CFANet Archives

  August 2004

Volume V   No. 8

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

The Editor's Corner


William Theodore Callaway (1848 - 1929)
A Texas Cowboy!

Samuel W. Newman of Waco, Texas graciously submitted this photo and story of his grandfather, William Theodore Callaway, and it was published in the 1979 CFA Journal, Vol. IV, pg. 30.

Since his is such an interesting story, I thought it was well worth publishing again.


My grandfather drove cattle in the west. He made his first trip up the Chisholm Trail to the railhead in Kansas in 1867. Bill and his brothers, David, George Dickerson, and John were drivers on the cattle trail to Kansas for many years. David was lost track of in about 1875. George and John married Oklahoma girls before 1900 and were listed in the Oklahoma 1900 U.S. Census in Woodward County.

Bill became a trail boss in 1873 and continued as such until he made his last trip in 1882. All of the bills, cancelled checks, etc., which he had accumulated at the end of his drive in 1882 were stored in an old purse. When he died in 1929, these were passed on to his daughter, Clara, mother of Samuel Newman.

William Callaway married Mary E. Miller in 1871. After retiring from cattle driving, he moved his family to Wilson County, Texas and with his son-in-law John Chapman went into the cotton gin business. They were located in Marcelina, Texas where the Callaways raised their 11 children. They sold the business in 1920. William Callaway was the Democratic Party Chairman for Wilson County for 15 years.

Editor's Note - If you would like to know more about this Callaway line, there is an extensive article in the 1985 CFA Journal prepared by Rev. Wallace Willis, Leesburg, Georgia, entitled, "Tracing an Elusive Pioneer". There are also additions and corrections on this line in the 1990 CFA Journal, and another article by Samuel W. Newman in the 1995 CFA Journal about David Callaway, William Theodore Callaway's grandfather.
William Theodore Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Isaac Callaway
David Callaway (the elusive pioneer of the article)
James Wilson Callaway
William Theodore Callaway

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.

The Genealogist's Corner
Thank you to Sherrill Williams, CFA Genealogist, for supplying some additional information about several articles in last month's newsletter.


I have the following information for next newsletter.

In response to Query #180 -Thelma Wallis: 
The lineage is:
"Robert Calway/Callaway (1678, Monksilver 1763, Timberscombe; md. Joan Cornish, 14 Feb 1769, Timberscombe.)
Henry Callway
(1718, Timberscombe-1791, Timberscombe; md. Joan Harris, 31 Oct 1742, Timberscombe.)
James Calloway
(1749, Timberscombe-1834, Timberscombe; md. Ann May (d/o Richard & Ursula), 16 Oct 1775, Timberscombe.)
Richard Avis Calloway
(1786, Minehead); [Richard Avis Calloway "of Corfe Castle, Dorset, Bach. & Frances Hyde of Milborne Port" married by license, 16 Jan 1812.] [Note: the dates are "baptism" and "burial."] I am writing to Thelma with additional details.

Editor's Note - There is additional information on the above family line in the February 2008 CFA Newsletter.

Also, in response to Mildred Andress regarding the Rev. Enoch Callaway Family Cemetery, Rayle [GA] - p. 151.  That item is from Wilkes County Cemeteries and a Few from Adjoining Counties, by F. M. & Nell H. Newsome, Wilkes Publishing Company, Inc, Washington, Georgia, October 1970. Copyright 1970 by Nell H. Newsome.

Re: info from CFA member, Linda Benedict Krause concerning papers of Elijah Callaway and Elizabeth Pack.  The source of her papers is probably Foster & Lillis Schilt of Florida, early CFA members, now deceased (Lillis is deceased for certain; not sure about Foster, but no longer a CFA member).  Lillis descended from Peter Callaway of Maryland:
Peter Callaway, Sr.
William Callaway, Sr.
William Callaway, Jr.
Isaiah Callaway - md Sarah Stevens, Delaware
Elijah Callaway - md Elizabeth Pack
George Washington Callaway
The Schilts shared their extensive research with CFA years ago.

Editor's Note - Sherrill has identified Ebenezer Callaway, the "Mystery Callaway" mentioned in last month's newsletter, and of course, with Congratulations, has been inducted into the CFA Hall of Fame!

Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Ebenezer Callaway (1727-1788/9)
Ebenezer Callaway, the "Mystery Callaway" (will dated 15 May 1784; pr. 4 May 1791) his children were: Joshua, Peggy, Sarah.

That is about all the damage I can do at present, but will re-look for anything else.
sherrilluwilliams at

In Memory

We were very sorry to hear of the passing of Charles (Cal) Callaway, of Mesquite, TX. He was so proud of his Callaway name, and enjoyed researching his ancestors. Our thoughts and prayers go to his wife Mary Anna and their family.

Dear Friends and Family,

For those of you who don't already know, Cal reached the final leg of his journey here on Earth and most likely has taxied down Heaven’s runway by now.   I envision The Lord sending His angels to gently embrace my dear husband , gathering him into their protective wings, and aiding his ascent into Heaven.  I know Cal was ready and at peace about going.  He passed away quite peacefully yesterday evening at our home.

My family and I will make funeral arrangements later today.

I extend my deep gratitude to all of you who have supported us in so many ways throughout these past several months.
Love, Mary Anna

Thank you to Anne Leyden, for sending us this notice. We all send our condolences to the family.

Dorothy Mae Callaway, age 87 of Jacksonville, FL passed away July 3, 2004. She was born November 7, 1916 in Wooster, OH, the daughter of Howard Koontz and Pauline Childs Koontz. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and friend who loved shopping and her membership at Wesconnett United Methodist Church. She was predeceased by her husband Taylor Callaway in 1989. Surviving are her son Kenneth Callaway and his wife Cindy; grandsons Kenneth, Jr., Michael, and Daniel Callaway; her step daughter Tanya Nicolett; her brother William Koontz and his wife Lillian; sister Eileen Higgs; many other loving family members and friends. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 PM Wednesday July 7, 2004 in the chapel of Jacksonville Memory Gardens Funeral Home, 111 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park. Dorothy will be laid to rest with her husband in the Garden of the Masonic at Jacksonville Memory Gardens. Family members and friends will gather from 1:00 PM until the hour of service on Wednesday afternoon at the funeral home.
Published in the Florida Times-Union on 7/5/2004.

What's New?

How well do you know the "Family"?
Just for fun, try your skill at a CFA Crossword Puzzle.
It's all things "C/K" and really not very difficult.

But sometimes to get the answers, you will have to:
Search the CFA web site
Editor's Hint - Don't use Callaway in your search, as it appears on just about every page of the CFA web site.

or go to the:
CFA RootsWeb files.

