THE CALLAWAY FAMILY ASSOCIATION
Volume VII No. 5
with esteem the name you were given;
The Editor's Corner
William Young, son of Theodosia Callaway and Henderson Young.
William Young, son of Henderson and "Dosia" Callaway Young, was born in Hawkins Co., TN, September 10, 1842. He received a common school education under the intellectual tutelage of David Herndon Lindsey. Subsequently, in 1858, he attended Masonic College, Lexington, and one session at the military college known as Lafayette Military Institute. He then entered Central College, at Fayette, Howard Co., MO, with the intention of graduating; but the excitement incident to the outbreak of the Rebellion in 1861, caused him to leave school in February of that year, and return to his grandfather's farm in Lafayette Co., four months before he would have completed his course.
When Governor Claiborne Jackson of Missouri called for volunteers in the Southern cause in May, 1861, Mr. Young was planting corn; but his whole heart being enlisted in honor of his state and the maintenance of state rights, he dropped his plow and offered his services to the Missouri State guards, Captain Hiram M. Bledsoe's celebrated battery, and went into the strife. The history of that battery is so well known as to need very little space here. It is history that it engaged in more fights than almost any other company of the service in the South - having participated in twenty-seven pitched battles beside many skirmishes. He had two horses shot from under him at the battle of Carthage, and at the engagement of Wilson's Creek he lost his left arm and three fingers from his right hand, also receiving a painful wound in the right breast. He was left at Springfield hospital; but as soon as he was able he returned home. He taught school in Fayette county for one year, when the opportunity offering, he went south with General Price's Confederate command and remained in Waco, Texas, until September, 1865. Returning to Lafayette county, he taught school another year.
Mr. Young has been busily engaged all his leisure hours, since being so badly disabled by his wounds, in reading law, and having studied under Judge Samuel L. Sawyer, at Independence, Missouri, for one year, he was admitted to the bar in the spring of 1868 by Judge Tutt. He opened his office in Lexington in July, 1868, in partnership with Henry L. Haynes. In the fall of 1869 he formed a partnership with Judge Tutt.
While engaged in his law pursuits Mr. Young took charge of the editorial department of the Lexington Intelligencer, a Democratic newspaper started by a few gentlemen in the financial interests of the county. Its first issue was in April, 1871, and he continued with it about sixteen months. In 1872 he was elected sheriff of Lafayette county for two years. In May, 1874, Governor Hardin, at the earnest request of the tax-payers, without regard to party, appointed him judge of Lafayette county court, to fill a vacancy. The enormous debt of $1,500,000 was at that time saddled upon the county, and it was evident its financial affairs needed a thorough reform and that a legal mind was necessary upon the bench. The old court had been asked to resign, and had yielded to the pressure. The tax-payers' convention then asked Mr. Young to accept the task, insisting he should serve his county in her hour of need. At considerable pecuniary sacrifice he reluctantly consented and served on the county court until the fall of 1876. Then, their finances being settled on a safe basis, he refused a re-election and resumed his professional practice. In the fall of 1876 the Democratic party elected him prosecuting attorney of Lafayette county for two years. Mr. Young was raised a Methodist, but is not a member of any church. He was born and raised in the Democratic faith in politics, and has never forsaken his early teaching.
June 24, 1874, William Young was married to Miss Adelaide Wilson, daughter of Robert H. and Mary Chamberlain Wilson of Lafayette county. Her mother was of a Quaker family from Ohio county, West Virginia, but originally of Revolutionary stock. Two children have blessed this union, only one of whom is living, named William Wilson Young.
Theodosia Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
~ from The United States Biographical Dictionary and Portrait Gallery of Eminent and Self-Made Men, Missouri, Vol. 2, pp. 687-8, 1878.
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.
