CFANet Archives

 May 2006

Volume VII  No. 5

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

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:
Joseph Callaway
William Callaway and first wife Elizabeth Tilley
James Callaway and second wife Elizabeth Early
Thomas Callaway
Theodosia Callaway

~ 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.
I look forward to hearing from you.


Current News


The President's Corner

Hello Everyone,

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!

Judy Ostler, CFA President
jcostler at

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 Costin
sylash at

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

In Memory
We were very sorry to hear of the death of Peter Richard Callaway. Our condolences go to all of his family.

Hi Donna, 

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 Callaway
Bruce at

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.

Jim Norris


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!
Bruce at


CFA Genealogy


U. S. Joseph Callaway Line

In last 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:
Joseph Callaway
Thomas Callaway
Thomas Callaway, Jr.
John Farrar Callaway
John Farrar Callaway, Jr.
James Haywood Callaway & first wife, Rebecca Farmer
Jeremiah Gifford Callaway & first wife, Amelia Hoffman
Cleveland Callaway


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

To Manila  

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.

More good sleuthing from James Bellamy regarding his Texas Callaways. Thank you, Jim for sharing with us. James J. Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
James Callaway, Jr.
Ambrose Callaway
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.

Nonetheless, James J Callaway's family is located in Precinct 6, Scyene Post Office, page 129, H/H 900/899 and is listed as follows:

Jas J Callaway 37 Missouri
Ann E 35 Virginia
Laura B 12 Missouri
Mary S 10 Missouri
Dudley 7 Missouri
Eugenia 5 Missouri
Louisiana 2 Texas
Hugh 9/12 Texas

This census helps with the names of the children, but I haven't located any of them in the 1880 or later census. The census did raise two other questions for me though. First, Ann is listed as "Ann E" and not "Ann L." This got me to wondering if maybe in the 1870 census Ann was telling us that her maiden name was Lewis and that the census taker misspelled it. I have found that it is not uncommon for wives to list their maiden names in the census. I though it worth a look anyway. I searched the Carroll County, Missouri marriage index on, and found a listing for Ann E Lewis who married James Gallaway on 11 Jan 1845. I have not seen an image of the original, but I think it very possible that this is our Ann and James Callaway. As an aside, of all the family names that I research, Callaway is by far the most mis-transcribed. I wonder why?

The second question is about Dudley. He does not appear with the family in the 1870 census for Sebastian County, Arkansas. However, there is a Benjamin Callaway, age 16, in the household of Samuel Boone and Rachel Callaway in Dallas County. I wonder if this is the same person.

That is all the new info I have on the Callaway's who came to Texas. I have searched the 1910, 1920 and 1930 census for the sons of Samuel Callaway, but haven't had any luck. Except for Ed, I cannot locate any of them. From the postcard to my great-grandfather, I know they are living in Bee County as late as 1928. I will just keep searching. Something will turn-up I'm sure.
Jim Bellamy
jbellamy at

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:
Joseph Callaway
Francis Callaway and Frances Gaddah
Francis Callaway, Jr. and Sarah Brewer
William Abner Callaway married Acenith Cleveland

     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.
Kind regards, 
Jerry Pefferly
carver1 at

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:

I would like to thank CFA Member, Lavenia Koot, for sharing this family information with us. This family line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Isaac Callaway
David CallO/Away
James Wilson CallO/Away

Widow of James Wilson Callo/away.
b. 18 Aug 1826, Wilson-(Williamson) County, Tennessee
d. 15 October 1882  ,Gonzales, Texas
     Daughter of William Dillard and Jane Scruggs.  She accompanied her mother and father to Texas in 1835 or 1836.  She grew up in Houston County, Texas.  William Dillard was one of the founders of this county. -- She met and married James Wilson Callo/away in Houston County. They were married on 14 July 1846.  They were the parents of nine children of which eight were living at the time of her "untimely demise."

Gravesite in northern Gonzales County, Texas in the Carraway  Cemetery. 

The spelling of CallOway was said to be changed by James W. Calloway's father, David Calloway.  Prior to David, all were know as CallAway and most of the family was and is known as CallAway.