CFA Crossword Puzzles

Submit your questions and answers for future crossword puzzles to Donna Morgan . The rules are easy - just make sure that the answers can be found on the CFA Web Site or in the CFA RootsWeb files. That way it is fair to everyone.

Feedback Corner

Our thanks to Kay Bradley for sending us this good advice about deciphering old documents.

Hi Donna,
I was reading the newsletter and someone had said they had a document too faded to scan. An interesting thing happened to me when I found a handwritten note by my GG Grandmother Rhoda Lovelady Burns. (Daughter of Malinda F. Callaway) It was written in pencil and on a yellowed
envelope. I scanned it anyway and voila!! the letters were much easier to make out. I could read on the scan what I could not read on the original. I would urge anyone to give it a try.

all the best,
Kay Bradley
Santa Fe, NM
katehbradley at

Ship Ahoy! Here's an interesting link from CFA Genealogist, Sherrill Williams, about another ship which carries the proud Callaway name. The USS Callaway was mentioned in the March 2003 Newsletter.

Hi Donna, it was a great newsletter this month. Check out the following website and see if it is of interest:

Cason Callaway, Sr. was founder of Callaway Gardens. Don't know which Cason is referred to here.

And speaking of the USS Callaway, CFA President, Pat Schnurr sent me this photo which she found in the July/August 2004 issue of Reunion Magazine.


Dorothy Ritchie Shipp, Washington DC, wife of Wallace Shipp, is the first female USS Callaway "Shipmate of the Year." Shipp is a busy retiree, who helps with the USS Callaway newsletter, Now Hear This, proofing and editing. At most reunions, she does registration, collects money, answers questions and makes a financial report for the newsletter. The Shipps have two children, Gene and Donna, who have attended and helped with many reunions.

I received this nice note from Janet Martin, telling us of family letters she had just found. I wrote back to her hoping she would be able to share some of them with us. I know we would all enjoy reading them.

Hi Donna: 

I recently came into possession of letters written to my deceased cousin, Virginia Siler Clemmons, while she was in nurse’s training in Kansas City, MO in the 1930’s.  At first I thought they were just letters from old boyfriends and her parents, but soon discovered I was holding letters written by my great grandmother, Octavia Calloway Lucas and Virginia’s father, who died before I was born!  Her mother, Vina Calloway Siler and father, Charles, wrote to her of local and family news.  Some of the letters contained news clippings that included news about my father and his team’s high school victories.  There was also a picture and article about a quartet my father sang with that headlined with The Mills Brothers in Cincinnati, Ohio.  Virginia’s aunt Octavia also wrote of family news and the activities on their farm.  The letters are quite informative. 

In 1989, I was asked to write a piece for The Callaway Family Association Journal (pg. 34 and 35) about what happened to a black family after they had been manumitted by their owner’s will.  Lucy Callaway (1838, Bedford Co, VA), daughter of Col. James Callaway, had made provision in her will that Lydia Callaway and her family be freed.  This family included the parents (Matilda and James Callaway) of my great-great grandfather, Aaron ( May, 1834, VA).  He married Arminta McDaniel and they had 15 children, which included Vina and Octavia.  The family settled in Gallia Co., OH.  I’ve always had hope that I would find someone else researching this family. 

Janet Calloway Martin
pmartin at


Last month Steve Callaway told us of a suspicious email he had been receiving, expecting that it was a scam. This month we have four replies confirming that it is definitely a scam, and warning us not to fall for it. Thank you to Sallie L. Nelson, Debbie Carlucci, Gary Clouston and J. E. Callaway for letting us know.

And also from Gary Clouston, comes this note with information about his family.


I really enjoy your publication; you're doing one hell of a job. My mother, Edith Earlene Clouston, nee Callaway, passed away November 14, 2002, at the age of 92. She was not a member of the CFA, but was definitely a Callaway. I don't remember if her demise was  mentioned in the Journal; but I think it should have been.

My uncle Charles Callaway, whom I never met, was also a railroad man during his working life, and some of the Callaways writing of railroaders, may have met/heard of him. He was born in Virginia  around 1880, the eldest of 5 sons. (I seem to recall sending the Journal the basics of their lineage, but have so far been unable to go any further back than their father, John McAllister Callaway.)

Just thought I'd let you know about the African gold con.
Gary Clouston
mcclutcheon at

Editor's Note - I'm not positive, but in checking census records in Virginia, I believe Charles Callaway's line of descent is as follows. Please let me know if I am wrong.
Joseph Callaway
William Callaway
Charles Callaway
John Callaway
James Callaway
James M. Callaway
Charles Callaway

Here is a nice note from Louise Callaway Hyland, telling us of her trip to Cornwall. She has included some lovely photos of the Callaway Windows at St. Neot's Church. You can view them on our photo gallery page here.

Dear Donna,   Mention of Cornwall in the most recent newsletter reminded me of a visit we made there last year, in particular to the Church of St Neot. There are some wonderful stained glass windows there, including some dedicated to Callaways. Unfortunately I am not able to connect my own family to Cornwall but it may interest some of your readers.  

I quote from  

The three remaining windows on the south side were presented by the Motton, Callaway and Tubbe families. The Motton Window shows the four Evangelists, the Callaway Window presents St. Stephen on the right with St. John, St. German and an unknown saint whom Hedgeland thought to be St. Callaway but is, in fact, St. Lalluwy, patron of Menheniot some ten miles away and probably chosen because his name so closely resembles that of the donor family. The kneeling priest at the bottom of the window is Robert Tubbe who was related to the Callaways. Certainly he deserves his memorial in a place to which he has given such great beauty. The Tubbe Window next to the south door of the church shows St. Paul, St. Peter, Christ the King and St. James with the arms of the Callaway and Tubbe families beneath. The last of the family windows is in the north aisle, just to the west of the screen. This presents St. John, St. Gregory, St. Leonard and St. Andrew with the Harys family, the donors, below.  

I'm attaching photos that we took of the windows. Hope they come through clearly.  
Louise (Callaway) Hyland
lulu at

Thank you to CFA Member, Audrey Gibson for the nice note and for submitting information about her Callaway line. Audrey is a descendant of the Peter Callaway line through his son Peter Callaway, Jr. Her descendants will be incorporated into the CFA Peter Callaway RootsWeb file. Her line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway I
Peter Callaway II
Benjamin Callaway
Ebenezer Callaway (son of Benjamin & Ann)
Clement Callaway
Joshua P. Callaway
Clement Callaway (son of Joshua & Rachael Betts)
John Green Callaway
John Green Callaway, Jr.
John Albert Callaway
Audrey Mae Callaway

Hi Donna,
My name is Audrey Gibson and I am a member of the Callaway Family Association.  I have been "going to"  send you my Callaway information now for years.  I have been waiting to get it into family sheets and the right format but at the rate I am going that could be years.  So I am attaching a document with some of my information in the meantime - just so someone will have it until I find time to do it properly - hopefully soon!

