CFANet Archives

October 2007

Volume VIII  No. 10

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

The Editor's Corner

This month I would like to offer my sincere appreciation to John S. Osborn, Jr. for his generous donation to the CFA archives. He has given us an original letter written by his great great grandfather, Parham Callaway. It is a five page letter in beautiful penmanship with extraordinary punctuation. Clearly, Parham Callaway was an educated man. The letter ends abruptly with no closing or signature, perhaps indicating there was more, which now is missing. The letter is in fragile condition, so I have not tried to scan or copy it. I have transcribed it below so that all of you can read the contents. It is very interesting. Parham Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
Richard Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Jones
John Callaway
Parham Callaway

Following is the very nice letter I received from Mr. Osborn when he sent me the Parham Callaway document.

September 5, 2007

Dear Ms. Morgan:

Enclosed find a letter written by Parham Callaway in August 1894 when he was 76 years of age. Parham was born 21 August 1818. His father, Colonel John Callaway, was captured by the Indians about 10 August 1782 and exchanged about three years later. Parham was my great, great grandfather and this letter was passed down the family to me. He appears to be a little mixed up about several matters. I do not imagine he ever knew his grandmother, the mother of John, since she lived around Richmond or Winchester, Kentucky, 100 miles away. Parham lived until 1901, having married America Yount whose grandfather fought at Trenton, etc.

The letter has always been interesting to me and is one of two items passed down to me. The other is a powder horn in very good condition reported to have been carried by Colonel John Callaway at the battle of the Thames in the War in 1812 and by his father Colonel Richard Callaway at the Battle of Boonesboro.

Eventually, the powder horn will be given to either the Callaway Archives or to the Reconstructed Fort Boonesboro.

I am an 81 year old Kentucky lawyer still going to the office and enjoying work and life.


John S. Osborn, Jr.
josborn at

Editor's Note - Following is a transcription of this letter:

Louisville, Aug 30, 1894

Mr. Jos. J. Casey -

Dear Sir -
Your letter of the 15th is at hand. In regard to Flanders Callaway I have heard of the name being in the family, but the name does not appear in the record of the old bible which I go by. I intend to send you an exact copy of the old bible, which relates to the record of Richard and his son John. You will see by the record, that Richard married, Margaret Wells, the second time, and they had but one child, John, my father, who married Martha Booker (my mother.) This J. Thomas Callaway you speak of must be a son of Samuel Callaway, my brother, if not I do not know anything about him. This Keziah Callaway was a daughter of Richard's and married Judge Jas. French, a judge of the circuit court. One of my father's half sisters married a Mr. Hickman. I don't know her first name, as we all used to call her Aunt Hickman. You will see by the record that Lathaneath is one of Richard's children - I think the name is either Scotch or Welsh origin. I have never heard of my grandfather serving in any war, but my father (John) was a Col. in the Indian war. My grandfather (Richard) was continually at war with the Indians, and in many skirmishes; but if he was ever in a regular war I never heard of it, this is the way he came to be killed by them; the hostilities having ceased with the Indians, there was not supposed to be any in the community for a year or two, when a small band of them slipped in and killed him on his farm in the year 1778. This shows what bitter feelings there existed between him and the Indians. His youngest and only child, by the last wife, John, my father, having been stolen by the Indians just for revenge; when he was quite a small boy five or six years old, he was stolen by the Indian, while he was out in the watermelon patch, and kept by them three years; his return happened in this way; After his father sought him for a year or so, he must have concluded he was dead. Three years afterward a trader came across him, out in Ohio, near Chilicothe, and bought him with merchandise, he must have known the circumstances of the boys capture, and was anxious to return him to his father. During his absence he was put in charge of an Indian Squaw and became very much attached to her. It is said, as the trader brought him back to his father's home, he saw a little darkey running around the yard, wearing a little red jacket that had belonged to him; he forthwith declared he would kill the negro to get the jacket, and the negro had to take the jacket off immediately; he seemed to have imbibed some of the bloody thirsty spirit of his captors.

Mrs. Timberlake of Winchester, Ky. is a daughter of Keziah Callaway, who married Mr. French. Write to her. Also write to Thomas Callaway's heirs of Cleveland, Tenn.

This is an copy of the old bible in our family, formed in the year 1762, and is perfectly reliable. The records are a history in themselves, having the dates of the birth and death of numerous negroes belonging to the family.

Richard Callaway was born June 1722
Richard Callaway was married to Frances Walton 1745
Sarah Callaway was born 1746
George Callaway was born 1748
Lathaneath Callaway was born 1750
Molly Callaway was born 1752
Anna Callaway was born 1754
Isham Callaway was born 1758
Milly Callaway was born 1756
Elizabeth Callaway was born 1760
Cabel Callaway was born 1762
Frances Callaway was born 1764
Lidia Callaway was born 1766
Docia Callaway was born 1768
Keziah Callaway was born 1769
Richard Callaway (Jr.) was born 1771

Richard Callaway married Margaret Wells (the second time) about 1774, and John Callaway was born Aug, 24, 1775.

Editor's Note - The above statement is in error. CFA records indicate that Richard Callaway, Jr. (not his father, Richard Callaway) married Margaret Wells in 1790. John is the son of the father, Richard Callaway and his second wife, Elizabeth Jones.

John Callaway was married to Martha R. Booker, 1796.
Richard Callaway was born 1798
John Callaway was born 1801
James Callaway was born 1803
William Callaway was born 1804
Samuel Callaway was born 1807
Elizabeth Callaway was born 1809
Edwin Callaway was born 1813
Keziah Callaway was born 1816
Parham Callaway was born 1818
Patsy Callaway was born 1821

These are all of my father's children, and they are all dead but me. All of us were born and raised in Kentucky, and all died here but myself. This information answers for the Callaways of Louisville, except John J. Callaway, and Jas. H. Callaway.

I cannot make out a complete list of my brother's and sister's families with dates; but will send a list of my children, with dates of births, and if necessary can send names of wives & children. Will also send photograph of myself and wife.

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


In Memory

It is with great sadness that we learn of the death of Sherman Williams on Sept. 24, 2007. He was a good friend to many in the Callaway Family Association, and will be missed by all. Our heartfelt prayers and sympathy go to Sherrill and all her family.

Entrepreneurial Calaways - and Twins Too
I would like to thank CFA Member, Debs Cofer, for sending us  a link to this fascinating article about twins, James D. and John E. Calaway. Born about 1958, they are native to Houston, Texas. Does anyone recognize this family?

The article is copyrighted, so it cannot be reproduced in our newsletter.

The Political Graveyard - Find Callaway Ancestors Who Were Politicians

I would like to thank Sandie Grassino for sending us the link to the Political Graveyard web site. Quite a few Callaway/Calloway politicians are listed there.

A New Family History Book

Here's a note from Sam Geer about his new book on the Callaways of Western Wilkes Co., GA.

Hi Donna, 
Though you might include this article in the CFA newsletter in October.

The new Callaway family history book compiled by CFA member Sam Geer was released in September.   Titled: Callaway's of Western Wilkes County, Georgia: Ancestors, Descendants and Allied Families of John and Bethany Arnold Callaway, the 748 page, hardbound book is a genealogy record of the individuals buried the Callaway Family Cemetery located near Rayle and contains 98 photographs and 930 obituaries and newspaper articles about family members.
Books can be purchased for $73.00 ea. (includes shipping) directly from Sam; through online Paypal payment to geergenealogy at; and will also be available at the annual CFA meeting October 18-20th 2007 in Atlanta.
Profits from the sale of the book benefit Callaway Cemetery, Inc., a non-profit company that maintains the family cemetery.