The President's Corner
Meeting dates for the October Annual Meeting of the Callaway Family Association are *Thursday, October 12 through Sunday October 15*. The meeting will be held in Roanoke, Virginia at the Airport Wyndham Hotel. Please note that this date has been changed from the 3rd weekend to the 2nd weekend due to scheduling problems. So mark your calendars now. Room rates will be $99 + tax and guests will have a choice of a king or 2 double bedded rooms. This rate will be honored 3 days before the scheduled meeting and 3 days following the meeting. The group rate will be held by the hotel until October 1 (two weeks prior to the event) and cancellations may be made prior to 72 hours before October 12 without a penalty. A reservation packet will be mailed in July to the membership including information on all activities, meetings, cost of meals and the Friday tour.
Plan to join us in Roanoke, Virginia for a fun time in Callaway country, the home of many of our ancestors!
Callaway Birth Announcement
This month we welcome the newest Callaway. Congratulations to Mom and Dad and all the family on the birth of Carter Bradshaw Costin.
Hi Donna, I'm
sorry I didn't get this in sooner as you are probably finished
with the May newsletter. You are doing a magnificent job! Carter
Bradshaw Costin was born Apr. 14th in Panama City, Florida. He is
the gr grandson of Herschel H. "Pete" and Almeida Partee
Parrish. Mother's line was Job Callaway. Thanks, Sylvia Parrish
Callaway Wedding Bells
Thank you to Tevis Fitzpatrick for sending us this happy news and photo of a special event. Congratulations to all!
This photo is from the recommitment service at St. John Lutheran Church on Friday evening, April 28. 2006. There were about 24-25 couples who renewed their wedding vows.
In case you cannot locate Pete and I, we are the gorgeous couple in the front. Pete is in the wheelchair and I am the beautiful (bride) lady in white...LOL
Pete & Tevis
TevisRedHen at aol.com
We were very sorry to hear of the death of Peter Richard Callaway. Our condolences go to all of his family.
If you have space in the next Newsletter, I would appreciate this insertion. Clive and his Father Peter sure sent me on my way more than a quarter of a century ago to this genealogical 'kick'!
Bruce at callaway.com.au
Peter Richard Callaway of Northiam, Rye U.K. died on the 3rd April 2006 aged 89 years. He was the eldest cousin of Dr. Bruce C. Callaway a CFA Director.
Peter, who had distinguished service in the British Army during World War II was a very early and avid genealogist for the Callaway Family. His son Clive now resident in Canada having at an early age researched Isle of Wight Callaways in the early stages of the formation of the Callaway Family Association without knowledge of the existence of the CFA.
The Isle of Wight, a tiny land mass distant some 6 miles off the southern coast of the UK viz. Portsmouth, has been the home of Callaways and Kellaways for a proven five centuries. Its attraction to our forbears residing in its proximity to Devon, Dorset, Hampshire and other southern counties of the U.K., the Channel Islands and the coast of Normandy.
Its mineral springs providing the freshest of water, made it the last Port of Call for vessels crossing the Atlantic in the discovery of the Americas, and indeed was possibly the reason why all Eastern States of the US demanded access, however so small, to an Ocean front. Possession of Flotsam and jetsam from wrecked ships was for centuries the lifeblood of residents of the IOW. This passed into English Law and was eventually carried to the New World.
Peter, who introduced Bruce to genealogy, will be fondly remembered by all of his descendants in the UK and Canada, and particularly by his relatives in Australia.
2006 Texas Callaways Picnic
Here's a nice note and a fantastic photo from Jim Norris about this year's Texas Callaways Picnic. Looks like they all had a great time.
The 2006 Texas Callaway Picnic
April 1, 2006
I hosted the picnic this year on the grounds of the Lockheed Martin Recreation Association facility in Fort Worth. The facility covers 80 acres and includes 20 covered picnic pavilions of various sizes. We met at one of the smaller pavilions which nevertheless provided plenty of room.
Judy Ostler told us about the current state of the CFA and discussed plans for the future.
Cameron Callaway discussed the status of the DNA research.
I brought my laptop computer because I had created slide shows of the last few picnics and of the last three CFA conventions. Alas, the light was too bright and the shows were not as successful as I had hoped.
For once, the weather cooperated. It was cloudy and overcast all day, but it did not rain on the picnic site.