In my family, the very kind and considerate ones are referred to as being a "Callaway."  My mother (Audrey Mae Callaway), grandfather (John Albert Callaway) and great grandfather (John Green Callaway Jr) were known for being exceptionally gentle, kind and caring individuals - they loved unconditionally and never had a bad word about anyone.  They were loved dearly in return. I feel better now that I have at least sent you this information - hope it makes some sense.
Best regards, Audrey
ajbgibson at

I received this very nice note from Janey Westbrook, who is publishing a book about the life of Peggy Ann Callaway. She is graciously sending a copy to CFA. We look forward to receiving it. If you would like to order a copy of the book, contact her at the email address below. She also reminded us of a reunion that was held in Walker Co., GA recently. Perhaps some of our readers attended, and will have information to share with us.

Hi Donna,

Re: Reflections

This is the book I told you about some time ago when you assisted me in finding the "genealogy" of Peggy Ann Callaway McMillan.  I have told the family that one of the first copies (after the manuscript is printed) is to be sent to you (i.e..) Callaway Association.  I will make sure that this is done... I am very busy on some other projects at the moment so it may be a couple of months before I can finally complete the "Reflections" project.  However, I didn't want you to think that I'd forgotten... and I thought that there might be someone "out there" who would be interested in the history of this special Callaway lady.

I continue to enjoy your newsletter. 
Thank you most sincerely,
Janey Maybery Westbrook
janeyw at

Editor's Note - Peggy Ann Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Joseph Callaway
Jesse Callaway
Rev. John James Sharman Callaway (and his wife Ella Quinn)
Chaudoin Callaway, Sr.
Chaudoin Callaway, Jr.
Peggy Ann Callaway

With Janey Westbrook's permission, here is an excerpt from her book -

Chickamauga (Georgia) is a historic place with it’s memories of gunfire from the Civil War long past.  Peggy Ann freely enjoyed dashing down the quiet, shady streets and knew every path of the countryside where she delighted in play.  It is not surprising that she came to love this small southern town in which she lived.


The home where Peggy Ann grew was the picturesque and lovely white house at 215 Gordon Street.  Her father had a playhouse built with real windows and a small door just the right size for this wonderfully dainty little creature with a shower of dark hair and a smile as bright as sunlight.  As time passed, Grandy bought a horse for her and she called him King.  He was kept down the alley on the right side of their home.  At one time, there had been a blacksmith shop in that spot so, when King was purchased, the old building became his barn.  Of course that’s part of the Bank of Chickamauga properties these days.



Peggy sometimes recalled being allowed to ride the old train from the little depot in town.  With Grandy, she often went to visit her Uncle Gus and Aunt Margaret at their farm in Corinth nestled in the Georgia countryside near Hogansville.  It was always a rich experience!  There was no electricity or running water but there was a wonderful grape arbor, pigs, horses, cows, and chickens.  She enjoyed fresh churned butter, fresh eggs, fresh milk, and cold well water.  In addition to the well that provided their drinking water, there was a cool dry well used to keep milk and other items fresh.




At night, she went to sleep on a big feather bed and woke in the morning to a lit fire in their big wood stove used for cooking their meals.  Since there was no indoor plumbing, everyone beat a trail to “that little brown building” when nature called.  Hard work was a daily companion to Aunt Margaret but her bright and eager niece was always made to feel welcome.  Once, when Peggy and I were chatting, she said, “My mother let me go on a train to visit my Aunt when I was small.”  She recalled going to the depot and concluded by saying, “I’ve often wondered where my aunt found the time to look after me”!


Michael Kellaway of Somerset, England sent us some additional information on Kelways Nursery. As you might remember, it was mentioned in last month's newsletter.

Hi Donna,

Thanks for sending the newsletter although I am not a member - I am one of the DNA "volunteers". (Editor's Note - Since writing this note, Michael has joined CFA. We welcome him to the "family".)

Some coincidence that you put the bit about Kelways in that newsletter. The nursery is a few miles away and we go there regularly. It has had a checkered history - each generation only managed to produce one child and James' son was killed in the first world war. His grandson James II ran the business until he died in 1952 and it had to be sold. The business declined and in the 1990s was almost built over but the local council stepped in.

Kelways owned a lot of land and some is now houses but the rather elegant stone warehouses are now a bistro and the council offices and the iris and peony fields were saved and form the basis of a thriving nursery. A visit to the fields at flowering time is quite an experience.

Langport remains famous for two things - Kelways and the Battle of Sedgmoor. People often say to me "are you related to those people in Langport". I say no - that lot are Irish - maybe I'm wrong.
Michael M Kellaway
Somerset, England
mandviv at

Thank you to Warwick Kellaway for submitting the following history and genealogy of the Dorset Kellaways. He writes in response to Query # 178 from Stuart Lamb, who is searching for his ancestor, Elizabeth Kellaway, of Puncknowle, Dorset, UK. Warwick also provided an excellent map of the area and you can view it here.

Hi Stuart,

I note from the CFANET e-Newsletter that you are continuing strongly with your search around Puncknowle and Little Bredy for Elizabeth Kellaway.

The issue of the Kellaway families in Dorset is complicated. Those two villages are close together.  And there are other small villages around Abbotsbury, that were also home to members of the
Kellaway Klan between say 1650 and 1850. These include Swyre, Langton Herring, Long Bredy, Portesham, and the hamlets of West Bexington and Rodden.  Not far away to the west, Shipton
Gorge and Walditch, to the east towards Weymouth, Upwey and Broadwey. Nearer Dorchester, the main town in the area, we have Winterborne Abbas, Bradford Peverell, Stratton with Grimstone, Forston, Godmanston, Charminster, Stinsford, and one I have always been intrigued about, Piddlehinton.  Most of the people seem to have been farmers or farm workers.

The whole area is only about 20 miles between extremities.  The family relationships there however are unfortunately not always clear, due to over-common names, such as John, but it does seem obvious that there must have been family connections.  There were a lot of Kellaway
references in the Dorset Parish Registers. (This was all known as Hardy Country after author Thomas Hardy - and a very attractive part of England - maybe Kellaway Kountry as well.)

Back to Elizabeth.  I am still reasonably sure that she would be the daughter of John and Ann Kellaway, christened in 1771 at Langton Herring. John had married Ann Down, both said to have been of Rodden, in Abbotsbury in 1769.  Daughters Elizabeth and Mary were christened at
Langton Herring in 1771 and 1773.  Martha and John Down were christened back in Abbotsbury in 1777 and 1779.  So they may or may not have moved, but it seems that either John's family, or the Downs, had property at Langton Herring, and they lived there for a while.