Thanks, Sam Geer
GeerGenealogy at


CFA Genealogy


U. S. Joseph Callaway Line

I would like to thank Newsletter subscriber, Trisha Crabtree for sharing family information, documents and pictures with us. Trisha descends from the Joseph Callaway line through her G Grandmother, Mary F. Callaway. The line of descent is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
Richard Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Jones
John Callaway
William Callaway
Sidney Swain Callaway
Fred Hughes Callaway
Mary F. Callaway

I wanted to correct the information on Fred Callaway. This is my great-great grandfather. His granddaughter is still living. His middle name was Hughes not Harper. I am also attaching a few pictures. Thanks,
Trisha Crabtree
specialtc2 at

Fred Hughes Callaway and Alice Jane Mundy                                                       Edgar Claude Callaway

(l-r) Sidney Swain Callaway's children:
Fred Hughes, Mary Lena, Warren Harper, Lewis Francis, Edgar Claude, Moses Crawford Callaway

This is a drawing by an inmate of Fred "Two Gun Freddie" Callaway when he was sheriff of Vinita, Oklahoma.

I would like to thank Sandra Beaver for sending us the obituary of Carrie Belle Callaway Marsh. Carrie's Callaway ancestry is as follows:
Joseph Callaway
James Callaway
James Callaway, Jr.
Charles Riley Callaway
George Clinton Callaway
Carrie Belle Callaway

I found the Callaway Family Association tree on that includes Hollis Wade Marsh and wife Carrie Belle Callaway (ID# I3358), daughter of George Clinton Callaway.  Attached is a copy of Carrie Calloway Marsh’s obituary from the Dallas Morning News that I thought you might like to have for your Callaway Family website.

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX, April 5, 1962, Section 4, pg 5
Marsh, Carrie Calloway
FARMERS BRANCH, Texas-Funeral services for Mrs. Carrie Calloway Marsh, 84, a life-time resident here until moving to Forth Worth several years ago, will be held at 2 p.m. Thursday in the Rhoton Funeral Chapel in Carrollton.  Burial, Marsh Family Cemetery near Farmers Branch.
Survivors:  A daughter, Mrs. Kathleen Grizzard of Fort Worth; two sons Fred C. Marsh and H. W. Marsh Jr. of Farmers Branch; a brother Charles Calloway of Dallas; a sister, Mrs. Minnie Burgess of Carrollton, six grandchildren and four great grandchildren. 

Sandra Beaver
sgmbeaver at
Researching the Grizzard Family

U. S. Peter Callaway Line

I would like to thank CFA Member, Sallie Nelson, for sharing these bible records with us. It is the family bible of William Theodore Callaway from the following line of descent:
Peter Callaway
John Callaway
Edward Callaway
Isaac Callaway
David Callaway
James Wilson Callaway
William Theodore Callaway

Additional information on and pictures of this family line can be found in the Aug 2004 and Dec 2005 CFA Newsletters.

Hi Donna,
This morn I went to the Workshop and you won't believe what I found! Maybe you already know about this find, but I sure didn't. Our leader had a stack of  Newsletters from Waco, Texas in the 1970's. A man came in late and sat to my left. As she passed the booklets, he took the first, I the 2nd and so on down the table. I was  leafing through mine when the CALLAWAY name popped up. I blinked and looked again!
Page 30 was titled - THE CALLAWAY-MILLER BIBLE started by WILLIAM THEODORE CALLAWAY & his wife MARY ELIZABETH MILLER when they married February, 1871 in DeWitt County, TEXAS. There are many births, marriages, and deaths - 3 pages full!!!!! I was so excited, just think if the man hadn't come, I would NOT have gotten this issue. No one else would have been interested in it at all.
Sallie Nelson
gentenmawps at

1717 Austin Avenue - Waco, Texas 76701
Volume XXI - Spring, 1978 - Number 1 - Pages 30, 31,32

This Bible with these family entries was started by WILLIAM THEODORE CALLAWAY and his wife, MARY ELIZABETH MILLER. when they married in February, 1871, in DeWitt County, Texas, Some of these entries were obviously copied from some prior Bible. This Bible was printed in Philadelphia in 1870 but the page with the name and address of the printer or publisher has been lost. This Bible was kept by each surviving member of the CALLAWAY Family after the death of the father [1929] and mother [1938]: the last surviving member, MRS. RUTH LEAH WIEDEMEIER of Walnut Creek, California, has the Bible at this time.  

[Sallie’s Notes:  California Death Notice-Ruth Leamcbee [should be Leah McBee] Wiedemeier [Ruth Leamcbee Callaway]-b 31 July 1896 TX-d 3 Feb 1986 Walnut Creek, Contra Costa, CA]


Jacob A. Miller Carter County, Tennessee March 17, 1807
Amanda Jane Davis Miller Warren County, Mississippi January 23, 1833

Caroline Elizabeth Dillard Callaway

Williamson County, Tennessee Aug 28 1826
James Wilson Callaway Franklin County, Georgia May 29 1816
Mary Elizabeth Miller DeWitt County, Texas January 25, 1852
John F. Miller DeWitt County, Texas February 24, 1853
Amanda Jane Miller DeWitt County, Texas 1855
Norris W. Miller DeWitt County, Texas 1858
Jacob A. Miller DeWitt County, Texas 1862
James W. Miller DeWitt County, Texas 1864
William Theodore Callaway Houston County, Texas December 12, 1848
David Lafayette Callaway Houston County, Texas October 20 1850
James Dillard Callaway Houston County, Texas January 1, 1855
Trabuca Jane Callaway Houston County, Texas February 15, 1853
John Arnold Callaway Houston County, Texas November 15, 1857
Mary Judith Frances Callaway Houston County, Texas September 12, 1859
George Dickerson Callaway Houston County, Texas September 8, 1861
Louise Emily Callaway DeWitt County, Texas  May 23, 1864
Clara Armilda Callaway DeWitt County, Texas December 15, 1866
Mary Lou Callaway DeWitt County, Texas December 17, 1871
Willie A. Callaway DeWitt County, Texas June 7, 1873
Jacob Wilson Callaway DeWitt County, Texas November 15, 1875
Cora Inez Callaway DeWitt County, Texas

July 23, 187_

Agnes Beatrice Callaway DeWitt County, Texas July 23, 1878
Alice Caroline Callaway DeWitt County, Texas May 16, 1881
Willis Thomas Callaway DeWitt County, Texas July 6, 1885
Amada Jane Callaway Wilson County, Texas July 12, 1888
John Newton Callaway Wilson County, Texas August 23, 1891
Clara Effie Callaway Wilson County, Texas January 6, 1894
Ruth Leah Callaway Wilson County, Texas July 31, 1896

PAGE 31                                                     MARRIAGES 

James Wilson Callaway m. Caroline Elizabeth Dillard July 14, 1846 Houston County, Texas 

Jacob A. Miller m. Amanda Jane Davis April 2, 1851 DeWitt County, Texas 

William Theodore Callaway m. Mary Elizabeth Miller February 23, 1871 DeWitt County, Texas 

Cora Inez Callaway m. John Elbert Chapman March 26, 1894 Wilson County, Texas 

Agnes Beatrice Callaway m. A. S. West October 24, 1900 Wilson County, Texas 

James Hays Callaway m. Joyce Atkins

Amanda Jane Callaway m. Charles A. Batchelor May 24 1905 Wilson County, Texas 

John Newton Callaway m. Connie May Rees April 19, 1914 Wilson County, Texas 

Clara Effie Callaway m. James Richard Newman [1] December 15, 1909  Wilson County, Texas

m. Marion A. Crocker [2] August 1, 1928 Bexar County, Texas

m. Amos DeMille Lutes [3] January 2, 1932 San Francisco, California 

Ruth Leah Callaway m. James W. McBee [1] July 16, 1916 Wilson County, Texas

m. Edward James Wiedemeier  [2] June 16, 1956 Oakland, California 

PAGES 31-32                                           DEATHS 

Mary Lou Callaway October 16, 1895 Wilson County, Texas
Willie A. Callaway February 23, 1877 DeWitt County, Texas
Jacob Wilson Callaway March 20, 1878 DeWitt County, Texas

Cora Inez Callaway Chapman

July 10 1958 Wilson County, Texas

Agnas Beatrice Callaway West

July 3, 1958 Bexar County, Texas
Alice Caroline Callaway December 22, 1932 Wilson County, Texas
James Hays Callaway October 21, 1916 Oklahoma
Willis Thomas  Callaway August 11, 1902 Wilson County, Texas

Amanda Janes Callaway Batchelor

March 21, 1954 San Patricio County, Texas
John Newton Callaway October 17, 1931 Bexar County, Texas
Clara Effie Callaway Lutes July 16, 1969 Sacramento, California
James Richard Newman January 15, 1919 Bexar County, Texas
Marion A. Crocker November 1, 1931 San Francisco, California
Amos DeMille Lutes April 9, 1972 Sacramento, California
Jacob A. Miller April 2, 1868 DeWitt County, Texas
Amanda Jane Davis Miller January 8, 1913 Wilson Country, Texas
James Wilson Callaway February 8, 1874 DeWitt County, Texas

Caroline Elizabeth Dillard Callaway

October 15, 1882 Gonzales County, Texas
William Theodore Callaway January 27, 1929 Wilson County, Texas
Mary Elizabeth Miller Callaway May 20, 1938 Wilson County, Texas

The CALLAWAY-MILLER FAMILY BIBLE RECORD was copied and submitted to the genealogy society by Samuel W. Newman.

