THE CALLAWAY FAMILY ASSOCIATION
Volume XIII No.
with esteem the name you were given;
with praise and renown that it should endure.
The Editor's Corner
Family Stories Month
What better way to celebrate it than with stories of this year's
Annual Meeting in Athens, GA?
Here are a few - and we would love to hear more.
87 Meet in Athens
The 37th Annual Callaway Meeting held in Athens,
Georgia was a huge success with 87 family members and
guests attending the four day gathering which included 2
dinner gatherings, a full day of genealogy & history
presentations covered by 6 speakers, 2 tours into
Washington and Wilkes County, GA and 4 bands performing
at the hotel during our event.
As meeting host, I can't say thank you enough for the
commitment of all who participated, who traveled and
encouraged their family members to attend. We were
truly blessed by excellent weather which provided
beautiful days to see Callaway Plantation on Saturday
and the Callaway Family Cemetery on Sunday. Our
speakers, Pete McCommons, Laura Williams Carter, Chantel
Dunham, Dr. Sandy Calloway O'Donnell, Dr. Emory Allen
Burton and Betty Slaton provided interesting programs on
the history of Athens and it's world famous music scene,
Internet genealogy, DNA, the Revolutionary Battle of
Kettle Creek and the history of Callaway Plantation.
Our schedule was packed with good southern food and
plenty of Callaway hospitality. We were honored to have
36 first time attendee, as well as, Avola Callaway, Pat
Schnurr, Cary Moore and Sherrill Williams attending
that brought together the old guard of the family
association for the first time in many years. Attendees
traveled from 12 states; Gerogia, North Carolina,
Mississippi, Texas, Florida, Tennessee, Alabama,
California, Virginia, West Virginia, Arkansas and
Louisiana, to be at this years meeting.
You can see pictures from this year's meeting @
Samuel Taylor Geer
SamuelGeer at aol.com
Editor's Note - A Great Big Thank You to Sam Geer for
all his work providing us with a wonderful meeting!
We attended the CFA
meeting in Athens, GA. Sam Geer did a wonderful job of
coordinating and hosting the meeting. I am sure we enjoyed
it more than Joseph descendants because we were in Peter
Callaway territory. (Job Sr., John, and others) The tours
on Saturday were excellent. I especially like the visit to
Kettle Creek Revolutionary Battle site, where I learned that
Elizabeth Callaway (third wife) who m. Joshua Callaway 1771
was a daughter of Micajah Williamson who fought in that
battle. Also I found at the museum Craven pottery made by
Isaac Craven of NC who was a brother to my gr gr
grandfather. My middle name is Craven.
I updated some of the
Peter line while there. I took the laptop and it worked
beautifully to help people at the workshop.
call41 at comcast.net
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/Kellaway" 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.
look forward to hearing from you.
Veach, 52, of
Lafayette, died Saturday morning, September 29, 2012
at St. Elizabeth East Hospital. Born December 20,
1959 in Logansport, he was the son of Glen and Karen
(Calloway) Veach of
Ft. Myers, FL. Michael
was a 1980 graduate of Harrison High School. He was
married for 20 years to Sandra Oteham before they
were divorced, and she lives in Lafayette.
Michael worked for
30 years for the Norfolk and Southern Railroad as a
welder and with the Maintenance of Way Dept., which
takes care of the roadbeds, rails, and crossings. He
retired from the railroad due to health. He was a
member of the Disciples of Christ Christian Church,
the Lafayette Cruiser's Car Club, and the Lafayette
Model Club. Michael
enjoyed showing his car at area car shows, a
Chrysler Newport Convertible he called "Big Red". In
enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR races and
supporting driver Casey Kahne, car #5. He also
collected antiques, going to auctions and flea
markets, supporting Purdue sports, especially men's
and women's basketball. But most important,
spending time with his family and friends.
Surviving with his parents, Glen and Karen
Veach of Ft. Myers,
FL, his special companion with whom he made his
home, Jackie Hicks, a son, Mark A.
Amanda) of Lafayette, a daughter, Rachel D. DeSonie
(hus: Chad) of Richmond, IN, and a brother, James J.