A good time was had by all. There were 32 attendees; last year
there were 35 present at Bastrop. We intend on having the picnic
in Fort Worth next year.
A Celebrity in Our Midst
Braggin' Words from the proud GrandPa, Bruce Callaway of Sydney, Australia - And Congratulations from all the C/K Family!
A tad chuffed that a Grandson is going to London to see the Queen (By invitation no less!). Guess it will appear on International TV, and proud Grandparents will scan the assembled thousands for a sight of this young 9 year old with his Mum. In consideration of the fact that the C/Ks were often at Court in earlier centuries, and their presence has somewhat diminished given the intervening years, I hope that you will excuse this forwarded message.
Scott, who is very laid back about the deal, and cannot recall his
attendance in a stroller at the CFA meeting in Denver Colorado
(the youngest attendee) nor his time in pre-school in Los Angeles
after a stint on Long Island New York after his birth in
Australia, surely indicates that it is only the 'Oldies' who would
trumpet such an event, and forward what I have. Please forgive
me if it demonstrates a foible that we maybe all prone to and
which Kings, Presidents and Prime Ministers depend!
U. S. Joseph Callaway Line
month's newsletter, there was an article about Cleveland
Callaway which mentions that he spent time in the Philippines.
Thanks to James Callaway Anderson, we now know the story.
Cleveland Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
OK Donna, here’s the answer. I’ve copied this from a newspaper article, dated Thursday, June 3rd, 1948, I suspect published in the Clinton Daily Democrat.
James Callaway Anderson
jcanderson at wowway.com
Cleve Callaway to Return to Pre-War Position
Cleve Callaway, who for many years was employed at Manila where he was with a coconut oil refinery company and was interned by the Japanese during the entire course of the was, will leave Thursday to return to the Philippines after an absence of fifteen months.
After his liberation from the internment, Mr. Callaway returned to Clinton, (Missouri) and was here for a long period recovering from the privations of his long imprisonment by the Japanese. He made one trip back to Manila and then returned here where he remained with his aged father J.G. Callaway, until the latter’s death. Since that time he has been here and at Warrensburg where his brother, Jim Callaway lives.
He was in Clinton on Tuesday morning and told a number of his old friends good-bye, and they wished him the best of luck.
On his return to Warrensburg, he found his passport waiting for him and on Thursday, June 3, he expected to be in St. Louis where he will spend several days looking after business matters and will go from there to San Francisco, leaving Sunday.
He said he would take the first available boat passage to Manila.
Having lived in the Philippines for many years, it is only natural that he has kept closely in touch with the happenings in those Pacific islands, which recently were given full independence by the United States.
He said there was a great destruction in the Manila area from five typhoons in January and considerable damage by earthquakes in the southern island of Panay.
The death of President Roxas, however was the greatest blow to the new republic and was sincerely mourned by the Clinton man.
James Callaway, Jr.
James J. Callaway
I finally found James J Callaway in
the 1860 census. The neat thing for me is that he is living very
near where I was born and raised in eastern Dallas County. The
census taker didn't lift his pen when he wrote James' middle
initial and the first letter of his last name. The connected
capital J and C looked like an H to the indexer and so Jas J
Callaway became Jas Hallaway.
Another Random Act of
Kindness, this time it comes from Jerry Pefferly who has
discovered the grave of Rev. War soldier, Col. Larkin Cleveland.
Larkin Cleveland's daughter, Acenith Cleveland married into the
Callaway family as follows:
I live in Giles County, Tn., and have come-upon a cemetery in bad repair on a nearby farm. A grave in good condition is that of a Revolutionary War soldier, Col. Larkin Cleveland. His stone was placed by his son, Carter Harrison Cleveland. The stone reads that Col. Larkin Cleveland was originally from Franklin County, Georgia. He was born in April 1748 and died July 9, 1814. I was told some people visited the farm a few months ago in search of a family ancestor who was known to have been a Revolutionary War hero, and was given permission to return to look at the abandoned graveyard that is of some size, but they have not-yet returned.