I would like to thank Molly Conn of Aberdeenshire, Scotland for contacting us and sharing some family information. Her great grandmother, Margaret (Maggie) Brownie, came to America from Scotland and married Samuel Walter Callaway, from the Peter Callaway line.

I am writing on behalf of my mother who is now 89. She would love to trace her grandmother. Her name was Margaret Brownie and she married a Callaway who was a farmer and as far as we know she may have been in the Peoria, Illinois area.
Maggie Brownie went to America I think to stay with a sister who was already there. Her name was Catherine Brownie but we don't know much about Catherine.

Alexander Brownie sitting with my grandmother at his feet, he raised her. This was Maggie's daughter. The lady behind standing is Maggie's sister, Jessie Brownie. Seated in front is Jeannie Brownie, also Maggie's sister, and the young man is her brother, Sandy.

I am no expert at this but would welcome any help or advice you could give us. Margaret Brownie, known as Maggie was born 20th Aug 1870 at Durno, Scotland. My wish would be to have contact with any of the family while my mother is still living.

My Best Wishes, Molly

Editor's Note - Following is the information that Molly and I were able to gather.

Descendants of Samuel Walter Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL WALTER8 CALLAWAY (WASHINGTON ELIJAH7, JOSIAH ISAIAH6, ELIJAH WASHINGTON5, ISAIAH4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born Abt. 1875 in Illinois, and died Bef. 1925. He married MARGARET BROWNIE Abt. 1900 in IL. She was born 20 Aug 1870 in Durno, Scotland, and died 11 Jul 1929 in Glasford, Peoria Co., IL.

Notes for SAMUEL WALTER CALLAWAY: He always went by the name Walter. They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920 Peoria IL Census, Timber Twp. Census states 3 children born, 2 living. On the 1920 census Rebecca J. Callaway, Walter's mother is living with them. She is a widow. 
Occupation: Farmer

Notes for MARGARET BROWNIE: Information on this spouse was submitted to CFA by Molly Conn, Sep 2007 via email.

Mrs. Margaret Brownie Callaway, wife of Walter Callaway, passed away at her home, five miles north-west of Glasford, June 11, 1929, at the age of 57 years, 10 months and 7 days.
Undertaker Wm. H. Wilkey of Glasford was called to prepare the remains for burial.
Funeral services were held at the home, Thursday afternoon, June 13, conducted by Rev. L. C, Meller of Farmington. The singing was by Mrs. E. R. Lightbody and Morris Rader.
Interment was at the Todd Cemetery. The pall bearers were William Scott, Martin Scott, John Ihnes, Charles Barron, James Barron and Fred Clauson.
Margaret Brownie, daughter of Alexander and Margaret Davie Brownie, was born in Durno, Aberdeenshire, Scotland, August 4, 1870. She was baptized its the Free Church of Scotland while a young girl.
At the age of eighteen years she came to America, where her marriage later occurred to Walter Callaway.
She leaves to mourn her death, besides her husband, one son, Walter Jr., of Bartonville, one daughter, Mrs. Frank Reimer of Glasford, two sisters Marion and Jessie, of Banff, Scotland, and one brother, Alexander of Aberdeen, Scotland.
Mrs. Callaway led an upright, Christian life, and was a good wife and mother. The very large attendance at the funeral. in spite of the bad roads, testifies to the universal esteem in which she was held by the neighbors.

The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 20, 1929


i. UNKNOWN9 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1900, IL; d. Abt. 1900, IL.
2. ii. WALTER S. CALLAWAY, b. 24 Nov 1900, Glasford, Peoria Co., IL; d. 30 May 1936, Peoria Co., IL.
iii. ALICE M. CALLAWAY, b. 29 Jul 1906, IL; d. 09 Apr 1988, Glasford, Peoria Co., IL; m. FRANK H. REIMER, Abt. 1928, Timber, Peoria Co., IL; b. 15 Aug 1905, IL; d. Sep 1977, Glasford, Peoria Co., IL.

Notes for FRANK H. REIMER: They are listed on the 1930 Peoria Co., IL census, Timber Twp. Walter S. Callaway, Alice's father is living with them. He is listed as a widower. 

Generation No. 2

2. WALTER S.9 CALLAWAY (SAMUEL WALTER8, WASHINGTON ELIJAH7, JOSIAH ISAIAH6, ELIJAH WASHINGTON5, ISAIAH4, WILLIAM3, WILLIAM2, PETER1) was born 24 Nov 1900 in Glasford, Peoria Co., IL, and died 30 May 1936 in Peoria Co., IL. He married MILDRED JENKINS 30 Jul 1923 in Timber, Peoria Co., IL. She was born 30 Jul 1899 in IL, and died Jan 1970 in Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

Notes for WALTER S. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1930 Peoria Co., IL census, Timber Twp.


Walter S. Callaway, principal of the Bartonville grade school, who had been seriously ill following a nervous collapse four weeks ago, passed away Saturday morning, May 30, at is new home on Route 9, east of Mapleton.
The body was brought to the Howard mortuary in Glasford, and later returned to the home.
Funeral services were held at the Bartonville M. E. Church, of which the deceased was a member. Monday afternoon, June 1, conducted by the pastor, Rev. R. C. Glose.
Two favorite hymns were sung by the Boy's Glee Club of the Bartonville school.
Interment was in Maple Ridge Cemetery. The active pall bearers were: Harry Schindler, Max Kieler, Leroy Waechter, Donald Hasty, Eugene. Schuller and Eugene Mangis, all former pupils of Mr. Callaway, and, now in Peoria Manual high school.
The school hoard members were honorary pallbearers, including Sam Ball, M. Kieler, H. E. Reece, and James Haubensack, also Mrs. M. Winter who did not march with the above men.
Mr. Callaway's sudden illness and death was a great shock to the scholars and patrons of the Bartonville School, and his friends in this community where he was born and attended school.
His long and successful administration of the large Bartonville school had made many friends for him there.
Mr. Callaway and another Bartonville citizen were investigating the advisability of organizing a high school to take care of the large number of students who were attending Peoria high schools.
This extra burden, added to his heavy school duties, and the work of building a new home, no doubt had something to do with his sudden illness.
The chapel and large auditorium of the church were crowded at the memorial service. A large part of the audience was school children, and hardly an eye was dry when the services was ended, testifying to the love and esteem which the children had for their leader.
The sympathy of the entire community is extended to the sorrowing. family and relatives.
Walter S. Callaway was born Nov. 24, 1900 near Glasford, Illinois, the son of Walter and Maggie B. Callaway. After an illness of four weeks he departed this life May 30, 1936. His boyhood life was lived in and near Glasford. He attended Timber Township High School and graduated there in 1919. Later he attended the Illinois State Normal University Normal, Illinois.
Mr. Callaway was married to Mildred Jenkins on July 30, 1923. To this union three children were born, Meriel, Rolland and Donald. Surviving besides the widow and three children are, his father, Walter Callaway, and one sister, Mrs. Alice Reimer of Glasford.
Mr. Callaway has been in the service of the public school in Bartonville for nine years and prior to that time served in the Oak Grove School. The sympathy of all those who came under his influence bespeaks the esteem in which he was held by pupils, faculty, board members, and parents and friends of Bartonville and vicinity.
Mr. Callaway was a member of the Bartonville Methodist Episcopal Church where he served well and assisted in the teaching of the classed on Sunday.