Veach (wife: Kathy)
of Moberly, MO. Michael
is also survived by his two grandsons, Klayton C.
Veach and Ethan A.
DeSonie, many aunts, uncles, and cousins, and his
companion, Jackie's three sons, John Broady of
Mulberry, Zachery and Christopher Hicks, both of
The family will receive friends from 4-8 p.m.
Wednesday at Hippensteel Funeral Home. Hippensteel
Funeral Home entrusted with care. Share memories and
condolences online at
Editor's Note - Michael Veach descended from the
Peter Callaway line as follows:
Timothy M. Callaway
James Smith Callaway
U. S. Joseph Callaway Line
~ From Maryville College,
Maryville, Tennessee, U.S. School Yearbook, The Chilhowean, 1911
Anna Belle Callaway
"Happy am I, from care I'm
Why aren't they all contented like me?"
English Literature; Theta
Varsity Basketball Team,
'08, '09, '10, '11
Captain Basketball Team, '10, '11
Member of Athletic Board of Control, '10, '11
President of Theta Epsilon, '11
Anna Belle will paddle her
Across life's sea by teaching, if . . . .
Editor's Note -
Anna Belle Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Thomas Callaway, Jr.
Joseph Woodson Callaway
Thomas Howard Callaway
James H. Callaway
Anna Belle Callaway
I would like to
thank Gene Lierheimer for sending us the following obituary.
Another obituary from my Callaway line:
Edra E. Callaway passed
away on September 5, 2012 at Heartwood Homes care facility,
She was born November 18, 1920 in Greenview, Illinois, the
daughter of Edwin and Ina (Adams) Callaway.
Edra graduated from Greenview High School in 1937 as class
valedictorian, then from Peoria Illinois Business College
before employment with Travelers Insurance Company. She
later accepted employment in Springfield, at Sangamo
Electric Company where she worked for many years, then with
the State of Illinois Department of Child Welfare until her
retirement in 1975. During her retirement Edra and her
sister Louise lived in Springfield for 14 years until her
sister’s death in 2004. Edra was known in her neighborhood
for her beautiful flower gardens. After residing briefly at
Lewis Memorial Christian Village in Springfield, Edra had
resided at Heartwood Homes in Appleton since 2006.
Edra was preceded in death by her parents; her sister,
Louise (Charles, Jr.) Lockhart; her brother, Loren (Iantha)
Callaway, and a half-sister Esther (Amos) Smith.
She is survived by a niece Marcia (David) Shank, Chapel
Hill, NC; and nephews Roger (Terri) Callaway of Greenview;
Kenneth (Carolyn) Lockhart of Springfield; Keith (Linda)
Lockhart of Highland Village, TX; and Greg (Kay) Lockhart of
Appleton, WI, plus several great-nieces and -nephews,
friends, former neighbors and coworkers.
The line is:
James C Callaway
William Dudley Callaway
John William Callaway
Edwin C Callaway
glierheimer at hotmail.com
Border Crossings: From U.S. to Canada,
from the Library and Archives Canada; 1908-1935
Border Entries; Roll: T-15264
Name: Powhate B Callaway
Estimated Birth Year: abt 1884
Arrival Port: Coutts
Date of Arrival: 26 Oct 1923
Birth Location: Danville, Virginia
Editor's Note - Powhatan
states on this form from the Canadian Immigration Service
that he intends to relocate to Canada. He is listed as
married so I assume he has his wife and children with him. I
could not find him on the 1930 census or in Social Security
Death Index. It appears he has moved to Canada permanently.
His line of descent is as follows:
William Callaway and 1st wife Elizabeth Tilley
James B. Callaway
John McAllister Callaway
Powhatan Bouldin Callaway
I would like to thank
Kermit Bridges for sending us information about Evergreen.
Both his Bridges and his Callaway ancestors called it home.
The line of descent is as follows:
William Callaway and 1st wife Elizabeth Tilley
James Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Early
William C. Callaway
Nancy Elizabeth Trent Callaway and husband James Robertson
Edward Trent Bridges
This beautiful 19th century home is located in Rocky Mount,
Franklin Co., VA. The following history of the house is
from the application for the National Register of Historical Places.