If you are interested in any of this, I have provided photos of Col. Larkin Cleveland's grave. His name is so unusual, I thought there might be a chance you could be related. I typed in his name on the search engine and saw your name.
carver1 at usit.net
Editor's Note - We appreciate Jerry sending us this information and photos of Col. Cleveland's gravesite. You might also be interested in his work as a carver of Carousel animals: http://www.carouselcarving.com
I would like to thank CFA Member, Lavenia
Koot, for sharing this family information with us. This family
line of descent is as follows:
DILLARD - CALLAWAY
This month we receive a very nice compliment for our genealogy work, and meet a new Callaway descendant, Carol Cowart. Her Callaway line of descent is as follows:
Thomas Callaway, Jr.
John Farrar Callaway
Hugh Lawson Porte Callaway
Samuel McReynolds Callaway
Margaret Afton Callaway
Dear Ms. Morgan, Well we have just solved a mystery due to your website. My sister Jane
Cowart Feland has the Family Bible that verifys your website info. My grandmother was
Chaille Groom Hughes and her mother was Margaret Afton Callaway. I found that Sallie M.
Zoll Callaway was my great-great grandmother. Thank you for your web page.
Carol Cowart, Waco, Tx.
Carol.Cowart at tstc.edu
U. S. Peter Callaway Line
Eunice Callaway from the Peter Callaway line -
For anyone interested, you
can find a transcription of the will of Jeremiah Griffin on
RootsWeb. He was the husband of Eunice Callaway. Eunice Callaway's
line of descent is as follows:
I would like to thank Ann Mongar for sharing her family research with us. Her information is being incorporated in the CFA Peter Callaway file. You can find additional information about this family line in the Dec 2005 newsletter.
Other C/K Lines
I would like to thank Kay Scott for generously sharing her family research. Kay's Callaways are from the Stratford-on-Avon Callaways, some of whom left England and settled in the American mid-west. You can read more about this Callaway line in the April 2005 newsletter.
You asked for more information on the Stratford-on-Avon
Callaways that emigrated to the United States - Samuel and
Esther Callaway and their children. Since Jonathan, the son who
ended up in Iowa is my great grandfather, I thought I would send
more information on him. We almost skipped a generation when his
son Charles married my grandmother, who was 22 years younger
than him. I've been getting my sources lined up and this is
where I am on that story.
I would like to thank Shirley "Shirl" McNeely for graciously sharing her family research. It has been added to the CFA RootsWeb family files. Shirl also provided additional information on her family line in the Sep 2004 newsletter. Her family line is as follows:
Edward Callaway born 1790 St. George, Somerset, England
Edward William Callaway born 1820 Lower Marsh, London, England
William Callaway born 1853 Lower Marsh, London, England
Rosa Bella Callaway born 1884 Papillion, Sarpy Co., Nebraska
I don't think I have ever submitted my line. This past year I was able to definitely add another generation back. I finally found a marriage certificate for my Great Great Grandfather, thereby finding a brother to him. I also found a first name for his mother and parents of his wife.
I also have some letters from England, one written in 1956 to a distant relative. One written to me in 1981.
Shirley 'Shirl' Whisenand McNeely
alakinchaser at tds.net
Editor's Note - Shirl also wanted to let us know of a new on-line resource. Missouri is putting their death certificates on-line for free and has completed 1910 to 1920. They have an index for 1910-1955. Already there are about 450 (various spellings) Callaway on-line death certificate images. The link is: http://www.sos.mo.gov/archives/resources/deathcertificates/
I would like to thank Warwick Kellaway for sending us this treatise regarding our "Seafaring Kellaways". In the family's long history, the sea has played a very important role in many of their lives.
THE NAVAL KELLAWAYS OF
By the mid 1700s there were two prominent Kellaway families living in Dorset. One at Piddlehinton, north of Dorchester, the other nearer the coast, around Upwey/Broadwey and Abbotsbury. They were almost certainly related, although the actual relationship remains unclear. Both families were probably descended from the well-recorded Nicholas Kellaway of Forston and Charminster, who died in 1594. The Piddlehinton family were initially more prominent, and perhaps best described as country gentry. But by the end of the century, due to a lack of male heirs, they were gone. The Upwey/Broadwey family was different. They also farmed the land, although their interests lay more in brewing, and the sea.