The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 4, 1936

Occupation: Superintendent of Public Schools

Social Security Death Index
Name: Mildred Callaway
Last Residence: 61607 Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 30 Jul 1899
Died: Jan 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)


i. MURIEL10 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1925, Timber, Peoria Co., IL.
ii. ROLLAND CALLAWAY, b. 06 Nov 1926, Timber, Peoria Co., IL; d. 12 Oct 1993, Milwaukee, Milwaukee Co., WI.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Rolland L. Callaway
Last Residence: 53202 Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, United States of America
Born: 6 Nov 1926
Died: 12 Oct 1993
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)  

iii. DONALD CALLAWAY, b. 29 Jul 1931, Peoria Co., IL; d. 10 May 1996, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.

Social Security Death Index
Name: Donald E. Callaway
Last Residence: 61607 Peoria, Peoria, Illinois, United States of America
Born: 29 Jul 1931
Died: 10 May 1996
State (Year) SSN issued: Illinois (Before 1951)

Editor's Note - On Sep 25, 2007 Molly contacted the widow of Rolland Callaway. Rolland was Maggie Brownie Callaway's grandson. What a happy ending to family search.

Other C/K Lines

I would like to thank Susan Doyle for contacting me and sharing this research and pictures of the Callaway family of Schuylkill and Columbia Co.s PA. They descend from John Callaway, born  Aug 2, 1683 in Perranzabuloe Parish, Cornwall, England. They were miners in tin and coal. The ggg grandson of John, James Callaway and his family immigrated to the US in 1857. I would also like to thank Lesley Haigh for submitting the information on the early generations of this family. See additional information on this family line in the May 2010 Newsletter.

Hi Donna,
Enclosed is the Callaway information that matches the "Mystery Callaway" rescue article from the Pottsville, PA newspaper which appears in the Oct 2005 CFANet newsletter. Thanks to Mary A. (Clay) Curvey, Charles & Violet (Graff) Curvey, and Louise Lois Graff, all of the Tamaqua, PA area for all of this information. Mary A. (Clay) Curvey did a wonderful job in 1975. I think she is the wife of Joseph Franklin Clifford Curvey.

These copies are for your Callaway Family Association to do whatever you want. Sorry I'm not related, but I do have natural red hair. I've been reading your newsletters.
Susan Doyle
ssuincpm at

Dear Donna and Susan, 
I thought you might be interested to have some further information on the James Callaway = Jane unknown from St Agnes line in this month's newsletter.
So now we can add another 4 generations to make this a fairly early English family. Perhaps you would be kind enough to forward to any living relation who may be interested. I may have some extra information if they wish to make contact.
Best Wishes, 
Lesley Haigh
les.haigh at

Descendants of John Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. JOHN1 CALLAWAY was born 02 Aug 1683 in Perranzabuloe.

Child of JOHN CALLAWAY is:


Generation No. 2

2. JOHN2 CALLAWAY (JOHN1) He married ELIZABETH HOSKEN 01 Oct 1710 in Perranzabuloe.

Notes for JOHN CALLAWAY: The parish of Perranzabuloe, (Cornish: Pyran yn Treth), is situated in the Hundred of Powder. It is bounded on the north by Cubert, on the east by Newlyn East, St Allen and Kenwyn, on the south by a detached part of Kea called Tregavethan, Kenwyn and St Agnes, and on the west by St Agnes and the sea. The parish is located to the south-east of Perranporth. Information on the early ancestors in this family line was submitted to CFA by Lesley Haigh 10/2007.


i. ELIZABETH3 CALLAWAY, b. 25 Nov 1711; d. 06 Dec 1726.
3. ii. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. 13 Jun 1719; d. 26 Jun 1800, Perranzabuloe.
iii. CHESON CALLAWAY, b. 08 Nov 1721; m. JOHN PENPRASE.
Marriage Notes for CHESON CALLAWAY and JOHN PENPRASE: Married 26 Feb 1744/1745.
iv. JOHN CALLAWAY, b. 16 Dec 1723.
v. EDWARD CALLAWAY, b. 07 Feb 1726.
vi. ANN CALLAWAY, b. 15 Aug 1730. 

Generation No. 3

3. JAMES3 CALLAWAY (JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 13 Jun 1719, and died 26 Jun 1800 in Perranzabuloe. He married HESTER DUNN 28 Oct 1740 in St. Allen. She died 24 Jun 1772 in Perranzabuloe.


i. JOHN4 CALLAWAY, b. 30 Aug 1741, St. Allen.
ii. ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. 14 Jul 1743, St. Allen; m. HUGH SOLOMON, 31 May 1788, St. Allen.
iii. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. 23 Sep 1744, St. Allen; m. JOANNA THOMAS, 02 Nov 1775.
Notes for JAMES CALLAWAY: They had 8 children
iv. TIMOTHY CALLAWAY, b. 21 Sep 1746, Perranzabuloe; d. 27 Nov 1777.
v. WILLIAM CALLAWAY, b. Bet. 1748 - 1749, Perranzabuloe; m. CATHERINE MARTIN, 30 Dec 1779, Gwennap moved to St Stithians.
Notes for WILLIAM CALLAWAY: DOB Feb 16 1748/1749. They had 3 children.
vi. ANNE CALLAWAY, b. 14 Feb 1753, Perranzabuloe; m. EDWARD MARTIN, 04 Aug 1772.
vii. JOSEPH CALLAWAY, b. 19 May 1755, Perranzabuloe.
4. viii. JOANNAH CALLAWAY, b. 07 Nov 1757, Perranzabuloe. 

Generation No. 4

4. JOANNAH4 CALLAWAY (JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 07 Nov 1757 in Perranzabuloe. She married CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL.


5. i. JOSEPH5 CALLAWAY, b. 08 Dec 1776, St. Allen; d. 24 Nov 1828. 

Generation No. 5

5. JOSEPH5 CALLAWAY (JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 08 Dec 1776 in St. Allen, and died 24 Nov 1828. He married MARTHA GILL 01 Feb 1801 in St. Agnes, Cornwall.

Notes for JOSEPH CALLAWAY: The following information was submitted to CFA by Lesley Haigh 10/2007. Joseph Callaway b.~1775 appears to be the illegitimate son of Joanna Callaway and Christopher Mitchel b.08 Dec 1776 in nearby St Allen


6. i. JAMES6 CALLAWAY, b. 23 Jun 1805, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; d. Bet. 1858 - 1859, Carroll Co., MD.
7. ii. JOSEPH CALLAWAY, b. 04 Jun 1807, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.
iii. TIMOTHY CALLAWAY, b. 13 Mar 1821; d. 23 Jun 1821.
iv. ANNE CALLAWAY, b. 10 Nov 1823. 

Generation No. 6

6. JAMES6 CALLAWAY (JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 23 Jun 1805 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, and died Bet. 1858 - 1859 in Carroll Co., MD. He married JANE MARTIN 25 Aug 1833 in St Agnes, Cornwall. She was born Abt. 1808 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.

Notes for JAMES CALLAWAY: Information on this family and descendants was submitted to CFA by Susan Doyle 8/2007. They are listed on the 1841, 1851 St. Agnes, Cornwall, England census.
From US immigration records:
Departure from Liverpool, England, Arrival in New York, Nov 4, 1857 on the City of Baltimore
J. Calloway 53 Miner England
Jane Calloway wife 50 England
James Calloway 20 Miner England
Jane Calloway 19 spinster England
Joan Calloway 19 spinster England
William Calloway 15 England
Susan Calloway 13 England
Johanna Calloway 9 England
Martha Calloway 7 England
Elizabeth Calloway 6 England

More About JAMES CALLAWAY: Occupation: Tin Miner

Notes for JANE MARTIN: Jane is living with her son Joseph and his family on the 1860 Carroll Co., MD census. Their last name was incorrectly listed as Gallaway.