Built for William Callaway, the ca. 1840 Period One house is
a four-room, rectangular plan with two rooms up and two
rooms down resting on a two-room brick basement. The
one-to-five brick bond has a fifth row of Flemish bond with
glazed headers decorating the south-end elevation (the
north-end is covered by the Period Two house). Wood,
six-over-six, double-hung sash windows with tenoned frames
lights the interior spaces supported by a metal lintel set
back from the face of the wall and obscured by a wood panel.
The original shutters are missing while the shutter dogs
remain. An off-centered brick chimney once sewed four
fireplaces including the basement.
A standing-seam metal clad hip-roof covers the house with a
simple boxed cornice and no fascia board. Symmetrically
placed doors and windows pierce all three floors of the
front façade and the corresponding rear elevation. A modern
window was added to the south-end elevation, while the
north-end elevation became part of the Period Two addition.
A raised porch runs the length of the front facade and rest
on brick posts with square hewn beams and circular sawn
floor joists. The flat-sawn balustrade dates to ca. 1880.
The basement was habitable and very functional with both
rooms entered from the front facade and an interior door in
the brick partition wall allowed passage between them. The
original vertical two-panel wood doors remains with their
mortise-and-tenoned door frame and flat trim. The floor has
been covered with concrete, the brick walls are 16" thick,
and the floor joists were covered with nine-in. wide
paneling during the 1930s.' The ceiling height is 6'-8".
Running north to south, the north basement room contains a
fireplace with a simple wood surround. Windows with recessed
metal lintels light the rooms.
The first floor is entered from the front facade porch. As
below in the basement, both of the first floor rooms can be
entered from the porch with an interior door between them.
The first room (south) serves as the kitchen. A large
fireplace is centered in the interior wall with a full
wooden surround. This room has been modernized with new
appliances and linoleum tile covering the original wood
floor. A heavy mantelpiece that is 52-in. high with
14-in.wide tapered pilasters surrounds the fireplace
opening. All window trim and baseboards are flat, square
boards. A pedimented crown frames the doors.
A window pierces the rear (west) wall and a small modern
window lights the south-end wall. Corner sidewinder steps
have been removed from the southeast corner of the kitchen
that originally reached the isolated bedroom above. The
original four-panel door from the kitchen allows entry into
the current dining room (north). The center chimney with an
open fireplace is framed with a full surround, and recessed
shelves are situated between the fireplace and the west
wall. Symmetrically placed windows on the west and east
walls light the room. The original random width (4 3/4 to 5
1/4 in.) oak floorboards are bordered with eight-in. high
A four-in. thick chair rail is on four walls at a
2-ft.-4-in. height. The walls are painted lath and plaster
about ten-ft. in height.
Corner sidewinder steps lead from the dining room to the
bedroom above. This bedroom is larger than the other and was
heated by the center fireplace. The narrow, south bedroom
was accessed only from the kitchen and was not heated and
may have served as a servant's room. During the 1960s, the
Sumrells removed the sidewinder steps and put a door between
the two rooms.
In 1858, the well-known Roanoke Valley builder Benjamin
Deyerle purchased the property, and by 1861 had added the
Italianate side-gable and wing brick section. The house was
probably finished after the Civil War with its decorative
wood detailing completed after 1880 when the first railroad
line reached Rocky Mount. Deyerle continued to live in
Roanoke County and used Evergreen as a second "country"
home. Known more for his Greek Revival style, he may have
felt more liberated and able to experiment with the new
Italianate style that he most likely had taken from a
recently published pattern book found in the town of Big
Lick. This asymmetrical section was centered on the
north-end elevation of the ca. 1840 Period One house forming
a roughly T-shape plan, with the projecting gable wing
accented by a bay window and verge boards. This two-story
section rests on a raised basement slinhtlv higher than the
The two-over-two wood sash windows are missing their
shutters but retain their shutter dogs. A low-pitched,
cross-gable roof clad with standing-seam metal covers the
house with a bracketed cornice, return eaves, and verge
boards accenting the gable ends.
