [Ann can be Hannah]

1691  Rebecca Callow buried June 6

1691  Joseph s. of Joseph Callow buried Dec 13

1691  Mary d. of Joseph & Hannah Callow bapt. Nov 25

1692  _______ d. of Joseph & ______ Callow bapt. Nov 21

1693  Joseph s. of George & Winifred Callow bapt. Aug 27

1693  Hester d. of Joseph & Hannah Callow bapt. March 13

1694  Martha Callow buried Apr. 11

1694  John S. of Joseph & ______ Callow bapt Feb 8

1695  Faith Hope  3 d. of Samuel & Mary Callow bapt  Jan. 30 Charity

1695  Daniel s. of George & Winifred Callow bapt. Jan. 30

1695  Hope Callow buried Feb 15

1695  Charity Callow buried Feb 22

1696  Joseph Callow, killed at ye Blademill, buried July 7

1696  George Callow & Elizabeth Herring, both of Tipton mar. Aug 10  (banns)

1696  Joseph s. of Ann Callow, widow, bapt. March 11

1697  Daniell s. of George Callow buried Apr. 18

1697  Elinor d. of George & Elizabeth Callow bapt. May 30

1697  Faith Callow buried Dec. 13

1698  Daniel s. of George & Winifred Callow bapt. April 19

1698  Ann Callow buried April 29

1698  John Calaway buried May 27

1699  Ann d. of George & Winifred Callow bapt. Jan 29

1700  Mary d. of George Callow bapt. Feb. 17

1700  Samuell Callow and _______, both of Tipton, mar. Feb. 3 (banns)

1701  Joseph s. of Samuel Callow bapt. Jan. 17

1701  Joseph s. of George Callow bapt. March 1

1703  Sarah d. of Samuell & _______ Callow bapt Jan. 19

1704  Martha d. of George Callow bapt. Feb. 11

1705  Sarah Callow buried Aug. 23

1705  Isaac s. of Samuell & Sarah Callow bapt. Dec. 9

1706  George Callow buried April 18

1707  Elizabeth Callaway d. of George & Elizabeth Callaway bapt.  Sept. 14

1707  Samuel s. of Samuel & Sarah Callaway bapt. Oct. 20

1708  Martha Callaway d. of George & Elizabeth Calloway bapt. Dec. 9

1708  Sarah d. of Samuel & Sarah Calloway bapt. Jan. 29

1711  Morris s. of George & Elizabeth Callaway bapt. April 6

1714  Elizabeth d. of Samuel & Sarah Callow bapt. July 11

1716  Stephen s. of Samuel & Sarah Callow bapt. Oct. 14

1717  Joseph Callow buried June 24

1717  Mary Callow an illegitimae child of Sarah Callow and Joseph Whitehouse [bapt? Oct 20?]; buried Dec. 23

1717  A child of George Callow buried Jan. 12

1718  Benjamin Callow buried Dec. 10

1719  Ann d. of Samuel & Sarah Callow bapt. Feb. 21

1721  Stephen s. of Samuel Callow buried Jan. 30

1721  Elizabeth d. of Samuel Callow buried Feb. 5

1722  Thomas Abbis & Ann Callow both of this parish mar. May 22 (banns)

1722  Elizabeth d. of Samuel & Mary Calloway bapt. March 17

1725  Sarah wife of Samuel Calloway buried May 12

1725  Edward a bastard child of Edward Whitehouse & Faith Calloway bapt. Jun 20

1726  Joshua s. of Joshua & Mary Callow bapt. April 26

1727  Caleb Callow buried Oct. 20

1727  Mary Callow buried Oct. 25

1727  Samuel Callow, a pauper, buried Oct. 29

1727  Mary Callow buried Nov. 2

1727  Joseph Callow, a pauper, buried Feb. 4

1728  Samuel Callow, a pauper, buried April 28

1728  Ann d. of Samuel Callow buried June 2

1728  Joshua Callow & Sarah Cooksey mar. Nov 4 (banns)

1729  Joshua s. of Joshua Callow buried Oct. 8

1730  Elizabeth wife of George Callow buried June 28

1731  Winifred d. of Joshua & Sarah Callow bapt. May 23

1731  Winifred d. of Joshua Calloway buried July 19

1731  Mary wife of Joshua Callow buried  July 23

1731  Joseph Callow & Faith Callow mar. Aug. 8

1735  Daniel s. of Joshua & Sarah Callow bapt. Jan.

Once again we find a Calloway connected to the Milton, Wayne Co., IN family. This is Robert E. Calloway, who appears in The Artisan Yearbook from Manual Arts High School, Los Angeles, CA, 1938. Further information about this family line is in the Mar 2010 newsletter. Does anyone recognize this family line? They are "Mystery Callaways".