In the 1838 Register of Voters, Elizabeth's brother John Down Kellaway of Winterborne Abbas was named at both Abbotsbury/Rodden, and also at Piddlehinton (landowners then could vote, even twice).  He was occupying the land at Rodden and presumably living at Winterborne Abbas, but had a tenant at Piddlehinton.  In the 1851 Census, aged 71, he was living on 100 acres at Winterborne Abbas, as a Farmer employing 7 people.

I do not know for certain where Elizabeth's father John originated, however the Piddlehinton property suggests a likely possibility.  There was a John christened there in 1735, the son of John and Betty/Elizabeth. Piddlehinton was the home of a family of country gentry, descended from
Nicholas Kellaway of Forston and Charminster, who died in 1594. In the 1700s, two brothers, James and John were accorded the unusual title of Mr in the Parish Registers.  They were evidently Yeoman Farmers, owning property.  Neither left any male descendants however -
James and his wife Lucy produced six daughters, one Pardon Crew, described as "much loved", when she died at 21.  John and Sarah had a daughter Lydia, who married a John Stone.

A "Mrs" Elizabeth Kellaway was buried at Piddlehinton in 1768, possibly John's mother, Elizabeth's grandmother. Sadly however the John we are referring to at Piddlehinton, with younger
brothers George and William, seems to have left no further trace.  He may have gone to Rodden, married Ann, and possibly named his first daughter after his mother.

Apart from the Piddlehinton connection, and the similarity of the name Elizabeth, there was another John Kellaway in the area, the son of Thomas and Jane of Bexington, born possibly a few years earlier, (and possibly a little old to marry in 1769). Also farming, on the coast (great smuggling location), Jane left an estate in Broadmain, SE of Dorchester. John's uncle, "widower" William Kellaway of Portesham, was born about 1700.  We know no more about him. (A John was later registered as a voter at Abbotsbury, as the occupier of Bexington Farm, in 1838 - a son?.)

Apart from John Down being one of the Trustees of my GGG/grandfather William's estate in 1820, I can find no connection.  William of course had only arrived in Puncknowle from the IOW about 1786-7.

There were a number of Christophers in the area.  Beginning with old Christopher Callway who died at Shipton Gorge in 1691, aged 94 - he may have been a grandson of Nicholas of Forston - through to Christopher Kellaway, who was registered to vote at Charminster in 1838 as the
occupier of Wolverton Farm. They were recorded at Abbotsbury, Little Bredy - several between 1799 and 1823, Broadwey, Winterborne Abbas, Corscombe, Godmanston, Charminster, and Piddlehinton. (To complicate the issue, a younger brother of my GGG/grandfather, Christopher Calloway, christened at St Helens IOW in 1769, could have followed him to Dorset.)

It is not clear either how the Little Bredy Christophers were related to other family members around Abbotsbury.  I suspect that they were descended from the Forston/Charminster family, and "slowly" moved south, whereas the family of John Down probably also descended from Nicholas of Forston, lived in Piddlehinton from the early 1600s, and moved south about 1720-30.
As an IOW family was apparently descended from a Thomas who left Dewlish, near Piddlehinton, in the mid 1500s, there may be further connections.

An indication of the location of the Dorset Kellaway families in 1641, is found in the Protestations.  Of the 23 listed for Dorset, 10 are in the small area under consideration, mainly around Forston/Charminster, one in Upwey, none of them around Abbotsbury.

All this is probably a bit complicated, especially for the Newsletter, but may help resolve some of the mysteries.  If we could get some present-day Dorset Kellaways, maybe with a spot of DNA, we could sort them out, and possibly get even further back.

jwk at

Thank you to Marilyn Gorham, for the very nice compliment.

This is just a note to let you know that my email address has changed. I really enjoy the newsletters you send me. Very interesting stories and history. Hope to visit the Plantation real soon. I just found out that a friend of mine has cousins in the Callaway family and I am a cousin to her cousins!!!! Unfortunately her Aunt Mattie Scott Callaway passed away a few weeks ago and I was not aware of this until after the fact. My deepest sympathy to the family. Keep up the newsletter, it is wonderful!!!
Your cousin, Marilyn Chenoweth Gorham
m.gorham at

Jim Sands has graciously sent us a copy of a photo of Charity Mawning Callaway. She was born in 1839 in Leon Co., FL, and her line of descent is from the Bertie Co., NC Callaways.
Thomas Callaway married Catherine Williams
Hatton W. Callaway married Martha Hughes
Charity Mawning Callaway married Mr. Smaw (first name unknown)
You can see this photo in the CFA Photo Gallery here.

Jim Sands
Jimcece at

Editor's Note - Thomas Callaway may be a descendant of Caleb Callaway who married Elizabeth Lawrence in 1670 in Berkley Pct, Perquimans Co., NC. But no link has ever been found. This is a "Mystery Callaway" line. There is an article in the 1988 CFA Journal entitled, Caleb Callaway of Carolina. It discusses what is and what is not known of this family.

Thank you to Joan Gresham of Wrightsville, GA for sending photos of Charles C. Callaway, and his daughter and son-in-law, William and Nancy Gresham. You can view these photos on the CFA Photo Gallery page here.
The family line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Joseph Callaway
Joshua Callaway
Charles C. Callaway
Nancy Callaway

Joan Gresham
Sttnurse at

We welcome a new CFA member, Nina Callaway, and thank her for sending us information about her husband's Callaway ancestors. I wrote her and sent a copy of the photo of Obediah Lovelady that she requested, and told her "all good things" about CFA.


I was looking over your rootsweb site to fill in some holes in our family genealogy and noticed that you had some information missing. My husband is the great-great-great-great-grandson of GADDAH CALLAWAY, his descendancy line being: Joseph Callaway, Francis Callaway, Francis Callaway, Jr., Gaddah Callaway, William Merrit Callaway, William Frank Callaway, William Merrit Callaway, John Roy Callaway, Sr.

It shows on the site that the son of William Merrit Callaway and Nancy Lovelady was named WILLIAM MERRIT CALLAWAY, JR. Our family records show his name as WILLIAM FRANK CALLAWAY. Subsequently, 1860 Federal Census does show his name as WILLIAM F. He married AMANDA CULLUM (her last name was missing) on 22 DEC 1870. Amanda was born 1 MAY 1853 in MS, and died 28 JAN 1926 in LA.