The recessed front porch is original with raised brick
piers, square posts with brackets, flat-sawn balustrade, and
cornice brackets, eight-foot wide stone steps, and a
standing-seam metal shed roof. Three-light sidelights and a
two-light transom frame the original solid wood
Italianate-style front door. The south side elevation of the
house features a first-floor single-door entrance sheltered
by a portico with a brick staircase. The current owners
report that the front stone steps and the side brick steps
were replaced during Henry (Benjamin's son) Deyerie's
The raised brick basement also has a concrete covered floor,
interior brick walls, and windows for lighting, but does not
have a fireplace as in the Period One section. The ceiling
is 6'-11," the 2 x 9" ceiling joist are circular sawn, and
the door has four raised panels.
The Period Two section can be reached from either the raised
front porch, side porch, or through the Period One section.
From the front door, one enters into the center hall with
the staircase along the south wall, an entrance into the
Period One section at the end of the hall, and two flanking
parlors. The two to three-in, wide floorboards on the first
and second floors are tongue-and-groove heart pine bordered
with a 6-in. high baseboard. The ceilings are about 10-ft.
in height. The original doors contain four elongated raised
The west parlor features tall two-over-two wood sash windows
and a fireplace with an elaborate, curved Italianate
mantelpiece that was originally marbleized. The current
owners, Mr. and Mrs. Carl Poff have restored all the
fireplaces. The parlor in the projecting south wing also was
heated by a fireplace with a less elaborate Italianate
surround, and is lighted by tall two-over-two sash windows
and a projecting bay window. A picture rail lines this room.
The side porch is reached from the parlor as well as a rear
room that has been converted into a bathroom and laundry.
The center hall staircase consists of a straight run that
curves onto the landing of the second floor.
Board-and-batten siding covers the stair carriage and there
are two narrow turned balusters per tread. The square newel
post features etching and a turned newel cap. The second
floor landing leads to flanking west and east bedrooms, an
added door in the south-rear wall for access into the Period
One bedrooms, and a door out to the first-floor porch roof
with views over the bottomlands of the Blackwater River to
the north. The bedrooms match the parlors below in
description and size.
1998 PIF: This
was (and presently is) one of the handsomest houses in
Franklin County. The farm originally contained 4,500 acres.
It still overlooks fine fields that gradually slope to the
distant hills. The front of the house has a long brick
herringbone walk edged on each side by 100+ year old English
boxwood. The house has very elaborate cornices and ornaments
in each of the gables. The entrance steps, eight in number,
are each of split stone, approximately nine feet long and a
little less than two feet wide. The risers to these steps
are of brick and the effect is unusual and attractive. A
long porch leads into the wide entrance hall. From this hall
a circular stairway leads to the third floor. On one side of
the hall is a room with wide fireplace and carved mantel and
bookcases on each side of the fireplace. On the other side
is a room with a large bay window which has a door that
leads to a side porch. At the back of the hall a door leads
into a smaller room which contains the back stairway, and a
closet with double doors on one side of the mantel, the
present dining room. This room leads to the present kitchen.
Both the dining room and kitchen open onto a long back
porch. Another long brick herringbone walk leads from the
front side of the house to this back porch. Tall American
boxwood are at the end of the walk.
In 1809, Colonel James Callaway willed to his son William
Callaway 4,500 acres of fertile lands worth an estimated
6654 pounds on both sides of the Blackwater River, five-mi.
west of Rocky Mount. Col. James Callaway (1736-1809) was a
leading citizen of Bedford County and was an important and
powerful man during Franklin County's formative years even
though he never lived in Franklin County. He served in the
French and Indian War, and was a member of the House of
Burgesses from Bedford County from 1776-1769. Callaway
earned the title of Colonel from the Revolutionary War and
received a land grant for his services.
Callaway lived in Bedford County but owned property and
buildings in Franklin County including the Washington Iron
Furnace in Rocky Mount with four dwellings. Reportedly, it
was in one of these four houses that the first meeting to
establish Franklin County's first courthouse was held on
January 2, 1786. Known today as The Farm, the original
one-story frame house has had many additions. Colonel
Callaway was a prosperous man, as he also owned the Oxford
Iron Works on the James River at Lynchburg and the Chiswell
Lead Mines on the New River in southwest Virginia as well.