Descendants of James Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. JAMES1 CALLAWAY was born Abt. 1799 in NC. He married MATILDA COOPER She was born Abt. 1804 in PA.

Notes for JAMES CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1850 Milton, Wayne Co., IN census. They are listed on the 1860 Washington, Wayne Co., IN census.

More About JAMES CALLAWAY: Occupation: Huckster


2. i. JOHN2 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1826, IN.
3. ii. GEORGE W. "G. W." CALLAWAY, b. May 1834, PA.
iii. ROBERT F. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1839, IN; d. 04 Jul 1864, Of wounds in the Civil War.
American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Robert F Callaway
Residence: Milton, Wayne Co., Indiana
Distinguished Service: Distinguished Service
Side Served: Union
State Served: Indiana
Unit Numbers: 609 609
Service Record: Enlisted as a Lieutenant 1st Class on 30 October 1861.
Commission in Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 19 November 1861.
Wounded on 23 June 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
Died of wounds Company E, 57th Infantry Regiment Indiana on 04 July 1864.
From the Soldiers Register, Surnames C-D, pg. 270:
Calloway, Robert F. enlisted in Co. E, 57th Reg Ind Vol Inf, Oct, 1861, for three years.  Was commissioned 1st Lieut., & transferred to a pioneer regiment.  Was in the battles of Stone River & Kenesaw Mountain.  At Kenesaw Mountain whilst leading his men in battle, he fell mortally wounded, and died aboard the cars while en route for Chattanooga, July 3rd, 1864.  He resided in Milton before enlistment.

4. iv. MOSES M. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1840, IN.
v. SARAH E. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1846, IN. 

Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 CALLAWAY (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1826 in IN. He married HANNAH UNKNOWN Bef. 1850 in Wayne Co., IN. She was born Abt. 1828 in IN.

Notes for JOHN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1850 Milton, Wayne Co., IN census.

More About JOHN CALLAWAY: Occupation: School Teacher


i. DAUGHTER3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1850, Wayne Co., IN. 

3. GEORGE W. "G. W."2 CALLAWAY (JAMES1) was born May 1834 in PA. He married ELIZABETH ELLEN UNKNOWN Abt. 1858 in Wayne Co., IN. She was born Nov 1836 in IN.

Notes for GEORGE W. "G. W." CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1870 Washington, Wayne Co., IN census. He has accumulated quite a bit of wealth. They are listed on the 1880 Milton, Wayne Co., IN census.

More About GEORGE W. "G. W." CALLAWAY: Occupation: Manufacturer, Wool Dealer, Druggist


i. WILLIAM J.3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1860, Wayne Co., IN.
ii. CHARLES H. CALLAWAY, b. Oct 1861, Wayne Co., IN.
Notes for CHARLES H. CALLAWAY: Charles and his brother William are living together on the 1920 Washington, Wayne Co., IN census
More About CHARLES H. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Makes Ice Cream, Post Master
iii. FRANKLIN "FRANK" CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1865, Wayne Co., IN. 

4. MOSES M.2 CALLAWAY (JAMES1) was born Abt. 1840 in IN. He married ELLEN UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1840 in PA.

Notes for MOSES M. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the1870 Washington, Wayne Co., IN census. They are listed on the 1880 Milton, Wayne Co., IN census.

More About MOSES M. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Druggist


5. i. OSSIAN L.3 CALLAWAY, b. Jan 1861, IN.
6. ii. ROBERT F. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1862, IN.
7. iii. GEORGE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1872, Wayne Co., IN. 

Generation No. 3

5. OSSIAN L.3 CALLAWAY (MOSES M.2, JAMES1) was born Jan 1861 in IN. He married CORA L. UNKNOWN Abt. 1885 in IN. She was born Feb 1864 in IN.

Notes for OSSIAN L. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900 Jackson, Wayne Co., IN census.

More About OSSIAN L. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Druggist Clerk


8. i. EDWIN R.4 CALLAWAY, b. Feb 1886, Wayne Co., IN. 