8. i. JOSEPH7 CALLAWAY, b. 08 Sep 1834, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.
ii. JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY, b. 23 May 1836, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. ELIZABETH UNKNOWN; b. Abt. 1840, England.
Notes for JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY: DOB is his baptismal date. He was blind. Listed on the 1860, Carroll Co., MD census living with his siblings and mother.
9. iii. JAMES HENRY CALLAWAY, b. 21 Jul 1837, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; d. 16 Feb 1916, PA.
iv. JANE BOUNDY CALLAWAY, b. 1838, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. JAMES REYNOLDS; b. Abt. 1826, England.
More About JAMES REYNOLDS: Occupation: Miner, farmer
v. JOAN EMMA CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1839, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. (1) NICHOLAS C. HARRY; b. Abt. 1832, England; m. (2) CHARLES TRAINER; b. Abt. 1845, NY; m. (3) UNKNOWN ALFERT.
More About CHARLES TRAINER: Occupation: Blacksmith
10. vi. WILLIAM CALLAWAY, b. 1841, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.
vii. SUSAN CALLAWAY, b. 1843, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. JONATHAN SPARGO; b. Abt. 1838, England.
More About JONATHAN SPARGO: Occupation: Miner
viii. JOANNA CALLAWAY, b. 1846, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England.
ix. MARTHA CALLAWAY, b. 1847, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. HENRY KELLOW; b. Abt. 1834, England.
More About MARTHA CALLAWAY: Occupation: Saleslady confectionary
More About HENRY KELLOW: Occupation: Coal Miner, Proprietor confectionary
x. ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1852, St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; m. JOHN SYMONS; b. Abt. 1831, England. 

7. JOSEPH6 CALLAWAY (JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 04 Jun 1807 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. He married SUSANNA GOYNE 27 Sep 1834.


i. JOHN7 CALLAWAY, b. 1835.
ii. SUSAN ANN CALLAWAY, b. 1837.
iii. JOHANNA CALLAWAY, b. 1840. 

Generation No. 7

8. JOSEPH7 CALLAWAY (JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 08 Sep 1834 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. He married EMMA UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1838 in England.

Notes for JOSEPH CALLAWAY: DOB is his baptismal date. They are listed on the 1870 Schuylkill Co., PA census. They are listed on the 1880 Luzerne Co., PA census.
More About JOSEPH CALLAWAY: Occupation: Machinist


11. i. JAMES M.8 CALLAWAY, b. Nov 1860, Carroll Co., MD.
ii. WILLIAM H. CALLAWAY, b. May 1860, Carroll Co., MD; d. Bef. 1870.
iii. EMMA J. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1862, Carroll Co., MD.
iv. ANNIE A. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1864, Carroll Co., MD.
12. v. JOHN M. CALLAWAY, b. Mar 1867, Schuylkill Co., PA.
vi. KATHERINE A. "KATE" CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1870, Schuylkill Co., PA; married William Seybert
vii. JOSEPH G. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1871, Schuylkill Co., PA. 

9. JAMES HENRY7 CALLAWAY (JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 21 Jul 1837 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England, and died 16 Feb 1916 in PA. He married (1) JANE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1834 in England, and died Abt. 1860 in Sykesville, MD area. He married (2) PHILLIPPA MANUELS 15 Jul 1867 in Pottsville, PA. She was born 14 Jun 1847 in PA, and died 02 Dec 1935.

Notes for JAMES HENRY CALLAWAY: James and Jane are listed on the 1860 Carroll Co., MD census, Freedom Twp. He is a miner. James and Phillippa are listed on the 1870, 1880, 1900, 1910 Schuylkill Co., PA census. In 1870 he is listed as a miner. In the 1910 census he is listed as a teamster with his own team.
More About JAMES HENRY CALLAWAY: Occupation: Miner, Farmer
Notes for JANE UNKNOWN: She was killed in a pre-civil war raid.
Notes for PHILLIPPA MANUELS: The 1880 census states her parents were born in England. She is listed on the 1920, 1930 Schuylkill Co., PA census.


i. MARY JANE8 CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1858, Sykesville, MD area; d. Abt. 1860, Sykesville, MD area.
Notes for MARY JANE CALLAWAY: She was killed in a pre-civil war raid.
ii. MARTHA C. CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1860.


13. iii. RICHARD WILLIAM8 CALLAWAY, b. 03 Jun 1868, PA; d. 18 Dec 1899, Schuylkill Co., PA.
14. iv. JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY, b. 24 Nov 1869, PA; d. 31 May 1928.
15. v. JOSEPH JAMES CALLAWAY, b. 20 Aug 1871, PA; d. 10 Apr 1962, New Philadelphia, Schuylkill Co., PA.
vi. CORA GRACE CALLAWAY, b. 07 Sep 1873, PA; d. 02 May 1963; m. DAVID J. EVANS, 22 Jan 1896; b. 16 Dec 1870; d. 23 Jun 1909.
vii. EMMA JANE CALLAWAY, b. 28 Aug 1875, PA; d. 19 Jan 1933; m. CHARLES FREDICH CURVEY, Jan 1897; b. 21 Feb 1875; d. 16 Nov 1949.
viii. LAURA MALINDA CALLAWAY, b. 27 Jun 1877, PA; d. 25 Jan 1878, Schuylkill Co., PA.
16. ix. JAMES HENRY CALLAWAY, JR., b. 23 Dec 1878, PA; d. 06 Sep 1905, PA.
x. WALTER SEARLES CALLAWAY, b. 12 Mar 1882, PA; d. 16 Sep 1882, Schuylkill Co., PA.
xi. BERTHA MARGARET CALLAWAY, b. 27 Dec 1883, PA; d. Oct 1926; m. WILLIAM HEFFNER.
17. xii. CLARA ELSIE CALLAWAY, b. 07 Mar 1885, PA; d. 09 Jun 1953.
xiii. EDITH MAY CALLAWAY, b. 20 Apr 1887, PA; d. 01 Mar 1929; m. EDURN WHITEHEAD.
Notes for EDITH MAY CALLAWAY: She had no children of her own.
18. xiv. CHARLES ELISHA CALLAWAY, b. 25 May 1890, PA; d. 08 Jul 1952. 

10. WILLIAM7 CALLAWAY (JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 1841 in St. Agnes, Cornwall, England. He married ANNIE ELLEN CARTER Abt. 1870 in Schuylkill Co., PA, daughter of UNKNOWN CARTER and MARY UNKNOWN. She was born Mar 1848 in England.
Notes for WILLIAM CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1870, 1880, 1900 Schuylkill Co., PA census.
More About WILLIAM CALLAWAY: Occupation: Dry Goods Merchant


i. ELLEN8 CALLAWAY, b. Dec 1879, Schuylkill Co., PA. 

Generation No. 8

11. JAMES M.8 CALLAWAY (JOSEPH7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Nov 1860 in Carroll Co., MD. He married EMMA JANE HARRY Abt. 1886 in PA. She was born Jun 1861 in PA.
Notes for JAMES M. CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920 Luzerne Co., PA census. They are listed on the 1930 Luzerne Co., PA census. This is the first record of sons James and Robert.
More About JAMES M. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Painter, owns shop

Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and EMMA HARRY are:

i. ELSIE L.9 CALLAWAY, b. Jun 1887, Luzerne Co., PA.
ii. CHARLES O. CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1889, Luzerne Co., PA.
iii. RUTH R. CALLAWAY, b. May 1895, Luzerne Co., PA.
iv. EMMA M. CALLAWAY, b. Jul 1899, Luzerne Co., PA.
v. EDITH LOUISE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1904, Luzerne Co., PA.
vi. GRACE V. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1910, Luzerne Co., PA.
vii. JAMES N. CALLAWAY, JR., b. Abt. 1895, PA.
viii. ROBERT CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1901, PA. 