The Washington Iron Furnace is one of the oldest (1770) and
best preserved iron furnaces in the Commonwealth, and helped
established the courthouse town of Rocky Mount, Virginia. In
Jeremiah Early and Callaway bought the furnace from its
original owner John Donelson. Two years later, Early died,
and his son later sold enough interest in the ironworks for
Callaway to own two thirds of the business. Callaway managed
the Washington Iron Furnace until his death in 1809, when it
continued to flourish under the new ownership of the
Saunders brothers of Rocky Mount. William Callaway
(1779-1855) was the second son of James and Elizabeth Early
Callaway. William represented Franklin County in the state
legislature for five different terms between 1812 and 1835.
Callaway inherited the property in 1809 and did not build on
it until 1821, as he may have resided in Rocky Mount. The
Franklin County land tax books indicate that in 1820 the
4500 acres was valued at $19,992.80. In 1821, however, $500
appears to the sum added on account of buildings, boosting
its worth to $20,550. It is possible that the $500 denotes a
one-story brick house that was built on the north side of
the Blackwater River and no longer associated with the
Callaway farmed the land and owned a number of slaves. The
1830 Franklin County census indicates he possessed 27
slaves, and in 1840 the number increased to 45 slaves with
15 people employed in agriculture. In 1840, the Franklin
County land tax books show a $1,000 increase for buildings
owned by William Callaway, which given the architectural
evidence, most likely dates the Period One house built on
the south side of the Blackwater River. The 1850 Products of
Agriculture census shows that William Callaway has 37-acres
of improved land and 3,300-acres of unimproved land. The
cash value of his farm is $30,000. His livestock consists of
15 horses, 22 milk cows, 11 working oxen, 80 sheep, and 185
swine for a total value of $1,580.
Callaway produced 470 bushels of wheat, 200 bushels of rye,
3,250 bushels of Indian corn, 3,000 bushels of oats and
$4376 pounds of tobacco. The census record that same year
shows that his 18 year-old grandson, Edward T. "Ned" Bridges
was living with the 72-year old Callaway.
On July 14, 1854, William Callaway willed to his grandson
"Ned" Bridges his: Mansion-house tract of land ... called
Evergreen which tract was given to me by my father.. .and
also all of my lands.. .all of my horses, stock of every
kind, household and kitchen furniture, agricultural
implements used on said lands, growing crops, provisions
laid in for family consumption and all monies due me at my
William Callaway died a year later after farming the land
for 46 years. Edward Trent "Ned" Bridges was the son of
James Robertson Bridges and his first wife Nancy Elizabeth
Trent Callaway from Richmond. Elizabeth was the only child
born to William Callaway and Ann "Nanny" Crump Callaway.
"Ned" Bridges graduated from both the Virginia Military
Institute (1848) and the University of Virginia (date
unknown) where he studied medicine. Married Sarah Pope
Claytor, and served as Captain of the Confederate Troop "0"
under the command of Ambrose C. Dunn and was a friend of
General J.E.B. Stuart. Bridges was one of the wealthiest men
in Franklin County having inherited the estate of his
grandfather William Callaway, and of his mother, who was an
heiress. Bridges also owned Allegheny Springs Resort in
Montgomery County, of which only the springhouse remains."
Bridges owned the Franklin County property from July, 1855
to September, 1856, when he sold 1,500-acres on the north
side of Blackwater River to James F. Johnson and William
Taylor by deed of trust dated September 17, 1856. Bridges is
reputed to have been a gambler and card player, and to have
lost $90,000 in a card game, which forced him to relinquish
his land in Franklin County and 74 of Allegheny Springs
totaling $97,500. On April 10, 1857, Bridges conveyed
4,500-acres (including the first 1,500-acres given to
Johnson and Taylor) to John O.L. Goggin of Lynchburg. On May
11, 1858, Hill Carter of Shirley Plantation (NRHP 18-22) in
Charles City County bought the land from Goggin and Johnson,
as trustees, for $39,500."