6. ROBERT F.3 CALLAWAY (MOSES M.2, JAMES1) was born Sep 1862 in IN. He married BESSIE HEATH Abt. 1895 in Wayne Co., IN, daughter of UNKNOWN HEATH and JANE UNKNOWN. She was born Feb 1867 in Wales.

Notes for ROBERT F. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900 Washington, Wayne Co., IN census. They are living with Bessie's mother.

More About ROBERT F. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Machinist, Grocer


i. HENRY HEATH4 CALLAWAY, b. Jul 1896, Wayne Co., IN; d. 10 Oct 1918, Camp Eustis.
Indiana World War Records: Gold Star Honor Roll, A Record of Indiana Men and Women who died in the service of the United States and the Allied Nations in the World War, 1914-1918 Washington County, IN

Name: Henry Heath Callaway
Rank: Private
Son of Robert F. and Bessie Heath Callaway; born July 17 1896, Milton, Wayne County, Ind. Garage employee. Enlisted in U.S. Regular Army June 4, 1918, Richmond, Ind. Sent to Jefferson Barracks, Mo.; transferred to Ft. Caswell, N. C.; assigned to 6th Company, Coast Artillery Corps. Transferred to Camp Eustis, Va.; assigned to Battery E, 47th Coast Artillery Corps. Died of influenza-pneumonia October 10, 1918, Camp Eustis. Buried in West Side Cemetery, Milton, Ind. Page 698

More About HENRY HEATH CALLAWAY: Burial: West Side Cemetery, Milton, Wayne Co., IN 

7. GEORGE3 CALLAWAY (MOSES M.2, JAMES1) was born Abt. 1872 in Wayne Co., IN. He married LEONA HALL, daughter of ROBERT HALL and ALICE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1878 in IN.

Notes for GEORGE CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920 Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN census. Leona's parents are living with them.

More About GEORGE CALLAWAY: Occupation: Retail Clothing Merchant


i. FRANCES4 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1911, Wayne Co., IN. 

Generation No. 4

8. EDWIN R.4 CALLAWAY (OSSIAN L.3, MOSES M.2, JAMES1) was born Feb 1886 in Wayne Co., IN. He married VIVIAN UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1887 in OH.

Notes for EDWIN R. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920 Cambridge City, Wayne Co., IN census. The three of them are listed on the 1930 Long Beach, Los Angeles Co., CA census.

More About EDWIN R. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Dry Good Retail Merchant


i. ROBERT E. "BOB"5 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1911, Wayne Co., IN.
More About ROBERT E. "BOB" CALLAWAY: Occupation: Orchestra Musician

I would like to thank CFA Member, Don Kellaway for sharing information about two "Mystery" families in last month's newsletter; one Kellaway and one Callaway.

Re: Mystery Kellaway and Callaway
Amy Kellaway is a descendant of Philip Kellaway of Port Hope, Ontario through his 3rd son Wm. M. Kellaway b1863 in Canada and who was living on Melville St. in Rochester in 1912 according to the Rochester city directory of that year. Since I knew William M. passed away in 1912 I did not pursue the family any further as I assumed that he was single. Apparently not, therefore  I would suspect that Amy is a great grand-daughter of Philip Kellaway.
Re Joshua and Joseph Callaway, I believe that they are the same family that was living in Huron County in 1871 and then after selling their land in 1879 Joseph was found in Manitoba and Joshua b1846 was found living Carleton Place, Ontario in the 1881 census of Ontario. Joshua was working as a travelling agent, had 3 daughters and his wife was shown as Anna. Joshua nor his family were found in the 1901 Ontario census. The name John Hanna is likely Johanna.
Cheers, Don
quinte at

I would like to thank Tim Callaway for sharing the following information with us about the Rev. Norwick Kelloway. Can anyone identify him and tell us about his family line? He is a "Mystery Kelloway".

Hello, Donna; I always read the CFA newsletters and find them so informative. I'm presently researching a PhD dissertation in local religious history and came across the name of a Rev. Norwick Kelloway who was the pastor for a time of Knox United Church in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, (where I live) back in 1934. From what I gather in the documents I've encountered, he was quite liberal in his theology which would be in keeping with the history of the United Church of Canada, a 1925 amalgamation of Methodists, Congregationalists and Presbyterians.
Tim Callaway
Calgary, Canada
twcallaway at

New CFA Member, D'Ann Green has brought us a mystery to solve. Does anyone recognize this Sarah Callaway who supposedly married William Hoy.