Our family records show that their son, WILLIAM MERRIT CALLAWAY was not the 3rd, as his father's name was WILLIAM FRANK. WILLIAM MERRIT CALLAWAY died and was buried in 1960 in Maringouin, Iberville Paris, Louisiana. I need to journey there to find a headstone. He married MARIE ALICE PRESTENBACK, b. 26 SEP 1882, d. 1959, also buried in Marigouin. They were married abt 1905.

The son listed as "Johnie" is none other than my husband's grandfather, JOHN ROY CALLAWAY, SR., b. 7 MAR 1912, d. 4 JAN 1995 in Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana. He is buried in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana. His widow is living. There are four living male children from that marriage. The one child that is deceased is MICHAEL GERALD CALLAWAY, b. 20 NOV 1949, d. 19 SEP 1988, also buried in Westlawn Memorial Park in Gretna, Jefferson, Louisiana.

I have in my possession photos of WILLIAM FRANK CALLAWAY and his wife AMANDA CULLUM, his son WILLIAM MERRIT CALLAWAY and his wife MARIE ALICE PRESTENBACK, and a photo that my father-in-law believes to be NANCY LOVELADY. If you wish to have these photos, I am able to email them to you.

I am also interested in receiving via email a photo of Obediah Lovelady. Would this be Nancy Lovelady's father?

I have downloaded the application to join the CFA and will mail it in ASAP. We hope to be able to fill in some missing "holes" in our genealogy records.

Thank you for your help. Please let me know if you have questions.
Nina Callaway
Zachary, Louisiana
nina at

Here's some more news from Nina Callaway. She has graciously shared the book, Callaway Baptist Preachers with us, and you can download a copy of it in its entirety from our web site here.


Thanks to Timothy Walton Beckham who loaned me his personal copy of the book "Callaway Baptist Preachers", I have the book in its entirety scanned in and saved to an Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Timothy has given me the okay to make it available to whomever might be interested in having it (digitally).

He also wanted me to be sure to let everyone know that the author was NOT a genealogist; he was a Baptist Preacher, and very proud of his heritage and relations who were also preachers. He reported mostly what he was able to figure out from family contacts. Consequently, much of the information was not well researched. Notwithstanding, it is a valuable keepsake for Callaway relatives alike, and is available to the family. I placed a note on the front page of the document to this effect.

The document in its entirety is a little over 8MB, but still manageable.

Best regards, Nina Callaway
nina at

Editor's Note - Just a reminder about the accuracy of the genealogy in the book -

Callaway Baptist Preachers is a wonderful little book for the biographies of the many Callaway preachers. The introductory material to that book however is erroneous, in that it attempts to connect the two major branches of the Callaway family in America. The book was written before any real research had been done, and was based upon assumption. The JOSEPH and PETER families were not related in America, but in some instances may have become acquainted due to the quirks of southward and westward migration. They may be related in England, but there was after all several generations’ difference in the ages of Joseph and of Peter.

A nice note from another new CFA Member, Rush Higginbotham of Shreveport, LA. Welcome to CFA! He has graciously sent us information about his great grandfather, Rev. Augustus Homer Calloway, including a family photo and a photo of two of his daughters, Mamie and Autra. The family photo has almost everyone identified. You can see them on our photo gallery pages starting here.

The line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
John Callaway, Jr.
Levin Callaway
Levin Callaway, Jr.
Elijah Marlowe Callaway
Elijah J. Marlowe Callaway
Rev. Augustus Homer Callaway


I am Rush Higginbotham and Augustus Homer "A. H." Calloway was my Great Grandfather.  I am in the process of joining the Callaway Family Association.  I am attaching a picture that is already on the CFA website, and a picture of who the people are in the picture, including my Mother.

Following is a copy of Augustus Homer Callaway's Obituary. He died July 29, 1924.

The Athens Weekly Review, July 31, 1924

Aged Minister Dies Suddenly

Rev. A. H. Calloway of LaRue, age 67, one of the best known Methodist ministers in Henderson county, dropped dead in the pulpit at Post Oak, 7 miles south of Malakoff about nine o'clock Tuesday night. The body was taken in charge by the Carroll & Lehr undertakers here and will be shipped tonight to the home of his daughter, Mrs. Conaway, in Palestine to await the arrival of children and other relatives. Burial will be in Elkhart Cemetery in Anderson County.

Rev. Calloway has served on the circuits in Henderson county for a number of years and at the time of his death was pastor at Sampson Walnut Creek, Oakland, Beck's Chapel and Meredith Camp Ground. He was assisting Rev. C. H. Hall in a meeting now in progress at Post Oak and it is said by those present that he was preaching one of his best gospel sermons when the end came. He had just finished repeating his text, "As it is appointed unto man once to die; after this the judgment," when he fell into the arms of Rev. Hall, dead.

Rev. Calloway is survived by his wife and a number of children, one son, Homer Calloway, who is in the furniture business at Crockett, arrived in the city this morning. Mrs. Calloway has been elected to teach in the LaRue schools the coming term.

I do not have at this time recorded the date of Great Granddaddy Calloway's birth. (Editor's Note - CFA's Peter Callaway RootsWeb file shows his date of birth as Dec. 1, 1854)

Also attached is a picture of two of A. H. Calloway's daughters.  Autra Belle Calloway Conaway (my Grandmother), and Mamie Eunice Calloway Hogan.  I knew Grandmother and Aunt Mamie both very well.  This picture was taken at my Mother and Father's house outside of Overton, Rusk Co., TX in about 1944.  I also visited with Aunt Mamie's daughter Frances Hogan Woodard and her husband J. B. Woodard of Palestine, Anderson Co., TX on Sunday July 18, 2004 at a Conaway Reunion in Palestine.

My records show that after his first wife, Georgia Ann Callas Jackson died; A. H. married Florance Palmer (probably in Anderson or Henderson County Texas.)  They had two children Augusta "Gus" Calloway and Marlow Calloway.  I am now trying to verify this information.  It was given to me by Mamie Calloway Hogan's daughter Mamie Frances.

I am looking for his family ancestors.  I have a lot of information on his descendents Autry Belle Calloway, who married James Franklin Conaway (My Grandmother and Grandfather), and some on Mamie Eunice Calloway.  Aunt Mamie married Tolbert Jackson "T. J." Hogan. Aunt Mamie was Grandmother's sister.

I am really looking forward to being a member of The Callaway Family Assoc. and attending one of the Annual Meetings, although I will not be able to attend the one in Charleston, SC this year.
Thanks for the information you provided.

Rush Higginbotham
Shreveport, LA
h_rush at

Editor's Note - There is an article in the 1988 CFA Journal entitled, From a Family Notebook, Notes Written by Augustus H. Callaway Circa 1920. Excerpts now appear on the CFA Blog.

Here is some Kellaway "Ripley's Believe It or Not" family history from Norma Kellaway in Australia.