It is not known when a naval tradition began in the Callaway/Kellaway family, but thoughts go back to Gyles, the son of Sir John Caleway, and his galleass of 1545. He also had a younger brother George, and much later, by 1640, there was a George living at Broadwey. Another brother was Henry, who served with troops on the Isle of Wight in 1545, and had property elsewhere in Dorset. Henry was later a popular name with the Upwey/Broadwey family. But there is no known connection with any of the brothers.
William Kellaway from Upwey is so far the first reference to service in the Navy. He was recorded as 6th mate aboard the 6th rate Royal Navy ship “Mary” in 1717-18. William is presumed to be the same man who 10 years later commanded the South Seas Company slaver “Luxborough”, which caught fire off Newfoundland in 1727. The Luxborough was a near new vessel, faster than many men-o-war, and the notorious incident is well recorded, in writing and painting. Carrying a cargo of rum and sugar from Jamaica, there were only six survivors. William died after reaching shore. His brother Ralph, the first mate, had perished in the fire, and the only family survivor was the ship’s boy, William’s young nephew Robert.
Robert went on to serve as 4th mate aboard the 2nd rate ship “Beaufort” from 1737-8, 2nd mate aboard the 3rd rate “Benjamin” 1741-2, 2nd mate aboard the 1st rate Lapwing” 1743-4, and 1st mate on the 3rd rate “Dolphin” from 1744-5. He died at sea on the route to India in 1746.
(The ratings related to the size and power of Royal Navy ships. From 6th rate, with up to 32 guns and 120-195 crew, to 1st rate ships of the line – the battleships of the day - with over 100 guns and over 850 men. It also seems officers and crew could, to some extent, transfer between South Seas and East India Company ships and Royal Navy vessels.)
William had another brother, Henry jun., a brewer in adjacent Broadwey, who had a son Christopher Farwell Kellaway christened in 1741. We do not know the ships he served upon, but Christopher also became an Officer in the Royal Navy. He died in 1805, the year of the Battle of Trafalgar, although he may have been elsewhere or retired by then.
Continuing the family tradition, perhaps the most prominent mariner of the Upwey family, James Kellaway was the son of Christopher’s young daughter Mary, and probably yeoman farmer John Bryant, whom she married as a minor in 1792, the year after James’s christening. Although intended by his grandfather to become a Husbandman, James was sailing as midshipman aboard the 5th rate ship “Phoenix” in 1804. He was promoted to 5th mate, then 4th mate, between 1807 and 1810. He served as 3rd mate, 2nd mate, 1st mate, and then Captain, of the 4th rate “Princess Amelia” from 1812 to 1826. He was Captain of the 3rd rate ship “Bombay” from 1830 to 1833. (The “Bombay” would have been a vessel of 80-90 guns, with a crew of 500-720 men. A floating fortress.) James was recorded as a retired East India Company Captain, living near Upwey in Melcombe Regis Dorset, with his wife and three servants in 1851.
(The East India Company traded with the east, as far as China, but particularly India, which Britain had secured in the 1750s. It was essential to have heavily armed ships to protect the extended sea route against the French, Dutch, Portuguese and Spanish, as well as Pirates. Their ships later formed the nucleus of the Indian Navy.)
It is not certain whether there were later members of the Upwey family in the Navy, although in 1855 Boatswain Joseph Kellaway, from the paddle steam gunboat HMS Wrangler, won one of the first naval VCs at the Sea of Azov, during the Crimean War. Joseph was a son of John and Phoebe Kellaway of Abbotsbury, and served around the world, including time on the China station.
There may have been a remote family connection, but Joseph would undoubtedly have been aware of Captain James Kellaway when he joined the Navy as a boy in 1841. Other members of the Calloway family of St Helens, Isle of Wight, to which Joseph Kellaway’s grandfather belonged, were innkeepers and brewers. They were also commonly recorded as “mariners” in the early 1800s, although it remains unclear as to whether they actually served on naval vessels.