Hi Donna,
Here is an article that was in the Llano, Texas paper on June 15, 2005. Who does Sarah Callaway Hoy belong to?  Ancestry's OneWorldTree has her as the daughter of William Callaway & Elizabeth Tilley, granddaughter of Joseph Callaway. 

I did a little bit of searching today and one person had that William & Sarah Callaway Hoy's daughter, Sarah Hoy married Edward Brown. William & Sarah Hoy's son, Jones Callaway, was captured from Hoy's Station along with John Callaway, son of Richard & Elizabeth Jones Callaway.  This happened in 1782.   
dnehr at


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Query # 524
Subject – Kellaway Glassmakers
Submitter - David Watts, The Glass Circle, London
email - dcw at

Dear Warwick Kellaway,

Back in 1614  a Thomas Purcivall invented a coal-fired furnace for founding glass. This was approved by King James I and subsequently glass-making with wood, used up to that time, was prohibited.
Purcivall had three backers and I was was chasing the history of one of them, Bevis Thelwall, a financier. Another backer was Thomas Mefflyn, glazier to Queen Elizabeth I.
However, Mefflyn died and he was replaced by Kellaway (I do not have his first name). This Kellaway would have been important in his field, not just any old glazier.
In the course of chasing Bevis Thelwall I suddenly, in the mysterious way that the web works, found myself at your family web site. Kellaway is a relatively unusual name, so I thought that this connection with glass making might just possibly relate to your family and be of interest to you. It was a long time ago!
It occurred to me that Thelwall and Kellerway might be related or at least have a professional connection.
The Thelwall family were from Denbighyshire in North Wales UK and very rich. For example, you will find Bevis' brother, Sir Eubule, a founder of  Jesus College, Oxford, on the web. Bevis later owned a glasshouse in London called  Goodman's Yard, near the Tower of London.
About Kellaway I regret that I know nothing. If you should find anything in connection with glass I should be pleased to know.

David Watts (The Glass Circle, London)

Editor's Note - Following is CFA Member, Dr. Bruce Callaway's response:

We know a little of this Robert Kellaway as an email I wrote to our team in 2000
"Towards the end of the rule of Henry V111 there was considerable concern within the
kingdom with respect to the production of glass. It was being required in large quantities for churches homes and Manors, it was of poor quality and under the threat from the importation of Venetian workers who obviously had higher skills in its production. By the time of Elizabeth 1 it is recorded that there were no more than fifteen glass manufactories in the whole of England. In 1589 it was proposed by a new patent issued by the Privy Council to reduce this number to two.
Thomas Mefflyn was granted a Royal licence to "practice the art feat and mistery of melting and making all manner of glasses with sea and other pit coal". Since the use of wood had been prohibited prior to this for the manufacture of glass, both because of the denudation of the southern forests and the "offense of the  smell" now drifting from the Surrey Chiddingfer Glass into the more populace London.
The idea of production of high quality glass from coal was attractive to many people. Mafflynn died before his patent could be put to the test. His assign to the patent was Robert Kellaway"!!!
Much research ensued, but Robert's origins could not be tied down. Our interests were obvious if you were to view the Coat of Arms of the Callaway/Kellaway Family (the names are interchangeable) viz. 4 pears between Crossed glaziers nippers in saltire, but the origins of this ancient glass related COA predates said Robert by some three centuries and you would be aware that they also predate their use in the COA of The Worshipful Company in London. 
Interestingly, Percival was also backed in addition to Thelwall and Kellaway by Mansell and Zouch (a la Ashley de la).
Whilst we cannot at this stage clearly identify Robert Kellaway's ancestry (He was probably of Lillington or Bapton and possibly related to Sir John C/K of Rockbourne, Hants), The C/Ks at this time were exceedingly wealthy, had huge estates in Devon, Wiltshire etc. which they subsequently lost.
Any research that you may subsequently achieve for this most interesting guy would be appreciated. Coincidentally, what is the "Glass Circle of London"?
bruce at

Editor's Note - The Glass Circle is an organization in London of members with collections of antique glass. Read about the history of The Glass Circle at their web site:

Query # 525
Subject -
David Callaway
Submitter - Billie Capell
email - BillieCap at