Hill Carter's (1796-1875) ownership of Evergreen can be
viewed as a speculative investment because he only owned it
for a little over one month. On June 30, 1858, Hill Carter
sold the original Callaway grant of 4,500 acres to Benjamin
Deyerle of Roanoke County for $58,420, making an $18,920
profit. In a letter dated July 25, 1858, Hill Carter wrote
Benjamin Deyerle: How do you get on with your new purchase
in Franklin, I hope it may turn out well, and I have no
doubt with your energy and good management it will make your
fortune. My people down here were sadly disappointed at my
selling out, and abused me roundly for it. I ought to have
held on to it but I could not get on with those people up in
Franklin, and it was too far from my home here and too far
Evergreen is listed on
the Virginia Landmarks Register and the National Register of
Historic Places. See what a magnificent place it is. These
photos were taken in 1999.
Editor's Note - I would like
to thank Lisa Williams, Archives Assistant, Virginia
Department of Historic Resources, Richmond, Virginia for her
act of kindness in sending me these wonderful pictures of
U. S. Peter Callaway Line
following article was submitted by CFA Member John J. Zoch, and
published in the 2002 CFA Journal.
Civil War Marker Installed
Monroe Callaway, who died 140 years ago in 1862, has finally had
his marker installed in Oakwood Cemetery Virginia. John J. Zoch,
Sr. of Seaford, Delaware, reports that his ancestor William, who
was born 1837 in Sussex County, Delaware, was a 1st Sergeant of
the 17th Georgia, Company "K".
Snow Davis, of Georgia, is the author of a book shortly to be
released on the 17th Georgia Regiment and in which appear
details of William M. Callaway's service in, as John describes,
"This tragic episode in American history". William's resting
place and the SSRF web site can be viewed at:
Monroe (Buck) Callaway, aged 24 years, 1st Sergeant in Captain
George H. Pickett's 17th Georgia Regimental Volunteer Infantry,
Company "K", Webster County Guards", died in Service to
his Confederate Nation, on January 7, 1862, at the Georgia
Hospital, in Richmond, Virginia, and was buried in Oakwood
Cemetery, Richmond, Virginia, Grave 89, Division "A", Row "C".
M. Callaway is described as 5 feet 10 inches high, fair
complexion and eyes, dark hair, and by profession a farmer.
William enlisted as a Private on August 15, 1861 for the
duration of the war.
M. Callaway is the 4th Great Grandson of Peter Callaway of
Somerset, Maryland. William was born in Sussex County, Delaware
in the year 1837, to Elijah M. Callaway, b. 1793 Sussex Co., DE
& d. C. 1850 GA, and Sarah Sallie Leary, b. 1801 GA. William was
one of six known siblings that included, Elijah J. Marlow
Callaway - b. 1820, Ann, Sarah - born 1830, James B. Wilson
Callaway - b. 1832, Susan - b. 1834.
Sergeant William M. Callaway, leaves behind a wife, Keziah M. W.
Callaway - born 1836 - age 26 years in 1862, a son - Thomas T.
Callaway - born 1857 - age 5 years in 1862, and a daughter, Mary
T. B. Callaway - born January 1860 - age 2 years in 1862. Upon
his death, William's personal property was valued at $45.
Tree Maker software puts William M. Callaway as my fourth
cousin, four times removed. After all these years, a stone is to
be dedicated this June 1st, 2002 at William's resting place. My
wife and I have donated placement money for the Virginia Flat
Member, John J. Zoch, Sr. of Seaford, Delaware, is a descendant
of Sarah Emeline Callaway of Delaware, b. 5-2-1827 - d.
2-10-1908. John is an eighth great grandson of Peter Callaway of
Somerset County, Maryland.
Note - William Monroe Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
John Callaway, Jr.
Levin Callaway, Jr.
Elijah Marlow Callaway
William Monroe Callaway
Other C/K Lines
Who Am I ?
the University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas, U.S. Yearbook, The
Kathleen Margaret Callaway,
LL. B. (Bachelor of Laws)
Secretary, Junior, Middle and Senior Laws
"The Most Popular Girl in the Law School"
Kathleen is a
"Mystery Callaway". Her
father is William H. Callaway, born April 1863 in Ohio, who married
Laura M. Griffith in 1888 in KS. Laura was born Aug 1867 in PA.