12. JOHN Martin8 CALLAWAY (JOSEPH7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Mar 1, 1867 in Mahoney City, PA, died May 17, 1942 in Hazelton, PA. He married LIZZIE DELL BEISHLINE Jul 19, 1893 in Hazelton, Luzerne Co., PA. She was born Jun 1870 in PA.
Notes for JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930 Luzerne Co., PA census.
More About JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY: Occupation: Dry Goods Salesman, Music Dealer piano and organ


i. MARION9 ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. Aug 30, 1894, Luzerne Co., PA, died Sep 27, 1986 in La Jolla, CA.
19. ii. PAUL FRANKLIN CALLAWAY, b. Dec 23, 1895, Luzerne Co., PA died Apr 27, 1965 in Franklin, PA.
iii. FIETTA ADRINE CALLAWAY, b. Nov 18, 1896, Luzerne Co., PA; d. Aug 25, 1900, Luzerne Co., PA.
iv. ALICE BERNICE CALLAWAY, b. Dec 11, 1902, Luzerne Co., PA, died Jun 11, 1990
v. DORIS EMILY CALLAWAY, b. Oct 27, 1907, Luzerne Co., PA, died Jul 2, 2003 in Fort Worth, TX,
More About DORIS E. CALLAWAY: Occupation: Public School Teacher 

13. RICHARD WILLIAM8 CALLAWAY (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 03 Jun 1868 in PA, and died 18 Dec 1899 in Schuylkill Co., PA. He married JANE DAVIDSON. She was born 05 Mar 1871 in Scotland, and died 28 May 1937.
Notes for RICHARD WILLIAM CALLAWAY: His body was entombed in a coal mine and recovered Jan 19, 1900.
More About RICHARD WILLIAM CALLAWAY: Burial: Odd Fellows Cemetery, Tamaqua, PA. Occupation: Miner.
Notes for JANE DAVIDSON: She is listed as a widow on the 1900 Schuylkill Co., PA census. It states she had 5 children, 2 living at this time.


20. i. WILLIAM JOHN9 CALLAWAY, b. 21 Jun 1890, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. 22 Aug 1948.
ii. GUY C. CALLAWAY, b. 25 May 1896, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. 10 Mar 1969, Mahanoy City, Schuylkill Co., PA; m. ANN BERTRAM CAMPBELL; b. 23 Apr 1896.
Notes for GUY C. CALLAWAY: They had no children.
From the SSDI:
Name: Guy Callaway
Last Residence: 17948 Mahanoy City, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 25 May 1896
Died: Mar 1969
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)  

14. JOHN MARTIN8 CALLAWAY (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 24 Nov 1869 in PA, and died 31 May 1928. He married IDA MAY BASLER 22 Aug 1898. She was born 10 Aug 1878 in PA, and died 01 Jan 1973.
Notes for JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1900, 1910 Schuylkill Co., PA census.
More About JOHN MARTIN CALLAWAY: Occupation: Coal Miner, Saloon Keeper

Children of JOHN CALLAWAY and IDA BASLER are:

i. BEULAH MAY9 CALLAWAY, b. 30 Apr 1899, Schuylkill Co., PA; m. GEORGE ELWOOD FRANTZ, 18 Jun 1919.
ii. NORMAN WALTER CALLAWAY, b. 05 Sep 1900, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. 05 Apr 1922.
More About NORMAN WALTER CALLAWAY: Occupation: Truck Driver
iii. HELEN MILDRED CALLAWAY, b. 05 Nov 1902, Schuylkill Co., PA; m. GEORGE ELSWORTH BAUCHER; b. 14 Oct 1898.
21. iv. HAROLD JOHN CALLAWAY, b. 13 Sep 1904, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. Feb 1976, Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA.
v. LYNN AARON CALLAWAY, b. 08 Feb 1908, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. 14 Feb 1908.
vi. FLOYD CHARLES CALLAWAY, b. 08 Mar 1909, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. Jan 1987, Schuylkill Co., PA.
From the SSDI:
Name: Floyd Callaway
Last Residence: 17972 Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 8 Mar 1909
Died: Jan 1987
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)  

15. JOSEPH JAMES8 CALLAWAY (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 20 Aug 1871 in PA, and died 10 Apr 1962 in New Philadelphia, Schuylkill Co., PA. He married EMMA ALICE MORTZ 23 Sep 1903. She was born 03 Oct 1866 in Evansville, Columbia Co., PA.
Notes for JOSEPH JAMES CALLAWAY: Joseph and Emma are listed on the 1910 Columbia Co., PA census, Berwick Twp, with two children, LeRoy and John. Census states that Joseph has been married before.
Joseph is listed on the 1930 Columbia Co., PA census, Berwick Twp with two sons. Emma is not listed with them.
More About JOSEPH JAMES CALLAWAY: Occupation: Builder Wood Freight Cars
Notes for EMMA ALICE MORTZ: Emma is listed on the 1920 Columbia Co., PA census, Berwick Twp, with the two children, but Joseph is not listed with them.


i. JAMES HURLEY9 CALLAWAY, b. 01 Jun 1906, PA; d. 18 Sep 1906, PA.
22. ii. LEROY FRANK CALLAWAY, b. 18 Oct 1907, PA; d. Apr 1982, Berwick, Columbia Co., PA.
23. iii. JOHN RICHARD CALLAWAY, b. 20 Mar 1909, PA. 

16. JAMES HENRY8 CALLAWAY, JR. (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 23 Dec 1878 in PA, and died 06 Sep 1905 in PA. He married ANNA IDA CORRELL. She was born 19 Jun 1882.


i. ETHEL MAE9 CALLAWAY, b. 20 Nov 1901; m. CHARLES N. HOFFMAN, 15 Aug 1919; b. 20 Oct 1895; d. 11 Aug 1967.

17. CLARA ELSIE8 CALLAWAY (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 07 Mar 1885 in PA, and died 09 Jun 1953. She married (1) UNKNOWN. She married (2) JOHN JOSEPH MCLAUGHLIN 26 Apr 1916. He was born 26 Jul 1871, and died 24 Mar 1928. She married (3) JOHN BRODIE 12 May 1944.


24. i. EDWARD ALLAN9 CALLAWAY, b. 02 May 1907; d. 09 Jul 1959. 

18. CHARLES ELISHA8 CALLAWAY (JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 25 May 1890 in PA, and died 08 Jul 1952. He married MARGARET MAY GALLAGHER. She was born 12 Aug 1893 in PA, and died 13 Jan 1950.
Notes for CHARLES ELISHA CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1920, 1930 Schuylkill Co., PA census, Middleport Twp.
More About CHARLES ELISHA CALLAWAY: Occupation: Teamster Coal Hauling, Coal miner


ii. CHARLES VINCENT CALLAWAY, b. 26 Dec 1916, PA; d. 30 Jan 1970, Schuylkill Co., PA.
From the SSDI:
Name: Charles Callaway
Last Residence: 17972 Schuylkill Haven, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 26 Dec 1916
Died: Jan 1970
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)
iii. JEANETTE MARTHA CALLAWAY, b. 14 Jun 1920, PA; d. 05 Jul 1969. 

Generation No. 9

19. PAUL FRANKLIN9 CALLAWAY (JOHN M.8, JOSEPH7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born Dec 1895 in Luzerne Co., PA. He married RUTH W. GRUVER Abt. 1923 in Luzerne Co., PA. She was born Abt. 1897 in PA.
Notes for PAUL FRANKLIN CALLAWAY: They are listed on the 1930 Luzerne Co. PA census. Ruth's mother is living with them.


i. ALICE10 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1926, Luzerne Co., PA. 

20. WILLIAM JOHN9 CALLAWAY (RICHARD WILLIAM8, JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 21 Jun 1890 in Schuylkill Co., PA, and died 22 Aug 1948. He married KATIE REBECCA WEITZ. She was born 30 Jan 1889, and died 13 Jul 1958.
More About KATIE REBECCA WEITZ: Burial: Skyview Cemetery, Hometown, PA


i. MIRIAM JANE10 CALLAWAY, b. 24 Nov 1917; d.  Nov 1985 in Allentown, Lehigh Co., PA.
ii. VIVIAN GRACE CALLAWAY, b. 01 Dec 1919; m. CLARENCE RAYMOND DIEFENDERFER; b. 14 Apr 1913; d. 16 Sep 1971. 