Dear Donna
    We were formerly members of the Callaway Family Association. The Callaways were my husband's family and since he died, I have not been a member.
    My daughter and I spent two days last week in the Georgia Archives and I spent one additional day in the Troup County Archives trying to ascertain the parents of David Callaway. I submitted to you about six or seven years ago the genealogy of the Callaway family here in Montgomery County. David Callaway was born in 1794 in Wilkes County. He married Arabella Butler in Wilkes County in 1818. David died in Montgomery County in 1851 and Arabella in 1861. Sherrill Williams had attached our David to Joseph and Sabrina Callaway, but she has not been able to furnish us any proof of this connection.
    I found a Bible record for Joseph and Sabrina Callaway in the Callaway surname files at the Georgia Archives Tuesday. The cover sheet for this Bible record stated it was a "photostatic copy of births, marriages and deaths from Joseph Callaway Bible (gggrandfather of Maud Callaway Hays), original in possession of Troy Callaway, Chattanooga, Tennessee." The Bible page reads:
   "Joseph Callaway Senr - was born September 21st A. D. 1754
    Sabrina Callaway was born March 14th A.D. 1778
    William Callaway was born April 10th A. D. 1778
    ______ John Callaway was born January 14th A. D. 1780
    Joseph M. Callaway was born July 2nd A. D. 1782
    Joshua Callaway was born Oct. 9th A. D. 1784
    Luke J. Callaway was born April 8th A. D. 1787
    Samuel M. Callaway was born Nov. 5th A. D. 1789
    Lydia Callaway was born Oct. 3rd A. D. 1793
    Jesse Callaway was born June 3rd A. D. 1796
    Woodson Callaway was born Oct.12th A. D. 1803
    Elizabeth Callaway was born Nov. 20th A. D. 1807
    Mary Callaway was born April 17th A. D. 1811"
Then followed several marriages and then a number of deaths. Nowhere did I find an entry for David Callaway in this family. Additionally, according to the above Bible record, Lydia Callaway was born October 3rd, 1793. According to his tombstone, David was born July 1, 1794. There is a period of barely 9 months between Lydia's birth and the birth of David Callaway. It is possible, but not likely.
I gave Mr. Clark Johnson, director of the Troup County Archives, a copy of this Bible record. I was fortunately the only patron in the Archives on Friday and Mr. Johnson generously spent about 5 hours with me, analyzing the problem and looking at every reference book in the library that pertained to the Callaways or Wilkes County. He was wonderful because he knew all the Callaway family members by name and most of their connections. He agreed with me that he did not think David was the son of Joseph and Sabrina Callaway, but we did not identify any other possible parents.
My daughter is quite active in the Florida DAR and she would like to apply for a supplemental DAR application on David Callaway's father if he was a soldier. Has anyone else managed to identify David's parents in the six or seven years since I communicated with you last?
This is a confusing family because brothers named their children many of the same names without specifying who was who. I humbly ask for your assistance in attaching David Callaway to the correct parents and finding proof of the connection. There are several Revolutionary soldiers above David that are of interest to us. I also have a dead end Bryant line in Hancock County that I haven't been able to solve, but will not bring it up here.
We are making progress on Arabella Butler whose mother was Elizabeth Giles of Savannah, married to John Butler and later James Armstrong of Wilkes County. Elizabeth had four Butler children, three sons and Arabella. Two of the sons died before reaching adulthood. Elizabeth came to Coosa County, Alabama, in the 1840s and died there in 1859. They took her body back to Wilkes County and she is buried beside Rev. Armstrong, her second husband.
If you know of anyone in the Family Association who might be able to help my daughter, we would very much appreciate your telling us how to contact those persons.
Billie Capell,      
Widow of Clifton Powell Capell

Editor's Note - At this time we have connected David Callaway to the Peter Callaway line through Joseph Callaway and his wife Nancy Ragan. This currently seems the most likely connection.

Query # 526
Subject -
Callaways of Jackson, Madison Co., TN
Submitter - Linda Callaway Hinkle, Duluth, GA
email - condougls at

Some years back, in 2003, we traded emails about my descendants, the Callaways from Jackson, TN.  You had provided some information to me at the time.  Recently,  I have gotten back into tracing other relatives of my great-great grandparents, William S. and Elizabeth M. Brown Callaway, and have made contact with the grandchildren of 3 of my grandfather's brothers and sisters.  No one seems to know too much about the history of the family, I seem to have more information and pictures than anyone else, and have pieced together a lot about what happened to many of William S. and Elizabeth's grandchildren.