Children of J. W. Calloway and C. E. Dillard:
1.  William Theodore W. Calloway / Callaway
2.  David Lafayette Calloway
3.  Traluca Jane Calloway
4.  James Dillard Calloway
5.  John Arnold Calloway
6.  Mary Judith Francis Calloway
     b.  8 Sep 1859 ,Houston Co.,Texas
     d. 19 Feb 1954 El Centro, Imperial, California       
         >Son: Geo. D. Calloway, JR. Dec'd.
                >Jr.'s Dau: Ruth E. Callaway > Dec'd.
8.  Louise Emily Catherine Calloway
9.  Clara Armilda Elizabeth Calloway

Lavenia Griffin-Koot

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:
Joseph Callaway
Thomas Callaway
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

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:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Job Callaway, Sr.
Eunice Callaway
The link 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.

Hello my name is Ann (Martin) Mongar and I have written you before. I am just not sure how to post what I have found on our Callaway family, so I am sending it to you. As you may remember I had posted for James Callaway and Sarah?? and that my James Callaway was born Dec. 1866 in Virginia. That James had married a Sarah and they had the following children: Mary, Emory, Ada, Edna, Curtis and Clinton. Now we have found our James Callaway (1866) living in the house of James Callaway (1838) who is married to Elizabeth J., in the 1870 census for Red Sulphur, Monroe County, VA/WV. We have also noticed in this
census that he was listed as being James Scott but in the house of his mother and father. That puzzled us. Why was he listed as a Scott and not a Callaway. So we went to the 1880 census and James Callaway(1866) is now listed as a Callaway and not a Scott. So we went to and there is a marriage between James Callaway and Judith Elizabeth Scott on Nov. 16, 1865 . So we are not sure if it was just a census taker's mistake or Elizabeth just being use to using her maiden name. But our James would tie
into the Peter Callaway and Elizabeth Johnson line as follows:

Peter Callaway married Elizabeth Johnson
William Callaway married Given Gavin Caldwell
William Callaway Jr. married Margaret Margrit Moore
Zachariah Callaway married Ellender Eleanor Boyd
James Callaway married Lucy Williams
Vincent Vinson Callaway married Elizabeth Thompson
James Callaway married Judith Elizabeth Scott
James W. Calloway married Sarah
Mary Calloway married Manford White
Elsie White married Virgil Martin

Now the Sarah that was married to James W. Callaway married a man named Charles A. Woodard after James died. And this is where Sarah Callaway Woodard fits in. It was quite a puzzle to figure out. Sarah is the Sarah in the 1920 census in Clark County, Ohio and her son Curtis is living with her. I would appreciate any thoughts that you would have on this or any issues you may see with this line.
Ann (Martin) Mongar
ann_mongar at

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.


All of Samuel and Esther's children were baptized (and presumably born) in the Arrow and Alcester parishes not far from Stratford-on-Avon where Samuel was born. But the 1841 census of Old Stratford finds them and their three youngest children (James, Jonathan and Samuel) back at Stratford living on Oak Farm and the 1851 Old Stratford census shows them at nearby Gospel Oak. Samuel is always listed as a farm laborer. By then their oldest daughter, Mary had married Charles P. Davis, a stained glass worker. And Alice, the next daughter, had married John Hewson. All of these Callaways and the older children
of Mary and Alice emigrated to the U.S. Samuel and Esther left five other children buried in England.

Apparently Mary and Charles P. Davis and their five oldest children were the first to leave England in about 1850. They settled in Utica, New York, where Charles set up a stained glass manufacturing business. Some of his work may be seen in Utica today. In 1851, Alice and John Hewson, their three oldest children, and Alice's brothers James and Jonathan Callaway left for Utica. With the departure of Samuel and Esther and young Samuel from England in 1852, the parents and all five children were in Utica, New York. The Davises and James Callaway (who worked in the stained glass business) stayed in Utica all their lives. Alice and John Hewson eventually moved on to Detroit, Michigan, and Samuel, Esther, and young Samuel moved there also to live with them. Esther died in Detroit, but we have so far found no record of Samuel's death or burial. John Hewson was a porter at the Russell House in Detroit. Jonathan stayed in Utica long enough to marry Amelia Frosch in about 1855 and their first child, Mary was born there, but after a year they moved farther west to farm in Henry County, Illinois. Tax records show that they owned land there from 1858-1866. Young Samuel bought land and farmed near them after his marriage in 1861 to Julia Harrison. Young Samuel lived in Henry County the rest of his life, but Jonathan and his family moved on to Iowa to farm in about 1866. Many of his descendants still live in Iowa.