21. HAROLD JOHN9 CALLAWAY (JOHN MARTIN8, JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 13 Sep 1904 in Schuylkill Co., PA, and died Feb 1976 in Pottsville, Schuylkill Co., PA. He married CAROLINE GRACE BEACHER 10 Oct 1925. She was born 04 Nov 1906.
From the SSDI:
Name: Harold Callaway
Last Residence: 17901 Pottsville, Schuylkill, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 13 Sep 1904
Died: Feb 1976
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

22. LEROY FRANK9 CALLAWAY (JOSEPH JAMES8, JAMES HENRY7, JAMES6, JOSEPH5, JOANNAH4, JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 18 Oct 1907 in PA, and died Apr 1982 in Berwick, Columbia Co., PA. He married SELMA LOUISE BELFORD 03 May 1930. She was born 30 Nov 1911.
From the SSDI:
Name: Leroy Callaway
Last Residence: 18603 Berwick, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States of America
Born: 18 Oct 1907
Died: Apr 1982
State (Year) SSN issued: Pennsylvania (Before 1951)

~ from a newspaper article written in 1958:

When It Comes To Good Gardens Local Man Says Almanac Does It

How does your garden grow? If it is as contrary as the fabled Mary maybe you'd better take a leaf - or several - from Joe Callaway's book. That book is the almanac which Mr. Callaway, who has racked up a record of near-perfect vegetable gardens every year since 1893, follows to a T. Not just any old almanac either. Joe swears by the accuracy of the Lancaster Almanac published by Baer Brothers and has no truck with any other.

His vegetables are bigger and tastier and he has less trouble growing them because he knows when to plant them. He knows when to plant them because he has been a student of the almanac since he first took a job as a professional gardener in 1893 at Middleport, Schuylkill County.

But - and there's always a but in such near-perfection - the almanac alone doesn't reveal the gardening secrets with a cursory perusal. It takes years of study and interpretation in the light of lengthy experience to really make the signs of the moon pay off.

If your pole beans won't climb and your tomatoes are pallid and puny and your onion sets come out of the earth only a little larger than they went it - it's because  you planted at the wrong time of the month, or the wrong time of day and not according to the signs of the moon and the zodiac.

Mr. Callaway says anyone can follow in his footsteps garden-wise but he isn't giving out with any of the knowledge his experience and study has provided. He says there is no substitute for experience and each gardener must come by that through trial and error.

Joe, who lives with his son and daughter-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Leroy Callaway, at 123 East Eighth Street, plants a 45 X 181 foot garden each year - and that's a lot of spade and hoe work. He will be 87 years old in August but still does a big percentage of the work himself.

He was born in New Philadelphia and raised at Middleport, Schuylkill County. He remembers the Philadelphia Centennial in 1876 and recalls when the notorious Molly Maguires shot at his father - fortunately they missed.

(Editor's Note - read about the Molly Maguires at Wikipedia - Joseph's father, James Henry Callaway was a miner)

He came to Berwick in 1898 and went to work for the Jackson and Woodin Company. He remained with the firm after it became the American Car and Foundry Company and retired in 1939. Since then he has concentrated on gardening.

He collects almanacs and has every issue of the Lancaster Almanac - with the exception of four years - since 1893. He turns to this book for advice on when to do what in every aspect of his life. His fame as a prognosticator is so widespread that many area people call on him to ask when to have their children vaccinated, when to go to the hospitals for operations and even when to wean their babies.

In regard to weaning - babies or animals - Mr. Callaway says you'll hear plenty of noise for a while if you wean them at a time other than that prescribed by the almanac.

The local gardener realizes many people scoff at his program of following the moon signs but he just points to results as the answer. He doesn't bother with chemical fertilizers or maintain a humus pile for his outstanding garden. A bit of chicken manure and knowing exactly when to plant are the secret of his success. One look at his garden will make the most skeptical scoffer think twice, too.

Joe also follows the almanac in forecasting weather conditions. He says watch out for the 25th and 27th of this month. The ice-box signs in the almanac call for cold weather.

In this photo Joseph Callaway, of East Eighth street, is shown pointing to his pole beans - he grows some of the finest in the area. In the above photo he is shown studying the almanac which gives him information on when to plant. Mr. Callaway says the signs of the moon and the signs of the zodiac - properly understood can make the big difference between an outstanding vegetable garden such as he has each year and the less spectacular ones of persons who fail to follow the signs.
(Photo by Fowler)

Can anyone identify this William Callaway, born about 1811 in VA, settled in Madison Co., TN before 1840? Below is information from census records. Any corrections or additions are welcome. This is a "Mystery Callaway" family.

Descendants of William S. Callaway

Generation No. 1

1. WILLIAM S.1 CALLAWAY was born Abt. 1811 in VA. He married ELIZABETH UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1818 in VA.

Notes for WILLIAM S. CALLAWAY: He is listed on the 1840 Madison Co., TN census. They are listed on the 1850, 1860, 1870 Madison Co., TN census. He is listed with the middle initial S on every census.

Occupation: Wealthy Grocery Merchant


i. JOHN A.2 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1841, Madison Co., TN.
Notes for JOHN A. CALLAWAY: On the 1850 Madison Co., TN census he is listed as a dental student.
2. ii. WILLIAM CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1845, Madison Co., TN; d. Bet. 1890 - 1899, probably in Georgia.
iii. ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1848, Madison Co., TN.
iv. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1854, Madison Co., TN. 

Generation No. 2

2. WILLIAM2 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM S.1) was born Abt. 1845 in Madison Co., TN, and died Bet. 1890 - 1899 probably in Georgia. He married EMA C. UNKNOWN. She was born Jan 1849 in TN.

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

Occupation: Grocery Merchant on the 1870 census, laborer on the 1880 census

Notes for EMA C. UNKNOWN: She is listed as a widow with children on the 1900 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta Twp. She is listed as a boarder on the 1910 Fulton Co., GA census, Atlanta.


i. S.3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1868, Madison Co., TN; d. Bef. 1880, Madison Co., TN.
3. ii. WILLIAM JAMES CALLAWAY, b. May 1870, Madison Co., TN; d. Bet. 1921 - 1929.
iii. JULIA B. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1872, Madison Co., TN.
iv. EVA C. CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1874, Madison Co., TN; m. (1) UNKNOWN DEMPSEY; m. (2) J. M. HEWETT; b. Abt. 1849, GA.

Notes for EVA C. CALLAWAY: She is listed as a widow with 2 children, living with her mother on the 1900 Fulton Co., GA, Atlanta Twp census. She has married again and 3 of her brothers, Charles, Lee and James are living with them on the 1910 Fulton Co., GA Atlanta Twp census.

v. LIZZIE CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1876, Madison Co., TN.
4. vi. CHARLES B. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1877, Madison Co., TN.
vii. GEORGE K. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1880, Madison Co., TN.
viii. TAYLOR A. CALLAWAY, b. Sep 1882, Madison Co., TN.
5. ix. LEE S. CALLAWAY, b. Aug 1885, Madison Co., TN.
6. x. JAMES M. CALLAWAY, b. Dec 1890, GA. 

Generation No. 3

3. WILLIAM JAMES3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM S.1) was born May 1870 in Madison Co., TN, and died Bet. 1921 - 1929. He married MATTIE L. SMITH Abt. 1898. She was born Dec 1872 in GA.

Notes for WILLIAM JAMES CALLAWAY: Information on this family was posted on RootsWeb Jul 9, 2007: Looking for info on Will Calloway who married Mattie Smith in Springfield, Greene Co., MO on 29NOV1898. Living in Springfield and working as a blacksmith in 1900. Living in Kansas City, KS in 1920 with wife Mattie and children Christena, Lorena, Lela, and Wesley. Working as a blacksmith for railroad. Mattie and daughters Christine and Lorena living in Kansas City, MO in 1930. Family history has Will dying around 1920. Any info about this family would be greatly appreciated.

They are listed on the 1900 Greene Co., MO census, Springfield Twp. They are listed on the 1910, 1920 Wyandotte Co., KS census.

Occupation: Railroad Blacksmith

Notes for MATTIE L. SMITH:

She is listed as a widow living with two of her daughters, Christine and Lorena on the 1930 Jackson Co., MO census, Kansas City.


i. CHRISTINA E.4 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1904, KS.
ii. LORENA A. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1906, MO.
iii. LELA W. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1910, KS.
iv. WESLEY W. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1913, KS. 

4. CHARLES B.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Sep 1877 in Madison Co., TN. He married HELEN UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1888 in VA.