The first record of William S. Callaway and his wife Elizabeth was from when they were married on 1/23/1840, in Jackson, Madison County, TN.  Elizabeth's name was listed as Mary Elizabeth M. Brown on the Marriage License, though all census records and the recording of her tombstone at Riverside Cemetery show Elizabeth as her first name.  William S. Callaway was born 9/11/1811 and Elizabeth on 4/30/1812, so they were 28 and 27 when they married.  The 1850 census showed that with William and Elizabeth were living two children by the last name Brown, Charles H. Brown, 15, born in VA and Sarah J. Brown, 11, born in TN.  Sarah would have been born around 1839, the year before William and Elizabeth married.  As Elizabeth was a little old at 27 for a first marriage, it is possible her first marriage was to a Mr. Brown, and Charles and Sarah were her children from this first marriage.  She would have been about 22 or 23 when Charles H. Brown was born.  

William and Elizabeth had 5 children.  John A. was the oldest, born in 1841, and died at 1871, with no sign of a marriage or children.  William J. was the second child, born approximately 1845.  Elizabeth Mary (Lizzie) was born in 1849.  Ann N. was born in 1851 and died in 1860 as a child.  James Hubbard Callaway was the last child, born 1853, and also died as a child in 1861. 

There were only 2 of the 5 children that lived to be an adult, marry and have record of children. 

I found out what happened to Julia Blake Callaway, who was born in Jackson, TN 3/3/1872.  I had written to the owners of Hollywood Cemetery here in Atlanta, as I knew from a funeral announcement that my great-grandmother, Emma Kirk Callaway (married to William J. Callaway, William S.'s son) was buried there.  It is a cemetery that is not kept up by the owners of the land now, is very overgrown, and all of the records are on paper burial cards.  The man at Lincoln Cemetery could not find Emma's record but found a W. J. Callaway, and the date of death matched what I had on paper from my grandmother.  Buried in the same plot was a Julia B. Hoyal, who died at 43 on 2/7/1915, and an Elizabeth Hoyal, who died at 17 on 5/15/1916.  The Atlanta Journal newspaper has historic online archives available for purchase through the 1930's.  I searched around the dates of their deaths and found the announcement for both Julia and Elizabeth, who was Julia's daughter, Minnie Elizabeth Hoyal.  Julia's announcement said she was survived by daughters Mrs. Nathan Williamson and Ms. Minnie Hoyal, and Minnie Elizabeth's announced she was survived by sister Mrs. Nathan Williamson of Montgomery, AL, as well as other Callaway relatives (my grandfather and brothers and sisters).  Julia was listed in the 1900 census as a widow, so her husband must have died around 1898-1899, as Minnie Elizabeth would have been born around 1899. 

I'm still not any closer to tracing the Callaways back to VA (or W VA) where they were born per the census records (William S. and Elizabeth Brown Callaway), though I'm thinking that Brown was not Elizabeth's maiden name.  As she was 28 when she married William, kind of late for a first marriage at that time, and there were 2 children living with them in the 1850 census with the name Brown (Charles H. Brown and Sarah J. Brown), I think they could have been Elizabeth's children from a first marriage, possibly she moved with William to Jackson, TN after her husband's death.  They married in Jackson, TN on 1/22/1840, within a year of Sarah J. Brown's birth.  One of William J.'s  (their son) children was named Charles Brown Callaway, and the first daughter was Sarah (after Sarah Brown) Eliza (after Emma Kirk Callaway's mother). 

I have already traded information with several of the Callaway "11"'s grandchildren, but would appreciate contact or information from anyone else who may believe they are related to this branch of the family or may have information about them.   

Linda Callaway Hinkle, Duluth, GA.

Editor's Note - I would like to thank Linda for sharing her family information and pictures with us. Identity of pictures is as follows:
Top Row (l to r) Emma Elizabeth Callaway and sister; Emma Kirk Callaway; William J. Callaway
Middle Row William J. Callaway and family
Bottom Rows Robert L. Callaway; Lee Sugars Callaway; Emma Lou Callaway (daughter of Taylor)

Following is the information we have on this family: 

Descendants of William S. Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM S.1 CALLAWAY was born Abt. 1811 in VA, and died Unknown. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN 23 Jan 1840 in Jackson, Madison Co., TN. She was born Abt. 1818 in VA, and died Unknown.