Dear Donna

I know everyone talks about their own family and it can get very heavy at some times but
one amazing thing happened in Our Line, or I think so. . .

The only Kellaway Grandchild at the time to carry on the family name was our {Ivan & Norma } Grandchild  Matthew [Ross' son] who was born on the same date but 113 yrs later than his G G Grandfather, Edwin Kellaway.

Then the second male Grandchild to us was Samuel to our other son Murray who was born on same date as his G G G Grandfather, Frederick Kellaway but 147 yrs later.

Have your eyes glazed over yet? My 2 sons are not at all impressed at this incredible fact. I get goose bumps every time I think of it. These 2 sons, Ross & Murray who get the glazed look were also born on same date 3 yrs apart. One wonders, what lengths does a mother have to go to to get their interest?

Norma, Ivan , Ross & Murray Kellaway
  Normakell at

A CFA Blog success story from CFA Member, Kay Bradley.

Hi Kay,
I just added an article to the CFA web site Blog and it is excerpts from letters written by Christopher Columbus Callaway to his sister Sarah. There are a couple of Lovelady references, and I thought you might enjoy reading it.

Thanks so much, Donna.

 I am currently pursuing a lead that the name WEST comes from the Lovelady friendship with a minister named Joshua West- who was a neighbor and evidently close friend. It goes to show more proof that West Reed mentioned in the letter was also named West and not Wesley. Sooo I loved the letter. Thanks again!!

"Callaways" in the News

Mountain Messenger, Jefferson, Ashe County, North Carolina, Thursday, February 6, 1873

Mrs. Thomas Callaway, living a short distance from this place, met with a serious accident last Saturday morning. She was out milking early in the morning and while milking one cow another came up and tossed Mrs. C. up in the air about six feet for three times, letting her fall on the hard frozen ground each time. The falling on the ground inflicted a very serious bruise on the left hip. Dr. Gentry was immediately sent for and after examining the wound he informs us that though the bruise is of serious character he thinks by careful treatment Mrs. C. will be able to go about soon.

Can anyone identify Thomas Callaway? He is a "Mystery Callaway". Could he be Thomas Ferris Callaway, son of Robert Ferree Callaway and Sarah Caroline Gillum?

Genealogy Funnies

Genealogy Corner

For those researching US Callaway ancestors, the Archives at RootsWeb have an enormous amount of Callaway data that could be helpful. When you have some time to spend on the internet, review them. You may just find your long lost ancestor. Benjamin, Betsy and Fanny are apparently fictitious characters, as no documentation has been found to identify them.

Biographies of Betsy and Fanny Calloway, daughters of Ben Calloway of Watauga Co., NC

Editor's Note - There is another story of these two sisters on the CFA Blog here.

More About Callaways on the Railroad -

Several times in past newsletters a railroad man named W.R. Callaway has been mentioned. He is identified as being a General Passenger Agent for the Soo Line in Minnesota. He was actually the brother of Railroad Tycoon, Samuel Rogers Callaway. From the 1996 CFA Journal I found this short item:

Editor Desires Data

Brenda Wieland, editor of Callaway Heritage, Callaway, Minn., is seeking more information on:

William Rodger Callaway
Born: 31 August 1852, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Father: Frederick William Callaway of Wilshire, England
Mother: Margaret Rodger, of Crieff, Scotland
Married: Emma Ecclestone of Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Died: 7 February 1937, Beverly Hills, Calif.

"He was employed by several railroads since he was 16 years old, most recently by the Soo Line in Minnesota."

She writes, "I am compiling a book of our town's history, and our town is named after this man. I am interested in only this individual. I would appreciate hearing from you."

She learned of the Callaway Family Association through the Heart-O-Lakes Genealogical Society, Detroit Lakes, Minn., of which she is a member.


Mary Elizabeth Callaway Shelnutt passed away Sept. 3, 1981. She was the youngest of four children born to James Henry and Bettie Callaway. She was born Sept. 1, 1905 and was buried in the Walnut Grove Cemetery in Boonesville, MO.

Mary lived a quiet life, content to stay at home and care for her family. She was married to Luther Shelnutt for 54 years and they reared three sons: Lloyd James and Donald Wayne, who preceded their mother in death; and Luther Gene, who survives. Other survivors include her grandchildren, great grandchildren, and her sister, Mildred Hazelton Callaway Wohit.

Mary loved to read. She particularly enjoyed historical books. she also wrote poetry and one of her original poems follows:

Autumn Jewels
by Mary Elizabeth Callaway Shelnutt

The Maple's dress is garnet red,
The Beech is amber brown;
Stately Oaks wear proudly
Their gleaming Topaz gowns.

Little streams are Crystal clear
On pebbled beds of moon stones pale.
Emerald moss is growing
In pools of red and swale.

Apple trees are fragrant with
Globes of Ruby red.
Orange colored bitter sweet
Blaze thru a tangled web.

Sunbeams find the dew-wet grass,
And diamond fires burn there.
Pear trees bend beneath a weight
Of golden nuggets rare.

Plum trees' Sapphire beauty
Glow darkly blue and green.
Willow stands are columns
Of misty Silver sheen.

An arc of Turquoise sky leans down
To touch the fields of corn;
Amethysts of purple grape
Arbors fair adorn.

And so the Master Craftsman
Creator of this all,
Brings forth in radiant beauty
The treasures of the Fall.

Editor's Note - This article, including obituary and poem was published in the 1982 CFA Journal. Can anyone identify Mary Elizabeth's family? She is a "Mystery Callaway".

Old City Directories

Saginaw, Michigan 1923 City Directory

Callaway, James W (Fannie) miner h 820 So 11th
Callaway, Mahlon R. slsmn h 413 1/2 W Genesee Av.
Callaway, Nettie A. (wd Samuel) h 413 1/2 W Genesee Av.

Marriage Register, Kent county, Delaware
1892-page xxx
Register Entry #: 18183
Groom: Geo. W. Moore
Age: 24
Nation/state: Del.
Residence: Kent co.
Occupation: Laborer
Bride: Sarah C. Callaway
Age: 23
Nation/state: Del.
Residence: Sussex co.
Groom's parents: Geo. W. & Hattie Moore
Bride's parents: Geo. W. & Mary Callaway
Date of marriage: Dec 27 1891
Person solemnizing marriage: John W. Poole
Date of registration: Jany. 1 1892

Editor's Note - This is a "Mystery Callaway" family. Can anyone identify them?