Further research may disclose further mariners in the Upwey family, and determine closer family relationships. The evidence of naval tradition in the family was strong at that time.
Today the Old Ship Inn at Upwey may celebrate the Naval/brewing Kellaway family who once lived in Broadwey and Upwey.
See also “The Luxborough Galley”
~ photo of The Old Ship Inn from http://members.aol.com/thardy1001/index8.html
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Query # 348
Chauncy Calloway married Florinda Alice "Flora" Bennett on 12 Dec 1866 in Mahaska County, Iowa. Flora was the daughter of George and Margaretta M. Haslett Bennett. Please contact me for more information.
- This family line of descent is as follows:
to Query # 344 (April
I’ve been in touch with you
before regarding my Callaway family of Kent England? I think I may
have confirmed a few more things since communicating with you last
but so far I believe this is my line of descent (all in Kent):
to Query # 342 (April
Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. is seeking information/descendants of Joshua Callaway who died in Clayton County Georgia in 1854.
Note: This Joshua Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
I was looking through my
file today and noticed that the parents I have for Sarah Emeline
Callaway - who
I've just been reviewing a bunch of stuff
prior to trying to do a merge in Family Tree Maker and
Query # 353
I had heard that at one time there was a vault with all the Callaway history in it, and it burnt to the ground in the 20's or 30's. My Grandmother Edna Callaway Howlett has a picture of the vault that was supposed to have housed these papers. There was an uncle George Callaway that would come and visit my Grandmother back in the 30's, He was her uncle. My Grandmother's father died in a work accident at Lonestar Cement factory back in 1925 or so. Now it is rumored that the O'hara's in Putnam county, Indiana and the Callaways are related.
- This family's line of descent is as follows:
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The Date Has Changed! - Mark Your Calendars -
The 31st Callaway Family Association Annual Meeting will be held October 12-15, 2006 in Roanoke, Virginia. More details to follow in upcoming newsletters.
You can read all about Roanoke at: http://www.visitroanokeva.com
Day - Through History Many "C/Ks" Have Fought For Their Beliefs
With some good sleuthing on
Debs part and the help of CFA Member, Lorene Hopkins, we learned
that William A. Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
"A Callaway is one of the group sculptures newly erected in the Tidal basin as a monument to the soldiers who fought in Korea."
The above quote is in the April 2003 CFA newsletter. I have seen a report of this, I believe, in the CFA Journal. Can you help me find the issue where the story was told? I have scanned all the issues but have not found it yet. The website search led me to the above statement and a few others about Callaways serving in Korea, but not the full text of the one I sought.
My grandson is visiting DC with his class from Cincinnati OH. They have to keep a journal of what they see. I thought this would be a good item for his journal if we could identify which of the statues represent the Callaway.
debsc at houston.rr.com
Access to Canadian Census Information After 2006 -
One issue that is upsetting to genealogists is the option to keep one's information private forever. Canadian census data usually is locked up for 92 years. This means that data from this year's census should be made public in the year 2098.
New legislation now gives Canadians the right to forever lock up personal information from the 2006 census. Should you check that box, your great-grandchildren will not have access to this information. In short, the genealogists of the future may not have access to the sort of information that we take for granted today. It is feared that many Canadians will check that option box, not understanding the impact to genealogists, historians, and statisticians.
Canada's first census was in 1666 and counted 3,215 people (excluding aboriginals and royal troops) in New France. Imagine how many descendants of Canada’s early settlers would have been deprived if those early census records had been locked away forever!
~ From Eastman's Online Genealogy Newsletter, Vol. 11, No. 18, May 1, 2006
And As Always, Find a Way to . . .
Let Your “Callaway” Voice Be Heard!
Until next time,
* ~ From the preface of The "Visitations of the County of Somerset in the years 1531 et seq" by Frederic William Weaver M.A. Oxon. (1885), translated from the Latin.
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