Some difficulties with the emigration dates come from young Samuel's information in various sources. A 1901 history of Henry Co., Illinois states in its family biography section that he came to the U.S.A. in 1849 with his parents Samuel and Esther. His newspaper obituary confirms that year. Both of  these articles contain errors particularly dating errors relating to his brother Jonathan. Samuel must have believed the dates to be true (although he was only ten years old at the time he would have emigrated), because in the two US censuses that list emigration date, he gives 1849 in the 1900 census and 1846 in the 1910 census (to my best ability to decipher the writing.) Unfortunately none of his siblings lived long enough to be included in these censuses. But as noted above, the 1851 census of Old Stratford says that Samuel and his
parents and brothers were in England in 1851. Ship's passengers lists confirm that the family came over in three groups as mentioned above. We don't have a passenger list date for the Davises, but histories of that time say he arrived in 1850. It is very unlikely that 45-year-old Samuel, Esther and their 10-year-old youngest son made a trip to the U.S in 1849 and then resumed life in England with the rest of their family until their final departure in 1852.

Jonathan Callaway was christened in the Alcester Parish of Warwickshire March 3, 1833 (family records left by his son Charles say he was born February 11, 1833) son of Samuel and Esther (Muckton) Callaway. In 1851, the year he emigrated to the United States with his brother James and his sister Alice Hewsons's family, the census of Old Stratford doesn't show him living at home with his parents and brothers. He is probably the 19-year-old John Callaway born in Alcester that we see in that year's census of the nearby village of Wilmcote working as a hostler for the innkeeper John Warmington. He arrived from Liverpool at the Port of New York on December 29, 1851 aboard the 549 ton ship John Henry along with 241 other passengers. This small branch of the family joined Charles Davis and their older sister Mary in Utica, New York. James worked in the stained glass business with his brother-in-law Charles Davis. Jonathan worked at the Baggs hotel in Utica where he met and married Amelia Frosch (also working there) who had arrived from Saxony with her parents some years earlier. Sources differ on when they were married, but family records say March 2, 1855. After their marriage Jonathan and Amelia lived in Utica for about a year before moving to Henry County, Illinois with their first child Mary. Tax records show that they owned land there from 1858-1866. Jonathan and Amelia moved on to Iowa with their six children in 1866. They lived in Hardin County for a short while before building first a log cabin and then a two-story house in Grundy County, Melrose township. The year 1874 was a tragic one for them. According to the local newspaper, the whole family was sick. Amelia was nursing a new baby when the two oldest children Mary and Jonathan Frederick, who were in their early teens, died in March. The baby Robert also died in October. "Typhoid pneumonia" was a common cause of death then. A year later their
last child was born - named John perhaps to carry on the name of his father and brother. Their surviving family then consisted of 7 sons and 2 daughters.

Samuel Henry 23 Apr 1859- 5 Jul 1937 married Pauline Callaway (daughter of Jonathan's Illinois brother
Charles William 1 Nov 1860-10 Oct 1936 married Amanda Meyers
Alice Elizabeth 18 Feb 1863-18 Dec 1939 married George Elliot
Emma S 21 Apr 1865-21 May 1952 married Harry J. Wilkins
Frank Ulysses 6 Feb 1869-22 Apr 1946 married Agnes Dalgliesh
James Arthur 4 Apr 1867-25 Oct 1942 married Hattie Bowers
Edwin Thomas 26 Aug 1870-6 Jun 1939 married Jennie Eggleston
Herbert George 16 Jun 1872-15 Jun 1949 married Bertha Eggleston
John Hewson 4 Nov 1875-4 Feb 1961 married Jessie Musgrave

*Birth and marriage records are mostly from the records left by Charles Callaway above,

Jonathan died 9 Jun 1888 at the age of 55. Amelia continued to live on the farm with one or more of her unmarried sons until her death 27 Jun 1909. Charles and James leave behind the most people with the Callaway name, many still living in Iowa. This short account is a work in progress waiting for stories of sod breaking, covered wagons, prairie fires, hunting, and story telling to be added.

Sent hopefully for whatever use it may be,
Kay Scott
Revkscott at

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

Hi Donna,

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. 
Thank You,
Shirley 'Shirl' Whisenand McNeely
alakinchaser at

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:

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.

Hi Donna,

I don't know whether you still need information for the Newsletter, but I have recently put this attached treatise together. It might be a little lengthy, and perhaps too technical, but I tried to explain some of the technical aspects with regard to the ships involved at the time. Please use anything suitable.