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

Occupation: Mechanic in Tin Shop, Sheet metal worker


i. CHARLES B.4 CALLAWAY, JR., b. Abt. 1911, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
More About CHARLES B. CALLAWAY, JR.: Occupation: Bookkeeper at insurance co.
ii. HEWITT CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1913, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
iii. CLAUDE L. CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1916, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
iv. JAMES CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1928, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. 

5. LEE S.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Aug 1885 in Madison Co., TN. He married MELVA UNKNOWN Abt. 1925 in Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA. She was born Abt. 1905 in GA.

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

Occupation: Cabinetmaker for a furniture co.


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

6. JAMES M.3 CALLAWAY (WILLIAM2, WILLIAM S.1) was born Dec 1890 in GA. He married ANNIE UNKNOWN. She was born Abt. 1893 in GA.

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

Occupation: Shipping clerk in Hot House, bookkeeper at bank, Vice President at finance co.


i. DOROTHY4 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1916, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.


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Query # 443
Subject – James Jesse Callaway, Wilkes Co., GA
Submitter - Frederick Hambrecht
email - thambrecht at

For the last 25 years I have been compiling a biographical register of physicians who served the Confederacy in a medical capacity. At the present time I have over 10,900 files in my database, but because of duplications through multiple spellings of surnames, etc., I estimate there were about 8000-9000 different individuals who served as physicians. Dr. James Jesse Callaway from Wilkes Co, GA, is in my register. I would be happy to share his Confederate service file with members of the CFA. I would appreciate any information you might have about his DOB, POB, DOD, POD, place of burial, marriage(s) and children.
Thanking you in advance,
F.Terry Hambrecht, M.D.
Senior Technical Advisor to the National Museum of Civil War Medicine

Query # 444
Subject -
Thomas B. Calloway, from the Nov 2004 CFA Newsletter, Dec 2006 CFA Newsletter
Submitter - Liz Whitley
email - brianliz at

Hi Donna,
You may already have this, but just in case. In the Nov 2004 newsletter there is an article about Thomas B. Calloway married to Annie B. Bowles. Thomas B. Calloway’s father was William whose father was Jesse Calloway who came to Indiana in 1818 (or abouts) with his wife and 4 sons and 1 daughter.

The one son is William. Another son is Thomas Calloway (b: 4 Mar 1804 Wilmington, New Castle, DE – d: 26 April 1889 Madison, Jefferson, IN) married 1829 in Cincinnati, Hamilton, OH to Elizabeth HENRY (b: 7 Aug 1802 Baltimore, Baltimore, MD – 23 Dec 1870 Madison, Jefferson, IN). They had 3 children: Elizabeth Henry Calloway (married Right Houston Patton), John Price Calloway, Thomas Lucious Calloway. There is a long line of descendents from Elizabeth.

Apparently there was a family bible through this family that listed that William’s father Jesse had a second family after arriving in Indiana. I have not seen the actual hand written list in the bible. But it lists the wife as Priscilla Coverdell  and the following children: Jacob, Jane, Mary, Jesse, West, James Henry (my line – we had been at a dead end at this point), Dan, John, and Jerry. Supposedly the first wife was Mahelah Lambdon, father was Robert (I might have to check a file to make sure of that). But I have not been able to find any document on this family except for Mary (28 Dec 1826 in Ohio – 6 Nov 1899 Stratton, Hitchcock, NE) and we knew James Henry (24 Oct 1835 New Madison, Decatur, IN – 21 Nov 1905 Troy, Miami, OH who married Harriet Jane Belt 30 April 1865 in Jefferson county, IN). I think the bible record just listed his name and birth year like the rest of the names.

James Henry Calloway and Harriet Jane Belt are my 4 great grandparents. I have not been able to find out anything about Jesse in Delaware or about his first wife, if she died just about the time they arrived in Indiana. A few years before I came upon this information (information submitted by descendant of Jesse’s first family) I had seen something about a location in Indiana called Calloway Station (something like that). It actually was about Jesse’s family from Delaware. I did not see a connection until after the information about the 2nd family. I am sure I saw the article on the Calloway Association website. In that article no mention is made of him remarrying and having more children. I have been trying to find documentation on the second families kids and what happened to them, but I am not finding much and not anything to give any real evidence of this information.

If you have seen anything that might connect, please let me know.
Thank you,
Liz Whitley

Editor's Note - Liz and I have gathered information about 4 generations of this family; 176 individuals covering more than 200 years. Descendants lived in Jefferson Co. Indiana, Hamilton Co. Ohio, Buchanan Co. Missouri, Mahaska Co., Iowa, Cook Co. Illinois, Carbon Co. UT and Buncombe Co. North Carolina.  Here is a link to the information Liz and I have gathered about the descendants of Jesse Callaway. Can anyone identify Jesse Callaway from Delaware? He is a "Mystery Callaway".

Comment # 445
Subject -
Jamie Bishop, Virginia Tech
Submitter - Fred Lucas
email -
freddlucas at

Dear Donna,
Many of your readers have read about the murders of twenty seven students and five faculty members at Virginia Tech on April on April 16.

One of the faculty members, Jamie Bishop taught German. He was a native of Pine Mountain Georgia. He graduated from the University of Georgia and received his doctorate at the University of North Carolina.

His father Michael is a writer in residence at LaGrange College in LaGrange Georgia. A scholarship has been set up at LaGrange College in memory of his son Jamie. The scholarship is titled The Jamie Bishop Scholarship Fund For Graphic Arts. Donations can be sent to LaGrange College 601 Broad Street, LaGrange Ga. 30240.

What is the Callaway connection? Over the years, the Fuller Callaway Foundation has provided funds for LaGrange College. Many of the Callaways who live in the area probably know the Bishop family.

If any of the readers would like to donate to Virginia Tech in memory of Jamie Bishop, they should send their donation to the Office of University  Development [0336] Virginia Tech, Blacksburg, Va. 24061, Attention Gift Development. The title of the scholarship is the Jamie Bishop Memorial Scholarship. The check should be made out to the Virginia Tech Foundation.
Thanks, Fred D. Lucas

Query # 446
Subject -
James Callaway of Bedford Co., VA
Submitter - Susan Chiarello, Richmond, VA
email - susanchiarello at

I would like to know if there has ever been an article or series of articles about James Callaway of Bedford who died in 1809. I am a descendant of his and I have found a file in the Virginia state Archives relating to one of his many ventures, a brokerage firm called Trents & Callaway. Is there a list of serious researchers who may already have this information? This case went to the Supreme Court of VA and was settled after James death in 1810. If CFA already knows about this suit (Sherrill or Pat Schnurr may have researched it) then I guess I have nothing new to add to the information that you have on him. I would hope that there is a complete and detailed biography somewhere on him and CFA would seem like the most likely place to have it. Thank you

Query # 447
Subject -
Charles John Callaway
Submitter - Ryan Dudley
email - ryan_dudley at

To Whom It May Concern,
I found your WorldConnect tree and was hoping that you may be able to send me what details you have on the descendants of Charles John Callaway and Grace Agnes Welford please.

Grace was the daughter of George Welford and my relation Fanny Emmeline Mary Jane Fletcher (a mouthful I know), born in Paddington, Middlesex, England in 1895.

I am currently compiling a Fletcher family tree and would like to make contact with the Welford family that went to the Isle of Wight which includes the Callaway family.

Any assistance you may be able to provide would be greatly appreciated.
Yours Sincerely,
Ryan Dudley


In Closing


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

Would you like to . . .

It's just a few days until the Atlanta CFA Annual Meeting. I know it will be a great success and everyone will enjoy themselves. Drop me a note when you return and tell me about your experiences there. All who are unable to attend will enjoy reading about it.

CFA needs some volunteers

The Callaway Family Association needs some volunteers to help plan future CFA Annual Meetings. The 2008 Annual Meeting will be held in Nashville, TN. If there are any of you who live close by this location and would like to help with the meeting plans, please respond to:

CFA President, Judy Ostler at jcostler at

CFA needs your help to continue the tradition of these wonderful, family oriented gatherings. All volunteers, at whatever level, are greatly appreciated.

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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