They had 2 other daughters besides Kathleen; Enid born Nov 1891
and Mary Fern born Feb 1894. Does anyone recognize this family?
I would like
to thank Lesley Haigh for sending us further information on the
two different James Robert Kellaways discussed in last month's
October 2012 newsletter item on James Robert Kellaway
perhaps we should clarify what has been found.
The James Robert Kellaway of the Natal Police who
died aged 24 in 1902 remains a “Mystery
However, the James Robert Kellaway we found who
might have been him apparently did move with his parents to
Pennsylvania in about 1884 where he subsequently married someone
called Lola. James had several siblings born in PA and had at
least four children himself.
I thought perhaps someone in the USA might
realise they link to this family so here is a summary of the
line which begins in Dorset and Cornwall UK.
EDWARD CALWAY & CECILY HALLSON m.04 Feb 1795
CHARLES KELWAY (Colyton 1805) & 1) GRACE CHINN
m.04 Jun 1826 Phillack, Cornwall
JOHN KELLAWAY(1828 Phillack) & LOUISA WALKER
JAMES KELLAWAY 1854 Cork, Ireland & GRACE ANN
STAMFORD SMITH m.30 Sep 1876 Northumberland
James Robert 1877
Cramlington Northumberland m.Lola PA
Melora (Laura) 1882
Emma 1886 PA
Joseph 1889 PA
Ernest R 1908
JAMES ROBERT KELLAWAY 1877 &
LOLA Coal Miner then Railroad Worker
John W 1904 PA
As you can see they moved around rather a lot! In
PA they lived in Reynoldsville, Barnesboro, Spangler, West Pike
Run and North Huntingdon. Can anyone connect or tell us more
about what happened to them in America?
les.haigh at btinternet.com
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Query # 592
Subject – Drury Callaway
Submitter - Tom Owen, State
Genealogist, Georgia Society SAR
email - towen50 at hotmail.com
Have exhausted all local avenue's on Drury Callaway
information.. We do know that he was a substantial
land owner in the 1830's & 1840's... Something happen in the
50's, maybe a stroke etc., after his wife died..
He was married in neighboring Lincoln Co. 1825 and that record
and census from 1830--1860 exist.
Question: Doing local research for Henderson/Danner families
we could not ID Drury children for confirmed
Drury daughter (Elizabeth Ann Callaway) married in 1847 (Wilkes)
to Abraham Danner.. We see a D. Callaway
on 1860 census with Eliz & Abra, but id'ed as D. Callaway age
59.. It fits, but again not enough evidence
to suggest father/daughter relationship as Elizabeth went by
Betsey and her 1909 obit is B. A. Danner.
Drury, according to deed records of heirs, was the son of Jacob
and grandson of Job Callaway. they are all in Wilkes County, GA....
Callaway Family Question: Does
the archive or family association have any family data on the
of Drury Callaway ? 1800--1860.
Anything on the Drury children in
genealogical form would help local research on DAR & SAR
and further expand Callaway
Thomas Owen (Tom)
Georgia Society SAR
Note - Drury Callaway's line of descent is as follows:
Job Callaway, Sr.
Query # 593
Subject - George Callaway
Submitter - Nancie Rineer
email - steverineer at sbcglobal.net
I see in the CFA Joseph Callaway file that George Callaway
listed as a son of Thomas and Lucinda (Anderson) was born in
1824 and died in 1854, but shows no documentation to his death
date. I can't get past the possibility that this is my George.
However, my George lived past 1880 in Missouri.
He married Martha Linville,
their children were James, William, John, Joseph, Amanda, Betty,
twins Serelda and Serepta, George, Hannah, Henry, Martha and
Allen. Serelda was killed or died when young. I find a Mary listed
on 1850 census but never again and she was not listed on my
notes. This information is hand written by my Grandmother Lilly
Do you have
documentation that the George in your file did in fact die in
Thanks in advance.
Editor's Note - The
George Callaway b. 1824 d. 1854 that is in our file, descends as
William Callaway and wife Elizabeth Tilley
James Callaway and 2nd wife Elizabeth Early
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