I might be expanding too far, and US members may not be aware, that the Victoria Cross is Britain's highest award for Valour. It was originally created for Army and Naval personnel in the Crimean War of 1854-6, and the first medals were cast from the Russian guns taken at Sebastopol. The award also applied to men from the Empire and Commonwealth. Several Americans have won it, and there have only been 1355 in all, in nearly 60 campaigns in the last 150 years. There were evidently 15 awarded in New Zealand in the Land Wars of the 1860s, while we had a New Zealander who won a VC in Crete in 1941, and a bar to it in North Africa in 1942. Joseph Kellaway never came here, but was my great grandfather's brother. He won his medal for attempting to rescue his superior officer when ambushed in a shore party. He also became one of the first Naval Prisoners of War.

Kind regards,
jwk at

A family with close relationship to the sea.

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.

Warwick Kellaway
April 2006

See also “The Luxborough Galley”

~ photo of The Old Ship Inn from


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Query # 348
Subject – Chauncey Callaway, Joseph Callaway line
Submitter - Marge Rahn
email - mlrahn at

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.

Editor's Note - This family line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
Edmund Callaway
John Chesley Callaway
Chauncey Callaway

Response to Query # 344 (April 2006 newsletter)
Subject - Mary Baker
Submitter - Charlotte Coats
email - coats at

Mary Baker is the sister to Rev Andrew Baker, but we don't know who their parents are yet...more info at: He's the Big Yellow group...

The Baker list is at: to keep up with latest developments....:)

I have two Baker lines...Mary Baker m Thomas Callaway and then Nancy Baker m Rev William Coats...

There is an old Baker genealogy that shows Nancy's father as Sylvester Baker, but thanks to the Baker DNA group of researchers, we have found her father was a John Baker out of Stafford County VA and he died in Wilson County TN in 1844...this group is in the Samuel Baker 1740 VA group in the DNA project...our test was via John's son Jeremiah Baker of TN and IL....

So this is a wonderful group, doing tons of research!!
Charlotte Coats
descendant of Thomas Callaway m Mary Baker
their son Joseph Callaway m Polly Barrett

Query # 349
Subject -
Samuel Calloway, 1740 Kent England
Submitter - Tamara Weller
email - tamweller at

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):
5. DAISY CALLAWAY (1889 CHATHAM) married AMOS COOK (my great grandparents).
I was wondering whether you may be able to connect me to anyone else researching in this part of England who may have more information on the family? I would really appreciate any help you might be able to give. I would just love to be able to discover the family further back than this! I was looking at the Callaway chat archives and it is amazing how old some of the records are that people come across! How do people find those medieval records?? Anyway, I hope I’m not bothering you by contacting you again. I actually had major problems with my computer a couple of months ago and lost a lot of my archived emails, so I hope I’m not asking the same questions again!!

Response to Query # 342 (April 2006 newsletter)
Subject - John Kellaway 1804 Wool
Submitter - Warwick Kellaway
email - jwk at

Hello Kim,
I hope the e-mail address is OK, but note your query in the CFA Newsletter. You will find some Wool Kellaways in the attached treatise.

I remain unsure as to where most of the people at Wool originated beforehand, (did Wool experience some industrial expansion about then?) but think I have your John, and some of his family. The Parish Register there between 1770 and 1851 has some 72 K references.

I might have misread the hand written "year", but John's date is not a complete match. It is however a christening, which could have been a year or more after his birth, while if you are using a census return, these also can be inaccurate. I have:

1809 27 Apr John the son of Nicholas and Ann Kellaway christened
(Unfortunately I have no other references to Nicholas at Wool, or elsewhere, to my knowledge. Although the name had been relatively common in Dorset some years before. John may have been a Dairyman at Woolbridge. 80 year old John died at Wool in 1823 - he could have been the grandfather.)

1833 9 Apr Francis the daughter of John and Elizabeth Kellaway christened. (She married James Smith in 1853.)

There were also a few other children c over the years:

1827 Sarah (married James Harris 1846)
1831 Robert
1836 Elizabeth Jane
1837 Maria (her baseborn son George Robert K c in 1851)
1842 Elizabeth
1843 Ellison
1843 Louisa
1849 Joseph

Sorry, I do not have anything on Elizabeth's family. There is a lot more information on other parts of Dorset, but I do not have a suggested connection.

Query # 350
Subject -
Joshua Callaway
Submitter - Barbara Emert
email - board at

Historical Jonesboro/Clayton County Inc. is seeking information/descendants of Joshua Callaway who died in Clayton County Georgia in 1854.