Notes for WILLIAM S. CALLAWAY: Some information on this family and descendants was submitted to CFA by Linda Callaway Hinkle 2/2009. He is listed on the 1840 Madison Co., TN census. He had a daughter born bet 1835-1839 who was listed on the 1840 census, but not on any other census. They are listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870 Madison Co., TN census. On the 1860 census Hettie Acton age 43 born in VA is living with them. Perhaps Elizabeth's sibling. He is listed with the middle initial S on every census.

More About WILLIAM S. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Grocery Merchant

Notes for ELIZABETH UNKNOWN: As there are two children with last name Brown (Charles 15 and Sarah 11) on the 1850 Madison Co., TN census, Perhaps they are Elizabeth's siblings or children from a first marriage. On the 1860 Madison Co., TN census listed living with them is Hettie Acton age 43 born in VA. Perhaps a sibling.

Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Wm S Callaway
Spouse: Elizabeth M Brown
Marriage Date: 23 Jan 1840
Marriage County: Madison
Marriage State: Tennessee


i. JOHN A. "JACK"2 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1841, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
Notes for JOHN A. "JACK" CALLAWAY: On the 1860 Madison Co., TN census he is listed as a dental student. He is single living with his parents on the 1870 Madison Co., TN census.
2. ii. WILLIAM J. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1845, Madison Co., TN; d. Bet. 1890 - 1899, probably in Georgia.
iii. EILZABETH CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1848, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown; m. DAVID P. DAVIS, 08 May 1867, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
Tennessee Marriages, 1851-1900
Name: David P. Davis
Spouse: Lizzie Calloway
Marriage Date: 8 May 1867
County: Madison
State: TN
iv. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1854, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown. 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM J.2 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM S.1) was born Abt. 1845 in Madison Co., TN, and died Bet. 1890 - 1899 in probably in Georgia. He married EMMA C. KIRK 08 Oct 1867 in Madison Co., TN. She was born Jan 1849 in TN, and died Bet. 1921 - 1929 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.

Notes for WILLIAM J. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1870, 1880 Madison Co., TN census, Jackson Twp. On the 1870 census he is listed as William. On the 1880 census he is listed as W. J.

More About WILLIAM J. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Grocery Merchant on the 1870 census, laborer on the 1880 census

Notes for EMMA C. KIRK: She is listed as a widow with children on the 1900 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta Twp. Her 5 youngest children are living with her. She is listed as a boarder on the 1910 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta. Census shows she had 11 chidlren, 8 living at that time. She is living with her daughter, Eva on the 1920 Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA census.

More About EMMA C. KIRK: Burial: Unknown, Hollywood Cemetery, Atlanta, GA

Marriage Notes for WILLIAM CALLAWAY and EMMA KIRK:
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002
Name: Wm J Calloway
Spouse: Miss Emma C Kirk
Marriage Date: 8 Oct 1867
Marriage County: Madison
Marriage State: Tennessee
His name is spelled Calloway on the marriage license.


i. S.3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1868, Madison Co., TN; d. Bef. 1880, Madison Co., TN.
ii. WILLIAM OLIVER CALLAWAY, b. May 1870, Madison Co., TN; d. Bet. 1921 - 1929.
3. iii. JULIA BLAKE CALLAWAY, b. 03 Mar 1872, Madison Co., TN; d. 07 Feb 1915, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
iv. EVADNA C. "EVA" CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1874, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown; m. (1) UNKNOWN DEMPSEY; d. Unknown; m. (2) JAMES M. HEWETT; b. Abt. 1849, GA; d. Unknown.
Notes for EVADNA C. "EVA" CALLAWAY: She is listed as a widow with 2 children, living with her mother on the 1900 Fulton Co., GA, Atlanta Twp census. She has married again and 3 of her brothers, Charles, Lee and James are living with them on the 1910 Fulton Co., GA Atlanta Twp census. They are listed on the 1920 Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA census. Her mother and her brother Lee are living with them.
More About JAMES M. HEWETT: Occupation: Private Detective
v. LIZZIE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1876, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
4. vi. CHARLES B. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1877, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
vii. GEORGE K. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1880, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
viii. TAYLOR ACTON CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1882, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
5. ix. LEE S. CALLAWAY, b. Aug 1885, Madison Co., TN; d. Unknown.
6. x. JAMES M. CALLAWAY, b. Dec 1890, GA; d. Unknown. 