Be cautious of what you read in an obituary - often family stories have been handed down over the years, embellished almost beyond recognition, or mixed with facts from other family lines. In my own family research I have found false information in obituaries linking my lines to several well known people, with no basis in fact. Following is a good example of this problem:

The Atlanta Journal, Atlanta, Georgia, December 6, 1926

Mrs. Ida Brittain, Tech President's Mother, Dies Here

Mrs. Ida Callaway Brittain, beloved Georgia pioneer and the mother of Dr. M. L. Brittain, president of Georgia Tech, died Sunday night at a private hospital at the age of 81 years. She had made her home for some time at 209 East Pine Street, with her daughter, Mrs. Lillian Boynton.

Mrs. Brittain was born near Washington, Wilkes county, on land granted to her great-grandfather Colonel John S. Callaway, in 1785, for distinguished services at the battle of Kings mountain in the Revolutionary war. Colonel Callaway was an outstanding figure in colonial days, and a brother of Richard Callaway, who explored Kentucky with Daniel Boone, being one of the three white men who first entered that state. He married Daniel Boone's daughter, and Callaway county, Kentucky, was named in his honor. (see note at end of this article)

Mrs. Brittain was reared amidst the culture and refinement of the old south, and was a reigning belle of the days immediately following the War Between The States. She married Dr. J. M. Brittain, one of the best known Baptist ministers in the state, who held pastorates in Bryantsville, Fort Valley, Covington, Augusta and Atlanta. Dr. Brittain died in Atlanta in January, 1812, while holding a pastorate here, and Mrs. Brittain had since made her home in this city.

Throughout her residence in Atlanta, Mrs. Brittain had been active in church and Sunday school work and charitable undertakings. She was a member of the Second Baptist church, where her funeral will be conducted at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon, by Dr. Carter Helm Jones, the pastor. Interment will be in West View cemetery.

Mrs. Brittain is survived by a daughter and three sons, Mrs. Boynton, Dr. M. L. Brittain, W. H. Brittain, for many years actively connected with J. M. High company, and Dr. C. M. Brittain, of Jacksonville, Fla. She was a first cousin of Fuller Callaway and Howard Callaway, prominent citizens of La Grange, and Judge Enoch Callaway, of Augusta.

Members of the faculty of Georgia Tech, deacons of the Second Baptist church, and members of the Ten club, to which Dr. Brittain belongs, will form honorary escorts at the funeral.

Editor's Note - Ida Callaway was first cousin to Fuller and Howard Callaway. However, the paragraph stating her connection to Richard Callaway and Daniel Boone is false. She descends from Peter Callaway and the line of descent is as follows:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
John Callaway
Rev. Enoch Callaway
William Reeves Callaway
Ida C. Callaway

Query Corner - If you can provide some help and answers, please respond to these queries.

Comment # 188
Subject – The Poteet Family
Submitter - Mary Poteet Coffey
email -
piano_2 at

I thought someone might like some info on my family since I saw questions about the family name on your website. 

There are family members who have researched for years and I would be glad to help if I can.  I had help from Jennie Vee Poteet too, but she is no longer with us.

My descendant line is from:
Giovanni Poteet
Francis  Poteet
John Poteet who married R Craswell
James Poteet who married E Crabtree
Capt James Poteet who married Jean Patton
John Poteet who married Catherine Price
James Poteet who married Elizabeth (not sure of last name)

Query # 189
Subject -
William Bertram Callaway
Submitter - Laura McCracken, Canada
email - lbj2.mccracken at

Have just read the link on William Bertrand Callaway and find that his descendents are mine also. I have a four generational photo with Lavinia (Gould) Callaway (my ggg grandmother). My gg grandfather (William James Callaway) is Richard Gould Callaway's brother. Please contact me. I am anxious to make other connections. Cheers from Canada

Comment # 190
Subject -
David Arnold Callaway
Submitter - B. JoAn Wood Crawford Dreahn, Schulenburg, Texas
email - Katkrzy at

David Arnold Callaway was my 3x gr grandfather. He was considered to be a "gypsy" type person and was on the move quite often. Upon reading your material, I don't see any reference to him at all. He was the son of Isaac Callaway and was I believe only 1 of 2 Callaways who changed the spelling of their name to reflect Calloway, spelled with the "o" instead of "a". If any information is requested about him and his descendants, please contact me.

Editor's Note - There is lots of information about this family line at the beginning of this newsletter.

Query # 191
Subject -
John Samuel Caloway
Submitter - Alex Hanks
email - padreahanks at

I have just cleared up the mystery of John Samuel Caloway!  The 1910 Buncombe county, NC census lists him as having been born in Tennessee, plus it lists his parents as having been born in South Carolina.  This info confirms the info contained in the 1880 Buncombe county NC census. James and  Mary Kelly Caloway, born in SC, list John as a son born in Tennessee in 1875, which matches the info perfectly. 

Apparently the family moved into NC between 1870 & 1880, they have many descendants still living in the Asheville area. It is known that Capt. Thomas Calloway and some of his sons moved into the area around Greenville SC and stayed there for a short time before returning to Ashe county NC; this was some time around the late 1790's or early 1800's.  Perhaps one of the Calloway sons remained in SC and raised a family from which this Calloway line, James Calloway who married Mary Kelly comes.  At any rate, I am convinced that John Samuel Caloway is the son of James & Mary Kelly Caloway of SC; John is also the older brother of a Henry Calloway who has many descendants still here in the Asheville area.

If you happen to know of anyone working on these lines please have them get in touch.
Sincerely, Alex Hanks

Query # 192
Subject -
George Callaway
Submitter - Gregory A. Gilliam
email - GreGilliam at

Good morning!

I have seen the following information on the internet:
Name: George Callaway
*     Sex: M
*     Birth: 12 JAN 1748/49 in Bedford Co., VA
*     Death: JAN 1773 in Bedford Co., VA
*     Note: George Callaway's will was filed for probate in Bedford Co., VA on Jan 25 1773. His will mentions his wife, Milly, and daughter, Betty. This daughter appears later in KY records as Elizabeth or Eliza, wife of John Patrick.

I have been told that Zack Gilliam and Martin King are mentioned in the will of Geo. Callaway. 1773 or 1771. Do you have copy or abstract of George Callaway's will? I am related to Zack Gilliam and Martin King.

I look forward to hearing from you!
Thank you.
Gregory A. Gilliam

Query # 193
Subject -
Stephen Lovelady
Submitter - Nancy Howell
email - catsaver at

If & when you have any other data on Stephen Lovelady, b. 1772, I would love to have it.  I'm researching Jane Lovelady b. 1794, m. Enoch Wood, died in Pope Co. AR.  Anyone who is the right age to be her father I check out. Thanks for any help, Nancy Howell

Query # 194
Subject -
John Arnold Callaway
Submitter - Rex Arnold Reynolds
email - rex at

An interesting web site for a great family. My mother is Enid A Callaway, grandfather is John Arnold Callaway born near Houston Tx then came to Oklahoma and homestead near Waynoka, OK on the Cimmaron River.