Editor's Note: This Joshua Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Joshua Callaway
Rev. Joshua Sanford Callaway

Query # 351
Subject -
Sarah Emeline Callaway, Peter Callaway line
Submitter - Lori Bragg
email - lori at

I was looking through my file today and noticed that the parents I have for Sarah Emeline Callaway - who
married Wingate Gordy Matthews in 1841in Delaware - were John W. Callaway, Sr. and Sarah Cannon, born around 1780. I got this info from several other genealogists and hadn't really looked too hard at it but now I'm wondering if we have skipped a generation in between? Sarah Cannon is more than 35 when she first starts having children and near 50 years when she bears Sarah Emeline. Perhaps she was a daughter to the son John W? Anyone know?
Thanks, Lori Bragg

Query # 352
Subject -
William Callaway, Joseph Callaway line
Submitter - Anne Leyden
email - ahampden at

I've just been reviewing a bunch of stuff prior to trying to do a merge in Family Tree Maker and
one of my duplicate names is Elizabeth Crawford, the 2nd wife of Wm Callaway, Sr.

Here's the complication. CFA says that all nine of his children were born by his first wife, Elizabeth Tilley. No death date is given for her. Then it says that he married Elizabeth Crawford after 1735.
According to CFA his last child was born in 1761 so if she were Eliz Tilley's, he couldn't have married Eliz Crawford until after 1761 or so. "Our Kin," however, specifically says that only the first five children were by Elizabeth Tilley and the second four were by Elizabeth Crawford who (whom? - it's late) he married about 1752. Then the birthdates of the last four children really go haywire.

I'm going to give you the dates - first from CFA - and then from "Our Kin."

Charles born 6/18/1749 - - - - - or 6/18/1754
Amelia born 6/5/1753 - - - - -- - or 6/5/1759
Joseph born 12/16/1756 - - - - - or 12/10/1756
Catherine born 12/8/1761 - - - - also 12/8/1761

Note the difference in sequence for Amelia depending on the birth date used.

There is also confusion on whether Mary or Elizabeth is the last of the
first five children.

Mary born 1/6/1741 - - - - - - - or 1/8/1746
Elizabeth born 6/18/1743 - - - also 6/8/1743

Of the first five children, either Mary or Elizabeth could be the last, depending on which source you use. "Virginia Bible Records" has the Thomas Callaway Bible in it and that has Mary as 1741 and Elizabeth as
1743. Then the dates for the remaining four children are the same as "Our Kin." The Callaway-Early-Anderson Bible (transcription online at the LVA website) lists all nine children under Elizabeth Tilley's name. I wonder, though, because there is a 11-year gap between Elizabeth in 1743 and Charles in 1754. Up until Elizabeth the children seem to have come along like clockwork, so that makes me think that Elizabeth probably did die before 1752 when "Our Kin" says William remarried. Both the Thomas Callaway Bible and the C-E-A Bible give Charles' dob as 1754. I haven't found a source for Mary's 1746 date used by "Our Kin" or for Charles' 1749 date used by CFA.

Does anyone have any particular insights into my ramblings?
Thanks, Anne

Query # 353
Subject -
Edna Callaway Howlett
Submitter - Maria Mooney, Greencastle, Indiana
email - mchristinam69 at

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.

Editor's Note - This family's line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
Micajah Callaway
Noble Callaway
James Callaway
Elmer Callaway
Edna Callaway


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Memorial Day - Through History Many "C/Ks" Have Fought For Their Beliefs
This month I had an email from CFA Member, Debs Cofer,  with a wonderful idea for his grandson's visit to Washington DC. The article mentioned is in the 2000 issue of the CFA Journal and refers to the Korean Memorial in which one of the statues is a likeness of William A. Callaway, a WWII veteran and a friend of the sculptor.

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:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Isaac Callaway
John M. Callaway
John C. Callaway
William Arnold Callaway
Jamie C. Callaway
William Alexander Callaway

"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.
Debs Cofer
debsc at

Access to Canadian Census Information After 2006 -
Members of 12.7 million Canadian households will be filling out census forms on Tuesday, May 16, 2006. For the first time, Canadian census forms may be filled out on the Internet, at However, Statistics Canada will also accept forms filled out the old-fashioned way: on paper.

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,
Donna Morgan
CFA e-Newsletter Editor
Harrisburg, NC

* ~ 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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