Generation No. 3

3. JULIA BLAKE3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM J.2, WILLIAM S.1) was born 03 Mar 1872 in Madison Co., TN, and died 07 Feb 1915 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. She married UNKNOWN HOYAL. He died Bet. 1898 - 1899.

More About JULIA BLAKE CALLAWAY: Burial: Unknown, Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, GA


i. MINNIE ELIZABETH4 HOYAL, d. 15 May 1916.
More About MINNIE ELIZABETH HOYAL: Burial: Unknown, Lincoln Cemetery, Atlanta, GA
7. ii. EMMA HOYAL, b. Abt. 1890, GA; d. Unknown. 

4. CHARLES B.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM J.2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Sep 1877 in Madison Co., TN, and died Unknown. He married HELEN UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1888 in VA, and died Unknown.

Notes for CHARLES B. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920, 1930 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta.

More About CHARLES B. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Mechanic in Tin Shop, Sheet metal worker


i. CHARLES B.4 CALLAWAY, JR., b. Abt. 1911, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; d. Unknown.
More About CHARLES B. CALLAWAY, JR.: Occupation: Bookkeeper at insurance co.
ii. HEWITT CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1913, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; d. Unknown.
iii. CLAUDE L. CALLAWAY, b. Private.
iv. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. Private. 

5. LEE S.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM J.2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Aug 1885 in Madison Co., TN, and died Unknown. He married MELVA UNKNOWN Abt. 1925 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. She was born Abt. 1905 in GA, and died Unknown.

Notes for LEE S. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1930 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta.

More About LEE S. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Cabinetmaker for a furniture co.


i. ROBERT L.4 CALLAWAY, b. 09 Nov 1929, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; d. 24 Aug 1994, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
From the SSDI:
Name: Robert L. Callaway
Last Residence: 30316 Atlanta, Fulton, Georgia, United States of America
Born: 9 Nov 1929
Died: 24 Aug 1994
State (Year) SSN issued: Georgia (Before 1951) 

6. JAMES M.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM J.2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Dec 1890 in GA, and died Unknown. He married ANNIE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1893 in GA, and died Unknown.

Notes for JAMES M. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta. They are listed on the 1930 DeKalb Co., GA census, Decatur.

More About JAMES M. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Shipping clerk in Hot House, bookkeeper at bank, Vice President at finance co.


i. DOROTHY4 CALLAWAY, b. Private. 

Generation No. 4

7. EMMA4 HOYAL (JULIA BLAKE3 CALLAWAY, WILLIAM J.2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Abt. 1890 in GA, and died Unknown. She married NATHAN "NATH" WILLIAMSON Abt. 1907. He was born Abt. 1870 in AL, and died Unknown.

Notes for NATHAN "NATH" WILLIAMSON: They are listed on the 1910 Birmingham, Jefferson Co., AL census. They are listed on the 1920 Montgomery, Montgomery Co., AL census.


i. GEORGE5 WILLIAMSON, b. Abt. 1907, AL; d. Unknown.
Notes for GEORGE WILLIAMSON: There is a George Williamson age 24 listed on the 1930 Detroit, Wayne Co., MI census. He is a partner in an auto service company. He is listed as single born in AL with father born in AL and mother born in GA.
ii. JULIA WILLIAMSON, b. Abt. 1909, AL; d. Unknown.
iii. EMILY WILLIAMSON, b. Private.
iv. NATHAN WILLIAMSON, JR., b. Private; m. THERESA UNKNOWN, Private; b. Private.

Query # 527
Subject -
Virgie Lillian Callaway
Submitter - Robert Hopkins
email - roberth387 at

I am looking for a Virgie Lillian Callaway who  married in Navarro County, Texas. She married Gray Hopkins. Gray's name was Willie Gray Hopkins. Willie Gray was born on October 9, 1890 in Ellis County, Texas. Married September 14, 1913 in Navarro County, Texas Died June 18, 1968 in Dallas, Dallas, Texas. He was divorced according to his Death Certificate. I do not have any exact information on Virgie but the 1920 census shows they were living in Kaufman Co., Texas. She was age 21 years old and born in Texas. The 1930 Kaufman County Census shows her age 31 and born in Texas. I do have a Virgie Hopkins that died in Tucson, Pima Co., AZ Jan 1985. It shows her birth as March 26, 1899. This fits the above information. I do not know if this Virgie is who I am looking for.

Gray is a cousin of mine. I would like to find out who the parents of Virgie were.

Robert Hopkins


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