Notorious “Callaways”

The Times, London, Middlesex, England, August 16, 1831

Bridgewater, August 12, 1831, Crown Court, before Dir. Justice Taunton -


William Locke was indicted for having been found on the 12th of January last in an enclosed wood belonging to the Earl of Carnarvon, with intent to destroy game. The prisoner was also charged with an assault upon James Callaway.

It appeared by the evidence that upon the night in question six men, keepers of Lord Carnarvon, were out in the wood in question looking for poachers, who made their appearance at the place about 11 o'clock. The keepers, who were only armed with sticks, attempting to take the poachers into custody, a general engagement took place between the parties. In the course of the fight the prisoner with the butt-end of a musket inflicted upon one of the keepers a blow on the head with such violence that the lock of the gun passing through the keeper's hat, a handkerchief, and pair of woollen gloves, produced upon his skull a wound about four inches long. Another keeper, Callaway, received a blow upon one of his arms, which became, in consequence of the blow, "as big as his thigh, and as black as his coat." At last a Mr. Webber, a gentleman farmer who headed the keepers, and who had a double-barreled gun, leveled it at the poachers, threatening to shoot the first man that attempted to move. Upon this the poachers fled, but Locke, before going off, turned round, and presenting his piece at Callaway, pulled the trigger twice, but at each time he only produced a flash in the pan. The injuries which Callaway had received prevented him from going to work for two months. The witnesses deposed very positively to the person of the prisoner.

Mr. Earle, for the defense, addressed the jury upon the probability of the witnesses having, in the darkness of night and confusion of the skirmish, mistaken the person who had actually been guilty of the assault.

Several witnesses gave the prisoner a good character, and the Jury, to the surprise of the audience, found the prisoner not guilty. Upon this, Mr. Justice Taunton observed, that the jury had been very merciful, and that if ever a man had a narrow escape on his trial, the prisoner was that man.

The assizes concluded here today. The commission will open at Bristol on Saturday next.

History Corner

For those attending the CFA Annual Meeting in Charleston, South Carolina this coming October, you will have the opportunity to view and learn about the history of the Confederate submarine, CSS H. L. Hunley.

CSS H. L. Hunley
Can any of you imagine yourself inside this vessel?????

Mark M. Newell, PhD., began his search for the location of the CSS H. L. Hunley in 1972. Almost 23 years later, in 1994, it was finally found. It took 6 years of work and fund raising to bring the submarine to the surface, and this was accomplished on August 8, 2000. It is now in Charleston, at the Warren Lasche Center where it is being preserved and where the clues to her mysterious past are being discovered. Then almost four years after the raising, on April 17, 2004, the heroic crew was finally laid to rest.

~ An excerpt from The Post and Courier, Charleston, South Carolina, Sunday, April 18, 2004.

Final Respects
History at last recognizes maritime pioneers

Of The Post and Courier Staff

"On Saturday, the streets of Charleston looked like a world where the Civil War had never ended. More than 9,000 men and women in period costumes marched along with the Hunley crew's caissons on a 4.5-mile trip from The Battery to Magnolia Cemetery. Some Civil War battles involved fewer troops."

Read more about this historic day on the newspaper's web site at:


There is an interesting article which was published in the 2000 CFA Journal, Vol. XXV, pg 69, written by CFA Member, Cary Lawson Moore, entitled "Lawson-Callaway Connection to Confederate Submarine". The Joseph Callaway descendants are "cousins-in-law" of Horace Lawson Hunley, designer/builder of the CSS H. L. Hunley.


Read more about the history of the CSS H. L. Hunley at this web site:

In Closing

Visit The Callaway Family Association web site. It has much to offer.

Would you like to . . .

They say of our forebears we ought to be proud,
and not be supposing we're born 'neath a cloud,
but some of our names that we find make us wail
And tempted to offer some surnames for sale.

~ from Surnames For Sale, by Ora Barlow


~ From The American Civil War Roundtable (UK)

What do the American Civil War and Southampton, England have in common? Read this very interesting story of the search for the Kelway Hotel, and find out.


For those who live close to and/or are interested in the Callaway's of Boonesborough, Kentucky, there will be a living history presentation and reenactment of the "Great Siege" of September 1778, presented on the 226th Anniversary of the event. It will include negotiations, battle, camps, merchants, traders, and more. Presented at Fort Boonesborough, free with fort admission. The date for the 2004 Siege Reenactment is September 25, 2004 at 2 PM.

For more information contact Bill Farmer - Living History Coordinator - 859-527-3131 ext 216 or ftboone at

I realize that many of you print out your copy of the newsletter, and therefore lose the numerous web site links that are included in the newsletter. If you find when reading your copy that you want to visit any of the links mentioned, you can go to our web site where all the newsletters are archived. The link to the CFA Web Site is HTTP://WWW.CALLAWAYFAMILY.ORG. Just click on Newsletter and then CFANet Archives. Select the newsletter and all the links will be there.

2004 CFA ANNUAL MEETING - October 7 - 10, 2004
The theme of this year's meeting is "The Heart of the Old South" and the location, tours, and hotel certainly fit that description. The meeting will be held at the Charleston Riverview Hotel, 170 Lockwood Blvd., Charleston, South Carolina 29403. It is located on the Ashley River and just one mile from the historic district.

The tours will include:
- tour of the city of Charleston and the Edmondston-Alston House
- buffet luncheon at Middleton Pavilion (traditional southern and "Low Country" food)
- tour of Middleton Plantation
- tour the location where the Civil War submarine H. L. Hunley is being preserved and studied
- view a Full Dress Parade at The Citadel, the Military College of South Carolina

Meeting Coordinators, Linwood Dees, Lucy Jones and Connie Sherrill, and of course, as always, Meeting Director, Victor Calloway have done a magnificent job putting it all together. It sounds like a wonderful location and meeting this year. Mark you calendars early! Meeting packets will be mailed out early this month. If you are not a member and would like to know more about attending, fill out our contact form and information will be sent to you. All are welcome!

In going through past issues of the CFA Journals, I ran across this article from the 1993 CFA Journal. Much information on the "family" has been discovered in these last 11 years, and I thought perhaps someone might recognize George and his family now.

"The family of George Randall Calloway, living in New York, is still digging for his family roots. Born in 1949, in New York City, George has never met his mother, father, or any other blood relative. He believes his mother came from Maryland, and her sister's husband may have been involved with horse racing in New York. George was placed in foster care, then adopted out of a social services agency in Nassau County, Long Island, NY, in 1951, by George and Eleanor Schlobohm."

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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