THE CALLAWAY FAMILY ASSOCIATION
Volume VIII No. 10
with esteem the name you were given;
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:
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.
Editor's Note - Following is a transcription of this letter:
Louisville, Aug 30, 1894
Mr. Jos. J. Casey -
Dear Sir -
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.
Callaway was born June 1722
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.
Callaway was married to Martha R. Booker, 1796.
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.
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.
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 aol.com; 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.
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:
like to thank Sandra Beaver for sending us the obituary of
Carrie Belle Callaway Marsh. Carrie's Callaway ancestry is
I found the Callaway Family Association tree on ancestry.com 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
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:
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.
gentenmawps at rgv.rr.com
OF TEXAS RECORDS - CENTRAL TEXAS GENEALOGICAL SOCIETY, INC.
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  and mother : 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]
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  December 15, 1909 Wilson County, Texas
m. Marion A. Crocker  August 1, 1928 Bexar County, Texas
m. Amos DeMille Lutes  January 2, 1932 San Francisco, California
Ruth Leah Callaway m. James W. McBee  July 16, 1916 Wilson County, Texas
m. Edward James Wiedemeier  June 16, 1956 Oakland, California
PAGES 31-32 DEATHS
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 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.
Notes for MARGARET BROWNIE: Information on this spouse was submitted to CFA by Molly Conn, Sep 2007 via email.
MRS. WALTER CALLAWAY
The Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 20, 1929
Children of SAMUEL CALLAWAY and MARGARET BROWNIE are:
i. UNKNOWN9 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1900,
IL; d. Abt. 1900, 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
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 Glasford Gazette, Glasford, Il. June 4, 1936
Occupation: Superintendent of Public Schools
Notes for MILDRED JENKINS:
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)
Children of WALTER CALLAWAY and MILDRED JENKINS are:
i. MURIEL10 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1925,
Timber, Peoria Co., IL.
Notes for ROLLAND CALLAWAY:
iii. DONALD CALLAWAY, b. 29 Jul 1931, Peoria Co., IL; d. 10 May 1996, Peoria, Peoria Co., IL.
Notes for DONALD CALLAWAY:
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.
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
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.
les.haigh at btinternet.com
Descendants of John Callaway
Generation No. 1
1. JOHN1 CALLAWAY was born 02 Aug 1683 in Perranzabuloe.
Child of JOHN CALLAWAY is:
2. i. JOHN2 CALLAWAY.
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.
Children of JOHN CALLAWAY and ELIZABETH HOSKEN are:
i. ELIZABETH3 CALLAWAY, b. 25 Nov
1711; d. 06 Dec 1726.
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.
Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and HESTER DUNN are:
i. JOHN4 CALLAWAY, b. 30 Aug 1741, St.
Generation No. 4
4. JOANNAH4 CALLAWAY(JAMES3, JOHN2, JOHN1) was born 07 Nov 1757 in Perranzabuloe. She married CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL.
Child of JOANNAH CALLAWAY and CHRISTOPHER MITCHEL is:
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
Children of JOSEPH CALLAWAY and MARTHA GILL are:
6. i. JAMES6 CALLAWAY, b. 23 Jun 1805,
St. Agnes, Cornwall, England; d. Bet. 1858 - 1859,
Carroll Co., MD.
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.
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.
Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and JANE MARTIN are:
8. i. JOSEPH7 CALLAWAY, b. 08 Sep
1834, St. Agnes, Cornwall, 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.
Children of JOSEPH CALLAWAY and SUSANNA GOYNE are:
i. JOHN7 CALLAWAY, b. 1835.
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.
Children of JOSEPH CALLAWAY and EMMA UNKNOWN are:
11. i. JAMES M.8 CALLAWAY, b. Nov
1860, Carroll Co., MD.
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.
Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and JANE UNKNOWN are:
i. MARY JANE8 CALLAWAY, b. Apr 1858,
Sykesville, MD area; d. Abt. 1860, Sykesville, MD
Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and PHILLIPPA MANUELS are:
13. iii. RICHARD WILLIAM8 CALLAWAY, b.
03 Jun 1868, PA; d. 18 Dec 1899, Schuylkill Co., PA.
10. WILLIAM7 CALLAWAY
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.
Child of WILLIAM CALLAWAY and ANNIE CARTER is:
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.
12. JOHN Martin8 CALLAWAY
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
Children of JOHN CALLAWAY and LIZZIE BEISHLINE are:
i. MARION9 ELIZABETH CALLAWAY, b. Aug
Luzerne Co., PA, died Sep 27, 1986 in La Jolla, CA.
13. RICHARD WILLIAM8 CALLAWAY
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.
Children of RICHARD CALLAWAY and JANE DAVIDSON are:
20. i. WILLIAM JOHN9 CALLAWAY, b. 21
Jun 1890, Schuylkill Co., PA; d. 22 Aug 1948.
14. JOHN MARTIN8 CALLAWAY
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.
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.
15. JOSEPH JAMES8 CALLAWAY
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.,
Children of JOSEPH CALLAWAY and EMMA MORTZ are:
i. JAMES HURLEY9 CALLAWAY, b. 01 Jun
1906, PA; d. 18 Sep 1906, 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.
Children of JAMES CALLAWAY and ANNA CORRELL are:
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.
Child of CLARA CALLAWAY and UNKNOWN is:
24. i. EDWARD ALLAN9 CALLAWAY, b. 02 May 1907; d. 09 Jul 1959.
18. CHARLES ELISHA8 CALLAWAY
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.
Children of CHARLES CALLAWAY and MARGARET GALLAGHER are:
i. MARGARET MIRIAM9 CALLAWAY, b. 06
Jun 1914, PA.
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.
Child of PAUL CALLAWAY and RUTH GRUVER is:
i. ALICE10 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1926, Luzerne Co., PA.
20. WILLIAM JOHN9 CALLAWAY
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.
Children of WILLIAM CALLAWAY and KATIE WEITZ are:
i. MIRIAM JANE10 CALLAWAY, b. 24 Nov
1917; d. Nov 1985 in Allentown, Lehigh Co.,
21. HAROLD JOHN9 CALLAWAY
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.
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.
Notes for LEROY FRANK CALLAWAY:
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 - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Molly_Maguires. 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.
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
Children of WILLIAM CALLAWAY and ELIZABETH UNKNOWN are:
i. JOHN A.2 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1841,
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.
Children of WILLIAM CALLAWAY and EMA UNKNOWN are:
i. S.3 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1868, Madison
Co., TN; d. Bef. 1880, Madison Co., TN.
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.,
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.
Children of WILLIAM CALLAWAY and MATTIE SMITH are:
i. CHRISTINA E.4 CALLAWAY, b. Abt.
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
Children of CHARLES CALLAWAY and HELEN UNKNOWN are:
i. CHARLES B.4 CALLAWAY, JR., b. Abt.
1911, 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.
Child of LEE CALLAWAY and MELVA UNKNOWN is:
i. ROBERT L.4 CALLAWAY, b. 09 Nov
1929, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA; d. 24 Aug 1994,
Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
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.
Child of JAMES CALLAWAY and ANNIE UNKNOWN is:
i. DOROTHY4 CALLAWAY, b. Abt. 1916, Atlanta, Fulton Co., GA.
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Query # 443
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.
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.
you have seen anything that might connect, please let me
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
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  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.
Query # 446
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
To Whom It May Concern,
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.
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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 txcom.net.
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,
* ~ 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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